What Ever Happened to Super T? - Video

Mar 7, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  

One of the early winners of the Redbull Rampage - Tyler 'Super T' Klassen is a huge legend of freeride mountain biking. But he seemingly dropped off the face of the earth and left the limelight of the industry, so what happened? Pinkbike went to catch up with Super T and find out where he went.

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336 Comments

  • + 354
 Super T, truly appreciate your new perspective. There are Semenuks today because there were Klassens then.
  • + 58
 More like what ever happend to mountainbiking...
  • + 21
 @Burnhardx: yeah , freeride back then was a lot more Bad ass , feels like they took of the edges of the extreme
  • + 35
 @Diesel-Powered: there were some truly shitty, f*cked up parts of the early freeride scene, as he alludes to in the interview. But yeah, things have definitely lost their edge in some respects.
  • + 27
 I'm pretty sure Drop In TV made me want to travel and explore the world a little which I ended up doing for the last ten years. Those guys were living our dreams and was so good to watch. Klassen and Romaniuk just had style on a bike, we need another show like that! Glad the dude doing well, does he have any bikes in his life now or totally out of the sport?
  • + 47
 I feel like everything is just normalized now. They're doing way more gnar stuff at rampage for example (aggy's lines two/three years ago, Zink's line this past year) but everyone is smoother even on the non sculped lines, parts aren't skechy and suspension is better. When super T was riding in those early days that type of riding was only 2-3 years old. Freeride at all as a concept had only been around for 6-7 years when Super T won rampage in 2002. Now it's been 16 years since he won and its not new anymore.

If Zink rode that chute last year with a bike that had a shock that might blow him over his 680mm bars, a dorado with 32mm stanctions, and 50lb bike with a 67 degree head tube, a 15" BB, and super short top tube that might snap in half at any moment it would look way more ragged and extreme, but new bikes have progressed to a point where the same lines are stomped more easily, and riders are more in tune with how to clean the lines without looking like their on the edge of blowing up.
  • + 55
 Nice job Tyler! People don’t be fooled. Super T still charges whenever he rides! Someone give this man a bike! YT maybe!?!?!?
  • + 9
 @Diesel-Powered: feels like that was the fate of all extreme sports after the mid/late 2000s
  • + 1
 @bainbridge: been watching all seasons on youtube lately , time back then was so good it seems
  • + 5
 @me2menow: yeah for sure , but its the way u deceide to ride , when i think about riding bikes i think of JIB movies , look for spots to , drop , huck and send , and then go to the next spot , i still ride like its 2004
Monster T and Nokians on my bikes
  • + 7
 @kiddlivid: this kind of thinking has no place in Pinkbike comments section. I mean a logical, well thought out actual reason... we don't have time for this shit. Looks like a session.
  • - 5
flag harrybrottman (Mar 8, 2018 at 6:18) (Below Threshold)
 CRAAAAAK
  • + 10
 @Diesel-Powered: Guys I get what you mean by the edge, and by that I hope you mean some of the realism, has been stripped away from the professional scene.

But it's still there and you need look no farther than the boys 50/01.

Ragged iphone edits, stupid lines, real crashes, laughs, and just messing around. That's what it's about.
  • + 3
 Man, i like the vibes and party style back in the ol freeride glory days. And people don't that much bigger even in 2018. Sure, people are doing better tricks, mainly because its so manicured.
  • + 3
 @theedon: set it up, I'd love to go for a ride Tyler!
  • - 1
 @BaldBilly: Pinkbike has lost its edge :p
  • + 4
 @hucktoflannel: I have acces to a time machine , Back to 2000

web.archive.org/web/20001213132100/pinkbike.com
  • + 1
 @BadgerBacker: i know man, they are cool guys , there are still guys riding like it , but the scene isnt presenting itself anymore as a extreme sport , became a sport that had to be accessible for every person
  • + 3
 Good lad, sounds like he's found him self....Imagine if he had a todays bike back then....or even get on a enduro bike....I wonder if he still goes out for a ride...little shred. Pinkbike, does Super T have bike?
  • + 1
 @me2menow: when a certain percent of the world's population participates in any extreme it becomes mainstream. Now we just call them action sports.
  • + 1
 @Jmc1gear: it's not about it being mainstream, it's about the cultural edge. Our society lacks edge nowadays, even if you look at 'non-mainstream' action/extreme/whateveryouwanttocallit sports
  • - 1
 @brianpark: "there were some truly shitty, f*cked up parts of the early freeride scene, as he alludes to in the interview. But yeah, things have definitely lost their edge in some respects."

I've been through a bunch of extreme sports. My favorite, next to MTB, has always been speedball-paintball. That scene started with a bunch of charged up, youthful people. So there will be angst and a large beer tab. Around 2004 speedball started getting professional, and so the youthful angst started to fade as sponsorship money was adamant about player demeanor. The sponsors relayed to us that our attitudes would make people very uncomfortable, as a perspective exist that believes paintball to be a form of simulated firearm violence; the sponsors were quick to exclude good teams from sponsorship that carried unstable players.

I started mtb back in the late 90's and quickly fell in love. By 2002 I had a Ironhorse Sunday with 888 that pretty much had me living around the mountain, living the fast life with all the other thrill seekers. Realistically, though they were crazy and unsupervised, outdoor rave parties did't even come close to the amount of poor etiquette derived from DH and freeride bikers needing an adrenaline fix while roaming in a group, in a place they don't live.
  • + 1
 I was recently going through the Kranked films on Youtube again and man the freeride then looked so raw. There's a huge huck Tyler Klassen was hitting over a road in the forest and it looked like 70+ feet drop. I'm not sure if it's the combination of old school attire with the rough bikes and still sending it that gave it the edge then in comparison to now or not but the earlier freeride films are still so badass! The Sh*t they sent as well still looks gnarly in comparison to some stuff you see today.
  • + 2
 freeride today vs backInTheDay is a bit like punk rock past and present...the “rawness” is truly toned down quite a bit. And there really isn’t anyone riding a 15ft high 4” wide ladder bridge skinny to 20ft drop in any style of riding today.
  • + 195
 What a nice, humble guy -- my hat's off to T as he determines his own path
  • + 13
 100% agreed
  • + 25
 Tyler seems to be a real MOTHERFUCKER. To all the real motherfuckers out there- keep on being real motherfuckers
  • + 16
 Keep on milkin those teets mothaf*cka
  • + 4
 Glad to see he is ok. He was my hero back those days
  • + 6
 man I wasn't even around when this guy was doing his thing I had no idea who he even was, but just hearing him talk....this is a guy with real perspective. I consider him very young to have that kind of wisdom, I typically see old bearded gandalf types talk like this... and IMO that positions him to still have the youth and energy to go do amazing things and live a very fulfilling life. I recently broke my hand and surgery was shit, recovery was shit, and my hand still isn't the same. It's been almost a year and I still can't hold handlebars. I check pinkbike every day but a part of me doesn't know if it'll ever hop back on a bike, part of me doesn't want to anymore. It's been a sad feeling, but listening to this interview was weirdly uplifting.
  • + 155
 Damn dude, I am not gonna lie. This brought tears to my eyes. Not sad, just think youve got a good character and soul. Thanks for keepin it real. Keep on keepin on and thanks for sharing your story...you may never know the effect these 15 minutes may have on somebody in some corner of the world going through whatever. Let me know when the beer and kombucha is for sale!
  • + 4
 love the interview. Life teaches you some good lessons about life. Fame has it's pitfalls, even more so if appears all of a sudden in your twenties. You don't expect it to ever end and feel invincible, which is probably also why you miss to get those contracts that will give you some financial backup you might need one day when things don't all go with ease. The same might be true for friendships, etc.
Anyways, Tyler Klassen in JIB is what brought me into mountain biking, buing a Kona Coiler 130mm Freeride bike and dropping some sets of stair; good times Smile
All the best, Tyler!
  • + 137
 "Nowadays you gotta be a little more professional....to the point even that maybe some of the young guys like....wouldn't drink 10 Kokanees and ride the next day."

...You stop it with that nonsense!!!
  • + 3
 cmon kokanee barely contains alkohol, maybe t. meant stomach ache
  • + 13
 @nikifor88: kokanee for polish people is like water Wink
  • + 3
 @spqrtomas: i thought it was vodka?
  • + 20
 It's simple, back in the days they ridden bikes to ride bikes and have hell'a of a good time. Now days it's money and social media. Mountain bikes scene sold it's soul to the Devil...
  • + 6
 kokanees and no dinner would make it hard to ride...
  • - 1
 @b-wicked: bikes don't sell their souls to the devil, people sell their souls to the devil. The tip is not the iceberg.
  • + 5
 Kokanee and Canadian are just brutal beers. I used to crush so many when I was a teenager. I had one three years ago and I was like wtf is this.
  • + 4
 @vanmtnbiker: True, but both crush Coors and Bud. Coors Lite should be illegal. haha
  • + 2
 @murdochfb: that's obvious Wink
  • + 3
 "I just wasn't fit to be hucking" (that day), favorite line of the documentary. Honest questions, did he ever have a significant TBI or has he always been so structured when he speaks? Great to see you back dude!
  • + 2
 @GnarAZ: It's likely from the grass.
  • + 3
 @spqrtomas: Kokanee for a true Canadian is like water! It's craft IPA only nowadays!
  • + 109
 Probably the best video in pinkbike in 2018 so far. Legends are legends and history is history. Seems like such a down to earth guy. Amazing how far we have come since drop in TV, Jackass, all night raves and before the modern mobile or xbox was invented. Social media didn't exist. It was a world full of hero's and legends living life and enjoying sports for the sport and not for the wage packet.
  • + 5
 I think that really sells our sport short. I think there's definitely a strong and heavy-handed social media influence out there that you can see most clearly with the likes of the super-modern image of a pro mtb rider like Sam Pilgrim (youtube channel, huge IG presence, rides for a goddamn e-bike company). But at the same time, there's still dudes out there like Lacondeguy who are absolute savages on the bike and off and are on the bare-bones side in terms of social media polishing. I think the old school badasses are still out there, they're just a bit overshadowed by the social media-ites.
  • + 78
 Possibly the manliest jawline in history.
  • + 24
 Tell that to Dolph Lundgren.
  • + 8
 haha that's fair.
  • - 11
flag Notch998 (Mar 7, 2018 at 10:48) (Below Threshold)
 I see a resemblance to Jay Leno
  • + 8
 @cool3: Now that's not fair! Cooltard was a true freak! No jaw since his in F1
  • + 12
 He’s the real life body double of Quagmire from Family Guy.
  • + 3
 @endlessblockades: Mark Weber had the manliest chin in F1
  • + 2
 @cool3: Coulthard just looks like he has the mumps...
  • + 2
 @seraph: tell that to jp walker
  • + 2
 @nevertoofast: "its gonna be sick son, uhhhhhh"
  • + 2
 @jaycubzz: that back lip was crispy son uhhhhhhhhh
  • + 1
 @nevertoofast: @nevertoofast: Uhhhh son! (mean mug and slow head nod)
  • + 69
 Super T is a legend! I remember hearing about him heading out to Josh Bender's neck of the woods and stomping a bunch of BIG lines on a stock bike. You knew it was Super with the way he handled the bike, lifting the front end and tweaking it a bit. The drop in Williams Lake Super did is up there with Wade's road gap over the Marzocchi truck.....absolutely massive!!!! Good to see his face again.
  • + 34
 Its so good to see him again. The last news I remember was him breaking his femur so hearing that about him getting stabbed at a bar after that is insane. That's great to hear he's around doing his thing and its understandable that he simply didn't have the mindset to get back into things after that. Him being honest about sponsorships, being screwed over, little support, etc. despite the glamorized depiction in the magazines and movies was really refreshing to hear. Oh and bring back the Ultimate Freeride Challenge god damn it!!! Pinkbike, do it!
  • + 1
 @scott-townes: A new contest like the Freeride Challenge would be very good for the sport
  • + 63
 Everyone should watch this entire video. I wish I had a fraction of the honesty, self-awareness, and spiritual understanding that this (compared to me) kid has. If I had a company, I'd hire him immediately. He seems like the kind of person who could do just about anything, and hopefully, this exposure will lead to more fulfillment and happiness. May you weave a sweater from the Golden Threads, Super T!
  • + 67
 Next episode - Steve Romaniuk or drop in crew in general Smile .
  • + 24
 Sponsored by IDUN clothing.
  • + 8
 Romaniuk tried to revive the Drop In TV vibe with Stund a few years back. He's still around...
  • + 8
 @dirtspanker: I saw him a Silverstar a few years back...another dude I miss on the scene.
  • + 13
 But seriously. Myself and all my friends from Calgary would love to hear from Jared jesperson.
  • + 17
 Romo and Hunter like in the old Specialized demo 9 days! These are probably still my alltime favorite clips, the collective and roam with oldschool Rise Against soundtrack... That clip of romo hitting a huge roadgap with lightning in the back... Fuck I was planing to to something productive today and now you made me watch it again...
  • + 2
 @winko: yes!!!!!
  • + 5
 @chrispilling: he posts alot of snowmobiling,fishing, and some downhill pictures on instagram
  • + 1
 @brianpark: Idun is still around
  • + 6
 @WayneParsons: It is??! Can I find it on google or should I try to use askjeeves.com
  • + 1
 @dirtspanker:

Romo is a DJ in kelowna now
  • + 1
 @xTwoSnakesx: "Idun clothing" finds girly fashion clothes, however if you dig a little bit deeper you find something that might resemble old idun
  • + 1
 @xTwoSnakesx: They make casual clothing now. They made some of WE ARE ONE's t-shirts last year.
  • + 3
 @brianpark: yesss
still have my old brown IDUN shirt somewhere...

Would love to know if Dylan Tremblay is still riding. Dude was the original street trials/trail slayer who could ride absolutely everything on one bike
  • + 2
 @steezysam: Dylan is still active in biking. He's a member of the Vintage Downhill MTB group on Facebook. He's always looking for specific parts to restore older bikes.
  • + 2
 @MikeyMT: He came in the Silver Star rental shop when I worked there and asked to borrow a lid because he forgot his. I was going to let him have it for free but my supervisor made him pay. sad.
  • + 50
 Canadian... As fuck..
  • + 43
 Awesome to see something of Super T, even if he's not on a bike. He was definitely one of the greats. Glad he's doing well and has overcome the bad stuff. Drop In was the main reason I got into riding. Would be ace if PB could catch up with some of the other guys, like Tremblay and Romaniuk.
  • + 14
 Romaniuk was a savage back then. Where is he now?
  • + 11
 Romanian semenuk?
  • + 2
 Definitely, I have wondered what ever happened to some of the old time greats like Romaniuk and some of the others that I have forgotten the names of.

Who remembers when Romaniuk sent that huge drop and came up short? I think his mom or girlfriend was there too.
  • + 2
 @alexsin: i think he's a local DJ somewhere in the Okanagan?! Check him out on facebook...
  • + 1
 @alexsin: According to his instagram he is mostly DJ-ing around Vancouver... He gained quite some weight as well.... I asked him to upload Stund s1 few weeks ago and he actually replied he might do that.
  • + 5
 a throwback STUND series with all those dudes would be so rad!! Super T, Romo, Kinrade....
heres STUND ep. 1 for your viewing pleasure www.pinkbike.com/video/1602
  • + 2
 @alexsin: he was a DJ for a bit the local Kelowna club scene haha
  • + 1
 @alexsin: yes, please track down romo! Was always my along with vandi
  • + 1
 @alexsin: pretty sure he only motos now and doesnt touch mountain bikes anymore.
  • + 1
 @sethius: he's on Facebook. Go creep away lol
  • + 1
 Latest from Romaniuk I think is his segment for Barred For Life 2, not that long time ago:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsdX7mvVPeA

Still sick riding at the end of his career
  • + 1
 Romo came up short!? I doubt that but shit happens...@moutnbiker:
  • + 37
 Mike from Drop In here.

I’m honestly surprised at the positive momentum that this video has stirred up in these comments. Like Tyler said, a lot of the guys on the show felt used by the industry, none of us had anything to show for it in the end and it was honest dudes like Super T that helped relate the show to people and get them riding. It’s the fans of the show that showed us we were doing something right.
It’s good to see Tyler’s still humble and true to himself. Always was. Even when he was a mountain bike TV Star.

I recently took some time to add Drop in to the International Movie Database (IMDB). Feel free to add stuff on there like favorite quotes and “goofs”. I ran out of time but it’s a start!
m.imdb.com/title/tt7654810/?ref=m_nv_sr_2

Thanks for reading
  • + 2
 I don’t think I remember any specific episodes or riders really, but in about 2003/4 I had a minor surgery on my toe to remove a destroyed nail - the doctors reccomendation was to keep my foot elevated. No problem I say, I’ve got a whole series of this mtb programme to watch. That programme was drop in.

So thanks, because although I never rode where you did, or like you did, I frigging loved watching it, even on my basic ass early ADSL connection with a shitty monitor! You got me through a period of no riding, and I’m grateful for that.
  • + 3
 Budget 1,000,000cad for all 5 seasons? Sounds like a real money for those times...
  • + 5
 Yeah. It wasn’t that much. More like half that for all 5 seasons
@winko:
  • + 3
 It's probably nostalgia talking, but I hit up the drop-in vids on YouTube all the time. It makes a nice change from contemporary content and I think there's still a place for dirtbag production in a world of over-produced hyper-filtered content. I mean, the technology has never been better, but the story telling leaves a bit to be desired. The appeal of the old Drop-in vids is that it sits opposite to that for me.
  • + 4
 How is this not getting up voted more?
  • + 2
 favourite show back in the day. got me into riding.

any season 1 dvds floating around still?
i bought seasons 2-5, years ago but could never find the first
  • + 2
 Hey Mike, Thanks for the drop-in videos.
  • + 2
 Mate, honesty thanks for making drop in. Thanks to all the guys. Without that show being shown on extreme channel here in the UK i would never have found that what me and my mates were doing was a real thing. From that show to what i ride now my style and focus has changed but still prefer to watch the glory days rather than the mass produced 5 min edits from nowadays.
  • + 1
 @Bike078: You are welcome. Thank you for supporting.
  • + 1
 @wonkle: It’s always going to change. We shot the pilot for Drop In almost 20 years ago! (Wow, weird to say).
Back then we joked about never wanting to wear out our chains by pedaling. Now I go through 2 chains a year!!
Haha.
  • + 1
 @dubiousdesigns: What I would have given to have the cameras available today. I still work in film/TV and big budget feature films are being shot on smaller cameras than we used!
I remember duct taping big $4,000 cameras on riders’ helmets and threatening them if the wiped out and broke it! Sometimes we just needed to get the lifestyle so we weren’t afraid to use our smallest handy-cam footy. I feel like we got away from the “lifestyle of the road trip” in season 4 and especially 5. I regret that.
Thanks for your comment.
  • + 1
 @todayisthegreatest: I've got a season 1 dvd. Signed by Dylan, Mike and Byron too. Got so much use I'm not sure if any of the discs even play properly anymore, but a great memento to have!
  • + 2
 Thank you for doing it for us! Watched it in my teens after school from ol Ontario and was just stoaaaked. Haha. It inspired me build and ride silly things, to this day. I was lucky enough to run into Dylan Tremblay at the Steve Smith Memorial Park and it pretty much made my year, even had him do some laps on my bike!
  • + 2
 @skid: I just read this and wondered to myself, “I wonder how many broken bones were caused from the ‘inspiration’ that Tyler, Romo, Kinrad, Jared, etc. gave everyone through the show”.
How ever many, It was worth it.
  • + 36
 Epicly later'd - Super T.
  • + 4
 Totally agree; all it is missing is insight from his peers and a way better soundtrack.
  • + 33
 Respect to the fella, with that attitude he will always be a legend, bike or no bike
  • + 6
 I've seen this happened to several of the best fellows in the industry. The bike industry can take the strongest mind and rattle it.
  • + 28
 Very well produced story! Great work PB, love the throw back to the history of free ride mountain biking
  • + 24
 Pinkbike needs to get his cup filled. He's been looking at empty cup at the beginning of the video.
  • + 5
 yep more BEER! please
  • + 19
 Some buddies and I met Tyler in 2014 riding at Harper Mountain in Kamloops. He was very soft-spoken, humble, and approachable. He and his buddy joined us for some shuttle laps. He seemed completely unbothered by the mushy bleed on his brakes, and instead kept a really focused, positive and intentful state of mind. It was a real pleasure to meet anyone (pro, ex-pro, or amateur) who seemed to emit inner peace. You can see glimpses of him here (black shirt, green helmet) leading the charge. His buddy (green/blue) was a real boss rider too. I think they were sleeping on a futon matress in the back of an old Toyota Previa mini-van, and shuttling in it too. Haha.

www.pinkbike.com/video/388247
  • + 11
 Thanks for the flashback! Yep, Super and I were rolling the Sienna!! That was such a fun trip! Cheers
  • + 22
 Someone send this guy a new bike and GoPro.
  • + 30
 I don't think he really would use a GoPro und edit his POVs like the modern "FSMB-Freerider" does it.

Super T would rather go riding, forget to charge the GoPro and send a huge Drop without anyone noticing. Way better in may eyes
  • + 15
 Yo super. If you actually see this and want to ride for fun give me a shout! I’d love to get out and ride with you again homie. Glad you sound so at peace with yourself, it’s teally encouraging to see.
  • + 17
 Great interview. Props to whoever came up with the questions and to Tyler, for being authentic, open and humble.
  • + 16
 Yeah continue with that. Bobby Root? Joe Schwartz? John Cowan? John Kirkcaldie? Jared Rando? Michael Ronning? Rennie? and on and on... Would be a rad feature
  • + 4
 I saw Rennie a while ago, was building local trails with dirtart. Was an awesome surprise to see him walk into the shop. Highlight of that job for sure! Sadly no one else knew he who he was.. Problem when cadels the local lad..
  • + 3
 Adding Chris Donahue to the list!
  • + 11
 This was so indicative of the freeride scene, and I had friends and acquaintances who were like this. They got into MTB to do big hucks, but when they got injured, they were no longer interested. They weren't mountain bikers, they were adrenaline junkies. Not that it was a bad thing, because the sport progressed with or without them. They sacrificed themselves for the future of the offroad bicycle. The bike was no different from the Moto, or the BMX, or the snowboard, or the fast car, or the superbike. For them, it was just another fix. You know what gave it away? They'd never ride alone. They always had somebody with them, ready to film, ready to say, "whoa sick brah". They always needed validation, but it's ultimately what got them hurt and made them hang up the helmet and sell the bike. While I enjoy Rampage as much as the next guy, I ride bike for me, not for the cameras, not for sponsorship, not even sometimes for an adrenaline rush. Super-T was legend, but I can't identify with these guys who gave up the bike, and it sucks they got hurt doing something they maybe didn't really love. I identify with Schley, Simmons, Tippie, Garcia and the guys who stuck with it. The guys who liked just being on the bike as much as they did being the Fathers of Freeride. Sometimes I just ride be out there in the middle of the forest, nobody in sight, busting a lung, listening to my own heartbeat and that perhaps, is a different type of freeride.
  • - 1
 Probably one of the best and truest things I’ve seen written on Pinkbike in years.
  • + 1
 That's an interesting perspective, I started biking when I was 3, and only got so good at it, but part of the experience was always improving. That being said, you get dragged into what everyone else does/did before you, which is LOTS. There's a huge precident hill to climb in biking, but now I just do my own thing, because you're never going to be happy comparing yourself to others, which is the trap life is inherently, your neighbor gets a new car, you want a new car, you want the promotion over your colleagues, you want to drink more beer than your friend. You know. My perspective is everyone's special, and unique, and I don't have to drink beer just because my friend is, or be as skilled as the best cyclist in the world, just because I'm a cyclist too.
  • + 11
 I must have been watching a different video than you in that I wasn't able to psycho-analyze him from that interview and draw those conclusions about his motivations. The idea that anyone who has risen to the top in anything could possibly not be passionate about that thing is by and large only espoused by dilettantes who will always be irrelevant even in the things they're so passionate about.

You identify with four guys who got lucky and were able to make solid careers from bikes? Sure you do. If you ignored everything he said about sponsorships and the expectation to live like a rock star while being paid like a peasant, and only took away the idea that the early freeride scene was some filter to rid of the guys who didn't really love the bike, you are an idiot.
  • + 3
 Seems to me Super T got into riding and became as good as he did because he loved it in the first place.
  • + 0
 @thedeathstar: Here's the thing though, none of these ex-freerider guys every talk about riding today. They don't say "I occasionally race, or I like to get on my 29er on the weekends". Is that the fault of the interviewer for not covering that stuff? Possibly. I'd like to see these "where are they now" interviews also include some "what bike do you ride today" or "what kind of riding do you enjoy these days." To remind us that these guys do in fact love bicycles and still love the sport, even if it didn't love them.
  • + 0
 @Bike078: Short term passion and success does not mean they are still on the bike. Like I said, I hope that freeride didn't eat up good riders and shit out injured guys who never want anything to do with a bicycle ever again because of how little the industry paid back then and bad the injuries were.
  • + 3
 @PHeller: You're the only one saying short term passion (really you basically said no passion in your first comment.) Whether or not he rides a bike at all anymore is completely irrelevant to any point, especially some stupid comparison of if he ever had the true love like pheller.

You're the guy who asked about building a rig to cheat learning how to manual, and you're here talking about how it's all about the love of riding and not trying to look cool?
  • + 0
 @thedeathstar: you're apparently taking this personally, especially digging through ages worth of my comments for that little tidbit.

I'm just saying, I respect these guys, I saw them as mythical beings in my youth, but it sucks they don't ride anymore, or if they do, it's apparently not worth mentioning in an interview. If someone asked me about passions and hobbies, I would talk about bicycles for hours.
  • + 4
 @PHeller: That's not what you just said. Literally what you said was that he only cares about being on camera and that it was a shame that he doesn't love mountain biking as much as you.

I don't know Super T nor was I into the scene back then, so I'm not taking anything personally. However, personally, I would like to see you walk back your dipshit, holier than thou take on this video. Personally, I think you must have a really fragile ego if you listen to this interview and fell the need to express how pure your love of mountain biking is, yet say it's someone else who needs validation.
  • + 10
 I remember searching the interwebs a few years back in regards to 'what happened to Super T' and the consensus at the time was that he was running a bike shop. Great to see this video and hear from the man himself. More content like this please Pinkbike, less e-bike reviews!
  • + 10
 Here's the the Super T love in this thread but it sure wasn't there when he was riding pro. Lot of fucking haters back in the day - some magazines even chose to print some of that hate. A lot of people complained about his style. Except style can be a bit difficult when you're blasting two and three times higher and faster the dude that's doing extra flat tables.
  • + 13
 We have always been rootin' for ya Super! Red Shreds Crew
  • + 10
 Abbotsford Legend! Cheers Tyler, thanks for sharing more of your story and thanks to @pinkbike for stepping up their content game, really impressive!
  • + 9
 Rode with Tyler a few years back on Sumas mtn. Forks were leaking oil, bike was all clapped out but dudes smile the whole day was huge. Solid guy and still rips when he does choose to ride.
  • + 12
 More "What happened to"!!!
  • + 11
 Always loved this dude...was just asking my buddy what ever happened to him
  • + 20
 Been a fan too. That said, I'm also happy I haven't heard anything about him until I heard him tell his own story here. I don't know though. He says he's happy though his eyes seem to say the opposite. I hope I'm wrong there though. No need to stick with the gnar stuff. Do as Matt Hunter does and keep riding in a way you can keep doing forever.
  • + 8
 @vinay: He had a very short clip in Roam, the last scene in Kamloops that I always loved.... 39:59...that pump into the right hand berm changed my life...lol. www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zA6QW0rUkA
  • + 2
 @MikeyMT: Yeah, I've got Roam but think I've got another video that came after that one (not from The Collective/Anthill). I think it is called Element (or something like that). Tyler is backflipping his Yeti 303 there. But yeah, I haven't heard much of him after he left SC and started riding for Yeti. Until now, that is.
  • + 2
 @vinay: that backflip on the 303 was during the filming of stund 1. re-used footy
  • + 17
 @vinay: I have no reasons why not to believe him. As I get old I feel like there’s a lot of bullcrap in this strive for being in the top spot and not becoming the pack fill. I understand the evolutional mechanism behind that as well as viewers experience of a hero, but this “what would you do with your life if money were no object” is just a terriblediet to your self esteem and statistics are terrifyingly against you. So many of us fall into this trap where we may think that the ultimate fulfillment and meaning of life is to be able to do an interview for a bike or sky diving site where you describe your career... how can you then walk down the city, get into a restaurant and be served by someone? Sit on a bus driven by someone, on a road fixed by someone? Sending your kid to school where someone whi is not Stephen Hawking teaches them something. Are all these folks losers? For God’s sake, what’s with this childish resentment that outdoor enthusiasts have to office jobs?! Oh I sell barefoot running shoes, I am a running coach, I meet interesting people and I am glad I don’t work in some office - fk you mate. You live in a bubble and can’t see past the tip of your nose in your 300$ sunglasses that you got for free in exchange for a few instagram posts with motivational quotes. Passion is so fkng overrated. And I get it, when 8-25 year olds dig it, but 40 onward, I would just love you to settle down and appreciate simple things in your life. I am guilty of it as well sometimes, all of my friends heard from me so many times that I go to the skatepark lately like chicks that go to yoga. And if I do it few more times they will start rolling their eyes if they haven’t already. But chasing this, dream all your life is just doing such a disservice to simple things and observing reality. Taking it for what it is, appreciating it. So I loved this interview, it goes very much in tune with how I perceive the world and life lately. We are so fkng privileged to have a possibility to be into mountain biking. Hence I salute to Tyler for his words in this interview and to Aaron Gwin for saying that biking is not everything.
  • + 2
 @MikeyMT: Watching some of those segments takes me back to riding with short handlebars and it just gives me shivers
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 @WAKIdesigns:

I, Packfill.

If you want to get to the top, you gotta get through us mid-pack fodder.
  • + 8
 @WAKIdesigns: well well well - looks like Waki drank the lucidity juice this morning =) . well stated mate.
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns: you can be a down to earth person and still dislike office jobs. I am grateful everyday for my wonderful wife and kids, I appreciate the simple things too. As a paramedic I absolutely couldn't stand being in an office all day (I probably lack the attention span...LOOK! SQUIRREL!!)
  • + 4
 @WAKIdesigns: Err, was that a response to my post? Seems like you tried to squeeze something (or a lot, actually) between those lines which popped up in your mind, but never entered mine. Heck, he was very clear about the downsides of dealing with great expectations, having to perform when your body and mind aren't ready, being screwed over by the industry. There is no point questioning that. As much as I believe that he says he really loved being part of the whole thing back then. All I said was that in those last seconds of the video, his smile kind of disappears and his eyes look kind of bland. Look, I don't know the guy. Some people have droopy eyes and this is just their standard expression. Some say Gee Atherton looks angry, doesn't mean he is. Or maybe his mind was wandering so he wasn't really looking but actually looking back. Could also be and that's all perfectly fine. What did enter my mind seconds after watching the video is what I wrote down. I hope he really is as happy as he says he is. He has friends close he can share his stuff with, who care. See, these past years I've heard of too many successful athletes and artists who ended their lives because of reasons no one saw. And no, that doesn't mean in any way that I think it would be because he'd like to ride bikes instead of cut wood. It could also be because pains of past injuries are still nagging him. Or simply reasons I can't even think of. The only reason I brought up the "go out and ride" advice was that I think if he really liked riding that much in the past, he probably would still like it. Just without dealing with the aforementioned downsides of his career back then. And the only reason I brought up Matt Hunter as an example is that he is one rider initially known for "going big" but now rides in ways that maybe Tyler can relate to. This morning when I rode my bike to work during sunrise, I realized I was smiling a big grin. For no reason other than just being out on the bike. And it probably happens more often that I don't realize it. Again, not saying he should ride. Just that he might like to.

And again, as I said I hope he just really is as happy as he says he is.
  • + 2
 @mikeyrides: the trick is to work with a bunch of other squirrels. You can have some stupid Fu. And be productive.
  • + 1
 Big ups and in full agreement with you on this WAKI@WAKIdesigns:
  • + 1
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: I dug through my dvd collection. I think it was on the Elemental video of chainlinkproductions.com (2006), not to be confused with the Elemental video that also appears to be around from AlphaFilms (2016).
  • + 1
 @MikeyMT: yes! That pump into the berm (was it going left?) with rise against playing in the background!
  • + 11
 How old is he? Because that's quiet a spectacular life and he doesn't look too old to me and he looks a bit like Minnaar. Smile
  • + 5
 Goldheart people are always young
  • + 1
 Pretty young. Born in 81.
  • + 7
 This guy is a legend. Make's you remember the good ol' days before youtube and gadgets, when you had to pause a NWD or Kranked movie in the credits to write down that song you liked so you could download it on Napster......ah man. What the hell happened. Seem's like a good dude.
  • + 10
 Loved his style ever since Drop in TV was a thing!
  • + 8
 PB Please more connecting with the peeps that got us into mtb's. It's interesting to hear people's paths once they have left the spotlight.
  • + 7
 "Because you just can't explain, a broken Pinky..."

Haha! Right ON to this interview! Always wondered what happened to super T. I still have a Super T fork hanging on my garage wall.
  • + 1
 The pinky is so true. Broke mine 4 months ago, three pins in the joint. Even after 2 months of physical therapy I only have 40 degrees range of motion, not enough to wrap it around the bars. It is unbelievable how much trouble one little finger can cause.
  • + 8
 Tough path but a solid head on his shoulders, he's done the work to be in a good place now... Good for you...
  • + 6
 Great video. You always think people that do what they do are not human. Really puts into perspective what guys like him did to pave the way for current professionals in the sport. Wish him nothing but the best.
  • + 5
 I remember the first time I saw Drop In on TV. I was a year or two into my relationship with the sport, and it was an affirmation of how cool Mountain Biking was, not just to me, but objectively. The feeling of camaraderie and belonging when I saw footage shot of 'my' sport in 'my' province was really formative. So thank you, Super T, for all the sacrifices you made. You really are a hero.
  • + 3
 Super T, you don't know me but watching you few years back changed my whole life and perspective. Among others you introduced me to mountain biking and like for many others you became my hero. I hope it's a nice feeling - the knowledge that you had such a great impact on somebody else's life. I'm on the other side of the word, after a dozen years still happy that I can ride my bicycle. Hopefully you, on the other side of the world are happy as well. Thank you!
  • + 3
 Yeah SUPER!! As someone who has been lucky enough to ride and hang out with him, he is truly as genuine and real in everyday life as he is in this video. I remember showing up at the Dirt Farm with him a few years back, and he got shit because his 5.10's were literally falling off his feet and duct taped to hell. Big ups bud, hope to see your smiling face again soon!!
  • + 5
 Damn I miss this legend on a bike.

Any environment, Super T got me juiced to ride like no one else www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmwGLAI9cOo
  • + 2
 Everyone that's old enough to remember watching drop-in back in the days must be so pleased for this video. I am. That was a good era. Good to see Tyler is doing good, we need more stuff like this rather than all the usual marketing crap, no offense bike industry.
  • + 2
 Great interview! Tyler was one of my favorite riders when the Freeride movement was really taking off in the early 2000's. This was very refreshing to see and I'm glad to see he seems to be doing well these days. Keep it going Tyler!
  • + 3
 Freaking awesome interview and great to hear his story......what a rad dude. His edits always got me jazzed to ride and this interview got me jazzed on his perspective on life......Keep it up Super T!
  • + 5
 Probably the best video I've seen on Pinkbike. Props to him for staying happy.
  • + 5
 Glad I had the time to catch that video. Have a happy life Tyler. You're welcome in my neck of the woods anytime.
  • + 6
 Awesome to hear from a legend
  • + 6
 Super T - Amazing journey and amazing perspective. Keep dreaming.
  • + 3
 Great to hear the inside story from one of the guy's who lived the dream. I could sit there and listen for hours. It's nice to see that he's a grounded person after it all, I hope he still rides.More of this please!
  • + 2
 best video on pinkibike since drop in....almost missed this interview, was getting down there on the home page. I've always wondered what happened to Super T, need interviews with the other dropin boys as well. Thanks pinkbike.
  • + 6
 that was awesome, 15 years later you are still my idol, bro
  • + 2
 Listening to the video I get the vibe that he thinks he might have been a less-than-stellar person when he was younger. Maybe a little regret about how he behaved or that the fame went to his head a little bit. From one Tyler to another, buddy, almost ALL of us feel like the younger versions of ourselves were punks that needed a good tune-up. I loved watching your videos, and I'm glad you seem to be happy with your life now.
  • + 2
 Life is a opportunity and some come and some go. I would give anything away to experience life as super "T" did. Hats off to you Tyler and the whole " Drop In" crew. You guys rocked and got many people into mountain biking and biking in general. You made biking fun! Hope something good comes your way. Keep up the positive attitude.
  • + 2
 Super T! You were way ahead of your time brother and an inspiration to many including myself! Glad to see you're on the mend and doing well. I hope you start a business, ride a bike, find a lady and have a rad life!
  • + 1
 wow, might as well add to the comment count.. Super T, you were always a super down to earth dude and raised the bar high for the time.. Funny the vid didn't touch on all the sketchy Flow show "Skinny" stuff that came before the big hucks.. Way more to tell, hopefully this is just a start. Hope to see you out on the trails T.. For sure, more episodes on Romo, Kinrade, Dylan trembly, Shawn Deny, etc..
  • + 1
 hey tyler [i want you to know that in my eyes you were the best of the best and i watch you every day when i was young on drop in i also would come to the bike brewery with my santa cruz to get your advice i still ride to this day and im 27 years old now.and you formed the passion i have for the sport and it brings tears to my eyes to here your story i hope you find your passion and drive again to ride. if theirs anything i can think of its a question why did we start riding in the first place and the only answer i can think of is for fun to hang with buddy's to send jumps to feel freedom from the world around us and to enjoy the ride i miss the days of super t and ill never forget ripping threw abby and seeing you ride cheers buddy
  • + 2
 Took a while, but dude looks just like a young George McFly from Back to the Future.... amiright?

youtu.be/PqKmb7SSpTE?t=5

aaand i don't know how to post a clickable link. so there's that.
  • + 1
 I remember giving him a lift in 2003 to the rampage venue from the hotel in my tacoma since he was injured that year. Back when you could just pull up to the site, walk up and watch rampage. Extremely chill dude. Witnessed so many greats that day.
  • + 1
 LEGEND! Tyler was one my favourite riders to watch back in the day second only to Wade. He rode with such skill and finesse and he always went big! This was a man who was born to ride bikes. If you're reading this Tyler all the best to you man, you'll never be forgotten!
  • + 1
 I believe that the lat moment, when the smile dissapear has just been kinda realizing mind. Probably first time, that moment he did tell the story, open without anything around and it left just new feeling which has to be discovered and understood. But non of us has been there and all this is just our expresion of our state of mind and experience.
  • + 2
 Raced red mtn prob 2006, he was the guy dropping in right after me. I rode so fast thinking this guy was going to catch me. I was 29'and placed 9th in the 19-29 bracket. I love mountain bikes!!!!
  • + 4
 Live a humble life and have fun. There is nothing else to add thanks Super T
  • + 2
 This wins. Straight up. Humble cat who has his head on straight. Hope I can be that clear headed in life someday. How can we buy him a beer??? (and I'd be first in line to try his beer and kombucha!)
  • + 2
 The fricken turbofucked 9000, flaming, old school, city bus, death trap. Probably the coolest show ever. It's what dreams are made of, everyone dreams they were Tyler Klassen, I know I do.
  • + 1
 Any chance of a new "Drop In"?
  • + 3
 You had a huge impact on my life man - glad to hear you're doing well. You inspired many people to get out and ride. True legend!
  • + 1
 What a top guy and a legend of mountain biking, it is a shame that he's stepped away from the limelight but I suppose as Im now well into my 30s - every bail I have it takes that much longer to get up off the deck and then you have other bullshit like mortgages and career to consider! Keep riding!!!
  • + 6
 The Ruckus was for real
  • + 5
 Fucking brilliant. What a nice guy
  • + 4
 I had his Redbull poster in my bath room for like 5years or more, guy was on top of my world.
  • + 3
 That was an excellently produced interview. Great subject and really impressed with his candidness. More like this for us guys that like reminiscing the early days.
  • + 1
 Great video. I hope he's able to find another passion. At the very least, it seems like his skill set is wasted doing odd jobs. As one of the best freeride mountain bikers of his time, I feel like he could do good things in product development/promotion/whatever for mtb focused company.
  • + 3
 Wow I was literally trying to find some info on Klassem last night. Trippy. I grew up watching this guy send it in the Collective
  • + 2
 What an honest open interview. Always loved this guy, an absolute legend on and off the bike. His relaxed liquid smoothness is up there on the pedestal with Simmons. Good to hear from you Super-T!
  • + 2
 This is great. I always wondered what became of him. Looks like he's pretty happy with life. I started freeriding right when he was exploding onto the scene. Now lets see one of these on Steve Romaniuk!
  • + 2
 What a legend, great to hear his story and where he's at now he has such great perspective, so humble and down to earth. Would love to see him on a bike again one day, maybe a Drop In reunion special??
  • + 1
 I feel like Tyler would do really well on epic single track videos like what Matt Hunter is doing these days. Man he would look so smooth on a modern trail bike. hopefully the response he gets from this videos gives him the motivation to get back in front of the camera. His face really lit up when he said "jump a bike"
  • + 1
 Him and the Big Three were Godfathers of MTBiking. 1990's Mtbiking were a special time in sure we'll never see in our lifetime, unfortunately. They were pioneers pushing the edge on Bicycles. The last to keep his name relevant is Wade Simmons while the rest moved on in there life. I love how honest Super T is in this interview. Seems to tell the Truth about how it affected him and how it's put life in perspective. I know Brette Tippie has had some struggles but his old friends and Riding crew never gave up on him. He still enjoying Riding and working in the MTB industry. I was well aware I couldn't do what they did, but always admired them for there inspiration to make Ride. Thanks Free & Fro Riders ????♥️????????
  • + 5
 Finally finally finally. This absolutely makes my month.
  • + 5
 Blessings Super T. You inspired me many years ago.
  • + 3
 That's got to be the most engaging single shot interview I've ever watched. He's a fascinating guy, and I'd kill to own that pub.
  • + 5
 I ASK MYSELF THIS QUESTION EVERY DAY.
  • + 1
 Wow, good to her from you again Tyler. One of my biggest inspirations growing up. Watching Ty and Romo pushing each other on those huge gaps in drop in is what got me hooked on the sport. Interested to hear what the rest of the dropin crew is doing?

Drop in reunion tour with all the old boys maybe? That would be awesome.
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 Great to see that Tyler looks to be in a good place now. It was a sad day when new Super T video's stopped being posted. Any chance of some new stuff Tyler. My understanding is that you can still rip. If not, hey enjoy riding off camera. But more importantly I'm glad that you are enjoying your life now.
  • + 3
 Thing is everyone thinks he's just a hucker but I saw him in the bike park a couple years back and holy shit he was pinning it.
  • + 1
 Always wondered where he was at these days along with others around his time... good guy, good interview

I am a bit lost with what he said about what happened in whistler, at a bar etc.. can someone fill me in ? Why did he stop riding ?

I may of missed something obvious.
  • + 1
 I would watch it again. Don’t just skip through ????
  • + 1
 Yeah I'm thinking the same, just found this ''I was in a victimized brain state'' and I'm really curious what it means
  • + 10
 @Smilicito: I cannot speak for Tyler; so won't try.

Personally, I have had times in my life when I felt like I was "in a victimized brain state" on occasions, especially at some points living here in Japan. The words remind me of a state I was in. Is my experience the same as Tylers? Probably not, so ignore everything from here if you like.

I felt like everything was deliberately being made difficult for me by everyone and everything around me. It's not a nice feeling. It takes a lot of time, effort and tough, tough days until you realize that, in fact, what is going on inside your own head is possibly the cause of the problem (in my case anyways). Sort yourself out, as Jordan Peterson is keen on saying, and life gets a hell of a lot better!!

And having seen this video; well, Tyler, thanks for sharing some very personal parts of you; it was a pleasure to see such a genuine, honest, open man of obvious integrity speaking here on PB. I wish you well Sir in your future adventures!

We could do with more Tylers in the comments section people; there are times I think I see 'victimized brain states', me included. 26 for life anyone? Enjoy the day all.
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 @orientdave: Thanks ! Now I understand this Smile
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 @orientdave: Yes bucko. Top lobster.
  • + 2
 Beautiful interview!
Super T will always be a legend in my mind as he helped form the idea of
FRing for me! This video hits home hard as I have been out for year due to injury too!!
Super T we love you!
RideOn buddy! Smile
  • + 3
 Man that guy is Canadian. It's awesome. Thanks pinkbike I wondered what he was up to
  • + 4
 What a legend I've always wondered what happened to him.
  • + 2
 legend. I've had a picture of him hanging in my garage since 04. All I ever thought was this guy rips. Now I know he is a class act. What happened to romaniak?
  • + 2
 With the stage I'm at in my life and interests and trying to find direction, this hit me like a ton of bricks on levels dark and bright. Thank you Tyler.
  • + 4
 To fucking cool of a story and well missed !!
  • + 2
 Super T you went big man! A hero from my early days and I'm glad you have a new perspective on holistic living. Nice lookin' dog too!
  • + 1
 Tyler was a great down to earth guy from day one......new him way back when and it was nice to see this vid. Was legend to many and still is for his accomplishments. Best to ya Tyler and wharever blows your hair back!
  • + 0
 When i think of it - I'm not sure i'd be riding if it wasn't for Drop-In... i have a feeling that show influenced me more than i can quantify. Every time i watched it i got so pumped to ride! (not to mention other productions like Jib, Kranked... oooh, that was pure eye candy!)

Weird thing though- to see such riding idols lose their drive...
  • + 4
 Do a feature on "What Ever Happened to Brad Walton?".
  • + 1
 The OG Hick Huckster
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 Think he's a cop now.
  • + 4
 riveting honesty thank you for teaching me something important
  • + 3
 Great video - hats off to him, it's nice to see something that a lot of us can relate to on here.
  • + 3
 This guy is so upbeat. He always came across like that in Dropin. Someone, Pinkbike, Give him a job ffs!!!
  • + 4
 That was rad. Really enjoyed watching that. Such honest video.
  • + 4
 Loved his riding style!!! Great vid
  • + 3
 after he completed the impossible sit-up in CKD, there was nothing left to do.
  • + 1
 I'm really not good at english so what ever happen to him that he talks a little bit awkard ??? I mean did he suffer from some problems with his health or something? Can some one explain this to me please ?
  • + 2
 Look up "Broken Femur".
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 He's speaking Canadian.
  • + 2
 Transcript here:

pastebin.com/f3aGwU2t

let me know if you want help with any of the lines
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 @mbikes1:
I went to Whistler shortly
after still thinking that I was gonna
pursue mountain biking and I ended up
getting I was in a victimized brain
state and because of which I believe
that I brought a moment into my life
where I where I was attacked and stabbed
actually in a bar scene I I do think
that we we bring either the hero energy
into our realm or and maybe the zero
energy into our realm after I got
discharged from getting sutured and I
lost the bike that night.

So he's kind of having some brain damage or what ?
''I was in a victimized brain state''
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 @Smilicito: It's more of a figure of speech, it means that some people choose to blame others and the world for their problems and it's everyone else's fault by their own. This tends to attract other people in this state and can lead to problems or difficulties in life (getting stabbed). He's now taking responsibility for his choices as a young man.
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 @BenPea: haha fluetently
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 @flyry: Thank you Sir ! Now I understand why he stop riding at pro level. But glad to hear about him now, one of my hero in those old gold day Smile
  • + 4
 Give him a job Pinkbike! It seems he needs it and surely deserves it!
  • + 12
 He’s pretty happy where he is. He has a path, he’s enjoying the journey down it.
  • + 1
 @paulhaysom: Glad to hear that. At moments his language (and perhaps his body language too) does not exactly depict that. But don't get me wrong, he seems like a very nice, happy guy, that had a very free and beautiful youth, just probably not that happy with his current day job (judging by the last couple of minutes of the interview)
  • + 1
 Was watching Tyler and guys from Drop In TV on Extreme channel all the time 16-17 years ago and thats what brought me into mountain biking. Cant thank you enough for awesome childhood.
  • + 1
 Missed this guy so much!!! Did not know what happened to him! Thanks for this video and thanks Super T for being Super T!!! Hope to see you some time on a bike again! We are with you!!!
  • + 2
 I am so happy Pink Bike did this! As a kid who grew up watching Drop in TV it was really cool to hear Super T’s take on everything! Glad to hear he’s doing good!
  • + 1
 I loved the interview, but the swallowing noises give me the creeps. Respect to Super T thouhg, his cut on Kranked V was mental, always wanted to get those three striped googles.
  • + 4
 Seems like a really cool dude. Great interview
  • + 2
 Grew up watching this legend. Seeing this side of him is great. So stoked he is doing him.
  • + 3
 Thank you Klassen ! You were my inspiration back in the day!
  • + 3
 Thanks for sharing Tyler!
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 Lot of respect--best wishes, and thanks.
  • + 1
 Nice to see you are in a good place Tyler , a classic old school pioneer of our sport , always enjoyed your riding segments with the collective crew
  • + 1
 What a bunch of mixed emotions! Love hearing stories of self discovery and awakening to reality. Go milk a teat, chop a tree. Go Tyler!
  • + 1
 I broke my femer, the sensation of clarity he describes is exactly my experience. Uncanny almost. Amazing interview Super-T, thanks for taking the time!
  • + 3
 Cheers Tyler - thanks for sharing
  • + 2
 Broken pinkies are the worst lol. Got mine caught in a chain link fence. Hurt so bad i passed out...
  • + 2
 Much respect to you! Truly one of the heroes of Mt. Biking! FREERIDE FOREVER!
  • + 2
 love the honesty . he took that" life crash" really well and grew wiser and stronger . once a champ always a champ!
  • + 4
 Legend
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 LEGEND!
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 Straight shooter. Best of luck Tyler.
  • + 3
 Great interview! I wish he would have named names though.
  • + 3
 Bloody good guy, man i want that log splitter.
  • + 2
 bad ass interview....Pinkbike...do more of these! We need one for romaniuk, jared jesperson, Dylan tremblay, randy spangler
  • + 4
 Legends never die.
  • + 3
 Super T's stair hucks got me into street. Respect!!!!
  • + 3
 So does he still ride at all now or has he given up entirely?
  • + 4
 26 4 life .....
  • + 2
 ^^ the real reason he stopped riding..
  • + 4
 what a rad canadian
  • + 2
 It would be cool to see videos like this from all the members of the DropIn Crew. Lots have changed in their lives I'm sure
  • + 3
 Most authentic gnar hucker to ever live.
  • + 2
 Got him to sign a rampage poster back at sea otter in 03. Dude was chill and cool as ever. Want to see him back on a bike!
  • + 2
 Made my day Tyler! Good to hear your story, been reminiscing about all the OG pioneers.
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 I know I'm not the only one who recorded every show on VHS and watched religiously. Pretty safe to say I wouldn't be mountain biking today if it wasn't for Drop In.
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 I purchased the SuperHeros VHS tape back in the day and still have it on my shelf. These guys are legends. Glad to see SuperT healthy and happy.
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 I remember Tyler jumping his bike off the roof of the local shop he worked at in the town we grew up in before he went big time. It was sick.
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 when he dropped off the face of the earth, did he say "dropping in" with no sense of cliché?
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 You are a true legend Tyler! cheers from Peru!
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 Canadian legend!! The reason many of us started riding for sure!! Hope to see you on the trail again out in Abby one day
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 Give this legend a bike! It doesn't matter if he just does wheelies to the grocery store.
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 Solid. More of this kind of stuff PinkBike.
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 I miss him on the scene, but this story really touch me... GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING! #LEGEND
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 I would definitely buy beer out the back of his truck..... Legend.
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 Awesome video!

On a side note, is there a stash of old UFC videos somewhere?
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 loved seeing this, much respect super T!
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 tit milker!
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 So did he actually get stabbed at a bar in whistler?!?
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 You're not a real freerider until you've been stabbed in a bar in whistler.
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 Keeping it real! Good on you Super T! LEGEND
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 great interview PB...you should do this more often...i wonder what happen with rennie...???
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 So good runnning into you super last month. All the best!
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 The best thing Pinkbike ever Created> Pleas more of this stuff 3
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 This was so awesome. Please do more of this style content.
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 Wow... great segment....
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 Bloody Legend!!!
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 Ya Super!
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 Still went bigger than todays riders.what a legend.
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 Someone has said freeride was dead.
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 Does anyone know if he still rides bike or if he completely stopped ?
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 Will somebody please refill that man's glass!
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 What a dude.
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 Legend.
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 Just can't get over the fact he looks like Quagmire
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 Genuine dude. But that was a really long and weird run on sentence?
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 Love you Tyler!
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 You leave your mark on this sport ,wish you the best ,enjoy the rest
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 A good Canadian lad.
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 God bless Him.
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