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Chris Akrigg - A Hill in Spain

Check out my latest video now! A Hill in Spain chronicles my recent trip to Malaga and the surrounding hills where I found this gem of a trail with help from top photographer Victor Lucas. Unsure of what I would find out there, I took my “anything” bike the Mongoose Nugget. What I did find was an incredible, rocky hill side with some fantastic trails.

148 Comments

  • + 94
 It puts a huge grin on my face when someone comes up with a new way to put multiple styles of riding into one vid and does it well enough to keep you glued to the screen all the way through. Great work dude!!
  • + 17
 If this doesn't get VOD, there's something seriously wrong with the world. Chris is an amazing rider, and can so easily combine all different styles of riding, and on one bike - if that isn't do-it-all, i don't know what is!
  • + 5
 Amazing rider, amazing skill. Awesome location....you know Mongoose is gonna make some money now. VOD.
  • + 3
 Mongoose makes good looking bikes and chris is reallly sick ... wish I would rip like he does ..would be so much fun !!
  • + 2
 Best riding video on the planet
  • + 8
 All that its lacking is the flair off a tree Wink and a frontflip off edinburgh castle! Big Grin
  • + 1
 Adam dude please stop posting that video to every other god damn video you see. Its amazing an all but come on.
  • + 7
 the roof scene is fuuuuuuuuu epic!! mad props !
  • - 5
flag diebel7 (Mar 7, 2011 at 5:13) (Below Threshold)
 at 2:56 he puts his foot down. wow he's so bad! haha (joking)
  • + 0
 much respect to Akrigg for his beautiful style. If this doesn't get POD, something is wrong.
  • + 1
 This could get VOY video of the year! If only it were longer and more different styled riders in different parts.
  • + 2
 These riders just take it to a whole new level man
  • + 2
 I need to add this guy to my list of favorite riders. It's so awesome how he combines so many styles of MTB into his own epic style.
  • + 2
 his guy is F***** amazing!!!!
  • + 13
 every five seconds i was like "no f*cking way...."
  • + 1
 Aww yeah. hes rocking manitou circus.
  • + 1
 think thats xfusion dog.
  • - 6
flag D1rtJumper (Jun 16, 2011 at 18:23) (Below Threshold)
 Nah brah. at 0:49 on the berm you see the backwards arch and circus decal. Cant believe youd be that stupid...
  • + 3
 dont have to insult my intelligence ya twat. but i didnt think the circus was a longer travel fork. just dj.
  • + 0
 130mm brah.
  • + 14
 Sooo sick!! Can't believe how much control you've got over your bike. Props!!!
  • + 8
 So glad this has made VOD rather than the usual panned close up of trees and leaves as out of focus DH'er in background whizzes, only then for a barrage of him hitting berms in slo mo. Don't get me wrong, I love riding and really appreciate the crazy skills that some of these riders have but its all very samey, showing no imagination. Chris Akrigg on the other hand is a rider with totally bonkers riding ability, and an inspiring imagination on what to do with that ability. Not to mention he produces and edits all his videos which is an amazing talent all in itself. Chris Akrigg, I salute you.
  • + 11
 "If Carlsberg did biking"
  • + 7
 I think this guy could give Danny MacAskill a run for his money. Razz Love to see the pair of them do a montage, though. Not an adversarial thing.
  • + 2
 yeh but he wasnt all trials bike he was sick specially on a bike that aint really made for trials! but , couldnt beat danny in a trials montage,thats abit too far, dh - yes trials - nah.
  • + 1
 True, but he still has excellent control of his bike. Razz
  • + 3
 I think they're both on the same level. Akrigg is just the MTB equivalent to MacAskill.
  • + 4
 Incredible riding beautifully shot. Well done to the guy behind the lens, the computer and the BIKE!!

That fork does not seem to behave or look like a Manitou Circus, is Manitou in the works for a new freeride fork?
  • + 7
 danny macaskill on a full suss say what??
  • + 4
 this is my new favorite video. I love the combination of downhill and trials. This guy is so talented. The music is wierd but it fits the video perfectly!!! so amazing!!!
  • + 1
 Impressive ! I love this vid , a variety of riding accomplished on one pony. The scary thing about his riding is the smooth control he demonstrates from start to finish. What will his riding look like when he pushes the last 5% of the envelope
  • + 4
 super sick video!!
awesome riding, nice trails!!
but the music could be better Wink
  • + 1
 This has got to be my favourite mtb vid of all time. Seriously Chris, I love all the stuff you put out, your style and your vids make mewanna grab my bike and hit the trails, but this is awesome.
Get well soon bud, we need regular updates from one of the most inspiring riders I've ever seen. One of the best things to come out of Yorkshire (aside from Yorkshire Tea and Yorkshire Tea Loaf of course, love that stuff!).
  • + 4
 Never mind VOD, I'll be surprised if I see a better video all year
  • + 3
 This is amazing! His skill on the bike is utterly spectacular ! Well done to him and the camera crew !
  • + 1
 I disagree with you there. Because both the two bring trials into their own freeriding styles. So you can compare them. And when i said wannabe i never said this Chris guy wasnt good. Obviously he is an amazing rider.
  • + 4
 weird.. almost makes me want to buy a mongoose..
  • + 2
 Such a complete video, that riders has amazing skills, prop's for him Beer
Best VOD that i have ever seen tup
  • + 1
 well sed andy, samoliver94 you have kno idea what your talking about. akrigg your the man, you make the transition between styles look so efortles and natural, what a legend
  • + 2
 this is the third time iv watched this and it still makes me smile every time . vod for sure
  • + 1
 slightly one of the sickest rider's ever tempting to say video of the year hopefully he'll make something even more mind blowing
  • + 1
 love the way he weaves so many different styles of riding into one and on just one bike, great video and superb imagination! Big Grin definatly VoD worthy!
  • + 3
 he put his foot down at 2.55 this shows he is still human!!!
  • + 3
 one word mate - insane! far cry from the hills of keighley and ilkley
  • + 3
 sickist video ever on pinkbike Big Grin
  • + 2
 excellent video !!!!! nice work Salute
  • + 1
 I'd like to see anyone else in the world do lines like this. Seriously know one could.
  • + 2
 Steel Balls + Mad Genius = This Guy
GG dude,I remained surprised
  • + 2
 that guy was in BEAST MODE!!!!
  • + 1
 the man has no fear...loved watching this guy since the "Earthed" vids....maybe the most complete rider i have seen....
  • + 1
 love it how you have included trials as well as good riding in the video Smile
  • + 1
 Thats insane, got to be one of the best Pod's I've seen in a while. Props to Chris Akrigg the nutter.
  • + 3
 FR+DH+TRIAL=VOD!!!
  • + 1
 chris is a legendary rider. If i can reach half his abilities i would be happy.
  • + 1
 such a good video! had tons of everything, cool town riding too. awesome trials it was so good.
  • + 2
 All different styles on one bike, best vod I've seen all year... by far
  • + 1
 OMFG!!! That's all I could say thro the whole thing. Just incredible.......and OMFG.
  • + 1
 What can I say? This video just plain kicks major butt!
  • + 1
 i was amazed when i saw u first bunny hop on to that rock
  • + 1
 awesome ability to all ways make a great vid
  • + 1
 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH! BEST VOD in a long time.
  • + 1
 what a PRO!!! this guys insane!!
  • + 1
 How can you NOT like this Video!?.....Simply Amazing!
  • + 1
 this is an insane vid bro i got to give u props for this
  • + 1
 one word: AWESOME
so f*cking great!
  • + 2
 HOLY CRAP ...STYLE
  • + 1
 Such a freakin god vid, fav for sure!! awesome editing too
  • + 1
 i mean i guess mountain biking's kinda cool, if ur into that sorta stuff
  • + 1
 who wouldn't want this bike after watching this video! Mongoose is back!
  • + 1
 Has this been VOD yet? If not it should be, if so it should be again.
  • + 1
 Chris just throws that bike about like it weighs nothing! He is amazing!
  • + 1
 If there's a limit to his bike handling, then he sure hasn't hit it, yet!
  • + 1
 i love the product placement @4:59 lol jokes i want that bag
  • + 1
 Video of the year! Recall!!!!
  • + 1
 I DO Agreed
  • + 1
 is this a mtb vid or a trial biking vid
  • + 1
 he must bottom out so muck
  • + 1
 Damn, Is that Jackie Chan?
  • + 1
 BEST RIDER EVER PRODUCED! He just happens to be british Smile
  • + 1
 smooth clean and great shud be vod
  • + 1
 What kind of fork is that? Manitou?
  • + 1
 i love his riding style..
  • + 1
 looks really relaxed and cool
  • + 1
 well sed andyDH samoliver94 you dont kno what your talking about
  • + 1
 A truly amazing piece of riding, well done Mr. Akrigg...that is all.
  • + 1
 i like his style of riding and i agree with mountguitars
  • + 1
 one of pinkbike´s best videos!!!!

WOW
  • + 1
 This is sooo amazing! what is the song?
  • + 1
 thats some hill... sweet video Big Grin
  • + 1
 Talk about all terrain riding!
  • + 1
 Great riding. Surprised that bike didn't break though.
  • + 1
 You have an interesting style !
  • + 2
 It's f*cking crazy :o
  • + 1
 VOYSF video of the year so far. awesome vid!
  • + 1
 i really like this!fav! i want that bike too!
  • + 1
 omg that is my fave vod in ages :O
  • + 2
 nice Razz
  • + 1
 is he born with a bike ! ? ^^ great control !
  • + 2
 thats amazing
  • + 1
 i almost kill me self..nice video and handsome riding..amazing
  • - 1
 it annoys me when they make the video off the front page VOD. its all well and good but something new would be nice. sure is a sick video tho.
  • + 1
 That was intense! Loved it Salute
  • + 1
 incredible riding vod fo sho
  • + 1
 VOD! keep it up pretty sick vid
  • + 1
 great ridding and great trails deserves vod!
  • + 1
 one of the best short clips on here - absolutely amazing how this is done.
  • + 2
 Sweet defo for vod
  • + 1
 man thats immense. ace rider. ace vid. VOD !!!
  • + 2
 I N S A N E 0o
  • + 2
 My Hero!
  • + 1
 No doubt this will get VOD,increadible skills.
  • + 1
 That's the best and most innovative video ever .
  • + 2
 R E S P E C T! VOD!
  • + 2
 Just fuckin awesome!
  • + 1
 i tell u what would be cool him and danny mac having a trick comp Razz
  • + 1
 This is great! You ride a DH like a trials bike Big Grin
  • + 1
 Those socks gave him gravity superpowers.The music was to unsss unsss .
  • + 1
 ok now that was pretty sick, loved it. defonatly deserved VOD!!!!! Big Grin
  • + 1
 So good he gets front wheelspin.
  • + 1
 good luck getting back to the top
  • + 1
 bad ass rider, sweet film concept..great job
  • + 1
 insane bike control. so fluid. awesome editing too
  • + 1
 Trial with an all mountain rig.So nice!
  • + 2
 thats nutty
  • + 1
 wow, your like half freerider, half trials guy, and half dj dude, amazing!
  • + 1
 quit repeating videos pinkbike
  • + 1
 quit repeating videos pinkbike
  • + 1
 On a Mongoose??
  • + 1
 song pls.......
  • + 1
 WTF! or get to good!
  • + 1
 fair play
  • + 1
 Blank Stare very good
  • + 1
 this guy is insane!!!!
  • + 1
 Mad Skills
  • + 1
 This is so awesome!
  • + 1
 That was sick
  • + 1
 what forks is he running
  • + 1
 music name?
  • + 0
 DH TRIALS LOL
  • - 1
 YOU ARE PRO,PRO,PRO,PRO,PRO,PRO..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • - 1
 trials rider much?
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