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Whistler "Bike Park" in 1988.

Fully rigid hardtail mountain bikes shred Whistler/Blackcomb in 1988. Footage found at Whistler Museum & Archives. http://www.whistlermuseum.org

28 Comments

  • + 19
 -Full suspension, nope. -Wide handlebar, nope. -Chainguide, nope. -Disc brakes, nope. -Full helmet, nope. -Knee pads, nope. -Leatt, nope. -Armor, nope. -Lycra, tons of it. Yep. The good old days...
  • + 4
 you forgot the Canuck staple.......BEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 5
 I think I now know why my dad never talks about the 80's
  • + 19
 i hope this makes VOD one day, just for kicks
  • + 4
 Pause at 1:30 and check out how gnarly the dude on the right is!! haha
  • + 1
 i seen alot of bent rims
  • + 7
 when freeride was cheap!
  • + 6
 awesome! especially the dual slalom races
  • + 3
 Did the race in 1990. Same bike for the hill climb, DH and dual slalom. Bar ends with a bit of PVC pipe worked for bashing gates. Herbold and Cindy Devine were winners of the DH. Tension disc and first gen rock shox ftw!
  • + 4
 Was that the year that H-ball flatted and still passed people on the DH? I was there for that...pretty awesome times...riding from the top on all gravel roads, under the chain stay mounted U-brake and fully rigid was crazy...an amazing DH back in the day, I burned myself on my rims by accident...lol.
  • + 3
 It's amazing to see how far technology has come in terms of the modern day mountain bike.
  • + 2
 People back then actually had skills, as opposed to today where people rely on things like suspension and hydrolic brakes to save them when they mess up.
  • + 4
 This is why most of us want to forget the 80's.
  • + 2
 ...and TLD, POC, A-stars and so forth try telling me I need to buy their new kits! -_-
  • + 3
 love the oldskool vids. more please!!!
  • + 1
 Ouch I can feel the shoulder and lower back pain...happy I wasn't born yet lol
  • + 2
 Cheers to the good ole days, may we never have to go back :-)
  • + 1
 how much the sort has progressed, imagine what it'll be like in 30 years!!!!!
  • + 1
 nice shreding on rigid and bike fany packs hah
  • + 2
 haha my dad was in that
  • + 1
 1:13 - I like that people were trying to log ride back then.
  • + 2
 So amazing.
  • + 1
 2:20 - what is he doing?????
  • + 1
 Lol looked like it was as big as crankworx!
  • + 1
 It's this gay shit that got me into MBing XD
  • + 1
 Safeway! looks fun
  • + 1
 Looks like good times
  • + 1
 Ghetto at its best!!

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