Video: Yeti Ambassador Laura Slavin Goes Big in 'Dirty Jersey'

Mar 29, 2021 at 19:45
by Yeti Cycles  

Words: Yeti Cycles
Video: Christopher Vanderyajt Photography


Yeti Ambassador and New Jersey native, Laura Slavin takes you on a tour of her backyard in Vernon, NJ to prove there’s more to the state than its misleading nickname.
 
“Whenever I tell people I’m from New Jersey they cringe and ask me why a mountain biker would ever want to live there. Its time NJ got some credit for its super burly rock trails and beautiful scenery.” 

Photo: Dave Trumpore



100 Comments

  • 33 0
 That tire tap at 0:46 was SWEET! Nice work Laura!
  • 4 0
 Did you catch the front tire tap at 0:52 also? Amazing bike control, I wish I had half the skill she does.
  • 3 0
 That was possibly my fav shot! Thanks JKW!
  • 1 0
 @J-Sheridan: thank you, that section of trail is perfect for tapping Smile
  • 1 0
 @timetogetsendy: Really enjoyed the edit, keep on ripping!
  • 32 0
 Awesome video! New Jersey aka Mt Creek.
  • 4 0
 Mt Creek is rad - wish we had something even remotely as good close by
  • 7 0
 Considering the notorious, gnarly history of Action Park (water park) at the base of Mountain Creek, they really should’ve named it “Mountain Bike Action Park.”
  • 6 0
 And instead of “Dirty Jersey,” I think Laura should name her series “The Jersey Soar” =P
  • 2 0
 @WRCDH: Traction Park, I miss the 80s!
  • 1 0
 @steamthief: Haha, yup! Kinda works for mountain bikes too!
  • 36 18
 Wow she became a dentist at such a young age! very impressive
  • 21 1
 Now that 12k ebikes are on the market, I do not believe it is fair to call Yeti out for being expensive.
  • 26 3
 why does Yeti get called out being a dentist bike so often? where as a Santa Cruz (the seeming darling of pinkbike commenters) is similar in price?
  • 24 1
 @edridesbikes: because it’s an old joke that’s stuck around nothing more.
  • 1 4
 This thumbnail title: A Yeti owner rides around their backyard. Sounds about right. Wink Razz
  • 20 0
 @daugherd: The whole "Dentist Bike" thing started with Cervélos and roadies, then migrated over to MTB with Yeti. Dentists have a reputation for having disposable income and choosing to spend it on toys.

There was a time when Yetis were real standouts for price/value, in a bad way. You were essentially spending $1k - $3k over competing equivalent bikes for "The color Turquoise."

Sadly, a bunch of other brands have now caught up, also in a bad way.

It's just a joke. Don't take it personally. I think deep down, most of us who aren't a*sholes recognize that we're all "wasting" a bunch of money on mountain biking, it's some of the best money we've ever wasted and you should waste it however you like.
  • 3 2
 @edridesbikes: Somebody must've just bought a Yeti...
  • 1 0
 @edridesbikes: ....it's a Yeti video, perhaps?
  • 2 1
 @atourgates: while listening to the Dave Ramsey show he said that the average dentist is 300k in debt and they have one of the highest rates of suicide. I think the disposable income is more of a screw it and swipe the card with most of them.
  • 2 0
 @JeCo07: according to payscale.com, the average salary of an oral surgeon is $242k vs $328k for a colorectal surgeon. So, different ends of the same function, but a yearly new Landcruiser's difference in salary. Justice for dentists! Or justice for rectal surgeons, if you prefer
  • 5 0
 @HB208: gotta wonder how much the eventual eYeti (Yet-e?) will cost…
  • 1 0
 @rip8569 I wish I was a dentist ... or young! Lol Smile
  • 1 0
 @ceecee: Likely true but rectal-surgeon-bike doesn't have that zing to it.
  • 1 0
 @cantsleepinseattle: the only one that got the right answer.but you have insider info.
  • 1 1
 @edridesbikes: Yeti headbadge features a dental tool--dentists got reamed
  • 11 0
 Sweet! That looks like some real deal trails. You ride so smooth it’s easy to watch that video and actually under-appreciate how big those drops and jumps really are!
  • 1 0
 @jordansemailaddress I appreciate the appreciation Smile
  • 8 0
 Been following her since she had a small IG following. Pretty darn rad. Super stoked on females getting their due.
  • 1 0
 This comment... 3
  • 5 0
 Always awesome to see a good creek edit. Has me pumped for opening. Hope the lines aren't crazy again to start the season but probably wishful thinking...that's the price to pay for growth of the sport. Maybe it means they add another lift someday, but not holding out hope in the short term. In the meantime, north jersey has plenty of other great riding spots including ringwood/ramapo, jungle habitat, and waywayanda state park, all just as fun, perhaps chunkier Smile ...can't wait to get shredding again!
  • 1 0
 Ringwood, jungle and waway are my three top places to ride! Smile
  • 5 0
 I lived in northern/central NJ for a year in the late 90's and the riding was really great. Great tech if you are into that plus some actual hills and the park at Mountain Creek. Don't sleep on NJ, it's not all what you see out of your car on I-95.
  • 8 0
 I wonder if she shops and Quick Stop Groceries?

Berserker!
  • 3 0
 Love it, and possibly rents movies from RST video.
  • 1 0
 Probably not. It’s a few hours away from mountain creek. I’ve been there many times. My aunt and uncle lived a half a block away from there when I was younger.
  • 6 0
 I assure you we're open!
  • 3 0
 @reesty I really want to drop a clerks quote here but they’re all inappropriate >.
  • 2 0
 @timetogetsendy: who cares, just do it. I’ll start.

Would you like some making f*ck... berserker!!!
  • 3 0
 @sino428: did he just say “making f***?”
LOLLLL
  • 5 1
 I ride Yeti bikes, have done for years. Definitely not a Dentist, not even kind of close income wise, just really like how thier bikes ride. Rode Santa Cruz bikes since their birth as well. Don't mind spending my hard earned dollars on high quality products. Phenomenal bike that 150. Yeti is a company that is commited to buidling a quaility product, that has great longevity.
  • 5 0
 That video made me wanna ride so bad!

Any tips on how to make snow and ice melt faster? asking for a friend.
  • 3 0
 Look at Las Vegas temps...
  • 2 0
 She really has a great feel for the bike. Really relaxed and one with the bike. That seemingly little rock jump at 1:49 going into Waterboy is steeper than it looks and actually a blind landing into more rocks that if you don't land right you are in a world of hurt. Great stuff. I've learned a lot watching her vids.
  • 2 0
 @kaiserschmarrn Smile I’m glad to see someone appreciated one of the smaller nuance features! That’s a tricky lil section Smile
  • 5 0
 That was awesome! Let's see more of this rider and NJ Smile
  • 1 0
 Thank you Smile
  • 3 0
 If people are shocked to see that North Jersey looks like this they would be blown away by what the southern half of the state looks like. Sweet video too.
  • 6 0
 people base there nj experience on newark airport.
  • 2 0
 @Struggleteam: yea exactly. Many people visit the area and only see the area around the airport or the areas in close proximity to NYC. While some of those areas are very nice (but crowded), it’s not an accurate representation of many parts of the state. A good portion or northwest and southern NJ (away from the coast) looks more like Alabama than it does NYC.
  • 3 0
 Nice. Wish I had backyard trails like that out here on the left coast. Especially with a lift! Very nice!
  • 3 0
 Stoked for you Laura! Well done! Now follow this up with a re-release of your Fort Hill footage- big respect.
  • 2 0
 Hoping to film something there this year - :::fingers crossed:::
  • 4 0
 I love her style, super relaxed.
  • 1 0
 Thank you Smile
  • 4 0
 Nice riding! Mountain Creek is an amazing park!!!
  • 4 0
 North/West Jersey is a rocky playground, lots of good riding up there.
  • 3 0
 Definitely.... Ringwood, Jungle Habitat & Wayway.
  • 2 0
 @krka73: trifecta of gnar Smile
  • 3 0
 Props to Laura she made that look easy! She needs to be doing more of these edits for sure
  • 1 0
 I have more planned appreciate the support Smile
  • 4 0
 That was awesome!
  • 4 0
 Sick
  • 3 0
 I'm from Jersey. You from Jersey? Go Garden state.
  • 1 0
 Wooo!
  • 4 0
 Nice riding!
  • 2 0
 Aaahh, yes. I can thank the rock slab at 1:05 for breaking my ribs and puncturing my lung about 6 years ago.
  • 3 0
 Laura’ slavin a laugh ain’t she?
  • 2 0
 Grabbed my season pass to Creek last week! Stoked to get lots of riding done there this season
  • 2 0
 I like the link to their social media, helps a lot specifically for the mot so high profile ones. Such a rad rider.
  • 3 0
 G.T.L....gap, turn, lean?
  • 3 0
 Way to go Laura, Keep it up.
  • 1 0
 Thank you Tom
  • 3 0
 Can confirm. NJ (is full of) rocks!
  • 3 0
 Anyone who hates on NJ clearly has never heard of mountain creek
  • 3 0
 So smooth. Awesome Laura!
  • 3 0
 Mountain Creek rocks! The staff are pretty awesome too (thanks Jeb)!
  • 1 0
 Jeb & Dexter are dirt artists and legends Smile
  • 2 0
 Thank you everyone for all the crazy positivity here - I am so very grateful for it Smile 3
  • 2 0
 Beautiful music and beautiful scenery- awesome tup
  • 3 0
 Yeah Laura!
  • 3 0
 Amazing riding !!!
  • 2 0
 Brilliant video. Needs more Pookie!
  • 3 0
 Mt creek looks dope.
  • 3 0
 Such smooth riding
  • 2 0
 Solid skills. Solid shoot. Solid snake. That had everything for me!
  • 1 0
 Yas! You saw the snake!! Smile
  • 2 0
 Great riding that's for certain.
  • 1 0
 Great video, just don’t forget to mute it and crank The Bouncing Souls while you’re watching.
  • 1 0
 I support this lol
  • 1 0
 @timetogetsendy:

So Jersey. I actually watched it while playing NJ’s own Gaslight Anthem’s song Stay Vicious. It was pretty pretty good.
  • 1 0
 Send it Slavin! So weird to watch one of your videos without a Wutang soundtrack. 3 your #1 fan.
  • 1 0
 Pls mute the stock music we had to use and play instead to Back in the Game #loveya
  • 1 0
 smooth & flowy, nice!
  • 1 0
 slaaaaaavin ,,, datta girl !!! #dirtyjerz
  • 1 0
 Hayyy!! Smile
  • 1 0
 awesome
  • 1 0
 NJ represent
  • 1 4
 Leggins?!! really? ahah
  • 1 0
 They’re not leggings

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