Posts in the category Video

Cross Conversation with Jeremy Powers and Tom Hopper

Ever wonder about the racer/mechanic relationship of some of the top cross racers in the world? SRAM Road Diaries provides some insight into that exact partnership with Jeremy Powers and his mechanic Tom Hopper through this new film put together by Sam Smith.

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Must Watch: Rocket Powered Bicycle Breaks 200 MPH, Leaves Ferrari in the Dust

Photo c. Gérard Toutin - Exotic Thermo Engineering

Photo c. Gérard Toutin – Exotic Thermo Engineering

What has two pedals and can reach speeds over 200 MPH? That would be the bicycle designed by Arnold Neracher that was piloted to near warp speed by François Gissy this past Friday at the Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet in South of France. The term bicycle may be a bit of a stretch, but it can be propelled using human power alone. It just also happens to have a rocket built into the frame that set a new world record after racing a 1/4 mile in under 7 seconds and topping out at 333 km/h or 207 mph.

Catch the insanity after the jump…

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Video: Fixed Gear Riding On The Belgian Coastline With Fixed Gear Ghent

Fixed Gear Ghent is a Facebook group of Belgian fixie riders to organize rides.  Member Jeroen De Wilde put together this great video of riding down the Belgian coastline.  You can find them on Facebook, and they always invite anyone to come ride.

Kickstarter: Rogue C6 Lightweight Hybrid Commuter Bicycle

Rogue C6 Commuter Bicycle

The Rogue C6 Commuter Bicycle

David Lupafya, the designer of the Rogue C6, has a personal story that is interesting enough. He grew up in Apartheid era South Africa with bicycles as the primary means of transportation. Unable to afford bike repairs, he began fixing bikes on his own and eventually turned that into a business. Fast forward to today, and David is now designing bicycles with quality and affordability in mind – a likely nod to his humble beginnings.

David designed the Rogue C6 Commuter Bicycle to be a “lightweight, efficient machine” that you can take on a “commute, tour, or leisurely ride with the family”. Besides creating a unique, custom design, David wanted to make an affordable bike. To do this, he stripped away several levels in his company’s supply-chain that helped him move from a retail price of $3,500 for the C6 and $1800 for the C6+, to $1,950 and $950 respectively. The Rogue C6 features a proprietary High Modulus Unidirectional and 3k woven carbon frame & fork. They say that makes it 7.5x stronger than a standard steel frame, which should help it hold up to daily abuse. The other benefit? It weighs only 3.5 lbs!

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Drift Stealth 2 Camera Offers Half the Size, All of the Battery Life

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We love the new Sony Action Cam Mini, but if there was one downside to the camera it would have to be its battery life. The new Drift Stealth 2 can’t quite compete on size, but the diminutive camera looks like it will more than make up for it in battery life. At just over 3″ in length, the Stealth 2 is Drift’s smallest camera yet and packs an impressive amount of features into the tiny package.

If you’re looking for one of the longest run times on a single charge, you’ll want to check out the Stealth 2 next…

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Must Watch: Cam McCaul Has a Future on the Weather Channel

The long term forecast shows plenty of dirt flurries – at least if you’re cam McCaul. Geoff Gulevich recently brought mountain biking into the spotlight with a highlight on Fox News, but now it’s Cam’s turn with a hilarious spot on the weather channel. The Weather Channel got a first look at the behind the scenes for the upcoming unReal film from Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films – but we’re not sure they knew what to expect…

Kodak Takes 360º Degree Look at Action Cam Market with new PixPro SP360

kodak pixpro sp360 action camera 360 degrees

In early 2013 it was announced that JK Imaging would be releasing new products licensed under the Kodak name. Since then there have been a number of digital cameras, smart lenses, and action cams released – though the new PixPro SP360 might be the most intriguing. In an increasingly crowded marketplace, differentiating yourself from the GoPro juggernaut can be a difficult thing. That is, unless you can film with a 360º filed of view.

That’s precisely what the SP360 offers along with an ultra-wide 214º degree mode as well. The Kodak cube has some interesting features, but is it enough to make a splash in a pool of action proof cameras?

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Video: SSCXWC14 – In Case You Missed It, or Just Don’t Remember It.

Good friend and someone I don’t talk about much, Kevin Weirdorf, (Neidorf incase his mom checks the ‘Rumor), headed to the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, to compete in and record what was probably the best party of, well, EVER!  Louisville, which has to be the capital of everything ‘cross nowadays since they have hosted TWO cyclocross world championships did not disappoint. (despite my forgetful experience at Cross Worlds a couple of years ago, I do recall this place being the bee’s knees for cross).  So sit back, partake in your favorite 10am half bottle of Kentucky bourbon, and experience all that was SSCXWC14.

Bonus points for pointing out friends at various time points and tagging them on our facebook page for their mothers, co-workers, and spouses who thought they really were going just to race, to see.  Don Walker, the godfather of NAHBS, at 2:08 for example.

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Sharp-eyed reader Jakub Świderski spotted this prototype Rock Shox fork (above) at Eurobike being put through the paces.
  • Interested in a Great British Cycling adventure? PRIORITY ENTRY for the 2015 Chiltern Cycling Festival is now open. The event will be July 12th 2015. Click here to register.
  • Berlin Bicycle Week – Cyclists Ahead’ Will be held March 16th – 22nd and it kicks off a week-long festival of bicycle culture in Germany’s capital. The event celebrates bicycle culture in all of its variations and serves as the umbrella event for the BERLINER FAHRRADSCHAU.
  • Beti AllRide inspires women of all levels to progress and achieve their goals on the bike. In 2014 nearly 200 women participated in four clinics across the Rocky Mountain Region. To capture the spirit of their events, Beti AllRide is proud to release its first video filmed on location in beautiful Crested Butte, check it out after the break. In addition, Beti AllRide is very excited to announce that they will be expanding east in 2015, bringing mountain bike skills clinics to new territories. More details regarding their upcoming schedule can be found on their website.
  • The Near Miss Project Needs YOU! Help to collect data on cycling incidents that are otherwise unrecorded. The Near Miss Project is hosted at nearmiss.bike, and it is asking as many people as possible to sign up to record a day’s worth of riding within a two-week period.
  • We hope that your forever incident-free on the bike. To help with that, Bike Rags offers cycling t-shirts and gear that are printed with reflective ink. They’re currently taking pre orders on full zip hoodies. www.bikerags.co
  • Cycology Gear, the Australian manufacturers of stylish cycling wear and sports-inspired t-shirts has released a new line of messenger bags. They offer free shipping worldwide so check them out.
  • Since we’re on the topic of style and cycling… Celebrate bikes and fashion with the launch of Hemma Design’s “The Happy Bicycle”! Author Kathy McGee, a Rhode Island Design School alumna, brings her experience creating contemporary, bright, Scandinavian-inspired design through her company Hemma Design to bicycles. www.hemmadesign.com And if you’re in the St Paul, Minnesota area, you can meet Kathy at the launch of her book at Treadle Yard Goods on November 8th.
  • With the holidays just around the corner, consider these very cool hangers from Reynolds. They’re probably the coolest closet hangers ever as they’re built from Reynolds carbon rims. they could just be a perfect everyday gift for any rider.
  • RECALL ALERT: Cane Creek Cycling Components is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 5,000 DBinline rear shocks sold in the U.S. because the shocks are marked with graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for high-speed rebound damping. Click HERE to read the article in Bicycle Retailer. Consumers are also encouraged to contact Cane Creek by emailing them or calling its recall hotline at (844) 490-3663 or (828) 209-4480 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
  • Rolf Prima has launched an all-new website, featuring a Wheel Advisor and Wheel Comparison to help you choose the right wheels for you after answering a few questions.

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