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Video: Chris Akrigg – ‘The Water Cycle’

A downhill romp from the top of the Brecon Beacons through South Wales all the way to the coast through streams, rivers, waterfalls, reservoirs and across beaches.

Filmed and Edited by Will Evans, Music by James Welsh – [email protected]


Video: Eric Porter and Cody Kelley shred Alabama

Yes, you read that right—the trail system in Anniston, Alabama, is quickly becoming a must-ride destination. Eric Porter and Cody Kelley recently travelled to ride the IMBA Bronze level ride center at Coldwater Mountain. Just down the road from the famous Talladega Nascar race track, these trails absolutely rip. There is a surprising amount of vertical as well, just shy of 1,000 feet from top to bottom.  Keep your eyes out for a full article in Dirt Rag this fall, and in the meantime enjoy the video!


Video: ‘Klunking 3’ with Transition Bikes

The Howru Klunk Crew gets after it at opening day of Snow Summit Bike Park. A freak May snowstorm made for all time conditions when the sun started shining on Saturday. The trails were dialed and the park was wide open, a perfect scenario for an all out klunkfest.

Riders: Carl Hulick, Tucker Hopkins, and Paul Jackson

Filmed: Kevin Haynes and Doug Druz

Edited : Kevin Haynes


Video: Kids tear up the bike park on Commencal Ramones

Bike companies are getting hip to the next generation of mountain bike talent. Commencal is starting them young on the 12-inch Ramones push bike. No toy, the $199 Ramones 12 is built with some quality parts, like an actual threadless stem and handlebar that can be swapped out as your child grows and pneumatic Kenda K-Rad tires. The rear hub is disc ready too if you want to add a brake.

When you’re grom grows up there’s a whole lineup of kids bikes from Commencal including some full suspension bikes that would make grownups envious.


Video: How to carry your bike

Let’s face it, not every ride is a Sunday stroll along a smooth path. If it was it wouldn’t be mountain biking, now would it? Sometimes hike-a-bike is an unavoidable nuisance to get to better trail ahead. In this short video photographer and adventure expert Dan Milner shows us three of his favorite techniques for carrying your bike—hint: don’t just grab the top tube.


Video: ‘N1NO – The Hunt for Glory – Chapter 2’

Being on a professional MTB team, there is a lot of traveling involved, before and during race time. Nino Schurter and SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing spent a decent amount of time in South Africa and California preparing for the upcoming World Cup season, which starts this coming weekend in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic..

South Africa is where the team heads every year to start their season. Unlike recent years, Nino Schurter kicked-off the pre-olympic race season at the Bonelli US CUP and the Sea Otter Classic in California. “At Sea Otter, my team mate Jenny Rissveds and I competed in four races, and it resulted in 4 podiums. It was a very cool experience to race in California and definitely felt good to bike where MTB was born,” Nino says.

Chapter 2 gives an inside view into the team`s life and all the preparation professional racing requires. “Everything we do in 2015 has just one goal: to be the most fit possible for the Olympic Race in Rio in 2016.”

If you missed Episode 1 of The Hunt for Glory you can see it here.


How Aaron Chase gets the shot

Aaron Chase has been filming his riding for more than 15 years, but it wasn’t until the GoPro cameras came on the market that creativity of athlete-mounted photography could really be explored.

The New Yorker recently posted this video of Chase discussing his setup and how he and a partner will construct a shot as an online extra to its recent piece on the rise of the GoPro brand.


Video: Brakeless down Death Grip, starring Casey Brown

By Anthill Films

The feeling of traveling through space at vision-blurring speeds is exhilarating, albeit terrifying, but that’s why we crave it. For mountain bikers, going fast is just a part of what we do, but we do it knowing we have a safety net: brakes. But imagine if you didn’t have brakes to stop you? Imagine voluntarily riding brakeless? Meet Casey Brown.

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