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 …

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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 …

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The Evolution of Downhill Mountain Biking in Crested Butte: Evolution Bike Park, CBMR

Crested Butte is legendary as one of the birth places of mountain biking. While Marin, California may receive most of the fame (infamy?), Crested Butte was also one of the places that the earliest mountain bike pioneers called home. Unlike Marin, Crested Butte has maintained its legendary status with the oldest mountain bike club in …

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MTB Movie Review: Pedal Driven

10 Reasons to watch Pedal Driven, a BIKEumentary: 1. You saw the earlier Singletracks blog post by trek7k about the fundraising efforts to complete the movie. If you pledged, you’re part of the effort. 2. There are secret/illegal/pirate trails in your area and you want to watch the story of how a group of passionate, …

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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 …

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How To Make Great MTB Trail Videos: Camera Mounting Options

With the advent of the many affordable HD helmet camera options on the market (especially the GoPro), the number of point of view (POV) mountain bike videos on the internet has exploded! To bebrutallyhonest, the vast majority of the POV videos uploaded every day aren’t worth the time that it takes to watch them. There …

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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 …

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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 …

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