It's the final round of the 2019 Enduro World Series, and the new champions will be crowned in the shadow of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland...( Photos: 1 )
Marzocchi Proving Grounds redefined the meaning of success, failure and consequence for Red Bull Rampage hopefuls
Alex Volokhov grew up in the town of Nelson, BC, just a beat away from Retallack. Ever since Retallack started doing mountain bike trails Alex has been a frequent visitor. Knowing one day he’d like to film an edit there. Last year Alex spent a couple weeks building some heavy hits on the mountain. Unforunately due to a crash and an early winter he was unable to finish filming. So Alex and I went up earlier this year to knock the video off his Bucket List.
Insta360 sent us their $ 399 USD (for stand alone camera) ‘ONE X’ Room to try out this Summer and document our rides. After a lot of travel, and with the Camera, we are here to share our thoughts. specs 360 ° Video Capture In Room ‘FlowState’ Stabilization Wifi preview and transfer 5.7K 30fps, 4K 50fps, 3K 100fps iPhone or Android app Photo resolution: 18 MP The camera comes as a stand-alone item, or as a ‘Get-Set’ kit including a selfie stick and 32gb memory card for $ 415. Five other configurations based on what you are using. Both an ‘adventure case’ and ‘dive case’ are sold as well, to protect the camera from, both light and moisture, to 30m waterproofing. The One X uses a tripod threaded mount, which serves as the interface for selfie sticks, ‘gopro’ style mounts, and various other accessories. We liked the threaded style, due to the fact that plastic mount often break, or wear out, but you can always count on the camera body itself staying durable. The camera seems physically an odd shape at first, especially for mounting on top of a helmet, or using a chest mount, but the shape didn’t prove to be an issue for us. The cool thing about having 360° worth of footage is that camera angle is essentially not a concern, due to being able to choose the perspective later on in the editing process. The soft case with lanyard we received was a welcome addition to our kit, always protecting the camera, and providing an easy mode of transportation. The kit we tested did not feature an adventure case, so we were careful about avoiding moisture, and scratching the lenses. The camera’s 5.7k resolution is impressive, though the camera’s auto exposure was a bit of an issue for us when passing from brightly lit sunny sections of trail, back into the shade. The transition was distinct, and compensating for one lighting scenario, threw off the other. We enjoyed using the Insta 360 iPhone app, and found it to be very self explanatory and easy to use. To import content, the camera can be connected via Wifi or cable, we found both to work equally well. The app filters, photos from videos, and allows trimming of each video clip prior to importing for further editing. Once the desired clip is imported, finalizing the perspective can be done through an auto track feature, setting individual focus points, or our favorite feature, which allows you to ‘record’ the desired perspective by physically moving and tilting your phone. The ability for any choice of perspective, combined with the FlowState stabilization make for engaging clips that can be viewed and used more than once due to the multiple points of view. Overall After the experience with various 360 ° cameras on the market, we would conclude that for action sports like mountain biking, the Insta360 One X is an incredible choice. The unparalleled in-camera stabilization, ease of use, fantastic app, and extensive accessory list More info at: Insta360
Cody Kelley has been riding on two wheels his whole life. Today, he’s known for his super dialed and fast style, and the best #tabesforbabes around. In this video, the first of Giro’s “Reasons” series, Cody and his family explain his beginnings as a rider and the influences that have defined his approach to life Read More The post Video: Reasons With Cody Kelley – Got Me Beat appeared first on BIKE Magazine.
Relive all the action from Red Bull Joyride 2019.( Comments: 1 )
The new progressive steel hardtail from Norco is built to handle plenty of abuse.( Photos: 9 )
This video was produced in association with Effetto Mariposa. Effetto Mariposa is perhaps best known for its Caffélatex sealant and posh torque wrenches. For 2020, the brand has launched the Tappabuco tyre plug, a worm-style puncture repair kit, and the Tyreinvader, an anti-flat insert. Both are designed for tubeless tyres. Eurobike 2019 | All of our coverage from the world’s biggest cycling show Schwalbe to cease production of all tubular tyres The Tappabuco insertion tool doubles as a bar plug so it can be inserted into the ends of both road and mountain bike bars, as well as the hole in common Shimano and SRAM cranks. It’s available in 1.5mm and 3.5mm sizes to tackle different sized punctures, and the insertion tools are sized to match. Kits come with a tool and five plugs and, for maximum versatility, you can also buy a complete set containing both sizes. The Tyreinvader is an anti-pinch-flat insert for tubeless tyres. It sits inside your tyre, preventing bottoming out in the event of a hard impact. It’s now available in five sizes, covering external rim widths of 18mm to 50mm.
The Orbea team tackle the two North American enduro rounds.( Photos: 6 )