Time again for some Darklight

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Ready to dream? It’s time to get a bit Tron…

We imagine that this is hard enough to land in the daylight
Some midnight roost

Kind of how your rides might look in your dreams, or after taking that funny pill your mate Spanner offered you in that club, this advert for Philips TVs took an insane amount of work to shoot, not to mention some super-skilled riding from Matt Hunter, Graham Agassiz and Matt Miles – jumping trees in the near-darkness and riding endless black scree slopes while in blinding spotlights. So, sit back and enjoy this again for seven minutes.

(Can’t see the vid, click – here – )

Laying the table at night
Look for the landing!


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (2)

    The lighting was amazing, but the riding in those conditions was outstanding. Even if you don’t like bike vids you could enjoy the spectacle.

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