Get better Instagram mountain bike footage

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A new mount on your chest rig to get that Instagram footage (Photos: Ninja Mount)
A new mount on your chest rig to get that Instagram footage (Photos: Ninja Mount)
  • GoPro cameras changed the way rides are recorded, forever
  • Of late, more riders have preferred the chest mount, to putting their GoPro on a helmet
  • To make your footage more Instagram friendly, there’s a clever new adaptor

The convergence of compact action cameras and social media has changed the way we record our riding experiences.

With many mountain bikers being dedicated social media users, there is an endless quest to facilitate the slickest recording and best possible composition for content.

For the first few generations of GoPro’s existence, the traditional landscape perspective was fine, but Instagram has changed that.

As the social media channels have attracted more video posts, riders who wish to keep their Instagram profiles relevant, are having to adapt. Whereas YouTube works with a selection of conventional formats, Instagram rewards the classic portrait view footage, which is vertically orientated.

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This is the simple Ninja Mount that makes your GoPro sits vertical (Photos: Ninja Mount)
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If you need a vertical chest mount for your GoPro, this is the way to go (Photos: Ninja Mount)

An easy way to get your footage the right way up

To enable riders who wish to capture their mountain biking experience in the vertical format, Ninja Mount now offers a new StoryAdapter. The company is known for its innovative action camera adaptors and this latest version makes it easier for riders to achieve the vertical alignment of their GoPro when using it with a chest mount.

According to Ninja Mount, the StoryAdapter is specifically designed to work with GoPro Hero cameras that are fifth-generation or newer.

If you are the kind of mountain biker who slavishly records all your rides, especially the descending segments, you probably use a GoPro. With Instagram and Facebook Story as your output platforms, this new Ninja Mount accessory will make your life a lot easier, from capturing footage to publishing it online.

The Ninja Mount StoryAdapter mount retails for R350.

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