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Must Watch: Vaude Vertriders present Steep

Posted by Caleb Smith on Tuesday April 15 2014

Last year we brought you this insane clip of Richie Goldsbury’s brothers from other mothers riding some insane Alps hiking trails. Well, they’ve just released this short but rad documentary on their little niche of mountain biking and it’s pretty much INSANE. Make sure you turn captions/subtitles on and watch it in HD…

The trails in the Tyrolean Mountains are steep — extremely steep. Some have advanced to become true Vertriding Classics, the kind of trails legends are made of. Trails such as the “Crazy Edward Trail”, which according to stories has only been ridden once and since then defeated all those that have attempted it again.

In the last part of his trilogy, filmmaker Johannes Mair, sends one of the pioneers of this biking form, Christian ‘Picco’ Piccolruaz, back to tackle the trails he first rode many years ago. Axel Kreuter, who has become the embodiment of Vertriding over the last years and the first to ride some of the most spectacular lines, tries his luck on the Crazy Edward in “Steep”.

  • Mark

    Bugger that.

  • Doug Hamilton

    I think they just need more travel, then they could go faster. Bloodly good skills though!