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We have a whole load of new products on the way, some in R&D still, some that are finished testing and being built. The 3rs 3-ring chainguide that we tested last year and debuted at Interbike is on the way very soon. The first version will not use a bashguard, but if popular demand dictates, we do have a bashguard designed to be compatible that could be released.
CAMPING RESERVATIONSOur camping hotline will be open to accept reservations on December 2, 2002 at 9:00 AM pacific time. Pick up the phone and dial
1(831)633-2815 to reserve your campsite! Camping sites fill up very quickly, please call early to reserve your spot. There are no
online camping reservations available.
Orange mounted Steve Peat and Commencal mounted Anne-Caroline Chausson will be using the 5th Element shock during the '03 season in a deal put together by Progressive Suspension and UK’s TF Tuned Shox. Both will compete in DH and 4X events nationally and internationally.
More details soon. Go to the Team Planet-X site and sign up to the mailing list to find out more when they can tell you.
New Paint schemes too!!! Stay tuned!
NOTE Team Planet-X is currently accepting resumes for sponsorship through December 19th. Act Fast!! Any received after the deadline will be discounted.
STAPLES Center Primary Venue In August 2003 & 2004 For World's Premier Action Sports Event
ESPN, Inc. has selected Los Angeles to host the next two X Games, the original and definitive multi-day action sports competition, starting with the ninth annual event, August 14 - 18, 2003. The announcement was made today by ESPN President George Bodenheimer and AEG President and CEO Timothy J. Leiweke. AEG -- owner and operator of STAPLES Center -- which will serve as the primary venue for the X Games, represented the City of Los Angeles in reaching the agreement. The X Games showcases more than 300 of the world's best action sports athletes competing in a variety of sports categories for medals and prize money.
World's Best Freeriders Re-Sign with Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Canadian bicycle manufacturer Rocky Mountain Bicycles has re-signed 3 of the sport's best - Wade Simmons, Richie Schley and Thomas Vanderham signed for 2003 through 2005.
The list includes Billabong, Puma, Ducati, Logitech,
Four Seasons Hotels and Campari
Be prepared to see some new and exciting stuff like 3 new frames, new hubs, stems, bars and obviously all new colors!
Unlike last year, when nearly all of Balfa’s lineup was new or radically redesigned, 2003 sees mostly subtle changes to their 4 bike lineup. Starting with the 2-Step, Balfa is now making 2 models of their multi-pivot linkage bike available to the public, the 2-Step and the 2-Step DH. Compared to the regular 2-Step’s 5 inches of travel and 1.5 inch downtube, the DH model gets 7 inches and beefier 2 inch tubing. Like the BB7 and Belair, both 2 Steps share Balfa’s unique 6061-Alu front triangle, 4130-steel rear combination.
Building on the polpular and still available Eliminator DH frameset, Azonic has added 3 new full suspension framesets named the XXtension series. All 3 framesets use the patented Horst link 4-bar linkage and are available in your choice of color, as long as it’s polished silver. Starting with the Recoil, their 8.5-inch travel DH model, Azonic has wisely placed sealed bearings at each pivot and Progressive’s 5th Element is standard. There’s also an optional Romic shock available. Geometry is adjustable (though not so much as the Eliminator) and the rear end features beefy chainstays in a 150mm width, 12mm thru-axle. MSRP should be around $1995 US.
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