Do You Even Drift, Bro? Learn the Sacred Art from Some of the World's Best Mountain Bikers

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5/5/2016 8:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/5/2016 9:11 PM

Ah yes, the drift. If you can do it, you're the man. If you can't, you wish you could. We're talking about the two wheel slide. No brakes. All glory. 100% badass.

Let these photos and videos serve as a visual inspiration and how-to guide, because those that know will just say, "Do it, ya pansy." Add your favorites to join in the fun.


Stevie Smith and Brook MacDonald in what is perhaps the greatest drift segment of all time.


Foot out, flat out. Iago Garay knows a thing or two about this sacred art, and pretty much coined the phrase "Do you even drift, bro?" Photo by Gary Perkin.






Chris Kovarik practically wrote the book on drifting. Watch and learn.


Skip to the 7-minute mark to see the drift heard round the world. Sam Hill at Val di Sole in 2008.


Never has a 3rd place been so painful. Milliseconds after this epic drift photo, it all fell apart. Snap by Sven Martin.


Hannes Klausner lets it slide in this rad shot by Christoph Breiner.


Eddie Masters and Reece Potter drift the Skyline MTB Park to bits. Crazy Kiwis.

Inspired yet? Get sideways!

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5/6/2016 1:25 AM

Awesome post, I feel like A slice of british pie should be added to this list.

In my honest and non-pro opinion, it doesn't count as slaying a corner if you have a foot off the pedal. Discuss

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5/6/2016 6:19 AM

AGR97 wrote:

Awesome post, I feel like A slice of british pie should be added to this list.

In my honest and non-pro opinion, it doesn't count as slaying a corner if you have a foot off the pedal. Discuss

you take your foot out to balance yourself, and to shift your your position more near the ground as your tyres grip more the ground while cornering with the side knobs

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5/6/2016 7:08 AM

I have never considered cornering hard with the back tire, in berm, drifting?????

In my option see *Sam Hill* and/or Chris *Karvorik*

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5/6/2016 8:18 AM

tmano2 wrote:

you take your foot out to balance yourself, and to shift your your position more near the ground as your tyres grip more the ground while cornering with the side knobs

Yes foot out is easier, but feet up drifting is possible. And looks awesome.

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5/6/2016 10:15 AM

"When in doubt, foot-down it out!"

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5/6/2016 9:42 PM

on a dirt bike to drift you would get over the front and weight the outside foot peg. I'll just try that tomorrow when i ride, I never thought to apply that same set of body language to mtb.

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5/6/2016 11:51 PM

An oldie:



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5/8/2016 1:14 PM

AGR97 wrote:

Awesome post, I feel like A slice of british pie should be added to this list.

In my honest and non-pro opinion, it doesn't count as slaying a corner if you have a foot off the pedal. Discuss

BOOM! Good one for sure. These boys get loose.

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