Shimano have just released this video to celebrate their XTR components, where you follow a ride from a load of different perspectives. With a 360° degree view of the trail from five different angles, Shimano have really pushed the boundaries with this cool immersive video!
You can see the full XTR 360° video on Shimano's dedicated site to experience the insane views for yourself, but we'll take you through the video below from all five angles, because we love it!
Shimano tell us a story about the whole ride from making a good breakfast in the morning to the quick coffee before the ride begins, and the active camera introduces us to the guys on the scene. Using the camera to check out the full 360° angle available gives us a full action view of the dudes jumping in front of each other, swapping trails and of course, shredding.
All those cameras are going to get pretty dusty on the trail with the speed the riders are whipping past but this helicopter view gives us an amazing shot of the whole trail in Kamloops, Canada, making us instantly jealous. With multiple trail junctions intersecting at multiple points, it's the perfect place for all this filming and we're able to get a sweet view of just how high those jumps are, and how sweet those lines would be to ride on.
Nothing beats the POV angle of a helmet cam, and to see this being shot as the five riders chase each other downhill, experincing a few near misses, slashing round each other and almost landing on top of each other we can practically feel ourselves breaking and pedalling along with them. Anyone guilty of thinking you're actually there with your friends? Yeah. Us too.
Is there a better way to see the skill involved with XC and trail riding than with an action camera. Catching all the jumps, whips and endless amounts of shredding you get to see up close, slow motion, dirt-on-dirt downhill riding and it makes us salavate.
For the geeks inside us the component cam lets us see what the bike is doing, what the riders are doing and when they are doing it, riding Shimano's new XTR in both Trail and Race versions in both mechanical and Di2 shifting options – the component cam lets us see what the new XTR has to offer. Showcasing their new XTR in this environment reminding people, "no matter who you are or what you ride, our thrills and passions stem from a very common bond … shredding trails together."
Have you guys a favourite view? Love them all? Let us know.
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