Drone films Sedona White Line ride by Aaron Chase

Self-tracking video technology pays dividends

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It went where no one else dared venture.

It went where no one else dared venture.

Earlier this summer, Aaron Chase went out to Sedona, AZ to ride the new Pivot Switchblade 135 mm travel bike. Taking photos and shooting video, he decided to take on the infamous White Line Trail. With a very narrow track and several switchback maneuvers involved, this trail is notable since there is no margin for error. Slip and fall and you plunge to your death.

One caveat is the wide angle of GoPro cameras, appears to make trails drop off to the side steeper than they are. The other thing to note is the red rock surface of Sedona has incredible grip when dry. That’s what makes this stunt possible. Regardless, it is a terrifying adventure that very, very few will attempt and survive.

In his latest recording, Chase navigates the treachery of one of the most visually daunting trails in the world — White Line in Sedona, Arizona — and records it all, by himself.

There's never a dull moment  when going full tilt in Sedona terrain.

There’s never a dull moment when going full tilt in Sedona terrain.

We rode the Pivot Switchblade ourselves in Moab Utah. And although we will dare take the Switchblade to Aaron Chase heights (and risks) the bike let us tackle very technical terrain slightly out of our comfort zone. It took the big hits and the front fork stayed high in its travel during technical maneuvers.

Big drops are the Switchblade's domain  with its Fox 36 150mm fork and capable rear despite only 135mm of travel.

Big drops are the Switchblade’s domain with its Fox 36 150mm fork and capable rear despite only 135mm of travel.

Read more about our Pivot Switchblade impressions HERE.

Aaron Chase has no problem changing directions with the Pivot Switchblade.

Aaron Chase has no problem changing directions with the Pivot Switchblade.

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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