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Specialized Stumpjumper Elite 2010

Specialized Stumpjumper Elite 2010 For Sale

 

 

Used 2010 Specialized Stumpjumper Elite

Frame and Fork: €1,250

Complete Bike. €1,550

 

FRAME: Stumpjumper FSR M5 manipulated alloy frame, 140mm travel

REAR SHOCK: Fox Triad,

FORK: Fox Talas RL, 140/120/100mm travel

HEADSET: Campy style cartridge bearings for integrated alloy HT

STEM: 3D forged alloy, adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp

HANDLEBARS: Nuke Proof, 31.8mm clamp, 700mm width

BRAKES: Avid XO

FRONT CHAINGUIDE: 32t shimano chainring with Super Star guide

REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XTR M952 long cage

SHIFTERS: Shimano SLX, trigger, 9-speed

PEDALS: None

FRONT TIRE: S-Works Purgatory, 26×2.2″

REAR TIRE: The Captain Control, 26×2.0″

SEATPOST: 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm

SEAT BINDER: 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm

 

Contact me through the contact page on the left if you are interested.

Panasonic Lumix FZ 200 Test

So I decided to get a new camera a couple of weeks ago. There’s nothing really too special about this camera. It’s the Panasonic Lumix FZ 200. It’s labelled a “bridge” camera. It would be considered an expensive non dslr camera.  The reason behind this was the cameras ability to shoot 720p at 100fps. I knew getting the camera that there would be limitations on abilities of the camera, but the deciding factor was the fact that above all else, I could use it as a second camera that could shoot 100fps. For the amount that I will use this kind of shot (super slow motion) I cannot justify spending upwards of £6000 on a sony fs-700, plus the lenses that are needed to get all the different ranges on those cameras. This little thing has a 25-600 equivalent range on the lens that’s built into it.

There are however a few things that are annoying on it though while shooting at 100fps.

1. Focus is locked.

You must decide in advance of hitting the record button where the focus will be. This means that if you’re shooting at the long range of the lens, the subject will have drop in and out of focus, depending on your shot of course.

2. Zoom is locked.

Once the record button is pressed. Again, quite frustrating as sometimes reframing is necessary once the shot has begun, which is not possible on this camera at 120fps.

3. Exposure and shutter speed is locked.

Like the focus and zoom, another quite frustrating feature on this camera. Basically when the camera is in high speed mode, it’s on full auto. Perhaps someone will hack this camera, giving more control on the camera settings back to the user

While it is never EVER going to compete with a Red Epic or a  Sony FS-700 on quality, it will certainly beat them hands down on price. There is nothing professional about this camera and I would debate on whether I would use it filming anything other than personal projects. What I really like about this camera above all else is it’s simplicity.
The Forgotten Edit // Ben Reid Pila

The year was 2010. The Month was July. I was in Italy for four weeks in my van shooting the last of the European rounds of the World Cup. The first week of that trip I had arranged to meet Ben Reid in Pila, Italy to film for his section in “3 Minute Gaps”.

I had filmed with “Baltic” Ben many times before this, but this was the most fun I have ever had filming with anyone. As the days went on, I was keeping a close eye on how many shots I had in the bag, and I began cutting a rough edit of all the best clips we had. The footage looked great. Ben was killing it on every shot we filmed. I could not believe how well he was riding and how up for filming he was. By the end of the last day, with the help of Ben, we had what this test edit complete. Although this test edit, as it is seen here, was never intended to be used in “3 Minute Gaps”, it is one those sections that just shows how talented Ben Reid is on two wheels and it also served as a great foundation for his final section in the film. I uploaded this edit to show Clay what footage we had as he was not at this shoot and still in California. He watched it and was super happy. Two years has passed and since then this edit has been forgotten about. Just watching it now proves that amazing riding and combined with speed and style never goes out of fashion.

Ben Reid, you are a pinner..

2013 Santa Cruz Carbon V10c

The all new Santa Cruz V10 Carbon. This is something that I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks with the Guys at Santa Cruz Bicycles. There was quite a bit of digging around old hard drives to get my hands on some of the archive footage for this project. It brought me back to the time that Josh won his Junior Worlds medal in 2008 and when Peaty took his first World Champs win in Canberra in 2009.

Anyway, here’s the official Word on the new Carbon V10 Carbon.

 

 

The all new, all carbon, Santa Cruz V10c is now the lightest and strongest downhill bike in the World.

Honed from years of refinement through brutal testing by the Santa Cruz Syndicate, the V10c is now identical to the bikes Minnaar, Peaty and Bryceland race.

Proprietary carbon molding techniques deliver a sub 7 lb frame that’s nearly 2 lbs lighter than before, yet stronger than ever.