Brook MacDonald Opens up His DH and Trail Bikes - Video

Dec 15, 2015 at 14:54
by Brett Pengelley  
Views: 59,399    Faves: 802    Comments: 19


The first in a series of videos covering Australian and New Zealand riders and their scenes, produced by Fektor.

bigquotesThis location is where my career began here in Hawke's Bay, Napier. I rode these trails from when I first started riding, and the progression of everything around here has changed a lot. I'm stoked to live in a place with loads of good riding. - Brook MacDonald


MENTIONS: @Fektor




113 Comments

  • 107 14
 i feel like this edit would have been better raw, for multiple reasons.
  • 30 13
 Hopefully GT will be able to afford better music !
  • 7 4
 the producer chose the music, not the sponsor. talk to fektor
  • 15 2
 I don't know what that weird music is, but It's in alot of my friends gopro edits too
  • 6 13
flag mackster23 (Dec 16, 2015 at 14:45) (Below Threshold)
 Raw, and the whole edit on his trail bike. With a few short exceptions, that first section wasn't DH bike worthy.
  • 4 1
 It was all good. You could still hear him ripping everything even with crazy metal blasting.
  • 101 23
 Pretty sure GT isn't going to be stoked on seeing more videos of Brook on Treks.
  • 141 0
 if it was Jan 1 then they would have every right to be upset. But its still mid December and no doubt Brook is still under contract with Trek. There is literally nothing for GT to be upset about with this Video, Which was F**king sick by the way!!!
  • 17 1
 now I want a session.
  • 42 0
 its ok, the Athertons are still posting GT pics to balance things out
  • 9 2
 still, he could have sat on the sidelines after race season. pretty impressed with him - Trek should send him a bonus cheque. it's what, his third video in the last couple of months?
  • 11 5
 Woah, GT's these days are looking a lot like Treks.
  • 26 1
 please don't let "looks like a Fury" be a thing
  • 16 3
 Looks like a Fury.
  • 59 0
 His tires hate him
  • 61 14
 KILL THE MUSIC
  • 16 6
 I couldn't agree more! I'd like to see this in raw!
  • 6 5
 I really hope the Bulldog didn't choose this music
  • 1 1
 Been listening to 36 crazyfists while watching it, and i'm not even considering rewatching it with original sound
  • 42 0
 If Brook's bike could talk, it would promptly and politely tell him to fuck off.
  • 27 0
 Thanks for the love guys. It was an absolute pleasure shooting with Brook. The guys a machine!
  • 13 4
 Rad video @Fektor . Thanks. But such full speed, fast riding screams for faster music, or done raw.
  • 11 1
 so much hate on the music but I actually liked it. must be a those club days coming back to hunt me. only music I cant stand is country.
  • 5 2
 I enjoyed the music too, RAW and rock music in edits is always good, I like the change up with the electro-music!
  • 8 0
 I dunno, I liked the music...
  • 1 1
 I could still hear him tearing everything up, it's Brook.
  • 25 4
 I'd love to see Brook race enduro one day but I fear he would never post top 80 because he would always blow/burp a rear flat railing turns too hard.
  • 34 1
 placed 19th in EWS in New Zealand Earlier in the year
  • 8 4
 Must have been taking it easy that weekend.
  • 19 0
 Brook Macdonald spirit animal: Honey Badger.
  • 1 1
 @MrPulse ROFL!!!!
  • 18 1
 Cool! I didn't know the Chipmunks were making music again..
  • 12 0
 Would really like to learn some cornering skills from him.
  • 11 0
 No slomo, no shenanagins, loved it!
  • 13 3
 Music is: Hermitude - The Buzz (ft. Mataya & Young Tapz) - for those who're interested Wink
  • 5 1
 thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
  • 13 3
 I like riders better on treks
  • 6 1
 I was waiting for his rear tire to burp on the last corner he hit it so hard.
  • 6 1
 Brooks cornering is just insane. I can't imagine what slowmo of the bikes rear end looks like.
  • 2 1
 I would love to see all the flexing and shaking. I'm pretty sure he would destroy my wheelset in a ride.
  • 3 0
 Finally PB - none of this 'what do you do in the off season' or 'how do you clean your bike'. It's dark and wet in Northern Europe. We know. Show us more antipodeans shredding to cheer us up.
  • 5 1
 Awesome,so this is how to ride "Oliver's Twist"............
  • 3 1
 Not sure why and and usually I don't think this way but that music was awful. Ruined the video for me. Had to watch it on mute
  • 4 1
 Last vid of brook riding a trek.
  • 2 0
 He had no time to go through those twisty berms. what a epic video, definitely fav'd
  • 3 0
 One of my favorite riders....now lets see on a GT!!!!
  • 3 0
 The very last corner was a tyre burping?
  • 4 0
 Yup
  • 4 0
 well, that was unsoft
  • 4 0
 Holy shit
  • 3 0
 Brook, why so mad at those corners?
  • 3 0
 Is that Olivers Twist at the end ??
  • 1 0
 Was wondering about that too,doesn't look like Oliver's Twist...
  • 2 0
 yeeep
  • 2 0
 That's how it looks at Speed !
  • 2 0
 I thought this video was going to be him opening up his new presents from GT....
  • 1 0
 idk how it works...but I suppose hes getting every last mile out those bikes before he has to give them back or not be seen on them
  • 2 0
 Worth the anger caused, this vid is rad
  • 4 3
 I've been waiting sooo bloody long for someone to use this song in an edit, absolutely love everything about this video!!!
  • 2 0
 my dreams of being a world cup racer just went out the window
  • 2 0
 Macdonald, makes me think of french fries. Just sayin.
  • 4 0
 Doesn't everything?
  • 3 1
 Still looks like a session....
  • 1 0
 i'm sure Brook has schizophrenia and mild to high volume fits while riding bikes! Loosekent!!
  • 3 2
 Forget 'metal Monday's': make it metal always please. This music just made the whole video suck-turn down the volume!
  • 2 1
 1'13 THE BOMB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but they stole connorforrampage's song !!!!!!!!
  • 1 1
 Got a link to this tune dude?
  • 2 0
 Sick vid, but awful music choice.
  • 1 0
 Yeeeea Brook !! Sick vid mate !!! Chuuuuurrrr bro !
  • 1 0
 absolute f*cking weapon @Rhysmurdoch
  • 1 0
 Damn that fury looks Alot like a session must be a prototype Wink
  • 2 0
 #ONRAILS
  • 2 0
 More Fektor please!
  • 3 6
 Nice footage for sure. Thanks to Brook and the producers for putting it up. Definitely excited to see more of Brook on the GT bikes. I think him and the new team + GT can be something really special like the Syndicate or how Gravity Republic was. Frankly, the Trek bikes and brand are not terribly exciting. Good stuff for sure, but if my Nomad turned into Slash right now, I'd be selling it. A GT Sanction...well...welcome home!
  • 2 0
 You'd be making a mistake. The Slash, Sanction and Nomad are all kick ass mini-DH machines ready for anything you can throw at them, including a climb.
  • 10 1
 As a proud owner of a Slash, I have to say you're an idiot.
  • 3 2
 I am presenting an opinion--a point of view. That's how people have conversations. If everyone thought the same way, there wouldn't be much to talk about. That said, I personally don't find the Trek aesthetic very appealing. When I look at my Nomad out in the garage, I can't believe it's mine. I could imagine the same for the GT, but not so much for the Trek. That is my opinion.

But who cares, right? Well, I think Brook and that whole team are very dynamic and even a bit wild. I think the GT bikes really suit their style and I also believe that will create something special for that team and for us. I kind of think of these guys like a heavy metal band or something. Can you imagine if Slayer or Megadeth came out playing Rickenbakers? It wouldn't be right. I think the Trek was like that for Brook. That's just my point of view.
  • 2 0
 Its an opinion, relax. My opinion just happens to be right.
  • 2 1
 Be that as it may, I bet it's a fact that I could smoke you.
  • 3 0
 Now, now, it's OK to be insecure at your age Wink
  • 1 0
 some savagery going on down here by scotty boy LMAOO Wink
  • 1 0
 Now time for a vid Session on the Fury.
  • 1 0
 Super solid style and posture on the bike.
  • 1 0
 Awesome edit love it ????????????????????????
  • 1 0
 Week of ugly music for video ✧*。ヾ(。>﹏。)ノ゙✧*
  • 1 0
 Fast and looseeeee!!! thats the way i like it
  • 1 0
 Pengelley!!!
  • 2 1
 Two plum worn out Treks.
  • 2 1
 Hes so light on the bike
  • 1 0
 Tire vibrations all dey
  • 1 0
 GT: "....f*ck"
  • 1 0
 Second bike was a??????
  • 1 1
 Remedy Carbon
  • 3 0
 The new Slash 9.9 Carbon.
www.pinkbike.com/photo/12196007
  • 1 0
 Can I get a second opinion on the second bike please? I thought it was the Remedy, Slash would be darker/shinier?

But those were 27.5 or 29? no, seriously.
  • 1 0
 The 2016 model does look darker. My 2015 Slash 9.9 it is more of a matte finish like what he is riding. the fork looks like a 36 too.
www.pinkbike.com/u/angard008/album/2015-TREK-SLASH-99
  • 1 0
 Those sure look like 29 especially when he rides toward the camera, and if so, I don't know if I've ever seen someone shred on a 29er like that.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, maybe so.. He is for sure shredding. ha..
  • 1 0
 its a Slash carbon 27.5 lol my bad
  • 2 2
 what bike do think is the best GT or TREK

mine:GT
  • 5 0
 trek is higher quality, GT has better geometry. I own 1 of each, heh heh.
  • 1 0
 Session seem to be good at popping jumps, flicking around etc, whereas the GT Fury seems to be more of a go fast, straight and stable bike. I am really keen to see how the Bulldog does on the Fury this year.
  • 1 0
 How does he do that?
  • 1 1
 flume works well with this
  • 1 0
 Song poach
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