Clément & Léo in Montepellier

Clément Moreno (26) and Léo Nobile (27) just released a new street trials edit. With an emerging French street trials scene, we decided to dig deeper, and sent some questions to Clément.

Please tell us a bit more about yourself.
Hi, and thanks for having interest in what I do. I’m Clément Moreno, 26 years old, from Montpellier, and I’ve been practicing street trial for nearly ten years now. Besides that, I’m working as a bike mechanic. I started doing photos and videos eight years ago, to record myself, and now I’m passionate about it and it’s a hobby for me.

Nice! Living in Montepellier, how is the street trials riding around there?
All the spots in Montpellier and it’s surroundings are really ice, there’s really nothing to complain about. There’s a large choice of spots where you can practice.

That sounds like the dream. France seems to have a really strong street trials scene at the moment. Tell us about it.
More and more riders are starting to get into street trials riding in France now. Some of them have great technical abilities, and are starting to stand out internationally.

You made this video together with your mate, Léo Nobile. Do you guys plan to make more videos this year?
Léo and I are longtime friends, but unfortunately we don’t really have the chance to make a lot of videos together. On one hand we both have very busy schedules, and on the other hand we live 350 km away from each other. And not to mention the current global situation, that doesn’t help either.

Hopefully you guys can meet at some point! Fingers crossed! And what’s your plans for 2021?
My goals are to keep progressing, but also really taking pleasure in what I do. As every year, I will release a video made by a close friend of mine, who’s a video maker, as well as a video made by me and a bike check.

I usually only release three to five videos a year, even though the general trend on YouTube is to make a lot more than that. I’d prefer to make less, because I really enjoy producing, editing and taking my time, so it fits my expectations.

That sounds great! We’ve seen that you’re riding the new Crewkerz Guilty. Did you have a role in the development of this bike? Tell us about the bike.
I played a minor part in the Guilty development. I had a prototype bike a year before it was released, to ride it and test it before it went into production. In the future I’m hopefully playing a more important role in the development of bikes together with Crewkerz.

I’m very happy with the bike. The geometry is as important in street trials as it is in pure trials, and this is probably the best bike I’ve ever ridden. With the know-how of the Crewkerz team I think there’s a bright future for the brand, and it could potentially become a true rival for the street trials brands that dominate the market right now. I think that’s a really good thing, which is only going to push all the brands to develop better bikes.

Editor in chief. I'm a pro trials rider and six times Norwegian champion. I've been riding for almost 20 years! I founded Bashguardian because I love this sport and I like writing. Simple as that!

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