Brendan Howey in Rain or Shine

Commencal backed Canadian freerider Brendan Howey is back with another edit that offers some great opportunities to excite your mirror neurones. In this film, as expected, Brendan shows off his trademark skills on a bike. The reason for me highlighting this film is, not so much the riding as, Scott Secco’s cinematography and editing which…

WaveCel – What’s it all about?

Two weeks ago Trek released the first of the below promotional videos showing their new Bontrager WaveCel technology helmets……..so what’s it all about? It’s been known for some years that the majority of concussions and brain injury’s that occur in mountain biking come, not from direct blows to the head, but from glancing blows and…

How to Whip with Matt Jones

Matt Jones produced a follow up to his tutorial on How to Tabletop which is this – How to Whip. In the same vein as his Berm Riding and Tabletop tutorials, Matt provides explanations, demonstrations and advice on technique along with mistakes to avoid. It’s a good watch if you’re wanting to start looking steezy…

The Universal Laws of Success for Mountain Bikers

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success is a book in which Albert-László Barabási outlines five laws for succeeding in any given field. He asserts that the five laws were the inescapable findings after analysing massive data sets related to sports, business, the arts, academia and innovation. So what are they and how do they relate…

Whether he knows it or not he’s produced another banger….

Chris Akrigg appears on here quite a lot as he’s a rider who produces meaningful content that people can learn from rather than the more common photogenic riding shots. His latest offering is no exception. In Chris Akrigg Process: The Tree, Chris talks us through lines he’s envisioned he can ride on a fallen tree…

Legal Action Against Peloton Gives a Useful Insight on Music for Mountain Bikers

Reports have appeared in the press this week that copyright proceedings have started against indoor cycling brand Peloton. The company make high end, networkable exercise bikes (with celebrities like David Beckham, Hugh Jackman and Ellen DeGeneres reportedly devotees) and are accused of using music for which they haven’t paid royalties. So what does this mean…

Five Ten Impact Pro Shoes

Five Ten’s Impact Pro Shoes were realised last year to supersede the Impact VXi’s. I’ve been riding them since December so how have they performed? The first thing you notice taking these out of the box is the weight and solidity of them. These shoes are designed for gravity specific use and it’s instantly evident. My UK…

Insights from Tahnée Seagrave to Make You a Better Rider

  A few days ago Shimano published Tahnée Seagrave’s This is Home episode and there’s a few things we can take from it.     Seems like a recurring theme this year (having highlighted this in Turning Failure into Success – Fabio Wibmer’s Best of 2018 and Matt Jones Proves my Point) but from the…

How to Tabletop with Matt Jones

Matt Jones has released a tutorial on his YouTube channel designed to make you look more steezey on the trails. As the name suggests, he looks at how to tabletop and talks through the technique with a few do’s and a few do not’s designed to help you nail the technique quickly by focusing your…

Manual Tutorial with Dunc Shaw

Dunc Shaw, of Drop and Roll tour fame, has released an excellent tutorial on how to manual on his YouTube channel. Within the video he gives a excellent level of description and advice on how to pop then maintain a manual along with ideas for how to progress. I’ve previously featured Duncan’s riding on here and if…

Silver Linings – Powerful Insight on Mindset from Jessy Nelson

I’ve posted on mindset a couple of times this week (in You Are Awesome & What is a Growth Mindset?) and it was just over a year ago that I highlighted Martyn Ashton’s TEDx talk in which he spoke about his motivation during his rehabilitation following his life changing injury. In the below film you…