My Gravel Ride – Vašek Kolář

Vašek Kolář is regarded as one of the most talented bike riders in the world. Not only has he won multiple BIU world titles and achieved great results in the UCI world cups and championships, but his ability to ride any type of terrain and bikes are outstanding, from a brakeless street trials bike to a… gravel bike if you’d like.

Vasha has the following to say about his latest video project:

After my first ride on a gravel bike, I called my video maker Jiri Fikejz and I said: “Hey bro, I would like to make a new video”. He answered: “Well, OK. Let´s do it!” I was highly motivated as this project was my first experience with this type of bike and those handlebars. We started filming in March and we had to face Covid related restrictions, as well as constantly changing weather here in the Czech Republic.

We got sunshine, rain and some snow in between. Despite the circumstances we were able to shoot in some interesting locations like train stations, street and bike parks, on construction sites, etc. I was so surprised what was possible to do with this bike, essentially without any practice, and what the bike survived. Fun fact for you guys: I had reverse brakes during the entire video making. Enjoy it!

I had reverse brakes during the entire video making.

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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