About the author: John Shafer

John Shafer, a.k.a. Photo-John, is a respected photography expert and adventure photographer. He’s been an Mtbr member and contributor since 1999 and you can find his writing and photography across the Web, in mountain bike magazines and on his own Web site, Photo-John.net. John loves big mountains, rocky singletrack, low-visibility powder days, 6-inch trail bikes, coffee and tacos. Look for him pushing his bike uphill, carrying an inappropriate amount of camera gear in an overloaded backpack.




2015 POV Camera Shootout: Best in test winners revealed

Find out about testing protocol and which cameras were tops in the test.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Sony Action Cam Mini

Sony’s budget-priced camera delivers high-end performance in a compact, aerodynamic and affordable package.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Shimano Sport Camera

Shimano’s first POV camera offering is small, lightweight and simple to operate, but how will its video and sound quality stand up against the other cameras in this test?

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Drift Ghost-S

Heavier camera makes up for bulk with ease of use and the best battery life in the test.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi

This dark horse contender has a solid array of performance specs, but will that mean video quality on par with the more well-know POV cameras in this test?

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: GoPro HERO4 Silver

GoPro rules the POV camera universe and the HERO4 Silver is the sweet spot in their product lineup. Find out why.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Garmin Virb Elite

Garmin’s affordable 2-in-1 POV camera is a great choice if you also like tracking ride metrics. But how will its actual camera performance measure up against other top cameras?

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Video: Grafton Mesa Downhill Featuring Logan Whitehead

Legacy of Grafton is a beautiful new video from Steven Lloyd, featuring Logan Whitehead on the infamous Grafton Mesa downhill trail in Southern Utah.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Digital Cameras For Cyclists

Step up your cycling photo game with one of the ten cameras in our Holiday Digital Camera Guide. They all fit in a jersey pocket, most of them have built-in Wi-Fi, and they’re all better than your camera phone.

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Drift Industries Announces New, Faster Ghost-S POV Camera

With a new sensor, better lens, and faster video frame rate, the new Ghost-S POV camera increases the performance of the Drift Industries’ Ghost camera line.

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Video: Newcomer KC Deane Trades Snow For Dirt

Check out this beautiful Southern Utah freeride video from professional free skier KC Deane and photographer Steven Lloyd!

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The Best Downieville Video Ever – 2013 Downieville Classic

The best video of the Downieville downhill we’ve ever seen – from the 2013 Downieville Classic.

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Crazy Megavalanche POV Race Video

Ever wondered what it would be like to race the Megavalanche? Check out this crazy POV race video to find out!

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Bionicon C.Guide Chain Guide Long Term Review

We’ve been using Bionicon’s 19-gram, $50 C.Guide chain guide for over a year now, in all kinds of conditions and on all kinds of trails. Read the full review to find out how it’s performed.

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Video: New Spinergy Zyclone Full-Carbon 29er Wheels At Sea Otter

Spinergy gave us a preview of their upcoming all-carbon, disc-ready, 29er mountain bike wheels at Sea Otter. Check out our exclusive intro video and photos of the new sub-1400 gram 29er wheelset.

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The DVO Emerald Inverted DH Fork – Sexy, Green & Upside Down At Sea Otter

We visited with DVO Suspension at Sea Otter and finally got a chance to get up close and personal with their hot new Emerald Inverted downhill fork.

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Rocky Mountain Altitude 650b / 27.5 Trail Bike – A Closer Look

The Rocky Mountain Altitude is all-new for 2013, with 650b / 27.5-inch wheels, 150mm of travel, carbon fiber or aluminum frame options, and adjustable geometry. We took a closer look at it at the annual Sea Otter Classic.

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Transition Bikes & Anvl Components At Sea Otter

I met up with the guys from Transition Bikes in the media parking area at Sea Otter where they were unloading a beautiful metallic green Carbon Covert bike they’d made for one of their pros. They were also showing off their new project, Anvl Components. Right now they have a bar, stem, saddle, pedals, wheels, […]

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Grammo Introduces 650b and 29er Full Suspension Bikes At Sea Otter

Check out the new carbon 650b bikes and wheels that Grammo was showing off at Sea Otter!

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2013 Sea Otter Classic Pro Downhill Photos and Results

Aaron Gwin and Jill Kintner win the 2013 Sea Otter Classic downhill and we’ve got tons of photos from the race!

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2013 Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom Photo Gallery

Check out photos of your favorite pro gravity racers in our 2013 Sea Otter Classic pro dual slalom photo gallery.

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POV Action Cam Shootout – Which Camera Is The Best?

Laugh all you want, but Photo-John’s new helmet is the ultimate POV action cam test rig and this shootout is the ultimate POV camera test.

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JVC Adixxion POV Camera Video Intro

The JVC Adixxion HD POV camcorder might not get as much attention as some of the other POV cameras. However, it’s got a different design and some cool features that set it apart from the others. We got one in for review but before we put it through the paces, I thought I should make […]

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First Look: Sony Action Cam POV Camera Video & Photos

First look unboxing intro video, photos and more! The win is a real camera manufacturer is now here to put the focus on the actual equipment and not just lifestyle.

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2012 Red Bull Rampage Finals – Gallery and Results

Red Bull Rampage 2012 continued the unique tradition of the world’s premier big-mountain event, bringing progressive moves and creative line selection to a world-renowned venue in southwestern Utah

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