Ed Oxley , The Chop
Way more interesting than 99.9% of mountain bike ‘films’ with a load of dudes talking in made up words like gnarly and loamy and other such rubbish. Can’t stand bike vids these days they’re all the same. Dull.
Very true, nothing worse than watching some get ready for a ride in slo-mo or putting a bike a car/van, again in slo-mo.Posted 4 years agoBazzMember
I liked it, it’s rare that i watch any mountain bike video these days, they all seem a bit samey with big hucks and the like, if i watch one then i usually end up fast forwarding half of it, this one in on the other hand seemed to make the time fly by and it was over before i knew it.Posted 4 years agoedhornbySubscriber
I thought it was good – unless you blurt out the graphics on the bike you’re gonna notice the brand and therefore you’ll assume a manufacturer bias. So the fact that it’s pointedly not about the new model but just about riding is a good thing
so if this isn’t what you wanted – what did you want and what would be in yours?
a lot of the comments remind me of people who go to the tate modern and diss the art with the comment ‘that’s not art I could do that’ even though they don’t actually make any artPosted 4 years agoFluff66Member
No tail whips
No 60 ft hucks
No self obsessed tanned ripped blond dudes with slo-mo accents
No “close up shots of nature”
No done to death death metal soundtrack
No done to death anti death metal sound track
No voiceover w**kfest about some spiritual quest to go some place no other f**ker has ever been with a bike.
Don’t think it’ll go down very well in the US ….I loved it. 🙂
This is the antidote and I want more!Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
Man with beard waxes lyrical about stuff not being as good as it used to be. Plays niche instrument. Rides niche bike in niche villages for niche people who moved there. Gets niche haircut but leaves beard alone.
I can see how he has trumped too many STW-ers with the nichefest there.
Oops – edited to add the obvious tattoos and their niche-ness.Posted 4 years agogrumMember
First section was a bit cringily smug (knowingly?) but then I enjoyed seeing my local trails filmed nicely, and then the bit at the end was funny.
From the title I was hoping the beard was coming off though.
niche bullshit that for some reason most of STW laps up, presumably.
Why so bitter? On One is just a cheap bike brand – good value if that’s what you’re after.Posted 4 years agono_eyed_deerMember
Definitely a Marmite film this, from the responses above. Anyway. I’m last, so my view is absolutely definitely right.
1) I’d rather hoped he’d get that
stupidindescribably awful beard cut off.
2) It was eye-rollingly self-indulgent and vanity massaging I’m-so-niche-oh-look-at-me clap pretty much all the way through.
3) Rusty bikes are not cool. Every neglected garden across the land has one.
4) The riding was awesomely dull to watch.
5) I had to turn the sound off when the riding music came on.
6) The bit at the end was inventive as far at MTB videos go, but then again it was quite self-indulgent and had this irritating knowing quality about it.
Generally not great entertainment, if that was what it was supposed to be.. 🙄
:and breathe!:Posted 4 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
Hilarious thread! It’s great to cause strong opinions in the audience I guess. For me, I loved it, a little shady hobbit hole of insanity in the desert of slo-mo and dirt jumps. I particularly thought it was beautifully filmed. I am struggling to see how a film about a person can be criticized for being self indulgent… It’s not as it was an unfair reflection of his work and pastimes. Bring on the next one!Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
Far too contrived and self-centred. If he really was involved in rebuilding a chopper it would have flowed together because he’d have been in the thick of the operations and would have showed some of that awkwardness that you get when you ask someone to stop in the middle of what they are doing and show it.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
I liked it. Random, daft and dark. Really should play my didge a bit more.
Ed seems to be a thoroughly nice chap, i was planning on going on one of his skills course, but its a bit tricky if he’s been eaten.
I’ve sent the link to Bikerumur to post up, hopefully they will and we can get some Americans saying “huh?”Posted 4 years ago
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