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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

UCI Worlds


  • 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships  – This year’s Worlds are in Vallnord, Andorra and can be seen on Redbull.TV. The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country race is Saturday, September 5th while the Men’s and Ladies Downhill will be aired on Sunday the 6th.


Video: Preview the Rio 2016 Olympic mountain bike course

South African course designer Nick Floros attached a helmet cam and ripped through the XC mountain bike course being built for the 2016 Rio Olympics. While there’s plenty of flat dirt, there’s also more then enough rock features, drops and techy bits to throw off the pace if a rider chooses (or is forced into) a less than ideal line.

There are more than five kilometers of rock, logs, jumps, berms, bridges and a tunnel laid out in what they say is a course that won’t favor any one type of rider.

In the PR by the organizing committee, Flores said: “The area chosen was very good to design for, as it has a natural variety of land types and many climbs and descents. The course is going be great. We’re going to have some different aspects, for example giant footprints around the course, and some parts based on the shapes we see around the city. I’m sure it’s going to be a fun course for everyone.”

They’ll get a chance to see how the riders like it on October 11th during the first test event, the Aquece Rio International Mountain Bike Challenge. The course is part of the X-Park, also home to the BMX course and canoe slalom circuit, which will become part of a public adventure park after the Games.

Video: Cyclocrosser rips down Whistler’s A-Line mountain bike trail

Yohann Barelli shows how it’s done. And to think, we hesitate to bunny hop a barrier. Via

Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

WARNING: This video features no riding whatsoever.

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Travel & Touring

  • Hipcamp Launches “Airbnb” for Outdoors | Unlocks Private Lands – Hipcamp, the website that makes getting outside fun and easy, is bringing the sharing economy, made popular by Airbnb, to the outdoors. Check out Hipcamp’s Land Sharing video to be transported to these unspoiled lands. Be sure to turn up the volume to get the full effect!

More news and pumptrack event info after the break…


Sony Adds Flip-out Camcorder Screen Case for Action Cam, Makes it Easier than Ever to Get the Shot


Sony introduces a case for their line of action cams, (excluding the latest 4K model due to button configuration) with a 2.7 inch flip out screen. This may at first seem novel, but when you want to actually get a good shot at any moving object while holding the camera, it is actually pretty difficult to do without either holding it directly in front of your face and moving your whole body or “pointing” it in the general direction of the action hoping to get lucky. Rather than a whole new camera, Sony is offering the ability to upgrade your current model with this impressive case…


Red Bull Joy Ride 1, 2, and 3 – The Best Runs From Crankworx Whistler

Like other Extreme sports, the progression of tricks in mountain bike slopestyle continues to progress past the point of ridiculous. That was certainly the case last week at the Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler. With Brandon Semenuk’s winning run being called the best slopestyle run ever, the second and third place runs weren’t far behind. At this rate we’re both terrified and excited to see where slopestyle goes from here.

Make sure to catch the Second and Third place runs next…


Lexus presents 360º video with Christian Vande Velde

Using Samsung VR or Google Cardboard on an Android device, you can now check out a new 360º 3D experience from Lexus feature Christian Vande Velde on why he loves cycling. The 360º video (above) should also play back on updated Chrome and Firefox browsers (won’t work on Safari). From Lexus:

“Lexus Elevate” is an immersive 360-degree film experience using the Samsung Gear VR + Samsung Galaxy S6 that tells the story of why pro cyclist Christian Vande Velde loves the sport.

“Lexus Elevate” is the next step in virtual reality. It’s not just a technical experiment using 360-degree video technology or a simple single camera setup but has a beautiful narrative that puts you in the mind and saddle of one of the world’s greatest cyclists from an unprecedented perspective. Advertising agency of record Team One and production studio UNIT9 helped develop the filmmaking techniques and produce the film.

If you’re attending the U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge August 17–23 in Colorado, you’ll be able to watch it using Samsung Gear VR at the Lexus Finish Festivals. You can also catch the trailer below in NormalVision…


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


  • Why Oval Rings Help You Ride Better – The UK based manufacturer of durable, lightweight and beautiful bicycle parts, absoluteBLACK has recently produced a few videos to illustrate the benefits of oval rings. They’re so sure that you’ll love your oval ring that they’ll give you 30 days to try it and if you don’t love it, you can send it back for a refund. There will be more videos to come so be sure to subscribe to their YouTube Channel.

Recall news and a lot more after the break….


Aaron Gwin On a KTM?…… Well, sorta

Aaron Gwin regardless of what he’s on, is off the chain…. or is it off WITH the chain?  The two things to take from this video are first, Aaron has a bucket full of chain abusing talent and secondly, never ever EVER loan Aaron Gwin anything of yours you value.