Must Watch: Nico Vink's End of Year Roundup is Nothing Short of Epic

Jan 12, 2018 at 3:18
by loose riders  
Views: 33,113    Faves: 425    Comments: 13

Video by ShapeRideShoot

Nico Vink is a man that doesn't really need an introduction. He kills it on anything with two wheels, he's one of the best trail builders on the planet and he is without a doubt one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. We decided it was time to pay tribute to what he's best known for: his style on the bike. After travelling pretty much all year, the Belgian native collected some mesmerising footage along the way.

Photo credit: Eric Palmer

loosefest 2017 by eric palmer
Nico hitting the monster jumps at Loose Fest like it's a set of BMX trails, is nothing but breathtaking. Every year the jumps get bigger and better, we can't wait what he has in store for us in 2018! Photo credit: Eric Palmer

Bike park laps before things got serious at Loose Fest. Photo credit: Eric Palmer

sending the final step up at Loose Fest
Hitting the massive step up at Loose Fest. Just look at the size of that jump. Photo credit: Ian Lean

Vink and Vinny T blasting the hero dirt in Cikole
Vink and Vinny T blasting the hero dirt at Bike Park Cikole, Indonesia. Photo credit: Mike Sakas

By Mike Sakas
Big berm transfer at bike park Cikole, Indonesia. Photo credit: Mike Sakas

Build it. Ride it with style. The Vink Line in Bike Park Chatel is epic. If you plan on riding one bike park in Europe in 2018, we suggest you choose Chatel. Photo credit: Shaperideshoot

Pure style. Photo credit: Shaperideshoot

Instagram: @vinknico @looseriders @shaperideshoot @bikeonscott


MENTIONS: @SCOTT-Sports




87 Comments

  • + 119
 Shout out to all the people stuck at work like myself who is fucking pumped after watching it but can't do much more than pop shovit the wheels on the bottom of their chair!
  • + 27
 you inspired me to do a double pop shuvit with my office chair.
  • + 3
 Fantastic
  • + 5
 @lilstud852002: Yeeeeessssss the best video in a long time.
Have a great 2018 full of Dh and jumps
  • + 6
 Shout out to the dude who took a picture of the step up and put it into perspective.... holy shiiiiit hole (pardon, I'm American).
  • + 51
 So much airtime, they should name a bird after him.
  • + 4
 Xerxes, like the Family guys falcon.
  • + 35
 i like the part with the berm.
  • + 37
 I liked the part where he was in the air.
  • + 8
 I laughed out loud when I saw this, in appreciation. Then I watched the video. Seriously, those berms.
  • + 5
 The part with the whip.
  • + 7
 my legs can't survive that kind of compression Big Grin
I wonder how many G's he's peaking when hitting those berms so hard
  • + 23
 I like the bit where he did all the things. Love that he's killing it in just regular Vans.
  • + 1
 hi top Vans???
  • + 2
 I recently bought some 5 10's, I should have stuck to Vans
  • + 15
 Nico is the king.. he built what, around 80% of the stuff ridden in that video? Builder/shredders get so much more respect in my books.
  • + 16
 I feel woefully inadequate as a mountain biker after watching this.
  • + 8
 Something just about all pink bikers will agree on
  • + 2
 @properp: Not me - I'm SO much better when nobody is looking! :-)
  • + 12
 The manual made me feel so warm inside...
  • + 10
 Few things beat a nice manual =)
I'd rather watch a video with a bunch of manuals on the trails rather than lots of very complicated tricks in a setup jump!
  • + 8
 @swampwolf: I agree with you. Gap jump to manual has always been my unicorn
  • + 2
 @swampwolf: youtube 'jared graves interbike footage' and go to 2:19. It's old, it's filmed with a potato, but I think you will appreciate the skill.
  • + 12
 Jan 12 and we already have the best vid of the year!
  • + 7
 I was fortunate to follow Nico on Serpentine and Cha-Nada in Chatel. I have never ridden that trail so hard and with so much flow then I did when I followed Nico he instantly improves your bike skills. He is also so humble and nice to everybody, great guy!
  • + 9
 He should try riding in a wingsuit
  • + 2
 Maybe just try some disc wheel covers
  • + 7
 Guess a Scott can take a hit.
  • + 6
 nosetaps are great (to watch Smile ) but the opposite of it, holy moly
  • + 2
 I could not believe the control when he rear wheel bonked the lip on that jump, any mere mortal would have been sent flying otb horrifically

Insane riding skills and and awesome video Smile
  • + 5
 Now that was a "Must Watch"
Nicko Vink flies like a bat out of HELLL!, said it in a very manly, husky voice.
  • + 2
 Dear Mr. Vink, Thank you for bringing funny tracks, like the VINKLINE in Chatel to the normal people. Riding this, or at least attempt to, makes watching your clips even more insane. An average Joe video viewer, just can imagine or even feel the G-FORCE you have, when you roll through your lines. Its ridiculous. When I rode the VinkLine in 2017. And you do not event get a bit squeezed in the turns. Props to you, Sir. Yours Sincerely Fanboy from Germany.
  • + 3
 My Gawd. When being alive and retaining function of your legs is a testament to your skill. He goes Biggly. Real big. The biggest!
  • + 5
 Nico Vink just became my favorite mountain biker.
  • + 4
 Man, I wish dudes like Nico were gettin Roczen-sized checks.. this is so rad..
  • + 2
 Total Steeze from another planet ! The fact that he’s a humble and laid back guy that everyone loves just adds to the man’s character. God I wish I could ride a bike like that.
  • + 3
 Is it already officially accepted truth that Nico is one of the greatest freeriders ever?
  • + 4
 Safe to say Nico spent half his year in the air
  • + 2
 I met Nico on a plane from Amsterdam to Rampage, who knew they fly direct to Virgin Utah, one of the nicest dudes I've ever met, and obviously a killer rider!!
  • + 4
 Amsterdam to Utah, Utah to Amsterdam? That is one hell of a culture shock for places where the people look the same at either end.
  • + 1
 @iamamodel: Lol it was Amsterdam to Salt Lake City (basically rampage direct), and you're right a bit of a culture shock, but SLC isn't too bad IMO (I live here). SLC is getting much more liberal/rational as the city is getting less and less religious.
  • + 2
 this dude could easily represent the like freeriding as a whole. tosses a bike around like its nothin
  • + 1
 As a belgian I am surpriced that an athlete of such class as Nico, is completely unknown to the general public in my country.
  • + 1
 Makes me wish i'd grown some balls n hit the "not even big" gap jump today. Now i've had a few beers and watched this i'd hit that pussy jump no probs. Nico is such a Legend
  • + 3
 I don;t know if anyone noticed but he sends it DEEP
  • + 1
 Good God that is ridiculously awesome! Best use of drone foot ever! Can't stop watching........
  • + 1
 finally some good music on an edit. I was getting tired of all the royalty free music
  • + 1
 wow so impressive. airing the shale line in whistler bike park at the start was the best part.
  • + 1
 Holyyyeee crap..Massive air. Great fun watching that..I may have to have a look at this vid, at least 10 more times..Thanks.
  • + 2
 No electric assist needed for that!
  • + 2
 Anybody know what shoes he's wearing?
  • + 2
 Nico is sponsored by Vans and by the looks of it SK8 Hi's
  • + 1
 Ladies and Gentlemen...... THE SHREDMINATOR!!!
  • + 2
 Wow, that was amazing!
  • + 2
 Loose Riders kick arse.
  • + 1
 Nicole Vink goes bigger than you.
  • + 1
 New definition of going deep! Do you even send it?
  • + 2
 That was so damn good!
  • + 1
 holy fack that was some huge air.
  • + 1
 That stuff is pretty cool but the 'Resolutions' video is a little better
  • + 2
 Well that was SICK!!
  • + 2
 Woooo RAD!!!
  • + 1
 Great riding with great music! What more could you ask for?
  • + 2
 Like,a minute or so plus? yeah but seriously the edit is on point , its rare that they put a good music on top of all that awesome riding.
  • + 1
 How does he fly with balls that big ??
  • + 2
 Tuck them in your sock.
  • + 5
 2018 Ball-talk violation. Noted.
  • + 1
 Man I love watchin Nico ride! Thanks for sharing
  • + 2
 Too good
  • + 1
 Look at those yardbirds fly!
  • + 1
 Just look at how he's holding his left grip in that last pic >.
  • + 1
 Well, I gave an attempt to do the hand "okay" emoji but it failed epically
  • + 2
 Cream de la crème!!
  • + 1
 @esus*$#christ, those jumps were HUGE!! Looked like a video game...
  • + 1
 Just siiiiick
  • + 1
 goooooog
  • + 1
 Rads!!!
  • + 1
 More, damnit!
  • + 0
 Enduro is dead NIco every one wants to rip it up like you
  • + 1
 4:34 enduro
  • + 1
 Radtastic
  • + 1
 the MAN!!!
  • + 1
 Geil
  • + 1
 holy smokes, AIR VINK
  • - 1
 End of year round up on January 12th? Over achiever

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