There seems to be a new spark in trials mountain biking that we haven’t seen since the peak of Hans “No Way” Rey. A lot of this is thanks to the recent YouTube superstardom of Danny MacAskill. David Bonzon is the Junior World Champion…and he has some skills. Check out the video from Epic TV.
“David Bonzon rides a trials bike and only happens to be the best in Switzerland. And Europe. And in the world. Yep, he holds the world champ titles in all three junior categories. He lives only an hour away from the Epic headquarters, so we asked him to give us a tour of his hometown of Montreux, Switzerland. He took us to one of the most unlikely trial spots, the Chateau de Chillon, and this is what happened.
EpicTV would like to thank the staff at the Chateau de Chillon, for more info go to www.chillon.ch
To find out more about David Bonzon, go to www.davidbonzon.com”
It is great to see Danny MacAskill coming back from injury and getting back into making videos again. This series is going to be awesome and it will give us insight into the life of Danny MacAskill…arguably the best trials mountain biker currently spinning the cranks and clearing the impossible.
“‘In the Balance’ – As Danny embarks on his most ambitiously creative project to date, an old injury flairs up threatening not just the project but his career as a rider.”
There is no denying that Chris Akrigg is a bad ass. Not only is he one of the best trials riders in the world, but he is working himself back from a terrible wreck where he broke his femur. On the 1-10 pain scale, that rates a 37.
Ha, I really called it that! So heres a fun chilled edit to get me back into the swing of things, shot at home in Yorkshire over a couple of random days. I know i’m not firing on all cylinders just yet but i’m getting there. Thanks again for all the support people. I will be back….
Martyn Ashton made a big splash in the cycling world of YouTube this week with this insane video showcasing his ability to manhandle a very expensive Pinarello Dogma 2 from the Team Sky team in a series of amazing trials maneuvers. While I have seen my fair share of crazy road bike trials videos, backflips on golf courses has to take the cake with this one. What are they going to come up with next?
In this short clip basically promoting Gillette, Danny MacAskill opens up with a really cool thought.
“I’ve always feel like I’ve had a slightly different way to view a city.”
Followed up with one of my favorite lines in a mountain bike video to date.
“The style of riding that I do – comes about just from playing around…and I’ll just sort of think of something new…and try it”
While Danny MacAskill does an incredible job of creating stunts that are almost unimaginable…I do believe one of the driving forces behind his online success is the passion he has towards riding his bike. Not only is it incredible to watch his clips…but they make you want to get out and ride. Enjoy.
If you can’t already tell…trials bikes are on the brain of Bike198 right now. We are actually on the hunt to find the perfect trials bike for the site so we can start gearing more content in that area of riding. When a friend of ours posted up a link to this video on Facebook, we knew right away it needed to be posted here. Moab is one of the best places to mountain bike in the world. When you add a sunset, trials maneuvers by Jeremy VanSchoonhoven and HD video…the outcome is breathtaking.
Sit back, relax and enjoy dreaming away with this clip. It is worth every second.
This video features my good friend Jeremy VanSchoonhoven. He was a finalist last year on America’s Got Talent! He is a professional Trial Bike rider.
He performs all over the world. And you can book him for an event through his manager. Here is her contact info.
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We filmed this in Moab. Over the course of 4 days.
Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II.
As far as making the camera look like it was “flying”, I used a glidecam 2000 HD for all those shots. You can check out the exact model on their official website below where you can also buy them, and I don’t get paid to say that
I also go over a lot of camera questions I get asked in my blog right below in case you have more questions
Mike Steidley headed over to France and shot this trials mountain biking footage entirely with a GoPro Hero2. He really shows throughout the clip how crucial balance is to mountain bike control (even though he is on a purpose built trials bike). It really is amazing how much control he has over the bike, his body and where he wants the tires to end up as he navigates the boulders.
On a side note…it is really cool to see the trials side of mountain biking start to pick up steam again.
More form Chris Akrigg as he recovers from breaking his femur. It really is spiring to see him out riding again…even on his trials motorcycle. It is great watch and a lot of his talk about thinking about the past and riding got me thinking about my own past on the bike.
A more in depth look at what i’m up to at the moment and a bit about what makes me tick. As you’ll see still not up to full speed but getting there….Shot and edited by Alex Rankin.
When I sit and daydream about the kind of riding I want to be able to accomplish, this is what I think about. In Chris Akrigg’s latest mountain bike video, he hits up a hill in Spain on his Mongoose and completely rips the terrain to pieces. From freeride to trials…Akrigg proves that the bike can be the extension of a riders body and mind. Simply amazing…
All mountain riding at its finest. Frank “Schneidi” Schneider and Marco Hösel completely rip up the trail with some impressive AM bike maneuvers. Thanks goes to Chad Oliver for passing this one along.
Gates Nicolai Teamrider Frank “Schneidi” Schneider und Marco Hösel unterwegs mit dem Helius AM auf Expeditionstour – All Mountain Trial Style – “Wo Absteigen zu gefährlich wird, beginnt All Mountain Trial“
Danny MacAskill is at it again. With his latest video release of Way Back Home produced and edited by Red Bull, Danny continues to push the boundaries of trials mountain biking to realms we never thought were possible. The moves, tricks and stunts Danny is doing now are insane. I still want to see a Hans Rey vs. Danny MacAskill urban ride video…we’ll need to push that one forward!
Danny MacAskill is a natural talent with the drive to push the sport of trials mountain biking to a whole new level and he is bringing with it increased exposure for the sport. Enjoy the vid…it is incredible.