Video: Chris Akrigg Heads Back to his Roots in 'Remnants'

Oct 25, 2023 at 5:03
by Whyte Bikes  

Words: Whyte
A film by Will Evans.
Music by James Welsh.

In chaotic terrain Chris Akrigg comes alive. Where others see remnants of buildings and of nature, Chris envisions technical lines.

"Remnants" sees Chris take things back to basics with a project aboard his trusty T-140 29 trail bike. No motor in sight for this one, just pure Akrigg grit.

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bigquotesThe most challenging line to ride, and also the most fun, would have to be the tree line to drop into the river. I'd seen this ages ago and really wanted to get it done. There was so much to get right to make it work. The line before you even get on the tree was horrible, super steep and slick dropping down the bank. I really had to work on keeping the front wheel high. That was a pretty heavy move. The tree itself was super slippery; the moss was all breaking away revealing the tree underneath which was like ice! Then it was just a case of dropping onto a mega slick green rock in the river and doing a fancy turn straight away. Not strictly necessary but that's how I wanted it to look! I was super happy to ride away getting it pretty much how I wanted it, it's really hard to get across how hard that stuff is but you'll have to take my word for it. We had a load of fun putting this little edit together, hope you enjoyed a bit of analogue action in this digital world!Chris Akrigg

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67 Comments
  • 170 0
 Anything with Chris Akrigg should have the 'must watch' tag
  • 20 0
 I wished he would make more content, his imagination on bikes is so amazing---parkour on bikes...
  • 10 6
 So many amazing edits but some of his e-bike edits weren't really must-watch level, imo. Raw human power and creativity is where the man shines.
  • 6 1
 @theArtiist: 100%, as cool as Danny Mac is...I think Akrigg's style just resonates more with me.
  • 12 0
 @mi-bike: Happy to see a non-e-bike edit for sure!
  • 41 2
 Danny Mac is cool but Chris is the magician on a bike. This is freeride mixed with trails riding by one of the best to ever ride a bike.
  • 1 1
 Danny has skill on trails as shown in his videos.
  • 24 0
 This man is 46 years old. Absolute legend.
  • 7 0
 Takes time to be that good
  • 2 5
 Where did you get that from? He's 39. And yet many people gave props. This is why the world is f*cked.
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: It's on the site of Whyte, he was born august 22nd, 1977. So that indeed would make him 46 years old. People should do more research so the world would be less f*cked.

whytebikes.com/pages/chris-akrigg-whyte-rider
  • 2 0
 @Exbow: my research may have been flawed. I would like to repent if that's the case.
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: Do 15 bunny hops and 20 rear wheel hops. You're welcomed back to the heard.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: nice one clever clogs
  • 1 0
 @jaame: not my finest moment
  • 21 0
 One of my 3 wishes if I ever came across a genie: Have the skills of Chris Akrigg.
  • 21 0
 Phenomenal - both the cinematography and riding.
  • 9 0
 & music....IMO
  • 13 0
 Love the aesthetics on this one, and the riding as ever is incredible - it's the little tech things (which are course massive tech things!) wheel placements, power bursts etc that just blow me away - leaving the computer with a smile on my face Smile
  • 11 0
 those power bursts are no joke, i believe he won a hillclimb event back in the day on a dirtjump bike with wide bars
  • 1 0
 @GumptionZA: Cobble Wobble on a fixie?
  • 15 0
 And James Welsh delivering with the tunes as always
  • 1 0
 ....was really feeling that music!! It was rad...
  • 10 0
 Chris's edits are awesome. We also get to look forward to the 'making of' edit, where he kicks the fluff and shit out of everything in frustration at getting the moves dialled
  • 8 0
 The filming/shot setup is on-point! Does a great job of highlighting the riding AND bike without beating you over the head. Music is a great fit too.
Just goes to show that quality content and some great ideas trumps pure $$$ budget.
  • 9 0
 seems like the bike suits him. oh wait, he could ride like this on a banana seat beach cruiser
  • 4 2
 There's an idea for Askrigg to team up with Pilgrim, each shredding FB marketplace bikes with their own style.
  • 8 0
 I was missing this lad
  • 6 0
 Just amazing. The line with the tree had at least three unexpected twists in.
  • 2 0
 Amazing. Labelling a video as Akrigg heading back to his roots is only going to disappoint when he's not riding a trials bike though! If we're going to run with the tree analogy then the bouncy bikes are probably the trunk of his career.
  • 1 0
 Excellent vid, gave me the inspiration to get out for a fun goof off ride, it's been too long. Like others have said Akriggs vid library runs deep I used to watch him back in the day and then go out and goof around on bikes since getting to a trail system wasn't always a thing when I was young.
  • 5 0
 Rad. Always a treat.
  • 3 0
 Chris Akrigg X James Welsh is always a must watch.

Nice trip down memory lane: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtsGQM9vJBI
  • 4 2
 I really enjoyed the ebike content Chris recently put out, but it's great to see him back on a lighter bike
  • 3 0
 So talented! Sick video as always!!!
  • 4 0
 All killer, no filler.
  • 3 0
 a game of BIKE between him and Danny Mac?
  • 3 0
 That video was just so much fun.
  • 2 0
 Turns out you can still have an interesting and creative video without using any slo-mo! Well done
  • 3 0
 The legend! Chris' videos never disappoint!
  • 1 0
 What a delight!! Thanks Chris, you are the best at finding those crazy creative lines and making them look easy!! More raw power edits!!!
  • 1 3
 Incredible video! Amazing riding and filming!..... but

I am confused about the music... I feel like I'm on hold with the pharmacy... Raw would have been a better choice!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pais41IW5dk&t=33s
  • 6 0
 I aint gunna downvote ya but I disagree - I really liked it!
  • 2 0
 You're just mad that Cisco has a banger hold song.
  • 1 0
 Awesome bike tricks and awesome filming. It's cool to watch someone shred in this way on a full sus bike.
  • 1 0
 Absolutely nothing I don't like about this - riding, music, cinema....Akrigg fanboi I guess....
  • 2 0
 Jank artist is a legit career
  • 1 0
 Chris just always delivers! The pure joy of biking in its most creative way!
  • 1 0
 Akrigg, Lenosky, Chase….their riding styles are what I imagine a fun day on a bike would be.
  • 2 0
 Pure class
  • 2 1
 Absolute top, always has been, with eletric too.
  • 2 0
 Very Very Cool
  • 2 0
 Chris is the man.
  • 1 0
 Always worth to watch Chris
  • 1 0
 Always some of the collest technical riding with a lot of flow
  • 1 0
 First time seeing that pedal catch to get up a wall.
  • 1 0
 this guy is ridiculous! seems like a playstation game!
  • 1 0
 true don of MTB
  • 1 0
 Yes!
  • 1 0
 Best style ever.
  • 1 0
 Absolutely brilliant
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