Mountain Bike News
   Radek Burkat    :: from NewswireMar 31, 2007
Pinkbike Acquired by DrunkCyclist.com Pinkbike Acquired by DrunkCyclist.com
UPDATE: April 2nd - In case you didn't get the idea, we're happy we made you laugh, curse, and scream.
Happy April Fools Everyone!

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., /April 1, 2007/PR Newswire – DrunkCyclist Ltd. announced that it has today acquired Pinkbike Inc. (“Pinkbike.com”) for approximately $1.65 million in a stock-for-stock transaction. Pinkbike.com will continue operations as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drunk Cyclist Ltd. The acquisition is expected to be neutral to Drunk Cyclist Ltd. earnings in 2007.

The acquisition combines one of the largest and fastest growing online entertainment communities with Pinkbike's expertise in organizing information and creating new models for advertising on the Internet. The combined companies will focus on providing a better, more comprehensive experience for users interested in uploading, watching and sharing Photos, and will offer new opportunities for professional content owners to distribute their work to reach a vast new audience.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Eric SchuttMar 31, 2007
SRAM launches Epicenter-Control-Integration SRAM launches Epicenter-Control-Integration
SRAM, the leader in performance bicycle components, is pleased to announce a new ground-breaking rider control system for the high-end mountain bike market. The new control system is expected to make all other forms of operating the shifters, brakes, and suspension controls seem primitive and eventually obsolete.
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Tyler Maine    :: from ZeekMar 31, 2007
This story is dedicated to all you "Heros" out there. This story is dedicated to all you "Heros" out there.
How many times in your whole life have you heard someone say “make sure you wear your helmet "? Well I know it has been countless times for me, and I can guarantee you this, it would have paid off. To me, wearing a helmet wasn’t a chore, but more of a "fashion statement". Only the hardcore kids don’t wear their helmets, only the true daredevils don’t wear them, well guess what people, even daredevils screw up. When is the last time you saw Sam Hill race Oceana with no helmet? When’s the last time you saw Kyle Strait have a Crankworx run with no skid lid on? Never, so why should it be any different with you? It shouldn’t, and that’s the thing. All the kids out there now a days are presuming that in order to be real, true bikers, you have to defy the rules, don’t wear armor, don’t wear any helmets or anything, well people, here’s something for all of you, its a story of my misfortune, and hopefully it will help you guys realize that wearing a helmet shouldn’t be a "fashion statement", it should be an honor.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from IntrawestMar 31, 2007
Whistler's famed freeride Mountain Bike Festival brings the stoke stateside with Crankworx Colorado July 5-7, 2007 Whistler's famed freeride Mountain Bike Festival brings the stoke stateside with Crankworx Colorado July 5-7, 2007
Whistler Resort will unleash their legendary formula for throwing the world’s best freeride mountain bike festival south of the Canadian border when they partner with Winter Park Resort to produce Crankworx Colorado in Winter Park, Colorado July 5-7, 2007.

The event line-up will include a Cross-Country race, a downhill event modeled after the notorious Air Downhill, a Super D, Big Air and a Slopestyle with the course designed by John Cowan. Cowan is one of the most recognizable riders in dirt jumping and builder of the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park’s Kona Jump Jam, and the world-renowned Hell Track I in San Diego, CA and Hell Track II in Kamloops, BC.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from ridesfoMar 30, 2007
rideSFO presents the 2007 Corral Hollow Downhill Series (CHDH) rideSFO presents the 2007 Corral Hollow Downhill Series (CHDH)
Are you looking for a place to race your DH rig in Northern California? Look no further than the CHDH! The CHDH is held at Carnegie State Park, a 1,500 acres Motocross venue. For 3 weekends in 2007, rideSFO will hold a grassroots Downhill series.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Ray McDonaldMar 30, 2007
Battlegrounds Breast Cancer Fund Raiser In Toronto Battlegrounds Breast Cancer Fund Raiser In Toronto
Free Form Media will be hosting a DVD Release Party for Battlegrounds (www.freeformmedia.ca) to raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!

When?
Thursday April 5th (the following day is Good Friday so most people will have it off, no excuses!)

Where?
O' Grady's Tap & Grill 171 College St, Toronto
   Tyler Maine    :: from 23 DegreesMar 29, 2007
2007 Local Support Crew Wanted for Team G Cross Honda 2007 Local Support Crew Wanted for Team G Cross Honda
This year, 23 Degrees Sports, the company responsible for the management of Team G Cross Honda with riders Greg Minnaar (RSA), Matti Lehikoinen (FIN), and Brendan Fairclough, is once again running its popular "Local Support Crew" program. The Local Support Crew program was first created in 2001 as a way for fans of Global Racing to join the team as support crew, when the team visited a race nearby.
   Tyler Maine    :: from BikeskillsMar 29, 2007
Bikeskills Offering Exclusive Clinics At The 2007 Sea Otter Classic Bikeskills Offering Exclusive Clinics At The 2007 Sea Otter Classic
Improve your skills and have fun at the Otter with Bikeskills. Plus ride our pump track for FREE!

Bikeskills is happy to announce a multitude of clinics including a special dual slalom clinic which will be held on the actual race course. Santa Cruz Syndicate rider Kirt Voreis will once again be joining Joe Lawwill and Forrest Arakawa for our Dual slalom clinic. Also joining in is National Champion Tara Llanes and long time Sea otter Classic Dual Slalom course designer Keith Defiebre!
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from RasoulutionMar 29, 2007
The Making of the Qashqai Urban Challenge stop in Madrid The Making of the Qashqai Urban Challenge stop in Madrid
The preparations for the Qashqai Urban Challenge are getting more and more detailed. For the street stop in Madrid (Spain), Jeff Lenosky is joining the course design team of the Qashqai Urban Challenge. Jeff showed up in Spain early Saturday and by Sunday morning he was back on a flight to New Jersey with a head full of ideas for the Madrid course
   Tyler Maine    :: from Epic RidersMar 28, 2007
Epic Riders Programs 2007 Epic Riders Programs 2007
After an amazing 2006 inaugural season with well in excess of 50+ riders showing up for training throughout summer & fall. We at Epic Riders were simply blown away by not only the numbers but the motivation, commitment, skill level & passion for our amazing sport. Our very successful rookie season taught us a great deal not on only how to improve our existing programs but what we were specifically lacking in terms of specific wants & differing goal objectives of our current & potential membership.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Eric CroslandMar 28, 2007
Argentina blog and photos from Freeride Entertainment Argentina blog and photos from Freeride Entertainment
NWD 8 Filming in Argentina

On March 2nd 2007 the Freeride crew and the Kona Clump team took a trip to the final frontier of unexplored MTB terrain, the Patagonia of Argentina. Fabien Barel , Robbie Bourdon, Paul Basagoitia, Grant Feilder, John Cowan and the Lecondeguy brothers Andreu and Lluis stepped down in Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes. The trip was epic with a climate and terrain that reminded us of BC hot spots like Whistler and Fernie, it was not hard to find the zones.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Downhill MikeMar 28, 2007
High Peaks Cyclery Presenting Club Shred at Whiteface Downhill Park High Peaks Cyclery Presenting Club Shred at Whiteface Downhill Park
High Peaks Cyclery is hosting two Club Shred mountain bike clinics, featuring Fast Times Training at the Whiteface Downhill Park in July.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Kyle ThomasMar 27, 2007
Wham Bam Thank You Jam Adventures! (and video) Wham Bam Thank You Jam Adventures! (and video)
True dedication to riding is rearranging school so you have the ability to ride. A riding obsession is when you rearrange school to watch others ride. However, in defense of those who only observed the weekend’s events, it was very impressive riding to behold.

The event was, of course, the Wham Bam Thank You Jam in Portland Oregon this last week. The Wham Bam Thank You jam is going to be a series of slope style/park/dirt jumping events throughout the year. This last event in Portland was the second Wham Bam Thank You Jam with the first being held last October.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Chris RobertsMar 27, 2007
Chicksands this weekend! NPS 4x Chicksands this weekend! NPS 4x
This weekend will see the nps4x circus hit Chicksands near Bedford, this is now seen as Mountain Bike Mecca for all things dirt.

Saturday will see the "New British Supercross Championship" kick off with 3 timed runs and trophies for top 3 riders in each age group. The top 64 fastest then go into a straight knock out as per World Cup 4X races.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineMar 27, 2007
Lots of new bike films over at Rip.TV Lots of new bike films over at Rip.TV
This week's selection of flicks from Rip.TV include Shawn Denny's section from the movie Riders Anonymous, sticking with trials they also have the whole movie Manifesto featuring Ryan Leech. The making of ROAM, Idaho edition and the Red Carpet with ROAM at 2 of their World Premiers. And for all you Drop In fans, episode #2 from season #3 is also airing.

Click Read Article to watch them all:
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Monster EnergyMar 26, 2007
Monster Energy/Iron Horse/Mad Catz Racing's Sam Hill Wins UCI Oceania Mt. Bike Title Monster Energy/Iron Horse/Mad Catz Racing's Sam Hill Wins UCI Oceania Mt. Bike Title
Monster Energy’s Sam Hill defended his prestigious UCI Oceania Mountain Bike Championship gold medal at Australia’s Thredbo Ski Resort, this past weekend winning the event over rival Nathan Rennie.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Nema InternationalMar 26, 2007
NEMA signs downhill star rider Mick Hannah NEMA signs downhill star rider Mick Hannah
NEMA International is pleased to announce the addition of downhill star athlete Mick Hannah to the 2007 NEMA family. Mick headlines the NEMA team this season and is projected to have an immediate impact. He has stood atop numerous podiums throughout his career, including winning the 2005 Australian National Downhill Championship title and scoring a UCI World Cup victory in Vigo, Spain in 2006.

“I'm really excited to be working with NEMA,” stated Hannah. “I think it's a great company with a lot of potential! I'm looking forward to help with the development of high quality gear that's comfortable to ride in and looks great.”
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMar 26, 2007
Portland Wham Bam Thank You Jam Experience Portland Wham Bam Thank You Jam Experience
Just got an e-mail from Steve at GoHuckYourself.com to give me a heads up about this nice write-up he did for LitterMag.com about the Wham Bam Thank You Jam Portland Bike contest that went down a couple weeks ago. Check it out HERE
   Tyler Maine    :: from Strahan LokenMar 25, 2007
2007 RockShox Argyle 409 Preview 2007 RockShox Argyle 409 Preview
At the top of the RockShox Argyle line for 2007 is the 409, a burly air sprung 100mm travel fork. Besides the sweet “Punish-Mint” color scheme, the 409 features useful technology to keep you flowing the dirt jumps, street, and park.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from K.B.C.Mar 25, 2007
Kamloops Bike Camp:Trails are clean and campers are arriving! Kamloops Bike Camp:Trails are clean and campers are arriving!
“Chuck, the suns not even up!!” That’s how the morning started on the first day of work at Kamloops Bike Camp. For the first time ever Kamloops Bike Camp will be opening its doors in March. That meant all the trails needed to be dialed before the 24th when we are getting our first group ride. Lucky for me not only did I need to get the trails buffed we also spotted a new line that would add to the fun of the Elementary School trail. You’ll just have to wait for pictures of that one, its looking sick I got all sorts of cool things lined up for that, just as fun and flowy as elementary school but with two big wall rides some car jumps, big berms and fun for the whole family. I started in the jump and skills park across the street from the world renowned Quaaout Lodge after a quick stop there for a third coffee of the day.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from RasoulutionMar 25, 2007
Qashqai Urban Challenge - holding page goes online! Qashqai Urban Challenge - holding page goes online!
Time is getting closer and from today on the holding page of the Qashqai Urban Challenge is online. It contains some general information regarding the five events and an action-packed teaser produced by Freeride Entertainment as an emotional introduction of the first urban freeride series.
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   Mike Levy    :: from Mike "Kakah!" LevyMar 22, 2007
Giant Reign X0: Is this the XC rider's DH bike or the DH rider's XC bike? Giant Reign X0: Is this the XC rider's DH bike or the DH rider's XC bike?
Giant is a huge player in the world of bikes. By looking at Giant's bikes from the past you can tell they do their homework before letting the public spend their hard earned money on one of their creations. Nothing with funny geometry or weird and unproven parts spec, just solid well thought out bikes. The Reign X0 that I have been rolling on lately has been no different.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Distinction ProductionsMar 22, 2007
Between The Tape World Premiere at Sea Otter Classic Between The Tape World Premiere at Sea Otter Classic
Distinction Productions announces today that they will be premiering their latest film, Between the Tape, at 8pm on Friday, April 13th during the weekend of the 2007 Sea Otter Classic at the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Trail Crew DesignMar 22, 2007
2007 Calgary Outdoor Show-Set to be great! 2007 Calgary Outdoor Show-Set to be great!
This year Trail Crew Design will blow the roof off the Round Up Center with a new format for this year's show. We will be holding the first ever Alberta MTBMX Freestyle Championship. The competition will feature some of western Canada’s most talented riders as well as many up and coming members of the community. The event will pit MTB and BMX riders against each other. The course will consist of a dirt skate park/ Slopestyle atmosphere where riders will be able to interpret lines and show their stuff to the expected crowds of 20,000 visitors.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Freeride EntertainmentMar 22, 2007
Win the Freeride Contest! Win the Freeride Contest!
Have you ever shredded the Whistler park with Richie Schley or maybe spotted Paul B hitting the sets at your local dirt jumps? Or better yet witnessed Cam Zink leaving the Rhino at 8 in the morning? Were they easy to talk to, did they give you the cold shoulder or even jam your camera into your face?
   Tyler Maine    :: from Fox Racing ShoxMar 22, 2007
Wherever you ride video contest. Wherever you ride video contest.
We know that the most hardcore and dedicated riders ride FOX suspension. We also know that all FOX riders define what it means to be "core" differently.

We want to hear your story! Whether you are a full time cubicle worker with a family of four who squeezes in your mountain bike fix while the rest of the world is asleep, or you are an 18 year old full of ambition, dedicating every waking moment to your mountain bike dream. Everyone has a story, we want to see what "wherever you ride" means to you.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Whistler BlackcombMar 22, 2007
4th Annual Kokanee Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival Launches July 21-29, 2007 in Whistler, BC. 4th Annual Kokanee Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival Launches July 21-29, 2007 in Whistler, BC.
Three new competitions including a women’s only Pro/Am event expand festival line-up

The world’s best mountain bikers will roll into Whistler, BC for the fourth annual Kokanee Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival July 21-29. Whistler will be ground zero for nine full days of world class mountain bike events, free daily concerts and a wide range of action throughout the village for all ages including a legendary party scene.

Video inside!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Kamloops Bike Riders AssociationMar 21, 2007
Spring Break Cleanup and Jump Jam in The Ranch Spring Break Cleanup and Jump Jam in The Ranch
THIS SUNDAY - MARCH 25th

Let's close off Spring Break with some work and play in The Ranch.

Meet in The Corral dirt jumps (bottom of the trails) any time after 10AM
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Fiona TaylorMar 21, 2007
Nanaimo Super D-Results and pics. Nanaimo Super D-Results and pics.
The first ever Super D on Van Isle was held in Nanaimo this past weekend. It was a great turn out, over 90 riders from all over the island, the mainland, Washington and even as far as Quebec.

The good guys of Arrowsmith bikes, who always put on a great race, decided to do things a little different than your regular styles. Starting five at a time got riders going right out of the gate to attempt to get the holeshot. Being a Super D meant there was lots of pedaling, especially with a surprise 2nd run.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from NEMA InternationalMar 21, 2007
NEMA Reborn & Hires Jeremiah Dylan Dean as Marketing Director NEMA Reborn & Hires Jeremiah Dylan Dean as Marketing Director
NEMA International, the originator of the mountain bike riding short, has been reborn! Under new ownership, NEMA will bring back many of their popular all-mountain riding apparel styles, as well as introduce new lines of clothing – fusing function and fashion for the mountain bike community.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Decosta Inc.Mar 21, 2007
Torontonian Qualifies for Race Across America in Support of Kids Help Phone Torontonian Qualifies for Race Across America in Support of Kids Help Phone
Toronto triathlete and adventure racer, Peter Oyler, returned from Florida, where he qualified to compete in the 5,069 km 2007 Race Across America (RAAM), which he is doing this June, in support of Kids Help Phone.

“This is a long-time dream of mine… it’s the ultimate cycling challenge. As I set out to achieve my dream, it is important to give back to an organization that is making a difference in children’s lives, so that they too can achieve their dreams.” An experienced school teacher, Peter Oyler understands the need for organizations like Kids Help Phone.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Todd Hovde/FVMBAMar 20, 2007
Trail Maintenance Day-Vedder Mountain-Sunday March, 25 Trail Maintenance Day-Vedder Mountain-Sunday March, 25
Sunday, MARCH 25, 2007 - 9:30 AM at Jack’s cycle in Chilliwack


Please bring your shovels, rakes, picks and any buckets or wheelbarrows. The more people we can get out the more work we can get done so bring your parents too. Please do not bring your bike as there will be no where to put it while on the hill.

There may be prizes at the end of the day but you will have to show up to find out.
Yes this will happen rain or shine.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Calgary CycleMar 20, 2007
AFAs = Great Success! AFAs = Great Success!
On Sunday night a crowd of a few hundred strong came out to see which riders took home the 2007 Alberta Freeride Awards. Winners in 13 categories got to take home garden gnomes as trophies along with bragging rights for the year.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Hub in the ForestMar 20, 2007
Tweed Valley on track to become Europe's leading Mountain bike destination. Tweed Valley on track to become Europe's leading Mountain bike destination.
A new study has shown that establishing Tweed Valley as one of the world’s leading mountain bike destinations to rival locations such as Les Gets in France and Whistler in Canada could help attract 100,000 visitors to the region a year.

The independent report, commissioned by Scottish Enterprise Borders, highlights that the re-introduction of a safe vehicle uplift facility at the Innerleithen downhill course is a key first step in helping to grow the number of people using the downhill tracks.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Panorama ResortMar 20, 2007
Big Air Challenge fly's April 8th-Skis, Boards and Bikes-Panorama B.C. Big Air Challenge fly's April 8th-Skis, Boards and Bikes-Panorama B.C.
Panorama Mountain Village – The BIG Air Challenge happening on Sunday April 8th is the final and largest event of Panorama’s 2007 Park & Pipe event series. And, it will be the first staging of what will become a highly-anticipated annual event.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineMar 19, 2007
YESS drops by the office to show us their new chain tensioners. YESS drops by the office to show us their new chain tensioners.
Renny and Bill from YESS Products (makers of some of the fastest BMXs around as well as the manufacturers of Cove Bikes) stopped by the office to show us their new chain tensioners for vertical and horizontal drop outs. They even have a model that will allow short travel fullies to be able to go single speed.

They even brought a few bikes along that were equipped, so I cruised around on the fully and yes it works pretty damned good. Here are some shots and info on the new tensioners:
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Christian SchloessmanMar 19, 2007
Schwalbe Big Betty tire review. Schwalbe Big Betty tire review.
The Schwalbe tire story begins over 100 years ago and has a ton of history rooted in bicyles from the beginning. Have a look at this bit of history to learn where they came from and where they are at today.

www.schwalbetires.com/company/history


Just Freeride, no cosmetics. The large volume and HEAVY DUTY features make BIG BETTY really tough. The tread is optimized for braking performance and steering. This tire is far from heavy, making it a great all-around Freeride tire.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Primary/DaredevilMar 19, 2007
News from Primary/Daredevil-The Bikeshow party was great! News from Primary/Daredevil-The Bikeshow party was great!
We said it would be Gigantic and it was. The Riding Feels Good Party, presented by SRAM and hosted by Primary/Daredevil was a smashing success. The club, UKULA was packed, the tunes were great, and there were lots of ladies in attendance.

   Tyler Maine    :: from Rip.TVMar 19, 2007
"How to Win" by Alex Rankin on Rip.TV "How to Win" by Alex Rankin on Rip.TV
"How To Win" is a documentary film created by Alex Rankin and follows the 2006 World Cup champion Steve Peat and fellow team mate Nathan Rennie throughout the race season and complimented with the high energy action of footage from Earthed 4 by Dirt magazine.

How To Win by Steve Peat Part 2

The second and final part of the exclusive documentary following the 2006 World Cup Champion Steve Peat through the final races of the season and towards the podium. Learn what it takes from the Best in the world!

Click Read Article to view the video.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineMar 18, 2007
Tons of great new videos to watch-click, sit back and enjoy! Tons of great new videos to watch-click, sit back and enjoy!
Word up viewers, there is a bunch of new videos to watch from the fine folks at Rip.TV, and you should check em all out. Drop In Season #3-Episode 1 is up, along the Darren BearClaw Home Invasion. Some really good BMX pieces too with the Dustin Guenther Home Invasion and a trip to Whistler for Red Bull Elevation.

Read More to view them all.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Richard JurynMar 18, 2007
NSMBA Vancouver Bike Swap and NSMBA Show booth a huge success! NSMBA Vancouver Bike Swap and NSMBA Show booth a huge success!
For the first time, the Vancouver Bike Swap featured at the Vancouver Outdoor Show in February, was an enormous success for the North Shore Mountain Bike Association. The NSMBA tripled the dollar value of product sold in the swap, doubling the revenue generated over previous years. Over 1800 items were registered into the swap; meaning a donation for each item entered with additional donations created with every visitor to the swap area. The NSMBA also earned revenue from a percentage of the sale of each item.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Sean LeslieMar 18, 2007
All-Star Roster of Barel, Moseley, Trebon, Wicks and More Strengthened by Addition of Wendy Simms All-Star Roster of Barel, Moseley, Trebon, Wicks and More Strengthened by Addition of Wendy Simms
Hot on the heels of the finest race season in Kona history, the Kona Factory Mountain Bike Team returns with an expanded roster for 2007. 2006 was a year filled with five national champions, a world cup overall victory and numerous podium finishes. For 2007, the squad looks to build off of last year’s success and keep Kona’s trophy case filled to overflowing.
   Tyler Maine    :: from RasoulutionMar 16, 2007
Countdown to the Qashqai Urban Challenge – Series 1 Countdown to the Qashqai Urban Challenge – Series 1
Only eight weeks until the start of the tour which will take the world’s best urban freeriders through five different European cities, competing for the title of the most ‘urbanproof’ rider. The tour will hit four European cities in four weeks with a spectacular fifth and last stop for the final spectacle at La Defense in Paris four weeks later.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Calgary CycleMar 16, 2007
Vote! The polls close tomorrow! Vote! The polls close tomorrow!
Time is running out for you to cast your vote on who you think are the best riders in the province.

Voters automatically become eligible for wicked door prizes and other booty at the Awards Ceremony.

Visit the Alberta Freeride Awards web site to cast your vote!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Whistler BlackcombMar 15, 2007
Gravity Logic Creates Forum to Share Bike Park Knowledge with European Resort Operators, May 24-25 Gravity Logic Creates Forum to Share Bike Park Knowledge with European Resort Operators, May 24-25
Whistler-Based Study Tour Provides On-Site Opportunity to Learn from World Leader in Bike Park Operations

Gravity Logic, designer and developer of the world-renowned Whistler Mountain Bike Park, in conjunction with its European ally, Allegra Tourismus, will host European resort operators in a unique study tour from May 24-25, 2007. The tour will take place in Whistler, British Columbia shortly after the official opening of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
   Tyler Maine    :: from WTBMar 15, 2007
WTB Introduces 25th Anniversary Silverado Saddle WTB Introduces 25th Anniversary Silverado Saddle
Wilderness Trail Bikes, Inc., a world leader in bicycle components, is proud to announce the launch of the new 25th Anniversary Silverado saddle for 2007.

WTB was started in 1982 in Marin County, California by the need for better equipment to supply the bike lifestyle that the founders were living. Founder and current Vice President Mark Slate says, “When we started, we made parts for bikes we were building and we wanted to supply parts to other builders.” In the 25 years since its inception, WTB has grown into a global brand, providing high-quality bicycle components to customers all over the world. President Patrick Seidler, says, “Today, WTB components can be found on bikes all over the world and are used for transportation, recreation and adventure.”
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from rasoulutionMar 15, 2007
Website www.wheelsofspeed.de goes online Website www.wheelsofspeed.de goes online
The SYMPATEX BIKE-Festival in Willingen, one of the top events in the European Bike calendar, will open its doors again for a weekend with the world’s best downhill pros like Minnaar, Peaty, Hannah and more.

This year the pros will not only be in Willingen from May 31st until June 3rd 2007, they are already on the official Wheels of Speed Website: www.wheelsofspeed.de
   Tyler Maine    :: from Sugoi Dirt SeriesMar 14, 2007
Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles: Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles:
North America’s premier traveling mountain bike skills instruction program announces its 2007 camp dates and locations.

For the seventh consecutive season, the Dirt Series is taking to the road, venturing from its Whistler base to mountain bike destinations throughout Western Canada and the US.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Chris RobertsMar 14, 2007
Europe's Biggest 4X Series 2007 Europe's Biggest 4X Series 2007
The National 4X series has grown up over the past two years into the biggest in Europe, we have now attracted a new title sponsor for this year’s series. Freerange Sport Optics has been attracted to the sport by the exciting racing and the spectator friendly format. The series will now be known as the Freerange Sport Optics National 4X Series.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Sinister BikesMar 14, 2007
Sinister Bikes Has a New Home and Re-Focused Mission! Look Out! Sinister Bikes Has a New Home and Re-Focused Mission! Look Out!
Sinister Bikes, an East Coast premier handmade bicycle manufacturer has moved operations and restructured management in order increase productivity and re-align its mission as a progressive hardcore bicycle company. Sinister Bikes has moved its corporate headquarters to Gloucester, Massachusetts under the new ownership of Bruce Linehan and Skye Nacel. The bikes will be created at a new production facility operated Frank Wadelton a.k.a. Frank the Welder (“FTW”) who will continue to handle design and production while welding his legendary bicycles that are renowned throughout the world. The new structure will allow FTW to create, design, and weld in his own facility while the day-to-day operations are handled by the new owners.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Brent SmithMar 14, 2007
The 2007 Toronto Bike Show X-Track Dirt Comps-Results The 2007 Toronto Bike Show X-Track Dirt Comps-Results
The 2007 Toronto Bike Show X-Track Dirt Comps went down in el grande style last weekend. Thursday nights' huge snow storm turned rain threw a curve in travel plans for some, but with $8000.00 cash divided out to the finalists and the best course yet, the riders went off large. The track featured an S shaped set of first turns which led to some good lines for racers and stunt riders alike, with a variety of step, double and tabletop jumps.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from RJH production groupMar 13, 2007
Trials of life - Ryan Leech Trials of life - Ryan Leech
North Shore Outlook
by Sam Cooper



North Shore-style mountain biking ace Ryan Leech noticed something about how children regard elite athletes about a year ago, and he responded by changing his path. While some highly gifted pros duck the responsibility of being role models, he pursued it.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Fiona TaylorMar 13, 2007
Nanaimo Super D March 18, 2007 Nanaimo Super D March 18, 2007
The Island Cup series kickes off this weekend with a Super D race at Doumont in Nanaimo. A super D race is best described as a downhill, cross country race. Super D races normally lack the technical danger packed elements of a downhill race and, in most cases, have some significant pedaling. Racers will be timed individually but here's where the Nanaimo Super D makes it interesting....racers will start five at a time.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Cycles DevinciMar 13, 2007
He’ll do it his way!! Devinci contest winner! He’ll do it his way!! Devinci contest winner!
Devinci receives the official winner at the factory…

After holding the Canada wide "I did it my way!" contest last summer, Cycles Devinci is greeting the winner at the factory from March 11th to March 17th 2007. David Cusack from Victoria, BC will be participating in the building process of his own bike, from tube machining to components assembly.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Rip.TVMar 12, 2007
"How to Win" by Alex Rankin on Rip.TV "How to Win" by Alex Rankin on Rip.TV
"How To Win" is a documentary film created by Alex Rankin and follows the 2006 World Cup champion Steve Peat and fellow team mate Nathan Rennie throughout the race season and complimented with the high energy action of footage from Earthed 4 by Dirt magazine.

Click Read Article to view the video.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Canada Olympic ParkMar 12, 2007
2007 Fat Tire Race at C.O.P.-Calgary, Alberta 2007 Fat Tire Race at C.O.P.-Calgary, Alberta
Don't miss this year's Fat Tire Race at Canada Olympic Park on March 18, 2007. Be sure to register early because this event will sell out! The Alberta Freeride awards, with over $10,000 in prizing, will also be taking place in the Paskapoo Lounge immediately following the event. Calgary Cycle has put up a ton of great prizing for this event so be sure to get out for a rip on the snow and the chance to win a ton of swag.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Kamloops Bike CampMar 12, 2007
Update from KBC-2007 Update from KBC-2007
The snow is melting and KBC is off to its earliest opening ever. Devon and Chuck took a trip out to the lake March 10th to see how things are looking. Well, lucky we brought the bikes along just in case. The ‘Orchard’ was in ready to ride form. We took a couple of passes through and it felt good!!! We even made our way up the mountain and scoped out a new addition to the trail network. We found a section that is going to be a lot of fun. The ground is ready to build so we’ve got it dialed. We already have our first group rolling through on March 24th so it’s time to kiss winter… good bye sucker!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Lesley TomlinsonMar 12, 2007
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Freeride, Slopestyle and Gravity Team Rocky Mountain Bicycles Freeride, Slopestyle and Gravity Team
Rocky Mountain Bicycles is in for a rockin’ year in Freeride and Gravity. Re-signing with Rocky Mountain is Thomas Vanderham, aka “The Kid,” the undisputed king of huge, stylish airs and big amplitude moto whips. Thomas joins legendary Freeride star Wade Simmons, referred to as “The Godfather,” and Germany’s Rob Jauch, a European media favorite, to form the 2007 pro team.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Fiona TaylorMar 11, 2007
2007 Island Cup Schedule Announced 2007 Island Cup Schedule Announced
Spring is here again and Island riders are getting geared up for another amazing season of racing on Vancouver Island. This year's series takes us from the southern tip of the Island where Victoria hosts its xc race at the Hartland Dump to Port Alice where racer's earn double points. And be sure, there is a lot of fun in between...
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Calgary CycleMar 11, 2007
Do you have an undeniable love for bikes? Know a thing or 2 about 'em? Looking for a job? Do you have an undeniable love for bikes? Know a thing or 2 about 'em? Looking for a job?
Calgary Cycle is looking for some additional bodies in the shop these days and that could be you!

If you've got extensive knowledge about bikes, parts and accessories, possess great people skills and have worked in the industry before, send your resume (Att Derek Lee) to calgarycycle2@shaw.ca or stop by the shop. The opening is effective immediately and will be for the spring and summer months with the possibility of continuing on through the fall etc...
   Tyler Maine    :: from ZeekMar 8, 2007
Dressed to Kill - Kona Stinky Deluxe Review Dressed to Kill - Kona Stinky Deluxe Review
A little while back I was sitting in the house, looking at the snow fall and rain constantly coming down. Just wondering to myself “when am I going to ride again?". As soon as I said "in the summer...” I was offered a deal I couldn’t turn down. To ride a bike that’s not mine, in the snow, rain, dirt, mud, and rocks? How could I turn down such a deal? Exactly, I couldn’t. So, a few weeks passed, and a root beer brown, medium, 2007 Kona Stinky Deluxe was climbing off the truck and into my arms. Now, I don’t want to bring some "OC" into my write up, but it was like love at first sight. Most probably because it was a brand new bike, and I’d get its first ride. I was extremely excited. We went for walks on the beach, and sat out in the rain when we were bored, had a nice candle light dinner, and then retired to watch movies. It was love at first sight, dressed to kill she was. So, like a night with a very attractive woman, I'm going to break it down on how it all went. From top to bottom, left to right, this is how it went, except mine wasn’t a one night stand, it was much, much longer!
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Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Mathieu Albert@DobermannMar 8, 2007
The Adventures of Mathieu - a story by Dobermann bikes The Adventures of Mathieu - a story by Dobermann bikes
This is the embellished version of our last road trip; you just wouldn't believe what really happened. It started out as an ordinary bike show in Toronto with the traditional 5 hour drive from the Dobermann factory in Gatineau. Little that we knew that the next 3 days would be the worst days of our young lives. Get ready, it's a lonnng story!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Rip.TVMar 8, 2007
New videos from Rip.TV-check em out! New videos from Rip.TV-check em out!
Here are all the most recent flicks from the folks at Rip.TV for this week. Check out part 2 of the "Making of ROAM", The MTB news, the Romaniuk interview (incase you missed it earlier). Then you have to watch episode 13 of Drop In New Zealand-Best of the Season. Once you've had you dose of bikes, you need to check out what Dez was up to on the Red Carpet at the Know Show.

Check em all out:
   Tyler Maine    :: from Animal / CommencalMar 8, 2007
Animal Commencal Team Kit 2007 Animal Commencal Team Kit 2007
Animal are proud to roll into their 20th Anniversary year with the formation of the new Animal Commencal international mountain bike team and enter a new chapter with long-term team riders Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton.
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Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertMar 7, 2007
2007 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (Tons of sick pics!) 2007 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (Tons of sick pics!)
This past weekend was the third North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). Last year I missed the show because I was down in Bootleg Canyon ripping some gnar, but this year I made sure my calendar was clear so I could attend this event. The show was held at the San Jose convention center, which is conveniently located within walking distance from my work.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Calgary CycleMar 7, 2007
You could win WHAT at the 2007 AFA's? You could win WHAT at the 2007 AFA's?
On Sunday March 18th Calgary Cycle will be handing out the 5th annual Alberta Freeride Awards at COP and you can win rad prizes just for showing up!

Devinci, the event's title sponsor will be giving away a COMPLETE 2006 8FLAT8 and a 2007 Hucker frame. In addition to those wicked prizes there will also be a 2006 Santa Cruz Heckler frame, Oakley goggles and Dakine gloves and packs up for grabs! Calgary Cycle has upped the ante and has 120 DVD's to toss to the crowd this year! The good folks from Cycles Lambert will also be hanging out giving tons of free stuff! Remember, you've got to show up for the AFA's in order to take some swag home.
   Tyler Maine    :: from rasoulutionMar 6, 2007
Almost ready … Bikepark Leogang Almost ready … Bikepark Leogang
After the Snow Event-Kona White Style, the Bikepark Leogang is now busy with the last preparations for 2007. From May 17th the cable car operators of the new Valley Station will take bikes instead of skis or Snowboards up the mountain. If you look closely at the calendar for the upcoming summer, you better get prepared to see many more bikes!
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from FUNNMar 6, 2007
FUNN 2007 Roster announced FUNN 2007 Roster announced
For the 2007 season FUNN will be directly supporting a select group of riders from across the globe. Looking to challenge some of the bigger component companies out there we will include guys who will cover World Cup and Norba DH and 4x racing, Freeride and Dirtjumping events world wide.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Calgary CycleMar 5, 2007
Get out there and vote! Get out there and vote!
The 2007 Alberta Freeride Award nominations have been shortlisted and its time to vote for who you think should take home the award this year. Check out calgarycycle.com/afa to see who got nominated and to pick your favorites.

The winners will be announced on Sunday, March 18th in the Paskapoo Lounge at COP following the Fat Tire Race. You've got from now until Saturday, March 17th to vote.

Now get out there, support our sport and VOTE!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Andre BaumbachMar 5, 2007
iXS Dirt Masters Festival-Germany iXS Dirt Masters Festival-Germany
Canada hosts the Crankworx festival. Germany has the iXS Dirt Masters festival now. Germany’s mountainbike rider magazine presents Europe’s biggest freeride festival from 18th-20th of May in Winterberg.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineMar 4, 2007
Holy cow its movie time again!  4 new titles in stock! Holy cow its movie time again! 4 new titles in stock!
That's right folks, more DVDs are now instock! Just in time to get your stoke refueled for spring. The snow is melting almost everywhere and you are all jonesing to hit the trails. What better way to make you pumped then to watch one of the newest titles out there.

Have a look at what all is on the shelves:
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Si PatonMar 4, 2007
Greg Minaars Prizes and Brand New Formula UK Distributor at the NPS Greg Minaars Prizes and Brand New Formula UK Distributor at the NPS
To celebrate the G-Cross Honda Teams attendance at the Chain Reaction Cycles NPS in 2007, SPS Events have scooped up two amazing and exclusive prizes for one very lucky person to win!

How do you fancy sticking this onto the front of your bike? Greg Minaar’s original number one plate from the last round of the 2006 UCI World Cup final at Fort William? We even got Greg to kindly sign that for you!!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Rip.TVMar 2, 2007
Steve Romaniuk signs with xxxx for 2007! Steve Romaniuk signs with xxxx for 2007!
The boys over at www.rip.tv were able to get Steve Romaniuk on the phone as he was running out the door to go on an MX road trip and were able to get some insight on what he's riding in 2007. Check out the live video interview with Romy himself and stick around for a bonus candid tour around the RipTV office and studios.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Rip.TVMar 1, 2007
And the winner of the Santa Cruz Jackal is...... And the winner of the Santa Cruz Jackal is......
www.rip.tv is now 2 months old and the birthday celebrations have to stop. The neighbors are getting mad, the birthday gifts we've been re-gifting all month are drying up, and we have to get back to work...
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   Tyler Maine    :: from 23 Degrees SportsMar 1, 2007
Sam Blenkinsop wins New Zealand National series Sam Blenkinsop wins New Zealand National series
2006 junior sensation Sam Blenkinsop has started 2007 on the right foot
by winning the Elite Men's Downhill National Series, in his first attempt.
Going into the finals in Levin on the weekend Sam had a 23 point lead and was comfortably placed to take the overall, but still went flat out to win the final round by two and half seconds over Junior World Champ Cameron Cole.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Gordo FonsecaMar 1, 2007
LitterOTB for Whambam is live and kickin' LitterOTB for Whambam is live and kickin'
That's right kiddos, LitterOTB is back for TwoThousandSeven and is starting it off with the whambam Portland contest. Prizes from e.thirteen, gohuckyourself.com and more! Enter your predictions now and get a chance to win.
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Mountain BikingMar 1, 2007
Mountain Biking magazine and Norco Bikes are giving away prizes Mountain Biking magazine and Norco Bikes are giving away prizes
Mountain Biking magazine and Norco Bikes are giving away a Norco prize
pack which includes a Norco TWO50 frame. All you have to do is email 3
question 4... Ben Boyko. The chosen 3 questions will win the package.
The question will appear in the May issue of Mountain Biking Magazine.

Questions should be emailed to 3questions4@challengeweb.com

Contest closes Wednesday March 7th 2007, one entry per person
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   Tyler Maine    :: from HB Suspension ProductsMar 1, 2007
Trident Performance Sports Products to Distribute Answer/Manitou in Canada Trident Performance Sports Products to Distribute Answer/Manitou in Canada
HB Suspension Products, makers of the Manitou line of high-performance MTB suspension forks and shocks, is pleased to announce Trident Performance Sports Products as its exclusive distributor in Canada. The change, coming after ten years of cooperation with Canadian distributor Outdoor Gear (OGC), is effective as of today, 3/01/2007.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Shawn OrecchioMar 1, 2007
DiabloFreeridePark.com Launches Online U.S. Open Registration DiabloFreeridePark.com Launches Online U.S. Open Registration
Diablo Freeride Park, host of the U.S. Open of Mountain Biking, announced today that online athlete, team and media registration is now available for the 2007 event. In 2006, the U.S. Open field was 95% pre-registered and all interested participants are urged to register in advance to secure their qualifying position.
 
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