MTB rider and videographer Nikolaj Juhlsen takes us on a crazy-fast downhill ride illuminated only by the headlight on his bike. We’re guessing he’s practiced the run a few times in the daylight, given how flawlessly he performed the daring nighttime ride through the Austrian forest.
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Cyclist Fabio Wibmer combines his love for riding with video games in this amazing action film. After an accident sidelined Wibmer from riding, he respawned in the Côte d’Azur for this thrill-filled video shot like a third-person sandbox game. The filmmakers deserve equal credit for the exceptional camerawork.
Esperanto is Teton Gravity Research’s latest mountain biking action film. During filming, rider Hannah Bergemann showed off her skills in the rough and treacherous terrain of Southern Utah, which was captured for us to enjoy in this short bonus reel. She kicks things off with an absolutely insane downhill run.
We already know it’s possible to build an entire bicycle out of wood. But how durable are wood wheels when pushed to their limits? Mountain biker Sam Pilgrim fitted his bike with some custom wood wheels and put them to the test on a forest trail, a pump track, and even a staircase. They held up way better than we expected.
A big part of mountain biking is getting out and enjoying nature. But when the weather turns inclement, an indoor trail doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Especially if it’s as awesome as Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland, Ohio, which is home to a 1.6km (~1 mile) long trail, loaded with a variety of tricky terrain to test your skills.
If we’re mountain biking and see a trailhead sign that says “Beyond Expert,” we’re turning back. But if your name is Ddangerous Ddave, you’re required to pedal on. Here’s POV footage of Ddave’s first ride down a treacherous trail at Iron Mountain, which offers “an infinite number of mosquitoes” as one of its challenges.
Bicycle component maker Shimano takes us to the woods of Cumberland, BC for a look at how a new mountain biking trail comes together. Chris Snodgrass of the Ridgeline Crew explains the art of building a trail by hand, their efforts captured brilliantly by directors Scott Bell and Mark Matthews.
In 2019, mountain bike rider Kilian Bron won the Mountain of Hell run, and shared POV footage of the insane enduro race. Bron took home the title yet again in 2021, and posted a fresh video of this year’s run. On his way down the grueling 15.5 mile downhill course, he achieved speeds as high as 62 mph.
Austrian Red Bull athlete and trial biker Tom Öhler takes a wild ride down the Piz Boé, a mountain in Italy that peaks at more than 10,000 feet. As he descends down the narrow and rocky trails, just inches stand between his custom mountain bike and the deadly drop-offs. Go behind the scenes of the shoot at 3:00.
Athlete Stacy Kohut broke his back in an accident in 1992. That hasn’t stopped him from continuing his pursuit of outdoor thrills. With the help of a custom 4-wheel bike, he rips through downhill courses like a boss. Enjoy an exciting ride through Whistler Bike Park in this film by Chris Ricci, then learn more about Stacy’s story.
Back in 2018, the talented drone pilots of Team BlackSheep headed to Germany’s Bikepark Idarkopf for the Audi Nines mountain bike competition. While there, they followed along with riders and captured some truly outstanding footage of their spins and flips. Their ski and snowboard footage is equally amazing.
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.
Back in 2018, director Ryan Gibb and MTB rider Nico Vink traveled to New Mexico’s Philmont Scout Ranch, where they captured this amazingly fiery footage. The film was created entirely in a controlled setting on private property on an already burnt piece of land. Learn more about the project from Teton Gravity Research.
Take a ride along the skinniest line possible with mountain biker “Dangerous Dave” Herr. Watch as he negotiates wooden paths, some of which are roughly the width of his forks in this award-winning clip in the Pinkbike and “GoPro of the World” best line contest. Watch from a different perspective here.
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.
MTB master Brandon Semenuk takes us on a thrilling ride through the woods of Hakuba Valley, Japan in this clip from Red Bull and Revel Co.’s Light Speed. Watch in awe as Semenuk pulls some epic powerslides, flips, and tricks, as the beautiful and exotic scenery rushes by.
If you’re looking for some of the world’s most extraordinary and extreme mountain bike trails, look no further than this video from Red Bull. Along the way, MTB riders Rob Warner, Matt Jones, Ollie Wilkins, and Finn Lies will take you on a trip through six spectacular locations, from Africa to New Zealand to Colombia.
Rider Johannes Fischbach hopes to someday break the record for the world’s longest mountain bike jump. He recently made an attempt off of a 140-meter (459 ft) ski jump, but unfortunately couldn’t stick the landing. Amazingly, he got up and walked away from this terrifying stunt.
In filmmaker Brandon Semenuk and Rupert Walker’s short action film, mountain bike riders Semenuk and Ryan “R-Dog” Howard pair up in close proximity to show off their skills and daring, while being pursued by an expertly-flown drone. Enjoy another 100 seconds of Semenuk goodness here.
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.
Diamondback Bicycles worked with Juicy Studios director Mike Hopkins and cinematographer Scott Secco to create this awesome ad spot to promote its new Mission Carbon bike. The clip takes us on a wild ride down the side of a mountain as the director himself, Micayla Gatto, and Reilly Horan put the badass bike to the test.
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!)
We’ve seen lots of epic downhill mountain bike footage over the years, but never one like this. Rider OlaBMX got his hands on a ridiculously small Rocker BMX Mini Rig bike, then took it for a spin to see what it could do. It looks like a blast, though certainly not the safest ride.