Mountain Bike News
Tyler Maine    :: from BruleAug 31, 2006
Summers rolling out, schools back in and the New DVDs are instock! Summers rolling out, schools back in and the New DVDs are instock!
Well it's that time of year again boys and girls. New bike movie releases have been popping up all over and they are now here in the Pinkbike online store for you to check out. There is a little something for each of you too, from street, DJs, big mountain freeriding and the world cup downhill race circuit. Have a look at what's available today!
Tyler Maine    :: from rasoulutionAug 31, 2006
The Lacondeguy brothers sign with Rasoulution’s athlete management program! The Lacondeguy brothers sign with Rasoulution’s athlete management program!
Lluis and Andreu Lacondeguy are the Spanish brothers that have conquered the freeride world in 2006. They had wild appearances at the major slopestyle and dirt contests, so much so that even Derek Westerlund made sure they get a segment in his upcoming 16mm freeride movie “Flying High Again”.

In August 2006 rasoulution and the Lacondeguy family agreed in Barcelona that from now on rasoulution will manage the 19 year old Lluis and his 17 year old brother Andreu.
Tyler Maine    :: from bruleAug 31, 2006
A quick look at 2007 TLD D2 Helmets and Graphics! A quick look at 2007 TLD D2 Helmets and Graphics!
So we all know that we think we're fast and for those of us that truly are, there is one helmet that takes that extra step and even makes you look fast. That's right, the TLD D2 is the industry staple in which all other full face helmets are judged against for looking fast and being stylie too! Here is a quick glance at what they have in store for the 2007 D2 line up:
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertAug 31, 2006
2007 Iron Horse Bike Preview 2007 Iron Horse Bike Preview
It's that time of the year again! All eyes are on Eurobike, an annual trade show which is held in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The show started today and thanks to the boys at Iron Horse Bikes I’m able to give you a sneak-peak of their new 2007 bikes.

Check them out…
Tyler Maine    :: from Karin Brassard & Michealla McNamaraAug 30, 2006
Five Women, No kids and No Husbands....Ready to Rock! Five Women, No kids and No Husbands....Ready to Rock!
We set out for a weekend that was to be all about us and taking the opportunity to challenge ourselves on a women-only riding adventure – somewhat of a rare opportunity given life’s many other responsibilities. We set out for Silver Star Mountain in Vernon, B.C.
Tyler Maine    :: from Brodie BikesAug 30, 2006
Sneak Peak at a few 2007 Brodies Sneak Peak at a few 2007 Brodies
The boys and girls have been busy getting all the 2007 bikes ready for the upcoming shows and season. These are just a small sample of what we've got goin' on here right now at Brodie headquarters. We're in full-tilt mode getting everything ready for the '07 catalogue and Expo-Cycle in Montreal.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Montreal!
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Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Eric SchuttAug 30, 2006
SRAM Strikes Gold at Worlds SRAM Strikes Gold at Worlds
Riders from around the globe converged in Rotorua, New Zealand for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. It was way back in 1999, SID's second year as a production fork, when now TDF mountain Hero Michael Rasmussen, riding for Gary Fisher, piloted SID to her first World Championship.
   STUND Visions    :: from STUND VisionAug 30, 2006
Stund Episode 2 - Kelowna/Kamloops Online Stund Episode 2 - Kelowna/Kamloops Online
Just when you think things can't get any better, a little gem like this comes along and blows everything out of the water.

Episode 2 Kelowna/Kamloops:


In this installment, the boys cruise the interior of BC and hit up 2 of our favorite hotspots. Romo shreds his home trails in Kelowna then takes the crew out to find some lake jumping senders and bust some wakeskating! Later we meet up with Mr. Matt Hunter in the 'Loops for some high speed senders and cable cam carnage. In the end, the crew has to part ways with Super T after breaking his femur. S@$t!

Here's the link to view: STUND #2 Kelowna/Kamloops. Giver!

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Tyler Maine    :: from Cheryl BeattieAug 29, 2006
Sun Peaks resort- A travel guide for the slightly refined Sun Peaks resort- A travel guide for the slightly refined
I notice as I get a little older I have to work more and ride my bike less, all my friends are getting married and having kids, crashes hurt a lot more and my muscles ache the next day, and most of all I am just not willing to sleep in my car anymore.

Back in my keener mountain bike days I would camp in parking lot C at Whistler to get a day in at the park, or tent it at the bottom of Mount 7 to shuttle the next day. These days I seem to be going soft and want more luxury when I get out of my work week and leave town for a bike trip. However I am not a millionaire, just a lady who likes a clean hotel, a high speed quad to take me to the top of the mountain all day and a sunny patio to indulge in a cool beer afterwards. Welcome to Sun Peaks resort from my new grown up point of view.
Tyler Maine    :: from Loeka Ladies WearAug 29, 2006
Ladies! Ladies! Ladies!- Photo Contest Ladies! Ladies! Ladies!- Photo Contest
This contest is all about YOU from Loeka Clothing, a new women’s only mountain bike clothing line, designed just for you ladies. (www.loeka.com)

Even though summer is almost half way through we figured there’s still enough time for everyone to snap some pictures out on the trails, the skate parks, dirt jumps, and cruising the beach/town.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Sean HeimdalAug 29, 2006
Monster Energy/Iron Horse/Mad Catz Racing Team Sweeps WC DH Titles Monster Energy/Iron Horse/Mad Catz Racing Team Sweeps WC DH Titles
SAN DIEGO (Aug. 29, 2006)Monster Energy/Iron Horse/Mad Catz Racing’s Sam Hill and Sabrina Jonnier both captured gold at the UCI World Championships in Rotorua, New Zealand on board the 2007 dw-link equipped Iron Horse Sunday downhill bikes.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Mical DyckAug 28, 2006
Reba World Cup-ridden and reviewed Reba World Cup-ridden and reviewed
I have recently had the pleasure of riding and racing the 2006 RockShox Reba World Cup and would like to share my joy in the experience; okay, hopefully my whole write up won’t be as lame as that. I have ridden a number of different front forks in the past couple of years and find that I’m in love with the Reba (teary eyed). For all of you that are skeptical because you’ve ridden a flimsy xc fork, or a heavy xc fork, or an xc fork that just gave you a measly 2.5 mm of travel (why bother), rejoice, because this baby will rock your world.
Tyler Maine    :: from Si PatonAug 28, 2006
2007 Brand New British National Downhill Series! 2007 Brand New British National Downhill Series!
The 2007 British National Points (NPS) Downhill Race Series has been awarded to new Race Directors: Stephen Parr and Si Paton of SPS Ltd. British Cycling’s Off-Road Coordinator Roger Wilbraham today has announced that SPS Ltd have been successful in their tender application to run the NPS Downhill Series in 2007. The successful bid focuses on turning a race weekend into an "Event" to be enjoyed by the riders, their support crew and the local community. The riders will be tested physically and mentally to and beyond their limits on the UK's most challenging courses.
Tyler Maine    :: from Endless BikingAug 28, 2006
Endless Biking Youth Freeride & Race Team update Endless Biking Youth Freeride & Race Team update
Endless Biking continues to build riders for the future with their very own Youth Freeride and Race Team. These young rippers are growing as riders, representatives of EB and as good peeps in the industry.

The EB Youth Team has been in action at the North Shore Ripper Series, Crankworx (Air DH and Biker X) and BC Championships at Bear Mountain. The kids all had great results and we receive many compliments on their good attitudes and great riding.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Michael ToblerAug 28, 2006
e.thirteen athletes take Gold Medals at World Championships e.thirteen athletes take Gold Medals at World Championships
Massachusetts, USA – August 28th, 2006 – This past weekend, e.thirteen component’s sponsored riders dominated the Elite Downhill Category at the World Championships hosted at Rotorua, New Zealand. In all, e.thirteen components athletes earned 5 of the top ten spots in the Elite Men’s downhill and 4 of the top 6 spots in Elite Women’s category.
Tyler Maine    :: from Helly HansenAug 27, 2006
Helly Hansen sponsored athletes win 2006 TransRockies Helly Hansen sponsored athletes win 2006 TransRockies
Helly Hansen is proud to announce that pro mountain bike riders Andreas Hestler and Seamus McGrath have won the 2006 TransRockies stage race, edging out their closest competitors by almost 3 minutes. This marks the third consecutive victory for Hestler and the first for partner McGrath.

Often referred to as the ultimate test of physical endurance and mental determination for mountain bike athletes, the TransRockies is a 7 day, 600km stage race which sees riders crossing back and forth over the Continental Divide as they grind their way up 12,000 meters in the majestic Canadian Rockies.
Tyler Maine    :: from Sun Peak ResortAug 27, 2006
Sun Peaks Resort welcomes the World’s best with new mountain bike courses Sun Peaks Resort welcomes the World’s best with new mountain bike courses
For the second consecutive year, Sun Peaks Resort is hosting the UCI World Masters Mountain Bike Championships September 1-4, 2006. Over 250 athletes age 30 and over will be racing for the World Champion title, in both cross country and downhill. Eighteen countries are registered to date.

Extensive upgrades have taken place at Sun Peaks this summer to welcome the 2006 UCI World Masters event.
STUND Visions    :: from STUNDAug 25, 2006
STUND moves to bi-weekly broadcasting STUND moves to bi-weekly broadcasting
If the word hasn't become part of your vocab yet then we've got news for you. Starting Aug 29th Stund will be airing once every 2 weeks. People have been saying that the shows are airing too fast so we've decided not to rush out each episode,. This way you'll have had your full dose of each episode before the next one is ready. But we're not doing this just to make you all wait longer, that'd just be mean.

Here's the link to download #1 Utah: STUND #1
Tyler Maine    :: from Loeka ClothingAug 25, 2006
Ladies, Loeka is all about you!  Bye Bye Boys! Ladies, Loeka is all about you! Bye Bye Boys!
New Women's line if mountain bike clothing!

Ladies, Loeka is all about you! Bye Bye Boys!

Loeka Clothing (pronounced Low-ka), a new mountain bike clothing company based in Vancouver, British Columbia is proud to announce the launch of their new line of women’s specific mountain bike clothing.
Tyler Maine    :: from Rip TVAug 24, 2006
Talk Show – “The Side Show”: Talk Show – “The Side Show”:
This original Rip.TV series featuring the comedy and insight of one of the Industry’s most recognized figures: Corey Leclerc, along with our resident house DJ Josh Martinez, will entertain our weekly internet viewers, and live studio audience, with on-location comedy vignettes and one on one interviews with the top action sport professionals of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Each show will interact with an online audience through viewer emails directed at Corey, Josh, and the guests from week to week as well as satellite phone calls and iChat with Corey's guests from anywhere in the world.
What is YouTube? Click and watch NOW!
Tyler Maine    :: from Kathy SesslerAug 24, 2006
One, two punch for Rennie and Peaty, Rennie leads the charge! One, two punch for Rennie and Peaty, Rennie leads the charge!
World Championships Downhill Seeding Run

Rotorua, New Zealand
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006

The stormy skies were brewing as downhill practice commenced, promising rain in the very near future. Riders are having fun on the slippery track, as it’s held lots of moisture since the last rain two days ago.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Race FaceAug 23, 2006
Darren Bearclaw “3-Peats” at Monster Park Darren Bearclaw “3-Peats” at Monster Park
Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia

Race Face team rider and freeride legend, Darren Bearclaw, has stomped yet another competition and successfully defended his title at this years Bike Magazines “Monster Park.” This is the 3rd year in a row that Darren has won the “Monster Park” as he continues to prove that he is the man to beat on the global Slope Style competition circuit.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Mount WashingtonAug 23, 2006
Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle Announces Riders and Prize Purse Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle Announces Riders and Prize Purse
A phenomenal prize purse has just been announced for The Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle at Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island. On September 2nd, a total cash purse of over $9000 will be up for grabs. The rider taking first place is expected to cash in over $4000 following the first-year event.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertAug 22, 2006
Long Term Review: SRAM kitted Iron Horse MkIII Long Term Review: SRAM kitted Iron Horse MkIII
Since building this SRAM kitted Iron Horse MkIII back in March, I’ve logged well over 600 miles, so I think it’s fair to call this a long term review.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Stephanie NychkaAug 22, 2006
Bend Bike Rodeo Bend Bike Rodeo
This past Saturday marked the 5th annual Bend Bike Rodeo, about 80 parking lot spaces littered with a mixture of jumps and park features. Posing as a rider to get closer to the action and kick it with the competition, I got an exclusive look at the event and it’s inner workings. What started out as a safety course with the police 5 years ago has turned into a full fledged “gathering place for the showcasing of mountain bike and bmx talent” says organizer and builder Ian Betteridge.
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Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Gordo Fonseca's sidekickAug 21, 2006
Litter OTB: Worlds Champ Betting is Now Open Litter OTB: Worlds Champ Betting is Now Open
Want a brand spankin' new Iron Horse Yakuza Kumicho Type-R Downhill Bicycle!? How about A Brand New Troy Lee Designs D2 helmet? A $50 gift certificate from Go-ride.com? An Ironhorse Schwag pack? A Brand New SDG I-Beam Seat/Post Combo? A Fox Racing Shox Schwag Pack? Talk about a schwag fest!!!
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Nick LarsenAug 21, 2006
Charge Bikes Battle of Radstock 2006 report Charge Bikes Battle of Radstock 2006 report
On Wednesday, shrouded in secrecy, something rather special occurred in deepest, darkest Somerset at UK company Charge Bikes' private testing facility "Radstock Recreation Ground".
Tyler Maine    :: from Rob FriesenAug 20, 2006
2006 Norco Torrent in Review 2006 Norco Torrent in Review
The Torrent name has been kicking around the Norco line-up for longer than some of today’s young rippers have been riding, but don’t be fooled – this model isn’t some washed up old has-been! Over the last several years it has been in a constant state of evolution with the freeride world, and now more than ever this trusty steed is ready to take more abuse than riders can dish out. What more would you expect from a BC based bike company that has been in the biz for over four decades?
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Tyler Maine    :: from Calgary Cycle Jr. Development TeamAug 19, 2006
Calgary Cycle crankworx! Calgary Cycle crankworx!
5 pm wednesday afternoon we rolled into the Whistler village with the Calgary Cycle truck and trailer. Due to injuries these past few years I was a virgin to Whistler. Wasting no time I hit the hill with my Australian friend Mark Haimes, the next 3 hours of my life were definitely memorable ones as everything I had heard about the trails in Whistler had exceeded my expectations and at that point I knew the following 10 days of riding and racing in Whistler were going to be the highlights of the year.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Kathy SesslerAug 18, 2006
Syndicate-Crankworx Re-Cap Syndicate-Crankworx Re-Cap
Rolling into Whistler for the Crankworx Festival the Syndicate’s ranks were a bit decimated as three of the four riders arrived injured. Kirt Vories, headlining the Santa Cruz Syndicate All Ride Demo Tour, was medicated during the week, as he was fresh out of a surgery to plate together his collarbone, an injury he suffered while filming recently. Jamie Goldman made the most of the week training and doing photo shoots as his broken hand was still on the mend. It was just not ready to handle the big drops
that the slopestyle course had to offer. Steve Peat was nursing a broken big toe, but was fine enough to meet the demands of a packed schedule.
   STUND Visions    :: from StundAug 18, 2006
Stund - Episode 1 Online Stund - Episode 1 Online
Ok, shredders! Lets send it as we kick off the debut of the web T.V. series STUND .

In this episode the Stund crew explore Utah, get stuck, and try out some of their new moves and skills.
Steve Romaniuk and Mike Kinrade bring you a gift made by riders for riders! The debut of STUND.

Read on to view the VIDEO.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from PB Wrecking CrewAug 17, 2006
Fresh Meat #5-Wrecking Crew Mechanically Separated Parts Fresh Meat #5-Wrecking Crew Mechanically Separated Parts
This time around we'll be looking at some glasses that change tint by how much light is passing through their lenses, a chain guide built by a wood worker, some nice tires for your new ride and a new set of X Type cranks that feature 4 external bearings for your abusive pleasure. From that point we're going to show you some nice new socks to cover up your stinky feet with and then throw a fancy pair of shoes on those to keep your feet safe on the trail. Speaking of safe, you'll love this new DJ lid we got our paws on too!

Enjoy-
Tyler Maine    :: from Canada Olympic ParkAug 17, 2006
Dirt Jam at C.O.P. this weekend Dirt Jam at C.O.P. this weekend
Canada Olympic Park will be hosting its second Dirt Jam of the season on Saturday, August 19th. Don't miss this opportunity to check out some of the local mountain bike talent in the Dirt Jump Park. Riders will be showcasing all of their best tricks as they compete for a ton of great prizes, all courtesy of Bow Cycle.
Tyler Maine    :: from Pat WilliamsAug 16, 2006
Go riding with a local in Nelson Go riding with a local in Nelson
You have no doubt, heard about the riding in Nelson, BC. Endless singletrack, covered with steeps, gnarl, stunts, and airs. The Kootenays has been hot and dusty, as is the norm for the summertime, but soon the sweetest riding of the season will be here. Over a month from now, the beginning of fall means cooler temps and tacky trails after a little rain..........
Tyler Maine    :: from MTB is not a CrimeAug 16, 2006
Ride For Trails in downtown Victoria - Sun, Aug. 27th. 12pm Ride For Trails in downtown Victoria - Sun, Aug. 27th. 12pm
Mountain bikers are banding together in a grassroots network, voicing their frustration over the park access restrictions set by the Capital Regional District (CRD) against mountain bikes. We know other areas across the province have similar issues with land managers and owners, and this movement serves as their voice too, fittingly in the capital city of British Columbia.
Tyler Maine    :: from Female Rider ZAug 15, 2006
Slope Sistair II-The girls do up Whistler Slope Sistair II-The girls do up Whistler
Once again the girls of freeride were getting down and dirty at the Slope Sistair event held in Whistler, British Columbia. Tired of people thinking that they were holding bikes for their boyfriends, the girls hit the Whistler mountain bike park in full force on August 5th to strut their stuff in a jam style event. If you saw a train of ponytails passing you down A-line, you’re right, that was them.

Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Todd SeplavyAug 15, 2006
Iron Horse Riders Competing at UCI World Championships Iron Horse Riders Competing at UCI World Championships
slandia, NY (August 15, 2006) – Iron Horse Bicycles is proud to announce the list of riders who will be representing Iron Horse at the 2007 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.
Tyler Maine    :: from Norco BikesAug 14, 2006
One Last Kick at the Can: VPS-Fest Aug 19th One Last Kick at the Can: VPS-Fest Aug 19th
If you’ve missed the last two Norco customer appreciation days, you’ve got one last chance to ride for FREE, and experience some of Norco & Mount Washington’s incredible hospitality August 19th on Vancouver Island.

Pre-register now and you’ll also still be eligible to win our ‘Ride In Style’ contest, where you can take home $1000 in head-to-toe Mace riding gear, spend some one-on-one coaching time with one of our Factory Team riders, hang in the pits, and party like a Rock Star all day long!
Tyler Maine    :: from BruleAug 14, 2006
CKD-Collectively Cranking up the Disorder-Taking Pre-Orders Today! CKD-Collectively Cranking up the Disorder-Taking Pre-Orders Today!
So you've been waiting, you've heard the rumours that it kicks ass and you want to see it for yourself, well now's your chance to get in line. Back in the Saddle 3-CKD-Collectively Kranking up the Disorder is on its way to the Pinkbike HQ in the next few days. Don't wait, pre-order yours today at our online store!
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Tyler Maine    :: from Ryan KuhnAug 13, 2006
Let's talk about S-X baby! Specialized's SX Trail that is! Let's talk about S-X baby! Specialized's SX Trail that is!
Kinky pillow talk. Sultry whispers in the ear. Tingling touch along the inner thigh. The culmination of balance, yogic performance and subtle grace in a firm yet flexible frame. Yes, this is some of the finest I’ve ever had – truly great S-X.

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Tyler Maine    :: from All Ride TourAug 13, 2006
The Santa Cruz Syndicate Allride Tour Diary for May to July 2006 The Santa Cruz Syndicate Allride Tour Diary for May to July 2006
The Santa Cruz Syndicate Allride Tour has completed its first round of exciting stops! From the end of April to the beginning of August, the Allride Van has logged over 12,000 miles and has been host to a wide variety of bicycle enthusiasts.

We managed to make it home with the demo bikes still in tact, but our fearless commander has been taken down. Kirt broke his collarbone while filming for NWD at the end of July. He underwent surgery to have the collarbone plated and will be looking to be back on the bike in just a few weeks.
Tyler Maine    :: from Rip.TVAug 12, 2006
"The Cyrus Show"- Monday August 14, 2006 "The Cyrus Show"- Monday August 14, 2006
This original Rip.TV series featuring the comedy and insight of one of skateboarding's most recognized figures: Cyrus Theideke, along with our resident house DJ - Josh Martinez, will entertain the live studio audience and weekly internet viewers only on www.Rip.TV with on-location comedy vignettes and one on one interviews with the top action sport professionals of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Each show will interact with an online audience through viewer emails directed at Cyrus, Josh, and the guests from week to week as well as satellite phone calls and iChat with Cyrus' guests from anywhere in the world.

Have you got questions for this week's guests?

Post em' here:
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Downhill MikeAug 11, 2006
Whiteface 5 Kilometer Downhill Race on Sept. 3 Whiteface 5 Kilometer Downhill Race on Sept. 3
WILMINGTON, N.Y. – Skiing and boarding the network of runs atop Little Whiteface is one thing. But now, many top mountain bike professionals will have to amp up their intensity as they attempt to handle ski and bike trails beginning with Approach and covering 2,500 vertical feet over more than three miles down the Olympic Mountain.
Tyler Maine    :: from Freeride EntertainmentAug 11, 2006
NWD 7 - Flying High Again will rock you harder than Ozzy's epic anthem! NWD 7 - Flying High Again will rock you harder than Ozzy's epic anthem!
Once again, Freeride Entertainment travels the globe to capture the best riding on the planet! Filmed in HD and 16 mm, Flying High Again presents a visual landscape that feels weightless one moment and powerfully raw the next. Your heart will race as you witness in vibrant clarity the hugest airs, sickest stunts, and gnarliest urban assaults ever performed on a mountain bike! Hard-hitting tunes and loads of bonus features juice up this visually tasty movie, making it a must see!

Buy it here http://www.pinkbike.com/NWD-7-DVD.html

Shot on location in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Italy, Turkey, and the USA.

Read on to see the Video Teaser!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Aaron LutzeAug 10, 2006
2007 Black Market 2007 Black Market
Black Market Incorporated has released the 2007 MOB frame. The MOB frame is in it's third year of production, consistently setting the benchmark for hardtail frames. The 2007 MOB frame has been refined with laser cut seatstay and chainstay bridges and an engraved headtube. Also new on the 2007 frame are the removeable gyro tabs and a built-in seatpost clamp.
Tyler Maine    :: from Whistler Bike ParkAug 10, 2006
Air Dome is now ready for public consumption at Whistler Blackcomb Air Dome is now ready for public consumption at Whistler Blackcomb
Facility devoted to progression features giant foam pit, resi ramps and a trampoline.

Riders who like to spend more time in the air than on the ground have cause to celebrate with the launch of Whistler Blackcomb’s Air Dome to the public slated for the remainder of the summer season, August 12 until October 9, 2006.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from PinkBike SpiesAug 10, 2006
Spy pics of some new 2007 Iron Horse Bikes Spy pics of some new 2007 Iron Horse Bikes
Pinkbike spies were pretty busy yesterday trying to get some exclusive images of the new 2007 Iron Horse bikes. Judging from the pics that were transmitted to us late last night we’ve determined that we need to pay those guys a bit more so they can buy better cameras!
Tyler Maine    :: from Fiona and SimonAug 9, 2006
Taking a day to shuttle the West Coast Freeride Guides way Taking a day to shuttle the West Coast Freeride Guides way
We were on our annual 2 week bike holiday across BC and back and after hitting up Silverstar, Mount 7 Psychosis and the 'loops, we weren't sure how our trip could get much better. We had always talked about riding in Pemberton but had never made it, this time however we were hooking up with the West Coast Freeride Guides and I had a feeling it was gonna be sweet.

We left Kamloops around 10 p.m. and didn't quite make it, camping at a beautiful lake on the side of the highway in Tonto (the van). We awoke early and cruised down the crazy highway into Pemberton where we had just enough time to eat breakfast before meeting up with Michael, Brian and the rest of the crew that would be riding with us all day.
Tyler Maine    :: from Sun Peaks ResortAug 9, 2006
The Second Annual Sun Peaks Bike Park MackDaddy’s Hi-Roller Ride! The Second Annual Sun Peaks Bike Park MackDaddy’s Hi-Roller Ride!
The events team at Sun Peaks Resort had so much fun hosting this event last year, we decided to do it again! The Second Annual MackDaddy’s High Roller Event takes place in the Bike Park this Saturday, August 12th.

To participate in this fun event simple, all you have to do is show up at the Sun Peaks Bike Park this Saturday, between 11am and 4pm. Purchase your lift ticket and grab yourself a roller card at the MackDaddy’s DJ booth at the bottom of the Sunburst Chair. Explore the trails in the Bike Park to find the roller stations located around the slopes. At each station roll the dice, get your card recorded, stamped, and hand it in at the end of the day for a chance a tons of swag from the Sun Peaks Bike Park sponsors.
Tyler Maine    :: from The C-TeamAug 8, 2006
Bringing another one to the dark side-a first timer's first DH experience Bringing another one to the dark side-a first timer's first DH experience
I used to sit there and listen to my friends talk about buying this big dollar part for their bike, or about the time they saw their own bone come jabbing out of their leg and think... How stupid are these guys? An expensive, dirty, dangerous hobby, with no tangible reward... on a damn pedal bike!

Then I tried it.

Sold!
Tyler Maine    :: from MMR CampsAug 8, 2006
MMR Camps coming to Sun Peaks MMR Camps coming to Sun Peaks
Do you want to ride faster, smoother and with more confidence? MMR Camps are coming to Sun Peaks for two weekends of ride camps and coaching August 26th and 27th and August 31st to September 2nd. There will be general ride skills camps as well as camps geared for racers as they dial in the World Masters Championships and BC Cup courses.
Tyler Maine    :: from Brule and Cycling BCAug 7, 2006
The 10th annual Bear Mountain Challenge was a blast The 10th annual Bear Mountain Challenge was a blast
Well folks the 10th annual Bear Mountain Challenge is in the history books for its great weather, another new course record and an end to an era! The long time race organisers have decide that after 10 years of putting on one of the greatest races in Canada, its time to move on and let a club or other organization handle the duties from this point on.

So for those of you that missed the last great DH race that the boys put on, here are the results and a whole bunch of pictures for you to enjoy:
   Tyler Maine    :: from Kranzel BikesAug 7, 2006
Go to school, Race fast, Get S**t Faced!! -Daniel J Kranzel Memorial Scholarship Go to school, Race fast, Get S**t Faced!! -Daniel J Kranzel Memorial Scholarship
Kranzel Bike in conjunction with Racers edge online.com and the Mid Atlantic race Series Is happy to announce the return of the Second Annual Kranzel Bike/Racers Edge, Daniel J Kranzel Memorial Scholarship. To be awarded to the "Fastest Freshman" Rider competing in the Downhill event at the Mid Atlantic Cup Final being held at the Bear Creek Resort in Macungie, PA. On September 16th & 17th.

This year's prize will be is open to all new College, Business, or Trade school freshman for the upcoming 2007 school year. The rules are simple.
Fill out the entry form at registration and be the fastest freshman down the mountain. You don't have to win; you just have to be the fastest of all the other worthless, useless lower than pond scum freshman. Simple enough?
Tyler Maine    :: from Kathy SesslerAug 7, 2006
Crankworx Re-Cap-Syndicate Styles Crankworx Re-Cap-Syndicate Styles
Rolling into Whistler for the Crankworx Festival the Syndicate’s ranks were a bit decimated as three of the four riders arrived injured. Kirt Vories, headlining the Santa Cruz Syndicate All Ride Demo Tour, was medicated during the week, as he was fresh out of a surgery to plate together his collarbone, an injury he suffered while filming recently. Jamie Goldman made the most of the week training and doing photo shoots as his broken hand was still on the mend. It was just not ready to handle the big drops
that the slopestyle course had to offer. Steve Peat was nursing a broken big toe, but was fine enough to meet the demands of a packed schedule.
Tyler Maine    :: from Transition BikesAug 6, 2006
Transition Bikes Signs Evan Holmgren To Factory Team Transition Bikes Signs Evan Holmgren To Factory Team
Rider owned bike company, Transition Bikes announces Evan Holmgren as the newest member to their sponsored factory team. Evan will be riding a Trail-or-Park hardtail and BottleRocket for 2007. Evan has a long history of being involved with the progression of freeriding in the North Shore area, especially dirt jumping and park riding.
Tyler Maine    :: from Freeride ToursAug 6, 2006
Freeridetours scene report Freeridetours scene report
So we have been touring steady and have recently been up to Williams Lake, BC home to several of our team and home to some amazing riding. While up in the puddle we had the pleasure of working with Radical Films for the upcoming Kranked 6 progression that will feature Freeridetours Team Member James Doerfling. Our team rider James Doerfling with the help of Mitch Cheek and Tyler has constructed an amazing line that will be featured in new film.
   Karl Burkat    :: from kburkatAug 6, 2006
Crankworx 2006 Baby! Crankworx 2006 Baby!
Check out this fresh footage of the 2006 Crankworx Slopestyle!
Watch some of the wildest tricks over the biggest hits and see the three final runs.
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Tyler Maine    :: from RasoulutionAug 6, 2006
Cameron McCaul wins the Red Bull District Ride 2006 in Nuremberg- Cameron McCaul wins the Red Bull District Ride 2006 in Nuremberg-
Paul Basagoitia takes home the pimped FORD Pick up truck!

Nuremberg August 5th 2006 – During the last two days the hometown of Albrecht Duerer was completely under siege by the mountainbike freeride scene. 21 of the world’s best riders from 8 different countries came to Nuremberg for the 2nd Red Bull District Ride of the year.
Tyler Maine    :: from Mount Washington ResortAug 5, 2006
Bearclaw Invitational Primed and Ready For The World's Best Freeriders Bearclaw Invitational Primed and Ready For The World's Best Freeriders
COMOX VALLEY, BC- In the world of mountain biking, Slopestyle could easily be described as the most spectacular and visually appealing event type in the world today. With freeriders pulling off stunts that would make Evil Knievel jealous, it's no wonder why freeride mountain biking and the Slopestyle event in particular, are so popular with the legions of mountain biking aficionados.

Darren Berrecloth, who is better known around the industry as Bearclaw, is considered one of the leaders in the world of freeride mountain biking. Consistently raising the bar at each comp he enters, Bearclaw has helped set the new standard for freeriders around the globe.
Tyler Maine    :: from RasoulutionAug 4, 2006
Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, Germany – 1st qualifying Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, Germany – 1st qualifying
Adam Hauck wins the Sick O Award!


After a great training session this morning at Nuremberg’s awesome urban freeride course, the riders were ready to throw down their first run of qualifying at 3pm. The sun came out right for before the 1st rider and the crowds were piling up to catch the great show. In fact 15,000 people already came for the qualifying day. Who knows how many will come tomorrow for the finals!
Tyler Maine    :: from RasoulutionAug 4, 2006
The freeride world is ready for the Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, Germany The freeride world is ready for the Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, Germany
The preparations for the Red Bull District Ride are finished for the world’s best freeriders. 22 athletes have arrived in Nuremberg to go for the big battle in the historic city. Last year 40,000 spectators came to watch the unique urban freeride event. And again many people have already came to watch the course getting set up. You see more mountainbikes these days in a German city than ever. Riders that aren’t competing are still showing up to feel like being a part of it.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Slope Sistair IIAug 3, 2006
Slope Sistair II goes down tomorrow Saturday Aug. 5th, 2006 Slope Sistair II goes down tomorrow Saturday Aug. 5th, 2006
Back by popular demand, Slope Sistair II is taking on Whistler's bike park this year. Tomorrow you'll be able to see the girls throwing down at the Airdome Foam Pit, Trail Jam and the Boneyard Jam. After they're all nice and dirty, they'll clean up and you can party down with them at the Longhorn!

Come out and rip it up with the ladies!
Tyler Maine    :: from Frontier LodgeAug 3, 2006
Frontier Lodge hosts 16th annual fat tire festival this weekend. Frontier Lodge hosts 16th annual fat tire festival this weekend.
A great weekend of exciting biking events and competitions for all levels will be held August 5-7, 2006 at Frontier Lodge near Nordegg, Alberta. All are invited, whether beginner or advanced, to attend the 15th Annual Frontier Fat Tire Festival. Frontier Lodge boasts some of the best downhill, trials, slalom, cross country and north shore courses in Alberta. Thousands of dollars worth of biking gear, clothing, cash and other prizes are to be won at the various events and competitions. Families are encouraged to attend also as there will be guided rides and fun events for all ages and ability levels.
Tyler Maine    :: from Drop IN OntarioAug 3, 2006
Drop In riders in Ontario, Raising money for Cancer. Drop In riders in Ontario, Raising money for Cancer.
August 12, 2006, at 11 am 4 riders (Dyl, Romy, Grey and Super T) from your favorite freeride TV show will be making their way to Ontario to raise money for cancer.

Most biking events consist of riders demonstrating their skills and abilities. But we find that these types of events do not allow you to get to know your favorite riders on a personal level; therefore we have decided to keep things at ground level to allow you to get up close and personal to the riders.
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Tyler Maine    :: from BruleAug 3, 2006
Why does a Loonie race cost two dollars? Why does a Loonie race cost two dollars?
Its not an event, its a happening people! That's right a HAPPENING!

Each Thursday around dinner time of every week during the summer, you can find close to 200 eager riders gathering around the village area in Whistler. They are all there to take part in the weekly Loonie race series that gets hosted by a local shop and a local eatery. This past week with Crankworx in town, the local shops got to take a rest as SRAM stepped to the plate with schwag along with Behind the Grind providing the eats.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Sean HeimdalAug 2, 2006
Sam Hill Wins Big @ Monster Energy/Crankworx Event Sam Hill Wins Big @ Monster Energy/Crankworx Event
Sam Hill of the Monster Energy/Iron Horse/Mad Catz Racing team couldn’t have picked a better North American event to shine in, this past weekend taking 1st place overall in the men’s pro-elite category in the Garbanzo Enduro Dowhnill at Whistler’s (B.C.) Crankworx Festival, co-sponsored by Monster Energy.
Tyler Maine    :: from BruleAug 2, 2006
Premieres-First Whistler gets STRIPPED and then CKD reared its head! Premieres-First Whistler gets STRIPPED and then CKD reared its head!
Crankworx was also a great place to get to watch the newest mountain bike movies that will be out in the coming weeks, others that are in the works and a few that have recently hit the streets. The boys from Clean Cut films and Pist N Broke productions both chose the GLC as their premiere spots this past week in Whistler. Both movies had great showings!
Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineAug 2, 2006
Crankworx-The People, the features and the support Crankworx-The People, the features and the support
Events like Crankworx really do bring A LOT of people in the industry together in one spot and when they are all there, they have a hell of a good time. The whole week was filled with events like parties, XC races, Air DH races, parties, Slopestyle contests, Enduro DH races, parties, Loonie races, Premieres (more parties) and lots of old friends getting to meet and hang out. A lot of folks were in the area to do just that-hang out, see old friends and witness the sickter that is Crankworx. Here are some pictures of the week that was Crankworx:
Tyler Maine    :: from Mount WashingtonAug 1, 2006
Canada Cup Finals at Mt. Washington 2006 Canada Cup Finals at Mt. Washington 2006
This past weekend at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort, Canada's top Downhillers rolled into town to see who would walk away with the overall points champs.

2006 Canada Cup Downhill Overall Winners:

Adrienne Miller (Courtenay, BC) - Elite Women
Luke Kitzanuk (Vancouver, BC) - Elite Men
Tyler Maine    :: from Sugoi Dirt SeriesAug 1, 2006
Openings for this weekend's Sugoi Dirt Series in Vancouver Openings for this weekend's Sugoi Dirt Series in Vancouver
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Presents: Sugoi Dirt Series Women’s Mountain Bike Camp in North Vancouver August 5-6, 2006

The Sugoi Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp is returning to the land of plenty . . . plenty of great trails, that is! North Vancouver is a world-class destination for mountain bike enthusiasts, and on the first weekend in August, the Dirt Series’ star-studded cast of instructors will bring their own world-renowned instructional skills to the Shore.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Eric SchuttAug 1, 2006
SRAM Riders Podium at Crankworx SRAM Riders Podium at Crankworx
Top athletes from around the world were on hand for what will go down in history as one of the premier freeride comps on the planet! In front of over 20,000 spectators, SRAM athletes proudly placed on nearly every podium.
 
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