Video: Mountain Riding, Fully Rigid

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Transition’s Klunker is a bike ‘designed for skidding fire roads’ and here it gets put to all sorts of inappropriate use on the opening day of the Snow Summit bike park where, coincidentally, they had some snow.

Matching walking boots and T-shirt. A strong look
Hey, if BMXers don’t need suspension…

We’re big fans of Transition’s rather nutty videos, and this is no different. It’s impressive just how much speed flow these guys can get with the right attitude and rubber wrists.

Speed is your friend (as are supple wrists)

Check out the bike ‘which offers a huge leap back in technology’ and more stupid videos here.

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The big lad is also an American Football player


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 (1)

    They appear to have no brakes either!

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