Video: N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Aug 18, 2015 at 1:01
by SCOTT Sports  
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N1NO`s 5th chapter of his #huntforglory webisodes is all about a journey to the roots of mountain biking. The 3x MTB World Champion meets one of the godfathers of mountain biking, Tom Ritchey, at his home in Skyline, Northern California. Tom Ritchey is the guy who was already racing bicycles, which we call 'mountain bikes' today, back in the 1970s on his backyard trails in the hills of Skyline and Santa Cruz. He built the first mountain bike frame, and since those early days, every new invention has been chased by another.

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Over the years Tom's focus has shifted from frame building to component design, but his obsession with functional, lightweight and reliable equipment has not wavered. Many Ritchey designs and manufacturing methods have become industry standards.

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Mountain bike racing has always been something Tom Ritchey has been passionate about. 3x World Champion Thomas Frischknecht was part of Ritchey`s Racing team in the 1990's. Still today, Tom creates World Championshipwinning parts for the top guys like N1NO. As a Co-Sponsor of SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing, Tom contributes to the Team`s success with innovative products and his experience.

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

N1NO and Frischi not only rode singletrack where mountain biking was born, but Tom Ritchey also showed them where the first frames where welded and where all of his his inspiration came from. N1NO got to know more about the early days, and Tom Ritchey explained how Mountain Biking came into existence.

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Video N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - In Search of the Beginning

Photos: Jochen Haar

Catch up with previous episodes here:
N1NO - Hunt For Glory, Chapter 1
N1NO - Hunt For Glory, Chapter 2 - On The Go
N1NO - Hunt For Glory, Chapter 3 - The First Big Battle
N1NO - Hunt For Glory, Chapter 4 - There's No Place Like Home

For more information, head over to: www.scott-sports.com


MENTIONS: @SCOTT-Sports




30 Comments

  • + 25
 What Ritchey says there about Nino is why i like him more than the other xc guys, he has fun on his bike trowing whips around and turning the bars when theres a jump or drop. Its not all power and performance its something deeper that only someone that truly loves bikes can have
  • - 10
flag icespec (Aug 18, 2015 at 8:21) (Below Threshold)
 it's the style....i don't like XC but i like Nino
  • + 2
 with his skillset, wouldn't be surprised if he tries enduro just for kicks.
  • + 4
 @icespec

what's wrong with XC? It's just mountain biking....
  • + 2
 Nino races ews events, I think top 20. Like Fontana. Xc guys are faster than dh racers going downhill and both riding xc bikes.
  • + 22
 This is the kind of video that makes me proud of calling myself a mountainbiker and be part of the wonderful community of mountainbiking.
  • + 18
 dat helmet though Smile
  • + 12
 It is always nice to see if someone goes back to the roots, respecting our elders and their efforts. Great vid Smile
  • + 12
 Tom ritchey looks like burt reynolds
  • + 5
 He still shreds for an old guy! On a fully rigid bike as well! Who says old people need full sus Wink
  • + 4
 I was just watching that thinking "Holy crap, Tom Ritchey's an animal!"
  • + 1
 I doubt anyone writing here could keep up with tom ritchey. Going up or down the hill. Guy rides 15-20k miles x year. Raced the South African mtb stage race, etc etc, was national junior champion I think....
  • + 1
 Ha - love the ending with Thomas egging Nino to ride the old P-21. I have a couple old Ritchey Timberwolves - they are pieces of art now (fillet brazed bars, forks and frame) but man they suck in ride quality compared to modern bikes.

The industry has come a long way!
  • + 1
 Tom ritchey is king, but the company holding is name is run by marketers. And company run by marketers produce bad products. 2x9 was not "invented" by ritchey. Remember what happened after marketing people told fisher was the inventor of mtb?
  • + 1
 "...But up here, it's where mountain biking started!". It's awesome to see someone like Nino Schurter totally geeking out on that. Seriously.
  • + 3
 My backyard trails ended up on a PB video. Kinda neat.
  • + 2
 Tom Richey had some Gary Fisher stuck in his teeth. Nothing some actual riding can't dislodge though.
  • + 3
 I need to get my Dad on a Mountainbike.
  • + 2
 I wish my grandpa shred like that
  • + 2
 id say he forgotten more then i know
  • + 2
 Felt Ritchey's humility while watching the vid..
  • + 2
 and he's still shredding it
  • + 2
 Jealous of his workshop, me....
  • + 1
 we all are...
  • + 1
 @SCOTT-Sports ,sorry but Frisky won just 1 World Championship (1996),not 3.
  • + 3
 03 and 05 marathon too...
  • + 1
 wait...what's up with the N1NO? Why not Nino? I miss something?
  • + 2
 probably "inspired" by Ke11y (Slater).
  • + 1
 Awesome episode, I'd love to go there and shred with the legend.
  • + 1
 thx man!

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