Jaws' Alpine Adventure - Video

Dec 8, 2016 at 10:51
by Szczeki Jaws  
Views: 12,328    Faves: 84    Comments: 6


In September Jaws and crew headed to Livigno for a quick trip to test out brand new Antidote Bikes Darkmatter prototype. Italian rocky slopes seemed to be the best for Jaws to test the bike that was built one week before the trip. From the premise, the frame was designed for 27,5 wheels, but Jaws put 26' wheels because 26's ain't dead!

bigquotesWe had a big luck with the weather, most of the time it was very bad, mornings started with the rain showers but after the sun came out, it was time to hike! In the end we managed to ride and shoot in the Alps. We didn't go there to ride in a bike park. I wanted to shoot pure freeride. I've been to Livigno before and I saw there some huge lines. This time, I finally went there just to ride them. - Jaws.

Portrait shot photo by www.staronphoto.com
When you are ready to drop in after 50 minutes of hiking, and you're thinking: "okay there was one more bottle of the water at the bottom". About 40 seconds later, your desire is fulfilled.

cruising down the hill photo by www.staronphoto.com
One of the steep wild slopes with partly hard ground which was quite tough to brake on.

Antidote Bikes Darkmatter photo by www.staronphoto.com
The Darkmatter has been well tested!


Video by @ryys
Photos by www.staronphoto.com
Title letters www.facebook.com/wlk666
Music: Nightstalker - Dead Rock Commandos


MENTIONS: @ryys / @szczeki




50 Comments

  • 42 1
 Why do I love the way the Dorado looks?
  • 2 1
 IT does look good, USD maybe.
  • 17 1
 You like 'em beefy? Wink The moto style and added thickness of the guards balances nicely with tubing sizes. A little less chicken leggy looking.
  • 2 5
 Ill be honest. I don't like Dorado forks at all. The ascetic doesn't appeal to me whatsoever. With one exception...this thing looks mean!! I may have a new outlook on Dorados...
  • 12 3
 Yes Dorados are beatiful! I'd love to have one. With coil spring and Ohlins damper inside...
  • 4 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Whats wrong with the stock damper? Feels pretty dialed.
  • 5 0
 @WAKIdesigns:Perhaps you'd rather have this?
dirtmountainbike.com/longform/inside-ohlins-prototype-dh-fork
I hope they come out with an upside down fork!
  • 1 0
 Agreed! Many years ago in a different life I had one on my shop demo bike. Great ride, great aesthetics, good conversation piece!
  • 3 1
 Because its tubes are in the proper places. Chicken legs are ugly on a fork as they are on a woman. Inverts look better because they just are, better.
  • 5 0
 Riding a dorado for 3 years now and wouldn't change a thing Smile
  • 1 0
 @trickadoodle13: Same here! 4years now. Wouldn't change. Beer
  • 16 0
 I always think of Jaws the skater first
  • 4 1
 Created PB account just to rec this. There can only be one! Aaron "Jaws" Homoki has it covered. Sick video though.
  • 14 1
 What?! No one said so far?! OK, let me do this for all you guys...

JAWS FOR RAMPAGE!
  • 5 1
 I was just gonna say that man! He may not have the sick tricks but he's definitely got big mountain style!
  • 15 2
 This is how a nice piece of carbon should look like.
  • 3 1
 UNNO dh bikes are damn sexy too ! But they didnt prove their abilities until now since they re not available yet
  • 2 0
 What - like a bike?

An aesthetic triumph, to be sure...
  • 1 1
 I´d say the UNNO has proven itself already under Cesar Rojo with a masters world champs win :-)
  • 14 1
 Yeah Jaws! Sick buddy!
  • 5 0
 I think that bike is the sexiest DH bike out there. And that is a competitive field. I would sleep with the darkmatter. I would hang it on my wall. I would take it out to dinner. I would love it and cherish it. Oh and I'd probably ride the hell out of it.
  • 4 0
 If you had a choice I bet you'd ride that bike, with THAT fork, down that line.. I know I'd be there in a heartbeat...you prob don't have that option neither do I so enjoy your local trails on the bike you're on!!! Snow is falling on the gnar in my home town. now the gnar has a layer of gnar on it, shred that too!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 I wouldn't. I appreciate my life, those loose rocks look mental.
  • 3 0
 Yeah!
when entered tunnel in Livigno i saw this place, and wanted all week to go there and try out this part.
but i was too lazy and went full bikepark sic58 mode on Smile

nice to see that one crazy Polish guy went down there Big Grin

cheers and one duzhe piwo from me Wink
  • 2 1
 And now compare number of comments under ugly carbon bike, and under beautiful carbon bike. Not to mention that Paul will not write a separate article on it Smile This is what marketing is all about (I mean not Antidote's marketing, it is not enough to have great vid of great rider on a great bike - this is boring).
  • 1 1
 Comments are not everything my friend... but I agree, a fantastic bike!
  • 3 0
 nice to hear a little stoner rock & the influences of Kyuss for the soundtrack.
liked the old skool style of riding too.
  • 3 0
 I loved that first run, threading some Gnarly rocks. Beast Mode!
  • 2 0
 you can tell its gnarly riding when the back wheel makes MAYBE one revolution in the entire second to last shot
  • 2 0
 Freeride ain't dead. Nicely done, Jaws.
  • 2 0
 Now that's a sick bike Paul!!
  • 1 0
 Because it looks like any other bike..?
  • 1 0
 When his is hiking up the hill, does anybody else sing,
"Hi ho hi ho it's off to work I go" to themselves?
  • 1 2
 See? I could RIDE up there on my e-bike: pushing and carrying is better, is it?
  • 3 0
 Jaw dropping!
  • 1 0
 absolutely beautiful bike ! and Jaws has some rad skills to shred those steep lines that fast, respect !
  • 1 0
 Surprised to hear Nightstalker in a MTB video. Awesome video and riding !!!
  • 1 0
 zajebiscie ! Pomijajac jazde - piękny ten Antidotek
  • 1 0
 Gorgeous bike, and awesome sliding!
  • 1 0
 God damn that Dark Matter is sexy AF
  • 1 0
 Damn
  • 1 0
 Ogień!!!
  • 1 0
 Awesome fork.
  • 1 0
 JAWS 4 PREZ
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