Don't try this at home. Come to think of it your home probably isn't the woods, or a quarry...

You may well remember a while back when Chris Akrigg was showing us all how it's done on a cheap and cheerful Mongoose fixer. Well he's still got the bike but having swapped the fixed for a freewheel and neglecting to re-install the brakes, he thought he'd take it our for a rant around the rocks and the woods. And the vid below is the result.

Okay it's not exactly road riding, and we wouldn't advocate any mortals attempting to ride a brakeless singlespeed in the woods without protective gear; even Akrigg takes a beating doing that. But it's interesting to see what a normal bike is capable of in the hands of a very talented rider. This is the stock Maurice that you can have over at Evans right now for £260. It's not always about having the best equipment. Skill and cojones will take you a long way...

Unfixed from chris akrigg on Vimeo.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.


Bev [52 posts] 6 years ago

O M G - do not let my lunatic son see that!! He broke his collar bone messing about on his BMX before school and that had brakes and everything!!!