Hills hooks up with top local riders to film these always entertaining POV follow-cam videos. Nate Hills has gained quite a following with his series of #FollowCamFriday YouTube videos. The Yeti-sponsored rider has pushed out jaw-dropping POV edits from everywhere from Colorado and Utah to Whistler and Bolivia. Now Hills has put together this compilation
In 2016, Brandon Semenuk dropped two of the best edits we’ve ever seen (here and here), yet those art-house inspired videos didn’t crack our top 10. The most popular videos were tutorials that demonstrated new riding techniques and mechanical tricks. There was also some hell raising on Walmart bikes. Scroll down for a full recap.
With a roster that includes freeriding legends Cam Zink and Andreu Lacondeguy, YT’s choice to release a long travel 29er drew lots of attention. 1. YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 first ride review YT, short for Young Talents, is best known for its well-priced direct-to-consumer model, which leans heavily towards the rowdy side. Until earlier
Two great bikes in one. Not a bad deal at all. Winner: Santa Cruz Hightower What makes the Santa Cruz Hightower great? For starters, it’s not just a plus bike; it’s a trail ripping, do-it-all singletrack slayer that can be set up with 27.5+ wheels and a 150mm fork or 29er hoops and 140mm of
The Pivot Switchblade in an engineering marvel. It’s convertible between 27.5+ and 29er wheels but doesn’t compromise front derailleur compatibility, tire clearance, or chainstay length to get there. It also has room for a water bottle inside the front triangle. Winner: Pivot Switchblade When the Mtbr edit team began to narrow down our list of
Ravemen PR1200 is a dual-beam light with great features for $ 90. W inner: Ravemen PR1200 and PR900 We get to test over 50 new lights each year so this year’s best light winner is a refreshing surprise. It’s not expensive or the product of a well-known brand. Rather it is a very novel concept
Tom Caldwell pointed his camera at a lot of craziness in 2016, and here’s the cream of the crop, so to speak. Enjoy! more » http://feeds.vitalmtb.com/~r/VitalMtbSpotlights/~3/EzRLofRMQOY/CaldwellVisuals,23997 by davidfntau If you are interested in Folding mountain bikes, check it out here for more details.
With SRAM Eagle’s whopping 500% gear range, there really is no longer any need for a front derailleur. Winner: SRAM Eagle 1×12 Drivetrain Yes, there are still plenty of holdouts who will argue otherwise, but as far as we are concerned the front derailleur is dead. And for that we thank 2016’s Mtbr Innovation of
Editor’s Note: This post is courtesy of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The original post can be found here. Below is a summary of each of the initiatives IMBA’s Government Relations team spearheaded this year. Access/Land Protection Campaigns Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Proposal — Montana Working with local chapter MTB Missoula, Montana Mountain Bike Alliance and