Chris Akrigg new video
Beautiful scenery and brilliant riding. Nice change to have no music. I would love to have even a tiny bit of his skill on a bike. The bike looks pretty good to me, wouldn’t mind something like that for a bit of everything style riding. I’d make a poor attempt at emulating this though and end up in A&EPosted 7 months agodragonMember
Scenic and decent riding obviously, but it seemed to highlight all the flaws of the bike. It would be far easier to ride on a 29er XC bike, why bother with that monstercross thing?
Deathgrip Best Track in the World with Ratboy and Brendog is my fav current video. Semenuk puts a lot into his vids but I find them too sterile, just BMX but bigger. It’s not mtb as most know it, with rocks and roots.Posted 7 months agomonkeyboyjcMember
It’s not really a bike aimed at mtb’rs – it’s a gravel / adventure bike aimed at roadies that want to do a little more than just ride around in circles on tarmac and the video reflects this IMO.
I think it’s a great video – it’s pushing the limits of the bike, I couldn’t do even half that stuff on my fat tyred Road bike.
He really needs a new sponsor.
nothing wrong with Mongoose – just because the make cheap bikes as well as expensive ones doesn’t mean all their bikes are crappy. They may not be the trendiest brand but they seem to let Chris Akrigg do pretty much what he wants with the video he makes – maybe the sponsorship deal works for him? After all he’s being paid to ride bikes which is more than I can say.Posted 7 months agonedrapierSubscriber
I can see it works for him. I’ve always wondered how successful it is for Mongoose though. Chris A isn’t doing all that jaw-dropping stuff because the bike’s good is he? Almost the opposite – a lot of the videos play on the fact that the bike he’s on is rubbish, or at least inappropriate – e.g. fixie trials and especially brakeless trials!Posted 7 months agoatlazMember
Chris A isn’t doing all that jaw-dropping stuff because the bike’s good is he
None of the riders in videos are doing their thing because the bike is what that makes it possible, it’s down to their skill. Would Chris Akrigg be better on a Santa Cruz? Doubt it. I would imagine that the builds on his Mongoose bikes are not standard by any means.Posted 7 months agoFunkyDuncMember
Daft bugger choosing a bike like that to ride trails like that.
Also I don’t like this type of vid where person appears to be super human fit with the speed they carry, or is it all just completely false and they ride no more than 100yds at a time 🙄
Where was it, looks v nice !Posted 7 months agojohnx2Member
nice video. I must try riding more on the drops…
The bits that are utterly impossible (tricks from 2 mins in, bike over stepping stones etc) are what he makes look easy. The actual riding over rough ground looks more like hard work, which probably does say something about xbiking.Posted 7 months agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
Super human? absolutely! The climb @38s is seriously impressive, I’ve never made it up that on a MTB!.
Some awesome singletrack, Clauchlands cliff descent is fantastic (Though ISON rep broke his leg on there a couple of weeks back, not sure he’d agree…) other places in vid – Fallen rocks at sannox, north glen sannox, glen rosa, ross road at start.
Seriously, don’t go to Arran, the biking is shite. 😉Posted 7 months agoboxelderSubscriber
He was on Arran for Fabric launch I think, linked to Grinder and some of those trails are from the event (before the rain/mud…).Posted 7 months ago
On the bike – not everyone wants a bike to make things easier, or indeed faster. Allow people to prefer different bikes to you, it’s healthy (though whether CA would choose that bike given a free choice I don’t know – he’s obviously having fun though)
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