We have gotten a lot of questions about both our camera and bike setups, and we wanted to create a page with everything for you to check out. Here are the key products that we use to create content.
If you click an Image it should bring you to each product.
Here is our gear broken down by category.
Our Primary Bikes
We use pretty similar parts on our bikes aside from the fact that Kyle uses a Niner Rip 9's Size Large Frame with 29 inch wheels, and April rides a size Medium Niner Rip 9 Frame with 27.5 inch wheels. Here is a more in depth breakdown below! Most of the products should have links in the underlined text.
Frame - Niner Rip 9 RDO, 140mm travel, steep geometry setting
Cockpit - PNW Components Range (KW) Bar, Range 50mm Stem , Loam Grips, Loam Lever
Seatpost - PNW Rainier Gen 3 Dropper Post 170mm Length For April, 200mm For Kyle
Ergon - SM3 Comp Gel
Drivetrain - Shimano XT 12spd with 10-51T Cassette & 30T front chainring, 165mm Length Cranks
Brakes - Shimano XT 4 piston with sintered pads and 203mm front , 180mm rear rotors
Wheels - Stans Flow Ex 3 Rims on Neo Ultimate Hubs 30mm internal width
Tires - Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 Soft Front , Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Soft Rear ( usually around 21psi front and 23psi rear for April and 23psi front and 25psi rear for Kyle.
Cushcore - XC Inserts Front & Rear
Sealant - Stans Standard Sealant, 3oz Each Tire
Suspension - SR Suntour Durolux 150mm Travel & Triair 210 x 50 Rear Shock
Brake Rotors - Braking Semi Floating Rotors
Pedals - Foundation Alloy Flat Pedals For April & Mallet DH For Kyle With Easy Release Cleats
TOOLS, LUBE, & STANDS
This is the basic setup that we use to capture pov and follow cam footage. Huge thanks to @NateHills for helping us dial in this setup!
Main Film Gear
One of our biggest goals is to provide high quality video and audio to make our videos easier to watch and understand. We have experimented with a lot of gear to make that happen and here is our go to kit.
Full Frame Camera Body
Wide Angle Lens
Variable ND Filter
24 - 240mm
Deity D3 Pro
Voice Over / Digital Podcasting
This is the gear that we use for recording voice over, doing livestreams, and recording digital podcasts.
In Person Interview Podcasting
This is what we will use to record person to person podcasts as seen on the "Vital Inside Line"
We use the Skydio Drone for all of the establishing shots and drone follow cam footage. The Skydio is really cool because it has really great autonomy features that lets the drone follow you and fly with very little user input. They have also been a really great company to work with.