Mountain Bike News
   Tyler Maine    :: from Si "Superfly" PatonDec 31, 2006
NPS 2007 - Team G-Cross Honda Confirmed Attendance. NPS 2007 - Team G-Cross Honda Confirmed Attendance.
SPS Events is very pleased to announce confirmation of Team G-Cross Honda at The Brand New National Points Series in 2007. Their planned schedule will give blanket coverage at the NPS with riders at each round. Headed up by the South African Greg Minaar, Finnish Matti Lehikoinen and a brand new young gun to the team, British rider Brendan Fairclough!
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Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertDec 31, 2006
Win some FUNN stuff! Win some FUNN stuff!
This is your chance to kit your bike out with some FUNN components as used by 2006 World Downhill Champion Sam Hill.


ENTER COMP HERE
Tyler Maine    :: from Ben Wilson and Sepi AraniDec 30, 2006
Brendan Fairclough is flying the Honda G-Cross team colors. Brendan Fairclough is flying the Honda G-Cross team colors.
You’ve probably heard the rumours about Brendan ‘Brendog’ Fairclough moving to Honda, and yes it is true, the young British downhill ace who won the inaugural Junior World Cup Downhill overall in 2006 is going to be riding for the ‘Honda G-Cross’ team this year. This is a massive step as he pursues his career as a professional downhiller.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Heidi and the Hurtin AlbertansDec 28, 2006
Bike Supremists (Hurtin Albertans) Bike Supremists (Hurtin Albertans)
As 2006 starts winding down, I reflect back on some of the great road trips across BC. This was a tough year on the crew, lots of riding and lots of injuries this year, more than ever. We are a mixed hodgepodge of riders from Calgary, Kamloops, Nelson, Terrace, Winnipeg (yes I said the Peg) and Chilliwack. We started the season early and we were all pumped to be on the bikes, hitting all the same jumps and hoping to improve ten fold, kinda like we did last year. Except, we all broke something or a couple of things and as winter hits the injuries that were forgotten are starting to ache (yeah you youngsters, that's what happens when you are no longer a teenager).
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Tyler Maine    :: from Ken MaudeDec 28, 2006
HUKK bikes find their way home-A tale of stolen bikes that came back. HUKK bikes find their way home-A tale of stolen bikes that came back.
At the end of last month we ran a story about a couple of custom Hukk bikes that had gone a stray. (Read story here.) Well it would seem that good things do happen to good folks as Ken and his wife are now happily riding their bikes once again.

Here is the tale of their return:
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Mountain Biking MagazineDec 27, 2006
Mountain Biking Magazine Hires A New Editorial Director Mountain Biking Magazine Hires A New Editorial Director
Mountain Biking Magazine is proud to announce the arrival of our new
Editorial Director to the staff. Hailing from the Great White North in Whistler, British Columbia, Ian Millar steps up to the position of Editorial Director of Mountain Biking Magazine.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Fox Racing ShoxDec 27, 2006
OGC to become the exclusive distributor and warranty center for the Canadian Market OGC to become the exclusive distributor and warranty center for the Canadian Market
FOX’s current Canadian Distributors, Cycle Works and Velo Cycle, will overlap in their coverage of the market from January 1,2007 through March 31, 2007. After March 31, 2007 OGC will service the Canadian market themselves.
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   Radek Burkat    :: from RadekDec 27, 2006
DropIn Season 4 Crash Reel DropIn Season 4 Crash Reel
RipTV just reloaded with new videos one of which is a really rad best of the best crashes of DropIn Season 4. Right now and for the next 3 days you can watch the creator of the Pist N Broke series of mountain bike videos Back In The Saddle - Cory Leclerc along with a couple of the riders from their newest release "CKD" - Ben Boyko and Dylan Tremblay. This episode of the Cyrus Show is uncensored for the large part so hide your eyes when it starts to get rowdy kids. The boys talk about the making of & video parts in CKD, Boyko whips his pants off, Dylan talks about his trip to Ontario for Drop In Ontario, and Cory tries to make Cyrus touch his bare ass.

Check out the DropIn Season 4 crash video
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Radek Burkat    :: from RadekDec 24, 2006
Pinkbike Operation Share The Ride Pinkbike Operation Share The Ride
This Christmas we want to introduce you to Pinkbike's Operation Share the Ride. Don't know what Operation Share The Ride is? Don't worry, neither did we 2 days ago, but with the help of great friends and bikers we all made it something fantastic.

Check back in a few days when we'll show you video, photos, and explain how in 2 days we got 100 bikes, built them, and delivered them to kids in time for Christmas.

Check out some photos from the operation
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertDec 24, 2006
Between The Tape new site and trailer Between The Tape new site and trailer
Shot on 5 continent, 15 different countries - Between The Tape documents the 2006 World Cup UCI Downhill series. Check out the official site for latest updated and sweet trailer!

Happy HollaDays!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Strahan LokenDec 20, 2006
13 months & they still stop with confidence-Avid Juicy 5 Long Term Review 13 months & they still stop with confidence-Avid Juicy 5 Long Term Review
I’d always been a fan of Avid’s mechanical brakes from trying them on loaner bikes, so I was really excited to bolt up Avid’s first generation hydraulic brake system in October 2005. After thirteen months of riding in all conditions between the soggy west coast of British Columbia and the high alpine of Alberta, the Avid Juicy Five brake system has proven to be a reliable, durable, and high performance component. After this much time with a set of stoppers I would like to share everything I have learned-the good and the bad:
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertDec 19, 2006
Product Feature: 2007 RockShox Totem Coil Product Feature: 2007 RockShox Totem Coil
In 2004 RockShox announced a new damping system dubbed Motion Control, which was first featured on the Reba and Pike. For 2006 RockShox totally redesigned the BoXXer by incorporating all the cool new technologies such as Solo Air, Maxle DH system and Motion Control damping. 2007 is the year of the Mission Control!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Shane WilsonDec 19, 2006
Santa Cruz Bullit - Resurrection Time! Santa Cruz Bullit - Resurrection Time!
The Bullit is Back! Bigger, bolder, badder and better than ever before, the new and freshly evolved Bullit marks another chapter of Santa Cruz's single pivot revival.

After taking a couple years off, this all-duty workhorse returns to the lineup ready to tackle anything and everything, smoothing out trail rides and sucking up downhill punishment with sweet handling, low maintenance simplicity.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Michael ToblerDec 19, 2006
e.thirteen athletes continue tradition of dominance e.thirteen athletes continue tradition of dominance
e.thirteen components’s sponsored riders recorded another fantastic season by winning several National, International and World Championship titles. The season started off with indoor events. Go Huck Yourself hosted the Gathering Competition in the Northwest. Paul Basagoitia of the Kona Clump program earned 2nd in the Dirt Jump event. On the other side of North America, New Jersey boy and Black Market Bikes rider Adam Hauck walked away with the 1st place finish at the Ugly Ass Comp.

   Tyler Maine    :: from bruleDec 19, 2006
RipTV Reloaded. RipTV Reloaded.
The programming schedule on RipTv has been refreshed and there's a tonne of new original shows streaming online Now!

Check out Drop In New Zealand episode #2
and the Vancouver premier of CKD on "The Red Carpet"

After you're done with your MTB fix check out snowboarding, skateboarding, skiing, surfing, and kiteboarding on the other shows available in this block.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Eric SchuttDec 19, 2006
SRAM Celebrates Another Successful Season SRAM Celebrates Another Successful Season
Looking back at this race season, we’ve had a great time. Of course, winning is always more enjoyable. This being the case, we’ve really, really had a lot of fun this year!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Lister FarrarDec 18, 2006
"Watch for the 'New School', school cycling league in 2007"-LISS "Watch for the 'New School', school cycling league in 2007"-LISS
A community cycling group was given the go ahead to develop a new look for the Victoria school cycling league for 2007 and to recruit coaches for schools wanting help. Steve Lund, Chrissy de Jonge, Kas Karim and Lister Farrar of the group attended a meeting of the Lower Vancouver Island School Sports cycling league yesterday afternoon, and pitched some ideas for different events and their offer to help.
   Tyler Maine    :: from RasoulutionDec 17, 2006
Andreu Lacondeguy wins first Marzocchi Airdrome Andreu Lacondeguy wins first Marzocchi Airdrome
The Marzocchi Airdrome went off with a bang! Fireworks launched the inaugural indoor dirt jump event in Munich’s Olympic Hall on December 15, 2006. The riders kept the spectators’ eyes focused toward the ceiling as they assaulted the skies with a flurry of flips and spinning tricks. In the end the three riders Andreu Lacondeguy, Darren Berrecloth and Lance McDermott could reach the podium.
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   Radek Burkat    :: from RadekDec 17, 2006
Pinkbike copycat Pinkbike copycat
Yeah, I know that some say that imitation is the most sincere form of flatery, but there is a limit right? Ok, check out this website www.silverbikes.com


I just came across it and had to laugh my ass off.

What do you guys think?
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Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineDec 17, 2006
Free lift passes on an opening day! Free lift passes on an opening day!
Hemlock's lifts started up for the snow crowd for the first time in 2 years yesterday and I was there to enjoy it all with my buddies Owen and Eric.

This was a last minute trip as I only found out at about 7 pm thursday that Hemlock was gonna let er' rip again the following day. "Well I don't want to hit it up on my own as I've never ridden there, so who can I recruit for this mission to plunder fresh snow?"

The phone calls began:
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   Karl Burkat    :: from kburkatDec 15, 2006
RipTV - Hours of free entertainment! RipTV - Hours of free entertainment!
The RipClock has just struck 00:00 again and another huge playlist of Action Sport Vids has been bumped up to the "Now Streaming" category. Don't miss out on the hours of entertaiment, exclusively to Rip.tv.

Video Now Steaming:

The Bearclaw Invitational 2006

The film Genesis
and a lot more....

Watch here: www.rip.tv

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   Tyler Maine    :: from PB Wrecking CrewDec 14, 2006
Fresh Meat #6-Better then a pulled pork sandwich Fresh Meat #6-Better then a pulled pork sandwich
In this installment of Fresh Meat we have a variety bag of goodies for you to look into. Speaking of bags, we've got the Hydrapak Borracho and the TSG Chicksands pack, both of which fit into the "everything and the kitchen sink" catagory. In the area of contact points we have Specialized Chunder tires to keep your bike on terra firma, while 5.10 High Impacts keep your feet planted on the pedals and if you're a lady that's killing it, you'll want to check out the Mace Women's Shackle glove to keep your hands on the bars. Axo also has the ruler short to keep your butt covered. We all know that winter is here so what better way to spend those quiet nights that you aren't night riding, then to cuddle up with your favorite bike and watch any one of the new DVDs that came out this fall.
Tyler Maine    :: from Grady SemmensDec 14, 2006
The Daily Ride with Grady Semmens The Daily Ride with Grady Semmens
With the beginning of the bike commute from my new home, which officially started last Monday, I've decided to attempt a new photo series, tentatively called The Daily Ride.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from NSRide and Different BikesDec 13, 2006
NSRide and Different Bikes Team up. NSRide and Different Bikes Team up.
It's official - the great local riding club "formerly known as P....s and P...s" has been reborn with a new name and a new bike shop sponsor - Different Bikes! Norco continues to be the bike sponsor, and support is also coming from Seymour's Pub and Endless Biking. Go here for more details on the partnership, including a special offer from Different Bikes for early registration.
   Tyler Maine    :: from 1664 DistributionDec 13, 2006
BLK MRKT Inc. now in Canada! BLK MRKT Inc. now in Canada!
1664 BMX Distribution is ecstatic to announce that all Blk Mrkt Inc. products are now available in Canada at 1664 dealers. Contact your local bike shop and enquire about Blk Mrkt's latest products, including the much anticipated RIOT Frame.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Sonja Güldner-Hamel/ Planet Talk GmbHDec 13, 2006
Freeride pioneer plans his future-Richie Schley rides for Rotwild Freeride pioneer plans his future-Richie Schley rides for Rotwild
Dietzenbach – Rumours were already afloat – now the deal has been confirmed: from 2007, freeride star Richie Schley will ride for the German brand Rotwild. The 37 year old Canadian, often referred to as pioneer of freeriding, has influenced the sport like no other; Schley is one of the most successful and most photographed mountain bike pros in the world. With his change to Rotwild the outrider of freeriding set the course for his future.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Sonja Güldner-HamelDec 12, 2006
Riders rock Snow Funpark Riders rock Snow Funpark
Hervé Bonnefont wins adidas Winter Slopestyle, the world’s first SMX contest

French rider Hervé Bonnefont won the inaugural adidas Winter Slopestyle at Snow Funpark Wittenburg in Northern Germany last night. In the course of the official opening of Europe’s largest snow sports hall seventy kilometres East of Hamburg, adidas staged the world’s first SMX contest.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from bruleDec 12, 2006
Kick A$$ MTB content on RipTV now! Kick A$$ MTB content on RipTV now!
The RipClock has just struck 00:00 and another huge playlist of Action Sport Vids has been bumped up to the "Now Streaming" category. There's something for everyone on Rip no matter what you're into and it's on-demand.

Right now Mountain Bike lovers can watch the owner of Santa Cruz mountain bikes Rob Roskopp, Three time World Cup Champ Steve Peat, and Freeride freak "Bender" on the RipTV talk show "The Cyrus Show", as well as the world premier of "ROAM" at Sea Otter on the Rip exclusive show "The Red carpet"!

If the bike has been put away and you need a snow fix or you're heading to the south to surf or kite over the holiday there's some of that goodness at RipTV as well.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Mike JonesDec 12, 2006
Lower Island School Cycling League-Meeting Tomorrow! Lower Island School Cycling League-Meeting Tomorrow!
Parents and students: Tell your school you're interested by Dec 13th


A group of community coaches and cyclists is volunteering to work with the Lower Island School Cycling League to add some new fun elements and make it more accessible with a wider variety of events such as short track races, relays, and judged skill competitions. The group is offering to recruit coaches for schools that are interested. Cycling BC has offered the services of newly appointed Victoria regional coach Steve Lund as a consultant to the coaches and the League. Each school program is open to all kids interested in cycling, including those who don't know if they want to compete.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from HB Suspension ProductsDec 11, 2006
Hayes Bicycle Group to retain Answer and Manitou Distributors Hayes Bicycle Group to retain Answer and Manitou Distributors
Hayes Bicycle Group announced today that it will retain all Answer™ and Manitou™ brand product distributors for 2007. Service and support for these products will continue to be provided by these experienced and dedicated people.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Crud CatcherDec 11, 2006
Crud ZX Fender his North American soil to keep the mud out of yer eyes! Crud ZX Fender his North American soil to keep the mud out of yer eyes!
Crud catcher has been the original front fender of choice for 15 years.
Multiple World Cup DH series winner Steve Peat is an avid user of this product and has been since its conception. With over 1 million sold in Europe to date making it the number one fender.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Arthur GaillotDec 10, 2006
Indepth and Personal with the Trek Session 10 Indepth and Personal with the Trek Session 10
Two years in the making, [L=http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike.php?bikeid=1178600&f=14]Trek’s Session 10[/L] is designed as a “multi-use” downhill long travel bicycle: downhill race-worthy geometry and handling with ‘big mountain’ suspension capabilities. Countless days in the Park, run after run; World Cup level racing, heavy free-ride use, the Session 10 is meant to do it all with aplomb. Not quite the anorexic disposable “race bike”, definitely not an overly heavy, “hucking” machine, the Session 10 is a welcome “happy medium” in a market of highly specific long travel bicycles.

Here are the highlights and tribulations of a summer and fall of heavy use aboard a Manitou 8” TPC Travis/Revox equipped Trek Session 10.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from 24 BicyclesDec 7, 2006
New products from 24 bicycles New products from 24 bicycles
24 Bicycles has been busy lately with their line up of bikes and accessories as well as developing their pro team. Here is a look into what is going on over at 24 Bicycles:
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Eric SchuttDec 7, 2006
SRAM Athletes Dig In Down Under SRAM Athletes Dig In Down Under
The weekend started off with everyone in good spirits and excited by the improvements made to the newly established MTB park, which recently hosted its first National Round. Comments centered on how much better the tracks are now that they had a chance to settle in.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Drop InDec 7, 2006
Drop In Season #4 is ready and exclusively available at DropInTV.com Drop In Season #4 is ready and exclusively available at DropInTV.com
Hello Friends of Drop In

The much anticipated and overdue Drop In - New Zealand (season 4) is now available exclusively online from the Drop In store! www.dropintv.com


The 4th Drop In tour of exploration in freeride mountain biking was supported by Tourism New Zealand which offered the fans of Drop In an opportunity to see a little - known corner of the world and what happens when a bunch of world class freeriders descend on its shores for 2 1/2 months of scoping lines and shredding for the cameras.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Summer Gravity CampsDec 6, 2006
Book Early and Save on 2007 Summer Gravity Camps! Book Early and Save on 2007 Summer Gravity Camps!
Just in time for Christmas, Summer Gravity Camps have announced a great way to save big on 2007 camp registrations for the world's leading freeride mountain bike camp based in the highly acclaimed Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Under the direction of freeride pioneer and X Games gold medallist Andrew Shandro, the camp focuses on all aspects of gravity riding, dirt jumping, drops, cornering, shore riding and the Bike Park's world famous slopestyle course. Campers now have access to the ultimate air awareness training facility; the Air Dome. Campers that book before December 10, 2006 can take advantage of the 2006 camp rates. For more info, or to register, check out www.summergravitycamps.com.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from O2 Sports MediaDec 6, 2006
NMBS Heads Into 2007 With Team, Industry Alliances NMBS Heads Into 2007 With Team, Industry Alliances
PARK CITY, UT. (December 04, 2006) – The 2007 National Mountain Bike Race Series (NMBS) is set to run from March through August of next year, with six stops in five states providing mountain bike race enthusiasts and professionals alike the highest level of competition at the best venues in America. The series will operate in conjunction with, and constitute a major portion of, USA Cycling’s new mountain bike national calendar, which seeks to replicate the success that the National Racing Calendar has enjoyed in the American road racing scene.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineDec 6, 2006
It's winter outside and you need a hoodie! It's winter outside and you need a hoodie!
Well the cold air is blowing all over the place, and you need an extra layer to keep warm. Better yet you are already thinking about the great spring time riding that you have planned. Well either way, a new Pinkbike.com hoodie will keep you protected from the elements.

We are even introducing a LADIES hoodie this time around! So have a look and pick one up today!

Have a look at the whole online store HERE.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Claire JacksonDec 5, 2006
Beginner Park on track for busy summer at Dirt Park NZ Beginner Park on track for busy summer at Dirt Park NZ
The crew at Dirt Park has been hard at work moving dirt, building jumps and erecting features for New Zealand’s newest freestyle mountain bike park, which opens in less than two weeks. In particular, recent days have been spent developing a novice area with beginner features and jumps in an effort to open up the sport and the Dirt Park to new riders.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Marzocchi CanadaDec 5, 2006
Ryan Leech and Jay Hoots to join Wade Simmons at the Marzocchi Holiday Sale! Ryan Leech and Jay Hoots to join Wade Simmons at the Marzocchi Holiday Sale!
What started out as an opportunity to get some great Holiday gifts has now turned into an autograph session with three of the biggest stars in mountain biking.

Drop into Marzocchi Canada on Friday and see The Godfather of Freeride, the Worlds best trials rider and the infamous Jay Hoots. Wade, Ryan & Hootie will be here from 5-9pm on Friday the 8th signing autographs and hanging out. DON’T MISS IT!!!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Trish PetrellaDec 4, 2006
Ben Boyko joins the Norco Factory Team Ben Boyko joins the Norco Factory Team
Norco Performance Bikes is excited to announce the addition of Ben Boyko to our Factory Team for the '07/08 season.

The newest member of the Norco Factory Team is currently one of the hottest riders in the freeride/slopestyle scene. This past season, Ben captured top 5 finishes at key slopestyle competitions including: Crankworx (Whistler, BC), Bike Magazine's Monster Park, and the Braun 26Trix (Austria).
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Tyler Maine    :: from Cory PollardDec 3, 2006
Poor, hard on parts, need new cranks and not sure how to install a set? Poor, hard on parts, need new cranks and not sure how to install a set?
So what happens when your sick of riding around all year on twisted and bent cranks? Well for a lot of us… absolutely nothing! As we all know, crank sets can be a pretty expensive investment on your bike. Well myself, personally I’m 17 years old and work in a bike shop, so needless to say I don’t have the largest budget. There are inexpensive cranks out there, to accommodate those of us who can't bust out a hockey sock full of cash, but you might as well just keep riding your current setup because they will end up twisted or you will end up tearing the pedal out of them anyway. I have found that some manufacturers make cranks way to soft. If they are too soft, pedal threads tear even on the smallest impacts, and if you manage to catch your pedal on a solid root or rock, it’s game over.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Pure CycleDec 3, 2006
Pure Cycle service school is now open. Pure Cycle service school is now open.
Pure Cycle service school registration is now open. Take advantage of over 25 years of combined technical experience and learn some new skills to keep your bike in top form or just to do some preventative TLC. Register now via phone (403) 201-4300 or come to the store. Limited spaces so don't delay!! Go to www.purecycle.ca for more details.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Sean HeimdalDec 2, 2006
Sam Hill named Australian Cyclist of the Year Sam Hill named Australian Cyclist of the Year
Sam Hill was named male Mountain Bike Cyclists of the Year. Hill produced a thrilling run at the World Championships to claim the gold medal in the elite downhill.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Derek ChambersDec 1, 2006
Adventures in wonderland Adventures in wonderland
It’s been non-stop adventures these past months and I can guarantee many more to come. My last Pinkbike update was from early September when I was racing at the World Cup finals in Schladming Austria. That was one hell of a trip. I found that course to be the most fun out of any that I’ve raced. I definitely want to get back to Austria to ride. From there my amazing summer of fun was shattered into a million pieces. It was one simple email that brought me from Austria to the Artic. My two Revelstoke hombres Aaron and Andrew Clark(e) had made some shady plans with me weeks before over few beers. “Sure, ya it’s super fun, ah! We get to ride in choppers and swing an axe…” So I told the boys I was in. “Just email us when you’re coming home from Austria and we’ll set it up.” …Right on man!
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