Video: Vincent Pernin Hits Big Gaps & Chutes in 'Back to the Steeps'

Feb 9, 2023 at 6:19
by Vincent Pernin  

Riding the steeps in areas that look like Canada, with the rear wheel sliding in loamy dirt on his big bike and making sure his brakes are in perfect working order to avoid not missing corners. This is Vincent Pernin in his happy place, in the steeps.

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"I think I started to ride some steep stuff 15 years back when I used to live in Whistler. I really loved riding on Trespasser or in Pemberton. I think I brought it back with me and just tried to ride the same kind of stuff over here in the Alps. I became a pure steep lover! I hope we did a good job with Jake to translate this passion in the video."

- Vincent Pernin

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"Vincents projects are always fun to shoot, they take you to crazy places where you couldn’t imagine finding let alone ride a bike down. When it came to Back to the Steeps we where super pressed for time, with it being October and winter knocking on the front door. We had to wait until midday to film so the dirt had a chance to defrost and with the days getting earlier time was not our friend on this project. We made every second count and strategically planning out which spots to ride when and making sure we get everything before the snow comes."

- Jake Terry

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47 Comments
  • 76 1
 These are the videos I enjoy best. No super slow motion, no overdramatic voiceovers saying "this is why we ride", no unsubtle extreme closeups of whatever product is sponsoring the vid, no bike parks.

Just raw, steep, fast, scary shit. Love it.
  • 3 0
 Couldn’t agree more man, these are must watch for me every time. It’s always proper mountain biking when these boys are involved!
  • 13 55
flag SoftSoilSampler (Feb 11, 2023 at 7:08) (Below Threshold)
 dude just dragged brake down loose shit. And everything looks very man made. Now every kid is going to cut stupid lines in steep areas and skid it out and get legit trail systems shut down. Dumb video.
  • 7 0
 Agreed! And no pointless music that hides the natural sounds of riding in the woods! I usually mute the sound on these videos to avoid it, but not this time.
  • 16 3
 @SoftSoilSampler:

Dude, you f*cking suck
  • 2 0
 @SoftSoilSampler: bundle of fun you are...
  • 35 0
 you know its steep when it looks steep on camera
  • 8 0
 And the shredders are dragging back wheel
  • 11 0
 And the rocks/gravel you dislodge rolls faster down the hill than the rider
  • 14 0
 Killer riding in deadly steep terrain, what a trail.
  • 12 0
 I wish pinkbike had a filter where it only showed me RAW AUDIO edits exactly like this one. No one prefers to hear a horrific band over the sound of tires on dirt.
  • 11 0
 Vincent Pernin is such a sick rider! We rode some steeeeep stuff together in BC back in the day and cool to see he is still getting after it!! Respect!!
  • 1 0
 I heard you wrote some steep stuff back in the day too ; )
  • 1 0
 Please, an edit of you and him riding steep stuff Smile
  • 6 1
 Loam surfing . Front wheel a blade carving a precise apex , shedding organic duff. Rough unfiltered natural terrain , rotors getting hot , no chance to stop . A taste of fear as those saving grace soft chunks or rubber buzz your rear. Fuck yeah !
  • 2 6
flag TEAM-ROBOT (Feb 11, 2023 at 14:51) (Below Threshold)
 Loam (/lōm/): a soil with roughly equal proportions of sand, silt, and clay.
  • 3 0
 @TEAM-ROBOT: loam is urban myth. It's dirt bro !
  • 4 0
 Wow! Seems like when you're name is Vincent and you're smashing trails hard Scott will give you a call
  • 4 0
 This is the stuff I want to watch on PB.
  • 3 0
 Love how it’s just riding, no speeding up the video or anything, just riding a bike.
  • 2 0
 Problem with this sorta trail is you really cannot show it to your buddies, ‘cause its gonna get instaed and end up on strava.
  • 5 0
 Even then its not gonna see a lot of traffic, my favourite steeps are probably ridden by 15 people. The rest goes for the blueline.
  • 2 0
 Wow, that is steep as F! This video must have been tough to shoot as Vincent must have gone back up multiple times! Props on that!!!!
  • 5 2
 Great video on body position.
  • 2 0
 This whole thing is sick! The shot of the big rock roll with the fern in the foreground is gorgeous.
  • 4 1
 Beats "back to the sheeps" from Raaw every day of the week...
  • 2 0
 Vincent is a mad man on the steeps love watching his videos from all time, one of my favs was when he rode tresspasser
  • 3 0
 Made me want to go ride a bike. Thank you.
  • 2 0
 Sick video !
I´m assuming magura is the main sponsor on this video ?
  • 2 0
 That’s some steep AF duffy goodness
  • 2 0
 vincint pernin vincint turpin? lol
  • 1 0
 who is also sponsored by Scott and Bluegrass
  • 2 0
 Sick video, congrats Vinny P & Jake
  • 1 0
 so sick, great simple edit
  • 1 0
 Skids are for the cool kids
  • 1 0
 Sick
  • 1 1
 What hub is that? I liked the sound of it with the raw audio. Solid video!
  • 1 0
 YES!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Sooo steep!
  • 1 0
 Fantastic!
  • 1 0
 \m/ Huckin eh Yeah! \m/
  • 1 0
 P-E-R-F-E-C-T
  • 4 5
 BUT SKIDDING RUINS THE TRAILS WHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
  • 2 1
 Super super awesome! This makes me want to b purchasr products from all the companies sponsoring him
  • 2 1
 Dang - no one got my sarcasm, thus I was downvoted.
  • 2 0
 @Spidersanta: those that know know.
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