Best Mountain Bike Camera: Insta360 ONE R

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When it comes to capturing your line, you’ll need a mountain bike camera that’s fit for the job. In this blog, we’ll show you why Insta360 ONE R can take your MTB content to the next level.

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Swappable Lenses

Pick a lens for your line. Whether it’s the Dual-Lens 360 Mod to capture all your surroundings, or a wide-angle lens for that classic action cam look.

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How to shoot, mount and edit with ONE R.

Shots that make ONE R the go-to mountain bike camera.

Shot 1: The Unicorn Shot

With this technique, it’s like a drone is keeping pace with your run. Insta360 ONE R keeps the stick invisible in your shots, it’s mounted to the helmet here, but you’d never know from the end result.

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Just mount ONE R on your helmet and point the rod right ahead of you, almost like a unicorn’s horn.

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Shot 2: Slow Mo

Once you’ve mastered mounting your ONE R creatively, try slowing down the action on key parts of your run.

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Shot 3: The Classic MTB Action Cam Shot

If you fancy that classic action camera look for your line, you can always swap out to the 4K Wide-Angle Mod mounted to the chest mount, or mount the 360 Mod to the chest mount and lock the direction facing forward.

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FlowState Stabilization on ONE R is ideal for rough terrain. Check out how smooth that fooatage turns out, no gimbal needed.

Shot 4: The FreeCapture Shot

The beauty of 360 is that you don’t have to aim your camera at all. Just frame it later in the app. Try placing the ONE R down on a part of your run, and track yourself later in the app. Or, reframe your mounted shots at any point of your run.

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And of course, you can also swap lenses to a Wide-Angle Mod for a dialled in action shot.

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Shot 5: The Back Bar Shot

You can get insane video game like shots with the Back Bar. It straps around your waist, with an extension pole to hold the camera.

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Shot 6: The Helmet Mount Shot

ONE R can be mounted just like a standard action cam. The difference? Unlimited field of view, reframing and super stable shots. Try mounting vertically on your helmet for this head turner.

Shot 7: The TimeShift Shot

With the ONE R app, you can control time and perspective. Mix in hyperlapses up to 16x speed, or slow it down to 1/2x speed at key moments. TimeShifts look great on pump tracks.

Shot 8: The Stats Shot 

When you turn on Stats, you can select between a whole bunch of things to overlay on your video. Speed, elevation, gradient or GPS location name a few of the Stats you can overlay. This is great for tracking your run.

If you don’t want to take your phone on the trail, pick yourself up a GPS Smart Remote or use an Apple Watch to track your GPS data.

Mountain bike camera deal.

Running now until June 9th, Insta360 are hosting a MTB Kit Deal. With that you’ll get a free Bike Bundle with purchase on Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition + Invisible Selfie Stick. Learn more about it here.

 To find out more interesting ways 360 cameras are being utilized keep an eye on our blog.

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