This is a cool piece of video technology. Shimano have released a video showing Hunter, Shandro and Vanderham ripping down a trail wearing several cameras which will now allow you to control their point of view in the video. Check it out here, Shimano XTR 360 THE MAKING OF THE 360 VIDEO
Riding with friends is one of the best things about mountain biking. There is something special about riding with friends and flowing through epic terrain together. This energy and buzz is contagious and is something we as riders ourselves strive for in our own rides.
We set out on a road trip up to Kamloops to this area that would allow us to bring XC and Trail riders together on the same trail. A favorite local trail that we found has multiple trail junctions intersecting at multiple points and it allows the riders to transfer through various parts of trails choosing whatever lines they felt compelled to ride. It was the perfect chance to allow us to bring XC and Trail riders together on the same trail.
With our cameras rolling, the charging trail riders merged onto a trail that the XC riders were already railing along. In firing light with dust flying everywhere, it was fun watching this blissful chaos as the riders shred through the these trails slashing berms, scrubbing tables, transferring across trails beside each other, roosting corners, and near misses flowing together down this mountain. We wanted to bring this energy to life and to tell this story the best we could, we put cameras everywhere and in all possible angles...we literally covered it from 360 degrees. And yes, it all got dusty…very dusty!
Riders rode our new XTR in both Trail & Race versions in both mechanical and Di2 shifting options. We wanted to showcase our new XTR in this environment to help remind people, no matter who you are or what you ride, our thrills and passions stem from a very common bond … shredding trails together.
It's definitely a must see, check it out! www.ridextr.com/360