Must Watch: Shaun Palmer Coming Home

The Miserable Champion is coming home. Shaun Palmer is now back on Intense Cycles with a goal of building a new World Cup DH race team and getting the DH bikes that started with the legendary M1 back on the podium. Expect big things out the Intense camp in the near future…

*Warning – some language in clip may be NSFW

Directed and Shot by Rich Van Every
Editing: Jensen Granger
Audio: Ron Courtney
Music: Jeff Steber

Comments

Charlie Best - 09/02/14 - 11:53am

Yeah! Palmers back, hope he still drinks and fights!

Brian - 09/02/14 - 12:25pm

So. Much. Angst.

satisFACTORYrider - 09/02/14 - 12:56pm

it’s about time, Palm!

Mario - 09/02/14 - 1:05pm

Zero bikes in this film

cracked-frame - 09/02/14 - 1:06pm

After 18 years, still Zero fuks given about Palmer.

mudrock - 09/02/14 - 1:25pm

It would have been a little bit more awesome if he had trashed something other than a little 13″ crt TV.

mike - 09/02/14 - 1:39pm

I think the little CRT TV makes sense as it is “Period Correct” But seriously Dude had his time does he really think he can mix it up with Today’s top 10 World Cup racers????? Sounds like a mid life crisis to me

Sevo - 09/02/14 - 1:58pm

Palmer is one of the top athletes to grace sports of the last 20 years. If you say ‘zero fuks’ given about Palmer you’re not at the level to even comment.

And could Palmer mix it up with the top 10 World Cup crowd? Further reading shows he isn’t planning on racing so much as coaching, putting together a team. But could he if he wanted too? Hell yeah he could. He came out of no where with no training and killed it back in the day. He beat Peaty and Peaty still has it. I’d bet money this older, more mature Palmer combined with that drive thats’ unique to him could in fact break into the top 10 and I dare say….win.

I bet though we see him sneak into an enduro race or two this coming year as well. This isn’t a guy you underestimate. He’s been a pro snowboader, skier, snowmobile racer, moto, and mountain biker. Not to mention he raced a Caddy up the Pikes Peak Hillclimb….and placed in his class.

Only a novice or a egotist would underestimate Palmer. He very well can be the force that takes Intense to another level as a company based off simply coaching/managing a team he picks.

David - 09/02/14 - 2:10pm

I don’t get from this that Palmer is going to race but more run a WC level team like what EC is doing with Spez and Monkey with Trek. Stoked to see where this goes

Al Boneta - 09/02/14 - 2:35pm

@Sevo There is no discounting Palmer’s accomplishments, but Shaun is 45 so i doubt we’ll be seeing him compete in world cups. It would still be cool to see. He has had his share of issues and it’s good to see him conquer his demons.

satisFACTORYrider - 09/02/14 - 3:42pm

he’s there to develop a gravity circus and product.

jonnyc - 09/02/14 - 5:07pm

Kenny Powers?

LawyerKnowItAll - 09/02/14 - 6:30pm

Kenny F*ckin’ Powers

Love him or hate him, definitely a character and one of the only downhill pioneers that hasn’t been to prison.

LawyerKnowItAll - 09/02/14 - 6:32pm

He also probably just needs a job.

harold - 09/02/14 - 7:34pm

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Rico - 09/03/14 - 1:48am

I can still do Palm-airs.

CaseyB - 09/03/14 - 8:51am

Love it. Once called “the greatest athlete in the world”. Not sure about that. Hope he is in Vegas

CaseyB - 09/03/14 - 8:53am

He ran with the worlds best in Snowboarding, Skier X, Snowmobile X, Moto X, and Mtn Bike.

lj - 09/03/14 - 12:56pm

we was the worlds best in Snowboarding, Skier X, Snowmobile X, Moto X, and Mtn Bike BACK WHEN the talent pool was a few hundred people MAX. the dude is talented but if he was in his prime today he wouldn’t be crushing every single extreme sport. 20 years ago it wasn’t that hard to be a “pro” snowboarder or mountain biker…just sayin.

Peter Alente - 09/04/14 - 3:41am

Palmer is ok, it was a good DH rider. But no one could beat Nico Vouilloz. He was 10 times world champion!

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