Inspired to make street trials videos by our very own Danny MacAskill, Austria’s Fabio Wibmer has gone on to achieve superstar status, amassing hundreds of millions of views for his incredible and inventive edits. His talent on a bike isn’t restricted to hopping and hucking, either – he’s a former national downhill champion and two-time Dirt Masters whip-off champ. We’re always excited to see what the YouTube sensation releases next, and we’re sure he’s inspiring a new generation of up-and-coming mountain bike stars.
Who is Fabio Wibmer?
A bike rider from Innsbruck, Austria.
What do you do?
I ride bikes, film it and make video edits. I produced my first YouTube video in 2008, which was about jumping in snow with my friends.
How did you get into riding?
I saw Danny MacAskill’s 2009 video Inspired Bicycles, which ended up becoming his first viral hit. As soon as I saw it, I fell in love with the way he shows people how he rides bikes.
I can’t really remember, but it was small.
Current go-to bike?
It’s got to be my Canyon Torque.
Scariest thing you’ve done on a bike?
Maybe riding on a rail on top of a 200m-high dam!
What gets you excited to ride?
The feeling you get after doing a trick you were scared of before. I’ve got some tricks in my mind that I can’t wait to do.
Favourite rider to watch?
Danny MacAskill, of course!
Favourite bike film?
Probably Imaginate (by Danny MacAskill).
Best trail ever ridden?
I love the trails in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria.
Biggest ride of your life?
Riding in the desert in Israel.
I broke my collarbone jumping out of a helicopter.
Clips or flats?
Bike park flow or natural gnar?
How far can you wheelie?
Once, I did a wheelie for 94 minutes!
Desert island luxury?
My trials bike.
What advice do you wish you could go back and give your 13-year-old self?
Just keep on going and have fun!
What would you be doing if you weren’t making videos?
I’d probably still ride bikes, just for fun. I’d work somewhere within the bike business and would be some sort of manager of a company. That’s just interesting for me.