by Dave Anderson
December 4, 2013
Winter’s coming and we don’t care. It’s warm in the office and we’ve got enough bandwidth to keep channeling summer.
If it’s a bit slow loading don’t worry it’s worth it…
Tune in, brew up, skive off. It’s time to open your eyes and visualise; it’s Midweek Mini Movies!
SRAM XX1 | Enduro | Part 1: Stepping Up
Follow SRAM enduro racers Jerome Clementz, Nicolas Vouilloz, Rene Widlhaber, Anka Martin and many more as they take on rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 Enduro World Series in Val d’Allos and Les Deux Alpes, France. With enduro quickly becoming one of the most progressive and interesting forms of mountain biking, enduro riders have become an essential part in the development of a new generation of components, which combine light weight, durability and flawless performance during long and hard races. SRAM XX1 is the prime example of this new breed of components, after dominating the 2013 season with 6 wins out of 7 races with Fabien Barel, Nicolas Vouilloz and Jerome Clementz.
Orange Alpine 160 Diva – For Ladies Who Launch
With 160mm of travel, a solid chassis and geometry honed for the fun stuff, our Alpine 160 Diva is designed for ladies who launch.
Aimee Dix is Senior Fork Technician at Mojo Suspension and a top flight racer, both on a DH and Enduro bike, making her the perfect person to ask to put the Alpine 160 Diva through its paces.
For more details check out the Orange Alpine 160 Diva page:
Hannah Barnes: North West Trailer
Elite female mountain bike enduro racer Hannah Barnes embarks on a mission of exploration up the west coast of Scotland. Beginning at her home in Fort William she travels from the Outdoor Capital of the UK right up to Cape Wrath, the most North-Westerly point of the UK.
Full film will be released online in December 2013.
Created by Cut Media
Hannah and Cut Media would like to thanks the supporters of the film: Orange Mountain Bikes, Outdoor Capital of the UK, Visit Scotland, and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland
Quick edit of Gregory Lum on a weekend at Burke mountain.
10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done
This is a short compilation of experiences I made on my mountain bike during the past three years that I found worth sharing. And if you know fellow riders that are in need of a boost of motivation, please share this video with them!
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A pair of mountain bikes. A bunch of frame bags. A couple of GoPro cameras. The rumour of a bothy. A map. All we needed was a plan.
But we don’t like plans. We like adventures. Plans are restrictive. Adventures are fun.
Ed and I had a couple of days free to spend entirely on bikes somewhere. We chose to go to north Wales. Near enough to get to. Far enough away to feel remote. We chose a start point and a place to stay overnight. The place was a bothy in Snowdonia that we had stumbled across whilst doing a bit of Googling one night.
That was the full extent of our ‘plan’. We were going to explore unknown-to-us tracks and trails between our start point and our bothy. We had bikes that could go anywhere; singletrack, fireroad, road, rock, mud, moorland, woodland, wilderness, civilisation, up, down, along, over and through. We didn’t have any limitations on the sort of terrain we could deal with.
All we needed to do was get to the bothy before nightfall. Find the bothy. And hope it was open.
You can have some awfully big adventures when all you have to do all day is go for an explore on your bike.
Emily Batty speaks about the future of Women’s cycling, injuries and her Olympic experience.
Rémy Absalon, the last COMMENCAL interview
Nine years. Nine years replete of competitions, trips, encounters, videos and photos. During all this time, Remy offered us wonderful victories riding the whole range of META and helping to improve it.
Even if our partnership stops at the end of the 2013 season, we are wishing to spend one last good moment with him. Thus, with his usual calmness and joviality, Remy goes back one year after another on the different times that have marked his career and that enabled him to become one of the best enduro riders in the world.
Dolomites part 1 – Flow
September bike trip to Dolomites divided into three parts. That’s the first one, it shows the incredible and particularly flowy trails that we’ve had the opportuinity to discover.
Mobilize Me (UK)
Mobilize me and I’ll change my world. http://ow.ly/r0XIz See how Ethel, George and Royce are changing their world with the Power of Bicycles.
Give a gift of a bicycle this holiday and mobilize girls like Ethel in Zambia and South Africa. Donate now at http://uk.worldbicyclerelief.org/mobi…
fat bike freeride
This is the second time riding on the fat bike on snow! Just borrowing this one! I want one so bad!!!
Dig in at the Dock 2014 – the promo video
Come down to Bo’ness Harbour on the 5th of January for the third Dig in at the Dock cyclocross race. This is Scotland’s favourite and most competitive cyclocross with a field of racers unmatched by any other in the country this season. It’s a spectator friendly event with face-painting for kids, a Samba band and much more including free cowbells for you to make some noise with. See you there.
OK, an explanation of the video for non-cyclocrossers. Belgium plays host to the world’s best cyclocross races and in order to watch these races cyclocross fans like us pick up internet feeds of Sporza and Vier. We don’t understand a word of the commentary as it’s all in Flemish but somehow that makes it better. This video celebrates pretending we’re as good as the guys and girls we see racing on the Sporza channel. It’s a bit like a slightly more grown up version of pretending you’re on CHiPs. What do you mean you’re too young to remember CHiPs?
We hope you enjoy it. Sorry about showing you Dave’s nipples.
Infinity Cyclocross 2013 in Palm Bay
First edition of the Infinity Cyclocross in the new Rotary Cyclocross Park in Palm Bay, FL.
Concept e-bike “Concept 1865-Rethinking Materials”
Join BASF on a unique thought experiment and travel back into time with Concept 1865-Rethinking Materials – back to the year 1865, when BASF was founded. This was also the time when the wooden “Dandy Horse” invented by Karl Drais was given its first pedals, and as velocipede launched the bicycle on the road to global success.
As a tribute to this era of enthusiasm for technology and invention, BASF and the DING3000 design studio have developed a velocipede with today’s state-of-the-art technology — including 24 high-performance plastics, specialty foams, epoxy resin and polyurethane materials from BASF.
And this e-velocipede of the 21st century runs! Concept 1865, a ready-to-ride prototype with an electric drive, is made almost entirely of modern plastics from BASF. Only its brakes, axles, and motor are still made of metal. Everything else is lightweight construction.
Further information on Concept 1865:
That jump is …NUTS…best epic fail.
That jump didn’t workout on my favor…
And finally, thanks to Joe Barnes for this one…
EXTREME BARBIE JEEP RACING 2012
This years Barbie Jeep Race at RBD was one for the record books with more drivers showing up than ever before and going all out for bragging rights and $200 cash!
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?