Must Watch: Pure Darkness 3 – Going Big Will Never Die

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Ever wondered just how big you can go? For most of us that isn’t a question of physics, but rather one of our own abilities and courage. But for a handful of riders on this earth, that question can only be answered by building bigger and bigger jumps. Insanely large jumps. When your roll in requires a high degree of fitness just to get to the top, you know you’re in for a wild ride.

This of course, is the latest installment from Pure Darkness which features Sam Reynolds, Matt MacDuff, Danny Pace, Andreu Lacondeguy and Dylan Stone. These madmen built one of the most mind boggling slopestyle courses (dirt jumps?) around and then show us how to absolutely send it – with a few crashes of course…

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Ever wondered just how big you can go? For most of us that isn’t a question of physics, but rather one of our own abilities and courage. But for a handful of riders on this earth, that question can only be answered by building bigger and bigger jumps. Insanely large jumps. When your roll in requires […]

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Video: The inimitable Claudio Caluori runs Fort William UCI downhill course

Wrong lines make for good lines with Claudio. Especially at 4:30. Enjoy, then check out coverage from this past weekend’s race on RedBull TV.



Wrong lines make for good lines with Claudio. Especially at 4:30. Enjoy, then check out coverage from this past weekend’s race on RedBull TV.

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A Journey Beyond – Bombtrack’s video journey through Caucasus Countryside

Building off their adventure bike platform introduced last year, Bombtrack’s new A Journey Beyond edit shows their friend Marc Maurer riding Cappadocia, the Caucasus or the Iranian countryside. Kick back with your morning joe and start dreaming of your own big adventure.

Want more? Check their Vimeo channel for other recent videos from their (and their friends’) epic rides.



Building off their adventure bike platform introduced last year, Bombtrack’s new A Journey Beyond edit shows their friend Marc Maurer riding Cappadocia, the Caucasus or the Iranian countryside. Kick back with your morning joe and start dreaming of your own big adventure. Want more? Check their Vimeo channel for other recent videos from their (and […]

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The Win Tunnel: Where to carry your spare tube

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Specialized is at it again. Between use of their new-ish wind tunnel for bike development, the aero team continues the aerodynamic equivalent of “will it blend?” with the Win Tunnel. Putting the tunnel to use for educational purposes, Specialized is looking at your spare tube (not your spare tire, for those who aren’t in race shape). Is it faster in your jersey? On your saddle? In a bottle? The results may come as a surprise…

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Specialized is at it again. Between use of their new-ish wind tunnel for bike development, the aero team continues the aerodynamic equivalent of “will it blend?” with the Win Tunnel. Putting the tunnel to use for educational purposes, Specialized is looking at your spare tube (not your spare tire, for those who aren’t in race […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Bike Power in NYC, Juliana bikes Going Places, and Sharing the ride in Africa

Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to proper use of e-bike tech, lugging gear for the long haul supporting his cycling community and getting more folks on bikes.

Check out more from this past week’s best videos after the break…

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Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to […]

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Widen your view with the Lensbaby fisheye adapter for GoPro camreas

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Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the housing of a GoPro camera to give an all-new perspective to action cam footage. They’ve put this fun lens up on Kickstarter to get the ball rolling, so take a closer look at how it can make you rethink the look of riding footage…

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Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the […]

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Scott has us itching to hit the dirt with their Chasing Trail video series

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It really isn’t too often that we see well-produced mountain bike videos blowing down proper East Coast technical singletrack, so when we do we get pretty excited. We at Bikerumor have strong roots from our start in mountain biking and a couple of decades later still riding the rocky trails of the southern Appalachians, so seeing video like this gives us an especially strong urge to skip out of the office and go test some trail gear.

Scott prefaces their series with the idea of searching for the world’s best singletrack, so we welcome them into our backyard. In this second episode of the Chasing Trail series, their Gstaad-Scott DH team rider Neko Mulally heads into the Great Smokey Mountains to sample they technical western North Carolina trails and get reader for a season of racing.

Check out the unadulterated trail riding after the break, plus a look back at the last episode with Rémy Absalon hammering through Les Vosges singletrack in France…

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It really isn’t too often that we see well-produced mountain bike videos blowing down proper East Coast technical singletrack, so when we do we get pretty excited. We at Bikerumor have strong roots from our start in mountain biking and a couple of decades later still riding the rocky trails of the southern Appalachians, so seeing video […]

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Rebecca Rusch hikes up Kilimanjaro & rides down the other side for World Bicycle Relief

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Pro mountain biker Rebecca Rusch has just come back this spring from a pretty unique trip to raise money and awareness for World Bicycle Relief. Together with adventurer Patrick Sweeney, Rusch packed her bike up on her back to make the pre-dawn start of the last ascent to the 5895m/19,341ft summit of Africa’s highest peak. Then they rode back down the technical terrain, raising a dollar for every foot of elevation, coming out to 131 new bikes for students in Africa with WBR. Rusch has worked with the charity since 2013 to provide bikes as a means of access to resources like education, healthcare and economic opportunities. Find out more about her adventure and bike, and check out the footage they shot on the way…

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Pro mountain biker Rebecca Rusch has just come back this spring from a pretty unique trip to raise money and awareness for World Bicycle Relief. Together with adventurer Patrick Sweeney, Rusch packed her bike up on her back to make the pre-dawn start of the last ascent to the 5895m/19,341ft summit of Africa’s highest peak. Then they […]

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Cody Gessel boosts brakeless in Virgin, Utah

Utah is not the first place you’d expect to see someone shredding with no brakes, but you’ve gotta keep your web edits fresh these days, and the crazy ideas just keep coming from social-media saavy companies like Deity Components.

Check out their latest video to see team rider Cody Gessel bring some dirt jumper style to the desert, boosting some freshly manicured jumps and sending some huge gaps- all with no brakes and no last chance to bail out!

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Utah is not the first place you’d expect to see someone shredding with no brakes, but you’ve gotta keep your web edits fresh these days, and the crazy ideas just keep coming from social-media saavy companies like Deity Components. Check out their latest video to see team rider Cody Gessel bring some dirt jumper style […]

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