Singletrack’s Midweek Mini Movies

by Chipps 14

Kicking off Midweek Mini Movies this week is a neat video from Nicolai. We’ve got a bit of cross training for your this week. What happens when you get a trials champion on a freeride bike? Some super technical uphill riding, and some super technical descending too.

And Chipps has insisted that we show the last couple of laps of the Koppenbergcross from the other weekend. It takes in the famous Flanders cobbles as well as some very sketchy off camber descents. And if that’s not hard enough, check out Sven Nys riding on a flat back tyre for most of a lap.

Next up, continuing the theme, we have a look into the world of bike polo. And Colin from Edinburgh says of it: “If anyone would like a game, we’ve been playing every Thursday night for about a year and a half in Edinburgh. This week we’ll be playing off Breadalbane street in Leith from 7.30 onwards. Any bike will as long as you’re comfortable riding it, we have mallets to borrow. and more details on (until we get fully built)”

Matt, meanwhile, insists you check out this sk8te video from Grant Taylor…

Back on track now and we have the final instalment of Trek’s ‘In Pursuit’ from the 2010 race season. They did OK this year did Trek, didn’t they? And with Aaron Gwin announced as Trek’s latest downhill signing, it looks to be an interesting 2011.

And some proper Scottish epic-ing in this huge loop of the Lairig Ghru from Neil Hodgins.

Sequel to the popular ‘Home’ film is the new one from Reset Films called ‘Find’. No big air, no huge booters, just some great scenery, great riding and great singletrack from all over the place.

Find -The Mountain Bike Film from on Vimeo.

And finally… Taken from this forum post – some 1992 hardcore, hardtail downhill racing… Racing from the land of 150mm stems and white Porcupines…

Comments (14)

  1. And the Lairig Ghru one. Very impressive.

  2. And Find!! Although I did watch it the other day, now, on Find there’s the cracking section on Skiddaw but there’s some narrow singletrack in the bracken, doesn’t look like the BW, any ideas where it is?

  3. Great stuff. Downhill racing rigid bikes looks tremendous fun!

  4. The section of singletrack we ride in Find is near the main trail, it’s hard to locate and only short, ever so sweet though. Glad you liked it, happy hunting..

  5. Who’s the other rider Clive?

  6. I can certainly see why there were so many spectators at that 1992 race. Maybe if we go back to shit bikes we’ll get more TV coverage?

  7. I ride with Jerome Clementz in the Lake’s, top marathon downhill racer and all round sound guy..

  8. Jerome’s section is one of my favourites, he comes across as one of the truely genuine Mtb enthusiasts. The bit about the bike sheppards makes me smile evey time I hear it. Nice riding there too Clive!

  9. Nicolai vid on loop here at Cotic this morning. I think there’s a large dose of frustrated trials rider here today!

  10. Cheers Clive, I’ve ridden that section loads, but never that fast or smooth, cracking vid, well done,


  11. Thanks guys, it means a lot to hear positive feedback, we have a lot of fun making these films and just hope people enjoy watching it and are inspired to get out and ride. By the sounds of it I can tick that box…

  12. Cyclo cross looks like a bloody miserable thankless task!

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