Posts in the category Video

Must Watch: The Rampage Podium Winning Helmet Cam Roundup

Due to rain delays, the Redbull Rampage finals were postponed till Monday, which meant productivity for mountain bikers was at an all time low during the live stream of the event. For those of you who were actually diligently working, we’ve rounded up the POV footage of three of the best runs (and will continue to update with more as Redbull uploads them).

Up first is Brett Rheeder. This Canadian phenom was oh so close to stealing the show from Brandon Semenuk at the Crankworx slopestyle event earlier this year, and came out charging in Virgin, Utah. His combination of tech, big air, and huge tricks was breathtaking, yet only good enough for 5th place.

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GoPro Hero 4 Black Serves up Double The Performance, Touch Screen, 4K & More

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Like Moore’s Law, GoPro has now made a habit of doubling their camera’s performance every year. For this model, they’ve upped the ante once again by raising the resolution of their premiere model to 4k.

The previous flagship model could only shoot 4k at 15 FPS, but the new Hero 4 manages 4k at 30 FPS, and 1080p at 120 FPS. That high rate resolution, high frame rate , means you should expect buttery smooth slow mo in the next wave of mountain bike edits.

The bigger news is improved UI. Everyone who was ever struggled with the unnintuitive old two button system, rejoice. The GoPro Hero 4 has a context aware mode, can be connected to a smartphone or remote via built in WiFi and Bluetooth, and has advanced manual modes.

The new manual mode is called Protune and lets you adjust color, ISO limit, white balance, sharpness, and exposure in both video and photo modes. There is also an automatic low light mode that intelligently changes frame rates based on conditions.  READ MORE ->

GoPro Hero 4 Leaked! Built in Touch Screen Display, Shoots 4K & More!

Go Pro Hero 4 LeakedYesterday a thread on Reddit released details of the new Hero 4 and now the PetaPixel Blog has confirmed virtually everything. From what we’re hearing, the new camera could be announced as early as Sept 30 or Oct 8th, with availability starting Oct 15.

The new Hero 4 is said to be capable of shooting 4k at 30 FPS, 2.7k at 60 FPS, 12 MP pictures, have Bluetooth & GPS capabilities, and image stabilization of some sort. It’s also said to have a built in touchscreen.

Head to PetaPixel for the full story.

Friday Shredits: Hucks n Bails, Red Bull Rampage Edition

It’s Rampage time and this weekend the world’s best big mountain riders will be battling in Virgin, Utah. All week long the riders have been preparing for the event by digging their lines and sessioning the hits. From the footage we’ve seen, this is set to be the gnarliest chapter in the events storied history.

One of the biggest man made features on the course is a ~70 ft canyon gap. Last year Kelly McGarry surprised everyone by doing a backflip across the massive expanse, a feat which landed him the silver medal, the People’s Choice award, and countless replays on television stations and Youtube. This year as he was getting acclimated to the big double, he accidentally overshot the landing, shattering both wheels on impact, and getting launched head over heels. Somehow he was able to walk away from the crash and the rumor is he still intends on competing.

If you haven’t seen Kelly’s Rampage line from last year, head past the break right now. READ MORE ->

Salsa Cycles: Why Bikepack?

Why bikepack? Salsa Cycles puts together a pretty solid argument in the way of a video that will make you want to get out and go. Want to go on a bike packing trip of your own? Check out tips on set-up from Mike ‘Kid’ Riemer and E-Fred here and here. Now pack up your cheese and lake beers and get out there!

Diamondback Teases Amazing New Serios Triathlon Bike, Big Unveiling Set For Kona

Taking the gorgeous lines of their Podium road bike to the next level, Diamondback’s new Serios triathlon bike looks downright mean, particularly in matte black with muted logos. All they’re saying about it is an official launch date of October 7th, but a few screen caps after the break reveal a few details…

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Absolute Black Adds Spiderless Oval Chainrings for SRAM Cranks; Cannondale & More Coming Soon

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Absolute Black’s first ovalized chainring came out this summer and in a 32-tooth, 104BCD version. Now, he’s added a SRAM direct mount spiderless version with the same 32-tooth count.

Coming in at a claimed 59g, it’s only a few grams heavier than the round GXP or BB30 versions, and has the equivalent of a 30t profile in the dead zone and 34t in the power zone. The teeth use their proven narrow/wide profile, which we’ve had pretty good success with when used with a clutch rear derailleur (and even without one on a ‘cross bike). They’re available for preorder now in black, red or blue, and they deliver around October 20th.

Along with the pics, AB’s founder sent over a few pics and video to illustrate the chainrings in action and an explanation of why theirs are among the best out there…

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Another Epic Press Release Video From Transition, Now Featuring Ponies and Giddyup Technology

Transition recently announced a brand new suspension platform and a four brand new bikes for the 2015. We’ve covered the tech and first ride review here, and the different models here, but you’ll want to hit play on this video anyways….

Working Dogs: A Long Time Coming Documentary from Sam Smith, Featuring a Bunch of Sled Dogs and a Geoff Kabush

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Known for his behind the camera work and production partnership that grew the Behind the Barriers series over the past four years, Sam Smith brought us cyclocross fans deep into the personal stories and lives behind the US pro racing scene with friend and project partner Jeremy Powers. Now that he felt that Behind the Barriers could stand on its own feet Sam has gone back to some projects that have been in the works for years, and is taking the time to develop new ventures. His most recent release is a biographic focus on Canadian mountain biker and sideburns aficionado Geoff Kabush, flashing back to his lead up to the 2010 XC World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec. While the project was put on hold with Smiths other projects, it manages to remain interesting and relevant, probably due to a unique story line and well put together photography.

Join us after the break for a Working Dogs trailer plus how you can get ahold of the digital download…

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