Sea Otter: The new Rocky Mountain Slayer – in Gabblevision!

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Here’s a video for you…

Now, before you click ‘Play’, make sure you’re up to speed, because Andreas had honed his presentation to a razor sharp edge by the time Chipps got to see him at Sea Otter. Consequently he rattles through the delights and benefits of the new Rocky Mountain Slayer in under three minutes…

Holding on tight?

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Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (9)

    can i have one please…….

    must be a slow bike as it has no big ring

    Haha. If I had a mountain bike company I’d want that guy to do the talking. Awesome.

    He’s also bonkers-fast on a bike…

    Eww, Granny sandwich, that just doesn’t bear thinking about!!

    I think I’ve just seen him flogging dodgy perfume down the market.

    can you ask him to explain the smooth link suspension again?
    he used the ‘wavy arm’ technique to get himself through that one

    Andreas was just back from a visit to “uncle charlie” perhaps? Nice to see Shimano are moving to e-thru on the rear as well.

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