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  • Premier Icon richmtb
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    Nice to see him on trails I recognised. The Clauchland hills is a great bit of trail

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    His vids are great but what are mongoose doing to capitalise on it? I can’t recall even seeing a mongoose bike for sale, let alone under a rider in the wild.

    retro83
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    Northwind – Member
    Bike not good enough to let him really do his thing but not shit enough to be crazy… I mean, who wouldn’t rather watch this?

    Why watch that, when you can watch this?

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRdM_zeJHns[/video]

    Premier Icon Speeder
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    I can’t help wondering how many inner tubes he must have got through making this. It is brilliant but completely daft.

    whitestone
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    Isn’t the point of all these videos to show something silly being done on an inappropriate bike? It’s no dafter than Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party.

    Oh, and to sell/promote whoever’s sponsoring the rider.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Isn’t the point of all these videos to show something silly being done on an inappropriate bike? It’s no dafter than Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party.

    Exactly the example I was about to post!

    Yeah, I reckon lots of folks don’t like it cos it highlights their lack of skillz (me included, obviously!) on an appropriate bike, never mind a bike that is considered daft for such tracks.

    whitestone
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    The section of him riding on the road highlights my lack of skills 🙄

    dragon
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    It’s no dafter than Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party.

    Except Road Bike Party wasn’t an advert to showcase a bikes potential (or in the Mongoose’s case lack of it). It was Martyn messing around and seeing what’s possible, while tapping into the road bike / MAMIL boom.

    johnx2
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    Why watch that, when you can watch this?

    I’m now bitterly disillusioned to see that he doesn’t just turn up and ride this stuff. The bugger actually practices (which is basically cheating).

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    What are inner tubes again?

    rascal
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    He’s shit.
    I meant he’s ok.
    He really is pretty awesome.
    Bastid.

    whitestone
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    What are inner tubes again?

    They are super laccy bands that you can use to make a mega catapult so you can pelt your mates with rocks 😆

    fisha
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    The daft part is not showing he’d be eaten alive by midges at the end drinking that beer ….

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Not really similar, apart from the style of bi-cycle, saw this posted on FB by GritCX. It’s nuts. Slower than Akrigg, but nuts. (full screen it if you can)

    [video]https://youtu.be/vcjIhn5sVKQ[/video]

    ^ for me – that was a short horror film.

    ctk
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    Me too! Argh!

    swedishmatt
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    You could see the blood on the stones from people who have tried waking there. So young Vittorio brought a bike to be on the safe side?

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Awful! 😀 A horrible thing to watch! I’m off to watch the Akrigg one again to calm down…

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    That chap there should be sectioned!

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    I had to move back from the monitor to watch that video up there………^

    mikey74
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    The scenery aside, that Vittorio vid is just dull: It’s the bike equivalent of that Russian dude who climbs up really high cranes and buildings and farts around. There’s no enjoyment to it. I much prefer Akrigg’s video.

    chipsngravy
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    Guys got skills. But I’m another one that can’t get my head around the Mongoose / CSG sponsorship. I have the same response when I see Greg Illingworth boosting his Mongoose (Ted James) BMX around the bowl at the Huntington Beach Vans comp.

    There’s no doubt the Mongoose team is rich and deep with credible talent, even the TM Leigh Ramsdell is a dude. But why make such naff bikes? Do the Mongoose designers consult their riders? Does Mongoose sell more bikes due to having such an awesome team, surely the average mongoose buyer doesn’t have a clue how good or even who these team riders are. Why do such good riders ride for them? If I was as rad as Ben Wallace I’d be embarrassed to ride for Mongoose (he rides a rebadged Laird Frame). A very peculiar brand indeed. Such rich heritage ruined in the pursuit a selling high volumes of naff bikes. Same could be said for GT, another CSG brand.

    chipsngravy
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    How did this thing become a reality for a brand like Mongoose?

    Premier Icon Speeder
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    My thoughts exactly

    THIS is Mongoose to me

    Premier Icon ian martin
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    I had a mongoose 2005 teocali super, it was my 1St full suspension bike and it was err super!

    The suspension worked really well, was pretty light and won bike of the year in MBR (I might have the wrong mag it did win an award).

    The 2017 Teocali still looks like a good bike.

    martinh
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    I enjoyed the Akrigg video because it showed how all those skills you’ve seen in the other videos can be used when you’re just out for a ride.

    paton
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYuD_JquxvY[/video]

    A bit about Chris Akrigg
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh2VIHYsscc[/video]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh2VIHYsscc

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRCkptzBsqk[/video]

    Sagan And Brumotti
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RREL0k8XipY[/video]

    paton
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    Danny MacAskill on making films
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djwVSIM6hoI[/video]

    copa
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    Can’t stand any of these types of video.
    They’re corporate fantasies aimed at shifting units.
    They’re so manufactured, artificial and devoid of humanity that they might as well be CGI.
    I would rather watch Dave Jenvey.

    I would rather watch Dave Jenvey

    He just nailed the third and fourth stepped drop-offs at Chicksands.

    It was tenser than a tension-strap tightened past ten. Still feel guilty laughing at the original face-plant attempt. Got to hand it to him, he has cojones to push through the fear. That’s what makes it so watchable for me, the unflinching determination and (unavoidable) self-deprecation go hand in hand! Just hope he doesn’t mess himself up badly with the fear/over-reaching.

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