Video: Kamikaze Bike Games - Pro GRT DH and Dual Slalom

Sep 21, 2014 at 10:50
by Root One Productions  

40 Comments

  • + 17
 Great recap of the DS, especially. Bikes are fun. Wow, crazy that a non downhiller won the DH race on a non downhill bike...but more power to him haha
  • + 5
 I guess it shows how much AM/Enduro bikes have come on over the last few years.

But damn, how are we meant to slag off Lefty's now?
  • + 1
 Remember when Expert DH at Big bear was won on a hardtail? That was 2002/3.
  • + 6
 To all you guys who downplay the speed and skill in Enduro, realize this is what we're up against: Full-on national level DH speed for 10+ minutes on trails we've barely seen, followed by doing it again on the next stage. Build enough fitness so the pedaling doesn't bother you and you'll love the format.
P.S. Did he drop first cuz he got a flat or something in qualifying?
  • + 4
 I believe also that enduro is down played at times and that it Does require technical prowess and Mad endurance, but it is not "full on national level DH speed" down full on DH tracks, in general.....This is my opinion and I don't mean any offense..but if an enduro stage is on a real DH track, most enduro riders, with this winner very much excluded with a hand full of others, are certainly not going "full on national level DH speed" down them. With this race and some others as an exception, downhillers (And I'm not talking about the bike of choice, more so the discipline) will almost always be faster going downhill than an "enduro" or all mtn rider...that's what they're specialized in...phat props to this winner though.
  • + 2
 And by the way...you very well may be an exception to the rule (;
  • + 2
 It was weird... There was no qualifying.
  • + 2
 lelandjt . I totally agree with you i entered a Enduro race last month on a DH bike ! man was a crazy ride . i gained so much more understanding of the Enduro scene . they are tough son's of bitches
  • + 8
 Wish they'd shown the lefty going through that top rock garden!
  • + 3
 I saw him hit the rock garden and it was insane the speed he went throught it on that bike!
  • + 1
 There a small clip here (1:06) youtu.be/Cj7yUgNdU2w
  • + 7
 Dual slalom is an awesome event, why isn't this seen more?

Congrats to Marco for killin it on the lefty
  • + 3
 Don't want anybody to take this in the wrong way but just because he was using a lefty doesn't make it any more special....

Im more stoked he won it on an all mountain/enduro bike!
  • + 2
 It's more "special" because he beat DH racers, on DH bikes, on a DH course, using a 6" bike.
  • + 6
 Fucking fuck yeah!!!! Lefty for the win!!!
  • + 12
 Must have been all right-hand corners.
  • + 4
 Being a MTBiker is about being well rounded at all disiplines of riding. IMO
  • + 4
 kevin had an insanely good weekend, congrats to him!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 Strong showing for Cody Johnson. nice work.
  • + 2
 Props for Marco killing The Dh Elite with just half a Fork. Great recap
  • + 2
 This is a bit more like dh this time, nice
  • + 4
 an "enduro" bike won
  • - 2
 You re right! But I didn t say this was dh ... It s looks more dh than the 10 XC riders' race
  • + 3
 I thought the Pinnacle race turned out better then the course preview made it look. i know new ideas scare the MTB/ pink bike community, but with a little work i think that format would be pretty cool. maybe the WC could even add a round or 2 like that in there season, just to mix it up.
  • + 4
 so the lefty wins the DH....say whaaa
  • + 2
 It's the Indian, not the arrow...
  • + 2
 Damn, Aiello with a 1/2. Nice.
  • + 1
 holy smokes..! dual slalom is hot....

P"
  • + 3
 He'll yeah. And I realized why I like dual slalom so much more than 4x. In Dual, the two racers are both slamming the corners at full speed, riding as fast as they can. 4x is a lot more about 1 guy hitting the dialed line and the others having to deal with what they get. It's still takes skill no doubt, and can make for a good race, but two guys wheel to wheel slamming berms at 100% is sooo much more fun to watch!
  • + 1
 When we went from dual to 4 cross I think the idea was good but it just didn't turn out good.
  • + 1
 4x had good potential, but too often tracks were one line and didn't offer much for passing opportunities.
  • + 1
 @RedBurn- since when do xc riders ride dh bikes at 60 mph over big jumps
  • + 1
 As 1 of the 2 hecklers out there, I wish we made the video.
  • + 1
 Good job to the "human highlighter"! xD
  • + 1
 So rad!! Thanks for being out there and covering the event!
  • + 1
 DEATH BERM!
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