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…

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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…

You Are Awesome

Why do elite level sports teams sign children at the age of 5? Because they know it takes around 10 years worth of practice to achieve elite level ability. If you’re young and wanting to be the next Aaron Gwin or Rachel Atherton (or be your best in any career or part of your life)…

HopeTech – Just Like Flying

Today is the start of a week long holiday for most schools in the UK. To mark it here’s Hope Technology‘s Just Like Flying. I’ve highlighted before that it takes around 10 years to achieve elite level ability (like in A story that’s got everything? or This is UR World – Kenta Gallagher and Matt Jones…

Matt Jones Proves my Point

At the start of January, I highlighted Fabio Wibmer’s Best of 2018 and said the thing that impressed me most about it wasn’t his riding, but the number of times he showed himself failing in order to succeed (in other words he falls off a lot). Roll the clock forward to this week and Matt…

Lesson on Changing Direction with Loose Dog

If you’re looking to improve your control on tight, twisty trails then this Vital MTB RAW episode with 50:01′s Josh ‘Loose Dog’ Lewis could be just what you need! As with most of the 50:01 output, this is a stripped back, low-fi film but the riding on show oozes class and the filming angles give…

Koala – Shelly Flood Making it Look Effortless

Deity Components have come up with another another banger for studying professional riding technique; this time featuring Australian rider Shelly Flood. Making it all look effortless, Shelly twists, turns, roosts, hops, jumps, squashes…..and the rest……along the trail. The bonus you get with this clip though, is the filming allows you to take in all of Shelly’s…