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Video: The Nine Wheels Documentary

Dec 1, 2022 at 1:42
by ReverseComponents  
Words: Reverse Components

The film tells the story of the Schneeberger family a.k.a The 9 Wheels (Les9Roues).
Mountain bike stars of the future, Emric (10) and Raoul (13) are home schooled by their parents Toni and Laetitia. They live in their motorhome, going from bike park to bike park across Europe, a decision prompted by the discovery of a neurodegenerative disease in Laetitia. This film explores what it is like to live with a disability, brotherly love, the devotion of parents and ultimately, what it is like to live life one day at a time. A family living life to the fullest. This film is packed with emotion, soul, hope and footage of the boys shredding hard!

The 9 Wheels Update - December 2022

bigquotesToday, after 1 year since the filming, we are still travelling. Raoul is 14 and Emric 11 (4 years living in a camper). 
Our lives are still dedicated to MTB, BMX. 
A friend is now helping to look after the boys' future regarding MTB, so we can focus on education. 
The boys saw the film, so I explained about my cerebellar ataxia saying that there’s no treatment but to be happy, fit and patient is my way to enjoy life! 
We are all different, my life is different but it doesn’t mean that I can’t be happy. I love them, I love Toni, I love Festi, I love my life!
We are currently in the UK. 
I (Laetitia) found it necessary to ask for an electric assistance on my trike because the places we enjoy the most are in the mountains areas. 
I have also my wheelchair now. It’s easier for us to go to rendezvous, shopping or houses… 
We are convinced that we found the right way of life. 
We can spend a lot of time together and the boys are so mature, they are learning very quickly to be independent! 
They are doing sport everyday and outside. 
Toni is planning to fly (paragliding) again and even if I am more and more dependent, as long as I am with my family, we are happy, I can ride my trike and we are surrounded by loving, caring people, life is beautiful!
Laetitia Schneeberger, Mother


A special thanks to the Schneeberger family for the bravery and openness to share their story,
to Santiago Burin De Roziers for the vision to create this documentary and for the support from Transition Bikes and Reverse Components to make it happen.

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29 articles

  • 54 0
 Best thing I've watched this year !! All the best to this amazing family.
  • 25 0
 Now that's a man! Standing by his family and being there for them when life takes a turn. Fantastic story, with incredible parents, and great boys. Thank you for sharing!
  • 20 0
 Very moving and inspiring. These boys can be proud of their parents
  • 10 0
 That is trully beautiful. Much love and hapiness, and also sad for sure. Props for this family, such rads mom and dad, and amazing kids with a bright future. Keep rolling kids!
  • 13 0
 Wow... this is amazing.
  • 8 0
 Out of words. Most inspiring video this year. Thank you for sharing. Keep on loving.
  • 7 0
 brought a tear or two this one did...Amazing to see the lifestyle of goodness. I wish you all the health and happiness. Thank you for sharing x
  • 5 0
 Thank You for sharing your story. It is truly inspiring to see the love and dedication from Toni, and how all of you live every day to the fullest. KEEP GOING STRONG.
  • 6 0
 What a wonderful family and inspiration. We should all strive to live such fulfilling lives.
  • 6 0
 Such an awesome family and story.
  • 6 0
 f....g inspiring!!! closed my laptop and took my son for a ride.....
  • 5 0
 26m gap jump at 12 years old... soooo rad!
  • 5 0
 Can't beat this,a man must stand by his wife and kids no mather what.
  • 3 0
 Not ashamed to admit I shed a few tears. Family IS everything, and this is a prime example of that. Love the strength, love the love.
  • 3 0
 Thanks for the feedback. Thats how we felt about their story too. An inspiration for everybody.
  • 5 0
 This made me cry a bit. Very moving and holy moly those kids rip.
  • 5 0
 Amazing! Thank you.
  • 4 0
 beautiful people, beautiful story
  • 4 0
 "We always have a different garden" - wow, I love it!
  • 4 0
 What fantastic people thanks for sharing your story
  • 7 3
 Long live Homeschooling
  • 3 0
 Thank you for sharing your beautiful story.
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  • 3 0
 I am speechless.........
  • 2 0
 Mountain Biking truly is the best life
  • 2 0
 That was amazing, you 5 rock Smile
  • 2 0
 WoW. Amazing people!
  • 2 0
 This is awesome Smile
  • 1 0
 I'm quite moved by this. Also... Homeschool 4 Life!
  • 2 0
  • 2 0
 awesome & inspiring
  • 1 0
 Amazing film and amazing family
  • 4 7
 I would probably change the font type for the S's on the van logo.... Blank Stare
  • 1 0
 War is over dear friend, I'm 100% there is no tribute to the Waffen SS in this logo type. But any S with a lighting style will be close to the same design anyway.
  • 2 0
 @Variable-Visual: The war may be over but that hasn't made nazi symbolism acceptable. I am also sure it wasn't intentional but it still isn't a good look.

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