Video: Matt Jones' Story in 'Empire of a Dirt Jumper'

Dec 15, 2021 at 4:47
by MarinBikes  



Matt Jones has become an icon in the sport of Mountain Biking. He always has a smile on his face and no matter who you are, he has time for you! But is there more to Matt than double backflips and that classic British gentleman's charm? Whilst filming the launch of our all new Alcatraz dirt jump bike we tasked Alex Rankin to delve into Matt's story to find out where he has come from and what projects he has going on outside of his phenomenal talent on two wheels.

Oh... and you may have noticed that Matt and Leo were riding an all new Marin Alcatraz. Which is now available in 2 sizes; Short (385mm reach) and Long (430mm). Go check it out on our site.

2022 Marin Alcatraz
2022 Marin Alcatraz
Available as a complete and frameset



29 Comments

  • 29 0
 he looks a lot like that enduro racer jono jones
  • 3 8
flag Thehappydodo (Dec 16, 2021 at 23:47) (Below Threshold)
 That's because they're twins
  • 7 0
 @Thehappydodo: c mon are you kidding me? for real?
  • 3 1
 @funkzander: C mon are you trolling ?
  • 18 1
 Who needs a Toyota Tacoma when you can use a Lambo for the same purpose...transport your bike and trail tools.
  • 1 0
 Might tell my boss the same thing...thanks haha
  • 18 1
 Gotta love it. He's ballin' out of control in that Lambo. Go on Matt
  • 11 1
 Agreed, key board warriors hate on folks who do the YouTube and put themselves out there, I don’t know what they expect them to do for money. last time I checked the #core underground badass approach of keeping it low key doesn’t get much exposure.

Jealousy is a bitch;
  • 7 0
 Certainly seems to have his head screwed on right, looking at the long term and bigger picture and realising that the action sports side of social media ain’t going to last forever. Good luck to him I say, looks a sound lad.
  • 6 0
 Either love or not love Matt Jones. He's definitely one of the bigger MTB personalities going ATM... Dude is beast on the YouTubes with consistent content. Some of his stuff is a little repetitive, but for the most part, he's living the dream MTB pro life. Happy to see Breakless Ben get some light shined on him. He's a huge part of Matt's success and funny AF in the videos. Also the new bike frame is pretty decent.
  • 6 0
 Sick! Love the white bike
  • 1 0
 how good! take my money
  • 1 1
 Pretty sick!! Nice 1 Matt, love the Lambo
  • 2 0
 I like watching his vids. He's fun to watch and he always seems so stoked to see his buddies ride well and clear stuff they hadn't before. She knows it's not him but upon seeing Matt for the first time she told me she didn't know Harry Potter was a mountain biker!
  • 2 0
 Glad to see positive comments about Matt Jones, I thought his series about doing three new tricks was super good. He’s making good content and getting paid well for it. I’d much rather see a mtber doing that than some of the other you tubers who make videos of playing computer games
  • 4 1
 Interesting to see a pro mountain biker with a commercial mindset.....too many will fade away as they get old ......
  • 1 0
 Saw this video, thought about 45 seconds in..........Rankin. Gotta love a Rankin vid. The style is relaxed, chilled vibe. Actually even before I thought this must be made by Rankin, I thought, this is like a Sprung vid.
  • 2 0
 Always love his videos, seems like a cool guy with a friendly personality even after all he’s accomplished. Keep on goin Matt!
  • 3 3
 What's the point of having a training compound & being sponsored by Red Bull if you don't compete much....? (no FMB diamond events or Rampage?)
  • 7 0
 The compound is basically a studio for making video content. The sponsorship is to make video content. Matt Jones makes video content.
  • 1 0
 Plenty of Red Bull MTB athletes that don't compete. Most only put out interwebbs content. Matt Jones is one of them types.
  • 2 0
 What a guy! Absolutely smashing his dream.
  • 3 0
 God I miss summer
  • 2 0
 Trim them bars Matt!
  • 1 0
 It's aDJ and BMX thing for some reason.
  • 1 1
 I think Matt Jones may be the only approachable person to ever own a Lambo! Well done Matt!
  • 1 0
 Love Leo's style
  • 1 0
 So smooth
  • 1 2
 I followed him for ages but the first video showing off his lambo lost me.





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