Video: Strength in Numbers - Free World Cup Segment

Aug 27, 2012
by Anthill Films  

The UCI world cup circuit is a living, breathing community of riders dedicated to travelling the globe to race bikes. Nomadic in nature, this elite community exists only on the road in a never-ending pursuit of milliseconds. These athletes train the hardest, constantly drive technology forward and act as ambassadors for our sport as they travel the world to compete.

photo Sven Martin

photo Sven Martin

photo Sven Martin


Strength in Numbers is a new community film project from Anthill Films and Red Bull Media House. Presented by Shimano and Trek, Strength in Numbers is being made available for all mountain bikers to experience through free online streaming of individual segments. The vision is to create the potential for every mountain biker in the world to see and share the film. To see the full film uninterrupted, get exclusive extra features and support the filmmakers, order your copy now at www.anthillfilms.com/strengthinnumbers/buy.

Photos courtesy Sven Martin

Thanks to Highland and Island Adventures for all the help in Fort William!

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Strength in Numbers is produced, written, directed and edited by Anthill Films in co-production with Red Bull Media House. Presented by Shimano and Trek in association with Contour HD, Clif Bar, Pinkbike.com and PRO Components. Additional support for the film is provided by the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Kona, Toyota Trucks, Scion, Oakley, Easton, Evoc, Big Mountain Adventures, Verbier St. Bernard and Ride Nepal.

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63 Comments

  • + 53
 Does anyone else love watching suspension go through its travel over and over again?
  • + 6
 ya that was fucking crazy wen he just like bottoms its out completely
  • + 2
 twas kinda awesome when the guy leans back enough to stop his tire in mid air haha
  • + 4
 1:16 steve peat!!
  • + 2
 I loved the part when they have the aerial shot of Gee going through those berms at Fort William! It's so fucking cool how he BLASTS out of the berms!!!!
  • + 23
 Can you just release the builders segment already... That's my favourite segment...
  • + 3
 ^This.
  • + 23
 Coming next week
  • + 3
 what does steve smith say about girlfriend sex? english is not my primary language so is difficult to understand what he says
  • + 7
 Steve said that being beaten in foosball by his girlfriend sucks

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Foosball incase you don't know what it is lol
  • + 4
 thanks very much, hahahaha i wasnt undestanding really well then. i didnt know what foosball meant, here we call it "little football"
  • + 11
 Gee Atherton and Aaron Gwin always seem to come across as such different people.
  • + 1
 Explain yourself on this please. I am genuinely interested in how people perceive these two racers and why.
  • + 1
 Over the years I've noticed that Gee says "ya know..." so much. Gwin, love him but he seems like a standard American jock almost. Maybe I should say more of a true professional, focused on his game to the point where he comes off more serious than he really might be? The same for Gee sometimes I think. Both are tops in my book.
  • + 3
 I agree with you to a certain extent, i dont think aaron is as serious as he seems, i watched an interview with him somewhere and he says that he doesnt take himself to seriously, he just loves his lifestyle and having a job he enjoys, and as for gee being serious...watch the atherton projects haha. theyre both such well rounded riders but i think theyre serious when they need to be, to get focused and be in the zone to win. makes for some great watching having them 2 racing the wc's though!
  • + 1
 gee for a start is a complete nut case but in a fun loving way like with fireworks for example etc watch the atherton project arron gwin comes across as being more serious person but will also have a different side in my opinion gee is a better rider because he is the only one that isn't scarred to compete in red bull rampage.
  • + 1
 Whish i could find myself 1 of those Commencal Animal shirts the Athertons had too go with my Commencal. Any ideas were too get 1 as Animal havnt any. Great video by the way and defo getting the DVD.
  • + 1
 I feel bad for everyone who bought strength in numbers because pretty soon the whole damn movie will be on pink bike for anyone to watch with no charge.
  • + 152
 We HUGELY appreciate every single person who has supported us by buying a copy of the film. From the very beginning Strength in Numbers has been a community-based film project. Even if we hadn't done this... all of our films are free online already as illegal downloads and tons of segments have been uploaded to youtube without our permission. This is the new reality of the digital world. Instead of fighting against it we want to embrace it and share our amazing sport with as many people as possible. We hope that if people like what they see, some will buy the complete film so they can watch it uninterrupted and in better quality.
  • + 43
 you guys are badass
  • + 15
 Reguardless, i'm still buying a copy. I love their work, and it would be cool to have on a dvd.
  • + 3
 I bought the movie on iTunes very cheap and glad that I did.
  • + 5
 If something's worth having I'll usually buy it if I can, and I never buy anything without seeing it first. This is good marketing for the movie and we get to see before we buy too. Win win.
  • + 11
 I've bought the movie anyway. Glad I did and glad I can support. The last movies I would download and distribute illegally are from these small companies producing awesome movies about the sports I am passionate about. I never download bikemovies, skimovies, climbing movies and such illegally. I buy them and support the creators
  • + 6
 Buying?! I already bought that s#@t. This is by far the best segment of any movie I have ever bought and or watched. I can't even describe the emotions I feel when watching this. Friggin awesome. Thanks Anthill
  • - 7
flag foosfreak99 (Aug 27, 2012 at 6:51) (Below Threshold)
 i watched it over and over again till i bought it..then i watched it again on my 60" sony using my Ipad connectoin..the shit ROCKED!!!
only think i dont like or hesitate on buying the movie is they are kind of short..i atleast would like an hour and a half..i was disappointed with the CoastalCrew movie.
it looked like a lot of short clips put together that doesnt tell a story..it was like Porn..with no story..but porn was better ;-)
  • + 5
 Couldn't disagree more foosfreak, From the Inside Out was completely excellent, besides the Matt Hunter segment which I found boring. It's broken into segments (like most bike/ski films). Why do you need a story? It's cool to have a bit of narrative sometimes, but it's by no means a necessity.
  • + 3
 Yeah, if every snow film was like Art of Flight it would be pretty boring. Most ski/bike/skate films I've seen are segmented. NWD had no story, it was a bunch of segments and worked great. The Coastal Crew movie was awesome, especially the Semenuk section.
  • + 1
 I was a little irritated about this at first as well but then I remembered that I get to watch the Blue Ray copy anytime I want so it's all good! Wink
  • + 2
 redrook..understood..no story neccessary ..just didnt flow as good as i thought.. i think the good part on there was the train gap..i do like narrative.. NWD didnt have a story but it did have some narrative on yea..im about to do this gap right here..been looking at it for months..and its time to kill it.
  • + 1
 I hear ya but so did Inside Out, it had a lot of that in it, like both train gaps, Semenuk talking about the yard, how it helped him win crankworx, etc
  • + 6
 So stoked that you guys get what we are trying to do - thank you!
  • + 2
 Glad I own it, thanks Anthill for making such a great film. I watch it all the time when on the trainer. RPMs are like 10-20 higher in the Whistler and World Cup segments!
  • + 2
 I considered downloading it illegally, until i saw that cover, its just... Beautiful, and then watching the movie itself on a bluray, even more beautiful. Good job Anthill, you made one of the best MTB movies!!! Thanks
  • + 3
 I will be buying it as well come christmas. My gift to you guys Smile
  • + 0
 I HAVE A QUESTION PLEASE! WHY RIDERS LIKE DARREN BEARCLOTH*, ANDERU LAGUNDAGUY, MATT HUNTER AND MOST OF THE RIDERS FROM "WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS" , DON'T ATTEND THIS KIND OF COMPETATION?
  • + 3
 Personal preference....duh they don't race dh
  • + 3
 they are freeriders no downhill racer
  • + 2
 That would have been a great Commencal commercial. ..a season too late.
  • - 1
 LOL.... Photochop GT into it. LOL
  • + 1
 Best representation of how f-in fast these guys go.....great segment.......thanks!
  • + 1
 What part of this movie HASN'T been released? Nevertheless, each release makes me want to buy it more.
  • + 1
 Love it- the heli shots are insane!
  • + 1
 Does anyone know what the song is?
  • + 1
 an amazin video i like it
  • + 1
 why is the video private now :C?
  • + 1
 I loved it when Brendog jumped out of Gee's way...
  • + 1
 One of the BEST video's i have seen!
  • + 1
 its only monday and i am thinking about the next ride
  • + 1
 4:17 he was dangerously close to the tire... that would hurt!!
  • + 1
 think he is actually on the tire but it's not rotating
  • + 2
 One word - GOOSEBUMPS!
  • + 1
 Definitely!! That is the word I was looking for
  • + 1
 Two words- Goose bumps.. no?
  • + 1
 There's always an arsehole!
  • + 1
 Anyone notice the short cage XTR mounted on Gwins bike?
  • + 0
 Polacy!jesli ktos z was chcialby odwiedzic szkocje, z rowerem . dawac znak sygnal.
  • + 1
 One of my favorite segments of all time.
  • + 1
 Hohohohohoho... sick video and editing!
  • + 1
 like;]
  • + 1
 EPICSalute
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