OK, here’s a sneak peek that’s not actually a joke! Above we have the new 2017 Mutiny Villij frame that will be out in October. As per Robbo’s request, the geometry remains exactly the same as the previous model. The 2017 has been refined though with a new custom seatstay bridge featuring the Mutiny logo, a new top tube with a thicker butting profile at the seat tube, and a t-slot on that seat tube to improve clamping. Let us not forget to mention those fresh new graphics and gray colorway! Scroll down for a close up pic and one…
I’ve always been a huge fan of Doug Foulke’s edits. There’s just something about them that truly captures the pure essence of riding trails. I was having a hard time deciding what I wanted to post for a flashback edit this week, that was until I randomly stumbled back across this Sekt Mix from half a decade ago!
Looks like Robbo is going to have a set of signature Mutiny bars to go along with his Villij frame. This picture along with some specs popped up on his Instagram just a couple of hours ago. No word on the exact release date yet, but it will be “soon” according to him. As far as the specs go, 8.7″ of rise, 12° of backsweep, 1° of upsweep, a crossbar height of 6.25″ and crossbar width of 11″ are what we know so far!
I was always quite fond of this piece on Robbo’s time in Austin that Stew put together for Mutiny a few years back. The Eastside part of it starts hittin’ at 01:37.
I think every set of trails has one of those years where it seems like everything is working against them getting running. For Villij, that year was 2012. Per their words, “Roughly 1 months riding and 11 months digging. This is England I guess.”
I know I’ve said it before, but there have been so many good videos these last few weeks. This one from PA Woods is up there amongst my favorites!
Janis has made quite a return to video making with these last few PA Woods edits. This third and final one of the year is my personal favorite because it really conveys the sense of not just how much fun riding trails is, but also how much fun it is just being in the woods with friends. Poor Schwartz at the end though!
I always watch Mutiny’s video projects whether they have trails in them or not. If there’s one company that has it all figured out as far as video aesthetics go, it’s definitely them. Sythesis III is a compilation of clips from their 2015 video projects as well as some new clips thrown in for good measure. The whole thing is a good watch but if you want to get straight to the clips of Robbo and Dylan Lewis ripping the woods, then 03:04 is where you’ll want to head.
I wanted to dig up a real gem for this week’s flashback, and I think this five minute Villij section from Robbo’s 2011 “Who Knows” video more than qualifies!
Here’s a flashback that I had totally forgotten about until I rediscovered it the other day. This is the 2D version of the Catty section from the 3D Blue-ray film “Make Every Second Count.” I’m kind of in disbelief that I never picked up a copy of the DVD. I’m not really into 3D stuff but this would be absolutely amazing to watch on the big screen even in just this 2D version!