It’s one thing to ride your bike chainless, but to do it brakeless? You’ve got to be either mad or one of hell of a rider—or both. To raise the stakes, Victor Gradeus decided to give it a try on Whistler’s Dirt Merchant, one of the park’s most iconic jump lines. If anything, his insanity lap gives props to the trail builders, who built the trail so well that in theory you shouldn’t need to use your brakes.
However, for the majority of us, we should just keep them on the handlebars.