Climbing Upper Waterfall at South Mountain - Vital MTB Test Sessions ONE LAP 8

Steve Wentz cleans incredibly technical Upper Waterfall section on South Mountain near Phoenix, AZ. He does it aboard the 2016 Jamis Defcon 1 during Vital MTB Test Sessions where we tested 17 new trail bikes.

Watch Steve go down the mountain.

Credit: Lear Miller
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  • azmtbr

    1/27/2016 6:01 PM

    That upper part is tough, but the section just below it is the one that always gets me. Great job though!

  • mutton

    1/25/2016 9:15 AM

    Eaish! Spent 30+ min's trying to clean that section before....left bloodied, beaten and totally gassed. #respect.

  • iRossum

    1/24/2016 8:10 PM

    Was that follow cam on foot?! Props to both!

  • liquidSpin

    1/24/2016 7:44 PM

    and this is how you test a mountain bike to see how well it climbs! I can't wait to read all the reviews once they're finished testing out all the bikes~

    Props to the riders...they're unbelievably skilled and in shape!

  • Big Bird

    1/24/2016 6:35 PM

    Steve Wentz is one of the coolest, nicest and most skilled riders to ever show up at the Freedom 40. He walked up our technical shore/jump trail eyeing all of the sections and then rode the whole thing first time. It took me quite a few more and I built the damn thing. Smiles the whole way.

  • westeast

    1/24/2016 5:51 PM

    National trail is one of the few trails I actually enjoyed climbing. So many fun challenging sections, up and down, on that trail.

  • Big Bird

    1/24/2016 3:33 PM

    Technical climbing should be it's own discipline.

  • dklemm

    1/24/2016 2:06 PM

    That is unreal. Apparently my tough climbs are now considered fire roads.