Riding a bicycle usually involves sitting down. Sure there’s the occasional standing pedal for extra power, but lying face down is definitely not a normal position. That’s not the case for rider Michael Guerra who shows how this daredevil position can dramatically reduce wind resistance, speeding him past other cyclists.
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Enduro and Freeride MTB rider Kilian Bron is a quite the badass on a bike. He shared this compilation of POV footage from some of his craziest rides in 2020, including terrifying cliffside trails, steep downhill drops, wheelies on skinny paths, and climbing over crazy rock formations.
Street trials and mountain bike rider Danny MacAskill once again shows off his skills in a dramatic way. In this short film by Peny, he heads to Scotland’s Dubh Slabs, and takes his bike on a wild ride down the steep and slippery rock formations. The Arcade Fire track No Cars Go serves as the perfect accompaniment to the visuals.
Cyclist Gee Atherton takes on a seriously gnarly stretch of terrain in this short action clip. Located above the UK’s Dyfi Bike Park, the grassy ridge runs downhill from a 2,185-foot summit, with just a few feet of earth separating his bike from a steep drop-off to the left, while the hillside creates natural jump ramps along the way.
Improve your bicycle’s nighttime safety and visibility without installing extra equipment. Simply place this water bottle into your bottle cage, and you’ll get a bright source of light. It runs for up to 8 hours in constant mode, and 16 hours in flash mode. Of course, it still holds drinks too.
After riding into stardom as a little kid back in 2010, Jackson Goldstone has become a force to be reckoned with on his mountain bike. Ride Shimano and Anthill Films take us inside of Jackson’s world, set against the beautiful mountainous backdrop of Squamish, B.C., which has certainly played a part in him honing his craft.
Riding a bicycle down stairs isn’t that difficult as long as you watch your weight transfer. But Mike Boyd wanted to figure out how to get his mountain bike UP a flight of stairs without getting off. Like most things Mike sets his mind to, he eventually figured it out, though we’re sure his legs were burning after this lesson.
BMX rider and Nitro Circus athlete Ryan Williams must be pretty happy with himself after landing what is apparently the first ever 360 double backflip tailwhip. He says it took him months of prep and practice, and it was one of the hardest tricks he’s ever pulled off. Check out the dizzying helmet-cam view here.
If you want to charge up the big battery packs in a Tesla in any reasonable amount of time, you need a special high-voltage charger. But is it possible to recharge one of Elon Musk’s electric cars with human power? Watch as nine cyclists in Finland attempt to do just that, with their bicycles wired up to a Tesla Model X.
Fabio Wibmer is one of the world’s most talented street trials bicyclists. Like many of us, his options for going out are a bit more limited than before. But rather than get frustrated, Fabio turned his home into a playground for his bike riding antics. Fortunately, his roommates are good sports. Also, we want to live in that house.
After a beautiful woman drops her handkerchief, mountain bike trials rider Tomomi Nishikubo heads off on a rather circuitous route to find her in this amusing freestyle action video shot around Tokyo. We loved the bits of humor scattered throughout, especially the pit stop scene.
These form-fitting gloves are great for bicycling at night, since each one has four bright LEDs on its knuckles. They’re made using stretchy and breathable materials with light-reflective accents, and feature foam padding and touchscreen-compatible thumb and index and fingertips. They’re also great for working in dark locations.
Keeping your bicycle chain properly lubricated is important for smooth riding and glitch-free shifts. But normal methods can make an oily mess. The Green Disc soaks up oil into a special biodegradable cartridge which glides along your bike’s chain for tidy, waste-free lube jobs.
At rest, Timber’s uniquely designed bike bell sits completely silent. But release its trigger lock, and it produces a pleasant, but plenty-loud jingle to let people know you’re passing, without being obnoxious. Available in both bolt-on and quick-release models. Sound demo here.
This flexible bike lock is not only easier to wrap around posts than traditional U-locks, it’s far more durable. It can withstand a tremendous amount of torsion – which can destroy other locks, and has a pick and drill-resistant lock cylinder. It’s also insurance-rated, with optional bike theft coverage available.
These iron-on dots are designed to improve visibility and safety when riding your bike at night. they’re made using microscopic glass beads that concentrate and reflect light, and come in a variety of shapes, so you can make whatever pattern you’d like on your clothing. RydeSafe also makes reflective stick-ons for your bike.
Never worry about nighttime visibility on your bike again. Bright Eyes‘ headlight cranks out 1600 lumens on its high setting. Thanks to an external battery pack, it can run from 4 to 16 hours depending on brightness level. It fits all bike handlebars, and comes with a diffuser lens and a free LED taillight.
OneUp Components‘ compact tool kit is engineered just for bicyclists, and includes a variety of hex and spoke wrenches, along with a chain link breaker, Presta valve core tool, tire levers, screwdrivers, and storage for a CO2 cartridge, which can be used with OneUp’s matching compact pump.
Freestyle MTB rider Matt Jones shows off some epic tricks out in the forest in Red Bull’s beautifully shot short film which uses rotoscoped multiple exposures to peer into Matt’s mind as he works out and improves each maneuver. That loop de loop was totally sick.
Check out this incredible point of view video captured by rider Kilian Bron, who managed to beat out more than 700 other bike riders on an unmarked 15.5 mile, 7800+ vertical foot downhill run in the 2019 Mountain of Hell competition in the French Alps. There was also quite the crash at the start of the race. (Thanks Matl!)
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