Video: Pinkbike Hot Lap with Claire Buchar

Nov 14, 2018 at 16:09
by Pinkbike Originals  

The Pinkbike Hot Lap is our own fun leaderboard of pros and bike industry friends. Riders put their best foot forward down a trail local to Pinkbike HQ and their time is recorded with a Freelap timing system.

Claire Buchar may have retired from World Cup racing but the Whistler local is still as fast as ever and was stoked to take on the Pinkbike Hot Lap Challenge! We go over some line choices before she puts her time down.

The Track

The trail used is called Credit Line. This was chosen as we consider it to be a pretty complete mountain bike trail that tests various riders' skills.

The Results

Did you miss previous episodes of Pinkbike Hot Laps?

Miranda Miller

Remi Gauvin

Sam Hill

Yoann Barelli

Who would you like to see take part? Leave a comment and let us know!

MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals


  • 79 1
 I'm 100% confident I could go slower than that.
  • 12 1
 hell yeah!!! it takes me the afternoon to ride it!
  • 8 2
 @audric: it's OK, it took her 4 hours, 1 minute and 13 seconds to ride it.....
  • 2 1
 slower than that and/or crash Smile
  • 54 3
 I think the "women's" board should be rewritten to say "SLAYdies". What a crusher!
  • 49 4
 Interesting to see that Miranda's Strava QOM from her hot lap didn't last long--it got taken two days ago by Andréane Lanthier Nadeau, whose Strava bio says "I will hunt your QOM's down." Indeed.
  • 3 1
 I'd say they should get ALN for the next episode then, eh?
  • 20 0
 Awesome riding! Stoked to hear Claire talk about one of my personal favorite techniques: "I might close my eyes and scream when I get through..." ;-)
  • 19 1
 Pretty cool to see claire pull it back after that near crash/mistake.
Claire also works a 9-5 job at Chromag these days so she doesn't really get as much time on the bike as these full-time pros,,, shes great to watch ride and she has one of the best styles for a chic on a mtn bike for sure! ;0
  • 14 0
 I love her
  • 2 0
 How can you not?
  • 2 0
 Me too
  • 6 0
 Do a series of “Joe Schmo” rider hot laps along with all the pros. Have an entry contest or lottery system and regular PB readers show up with their bikes. Get the same opportunity to suss out the lines, and then send it. I know there’s a Strava board, but it’d be fun to see just your average rider do the same type of PB vid.
  • 1 0
 There's tons of videos like this out there already, its basically the entire marketing plan for GoPro. Just search youtube for "gopro" and the name of the trail you want to see, any trail sufficiently popular trail should have hits. The fewer the views, the more likely you're getting an average rider.
  • 10 1
 It's got to be Tracey Moseley! She would kill it !
  • 7 0
 why is her time different on the leaderboard vs what's in the video?

Also I'd be keen to see Kovarik give it a ride
  • 7 0
 Hell yeah, Claire! Way to come down to Squam and lay down a heater.
  • 7 0
 "There's imaginary tape right here." Wish more people saw that!
  • 5 1
 Graceful riding! I don't think I've ever befor described someone's riding as such... Smooth AF. Nicely done.
  • 2 0
 Does anyone know about the chain slap doo hicky that is on her chainstay? It looks like it says STFU on it, but nothing is found on a Google search..
  • 4 0
 I've seen kovarik post about them on his instagram, he us involved somehow but they are only prototypes st this point!
  • 11 0
 Hey Eriv, Yes its a chain device we have in the works. We only have 3D printed molds at the moment but are in the process of having rubber production STFU's made, this will help control chain slap, frame damage, and chain noise so your drive chain will be silent. You can check out stfubike on instagram for more info and how the STFU works on go pro. Cheers.
  • 3 0
 Nice one Claire! Keep on shredding ????????????
  • 6 0
 ?????.... we mean !!!!!! haha.
  • 7 6
 Talk amongst yourselves... I'll give you a topic... Quietening vs quieting is the new dampening vs. damping... DISCUSS
  • 3 2
 Quietening isnt a word. whreas Dampening and Damping are words =P
  • 1 2
 It would still take me a lot longer to do the same thing...but at least what she's doing is attainable for a rider like me to be able to emulate (compared to what the top dudes are putting down).

Very informative.
  • 1 0
 She should have come here with Chris Kovarik, he would have destroyed all those rocks and roots for her, haha !!
  • 1 0
 I really would have liked to see the full gopro footage uncut. is that not possible?
  • 2 0
 I really want to be her friend.
  • 1 0
 I came for the Hot Wings.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what chest mount she is using? I don't think that's a gopro.
  • 2 0
 it's a stuntman chest mount.
  • 1 0
 What's the GoPro chest mount setup you're using??
  • 1 0
 Stuntman chesty mount plus a hero7.
  • 2 0
 Woman of my dreams! Smile
  • 3 3
 What about the HOT LAP on Angry Midget, Rude's hot lap?
  • 8 2
 Because we don't want it f*cked over?
  • 4 3
 Emily Batty.
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