Fizik & AG2R gives us a 360° look inside a Granfondo

Sure the clips are pretty brief, but now that YouTube supports live playing of 360° video directly from its regular interface, we can surely expect to see more and more of this type of thing, especially with the availability of the impressive cameras like the 360fly. Matteo Montaguti of AG2R La Mondiale took some time out of his training and racing program to ride his sponsor’s 7th annual Granfondo fi’zi:k, rolling out of the city of Marostica in northern Italy just over a week and a half ago.

This first video offers a glimpse of the wet start in the historic city as the group gets under way. Just click and drag around to change your perspective. Then join us after the break for another look inside the Granfondo, just like you were riding along…
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Sure the clips are pretty brief, but now that YouTube supports live playing of 360° video directly from its regular interface, we can surely expect to see more and more of this type of thing, especially with the availability of the impressive cameras like the 360fly. Matteo Montaguti of AG2R La Mondiale took some time out of his […]

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Video: Dumb and Dumber morning chuckles (and shred session) with Ludo May

With a cameo by enduro champ Jerome Clementz and a completely random insertion of Dumb and Dumber parody, this vid from Ludo May will definitely have you wishing for a speedy hump day so you can get out on the trails. Check out some quality still photos from the shoot below…

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With a cameo by enduro champ Jerome Clementz and a completely random insertion of Dumb and Dumber parody, this vid from Ludo May will definitely have you wishing for a speedy hump day so you can get out on the trails. Check out some quality still photos from the shoot below…

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Straighten up your perch with Morgaw Saddle Adjust app

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It seems like a little thing, but saddle maker Morgaw has just released a pair of iOS and Android apps to get your butt in the right spot on the bike. Correctly adjusting your saddle can often make or break a ride, especially for long days on the bike. Using you smartphone’s built in sensors, the Saddle Adjust app helps you dial in saddle tilt and setback, so that when you get on a new bike you get your saddle in the right spot the first time. Plus the app also builds in the ability to store your ideal position, so that you can try out a new fit, but seamlessly return to the original if need be…

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It seems like a little thing, but saddle maker Morgaw has just released a pair of iOS and Android apps to get your butt in the right spot on the bike. Correctly adjusting your saddle can often make or break a ride, especially for long days on the bike. Using you smartphone’s built in sensors, […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Kelly’s riding lives on in McGazza Vs. the Volcano plus great adventures into the great beyond

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“McGazza” may not get to see this video in person, but it represents something that was close to Kelly and will benefit from for years to come. Kelly McGarry, iconic free-rider, and one of the biggest Redbull Rampage competitors (in stature & skill), passed away unexpectedly earlier this year during a ride.

“Kelly vs. the Volcano”, shot on White Island in January in association with Tourism New Zealand was originally created to promote Crankworx Rotorua, an event Kelly help make a reality. With Kelly’s loss, they transformed the video into a personal nod from Kelly to get more people excited about riding in New Zealand where he is from by raising money through the Kelly McGarry memorial trust. The money will be used to promote riding and build more trails.

Check out the fantastic & hilarious video of Kelly and see how you can help his cause, plus tag along on some adventures with Bombtrack and Tumbleweed Bikes…

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“McGazza” may not get to see this video in person, but it represents something that was close to Kelly and will benefit from for years to come. Kelly McGarry, iconic free-rider, and one of the biggest Redbull Rampage competitors (in stature & skill), passed away unexpectedly earlier this year during a ride. “Kelly vs. the […]

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Video: Pivot celebrates International 429 Day, Maxxis stays planted on the shore with Plus

This is it. The day in April mountain bikers wait for all year. A day of celebration, a day of smoking… tires? That’s right, it’s International 429 Day. A day that celebrates the fun nature of the Pivot Mach 429 Trail. To honor the occasion, Brice Shirbach loads up and heads to the woods in Pennsylvania with his Pivot-Reynolds Enduro team ride, and tries to share the stoke.

While Brice was blasting through the woods on average size Maxxis rubber, Jesse Melamed puts the Rekon+ and Ikon+ to the test on the North Shore, next…

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This is it. The day in April mountain bikers wait for all year. A day of celebration, a day of smoking… tires? That’s right, it’s International 429 Day. A day that celebrates the fun nature of the Pivot Mach 429 Trail. To honor the occasion, Brice Shirbach loads up and heads to the woods in […]

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Ride of the future? Colin Furze builds a working Hoverbike

Forget e-bikes, where we’re going, we won’t even need wheels. We’ve covered some of Colin Furze’s bonkers inventions in the past like the pulse jet powered bike, but this really may be his wildest creation yet. Apparently inspired by Ford UK’s #unlearn campaign, the Hoverbike started as a suggestion from the internet. With no prior experience for building flying machines or any idea whether it would actually be able to fly or be controlled, Collin set off to become the Wright Brothers 2.0. And it actually worked! Just imagine what the future holds if a self proclaimed plumber in his shed can come up with something this functional…

Want to see how it was created? Check out the build after the jump…

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Forget e-bikes, where we’re going, we won’t even need wheels. We’ve covered some of Colin Furze’s bonkers inventions in the past like the pulse jet powered bike, but this really may be his wildest creation yet. Apparently inspired by Ford UK’s #unlearn campaign, the Hoverbike started as a suggestion from the internet. With no prior experience […]

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Specialized Adventure Dispatch: Sarah Swallow rides S24O through Humboldt Redwood State Park

Life has a funny way of working out sometimes. I first met Tom Swallow in college and convinced him that he should come work with me at a bike shop which I had been working since first starting in the industry. It was at that shop that he met Sarah after she was hired on from the local bike rental. Soon they were married, and after the shop sold and sort of imploded under the new ownership, I made my way to Bikerumor, and Tom and Sarah made their own path with Swallow Bicycle Works. It wasn’t long until they became the hub for adventure riding in the area and gradually worked their way up to their incredible TAT ride – crossing the country by bike on the Trans-America Trail. Typically reserved for dual sport motorcycles, the Swallows crushed the 4,970 miles in 87 days. A ride that many thought wouldn’t be possible.

Which brings us to the present and the fact that I am not at all surprised that I am writing about their latest rides as part of the Specialized Adventure Dispatch. Say what you want about the program, but riders like Sarah (and Tom) are the real deal – which I can only assume the same for other Adventure Dispatch riders like Ty Hathaway as well…

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Life has a funny way of working out sometimes. I first met Tom Swallow in college and convinced him that he should come work with me at a bike shop which I had been working since first starting in the industry. It was at that shop that he met Sarah after she was hired on from the local […]

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Greg Minnaar takes the new Santa Cruz Tallboy for a South African Epic of his own

Did you catch the launch of the new Santa Cruz Tallboy this morning? If you overslept like Greg, you should catch the rest of the video then head over to read about the new Tallboy and its sister, the Juliana Joplin. If you ask us, it looks like Greg may have had a bit more fun on his own epic…

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Did you catch the launch of the new Santa Cruz Tallboy this morning? If you overslept like Greg, you should catch the rest of the video then head over to read about the new Tallboy and its sister, the Juliana Joplin. If you ask us, it looks like Greg may have had a bit more […]

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Best Videos of the week: Brompton Worlds, Rémy Absalon chases trail, & Eddy Merckx doing what he does

Not only are the Brompton World Championships as serious as they are fun, they hands down wear the best looking cycling kits. Also check out Rémy Absalon in Chasing Trail shredding some fantastic singletrack and an amazing look back of Eddy Merckx during some of his best racing.

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Not only are the Brompton World Championships as serious as they are fun, they hands down wear the best looking cycling kits. Also check out Rémy Absalon in Chasing Trail shredding some fantastic singletrack and an amazing look back of Eddy Merckx during some of his best racing.

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