I think MT Bikers deserve their own vidoes, much like we do. Would you like to see a mountain biking segement in Universe 2? I don’t think so. My favourite types of videos are ones where they showcase the best talent in many different sports, but if I order a unicycle vid, I want unicycling. A bike vid, biking.
I would like to see Kris in a North Shore bike movie…Biking! Of course, if he started at the top, he’d probably have it mastered by the bottom
The thing about one-sport movies, though, is sometimes throwing something different that would most likely appeal to the viewing audience, something they may not have considered, is pretty cool.
I would rather see a segment of a different sport then some of those stupid intermission clips that bike movies have. Kranked 4 comes to mind
I just watched a DVD from the Redbull Ride freeride competition in Austrailia, 2002. Awesome vid. Wade Simmons came in 2nd…he did 3/4 of the run, including the 25ft drop that wiped him out, on a flat rear tire…he knew it was flat, and kept going! Crazy
The last bike video I watched was on on the internet; it was extremely impressive. This is probably why unicycles don’t go very well on bike videos; while a ten foot drop on a unicycle may be harder than a several-storey jump on a bike, the latter is probably more impressive to watch.
Phil, that’s a trailer for ‘Free Wheel Burning’ AKA New World Disorder 3. NWD 1 and 2 were my favourite bike vids…I really like how they put together a movie. (they pick really good soundtracks, as well)I’m gonna get this one for sure.
From all this I can only say one thing. That biking is alo like uning and when watching a biker video or my friends dad trails bike it still inspires and interests me and makes me want to go out and do the same thing on a Uni so I really dont know what your all nagging for.
This is something that has puzzled me for ages. What is it about bike riders really disliking people confusing the disciplines? A few of the bike forums I used to glance at were full of people waxing lyrical over something that, to an outside observer, seems somewhat trivial. Could someone explain?
well trials riders have personal styles and techniques, trials rider also have fully rigid bikes (some have a few 30-50 mm of travel on the front) freeryders have either a 5 or 6 inches of travel in the front, and the same in the back they just wheelie off drops and hope for the best. its kind of insulting in a way they way some one calls you a name! (i’d hate to be called a road biker)
I watched my biker friends copy of Disorder III the other day. It’s pretty good. I think some of the dirt jumping and big drop scenes get a little repetitive, but they are very impressive. There’s also some cool bike trials. My favorite thing was this stunt involving a giant hamster wheel type thing. You ride in to a gap in this huge wheel, and than ride in place while the wheel turns around you. When the gap comes around to the other side, you ride out. Very cool. I wish I could try riding it.
On the other hand, before I did any trials stuff when it was pretty much all going from A to B or muni, I can’t see myself getting worked up about being called a freestyle or trials rider. The difference from MUni to clowning seems greater than the differences in biking.
On the other hand, this could just be because of ignorance of the particulars of bike riding styles on my part.
I had actually completly forgotten about the trials riding in UniVerse, the segment I wan refering to was the guy riding down the stair planters and doing the drops outside. is this still trials, I didnt think so, but maybe you can clarify.
I ride Bike trials (at least what I have always heard called trials) too. I am not very good, and it hurts my back a lot, but I like it a bunch, I have a modified cannondale bike (“stock” bike, 26’’ wheels). What I have always heard as trials is stuff on sites like
I usually just ask what type of biking a person is interested in. Keeps things simple. Have you guys seen drop-in? It’s a show on OLN, I think. I love those guys cause they just try everything! Every sport has it’s pro’s and con’s. Can’t we all just get along?