Home > Bike Types > Mountain Bike

Wade Simmons and Thomas Vanderham ride “XC”

14
Support us! Bikerumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

Rocky Mountain has been killing it lately with an amazing line of bikes, along with a host of creative and inspiring videos of their team pushing said bikes to their limits. The video of Wade Simmons and Thomas Vanderham out for a “little XC ride” aboard the carbon Element MSL – a 120mm XC full suspension rig, is making the rounds again. Oh, and they’re riding on the famous North Shore, a spot typically ruled by longer travel bikes.

While Simmons and Vanderham clearly have more natural abilities than most riders, as the video states, it sure is fun to watch them rip such big trails on such small bikes. Interesting that this should resurface just after an excellent article by Mike Levy discussing the merits of shorter travel bikes – a coincidence?

 

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

14 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Caliente
Caliente
10 years ago

I wish more videos could be like this. Awesome riding, good music, humor, and of course–cool bikes.

Justin
10 years ago

This video is about a year old, but pretty cool anyway…

bin judgin'
bin judgin'
10 years ago

XC bikes are super fun. I never appreciated them until I got one last spring. Expensive and lack of durability are the problems. I would take a 25 pound 26″ 4″ bike if it could take a (deleted) beating and had a THREADED BOTTOM BRACKET

Pez Dispenser
Pez Dispenser
10 years ago

“…interesting that this would resurface….”

It didn’t resurface. You dug it up. There’s no synchronicity with Levy’s click-farming essay.

People who actually are bike riders, rather than feitshists who use bicycles for consumer/status display, they know that smaller bikes are more capable.

Fetishists only want whatever is trending as “hot right now.”

Keep up the fetish, BikeRumor!

Rich
Rich
10 years ago

Actually it was on Bicyclings twitter before it was reported here.

yesplease
yesplease
10 years ago

I watched it 7 months ago when sites who care about bikes more than ads published it.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
10 years ago

The exit door for panty knotted whiners is on the right. As we’ve all known for a long time, nothing of any real value comes out of a pez dispenser.

I wish someone would explain why it’s so important where this was seen first. The article did say this video was making the rounds again. The internet is a big place it’s easy to miss something like this.

Zachoverholt
Zachoverholt
10 years ago

Yup Saris posted this here about 7 months ao as well. https://bikerumor.com/2012/05/04/friday-shredits-get-amped-for-your-weekend/ As rich mentioned it was floating around Twitter and it got me excited to get on my bike so I posted it.

toowacky
toowacky
10 years ago

Holy grumpfest! Sounds like someone (or a few) need some Time On Bike.

Saris Mercanti
10 years ago

Great video Zach. Thanks for sharing it again. Don’t think I’ll ever get sick of ripping on my little bike.

Jay
Jay
10 years ago

I had never seen the video until now – so THANK YOU for (re)posting!

Josh
Josh
10 years ago

Those who can ride will ride anywhere on anything.

lulz
lulz
10 years ago

I knew the level of butt-hurt would be high. Comments did not disappoint.

MulletRacer
MulletRacer
10 years ago

Pretty long travel for an XC rig but who is counting!

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.