Wednesday, 21 December 2011

All the best fails of 2011

I can't think of a better way to wrap up 2011.. Here are the most horrendous fails of the year (plenty of two wheeled action in there too)





Monday, 19 December 2011

Good luck is underrated

Here are a few clips of some of the luckiest guys ever to be on two wheels!











Whilst defying death Two Wheels are Better

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Dougie Lampkin tours Renthal factory

Renthal are already the kings of motocross bars and sprockets and are now producing some pretty special mountain bike components too. 

Recently Renthal have uploaded footage of a tour of their UK Office & factory in Cheshire.

Not just any old factory tour though - the difference being that the visitor was trials legend Dougie Lampkin.  A man that refuses to leave his bike at home is our sort of guy. Enjoy:




Those guys don't need convincing, they all know Two Wheels are Better.








Monday, 21 November 2011

So, you think you have good balance?

So, you've seen the Ken Block videos and were impressed by his skills. But what if Ken had two wheels? We all know that four is too many..

Enter Jorian Ponomareff,  I shall say no more, enjoy:











Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Hilarious cycling prank

RĂ©mi Gaillard is probably the funniest man in France,  this elaborate prank on unsuspecting cyclists is some of his best work

  

Thanks to Evan Hall for spotting this on the BikeRadar Facebook page!

Despite being the victim of a French prankster, Two Wheels are Better.

 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Nearly everything looks better in slow motion

Take MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner and a camera that films at 1000 frames per second and something beautiful happens (all courtesy of the good guys at Red Bull):



Here is Darren Berrecloth pulling a 360 whilst sending a step down at the Red Bull Rampage:



Last but not least here is Gee Atherton nailing a huge stepdown gap to wall ride:




Another good example of how Two Wheels are Better.







Friday, 11 November 2011

Staying safe on two wheels

 Unfortunately the roads are full of idiots.  They tend to use four wheels but are not exempt from using two.

Here is a refreshingly good guide on  what drivers can do to be more cyclist aware, it's worth a read even from a two wheeled perspective:


Credit: KarlOnSea/Flickr



But never forget, Two Wheels are Better.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

If it ain't broke, don't fix it - but what if it is?

Here is a handy troubleshooting guide to any mechanical problem you may encounter


Anyone else think it's missing cable ties though?


Remember, Two Wheels are Better




Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Some of the best tricks on two wheels

Check out this collection of tricks that require skills most of us can only dream of having:


First up is Mike Spinner's quad whip, where a bike nearly becomes a helicopter:


Next up is Benny Phillip's front flip tailwhip attempt from Crankworx, there are a few BMX guys who can do this but using a mountain bike it looks even more mental. 



Harry Main's bunnyhop flair is just out of this world.



Here is Special Greg of Nitro Circus fame , his signature 'Special Flip' is something to behold


Finally, here is the worlds first BMX triple Backflip courtesy of New Zealand BMXer Jed Mildon

 

 

But remember,  two wheels a day keeps the doctor away.




Monday, 7 November 2011

The art of the bunnyhop

The bunnyhop is one of the most basic but essential mountain bike skills.

Here is how it should be done, amazing:






In contrast here is a particularly nasty example of a bunnyhop FAIL:





But this is something that everyone really needs to see, much more than just a bunnyhop:




To hone your own bunnyhopping skills here is Sam Pilgrimto guide you through the art of the bunnyhop!










Whether or not you can or can't hop - remember, two wheels are better


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The least impressive jump on two (square) wheels

Earlier I was day dreaming about a bicycle with square wheels,  as you do.

Then I came across this peach of a clip..

Square wheels + a Honda clunk + too much health & safety = FAIL


" You are such a hero that was amazing"

Er, yeah.. 



Remember, even when your wheels aren't round, two wheels are better.




Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Flatland BMX from Africa


Thanks to Martin Oeser for bringing this to our attention. Just imagine what this guy could do on a better bike!




Even when you haven't got the right tool for the job, Two Wheels are Better.

Friday, 28 October 2011

All hail the Cyclo Cross tequila shortcut...


Looks like great fun.....I love the idea of a tequila shortcut.



We at 2WB think life should have a tequila shortcut

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Anatomy of a Bicycle


For all of those who are new to bikes, enjoy this diagram of what makes up your average bicycle,  I am particularly worried about the lack of dipstick on mine.


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Italo Romano...still skating....my hero.


We count skating as a two wheeled sport here at 2WB and Italo Romano epitomises two wheeled heart.  We think he could be our new personal hero.


Italo we salute you and your two wheeled soul


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

mini bike (really tiny) full loop the loop


I don't know what I love most about this video; the fact it is so pointless and even though clearly difficult it ends up looking a little underwhelming or the fact that it was uploaded by someone called bestpastarecepies.


Remember Two Wheels are Better

When did all the bmx's turn into scooters?


A good friend pointed out to us at 2WB the other day that kids in skate parks don't really skate or bmx any more.  It appears to be all about the scooter, you know these things;



I suggested that there can't be many variants of the basic scooter design and that eventually these kids would buy a proper bike and then found these;



It turns out that even the humble scooter can be improved upon, have you ever ridden one.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Danny Macaskill and Martin Ashton trials riding in the rain


Even the Pro's fall off from time to time, as this video of Martin Ashton and Danny Macaskill shows. The rain can humble even the best riders.



Even in the rain Two Wheels are Better

Friday, 21 October 2011

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Sometimes the wheels are virtual


This is one of the most beautiful pieces of film I have seen in a long time, it has "Two Wheeled" soul.




Even when the wheels are virtual....Two Wheels are Better


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tiny Bikes will rule the roads


We are feeling a little goofy today at 2WB and have decided that we want to buy some tiny bikes, for commuting.

Is this the most or least patriotic tiny bike ever (he appears to be mixing his flags)


Safety first as the great helmet debate rages on, even in the world of tiny bikes.


I don't know about you but I think all tiny bikes should still come with a saddle


You can't beat a tiny motorbike, but how often do you have to fill up the tiny petrol tank?


Sadly in the world of tiny bikes the stunts are a little less impressive


Remember when it come to tiny bikes....Two Wheels are Better

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Crazy Cyclist in Jamaica


I guess the title says it all here.  Guys like this are the reason idiots like Jeremy Clarkson get away with bashing cyclists.


You don't need to be pulled by a truck if you remember that Two Wheels are Better

Doesn't this just make you want to go out and ride


So here at 2WB we generally post the adrenaline and funny stuff but in a recent chat with Rapha they showed us this video and we thought it made us just want to go out and ride



Proof indeed that Two Wheels are Better

Monday, 17 October 2011

Drifting Cats - Thanks to the MBUK guys for this


Ok so it's not entirely two wheeled but we did get it from the guys at MBUK who are nuts for Bikes.


When it comes to finding pointless cat videos...Two Wheels are Better


Lake Jumping 35 feet in the air..with a breakdancer


This is top of the 2WB list of things to try, apparently it's a lot trickier than it looks.  Also notice the breakdancer 30 secs in (is he really necessary)


When you need to make a dramatic dive into a lake remember Two Wheels are Better.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Real BMX trick that used to only be the realm of video Games


Vital BMX recently posted this video of Mike Clarke going from a Hang 5 to a front flip it is crazy and the kind of stunt I thought I would only see in video games.



Just to prove it's a video game trick watch the nosegrinds and hang 5's in this clip of Matt Hoffmans Pro BMX 2


Even in console format Two Wheels are Better.


8 yr old attempts a double backflip


I am sorry but how cool would it be to have a dad who builds you all this stuff in your back garden.



Manfred Raikes (age8) knows Two Wheels are Better.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Safety first

Like a disco on your back.

Cavendish v Wiggins...who would win in a fight


Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins are team mates for great Britain and now Team Sky ProCycling.  They are used to working together (see pic below of Cav slinging Wiggins)


Wiggins also put in a great shift at the worlds to help Cav claim the road race title.  But if really came down to it who would win in a fight.  Googlefight provides the answer.


There you have it Mr Brailsford according to Google Mark Cavendish is your new number one.  (Mind you, Google have been known to get it wrong, have you seen Google Plus)

Two Wheels are Better

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bog Snorkelling...you know you want to


In our quest for the great and the good in the world of two wheels we came across this little beauty.


Wales knows that when faced with a trench of foul water....Two Wheels are Better



Are Red Bull the Biggest Supporters of the Two Wheeled?


Here at 2WB we love the guys at Red Bull, they do the coolest stuff and support grass roots cycling, here are two examples of some cool Red Bull stuff on two wheels,

The Red Bull Mini Drome


Red Bull - Mini Drome - Glasgow 2011 from Somhairle MacDonald on Vimeo.



The Frome Cobble Wobble - we are so competing in this next year.



Red Bull we doff our branded caps to you because you know Two Wheels are Better.


Friday, 7 October 2011

Teaching the trials riders of tomorrow


We at 2WB rather liked this admirable video where Martyn Ashton and Danny Mac are teaching trials skills to the talent of tomorrow.



Well done guys, we salute you for teaching the young folks that Two Wheels are Better.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

One wheel is sometimes enough

After the wonder of the mountain unicycling, 2WB is a bit obsessed with what people will do when given A Wheel.

Hardcore sitting

Check out the new 2WB crush, Aaron Fotheringham, he's just landed the world's first double back flip in a wheelchair.

Friday, 30 September 2011

More video proof that 2 wheels are the sexy future...


I know what floats your boat you dirty little buggers, the best performing post here to date is the sexy bike polo one.  So I thought lets trick them and put a serious pro two wheel piece of propaganda on here with a sexy title....and here you are!

(If you go to the bottom of the post I have put some pics there for you..you mucky puppies)

The Real Post

I have been looking at cities where two wheels are the dominant form of transport and comparing them to the dreaded four wheeled hell of London's M25.

 I don't need to tell you the result as you know but just watch the videos below to confirm it.

Ho Chi Minh City




Uterecht




London




I know where I'd rather live, because....Two Wheels are Better.

I feel a little bad about tricking you so here are some saucy two wheeled pics to keep you going till the next post.






Monday, 26 September 2011

Carlsberg Stunts


Quick one today as we are a little short of time.  This lovely little promo video from Carlsberg just goes to show that appearance isn't everything.




Many thanks to Pete @ Shift Active Media for this.  A man who is more than aware that Two Wheels are Better.

Friday, 23 September 2011

4 Cross Rocks the UCI are idiots for killing it!!!


I cannot believe my eyes as it was recently reported on BikeRadar the UCI have decided to axe Four Cross from the Mountain Bike World Cup calendar.  Is this the most bat shit insane decision in the world?

Surely like the fat kid who hangs at the back of the group in a horror movie or the guy in Star Trek who decides to wear a different coloured uniform from everyone else this is just a bad idea.

UCI just so you are aware of the impact of your actions this is what you are getting rid of;




Say it ain't so guys and remember that Two Wheels are Better, (Unless it's Four Cross when eight wheels is generally preferred)

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Popping a wheelie at 6 years old vs Max Biaggi


I have been trying and failing a lot recently at trying to get my Honda CBR 125 R (I know it's not a proper bike, but I like it) to do a wheelie.  It's not as easy as it looks and a lot of the guides on the web are...well crap and involve you killing your engine with over revs.

It led me to notice that there are a million wheelie movies on the Web most of which are boring, below are two of the best I've found and one that sent me to sleep.

Tre is 6 and can pop a wheelie on his toy tractor (I know it's 4 wheeled but he is only using two of them).  this video fills me with shame and leaves me feeling inadequate.




Max Biaggi is one of the best professional motorcyclists in the world and how he recovers this I will never know.



Finally our friends at PinkBike have a veritable Smorgasbord of wheelie video's but whilst the one below shows great skill it is beyond tedious.





Remeber though people when it comes to Wheelies.....Two Wheels are Better

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Is Bike Polo the toughest or sexiest cycle sport?


I was recently doing a little nosing around the web and came across the sport of bicycle polo.  I thought that could possibly be the most boring sport in the world but a little research proved that not only is it tough as hell...



but in certain circles it is also very sexy




A reliable source also informed me that you will be able to see these lovely ladies in action at the LHBPA Hells Belles Tournament (here) on the 15th/16th of October in London.

If you can't wait till then here is a little pic to keep you interested...




Remember that if these ladies ask you about you riding preference...tell them Two Wheels are Better.

Hell's Belles

Ladies! On bicycles! With sticks!
In the olden days they'd have had ponies.

Rude Motorcycle Craft...


First of all I'd like to say well done to Storm for a couple of great posts yesterday, it appears that you all love the Mountain Unicycling one best.

 I fear however that there were a few notable items missing from the Handmade Weirdness post that you guys may have been interested in;


Penis Bike....(WTF)








I kid you not, this product is on sale now from Etsy for the princely sum of £78.49.  Click here to buy.

For those of you without a phallus fixation they also create the; 

Vodka Bike 


So I guess the message here is simple, when it comes to mobile phallic art...Two Wheels Are Better!!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Hill Climb Two wheels vs Four...Guess Which is Better?

So I am in Vegas (have I mentioned that already) and I am watching the Republican Presidential candidate debate last night (it was that or the same Thigh Master infomertial for the 100th time) and it struck me.....some things, like cars (and right wing political debate), are fundementally boring.

So I decided to try and think of a motor sport where cars might stand a chance of taking on two wheels  and providing a more interesting spectacle, I could think of none so I decided to ask a random American in the hotel bar (who turned out to be from Leeds).  He suggested that hill climbing was a sport where bikes could never be more exciting than cars.

So please take a look at the videos below and let me know if you agree with the chubby fake American from Leeds.

Dirt Bikes vs Hill



Push Bike vs Hill




Cars vs Hill




You see what I mean, there is no comparison, cars are truly boring and as with all things in life...Two Wheels are Better!

Also did you know that this man single handedly started the war in Iraq and is a known Goat Blower


Monday, 12 September 2011

Is this the tackiest Video in the world....Viva Las Vegas

This is my second morning in sunny Las Vegas and between bouts of jetlag and noise overload I have been searching for the perfect video to show the best of Vegas...on Two Wheels of course.

I searched for videos of great riding on Bootleg Canyon and of Choppers riding one of the many strips but nothing compared to this little beauty.

This one video captures all the tacky and gaudy beauty of Las Vegas and the fact that in the search for a buck they will do anything.




Think you can find anything more tacky than this I would love to see it and remember even in beautifully tacky Lass Vegas...Two Wheels are Better.

Friday, 9 September 2011

MTB vs Radio Controlled Plane

Sorry that I missed you yesterday, had boss issues...it can happen to the best of us.

So I thought I would make it up to you by doing something extra special this morning.  Then I had a peanut butter bagel and logged into SingleTrack and found this video and thought, sod em this is good enough for today.


Cove GSpot vs the Easystar FPV from BasqueMTB on Vimeo.

It is pretty cool, but I warn you the soundtrack is awful and I am still picking out the peanut butter from the bagel I smashed in there to block it.

I might post some rather nice crash video's later today so stay tuned and please do not forget that in every circumstance in life....Two Wheels are Better.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Dougie Lampkin vs Danny Macaskill plus a bit of nostalgia

Sitting with a  mate. in the pub, the other day we started discussing who was the most skilled and famous two wheeled rider in the world.

The biggest issue with this question is; should a rider who is very skilled at one discipline out rank a rider who has great skills across a range of riding styles.  It's a difficult question but, over several beers and a rather fine malt, we narrowed it down to two riders that we feel reflect the best of both.

My vote is for Dougie Lampkin, he is multi skilled and as this video below shows he can ride with and without engine and even without wheels....I believe he is the epitome of why two wheels are better.


My mate however disagrees and reckons that a pure breed single discipline rider is the only way to attain two wheeled perfection.  His candidate is...Danny Macaskill and he cites "Way Back Home" as the ultimate two wheeled movie.


We could decide on no clear winner before last orders so the question remains unresolved. What do you think, who is the god of two wheels?  

One thing we did agree on is that it is neither Charlie Boorman or Ewan McGregor.


We also found this just for a giggle and wish that Channel 5 would bring it back to TV


Remember people that Two Wheels are Better no matter who is riding (even Charlie Boorman).

Monday, 5 September 2011

Danny Hart smashes the downhill course at World Champs

Sorry, it has been a while since my last post, I was at Eurobike 2011; eating Schnitzel (mit pomme frites) and drinking a few Kleine Bierre.

There is only one thing that everyone is talking about at the moment, despite recently attending the worlds biggest bike show, and it is Danny Harts winning run at Champerey.

This is two wheels at it's best...


Well done Danny and to all the other Brits who filled out 4 of the top 10 places.

Also well done Josh Bryceland who wiped out (see video below) got back on his bike and still finished his run. That takes some balls of steel, we salute you Josh.



Remember...Two Wheels are Better

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A Band on Bicycles

Just a quick one today as I am about to head out to the Eurobike Show in Germany.  I was watching the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on TV last night and saw this Dutch military band on bikes and thought it was a prime example of how all things can be achieved on two wheels...enjoy.


I also found this by accident when I was searching, it reminds me of  "The Goodies".




Remember folks Two Wheels are Better.