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He delivered an all-star acting performance as a mad, performance-enhancing-drug doctor in his Dirt Diaries production, Ze Lab. He pushed Fabien Barel to get creative in RockShox's French Lessons. He skillfully - and shamelessly - sent a cyclocross bike down A-Line and Dirt Merchant in the Whistler Bike Park. And despite a DNF in Rotorua, the opening round of the 2015 Enduro World Series, Yoann Barelli’s solid performances, and a couple of close 2nds, netted the Whistler-based Frenchman a top-10 overall in his discipline’s premier series.

The Dirt Diaries is lucky to have a natural-born comedian. French Lessons was richer for Yoann’s added perspective. The cyclocross faithful can surely rest easy knowing that their bikes are much tougher than they’d previously thought. And someday soon, Barelli’s undeniable skill and absolute love of the sport are going to see him all the way to the top of the EWS podium.

But none of that matters. This is where Yoann Barelli is the absolute master - here, on the trails, shredding just for the sake of it. This is where his smile and laugh and his hoots and hollers make you remember why we ride mountain bikes in the first place.

Video by: Mind Spark Cinema

MENTIONS: @SramMedia / @mindspark / @yoannbarelli

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  • 127 9
 I'm going to start insisting on mandatory links to Trailforks for the trails in these videos. There's a perfect chance for cross promotion, pinkbike. You're welcome.
  • 25 6
 what if the trail being ridden in the video isn't on Trailforks or even on a map
  • 26 2
 Or if it's an illegal track... Just a thought. If the track in the video is illegal, I feel as though the film makers/riders won't want too many people to know about it.

I think the Trailforks idea is a good one, if it's optional
  • 5 2
 Pretty sure the first part is in the Valais, Switzerland, but the second part definately is not...
  • 22 1
 nothing secret about any of the trails in the vid - bikeco in pemberton will point you in the right direction
  • 16 1
 Pemberton and Squamish
  • 31 0
 omg. an illegal trail?!? lordy lordy!!!!
  • 11 0
 The last part looked like Half Nelson? I think I saw a part where I ate sh1t so hard I cracked my helmet. I think.
  • 22 0
 That's called 'out of the know.'
  • 34 1
 There are no illegal trails; only unsanctioned ones.
  • 2 0
 The first trail looks like "Over night sensation" in Pemberton, which is an amazing trail.
  • 3 0
 Great vid, slaying a little Overnight, the new revamped Hawaii, and a bit of Half Nelson:-)
  • 3 0
 Full Nelson*
  • 1 0
 little nose manual into hawaii
  • 1 0
 Alaska and Antarctica is where these trails be. Quit mooching and dig your own dreams in your backyard
  • 2 0
 I think it'd be kinda nice to recognize the hard work of hundreds of local volunteers that build the trails featured in these videos. Private trails are one thing - fine - but if you're using public trails (which are abundant here, we're so spoiled) give a nod to the local association as often as you can. Maybe some of these videos turn into trail karma and some money/time comes back to the local organizations to further create and continue to maintain our amazing trail systems.

Or I could move to Antarctica. The riding looks amazing. Smile
  • 43 2
 In the knows are always so friggin' good! And this one did not disappoint Smile
  • 11 1
 Good product advertisement placement too, you don't even notice the slow-mo on the SRAM products.
  • 14 0
 I can BARELY contain my excitement when I see a new "in the know" video
  • 2 0
 "slow-mo on the Sram products ?" who cares. Thanks Sram to make those video possible Smile
  • 37 2
 God he's light on the bike.
  • 4 2
 Light, smooth, fast. He makes it look so easy, while most of us know it's not.
  • 26 0
 One of the most amazing things about this clip is that he doesn't lock the back wheel up and drag it around corners, and look how fast he's going.
  • 19 2
 Real biking, no of the showy stuff. Smooth and fast.
  • 24 2
 Just watched this vid with my 3 year old daughter... she says "Wow dad, he's as fast as a rocket ship!"
  • 22 2
 So precise and smooth!!! Holy crap. That was some pretty riding right there.
  • 16 0
 Effortless style! I love watching Yoann ride!!
  • 1 0
 Always having a blast. Reminds me of watching Andreu on his DH bike. So good you're not sure what they're going to pull next.
  • 15 1
 the ending sucked.. because that meant you had to play it again
  • 12 0
 and some say the Giant Reign is not a playful bike. hmm, it sure looks like it here.
  • 10 1
 Which rider's skill set would you rather have: Yoann Barelli, Richie Rude, Aaron Gwin, Ratboy, Nino Schurter, or Danny MacAskill?

Yoann making a serious case. Fit, fun, fast, skillz.
  • 1 0
 Ratboy easy looks like he's putting absolutely no effort in at all. Such a sick style.
  • 1 0
 Id have bernard kerr or brandog
  • 1 0
 Brendon's got an awesome style as well. Connor fearon aka corner speed.
  • 1 0
 That SRAM video with Fearon a few months back was pretty sick. I missed throwing a freerider in the mix. Obvy, that'd be Semenuk. I wonder how fast he is...
  • 2 0
 Yeah that was awesome. No messing around straight shredding. Coastal crew in the know was the best just because of the music.
  • 3 0
 I'd be me. On my own adventure destroying every hiking trail in my path. I'm somewhat of a villain in these parts
  • 1 0
 Nice... You're more or less in my 'hood, somis.
  • 1 0
 Where about LA are you?
I just moved to Simi Valley. I've been riding here for a few years but the riding is still top notch
  • 12 1
 Well there goes my studying.
  • 5 0
 Meh, exams are probably postponed anyway
  • 9 0
 wooo those horns go well with that riding
  • 4 1
 I love to watch Barelli - always a good motivation to go out for a ride ( I will do now ;-) )

for his standards it was a very conservative feature which does not mean that I don´t like it. Excellent riding and everything looks like it is the easiest thing in the world - looking forward to see what he will do at the EWS in 2016
  • 8 1
 That dude is awesome, class video
  • 7 0
  • 1 0
 You would say that. ha!
  • 4 1
 HEY @yoannbarelli !! what shoes are you using ? they look great !! and can you explain me how it's possible not to cry a this speed withoug goggles ?? Big Grin I love your vids man you're so smooth all the time, keep it up !
  • 6 0
 That bike is so quiet....
  • 2 0
 can anyone explain 1:42 to me?
The way the dirt actually arcs-up and chases him out of that corner?
Is it really dirt or actually the smoke monster from that shitty "Lost" series?
Not even the smoke monster can catch him, and the smoke monster killed John Locke, who was a total bad-ass....
  • 1 0
 Forward momentum and the tire picking the dirt up like tines on a rototiller
  • 6 0
 He likes a bike ninja.
  • 5 0
 Pack the van. We are riding in Pemberton today.
  • 2 1
 It's raining and pretty cold at the moment. Snow line approaching....
  • 1 2
 Disappointing. Well the trails are perfect in Kamloops right now
  • 3 0
 We have seen DH riders give a try the EWS. I just wonder how top EWS would perform on DH WC. It seems Yoann is blistering fast...
  • 3 0
 Perfect timing before the sunday ride! : - ) That was sweet!
  • 3 1
 Sooo light.. Wonder how much he weight. The bike seems dancing underneath him.
  • 3 1
 Real nice display of riding. Much faster than appeared because he was so smooth and planted.
  • 1 0
 Love Yoann's style. He makes riding look like so much fun every roller, every turn, every air, you can tell he's having a blast.
  • 3 0
 on of the nicest guys in mountain biking and he rips to !
  • 2 0
 If you didn't have the volume loud enough than I recommend you watch it again. Or just watch it again anyway.
  • 3 1
 C'est de toute beauté ! Yoann t'es un bonhomme, pot-au-feu et endives au jambon !
  • 4 1
 And I thank you Yoann.
  • 3 1
 gud music, and right rider. i'm loving it. (screw u macdonalds)
  • 1 1
 Yeh cool music! Matched his smooth and snappy ninja style perfectly.
  • 1 0
 Making it look effortless, just natural flow to his riging.This puts into perspective how good/fast the EWS racers are.
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 Wow. Not the smoothest trail in the first segment. Except when he's riding it in which case it is. Crazy
  • 1 0
 How do these guys ride without eye protection? Bad shit happens; when something instantly lodges itself in your socket!
  • 1 0
 personally, I hate wearing goggles or glasses. Even when I wear a full face helmet. I just feel like can see the trail. Or I might just be weird, who knows
  • 1 0
 Amazing video. Insane precision. Loic esque smooth.

Also- I think there's a macho culture around wearing half-shells. :/
  • 4 3
 He just went FULL endure and I ain't even mad
  • 2 0
  • 2 1
 Is he running a. 170 lyric?
  • 1 1
  • 1 1
 It s a giant Reign ?
  • 2 1
 Yes reign. But I am pretty sure he is running the lyrik not a pike
  • 1 1
  • 2 1
 Rider of the year for sure.
  • 2 1
 he makes it look so easy!
  • 1 0
 it's times like these when i realize just how much i suck.
  • 1 0
 I might actually buy a 27.5 All mountain bike now nice edit
  • 1 1
 The guy crazy enough to do a train gap :-(
  • 1 0
  • 2 1
 LOVE IT!!!!!!
  • 2 1
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 Perfect riding Big Grin
  • 1 1
 Incredible riding, Yoann is an absolute beast on a bike!
  • 1 1
 What's the song please? Rad vid.
  • 1 1
 @yoannbarelli is a MAD MAN, broaaaaap!
  • 1 0
 F3cking hell
  • 1 1
 Fucking love you Yoann
  • 1 1
 ok, hold my beer.
  • 5 8
 Yoann Barelli, the Only french rider who make me Like enduro vidéo.
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