- Cycling films – which is one do like best?
On the Line, one of the best 'make you want to get out and ride' films i've seen. You cant buy it on dvd but the filmmaker just stuck it on his site for free instead.
Its in 2 parts, bout 35 mins all in. The little 5 yr old riding is cool, as is the train jump section.Posted 8 years ago
Gotta be "Tread" with Hans Rey and Greg Herbold.
The scene where they have been riding all day and are deciding what to eat is a classic which my mates and I repeated for years.
Has to be done in a Hans voice: "Good food or healthy food? Good food!" (cue enormous burgers!)
Others: The Collective, Brighton Aint Ready, Sunday In Hell, The Road to ParisPosted 8 years agoyounggeoffSubscriber
Good call with Tread, Re-tread wasn't as good, the bit with HB's cross-training and his baja bug follwed by the single track to the music 'Crack in the Universe' makes me want to get out and ride though. That reminds me , the sun's shining, the bike's down stairs so I'm off out now !!!!Posted 8 years agoyodaMember
Love a sunday in hell, American flyers and breaking away are both in my dvd collection.
I love the shaun Palmer bit in chainsmoke!!Makes me want to ride fast.
Tread is a classic too!
"Trials is for geeks!Hipppity hoppity off the rocks,you know….whatever! Billy could never shred man!"
"Good food or healthy food?Goooood healthy food!"
My fave bit of a film has got to be Jason Mcroy on his spesh full bounce in Dirt.The bit where he's pedalling his nuts off next to the dry stone wall,that's why we all ride caught on camera!Posted 8 years agovernon-sezMember
#1 all time fave
Kranked 2 – skinny North Shore bits. Awesome at the time. Still have a view every now and then. And the bit with Lopes on the dirt jumps (umm, is that Kranked 2?) and the dude on the Ellsworth doing the funky stuff.
and defo Dirt – JMC at full pelt (see above post by Yoda)
and Mudcows. cool asPosted 8 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
Home does it for me too. I love the trials around Glasgow.
Other than that I love the Earthed series and always come back to watching them, the music can be hit or miss but the DJ section with The Fall is fantastic. Love the section in 4 (I think) with the DH'rs riding spooky wood and the freeride at GT and seeing how fast it CAN be done and one of the guys landing a table top on the back wheel and manualling around the berm into the next table top always makes me smile.
My missus thinks it's sad that I can ride all day and still come home and watch a MTB DVD! She's right of course 🙂Posted 8 years agoshoefitiMember
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Cycling films – which is one do like best?
Opppps – Sorry about that, not long got in from a 12 hour night shift at the time and brain was still on day shifts. 😳
Although I'm still not sure why the Russians riders had a bushy beard. That's the stupid Americans for you!
Are you not confusing American Flyers with Breaking Away there, but yes i wondered why the Russian wore a skateboard helmets and had a bushy beard and massive arms, it was a kind of cross between Streetfighter and a really really Sh!t film.Posted 8 years agoHeathenWoodsMember
I agree with all these apart from Earthed 5. Whoever chose the music for that needs to be shot, didn't like it at all and I think the music was a major part of that.
To be honest, that's one the reasons that I'd choose Earthed 5. The music is truly excellent (the Earthed series was always good) and a million miles away from the by-numbers generic stuff that nearly every other mountain bike film lazily uses (rock-lite, hiphop-lite, raggae-lite, punk-lite, pile-o-shite). I enjoyed The Tipping Point a lot too.
Sunday in Hell is a classic; there was also another road film which followed, oh, i forget which particular bunch of lycra-clad, Belgian-mix fuelled madmen through a Tour de France… T-Mobile? Hell on Wheels? That was fun.
For my money, Virtuous and Transition take the prize for most soulless pieces of crap purporting to be about mountain biking committed to film.Posted 8 years ago
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