Friday Shredits – Epic Riding, Whistler, Rocky Mountain, Scott, and Commencal bikes, Plus Pixies

Rocky Mountain always has some great videos, and the latest gem is no different. High up in the Monashee Mountains in Revelstoke, BC, Wade Simmons and Kevin Calhoun rip the new Instinct MSL in wintery alpine autumn conditions.

Jump past the break for more from Rocky on the shoot, and some other video gems.

From Rocky Mountain:

The plan was to head to the Monashee Mountains near Revelstoke, British Columbia with Wade Simmons and Kevin Calhoun to shoot an autumn alpine video for our new Instinct MSL. We wanted to showcase the bike’s versatility under two very different riders—Kevin is an XC racer on our Factory Team, while Wade’s contributions to freeride mountain biking need no introduction—.

Of course sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t play nice, and an early cold snap provided on-and-off snowfall throughout our adventure.

Despite the challenging weather, we knew we had an opportunity to capture a unique aspect of the changing seasons. From Kevin’s dawn patrol ascent to Wade charging snowy trail features, the rapidly changing conditions ended up being the perfect way to showcase the Instinct’s versatility.

We’d like to thank the crew at the Sol Mountain Lodge for all their help with this project. Their lodge was a great base-camp and their trails were a blast even in the snow. We’ll be back again in warmer weather.

Thanks for watching, Love the Ride!

Chris Kovarik and others getting rad at Whistler for the first episode of SEGMENTS by Mitch Gulliver.

From: SCOTT Sports

SCOTT athletes Nino Schurter and Brendan Fairclough couldn’t be more different with regards to riding styles or background. But when you get the current XCO World Champion and one of the most stylish riders on the downhill circuit on a bike, everything falls into place. Even though Nino’s favorite sections are the ones that Brendan is less than fond of, there is plenty of common ground where the two are secretly trying to one up each other. After only a short amount of time their friendship has grown and the constant discussions of everything under the sun provides for a wealth of world class insider-information. It’s funny how a bicycle can bridge the gap between such different people, and can lead to a mutually beneficial competitive environment.Two worlds merge into one– and the Genius LT 700 Tuned is truly the tool that creates this connection. It was built for Enduro racing performance and all mountain riding. With 170 mm of travel on the fork and shock, this bike descends with ease. Coupled with our patented TwinLoc lever, you’ll be climbing up the most technical sections like a mountain goat at the flick of a switch. Additionally, the Genius LT is one of the lightest bikes in its class, weighing in at only 12.4 kg (27.34 lbs). We built this bike to be versatile and capable of taking a beating- perfect for the downhiller who wants to hit technical single-track and perfect for a three-time XCO World Champion who just wants to let loose down the hill. Sit back, relax and enjoy this Parkin Brothers edit about a race format and a bike that brings these two opposites together.

Pixie bikes for the win. Riders Andrew Fortini, Joe Crosby, and Nate Widmann show us how to have fun on little bikes and not take things too seriously. I LOL’d at the Wrecking Ball part.

From COMMENCAL:

Autumn in the Czech Republic is always a good time for riding bikes. Racing season is over, free weekends ahead of you and there are still a few days with nice weather. Another thing is that the colors in nature are coming out and everything is more attractive and colorful. Kamil Tatarkovic shows us why.

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