- New Akrigg vid
couldn’t really give a flying **** what brand of bike he’s on.
This is what’s always confused me about the Mongoose tie up. Can’t really see how it works for Mongoose. Akrigg makes a point of riding anything on anything, including the kiddie bikes and the cheapo fixies, so no-one’s looking at the bikes he’s riding and thinking “wow those bikes are really capable”
His riding is more impressive the more you realise what he’s doing and how difficult it really is before he makes it look easy. It’s not really as obviously impressive to the relative newbie as say, Danny Mac’s
So who’s watching these and rushing down to halfords to buy a Mongoose? Not the long-time rider who really appreciates the elegance and rowdy finesse of what he’s doing, and not the newbie who’s instantly impressed by how he’s riding.
Maybe it’s just older riders feeling better about buying a Mongoose for their kids?Posted 9 months agowhitestoneMember
Maybe a stupid question, but anyone know how that’s filmed? Is it a drone following him up that rocky climb at 0:50?
Hand held gimbal mounted camera I think. In one or two of the shots you can see the camera’s shadow in either bottom left or bottom right. If it was a drone then at that height and looking up you’d catch sight of the rotors.Posted 9 months agohardtailonlySubscriber
Ilkley, Shipley Glen, Howarth, Skipton ish. (Not in that order)
Don’t know the Howarth or Skipton bits but recognise the rest. Was there not a section, towards the end, on Otley Chevin … Top of “The Full Jedi” descent for the locals among us?
Edit. @2.32. Just had a second look and not so sure now.Posted 9 months agoiamtheresurrectionSubscriber
I think I prefer watching his videos over any others. One minute it’s a fixie, a hardtail, a full sus, motorbike, a road bike or winning the hill climb up the cobbles on a single speed. He can just ride anything seemingly.
The lack of pro-edits and multi camera angles means some people aren’t seeing just how difficult the stuff he’s doing is, or maybe he’s just making it look easy. Either way, I think he’s a very powerful, very skilful rider.Posted 5 months agocokieMember
Awesome video. Amazing how creative he is with a feature.
I’ve dreamed of similar things when I’ve ridden past fallen trees. Sometimes looks like a natural quarter pipe. His perseverance is awesome!
Is that a motorbike helmet though? Looks a bit like one…
Giro Switchblade- he comes from moto trails roots, so suits his riding down the ground.Posted 5 months agojivehoneyjiveMember
Just seen this, nice to see a video that gives more of a behind the scenes aspect, rather than all the polished edits that convey perfection.
That said, I remember seeing Chris compete in head to head speed trials at Bike ’99 and his skills border on the superhuman… 20 years later and he’s still none too shabby for an old fella.
Hard to think of another rider with such a well deserved cult followingPosted 5 months agomlbakerMember
Yes the backwards manual to fakie is awesome!
I think Mongoose are clever having Akrigg. They’ve got probably the best all round rider, capable of riding all their range, a range targeted to a lower end/beginner/kids section that is the biggest market for selling bikes too.
Bikes clearly capable, despite their cost, to world class riding.Posted 3 months ago
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