- Akrigg – anyone better?
I think he’s the best out there, but when it comes to the best offroad cyclist I consider Jared Graves to be the best out there. Fit,powerful,skillful,winning bmx,4x,enduro’s,amazing in world cups.. but Akrigg has a bit of everything that no other has, in a different way.
Two of the best bicycle riders in the world,ever. ?Posted 4 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Like all sports there will be someone new/better along sometime.Posted 4 years ago
These guys should/could be “schooling” the next new sensation in the way other sports do.
Chris Ball has his DH uni course;
Chris’s skill isn’t just in his riding.
He really knows how to get his skills to mean something to the everyday mountain biker. It’s how we wish we could ride.
In contrast, that first video posted by Macavity, just does absolutely nothing for me. It looks like a different sport. He might as well be on a pogo stick.Posted 4 years agoschnorSubscriber
Definitely what AlexSimon and stilltortoise says.
Akrigg rides the same places normal people ride – regular trails with the occasional rocky drop, dead tree, etc – so its in a way ‘real’, and although he’s on another planet skill wise, the average rider like me can at least relate to it, and maybe try that little bit harder next time (maybe even inspire?) to finish a certain section that’s particularly difficult.
MacAskill, although technically brilliant, does more crazy / unrealistic stuff like backflips off phone boxes, which I just can’t connect with.Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
Both Danny and Chris are awesome, as are their video’s, but what I prefer about Chris’ videos is he puts the skills into context of mountain biking – which ultimately only serves to make me feel even more inadequate, but what the hell, i’m having fun! And his 5 video shows he’s not just a one trick pony (not that Danny is) as he can clearly ride all disciplines of the sport just as well. Has Chris competed and been quite successful?
I always look forward to their next video’s.Posted 4 years ago
Simon – Member
It’s on a footpath just off Harden Moor, at the end of Altar Lane cross over the road, up the farm track and you’ll eventually hit that stile.
B.A.Nana – Member
Looks like the bit of BW directly across the road from top of Altar Lane, just where the BW turns into a FP.
Thanks wasn’t sure, notice my local DH is in there must be one of the best Mini DH in the UK 🙂Posted 4 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
davidtaylforth – Member
Anyone remember Eddie Tongue? /him and Akrigg seemed to push the boundaries back in the day, I remember watching them in a speed trials contest and they both blew everyone else away
Looking at the credits Eddie Tongue did some of the filming on that vid.
Always lusted after one of the Pashley 26mhz he used to ride in the early days of my MTBing. That or a Spooky Metalhead.Posted 4 years agostanfreeMember
Yup , I agree with just about everyone else that Akrigg has the edge over Danny Mac. In a way It’s not Danny’s fault that he has a big bucks contract with red bull and his vids look like hollywood productions compared to Akrigg’s. I think this has worked to Akrigg’s advantage as his videos just look like regular trails that we all ride much slower and woth far less skill.
‘A Hill in Spain’ is still my favourite of them all.Posted 4 years agofervouredimageMember
Both akrigg and Danny are supremely talented athletes and Danny absolutely deserves the fame and fortune he now has. On talent alone Akrigg deserves the same but sadly luck and timing and hitting the right note at the right point have more to do with it.
I wouldn’t want to take anything away from Danny because Akrigg, financially speaking, hasn’t achieved the same.Posted 4 years ago
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