Two brothers coping with a family loss in their own way struggle with congenital disease while bonding over a pro bike race. Each an elite athlete in their spare time they take on the pros and some old ghosts as they grind their gears up and down America's Rocky mountains trying to break away from their past.
Ahh, the training montages, the epic record breaking scene of the unknown talent. The competition, the trials, the pain, taking it to the limit! All the great ingredients of your favorite sport porn, only with bikes. Sport porn is all too common, but to see a sport porn about bikes is so unusual it deserves a little leeway, at least if you like bikes and want to see the sport taken seriously enough for someone to make a sport porn about it. (Yes, I know, steroids, etc. I hate it, too. But did America stop watching Baseball or Football even though we all know they are Roided up all over the place? See, you're actually OK with drug use and people lying about it, you just can't get into pro cycling yet, and that's OK.)
This movie plays with plot and facts fast and loose, but it is just so darn 80's it's hard to stay mad at it. The frenemy, the old grudge, the love triangle. It's all there! It's the same story arc as the Karate Kid, but this time the Kid has a brother and one of them might be sick. Watch the movie to find out who! I know you love the original Karate Kid, so watch this one and you'll see what I mean.