Must Watch: Tom Van Steenbergen & Ethan Nell Go HUGE in ‘Mesa’

Feb 28, 2019 at 8:53
by James Smurthwaite  

Watch Tom Van Steenbergen join Ethan Nell in Utah for a stunning freeride epic.

bigquotesThe unforgiving Utah desert is the proving ground for freeride mountain bike riders across the globe. Its unique landscape has the ability to push the riders beyond their comfort zone; making or breaking dreams. After a highly successful year at Rampage both Tom Van Steenbergen & Ethan Nell decide to take on the harsh desert one more time. Creating moments that will not soon be forgotten.Monster Energy



118 Comments

  • + 150
 I bet they weren't riding enve wheels
  • + 19
 I know Ethan's on Spank, who are pretty adamant about their no-carbon policy IIRC. Seems like a good move.
  • + 69
 And so it begins...

Welcome Enve to the world failed/laughing stock products; in line with the likes of: Avid brakes, Specialized Futureshock suspension, the Crankbros Kronolog seat dropper, and many, many more.
  • + 3
 You win the internet today.
  • + 4
 @steveczech: cant class them with avid.
  • + 4
 @jmtphoto: facts...
Aand this vid is super sick!
  • + 4
 Great Video !
  • + 4
 Proving that RedBull is not taking advantage of riders. Riding the zone for fun and clips. I love the RedBull bashing that happens at Rampage (nonsense). Great riding guys. Keep is safe.
  • + 11
 Monster sucks too !
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flag leviatanouroboro (Feb 28, 2019 at 14:54) (Below Threshold)
 @trails801: what are you talking about? These guys are highly skilled shredders who maybe gave it a go for fun sponsored by another energy drink..

To hold a competition where everyone is trying to one up eachother off shit like this will inevitably end in tragedy.

Don't kid yourself. These companies make their millions by encouraging people to 'do it'.
  • + 3
 @trails801: don’t get what this has to do with Redbull or Rampage. This is just freeriding, and their sponsor (Monster) paid for the edit.
  • + 3
 @rollbretzel: well said!!
  • + 1
 @Trudeez: it's better to say nothing at all than to say something stupid and remove all doubt. Or something like that...
  • + 1
 @steveczech: On the interview, Enve said They have only had to replace 2% of the wheels sold. 5 year no questions asked sounds pretty good to me!
*side note- I have been running a set of Derby DH rims on 3 different bikes for almost5 years now.. Bomber Tough. Flatted one time and heard what I thought was a screaming mt. lion, but It was the carbon rim scraping against rock. Left some dust on the rock and I couldn't even tell where the rim scraped!
  • + 83
 i find it funny how that scrub was the sickest thing. fronty was buckwild, so much confidence
  • + 7
 seems like forever ago, benderoni was trying em on a 40+ lb freeride bike
  • + 6
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: Benderoni is a Russian freerider, who took this pseudonym after Josh Bender. You meant Bender, I guess?
  • + 15
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: Did Bender ever land anything without completely eating shit? Legitimately curious as I can't find any videos proving otherwise. This clip is crack cocaine fire though. Best shit in a minute.
  • + 1
 The whole time I was waiting for it and when it happened I was like ooooooooooo Cinematically speaking it was an amazing shot
  • + 6
 @krin-nsk: bender never front flipped intentionally off a cliff
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 @SnowshoeRider4Life: and crashing 9 out of 10 times, homie was a straight huck-a-billy!
  • + 50
 Damn forget how insane Tom Van Steenbergen is on a bike
  • + 15
 seriously. one of the best.
  • + 13
 Both him and Bas are so underrated. Two of the most stylish doing the bike bike ting.
  • + 40
 Calvin's filming and editing is seriously top notch. Some of his solo work is on par with Anthill's stuff in a lot of ways. Never stop creating Cal.
  • + 31
 Thanks so much man. I definitely didn’t act alone with this one... couldn’t have done it without the crew!
  • + 2
 Truth!
  • + 24
 The scrub at 1:43 and the front flip at 2:45 are mind blowing!!!
Astounding skills
  • + 7
 what the hell was thast front fucking flip!!!!! Landed completely perfect!!!!!! i wan't to get out right now and ride my bike
  • + 9
 Dear monster, your product sucks and is poison.... on a more positive note, sick video!
  • + 9
 Mind blown. Seriously I need to grow some balls
  • + 20
 I highly advise against that. In my experience it just results in broken bones.
  • + 1
 @friendlyfoe: then you get to caress them after you break em
  • + 4
 @friendlyfoe: Just need to grow a pair so big they act as a crashpad, like Adolf Silva.
  • + 8
 I grew balls at a very young age, although mine are strictly decorative.
  • + 2
 @friendlyfoe: If you growing balls resulted in broken bones, you're doing it wrong. Unless you were speaking figuratively, of course.
  • + 8
 Marzo gotta love that slow-mo scrub shot.
  • + 7
 Not sure what is sicker... the scrub or the filming of the scrub?
  • + 6
 who the f$*k backflips down something like that

Jesus
  • + 4
 Great work boys......loved it! On a side note, it sucks being old and ball-less.......
  • + 4
 Love watching what these kids are capable of these days. God damn super heroes on bikes!
  • + 4
 Would like to see a raw 100 style segment of Tom, seriously ateezy dude!
  • + 4
 I just wanna f'ing know who TVS is riding for this year..... Lol
  • + 2
 Rocky Mountain boxes have been on his insta a couple times.
  • + 3
 @mtnviewbiker: Would be sick... But I used Cannondale boxes last time around, and me ain't no riding Cannondale Wink
  • + 6
 Who ever it is, I'm sure he will be Hyped.
  • + 1
 @mtnviewbiker: but the boxes looked pretty beaten, so probably older one just for traveling?
  • + 1
 @kyle-white: very punny.
  • + 4
 So flat at 1:40!
  • + 7
 thatz legit bubbascrubbin.
  • + 3
 those guys are pretty good at bicycling
  • + 2
 I was expecting some lambo drifting for the intro based on the insta posts.
  • + 2
 That front flip off the drop.....WHAT....Next level !
  • + 2
 Flat drop frontflip? mental
  • + 2
 Can we just appreciate 1:40
  • + 2
 Ohhhhhhh Ohhh Ohhhh Ohhhhhhhh OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Goodnight
  • + 1
 Seeing those black, white 'n red bombers in action makes me almost forget they are just rebranded, overpriced cheap foxes.
  • + 2
 Gawd damn that was agro! Awesome edit
  • + 1
 Front flip on that drop are u kidding me? WTF? Stoked to see freeride progression!!!
  • + 2
 Skills in the Desert! they are going HUGE!
  • + 3
 So good. Right on guys!
  • + 1
 *the forgiving Utah desert
  • + 1
 Sick, almost like the old days
  • + 0
 About halfway through I was going to suggest this as the 1km 4x race but then the front and back flips GTFOH. Bonkers
  • + 0
 hey! Proper moves! and that double roost is siiiick Smile (i hope you restored that berm after Big Grin )
  • + 1
 Someone should sponsor these guys.
  • + 1
 Cannot find second song on YT, any help please?
  • + 1
 They spelled Calvin's name wrong in the credits lol
  • + 1
 That scrub... made me feel all warm and tingly.
  • + 1
 The front flip part is siiiick...
  • + 1
 Broing it up in the desert ????!
  • + 2
 TOM = SEMENUKS BROTHER
  • - 1
 Actually, Tom is Bas's brother.
  • + 1
 Does Tom still not have a frame sponsor?
  • + 1
 Not time for Rampage yet... no problem!
  • + 1
 Ah man! The Claw must be stoked to see that! Both wheels, boom!
  • + 2
 sick!!!!
  • + 1
 Well.... That was right, proper, sick, Rick....
  • + 2
 Jesus christ
  • + 1
 The new marz 58 looks like its working damn good
  • + 2
 Holy shit.
  • + 1
 My back broke just looking at this vid, these guys got balls!
  • + 2
 Damnnnnn that was dope
  • + 1
 Rampage is going to be sick with these this year!
  • + 2
 FUCK YES
  • + 1
 Absolute insanity.
  • + 1
 Good works boys
  • + 1
 R A M P A G E !
  • + 1
 Gangs
  • + 1
 That was fucking sick!
  • + 1
 More plz
  • + 1
 Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaa!!
  • + 1
 Holy shit
  • + 1
 NWD 11
  • + 1
 Bonkers!
  • + 0
 Pajama party!!!
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