Week’s Best Videos: Tour de France Action!

Friday’s Stage 7 of the 2016 Tour de France had a peculiar finish, with Orica-BikeExchange’s Adam Yates slamming into a perfectly timed deflation of the 1km arch. Mavic’s onboard moto camera caught (and got caught in) the action. From the video’s description on YouTube:

Watch the moment when Adam Yates, of Orica Bike-Exchange, hit an inflatable arch which collapsed as he powered his way towards the finish line in Stage 7. Yates, who suffered a chin injury, said later: “I had no idea I had hit something. Next thing I knew I was on the floor.” The race organisers, ASO, said the arch came down after a spectator’s belt became tangled in a cable supplying power to a generator.

As a result, race organizers called the race’s finish as of the 3km-to-go mark, putting Yates in second for the day and giving him the White Jersey. Yates took second Saturday (Stage 8), behind Froome, keeping the White Jersey and sitting in second place behind Froome.

Click through for the 1km finish and/or summary videos for Stages 1 through 8…

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Friday’s Stage 7 of the 2016 Tour de France had a peculiar finish, with Orica-BikeExchange’s Adam Yates slamming into a perfectly timed deflation of the 1km arch. Mavic’s onboard moto camera caught (and got caught in) the action. From the video’s description on YouTube: Watch the moment when Adam Yates, of Orica Bike-Exchange, hit an inflatable […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • WinWithTinkoff.com, a Tour de France sweepstakes project – Scicon bags is managing a contest campaign for the Tinkoff team throughout the Tour with new prizes available each day. With every Tour stage another of the team’s sponsors will show up with a new prize up for grabs. The list of brands putting in prizes is pretty big, with the total haul available valued at about 9000€. So far there’s been a heartrate strap, a pair of Oakleys, a Contador signed helemt, a carbon bar, special Contador edition Keo Blades, and a signed World Champion jersey. Today’s prize up for grabs is a fast rolling CeramicSpeed setup with a set of oversized pulleys, a UFO-treated chain, and a bottom bracket. Join in and enter to win every day at WinWithTinkoff.com

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WinWithTinkoff.com, a Tour de France sweepstakes project – Scicon bags is managing a contest campaign for the Tinkoff team throughout the Tour with new prizes available each day. With every Tour stage another of the team’s sponsors will show up with a new prize up for grabs. The list of brands putting in prizes is pretty big, with the total haul […]

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2017 Kona Honzo Carbon race, trail hardtail mountain bikes hit the dirt

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They call it Deja Vu. We call it one bike with two personalities depending on spec. The bike is called the Honzo Carbon, and regardless of whether it comes with the “Race” or “Trail”, it gets Boost spacing and a 120mm fork.

Built for North Shore riding as much as World Cup XC courses, the new Honzo Carbon sheds 600g off the alloy version’s weight and gets modern trail geometry to tackle the aggressive descending on today’s trails. Stealth dropper routing means it can be equipped for even steeper descents if you want, but short chainstays help it climb upwards as well.

The official release is July 17, along with more of Kona’s 2017 models, but they’ve put together a little video shred session and spec lists below…

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They call it Deja Vu. We call it one bike with two personalities depending on spec. The bike is called the Honzo Carbon, and regardless of whether it comes with the “Race” or “Trail”, it gets Boost spacing and a 120mm fork. Built for North Shore riding as much as World Cup XC courses, the […]

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Video: Phil Kmetz takes a $179 Huffy Carnage down the DH trail

This one’s making the rounds, but worth watching again even if you’ve already seen it if only for the mild mannered voice over commentary in the face of brake failing fear. Phil Kmetz takes a $179 Huffy Carnage purchased from Wal-Mart down a double black diamond Dh mountain bike trail and puts it through the ringer.



This one’s making the rounds, but worth watching again even if you’ve already seen it if only for the mild mannered voice over commentary in the face of brake failing fear. Phil Kmetz takes a $179 Huffy Carnage purchased from Wal-Mart down a double black diamond Dh mountain bike trail and puts it through the […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Dew Files, a Shark in the Woods, Dirty Kanza, and more

Who says product demo videos can’t be fun? OneUp put their Shark extended range mod kit to the test in Squamish and the result is a sweet edit that makes the climbing look (almost) as fun as the descending.

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Who says product demo videos can’t be fun? OneUp put their Shark extended range mod kit to the test in Squamish and the result is a sweet edit that makes the climbing look (almost) as fun as the descending.

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Tahoe helmet cam crash footage confirms – Bears always have the right of way!

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Instagram grab and video courtesy of Davis Souza

Note to self, try to keep clear of the wildlife. We’ve probably all heard someone recite a disclaimer like, “mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport…”, but this is a bit of a reminder that it isn’t just washing out in a corner or going over the bars after casing a jump that we should keep in mind. We ride in a lot of natural areas where wildlife was there a long time before our favorite trails and knobby tires showed up. It’s good to remember who is in charge out in the woods.

Mountain biker and videographer Davis Souza was riding north of Lake Tahoe, CA when he had a chance encounter with a local bear. Jumping out of the shadows as he bombed down the trail, bike and bear came to a head and tossed Souza over the bars. Luckily both parties walked away mostly unharmed, the bear more quickly than Souza, who took a few moments to grasp what had just happened. And lucky for us Souza was recording it all with a helmet-mounted GoPro. Now he just has to work up the confidence to descend at full tilt again. Check out his footage after the break…

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Note to self, try to keep clear of the wildlife. We’ve probably all heard someone recite a disclaimer like, “mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport…”, but this is a bit of a reminder that it isn’t just washing out in a corner or going over the bars after casing a jump that we should […]

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Trailer: Anthill Films bringing a sequel that’s Not2Bad

The followup to their original video of antics and goofing off film, NotBad, comes out July 12 on DVD. The original was shot in New Zealand, the sequel brings together Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Ryan Howard, Casey Brown, Andrew Shandro and Rachel, Gee & Dan Atherton for shenanigans in Spain. Check out the premiere and screening dates here, they start now and run through the summer.



The followup to their original video of antics and goofing off film, NotBad, comes out July 12 on DVD. The original was shot in New Zealand, the sequel brings together Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Ryan Howard, Casey Brown, Andrew Shandro and Rachel, Gee & Dan Atherton for shenanigans in Spain. Check out the […]

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Must Watch: Martyn Ashton – Down Not Out, Mountain Bike Party

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Down but not out. That phrase is important to remember for any of us after suffering an injury. Fortunately, most injuries are less serious and require less time off the bike, but every once in a while there are those that aren’t so quick and easy to come back from. Martyn Ashton knows that better than most. After establishing himself as a world trials champion, a crash left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Fortunately for Ashton, his friends made sure he was only down, but not out. While he still doesn’t have full use of his legs, the ability to ride a lap down the Fort William Downhill World Cup course was made possible thanks so some special equipment…

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Down but not out. That phrase is important to remember for any of us after suffering an injury. Fortunately, most injuries are less serious and require less time off the bike, but every once in a while there are those that aren’t so quick and easy to come back from. Martyn Ashton knows that better […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Pivot’s Fast is Fun, Patrol shreds the farm, Blackburn goes bike camping, etc.

After a weekend racing at Fort William and headed into another racing at Leogang, the Pivot Factory Racing Team has a new short with some jazzy music to get in the mood to hit the trail. Currently ranked #6 on the Women’s World Cup Downhill circuit, Swiss National DH champ Emilie Siegenthaler knows how to have fun from the pump track to friendly trail riding, to throwing her Phoenix Carbon DH down race runs.

Check her riding home trails around Bienne, Swizterland or drop in past the break for more of this week’s video highlights…

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After a weekend racing at Fort William and headed into another racing at Leogang, the Pivot Factory Racing Team has a new short with some jazzy music to get in the mood to hit the trail. Currently ranked #6 on the Women’s World Cup Downhill circuit, Swiss National DH champ Emilie Siegenthaler knows how to have fun […]

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