Posts in the category Video

PDW Lars Rover: Into the Night

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As far as we were concerned, the new PDW Lars Rover lights had already blasted off after seeing them at Interbike. In what has become tradition for Portland Design Works however, the new product isn’t really launched until there is an entertaining video featuring the new goods. At 650 lumens for the more powerful version, the Lars Rover has more than enough power for most nocturnal shenanigans.

Seriously, night riding is awesome when you have a good light. Power up with the Lars Rover next…

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Photo Gallery: 2014 RedBull DreamLine Competition at the Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch

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Before spotting anything else while rolling up to the Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch, your eyes were immediately drawn to the the massive mounds of red North Carolina dirt. Probably visible from the planes above, the massive jumps were to be the home of the latest edition of the Redbull Dreamline BMX competition.

Set on the grounds of the Reeb Ranch in Hendersonville, NC, the venue would serve as a host to the best BMX dirt jumpers in the world to compete on the perfect line – the Dreamline. At first it appeared the weather would derail the fun, the crowd and riders stuck it out through a two hour rain delay to put on a great show.

Get the highlights next…

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Hands On with the New Sony Action Cam Mini – It’s all in the Wrist

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Let’s be real for a moment. You can have the most feature packed action camera around, but if it isn’t easy to use you’ll end up with a bunch of boring footage that’s probably either of the ground or the sky. The introduction of the smart phone app and wireless capabilities was a huge step forward in terms of being able to properly capture the actual action, but they still leave things to be desired – connecting can be troublesome, and you still have to do something with your smartphone once you start riding. To keep you from having to constantly dig into your bag to fish out your phone, many cameras are paired with wrist or handlebar mounted remotes that allows you to control the recording.

Even so, wouldn’t it be more convenient if the same functions were available in a single wrist mounted remote?

That seems to be what Sony is thinking and is exactly what they offer with the new Action Cam Mini AZ1. In addition to the live view remote, the camera is 30% smaller than the original AS20 and the replacement AS100V. The smaller size means you can stick it just about anywhere to create some creative videos while simultaneously controlling it from your wrist. Sony brought us out to Northern New Jersey for a crash course in the new camera which included mountain bikes, mountain coasters, and even archery.

After just a day playing with the Action Cam Mini, we can’t help but think GoPro has some serious competition…

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Kenda Dark Mountain Collective Teases New Video Series w/ Porter, McGarry, Tschugg & More!

Kenda’s Dark Mountain Collective is their group of pro factory riders that test new treads, rubber compounds and casings to make the brand’s tires better. The marketing around the group thus far has been somewhat low key, but now they’re set to release a video series showing the exploits of Eric Porter, Kelly McGarry, Carson Storch, Tibor Simai, Guido Tschugg, and Andrea Bruno. The videos were shot over 10 days at Selle Nevea (Italy), Saalbach-Hinterglemm (Austria), and Bovec (Slovenia) in July.

When Toys Get Extreme – Playmobil StopMotion MTB & BMX

Here’s a little inspiration for your weekend rides in the form of tiny little Playmobil characters absolutely shredding. Who’s ready to ride?

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Chris Akrigg On a Fat Bike – The Shore Line

What do you get when you hand Chris Akrigg a fat bike? Another awesome edit, that’s what. Chris takes the Mongoose Argus down to a very interesting sea side to give this fat biking thing a try.

Must Watch: Danny Macaskill – The Ridge

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The latest riding masterpiece from Danny Macaskill is out. Even though we’ve grown to expect crazy stunts, army tanks, sculpted jumps, and even Playboy Bunnies, the newest video from Danny is au naturel. After making his way back home to the Isle of Skye, Danny jumps on a mountain bike instead of his trusty trial rig and tackles a crazy line though the Cuillin Ridgline. Fortunately for us, Cut Media was there to document it, and the result is a winner. Watch the video next.

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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 ->