FABIO WIBMER VS. THE STREIF

Photo by Philip Platzer

“You’re a lunatic 🙌”

Felix Neureuther via Fabio Wibmer’s IG comment section

Renowned for its steep slopes, daunting jumps, and unpredictable terrain, the legendary downhill ski racecourse “The Streif” in KitzbĂĽhel, Austria, is considered one of the most demanding ski routes in the world. Adrenaline-pumping. Challenging. Thrilling. That’s when skiing it, God beware going down there with something else. Someone hold Fabio Wibmer’s energy drink beer:

In the newest addition to his breathtaking YouTube videos, Osttirol’s very own mountain bike sensation speeds down The Streif with a top speed of up to 107 km/h while once again pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on a bike. It doesn’t stop there though: He and his team installed kickers too, because fun insanity.

Consequently, the starting backflip from the ski station almost comes across as easy in the face of Fabio – sitting on a yellow and red custom bike with spiked tires that make Sonic the Hedgehog look like a designer stubble – landing jumps with height differences of 14m and 36m of distance, including all of The Streif’s iconic spots as “Mausefalle” (‘mousetrap’) and even wallrides as seen in the ski races.

The video, whose meticulous preparations – including radar guns, landing point calculations and training without snow – took Fabio and his team almost two years, comes right in time, by the way: the very first UCI Snowbike World Championships on the ski slopes will take place next month already in France. Until then, watch Fabio insane ride down The Streif below:

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