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.....
from Duncan BC Canada
Date Reviewed: June 21, 2004
Strengths: great soundtrack, amazing riding, good mix of riders.
Weaknesses: not long enough
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.
Similar Products Used: Kranked series, NSX series, New World Disorder series
a Weekend Warrior
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
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.
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
from Edmonton, AB
Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002
Strengths: Good photography
Weaknesses: In a word....BORING!
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.
Similar Products Used: Kranked, Chainsmoke, The Circus, etc...
a Weekend Warrior
from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: January 22, 2002
Strengths: Trials section and trail riding
Weaknesses: BMX section
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.
Weaknesses: expensive for a video makes me feel like a poser
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.
Similar Products Used: Kranked 1-3, all the shift films, some old school stuff, no euro rideing
Bike Setup: giant DS/1
a Weekend Warrior
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.
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).
I'm going out there for memorial weekend. I'll probably have two days to ride. What are some must ride trails? I like to ride easy down hill or pretty much anything that doesn't have a ton of super hard climbs.
Any place I can rent a full suspension from? My brother is going to need a bike.Read More »
The recent loss of a good friend has inspired me to get out of my hermits nest...If anyone wants to join the lone wolf:
Be @ Fruitvale BART downstairs at the beginning of the little transit village 11 to 11.5ish this Saturday
...Find the guy on the orange santa cruz chameleon
...be prepared to ride ... Read More »
I'm thinking of riding down there on Sat. 4/19. Trying to find some good long trails to ride somewhere by Flat Irons Mall area. I'll ride while the wife and kid shops. What could possibley be better? :eek:
Anyway any good recomedations would be great and even better if anywone wants to show ... Read More »
is the classic dh/fr bike movie, "ride to the hills" available on DVD anywhere?
i have a vhs copy, but i only have a dvd player nowdays. i still feel that "ride to the hills" is the best dh/fr movie made, to date. that movie rules!
where can i get a dvd copy???Read More »