Video: Urban Freeride Is Not Dead - Jaws

Nov 19, 2013 at 23:47
by Szczeki Jaws  
As the young kid I used to watch JIB and Ride to the Hills movies. Those movies inspired me to ride a bike and especially in a town. I started to do a stair gaps, and dropping off of walls. Since I've started my adventure with freeriding urban freeride was always somewhere. It was a great variety from usual riding on the trails. Urban freeriding is challenging and creative. Good ol' urban freeride!

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Stairs photo www.wolisphoto.com

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Jaws




200 Comments

  • + 213
 Pfft! Urban Freeride never dies for me. Nothing better then going out on the town alone at night, with just your ipod a few bros and some bikes.
  • + 460
 alone at night with a few bros ?????????????????
  • + 158
 it's called 'dogging'
  • + 7
 @MintsauceSouth LOL, that comment was perfect
  • - 140
flag OlSkoolJake (Nov 20, 2013 at 10:59) (Below Threshold)
 Bro's before Hoes right? Doesn't matter who's given BJ's just as long as your gettin' em Wink
  • - 88
flag Creegz (Nov 20, 2013 at 11:31) (Below Threshold)
 Head's head man.
  • + 147
 sheesh, that got dark quick.
  • - 24
flag sweet-bike (Nov 20, 2013 at 12:05) (Below Threshold)
 I think the expression is 'Pussy is pussy' because that actually implies a female
  • + 53
 Yeah. I wanted to see if anyone would take it further haha. Clearly not. Escalated rather quickly though. I'm sorry everyone.
  • + 19
 Ohh this was a great laugh. Great posts guys. Laughing my head off. It's always great to have some humor thrown amongst the bitter technical jargon!
  • - 15
flag superdanu (Nov 20, 2013 at 14:55) (Below Threshold)
 well, this escalated quickly...
  • + 1
 Film made me laugh, comments even more so.... Great little movie.
  • + 25
 That last escalator shot was sick
  • + 19
 @OlSkoolJake that has to be the gayest thing I have heard in a while... and I was just watching a video about 29ers.
  • + 5
 See this is why I hesitate to click on the "below threshold" button...
  • + 1
 Effing RAD dude.. sick urban riding!
  • - 1
 where i live you can't go ride on night, at least not with the security that you will be back with your bike :/
  • + 35
 I see no neon jersey, and he hit several of the wall drops. Maybe the reason that comment was so damn stupid was because you didn't wear a helmet trying to hit 15 foot high stair sets.
  • + 17
 Ride with what you have. If you only have DH gear then use that. Riding is riding no matter the terrain or the gear.
  • + 7
 Uhh, SORTAH is the greatest. Balls of steel 'n shit. But those ain't good for anything when you hit your head on a lamp post at full speed and spend the rest of your days in a wheelchair, drooling.
  • - 8
flag dhdeven (Nov 21, 2013 at 10:22) (Below Threshold)
 urban freeride is very very dead
  • - 3
 Sortah is exactly like what Rod Ramsey would have been at 12. But god damn kids are discovering drugs earlier and earlier these days.
  • + 0
 @Bigbossman: Who are you calling a pinker? lmao
  • - 7
flag gravelmans (Nov 21, 2013 at 19:42) (Below Threshold)
 Lol @ comments, Gay's will be gay!
  • + 7
 SORTAH, take a break. You dont have to be an obnoxious cunt every day of your life you know. Fucking douche bag.
  • - 5
flag superdanu (Nov 22, 2013 at 13:33) (Below Threshold)
 ...and this keeps on escalating
  • + 2
 He doesn't even realize it though... he still thinks he is right.
  • - 2
 #highjackedpost
  • + 1
 Are all the gay comments related to the rainbow colored steps @0:42?
  • + 1
 I can't believe I'm still getting notifications on my Dash for this... This chain is going nowhere. In fact it's so off topic, I can't even remember what the post is about anymore!
  • + 2
 SORTAH why are you such a f*cking tool???
  • + 1
 SORTAH !! You know it's time to hang up your jacket on an arguement when you don't have a single prop, just chill yeah? Respect that there is diffrent styles of riding cause at the end of the day we are all on 2 wheels with big ass grins on our faces!!!
  • + 1
 Props as in thumbs up you melon!
  • - 2
 hahahaha amazing
  • + 41
 Jp Rheault, back in 2004. 30/30 stairs set. Wrapped up on a Kona Stuff 2003/single crown.

Had roughly 10 inches free on each sides before the handlebars gets to touch the handrails.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUjXTVpiUpc

Sorry for the quality, it was originally on a vhs.
  • + 10
 Cool vid, thanks for sharing.
  • + 7
 I agree that was badass. Doing it back in the VHS days! no go pros for that dude
  • + 2
 yeah son!!!!!
  • + 1
 bikes have come a long way, they dont crack every time you hit a drop now...
  • + 1
 terrible quality but hey gnar is gnar! thanks for sharing men.
  • + 1
 Clearly we need more of this, look at all the comments this has gotten compared to some of the other vids on here. Urban free ride is where it's at.
  • + 0
 the quality doesnt matter.. it what you have captured.. that counts.. Smile
  • + 5
 this is JiB, Jaw's inspiration Wink
  • + 3
 too right... So many big hits in Jib, and how many years ago? Jaws had some decent speed tho, maybe he'd be more at home in some of the South American urdan races.
  • + 1
 TIght find Thomass
  • + 7
 dude that video was insane. The crash section, holy sh*t
  • + 3
 the whole thing was insane man. I give major props to all the guys on that vid i would never do half the things they do!
  • + 2
 the funny part is watching the bikes break and seeing what the hell ppl were riding on Smile
  • + 2
 can't believe i never saw that before. the music was cracking me up but the riding was nucking futs!!
  • + 1
 havent seen that edit in awhile.
  • + 5
 I miss Super T Klassen
  • + 7
 Great riding Jaws. But you need to have a prerequisite for it to be urban. You need to jump off some roofs to flat, and in the snow, up hill both ways, without shoes, on hardtails! Smile Come on, everyone knows that!
Even we were doing it when pinkbike started eg. www.pinkbike.com/video/2836
  • + 0
 was that a ska track in the background? (My speakers aren't really working).
Whether or not it was, that video brings my back to a part of my life I'd rather forget.
  • + 2
 bikes have come a long way, they dont crack every time you hit a drop now...
  • + 2
 @radek thats hilarious. I remember downloading that video off of limewire back in the early 2000's.
  • + 1
 All great vids, brought me back to the day of when I use to shred the U District! Or the EMP Gap for the poeple who know Seattle. This pic was back in 2001

www.pinkbike.com/photo/7366516
  • + 1
 Nice one Radek, I downloaded that from PB on a dial up connection that took forever. Blew my mind.
  • + 1
 Radek no problem! Big Grin Just Wait for my next urban freeride edit! Hah I watched this edit some time ago, it's soo good!
  • + 2
 @szczenki - ok I can't wait to see next one. you need to at least brake a crank!! Smile
  • + 1
 haha it ain't serious street riding until the crashes and broken bikes section is longer than the riding!!!
  • + 6
 Reminds me of the good old days of flat spotting rims and busting JIS bottom bracket spindles. Jaws is kicking it old school with the steer clamp stem on a double crown fork!
  • + 5
 Thanks! Big Grin It was filmed just before I got a new stem instagram.com/p/g5lQeZEbNU
  • + 1
 Ed- oops wrong post.
  • + 1
 Check out the Rampage POV footage - Kelly McGarry was doing same, as was that young kid, the un-sponsored guy.
  • + 1
 Steer clamp stems in my opinion are vastly superior to direct mount is every conceivable way. Unless you are into snapping stems.
  • + 6
 since when did going down stairs and skidding classed as 'urban freeride'? wasnt it actually called just 'street' hha was alright vid thou
  • + 7
 After watching that, yup it's still dead.
  • + 1
 a long travel suspension rig is not challenged on that terrain. ditto the rider. Tech evolution killed urban freeride.I want to see a DH rig on a steep mogul course at a ski resort. Anyone?....
  • + 3
 this is ehhh...the bar was set pretty high with some of the original Kranked and NWD segments...I kept waiting for some ridiculous high skinny wall rides and gap transfers...but... so go ahead and hate away on the props...whatever.
  • + 5
 with exception of the last huck, this video is more of an urban DH race practice run...very far from what urban freeride in the early 2000s was
  • + 3
 Maybe its cause im lazy but, I cant stop thinking about hpw far you gotta be pedaling to get from spot to spot. My slow ass would be huffing and puffing all over town to do just three features. Maybe he takes the metro
  • + 5
 Hire Chris Akrigg for the starring role in anything like this. Underwhelming.
  • + 5
 @00:48 Does he really need a board to get up that CURB!?!?!? Urban freeride FAIL!!!
  • + 2
 Never saw that until you mentioned it. Wow.
  • + 4
 yes! love urban freeride. if anyone cares I have a video of what ive done so far with Kansas city www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8DObEKVqXo
  • + 3
 Loving it, thanks for sharing!
  • + 5
 dam you for taking me to youtube and eventually watching "sh*t mountain bike girls say"
  • + 1
 szczeki if you have anymore clips of other urban freeriding send em to me via pm or whatever. I like your style, would love to see more
  • + 1
 tdryan242 Thanks dude! I will upload some old clips in a days Wink
  • + 1
 Very impressive and honest. Well done. Would love to see more.
  • + 1
 i am currently working on a KC freeride 3 edit. the riding is bigger but the shots havnt came out right. may just have to make a best of combining all my vids
  • + 5
 its important to wear your goggles when riding in the city. Safety first.
  • + 1
 oh cmon! when I begin to understand the difference between all mountain and enduro. you tell me that what ive been calling street riding is actually called urban freeriding. so what did jeff lenosky used to do? (or does dont know if he is still around)
  • + 1
 Urban freeride or any discipline never lives or dies, it just is. People still unicycle. Trials mixed with urban freeride is my favorite type of riding. The possibilities are endless. Whoever said it was dead in the first place couldn't make it look good.
  • + 1
 Awesome Vid! I used to love a little Urban Freeride back in the day... UofU style

But now, when I am spending $80p/tire and $300+ on wheels...I cannot justify trashing my bike(s) on a regular basis.
Props to those willing to make that sacrifice!
  • + 2
 1. Urban freeride didn't have electronic bass, or slow motion 2. Urban freeriders wear shorts and baseball catcher's gear, always
  • + 2
 That's my city! Park Bednarskiego is a great place to train up and down. Many technical sections and connection of off-road and stairs.
  • + 2
 I miss smashing round leeds city centre on my super 8 with monster t's on it. Racing from the uni to the train station. cheers for the memories jaws
  • + 4
 What he can't jump a curb?
  • + 3
 that was awful, skids, riding down stairs and shitty slow-mo?

rider was pretty ballsy, but this was a crap edit.
  • + 2
 Even saying that the riding was ballsy is puahing it. The reason urban fr never really took off is cause of BMX. They hit waaaay bigger shit than this, an to flat with tricks that just don't seem possible.
  • + 0
 That was really, really really lame.
Please never make an edit like this again, it's gonna make all us real freeriders look like tools. The guy wasn't even good at riding a bike really, maybe above average. There's a reason urban free ride died out for the most part.

Skids? Really? What are we, 6 year olds?
  • + 1
 There's no harm in throwing in a skid or two on your way down. The lad in the vid clearly enjoys screeching round corners - good on him. He doesn't need to justify that to anyone, least of all a faceless internet naysayer. We're meant to ride bikes for fun. He's having some. /end

(I thought the 'above average skills' dig was a little unfair, too. Maybe he isn't a 'real freerider' such as yourself, but he's clearly competent and has balls).
  • + 3
 Wait, when did urban freeriding die and how did I miss the memo?
  • + 1
 I think it died mostly because its illegal a lot of the time and that makes it risky to put on film. But also I think the influence of bmx has really changed the bikes many people use to the point that traditional urban freeride really isn't possible. not trying to say it isn't possible but I want no part of landing on stairs after a 20 flat 20 on a rigid bike with no brakes.
  • + 1
 Greeeeeeeeeeeeeat video, you should watch DOWNHILL TAXCO at Mexico City , check it out here www.youtube.com/watch?v=T62z-8XAj9A
  • + 2
 for those of us who don't have whistlers in our lives..downtown stair gaps.
  • + 1
 When I was a kid 25 years ago we called this Urban Mountain Biking or UMBing. Because we were lame and didn't *get* acronyms!
  • + 4
 Nice skids...
  • + 1
 I remember the days of street riding, broke plenty a bike, I try it now and I just end up with punctures. Think it's time to start again now the trails are screwed up.
  • + 4
 He sure can skid...
  • + 4
 STEEZ!
  • + 1
 that last shot was pretty rad, anyone ever try riding down an up escalator? I've always wondered what would happen but never got the chance to try it.
  • + 1
 its not as fun as it seems.. and you get in trouble for it lol
  • + 1
 loved the escalator bit at the end, good to see urban free riding still going strong
  • + 1
 I think that's dangerous to ride in a town,u may get seriously injured when hitting on the hard cement or stone stairs.
  • + 1
 Clearly wherever he's riding nobody is phased by urban riding. Where I live everybody would flip out over that shit!
  • + 1
 I need to get some friends and go to San Francisco to do some urban freeriding.
  • + 2
 Urban ? It's called street and bmx has owned it since the 80's.
  • + 0
 Nice video, good riding an all... but all this clean and neat edit doesn't pack a punch half as much as raw old school freeride movies.
  • + 2
 thank you Jaws, you are the JESUS of Mountain Biking, A saviour :-)
  • + 2
 Jaws kills it in every video
  • + 2
 because, fuck my bike matterial !
  • + 2
 What's with the skids? Tearing the grass up was so unnecessary.
  • + 1
 kept expecting to see a little old lady with a bag of groceries walk in front of him
  • + 2
 fuck yeah thats how it started for me !
  • + 2
 It's so much more fun on a hardtail
  • + 2
 Muito top lugar incrível
  • + 1
 Nice, Check out my Urban Freeride video on my page Wink I love to hit stair gaps on a hardtail!!!
  • + 1
 I got goose bumps and my hearts going faster. SICK SKILLS AND SOUND TRACK. Instant add to FAV'S
  • + 2
 Looks like i am getting the boys out on a street freeride trip
  • + 1
 awesome! I would love to see how many rims and tubes this guy has broken! :-D
  • + 2
 wasn't long enough, get on your bike and make another video!
  • + 2
 Oh, I will Wink
  • + 1
 Cracow, Poland Big Grin Great jump near Wisla Smile Muszę Cię kiedyś złapać z aparatem w Krk...
  • + 1
 So Rad! Jaws is the ultimate rider! Brings be back to the days where I would huck my kona stinky off absolutely everything!
  • + 2
 God nearly died waiting for some urban shizzle Smile
  • + 2
 Szczęki dlaczego tu nie ma żadnego Suicide ? Big Grin
  • + 1
 There are some massive drops in this vid!
  • + 1
 No there wasn't. a BMXer would hit bigger drops then that to flat and thow a 720 in while he's at it, probably land in manual too. This is embarrassing is what it is.
  • + 1
 Roosting concrete all day long!
  • + 1
 Can we get footage?? or you left your camera and camerabro home. this week-end dont forget us, we also enjoy the ride here.
  • + 1
 we got urban freeriders too call em biketechers lol
  • + 1
 My hometown! Sweet riding.
  • + 1
 This edit seems to imply that it is if this is whats happening these days.
  • + 1
 Where is that? That was awsome!!
  • - 1
 w3.*.pl = Poland
  • + 1
 Is it too late to submit that first picture into the POY contest?
  • + 1
 Cool ride,nothing better than a coil-spring to DhUrban
  • + 1
 @ 1:10

That duck gives no f*cks.
  • + 1
 nice video . but need more drops!
  • + 1
 When does that NS bike come out to the market?
  • + 1
 what is tht song called anyonee?
  • + 1
 ya sure its not dead but my bike will be if i do it.
  • + 1
 Great edit bro, sweet street hits.
  • + 1
 This beat be deathly illlll
  • + 1
 Sick haven't enjoyed a Jaws video in a long time..
  • + 2
 anyone know the song?
  • + 1
 Crim3s - Holes
  • + 1
 cool video, stupid title. urban riding is at it's peak, far from dead
  • + 1
 can anyone say dylan tremblay
  • + 1
 szału nie ma lepsze gapy byly w the addiction ;-)
  • + 1
 thought he was gonna die at 1:01
  • + 1
 What camera(s) did you use to shoot that?
  • + 1
 Ihaaaaaaa, that last frame! Razz
  • + 1
 Nice to see Krakow streets in the background Smile
  • + 1
 waiting for the Superheroes to make a surprise comeback...
  • + 1
 does anyone know what bike this is?
  • + 1
 Looks like NS Bike's Soda 2 with a DH fork
  • + 1
 That's NS Fuzz prototype.
  • + 1
 That looked like a lotta fun, but I dont think I would wear goggles tho
  • + 1
 I'm usually a Marzo hater, but daaayum that fork looks clean.
  • + 1
 Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice
  • + 1
 Nice.
  • + 1
 vodSmile
  • + 1
 why?? was a very basic vid, at best
  • + 0
 I have those same rims on my 2009 Giant Trance...
  • + 1
 good one dude
  • + 1
 DHBMX
  • + 1
 Wporzo!!!
  • + 1
 Soundtrack?
  • + 1
 Crim3s- Holes
  • + 1
 what name this song?
  • + 1
 Story of Isaac. The song is called holes. So dope
  • + 1
 thank you bro
  • + 1
 awesome!
  • + 1
 muito fera !!
  • + 1
 more please!!!
  • + 1
 this video is sick!
  • + 1
 Duck, not impressed
  • + 1
 pięknie !
  • + 1
 That ender tho
  • + 1
 where is Danny???
  • + 1
 Rock 'n' Roll !
  • + 1
 one word "RAW"
  • + 1
 AWESOME!
  • + 1
 nice vid
  • + 1
 that looks fun
  • + 1
 nice!!!
  • + 1
 Video of the day anyone?
  • + 1
 Ando żyje !! Big Grin
  • - 3
 I like to ride in the city too.Cause you never know when will come out a peson in front of the way.
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