Must Watch: Reed Boggs' Full Length Film 'Riding Off Cliffs'

Mar 18, 2022 at 8:38
by Yeti Cycles  

Words: Yeti Cycles
Reed Boggs grew up on the flatlands of Ohio with dreams of freeride lines only seen in the glossy pages of magazines. After honing his skills at indoor bike parks imitating those big mountain sends, he moved out west and dedicated his life to riding off cliffs with hopes of one day winning Red Bull Rampage. We follow along with Reed and document his sacrifices, hijinks, friendships forged in the desert, and the consequences and rewards of livin' life on two wheels.

!WARNING!
This film is not a shred-it. It's a real story beyond the social media facade about a passionate crew of riders who live the Freeride life. Yes, a few beers were drunk, but not on send-it days, so relax.


Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs
Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs
Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant
Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy
Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs
Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy
Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Josh Conroy

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs
Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs
Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Sterling Lorence Photography

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs



Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant



Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant

Reed Boggs in Virgin Utah during the filming of Riding Off Cliffs Craig Grant


Presented By: Yeti Cycles & Race Face
Support By: Marzocchi, Giro, Stans

Director/DP: Craig Grant
Producer: Bag Carrier Films
Featuring: Reed Boggs
Cinematography: Craig Grant, Wiley Kaupas
Editor: Craig Grant
Post Sound: Keith White Audio
Director of Steeze: Sterling Lorence
Motion GFX [Design]: Craig Grant
Motion GFX [Animation]: Wiley Kaupas, Craig Grant
Build Crew: Ian Carpenter, Sammy Mercado, Alan Mandel
Photography: Sterling Lorence, Craig Grant, Josh Conroy

Appearances By:
Monte Boggs
Meg Showell
Josh Hoffer
Nic Hilton
Chad Christensen
Ethan Nell
Nicholi Rogatkin
DJ Brandt
Cam McCaul
Pete Johnson
Carson Storch
David Lieb
Johny Salido
Dusty Wygle
Jaxon Riddle
Kaylee Gibb
Brandon Semenuk
Dylan Stark

Additional Footage
The Call: Nic Hilton
iPhone: Dusty Wygle
Archival: Monte Boggs, Jacob Hossack, MTB FISE
Archival Photo: Ale Di Lullo


34 Comments

  • 99 1
 I don't watch films, I reed boggs
  • 42 0
 Dude this is so damn refreshing. There is a massive shortfall in this kind of content in the MTB world. Ski/Snowboard really has it dialed. This video was insane. By comparison... look how much hype went into Return To Earth when it came out, they're essentially the same length. The large scale videos need to continue!

Content is king and Reed's figured that out for sure.
  • 21 1
 Cant believe that there is a "warning" for drinking an after-ride-beer
  • 2 0
 Friggen gen Zers and their friggen trigger warnings.
  • 19 0
 I heard Reed Boggs drink 107 beers in one sitting on a trip to Rampage
  • 9 0
 And made the podium the next day
  • 8 1
 I like this title. Straight to the point and no beating around the bush. I can see that conversation now. "What are we going to call this?" "Well we are hucking cliffs bro, the appropriate name is obvious".
  • 8 0
 I would have thought condoning drinking on "send-it" days would help Yeti's target audience.
  • 4 0
 Only for sugary drinks.
  • 12 4
 But what about the 31.8 handlebar???
  • 5 1
 I guess we will never know or how great it is pedaling up fireroads!
  • 2 4
 "They never guessed 31.8mm equals 1 1/4 inches! Handlebar manufacturers hate this one hack, and Outside/Beta can show you how!
  • 9 0
 "Later, Vos founded Funn, a component brand focused exclusively on freeride and DH. It was a pivotal time in the industry. “All the frames became oversized, the Kleins, the Proflexes, the Cannondales. A 25.4 handlebar just looked so puny.” So, Funn designed a bar with the very late-90s name Fatboy Slim. “The handlebar was supposed to be 32mm. It looked good on paper with the 32mm stanchion size emerging.” So, they set to work.

Before bars are bent to create rise and sweep, they are shaped through butting and swaging. Butting is the manipulation of a tube’s wall thickness and swaging is the manipulation of its diameter. But that’s over-simplifying it.

“There’s a lot of kung fu,” as Vos puts it. “You end up working the material, and you put it under a lot of stress. Then, when you bend, you get expansion and contraction, outside and inside, and that causes some form of distortion on the material. You have something called ‘orange peel,’ which is a wrinkling. We had to increase the wall thickness so we could grind away the faults.” Going from 25.4 to the 22.2mm at the grips was relatively easy, but from 32mm was uncharted territory. “This is more of an understanding than a strict engineering discipline. It is quite manual to some degree.”

Eventually, they produced a bar that had the right shape, wall thickness and finish, and went into production, expecting to create the first 32mm bar. But that’s not how it went. “Our first 250 or 500 bars had all suffered some shrinkage, which was just a flaw in our manufacturing … but we hadn’t machined our stems yet.”

Thus, 31.8 was born. Vos can’t point to a specific reason why the Fatboy Slim gained enough of a following to launch a new standard. There was a competing oversized bar at the time from Azonic, but it used a clumsy three-piece design instead of tapering, which actually makes sense now. Also, it was called the Chubby.

Ironically, Vos is skeptical of new standards. “I think it’s the industry stretching to create interest among consumers. A lot of these things are meaningless, and create a lot of waste.” But 31.8 is not meaningless. It has clearly made an impact on how we ride. A measurable impact."

I swear I only bought Outside+ for the Gaia subscription. I even tried to claim a refund on my credit card after I learned they swooped me in USD instead of CAD and it ended up being so much more than what I had anticipated.
  • 1 0
 @skiboot1: Azonic were a bit slow to react to 31.8 and I think that was the end of their rule of the handlebar market.
  • 2 0
 @skiboot1: my hero! Well done!
  • 1 0
 @skiboot1: FIGHT THE POWER!
  • 6 0
 Well I know what I am doing for the next hour instead of working..
  • 5 0
 I rode off a cliff . . . . . . once.
  • 9 8
 As a lifelong teetotaller... The f*ck is up with the alcohol consumption warning line? That an inside joke nobody will get? Also wish it weren't on vimeo. There was a glorious time to use that platform. And that time is about 10 years in the rear view mirror.
  • 3 0
 Wow! What a incredible story. He threw down so hard. Great video and photos.
  • 2 0
 Those white fork lowers remind me of 2010-2014-ish when I got into riding at all. Not quite retro but definitely a little throwback feel haha Awesome
  • 4 0
 Finally good content
  • 3 0
 That was amazing...

Reeb needs to get around to sponsoring Reed! Smile
  • 2 0
 So sick. Hard work pays off. Can’t wait to see where Reed goes in the future.
  • 3 0
 When is Yeti coming out with an aluminum DJ again?
  • 3 0
 yeeeaahhhh reeed
  • 3 0
 pure as the driven snow.
  • 2 0
 This is what MTB needs. Thank you.
  • 2 1
 41:00- I recited the whole "pledge of allegiance" while he was in the air.
  • 2 0
 GREAT.
  • 1 0
 SICK movie. Thank you for creating this!
  • 1 0
 That was so good. Love the longer movies.
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