Posts in the category Video

Danny MacAskill…. At the Playboy Mansion?

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We debated posting this for obvious reasons. There is some incredible riding involved, and we have no doubt that Danny enjoyed himself during the filming, but the gratuitous use of Playboy Bunnies poolside may turn a number of viewers off. However, if you want to see one of the most ridiculous reverse nose wheelies ever, fast forward to the 1:08 mark and you’ll get straight to the good stuff.

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Video: Specialized 2015 Carbon 650B Demo Testing & Development – Plus Prototype Ohlins Fork Cameo!

Last night we spilled some rumors about the new Specialized Carbon Demo, but today Red Bull Media has released a video showing the beautiful bike off from every angle. In it, they document some of the design and testing that when into the development, share Troy Brosnan, Aaron Gwin, and Mitch Ropeleto’s, and share some clips of the boys shredding.

Once you’re done watching the video, head to Redbull Media to learn more.

For those with sharp eyes, you’ll also notice in a few blurry clips that Brad Benedict was testing a prototype fork which is rumored to be a new unit from Ohlins. Head past the break for some screen shots. READ MORE ->

Must Watch: Vain Vagrant

Part not so subtle advertisement, part mountain bike video, all weird. As the sequel to The Chop, Vain Vagrant takes you on a journey that includes all of the essentials – bikes, beer, Luchadors, tattoos, and weirdness. Make sure to check out Ed Oxley at Great Rock, and catch The Chop after the break.

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Oregon Manifest: Five Designers Compete To Build The Ultimate Urban Utility Bike

CHI-BLACKLINE-The-BLACKLINE-urban-utility-bike-1160x730The Bike Design Project by Origen Manifest challenges five teams based in cycling-centric cities in the United States to redefine the utility bike.  Each team is required to build a fully functional prototype and at the end of the development period, cyclists are invited to vote on the winning project.

That bike will be then be produced in a limited run through the a partnership with Fuji and will eventually be available in retail shops. Drop past the break for an overview of the entries and then vote! READ MORE ->

Must Watch: Teton Gravity Research & Anthill Films Tease World Record Front Flip

Just shortly after the news that Cam Zink will be attempting the world’s biggest back flip at Mammoth Mountain in August, this teaser pops up with what may be a world record front flip. As a sneak peek at their upcoming movie Unreal, Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films capture Tom van Steenbergen stomping what looks to be a mega front flip. It’s so massive the helmet cam footage seems to be in slow motion. We can’t wait to see the other angles…

Photo Epic: Seek & Diverge – Hunt 4 w/ Deux North

It’s easy to fall into a pattern where riding sometimes feels more like a chore than my favorite past time. It’s easy because my email inbox is full, there are at least three important life deadlines looming, and the sky has been overcast for several days.

Once a week though, I ride out from my house to the top of a nearby mountain a few hours before sunset to meet up with the boys. We drink beers in the tall grass, throw rocks at stacks of cans, talk shit, and then race each other down and back up. It’s in those moments I remember why I love riding bikes.

For brothers James and Dylan Nord, the story is not that different. Growing up, they rode bikes, played pretend, and discovered new haunts, but felt like they lost that spirit of adventure as they grew up. To help rediscover that feeling of childhood excitement they created Deux North. It’s little more than an excuse to gather friends together to chase down future memories, but it provides the rest of us with inspiration and some pretty pics.

As part of the project, the boys go on hunts to explore new roads, meet new people, and adventure. As the number of the hunts increase, so do the stakes. For Hunt Four, nine cyclists from all over the world met in the suburbs of the Silicon Valley at the invitation of James’ long time friend Chris Riekert. A Specialized employee, Chris had asked the group to join him on a 300 mile journey, with 30,000 ft of climbing, to test ride a new adventure bike the company was developing.

Head past the break for images and a few words from Chris about their epic ride along the golden California coast…

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WinTunnel: When a Hairdo is a Hair Don’t

To celebrate lady cyclists, this week the #WinTunnel Team tested different hairstyles to determine what’s fastest.  If only Laurent Patrick Fignon had gotten the memo twenty five years ago…

First Look: Salsa Suspension gets Lighter, Stiffer with New Carbon Spearfish and Horsethief

Salsa Spearfish carbon RS-1

Just over a year ago, Salsa Cycles took the wraps off their all new full suspension bikes with the Spearfish and Horsethief. While the Spearfish had been around for some time, both of the bikes took advantage of Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot concentric dropout design to allow efficient pedaling suspension that was still active under braking. Built with 80 and 120mm of travel, the Spearfish and the Horsethief have been in high demand since their introduction.

In 2015 both bikes receive a major update in the form of material. Stepping into the realm of carbon fiber, both bikes now feature a high modulus carbon front triangle and seat stays while sticking with 6066-T6 aluminum chainstays. Even though the Spearfish was already a highly optimized, weight conscious bike the move to carbon fiber nets a 220g loss in frame weight while the burlier Horsethief sees around a 340g weight loss. Other than a larger seat post clamp to constrict the carbon tube, the main standards on each frame remain unchanged from their aluminum siblings.

With decreased weight, improved spec, and the same Salsa feel, the new Spearfish and Horsethief are ready for your next adventure. Details and actual weights after the jump…

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Video: Crabapple Hits Strikes Back

On my first pilgrimage to Whistler Bike Park a few years ago, I stopped by Transition bikes to drink a few cold beverages, and get the lowdown on the local trail network.

In addition to being toured around some of the best single track Bellingham had to offer, the guys  all offered me one bit of advice – be careful riding Crabapple hits. Why? Well the massive booters are legendary and have taken more than one eager first time visitor directly to the hospital.

While I’m glad I headed that advice, this unlucky rider took a massive digger on his first cruise down Crabapple Hits.