"I just watched the Epic Vermont video from epicRIDES. All in all, it’s a solid video, and probably the best “virtual cycling tour” video I’ve seen to use in the indoor cycling classroom to date."
"The video does convey what it’s like to ride in Vermont. There was enough variety of scenery to keep my interest, and multiple camera angles make you feel like you’re really on the road, checking out the sights as you ride by. (One of my biggest criticisms of other videos in this genre is that you feel like you have tunnel vision because they only focus on the road ahead.)"
"The video is shot as though you (the viewer) are riding with a group of other riders. The interaction with other riders made the ride seem more realistic. For example, you’d see the rider ahead of you signaling rough pavement, then the camera would bounce over the rough spot. Or when you saw the cadence of the pack slow down, you got a better sense of how steep the climb was."
"I love love LOVE the elevation profile that’s displayed during the ride. The color coding gives a quick indication of how steep each section is. Total elapsed time and average grade for a section also provide useful information."
"This is the first video that I wouldn’t hesitate to use in my classes."
Pedal-on Forum Member, ChocolatePizzaRedWine > Pedal-On
"This epicRIDE is true brilliance. The views are amazing, the course was fantastic, the camera is steady and the “dashboard” is a brilliant addition, it shows you gradient, time on bike and a profile of the course. So if you wanna take my word for it and not read the rest – Go buy it now!"
"I highly recommend this product and have no doubt that the other rides available from epicplanet.tv will be of the same high standard. They have taken all the problems of other similar training products and turned it into a perfect new version to call their own. If you going to be doing a lot of indoor training then I suggest you buy more than one disc, you will quickly get bored of doing the same ride all the time and will need some variation to keep you motivated through the cold/rainy months. Buying others will also give you a more rounded training plan. Doing climbs all winter wont make you fast for summer."
"I was able to upload the first epicRIDES Digital Download to my iPhone through iTunes. Works like a champ. All my bike friends are very impressed. I passed on your company info to them, so you should see more orders. The ride and the filming are impressive. I bought a DVD from Australia and paid too much for it. Yours is better for the money and much faster delivery."
"Again, thank you for the help. You guys rock!"
Mike, Portland, Oregon
"Works like a champ."
The DVD's are also perfect for cyclists with crazy work schedules, that don't like working out in the dark hours of the early morning, before they go to work, or in the dark after they get home from work. You can use the DVD's even when the weather isn't cooperating."
"The epicRIDES DVD's are also perfect for anyone that is just coming off an injury, or just getting into cycling, and isn't strong enough or confident enough to go out on the road. When I first switched to clip-less pedals on my road bike, I had my husband put the bike on the trainer so I could get used to clipping in and out. I watched some boring TV shows while I was getting used to the new equipment, I sure would have enjoyed watching one of the epicRIDES DVD's instead."
" ...enjoyed watching one of the epicRIDES DVD's instead."
"Your Epic Vermont DVD had Strength Class written all over it so I showed at a recent class and everyone thought it was awesome! I still get positive emails and comments from the spinners who attended that class. The DVD is a great training and instructional aid that compliments the class. I want more! Can't wait for the next DVD - keep em coming!"
"I like the camera angles, on screen real time workout information and course profile and the fact I have ridden and raced this climb on the GMSR many times and the dvd allows me to do it in the comfort of my own home in the middle of winter in New England."
Jeff Carney, Lebanon, NH Indoor Cycling Instructor
"Can't wait for the next DVD - keep'em coming!"
"When I watched Epic Vermont it made me wish I was on my bicycle outdoors! The filming is excellent and places you in the picture along with your fellow riders. I love how you can really tell the steepness of the hill, which is rare for a lot of videos. epicRIDES are a great way to transport yourself to fantastic places to ride while training on your indoor bicycle."
" I love how you can really tell the steepness of the hill..."
"The other night I had the opportunity to get on my Spinner NXT and pop in a DVD and transport myself instantly to Acadia National Park in Maine. This was not just a leisurely cruise through the park, this was a real bike ride through some incredible country."
"From start to finish this was a professional production which gave you a great sense of being there. I can't wait to find a way to try it out in a Spin class!"
"I can't wait to find a way to try it out in a Spin class!"
“I just climbed Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park and never left the basement!
There are lots of ride videos out there now, it's the new world and I'm glad it's here. The guys at EpicPlanet have really gotten this right. The ride I took this morning was as real feeling as you can get inside. Great photography, strong riders, visually interesting all the time and motivational music. There's also a graphic that tells you where you are in the ride and a stop watch that let's you keep an eye to the end of the suffering.
This video kept me working for the entire hour. A warm-up, rolling hills, a long 20 minute climb and some speed work to finish. If you ride indoors these videos should be in your library. Created by indoor cycling instructors and avid cyclists, these rides feel real and are easy to use and follow.
If you have a store, you'll want to carry them for your customers and if you're an instructor you better make friends with the video world because it's here to stay.
I still can't wait for spring, but these videos will help get me there.”