Fox Racing Ride To The Hills Videos

3.63/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $24.95


Product Description

Fresh off the widely acclaimed movie "Shift" comes another incredible 16mm film by Jörli Ricker. Ricker has once again "raised the bar" for cinematography combined with riding at the ceiling of the next level. Busting out huge cliffs, gaps, hips, transfers, double sets, roof drops and wall rides with burly performances by a fresh spread of mountainbiking's top rippers. Ride to the Hills takes you on a journey from B.C. to Utah searching for lines through freerider eyes, such as: Wade Simmons, Dave Watson, Andrew Shandro, Ryan Leech, Jesse Roberts, Thomas Vanderham, Jordie Lunn, and others.....


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Downhiller from Duncan BC Canada

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2004

Strengths:    great soundtrack, amazing riding, good mix of riders.

Weaknesses:    not long enough

Bottom Line:   
I've watched a lot of videos and none of them have come close to being as good as thing one. Everything else is just a huckfest with little to no style, RTTH comes back again and again with style and amplitude.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Chainsmokes, all NWD, Kranked 2,3,4,5, Superheroes 2,

Bike Setup:   125 SS street hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Randy a Weekend Warrior from North Dakota

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2003

Strengths:    Great production, Accomplished riders, Appropriate music, Ryan Leach segment

Weaknesses:    Too jump-oriented, some scenes too long

Bottom Line:   
I didn't care much for it at first, but find myself with parts of the soundtrack in my head and want to watch it again.

It has some great freeriding segments, but gets bogged down by too many jumps. I find myself fast forwarding through some sections.

3 for value (kind of short)
4 for overall since it does light a fire under my arse

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Kranked series, NSX series, New World Disorder series


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Surfboard921 a Weekend Warrior from quebec

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2002

Strengths:    Ryan Leech's segment is good, some urban stuff

Weaknesses:    you see the same jumps over and over again, editing is OK at best, the music is good but doesn't belong on a bike movie, nothing that has never been done in earlier flicks, nothing to amaze you, doesn't really make you wanna ride

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy. Rent and copy. There is nothing new in there, full of annoying slow-mo takes, instrumental hiphop and stuff like that is good but not appropriate to a bike movie... I guess it's the kind of movie that you have to watch while you're high to actually enjoy it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   the 4 Krankeds, NWD 1 and 2, Evolve, Contact, lots more

Bike Setup:   PX zebdi for trials, Trek 7000 for xc, soon getting a freeride hardtail for jumps and stuff

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002

Strengths:    Good photography

Weaknesses:    In a word....BORING!

Bottom Line:   
How many times can you watch someone jump? Ten minutes into this video, I was looking for the fast forward button in the hope of finding something interesting. Pretty much everything in this vid has been already done in some earlier flicks. The aerial shots aren't even as good as those done years ago in Chainsmoke and ReTread. Compared to a film like The Circus, Ride is pretty lame. Not recommended.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   Kranked, Chainsmoke, The Circus, etc...


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tom Shearer a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2002

Strengths:    Trials section and trail riding

Weaknesses:    BMX section

Bottom Line:   
It's not a bad video exactly but it tries to be to artsy which tends to stunt the flow. Definitely too short for the asking price. I'd buy it used for 9.99 but I still prefer Kranked 3.
BTW, some of those crashes look downright painful. I hope no bikes got hurt in the making of this film.

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Favorite Trail:   ForePlay

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Borrowed from friend

Similar Products Used:   Kranked 3 & 4

Bike Setup:   Giant AC1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Derek from Wisconsin

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2001

Strengths:    it's about mountain biking

Weaknesses:    expensive for a video
makes me feel like a poser


Bottom Line:   
This is the best thing I have ever seen on my TV. The music rocks, and the biking is awesome. The quality is excellent-flows better than all of the Kranked videos. I can't see a bike video getting much better than this.

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Favorite Trail:   I like mountains

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Kranked 1-4, trials videos, etc.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by agent yellow a Downhiller from kamloops b.c

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2001

Strengths:    lota great riders, mellow music, very little head banger music with no beat, music is in time with the movie, some home town stuff.

Weaknesses:    too much vancouver! I know theres the shore and all but the movie leaves and comes back to van 3 diffrent times!

Bottom Line:   
as you can tell I like good music in bike films and ride to the hills did a great job.

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Favorite Trail:   no name brand

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   rented from lbs

Similar Products Used:   Kranked 1-3, all the shift films, some old school stuff, no euro rideing

Bike Setup:   giant DS/1

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dirty Deeds a Weekend Warrior from NV

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2001

Strengths:    Some good riding and jumps

Weaknesses:    Too artsy, weak music, repetitive lines by different riders, offers nothing new, kinda ho' hum video.

Bottom Line:   
Worth watching if you can borrow it from a friend. I bought this and "Search for the Holey Trail" on the same day. RTTH is gathering dust, whilst "Seach.." has found a home in the VCR slot. I don't like to put put down somebodys hard work and investment, but this video just doesn't cut it (for me anyway).

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   NSX series, Kranked series, Shift, Down.

Bike Setup:   RM7

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is "ride to the hills" available on DVD???

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