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  1. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Here's a fun little edit of Santa flying with his band of reindeer on mountain bikes. Santa, Rudolph, and the gang look forward to days off too! Hold on for deer life as they kick off vacation with a bike ride on "A Christmas Trail". Stuff of Reindeer dreams Thanks Santa (Brian Lopes), and...
  2. General Discussion
    GoPro has launched a new $199 version of its popular Hero POV camera. The small unit packs a big punch for the price. With the new Hero users get a waterproof housing (up to 33 feet) and an LCD touch screen display just like the Hero 5 and Hero 6. The new Hero also has user voice control and...
  3. General Discussion
    After entering the drone market in September of 2016, GoPro abruptly announced it was abandoning the effort this month. Here's why we think it happened. Here is the promising launch video in typical GoPro fashion. 1. It was an ill-conceived move In 2016, the drone market looked like it...
  4. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    GoPros are expensive little devices that don't do much unless you play and experiment with them for your application. Luckily, others have spent hundreds of hours with them for biking so let's learn. Proper mounting, stabilization, and wind noise are all common issues when using GoPros for...
  5. General Discussion
    Want to take your POV riding footage to the next level? You'll need a gimbal. One of our favorites is the new Karma Grip from GoPro. It's easy to use, the video footage is buttery smooth, and it integrates effortlessly with a GoPro camera. The only downside? It's bulky. We've struggled to find...
  6. General Discussion
    Last year, GoPro launched its first drone. The product was intended to boost sales for the ailing company (which recently let go 15% of its employees), but quickly became a sore point when the brand was forced to recall units shortly after launch. The culprit was a battery retention issue that...
  7. Misc Components
    ABUS has an array of colors for their new Nutfix quick release and seatpost clamp locks. Every year before the main show starts, Interbike holds an event called the Media Preview. There are about 30 new companies on hand showing their wares and innovations for small guys just starting out. Most...
  8. General Discussion
    It is very difficult to introduce a drone product in the market today with the dominance and lead of companies such as DJI, which is already in its fourth generation design. So GoPro did not rush the Karma to ensure that it was at least competitive. Its edge is that it is purpose-built for...
  9. General Discussion
    GoPro has pulled out all the stops in this long-awaited sequel its HERO4 camera. Instead of developing a mere successor to the line, GoPro has developed an entire ecosystem which includes a drone, a cloud-based storage solution, gimbals, and more. After the riding the seemingly endless wave...
  10. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    World Cup DH is back! It's only been a month since Leogang, but we couldn't be happier for the action to start up again. For the 5th race of the season, the series is back in Lenzerheide. This track debuted last year and it's riddled with berms, road gaps, and rocks...
  11. General Discussion
    Soon you'll be able to control your GoPro with this watch. James Bond would be proud (click to enlarge). Cool news coming out of the Polar camp. The longtime maker of wearable sports and fitness technology just announced that it's joined the GoPro Developer Program, and is using GoPro toolkits...
  12. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The holidays can be awkward enough without being subjected to crappy POV footage of your family's outdoor adventures. Help stop the creation of bad video by giving the budding Scorsese in your life one of these great gifts. Sony Action Cam Mini While the newest Sony Action Cam is Mini, it...
  13. General Discussion
    With the holiday season not far off, GoPro is expanding its POV camera line up. Their latest offering is the HERO+ ($199), which slots between the entry level HERO ($129) and the HERO + LCD ($299). Like its more expensive counterparts, the HERO+ has both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, but...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Update: July 21, 2015 We just received our HERO4 Session and it does not appear to be 50% smaller or 40% lighter than the Silver as they claim. We'll get exact measurements shortly. The Session does seem to finally have the feel of a fine piece of electronic equipment, much like a Canon camera...
  15. General Discussion
    Contest ended. Congrats to the winner: David Schulte from Denville, NJ!
  16. General Discussion
    Often, firmware updates just fix bugs and stability issues on devices. The HERO4 has been a stable performer so most may be tempted to ignore this latest update. But unlike previous updates, this one unexpectedly improves the camera and reveals some new features. Some of the new features are...
  17. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Editor's Note:This article is the final installment of the 2015 Mtbr/RoadBikeReview POV Camera Shootout. We've also published individual reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, Garmin Virb Elite, GoPro HERO4 Silver, iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi, Shimano Sport Camera and Sony Action Cam Mini. Read all POV Camera...
  18. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The GoPro HERO4 Silver includes full HD video at 60 FPS, 720p HD video at 120 FPS, 2.7k at 30 FPS, and yes, even 4k capability. Editor's Note: This article is part of the 2015 Mtbr/RoadBikeReview POV Camera Shootout. We'll also be publishing reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, Garmin Virb Elite, iON...
  19. News & Reviews
    A top new feature of the HERO4 is a native touchscreen that makes choosing settings and previewing shots much easier than prior models. Our new GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition camera showed up on Thursday and we wanted to quickly put it through the paces to see how it stacks up against the company's...
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