Video: Yoann Barelli Goes on a Freeride Treasure Hunt with Steve Vanderhoek

Mar 16, 2021 at 8:02
by Yoann Barelli  


Yooooooooo Everyone

Welcome to a new episode of INTO THE GNAR.

I don't think I've ever been that scared on a bike before. Super intense stuff with my guest Steve Vanderhoek, under the rain down some very questionable things!

Steve is a full time firefighter who lives in Vancouver, but mountain biking has been his passion since the first freeride movement. His riding ability and bike handling makes him, for me, one of the most talented rider that I've ever ridden with, a pure pleasure to watch. Follow his progression and career on Instagram at: @svanderhoek

I'd also like to introduce my new clothing partner, NF. NF is a Vancouver based company, they make all their apparel in their factory in Vancouver, everything is made out of recycled and natural materials, everything fits super well and looks simply badass.

Video filmed by Alex Chapellier: @The_frenchliner

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Thank you and enjoy watching!


106 Comments

  • 265 3
 Steve Vanderhoek is leading lines for Barelli AND Metailler? Give this man the freeride-privateer gold medal.
  • 48 0
 And he can administer first aid!
  • 25 0
 @blaaaaaaaaaah: Is there anything he CANT do?
  • 34 0
 @pcledrew: he can't be in two videos at the same ti...oh wait!
  • 15 2
 It's a free ride threesome
  • 66 0
 @headshot: a freesome?


...sorry.
  • 22 0
 steve vanderhoek should be our minister of mountain biking
  • 10 0
 Seriously, this dude's a monster! These videos should be titled "Steve Vanderhoek with....[pro rider name]". Much respect!
  • 6 0
 or maybe it should be his show??
  • 5 0
 He's a beast! Coolest dude I know. He's also insane cliff jumper. Go on Steve! Keep killing it!
  • 2 0
 @pcledrew:
Grow a moustache?
  • 12 0
 @pcledrew: super terrible at golf!
  • 7 0
 i wrote him on instagram an he replied to me! omg!
  • 2 0
 @radthaaad: Brilliant. Everything sounds better with a lisp.
  • 1 0
 @stevev88: This will come with age lol
  • 3 0
 I have never seen Yoan thinking so long about going down like in this video....
  • 107 2
 Steve Vanderhoek is so hot right now
  • 76 0
 your favorite mountain bikers favorite mountain biker
  • 76 0
 I have an image in my head now of Remi and Yoann jousting with baguettes over who gets to ride with Steve.
  • 7 1
 @bananowy: I'd click on that.
  • 69 1
 Around 24:20 Yoann is quiet... you know it's about to get real.
  • 55 0
 Would have been an excellent clickbait title. "Yoann Barelli gets quiet"
  • 34 0
 When it looks steep on a GoPro you know its steep. Problem is they make it look to easy, we need to see some normal people flaying down there to put it into perspective.
  • 23 0
 Lol I meant to write flailing but flaying actually works here too.
  • 3 0
 Fisheye helps to render the steepness. It's not easy to realize how steep it is...
  • 1 0
 i'd love to go and call rescue just by looking at it if that helps
  • 5 0
 @powderhoundbrr I think that's called Friday Fails
  • 4 0
 Looks so steep then you see how much of a struggle it is to hike up some of it. Mad talent, and really cool to see the judgement side when they say heck no to something.
  • 11 0
 @haroldw: “into the morgue”
  • 1 1
 so basically, r/watchpeopledie, MTB edition? lol. that sounds sus...
  • 1 0
 @powderhoundbrr wait until Friday....
  • 2 0
 @jgottya1: For real...That'd be on Friday Snuffs Frown
  • 2 0
 @jgottya1: Literally laughed out loud
  • 1 0
 @jackalope: True story man!!
  • 1 0
 @hisroyalgooseness: Awesome! Cheers man!
  • 34 0
 Gnarliest 2nd grade violin recital I’ve ever seen...
  • 5 0
 Ya I was waiting for footage the possessed flock of geese following these guys around.
  • 1 0
 Best comment!!
  • 24 0
 Take what you see in the video and increase the difficulty 3 - 4 times to equate what they are in real life. These are no joke. I've looked at most of them and would never even try em.....let alone in the wet
  • 4 0
 No kidding, I don't know how often I've watched a video of a trail, thought "doesn't look too bad" then gone slamming over giant roots that the camera totally distorts.
  • 1 0
 Damn, @remymetailler rode this stuff in the snow! Precision is all that you need to know.
  • 21 2
 Holy sh!t that looks scary!! I was scared and stressed for you guys just by sitting at my computer actually, WOW!! You guys have pure talent!
  • 21 0
 I like how the full face helmet is on Steve’s backpack!!
  • 16 1
 Love that SRAM soundtrack
  • 5 0
 Nah, it was just the local trail elephants trumpeting, because they can't clap very well.
  • 14 0
 I love seeing Steve in all the videos recently. Such a rad rider and seems like a mellow dude.
  • 15 0
 I will watch any vid w/ Steve V in it.
  • 10 1
 Ditto, same for Yoann. So, extra hard click.
The contrast between someone mellow like Steve and someone..Yoann was fun to watch Smile
  • 11 0
 Wow that was honestly scary to watch. Yoann really stepped up to the plate, you could tell he was terrified! I saw the same fear I feel on a large feature that's borderline at my skill level, really cool to see talented riders feeling it as well
  • 13 0
 Steve’s rad, and fearless. Yoann is just...nuts. Jeez, that was mental!
  • 11 0
 Next episode: Into The ER!!
  • 1 0
 well friday and saturday with the fails and sends are spoken for on PB but yeah i would watch that episode some other day
  • 9 0
 Yoann Barelli is good times
  • 8 0
 Let's do it!--you go first
  • 6 0
 That is so fucking sick .... I would NOT ride there. Shitting my pants wathching it.....holly christ cant wait to move BACK out west
  • 3 0
 The gopro sometimes doesn't pickup how steep things are, and its also often hard to tell its raining in them because of the wide angle. With this clip parts look near vertical, and you can actually hear the rain. Plus the brakes sound WET. That moment when they both ran the line at the same time, sounded like a goose honking convention. Those be sketchy conditions.
  • 4 0
 Insanely crazy and terrifying chutes, so they decide to do them in the rain. WTF. The riding was so insane.
  • 5 0
 Sh*t scary...Steve V is the gnarest rider out there
  • 4 0
 I love how Yoann looks at the third feature and just starts laughing maniacally... "This guy is mad!". Barelli bless.
  • 2 1
 I love on the last feature how Steve is like, "That was scary." while Yoann is trying to decide whether to ride or not.

Great video, as many others have said Remy, Yoann and Steve Rock. I love the riding of trails and gnarly lines that are unique to the terrain they are set in. Meaning the mountain/forest is not just a backdrop for the same set of perfectly manicured dirt jumps found anywhere.
  • 1 0
 i wish i could find some perfectly manicured dirt jumps near me
  • 2 1
 Ho. Lee. Chit! Kudos to you guys for pushing past the fear and sending this. It's super interesting to see what actually scares these guys compared to what scares me. Well done!
  • 1 0
 This stuff scared these guys, they said it multiple times.
  • 3 0
 Someone could auto tune the brake sounds into some sweet bluegrass harmonica
  • 4 0
 Hey Steve take me riding ... not !
  • 2 2
 Would love to buy some invader shorts..but theres no product to buy like many things these days..why sponser someone when there's just nothing to buy anywhere.. obviously they and many other companies do not need help selling shit..
  • 3 0
 The way Yoann went silent for a while after Steve sent that last chute says a lot about what had just happened. Just wow...
  • 3 0
 These lines are absolutely mad in the wet. Good god.
  • 2 0
 March 19, 2021: " VIDEO: Fabien Cousinié shreds sketchy lines with Steve Vanderhoek!"
  • 3 0
 Well... that was terrifying
  • 1 0
 Thats skiing line bros .... like f*ck ..... thats lines in powder when you re skiing..... and are big ..... then take those on 2 wheels ?!??!! Level is bananas
  • 2 0
 When you are riding and you question a feature because you might die you know its as crazy as it gets.
  • 2 0
 Your bikes literally sound like they do NOT want to hit those features. Like a horse snorting at the dumb humans... Wow!
  • 1 0
 if you think that's pissing rain, try riding in wales... also, glad its not just me who's brakes sound like theyre powered by geese
  • 2 1
 Yoann may have best nervous laugh in the biz-ee-nesss! I'm shitting my pants just watching the video.
  • 3 0
 Fack! That is nuts.
  • 2 0
 This stuff melts my brain :-)
  • 2 4
 @stevev88: Great to see, you had noted the appointment and were randomly there...was fun, wasn't it?
@yoannbarelli: This into the gnar episode is a big increase, way better than I expected from the last one with Remy, which was already very good. It will be difficult to top that!
BTW: If I ever come to Canada, I'll show you how to prepare a brake ... you get deaf even watching the video ... haha
  • 1 0
 Organic pads help a bit with the brake squaking in the pissing down rain conditions, but are still noisy. I am also tempted to try the mtx ceramic pads to see how they perform in the wet.
  • 2 0
 Mind blown. So sick.. and Brave!
  • 2 0
 Great stuff! But that is one sketchy trail:/
  • 3 0
 Ho.Lee.Fuk.
  • 2 0
 so thankful no one ate shit! that’s was F’n unreal.
  • 1 0
 Fear and adrenaline work together. When you slay that scary line, it's like crack and blow X 20. Two wheel addiction kids!!
  • 3 0
 fucking hell!
  • 2 0
 Those lines at the best of times are gnar AF...but in the wet, wowsers.
  • 1 0
 Gripped! Loved every minute of it!
  • 7 5
 RIP headphone users
  • 10 3
 The former social media influencer getting desperate for a platform
  • 1 0
 Nice work! Skills and balls!
  • 1 0
 Good lord that's some steeze
  • 1 0
 I want a RAW edit of these lines
  • 1 0
 Well done Yoann! That was some scary descends
  • 1 0
 Whoa! I was nervous as heck just watching. Impressive.
  • 1 0
 Even, the description text get the super steep accent of Yoann.
  • 1 0
 Steve the Axeman assassin! (Axesassin)
Legend Big Grin \m/
  • 1 0
 Yoann, Steve and Remy are insane. I love it!
  • 1 0
 The music is quite squeaky, some brakes are silent in wet weather too.
  • 2 1
 No pads, half lids, full gas, no break. Awesome vid.
  • 1 0
 ...You know? That video where YB got quiet...
  • 1 0
 anyone else hear Mr Mackey at 24:07(ish)?

mmkay
  • 1 0
 Wheeeewwwww!!! That was so wild!!!!
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