Video: 11 Bike Checks From Whistler Bike Park Opening Day 2021

Jun 1, 2021 at 1:26
by Pinkbike Originals  


This opening of the Whistler Bike Park saw no shortage of interesting and unique bikes. Tom Bradshaw managed to snag some riders in between laps to get the low down on some of the bikes being ridden in the park.


0:00 Intro
0:30 Trek Session
2:14 Nicolai Geometron
3:52 Norco Fluid FS Youth
5:26 Specialized Enduro
6:19 Transition PBJ
7:19 Norco Shore Park
9:11 Santa Cruz Megatower
9:38 Devinci Wilson
10:45 Orbea Rallon
12:18 Commencal Meta AM
13:10 Rocky Mountain Maiden








104 Comments

  • 237 100
 Can't be arsed to watch a bloody video. Just post images and I'll scroll to the ones I like. The same is true for all your content really. Videos are 90% fluff 10% useful info. So they don't get watched. Articles and photos I can at least scroll to the parts I'm interested in
  • 65 2
 "you know, so we can more easily not-work while on a zoom/skype call..." Wink
  • 77 16
 they laid those timestamps just for you buddy boy
  • 46 7
 Pinkbike is learning from the bike industry: change things people didn't want changed and ignore what the comments are asking for
  • 33 6
 100%. I'll take text and pictures over Video 90% of the time.
  • 21 2
 PB is trying to monetize on YouTube. That's why all the videos.

Brian Deegan makes $30k a month on it, so now the world wants in on it.

And now the MTB YouTubers have created up to 3 different "content" channels to try to snare straggling viewers who don't watch their main channels any more.
  • 2 1
 Pinkbike wants to be gcn
can’t imagine why they would want that though
  • 99 0
 We are supposed to have photo bike checks from opening day too. I've got to chase those down this morning, not sure what happened.

This particular situation aside, we are ADDING videos, not replacing photo bike checks. Smile
  • 18 1
 THIS WEBSITE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MAGAZINE!!! Are we still doing those jokes? But, yes I'd rather have photos as well.
  • 3 0
 @rideitall-bmx-dh-road-unicycle: Haha. I see your point, but imagine if instead of typing the name of the bike next to the time in the video I'd have to scroll to to see it, they just posted a pic of the bike.
  • 3 0
 @gabriel-mission9 There you go!

m.pinkbike.com/u/ClintTrahan/album/2021-Whistmas-BikeCheck

You know how it goes,
if they don't want, they don't want!
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: sweet thanks, the main reason I prefer photos is so I can favourite the best ones!
  • 5 1
 The google says you're wrong:
Social video generates 1200% more shares than text and image content combined.

so when your business is eyeballs, likes and shares video is the way to go.
  • 3 0
 When yall are Bosses, you can watch videos while you work and not worry about getting busted.
  • 5 0
 I'm not saying video is a bad business model. I'm just saying I prefer articles.
Similarly I would never say McDonalds is a bad business model. But I will say their burgers taste like shit Big Grin
  • 2 1
 @gabriel-mission9: yeah but their fries straight from the fryer... tough to beat
  • 3 0
 Could not agree more, I rarely watch any video. The are such a waste of time.
  • 1 2
 @slickwilly1: True unless you stop in at Timmies and get yourself a Farmers Breakfast Sandwich on the Homestyle Biscuit...
  • 1 0
 @gabriel-mission9 I think the point is you are supposed to watch these at work, so it's OK if it all takes longer than just scrolling through pictures.
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: if it’s just going to be a load pictures of dorks wearing Hawaiian shirts ironically then I wouldn’t bother.
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: Awesome!
  • 2 0
 @slickwilly1: Oversalted Kanklles doh
  • 2 0
 @cuban-b-can-blow-me:
Who?
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: I think it’s important to ask WHO is sharing. If I’m selling a product, I want the eyeballs of people who can afford what I’m selling. People with enough spare time to watch all the videos are less likely to be the ones with money, because, you know, work.
  • 2 1
 @FUbob: oh you know who: That dude - www.pinkbike.com/photo/20672728

[PI=20672728][/PI]
  • 3 0
 Pretty sure you're in the wrong place if you're looking for useful info. I mean, have you seen a @mikelevy article before?
  • 2 1
 @suspended-flesh:
Cool. But who's gonna watch the paint dry?
  • 2 0
 @landscapeben: I nearly threw up reading that.
  • 1 0
 @jclnv: lol, it's the first thing I buy when I get out of the airport every time I come back to Canada Beer
  • 1 3
 @brianpark: Yeah you keep saying that and still less and less photo articles and more f*cking videos. stop wasting energy on that bs.
  • 1 0
 @parkisatool: Dude reign it back!
  • 2 1
 @landscapeben: I kinda like @parkisatool . Let's keep him around. Honesty before modesty
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: there's a difference between honesty and brutality though Eek
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: BAHAHA says the biggest snowflake here Big Grin
  • 2 1
 @SterlingArcher: here we go with the name calling and insults guy again. You really only have one type of comment for people. Are you my new stalker?
  • 1 1
 @cuban-b-can-blow-me: LOL thank you proving my point lol
  • 83 0
 Tom: What about those pedals? They look rad!
Kid: Euhmm ... actually purple
  • 12 0
 to be fair, i thought he said red too
  • 15 0
 @EggsandApps so good aye - Max was a legend!
  • 1 0
 just wait til this kid hears about the dollarie-doo
  • 11 0
 It sounded like a classic New Zealand pronunciation issue. Like when suburban homeowners of Auckland get together to see who has the biggest deck.
  • 1 0
 @FinnRoche: yeah thought that too poor buddy didnt understand
  • 18 0
 Tom is too likeable. Makes me feel like a grumpy bastard.
  • 20 0
 @mick06 let's go for a beer!
  • 1 0
 @Tombrad: a bromance begins
  • 3 0
 @Tombrad: I'm waaay grumpier than him . . . you buying?
  • 13 1
 “ what about those petals, they look red.”

“Ah, purple.”
  • 9 0
 Shout out to the guy on the big hit. I know you're there even if we don't see you.
  • 1 0
 You still on the big hit dude?
  • 10 0
 Shred that hardtail
  • 1 0
 It's new style!
  • 8 2
 The Canada-U.S. temporary border restriction implemented on March 21, 2020 continues. All discretionary/optional travel remains prohibited.
  • 2 7
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Jun 1, 2021 at 12:44) (Below Threshold)
 Never been a better time to buy a DH E Bike!
  • 4 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: you’re still here?
  • 7 0
 That maiden… wowza
  • 5 0
 BIG QUESTION FOR TOM....

Would your choice of footwear be considered Thongs or Jandles?
  • 11 0
 @jbeglaw asking the BIG questions! Jandals all day in NZ mate
  • 6 0
 shirtless hardtail guy scares me
  • 6 1
 Could watch these bike check videos all day.
  • 4 0
 the lines on the back are insane! PBJ and Geometron looks dope. and have some soul, other - medicore
  • 5 0
 I'm glad Tom from pinkbike academy got a job. I liked him on the show.
  • 2 0
 @Tombrad: Love your content. Keep up the great work.
  • 5 0
 That Nicolai is the peak Nicolai owner vision in 2021
  • 1 0
 While we're at it, can we improve the comment section? It's hard to find my comment a few days later and who commented on it . Would be great if this had some features of YouTube or Facebook comments.
  • 4 0
 Sheeeeesh that Norco
  • 3 0
 does trudeau know about this?
  • 2 0
 That deep purple though!

(ask the photographer, not me)
  • 3 0
 $hit mtbers wear.
  • 2 0
 Or should wear.
  • 2 0
 Took me a solid minute to see that Tom was NOT barefoot...
  • 1 0
 @Tombrad: that was fun to watch!

Question: are those mozzie bites on your shins or pedal bites?
  • 2 0
 @Tombrad: What's stoppin ya?
  • 1 0
 @big Shawn - Nicolai Geometron owner - What is that strapped on bottle holder you are using? Cheers.
  • 1 0
 @Darkside70 It's a Fidlock Uni Mount with the 596ml Fidlock bottle.
i have an XXLongest size G1 and the botttle fits no problem.
  • 1 0
 @tallsean: Thanks Sean!
  • 1 0
 The tiny bottle sorta fits (slightly crooked) on a L, and fits fine on XL.
  • 1 1
 Probably a fidlock bottle.
  • 2 0
 "they look rad"....... "purple". . . . ha ha, un zud bra.
  • 1 0
 I love the videos, seeing people ride is better than reading about people riding
  • 1 1
 Did you see anyone ride?
  • 2 0
 Zane, the man, the legend.
  • 1 0
 Holy cow, I never realised Steve was that tall!

Also, the Norco kid was amazing... "they're actually purple" killed me Big Grin
  • 2 1
 How long you have to wait, to get to the gondola?
  • 7 0
 people are probably still standing in line from yesterday
  • 1 0
 Somebody needs to answer this question for the people who’ve never been.
  • 4 0
 Well, the Gondola is not opening till next weekend, so I would say around a week...
  • 1 0
 They all look like a Session.
  • 1 0
 Second bike looks like the GrimDonut.
  • 1 0
 I don’t even know what to say...
  • 1 0
 I learned that Monday was not a holiday in Canada
  • 1 0
 "moolay" bikes
  • 1 0
 Where's Brett Tippie?
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