Video: Harrison Mendel in Les 2 Alpes

Jul 20, 2013 at 6:58
by Harrison Mendel  
Views: 42,477    Faves: 491    Comments: 37


Fresh after his X Games win, Brett Rheeder and myself had a week off in Les Deux Alpes to ride before Crankworx started. The crash Rheeder took during his first X Games run left him sore and in no position to ride. We had always joked about switching jobs and he would film an edit of me and with the down time we had in the mountains, it actually happened. To my surprise Brett actually set up all the shots himself and shot the entire video without guidance. When we got to the editing stage, Brett wanted to finish off his work all on his own. He opened Premiere and look dumbfounded. I then took over as he sat back and told me what he wanted. I'd say he did a pretty good job for his first time.


40 Comments

  • 76 0
 You know you are a bad ass when you barspin a freeride bike!!!!
  • 52 2
 The guy could probably barspin dual crowns if he put his mind to it Wink
  • 6 15
flag rumblefish255 (Jul 22, 2013 at 16:33) (Below Threshold)
 he probably could lol Smile
  • 4 0
 @JoeHarrison-IOM hahahahahahaha if this was sequence saturday, you'd have my vote ahahah
  • 1 0
 i was just about to comment on barspinning fr bikes. any tricks on them for that matter let alone a barspin!
  • 7 1
 best i can do is a one hander on my local dh trails, quite proud of that aha
  • 8 1
 I was so stoked! i saw the 180mm fox on Is 450 and i was like "for god sake he better bar spin"! Then BOOOOM!!!
  • 5 1
 if thats badass... what are you when you are an x games gold medalist and create these kind of videos?... please give me an adjective!!
  • 3 10
flag Voxran (Jul 22, 2013 at 23:32) (Below Threshold)
 You are a badass when you tailwhip with a SX Trail or a Giant Faith like my friends ! ;D
  • 4 0
 Pretty sick for being "whipped together"
  • 13 0
 80's rock is making a come back (Ratt round and round),super great vid and edit and the riding was exellent
  • 5 0
 Ya 80's rock and heavy metal!!!! and the comeback is being led by Steel Panther!!! ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER!!
  • 3 1
 Butt Rock!
  • 11 0
 Are you my dad?
  • 7 0
 I'd say you did a pretty good job yourself, Harrison. Looks like you deserve to be in front of the lens more often. Great riding.
  • 1 0
 @ ilive2bike24

I just have better taste in music than you and your butt rock!!! You can keep your white snake and awful Def Leopard!! If that's what it takes to be American then there is one more reason why were hated by every other country!!
  • 3 0
 Great video Brett. Loved the selection of shots...You can tell both you and Harrison have been studying each other's disciplines as Harrison also threw down some nice moves!
  • 5 0
 some sick music
  • 4 0
 The results of this mix-matched duo are surprisingly rad. Top effort!
  • 3 0
 Loved it! nice flow, liked seeing both sides of the jumps and the slo mo of the tire thru the wet mud n rocks was cool...
  • 5 1
 nice job brett!
  • 3 0
 BIGBIRD making Skyride proud!!
  • 3 0
 Ratt ! damn that was a nice choice.
  • 2 0
 Beautiful bike!
  • 3 2
 great story and great edit!
  • 1 0
 Sick riding and a beautiful bike= sweet vid
  • 1 0
 RATT!!! great song choice! and great riding!
  • 1 0
 dope
  • 2 1
 Good Job Brett.
  • 1 0
 thats was so sick
  • 1 0
 sick vid, sick tune
  • 1 0
 song? Smile
  • 1 0
 "Round and Round" by Ratt
  • 1 2
 That's easy when you have a TRANSITION,I need a 450
  • 1 3
 250 for the win
  • 4 1
 its actually a 450 Wink
  • 2 4
 But it's not a 450...
  • 2 19
flag RLoganSx (Jul 22, 2013 at 19:59) (Below Threshold)
 Please NO More 80's Music we've moved past that garbage well counting Bieber and Cyrus guess not!!!
  • 6 2
 I HATE YOU^^^ if you dont like this music then you are either 8 or not american
  • 3 0
 It's a 450, you can see the TR450 in one of the slowmo's.

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