by Dave Anderson
May 15, 2013
It’s another visual video extravaganza!
Tune in, brew up, skive off. We’re halfway to the weekend and we’ve a bumper crop of digitised ride moments to keep your stoke up.
Time to open your eyes and visualise; it’s Midweek Mini Movies!
Nicolas Vouilloz – The relentless pursuit of balance – SRAM MTB Wheels
After 10 World Champion titles and 5 overall World Cup wins, Nicolas Vouilloz still wants to be and feel fast. A different kind of fast, perhaps. While racing DH, Nico was known for his unconventional and extreme equipment choices. He is now getting ready for the first Enduro World Series season. A riding style that requires a different bike setup, a discipline where racing is spread over an entire day, with many stages and kilometers of riding. Because of these differences, gone are the days of ridiculously low spoke tension, or extreme suspension setups. Nico now makes choices based on a balance of factors such as weight, efficiency and durability. These choices allow Nico to be his fastest and a true pleasure to witness riding.
After being the most successful male mountain biker of all times, and a rally car racing champion, Nico now embarks on the next phase of his competitive life. This time, in the pursuit of balance.
Eyes On Sea Otter
Everett Burl-Sap and Beverly Beaver take a look through the looking glass at Sea Otter.
This Is Peaty, Season 2 – Episode 1
“What makes you bad,makes you better!”
2012 was full of highs and lows for Peaty…
Coming into the off season, he was looking for that extra edge, something to get him back on track for the up-coming season…
That edge turned out to be his beloved beard, with a serious growth even God himself would have been stoked on. With his new found ambition, he felt the urge for a sudden epic montage, taking in some of Sheffield’s finest Urban training sights, including everyone’s favourite race food, Nandos.
As you can imagine though, his wife wasn’t best pleased and the kids were starting to ask ‘where’s dad?’, so it was time to tame the beast, by heading into a classic barbers in his hometown of Sheffield.
The off season comes and goes quicker than a wheel size and this year was no exception. Before you knew it, Peaty and the Syndicate were travelling to La Fenasosa Bike Park in Spain, to get some serious test time with Fox Suspension, setting the bikes up for the new season, whist taking in the rest of the Bike Park’s amazing trails and whipping up a storm… At least until one of them crashes hard… Produced by Steel City Media
PLAY // SCR
Just a couple of SCR playing in the woods.
Location: somewhere in the zip code of 21337 😀
Country: The motherland of evil. GER
Fabien Barel presents – Introduction to the season
Fabien Barel and Mavic have embarked on a unique journey: Fab is traveling the world to experience the all-mountain life with his friends, some of the best riders on the planet. Here’s a preview of what the upcoming season (5 videos, 1 per month) will bring.
Matt Page, Howies Dyfi Enduro 2013.
Matt Page on the Howies Dyfi Enduro 2013.
Prototype e*thirteen MTB Chainring – Is This the Next Big Step
Dan Milner drops into The Hive to bleed Todd Bischoff for info about e*thirteen’s prototype chainring for riders who like to run single speed gearing. Cool new technology reduces flop and helps keep the chain from falling off.
UK Bike Skills – Video Blog 2.3
A short update as it has been ages since the last one! We recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Herts Shore with loads of riders, both old and new.
Live music in the evening by Pete Guy and Krystal Woodbridge, you can check out their stuff at PeteGuy.co.uk
There is also a live video of this track from the evening on Sam Royston’s Vimeo page – vimeo.com/65665678
Enjoy – hopefully not as long a break next time!
Pedal360: Episode 2, Europe
Episode two of this around the world bicycle journey crosses the mountains of the Alps and the Dolomites before descending into the Balkans, riding through Eastern Europe to the border with Turkey.
Nicolai Bikes – 29 vs. 650
Undecided which wheel size is best?
36″ wheel test
Look out, this tire is bouncing like flubber….
Thanks to everyone that sent in suggestions this week. If you’ve seen or made anything you reckon should be up here next time, the address is, as ever: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember: Keep feeling fascination, yeah?