- Hans Rey- am i missing something?
thatpeskylimey – Member
He is I suppose one of the original mtb scene guys – legendary for jumping on and off things in a kind of akrigg-esque way if you were to compare it to modern times. Always sponsored by GT and supposedly all round nice guy.
legendary for being feeble, doing endo’s on the great wall of china and wheelies whilst doing the Churchill V. Rad.Posted 6 years ago
What Margin Walker said “hes bizmola, back hops on the “Great Wall of China” was his career highlight, No idea why hes still sponsored by GT and dozens of others, maybe its a German think like they all love “The Hoff”
saying that his palmares is superb, but i reckon hes still shit.Posted 6 years ago
He is a joke. He isnt even that rad or extreme. Never has been. Does back hops and endo’s whilst posing with the V. He does the same shit tricks but thinks by doing it in some weird place then its ok, “no its not Hans , your still shit” – sorry but he wasnt good in 1990 , he is completely irrelevant now.
Was there a vid recently where he was riding with McAskill, it was embarrassing. He was embarrassed and he continued with his biz tricks.Posted 6 years ago
It’s funny that someone so shit has been able to make a very decent living out of the sport for so long. Mtb vids look very tame compared to what is done nowadays but the same could be said for many sports, especially skiing where Glen Plake gets a mention in the following vid. It doesn’t lessen the impact these guys had at the time.
The following vid gives some idea what he is about…..
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc-OyTIgF9E[/video]Posted 6 years agothomthumbMember
hans rey had a massive influence on modern mountain biking – he pushed what we now see as ‘trail riding’ with his adventures when the rest of the world was xc or downhill. he has also be credited with ‘inventing’ baggies for trail riding; when he was sponsored by adidas (probably still is) he started riding in football goalies shirts.
the man was the first ‘crossover trials star’ made way for avery and the martin brothers.
oh and he was in pacific blue. 😉Posted 6 years agoLimboJimboSubscriber
Was there a vid recently where he was riding with McAskill, it was embarrassing.
A bit harsh judging pioneers against contemporary riders really. Mountain biking is a relatively young sport with an incredible rate of progression. Take a look at You Tube footage of early 90’s downhill racing compared to now. Would you judge John Tomac so harshly compared to say, Danny Hart? Though not mind blowing by todays standards, Hans Rey built the profile of the sport massively in the nineties and I dare say sold a whole bunch more Zaskars than Juli Furtado ever did.Posted 6 years agoclubberMember
Hora , check this dude out. He turned up , they
all laughed at him, he kicked their buts and then
said “seeya “.. He was off the chart
he was never laughed at. he did act like a cock sometimes and couldn’t deal with Vouilloz almost always beating him (particularly as Nico didn’t fit the Rad party animal cliché) especially at the World Champs so quit blaming all sorts of things. Superbly talented rider though.Posted 6 years ago
he has also be credited with ‘inventing’ baggies for trail riding; when he was sponsored by adidas (probably still is) he started riding in football goalies shirts.
oldgrump08 – Member
Pretty cr*p ain’t he?
yeah , thats my point.
watch vids of other ‘pioneers’ – Hoffman , Haakonson, C Kelly, Mihelic, Palmer, Alcantara. They still look good considering when they were about.
Just think Hans Rey is/was stealing a living.
disgusting skills, not a brake or V sign in sight (I know its off the topic but impressive)Posted 6 years ago
Keep it coming (both perspectives IMO). I’ve always noticed him there when reading mags/odd online reference. Mbr’s largish spread in the new issue features the peaks on a couple of areas we’ve ridden in the last week so that’s what made me think ok who is he?!’ If that makes sense!Posted 6 years agojivehoneyjiveMember
Don’t be hatin on the Rey, he paved the way!!
This was when everything was under-engineered to shave weight, at the cost of rigidity, rideability and longevity (of bike and rider) Mullet and Lycra aside, he’s a hero.Posted 6 years agophinbobSubscriber
Whatever you think of Han Rey’s abilites you have to admit:
1) He has made the most of what talents he has got to make a living doing something he loves.
2) He has used his fame/position to do some good in the world.
Before slagging him further ask yourself if you have managed as much with your life.Posted 6 years ago
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