Video: Christian Rigal Brings His All-Out Approach to MTB in 'Crossover'

Nov 29, 2021 at 23:27
by Five Ten  

Christian Rigal Brings Fresh Ideas and a New Perspective to Mountain Biking, Inspired by His BMX Roots.

CROSSOVER starring Christian Rigal

Chrisitian Rigal is becoming a household name in the mountain bike community for his fast paced, all-out approach to riding. His history in BMX is undeniable with some of the most stand out video parts of a generation but his new passion for MTB is a breeding ground for creativity and a chance to look at the world with fresh perspective.

CROSSOVER starring Christian Rigal Photo Satchel Cronk

Rigal’s latest video part ‘CROSSOVER’ is his interpretation of how to ride a trail bike and what you can build when you collaborate and bring together a group of like-minded friends. To the purists, his different approach to riding might feel like a far cry from the more traditional side of mountain biking, but for Christian, it's been a refreshing new way to push himself and see what’s possible on a big bike.

CROSSOVER starring Christian Rigal


bigquotesWhat started as a blank canvas on a friend’s property quickly turned into a BMX inspired MTB zone. Using an old Church foundation from 1876 as our centrepiece, we went to work for 9 days on the tools and machines to make this crossover dream build a reality. Five Ten let me run wild with this and I can't thank them enough for trusting me and my vision for this project. Opportunities like this are rare and I am stoked to have had the chance to bring some of these crazy ideas to life, and hoping it inspire others to look at things differently and do the same!Christian Rigal


CROSSOVER starring Christian Rigal Photo Satchel Cronk

After countless days of prep and brainstorming, Rigal worked with the Shire Built crew alongside a talented list of friends who worked tirelessly to bring their shared vision to life. Behind the lens, Christian brought BMX legend in his own right, Darryl Tocco into the project to bring a more traditional BMX/Skate perspective to the edit.

CROSSOVER starring Christian Rigal Photo Satchel Cronk

bigquotesThis project would not have been possible without Matt and Lex who allowed us to use their land, along with the collective efforts of all my friends. I hope this video inspires others to get out and make the most of your surroundings! You don’t need a mountain to ride mountain bikes.Christian Rigal

CROSSOVER starring Christian Rigal Photo Satchel Cronk
CROSSOVER starring Christian Rigal Photo Satchel Cronk
Photos: Satchel Cronk

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55 Comments

  • 76 3
 He has a BMX background too.
  • 7 3
 exactly why it's titled crossover
  • 27 0
 who doesn't...
  • 6 0
 @bmx-background: Name checks out
  • 44 0
 Such a fun project, thank you guys for sharing this, hope it gets people stoked to go ride!
  • 50 9
 Came to see a Cross bike edit...leaving disappointed. Be safe be well, Incognito Robin
  • 3 23
flag Intense4life (Nov 30, 2021 at 9:09) (Below Threshold)
 rad as f#@k but nothing new.
  • 6 1
 @notoutsideceo Let's get together and make one!! My brother has a nice drone, I can direct shots and do the editing. I'd just need your riding skills in front of the camera and a couple of plane tickets to Colorado!
  • 33 3
 @danielfloyd: tickets...pffft! I'll send the Outside G6 to swoop you up then have a fleet of Tesla's transport you and your brother to my 'ranchette' that butts up against public land where I've fought the forest service for years and finally had the access road shut down to limit access!

My Topstone NEO Lefty is fully charged and ready to get the shot!

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 7 13
flag GotchaJimmy (Nov 30, 2021 at 11:55) (Below Threshold)
 lol how are you not tired of this yet? I sure am
  • 17 4
 @GotchaJimmy: Tired of what? Did I miss some new comments meme?!?

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 7 13
flag GotchaJimmy (Nov 30, 2021 at 12:11) (Below Threshold)
 @notoutsideceo: you're definitely missing something
  • 30 1
 Building your own curved wallride out of paving stones is commitment on a whole other level. Sick edit.
  • 1 2
 Best playground for the still not grown boys...
  • 22 0
 Log ride at the end was bonkers. So much nut cracker possibility on that feature.
  • 2 0
 Yeah my favourite bit of the vid I think @jibbandpedal
  • 8 0
 Christian's riding always fresh as F*&K, the rest of it was just total build-porn.
  • 5 0
 I like how they included the building crew in the edit and made them look cool.

P.S How do you vert it looks pretty simple? do you just unweight off the wall and turn your bars and look over your shoulder where you want to go?
  • 1 0
 pop off strait off the lip then turn and look down at your landing
  • 6 0
 I mean, practice on a bank first, just hitting 180s bunny hops jibs. Then progress to the transfer on a quarter, just basically doing hop turns. You won't go high enough to' "air" it at first, as you have to build up the confidence to go that high. It's also way easier to do on a smaller bike, especially because the long wheel base of a trail bike doesn't work well for the radius on most quarters.
  • 3 0
 Well yeah, mostly because the "building crew" is a bunch of legendary BMXers lol. Check some Fast and Loose videos on youtube.
  • 10 0
 Build Crew is so sick. Shire Trails boy are all sick riders and dope builders, and the Fast and loose (The real ones, f*ck pinkbikes knockoff F&L merch btw) were there too, Kris Fox and Corey Walsh are both at the leading edge of Transition Riding. Rad human beings. Kris' books are sick. Corey is the best Bowl rider on the planet and also gave me some tylenol when I broke my heel, so I rate him.
  • 2 0
 @Ksmcarthur: underrated comment of the year
  • 4 0
 @Ksmcarthur:

Corey Walsh, Kris Fox, Jason Watts… these are the dudes I follow, and I don’t even ride BMX. I just love watching that style of riding.

Those damned transitions when they air out of one side of a bowl and somehow like loop around to the opposite side just blow my mind every time.
  • 5 0
 Christian is becoming one of my favorites to watch. That skinny boner log over the tree was bonkers.
  • 5 0
 Awesome! Loved the log feature!
  • 3 0
 Fast and loose crew sneaking in there, those guys on big wheels would be something else !
  • 1 0
 Kris fox alread goes one million mph! I fear for the world if he took to big wheels!
  • 4 0
 So rad, Christian always bringing the heat!!
  • 1 0
 Love this so much. I hope to see him out shredding some day. I know he's in my zone often.
  • 4 2
 When does he climb to the top of the mountain?
  • 3 1
 It turns out having a BMX background can actually be advantageous.
  • 2 0
 Dude rips. That was fun to watch, similar feel to his BMX parts.
  • 2 0
 D-Tocco!!!!! #badtiming IYKYK
  • 1 0
 Well I found a new band to check out, very Black Angels-esque. And the riding was sick. Loved the log jump .
  • 1 0
 Really fun to watch! I personally like the design-and-build style of videos nowadays. Super!
  • 1 0
 YES CHRISTIAN !!!! SO SICK!!!!
  • 1 0
 As per usual, this is super dope.
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah, this is so mind blowing!
  • 1 0
 Loved every second of this!
  • 2 0
 Loved it
  • 1 0
 Sick part. Crazy build quality!
  • 2 1
 Something something BMX background... Great riding though!
  • 1 0
 @ChristianRigal Awesome Edit! you should get Home Depo sponsorship as well
  • 1 0
 hahaha that would be the dream sponsor! Thanks for the good words tho!!
  • 1 0
 AMAZING! and the spot looks siiiick
  • 1 0
 Hell Yeah
  • 1 0
 BMX-BG
  • 1 0
 Speechless!
  • 1 0
 so good!
  • 1 0
 SKILLED!!!
  • 1 0
 Super rad, well done.
  • 2 2
 Weak af riding as usual. Let me show u pepl the deal
  • 1 0
 got this on repeat
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