Darren Berrecloth 72 hours in Chatel - Video by Freeride Entertainment

Aug 3, 2010 at 9:31
by Freeride Entertainment  
Follow Darren Berrecloth for 72 hours as he prepares for the Chatel Mountain Style in France. "A lot of people don't really understand the commitment it takes to compete all over the world on a weekly basis through the summer. This video is truly an insider look at how my life is in contest season and I am stoked for everybody to see what it is really like!" says Berrecloth.
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Specialized Bicycles and Freeride Entertainment are proud to announce a new partnership for 2010/ 2011.

As in almost every aspect of cycling, Specialized has been strongly involved in the roots of freeriding through their company vision, team roster and bicycle technology. Joining forces with Freeride Entertainment, Specialized has created a perfect partnership to showcase their involvement in the sport.

"This is a great new relationship for Freeride. Specialized has always been about quality and progression, which means we share the same core values! When we look around at what is going on with the internet and mtb industry these days...... it is fairly standard issue. Specialized has given us full creative control to go out and do what we do best. Create the world's best mountain bike content."

Derek Westerlund – Freeride Entertainment

"Derek and his crew are perfect at capturing the personality and talent of Specialized riders like Darren and Matt. We all have the same passion for riding and high standards in the work we do…if you can call it 'work'!"
Sean McLaughlin – Specialized

Responsible for the epic NWD series, Freeride Entertainment has a number of exciting projects in the works for 2010 /2011. Freeride is excited to release their first video for Specialized following Darren Berrecloth on whirlwind trip to Chatel Mountain Style.

"A lot of people don't really understand the commitment it takes to compete all over the world on a weekly basis through the summer. This video is truly an insider look at how my life is in contest season and I am stoked for everybody to see what it is really like!" says Berrecloth.

Stay tuned for more Specialized and Freeride Entertainment vids coming soon.


51 Comments

  • + 9
 awesome, we need more vids like this.
  • + 3
 agreed
  • + 1
 I think they should have made the approach for that jump shorter. Seemed too easy with 2 pedal strokes. Wow. That run was nutty....high speed and huge airs amidst large rocks. Sweet.
  • - 1
 too easy?!! its a 40ft drop into steep tranny into an immediate right hand berm. ive seen the drop, its nuts!
  • + 7
 ...sarcasm
  • - 3
 yes you're right, drop is way to close to the landig... so it's getting super hard to drop it!
  • + 4
 gnar
  • + 3
 -core
  • + 9
 interesting with the flights, shows its not all fun and hucks for the pros.
  • + 21
 Loving his dodgey french. The classic speak slow and in a french accent, they'll definitely understand then.
  • + 6
 that drop was sick
  • + 1
 usa/can -> frankfurt 10h -> geneva 22h -> chatel oh my God that's not the shortest way possible. no direct flights to France? am I missing something?
  • + 4
 Probably the best way to get anywhere in Europe from Vancouver. Going through Frankfurt...
  • + 0
 why the hell is he using the specialized own brand pedals?
  • + 4
 cos hes a special boy
  • + 1
 the mag specialized pedals are actually decent
  • + 2
 missed his flight didnt he
  • + 1
 it's good pedals
  • + 1
 have you seen the pins on them?

crap much
  • + 2
 Great vid! sick course, you need balls to ride something like this, balls of steel that is!!
  • + 1
 I like it doesn't mention the organiser didn't get him to Geneva airport on time and he missed his flight and had to spend another day in Geneva.
  • + 2
 funny how the store guy doesn't even recognize him! hello, you work in a BIKE shop. Smile
  • + 1
 I was thinking exactly the same thing. Ok, one can't know everybody, but come on Darren is definitely not anybody.
  • + 1
 life as a pro sure looks tough haha. lots of committment though, killer vid
  • + 1
 That first drop is f**kin huge. It baffles me to see how he soaks it up so nice with a mid travel bike.
  • + 1
 C'est si bon....love the dodgy french lingo he spraffs...quality vid.....chatel is mental...hats off bearclaw
  • + 2
 Nice Dancing Semenuk, Dont quit your day job.
  • + 2
 whats he having for breakfast? Looks like an ice cream cone?
  • + 1
 it's one extremity of a "baguette" with a lot of butter...
  • + 2
 Man...you know nothing about baguette, do you? Big Grin
It's one of the tip of the baguette he is eating, and by the sound, it's a crusty one.
  • + 2
 whats a baguette? sounds like a small shopping bag to me haha Razz
  • + 1
 French loaf Wink
  • + 1
 The drop is scarry. Im just wondering if somebody knows where i could get the sexy cap that Darren has, ^^.
  • + 1
 Haha, i've been in that same store for a new stem a day before the mountainstyle.
That mechanic is a genius Smile
  • + 1
 Awesome vid, hes rad. That course was gnar as f*ck. He didn't seem that pumped about all the travelling though.
  • + 1
 is there a vid for semenuk's run?
  • + 1
 That video is sick, this guy is seriously talented, balls of steel!
  • + 1
 That was sick, bearclaw is still one of the most skilled mountain bikers.
  • + 1
 he is the man! awesome rider!
  • + 2
 what a hard life...
  • + 1
 Pause at 2min 15 seconds. I spy a fox Rc4 air shock on darrens sxt
  • + 1
 Great Video !!! Way to go Bearclaw !!!
  • + 1
 well good! its nice to see some european mountains Smile
  • + 14
 the world needs more slopestyle courses like that. true mountains
  • + 1
 i couldnt even walk down that trail a few weeks ago. the video dosnt do it justice. seriously steep, seriously rough, and those drops are massive.
  • + 1
 Yeah, I was there last summer and this video really doesn't do justice how steep it is. The terrain is unforgiving too, like sharp rocks everywhere. Nice video!
  • + 1
 I want that job!
  • + 1
 thats hard ..
  • + 8
 and thats what she said
  • + 1
 Brandon's dance is win.
  • + 1
 Claw is a badass!

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