There’s no place like home. Well in Eric Porter’s case, his home town of Louisville, KY has a new attraction – the Mega Cavern Bike Park. The facility currently has about 320,000 square feet of dirt jumps, rollers, and XC trails. Eric got a chance to check out the cavern with his kids ripping around on their little DB machines! All in the DiamondBack family. Video by Justin Olsen.
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Mad traction plus mad skills make for me wanting a carbon fat bike real bad. Here’s the description from moto trials rider Pat Smage:
“This is a quick edit from my first few rides on the Fatback Corvus Fatbike. I spent a couple weeks in Southern California to ride mototrials and was lucky enough to get the Fatback together before I got out there. It was a blast on all the terrain I could find in SoCal, from the beach to the dunes, high dessert to low. This bike can handle everything. Dont worry, the skids were on motorcycle trails! Stay tuned for my next edit riding in its natural element, snow.”
We’ve seen some of these before, but it’s still amazing to watch.
Bombtrack unveiled their Hook cyclocross/gravel bike last August with some ambitious plans to enter it into the grueling 7-day mountain bike race called Transalp. Unconventional? Sure. Makings for something amazing if it worked out? Absolutely. Now, after months of filming and prepping and editing, they put together this little edit of the experience. Check the accompanying essay below…
Looking to eek a bit more performance out of their latest cameras, GoPro has just released an update for their HERO4 Black and Silver edition sports cameras.
The update, available through the app on your smartphone or online, adds new settings that allow for more creativity in post-production editing. Things like enhanced slow motion (via higher frame rates), automatic time lapse video creation and auto rotating when using the camera upside down simplify the process of making killer videos…
- Gourmet Century Schedule Released – Chris King’s Gourmet Century combines our love of food and cycling in pleasantly challenging group rides accompanied by a full days’ worth of deliciously crafted food. Registration opens April 1st for all Gourmet Century events. Check out the video above to get a feel for these “delicious experiences”.
- Why should you join hundreds of passionate bicyclists in Washington, D.C., March 10-12? Glad you asked! The 2015 National Bike Summit and National Forum on Women & Bicycling is March 10-12 in Washington, D.C. Find out What You Will Gain by attending.
- Standard registration for the 2015 TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI is officially SOLD OUT, but you can still sign up as a VIP or on behalf of one of their awesome Charity Partners!
- If you do only one training camp in your life, let this be it. You’ve suffered with the Sufferfest videos at home – and now they want you to Suffer with them in person and become part of a Sufferlandrian National Team. For the first time ever, the UCI World Cycling Center in Aigle, Switzerland – global headquarters for the UCI and the destination for elite national teams – will host the training camp June 14th through 21st 2015.
- Designer and manufacturer of bicycles for urban transport, Tern, has been awarded a trio of design awards from 2015 d&I and iF Competitions in Taiwan. The Tern Perch wall mount, Verge X18 folding road bike and Kinetix Pro X Wheels were recognized for their quality and innovation. Visit ternbicycles.com for more information.
- In its first year, Inside Line Bike Expo is already gaining a lot of momentum and is shaping up to be a very successful event, one like we’ve never had in the Mid-Atlantic before. This is an event no cyclist in the region will want to miss, as we’ve worked very hard to make sure we have something for every type of cyclist!
- The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), premier showcase for artisan framebuilders, is proud to announce a partnership with Bespoked, the UK-based counterpart to NAHBS, in an effort to further promote the handbuilt bicycle industry around the world. Embracing a “strength in numbers” philosophy, the two shows will cross promote one another to bring the message of artisanal bike building to a broader audience. Builders on each side of the Atlantic will have the opportunity to have their work presented to international audiences that would otherwise be hard to reach.
- Over the years, riders from around the globe have battled hard for the VIENNA AIR KING throne. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event and is an inseparable part of the FMB World Tour calendar. From April 10th to 12th 2015 mountain bike dirt jump pros and youngsters as well as thousands of spectators will come together at Vienna’s Rathausplatz to honor this jubilee.
- Cycling apparel manufacturer Pactimo is currently accepting applications for their 2015 Brand Ambassador program. In 2014, the programs inaugural year, they received more than 1800 applications in 4 days and selected 25 incredible brand ambassadors with a passion for the sport and a love for the brand. For 2015, they’re excited to increase the size of the program so get those APPLICATIONS submitted!
- Want to target urban cyclists with you next marketing campaign? OnYerBikeSeat.com produces bike seat covers made from 100% recyclable material! – Plastic bottles! Connect with cyclists and engage with the wider urban population out on the street, drive traffic in-store and on-line. Check out the sample after the break…
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite race team, it can involve a lot of paperwork. Specifically, pro riders recording feedback from testing out different versions of often similar products. Engineers take that information and use it to improved the design, eventually leading to the parts we know and love. The SRAM BlackBox program is no different, now headed into its 8th season under the management of Jon Cancellier.
New Found Speed focuses on that relationship between the BlackBox team member and Jon, who then relays the information to SRAM’s engineers. SRAM traveled to Finale Ligure, Italy with Jerome Clementz to get the Enduro World Series champion’s take on SRAM’s newest wheels…
Packing a bike for travel can be a harrowing experience. Putting your ride into the hands of other people can cause all sorts of stress, and if the bike actually gets mishandled along the way, it can make for a pretty bad trip.
The best way to learn to pack your bike is from experience, so if you don’t have a few million frequent flier miles under your belt, take it from pro photographer Dan Milner on how to take your bike with you, he may have done it a few times before.
Red Bull Showcases Backyard Ingenuity With The Fettler Series, Demonstrating 3D Printed Carbon Fiber & More
Red Bull is featuring a bunch of home-made bikes in their Fettler video series. Red Bull explains that a Fettler is “an individual craftsman or group of craftsmen committed to achieving perfection via hands-on moulding, sculpting and working of raw materials. Typically found in sheds.”
Adrian Smith uses 3D printing technology to manufacture make carbon fiber bikes in his shed. He starts by printing the cores for his designs, and then lays carbon fiber over the core to create a solid, structural object.
Design software is becoming easy to use and attainable for most people, and 3D printers can be had for just a few hundred dollars. Smith’s built his own 3D printer up from parts to keep it really cheap. Since starting, he has used his design skills, printer and carbon fiber fabric to build XC and Downhill bikes under the Carbon Wasp brand name in Leeds, UK.
Take a look after the jump for the first in the series about Michael Thompson’s 1000 hour investment into a wooden bike…