Posts in the category Video

Another Epic Press Release Video From Transition, Now Featuring Ponies and Giddyup Technology

Transition recently announced a brand new suspension platform and a four brand new bikes for the 2015. We’ve covered the tech and first ride review here, and the different models here, but you’ll want to hit play on this video anyways….

Working Dogs: A Long Time Coming Documentary from Sam Smith, Featuring a Bunch of Sled Dogs and a Geoff Kabush

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Known for his behind the camera work and production partnership that grew the Behind the Barriers series over the past four years, Sam Smith brought us cyclocross fans deep into the personal stories and lives behind the US pro racing scene with friend and project partner Jeremy Powers. Now that he felt that Behind the Barriers could stand on its own feet Sam has gone back to some projects that have been in the works for years, and is taking the time to develop new ventures. His most recent release is a biographic focus on Canadian mountain biker and sideburns aficionado Geoff Kabush, flashing back to his lead up to the 2010 XC World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec. While the project was put on hold with Smiths other projects, it manages to remain interesting and relevant, probably due to a unique story line and well put together photography.

Join us after the break for a Working Dogs trailer plus how you can get ahold of the digital download…

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Video: Behind the Scenes with Data Acquisition & Suspension Tuning Team Antidote Solutions

While the good old parking lot test is enough for most of us, racing at the highest level requires carefully tuned suspension to help carry as much speed as possible. In this video, Antidote Solutions gives you an inside look at the hardware they use for data acquisition and how they use that information to help riders win races. Skip ahead to the 5:30 mark if you’re just interested in getting the lowdown on the blackbox, but the full video is worth watching.

Video: Josh Bryceland’s Incredible GoPro Race Footage from 2014 Hafjell World Champs

For those that don’t keep up with the downhill scene, Josh Bryceland has been on an absolutely tear this season. Having earned the overall, expectations where high for the Rat coming into World Champs, and his warp speed race run was on pace to be the fastest of the day when mis fortune struck.

Boosting the last man made obstacle on the course, he over cleared to flat and ended up severely fracturing his ankle. Unable to pedal, he was forced to cruise through the gates and settle for second place – 0.4 second back on the day.

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Must Watch: How a Motorcycle Pit Crew Keeps Racers Rolling at the Vuelta

Filmed from the perspective of a race mechanic working for Shimano Neutral Support, this footage demonstrates just how talented the support teams are at the top level of the sport.

 

Video: How to keep riding in a country with no spare parts

Due to a long standing US embargo, Cuba has been unable to import an assortment of products since the 60s. The result is that a culture of DIY repairs has emerged, so that many items which would have ended up in a land fill years ago here in the states are still in use. The most famous example would be the legendary classic cars and trucks which populate the city streets, but another less widely known is the vast cycling network.

In this short film, Diego Vivanco interviews cyclists in Cuba to learn more about how they keep their bikes running. 

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Must Watch: Shaun Palmer Coming Home

The Miserable Champion is coming home. Shaun Palmer is now back on Intense Cycles with a goal of building a new World Cup DH race team and getting the DH bikes that started with the legendary M1 back on the podium. Expect big things out the Intense camp in the near future…

*Warning – some language in clip may be NSFW

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Shannon Galpin of Mountain2Mountain, sponsored by Liv Cycling, has organized a Global Solidarity Ride on Saturday, August 30th, to show support for women’s cycling in Afghanistan. Check her website for an organized ride near you – or dedicate your ride tomorrow to these brave women and girls, use hashtags #pedalarevolution and #solidarityride2014.
  • Greenville, SC, is hosting the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships that is taking place now through Sept. 1st. Free live streaming of the events is being hosted here.
  • The 11th Lake Wolfgang Challenge triathlons will be September 6-7th in Strobl, Austria. This weekend will include an Olympic Distance Challenge, an X-Challenge Sprint (with mountain biking as the bike portion), a combo of the X and Olympic, and a Kid’s Challenge. More info in German here.
  • The first mountain bike race on, what is probably the most remote place to hold one, Saint Helena Island, will be held Saturday, September 20th. You must email their tourist office to register before September 5th, looks like the race is free, but you must arrange your own transportation to this island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Flyer after the break.
  • The 2014 Hell Hole Gravel Grind Stage Race will be held the weekend of September 19th-21st on the gravel roads in and around Hellhole Swamp in the Francis Marion National Forest just outside of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride 2014 at Calloway Gardens is September 20th and 21st. Registration and info here.
  • IMBA’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is Saturday, October 4th.
  • Only 3 days left to enter to win a Loaded Carbon Cockpit.
  • This week, IPWatchdog focuses it’s Evolution of a Technology series on bicycle patents.
  • IMBA held a panel discussion at their World Summit in Steamboat Springs, CO, last week on the use of e-bikes on mountain bike trails that led to a suggested strategy for IMBA and the industry to consider.
  • Road Hollad Cycling Apparel is having a Labor Day promotion this weekend, 20% off everything with code LABOR at checkout. Have a Labor Day sale going on? Leave the information in the comments.

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Whistler Wednesday: Claire Buchar Summer of Summit, Remy Métailler Burns Whistler Bike Park, & A Whole Lot of Stoke

As a woman, I take an active interest in the various edits starring female riders that stream through my inbox. Almost always though, they’re disappointingly cutesy. Relying more on smiles for a sponsorship than a banger, so viewers are left with the bad taste of poorly used slomo instead of stoke.

Women like Casey BrownManon Carpenter, and Micayla Gatto, have been holding it down, but Claire Buchar just raised the bar. Hulk smashing through roots, an epic no hander, with a touch of classic Kovaric, make this one of my favorite edits of the year.

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