Viral Video: Matt Hunter – master of deep lean angle


Watch this insane video that was just released, Matt Hunter leaning so deep in a corner that he drags his handlebars!

We have no witty words to add here, just watch the video and be amazed. And yes, that’s a Specialized Enduro 29 that he’s on.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • shawnshank says:

    while this is sweet…< 500 views is hardly viral.

  • donaldo feen says:

    I saw this pic in an ad in MBXA.
    I yelled “photoshop”!
    Then I saw some pics in an article about this guy in Canada.
    Then I saw this video.
    Now I better htfu.

  • Shawn says:

    Shouldn’t the lean angle be measured to the ground the tire is in contact with? This is really an extreme berm, not an extreme lean angle. Just takes some speed, not an unusual amount of traction. As for hitting the ground, if he just barely skimmed the loose stuff on top, maybe. Otherwise, I don’t see how the bars didn’t get turned and send him spralling.

  • Scott says:

    Viral video? No. Corporate commercial? Yes.

  • Kevin says:

    Folks who don’t ride, and those who claim this to be “shopped”; you’re just jealous. besides you mean to tell me in the dark left corner you can spot out if Matt has dirt on his glove let alone his arm? There is no evidence of this being edited to add content.

    • Shawn says:

      Why would people who don’t ride be jealous of this? Or even commenting? I think mainly people think the designation of viral is a bit lame since it hasn’t actually gone viral; it was just proclaimed viral (probably to help make it go viral). Kind of like when a network refers to their new ‘hit’ TV show before it has aired. This isn’t even close to the coolest thing I’ve seen Matt Hunter do on a bike. Not really sure what the big deal is.

  • RP says:

    It’s also incredible stupid to call it lean angle. He’s not leaning at all, he’s actually very vertical on the bike as is the bike to the ground, the only lean in the picture is his head

  • neat but not says:

    the berm is vertical and he is not leaning at an angel to the berm. I guess the berm could be sloped upside down and he could lean even further upside-down and that would be more cool. I have ridden skate parks on vertical walls and actually leaned in relation to the surface my tires were on and that was cool.

  • Don says:

    Staged, sure. Do you see how sharply that berm is cut? There’s a good view of it at the end of the video. Not shopped though. It’s a commercial, what do you expect. I think it looks cool, but it’s certainly not the most amazing bit of riding that Matt Hunter has done. I just hope Specialized doesn’t patent leaning over this far.

  • LiquidSpin says:

    It’s funny how this is getting attention. Leaning into a berm like this has been done for years. There is a movie/film called “Life Cycles” where I believe Matt Hunter does this as well but on a real MTB trail.

    It’s real. Yes he can do it on a non staged berm as long as he has the right amount of speed.

    People taking away from his accomplishment are people who wish they had an ounce of his skills. To do it on a 29er is just unreal and cool. Mad props to Matt!

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