Red Bull Crossroads

May 16, 2011 at 16:39
by Tyler Maine  
FMB rider Aaron Chase and cyclocross racer Tim Johnson are swapping bikes!

Even if freeride mountain bike rider, Aaron Chase, and cyclocross racer, Tim Johnson, share the same mode of transport, their disciplines are quite different. Find out what happens when they step into each other's shoes in Red Bull Crossroads. In the first edition, Aaron takes Tim into the New Jersey woods and shows him some dirt jumps in a New York park.






Freeride mountain bike rider Aaron Chase and cyclocross racer Tim Johnson step into each other's shoes for Red Bull Crossroads. In Part 2, Tim teaches Aaron some 'cross skills while Aaron shows Tim the proper wallride technique.





41 Comments

  • + 15
 interesting to see how top athlets mix and i liked it Big Grin
  • + 3
 then you are definitly going to like this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z1fSpZNXhU
  • + 1
 thats right by my house, the rocks are so sarp i dont no how he didnt get a puncture
  • + 1
 singletrailrider seen that and he is amaizing. But this is difrent like it says it takes two of the best riders in each sport and mixses them
  • + 2
 i live 3 min away from ringwood, have ridden that trail 400 times and never seen half the lines chase took:/
  • + 1
 That's straight savage
  • + 0
 Kinda funny though...Aaron is explaining everything to him, and for cyclocross it's just like...um..you pedal the bike. Razz
  • + 3
 Cyclocross is one of the most punishing forms of bicycle riding there is. Mountain biking, like the ones portrayed in these videos, take less strength but more prowess and skill. It's great to see a cyclocross rider take something he's never tried before and actually be good at it. Same for Aaron.
  • + 1
 Maybe a DH racer mixed with a Motocross racer? I think they would both be pretty good at eachother's sports
  • + 1
 they've done it, gee atherton and some mx rider raced each other down the fort bill track
  • + 1
 I would really like to see XC and DH in the mix! Not sure whether Red Bull sponsors XC racers though...
  • + 1
 @GyroShock, Red Bull does sponsor only a few XC racers, like Rebecca Rusch.
  • + 1
 @Morsinator: That's quite interesting because from all the international XC races that I have seen, I haven't seen one rider wearing the iconic Red Bull helmet and so on. I haven't watched a international XC race for quite some time now so that might be the reason.
  • + 7
 The backflip on the cross bike was so sick haha
  • + 4
 that was pretty cool. i thought he was gonna flip to foam , then i was like ohh damn here he goes, pretty sure he focked that rim. lol
  • + 1
 As someone who does all mountain, freeride and rides a roadbike, I think those videos did a great job illustrating the differences between two very different disciplines of basically the same sport. I really enjoyed that a lot.
  • + 4
 pretty cool to see a cross rider come over to mountain biking like that. Cyclocross wallride was pree funny!
  • + 1
 I am actually offended that they were at Lynn Woods Reservation and didn't do any mountain biking. Some of the BEST technical trails on the east coast and they didn't even look at them. The tower they were standing in front of, is on the south side of the park away form where all the good single track is.
  • + 1
 i think this was HILARIOUS! Chase was riding cyclocross with just a bit of extra effort, but Tim was freaking out about rolling over everything! huge difference in rider skill, but great idea
  • + 3
 I'm pretty sure it would take more than "just a bit of extra effort" for Chase to do proper Cyclo-cross. As anyone who has ever attempted a sport that involves a huge amount of fitness, its a world of pain and hard work.
  • + 2
 good point, they should have taken him to an actual race course for that part.
  • + 4
 chase's redbull truck is so badass!
  • + 1
 This is really awesome! its like a much clearer picture of the proes now in 2011 then a coupe of years ago, and this is the type of things i wanna se Smile
  • + 3
 yeah flip with a cross bike , i should try cross
  • + 1
 That was awesome aha! Great to see Tim giving it ago and really showing respect, im sure aaron is gonna be showing the respect next time though ahaaa
  • + 1
 Ohh i watched episode 1 and thought that was all then scrolled down aha!
  • + 1
 Can someone PLEASE upload these videos to pinkbike? The videos won't effin load!
  • + 1
 That was sick, but honestly Chase has gotta stop switching suspension sponsors not many left lmao. Fox, X-Fusion, Rock Shox.
  • + 1
 great video...second video was the only one that worked though....can't they post to youtube as well?
  • + 1
 Well done! It makes for interesting reality watching that I care about, unlike the Bachelorette or crap like that!
  • + 1
 Well done! It makes for interesting reality watching that I care about, unlike the Bachelorette or crap like that!
  • + 1
 really rad to see what needs to be done with each sport
  • + 1
 woo! north jersey represent!
  • + 1
 They are riding at my local riding spots!
  • + 1
 More please. Great cross up RedBull.
  • + 1
 sick mountain and cyclecross shreding. That was totally rad!
  • + 1
 I really want to see two xc and dh riders do a crossroads
  • + 1
 Happy days!
  • + 1
 THANKS RED BULL
  • + 1
 very cool
  • + 1
 AWESOME !!!

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