Mountain Bike News
   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineAug 30, 2007
Devinci's 2008 Wilson-It's a whole new ball game! Devinci's 2008 Wilson-It's a whole new ball game!
2008 marks a huge change in Devinci's long travel down hill bike line up. In the past few years they have had as many as 5 different models that covered their DH/FR line up, all with a similar frame design, only varying in geometry to meet rider’s needs. But for 2008, a brand new frame has arisen from a whole lot of data collection and input from team and test riders. Once everything was compiled and the drawing board versions were actually being ridden and abused, the 2008 Wilson is now ready for the public. Here is a look into what you can expect from the 2008 Devinci Wilson 3.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Si PatonAug 29, 2007
NPS Round 4 at Caersws. NPS Round 4 at Caersws.
This weekend sees round four of the Chain Reaction Cycles British Downhill Series at Caersws in Powys near Newtown to the west of Welshpool and Shrewsbury on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of September 2007. Just follow the signs!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Al SommersAug 29, 2007
Expect a new Champion to be crowned this weekend at the Jeep series! Expect a new Champion to be crowned this weekend at the Jeep series!
New Champions set to emerge as Jeep King of the Mountain 2007 Mountain Biking World Professional Championships head into Beaver Creek, Colorado, for the Grand Finale on September 1st.

Top Four Men’s Racers, All Americans from California, have chance to Earn First-Ever Crown as World Professional Champion.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Isaac and HolmesAug 28, 2007
New Clothes from Race Face New Clothes from Race Face
Race Face has been producing biking apparel for almost 15 years now, so they know something about making a comfortable, but well designed article of clothing to keep you covered up and safe from the elements that you endure on your everyday rides. Recently Isaac picked up some awesome new Race Face riding gear, including new gloves, a new jersey, and some new shorts to keep him looking classy in the ride. Here is a break down of what he picked up, from top to bottom.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Kicking Horse ResortAug 28, 2007
Toonie race at Kicking Horse Bike Park Toonie race at Kicking Horse Bike Park
Come celebrate the opening of a NEW trail at the Kicking Horse Bike Park this coming Saturday, September 1st. The machinery and trail crew have been working hard on a new trail for next season; so hard that it will be ready for opening by next week! Also on Saturday the Kicking Horse Bike Park will be hosting a Toonie Race in conjunction with the Golden Cycling Club (you don’t have to be a member to race). Entry fee is $2 and the winner takes half of the entry fees, with the other half going to the Golden Cycling Club. You also need a lift ticket or season’s pass. Registration will take place in the Day Lodge from 1:30 until 3:00 on race day. After challenging your buddies, or yourself, there will be a barbeque and beers at the base.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Brodie BikesAug 28, 2007
News from the b Side...2008 Brodie Bikes Line Up News from the b Side...2008 Brodie Bikes Line Up
Welcome to the 2008 season, marking our 22nd year of doing it differently. We are introducing new technology and concepts in several categories, and have completely revamped all of our hardtail offerings, to better address the needs and wishes of the new generation of riders. Here are some of the highlights:
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineAug 27, 2007
New Bar and Stem from Gravity aswell as a few videos to watch from them too. New Bar and Stem from Gravity aswell as a few videos to watch from them too.
Gravity has secured themselves a solid team of riders in the past 2 seasons to go hand in hand with their well made line up of components. Here is a look at the new Gravity Lite riser bar and Gravity Lite OS stem. While you are reading that, take a second and check out two of their team videos as well.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Bullet Proof VideoAug 27, 2007
Vicious Circle - BC Premiers this week! Vicious Circle - BC Premiers this week!
We are glad to announce the Vancouver and BC interior video premiers of Vicious Circle!

2 dates with 2 locations:
Tyler Maine    :: from Kat DuffelsAug 26, 2007
2007 Race Memories: Psychosis Kicked my you know what, and I liked it… 2007 Race Memories: Psychosis Kicked my you know what, and I liked it…
Last week I finally had the chance to get some rolls of film from the past few months developed.

Among the pile were pictures from this year’s ninth annual Mt. 7 Psychosis in Golden, BC. When they say that it is the world’s most demented downhill, they are not kidding! This is the second time I’ve been humbled by Mt. 7.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Iron HorseAug 25, 2007
2008 Iron Horse Line 2008 Iron Horse Line
The 2008 Iron Horse catalog only features the dw-link mountain bike product range. As many of our other models have become more specific to meet individual market’s individual tastes and needs, we have changed the focus of the catalog to be Iron Horse’s unified global marketing piece. More detailed info and content will be available on the ironhorsebikes.com website.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Downhill MikeAug 24, 2007
2nd Annual Whiteface Downhill Mountain Bike Race Set For Sept. 2 2nd Annual Whiteface Downhill Mountain Bike Race Set For Sept. 2
Whiteface Mountain, among the most challenging ski and ride mountains in the nation, will host its second annual downhill mountain bike race – a five kilometer competition - on Sunday, September 2.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineAug 23, 2007
Norco’s 2008 Line Up Blends function and fashion into one hell of a Complete line up of bikes. Norco’s 2008 Line Up Blends function and fashion into one hell of a Complete line up of bikes.
To me Norco Bicycles have always been like Honda motorcycles in the sense that if you start out on a Norco as a child, you’re sold on the brand for life. Like all the little kids that get their first Honda Z50s back in the 80s and 90s and now have owned CR80s, 125s and are now rocking CRF250s. The same is said for those of us that got our first Mini Mountaineer as a kid, then maybe a Bigfoot to a Team Issue XC bike and now we are wanting to rip on a Team DH or a Faze 1 as adults. The line up of bikes at Norco allows you to grow as an individual and a rider and explore the style that is yours. For 2008 you’ll find 139 models of bikes, so that means there is something for everyone. Here’s a look at the company that wants to support you in what ever genre of cycling you persue.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Giro EyewearAug 23, 2007
Giro to unveil Eye Wear line up. Giro to unveil Eye Wear line up.
Giro’s collection of sport performance sunglasses will debut at the Eurobike tradeshow in Friedrichshaffen, Germany August 30th – September 2nd, and the Interbike tradeshow in Las Vegas from September 26th – 28th. .The collection features four models: a sport shield style called Havik™; a half-entrapped sport style called Semi™; and two fully-entrapped styles, Instigator™ and Convert™. Prices will range from $89.00 - $169.00 depending on style and lens choices, with availability at specialty cycling, snow and other select retailers starting in November 2007.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Whistler BlackcombAug 23, 2007
KISS Live in Whistler KISS Live in Whistler
As September comes to Whistler/Blackcomb, The Big Mountain Concert Company will turn up the heat as they stage a rare, outdoor appearance by KISS on Vancouver’s own Olympic mountain. This incredible concert will be the first of 3 extravagant weekends at Whistler starring big-name international artists.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Mike RoseAug 22, 2007
Dirt Mountainbike Magazine Presents SNAP Dirt Mountainbike Magazine Presents SNAP
Dirt Magazine presents SNAP, an exhibition featuring work from the world’s greatest mountain bike photographers. In celebration of World Cup and World Championship gravity racing photography, SNAP is an exhibition of classic images showcasing the exciting sport of mountain biking.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Richard QuinnAug 22, 2007
Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Better Looking Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Better Looking
[L=http://www.littleeds.com]Little Ed’s[/L], the Collingwood full service bike, paddling ski and board shop which, though small in size, has always placed an emphasis on great customer service has moved to a new, larger location to serve you better.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Al SommersAug 22, 2007
Lopes and Beerten grab titles and shake up the standings. Lopes and Beerten grab titles and shake up the standings.
Brian Lopes and Anneke Beerten grab titles, shake up season standings at second race of Jeep King of the Mountain 2007 Mountain Biking World Professional Championships in California.

Grand Finale on Sept. 1 in Beaver Creek, Colo. to Determine Men’s and Women’s World Professional Champions.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc "Acadian" AlbertAug 21, 2007
Anti Gravity III - Unhinged Anti Gravity III - Unhinged
The fine folks at Reflex Films were nice enough to send me a preview copy of Unhinged. This is the third installment of the Anti Gravity series. Reflex Films, an independent production company specializing in extreme sports, travel and documentary filmmaking. Unhinged was just recently released – so you should start seeing copies in circulation soon.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Kranzel BikesAug 21, 2007
Go to School, Ride Fast, Get Free Beer! Go to School, Ride Fast, Get Free Beer!
www.KranzelBike.com, in conjunction with www.Racersedgeonline.com and the Mid Atlantic Race Series, is happy to announce the return of the Third 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 Finals being held at the Wisp Resort in McHenry, MD. On September 29TH & 30th 2007
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Luc 'Acadian' AlbertAug 20, 2007
LEZYNE 2008 Product Launch LEZYNE 2008 Product Launch
As some of you might remember, Micki Kozuschek sold Truvativ to SRAM back in 2004. I had a feeling it wouldn’t be long before he came back into the game with some new company. This time he decided to start a new bicycle accessory company called Lezyne. This project officially started on the 1st of March, 2007 - that’s when Dillon Clapp (formerly from Truvativ) left Bike Mag and joined Micki at Lezyne.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Sun Peaks ResortAug 20, 2007
New Date Announced for Sun Peaks Big Mountain Air New Date Announced for Sun Peaks Big Mountain Air
Sun Peaks 2nd annual Big Mountain Air has been re-scheduled for Saturday Sept 1, 2007, at 5:00pm in the Rocky Mountain Flow Zone. Riders will be hucking huge on the new set of doubles located under the chair. Riders will be competing for over $2500 in prizing including $1000 cash, and a 07’ Rocky Mountain Flow DJ Bike. “Last year competitors were throwing down huge, and this year the jumps are bigger and better, with more prizes on the line, so we are expecting an even better show than last year,” says Bike Park Manager Scotty J. To keep the pulse of the event going we’re hauling in a sound system, and amplifying the event with a bunch of music your parents are sure to hate.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from RVCAug 20, 2007
More Action from the RVC Boys and Girls! More Action from the RVC Boys and Girls!
RVC would like to invite all their customers out for a fun night of dirt jump action at our store on Sept 1st.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Chris ColbeckAug 20, 2007
National DH Cycling Team making history! National DH Cycling Team making history!
National Downhill Cycling Foundation of Canada “NDCFC” & 2007 Canadian National DH Cycling Team.

The NDCFC and the 2007 National DH cycling team is making history this month! The team is facing the reality of having no funding! The Canadian Cycling Association will offer no direct funding to the downhill cycling discipline which is in line with the levels of funding the CCA receives from Sport Canada - the protocol is to support Olympic sports and downhill cycling is not an Olympic sport.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineAug 19, 2007
Time to get away....for the day! Time to get away....for the day!
There I was, sitting in the house building a new bike and thinking way too much about life’s trials and tribulations when I realize that it was time to load up and hit the road. I finished building up and tuning bikes just after 1 AM, packed my gear and hit the sheets for a quick 2.5 hour sleep and on the road by 4:30 AM. Destination: Vancouver Island and I better be on my bike before noon!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Gravity LogicAug 19, 2007
2nd Annual Gravity Logic Forum in Whistler set to blaze new trails in Bike Industry 2nd Annual Gravity Logic Forum in Whistler set to blaze new trails in Bike Industry
Training of next generation trail builders, instructors and management will be focus of innovative event September 18-21, 2007

As the Whistler Mountain Bike Park winds down from another record-breaking bike season, Gravity Logic, designer and developer of the world-renowned Whistler Mountain Bike Park is set to host the 2nd Annual Gravity Logic Forum. The forum will take place in Whistler, British Columbia from September 18-21, 2007 and has been developed to train the next generation of park riding trail builders, instructors, and management.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Si PatonAug 19, 2007
UK version Avalanche Enduro - Scotland UK version Avalanche Enduro - Scotland
Want to ride the world famous GLENTRESS ENDURO Clover Circuit and discover the greatest single track network in the UK? Come and enter the Avalanche Enduro race then! This a perfect mixture of enjoying the deep wooded forests, the mountain landscapes and wildlife of Scotland whilst pushing your riding ability and performance on more than 2 hours of connecting routes and trails.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Trials of Life TourAug 16, 2007
Reflection on the Trials of Life Tour! Reflection on the Trials of Life Tour!
Today’s children are our future generation; with all the pressures placed upon students, it has become difficult for them to follow their heart and choose the path that feels right to them. With all the challenges today’s world is facing, it is more important than ever that our children have a clear vision for their future. With help from The Co-operators, I was able to use my unique and fortunate position as a professional mountain biker to relate to these children.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Calgary CycleAug 16, 2007
Calgary Cycle and the Santa Cruz All Ride Tour Calgary Cycle and the Santa Cruz All Ride Tour
Sunday July 22 was the day. Kirt Voreis was in town for the Santa Cruz All Ride Tour. It was a great opportunity for people to really test ride Santa Cruz bikes. The day started early with us meeting Kirt and his two techs, Travis and Rex. They had their trailer loaded with Blur LT’s, Blur XC’s and some Nomads. We brought some of our bikes too, the new Bullit and the V10.
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Mike Estes    :: from Mike EstesAug 15, 2007
Ride-This.com DH#3 Ride-This.com DH#3
Held just outside of MTB mecca Oakridge, Oregon at Willamette Pass Ski Area is one of the most amazing lift accessed mountain bike areas in the United States. For $12(USD) you can ride endless trails of varying degree in difficulty with views that will knock your socks off. For the racers, it has the best courses to challenge anyone- wide open sections, to technical turns, drops and line options galore. Adding to the race excitement- it was the last weekend to get points for the overalls.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineAug 15, 2007
A midnight serving of Fresh Meat A midnight serving of Fresh Meat
This edition of Fresh Meat is another variety platter of small bits that are sometimes overlooked but still offer the great flavors of what we all love in the bigger cuts. The fine folks at Jagwire have begun a Pink Cable initiative, while over at Goodridge you can now get colored hydraulic hoses and aftermarket brake pads for those hydraulic brakes. Spectrum Tech Wear is a new start up clothing company that is making the goods to cover you up for your finest riding outings and still be able to go to Subway and look casual. At the end of the first course you'll need to clean up your greasy hands with some Citra Wipes from Zogics. After you've filled your tummy, it'll be time to sit back, relax and read the lastest edition of Distilled Magazine and catch up on a little massage from Self-Massage for Athletes.

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   Tyler Maine    :: from 7 SpringsAug 15, 2007
Seven Springs opens lift-accessed downhill mountain bike trail. Seven Springs opens lift-accessed downhill mountain bike trail.
SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. – Seven Springs Mountain Resort invites mountain bikers to drop in and check out our new lift access gravity mountain bike trail, the first step in the development of a bike park at Seven Springs! The new trail will open Sept. 1.
   Tyler Maine    :: from zep_techniquesAug 15, 2007
ZEPTECHNIQUES: Kelowna Skill Clinic dates, new clothing sponsor, riding manuals and promo ZEPTECHNIQUES: Kelowna Skill Clinic dates, new clothing sponsor, riding manuals and promo
Mountain bike coaching company, ZEPtechniques, will be running skill clinics for novice to intermediate riders, including a womens only clinic, throughout August in Kelowna, B.C… the remaining dates for the clinics are:
   Tyler Maine    :: from Jordan "Spoiled Goods" HolmesAug 14, 2007
Deal with the Devil-Brodie Damien Review Deal with the Devil-Brodie Damien Review
The Brodie Damien is a bike built to take abuse. Built with a sturdy 1.5 " head tube, and an all mountain feel, the Damien is a bike that was well designed to take an immense amount abuse, and still send you through hell at the same time. We met halfway though. As some of you know me as a friend, you will understand why I say the Damien took me through hell, not once, but twice, and she still lived to tell the story. With a pearl white frame, a white Marzocchi 66 RC, and everything else black, the Damien was appealing to the eye and the mind when we first met. It was a sunny Sunday, birds were chirping, dogs are barking, it’s beautiful. Suddenly, with a roar that would rock you back 5 years, T-Rex jumps into my eyes with this smoking bike saying "it’s yours to ride". So, after a few minutes of pondering I took on the challenge of taking this bike, who has already been through where I was about to go, to hell.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from 23 Degrees SportsAug 14, 2007
2007 Season Over For Cam Zink 2007 Season Over For Cam Zink
Following Cam's hospitalization in Canada for a ruptured spleen, and an upcoming scheduled surgery for his problematic knee, the Haro/Oakley rider has terminated his season and is now focusing on 100% fitness for the 2008 season.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineAug 13, 2007
It has taken 10 years but I finally got my SID! It has taken 10 years but I finally got my SID!
The year was 1997 and I was in my late teens and still thought anodized blue and purple parts were cool! Ok so they are still cool but only if you were riding them back then too. I was going to school in Ashland, Oregon and the old Judy SL was in need of replacement as changing cartridges out every few rides was getting old. I was a weight geek (parts wise as this guy has always been more on the hefty side for XC) and I had all the cool parts on my bike back then. But one part was missing, I wanted a lighter weight XC fork....
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   Tyler Maine    :: from GesundabergetAug 13, 2007
Gesundaberget, a rebuilt Mountainbike destination Gesundaberget, a rebuilt Mountainbike destination
Gesundaberget has during the summer fulfilled part 1 of a long term commitment which aims to put the resort on the mountainbike map. An international crew with some of the best designers in the world has made it happen. The result is a new freeride trail, built on the same principles as the ”A-line” in Whistler (CAN) and a new 4-cross track with international measurements.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from PinkbikeAug 12, 2007
RockShox's Vivid Rear Shock-take a look! RockShox's Vivid Rear Shock-take a look!
Its been a long time coming, but the RockShox Vivid rear shock is ready for the masses. SRAM had a few on hand that could be demo'd on a selection of bikes at their trailer.

Our main man Jeremiah at SRAM hooked us up with a pimped out Cove Shocker that was Vivid equipped and sent us on our merry way.


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   Tyler Maine    :: from Whistler Bike ParkAug 12, 2007
Whistler Mountain Bike Park Cranks it UP with new addition to the popular bike trail. Whistler Mountain Bike Park Cranks it UP with new addition to the popular bike trail.
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park opened a new section of the popular bike trail Crank It Up Saturday, August 11. A guaranteed thrill, Crank It Up is a progressive trail with a variety of jumps and obstacles suitable for riders intermediate and up.

Crank It Up opened in 2005 and is a bike park favorite for visitors and locals alike. Designed by the Bike Park Trail Crew and Gravity Logic, Crank It Up was built to give riders who might not be ready for the expert trails a place to hone their skills and push their limits. “This trail was designed for intermediate riders but it’s so much fun everyone is stoked on it,” says Tom Prochazka, Whistler Mountain Bike Park Manager.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Si PatonAug 9, 2007
Whistler-Can it cause withdrawl and depression? Whistler-Can it cause withdrawl and depression?
October 2006 and I had to go see my doctor for the first time ever. I was an emotional wreck and told the doc I felt like a pair of curtains, he said, ”Pull yourself together man”. In fact I was suffering from chronic depression and Whistler Bike Park was to blame..

Guys this is a long one and hopefully by the end you’ll realise why. This could have been ten times longer with all the experiences that could have been documented down. I’ve tried to capture everything for you to make an informed decision of where in 2007 and beyond you will be holidaying. You really won’t be disappointed, this is the dream ticket..
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Tyler Maine    :: from Mitch ThorntonAug 9, 2007
Get well Jesse - From all your Friends! Get well Jesse - From all your Friends!
Today was one of the most painful days I’ve ever experienced. But here’s the catch…. It wasn’t me who was in pain.

Glen, Reece, Jesse and I were riding some trails out in K-country in the outback, basically in the middle of nowhere. We were having a blast hitting some new gaps and pinning some fresh dirt when we ran into a fairly large hip that was a bit technical to get speed for. Our whole gang practiced the run in for about half an hour, each of us trying to decide if it was worth the risk to hit this new hip gap.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Discover BicyclesAug 9, 2007
New Bikes from Santa Cruz Bicycles! New Bikes from Santa Cruz Bicycles!
Bikes! New Ones! Check 'em out!


Trade show season is hauling toward us like an out-of-control freight train, and we're already bracing ourselves for the anticipated outbreak of sore feet, sore backs and hoarse voices. To assist the development of all those signature trade show symptoms, we're going to be introducing three new bikes as well:
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Tyler Maine    :: from Jesse McCraeAug 9, 2007
An Evening in the Air Dome An Evening in the Air Dome
As many of you know Whistler has opened up its foam pit to the public, and Glen Bradley, Robert McPhalen and I (Jesse McCrae) decided to check it out and make an attempt to dial in some of our tricks one night after riding the hill all day.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    :: from Dobermann FabAug 8, 2007
Dobermann Bikes annual open house & MTB comp Dobermann Bikes annual open house & MTB comp
On august 25, Mathieu, Alain and Gabriel from Dobermann Fab. are happy to invite you to their annual factory open house party & MTB comp. The open house will feature the usual shop tour, demo bike tryouts, welding class and a pro level MTB park/dirt comp, right in front of our shop!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Deity ComponentsAug 8, 2007
The deity softgoods continue to expand! The deity softgoods continue to expand!
Bound by attitude, style, and not conforming for anybody, the deity crew continues to expand their ever growing Softgoods designs to reflect their vision, passions, voice, and influences. Now offering 11 shirts, 6 hats, 1 zip up hoody, and a lot more to come for the 2008 season, the deity crew is proud to introduce five of their new designs…The Matador, Vengeance, Death Bird, Youth, and Propaganda Tee to the masses. A late summer release, you can expect to see the line grow throughout the 2008 season as new designs are introduced, old ones are retired, and new gear comes to the fold.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Rider Run CompanyAug 8, 2007
Rider Run Company to Distribute MDE Bikes in the UK Rider Run Company to Distribute MDE Bikes in the UK
Many people may not have heard of MDE bikes before, but this is all set to change now that riderruncompany.co.uk (distributors of rider owned clothing labels such as Vandal and Rogue) have just secured an exclusive deal to import the Italian company's products into the UK. Much like their new UK distributor, MDE bikes is a rider owned company with its roots firmly embedded in mountain biking. Their range is extensive, from tough street and dirt-orientated hardtails, to lightweight xc full suspension designs and dedicated downhill rigs.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Kat DuffelsAug 7, 2007
Little Johnny Goes to the Spa Little Johnny Goes to the Spa
So last summer I got a sweet little 4 inch travel bike that I named “Little Johnny”. Since I got the little guy we’ve managed to hit up almost every riding spot in the Lower Mainland plus a tonne of amazing trails in the Interior like William’s Lake, Kamloops, Kelowna, Merrit, etc …

To say the least, I’ve pounded Little Johnny pretty hard! To handle the bigger trails I built Little Johnny up to be quite beefy- 2.5 Maxxis Minions, a heavy dirt jump seat, a 5th element coil shock, and a 7 inch Boxxer World Cup. It got to the point where Little Johnny weighed more than my friend’s V10! It was definitely time for a trip to the spa for him!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Sean LeslieAug 7, 2007
IMBA Announces 2007 Winners of the Kona/IMBA Dirt Jump Grant Program IMBA Announces 2007 Winners of the Kona/IMBA Dirt Jump Grant Program
10 IMBA clubs receive $1,000 to improve conditions and access

BOULDER, Colo -- Thanks to Kona Bicycle Company's generous support, 10 International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) clubs received $1,000 cash grants to help create new freeriding, downhilling and dirt jumping opportunities in 2007. The Kona/IMBA grant program provides financial assistance in creating technically challenging riding facilities that are completed in partnership with progressive local land managers.
Tyler Maine    :: from Ryan KuhnAug 6, 2007
Bikes, babies and beer – a Sun Peaks Resort road trip chronicle Bikes, babies and beer – a Sun Peaks Resort road trip chronicle
While many young parents’ lives skid to a halt when they have children, selling their downhill bikes and abandoning other “risky” behaviour, my partner, Nicola, and I have made a point of balancing our play with that of our children, unwilling to slip into the malaise of “maturity.” We continue to ride that fine line, both on the trails and in the rearing of our little whipper snappers.

But to maintain this optimum balance, we’re continually trying to ensure our kids are having as much fun as we are, and that means seeking out destinations that offer a combination of sweet riding and excitement for the kids. With many four-season resorts in British Columbia developing their slopes into world-class downhill mountain bike parks, this balance is becoming easier than ever, and Sun Peaks Resort exemplifies such a destination – with a whole lotta somethin’ for everyone.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Animal CommencalAug 6, 2007
The launch of animalcommencal.com The launch of animalcommencal.com
Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton are stoked to welcome you into their world and introduce you to the new home of the Animal Commencal International Mountain Bike Race Team.

The site utilises the best in digital media to take you behind the scenes of life and times with the fastest family on two wheels.

It’s fully loaded with everything that’s happened so far in 2007 and will evolve as the team go about their busy schedule; racing, riding and generally living.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Ross Measures and Mike ReidAug 5, 2007
Claworx-Slopestyle Results and Recap Claworx-Slopestyle Results and Recap
Everything about this contest was good. The riding was off the hook, the atmosphere was awesome and the crowd was big. The perfect combination. Congrats to the Claw for putting together a truly special event.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from River Valley CycleAug 5, 2007
RVC and RMB&B present Freeride Fest August 25th and 26th RVC and RMB&B present Freeride Fest August 25th and 26th
RVC & Rockymountain Bike & Board have teamed up to give Albertans their first freeride shuttle fest on Aug 25/26th! If you haven't ridden Baseline mountain before, you're gonna love the sweet trails the local trail crew has been developing over the last 10 years. There will be over $1500 in draw prizes & a free shuttle service available to all registered riders & there will be a saturday night BBQ & beer garden to raise money for trail development in Rockymountain house. And the best part is the event is TOTALLY FREE!

Dave Watson to attend RVC Freeride fest in Rocky!
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Al SommersAug 5, 2007
Prokop and Kintner capture titles at first Jeep King of the Mountain in Utah Prokop and Kintner capture titles at first Jeep King of the Mountain in Utah
Challengers change but results are the same as Michal Prokop and Jill Kintner capture titles at first race of Jeep King of the Mountain 2007 Mountain biking World Professional Championships in Utah.

Red Hot Jared Graves & Melissa Buhl Push Champions to Limit Before
Finishing in Second and Gaining Valuable Points Toward Overall Season Title
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   Tyler Maine    :: from NPS DH SeriesAug 5, 2007
NPS Round 3 at Moelfre NPS Round 3 at Moelfre
Next weekend sees round three of the Chain Reaction Cycles British Downhill Series at Moelfre near Oswestry in Shrewsbury on Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of August 2007.

The first two previous rounds have been a massive success with huge crowds and a full field of the worlds top flight downhill mountain bike athletes.
Tyler Maine    :: from Ross Measures and Mike ReidAug 4, 2007
Claworx Update from Friday, August 3rd, 2007 Claworx Update from Friday, August 3rd, 2007
Im going to start this off by saying that so far this year almost all slopestyle courses have been a let down, they have been poorly built and poorly planned out. When I came to Darren Berreclothe's contest I had high expectations of a top quality rider delivering a top quality course. Darren and his hard working crew have delivered! The course is Big, Smooth and Technical.

Updated pictures from Mike Reid
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   Tyler Maine    :: from NWD FilmsAug 3, 2007
NWD 8 Trailer Release NWD 8 Trailer Release
Welcome to world-wide mayhem! 16 of the planet's best freeride mountain bikers will battle it out for the title of Ultimate Freeride Champion! New World Disorder 8 "Smack Down" promises to be just that, a severe throw down of the sickest moves in the business - Longdoogie flip whips, Insano camel hand plants, massive Flying Bourdini gaps and much more. Shot on location in Argentina, Israel, Europe, US and B.C. this edition of the NWD series cannot be missed so make sure you're in Las Vegas on Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 to witness the Rumble of the Decade!
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Tyler Maine    :: from Mount WashingtonAug 3, 2007
Bearclaw Puts Finishing Touches On Slopestyle Course Bearclaw Puts Finishing Touches On Slopestyle Course
At this moment, it could easily be argued that Darren Berrecloth is the busiest man in the bike industry. On top of maintaining his position in the upper ranks of freeride mountain biking, touring the hectic freeride circuit, and finding the leftover time to nurse the previous weeks war wounds from riding, Berrecloth added one more behemoth-sized item to the list. The Bearclaw Invitational.
Mike Estes    :: from Mike EstesAug 2, 2007
Mt Hood Downhill Series Race #3 - 2007 Mt Hood Downhill Series Race #3 - 2007
The third (of five races) has wrapped up at Mt Hood Ski Bowl Ski Resort, located about 54 miles east of Portland Oregon on HWY 26. This year round resort boosts one of the most demanding courses in the NW and offers several other amenities to keep large families entertained for hours, like the Alpine Slide, the Zip Lines or Bungee Towers. If you into having fun, this is the place.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from MMR CampsAug 2, 2007
The Ultimate Road Trip-Report from the road… Whistler. The Ultimate Road Trip-Report from the road… Whistler.
The Ultimate Road Trip is on! After 5 days on the road between Mt. Washington and Sun Peaks the crew finally arrived in Whistler, just in time for the start of Crankworx.

Just when the winners thought that this trip could get no better we arrived in Whistler and things got crazy. Whistler pulled out all the stops for the winners and our days were packed with action from morning to night.
   Tyler Maine    :: from Loeka ClothingAug 2, 2007
2nd Annual Loeka Clothing Photo Contest! 2nd Annual Loeka Clothing Photo Contest!
Last year Loeka Clothing (www.Loeka.com) based in Vancouver British Columbia decided to launch a women’s only photo contest. The idea was to submit 3-5 riding pictures. The photos could be downhill or cross-country riding pictures or even lifestyle pictures as long as the pictures had something to do with biking. Based on the interest and number of photos from the contest last year, the crew from Loeka has decided to launch the 2nd Annual Loeka Clothing Photo Contest.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Trail Crew Design CorpAug 2, 2007
Tales From the Trails: Alberta’s 3rd Lift Accessed Park Opens This Weekend. Tales From the Trails: Alberta’s 3rd Lift Accessed Park Opens This Weekend.
Alberta has another bike park that will open its lift this coming weekend. TCD is pleased to announce that this Friday August 3rd at 5:30pm the lifts of Nite Hawk Gravity Park will turn and start hauling mountain bikers for the first time. The park will remain open through the holiday weekend. Regular hours for the remainder of the season will be Fridays 5:30pm-9: 30pm, Weekends and Holidays 10am-5pm.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Mike Reid and Ross MeasuresAug 1, 2007
Crankworx Super Finals 2007 Crankworx Super Finals 2007
This year saw a bit of a changing of the guard if you will. Big names like Strait, Berreclothe, and Mccaul were not at the top of the podium like years past. Instead a new face in Ben Boyko stood atop the results sheet. Ben is one of the hardest working and most dedicated people in the entire scene, and now he is finally getting the recognition he deserves, and this win is going to bring him to a new level. Boyko was the only rider to 360 the bottom drop, both runs, stomped clean.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Riders RetreatAug 1, 2007
Alpine riding in The Portes du Soleil-Why this Region is killing it! Alpine riding in The Portes du Soleil-Why this Region is killing it!
It’s the end of a long day. We’re sat on the bikes high up in Avoriaz, looking down an arrow straight glacial valley. In the far distance, 800 vertical metres below us and almost perfectly framed by the steep cliffs of the valley is the village of Morzine. Bathed in a warm orange glow, it is receiving all of the suns attention now and we are starting to feel the chills that the evening shadows are bringing. It’s all downhill from here, and although we’ve been on a huge loop today, most of the strain has been taken by the chairlifts and I’ve lost count of the different downhill tracks we’ve ridden. It’s a strange fatigue…
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Transition BikesAug 1, 2007
Transition Bikes Girls Freeride Prototype Frame Transition Bikes Girls Freeride Prototype Frame
Rider owned bike company, Transition Bikes announces their latest prototype bike the Siren. The Siren represents one of the first female specific freeride bikes on the market. The frame features 6” of rear wheel travel, a light but burly frame design, female friendly geometry and a new look and feel targeted specifically to women. The Siren will be available in 3 sizes with a small fitting girls 5’0”-5’4”, medium 5’5”-5’9” and the large 5’10”-6’3. Complete bikes are weighting in around 33 lbs for a light built to 38 lbs for a burlier build.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler "Brule" MaineAug 1, 2007
The White Hot and DT Swiss parties went OFF! The White Hot and DT Swiss parties went OFF!
Crankworx is as known for its night life as it is known for its good times during the day. Once all the riders, media and spectators are done soaking up the sun, its time to plan the evenings events. Thankfully most evenings during Crankworx seemed to be planned for us. Here's a look at the White Hot Party and the DT Swiss/WCFG gatherings from last week.
Tyler Maine    :: from Ryan KuhnAug 1, 2007
Seven Reasons to Pedal Your Bike – Seven Summits Trail, Rossland, BC Seven Reasons to Pedal Your Bike – Seven Summits Trail, Rossland, BC
While I have always tried to maintain a healthy balance between shuttling my downhill rig and pedaling my way to the top, I usually reach for the keys when presented with an option of day-long ripping. However, since we moved to Rossland, BC, things have changed considerably.

In addition to the seemingly endless single track from our front door, there is one epic gem of a cross-country ride that should be a must for any rider, and that’s Rossland’s Seven Summits Trail – hallmarked as one of IMBA’s Epic Rides in North America.
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   Tyler Maine    :: from Sun Peaks ResortAug 1, 2007
High Roller Ride in the Sun Peaks Bike park August Long Weekend. High Roller Ride in the Sun Peaks Bike park August Long Weekend.
The hype in the Sun Peaks Bike Park has been off the charts this season! The trail crew has received tons of great reviews and everyone is keen on finding out what is next on the improvement list. If you haven’t been up to the park to ride, you are missing out.

The Bike Park crew is now gearing up for a great weekend of fun in the park! Saturday August 4th is the date for the second MackDaddy’s High Roller Ride. With over $4000 in prizes., this event should not be missed!
   Tyler Maine    :: from Kathy SesslerAug 1, 2007
Waddell Picks Up The Pace in Western Oz. Waddell Picks Up The Pace in Western Oz.
The battle was on and intense, fighting it out for first and second place in the elite category at the third round of the West Australian State Series in Boddington (south of Perth). There was a good solid turnout of twenty-something top riders, as well as loads more in their own divisions. The Sun was shining,the weather was great, and the power was going straight onto the pedals around the awesome 14km course filled with steep DH sections, windy technical singletrack, and a fast fire road back up to the finish line.
 
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