Mountain Bike News
Tyler Maine    :: from Brodie BikesMay 31, 2006
Two more brodiums at Mountain States Cup #1 Two more brodiums at Mountain States Cup #1
Brodie b team USA riders picked up two more Podium spots at the Chile Challenge in the first stop of the Mountain States Cup this past weekend at Angel Fire, NM.

Pro Woman downhiller Jackie Harmony, picked up a second place finish in the DH behind Cannondale’s Wendy Reynolds. Thus far this season Jackie’s been on the podium at every stop, except for Sea Otter where she literally got stuck in the mud. Jackie has finished on the podium at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, NV, Firestone Walker in Santa Barbara, NORBA National #1 in Fontana, CA, and now the Chile Challenge. Jackie also picked up an 8th place finish racing against the men on the most challenging and dangerous course to date in El Paso, TX.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Fox Racing ShoxMay 31, 2006
FOX Racing Shox to sponsor the IMBA Summit/World Mountain Bike Conference in Whistler BC FOX Racing Shox to sponsor the IMBA Summit/World Mountain Bike Conference in Whistler BC
FOX Racing Shox to sponsor the IMBA Summit/World Mountain Bike Conference to be held in Whistler, B.C. June 20-23. “We are pleased to be the official Suspension Sponsor of the conference,” stated Elayna Caldwell, Marketing Manager.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Sean HeimdalMay 31, 2006
Sam Hill Wins UCI World Cup Round in Scotland Sam Hill Wins UCI World Cup Round in Scotland
Monster Energy/Iron Horse/Mad Catz Racing’s Sam Hill took first place this past weekend at the second round of the UCI World Cup downhill mountain bike racing series, topping rival and first place qualifier Greg Minnaar in an exciting finish on the long, technical, and challenging Fort William, Scotland, course.
Tyler Maine    :: from Cove BikesMay 30, 2006
Cove's Ben Boyko off to a great start in 2006 Cove's Ben Boyko off to a great start in 2006
Parksville B.C. - Stomping sweet lines all day, 24-year-old Ben Boyko recently smoked a solid contingent of dirt-jump heavy hitters at the Blackboxlabs.net I-scream Invitational Contest at Jordie Lunn's compound.

Fresh on the mountain bike scene, the Team Cove rider's BMX background factored in huge at the Island event - with technical dirt features constrained within a tight, flowing course.

"It's great. There's all sorts of different lines you can take there," Boyko
said of the backyard jam session. "It's probably the best place to have a contest ever."
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Tyler Maine    :: from ESC BIKE CAMPSMay 30, 2006
Huck Wagon supports the trails that they shuttle Huck Wagon supports the trails that they shuttle
For the past 3 years, the Huck Wagon has been a popular feature of the North Shore bike scene. Originally founded by Tim Petrescue, the shuttle was not a new idea at all. Every now and then we run into someone who tells us how he and his buddies “thought of starting a shuttle service many years ago” Tim had the guts to take out a sizable loan, put a daring paint job on the jet black body and see where this adventure would take him. In 2004 Tim partnered up with Martin Schoenberg from ESC Bike Camps and the second Huck Wagon was brought to life.
Tyler Maine    :: from CCCFMay 30, 2006
Canadian Children's Cycling Foundation (CCCF) - Bike Week Event Canadian Children's Cycling Foundation (CCCF) - Bike Week Event
On Friday June 2nd, 2006 the Canadian Children's Cycling Foundation (CCCF) will be holding its debut event to raise money for children's cycling. The event is being held at Revival Bar located on 783 College Street in Toronto. The night will host an active wear fashion show with male and female models showcasing clothing lines including: Fox Clothing, Sugoi, MEC, Activa, and Orb. Cruiser bicycles and other merchandise will be given away over the course of the night.
Tyler Maine    :: from Fride SwagMay 29, 2006
DirtBag Clothing for DirtBag Riders (by DirtBag Riders) DirtBag Clothing for DirtBag Riders (by DirtBag Riders)
Wenatchee, WA—Fride Swag a small rider-owned company from Central Washington State, has launched its 2006 product lineup, and a whole new website. FRIDE is offering T Shirts, Hoodies, Hats, and Killer Belt Buckles with more to come.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Ric HjertbergMay 29, 2006
New additions to the FSA US Office New additions to the FSA US Office
Full Speed Ahead is pleased to announce three additions to the US office. Liana Herron joins the inside sales staff, Steve Dempsey becomes the OEM Sales Manager, and Jeff Donaldson bolsters the tech support department.
Tyler Maine    :: from Appalache CyclesMay 29, 2006
Cycles Appalache: Exquisite speed metal Cycles Appalache: Exquisite speed metal
Jerome Roy is proud to present his new project: Cycles Appalache. The first chassis to come out of the small Montreal shop is called Réal, and is the fruit of extensive engineering experience in DH racing and freeriding. It is certainly a familiar sight for most, but the connoisseur’s eye will notice a long list of improvements. Roy has been making this design evolve on a yearly basis since 1999. Now in a seventh generation, the 06 frame is incredibly light, sheding over 2 pounds over the last evolution launched in 04. It tips the scale at 9.5 pounds with a ti spring rear shock.
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Tyler Maine    :: from ADHRAMay 28, 2006
Downhill racing returns to Alberta!! Downhill racing returns to Alberta!!
The first DH race that has been held in Alberta since the summer of 2004 was held at COP this past Wednesday May 24. This race was the kick-off to the COP Wednesday night DH Series and judging by the turn-out it was a success. With over 50 racers competing in classes from the U13 rippers to the Masters 30+ veterans (a new class this year due to the lobbying of the Alberta Downhill Racing Association) on the new course at COP.

Tyler Maine    :: from Fiona TaylorMay 28, 2006
Parksville and Duncan Races Rock the Island Parksville and Duncan Races Rock the Island
This year's Island Cup series has been going off!! The great turn outs, AWESOME weather and kick ass voluteers that keep this series so strong have made for a great spring time of racing action. With only one race to go, check out the action in the shots below and get out for the finals next month!!
Tyler Maine    :: from IDUNMay 28, 2006
IDUN launches new web site! IDUN launches new web site!
Hey everyone, finally our new site is up and running.

We are very pleased to announce an entire new team, and coming soon the new summer 2006 Idun clothing line with all new garments and graphics.

Take a few minutes to check out our new media section with new short videos, teasers and best of galleries.
Tyler Maine    :: from Base Camp CommunicationsMay 28, 2006
Kona Celebrates Seventh Year as Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s Official Bike Kona Celebrates Seventh Year as Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s Official Bike
-Kona and Whistler continue relationship started 7 years ago; drive evolution of sport-

For the seventh straight year, the Kona Bicycle Company will be the official supplier of mountain bikes to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park in Whistler, B.C., building on a relationship that continues to push the envelope of what a mountain bike park, and mountain biking itself, can be.
Tyler Maine    :: from Paula LopesMay 28, 2006
Lopes finishes second at Fort Williams Lopes finishes second at Fort Williams
Lopes came back to race the 4X after a rough tumble at the first world cup held in Vigo, Spain 2 weeks earlier. He was ready to put on a good race for the hundreds of UK fans that stood in the rain to support the riders. Lopes went on to advance all his heats despite the rainy and cold weather, meeting up with Prokop (Author/Czech Rep.), Kovarik (Intense/Aus.) & Deldycke (France) in the finals. Prokop got out of the gate first Lopes nipped at his heels, then Lopes dove to the outside to gain speed...Prokop guarded his lead as Lopes closed the gap....but it was not enough to catch Prokop.
Tyler Maine    :: from Kathy SesslerMay 28, 2006
Peaty's family weekend ends with a podium finish! Peaty's family weekend ends with a podium finish!
Steve Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate/SRAM/RockShox), podiums in 4th place at the UCI World Cup Downhill in Fort William. Scotland. Teammate Nathan Rennie comes 8th, and wife, Adele Peat comes in 29th after a crash.

Local’s say when you are in Scotland the answer to the question, “What will the weather be today?” is always “Rain”. So right they were! “Brollies” and “Wellies” were the call for the week with rain every day on the Nevis Range, just outside of the town of Fort William, in the northwest highlands of Scotland.
Tyler Maine    :: from T.H.E. IndustriesMay 27, 2006
New rim from T.H.E. New rim from T.H.E.
Toby Henderson believes that pinch flats can be a thing of the past with the introduction of the THE Eliminator rim.

The new rim's special feature is a raised PVC center section that protects from pinch flats, caused by the tire compressing into the edge of the sidewall, thus pinching the tube between the ground and the rim.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Giant CanadaMay 27, 2006
Giant Bicycle Canada team update-Canadian National series#1-Bromont QC Giant Bicycle Canada team update-Canadian National series#1-Bromont QC
This past weekend the Canadian National downhill series kicked off in Bromont, Quebec. All the top teams and top riders showed up to dual it out over the weekend for early season bragging rights. Due to the weather, the Bromont downhill course turned out to be one of the hardest courses some riders have ever ridden, many people where just happy to make it down in one piece. For the two weeks prior to the event, Quebec has seen record rainfall and the mountain courses didn’t fair too well. Only the top few riders were able to tame the treacherous course with axel deep mud, waterholes and exposed rock.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMay 25, 2006
Long-term Dakine product review Long-term Dakine product review
Since I wasn’t expecting many gifts for Christmas of 2004 - I decided to be my own Santa and get myself some post-Christmas gifts. So back in February of 2005 I placed a nice order for some Dakine goods: Ordered a few bags, packs and they threw in some gloves, jerseys and decals. So I guess I did get some gifts after all :o) this was my first time using Dakine products and let me tell you that I wasn’t let down.
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   STUND Visions    :: from Clean Cut FilmsMay 25, 2006
STRIPPED Pre-Trailer STRIPPED Pre-Trailer
Perfect light, beautiful footage, amazing locations, professional riders, loud helicopters, dangerous cable cams, and the tightest editing of all time. This is STRIPPED; the killer new mountain bike film that you’ve probably never heard of. We’re here to find a place on your regular DVD rotation, and find a place we will. Imagine a combination of Kranked, The Collective, and Ride to the Hills, with a $10 budget and the will to destroy.

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Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Ric HjertbergMay 25, 2006
FSA selected for a coveted “FIETS RAI 2006 INNOVATION AWARD.” FSA selected for a coveted “FIETS RAI 2006 INNOVATION AWARD.”
Amsterdam – During the recent Rai Cycle Show, Holland’s premier bicycle product event, Full Speed Ahead was selected for a coveted “FIETS RAI 2006 INNOVATION AWARD.” The prize is conferred on the most innovative products in the bicycle industry, and this year the FSA MegaExo Ceramic bottom bracket has been selected
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Shawn OrecchioMay 24, 2006
2006 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking set for Memorial Day Weekend 2006 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking set for Memorial Day Weekend
Nearly 500 athletes to vie for over $40,000 in cash and prizes

The U.S. Open of Mountain Biking, America’s premier downhill mountain bike event, returns to Diablo Freeride Park in Vernon, New Jersey on May 26-28th.

Tyler Maine    :: from Brodie BikesMay 24, 2006
Brodie bikes rolls out the B-Team Brodie bikes rolls out the B-Team
With over two decades to improve upon its cousin the A-Team, the Brodie B-Team is set to roll for 2006. This year Mason Mashon, Kyle Hansen, Darcy Turenne, and Amber Zimhelt make up the pro team and although most members of the B-Team weren’t even born when the A-Team TV show went to air, the crew has as much style as Mr.T’s hair-do with their new Nemisis, Devo, and Cretin frames.
Tyler Maine    :: from CHUMBA RacingMay 24, 2006
CHUMBA Racing Releases Revolutionary Six Inch All Mountain Bike CHUMBA Racing Releases Revolutionary Six Inch All Mountain Bike
After several years of focused research and development, CHUMBA Racing (formerly Chumba Wumba) is now offering their EVO frames and complete bikes to bicyclists around the world. The EVO is the only trail bike ever produced that uses force channeling technology (patent pending) – a unique suspension design that channels and centralizes suspension-induced forces into key structural elements of the bicycle. The result is a bicycle with almost no pedal-induced bob, unparalleled descending stability, and impressive climbing capabilities.
Tyler Maine    :: from Derek ChambersMay 24, 2006
Welcome to Fort William, Scotland Welcome to Fort William, Scotland
Welcome to Fort William, Scotland, for the second stop on the World Cup DH tour!! We arrived a few days ago to this small town nestled in the Nevis mountain range. It’s been great checking out the area, and the people are very welcoming. Now the world is trickling in and taking over Fort William for some more mountain bike world cup action. Last year they had 20 000 visitors and plan on the same for this year’s event.
Tyler Maine    :: from Maple Ridge CycleMay 23, 2006
Maple Ridge Cycle presents Banshee Days-May 28th, 2006 Maple Ridge Cycle presents Banshee Days-May 28th, 2006
The Maple Ridge Cycle bike club is up and running again. Following a successful run last year, they’re back for an encore. Started at the beginning of last riding season by Troy and Rob (owner and manager of the shop), it gathered almost 100 members and had anywhere from 20-70 people out for each and every ride. Of the 100 members, approximately 20 of them were ride leaders, and the majority of the rest were kids aged 9-15. They ride an area with 21 trails and can tailor groups to any and all riding abilities. 72 rides later they hosted a year-end wrap up with special guests Ryan Leech and Jay Hoots. Free burgers, hot dogs, and pop rounded out a great year for the kids and their family and Ryan put on a fantastic trials demonstration to keep them entertained even through a torrential downpour.
Tyler Maine    :: from Freeride ToursMay 23, 2006
Introducing the new basic non-inclusive trips and custom plan! Introducing the new basic non-inclusive trips and custom plan!
At Freeridetours we want you to get the trip of lifetime no matter what you budget or desire.

The custom plan starts as low as $140 per day, per person!

So you could get a basic 5-day trip for as low as $700 CDN. That includes guidind and accomodations.
Tyler Maine    :: from Sir Bikealot RacingMay 23, 2006
Cycle Solutions Ontario Cup DH #1 Results and story Cycle Solutions Ontario Cup DH #1 Results and story
Well we had the perfect weather for what was anticipated to be the biggest Ontario Cup DH race ever and we didn’t disappoint. Canada’s largest DH and 4X race series broke its own attendance record for the most racers ever. I want to thank all the participants and parents for making this happen.

The racing was fast and furious on a new lower course that featured flow that would make the roller coasters at Canada’s Wonderland nervous! The log gap to tree gap to triple drops had mouths salivating and kept the times close.
Tyler Maine    :: from Jay and Silent TrishMay 23, 2006
And They’re Off… And They’re Off…
Jason & Trish have just put together the ultimate California roadtrip on their limited budget. To add to the fun (and because they only had two seats in Van) they decided to blog and photo journal their trip so that everyone could come along.

Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Rick BaraffMay 22, 2006
2006 National Mountain Bike Series Rule Changes For All Disciplines 2006 National Mountain Bike Series Rule Changes For All Disciplines
Big Bear Lake (Calif.) -- A raft of rule and schedule changes across all disciplines in the current National Mountain Bike Series has become necessary as a result of the recent relocation of the National Mountain Bike Championships from Mammoth, Calif. to the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. on July 14-16.

Tyler Maine    :: from Lesley TomlinsonMay 22, 2006
Plaxton dominates at Canadian National Series Opener. Plaxton dominates at Canadian National Series Opener.
On Saturday, May 20, the first race in the Canada Cup National Series took place in Bromont, Quebec . The Rocky Mountain Business Objects Pro Am team riders all use this series as a focus for their program on their path to secure their selection for the 2006 World Championship team.
In spite of the pouring rain and the cold weather, hundreds of cyclists turned up to the Series opener at the Mont Brome in Bromont Quebec.
Tyler Maine    :: from Axiom Performance GearMay 22, 2006
Improve Your Home-Life with the Axiom Dirtworker Improve Your Home-Life with the Axiom Dirtworker
They nod understandingly at our need to vanish for hours into the mountains, they sigh at our unquenchable desire for new parts, and they smile tolerantly at our complete disregard for any type of foul weather. But, the one thing the non-cyclists in our lives will not put up with is the sheer volume of dirt, mud, and gunk we drag into their lives on our bikes, our gear, and our bodies.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Don HamptonMay 22, 2006
The Cut Slopestyle Round 2 The Cut Slopestyle Round 2
Ilmenau, Germany— The Cut Pro AM slopestyle series continued this past weekend in Ilmenau, Germany. Due to extensive rain the event had to be delayed one day, but once Sunday came, it was game on for all 50 pre-registered riders. “The course was extremely technical and steep with big drops, which seemed to favor the riders on big mountain freeride bikes and with DH racing skills.” explained Cut pro rider George Ryan.
Tyler Maine    :: from Race FaceMay 21, 2006
Race Face opens registration for the 2006 UXC II Race Face opens registration for the 2006 UXC II
After a successful inaugural Ultimate XC Challenge in 2005, Race Face is now open for application and registrations to the Ultimate XC Challenge II (UXC II) - an online, peer-judged contest that will send two teams of two riders to compete in the 2006 TransRockies with all expenses paid.

The UXC II calls for riders who have chain lube and fork oil in their blood, the unsung heroes of the singletrack, the guys without contracts who grind it out at their day jobs to ride on the weekends for pure love of the sport... to represent Race Face in the 2006 TransRockies.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from SpeedgoatMay 19, 2006
Raffle for a good cause: Win a PINKBIKE Raffle for a good cause: Win a PINKBIKE
Speedgoat Bicycles is once again raising money to help in the fight against breast cancer. This year we're offering a one of a kind road bike featuring a Moots Compact titanium frame, as well as limited edition pink components from Thomson, Chris King, Zero Gravity, Jen Green and Terry among others.
Radek Burkat    :: from The MilkmanMay 18, 2006
Milkman Minis Episode 2 Milkman Minis Episode 2
Here we go again... This is another installment of the "Milkman Minis" series. One new video a month, is the name of the game. These videos are a collection of cool shots from all the best sports and put into a montage of "Craziness-!!".
This months video showcases- Mountain Biking (of course), Kiteboarding, Snowboarding and Skateboarding boarding. Good stuff from around the world. See if you can recognize some "Drop In Season 3" shots.
The "Milkman Minis" series is an ongoing promotional platform for video producers out there. If you're a professional with a few crazy shots or an amateur with one crazy shot, get them into a "Milkman Minis" episode.

Click to watch episode 2: www.milkmanminis.com
Tyler Maine    :: from Freeride EntertainmentMay 17, 2006
Attention all Friends of Freeride, Attention all Friends of Freeride,
Freeride Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of our new production website: www.freeride-entertainment.com

For everyone interested in Freeride's endeavours outside of the world of mountain biking, this slick new website offers what you've been craving! It's a complete interactive experience, full of vision and insight into Freeride's exciting production activities worldwide.
Tyler Maine    :: from Camp Of ChampionsMay 17, 2006
Camp of Champions Mountain Bike Camps Camp of Champions Mountain Bike Camps
The Camp of Champions Mountain Bike Camp will be as insane as the bike park. Our world famous snowboard and ski camp set the standard for how much fun you can have in a week and still call it a camp. Ride hard all day on a brand new top of the line Norco A-Line in the best bike park on earth. When you're too tired to ride even one more run at the end of the afternoon, you can do all the other things that make Whistler famous. Drop a 100kmh skyline 100 feet up in the air, wakeboard and water ski, hang out in the village, ride cruiser bikes around the valley, play paintball in the woods, make a video on our Mac Station G5 editing suites, the list is almost endless.
Tyler Maine    :: from Epic ToursMay 16, 2006
Epic Racers Road Trip to the 2006 Brodie Rat Race Epic Racers Road Trip to the 2006 Brodie Rat Race
Epic Rat Race Road Trip :

Finally the first real big mountain bike race of the season had arrived & we were all looking forward to testing our legs against the best riders from all over BC. The Brodie Rat Race is not only a huge event in itself attracting over 250 XC & 100 DH riders (both events sold out), but is stage 1 of the 3 leg Hell of a series: also consisting of the other BC Epic’s: the Test of metal & Gearjammer – both held in Squamish.
Tyler Maine    :: from Pinkbike.comMay 15, 2006
New Shirts and DVDs in store this month New Shirts and DVDs in store this month
Well the new spring DVD releases are out with ROAM leading the charge and making us all crave a good ride, while Hypnosis is keeping all the racers begging to hit the local courses.

We have also re-filled our Pinkbike.com t-shirt stock and brought out a few new colors of the "Ride it like it's stolen" t's too.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Alain LavoieMay 15, 2006
Open house, Dirt jump comp & All night Fiesta!!! Open house, Dirt jump comp & All night Fiesta!!!
On the Canada Day long weekend Mathieu and Alain from Dobermann Fab are happy to invite you to their annual factory open house party. This year we decided to make it a event that you can't miss.
Tyler Maine    :: from Kathy SesslerMay 15, 2006
Peaty wins Red Bull Lisbon Downtown, FIFTH year in a row Peaty wins Red Bull Lisbon Downtown, FIFTH year in a row
Steve Peat reigns as king of the Red Bull Lisbon Downtown race held in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday May 13th,.. Peat, and re-Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate, SRAM, RockShox), wins again, as it is the fifth year in a row for total dominance by this man. Hands down, no one can argue that Peaty reigns supreme, as second place finisher Cedric Gracia finishes .76 seconds back of the “King”, who finished in 1:41.65. Sam Hill rounds out the podium with a third place finish at 1.58 back.
Tyler Maine    :: from Trail Crew Design CorpMay 15, 2006
Tales From the Trails: Alberta’s newest Park Tales From the Trails: Alberta’s newest Park
Trail Crew Design Corp


You’ve heard the rumors all winter about a new lift accessed park opening in Alberta. This June we’ll have one more place to ride our bikes. Edmonton has had a huge mountain bike community for many years and its river valley is home to some of the best urban singletrack in North America. Now Edmonton will join the ranks of the few urban centers that have the privilege of lift accessed riding. Rabbit Hill is proud to open its doors this summer for all to explore.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Eric SchuttMay 15, 2006
SRAM Racers Medal in Madrid SRAM Racers Medal in Madrid
Cross country racers from around the globe arrived in Madrid to dry and dusty conditions. With a course littered with steep climbs, racers opted to run the lightest equipment available. This meant most racers chose SID as the suspension of choice
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Don HamptonMay 15, 2006
The Cut rips it up in Winterberg! The Cut rips it up in Winterberg!
Winterberg, Germany— The first ever Pro/AM Cut slopestyle series kicked off this past weekend in Winterberg Germany with 70 amateur and 35 pro competitors and a huge crowd of Winterberg locals coming out to support the riders.
Tyler Maine    :: from Pinkbike.comMay 12, 2006
Pre-Order ROAM this weekend, shipping next week!! Pre-Order ROAM this weekend, shipping next week!!
The long awaited sequel to The Collective, ROAM is on it's way to the Pinkbike store and should be ready to ship by Monday May 15th. Order yours now!!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Andrew "Shrew" SherryMay 11, 2006
Sinister DNA Review Sinister DNA Review
“I want one.” Something I’ve heard SOO many times from friends, and riders that I’ve met all around. There’s something about this frame that catches the eyes of many people. There’s just something about this frame that makes me tingle every time I ride it. A frame that’s light, stable, strong, has great geometry, and the right price. What else could you want in a frame?
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Tyler Maine    :: from Derek ChambersMay 11, 2006
Downhill mania!  WC DH #1 in Vigo Spain Downhill mania! WC DH #1 in Vigo Spain
I didn’t make the team, coach. This race attracted hundreds of racers from all over Europe and around the world. In the mens’ category there were 208 riders in the semi finals. Only the top 80 get to advance into the finals. So knowing that in order to make the cut, I need to beat at least 128 of these rocketeers just to advance, this left no margin for error and no holding back. In my qualifying run I washed out in a loose burn and went down. I pedaled my ass off, but I was 11 second behind the cut off. I guess I will have to look at this race as a learning experience.
Tyler Maine    :: from Kyle ThomasMay 10, 2006
Bar Turns and Butter Knives Bar Turns and Butter Knives
What does a mechanical engineering student do the weekend before finals? Study? Nope, he goes on a mountain biking road trip. Well, at least that is what I did. I left Moscow Idaho Thursday night and headed for Newport Washington. I arrived at Mike Metzger’s house two hours later. Mike and I planned out our trip for the weekend while watching Ryan Denehy’s last movie The New Deal. We sealed our plans and fell asleep nice and early for the drive in the morning.
Tyler Maine    :: from Heidi "Dump Truck" TelstadMay 10, 2006
Kumbat Protective Gear-Body Armor Kumbat Protective Gear-Body Armor
So after seeing me crash and burn pretty hard (several times) on Vedder Mountain, Tyler “Brule” asked me to test out full jacket armour from Kumbat Protective Gear. With out much hesitation-ok there was NO hesitation, I really needed to try some new armor out badly. So I headed out to Kamloops to ride Rosehill for the ultra long Easter weekend and get a feel for the jacket.
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Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Eric SchuttMay 10, 2006
SRAM Athletes Start the Season with Success SRAM Athletes Start the Season with Success
SRAM athletes pile onto the podium at the World Cup downhill number one! All five athletes ran SRAM drivetrain, and four of the riders were fully equipped with SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvativ products.
Tyler Maine    :: from Jay and Silent TrishMay 9, 2006
Dreaming of a Roadtrip this Summer? Dreaming of a Roadtrip this Summer?
Two rider's want to get you stoked about your own summer riding plans by letting you follow along on their trip down to California.

Check out:www.roadtrip.norco.com to catch their daily updates. The site includes photos, a blog, a map outlining the trip, and they even offer to answer your relationship questions from a 'he said/she said' perspective (I guess you need to figure out something useful to do with 40+ hours of driving).

Jay and Silent Trish hit the road soon!
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Don HamptonMay 8, 2006
The Cut kicks off the UCI series in style The Cut kicks off the UCI series in style
Vigo, Spain- The Cut’s Mick Hannah kicked off the UCI World Cup series at Vigo, Spain this weekend with a huge victory taking top honors by winning the pro men’s downhill by nearly a second. After a hard crash in practice where he knocked the wind out of himself, Hannah came back hard and set the fastest qualifying time on Saturday and set the stage for Sunday’s main event. Hannah’s time was 2.22.942 coming in almost a second faster than fellow Aussie Nathan Rennie.
Tyler Maine    :: from Ryan KuhnMay 7, 2006
Specialized SX Trail 2  frame preview by Kuhner Specialized SX Trail 2 frame preview by Kuhner
Some seven years ago, as I sat picking shale bits out of my shoulder on Dead Dog on Mount 7 in Golden, BC, I realized I had a decision to make. The broken bike next to me had lasted a decade’s cross-country riding, and was relegated to a heap of twisted bits in a matter of insanely steep seconds. I craved a faster, bolder two-wheel experience and, as need dictates, so opened the wallet – double crown forks, fat tires and baggy shorts here I come.

I found myself living in Kamloops, BC, several years after that fateful day, where riding is all about fast flow and amplitude. It was here I quickly learned that the smoothest line is the one where your tires are on the ground as little as possible, and style, rather than sheer speed, was the method.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Freeride ToursMay 7, 2006
Freeridetours announces two new special trips: Freeridetours announces two new special trips:
The Crankworx Trip and Two Tyler "Super T" Klassen all-inclusive trips! So come ride with the pros, hosted by the original and premier touring company Freeridetours!

We are announcing 3 new special trips during the month of July.
Tyler Maine    :: from Derek ChambersMay 5, 2006
World Cup #1-4X Qualifiers-Vigo, Spain World Cup #1-4X Qualifiers-Vigo, Spain
Damn that 4X is cool! This is World Cup racing at its finest, and we are doing it in Spain.

Props go out to Phil, the 4X course guru, for putting together yet another sweet-ass set of lines. The course is a snappy 35 second sprint through rollers, manicured berms, off-camber corners and few substantial gappers.
Today was the qualifiers, having the boys and girls race the clock for a chance at the hot seat for Saturday’s race.

Stay tuned for more highlights of the 4X and DH action from World Cup #1, Vigo Spain.
Tyler Maine    :: from Calgary CycleMay 4, 2006
Calgary Cycle Spring Cleaning Sale Calgary Cycle Spring Cleaning Sale
This weekend Calgary Cycle is having a sale you don't want to miss!

The 2006 Calgary Cycle Spring Cleaning Sale is going-off HUGE - tons of deals on forks, bikes, parts & accessories and clothing and protective gear.

Check out www.calgarycycle.com for all the details!
Tyler Maine    :: from Iguana RanchMay 4, 2006
Iguana Ranch  “Mountain Biker’s Shangrila”  Duncan, B.C. Iguana Ranch “Mountain Biker’s Shangrila” Duncan, B.C.
We've been busy at the Iguana Ranch this winter. To show our progress, we've uploaded a bunch of new images to the photo section here at Pinkbike. Check out the progress of the revamped dirt jumps and some new & under-construction lines…the air is really high up here—amazing what a little backhoe can do! Search “iguana ranch” in the trail section of the photo search.

If you’re planning a trip to the Island this season you may want to drop in and check out one of our events!
Tyler Maine    :: from Dr. M.A.SteinebachMay 3, 2006
Cooperation Yields a Mountain of Garbage Cooperation Yields a Mountain of Garbage
Vedder Mountain Trails Association members representing Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association, Back Country Horseman of BC, Vedder Running Club, Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Associatian, and Chilliwack Outdoor Club cooperated to make the April 9 cleanup day organized by FVMBA reps a complete success. Individuals from these groups lent more than 700 man-hours of volunteer labour to the effort. This mammoth effort yeilded 2.7 metric tonnes of garbage that did not include metal, tires and other recyclables.
Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineMay 2, 2006
Hypnosis INSTOCK Hypnosis INSTOCK
Well you all read Acadian's kick ass review yesterday and it's now INSTOCK and ready to ship to you. Hypnosis is the most recent installment in Clay Porter's great series that showcases the DH race circuits. Read Acadian's review HERE


New T-shirts will be arriving this week too!
Russ Day    :: from Hot Shots Film FestMay 2, 2006
Go Big Make a Movie - Hot Shots Film Fest Go Big Make a Movie - Hot Shots Film Fest
The Hot Shots High School Film and Ad Festival is accepting submissions of Action Sport Shorts (Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Skating, Wakeboarding). films from High School Filmmakers until May 26th.

Hot Shots culminates June 28th and 29th with Gala finals in Edmonton and Calgary with complete with bright lights, golden trophies, red carpets, movies, models, music and more. All finalist Films will be screened for public viewing and judging.

Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMay 1, 2006
Reviewed: Hypnosis - Visual Intensity Reviewed: Hypnosis - Visual Intensity
Look deep into my eyes and relax – you will now experience some of the most intense racing footage you’ve ever seen. After waking up from your trancelike state, all you will want to do is ride, ride, ride and ride some more!!
 
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