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One Day in St. Moritz

Rider: Mauro Franzi Camera & editing: Marco Toniolo Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland http://www.vimeo.com/13998297

134 Comments

  • + 21
 Thats sick. I reckon there is going to be a lot of people comment on how it is not 'pinned' or 'shredding' but the fact is that it is an absolutly awesome chilled out vid. makes me wana go ride! nice work man
  • - 1
 / agree
  • + 1
 @FranDan. thats what i think all videos should be like. just a group of mates chilling and riding their bikes because they can.
  • + 3
 That's simply amazing! Beatiful landscape, flowy riding, and great filming.. THIS is the very essence of mountainbiking to me!! Enjoying the sport, enjoying nature, and enjoying the ride - enjoying life! THANKS!! Made my day!
  • + 2
 ^ just was they said, awesome and chilled too.
  • + 1
 preach.
  • + 2
 Winter Frown Here in England we haven't even had a summer yet! We have had hardly any sunny days! It's been wet most of the time! I dont want to think of winter! Grate video but i hate the weather Frown
  • + 1
 nice vid man and well said wakidesigns !! allot of youngsters on this site have all the gear and no idea. Its not all about well maintained rock less trails full of man made jumps and high fives at the bottom congratulating a run that could have been done on a road bike. p.s Switzerland in my opinion is the best country in the world so my props for being swis to !
  • + 1
 Thanks everybody.
These are the trails: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/sommer/en/region/aktivitaeten/id.7352/ls.biken
The video was shot on August 6th, not in winter. It was the first time in my life I had to turn back because of avalanche danger on a mountain bike tour. Height when we turned back: 2500 meters.
  • + 1
 Amazing vid! Looks like some bike mountainering, rather than regular singletrack AM, which is totaly not regular there, It is awesome. This is what I love about the big mountains, sometimes you have to turn back, for if you have respect to them, then you know, no matter how good you are: the "stuff" happens, and when it happens you can just hope to end up in "I shouldn't be alive" on Discovery. And "stuff" does not need to be an Avalanche, it's enough to be a slippery stone. At the same time it's so tempting to be "touching the void".
  • + 1
 nice, great video, some chill singletrack, great scenery and very flowy riding. I loved it. People saying it's crap because he's not hucking or pinning it make me ashamed of being a rider... Riding is riding, every discipline is cool in it's own way. except for cyclocross, that's pretty gay Razz
  • + 6
 maaah... c'mon these comments you are angry about are usualy from kids that or learn to ride, or ride badly for couple of years now, and above all believe that MTB is about adrenaline kick and EXTREEEEM. If they see a big huck, backflip or Sam Hill at Val Di Sole, they usualy have no bloody idea what it takes to do that... then they have no idea what it takes to ride in such locations as this one in St.Moritz. If they would hear, that you need to carry your bike for 1 hour to get to such place, to get unbelievable mountain experience they would say f**k it and turn on Extreme Channel. I think that they don't even understand what M in MTB stands for. Some surely refuse to acknowledge that 4x SS DH is still MOUNTAIN biking, if some crazy guy would construct a 1000m high artifical ramp with jumps and burms (preferably covered against rain) they would be fine with that.

Do your own thing and let kids be kids Wink I don't criticize you, I wish to give you idea how to be happier, because if you get dragged into these stupidity, you will just be an angry man Smile
  • + 1
 you seem wise, yet awesome Big Grin ! tup Beer
it's just that they're pretty f+cking annoying
  • + 5
 haha bike porn ur sick Big Grin
  • + 1
 It looks like "La Grave, Isère, France" .... 100% freeride ... 100% free ride Wink Only free trails and 200% pleasure Wink
Nice vid, it give me the taste to ride (but I can't for now - broken leg)
  • + 4
 bike porn.
  • - 14
flag goldbike (Aug 19, 2010 at 11:03) (Below Threshold)
 WORST VOD EVERRRR
  • + 1
 That trail looks so omg-awesome. I wish I could ride it right away. And the filming is awesome, and the riding is awesome. Which makes an awesome video.
  • + 1
 Great job again, what's the altitude at the top , i.e what mountain is it?
I dodn't have to say you guys make awsome vids and ride your bikes like they were stolen!
Cheers!
  • + 1
 Absolutely epic. Gave me the exact same sort of vibe that Margus Riga's segment on the Chilcotins did a few weeks ago. The real mountain in mountain biking.
  • + 1
 This might be kind of a stupid question.. But is it possible for his hydrolic brakes to freeze? Or the oil in his shocks?
  • + 1
 i've ridden in minus 10, and it didn't happen to me!
  • + 1
 possible to freeze of course but not at that temperature im guessing
  • + 1
 they have been through this further up /\ /\ /\ /\
  • + 1
 well done Marco, benn there end of june without new fresh snow :-)
great plae to ride real mountains
  • + 1
 love it nice song, chilled vid, flowy ridin. Im goin out to ride now its tht good
  • + 2
 wonderful video and interesting pink floyd song remake
  • + 2
 Agreed awesome vid, but that remake is guilty of murrder
  • + 1
 ahh fucin men!
  • + 1
 agreed, that was a disgrace to the song. liked the video. pretty chillin
  • + 2
 FILMING WAS AMAZING..... GREAT JOB tup
  • + 3
 extremely senic ride!!!!
  • + 3
 Dang.... in the snow in shorts..... he must have been chilly...
  • + 4
 yea it did!, i really like that they went from bright white to like,a nice chillin green its nice for the eyes, and the video its self, its great loved it, great job gents ! Cheers! Smile
  • - 40
flag Christopher-M (Aug 19, 2010 at 0:10) (Below Threshold)
 Super senic and nice filming but does not have any extreem riding in it not really vod worth imo
  • + 1
 heavenly.
  • + 20
 Harold and Kumar go to White Castle: "EXTREEEEME!!!!" Not everything has to give you the same rush as hang-gliding and lifted Ford Broncos, the guy had style! VOD worthy.
  • + 4
 Wicked scenic ride!!
  • + 15
 aha so that's where they got the name "mountain" biking from!!
  • + 2
 LIVIN THE LIFE
  • - 5
flag krausehouse (Aug 19, 2010 at 2:27) (Below Threshold)
 i have a feeling this videos going to get a lot of hate for being vod. i think it deserves it
  • + 0
 that guy was the defintion of "flow"
  • - 8
flag propertoz (Aug 19, 2010 at 4:12) (Below Threshold)
 sorta good vod but isnt it 2 days is st. moritz never mind great work on the filming
  • + 0
 ? no, he turned back and it the film was him going back down
  • + 0
 no he said he would go and come back another time also mountains dont clear up of snow that quick so its got to be another day
  • + 3
 i didnt want it to end...
  • + 1
 i love the effort he puts intoo his riding
  • + 1
 sick! thats the essence of swiss riding
  • - 10
flag Bogumil1202247 (Aug 19, 2010 at 9:54) (Below Threshold)
 boring shit Razz
  • + 1
 i loved the video, disliked the soundtrack, but it kinda went wth the riding i guess...
  • + 1
 one of the only four minute long vids on here that i could watch all of the way through
  • + 2
 Pretty good but nothing that special. The intro was more than half the film. I'm not hating on it just because it's not super rad gnar huckfest or whatever. I just didn't think it was that interesting.
  • + 2
 the original time songs way better!!
  • + 1
 Ive never seen such beautiful scenery in every single shot. Would love to ride there. Also, before he said avalanche warning and looked down, I swear he was going to just bomb down the side of the mountain. Awesome video!
  • + 1
 yay for pink floyd!! even if it was some crappy cover...
  • + 2
 Those trails looked like the definition of flow and epicness!
  • + 2
 wow I got to say that was a shitty version of Pink Floyd's song!!!
  • + 3
 i feel cold
  • + 1
 ''Here the sun shines even during the summer''?.. oh thats unbelievable heheBig Grin
  • + 2
 if brake fluid could freeze that guy would be crewed
  • + 1
 In these conditions, that's pretty much at the end of the list of "what can really do me here".
  • + 1
 it can freeze, mineral oil(cheaper brakes) freezes at about -30°C, and DOT-4 around -60°C, but I seriously doubt anyone would or even could ride at those temperatures ^^
  • + 1
 mineral oil: cheaper brakes hehe like Shimano Saints Big Grin
  • + 1
 well the cheaper shimano brakes use it too. But if the Saints use them too then Facepalm to me
  • + 2
 oh don't be so negative against mineral oil. It is the same crap and if you spill it over while bleeding, at least the paint from your beloved stuff does not come off... and trust me Saints are just fine Wink They made a lazy bastard, I don't want to go to them gym anymore... Since I bought them I never got any arm pump Razz
  • + 1
 lol, well I guess since all the big names are using them (Hunter, Vanderham, Shandro, and the Athertons I think) they can't be that bad Razz
wouldn't mind having some myself. but do you need the saint hub for saint brakes?
  • + 1
 Not for the nw ones.
  • + 2
 you never needed any specific hub, for all that matters is the rotor width, which is a pretty standard 2mm. shimano does both centerlock and 6 bolt versions, but you can use even avid rotors. other way around you can use centrelock shimano rotors and hubs on avid brakes. so u could always have whatever hub you needed. old saint gruppo had one issue which was this huuuge rear derailleur that could have been mounted only to few hubs, their axles actualy. and dont look on what pros have on their bikes, as Gee rode xt brakes for some time which are pretty crappy
  • + 1
 Good point,I was thinking of the old mech,not brakes.
  • + 1
 Grande Toniolo! La musica ci stava da Dio! Ottimo lavoro!
("Great job Toniolo! Music fit awesomely! ")
  • + 2
 Wow...great video, want to do that one day.
  • + 1
 Wow great video when is a full length movie being produced id enjoy watching that, that is for sure.
  • + 1
 that place looks beautiful! its kinda refreshing to have a mellow vod!
  • + 1
 Nice views, epic to ride but was falling asleep towards the end.
  • + 1
 nice trail and awesome scenery good job
  • + 1
 nice videos......what helmet is he wearing?
  • + 1
 fuck all mountain. this is all terrain
  • + 1
 Nice to something different once in a while.
  • + 1
 Nice vid and nice quality too!
  • + 0
 love the song and the epic ride , and yea me to it pump me to go ride today my am bike happy trail peep
  • + 1
 wharncliffe-rider yeah i also agree with your comment but hey it was ok
  • + 1
 not a a big fan of the music but the video itself was good....
  • + 1
 that was nice and smooth, gives you a more relaxed feeling
  • + 1
 Sick trail, epic terrain and a true hardcore about biking. Great edit
  • + 1
 Beautiful shots, nice vod! Smile
  • + 1
 Beautiful place! I fell so cold when i see you wearing a short on snow.
  • + 1
 Woa!Love this scenery!VOD for sure!
  • + 1
 That was just.... speakless!
  • + 2
 realy beautifull trails!
  • + 1
 Wow, awesome place to ride!! Great filming Smile
  • + 1
 Canyon Great bike best price what else ? Helmet
  • + 1
 What a terrible cover of a great song. video was great tho
  • + 1
 that's sick! looks like flow too!
  • + 1
 amazing landscape! and nice bike
  • + 1
 hmm looks fun
  • + 1
 very nice shots
  • + 1
 great trails!!
  • + 1
 VOD verry nice vid
  • - 1
 He should bust out a pair of skis not a bike.........or get a bike with skis on the bottom Moon
  • + 1
 Legit Badass.
  • + 1
 defs not vod..
  • + 1
 st moritz !
  • + 0
 this was a good video but reallly was it worth VOD ? im not sure
  • + 0
 definately agreed it felt like an advert for canyon bikes to me but thats just me
  • + 0
 why is this a vod? he dosnt do any thing crazy?
  • + 0
 haha true!!
  • + 1
 god you're both idiots. the only negative thing that free riding has brought is all the young fan-boy kids who disrespect any kind of mountain biking because they really have no clue about the sport itself and find it impossible to think of good riding that doesn't include an energy drink somewhere.
  • + 0
 or we just dont enjoy this video! pretty simple really
  • + 3
 oh pip pip scott i am with you these young wholagons have nothing but disrespect for us older riders!!! when your a model like me we cant risk doing any thing gnar incase we ruin our looks so please ben and fuse PLEASE respect us Frown
  • + 0
 so so so sorry about the spelling there old bean its weey past my bed time!!
  • + 0
 i dont think so...kinda would make sense tho
  • + 1
 worst pod ever
  • + 1
 VOD *
  • + 0
 epic VOD, winter's cominggg Big Grin
  • - 1
 dont say that, i hate winter.
  • + 1
 why do you hate winter?!
  • + 1
 cause all i do is ride my bike, and when it comes to winter i usually just sit around and get fat, i dont ski or snowboard...
  • + 1
 ever heard of a gym Razz ?
  • + 2
 dirtbagbiker

You live in America and you dont ski or board?!
  • + 1
 that too ^
I would kill to be able to board somewhere near home.
  • + 1
 c'mon guys, USA is a big country, of which vast majority is nearly flat. He might be further away from mountains, than a wee guy from northwestern France...
  • + 0
 nah, i got two good skiing mountains right next to me, its just that i would rather spend $400 on bike stuff, not a pair of skis or a snowboard.
  • + 2
 so you've got months of doing nothing when you could be shreddin' some pow?!
  • + 1
 im actually thinking of buying a used pair of twin tip skis or a snowboard so i can ride with my friends.
  • + 1
 looks fun
  • + 1
 hmmmm ok i suppose
  • + 1
 wonderfullBlank Stare P
  • + 1
 looks like a fun trail
  • + 1
 nice scenery
  • + 0
 that music is so annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 are u kidding? that song is sick! nice cover
  • - 2
 is it just me or did it look like he was riding really slowly..
  • + 4
 how about you go there, commit the time and ride it yourself. i bet you that you'd come back beaten, tired and with footage that everyone would laugh at when they compared it to this guy.

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