Friday, January 23, 2015

Your daily dose of Verdone




The mega pucker as he drops in on "the elevator" is sweet, but my favorite part is the concrete curb drop before it, where he's in full pushup postion and almost bottomed out an 18 inch drop:

Obviously the 100mm negative rise stem on the Nomad is still funny, but listen to his tire pressure when he lands the drop. Sounds like he's running 60 psi. And where did those trim yet shapely shorts come from?






Can't make this stuff up. There's an endless wellspring of material here.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

What the fuck do you know about jumping curbs? How many curbs have you designed? None? Then what do you know about jumping them? I designed at least 3 curbs for myself so I know that 60psi is the optimum tire pressure for jumping them with all my weight ahead of the front axle.

These are doses of crazy pills.

Dave said...

Is this man in any way aware of your existence? Because it seems like you might crush his soul if he were ever to discover these posts.

TrivialMTB said...

Butt dart.

Stan said...

So sassy with those elbows

Anonymous said...

That's funny he did it once, and appropriately labeled that segment "SLOW" then he replayed that segment in slow motion.

Anonymous said...

How the hell did you miss his "three tries" follow up vid? :O

lumberjackzach said...

Doesn't that stem void the warranty on that bike? As in, if thats your cockpit setup, you're obviously going to JRA a bike into oblivion somehow.

Derp said...

holy fuck he's one of those guys who pulls up with his feet. Off a curb no less. What is he trying to teach here? Stuff that can be done on a beach cruiser?

General Baggystyle said...

OMG that drop got me laughing hard but i can't laugh about baggy pants humiliation .. gotta steal it for the good fight of the Baggy Army.

Sorry my dear Team Robot!

Extreme Guy said...

The trails in Marin suck ass

Not designed for the parking lot test said...

I like how he goes on a rant about how "Lycra kit" is the best possible attire for mountain biking.....and then wears baggy shorts in the video and then also has a set of gapered up TLD shorts.
Side note: the TLD Moto shorts are my favorites, and I've tried many, including "Lycra kit".

Not designed for the parking lot test said...

Also, so there's the one idiot out there that actually runs 35%+ sag...

Anonymous said...

You guys all suck. I can't do any of this.

Taylorr said...

The word of the weekend was dust. I usually don’t wear goggles riding downhill as it’s actually rare that they are needed over the advantages of M-Frames with Heater lenses. ...that is a quote from one of his other ramblings.

KenBot3000 said...

The overly heavy breathing makes the whole video. If it was just a crappy video of a guy dropping something you could roll on a tricycle, it'd be one thing, but the "breathing like you're about to drop into a run at Rampage!!" elevates it to a new level of him taking things WAY too seriously.

Anonymous said...

If you want to see assholes who expound running more than 35% sag go check out the morons in the MTBR Knolly forum.

Ben Furbee said...

Don't you guys know Verdone is the Bill O'Reilly of the mountain bike world? It's all a big hoax. A far left winger posing as a righty. It's the Colbert effect but with short Moto shorts and 100mm stems on Nomads.

Johannes said...

@Dave He is aware of Team Robot - http://www.peterverdone.com/?p=6639

Gor said...

Hahahahahaha:
"This is why I always tell people putting together a new bike to borrow or use garbage stems and seatposts until final fit is arrived after a few rides. So many people are out there stuck riding the wrong $300 stem"
- Peter Verdone

I guess all the testing and borrowing didn't keep him from getting the wrong 300$ stem... dang!

Anonymous said...

If you pay $300 for a stem....well, there's your problem.

Reformed Roadie said...

Do not EVER compare him to Colbert...that dude is bloody brilliant. Verdone...not so much.

gor said...

I actually read the article now and I'm stunned.
http://www.peterverdone.com/?p=6639

He took a 100mm CC fullsuspension bike and put a 150mm Pike and an angle set in there, because he likes how it pedals....

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA I know exactly where that is, that bit of trail was practically my backyard as a kid...I have a pict of me doing that "drop" and "elevator" on my $300 hardtail.

Of course that guy is some entitled Marin-ite..