by Dave Anderson
October 2, 2013
It’s not the weekend yet? Top up your stoke with this week’s Midweek Mini Movies
Tune in, brew up, skive off. It’s time to open your eyes and visualise; it’s Midweek Mini Movies!
26” is not dead !
” This video was made during the last 8 months on different spots of south of France (Aix en Pce, Marseille, Peynier, Mont Ventoux) and the resort of Chatel. The initial draft of this video was to show that with a 26 inch you can ride what you want, everywhere : enduro, dh, trail or freeride … what is not the case of a 27.5” and even less a 29”.
Filmed & edited by : Chris Dietschy
BACK TO THE ROOTS
After a long season of hard work at Chatel bike park, Alex needed to get back to his roots – steep untamed rutted rooty tracks of Morzine. A few days of sun meant the conditions were all time, and loads of fun was had
Lapierre – Zesty All-Mountain 2014
An established best-seller, the Zesty All-Mountain is now equipped with 27,5’’ wheels and a new OST+ 150 mm frame. It’s now even more playful in descent without forsaking the best compromise between reliability and weight. Its ultra-light monocoque carbon or Supreme 6 frame is even stiffer and more robust, with geometry adapted to 27.5’’ wheels to make it as fun a ride as possible. e:i Shock and telescopic seatpost are available as standard on 4 of the 5 models, and all benefit from a short stem, 740 mm riser handlebar, 180mm Formula brakes, FOX 32 mm fork, SDG saddle, 1 x 11 or 2 x10 drivetrain.
trailfox TF01 29
The Swiss army knife just got a longer blade
After years of evolution, the latest generation of trailfox is more of a revolution. It has grown bigger, has a wilder character, and is more capable than ever before. Riding up a hill in an efficient manner to earn the thrill of the downhill is the most natural desire from the mountain-biking experience, and it’s exactly what enduro racing is all about. That is why the trailfox was developed together with our world-class enduro riders: to achieve the combination of uphill efficiency and enormous downhill capabilities.
MTB Tour Around Mont Blanc | One World One Love with Tito Tomasi, Ep. 1
Artist and all-around athlete Tito Tomasi has jumped onto his trusty mountain bike steed, a 2014 Lapierre Zesty, and has BEASTED around the Mont Blanc in three days. Here is his video of the mountain biking adventure, one last one before winter sets in.
From Tito: “I’ve dreamed a lot about Mont Blanc. As a mountain biker, it always looked like the ultimate adventure. I planned a physical preparation in the Summer, riding high mountains in the Alps. Long riding days, long climbing, carrying a lot… The bike, a 2014 Lapierre Zesty completed me as a perfect mountain machine!
“Life is beautiful, this adventure was a success, three days around the nicest mountain in Europe. Three days of amazing riding and cool meetings on the trail. This adventure was important to me and I’m glad to share it. Enjoy the experience, life is short! Vive la vie!” – Tito
Van Life 2 – Ryan Gardner
Ryan Gardner is a Kona Supergrass rider who travels around the United States in his van to race mountain bikes professionally. This video features Knapps Castle trail in the back country of Santa Barbara, California.
RockShox Game of BIKE – Aaron Chase vs. Kyle Jameson
The third RockShox game of BIKE features Aaron Chase versus Kyle Jameson. This time Chase takes the game to the mountain, challenging Kyle on the slopes of the Whistler Bike Park. Chase is 0 for 2 in the first two rounds, see if he can finally score the win. RockShox – What’s your line?
A short film about Mark Turner, just one of the hundreds of people supporting riders in the 3 Peaks Cyclocross. Mark follows Alan ‘Crossjunkie’ Dorrington of Planet X Bikes, and chats about the role of the helper on this special race
Yorkshire three peaks Cyclocross race 2013
Ingleborough ascent in fine weather i the most challenging and typically British Cyclocross race across the three Highest peaks in Yorkshire. Also footage of the route down from Pen-y-ghent .
Petit Bus Rouge Trailer
Roll up! Roll up! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the Frenchie’s Flying Circus is about to begin!
Download film from: petit-bus-rouge.com.
Documentary feature 78 mn.
Sound and music design by zikali.com
Track Deluxe – Superman (feat. Taiwan MC & Plex Rock)
Hold onto your hats and get your tickets ready to join our crazy crew for a spectacular ride packed full of thrills and spills as we head off on a new adventure. All aboard the Petit Bus Rouge – we’re about to depart!
With plenty of new tricks planned, and inspired ideas that will test the realms of possibility, talent and teamwork will be needed in abundance.
Highliners, clowns, musicians, acrobats, climbers – there’s space for everyone onboard the Little Red Bus.
We don’t know where the road will take us or who we’re going to meet along the way but it’s sure to be eventful and a laugh a minute. From the sublime to the ridiculous is only a step, and the laws of gravity are there to be broken.
Hit the road and join our merry band travelling from Spain to Scotland, Brussels to Brévent, by air, land and sea… tumbling, flying, gliding and sliding, on a trip from the avant-garde to the extreme and all stops in between. There’s never a dull moment on the Petit Bus Rouge.
David Mcmillan & Matt Walker Downhill MTB in Hafjell | To the Point, Ep. 1
Forget the glitzy, glammy, boring-story-bother of most mountain biking videos these days, we want to get to the point and see some downhill riding, dammit.
David Mcmillan and Matt Walker are two privateer downhill racers from the Southern hemisphere, traveling the world and loving life on two wheels. Hafjell was host to the penultimate round of the downhill world cup season, but with an amazing mountain bike park it’d be rude not to enjoy the other trails the mountain has to offer. Whips and Scrubs…!
Director: Gee Milner
Athletes: David Mcmillan, Matt Walker
EPIC FAIL CHATEL, FRANCE 2013
Just in case you’ve living under Chipps’ rock. Here’s why it’s a good idea to pre ride before you jump
ATHERTON RACING AT THE CYCLE SHOW 2013
Rachel, Dan and Gee Atherton with Marc Beaumont visited The Cycle Show 2013. Watch the MTB champions talk about their injuries, embarrassing moments, achievements and more!
Presented By Silverline Tools.
Wrangelled – A Ski-mountaineering Flick
Winter’s Coming! The Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska is 13.2 million acres full of spectacular mountains and glaciers. In April of 2013, 4 friends ventured into a remote section of the park to live on a glacier for 2 weeks, setting up base camp in the center of untouched terrain.
Presented by Arcteryx.com and Dynastar.com
GoPro: Fireman Saves Kitten
we reckon Chipps is going soft, here’s his recommendation: Fireman Cory Kalanick rescues an unconscious kitten from a burning house filled with smoke.
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?