No Photoshop Needed: Mountain Biker Matt Hunter Defies Gravity

This mountain biking photo is so epic the Internet is skeptical that it’s not legit.

Specialized rolled out a photo ad of sponsored rider Matt Hunter aboard its top-of-the-line S-Works Enduro 29er mountain bike earlier this week that was so improbable it raised cries of “Photoshop!” from every corner of the internet. A video of the shoot was released today, silencing doubters.

With their ability to roll over just about anything, 29-inch mountain bikes like the one in the video are the weapon of choice for many, but the knock has been that they don’t corner well. Specialized and Hunter appear to be making a statement to the contrary with this effort.

Patrick Murphy

Patrick is a writer based in Boston with a penchant for life on two wheels and sleeping outside.