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Video: Joe Smith's Red Bull Hardline 2022

Sep 28, 2022 at 7:32
by Vitus Bikes  
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Red Bull Hardline 2022 was more mental than in past years. Bigger features and harsh weather tested all of the athletes. In his seventh appearance, Vitus rider, Joe Smith was prepped and ready.

After a devastating run in 2021, Joe was back at Hardline with a point to prove. To mark the occasion, Joe rode a prototype 297 Vitus Dominer with a custom paint job, inspired by his old Land Rover.

After multiple solid practice runs, Joe took on his seeding run landing him a sixth. Going into finals day, the nervousness sunk in for Joe right before he dropped in. As his family watched anxiously from the sidelines, Joe put down a solid run that landed him on the podium.

In the last episode of Joe's Road to Hardline series, we see Joe, with redemption on his mind, as he takes on Red Bull Hardline 2022 and lands solidly on the podium in 2nd place.

Created by Vitus Bikes and Openwide Agency (Dom John and Jamie Edwards).
Still photography by Ian Lean.
With thanks to Red Bull, Revolution Bike Park, and the Smith family.


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10 Comments
  • 10 0
 Sick rider and really underrated frame.
  • 5 0
 Great video Joe! Well deserved second place, if you get a win next year I’ll buy you a steak at the local! Smile
  • 3 0
 Love that he has his family there with, good stuff.
  • 4 0
 Joe fuckin Smith
  • 3 0
 Flat pedals still winning medals. What a rider.
  • 3 0
 Yea Joe!!
  • 2 0
 Great ride! Well done Joe!
  • 2 0
 Thi best Hardline video , Well done Joe !
  • 2 0
 well done joe. Honest humble guy
  • 1 1
 This was FANTASTIC! Love seeing the family perspective....can't imagine the mix of pride and sheer terror I'd have if my kid was competing in this. Well done Joe!







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