As all of us across the globe have made the difficult but necessary decision to self-quarantine and practice social distancing, we feel as though it’s our part to restore inspiration and optimism. To preserve some sanity while staying at home, Dylan has dusted off and pulled out some of his favorite best MTB movies of all time that he’s watched over the years. Sit back, relax, pop some popcorn, and enjoy the ride!
New World Disorder
Back when mountain biking was all about the nitty gritty and less about what you’re rocking, there was New World Disorder. What started in 2000 began a decade plus long series produced by Freeride Entertainment. The largest, loudest and wildest of all the freeride films to this day, it still gets you amped to hop into the saddle.
For those of you who are old school and have a DVD subscription with Netflix, you can check out the 1st one there or watch a few of the series on YouTube.
New World Disorder VII – Flying High Again
New World Disorder IX — Never Enough
Like a strong shot of Jameson after a long hard week of working. This mountain bike video series Earthed will make you realize why you got onto that bike in the first place. Filmed all over the world, these award-winning films capture the planet’s fastest riders ripping up the best riding spots available. Featuring footage from Europe, the USA and Canada riding backyard trails, gnarly singletrack, North Shore facilities and mountainous downhill tracks. Blowing out berms, launching huge transfers, and hitting fast sections, this is bicycles and dirt at its finest.
Earthed 2 – Never Enough Dirt
Earthed 3 – Europa
Earthed 5 – The Laws Of Five
Return To Earth
Since 1997, Bjørn Enga producer/director for Radical Films has been the benchmark in extreme mountain bike cinematography. From the 1st film to later exploits, the renegades in these videos revolutionized the way a bike could be ridden or rather WHERE they could be taken. If you haven’t watched any of these, do yourself a favor and do!
Kranked 2 – Trails From The Crypt
Kranked 5 – In Concert
Kranked 8 – Revolve
8 months. 8 countries. 8 world cups. The Super8 gives viewers a close look of the World Cup Downhill and what it was like back in 2005. Get a glimpse of life on the tour, with riders insights into all the highs, lows, and in-betweens. Away from the racetrack, the top racers also exhibit some awesome free riding including the Lisbon Downtown and the Honda team at La Bresse.
Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bikes
You think had it rough? Learn about the early days of mountain biking during the 1970s. A group of kids just across Golden Gate Bridge outside of SF scavenged bikes from junkyards and adapted motorcycle parts to help spark a billion dollar industry: mountain bikes, also known as klunkerz.
Watch it FREE on Amazon Prime
And for those that want to learn about how a small movement of renegade mountain bikers from British Columbia rose up, challenged the status quo, and changed cycling in ways that no one could have ever imagined, check out the film the “Moment.” Available for purchase on iTunes & Apple TV.
The COVID-19 pandemic is adding some undue stress on all of us. We hope this list of the best MTB movies gives you a bit of a break from it all and gets your bike chain running when the travel restrictions have been removed. Until then, keep the rubber side down… mentally.