Midweek Mini Movies

It’s the middle of the week, which means time for you to sit down, relax and let your lunchbreak be completely taken over by video. After we failed to produce last week (we were away finding out what the digital future looks like) we’ve got a bumper edition this week…

It’s ‘cross, but not as you know it. Mr James Swinden is late for work – and what better way to commute than on the brand spanking new Cotic >X< ‘cross bike? Contains some proper drop-bar ragging and smidgen of random man-nudity, but don’t let that put you off. Another quality edit from Joe at ThisIsSheffield

Some of you probably wonder how the bike testing process works. It’s pretty much the same the world over. Cut yourself a mullet, bounce around the carpark, have a nice cup of tea and then go shred the gnar. Joe Barnes and the new Orange Patriot are here to show you how…

Ash, organiser of the epic Trans Provence all mountain stage race, fired us over this footage from special stage 13. Some beautiful riding in the maritime Alps. Almost makes us wish we lived there…

Time for a bit of skateboarding now – kind of. This makes roughly no sense at all but it should set the standard for quality scripting because it has a dope growing bat, a cockroach under house arrest, girls, a paranoid rubbish dump and more rednecks than you can shake a bottle of antifreeze at.

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This is a video diary following the riders of the GT Racing team on their trip to last weekend’s XC World Cup at Dalby. Gives you a good idea of how hard the course was…

Right, this one has big wheels, freak bars and some random death metal. It’s recipe for wrongness but if you turn the sound down it’s really nicely shot on some cracking singletrack…

A bit of petrol now – it’s a bloody massive jump in a 4×4 truck – 332ft to be precise. It’s a Hotwheels stunt so we hope Matchbox pull their fingers out and built a massive loop the loop, put the driver in a Rover SD1 police car and start him off with a massive spring loaded hand.

After Gary Lake posted us a video of him riding a ‘cross bike on the trails of Leigh Wood in Brizzle, Sam sent us this one of him riding some of the woodsy singletrack there on a bigger bike just to show there’s some rad stuff hidden in there. Somewhere inbetween the two extremes lies the perfect bike for that area we reckon…

To finish off, here’s some more carpark testing from Liam at Skyline Cycles. Don’t they know you’re just supposed to bounce the forks? It’s a bit of urban thrashing by the picturesque M4…

Any suggestions for next week? Send them in to newsdesk@singletrackworld.com