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Chris Akrigg - MAURICE.0

Chris has taken his Mongoose Maurice fixed gear bike to the streets of Barcelona to see what the Spanish city streets has to offer in terms of a challenge. This is the second fixed gear video from Chris. The first one has been watched over 65 thousand times on this website alone, check out the next instalment now!

235 Comments

  • + 12
 thats sick. his style and skill trumps the no helmet. why hate on fixies anyways? not everyone that rides one is a hipster. riding fixed takes balls period.
  • + 3
 Thank you finally someone who understands riding fixed is just simple and not a life style as everyone makes it out to be ppl should try it its easier then you think but prewarning make sure you have leg power to stop you and straps or a brake Big Grin lol
  • + 1
 To all you fixie hater can you pedal backward no your rear mec. just goes crunch

Live a little, or just more than you do now

this may help you make up your mind

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG6-Tbv70sk
  • + 9
 very cool but u should be wearing a helment(think of the kids that r watching)
  • + 4
 that was absolutely mental. loved it. i can see the attraction of the fixe buzz. whole new level of street riding and having to work out where the pedals will be on each section. i think that would be a great test of skills for any rider. watched it a couple of times just to appreciate the skills in there. have fun on your bike
  • + 5
 in the intro i thought he was just fuckn around and then POW he starts jumping ang grinding that bike all over town . this guy could ride a exercise bike down some crazy shit and still make VOD !!!!!!
  • + 3
 Akrigg is awesome
  • + 6
 amazing riding, made more so with fixedgear. barcelona kicks ass for urban riding
  • + 4
 I was not expecting too much of this video. I askes myself what someone can do with a fixie thats so interesting to get VOD??

After watching it I'm stoked.

Ultra-major props to the rider.
  • + 6
 whats the name of the song?
  • + 1
 Plastiscines - Barcelona
  • + 5
 This would have been really impressive on a street/trials bike, but on a FIXIE?

My mind has been blown.
  • + 5
 dude get a dirtjump bike and you would own
  • + 7
 I'll let you off for being Australian but every Brit knows this guy is best known for his trials riding. This fixie thing just seems to be an experiment for him. Check out his other vids, he doesn't need a dj bike. chrisakrigg.com/?page_id=3
  • + 2
 This is an awesome bike vid!! It goes to show you that it doesn't matter what style or type of bike you ride. Just being out on two wheels is fun no matter what your doing! Rock on Buddy Love this VOD!!!
  • + 4
 That is so awesome!!
Shame he aint wearing a lid though > would make a great VoD
  • - 1
 it is VOD...
  • + 2
 A day after I wrote that comment it was VoD. Smart ass fail.
  • - 1
 Oo wtf? I was just informing you that it was VOD you dumbass
  • + 2
 K, er... Thanks?...
And chill out ffs @_@
  • + 1
 Wow, this is the first Pink Bike vid I've actually watched in a while because of all the same old same old, but this is a nice surprise for sure. That was really fun to watch and the editing was fresh. I will probably never try most of that on a fix :-)
  • + 5
 haha, no need for expensive bikes, just get your grandpa's bike~!
  • + 6
 phat
  • + 3
 hmmmm barcelona.... street heaven! sweet riding , sick on a fixie , gotta love this movie , should be wearing a lid.
  • + 5
 Akrigg is amazing.
  • - 1
 +1!
  • + 1
 The song playing in the beginning is Asturias by John Williams.
spotify:track:2u6GTNZF07O4mmFg8CZozY

I have been wondering what song that is for probably 5 years, so I hope this helps someone.
  • + 3
 the creativity of this guys lines just makes me laugh, he is such a bad ass
  • + 2
 If someone could fly on a bike, this should be the man Smile

awesome the way you ride a road bike, un gear, brakeless and no flats

GJ!
  • + 4
 this fixie fad needs to die
  • + 2
 so sick but at most of them spots i was just thinking how sick it would be on a bmx/street bike Blank Stare still sick tho tup
  • + 1
 exactly what i was thinking too, i hope he took a proper bike so he could ride that to its potential.
  • + 3
 wtf!!!!! :o how he can do that with that bike?
  • + 2
 this video is awesome! i remember people saying fixies suck, so much for that Wink
  • + 3
 can he get vod he wasnt wearing a helmet ??
  • - 1
 Most of this stuff didn't really leave an impression on me. A couple good tricks, but a lot of "oh look I rode up a sloped bank and down again" stuff.

Fixie "freestyle" looks pointless to me. Uglier than 26" MTB's for street, which look pretty ugly as it is. What's next, freestyling on penny farthings?
  • + 2
 I'd watch it
  • - 1
 Well yeah, I would too.

But there are things you watch to be amazed at the skill and technique, and then there's the all-too-popular "video of a guy getting hit in the nuts with a football". Some things you watch just to laugh at the guy and get the schadenfreude out of your system.
  • + 1
 decent! i thought he was a wanna-be at the beginning cause of all the crashes but he's a awesome rider, he out rides me by 200%
  • + 2
 Amazing riding. Just awesome. I wish he would wear a helmet though. I cringe watching this.
  • - 1
 helmet, always, totally agree
  • + 3
 Great vid but.. NO HELMET = NO POD/VOD!!!
  • + 3
 well...thats one way to spice up you commute! absolutly AWSM!
  • + 1
 This should be VOD. This is a good showing of progressive riding. Getting a basic bike and adding mad skills. How far can you go? Chris will find it. Good job.
  • + 2
 great dude!!so nice so nice!!!
  • + 2
 now thats how you ride a fixie....
  • - 9
flag willsoffe (Mar 6, 2010 at 7:59) (Below Threshold)
 I would rather walk
  • + 8
 then you must have a very boring life
  • - 3
 No I just think that since the invention of proper width handlebars and the freewheel fixies are rendered pointless...
  • + 3
 well people wana look cool with ther cleen brakeless brakes and do tricks with a fixed gear, you can do some snazzy things with a fixie
  • - 2
 If that were true then why not make a fixed gear BMX or trials bike? THAT would be cool! Like Akriggs brakeless trials bike but with no freewheel...
  • + 0
 i thort the exact same thing
  • - 2
 Cool. Just seems like the lack of standover is limiting him, not to mention the skinny wheels and bars!
  • - 2
 gess it makes it more impressive cuz its harder
  • + 0
 So if he rode with a dead seal tied behind has back, a blindfold and tyres covered in oil, it would be more impressive?

No, it would juste be stupid. Like fixies....
  • + 1
 Your comment is stupidly ignorant.
  • + 0
 No, it was a serious response. You said fixies are impressive beause it's hard; there's loads of things that make riding harder that you could do if that was your only motivation for riding a shit bike that doesnt work properly!
  • + 1
 my response was serious to, your seriously stupidly ignorant Smile
  • + 0
 I thought it was quite out of the box thinking actually. This is a whole avenue of cycling opened up! If we're doing things just because they make cycling harder there's almost no limit to what you could do. You're an innovator really. We could try riding bikes with square wheels or maybe have steering that went the opposite way to the handlebars like at the circus. Just don't pretend it's fashionable or unique, because then it would be like the fixie craze.
  • + 1
 A lot of things on a fixed gear is actually easier and more enjoyable, there is more to them than looking kinda' cool you know. So either get your big head out your ass and learn about what your talking about before you start talking shit, or just shut up and stop annoying people about a bike you don't like, its pretty pathetic
  • + 0
 Sorry for annoying you, I didn't know fixie riders were so sensitive.

I do find it a little hard to believe that a bike with no brakes that you can't freewheel is "easy" to ride. I have found them rather cumbersome and awkward to be frank.

Attempting to remove my big head from my ass will probably be a long, slow process but with the support of the Pinkbike, I'm hoping that in time, it will be possible.

Shutting up now ;-)
  • + 1
 i was all ready to write out like 2 paragraphs about this shit, but you really are not worth it
  • + 1
 Fair enough
  • + 1
 crazy riding man... im really confused about this frame though.. can somebody tell me if this is not a road biking frame???
  • + 2
 nice vid! tup it's on www.plussizebmx.com!
  • + 9
 sweet vid VOD
  • + 10
 sweeeet vid chris, and sick editing too, loving the little color trail things. and fuck the no helmet rule! it would make an awesome VOD.
  • + 1
 quite DOPE
  • + 8
 fuck me, i cant do most of that on a bmx.
  • + 30
 BMX are boring Razz finally something orginal Smile riding at biger bikes looks much better
  • + 23
 that poor poor bike.. I dont know how in the world that skinny tires hold up to all that stuff he does.. major props to the rider.. that was one of the sweetest displays of riding I have seen.
  • + 13
 Wow, PB contradicting themselves with the no helmet rule. Haha good riding though, who ever built those wheels, I want some. Bloody strong. Mint video.
  • + 9
 POD nice awesome video watched four times in a row!
  • + 78
 People, keep ^^^^^ that guy at 0 props, don't let him get either way Big Grin
  • + 11
 I am thoroughly impressed. Awesome!
  • + 12
 As much as I wanted to..... I couldn't stop watching this. Props man.
  • + 7
 Sick Vid! he sure is awesome on that thing! tup congrats on VOD Smile
  • + 23
 Chris you amaze me again with your fixie trial styles but please man protect yer head, not only for you but as an example to the impressionable youth i will send you a flourescent orange lid if you like it would be a shame for a beauty like you to hurt yer head keep up the wicked riding and editing
  • + 2
 this video is awesome!
  • - 4
flag Matt-W (Mar 6, 2010 at 8:41) (Below Threshold)
 pretty lame video, don't understand the fixie 'scene'. might me a laugh to jump a road bike, but investing that time into it to try and be cool or unique just doesn't work for me.
  • + 0
 in 21st century he's using 28" bike for street.. Even without helmet it's vod vorthy in 101%.. Mad skills, and balls of steel.
  • - 6
flag PlagueWielder (Mar 6, 2010 at 9:15) (Below Threshold)
 I really hate fixies but this made me change my mind a little, its jus that all the fixie kids around here are scene emo and fresh kids fuck em all.
  • + 6
 that was cool but fixies still suck. COAST!!!
  • + 4
 very much is how i like this
  • + 11
 You guys are all just haters! Fixies are sooo fun! I bet most of you guys have never even thrown a leg over one. Definately something different when your used to a dh bike hahah and a bit of a challenge! I'm not saying that everyone should be a emo hipster but the bikes sure are a good time! My 2 cents...
  • + 12
 i agree i have a fixie simply because its fun. i do hate hipsters though.
  • + 5
 Why are u using this bike as a pose to ur trial bike?
  • + 6
 Best VOD in a while! Chris Akrigg is the man, he can stick it on just about any bike.
  • + 5
 where the hell is this? It's like the people who built the city purposely constructed stuff for people riding street.
  • + 4
 dont really get why a fixie would be more fun than a normal bike?
  • + 5
 its kinda something you have to experience. the way i like to describe it is that it feels like the bike is an extension of your body. plus there is nothing like the rush of weaving through traffic pedalling at 120rpm.
  • + 2
 What happened to the no helmet, no VOD rule?? Other than that its a sick video.
  • + 6
 this is great, but some of the stuff he is doing should require a helmet
  • + 2
 Lol he is better than me on a fixie Razz
  • + 6
 ^^^^ understatement
  • + 1
 HOW COME VOD'S DONT NEED A HELMET BUT POD'S DO???
  • + 3
 Because the site moderators are hypocrites.
  • - 3
 new section of uci trials?
fixie trials?
  • + 7
 Please, don't ever say that again.
  • + 0
 How are you not bending rims!
  • - 9
flag DARKSTAR63 (Apr 24, 2010 at 5:55) (Below Threshold)
 My favorite part of this video is when that dumb hipster takes a spill on to his pretty little head at the end.
  • + 1
 This guy is so smooth. Can't believe he does all that on a fixie.
  • + 2
 awesome but this chick has more skills on a fixie
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX9phXawPc4
  • + 1
 Don't know about you necronutz but to me your link just looks like days, no months of hard work and doesn't actually look much fun to do incredibly skilled yeah but just not particularly fun. whereas this vid seems to me to be more about what bikings really about for me which is playing about, having a laugh and trying something new.
  • + 1
 i never said otherwise, i said "awesome" his skills are awesome, and yea i agree that its more than just riding a bike its fun trying something new, applying your skills into something else..... if i did not think like that biking wouldn't be huge part of my life. I don't know if you saw the whole video on that link but you cant ignore how skilled she is even though she does it for show or money or whatever.
  • + 1
 I think we are actually agreeing, I did say she was incredibly skilled. I just said that I prefer this vid because its more fun.
  • + 1
 KIDS!!!!!!! mgmt is the best. VOD
  • + 1
 ^^^ my mistake what song is this?
  • + 1
 this is super sick, amazing what he can do on a fixie.. but still F*CK FIXIES. GET A REAL BIKE! (and i dont care about the neg props..(F*CK FIXIES!))
  • + 0
 that was amazing. if everyone, wait, no, if ANYONE else rode a fixie like that, fixies would stand a chance of not being lame
  • - 1
 Not much of a chance pal!
  • + 0
 Theres tons of guys who can do that kind of stuff with a fixed gear, it just isn't in the spotlight right now :/
  • + 0
 If they can do this stuff it would be in the spotlight.

The sad fact is that fixed gear bikes and riders are inferior to BMX riders in every way. It's not a sport, it's just doing street riding on adn unsuitable an impractical bike.

Think how many possibilities would be opened with the use of 20" wheels and a freewheel.

Yours sincerely, a fixie hater.
  • + 1
 that would be soo hard, at least you dont have to worry about too little speed!
  • + 1
 is there anywhere else i can watch this? its not working on pb.
sounds like it was impressive tho
  • + 1
 If this guy can do that on a fixie.... Then just imagine what he would be able to do on a bmx. BMX GOD.
  • + 2
 i think it is sweet he edits his own vids
  • + 2
 W]hat the Song ? !!! ?? !!!
  • + 3
 this guy made fixes sick
  • - 8
flag willsoffe (Mar 6, 2010 at 11:16) (Below Threshold)
 No not even CHuck Noriss could make fixies less retardedly fucking wank.
  • + 1
 Nice edition and nice Ride man!

I wanna do a wallride on the place that appears on 3:15..
  • + 1
 will go fuck ur self why u got to talk shit to me when i dnt even know u
  • + 0
 Erm because you said something i disagree with, so I callled you on it.
  • + 3
 you dnt have to call me on im not lying so i dont see a reason to call me a wank
  • - 1
 "not even CHuck Noriss could make fixies less retardedly f*cking wank."
  • + 2
 wow ur cool correct me on a spelling mistake
  • - 1
 For goodness sake - I said that fixies are retardedly wank. I did NOT say you are retardedly wank. I can't believe I'm having this conversation.
  • + 2
 A W E S O M E Smile I'm moving to Barcelona Big Grin
  • + 2
 NOW THATS WHAT I CALL A VOD!
  • + 2
 i cant believe some of that stuff. he 3d a drop...with a fixie?
  • + 2
 Even without a helmet, it's vod tup
  • + 2
 That guy takes fixed riding to a whole new levelSalute ,great VOD
  • + 2
 that is how a bike should be ridden
  • + 3
 VOD
  • + 1
 could you tell me what kind of bike that is and the specs.
  • + 1
 Mongoose Maurice
  • + 1
 Mad skills. But no helmet???
  • + 1
 Hope he's good at truing his wheels.
  • + 1
 never under estimate the fixie Big Grin
  • + 1
 Where is that place at 2.27 I wanna ride it!!! AWERSOME vid as well!
  • + 1
 That was awesome! I can't fathom doing any of that on a fixie. So rad
  • + 1
 nice video... nice bike, crazy rider! VOD!
  • + 1
 if olny all hipsters were this rad. props
  • + 1
 he's better than me at street on that thing
  • + 1
 great video and sweet fixie skills!
  • + 1
 nams give me plz link for download this track.
  • + 1
 SWEET VID!!!!!!!!!VOD nice fixie
  • + 1
 nicely donw vid, good riding, akrigg rocks.
  • + 0
 sickest vid ever i love fixies, but about 5 people have asked for the song name an no one has replyed - pleez tell song?
  • + 1
 Plastiscines - Barcelona
  • + 1
 that city looks like one big freeride park
  • + 1
 mad props thats was awsome
  • + 1
 javier van velthoven! i saw him live in spain
  • + 0
 i couldn't ride a fixed gear bike but that was awesome. where's his helmet tho? that would be a good idea.
  • + 1
 Dude that's insane!!! Loving that 360 at the end!
  • + 0
 Fixies are great, if your are a girl. www.dirtybike.com/node/98 Now thats nice.
  • + 1
 Please be VOD its to original
  • + 1
 im waiting for fixies to get suspension lol .
  • + 1
 no doubt will this be vod
  • + 1
 he nevers stop pedaling...he canĀ“t?
  • + 1
 this men feel the bike like his own body,sick!!
  • + 0
 that was cool did not think it was possible to pull all that off on that bike and so smooth very nice VOD
  • + 1
 RESPECT! Filmed by Ed Tongue... I remember him from his Kranked segment.
  • + 2
 Ed Tongue is a really sound guy, awesome rider too. I met him whilst doing work experience at Pashley when he still rode for them.
  • + 0
 NICEEE :O I've never seen Fixies riding like this :O 360, 180, sick bunnyhops to wheelies... :O Sick rider
  • + 1
 how the hell do you not get flats??! that was awesome!
  • + 2
 Wierd...but good Smile
  • + 2
 mistrz!
  • + 1
 too bad this guy isnt wearing a helmet this would have been vod for sure
  • + 1
 Wow!nice ride!
  • + 1
 far to skilled
  • + 1
 sick vid chris (vod)Wink
  • + 1
 nice vid Smile i like it
  • + 0
 holly shit i wana bike there!! thats crazzy
  • + 1
 manS *
  • - 1
 WOW,.now that's S.K.I.L.L.!! Anybody know if those are Velocity Deep V's he's runnin?
  • - 2
 Personally don't like it... This is not a street bike and it takes all the charm of street riding out of it..Again personal opinion!
  • + 3
 +1!
  • + 1
 crazzy Sick rider, vod
  • + 0
 wow guy im sooo jelous of your bikee i want it
  • + 1
 WHERE IS 2:25?
  • + 0
 What made you chose that bike lol
  • + 1
 this video is awesome!
  • + 0
 He's so f*cking hot rider Drool i love him
  • + 1
 hella sick
  • + 1
 tup
  • + 1
 song please ?
  • + 0
 This guy rocks. How can he bunny-hop so high on that 19inch long ST?
  • + 1
 Nice helmet Chris.
  • + 1
 Amazing!
  • + 1
 Guy is great . ! o.O
  • + 0
 how many chains have you gone threw?
  • + 1
 how?....
  • + 1
 not to the guy above me just how in general
  • + 1
 nice Smile
  • + 0
 jajaj i love this videoo awesome uuu
  • + 1
 that was amazing
  • + 1
 lol
  • + 1
 Such a rad bike.
  • + 0
 The Title of the video is fucking awesome!
  • + 0
 Nice one...but no helmet no brains.
  • + 1
 Sick filming and editing
  • + 1
 wow
  • + 1
 omg so sick!!!!
  • + 0
 that was prety sweet. haha so hard on that bikee
  • + 0
 fucking great
  • - 2
 As much as I hate fixies and think they are gay, this video was actually pretty cool and props to the rider.
  • + 0
 sweet......
  • + 0
 woohooo. Man, nice :O!
  • - 1
 as pilgrim would say "sick in the mouth"
  • + 0
 wow
  • + 0
 That was hardcore!
  • - 1
 dude video of the month! that was sickk!
  • + 0
 holy s%$# dats insane
  • + 0
 BEST VOD EVER!
  • - 3
 i really hate fixies
  • - 3
 VOD!!!
  • - 2
 CHILDS PLAY!
  • - 3
 so did pinkbike change there rules?
  • - 3
 ya, they mustve, cause I though it was "No helmet=no VOD"
  • - 2
 mad props for mad skills - but really - why, just why?
  • - 1
 thats so sick ^^
  • - 2
 nice helmet blendas in with your hair dum ass
  • - 1
 this guy is so ligit
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