YT Nabs the Director of Good Times

Mar 15, 2017
by YT Industries  
YT nabs the Director of Good Times

It was really only a matter of time until the Director of Good Times would end up with YT. Brett Tippie is now part of the YT Family and takes his place alongside Aaron Gwin, Cam Zink, and Andreu Lacondeguy.

Brett Tippie is living proof that Young Talent is not about age, but about attitude. As a family member, his tools of shred will be the TUES, CAPRA, and JEFFSY. The Canadian is a perfect fit for Team Good Times and he is already looking forward to working together:

bigquotesI have lusted after the sexy YT bikes for some time, and after testing them, I was blown away with how plush, stiff and stable they really were with dialed angles and suspension kinematics. It's one of those bikes you feel natural on right away! With sick bikes, a cool punkrock image, and an amazing team of staff and riders I was sold and wanted to be a part of it.Brett Tippie

YT nabs the Director of Good Times

At 48 years of age, Tippie is not exactly a blank page. Back in the 90s he was already leaving his mark on the sport, as he and his Frorider bros showed that you don’t need shaved legs and lycra onesies to ride bikes. Right from the start Tippie and his boys developed their own style, far away from competitions and results. Cliff drops and steep, technical descents were on the To-Do list instead. As you can imagine, Tippie’s new teammates are stoked on the new addition:

bigquotesYT is living up to their namesake and hiring the hottest Young Talent. Brett Tippie is a future legend and if you don't already know him, you will soon!Cam Zink

bigquotesSo stoked to get Tippie as a teammate. YT is killing it. YT is all about the good times and getting Brett Tippie on board proves it. I'm sure there's not many people having more fun than him shredding bikes.Andreu Lacondeguy

bigquotesReally psyched and happy to welcome a true legend of the sport in our family! Lots of laughs and funny stories ahead. Let’s shred together, old fart.Yannick Granieri

YT nabs the Director of Good Times

Interview with Brett Tippie

Brett, which projects/events do you have on your 2017 schedule?
My year is pretty stacked with stuff already, starting with officially kicking off the season at Crankworx New Zealand, where I’ll be doing the official daily Crankworx reports, my own show, “Just the Tip”, and 30 Second-ish Bike Checks for Pinkbike. Then we have Sea Otter, the rest of the entire Crankworx events in France, Austria and Whistler, reporting for Pinkbike on the Red Bull Rampage, plus many hosting, announcing events such as the BC Bike Race, BC Cup and Canada Cup DH (including the Stevie Smith memorial) and of course filming and shooting whenever possible for projects like Freeride Entertainments "Nothings for Free", the Kranked throwback movie, and photo shoots in cool mtb locations with bad ass photographers like my buds Ale di Lullo, Margus Riga and others!

Every mountain biker in the world seems to know you. How the heck did you become that famous?
Hmmm, oh boy. That's a long story! I filmed for the first freeride mtb film, Pulp Traction, in 1995 with Greg Stump, Christian Begin and Bjorn Enga. It kind of rolled on from there to make the original Kranked in 1997/98, the movie that really brought freeride to the masses. After that, three of us (Wade Simmons, Richie Schley and I) got signed as the world’s first professional freeride team, the Froriders, and continued to shoot for years for the Kranked series, NWD, and numerous tv shows and magazines. In the last decade or so, I have added hosting and producing webisodes for Pinkbike and sponsors, as well as live announcing various action events like World Cup and World Championships in MTB, Snowboarding, Skiing, BMX, Rallycross and Crashed Ice DH Icecross. Throughout it all, I have maintained a healthy addiction and love of anything MTB and tried to promote myself, fellow riders, sponsors and the sport in general as best I can.

Enduro, trail or downhill?
Freeride!!! (But am glued to watching World Cup DH, EWS, Fest Series and cool trail edits too.)

What happened to freeride in the last years? What do you think the future will bring?
Everything ebbs and flows, freeride will always have a place in mountain biking, but in more places, different varieties and disciplines.

Any new and fresh mountain bike talent on your radar?
There are so many talented rippers I don't even know where to begin!

Who’s your most inspiring rider?
I’ve always admired Peaty for his longevity, skills, passion, professionalism, approach to life, and the fact that he's always having fun. In the entire sporting world, Craig Kelly, a pioneering snowboarder, and extreme skier Glen Plake were a huge influence. At the Rampage, my favourites to watch are Andreu, Zink, Aggy, Sorge, Claw and Doerfling.

What’s the best thing riding has given you?
Freedom to pursue my passion professionally around the world in amazing terrain, family (I met my wife at Crankworx!) and lots of cool, crazy friends. (In the native world, you are wealthy when you have many friends and memories, so I must be loaded!)

YT nabs the Director of Good Times

What non-bike related hobbies do you have?
Snowboarding. In my life before being a professional free rider, I raced World Cup Giant Slalom and Boardercross on the Canadian National team for Burton Snowboards, before retiring as the Canadian Grand National Boardercross Champion. I love freeriding deep powder on my board and snowmobile. I always travel with a 170 gram frizbee with a built-in light, and love to play disc whenever and wherever I can.

What would you do for a living if you wouldn’t have joined the mountain bike industry?
I probably would've been a comedian or actor and hopefully fulfilled my dream of being a crazy bad guy in a James Bond movie!

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Mountain biking and boarding I hope! I once said in an interview, that I’m a “lifer” and if there were to be a nuclear holocaust, the only things left would be Keith Richards, Sam Hill’s eyebrows, Richie Schley's hair products and my big mouth.

What meaning does mountain biking have for you?
For me it’s all about being in the mountains/forest/desert, breathtaking scenery, cool technology, camaraderie and high fives with awesome people.

It’s the zombie apocalypse: What are the five songs first on your playlist?
AC/DC-Back in Black, Led Zeppelin-Fool in the Rain, Metallica-Master of Puppets, Tech N9ne-The Rain, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers cover of Higher Ground.

Your favorite riding spot worldwide?
I’d have to say British Columbia. From the Sea to Sky corridor (North Shore, Squamish, Whistler, Whistler Bike Park and Pemberton) to my home of Kamloops in the BC Interior including the Sun Peaks Bike Park. Very different types of terrain. Internationally, I have really enjoyed Northern Italy, Southern France, New Zealand and Utah.

If you could turn back time, to which moment would you like to return?
I'd like to return to competing in Rampage due to over partying and a comedy of errors (my bike was stolen) and another shot at qualifying for the Olympics in Snowboarding GS. I'd also like to return to any number of days throughout the decades where the dirt was perfect tackiness, I was in the zone, and I was riding a trail or line for the very first time. You only get to do those once in the real world.

Do you have any hidden talents that people wouldn’t expect from you?
I can juggle and can also blow bubbles out of my eyes when submerged in water! I also like to draw and occasionally paint watercolor, like my father did.

YT nabs the Director of Good Times

Is your family involved in mountain biking, too? How do your private and your professional life blend with each other?
My wife Sarah grew up in Deep Cove, during the birth of mountain biking in Canada. She got her first mountain bike in 1986! She’s a solid rider who loves to shred the bike park on her big bike, and trail ride when she can. Behind the scenes, she works hard with getting me from A to B, organizing all the logistics behind the scenes so that I can do as much as I can do, and looking after our kids and home life. My 8-year-old girl has been riding since 3 and has even joined me on night rides on the north shore in the rain, and my 5-year-old daughter is on a big run bike with brakes. They are still quite young and I don’t push it too hard on them.

Clipless or flats?
Flats for life for me! (I rode clips in the 90's but with 5.10's these days I prefer flats.)

If you had one superpower, it would be?
I used to want to be able to fly but I think I'd actually prefer to have regenerative powers like the Wolverine so I could go as hard as I wanted every day!

Was there a point when you actively decided to go pro and be part of the industry or did it just happen?
It kind of happened accidentally. I used to mtb to get my kicks and train when there was no snow to snowboard in BC. Then I was hired to be a Frorider. Before that, mountain bikers earned a paycheque racing and being on the clock. I always found it ironic that after years on the clock racing myself, after I stopped, picked up a bike more regularly and starting riding for thrills that I was more well-known and earned enough money to make a living, something I never did while racing!

Did the way to enter the business change since then? Like becoming a career path, for example?
I’m sure it has. All I can say is, working hard, shooting lots, being professional and a helpful person along the way (putting up booths, tearing down booths etc.) is what helped me. My advice to people who want to get into professional riding is work hard, be on time, network, be yourself, ride with the best riders you can, take chances but pick and choose your battles, be positive and consistent with media, look ahead and of course, have some fun with it!

Your favorite after ride meal?
Lasagna!

How does a typical Brett Tippie day look like, once you are at home?
Wake up with my kids at 7:30am, help get them to school, check the weather, do a quick surf online, take care of business or tasks, go for a shred in the local mountains, pick up my girls from school, do some activities with them (skiing, swimming, bike riding, frizbee, Brownies, ballet, art, etc.), have dinner, tune bikes and/or boards, put my kids to bed, go for a night ride in the local woods, surf online, return emails, and go to bed at 2-3am. Recharge and repeat.

The proudest moments of your career?
Being sponsored as a Frorider in the 90's stomping some of the first cliff drops and steep lines in the original movies, cracking the top 10 in World Cup GS and SBX racing, getting sober from drugs and alcohol 9 years ago, being inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame, hosting for Pinkbike, and continuing to ride professionally as an OG sharing good times and stoking people to ride bikes!

What’s the next big thing in mountain biking? In the sense of future, not wheel size.
I think people will continue to obviously go faster and bigger with crazier tricks in more exotic locations. I can see POV virtual reality experiences booming for entertainment and instruction.

What would you like to be the next big thing in mountain biking?
I'd like to see awesome bikes become more affordable for kids and more everyday people and crossover athletes from various sports start to MTB and find their niche.

Your favorite TV show?
I don't watch TV very often. It seems I'm always too pinned trying to keep on top of work, riding and parenting to sit down and watch TV.

Is there something you really miss in the sport?
I miss our fallen brothers and sisters who have passed away or have lost their ability or passion to shred the mountains. Enjoy it now because life is short.

If you could be someone else, who (or what) would that be?
I wish I could clone myself so I could do more in a day! I'd shred more places, with more people, create more content, do more with my family and share more good times experiences with the world! If I could clone myself, I'd be so happy...I'd be beside myself!!
YT nabs the Director of Good Times

All pictures by Ale Di Lullo


MENTIONS: @bretttippie / @YTIndustries



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180 Comments

  • + 840
 Thank you everyone. Like anyone, I'm excited at the prospect of a new job, sinking my teeth into new adventures and moving forward with the next phase of my working life. I am joining the YT family with a stacked roster of amazing athletes. I know I've gone from one great team to another. YT is a badass, progressive company, that fully supports my efforts to keep on riding and announcing, hosting and attending all the many awesome mountain biking events around the globe! I'd like to thank all my family, friends, sponsors and fans for their support. See you on the trails and here's to good times on bikes!!
  • + 27
 Hey Tippie, what's the difference between pink and purple?
  • + 31
 Keep throwing that attitude and Roost. Just because you get older does not mean you have to act like it.
  • + 16
 Nothing comes for free, you have earned it bro! keep it up!
  • + 6
 @JoseBravo: good times are always free. You just need to buy or borrow a mountain bike.
  • + 7
 >free
>buying a mtb
  • + 13
 Respect. Wish you all the best, but it's gonna be strange not seeing you on a RM bike any more.
  • + 23
 One thing that's been a constant in my life for a long time has been the Tippie/Simmons partnership.
It's like peanut butter and jelly.
Bacon and eggs.
Now what Tippie?
What am I supposed to do now?
I am in my 40's. Could lay off the bacon I guess. Do I take my Tippie without a side of Simmons now?
  • + 9
 Congrats on the new change!!! So cool!! I cant wait to see what you accomplish in 2017 and hoping to see you at rampage again!! Also, I always look forward to just the tip but I can't say that out loud to anyone haha
  • + 10
 Good on ya! It could not happen to a nicer guy.
  • + 13
 Is your official title "director of good times" because that is amazing! Dream job title.
  • + 15
 I can't think of a more deserving and nicer guy to receive all the great karma. Well deserved!
  • + 9
 I read this Q&A in your voice and persona. Congrats!! Just purchased a Capra, love the bike and company YT as a whole!
  • + 9
 @Rucker10: you're holding it too tight if its purple
  • + 29
 does this mean YT stands for "yeah, tippie!"?
  • + 4
 @Rucker10: ha ha classic Tippie joke "The grip".
  • + 3
 That is one sexy Capra!

Also: Leaks on future bikes would be much appreciated. Dying to know if the next Capra is going to be a 29er.
  • + 4
 Goddamyou Tipp! Because of you now I have to start likeing Ze Germans.

Best of luck with YT Smile
  • + 5
 Hells yeah, Brett! I've been eyeing one of those bikes as my next ride. Good times ahead.
  • + 8
 Damn it Tippie, I wanted my Sons and YT Deutchland to give me that job. signed Royhud. (Cam & Howie Z's Dad) Buena Suerte amigo!
  • + 14
 Rule of Pinkbike:
When Tippie writes something in the comments, you up-like it first, then read it.
Love Tippie!
  • + 6
 Nice one Tippie! Tequila tonight!!
  • + 5
 Your a bloody legend Tip
  • + 4
 keep legending dude !!!
  • + 1
 @femto505: I read as well but could not read fast enough
  • + 2
 hopefully I'll see you at the Stevie smith memorial race or at the bc bike race again!
  • + 1
 @JoseBravo: if you rode a mountain bike good enough they would be given to you for free
  • + 1
 @properp: "free" I am pretty sure those free bikes are part of a contract
  • + 1
 @shuttleking: rad name shuttleking . haha . more shutt-lin and less trailies pedaling up !
  • + 1
 Killer!!!!! Maybe YT can have a MFG Forum entry on PB instead of user-generated threads.
  • + 1
 @Rucker10: The Grip!
  • + 104
 Yeah, Tippie! Youngest 'old guy' I know. Forever 21!
  • + 2
 I guess they didn't want to print Gwin's quote: "Can I get some earplugs?"
  • + 64
 Rocky's loss. YT's gain


From the interview "Do you have any hidden talents that people wouldn’t expect from you?"

Brett can suffer like a mofo and not complain.
  • - 5
flag ratedgg13 (Mar 15, 2017 at 18:39) (Below Threshold)
 Honestly I'm kinda surprised that he left Rocky... I guess it's tough to compete when YT has all the big $$$.
  • + 4
 @ratedog YT are a super progressive company and have done a great job of calling the industry out on their overpricing. The reason YT have the $$$ is because they're doing a better job of creating value than anybody else at the moment. They have a cool image and are making sick bikes at great pricepoints. What that's doing is 1) providing people with sick bikes and 2) forcing other companies in the industry to find ways to create better value to compete. I appreciate how YT's model is upsetting a few bike shop owners because it's turning the way the industry works on it's head, but for the consumer it's leading to great bikes and good times and the rest of the industry is going to have to adapt to survive, like every other industry has had to do in the internet age.
  • + 58
 Wow man 9 years sober. That's amazing. Life's better without that shit. Keep up the good work. Addiction is an awful disease. @bretttippie
  • - 1
 where does it say that?
  • + 2
 @endlessblockades: "proudest moments in his career".
  • + 1
 @chileconqueso: Thanks - missed that.
  • + 2
 That's so rad! Sooo many people have no idea how hard it is to break free from addictions. Especially for people who charge 110% in life. They tend to take that full-throttle attitude to all aspects. Be that riding bikes, fitness, relationships... or drugs/drinking. Good on you! Being sober is awesome.
  • + 55
 Ohh this seems to fit so well. Its like party meets party at a party, and they mate. I have no idea what Im saying but still. Its sick
  • + 34
 "Its like party meets party at a party, and they mate."

Standards may be a hot topic in the mtb community, but from here on out, this shall be the standard description of YT.
  • + 28
 There you go @YTIndustries - your new t-shirt.
  • + 3
 Awe hell yeah
  • + 6
 Don't forget A-a-ron!
  • + 27
 They almost had me at Gwin, but add Tippie to the equation, and YT now has my full attention.
  • + 25
 Called it! I am so stoked on all the athletes switching to YT, Canyon, and Commencal. Such cool brands! Killing the shops though, they employ young shredders so that they can buy bikes.
  • + 8
 yep, this company makes it; yt will be soon the best entertain-mtb company in the world.
  • + 15
 Traditional bike mfgs are going to have to adapt their distribution models to continue to compete. Shops will have to adapt their business models to focus more on service and accessories. There are already several service-only MTB shops in the Vancouver area that are providing excellent services and no attitude about bringing in a direct sales bike for work. The owners also don't have to carry the inventory risk of stocking bikes. I see shops going more in that direction and/or doing what Trek is with dealer supported direct sales.

Distribution adds a lot of cost with little value to the end consumer.
  • + 25
 Tippie for president!
  • + 22
 "In the native world, you are wealthy when you have many friends and memories, so I must be loaded!" -THIS, always this. Greatest thing I've read in a long time...
  • + 23
 The ultimate ambassador of good times, well played YT, well played.
  • + 22
 Cam Zink with the zinger!! Hahahah
  • + 5
 That was so good it was already in my clipboard, so for those who skimmed........paste:

YT is living up to their namesake and hiring the hottest Young Talent. Brett Tippie is a future legend and if you don't already know him, you will soon!—Cam Zink
  • + 18
 YT Is just killing the game!!! So stoked.
  • + 13
 Is their anything better than a cool company making cool stuff succeeding to the degree that yt has. I mean they have very nearly single hand-idly been responsible for the huge change within the bike industry over the past couple years, and by that i mean the price of good bikes. With everyone complaining about how expensive mtb's are, and yeah they are. its easy to forget how much cheaper top level bikes have gotten compared to 3 or 4 years ago. I remember buying a trek slash for 3,800 dollars that didnt even come with a rear thru axle. Trek sold a freaking all mountain bike with a QR rear axle. And now you can buy an absolutely kick ass bike with bitchen suspension and equally bitchen components for 3,000 from YT . Thats fucking awesome. A bike specked like that 4 years ago was 4,500 to 5,500 dollars.And you can see it across the board for the most part, companies making steady improvements in prices. So thanks to yt and congrats to Tippie.
  • + 13
 F'n makes me want to sell my bike and get a Jeffsy.
  • + 6
 @WasatchEnduro: You could probably get a Jeffsy and a Capra for the same money you can sell a 2016 or newer 5k original cost bike for. I got my Capra AL for less than I sold my old bike for. 800 in my pocket!
  • + 6
 @WasatchEnduro: Makes me want to sell myself on craigslist to get a Tues.
  • + 14
 Just one of the nicest guys out there. Still paving the way! Props to YT for adding this legend to their team that's a great fit. Team video soon?
  • + 11
 Smart move on all counts..... but what's YT all about anyway? Hilarious how half the brands and race teams claim the 'Good Times' mantra. I doubt that can be contested with YT now that they're totally stacked. Any demo days coming to Utah this year?
  • + 5
 Outerbike at this end of this month!
  • + 1
 @bhowl: Cool, thanks!
  • + 12
 I'm so inspired by Brett!! Him, Wade, and Richie used to get me so stoked to ride back in the day and it's so rad to wake up and still be getting psyched seeing him crush it! Rock on Tippie!
  • + 12
 Tipp put all his rocky mountain bikes up for sale on his facebook page a few days ago. Now I understand why. Nice move, not many pro athletes still making new deals after this long in the industry.
  • + 15
 "Kranked throw back movie"



Yes
  • + 11
 Well deserved to be paired up with a brand and team who can truly utilize Tippie to the next level. Inspiration to us old farts who ride for the good times!
  • + 12
 Very cool! I wish there was a way I could just up vote the whole article itself!
  • + 8
 Life goals... at the young age of 48, on 4-5 hrs of sleep!
"Wake up with my kids at 7:30am, help get them to school, check the weather, do a quick surf online, take care of business or tasks, go for a shred in the local mountains, pick up my girls from school, do some activities with them (skiing, swimming, bike riding, frizbee, Brownies, ballet, art, etc.), have dinner, tune bikes and/or boards, put my kids to bed, go for a night ride in the local woods, surf online, return emails, and go to bed at 2-3am. Recharge and repeat."
  • + 4
 I know right! I had to read that twice, I've got two kids similar ages so I get it but if it were me I'd still be out of batteries by 10pm Smile

Sounds like a pretty sweet way to run your life if you can take the pace tho!
  • + 12
 Tippical stoke level from Brett
  • + 12
 this guy might have the best life in the world.
  • + 8
 Brett is one of those rare people who can meet a complete stranger and almost immediately make you feel like you've been his friend for years. He doesnt hold back, is absolutely open to everyone and overflows with positive energy. On the bike or off the bike he's a huge inspiration. Congrats YT and Congrats Tippie. May this partnership last for many years to come.
  • + 11
 Best of luck in your new adventure Tippie.
  • + 8
 Someone wrote somewhere that "Tippie is mountain biking's spirit animal". I think that sums it up perfectly. Good on you YT for picking up a timeless Icon of our sport. That's a real coup.
  • + 11
 What an exciting time for you @bretttippie!
  • + 8
 Makes perfect sense. If Tippie were to be reincarnated into a bike, odds are high it would be a YT even before he signed with them.
  • + 10
 Tippie is by far the hardest working man in MTB, keep it up budday!
  • + 10
 I'm going deaf from reading the article because I'm using Tippie's voice
  • + 6
 You know that episode of Family guy where Peter keeps running outside to getting into some kinda piece of transportation such as a tank, helicopter etc etc and finally Joe Yells "where do you get the money for all this!?"

I'd like to ask YT the same thing now that they sponsor half the f*cking bike industry lol
  • + 4
 To the Peter-copter!!
  • + 4
 Have you not seen all the YT bikes everywhere out on all the trails? That's where their money comes from. All the thousands and millions and trillions of bike sales. Only have to look at the pinkbike forum too. The YT Jeffsy and YT Capra owners threads are extremely popular.
  • + 2
 @RailingRuts: out on the north shore? I think I have counted... Two, yeah maybe three.

I'm sure that's all gonna change now.
  • + 4
 @2bigwheels: There are loads of them out on the trails here in the UK! Smile
  • + 0
 @RailingRuts:

Trillions? Really?

@2BigWheels:

5-6 dudes is half the bike industry?
  • + 4
 @WolfStoneD: you need to take a ride on the Hinden-Peter and find out how to spot sarcasm.
  • + 10
 Well alright Tippie!!!!!! Best of luck to ya old bird Smile
  • + 10
 Congrats Tippie! Freeride forever!
  • + 7
 Brett tippie is the one mountain bike ride my wife recognizes, we were at Whistler and she pointed him out to me as he was passing us bye. Said "hey tippie" and got his whoooo! a smile and a wave from him, made my day!
  • + 10
 Legend. Nuff said.
  • + 9
 Call me crazy, but I think this direct to consumer thing will do alright.
  • + 9
 YT is super stacked! What a line up.
  • + 6
 This story must set the record for upvotes! Keep up the positive vibes Tippie - nice job! YT sales are going to soar for sure!
  • + 7
 Wait, Tippie only sleeps 4 hours a night?! No wonder he gets so much more done in life than me.
  • + 9
 This made my day!
  • + 8
 4.5 hours of sleep, good thing Red Bull is on his side too.
  • + 4
 Don't get how he does the 4.-5 hrs sleep thing! I'm a lot younger , no kids, eat well and train...Still need a solid 8hrs! Haha Dude is a machine..
  • + 7
 Congrats Tippy. Keep shredding hard and having fun. Youre an insperation to me, thats forsure. Thank you for that.
  • + 8
 This was so unexpected but makes so much sense. Good move, yt.
  • + 7
 This is going to create some epic MTB greatness! Congrats Dude!!!
  • + 6
 "If I could clone myself, I'd be so happy...I'd be beside myself!!" Classic.
  • + 3
 "Enduro, trail or downhill?

Freeride!!! (But am glued to watching World Cup DH, EWS, Fest Series and cool trail edits too.)" Tippie such a free spirit! Congratulations yoiu well deserve it!!! Looking forward to your 30secs bike checks
  • + 6
 Stoked to see the director of good times on such a rad new up-and-coming brand I feel good things are in the mix
  • + 6
 Tippie I've only met you a couple times but after reading this I like you even more. Freeride! Good answer man
  • + 8
 Tip of the hat
  • + 8
 GET RAD TIPPPPPPPPIE
  • + 5
 Legend! Good job YT! btw am I wrong or Tippster is frame sponsored only? Durolux, DVO, Envie are not a regular YT equipment ?
  • + 8
 Congrats Tippie!
  • + 2
 Years ago I worked with a Group of Mexican Welders. These guys were the Best, Craziest bunch of people you could ever imagine. They were amazed at what I was doing on a bicycle. And I am not even near the same league as Tippie. Nonetheless they gave me the name "El Chingon", it means Bad Ass. That should be painted on Tippie's top tube, "El Chingon"! The Bad Ass! Cause he is!
  • + 1
 There is this other one, an old friend of mine that used to be national and panamerican champion in both xc and dh had written in her bike "La Masacoata"...tha one could be a good one for Mr Tippie.

Cheers Tippie, a dream job
  • + 6
 BbbbBraaaaaaappp!!!! For YT and tippie!!!
  • + 2
 I knew something was up when he posted all his bikes for sale, sad to see a Canadian-boy get off a Canadian brand, but oh well. I'm sure the minds at YT will utilize his skills to the max and Tippie will become the High sultan of the mountain bike world.
  • + 5
 You are the king Tippie. I would definitely throw some disc with you. Cheers to your new chapter.
  • + 5
 It would be awesome to get an honest opinion on Slayer vs. Carpa!
  • + 6
 Y Tippie!!! Hell yeah
  • + 4
 Good move for YT coming from a mid 40's guy with time to ride and money to spend on bikes....
  • + 5
 Makes more sense than Gwin
  • + 5
 What a great guy, all the best!
  • + 4
 I like him a lot, great commentator, great personality, old, and healthy. Very inspiring.
  • + 5
 best most fun sicket greatest interview ever! tippie is such a guy!
  • + 5
 YT = "Yeah Tippie!"

By the way, I still have my '99 Pipeline.
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 Congrats Tippie! YT is the perfect fit for you!!!
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 Flats for life!
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 Hell yeah Tippie!! When you are around John Hall next punch him in the leg for me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Go directley to Direct Sales...do not STOP...pass GO ,and please collect your $200.
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 man, that durolux fork looks so sexy on a YT.
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 Maybe we can see now SR Suntour equipped YT's? Best price in the game.
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 @StFred: I hope not, Fox & Rockshox look great!
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 @StFred: Yeah, is the pro bike cheaper than the retail version now?
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 Congrats Tippie!
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 Yeah Tippie!
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 I hope Gwin and Tippie do some promo edits. Party On!
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 Hey Tippie,goood times !!
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 Bring out a new free ride bike called "TIPPSEY"
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 Yippie!
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 Great move, best of luck for the future with YT Tippie.
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 great move for YT.
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 Everyone's gone Hollywood!
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 I think Brett Tippie is amazing and well deserved to be on the YT brand, But @camzink, sense when is Brett Tippie considered to be Young Talent? The guy is like 43 years old and has been riding bike just as long. #BrettTippieisalegend
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 Dude ..He's 48...Cam was getting at his attitude in his comment ..Not his chronological age! Age means nothing!
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 Set your humor detector to On.
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 Who the heck is YT going to get next? Steve Peat, Matt Hunter. They need a lady, maybe Jill Kintner or Anneke Beerten.
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 @rabidmonkfish: Missy would be awesome. Can't believe I forgot about her.
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 No mention of Ace Hayden being part of the team? And Angel?
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 Haha Guess my quote wasnt good enough! Stoked to have Tippie on the team as we are long time friends, aswell as coach camps together throughout the year!
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 called it
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 That last pic is the bottom of O'Henry...looks epic from that angle!
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flag jrocksdh (Mar 15, 2017 at 11:17) (Below Threshold)
 Plz dont call out illegal trails by name here...altho the masses proly dont know that name.
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 @jrocksdh: That's how the good news of fun trails spreads. Why keep a secret.
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 @biggame35: Because folks like jrocksdh treat trails on public land like they own them and want to hoard them as their own but they hide behind a 'hypothesized increased traffic on an unsanctioned trail may open it up to exposure' rationale.
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 @tcmtnbikr: if its not on trailforks than its generally not cool to make public.
Its called respect to the builders..dont u want to have the trail still rideable if/when u go to any given destination? We've had tons of closures..this trail was only reborn recently after being closed for 15 years.
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 @jrocksdh: haha thanks for the tip..
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 @jrocksdh: That's funny. That trail has been there for the 20 years I've been riding here. More primitive yes. 95% of the goods here are not on trailforks or any other maps/apps.
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 @tcmtnbikr: id say 75% is new, and its been about 3 years now since its was redone(reopened by the club)
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 I wonder how much they paid him??
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 Easy:
1 Capra
1 Tues
1 Jeffsy

and then

1 boubon
1 scotch
1 beer
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