Video: Freeride Ain´t Dead

Apr 29, 2015 at 8:38
by ROSE Bikes  
Views: 42,251    Faves: 482    Comments: 31


Open-cast mining, winding towers and industry – this is what probably comes to your mind first when thinking of the Ruhr Area. Hardly anyone will associate the Ruhr Valley with breathtaking lines and thick doubles.

However, this is exactly what you can find in some areas where the coal dust has settled and the nature has recovered. Tobi Wrobel, who has already participated in numerous events such as the Nine Knights Festival and is known for letting it rip, took the time to see what the area next to a six-lane motorway has to offer. He actually found top-class freeride lines, about which no one talks in times of enduro.

Making of the brand new Video Tobi Wrobel - Freeride ain t dead
Spot check in the morning.

Making of the brand new Video Tobi Wrobel - Freeride ain t dead
Ruhr valley trails - early season freeriding at its best!

Making of the brand new Video Tobi Wrobel - Freeride ain t dead
Saying goodbye to the winter with the first rays of the sun and 180 mm of travel.

Making of the brand new Video Tobi Wrobel - Freeride ain t dead
ROSE SOUL FIRE 3, 2015.


Video by El Flamingo Films www.fb.com/elflamingofilms


MENTIONS: @ROSEBikes




67 Comments

  • + 112
 who said freeride was dead?
  • + 26
 the last 5 video titles about freeride duuh nobody else though...
  • - 3
 Just a DH untaped run with a flip!
  • + 10
 i ride freeride all the time
  • + 3
 Well all the good old 180mm bikes (Cannondale Claymore, Scott Genius, sx trail or enduro evo, trek slash) now got a downgrade to 160mm suiting the enduro and 650b hype or are discontinued. Also rockshox has totally dumped their totem (I am still waiting for a comeback like they did with the pike). But I think there is a huge capability of a comeback by making uphill capable, super fun descending bikes, using air suspension like the vivid air or the new fox float x2. Like the rose soul fire: it weighs about 14kg I guess and you obviously can shred with it.
  • + 6
 The guy that tried to sell you a 29er.
  • + 0
 i mean you could buy my bike
  • + 4
 I'm riding a 2014 NS Soda - freeride set up. 180mm front and rear. 26" pure shredding-whipping machine. I love it.
(Waiting for that new Fox DH shock to come out) Smile
  • + 0
 I like to say that a real freeridebike is build up with a rock shox lyrik oder fox 36 float, because everthing else is quit heavy. I sold my freeridebike about 4 weeks ago (transition tr250) because it wasnt that what i want. i rode it for 3-4 months and i checked that i have more fun on a real dh bike! Now i have a knolly podium Big Grin *-*
  • + 62
 yeah bike companys, make more freeride bikes, that's what its all about, keeping it real, awesome vid
  • + 14
 i was just lookin around for a new 180mm bike too
  • + 7
 Freeride bikes are more than capable for us average riders. Bike companies probably enjoy the profit margins of there DH bikes better tho.
  • + 7
 anything with 27.5" wheels isnt freeride bra
  • + 13
 true. 26ers never die!
  • + 2
 Banshee Darkside..I traded my Nukeproof Scalp for this little fun machine, best decision i've ever made. 180mm of rear travel very light, playfull bike you have the choice between 26" or 27.5" and they look so dam good. Freeride bikes ain't dead.
  • + 23
 That booter at the end is farkin amazing ! Such a long down slope too , perfect location and perfect build
  • + 24
 That was SOOOOOO RAD !!!!!
  • + 17
 so riding a mountain bike down a trail is not dead? that's a relief otherwise this whole website would be pretty pointless. excellent video!
  • + 15
 Nice use of slo mo. Only used to highlight the absolute absurdity of those jumps!
  • + 13
 Freeride and 26 resurrection!!!
  • + 10
 freeridin aint never going to die..isn't that what most of the bike parks are?
  • + 7
 Yup. That was pretty bad ass!
  • + 4
 That's why my riding sucks. I've been buying into the whole 5 10 hype when really I should be wearing Adidas Samba's like this cat! Excellent riding!
  • + 6
 Hell yeah! Sick jumps and nice bike, need more like them IMO...Smile
  • + 5
 Loved it start to finish!
  • + 6
 RUHRTAL! Bäm!
  • + 5
 Yep!! I want to ride now.
  • + 6
 That woke me up !
  • + 3
 Faved partly because of the title, but that was some sick riding!!! that slo mo jump was huge...
  • + 1
 Slope is the strongest thing in the sport & that's highly unlikely to change. It's as "freeride" as anything else.

Get rowdy, go big & stuff your fvckin' labels.

Love the big step down sender @ the end bruh.
  • + 2
 Schönes Ding ! Der letzte Sprung ist echt nicht klein. Ich hatte meinen Spass. Grüße in den Pott
  • + 4
 Hell yeah
  • + 2
 Yooooooo that was soon sick best edit for a while VOD for sure props on that last hit m80
  • + 3
 Hell yea that was awesome!! freeride isn't dead by a long shot
  • + 2
 That was , well friggin groovy!!
  • + 3
 bikeporn
  • + 1
 Fettes Video!
Ist hier jemand so nett und nennt den Spot per pn?? ((= Danke im voraus
  • + 1
 Glad I got the NS Soda before they went to the 27.5. My bike is perfect for what I love to ride.
  • + 1
 As long as there is something out there to shred and huck, Freeride will not die.
  • + 2
 Sweet jump to finish
  • + 1
 Nice video. And nice looking bike!
  • + 1
 such a sick vid!!! Gets me all exited to go ride! song?
  • + 2
 I´m gonna do my thing - Royal Deluxe
Cheers!
  • + 1
 When all mountains are levelled flat, freeride might be die.
  • + 2
 that last double is huge
  • + 1
 Since when did people consider it dead?
  • + 4
 Freeride is 26"
Enduro and DH are 27.5" or 29"

Sadly nowadays the main focus on the industry is purely on racing against the clock, and not on hucking big shit and doing real freeride like in the first half of the New World Disorder series.
  • + 4
 It's not even racing against the clock because 26" bikes are not slower and they were proving that to their last minutes on the circuits.
  • + 5
 I didn't mean to say that bigger wheelsizes are faster, but I can see how my post can get interpreted that way Smile

It's just that the only 2 real freeride mountainbiking 'competitions' left are Red Bull Rampage and the FEST Series. Where 10 years ago all the focus on extreme type of cycling were on having fun, building and hitting north shores, road gaps, etc, nowadays it is rather focussed on who can be that 0.1 second faster on the downhill track.

Don't get me wrong, I love riding downhill, but I get much more pleasure out of the trail when riding at 90% of my maximum speed, than when I give it my full 100%, pedal as fast as I can on every part that allows me to, and purely put my mind to being that 0.1 second faster and being totally out of breath, instead of focussing on the feeling of freedom that riding gives me and to rather try to catch a nice flow.
  • + 1
 havnt watch this type of video for a long time?
  • + 1
 Rose advert ?
  • + 1
 huge!
  • + 1
 Jeebus.
  • + 1
 Fucking awesome!
  • + 1
 YEAhhhhhhhhhhh!
  • + 1
 That was awesome!
  • + 1
 That was very good!
  • + 1
 great vid Smile
  • + 1
 Smile
  • - 3
 Freeride Ain´t Dead is like saying mountain biking is dead?
  • - 2
 Can't even tell what bike that was?? The trail is sik tho!!!!
  • + 5
 A Rose Bikes Soul Fire.
It says it directly underneath the picture of the damn bike lol
www.rosebikes.co.uk/products/bikes/mtb
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