Week’s Best Videos: Dew Files, a Shark in the Woods, Dirty Kanza, and more

Who says product demo videos can’t be fun? OneUp put their Shark extended range mod kit to the test in Squamish and the result is a sweet edit that makes the climbing look (almost) as fun as the descending.

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Who says product demo videos can’t be fun? OneUp put their Shark extended range mod kit to the test in Squamish and the result is a sweet edit that makes the climbing look (almost) as fun as the descending.

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Tahoe helmet cam crash footage confirms – Bears always have the right of way!

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Instagram grab and video courtesy of Davis Souza

Note to self, try to keep clear of the wildlife. We’ve probably all heard someone recite a disclaimer like, “mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport…”, but this is a bit of a reminder that it isn’t just washing out in a corner or going over the bars after casing a jump that we should keep in mind. We ride in a lot of natural areas where wildlife was there a long time before our favorite trails and knobby tires showed up. It’s good to remember who is in charge out in the woods.

Mountain biker and videographer Davis Souza was riding north of Lake Tahoe, CA when he had a chance encounter with a local bear. Jumping out of the shadows as he bombed down the trail, bike and bear came to a head and tossed Souza over the bars. Luckily both parties walked away mostly unharmed, the bear more quickly than Souza, who took a few moments to grasp what had just happened. And lucky for us Souza was recording it all with a helmet-mounted GoPro. Now he just has to work up the confidence to descend at full tilt again. Check out his footage after the break…

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Note to self, try to keep clear of the wildlife. We’ve probably all heard someone recite a disclaimer like, “mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport…”, but this is a bit of a reminder that it isn’t just washing out in a corner or going over the bars after casing a jump that we should […]

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Trailer: Anthill Films bringing a sequel that’s Not2Bad

The followup to their original video of antics and goofing off film, NotBad, comes out July 12 on DVD. The original was shot in New Zealand, the sequel brings together Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Ryan Howard, Casey Brown, Andrew Shandro and Rachel, Gee & Dan Atherton for shenanigans in Spain. Check out the premiere and screening dates here, they start now and run through the summer.



The followup to their original video of antics and goofing off film, NotBad, comes out July 12 on DVD. The original was shot in New Zealand, the sequel brings together Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Ryan Howard, Casey Brown, Andrew Shandro and Rachel, Gee & Dan Atherton for shenanigans in Spain. Check out the […]

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Must Watch: Martyn Ashton – Down Not Out, Mountain Bike Party

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Down but not out. That phrase is important to remember for any of us after suffering an injury. Fortunately, most injuries are less serious and require less time off the bike, but every once in a while there are those that aren’t so quick and easy to come back from. Martyn Ashton knows that better than most. After establishing himself as a world trials champion, a crash left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Fortunately for Ashton, his friends made sure he was only down, but not out. While he still doesn’t have full use of his legs, the ability to ride a lap down the Fort William Downhill World Cup course was made possible thanks so some special equipment…

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Down but not out. That phrase is important to remember for any of us after suffering an injury. Fortunately, most injuries are less serious and require less time off the bike, but every once in a while there are those that aren’t so quick and easy to come back from. Martyn Ashton knows that better […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Pivot’s Fast is Fun, Patrol shreds the farm, Blackburn goes bike camping, etc.

After a weekend racing at Fort William and headed into another racing at Leogang, the Pivot Factory Racing Team has a new short with some jazzy music to get in the mood to hit the trail. Currently ranked #6 on the Women’s World Cup Downhill circuit, Swiss National DH champ Emilie Siegenthaler knows how to have fun from the pump track to friendly trail riding, to throwing her Phoenix Carbon DH down race runs.

Check her riding home trails around Bienne, Swizterland or drop in past the break for more of this week’s video highlights…

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After a weekend racing at Fort William and headed into another racing at Leogang, the Pivot Factory Racing Team has a new short with some jazzy music to get in the mood to hit the trail. Currently ranked #6 on the Women’s World Cup Downhill circuit, Swiss National DH champ Emilie Siegenthaler knows how to have fun […]

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Must Watch: Pure Darkness 3 – Going Big Will Never Die

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Ever wondered just how big you can go? For most of us that isn’t a question of physics, but rather one of our own abilities and courage. But for a handful of riders on this earth, that question can only be answered by building bigger and bigger jumps. Insanely large jumps. When your roll in requires a high degree of fitness just to get to the top, you know you’re in for a wild ride.

This of course, is the latest installment from Pure Darkness which features Sam Reynolds, Matt MacDuff, Danny Pace, Andreu Lacondeguy and Dylan Stone. These madmen built one of the most mind boggling slopestyle courses (dirt jumps?) around and then show us how to absolutely send it – with a few crashes of course…

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Ever wondered just how big you can go? For most of us that isn’t a question of physics, but rather one of our own abilities and courage. But for a handful of riders on this earth, that question can only be answered by building bigger and bigger jumps. Insanely large jumps. When your roll in requires […]

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Video: The inimitable Claudio Caluori runs Fort William UCI downhill course

Wrong lines make for good lines with Claudio. Especially at 4:30. Enjoy, then check out coverage from this past weekend’s race on RedBull TV.



Wrong lines make for good lines with Claudio. Especially at 4:30. Enjoy, then check out coverage from this past weekend’s race on RedBull TV.

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A Journey Beyond – Bombtrack’s video journey through Caucasus Countryside

Building off their adventure bike platform introduced last year, Bombtrack’s new A Journey Beyond edit shows their friend Marc Maurer riding Cappadocia, the Caucasus or the Iranian countryside. Kick back with your morning joe and start dreaming of your own big adventure.

Want more? Check their Vimeo channel for other recent videos from their (and their friends’) epic rides.



Building off their adventure bike platform introduced last year, Bombtrack’s new A Journey Beyond edit shows their friend Marc Maurer riding Cappadocia, the Caucasus or the Iranian countryside. Kick back with your morning joe and start dreaming of your own big adventure. Want more? Check their Vimeo channel for other recent videos from their (and […]

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The Win Tunnel: Where to carry your spare tube

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Specialized is at it again. Between use of their new-ish wind tunnel for bike development, the aero team continues the aerodynamic equivalent of “will it blend?” with the Win Tunnel. Putting the tunnel to use for educational purposes, Specialized is looking at your spare tube (not your spare tire, for those who aren’t in race shape). Is it faster in your jersey? On your saddle? In a bottle? The results may come as a surprise…

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Specialized is at it again. Between use of their new-ish wind tunnel for bike development, the aero team continues the aerodynamic equivalent of “will it blend?” with the Win Tunnel. Putting the tunnel to use for educational purposes, Specialized is looking at your spare tube (not your spare tire, for those who aren’t in race […]

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