Mountain Bike News
   :: from mentalFeb 27, 2002
Evolution Premiere in San Diego Evolution Premiere in San Diego
Solidfoto.com and Matt Collins are proud to present a screening of Evolution at the Martini Ranch located at 528 F St in San Diego, California. Fresh off a respectable 5th place finish at the Red Bull Freezride, Kirt Vories will be attending along with Haro honch Mike King. If the footage of Kirt is anything like the riding he did at Big Mountain last week, this promises to be a killer vid. Sorry, but you've got to be 21 or over to enter. Visit Solidfoto.com for more information.
   :: from mentalFeb 27, 2002
Ibis Files for Bankruptcy Ibis Files for Bankruptcy
Ibis Bicycles, builder of high end titanium and steel frames since 1981, filed for Bankruptcy last week. The builder recently moved from their longtime home of Sonoma, California to Bozeman, Montana in an effort to reduce costs and provide their employees higher quality of life. Scot Nicol, the company's founder, left the company last year after being bought out by a group of investors. In addition to their beautiful bikes, Ibis will likey be remembered for their tongue-in-cheek marketing approach with names like "moron" tubing (ie More on the Ends) and "hand job" Brake hangers (hand shaped). This is probably the last you will see of Ibis, as they have filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
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   :: from mentalFeb 25, 2002
Lopes Promo Video Online Lopes Promo Video Online
California boy and World Dual Champion, Brian Lopes has put together a promotional video with the help of Sprung Productions. It features some great racing footage, Motocross and gnarly freeriding "California" style. In my humble opinion, it is a little heavy on the ego factor, but I guess you have to be confident to win. Check it out here and catch Brian in the new 4-X format at the Sea Otter Classic.

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   :: from NorcoFeb 25, 2002
Norco's Answer to Air Norco's Answer to Air
For those of us tired of bustin’ up unsuitable lightweight (and expensive) components, Norco has updated and expanded it's lineage of Super Cross bikes for 2002, producing rigs that are specifically engineered to handle the punishment that dirt jumping and urban can dole out.

The bikes are designed to be beefy and not weight conscious, with specially gusseted geometrically correct frames complete with BMX standard bottom bracket housings, three-piece cromo cranks, and oversized bar and stems they are set up for big air.

The line up includes the One 25, the Two 50 and the 4 Hun all of which are complete with a dirt jumping Marzocchi fork, except the One 25 that shows up with a Rock Shox Judy TT. Component versatility exists throughout the line, with mounts for any brake system and the acceptance of either 24 or 26 inch wheels. For a full suspension dual slalom machine, Norco coughs up the VPS 4 by 4 that utilizes their four-bar linkage.

Priced fully assembled, the line starts with the One 25 at $959 Canadian, suggested retail.

Check out the 2002 Norco Super Cross line.
   :: from mentalFeb 24, 2002
White Lightning Products Tested White Lightning Products Tested
Lube... your bike won't work for long without it, but it could very well be the most taken for granted product on the market. Most of the folks I ride with don't give the viscous fluid a second thought as they apply it to the drivetrain of their precious $5000 bikes. In this neck of the woods, lube choice is much less critical than the hot dusty terrain of SoCal, or wet, slimy soup of the shore. That doesn't make me any less picky about what I run on my babies.

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   :: from Marshall RutmanFeb 22, 2002
Round 3 of the UFC is Up Round 3 of the UFC is Up
Round Three of Race Face's Ultimate Freeride Challenge is under way and Thomas Vanderham has advanced from last week's voting. This week's list has some well known riders like the Superheros, and NSX 5's "Super T" Tyler Klassen, as well as the Cove Bike Shop's Dirty Girls and Calgary's own Ian Burgess. Some stellar riding balanced with some serious comedy. This is all good stuff. Vanderham is up against fellow Vancouver local, Cory Leclerc for the semi-final. Remember you have just one week to cast your vote. Here's your one chance to tell Race Face where they put their marketing dollars!

Go here to Vote!
   :: from mentalFeb 22, 2002
Red Bull Freezride Wrapup Red Bull Freezride Wrapup
I really should have had this to you on Tuesday, but once I got writing I realized just how much content (some may call it fluff) I had from my week in Montana. All competitors, locals and pros alike put on an unbelievable show for everyone who attended the event. With the likes of Christian Pondella, John Gibson, Derek Westerlund and Aaron Teasdale in attendance, I'm sure you will be seeing footage from the event for months to come.

A Week of Preparation

The Competition gets Under Way

The BierStube Prophets
   :: from Marc CousineauFeb 22, 2002
Team Diabetes Canada - Press Release Team Diabetes Canada - Press Release
Toronto, Ontario (style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>February 22, 2002style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>) – TEAM DIABETES CANADA summons all
“weekend warriors” for the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you are a beginner
or an expert mountain biker, the 24 Hours of Adrenalinä Mountain biking series
will get your blood pumping this summer.

Read Team Diabetes Press Release (in pdf format)

   :: from Alain LavoieiFeb 21, 2002
24 Radio - Web Radio just for riders! 24 Radio - Web Radio just for riders!
Cycle A Bike and 24 Bicycles are proud to announce the launch of their on-line radio station. We decided to take part in this project because we are big fans of web radio, it's the best way the discover new bands and to listen to some different music while riding the web, or simply when working on the computer. Web radio is not a new media...but as far as we know, it has never been used in any way by any member of our industry. We are proud to announce to you that mountain biking will now have his voice on the web!!!

24 radio will speak and play the bikers way!!

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Tune in now to 24 RADIO!
   :: from Joe TsaiFeb 21, 2002
Sram Purchases Rockshox Sram Purchases Rockshox
Chicago, Illinois - February 19, 2002 - SRAM Corporation is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase RockShox Inc. The agreement includes working capital and an anticipated transaction closing date in mid-March.
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   :: from SteveFeb 21, 2002
Avro rim deals Avro rim deals
Avro Rims are clearing out a bunch of rims. These are DH and Winter Cycling rims that have welded rim joints. New production have bonded rim joints. It is just a change in the technology used to produce rims. Both types are equally strong at the joint. It is just that we don't want to ship some of these and some of those. At retail we are selling them at $45 USD instead of $70 USD. A good opportunity to pick up a deal. Quantities are limited.

Go to the Avro website for more info.
   :: from mentalFeb 17, 2002
Red Bull Freezride Results Red Bull Freezride Results
The Red Bull Freezride finished today at Big Mountain Resort in Whitefish Montana. Riders really stepped it up and everyone in attendance was awestruck by the evolution over the weekend. Unfortunately due to an extremely slow connection, I am unable to share the weekend's photos. Look for them here tomorrow afternoon. You won't be disappointed. I'm just gonna share the top 5 with you today, but stay tuned for a play by play from the weekend's festivities and the rider's thoughts from the event. Results are as follows:


1. Timo Pritzel
2. Randy Spangler
3. Kyle Strait
4. Gareth Dyer (and my Monster T)
5. Kurt Vories

Let me leave you with this thought while I try my best to catch up with both my thoughts and my sleep. This has to be the coolest bike event I have ever been a part of. Both the riders and Red Bull put on one hell of a show! I promise to get the photos to you by Tuesday, trust me it's worth the wait!
   :: from Russ DayFeb 16, 2002
And the Winner of the Brodie Evolution is... And the Winner of the Brodie Evolution is...
With the close of the Vancouver Bike Show today we drew the winner of the Brodie Evolution. Brian from Elemental Bikes next door acted as a neutral and pulled the name of the lucky entrant. Brad Knox is the proud new owner of the 2002 rig!
   :: from Radek BurkatFeb 16, 2002
Live Video Feed from Vancouver Outdoor Show Live Video Feed from Vancouver Outdoor Show
Pinkbike has high speed internet setup at the Vancouver Outdoor Show (Bike Zone) Feb 15-17 2002. Live Web Cam is streaming from the show to our website and then back to everyone in the rest of the world.

Check out the Live Web Cam here
Will be pointing the camera at the Ryan Leech Trials Show, Freeride comp and just general activities around the booth.
   :: from Russ DayFeb 15, 2002
Bike up for Grabs at the Vancouver Outdoor Show Bike up for Grabs at the Vancouver Outdoor Show
Get off the p.c., out of the house, and down to the Pinkbike Booth at the Coors Light Outdoor Show in Vancouver to enter to win a sweet rig. A deep blue Brodie Evolution is waitin' for you to build up and ride with sweet lovin'.

The draw takes place at the close of Saturday's show. Each entry is a paltry 2 bucks or three entries for just 5 bucks, so get down to the Pinkbike Booth now!! The winner will be announced on Pinkbike on Saturday afternoon.
   :: from mentalFeb 14, 2002
Red Bull Freezride Practise Starts Today Red Bull Freezride Practise Starts Today
After one long strenuous week of frantic preparation, the Red Bull Freezride Course is ready to ride at Big Mountain in Whitefish Montana. The course is littered with great features like a diving board, teeters, huge gap jumps, gi-normous berms, skinnies, a gondola, hip jumps, doubles, wall rides, and a bus with some big hucks thrown in for good measure. Emphasis will be on style and flow rather than who can go the biggest. Look for riders like Mike Kinrade, Dylan Tremblay and Darren Butler to rip it up alongside Kurt Voreis, Chris O'Driscoll, Kyle Strait and Gareth Dyer. We'll try our best to keep you in the loop with photos and updates over the weekend. Check back tonight for practise day photos and the inside word. If you're within driving distance this holiday weekend you should be in Whitefish. Check it out!
   :: from Mike BlarowskiFeb 14, 2002
Free Admission give away - Winners Free Admission give away - Winners

We have received many great e-mails making it really difficult to pick 10 winners,
so I managed to get my hands on 10 more passes and picked 20 lucky winners!








Brian McCulloch Razi Haleem Kellen Voyer
Jay Park Darren Leary Brian Holmwood
Paul Wagorn Alain Roy Trever W
Dan G Neil Meier Eric Kinskofer
Scott Kingston Dominic Poon Jon Harris
Joel S Matthew Jones Matt Hunter
Ian Fosbrook Ian Staines  

All of you lucky ones can pickup your pass at the show office located near
the main entrance during regular show hours.
For more information on the show and to download registration forms and a
$2-off
admission coupon
check out the bike
zone page
in our events
section. See you tomorrow

   :: from Radek BurkatFeb 13, 2002
Vancouver Outdoor Show this weekend! Vancouver Outdoor Show this weekend!

The VANCOUVER Outdoor Adventure Sport Show is only 3 days away. For those of
you planning to attend - here is your chance to score a free admission pass!
The next 10 people who send me an e-mail
telling me why they should get one of these babies will be getting in for free.

For more information on the show and to download registration forms and a $2-off
admission coupon
check out the bike
zone page
in our events
section. If you're planning to attend the show, don't forget to stop by the
PinkBike booth to pick up some PinkBike stickers, enter a draw or check
out our T-shirts, Videos
, DVD's
and more. Hope to see you there!

   :: from Rod LelandFeb 8, 2002
Edmonton Bike Expo Update Edmonton Bike Expo Update
Well, one day's riding is done here, and everyone is pretty stoked for tomorrow and the prelims of the Rockies Challenge.

Pinkbike's own Tedman Parkinson pulled a huge nothing in the big air competition which put him into second behind David Friesen who pulled a no-footer and superman.
Check out our photos from today, and look for another update tomorrow!
   :: from Race FaceFeb 8, 2002
Ultimate Freeride Challenge - ROUND 1 Ultimate Freeride Challenge - ROUND 1
The first annual Race Face Ultimate Freeride Challenge is officially underway, with the first four videos now online for viewing and voting.

For the next seven days, you'll be able to go online to check out the first four submissions. Once you've viewed them all, you'll be able to vote for who you think should advance to the next round.

This Week going head to head ..

Lance Canfield (28 years old, Bountiful, Utah)

Ashley Christensen (24 years old, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Cory Leclerc (20 sumthin', Vancouver, BC)

Dylan Tremblay (20 years old, Nelson, BC)


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   :: from mentalFeb 7, 2002
Sun Peaks to Host Nationals (again) Sun Peaks to Host Nationals (again)
The good folks over at Sun Peaks along with Brad and Henry from Java Cycle will again be hosting the Tim Horton Nationals on July 19, 20 and 21, 2002. After the huge success of last year's back to back Nationals/Finals weekends, Sun Peaks was the natural choice for 2002. The technically challenging XC and DH courses were competitor favorites, and the on site facilities are world class. The event will be part of the week long Canadian Mountainbike Festival that includes downhill clinics, dirt jump competition and mountainbike camps. Visit Sun Peaks' Website or www.canadian-cycling.com for more information.
   :: from Mike BlarowskiFeb 7, 2002
Free Admission give away - Winners Free Admission give away - Winners






Terry
Mckall
Mike Dary
Mark
Wolstenholme
Dave Fleming
Brad
Cyca
Kimmerly
Aaron
Simms
D&A Gleddie
Nathan
Briggs
Alec Meen
Nichoals
Kwong
William Gluth

We liked some of the e-mails so much that instead of 10 passes we're giving
away 12. All of you lucky ones can pickup your pass at the show office located near the main entrance during regular show hours.

For more information on the show and to download registration forms and a $2-off
admission coupon
check out the bike
zone page
in our events
section. For those of you planning to attend the Vancouver show - keep your eyes open for the Vancouver pass give away starting early next week!


   :: from Finish LineFeb 6, 2002
Tara and Finish Line Partner Up Tara and Finish Line Partner Up
Tara Llanes has been named Finish Line Technologies's new spokesperson.

Beginning with the 2002 season, Team Yeti/Pearl Izumi pro downhiller Tara
Llanes, X-Games Gold Medalist, 1999 World Cup Gold Medalist, and 2002 AT&T Olympic
Commentator, will be appearing in Finish Line's advertising
campaign and on a new website, www.finishlineusa.com, promoting their line of bicycle products. The focus of the campaign is bike maintenance.

"Maintaining your equipment is essential and a clean bike is a fast bike,"
Llanes said. "It is important for me to know that I just have to concentrate
on me crossing the finish line first and not worry about my bike being
clean. I am a very proud user of Finish Line products. I have been using the
stuff for years. If you love your bike, you'll love Finish Line. From
their lube, to the degreasers and Bike Wash, it's the complete package for
winning races."

Many Finish Line employees have had the pleasure of seeing firsthand Llanes'
commitment to the brand when she races. "I wouldn't use anything else,"
said Llanes.

   :: from Mike BlarowskiFeb 5, 2002
Free Admission give away! Free Admission give away!

The Edmonton Outdoor Adventure Sport Show is only 3 days away. For those of
you planning to attend - here is your chance to score a free admission pass!
The next 10 people who send me a nice e-mail
telling me why they should get one of these babies will be getting in for free.

For more information on the show and to download registration forms and a $2-off
admission coupon
check out the bike
zone page
in our events
section. If you're planning to attend the show, don't forget to stop by the
PinkBike booth #116 to pick up some PinkBike stickers, enter a draw or check
out our T-shirts, Videos
, DVD's
and more. Hope to see you there!

   :: from Nick BerryFeb 5, 2002
Bombshell Representatives Wanted Bombshell Representatives Wanted
Tricycle Works Distribution (Edmonton, AB)is seeking Bombshell Representatives for British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario. Bombshell is becoming a hot product due to the excellent quality and price, and requires some excellent representation.
Those interested should contact TWD at (780)424-5395 or email twdist@telusplanet.net
   :: from PinkbikeFeb 3, 2002
Full Red Bull Results are In Full Red Bull Results are In
We finally got our hands on the Red Bull Ride results. Looks like Joe Schwartz of Nelson, BC took home the "Best Carnage" Award for his stack in the final practise round. The "Huck" award went to Grant Allen while Rohan Mogridge took home "Best Trick" honors. Red Bull's next big event gets under way on Feb 15 in Whitefish, Montana. Pinkbike will be there to help with course construction and bring you the insider's view. Check out the event details at www.redbullfreezride.com and stay tuned here starting next week for all the inside scoop.

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   :: from DaverFeb 2, 2002
Long Term Test: Rocky Mountain RM7 Long Term Test: Rocky Mountain RM7
Back in June of 2001, Kevan at The Bike Shop gave me an RM7 to ride. He said to me, “Treat it like it’s yours and go have some fun!” What he may not have realized was that I really like to abuse my stuff and that is what I do for fun.The fun started that very day on a machine shop roof next to a near flat landing. I had a few crazy things go through my mind during my short stay on the 12 foot high roof: Can I handle such a big bike? Will it break? Will it suit my riding style? What am I doing up here? Does it like to fly? Did I leave the toaster on?

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   :: from Race FaceFeb 2, 2002
Ultimate Freeride Challenge Set To Go! Ultimate Freeride Challenge Set To Go!
It's official - we've gone through the hundreds of video submissions
and narrowed them down to 16 finalists. We've taken the finalists
and randomly placed them in four groups of four. Each week, we'll
be posting one group of four videos online and you'll be able to
vote for who you think should advance to the next round for a chance
at winning US$10,000!
The first round of videos will go online next
Friday - that's February 8th. We'll be sending those signed up,
an email each Friday to let you know when new videos have been posted.
You'll then have 7 days to go online to view the videos and make
your choice.

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