Best Videos of the week: Claudio’s Lourdes preview, Kurt Sorge about to get burned and much more!

From Redbull, one of the more fun POV’s to view, regardless of being retired is Claudio Caluori’s course previews.  Seeing him skillfully follow some of the top riders while his commentary sounds like he is really enjoying his first time on a DH bike makes it impossible not to smile. Here he checks out World Cup course in Lourdes, France… road gaps and all!

Ahead we have Kurt Sorge ripping towards a live volcano, Teton Gravity Research teams up with BMC for an amazing venture in Switzerland, and BH bikes gives us a pretty cool and less scary perspective of e-bikes…

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From Redbull, one of the more fun POV’s to view, regardless of being retired is Claudio Caluori’s course previews.  Seeing him skillfully follow some of the top riders while his commentary sounds like he is really enjoying his first time on a DH bike makes it impossible not to smile. Here he checks out World Cup […]

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Polar V800 GPS watch pairs with GoPro for controls & video stats

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One of the early pioneer of wearable fitness tech, Polar has paired up with the GoPro Developer Program to add action cam integration functionality in the V800 GPS watch later this year. While the V800 already tracks a wide range of cycling, running and swimming training, plus 24/7 activity and sleep, the new connection will link the GPS device with the growing number of GoPros filming everything from training to races…

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One of the early pioneer of wearable fitness tech, Polar has paired up with the GoPro Developer Program to add action cam integration functionality in the V800 GPS watch later this year. While the V800 already tracks a wide range of cycling, running and swimming training, plus 24/7 activity and sleep, the new connection will link the GPS device with the […]

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It’s Cobble time! 2016 Paris Roubaix rider highlights, bike & car tech!

The “Classics” are road racing’s heritage. Races that have gone on for over 100 years that follow many of the same routes and the very cobbles that they once rumbled over. The Paris Roubaix, one of, if not the most challenging and soul robbing one-day event is happening tomorrow, (Sunday 4:30am EST for those wanting to catch it live), and regardless of who is the best rider, course conditions could be the determining factor. There was almost a re-route due to very dangerous levels of mud atop sections of cobbles, (no kidding), but farmers and officials got busy so the sections are actually now rideable.

Above, three four time winner, king of cobbles Tom Boonen is set for yet another round of Paris Roubaix. With the competition stronger than ever, does he have the strength and support to pull off a 4th 5th?

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The “Classics” are road racing’s heritage. Races that have gone on for over 100 years that follow many of the same routes and the very cobbles that they once rumbled over. The Paris Roubaix, one of, if not the most challenging and soul robbing one-day event is happening tomorrow, (Sunday 4:30am EST for those wanting […]

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Devinci’s downhill & enduro crew get some play time to break in the loam

Steve Smith, Mark Wallace, Brage Vestavik, Damien Oton, Theo Galy.
photo c. of Devinci by Sterling Lorence

This is “hero dirt”. Check out Devinci’s Global Racing Team with downhillers Steve Smith, Mark Wallace & Brage Vestavik and enduro gents, Damien Oton & Theo Galy flowing through the fresh loam of BC. While the downhill crew are whipping atop the newest Devinci Wilson, Damien and Theo aren’t too far behind (since they missed the shuttle) on the Spartan enduro sled.

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This is “hero dirt”. Check out Devinci’s Global Racing Team with downhillers Steve Smith, Mark Wallace & Brage Vestavik and enduro gents, Damien Oton & Theo Galy flowing through the fresh loam of BC. While the downhill crew are whipping atop the newest Devinci Wilson, Damien and Theo aren’t too far behind (since they missed […]

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Best Videos of the week: “Always Moving”, Quads… there’s more than one way to skin a trail plus more!

The Coastal Crew brings us a great edit where the camera nor Curtis Robinson ever stops moving giving us a fantastic perspective in “Always Moving”. Also check out Stacy Kohut carving Whistler on a quad, chapter 2 of Nino Schuter in “Hunt for Glory” and BIKE PARKOUR!

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The Coastal Crew brings us a great edit where the camera nor Curtis Robinson ever stops moving giving us a fantastic perspective in “Always Moving”. Also check out Stacy Kohut carving Whistler on a quad, chapter 2 of Nino Schuter in “Hunt for Glory” and BIKE PARKOUR!

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Specialized dispatches new Adventure Team for our video entertainment (and inspiration)

In the words of Specialized’s rep as he introduced their new Adventure Dispatch video series to us, “we all have desk jobs that leave us sitting in our offices for far too long while dreaming of being outdoors even more than we already are.”

Too true. These posts don’t write themselves despite what some commenters might believe. (insert winking smiley face emoticon here) And the bikes don’t design, manufacture and market themselves either. So, for all of you who boost our site traffic during work hours dreaming of riding, here’s the first of the new series from Specialized. Enjoy, and then find an excuse to duck out early…

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In the words of Specialized’s rep as he introduced their new Adventure Dispatch video series to us, “we all have desk jobs that leave us sitting in our offices for far too long while dreaming of being outdoors even more than we already are.” Too true. These posts don’t write themselves despite what some commenters […]

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Best Videos of the week: Training with Nino Pt 1 plus some Enduro’tastic edits from Shimano, 661, & Bali

Training is essential if you want to improve… even if it’s just out riding with friends. The more you improve, the more fun you’ll have. In celebrating that time of year when many of us are shaking the rust off, check out part 1 of 8 training with 3x World Champ Nino Schuter. Under the direction of  legend Thomas Frischknecht who runs the SCOTT Odlo MTB Racing team, Nino’s path to gold in the upcoming Olympics is as brutal as it is motivating.

Also, some videos full of shred from Shimano, SixSixOne, and last but not at all least, a beautiful piece, “Chasing Summer”, by Liam Mullany follows Geoff Gulevich and Pierre-Édouard Ferry carving the trails in Bali…

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Training is essential if you want to improve… even if it’s just out riding with friends. The more you improve, the more fun you’ll have. In celebrating that time of year when many of us are shaking the rust off, check out part 1 of 8 training with 3x World Champ Nino Schuter. Under the direction […]

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Video: Lauf takes Stairway to Heaven – Because climbing 112 steps is a piece of cake?

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000 Odd Stuff Lauf

While trolling social media over a cup of coffee, I stumble upon a video posted by Bergur Benediktsson, Lauf’s Production Manager, Brand Ambasador, and booth model. After dropping my kids off at school, (because you never know with these guys), I came back to watch some whack job athletic specimen climbing some insane, never-ending staircase on a fatbike… then I saw it was actually Berg doing it!

Of course I hit him up and asked if he could put it on YouTube so we could bring it to our loyal audience. Besides, I thought that this would be a great up-lifting video to take your minds off all of the 12-speed and e-bike drama unfolding this week…

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While trolling social media over a cup of coffee, I stumble upon a video posted by Bergur Benediktsson, Lauf’s Production Manager, Brand Ambasador, and booth model. After dropping my kids off at school, (because you never know with these guys), I came back to watch some whack job athletic specimen climbing some insane, never-ending staircase on […]

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Spencer Graf sends it on Sunday at the Coast Gravity Park

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, spring is in full swing and hopefully your trails are open and you’ve bagged a few rides by now. Summer will be here before we know it, and for many that means planning our weekends to squeeze in as much riding as possible- and there’s no better way to maximize your mileage than spending your Saturdays and Sundays at the nearest bike park.

In the latest edit from Deity Components, Spencer Graf takes to B.C’s Sunshine Coast and throws down some laps in the Coast Gravity Park. I visited Coast Gravity Park in its first year, and the coastal crew designed trails definitely max out the ‘fun factor’ with smooth berms, predictable jumps and flawless flow. Watch Graf tear up the trails in the video above, and get stoked for those summer Sundays!

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For those of us in the northern hemisphere, spring is in full swing and hopefully your trails are open and you’ve bagged a few rides by now. Summer will be here before we know it, and for many that means planning our weekends to squeeze in as much riding as possible- and there’s no better […]

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