Video: Biggest MTB Grom Sends of 2020

Jan 5, 2021 at 17:18
by Pinkbike Originals  


We've put together a best of compilation of all the wild #pbgroms videos we've seen this year. The future is bright.








60 Comments

  • 36 0
 As a 16 year old who's pretty mediocre, seeing these kids shredding this hard makes me wanna get better-- so thanks for the motivation PB!
  • 8 0
 Nothing beats time on the bike... and riding with other riders who push you to get better! Keep at it and stay motivated!
  • 20 0
 As a 44 year old who's scared of hitting jumps built by local kids 30 years my junior, I have nowhere to go.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: Listen to the band Kicker and get out there and try! It's (almost) never too late. The singer, Pete the Roadie has got to be over 65
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh: you're right, I can still type from a hospital bed, so nothing to lose. And I will still be singing when I'm 65, I can tell you that. Hitting gaps? Meh.
  • 1 0
 now think what I think being 43 years old and still struggle with 10 feet drop....:-))
  • 26 0
 Selling my bike. Going to take up knitting. Thanks Pinkbike.
  • 28 0
 Then you see the highlight videos of what the grannies do and quit knitting too.
  • 6 0
 We're all good at different things Smile . There are 2 or 3 things I'm really good at and bikes isn't one of them. So when I ride I just ride for me.
  • 2 0
 Only... enjoy the ride! (very known phrase but is the absolute truth)
  • 17 1
 I know about ten kids in the 10-14 age range sending this big right now. You should start weekly, or even monthly, grom series similar to Friday Fails where they can send in their videos to be put in an edit like this.
  • 7 1
 Agreed. The PBgroms featured grom thing has been kind of weak (no offense). I think Jacob Lingeman was the only one who was "undiscovered" that they've featured, and they've featured him repeatedly.

The others they've featured are all well-established and well-known with huge followings.
  • 3 0
 Agreed!
  • 2 0
 they all ride at highland? that place is such a skill booster
Being born in a big scene makes all the difference, but I guess I can still learn! Hard to progress this fast when you don't have much money after paying bills and a knee that always wants to dislocate. But its possible!
  • 1 0
 @housem8d: Ya, all from Highland. The progression is crazy there.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: no doubt! i remember they had an airbag setup when i was there! I learned so much that day and can't even comprehend how much I would progress if I grew up with this. But I still prefer tech at the end of the day.

does the chairlift run for fatbikes during snow season?
  • 1 0
 @Hogfly: Max Clark (@max_ride_bikes) is also a very good rider that PB featured who was pretty "undiscovered". That said, still most of the groms they show are pretty well known
  • 1 0
 @SubalaMtb: I guess I don't think of Max as undiscovered, because we've known about him for a while, but my son is friends with all of those kids on Instagram and chats with them quite a bit, so we have pretty good visibility on all the upcoming groms. But yeah, he's not well known like Harry or Finley or the Mallen twins. Max is an awesome rider, though!
  • 1 0
 @Hogfly: just by chance is your son @floganmtb? Haha
  • 1 0
 @SubalaMtb: haha. I claim him on occasion.
  • 2 0
 @Hogfly: oh no way. I've talked to him a little on instagram. Hopefully I get on pbgroms next year. Him too!
  • 1 0
 @SubalaMtb: just looked at your Insta. Crazy progress in a short amount of time riding! Keep at it and enjoy the ride!
  • 1 0
 @Hogfly: Thanks so much, appreciate it man!
  • 9 0
 Awesome sends! Great to see you all reaching out a bit past the "usual suspects" and including some lesser-known groms.
  • 6 0
 Friday Fails and this grom section is good to watch,something different, ¿how about Mike doing some Bike Field Test with amateur Riders ?
  • 10 0
 Pinkbike academy season 2 should be with a bunch of kids!
  • 4 0
 Pinkbike’s Got Talent
  • 5 1
 As a fully grown adult, I would have a terrible time not bursting out in tears when it came time for me to be eliminated (which would probably happen in the first episode once they found out I couldn’t ride worth crap). I can only imagine what the waterworks would look like with a full cast of kids who genuinely thought that this would be their only chance of quitting school and becoming a full time mountain biker.

Oh, and having worked in casting in the film industry before, I can tell you that it’s not the kids who are hard to work with... it’s the parents.
  • 8 0
 Those kids are AMAZING!
  • 2 0
 As a 14 year old struggling to clear all the jumps at my local dirt jumps I am jealous but also motivated by these kids. Also kinda pissed I ride a hard tail and all of these kids were on dirt jumpers or super expensive full squish bikes.
  • 1 0
 Work, save, and get that dj!
  • 1 0
 LMAAOOO wowwww most of y'all would get schooled by an 8 year old girl on 20" hardrock in a half shell helmet, no pads, and velcro shoes! She out here making you endurobros look mad goofy with all that fancy technology and still unable to leave the ground hahahaha. Shoutout to her and her mom for sure.
  • 3 1
 These kids are incredible, thats impressive as hell and super stoked to see kids on bikes. The instagram and twitter handles at 8 yrs old tho....
  • 5 0
 Most of the younger kids have their parents running their accounts.
  • 10 3
 Parents shouldn’t set up social media accounts for their kids. I consider this akin to child abuse.
  • 2 0
 @twozerosix: every one of these kids have an Instagram account for them, whether parent run or run by the athlete. So I guess that’s a bunch of child abuse. They seem so miserable.
  • 10 1
 @Hogfly: I know its mostly the parents. But that just hits wrong for me. I just find it weird that a parent is maintaining an 8 year olds social media accounts for likes and follows. Feels like they are marketing/selling their kid in a way. I understand WHY it happens but just feels weird.
  • 9 0
 @ianswilson815: I totally get it. It’s definitely a tricky situation. Jackson Goldstone doesn’t become Jackson Goldstone and get the opportunities he has without social media.
  • 6 1
 @Hogfly: I’m sure everyone involved loves it, including the kids. But the kids aren’t being allowed to make decisions about their online identities and privacy that will be with them forever, and don’t have the perspective to weigh the trade offs. That’s all I’m saying.
  • 2 0
 @twozerosix:

I don’t disagree with you. The ethics around minors and social media (and technology in general) usage are definitely an ever-evolving area. It will be interesting to see where we land as a society with our attitudes are toward it in the future.
  • 3 0
 @twozerosix: I wonder if it’s safest to just limit the footage shown to just action shots, and not include any monologues/ dialogues that may seem innocent at the time, but end up being misconstrued later?

I mean, I said all sorts of stupid crap when I was a kid, just because I had no context or understanding of other people’s viewpoints then. Empathy, sensitivity, and good sense is something that I had to learn and grow. If I had social media back in those days, it would have been best if I just had the mic permanently turned off.

As for privacy, I guess full face helmets and Covid-era facemasks help a bit with that?
  • 1 0
 @twozerosix: oh come on LOL they're doing it for bike coverage, which these kids obviously love doing and are excelling at. kids have phones in their hands a lot sooner than we all did it's not that surprising, even before these social media platforms young athletes had camcorders out ready to show the world their skills.
  • 3 0
 Those 7-8 yr olds are mind blowingly skilled. Hats off to those young shredders!
  • 1 0
 what a great collage of senders. Well done. We got to meet 8yr old Ian doing the PB at Highland. He towed my son into Fort Hill at Thunder. Its all: Practice,Practice,Practice... Cant wait for spring...
  • 2 1
 Very large misspellings here, meant to say, jeez, and I thought I was good because I can hit the big line at my local
  • 3 0
 Good to see though that, with those commas and all, your punctuation is tip top.
  • 4 1
 PB Grom-cademy anyone?
  • 1 0
 pb would have them organizing tea parties and speed building lego
  • 5 2
 so.many.white.kids.
  • 6 0
 Donate time to the organizations trying to change that!
  • 2 0
 I’m 6’4 and 15 I’m a grom but not grom size
  • 1 0
 15 isn't grom hahaha, maybe like up to 14 imo
  • 1 0
 Basically if you are over the age of 11 and you can't do a backflip you suck
  • 1 1
 Jeez, and I am not thought it was good because I can hit the big line and my local
  • 2 1
 this year, has 2021 happened already?
  • 1 0
 Awesome and depressing at the same time.
  • 1 0
 All impressive young folks ... Griffin (age 14) @ 1:15. O.O Wow.
  • 1 0
 Where is my man Rex Johnson. Kid is a beast
  • 1 0
 Little Bastards!! Sigh....

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