"Roam" comes to us from the producers of "The Collective" - in our opinion, the best MTB film ever created, and one of the best-selling cycling DVDs ever. We expect more of the same from "Roam", the hotly-anticipated sequel. "Roam" stars Andrew Shandro, Wade Simmons, Thomas Vanderham and more on some of the most beautiful terrain mt. biking has to offer, set to a progressive soundtrack. Youll watch this one over and over - and then youll want to get out and ride!
Strengths: A variety of segments focusing on a wide variety of riding styles. Amazing cinematography, lots of cable shots, great high speed footage, nice helmet cam shots. Superb sound track.
I am shocked that this isn't the most purchased video on the listing. Outstanding video, if you don't believe me check out a few of the segments on YouTube. Best footage is the Whistler segment, best sound track is the Sun Valley segment.
Similar Products Used: Various BMX, MTB, snowboard, paintball, and skateboard films.
a Cross Country Rider
from Snohomish WA, USA
Date Reviewed: May 22, 2007
Strengths: Amazing footage, a totally different way to show a video, lots of zipline shots, on-board, and great music
Weaknesses: Footage taken wasn't super hardcore, a much more causual movie, but still very good movie
Great movie, great footage, great music, like I said the footage isn't super hardcore, but very nice change in pace compared to most movies I have seen.....show all of your friends they will be impressed :)
a Cross Country Rider
from Dover, NJ, USA
Date Reviewed: May 7, 2007
Strengths: Everything from the quality of the video, to the music to the riders to the narrative!
Weaknesses: Only 45 min. Then again, the more time I spend watching tv the less time I'm out riding.
The best mountain bike video I have ever seen...period! Incredible location shots, action, and music. If you dont have this DVD buy it right now! Very inspiring!!! I probably watched it about 10 times the first 2 weeks I got it. Makes me want to travel to each and every loction I saw in this movie.
Similar Products Used: the Collective, NSX8 Cease and Desist, NSX9 trails tails and other lies,
Bike Setup: Haro X7, Marzocchi Drop Off triple, Truvativ Holsfeller cranks, Sram X7 gears, Hayes Sole hyd. brakes, and soon to come Fox Racing DHX 5.0 shock, SNAFU bar ends, SNAFU gold grips,Specialized gold pedels, Alex Supra D gold rims, maby Avid Code brakes
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: December 15, 2006
Weaknesses: Too short :(
This is just an amazing mtb video. The first time i watched it, i coludn't believe this guys put together something so cool. Everything is just perfect; soundtrack, shots, riders, even the comments. Not a thing i expected, after watching a hole bunch of other movies. Fantastic work!
I have a Magicshine 808E I use often, so I just leave the helmet mount on my helmet. I have a new Contour Roam 2, and I was thinking the most secure and easy way to mount it would be on that. I was thinking a tripod mount that'll tighten so the camera doesn't turn and a similar oring wrap-around l ... Read More »
Ok I just got my contour and I successfully updated the Roam 2 firm ware. Yeah me!! Some quick questions for a challenged mind...
1. How can I import videos to I photos, it won't recognize mp4
2. Is there a way to modify videos to email a smaller file
3. Can you message videos?
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tested out the Contour Roam and was quite impressed with it so far. on/off switch is pretty slick, only issue is that there is no live screen, so you have to know your general area before filming. here are two short 8 min clips mounted to my handlebar for examples:
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Picked up one of the Contour Roams on Amazon (the watersports kit version) and I've liked it so far, but I wanted better, so I modded the stock firmware to record 720p @ 60fps (versus the stock recording of 720p @ 30fps).
Messing around, and comparing the differences between the Roam 1 and Roam 2 ... Read More »