Video: How Many Skinnies Can We Ride On Mount Seymour? - North Shore Skinny Challenge

Jan 17, 2022 at 9:25
by Pinkbike Originals  


We are back for round two of the North Shore Skinnies challenge, this time round on Mount Seymour! How many of these features can Jason, Christina and Matt ride in one lap?








78 Comments

  • 66 1
 This was really a challenge between Jason and Christina... Matt (pro rider from the shore) just came for the donut.
  • 35 1
 hahaha so true! Not sure why we invited him. Maybe we were needing some humbling that day.
  • 2 0
 @christinachappetta: We should get to choose the challenge and the PB participants next time. *insert evil laugh here*
  • 24 2
 It was a humbling day for sure haha.
  • 5 0
 @christinachappetta: Should it not be the first to total rear mech or rotors is the loser?
  • 2 1
 @rrolly: LMK now! I've always got a list of ideas going and could always use more :-)
  • 3 1
 @aljoburr: I don't want to ruin the fun for those yet to watch hahaha but yeah, that could be a good way to score! However, the bike industry doesn't have thaaaat many spares to go around haha
  • 4 0
 This was pretty entertaining!
  • 2 0
 @christinachappetta 20 years ago there was a race series called the North Shore Fest, where we had to race down trails with skinnies and you got bonus points for not falling off. Plus an overall time of course.
  • 2 0
 @WayneParsons: the northshore ripper on CBC! rad format.
  • 1 0
 @xy9ine: ripper! That’s what I meant to say lol
  • 1 0
 @xy9ine: and I liked the UOC track the best
  • 40 1
 Why Jason isn't rocking his baller giant ?
  • 18 1
 I have a dream that one day, people will ride skinnies without fearing for their derailleur. I have a dream that one day, all trail features will be treated equally.
  • 14 1
 That was a fun watch. Thanks
  • 2 1
 Thanks Lee!
  • 4 1
 skinnies for an EWS stage
  • 3 0
 Very fun indeed! Great to see the smiles and laughter.
  • 11 0
 skinnies terrify me. I just cant do them. even 1 foot off the ground zero consequence ones
  • 5 1
 Ahhh yes, they do also terrify me, as seen here haha but with practice, they are slightly less terrifying and such a simple, rewarding feature. If it goes smoothly :-)
  • 2 0
 @christinachappetta: the only reward for the boogieman log is being glad you didn't fall off in a swamp ditch where no one will ever find you.
  • 9 0
 Step 1: watch video and be inspired.
Step 2: take 30 attempts on that windy pangor skinny.
Step 3: buy yourself a donut anyways.
  • 11 1
 "no less than six but no more than nine" he he he.
  • 2 1
 That's what she said!
  • 3 1
 I know a few riding partners with a similar rule. We're still talking about mtn biking right?
  • 8 0
 This should have been called "Christina and Jason play Russian Roulette with their rear derailleurs and front teeth while Matt rides the North Shore"
  • 9 0
 14.39 was just jaw-dropping. Definition of steez!
  • 8 0
 You should have got Henry to do it on the Giant...................... with the more frugal tires of course
  • 2 0
 YES! Mike Bears!!!
  • 1 0
 @Newwestguy: Pinkbike better have a good health plan!
  • 7 0
 This is the kind of wildly specific niche content I come here for. It's like Top Gear for mountain biking. More of that... much more of that!
  • 5 0
 I, for one, love a good skinny. Thanks for showing off some beautiful ones, and maybe showing us how not to ride them Wink
(except for Matt—he's a skinny monster)
  • 6 0
 They should do it again with the Grim Donut and a double T fork. It would be fun ... or not hahaha.
  • 4 1
 haaaaa!!!! Now THAT'S a video!
  • 4 0
 Get Levy on the Donut!!
  • 6 0
 I'm all for that extra challenge! It's impossible to keep the front wheel straight on that rig.
  • 3 0
 Reminds me how fun a good ol skinny bridge(s) session was with buddies back in golden northshore years. Rode the trail 7-up a few years back with a bunch of friends. Crazy old school trail and a ton of laughs along the way.
  • 4 0
 Do skinnies make anyone else question mountain bike tire size in both directions?
  • 4 0
 They make me question skinny width in only one direction.
  • 3 0
 Fun watch! Jason is on to something for sure. New bikes are too long for skinnies! I never had to back tire hop my old Brodie Holeshot lol.
  • 3 0
 That's the one time when the narrow bars of the 90's and early 2000's were somewhat beneficial, sneaking around those trees right next to the skinnies.
  • 1 0
 And way shorter bikes, too. Of course, we also had 38psi Panaracer Fires.
  • 2 0
 Grew up riding those trails, so much fun. And I still very much enjoy a good skinny on a trail.
  • 2 2
 I love that those particular trails haven't changed in years! The old videos we watch have the same crazy classics
  • 1 0
 @christinachappetta: Salvation is a classic! Only thing missing is that old S-shaped teeter. Great segment all these are fun!
  • 3 0
 Looks like a fun way to rip a derailleur.
  • 2 1
 No risk, no reward!
  • 3 0
 That was a serious problem. Even if we could expense that, we might not have found one in stock!
  • 3 0
 Good day at the office IMO!
  • 4 1
 Easy to say when it's not YOU jumping into a frigid Deep Cove haha
  • 2 0
 Come back in the spring and those last two skinnes will be scrubbed up and ready to ride.
  • 1 0
 How many volunteer trail builders are working this paradise. truly a beautiful place to ride. The trees look like they are cheering you on.
  • 1 0
 @calarco68: I think Synchro has put at least a million hours into that trail Smile I'm guessing the funky teeter-totter is now deceased? I think that was one of the only features on that trail that I could ride!
  • 1 0
 @calarco68: it takes a community. Lots of dedicated people have helped!
  • 2 0
 Extra brave given the current supply chain concerns and the difficulty replacing rear mechs. That's a bold strategy Cotton.
  • 2 0
 “We are entering the lions dens now”. . Salvation is no joke when it comes to Skinnies
  • 1 0
 That was awesome! Thanls for showing us that even top level riders have challenges with skinnies! Good see no one got hurt. Oh that water looked freakin cold.
  • 1 0
 The moral of the story is an idler is the best for skinnies.
Was @jasonlucas riding an Optic? He definitely needed more idler.
  • 2 0
 Fun stuff. Always nice to see the skinnies getting a little love.
  • 2 0
 Cool to see pink bike staff back in the comments, it’s been awhile!
  • 1 0
 skinnies...fun as heck...making you a much more tech-gnar capable rider...but the bane of rear derailleurs everywhere
  • 2 0
 Build it high build it sick build it skinny.
  • 3 1
 No more than 6 but no less than 9. That's what she said
  • 2 0
 Why build em low and fat when you can build them tall and skinny?
  • 2 2
 That was too good...maybe not for @jasonlucas but bravo @mattbeer for putting on that clinic...we all know the real winner is @christinachappetta tho!
  • 1 0
 I absolutely suck at riding skinnies. I wobble around worse than a baby trying to stand for the first time.
  • 1 0
 On the plus side, the cold water therapy was probably good for Jason's ankles.
  • 1 4
 I thought this was about skinny tires - you know, not fat water-floating tires on fat bikes. If it was about skinny tires (aka normal MTB tires), I'd ask the question - "How many skinny tires can you ride in WBC in the winter without getting a nasty death stare?". Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Skinny's are classic. Good skills to have. Matt is next level.
  • 1 0
 Why did Jason say that illegal?
  • 2 0
 Where's Kiwi Bradshaw?
  • 5 0
 @dirtyalpine g'day mate! You'll see where I was tomorrow.... #deeptease
  • 1 0
 Sick vid. Love those trails!
  • 1 0
 Better headback to Squamish for some flowy loam
  • 1 0
 Really enjoyed this one, great work.
  • 2 1
 Wheres Wade Simmons????
  • 5 1
 he was probably out that day, riding some other skinny filled trail or up some janky climb
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