Behind the scenes with Strength In Numbers

Anthill's Strength In Numbers makes its online debut on redbull.com/bike on May 24. Here's a taster

After its triumphant premiere at Monterey's Sea Otter Classic in April, Anthill's Strength In Numbers is set to make its first online appearance. It marks the culmination of two years hard work in which the best riders in the world travelled the globe, with a film crew in tow, to ride a series of world-famous mountain biking locations.

 

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Mud run
Teenage mountain biker Anthony Messere busts out an impressive air during the filming of Strength in Numbers.

Mud run

Teenager Anthony Messere busts out an impressive air at his training compound in Surrey, BC, Canada, during the filming of Anthill's latest film, Strength In Numbers.

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Creative review
Darcy Wittenburg and Anthony Messere discuss film footage of the young biker's tricks.

Creative review

Darcy Wittenburg talks Anthony Messere through the action he's just filmed of the young mountain bike ace. High-spec filming for Strength In Numbers required eight different varieties of camera, including 18 Contour POVs.

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Low-down and dirty
Brandon Semenuk scrub-airs a trail in Squamish, Canada.

Low-down and dirty

Brandon Semenuk scrub-airs a trail in Squamish, Canada, during the filming of Anthill's Strength In Numbers. The riders and crew travelled some 57,500km during the making of this breathtaking film.

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The world's most dangerous jobs
Darren McCullough films Brandon Semenuk performing a tuck no-hander 360

The world's most dangerous jobs

Darren McCullough films Brandon Semenuk performing a tuck no-hander 360 with an ultra slow-motion phantom camera while perched precariously atop a ladder in Aptos, California.

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He'll be coming round the mountain…
Rene Wildhaber emerges from a corner during the filming of Strength in Numbers in Khagbeni, Nepal.

He'll be coming round the mountain…

Rene Wildhaber rounds a corner during filming for Strength In Numbers in Kagbeni, Nepal. Having travelled to such far-flung places the riders and film crew made the most of it and spent an epic 726 days in the field.

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Intrepid heroes
Rene Wildhaber and Andrew Shandro hike up a Nepalese mountain range.

Intrepid heroes

Rene Wildhaber and Andrew Shandro hike up a mountain in Kagbeni, Nepal, as they tick off another iconic mountain biking location for Strength In Numbers. It's little wonder that an average of 26.7 days work went into each minute of the film.

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Deep in discussion
Film-makers Darcy Wittenburg and Jonathan Schramm discuss camera angles.

Deep in discussion

Film-makers Darcy Wittenburg and Jonathan Schramm discuss camera angles high up in Kagbeni, Nepal. Among the other filming locations were the Aptos , Whistler, Fort William (Scotland), Green River , Kamloops , Verbier and Vancouver.

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Waiting game
Ryan Howard, Alex Reveles and Brandon Semenuk wait their turn in sunny Aptos, California.

Waiting game

Howard, Reveles and Semenuk wait to drop in and join the trail during filming in sunny Aptos, California. Other bikers featured in Strength In Numbers include Agassiz, G.Atherton, Simmons, R.Atherton,Smith, Gwin,Howard and Moseley.

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Child's play
Award-winning film-maker Darcy Wittenburg asks the local Nepalese kids for their advice during filming.

Child's play

Darcy Wittenburg asks local Nepalese kids for their advice during filming of Anthill's Strength In Numbers in Kathmandu. Wittenburg and his team ended up shooting a massive 450 hours of footage.

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Magic tricks
Brett Rheeder performs a no-foot can air.

Magic tricks

Brett Rheeder performs a no-foot can air in California, at the beginning of the year. It's just one of the heart-stopping tricks you'll be able to see when Strength In Numbers receives its online premiere on redbull.tv on May 24.

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Strength in Numbers trailer
Strength in Numbers official film poster imagery

Strength in Numbers trailer

Official imagery from the poster for MTB movie Strength in Numbers

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