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?