Posts in the category Mountain Bike

Flying Arrows, Mountain Coasters, and Phantom Drops – Making Movies with the Sony Action Cam Movie Creator

You have the Action Cam Mini, you have the shot, now how do you get from hours of footage to an enjoyable clip? We have a sneaking suspicion that an overwhelming amount of helmet cam footage goes unused. Not because it isn’t interesting, but because it takes a lot of work to edit it down to something that others actually want to watch. Much like GoPro has done with their GoPro Studio, Sony has tried to make the process as easy as possible with their new Action Cam Movie Creator.

The free movie editing software is available for Windows or Mac operating systems and is available for download directly from Sony’s site. When using the creator you have the choice of combining multiple videos into a standard video format, or displaying up to 4 different clips in the same frame along with the track and speed from the GPS data on the camera. We’re still playing with the GPS functions on the camera so we stuck to the traditional video editing side of the program.

Many of you had asked where the video of the Action Cam Mini taped to the arrow was, and with good reason – that sounds awesome. We really wanted to present the movie using the Action Cam Movie Creator, but due to a few kinks it took longer than expected. However, after a reinstall of the program and a few tweaks, the results are above. The first half of the video is with the action Cam Mini taped to the actual shaft of the arrow. While it is quite hard to compensate for the added weight, it is possible to get some cool footage. The second half of the video is to demonstrate the slow-motion capture of the camera.

There’s plenty more after the break including what may be the best demonstration of the Action Cam Mini’s image stabilization…

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When Enduro isn’t Hard Enough – Enduro Trials

Need to spice up your local Enduro scene? Why not take on the latest 2 wheeled challenge – Enduro Trials. A combination of trials, Enduro, and a bit of DH riding, the competition was cooked up by Enter-Bike.com, a Belgian based trials shop that works with the Belaey-Trials team to put on events and demonstrations. Time to brush up on your trials skills…

Hat tip to Dave Campbell!

Atomik Carbon Rolls In On New Carbon Fiber Wheels and Handlebars

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Atomik Carbon has been working on their new tubeless wheel line for over two years.  We had a short test on them earlier this year, and had a closer look with them as well during their development.  Now, ready for launch to the public, they are giving us the full specs, details and prices of the product line.

Atomik has created a line of rims that do more than just change width for the differing purposes of XC, Trail and AM.  They all use a thicker sidewall with a proprietary material designed to absorb impacts, and a combination of Toray T700 and T800 fibers.  How the rim is used though, will affect the final design…

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EB14: Full Suspension Fat Bike Roundup + All Things Fat

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If there was any doubt to the future of full suspension fat bikes, one only needed to browse the halls of Eurobike to realize it’s not limited to a few companies. In fact many frame manufacturers seem to be attempting to cash in on the trend with either completely new frames or modified rear ends to compensate for the huge tires.

Brands like MAXX are jumping in with their Huraxdax which offers 120-140mm of travel. Available in an incredible range of colors, the MAXX full suspension frame is available in S-XXL making it a viable option for the exceptionally tall (up to 6’8″ according to their chart).

MAXX wasn’t the only company joining in, there were quite a few other companies showing off full squish and rigid fat bikes in all shapes and sizes. READ MORE ->

EB14: Konstructive Weaves A Brand from High End Carbon

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While the big brands have mass produced carbon bikes on lock down, there is one area where the smaller brands will always have an edge – custom frames. If you’re spending big bucks on a carbon frame it should be to your liking, right? That’s where companies like Konstructive come in with the ability to offer extremely light carbon frames tailored to an individual rider.

Based out of Berlin, all of the Konstructive frames are designed in Germany and then produced inside of Europe. Utilizing a tube to tube construction method, the company is able to offer truly custom geometry with the expense of producing individual molds. Add to that a custom paint program on some extremely light frames and Konstructive’s edge begins to take shape.

Check out their impressive carbon construction plus a number of new frames next…

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Gamut USA Announces Acquisition of Point One Racing

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Probably best known for their Split-Second stems, Point One racing has been cranking out some clever stems, pedals, and other machined bits for more than a few years now. It was announced today that Point One Racing has been acquired by Gamut USA who is also known for their beautifully machined parts.

As part of the deal, the lead designer and co-founder of Point One Jimmy Amaral will transition to his new role as product designer and engineer at Gamut. That means that there will be only Gamut product moving forward and we’re told that the company plans to improve on products like the Podium 2 pedal and re-release them in the future with the Gamut brand.

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Vee Tire Co Offers Manufacturers Easy Customization

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You’ll probably be seeing more Vee Tires equipped on bikes in the future. That’s because the company is making a big push into the OEM market with their new guidebook designed to make the customization process as easy as possible. Offering companies the chance to pick their own tread patterns, color options, hot patches, sidewalls, and even special treatments on the shoulders, the move means we’ll not only see more Vee tires, but tires that will probably match the bike.

Obviously this is bigger news if you are a manufacturer, but it does mean the possibility for stock bikes to ship with better tires thanks to low prices and low minimums.

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EB14: Nukeproof Drops Long Travel Scout Hardtail, Updates Full Suspension Bikes

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Nukeproof’s new Scout is a 150mm travel trail hardtail with their new house-brand dropper seatpost. It’s meant to be a fun bike for those just looking to hit the dirt hard with minimal complications.

The frame is a double welded T6 6061 alloy with box shaped rear triangle and hydroformed front triangle tubes. It’s got a 66º head angle designed for a 150mm travel fork, ISCG05 tabs and a new 3-in-1 dropout system that’ll handle QR, 12×135 and 12×142 rear axles. While it’s getting spec’d with their new post, there’s internal routing for a stealth dropper post from others. Two builds will be available: The Comp spec is €1,950 with SRAM X7 1×10 and the Race spec is full Deore for €1,599.

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Fulcrum Burns Up the Trails with Light Weight Red Passion MTB Wheels

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Still not sold on carbon fiber rims but looking for something super light? Fulcrum hears you. Their latest mountain bike wheels get the Red Passion treatment which results in some impressively light aluminum rimmed options for both 27.5 and 29″ wheels. The asymmetric wheels include all of the typical Fulcrum details worthy of Campagnolo – only for the dirt.

As light as some carbon options, the Red Passion wheels have our attention…

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