We missed this one for the Friday Shredits, but it’s definitely worth sharing.

Your brakes are just slowing you down. What to do if you want to go faster? Remove them completely of course. It sounds crazy, but that’s exactly what World Cup Downhill racer Casey Brown set out to do in her Sony Dream Capture episode titled Death Grip. The result? No brakes, a downhill bike, and nearly 60 mph off road. Yikes.


  1. 15 years ago I recorded 90kph on a German forest road. It had a closed metal barrier at the bottom. So I sure needed brakes. I walked back up and could see my brake marks for about 200m back up the forest road. Wish I was still that brave / stupid.

  2. @Maximillian IV: go ride it then. I’ve stood at the top, and this video doesn’t do justice to how step it is. It’s like riding down a wall…

  3. Agree with KJR. A hill steep enough to do 60 on is really steep. You’ll only ever do it on a straight hill – bikes and 60mph corners just don’t mix. And anything over 50mph is one hell of a buzz – even more so if on dirt. That run in Germany at 56mph was my one and only 50+ on dirt, all the others have been tarmac. It was a once in a lifetime long, straight and super steep hill so I had to do it.
    But why why why no gloves ?????????????

What do you think?