Ali Clarkson Massive Bunnyhop Tutorial

Whether you’re wanting to learn bunnyhops from scratch or wanting to perfect your technique to achieve 1m+ high jumps, Ali Clarkson’s got an excellent tutorial for you. The tutorial covers everything from tips on bike setup, skills to develop in order to hop, the stages of learning to bunnyhop and, once you’re proficient, tips and…

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Visual Simplicity Speaks More Than Words

Makken the Tourist sees Mads André Haugen descending snowy freeride lines in Norway. The reason I’ve featured this clip is the pure simplicity of the lines he leaves behind him in the snow. Pick any sandy New World Disorder, snowy unReal descent etc and you’ll see a similar picture. Makken’s use of line to control speed,…

DO NOT MISS JORDI’S SUSPENSION TALK THROUGH!!!

FOX Dialed Episode #15 gets off to a slow start until it gets to 4 minutes……then my take away message is to watch the remaining 10.39 minutes……because even if you think you’re good……Jordi’s better!!!   “Pressure, Volume, Compression, Rebound……..but always come back to your sag point; that at least gives you a spot to continually revert…

In The Flow – Andrew Neethling is a must watch

Hats off to Andrew Neethling and Shimano for producing a film that showcases so much learning material it’s like a reference text book. This film is one of the best I’ve seen since Vaea Verbeeck’s Horizon for being able to follow an elite level riders posture & technique.  It can sound strange, but one of…

Who’s Marine Cabirou?…..if only they’d given us more

In my opinion, this film is a good watch but came close to being genius. The film follows French downhill pinner Marine Cabirou who rides for Scott Factory Racing.  It offers snippets of information about what Marine gets up to in an average week looking at her riding, gym work and in the voice over she tells…

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…

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…