Our friends over at ChopMTB.com have picked three more must-watch mountain bike videos for us this week.
We’ve got an amazing, interactive 360° view of a downhiller at full speed, an epic Lakeland all-mountain jaunt and Danny MacAskill joining a host of top athletes to form a human machine.
1 Downhill racing in 360°
Red Bull rigged up downhiller Brendan Fairclough with a Google Street View style 360° camera and sent him down the World Cup course in Hafjell, Norway. The result is a video where you can choose your own camera angle, flicking between views of the track ahead, the rocks under his wheels and his Scott11 teammates. Bet Brendan had a sore neck with 600g of equipment bolted to his helmet though!
Click on the picture below to view the video on RedBull.com.
Now this is what mountain biking’s all about – soaring peaks, amazing trails and fun with your friends. From Forest To Fell was shot in England’s Lake District, and filmmaker Sam Needham reckons it “makes you want to pick up the steed and take to the hills”. He’s not wrong.
The idea behind Red Bull Kluge was to create a Heath Robinson style contraption powered by top athletes, including street trials ace Danny MacAskill. Did they pull it off? You’ll have to watch to find out.