Enduro racing, especially at a pro level, really is a true test of fitness and bike skills. Sure, downhill racing takes some serious chops and a whole lot of cojones, but enduro racing mixes the gnar with pushing your physical fitness to its limits. Jesse Melamed really shows off that side of the sport in his POV from the Crankworx Summer Series enduro race at Silver Star earlier this week. The tracks aren’t super gnarly, as they’re mostly smooth jump trails, but that means he’s flat-out pedaling for the majority of each stage.
Ever wonder exactly what it takes to do tricks like Brandon Semenuk or Paul Genovese? Well, you could watch and re-watch footage of their riding – or you could just watch it all in extra slo-mo to fully understand the intricacies of things like flip-whips with extra barspins thrown in for good measure. In other words, the riders use their bikes as a paintbrush to create lines and shapes like only they know how. RELATED: Stream Accomplice in Full on TGRtv and Other Platforms Now TGR’s
Josh Bryceland’s English might be a little tough to understand sometimes, but his message here is clear: as mountain bikers, we need to remember to do our part as trail stewards and help clean up the woods! After one of his favorite local riding spots got pretty trashed by heavy use this summer, Ratboy was bummed by what he found while out riding. So he took it upon himself to do his part and clean up the woods, picking up all manner of garbage along the trails. RELATED: Accomplice Trip
When it comes to creating truly standout pieces of mountain bike cinema, it’s not just about the talent in front of the camera – getting shots like those found in took some pretty nifty movie magic. Thanks to our friends from Peacemaker Filmworks, a camera outfit based in Vancouver that takes over when “getting the shot” turns into an engineering problem, we were able to capture Brandon Semenuk and Paul Genovese like never before. Peacemaker brought lots of high-tech toys, including FPV