Video: $179 Huffy FS bike on a DH Trail

Will it make down the hill at full tilt?

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With no brakes, Phil started clearing the big jumps.

With no brakes, Phil started clearing the big jumps.

Phil Kmetz is an old friend of Mtbr, based in the East Coast. He created this fascinating pump track in the woods that inspired us and many others to convert backyards and idle tracks of land into a playground. He is a burly guy with skills to match, racing Pro Downhill with results seen here.

He creates videos about his passion and his latest one delves into the unknown as he takes a $179 fs bike down an advanced downhill track at Thunder Mountain Bike Park in Massachusetts. Will the bike survive? Will Phil walk away? Watch on and find out.

Here’s some more stills from his adventure. Phil started by doing the most crucial step when riding a department store bike, a proper tune-up to fix the expected miserable bike assembly by department store workers. All bolts were tightened, components tuned and tested. Then many stoppies and wheelies were performed.

Post ride check-up involved lots of skids.

Pre ride check-up involved lots of skids.

The first big adventure was the twisting of the bars upon landing a jump. This resulted instantly in an unplanned get-off. Undeterred, Phil twisted everything back into place and soldiered on.

Jump, twisted bars, then auger.

Jump, twisted bars, then auger.

Phil risked life and limb to explore the limits of Huffy under $200 technology.

The bars were a cause and casualty of the carnage.

The bars were a cause and casualty of the carnage.

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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