Mitch Ropelato Shreds the Streets of SLC, Utah - Video

Jan 31, 2017 at 10:07
by Pinkbike Staff  
Views: 68,357    Faves: 656    Comments: 28



121 Comments

  • + 194
 Me trying to ride like this through the city:
Hops a 5 inch curb, *gets hit by a car
  • + 53
 I would have bit it on the curb.
  • + 23
 It really made me want to ride. There's a similar layout in my city where you have to make do with one angled piece of cement to have fun on in like a 1000 block radius, then the restaurant owner kicks you off. Half the time I'm like, "where do these edit people live, Tony Hawk Proskaterville?"
  • + 1
 LMFAO!
  • + 5
 Watching him every trick seems so simple... I feel myself like a stone golem.
  • + 88
 Fuck off with all of the grief this captures the exact feeling u get from a half hour after work blast!!
  • + 76
 Seriously. There is nothing like a quickie on the streets after a long day of work.
  • + 1
 this.
  • + 33
 Arguably the best vid I have seen this year. Ticks all my boxes
  • + 14
 Not to mention there was some insanely sick stuff in there. That was awesome.
  • + 13
 Is it just me noticing that this video was made in a way so it looks like old VHS tapes, when nobody had any idea about filming? You just filmed people doing sick sht... the only comment missing here is some purist twat, saying why doesn't Mitch ride a bmx or a hardtail...
  • + 9
 Everyone has their urban trails when u don't have time to hit the real thing, and sometimes they put just as big a smile on your face as the real trails. And it's funny to see people's faces when you shred past them.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: right? Why isnthe on a 20. BMX is the new mountain bike!
  • + 77
 that roof jump was insane!
  • - 21
flag thedriftisreal (Feb 5, 2017 at 15:13) (Below Threshold)
 his white socks however, where not
  • + 42
 @thedriftisreal: neither is your grammar
  • + 4
 I've been to that roof gap in person and how he got up there is beyond me. Mitch is a class axt on and off the bike. Insanely talented rider and humble about it. Super chill and welcoming at the trails even to a hack like me. Best of luck this season Mitch!
  • + 77
 That stair gap was sick...
  • + 46
 Haha... Sweet Napoleon Dynamite ramp!
  • + 39
 Brakes, suspension forks, you take this thing off any sweet jumps?
  • + 31
 The lead singer of Everclear wants his hair back. i.ytimg.com/vi/MUfgAbFY4CA/maxresdefault.jpg
  • + 29
 So does Guy Fieri
  • + 23
 "I will buy you a new bike, perfect shiny and new"
  • + 3
 @Dmytroc: Comment of the year you deserve sir!!!!
  • + 13
 @rocky-mtn-gman: "Bronson of mine. Tell me where have you been"
  • + 1
 @Dmytroc: Great call!!! "Full throttle not bottle" - Guy Fieri, all time tool.
  • + 20
 Props to Mitch and the filmmaker for putting out something that is a different flavor.The music, the urban Enduro bike, all that shit is just a refreshing change from some of the stuff that's out there already. Got me fired up and will stick in my memory for sure.
  • + 24
 Song could not be more on point.
  • + 12
 Reminds me of the movie Rad.
  • + 3
 Spot on
  • + 9
 Love the Christopher Cross tune. Never would I have thought it to perfectly match an amazing mtb video. Pure talent at the steering wheel. Best video so far this year....
  • + 6
 Was it the Christopher Cross tune that made this video great, or was it a rad video with a Christopher Cross tune? Just another mystery the universe teases us with. Smile
  • + 4
 The riding would've stood on its own in a raw clip. The song is just added awesomeness.
  • + 3
 No matter how awesome you think any music is there is going to be someone that does not like it. I heard that gawd-awful Christopher Cross song non-stop as a kid and still think it sucks. That said, I won't begrudge anyone their proclivities, but I reserve the right to make fun of them. I can promise you that anyone listening that crap when I was youngin would get hassled and/or laughed at not unlike Stewart from Beavis and Butthead. Were my punk rock friends and I jerks? Most likely, but hey, cheers to you enjoying all the schlock and roll you like.
  • + 5
 @hellbelly: No. If a song is awesome, everyone has to like it. If not for the rise of music videos in the '80s, Christopher Cross would still be turning out multiplatinum hits...
With Michael McDonald singing backup, they're an undeniable force.
  • + 7
 he hit that wall in a way that I thought was not possible. walks to the garage to get his bike and taco both wheels in an idiot move trying to emulate this.
  • + 3
 Oh man, totally. My bike would be a lot happier if I stopped watching videos like this.
  • + 8
 Awesome to see the hometown on the front page!!
  • + 8
 i think i saw ur mum
  • + 8
 That was the ( . )( . )
  • + 4
 Drawing boobs is a great therapy
  • + 4
 The best compliment I can give this video and the rider is that he looks like a young Hans Rey. Videos like this show us what the real differences are between the pro riders and the rest of us.
  • + 6
 Hey kid, get off my lawn! I used to ride those same streets and parks when I was a bike messenger back in the 80's. Nice
  • + 8
 Hay kid get off my lawn!
  • + 34
 Get off my roof!
  • + 3
 Get off my wall!
  • + 4
 Hey kid get off my bike!
  • + 5
 Lots of good riding in and round SLC. Not enough love on PB for that area.
  • + 13
 shhhh slc sucks dont come here
  • + 5
 @joebmx88: colorado has weed and real beer, go ride your bikes and ski over there
  • + 3
 @joebmx88: Utah sucks ass, tell your friends!!
  • + 6
 Is that Eminem on the bike?
  • + 3
 Too bad Salt Lake has the worst air quality in the country right now. Mitch just took 5 years off his life in shooting this video.
  • + 5
 this guy rides his bike faster than the guy who rode his bike fast
  • + 3
 I live at top of trailhead. And that kid manuals the whole road everytime! And it's steep. I've crashed twice trying it. Kid can rip!!!
  • + 4
 God I suck at riding a bike
  • + 2
 Sequel to this MUST include ride through Mormon temple. On a side note, pretty sure "Video Killed the Radio Star" was written specifically about poor Christopher Cross
  • + 5
 The LDS Security guards are NOT stoked when you try to ride thru temple square. Watched one of them question his dedication to his job when he stepped out in front of me on my fixed gear with my shoulder down, clearly not about to stop.
  • + 2
 last time i was riding like that in NYC i got nocked out by a car, made me fly 20f away, by miracle i got out of it with a little scratch on my butt
  • + 1
 Killer moves by a phenomenal rider. Great unusual (for a MTB vid) music selection.

What are MR's plans for 2017? Hopefully racing of one sort or another. He's clearly got the chops for the top of the box.
  • + 4
 What a corker of a video, well done sir !
  • + 2
 Downhill Domination led me to believe there would be 100 foot drops and skyscraper gaps in this video. This was nice too though.
  • + 1
 Ropelato reminds me of my buddy Cole Suetos, tons of natural talent & he's absolutely thrilled to ride his bike any chance he gets.
  • + 3
 Most enduro street video ever
  • + 4
 Enduroad!
  • + 4
 Suburban Assault
  • + 1
 Awesome shit! I do this stuff all the time when I can't get to the trails and it really is a great time and helps with the handles.
  • + 2
 Saw the last manual shot being filmed when I was pedaling up to Bobsled,it was sick to see the process in person.
  • + 3
 Dad rock FTW.
  • + 1
 Almost two years old and still not tired of watching this vid. Mitch is a f**king stud.
  • + 1
 nice riding but what this video really does is rasing my respect level for the ridiculously skilled bmx riders out there...
  • + 1
 Love Ropo's style. His segment in Arrival is still one of the best Whistler segments out there. Great song choice too! lol
  • + 2
 The blonde hair and glasses remind me of old H-ball videos.
  • + 2
 Why are we not funding this ?!?!?!?,
  • + 2
 TLD Casual Lycra?

AWESOME!
  • + 2
 Please more!!!! Love his style of riding! Bike art.
  • + 2
 Great riding, great song, love it.
  • + 2
 Reminds me of being a kid again,well done
  • + 1
 Nice vid. If I shut my eyes I can do this in my mind lol.
  • + 1
 Absolute stud! Love riding with Bropo.
  • + 1
 Mitch- you THE Man...always sick, always getting into trouble. Lol
  • + 1
 More stuff like that please.
  • + 2
 What the sock?!
  • + 1
 reminds Aaron Chase vids back in a day)
  • + 1
 Password protected though?
  • + 1
 Awesome edit,couldnt take my eyes of the white socks thou....
  • + 1
 Makes me wish northern Utah wasn't under snow right now...
  • + 1
 Hell yeah! Hometown hero!
  • + 1
 Bunny hop onto a roof, some next level shi7
  • + 1
 Not bad for a guy with cast on both ankles! #whatthesock
  • + 1
 like
  • + 1
 "Milk Run"
  • + 1
 #blondesDOhavemorefun
  • + 1
 Newest Street panther
  • + 1
 Nice shred
  • + 1
 Proper urban assault
  • + 1
 So good.
  • + 1
 Urben-duro!!
  • + 1
 cool vid
  • + 1
 Yes! Awesome!
  • + 1
 BEST!
  • - 1
 Is this his Santa Cruz Team intro? Congrats Mitch!!
  • + 6
 He has been riding SC bikes for quite a while
  • - 2
 As a musician and a mountain biker please stop trying to be cool with the gay yacht rock.
  • - 2
 passw wtf ? Smile
  • + 1
 Yeah, we don't want just ANYBODY seeing it...
  • + 1
 it's off now!
  • - 1
 Password is?
  • + 25
 The password is: Darude Sandstorm
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