Video: Bellingham Wildman Kelend Hawks' Massive Crash & Rock Roll Redemption

Apr 16, 2019 at 10:15
by Tannus Tires  


For the third of our four-part video series we present Kelend Hawks, a Bellingham trailbuilder and riding legend.


See more about Tannus Armour, an all-new tire insert that's as easy to install as a tube, here.

Also see parts one and two of our video series from Luca Cometti and Jaxson Riddle:

Part 1: Video: The Soundtrack of Luca Cometti Riding Tannus Tire Inserts
Part 2: Video: Desert Freeride at Full Throttle


MENTIONS: @Tannus



99 Comments

  • + 45
 Nice one, Kelafari!
  • + 10
 We never understood what this meant until meeting him in person. LEGEND.
  • + 18
 That was awesome!.....everyone in BHam rides Transitions just like everyone in Colorado has a hard-on for Yeti?
  • + 5
 Hahah yup...
  • + 47
 All the dentists in Colorado have a hard-on for Yeti. The rest of us prefer Guerrilla Gravity.
  • + 18
 @monsterville: Kona-rado over here, you buncha dirty turds
  • + 5
 or Evil or Kona
  • + 17
 Nah...I'm a Coloradan with a hard-on for Transition! I probably need to call my Dr because its lasted for over a decade.
  • + 3
 Kona for this Coloradoan. Likely next bike will be Guerilla Gravity or Revel.
  • + 1
 1/2 on Santa Cruz
  • + 1
 Upstate NY here. Riding a tranny, not going anywhere else....ever?
  • + 14
 Hmm.. My Tr Patrol doesn't ride like that.. must be warranty issue, no? Razz
  • + 14
 Kelend, master trail builder and mountain biker! Such a sick edit.
  • + 14
 ripping!
  • - 7
flag kfccoleslaw (Apr 18, 2019 at 9:11) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry accidentally downvoted you!!
  • - 1
 Sorry, me too
  • + 9
 @dirtdexter: Sorry didn't vote
  • + 4
 @gnarnaimo: sorry not sorry
  • + 12
 Sick edit . Kelend your a beast , come shred Pemberton .
  • + 9
 Shhhhhh. Quit showing off Mt. Vernon's coolest trail/ treehouse
  • + 8
 Oh so that's where it is!
  • + 10
 Wasn't this filmed in Squamish? Wink
  • + 7
 Is this even on the west coast?
  • + 10
 @JRutter: I'm pretty sure it's in New Zealand
  • + 15
 I thought it was the Duthie Backcountry
  • + 8
 Kelend you are a wildman! Right on dudes!
  • + 8
 Yessss Keland and Skye! So good!
  • + 8
 Haha the crash reel at the end is the best
  • + 7
 That bar end clip at 0:51, WTF....
  • + 8
 WHAT AN ANIMAL
  • + 2
 Sick one kelend.

@Tannus, could you do a video or provide me some more info on how the product defends against pinch flats and punctures, have the riders talk their experience and why its actually better than cushcore rather than just the time trials? I watched a few videos that didnt seem to touch on the performance outside the timing.
  • + 1
 Great questions! If you haven't watched this video, go check it out: youtu.be/zIuIf5-eFK8. We're making a new informational video soon, be on the lookout for it!

But the concept is simple: By using a tube, you get added sidewall support that you don't get with tubeless. By having the "Wings" on the Armour, it adds even more sidewall support, but you can run PSI's that are much lower than possible with tubeless. This allows the tire to roll as if it had the stability of a higher PSI tire, but the small bump compliance of a low PSI tire. IE best of both worlds. Does that help?

Also, when slamming rocks and potential pinch flat areas, the Armour is pinching, not the tube since you're using a smaller tube. One of our testers has been riding his DH tires at 14psi without flatting them yet.
  • + 2
 @Tannus: sure does thanks. Started running a tube in the rear last year when sealant wasn't doing the trick and have been happy with it at higher psi. Really want to make the full swap and give these a test.
  • + 6
 You do the HickHucksters proud homie.
  • + 1
 Haven't heard that monicker on sometime?
  • + 5
 Tannus Armour. You got my attention. I am amused.
  • + 10
 WAKI HAS SPOKEN.
  • - 5
flag colemanb (Apr 18, 2019 at 10:06) (Below Threshold)
 ALL HAIL WAKI
  • + 1
 I APPROVE ALL OF THIS!
  • + 25
 @WAKIdesigns: Waki, Lord of the PB comment section
  • + 4
 hunnnnnngggggggggggggg - the savagery!
  • + 1
 @Tannus I went to your website to check out the inserts. Are we putting tubes back in our tires? OR do you just slap in the red bit, I'm confused. All the photos on the site have tubes, which are for boobs.
  • + 3
 Yep, going back to tubes. They work for all kinds of boobs too, manboobs included! The Armour goes in between a small tube and your tire. Think of us next time you’re stuck on the side of the crest trail covered in white fluids Wink
  • + 1
 @Tannus: small tube? You mean if you are riding 27.5x2.5 tire, get a 27.5x2.1 tube? What about punctures and ripped sidewalls? Do the inserts let the tire still roll? How hard is it to install? Weight?
  • + 1
 @Rubberelli: Great questions!

1. Yep, for a 27.5x2.5 tire you'll run a 1.9-2.1 tube. Essentially just go down one size. This reduces the amount of material in the tire so there's less tube to pinch.

2. Ripped sidewalls don't do anything since the Armour fully encapsulates the tube. One of our testers has been running a ripped tire sidewall for 3 months without a flat.

3. Punctures: The Armour is thick enough to prevent thorns and what not, and the shape of the Armour almost completely eliminates pinch flats.

4. Let the tire still roll: You better believe it! Not sure if you want more specific....

5. Install: The same install as installing a normal tube since the bulk of the material is at the apex of the tire. Getting the bead in shouldn't be much harder than a normal tire/tube install.

6. Weight: Our 27.5 weighs 300g per tire (.65lbs)
  • + 1
 @Tannus: Great. Thanks for the info. I need to look into it.
  • + 4
 Kelafari you are absolutely nutty!
  • + 2
 So jealous of people who ride dirt! No gloves. Get up from crashes without life threatening hemorrhage. #ihaveonlysharprocks. #cheesegrater.
  • + 4
 Good crash reel at the end.
  • + 0
 Kid deserves his own Fail Friday.
  • + 4
 Dude crashes more than me, but he is 10 times quicker !
  • + 6
 "Crash" literally used to be his nickname, havn't heard it used in a while. I worry about the dude.
  • + 2
 @ripcraft: You from Hickory Sir?
  • + 1
 @preach: Naw but it sounds like a cool place to be from. More of a Cedar guy myself Wink
  • + 1
 @ripcraft: :-) a lifetime ago we used to have a posse here in Hickory NC and jumped off any and everything
  • + 3
 @preach: I've heard some lore of yesteryear out east.


Because most of you moved here, haha
  • + 3
 fantastic camera work too.....
  • + 2
 Riding tuff Keland!!! Nice one, that was a good stack, glad to see ya laugh that one off!
  • + 3
 That was awesome! Great work fellas!
  • + 3
 that was a rowdy spill! great song and better riding
  • + 3
 Rad on all accounts! What a NUT!
  • + 4
 How is he still alive?
  • + 6
 He is made of pure vegan muscle.
  • + 3
 @colemanb: I'm pretty sure I specifically remember him ordering a Chicken Burrito...
  • + 2
 Pocket meat ????????
  • + 3
 Judas Priest! This dude RIPS!!!!
  • + 1
 Love the edit but man, the product website needs some help. One quick look and both the product name and Kelend’s name are misspelled.
  • + 2
 Bikes are our specialty, not websites. Thanks for pointing it out, we’ll get those fixed ASAP.
  • + 2
 Massive crash...still not flat
  • + 1
 Damn that made me want to ride (& hide) waaaay too fast!

Sick edit all around!
  • + 3
 This is not real, is it?
  • + 3
 Is this just fantasy?
  • + 3
 Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality
  • + 2
 Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see
  • - 1
 abandoned places, I guess we know the score
  • + 2
 Is he riding a patrol or sentinel?
  • + 7
 Patrol
  • + 2
 Favourite edit yet!
  • + 2
 Star Wars
  • + 2
 Nice Work!!!!
  • + 2
 So good!
  • + 2
 What broke at 2:47?
  • + 1
 Yeah, what was that? A rim?
  • + 6
 @schwaaa31: Either a stick or one of his ribs, cause his bike was dialed after!
  • - 3
 Like usual, great riding, cinematography but DEPLORABLE music. Why the hell do so many amazing MTB videos have music this shitty, some with banjo's in it. Just ruins the energy of the video. I mean, there is no right or wrong when it comes to music, per se but I cant be alone in feeling this way right?
  • + 2
 Hey hey don’t be bad mouthin Judah & the Lion
  • + 1
 Nice film Saddleback! Greetings from Chile
  • + 1
 Oops!
  • + 1
 Very cool!
  • + 1
 verrr naiyze
  • + 1
 You're a badass Kelend!
  • - 3
 Lookout,good to see somebody actually riding those old trails!
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