Cinema Sunday: Stund Season 3, Episode 1

Stund is a lifestyle mountain biking series that usually puts out about five episodes per year. They feature a different location in each episode, spending only a few days shooting at each location. The result: some absolutely crazy riding and usually some nearly-as-crazy shenanigans. Episode 1 of Season 3 brings you some insane riding from …

New MTB Video Series: “Diaries Down Under”

While most of us in the Northern Hemisphere are waiting out the snow and the rain and hoping for an early spring, it’s smack in the middle of the summer mountain biking season in the Southern Hemisphere! Diaries Down Under is a new lifestyle mountain biking video series based in Queenstown, New Zealand that features …

Cinema Sunday: “The Whole Enchilada”

I have heard tales of an incredible ride in Moab by the name of “The Whole Enchilada,” but I haven’t truly been able to grasp its epicness… until now. The Whole Enchilada drops over 7,000 vertical feet from Burro Pass down to the town of Moab, Utah over the course of 26 glorious miles. This …

Drift HD Helmet Cam Review

Judging by the number of new and improved helmet cameras that hit the market each year, manufacturers are still trying to find the sweet spot where quality, dependability, usability, and affordability intersect. Over the past three years helmet cameras have moved from disappointing to good-enough to… well, almost exciting. The Drift HD is part of …

Life Cycles Mountain Bike Video

There has never really been a mountain bike movie like this before. And it may be a long time before anyone else can capture a wisp of the feeling Life Cycles has captured. Derek Frankowski and Ryan Gibb, the creators of this masterpiece, have my respect. Life Cycles exhibits a paradigm shift in the way …

MTB Videos: Simple Editing Techniques

The vast majority of mountain biking videos shot with point-of-view cameras really aren’t worth the time it takes to watch them.Despite the access to excellent equipment, there are 2 main reasons for this poor video quality: 1) Unimaginative camera angles. 2) Poor editing. Hopefully in my last post I was able to provide you with …

MacAvalanche: Helicopter-Shuttled DH Race

photo credit: Daniel Loots / Glencoe Mountain / bbc.co.uk Americans can be forgiven for assuming MacAvalanche is this summer’s ridiculous ice cream mashup from Mickey D’s. In fact it’s the Scottish version of the Mega Avalanche DH race held in the French Alps each year and the first annual MacAvalanche happened earlier this month with …

GoPro LCD BacPac, Battery BacPac, and Chesty Mount

Bike tune up: check. New hydration pack: check. A better way to capture those Kodak moments: CHECK! More and more people are using small video cameras to capture the action on the mountain bike trail and last year I wrote about the GoPro HD helmet camera. I’m still loving the camera but even more so …

MTB Film Review: The Potential Inside

I’ve often wondered: are documentaries and shred films like the Collective series the only way to get mountain biking on screen? I mean, sure mountain biking makes a cameo in regular movies from time to time but it’s never been a central part of the backdrop in an on-screen drama. Until now. The Potential Inside …