Mountain Bike News
   Tyler Maine    Oct 31, 2008
Devinci Bikes - 100% Canadian - Factory Tour Part 1 Devinci Bikes - 100% Canadian - Factory Tour Part 1
Devinci manufactures a lot of bikes in their factory in Chicoutimi Quebec and myself and Ambrose were there to learn about the whole process that happens from concept in CAD to boxed bike on its way to your local bike shop. This is part one of our tour and we'll be looking at the concept process where a bike is created on the designer's computer, then to prototyping it, testing prototypes in the test bench area as well as information on Devinci's instrumented bike that they created to gather valuable information for creating the best bikes they can. We'll also be going for a lunch time ride with a bunch of the employees as they enjoy the great XC trails just outside the factory door.

Videos, pictures and information inside:
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 31, 2008
Happy Halloween Contest - Free Pinkbike Swag Happy Halloween Contest - Free Pinkbike Swag
Pinkbike.com wants to see your Halloween Pumpkin, so carve it out, light it up, and submit a photo. You have a chance to win 1 of 3 100$ Pinkbike.com store credits!

Read inside for more info.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 31, 2008
Deity 2009 Gear Deity 2009 Gear
The first wave of 2009 deity gear is launched!

Portland, Oregon - Bound by attitude, style, and not conforming for anybody, the deity crew continues to expand their ever growing product line with the release of some of their anticipated new 2009 products. With the debut of deity’s all new Fantom Series of stems, Alibi Series of sprockets, Lock-On line of grips, and the Decoy Pedals, you can now access almost a hundred pages of technical information, product images, and much more at www.deitycomponents.com.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 30, 2008
Yeti / Fox Racing Shox Announces 2009 Team Yeti / Fox Racing Shox Announces 2009 Team
Golden, CO – The Yeti / Fox Racing Shox factory team released its 2009 roster today and, as expected, the team will continue to be home to some of the best young talent in the sport. Back for this season will be Jared Graves, Sam Blinkensop, and US sensation, Aaron Gwin.

Read on to learn more about the riders,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 30, 2008
Trek World Cup DH Team Announced Trek World Cup DH Team Announced
One month following the announcement of the three Cross Country riders that will form half of the new World Cup team sponsored by Trek Bicycles, 23 Degrees Sports Management announces today that the downhill half of the new team will also be made up of three riders; two men and a woman. The two men will be Justin Leov (NZL) and Andrew Neethling (RSA), while the top level woman rider will be announced on December 1st.
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   Simon Paton    Oct 30, 2008
New Oury Grips for 2009 New Oury Grips for 2009
Oury Grips have been around since year dot as you can see by their still popular 80's retro grip designs. New for 2009 are these new color ways for an ever expanding rider base.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 29, 2008
GT Bicycles Announces 2009 Team Roster GT Bicycles Announces 2009 Team Roster
Source: GT Bikes

GT Bicycles today announced the new 2009 GT mountain bike team. The team is gravity focused and consists of DH connoisseur Marc Beaumont from the United Kingdom and the young and promising DHer Kevin Aiello from southern California. Swiss rider Roger Rinderknecht and Aussie Luke Madill will be riding 4X and BMX and freerider Tyler McCaul round out the team.
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 29, 2008
Premium Products Slim Pedals - Review Premium Products Slim Pedals - Review
Through your family you inherit a lot of things. Car's, homes, debts, genes, but the one thing us as men need most you can not inherit, the 'family jewels'. If you don't understand this saying in due time you will, but for us that understand it you know what I am talking about. Nothing is more of a flow breaker than getting a swift whack to your family jewels. Not only that, but it's a very uncomfortable lesson to learn.

But how do we avoid, or prevent this situation as well as we can? In this review we will cover a few of the main contributors to the pain we refer to as "sacking", and ways to prevent this painful lesson like running a set of good grippy pedals.
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   Nik Fiorito    Oct 28, 2008
Thunder Bay is all about the kids...bring your bike! Thunder Bay is all about the kids...bring your bike!
The City of Thunder Bay, Ontario has seen a lot of hardship over the past few years, with over 20 000 people employed in the forestry industry having lost their jobs in the region. For a long time, people here were feeling pretty down, and a large number moved to seek employment in the Promised-land of Alberta and the West. Recently, however, things have begun to take turns for the better, as a shift from a resource based economy to a knowledge based one has resulted in many new technology and medical firms setting up shop in the area. Because of this, the City has taken on a new vision and is looking to attract younger, professional types and their children, as well as retain the youth already living here by giving them more options with regards to recreation and employment...
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 27, 2008
George Ryan Captures Diabloween Title George Ryan Captures Diabloween Title
Source: Diablo Bike Park

This past weekend, over 600 eager riders from points up-and-down the east coast made the trek to Diablo Freeride Park to take part in the fifth annual Diabloween Jump Session.
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 27, 2008
Schwalbe Table Top Tires - Review Schwalbe Table Top Tires - Review
Schwalbe, along with Timo Pritzel have produced one heck of a nice street tire. The Table Top tire is an extremely light, street designed tire that features a simple, yet highly effective tread pattern. The Table Top tire is a functional tire, that does what it's supposed to, and it does it well.

Pics and video inside.
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   Simon Paton    Oct 27, 2008
Cannock Chase, Steve Peat Charity Race Cannock Chase, Steve Peat Charity Race
Come race Steve Peat on November 15th and raise money for Stephen Murray. The Racer's Guild runs grassroots racing for free at Stile Cop in Cannock Chase, which is north of Birmingham here in the UK.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 26, 2008
Jeep 48 Straight Mountain Bike Series 2008 Finale Jeep 48 Straight Mountain Bike Series 2008 Finale
Americans Eric Carter and Melissa Buhl earn season championship honors at the grand finale of Jeep 48Straight Mountain Bike series in San Luis Obispo, California.

The men’s Championship Heat of today’s Jeep 48STRAIGHT Mountain Bike Series at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, Calif., featured two of the most acclaimed racers in the history of the sport – Eric Carter of Temecula and Brian Lopes of Laguna Beach – with over 60 years of experience between them. Lopes, with four World Championships and nine National Championships ended up outlasting his friend and rival to win the individual event title, but Carter, with a World Championship, two National Championships and over 30 career victories under his belt, earned the season championship based on this race and previous stops in New Jersey and Utah.
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   Simon Paton    Oct 26, 2008
DiamondBack Decision Downhill 2008 DiamondBack Decision Downhill 2008
Put your money where your mouth is! Mike Marsden of Borderline Events did just that with his first ever organized race. A bumper 316 riders signed on to the DiamondBack Decision Downhill 2008 in Oswestry, Shrewsbury, England!
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 25, 2008
Mick Hannah on Mongoose Mick Hannah on Mongoose
Mongoose today announced the new 2009 Mongoose mountain bike team. Eric Carter will continue to fly on the ‘Goose and DH phenom Mick Hannah returns to mountain bike racing as part of the Mongoose team. Mongoose will continue to support the freeride scene with talented riders such as Steve Romaniuk, Andrew Cho and Garett Buehler.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 24, 2008
Devinci Bikes - 100% Canadian - Bromont Devinci Bikes - 100% Canadian - Bromont
We awoke Sunday morning to blue skies, yellow leaves and cool fall weather. What more could you ask for from a late October day? Our crew was eager to get to the parking lot and suit up so that they could show us the trails that they love to rip on all summer long. Bromont is only about an hour outside of Montreal and is quickly becoming a major destination for mountain bikers. This year they hosted a World Cup DH event on the back side of their mountain, an area in which they are expanding their DH trails to more and more.

Check out all my quick clips, pics and Ambrose’s movie from the day of riding in Bromont!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 24, 2008
Diabloween Returns To Diablo Freeride Park Diabloween Returns To Diablo Freeride Park
Source: Diablo Freeride Park

Weird events, bizarre costumes and epic mountain biking can only mean one thing... Diabloween! This upcoming weekend, the annual Halloween celebration officially returns to Diablo Freeride Park. Don't be bashful, suit-up in the weirdest costume you can find and session your favorite trails in style.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 23, 2008
Summer Of Shred World Premiere in Renton, WA This Friday, with NWD 9! Summer Of Shred World Premiere in Renton, WA This Friday, with NWD 9!
Source: Summer of Shred

The WORLD PREMIERE of "Summer Of Shred" is going down on Friday, October 24th at the Skatebarn in Renton, WA.

This world premiere is much more than a movie premiere. The event starts at 3pm on Friday with an open session with the pros, and the riding session will continue until 9pm. Ride with the pros from the Summer Of Shred movie, including Phil Sundbaum, Andrew Taylor, Eric Porter, Kelly McGarry, Darcy Turenne, and more!
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   Darryl Bartlett    Oct 23, 2008
Freelap Mini DH #1 - testing it out. Freelap Mini DH #1 - testing it out.
Mini DH tracks are great training grounds for DH racing. Adding a Freelap timing system makes it an even better training tool. I recently acquired a Freelap system, and couldn't wait to try it out. We put a good crew together on one of our local tracks and set out to do some timing!

All photos by Dave Mackie.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Oct 22, 2008
Race for Tara 2 at Sand Hill Ranch Bike Park Race for Tara 2 at Sand Hill Ranch Bike Park
On November 8th Sand Hill Ranch Bike Park will be hosting the second annual benefit race for Tara called appropriately enough the “Race for Tara 2”. Sand Hill is currently trying to gather volunteers to perform maintenance of the track before this event. They need some help fixing up the berms, jumps and mowing down the weeds. Park maintenance days will be October 18/19 and 25/26.
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   Simon Paton    Oct 22, 2008
Calling all World Cup Racers and Wannabe's! Calling all World Cup Racers and Wannabe's!
Just had this communication in from the suits in Switzerland (UCI).

Some interesting new rules and regulations for the DH fraternity concerning skin suits, going bullet and more.
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   Mr. Gnar    Oct 22, 2008
MTBco's Halloween Death Ride wraps up a great 2008 MTBco's Halloween Death Ride wraps up a great 2008
MTBco wraps up a great year with the Halloween Death Ride. Perfectly groomed trails, new stunts, fresh cool weather, good times, prizes, free breakfast/soft drinks/BBQ, and a social......

What more could a rider want?
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   Mike Levy    Oct 21, 2008
Aaron Chase "Softtail" - Bike Check Aaron Chase "Softtail" - Bike Check
Aaron Chase was making his way around the Outdoor Demo aboard his new and unique machine, the Cannondale Chase Softtail. The new bike uses a Lefty suspension fork for a top tube, has 3" of travel, and still has tight hardtail geometry. How the heck does it do that?

Read the article and find out!

Watch the HD Video with Aaron Chase explaining the theory behind his new bike!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 21, 2008
Devinci Bikes - 100% Canadian - Day 1 Devinci Bikes - 100% Canadian - Day 1
This week we’ll be spending some time in La Belle Province De Quebec visiting with Devinci Bikes. We’ll be going to Bromont to ride the bike park with numerous staff members for the last chair lift day of the season. Then we’ll make the pilgrimage from Bromont to Chicoutimi some 5 hours away to tour the Devinci factory where we’ll bring you all the details on their 2009 line up and the manufacturing facility where they make their bikes. First we just need to get from Vancouver to Montreal, Quebec.

Check out the trip there inside,
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   Alvi surname    Oct 21, 2008
Altered Course - Video Altered Course - Video
A 7 month escapade in the UK and the Megavalanche.

I lived in London for 7 months with my brother between my Finnish military service and University. During the weekdays I worked in a cycle shop on oxford street, which could get pretty crazy sometimes. Thank god we had one day every week which my brother and I had off at the same time. These days were usually Saturdays. We would dedicate these days to DHing because we had to get ready for our up coming test, the Megavalanche.
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   Simon Paton    Oct 20, 2008
ODI Ruffians ODI Ruffians
Lock-Ons. There really is only one name when we talk about Lock-On Grips. 99 percent of us don't live in sunny California. Rain, Rain go away and come again another day.

Unless you've a set of ODI's that is.
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   Fault Line TV    Oct 20, 2008
Fault Line Media Issue #3 - Vancouver Island Fault Line Media Issue #3 - Vancouver Island
Well, it's that time of the month again. Time for us to release what we have been up to for the last while. This webisode is all about Vancouver Island and our "home" trails.

Although we didn't have a big trip like the last episodes, we decided to show you some places you may not have seen too much of.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Oct 19, 2008
Movie Review: TIA - This Is Australia Movie Review: TIA - This Is Australia
Australia is home to some of the best DH riders on the WC circuit today. There are also a slew of new and upcoming rippers that are making a name for themselves on the Australian racing scene. TIA (not to be confused with TNA ;o) is a new video/documentary to come out of the land down under which give you an apercu of what it’s like to chase your dreams of becoming the fastest racer in Australia.
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   Darryl Bartlett    Oct 18, 2008
Pipeline Pump race # 15 - Coquitlam, B.C. Pipeline Pump race # 15 - Coquitlam, B.C.
Pipeline Pump race #15.

My first try at Pump track racing was a blast, and a good primer for the indoor 4X season this winter. I've have just recently been paying attention to the Pipeline bike park and the 4X summer series. After a whole summer of DH racing all over the province, I'm starting to get prepped for the indoor 4X series this winter. Pipeline has been hosting a 4X series all through the summer as well as a Pump race series.
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   Bryce Blake    Oct 17, 2008
4th Annual "Fear Factor" DH in Port Alberni this Sunday 4th Annual "Fear Factor" DH in Port Alberni this Sunday
Throw a costume on and come race against the clock and your gag reflex on Sunday October 19th in Port Alberni. The "Fear Factor" is back for another year and it's gonna be bigger and badder than ever!

Registration is at 9:00am, Race starts at noon. Call Ozzies Cycle @ (250)724-6556 for more information.
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   Mike Levy    Oct 17, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Wonderful Leftovers! Interbike 2008 - Wonderful Leftovers!
It's been awhile since we've returned from Vegas and we are almost all caught up...almost. After everything was uploaded, edited, written about, and whatever else we do, we are left with some tasty leftovers. Check 'em out!

Inside you'll find more info on...

-GT's all carbon Fury DH bike
-A new 7" travel gearbox bike from Rotec
-Crank Bros. Opium DH wheels
-The same picture everyone has of Specialized's DownHILL bike
-New suspension to the MTB world, ELKA shocks
-Schlumpf's planetary gearbox front shifting system
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   The Fix Bikes    Oct 17, 2008
Gravity Riders Input Meeting: Valmont Bike Park Design Gravity Riders Input Meeting: Valmont Bike Park Design
You're Invited! Today!

What: Open House to View Plans and Give Input on Gravity/Jump/Technical/Flow Trails at Valmont Bikepark
When: This Friday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where: www.thefixbikes.com The Fix Bike Shop, 3085 Bluff Street, Boulder (303.939.8349)
Why: The park designers want your input to make this a killer place to ride!
Who: All riders interested in gravity/jump/slalom/technical styles of mountain biking/BMX, and anyone else too!
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   Bow Cycle    Oct 17, 2008
Bow Cycle's Year-Ender Bender Sale Bow Cycle's Year-Ender Bender Sale
Bow Cycle is having a Year-Ender Bender Sale! Great deals all week long.

Incredible door crashers on Saturday!
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 16, 2008
Split Second Direct Mount Stem - Point One Racing Split Second Direct Mount Stem - Point One Racing
Point-One Racing is owned, and operated by racing enthusiasts, so it seems logical for them to strive for weight savings, and strength. Recently we got a Split Second Direct Mount stem from Point-One, their entry for the RockShox standard direct mounting stem market.

Point-One Racing has hit the nail on the head with the production of the Split Second Direct Mount Stem. Here's a quick look at it.
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   Big Mountain    Oct 16, 2008
Ride Morocco with Big Mountain next month! Ride Morocco with Big Mountain next month!
Remember that scene in ROAM with Vanderham, Hunter and Shandro hanging off Land Rovers on a remote road in Morocco? Well that could be you, sort of. Big Mountain, the crew that hosted The Collective and recently New World Disorder 9, is inviting you on their annual XC rip in Morocco, dubbed The Dirt Merchant, this November 2-11.

If you’re looking for an experience on your mountain bike that you’ll never forget, look no further.
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 15, 2008
Apple features Syndicate Riders Apple features Syndicate Riders
Recently Apple ran a publication on the release of the new MacBook Pro 15 Inch. Cool thing is that it's based on Mountain Biking and features some bad ass riders.

Here's a quick read on what is going on.
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   Derek Smith    Oct 15, 2008
2008 Norco Six 1 - Long Term Review 2008 Norco Six 1 - Long Term Review
As one of the larger bike manufacturers, Norco continues to improve and add to it's ever growing line-up of bikes. Throughout the years, they have made leaps and bounds, improving and introducing new ideas to the mountain bike industry. One thing that hasn't changed is their outstanding commitment and drive, to deliver top quality bikes to happy customers. When I was approached with the opportunity to ride the Six, I didn't even stop for a second to think twice about it. It had been some time since I had saddled up on a Norco, but I was eager to find out what the research and development team had been up to in their lab-the North Shore mountains.

Pics and riding video inside:
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 15, 2008
Gravity East Report from Plattekill Mountain Oct 10-12 2008 Gravity East Report from Plattekill Mountain Oct 10-12 2008
The biggest USAC gravity event in the east took place this past weekend at Plattekill Bike Park. For the second season The Gravity East Finals were held at the park in conjunction with Plattekill's downhill and dual slalom series. The Catskill Mountain's fall foliage was in full bloom, as was the sun. One of the largest turnouts in the east this season celebrated the festivities. There were BBQ's, movie premiers, sky rides, racing clinics, camping, freeriding and of course dual slalom and downhill races spread over three days.
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 14, 2008
WTB Dissent Tires - 2.5", Team DH Casing. WTB Dissent Tires - 2.5", Team DH Casing.
Like a helpful roommate, Dain at WTB has hooked us up with some sweet rubbers.

Wilderness Trail Bikes is known more for their saddles around here, but we got our rims into a set of the WTB Dissent Tires to see how they'd perform in our neck of the woods.

Read on to see how they fared.
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   Simon Paton    Oct 14, 2008
Custom Frame Sprays! Custom Frame Sprays!
We've all seen a nice helmet or two, custom sprayed, someone making the effort is always nice. How about going one step further? Why not get your frame sprayed?
Shaun Palmer did!

Check out my custom sprayed Mountain Cycle inside:
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   Mike Levy    Oct 13, 2008
Interbike 2008 - 2009 Norco Team DH 37.5 lbs out of the box! Interbike 2008 - 2009 Norco Team DH 37.5 lbs out of the box!
Norco has rocked the boat with this one! Their completely new 2009 Team DH has been overhauled, redone, retooled, and put on a diet. With a flashy look all its own and a class leading weight, the new Norco race bike deserves a little more attention.

Watch the HD video and learn more about the new go-fast bike from Norco!
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   Simon Paton    Oct 12, 2008
DMR Red Shift Tires DMR Red Shift Tires
DMR - Red Shift. From the guys who brought you the World famous V12 Pedal comes their new XC tire with an aggressive and sharp tread that's ideal for the fast approaching winter months.

Check em out!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 10, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Tomac Primer 220 Interbike 2008 - Tomac Primer 220
The name Tomac is synonymous with racing and winning when it comes to mountain biking. Johnny T did it all back in the day - he raced road, XC, Dual and Downhill and he kicked a lot of asses at all these disciplines. Through his knowledge and experience, along with his good buddy Doug Bradbury's abilities, Tomac bikes was born.

Check inside to learn more about the Tomac Primer 220 from Johnny T himself and Joel Smith:
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   Simon Paton    Oct 10, 2008
Fat Face Street Race Coverage Fat Face Street Race Coverage
Fat Face Night Ride 2008 at Scarborough North East England. This weekend the DownHill Circus came to town and we rocked it. Scarborough never knew what hit it.

Chris Roberts was in the hot seat for this one as he runs the very successful NPS 4x race series here in the U.K. This was the third "Downtown" street race he's organized, the first being in Bridgenorth, last year we were in Edinburgh and this year it was sunny Scarborough, Britain's first ever seaside resort!

Event video inside!
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   Simon Paton    Oct 9, 2008
Cycle Show London - We were there! Cycle Show London - We were there!
I still hate London, no matter what "Stinkbat" says. 2hrs to drive out of the place, why do you do it, why live like that? If only you had a bike, if only you'd gone to the Cycle Show at Earls Court!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 9, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Avid Elixir CR Brakes Interbike 2008 - Avid Elixir CR Brakes
2009 marks a new series of brakes for Avid with the Elixir models. The Elixir line up uses TaperBore technology to harness and control the brake's power. User friendly adjustments are also a hot topic with these brakes.

Check out the video and pics inside:
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 9, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Dakine Packs and Gloves Interbike 2008 - Dakine Packs and Gloves
Dakine of Hood River Oregon make products for us cyclists that enhance our riding pleasure. We're not talking components here, we're talking Hydration packs, Gloves, tail gate covers, traveling bike bags, and the all important Trail Builders pack. They want to help you enjoy your riding experience at home or abroad.

Check inside for a look at the new packs and gloves from Dakine:
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   Mike Levy    Oct 9, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Easton Havoc DH Wheels and Blackburn Mammoth 2stage pump Interbike 2008 - Easton Havoc DH Wheels and Blackburn Mammoth 2stage pump
New DH Wheels From Easton and a Blackburn Pump Designed For Big DH Tires!

I know, I know...Pumps aren't exactly the most exciting thing to see from Interbike '08 but you owe it to yourself to check out Blackburn's new Mammoth 2Stage. Made to move a ton of air fast into your big DH tires, the 2Stage may deserve a place in your backpack!

Easton has been feeding their Havoc wheels steroids and the result is the brand new for '09 Havoc DH wheelset ready for action on big bikes everywhere!

Two HD Video's Inside!
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   Simon Paton    Oct 9, 2008
DMR Moto Tyres. DMR Moto Tyres.
DMR Moto Tyres are the Dirt Jumper's No1 choice of rubber down the trails here in the U.K. Directional tread that spins fast yet holds up in the berms.

See why the Moto is number one.
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   Nick Diaz    Oct 9, 2008
Tax cuts for bike commuters? Tax cuts for bike commuters?
Drivers Get Tax Breaks, Cyclists Don't, Congressman Wants It Changed.

It's a paradox that has long puzzled cyclists.

Commuters who burn a precious resource — oil — to drive to work get a tax break. Those who use their own muscle power to pedal bikes to the office do not.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 8, 2008
Interbike 2008 - RockShox Reba w/ MAXLE Lite Interbike 2008 - RockShox Reba w/ MAXLE Lite
For 2009, RockShox has taken their already great Reba and redesigned it from the ground up and added a 20mm MAXLE Lite option too. 26" and 29" options, are also rolling out.

Check out all the details and video inside:
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   Steve Crowe    Oct 8, 2008
Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #4 Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #4
The straight goods on Kicking Horse Bike Park, straight from the trail crew's fingertips.

Kicking Horse Bike Park is open for one more weekend! The snow is sticking to the mighty peaks that lie just above us and soon it will be blanketing the trails. Before that happens though, we still have 1,200m of vertical descents available. In fact, except for a familiar resort 8 hours to the west, we are the only lift-accessed bike park open in the world! (…by ‘world’ I mean western Canada)
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 8, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Tomac Snyper 140 Interbike 2008 - Tomac Snyper 140
Tomac bikes is the result of wanting to create bikes that are high performance, so that the end user can benefit from owning a race ready machine with no sacrifices to performance. The Snyper is the do it all trail machine that we're seeing more and more riders leaning towards these days.

Check out what Joel Smith has to say about the Snyper 140 inside:
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   derek chambers    Oct 8, 2008
Sol Vista G3 MSC, Let me tell you about a good time Sol Vista G3 MSC, Let me tell you about a good time
My travels took me from Port Angeles Washington, where I hit up the Fluid Ride race, to Sol Vista Colorado for a Mountain State Cup. This didn't and wasn't going to happen without a stop in Crested Butte for some more good times with the radest folk in town.

Two days always goes by too quickly, but we managed to fit in an epic ride from the top...Red lady that is!
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   Simon Paton    Oct 8, 2008
Mountain Biking Europe - The road trip guide. Mountain Biking Europe - The road trip guide.
Want 320 Pages of concise info on where to ride on your European Road Trip? Then this illustrated guide from Rowan Sorrell, Chris Moran and Ben Mondy is your Encyclopedia "Mountain Biking Europe".

Turn the page please...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 7, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Truvativ HammerSchmidt Interbike 2008 - Truvativ HammerSchmidt
Welcome to the future of trail and all mountain riding (freeriders, you'll benefit from it too) - the Truvativ HammerSchmidt will change how you ride! This is a bold statement, but until you get a chance to really try one, you'll just have to believe me or talk to the other folks that have demo'd one and be prepared to start riding more.

Check out the pics, video and information inside:
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   Mr. Gnar    Oct 7, 2008
MTBco Launches Biketoberfest! MTBco Launches Biketoberfest!
There's no time for watching rampage. MTBco are hunkered down planning an epic end of season festival of mountain biking.

Sorry Gee and TVH, it's time for some radness of our very own before the snow flies. Introducing...

MTBco's Biketoberfest
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   Mike Levy    Oct 7, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Race Face Deus LTD cranks and the EXI interface Interbike 2008 - Race Face Deus LTD cranks and the EXI interface
Race Face has always had a nice booth at the show and this year was no exception. In fact, between the Heli-biking movie that was playing on the flat screen, Brett Tippie walking about in lycra, and some wicked brew being passed about, I'd venture to say it was my top booth pick of this years show. While lounging in the bar stools Julian busted out some flashy new red cranks, the Deus LTD.

Let's have a look!

HD Video with Brett Tippie Inside!
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   Ross Measures    Oct 6, 2008
Red Bull Rampage 2008 - The Evolution Day Five: Victory! Red Bull Rampage 2008 - The Evolution Day Five: Victory!
I'm going to keep it short, because, well the short of it is, Brandon won and our crew is looking to celebrate with a big dinner and maybe some bevies tonight. Today we pinned it up to the course with a crew of 5 guys who rushed to finish Brandon's line. It wasn't the gnarliest line on the hill, but it carried Brandon to victory.

Check out today's pics, Brandon's winning run on video and a play by play of everyone's runs from the finals inside.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 6, 2008
Red Bull Rampage - The Evolution - Brandon Semenuk takes it home! Red Bull Rampage - The Evolution - Brandon Semenuk takes it home!
Source: Ross Measures

My phone is beeping frantically and it's Ross on the other end with your top 3 riders at this year's Red Bull Rampage 2008 - The Evolution.

Final Standings:

1st - Brandon Semenuk
2nd - Kurt Sorge
3rd - Thomas Vanderham
- Also winner of the best trick over the 59 foot gap with a HUGE no hander!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 6, 2008
Red Bull Rampage - The Evolution - Standings after first run! Red Bull Rampage - The Evolution - Standings after first run!
Source: Ross Measures

Just got a text from Ross out in the desert heat and after the first run, your Red Bull Rampage leader is Kurt Sorge and Thomas Vanderham is sitting in second, and the Cedric Gracia could be in third but the load speaker was hard to hear over while up on the hill. They are all heading back up the mountain for their second runs to see who will take home the big win at the 2008 Red Bull Rampage - The Evolution.
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   Mike Levy    Oct 6, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Race Face 2009 Pad's Interbike 2008 - Race Face 2009 Pad's
Canadian company Race Face has your best interests in mind with their expanded range of pads. New for 2009 is a slim fitting knee pad called the Dig, as well as the Zero, a half length knee and shin pad that looks pretty sick. All the woman out there who ride will be pumped to see that Race Face is thinking of them also with their new ladies specific line of protection.

HD Video inside!
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   Mike Levy    Oct 6, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Giro Remedy and Flak Interbike 2008 - Giro Remedy and Flak
No one needs to tell you to wear a helmet I hope. But you may need to be told to wear one that look's rad! Giro has some killer new colors and designs for their Remedys, Carbon Remedys, and the Flak DJ lid. Check them out!

HD Videos inside!
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   Ross Measures    Oct 5, 2008
Red Bull Rampage 2008 - Evolution Day Four - Success! Red Bull Rampage 2008 - Evolution Day Four - Success!
Qualifying Results:
5th Kyle Strait
4th Darren Berrecloth
3rd Gee Atherton
2nd Brandon Semenuk
1st Cam McCaul

Read on inside to learn how the whole day unfolded and to see who your top 15 riders are for the finals!
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   Simon Paton    Oct 5, 2008
Cycle Show at Earls Court in London. Cycle Show at Earls Court in London.
Down to the big smoke it is Dick, where the streets are paved with Gold. I hate London, it’s dirty, smelly, congested, over populated and everyone is too busy to be polite.

So why go, the Olympics aren't for another four years? The Cycle Show 2008 of course!
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   Simon Paton    Oct 5, 2008
Monster Energy Cans Now Available in the U.K.! Monster Energy Cans Now Available in the U.K.!
"Monster", no not the Mother In Law, I'm on about the drink! Is now available in the U.K, so it's time to fill up your fridges and unleash the beast!

Monster Energy Drink is the best selling Energy Drink is the USA with over one billion cans sold each year! We've been dying to get hold of this here in the U.K for ages and it's now finally hitting the shops.
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   Ross Measures    Oct 4, 2008
Redbull Rampage 2008 - Evolution - Day Three. RAIN RAIN RAIN Redbull Rampage 2008 - Evolution - Day Three. RAIN RAIN RAIN
Rains have come, flash flood warnings in effect.

The event has been postponed potentially a day, or maybe even two. Hopefully it's sunny tomorrow so the course has morning to dry out before we can drive up into the zone again.
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   Mike Levy    Oct 4, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Marin Quake 7.9 Interbike 2008 - Marin Quake 7.9
The Quake 7.9 is Marin's big travel freeride bike that is versatile enough to pedal to the goods if you need to. With it's unique Quad Link 2.0 suspension and a full Saint parts kit the 7.9 deserves a closer look!

Watch the HD Video inside and get to know the Quake 7.9!
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   Mike Estes    Oct 4, 2008
The 2008 Fluidride Cup Final MEGA-post The 2008 Fluidride Cup Final MEGA-post
It's official - you hear the fat lady singing? Do you hear the aches and pains of about 200 DH racers? The 2008 Fluidride Cup has concluded its 6 race series of Dual Slalom and Downhill in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. 2 locations provided 'World Cup' quality race venues from Port Angeles Washington's Dry Hill to Mt Hood Oregon's Ski Bowl Ski Resort. Come inside and check out the final placing, the season ending MEGA-post is right here!

Photos by Carl Warren and Mandy Bauer!
Videos by Shovelpick, Andy Tran of Syndrome Racing and PeteD!
Special Crash Photos From Photographer Larry Maurer
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   Ross Measures    Oct 3, 2008
Red Bull Rampage 2008 - The Evolution - Day Two Red Bull Rampage 2008 - The Evolution - Day Two
More digging and a bike check with Graham Agassiz.

Day two started out with us arriving on site around nine o'clock. The weather had changed and the sunny skies had been exchanged for clouds and wind. The cooler temperatures were much appreciated though. As we hiked up the course to work on the line we had started the previous day, it struck me that the contest was tomorrow and we had hardly even come close to finishing what we had started...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 3, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Giro Eyewear and Gloves Interbike 2008 - Giro Eyewear and Gloves
Giro is easily best known for making amazing helmets, but did you know that they make eyewear and gloves too? Yep eyewear that fits great with your helmet so no more obstruction of fit between eyewear and helmets. The new glove line is also an extension of safety and visual appeal from their helmet line up.

Check out their all new eyewear and gloves inside:
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Oct 3, 2008
Suzuki 24 Hours of Moab: The Galactic Championships Suzuki 24 Hours of Moab: The Galactic Championships
News Source: Granny Gear
The 2008 mountain bike endurance season reaches its climax October 11-12 with the final of the Suzuki 24 Hour National Point Series, the Galactic Championships, held at the legendary venue of Moab, Utah. Race organizer Laird Knight found this title fitting partly because of the frequent UFO sightings at Behind the Rocks near Moab; the massive turnout for the event; the fact that the event is longer established and the field stronger than any other 24-hour mountain bike race this year - including those that call themselves world championships; and because it has drawn the strongest riders on the 24 Hour circuit.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 3, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Dakine's new Clothing line Interbike 2008 - Dakine's new Clothing line
Dakine is best known in the mountain bike world for their packs and gloves, but for 2009 they have launched a full line up of clothes for us riders. They have had jerseys in the mix for a few seasons, but now the shorts are following suit and creating some really nice kits. We were able to wrangle up Dakine team riders Geoff Gulevich and Emily Johnston for a fashion photo shoot at the indoor show.

Check out the videos, pics and details inside:
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 3, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Fox Racing Shox Interbike 2008 - Fox Racing Shox
Fox Racing Shox knows more than a thing or two about suspension, they are industry leaders in every outlet of action sports they are part of. They do one thing and they do it really well, they make suspension that works, so that you can go faster. This year the Atherton's brought home TWO World Champion jerseys on the Fox 40 RC2 and the DHX RC4 platforms.

Have a look at the all new limited edition World Champion 40 RC2 Fork and DHX RC4 Shock inside, along with an interview with Gee and Rachel Atherton.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 2, 2008
Rampage Day 1 - Digging and two bike checks with Rampage new comers. Rampage Day 1 - Digging and two bike checks with Rampage new comers.
Source: Ross Measures

I just got back from the first day at Red Bull Rampage: Evolution, needless to say, it's jaw dropping. There are lines flowing everywhere, starting high above on two ridges aimed towards a central gully, with drops, steeps, loose corners and billy goat lines along the way. When all the riders got here this morning the lower half of the course had quite a few lines already sculpted out for them by Big Red Ted and his crew of Kenny, Adam and a few others.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 2, 2008
Interbike 2008 - RockShox Boxxer 2010 Interbike 2008 - RockShox Boxxer 2010
The current year is 2008, we're at Interbike to learn about the 2009 products and here is RockShox unveiling their 2010 Boxxer forks. What?! Ya that's right, you've seen the Syndicate, Sam Hill and even Kenny Smith on them already, but soon you too will be able to be rolling on the newest Boxxers.

Jon Cancellier tells us about the new RockShox Boxxers inside:
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   Mike Levy    Oct 2, 2008
Interbike 2008 -Trek Session 88 DH Interbike 2008 -Trek Session 88 DH
It was hard to miss Trek's presence at the Outdoor Demo this year. With a massive tent, a huge demo fleet, and multiple water cooler's they were a popular place to be. It also didn't hurt that they had their brand new Session 88 DH out soaking up the rays. We take a closer look at the bike behind the buzz and talk to some key people involved in it's development.

HD Video inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 2, 2008
Red Bull Rampage - The Evolution - This Weekend! Red Bull Rampage - The Evolution - This Weekend!
Source: Red Bull USA
The Red Bull Rampage crew is on site and we've got photos of some of the wicked course features that will greet the competitors this morning. The riders who don't slip into shock will hoist their shovels, fine-tuning the course and carefully picking their lines over the next two days. The battle starts with Saturday's qualifying round; who will be the first to man up and fire out the biggest gaps?

Rider's list inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 2, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Rocky Mountain Altitude 90 RSL Interbike 2008 - Rocky Mountain Altitude 90 RSL
Rocky Mountain bikes have re-introduced the Altitude for 2009 and it is replacing the long running ETSX series from them. They have classified the Altitude as XC / Marathon, but after talking with Simmons and going for a ride with Andreas Hestler, I say that this is one heck of an All Mountain machine.

Check out the specs, HD Videos and pictures inside:
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   Mike Levy    Oct 2, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Norco Shore One Interbike 2008 - Norco Shore One
Norco's Shore line represents their vision of a serious and versatile freeride bike. They have been an important part of Norco's big-bike stable for many seasons now but for '09 the Shore series gets a makeover of Ricki Lake proportions. We're going to take a closer look at their all new Shore One, the top end bike in the line-up.

HD Video Inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 2, 2008
New World Disorder 9 - Never Enough Premieres New World Disorder 9 - Never Enough Premieres
So you couldn't swing a trip to Vegas for the most bad ass premiere party of the year? Oh well you're still in luck as the New World Disorder 9 - Never Enough tour is just starting its engines and is about to take off world wide!

Inside you'll read details on the Whistler, Vancouver, Kelowna B.C. stops as well as the UK Premiere. Don't see your town listed? Well check inside for a link to the current tour stops too!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 1, 2008
Interbike 2008 - Random Goods from the desert. Interbike 2008 - Random Goods from the desert.
Every year the Outdoor demo at Interbike grows and more ventures seem to be present to show their wares. This year I was going through some pics and videos and wanted to share a few things with you. Check out a few ladies, some Green Speed action with Kurt Sorge and Graham Agassiz, carbon bits from DT Swiss and a few pics of the infamous Shawn Palmer.

Random Goods inside:
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   Mike Levy    Oct 1, 2008
Interbike 2008 - WTB Interbike 2008 - WTB
The crew at WTB have been happy with the success of their Dissent tire (the official tire of the Whistler bike park), but why stop at being happy? This season they set out to improve upon that success and develop a new Dissent 2.3 as well as the new Prowler MX 2.3 through direct input from their team riders Ryan Condrashoff and Brad Benedict. We'll also take a look at their LaserDisc FR Wheelset.

Have a look at the tires and wheels in action inside:
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   Mike Levy    Oct 1, 2008
Interbike 2008 - FSA and Gravity Interbike 2008 - FSA and Gravity
FSA / Gravity had some shiny new parts on display under the lights of their booth at Interbike '08. We take a closer look at their Gravity Light wheels, Gravity Cranks, and brand new platform pedals! While we were there, Vittorio Brumotti busted out some sick moves on his trials bike for Mike - Check out the video inside!

Four videos and a load of info inside!
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   Bike man    Oct 1, 2008
EMBA's last trail day of 2008 and a post work ride EMBA's last trail day of 2008 and a post work ride
The Edmonton mountain bike alliance is at it again. This time we'll be fixing trails in Terwillager park.

Come out with your tools and lend a hand and some time to make our trails better.
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