Mountain Bike News
   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 29, 2008
e.thirteen Releases The Next Limited Colorways Product e.thirteen Releases The Next Limited Colorways Product
e.thirteen is proud to announce the release of their third edition of the Limited Colorways product. Limited Colorways product has been turning heads around the world for the past year, and this next colorway is sure to catch the attention of everyone.
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   Mike Dekoning    Feb 29, 2008
2008 Dangerous Dan's Flowshow Invitational 2008 Dangerous Dan's Flowshow Invitational
A few weeks ago Dangerous Dan hosted his own "Flowshow Invitational". Where local riders get to come out and ride the renowned Mountain Bike "Flowshow" with hopes of winning free swag or a spot as a regular "Flowrider". Schne and I went into Vancouver for the outdoor show and a chance to ride inside during the wet winter we've had out in the Valley.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 29, 2008
Intense Cycles/ Trailhead Cyclery Demo Event Intense Cycles/ Trailhead Cyclery Demo Event
Intense Cycles invites you to test ride their new line up of bikes. Everything from their new Spider FRO, to the Socom, and everything in between.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 29, 2008
At SUNN even in February it's still Christmas time ! At SUNN even in February it's still Christmas time !
Once again this is this time of the year when we receive all the great stuff from our team sponsors. The season is about to start and all the SUNN frames gets pimped up with new products and the riders are re-dressed with cool clothing.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 29, 2008
SEVENVISION Crosses the Pond for Sheffield SEVENVISION Crosses the Pond for Sheffield
Following a successful showing at Banff, X-Dance, Graz and Megavalanchefilm festivals, SEVENVISION is heading to the UK to screen at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. Going into its third year, the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, otherwise known as ShAFF, uses dozens of adventure film festivals globally as the basis for its selection process. Featuring films in a wide variety of sports including mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, skating, and more, ShAFF brings these films to the big screen during a non-stop weekend of movies, parties, and forums. We're pumped to be invited to Sheffield this year, Said Don Hampton, Executive Producer and Director of SEVENVISION, our success this year at all of the festivals we've attended is a true testament to The CUT riders and their dedication to the project.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 28, 2008
Mace Launches 2008 Product Mace Launches 2008 Product
Mace creates gear that makes you want to ride. On or off your bike, we have you covered with clothing for the active progressive rider. Riding a bike isn't just a sport; it's a lifestyle. All aspects of Mace Gear are designed to enhance your riding experience, and make every ride your best ride.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 28, 2008
Goat Style Bike Festival 2008 Goat Style Bike Festival 2008
Nested in the heart of the Rockies, Creston BC, the Goat Style Bike Festival is ready to kick off another event full of teeth clenching, sweat pounding fun for everyone to come out and enjoy.
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   Big Mountain    Feb 28, 2008
Spring Training Camp with Andreas Hestler in Mexico's Copper Canyon Spring Training Camp with Andreas Hestler in Mexico's Copper Canyon
Big Mountain Bike Adventures has teamed up with Andreas Hestler, one of North America’s most celebrated cross-country mountain bikers, on a spring training camp in Mexico’s Copper Canyon region.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 28, 2008
Brodie Bicycles partners with wheelmaker Industry9 Brodie Bicycles partners with wheelmaker Industry9
Brodie Bicycles is proud to announce another first: beginning with the 08 season, we will be showcasing some of the most advanced wheelsets around on our new b_Team bikes. The 2008 cruZado titanium hardtail and the 2008 Mettle b Team 4" XC dually will be sporting Industry 9’s AM wheelsets.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 28, 2008
iXS European Downhill Cup 2008 iXS European Downhill Cup 2008
For anyone who was wondering when the iXS Downhill Series is going to take place this year, or wanted to check out the new iSX website, check in here.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 27, 2008
LOPES and IBIS are going for a ride. LOPES and IBIS are going for a ride.
Over the fall and winter months the number one inquiry Brian Lopes has been receiving from fans, industry mags and mountain bike enthusiasts alike has been; "What bike will you be riding for 2008?" Well, we tracked down some information for you readers that you will be pleasantly surprised by, read on riders!
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 27, 2008
WTB Saddles will be once again rubbing cheeks with our DH team. WTB Saddles will be once again rubbing cheeks with our DH team.
We just received a big box of more saddles than even John Wayne could utilize, thankfully the Pinkbike.com/Devinci DH team will be able to make use of them though. Wilderness Trail Bikes a.k.a. WTB, will be once again supplying the team seats for this year's race season.

Check out what they are gonna be comfortably sitting on this year:
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 27, 2008
Pure Cycle's launches new website. Pure Cycle's launches new website.
Pure Cycle, South Calgary's family bike store, has launched there new website, and are super excited to invite you over to check it out. All up to date with hot deals, and lots of information, check out www.purecycle.ca.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 27, 2008
Visit Beautiful Hornby Island and become a better rider. Visit Beautiful Hornby Island and become a better rider.
Ride and learn on beautiful Hornby with Endless Biking coaches Kelli Sherbinin and Jay Hoots. Learn the basics or ramp up your skills to the next level.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 27, 2008
Rocky Mountain Bicycles 2008 XC Team Rocky Mountain Bicycles 2008 XC Team
Rocky Mountain Bicycles announces Olympic ambitious cross-country team. Headed by Silver medalists Marie-Hélène Prémont (Athens 2004) and Alison Sydor (Atlanta 1996), Rocky Mountain bikes looks to add a hat trick to it's long standing history at the Olympics. Our team’s deep talent pool will also see competition at World Cups, Norbas and a continued effort in the epic market that will include events such as Trans Rockies , Trans Alps, Trans Germany and the BC Bike Race .
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 26, 2008
The passing of Steve W. DeLay of SWD Bikes The passing of Steve W. DeLay of SWD Bikes
On Monday, February 25th Steven Wesley DeLay peacefully passed away due to advanced pneumonia. Steve, known to many as “Short White Dude”, was founder, owner and the driving force behind SWD Racing. He was undoubtedly one of the most passionate and dedicated frame builders the industry will ever see.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 26, 2008
Fontana Winter Series #4 DH Fontana Winter Series #4 DH
Chris Kovarik keeps his winning streak alive. Read inside to see how he did against the competition at Fontana Winter Series round 4.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 26, 2008
2008 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking - Reg. opens March 7th 2008 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking - Reg. opens March 7th
News Source: Shawn Orecchio
Diablo Freeride Park, located only 47 miles from downtown New York City, announced today that preliminary details regarding the sixth annual U.S. Open of Mountain Biking are now available. Official online athlete and team registration will begin March 7th at 9am. Historically, the U.S. Open field is predominately pre-registered and all interested participants are urged to register in advance to secure their qualifying position.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 26, 2008
Messing with Sucess - New 2008 Blur LT Messing with Sucess - New 2008 Blur LT
Since its introduction in 2005, the Blur LT has gone on to become our best selling bike. It’s a long-legged, lightweight but surprisingly durable workhorse that defies being lumped into any one category, and is at home everywhere from mellow XC terrain to the steepest and rockiest slices of the back of beyond.

Why then, if something is so popular, so tough, and so capable, would we go and scrap it for something new? Much as we love the old LT, not long after it hit the trails, we began to pick it apart to try and find ways of making it better. Now, after an exhaustive two years of intensive design and prototyping, we’re ready to unveil the next generation of Blur LT.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 26, 2008
River Valley Cycle goes green in their new store (opening march 15th) River Valley Cycle goes green in their new store (opening march 15th)
River Valley Cycle has always been interested in preserving the environment & when we started planning the new shop we all felt we should make it not only a great bike shop but also Edmonton’s most environmentally friendly cycle shop. Everyone say welcome to the new River Valley Cycle.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 25, 2008
Tomac Is Back...Racing! Tomac Is Back...Racing!
Tomac recently announced the creation of the Tomac Factory Racing Team. Based in Switzerland, the team will contest the entire 2008 World Cup DH/4X program.

“A dream come true” says Team Manager and World Cup rider Claudio Caluori. “It’s where I started my career nine years ago, and I am really happy to now be managing the team and riding Tomac for 2008.”
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 25, 2008
Commencal Signs Canadian Young Guns Micayla Gatto, Alex “Pro” and Brendan Howe Commencal Signs Canadian Young Guns Micayla Gatto, Alex “Pro” and Brendan Howe
Commencal have added some serious talent to the roster with the “Young Guns”. Commencal has had their eyes on these young rippers from Canada for a while and decided 2008 was the right time to invest in the future.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 25, 2008
Troy Lee Designs Chito Helmet - At least I look fast...... Troy Lee Designs Chito Helmet - At least I look fast......
“Well Tyler, at least you look fast”……I’ll always remember those words that Shaums spoke to me while heading to the chair at Silver star resort last season. There I was in my riding “kit” which consisted of 5.10 shoes, socks pulled way up high (might as well ride in pants), TLD knee pads, Sombrio Pinner shorts, Pinkbike.com jersey over Dainese armor, TLD XC gloves, Spy goggles and the number one item I’m often found wearing while biking-My 2005 Troy Lee Designs Tank Helmet in Olive Green. “Yes Shaums you are right, I do look fast!”
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 25, 2008
DT Swiss E2200 - Red is the new White DT Swiss E2200 - Red is the new White
The FR 2350‘s little brother, the DT Swiss E2200 wheelset are designed for All Mountain riding, and are a swanky red color. Light enough to attack long distance uphills and durable enough to clear rough ­landings, and comfortable in the bike park or on single track attacks, these wheels have steeze, no doubt about it.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 25, 2008
Burgtec / Five-Ten Team Line up 2008 Burgtec / Five-Ten Team Line up 2008
Burgtec & Five-Ten are excited to announce their Team Line up for the 2008 season. We will be continuing to support some of the UK’s fastest and up and coming Gravity athletes around. All riders will be using the Penthouse Flat Pedals and the awesome Five-Ten Impact shoes. In addition this year is a 4x & BMX Squad. Our Race Truck will offer support to the Team and Burgtec product riders at European World Cups, NPS, Midlands, SDA’s and selected 4X and BMX events.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 25, 2008
Sharpeys Cycle - Bike Season Startup Party Sharpeys Cycle - Bike Season Startup Party
The group over at Sharpey's Cycle's would like to invite yourself, and your friends to there Season Startup Party.
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   Mike Levy    Feb 24, 2008
Persist Fox 40 Crown and Integrated Stem Persist Fox 40 Crown and Integrated Stem
If you have a Fox 40 on the front of your bike then you'll want to have a closer look at the Persist Optimus top crown and matching Prime integrated stem. And even if you don't have a 40 you'll still want to have a look at how a proper integrated setup is done.

Read on......
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 23, 2008
Cannondale's Addition to the lineup - Rize and Moto Cannondale's Addition to the lineup - Rize and Moto
Cannondale has been making high end bicycles for a long time now, so its no big news that they came out with new bikes. However, these new bikes are quite unique. After nearly two years of planning, Cannondale last weekend called a global summit in Gran Canaria to announce the release of two new bikes—the 130-millimeter travel Rize and the 160-millimeter Moto.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 23, 2008
Hans Lambert Signs With Norco Hans Lambert Signs With Norco
February 15th, 2008 ~ Norco Performance Bikes is excited to announce the addition of Hans Lambert to our Factory Team for the '08/09 season!
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 23, 2008
2008 RockShox Vivid 5.1 2008 RockShox Vivid 5.1
You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen pictures of it and since they are now in circulation, you might have had the chance to ride one! That’s right; RockShox Vivid’s are now shipping – nice to finally see RockShox back in the long travel rear coil over market.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 22, 2008
Tara Jam 2008 - Rye Airfield TOMORROW February 23rd, 2008! Tara Jam 2008 - Rye Airfield TOMORROW February 23rd, 2008!
Saturday February 23rd at 9pm - Hosted by Kyle Ebbett

$15 is the minimum donation to get in to ride the park or spectate. Once inside, you'll be able to ride with the pros or try your luck in some festival skill games and win sweet bike gear. Prizes include frames, pads, helmets, components and more.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 22, 2008
VCA 2008 Urban Downhill Race VCA 2008 Urban Downhill Race
Valparaiso is a port city that is embedded in the seaside hills in Chile. Built in between slopes and summits. A city with millions of stairs instead of walkways and lifts that climb up and down the hills were roads can't go. Valparaiso is an ideal manmade environment to host one the most entertaining and crowd-pleasing racing event ever. This year a handful of top international riders – last years cup was taken by non other than Cedric Gracia – like Brendan Fairclough, Steve Smith, Micayla Gatto and others fought to take the trophy home with some of the top South American and Chilean Riders.
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   Aeron Learmonth    Feb 22, 2008
Groms up to bat - Aeron Learmonth Groms up to bat - Aeron Learmonth
Hey my name is Aeron, I'm 13 and I've been biking for about 2 and a half years now and I love it. I love progressing and I hope to keep pushing my riding level in the 2008 season.

Please have a read, enjoy the pics and videos and hopefully I'll see you on the trails.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 22, 2008
Motivation? A word with Ryan Leech. Motivation? A word with Ryan Leech.
With my recent foray in to speaking, particularly with my Trials of Life school presentation, I am often referred to as a motivational speaker. The word motivate in this context has never really felt good to me; let me try to articulate the reasons why.

During the last week or two of December and first few weeks of January, we are hit with advertisements showing fit, sexy women working out, and dudes with eight packs and big smiles. The prime purpose of those images is to motivate you to get in shape as a new years resolution. Many people get off with great gusto, sign up to the gym for a year, and proceed to make an honest effort to get that body they have always dreamt of. The overindulgence that for some reason is now tied with Christmas certainly helps create the guilt necessary to fuel the fitness club membership. My wife who worked as a fitness instructor at one of these gyms can attest to this failsafe process.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 21, 2008
CHUMBA Racing Releases All-Mountain Wheelset CHUMBA Racing Releases All-Mountain Wheelset
Chumba Racing, creators of the massive F5 downhill rig, have created a new set of all mountain wheels that are designed to last you a life time, literally.
   Radek Burkat    Feb 21, 2008
New Website and Trailer Launched for Seasons New Website and Trailer Launched for Seasons
The Collective, producers of Roam and The Collective have launched a new website and trailer in support of their latest mountain bike film, Seasons. The website is at www.thecollectivefilm.com and includes the trailer, rider videos, photo galleries, and more information about the film and its sponsors.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 21, 2008
Nissan White Style presented by Kona - Best of video Nissan White Style presented by Kona - Best of video
The 18 minutes video highlight clip of the Nissan White Style presented by Kona is online now. Watch Trond Hansen winning the one and only winter slopestyle contest in Leogang, Austria.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 21, 2008
Nema International Sponsors Team Yeti for 2008 Nema International Sponsors Team Yeti for 2008
News Source: Dylan Dean
Nema International is proud to announce the addition of Team Yeti / Fox Shox and their selected affiliates to our 2008 team.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 21, 2008
Shimano Purchases Pearl Izumi From Nautilus Inc. Shimano Purchases Pearl Izumi From Nautilus Inc.
Bringing premium sports apparel and footwear to its offering of industry-leading cycling and fishing products, Shimano has completed its purchase of DashAmerica, Inc. (dba Pearl Izumi USA, Inc.) from Nautilus, Inc., announces David Pfeiffer, president of Shimano American Corporation. Pearl Izumi becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimano’s U.S. operations, and will continue to operate from its facilities in Broomfield, Colorado and Kirchzarten, Germany.
   Simon Paton    Feb 20, 2008
Alpine Bikes Winter Series Rd 2 at Innerleithen this weekend! Alpine Bikes Winter Series Rd 2 at Innerleithen this weekend!
Blow out those cobwebs! This coming weekend the 23rd and 24th of February the strong and committed will be heading North to Scotland for round two of the Alpine Bikes Winter Series in Innerleithen.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 20, 2008
Historic Stretch Of Queen West Destroyed By Massive Fire Historic Stretch Of Queen West Destroyed By Massive Fire
A historic section of the downtown has been reduced to smoking rubble following a massive six-alarm fire. The blaze ravaged a stretch of Queen St. West on Wednesday, destroying century-old buildings in what some are calling a tragedy for the city of Toronto. Duke's Cycle among the businesses affected.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 20, 2008
Push Industries 2008 Special Race program Push Industries 2008 Special Race program
News Source: Push Industries

PUSH INDUSTRIES - to put forth vigorous or persistent efforts. As we move further into 2008 PUSH Industries is excited to announce a new development program geared specifically towards the Downhill Racing segment of the marketplace.
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   Mike Estes    Feb 20, 2008
Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Deluxe 29'er - Review Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Deluxe 29'er - Review
When the 29'er hit the market, there were instant skeptics and equipment problems. But with a amazing dedication to Mountain Biking, The Gary Fisher Bicycle Company set out to change the standard of 29'ers, Mr Fisher loves the 29'er and it shows in the final product. Let me share my story in hopes of inspiring you to simply "try one out!"
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   Brooklyn Machine    Feb 20, 2008
Kowa Suspension: First Look Kowa Suspension: First Look
Initial review of Kowa Suspension 160s single crown fork.

As a new feature here at BROOKLYN, we're devoting a few Fridays every month for in depth, long term reviews of the products that get sent our way.
First up is the Kowa Suspension 160s Air single crown fork (not to be confused with Showa).
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 20, 2008
Migrating South - Darcy Heads to Cali for the Winter Migrating South - Darcy Heads to Cali for the Winter
It's February. Normally at this time each year I am skiing or sitting in a cold, damp university classroom - but not this February. This February (thus far) has been full of sun, skateparks, bikes, and beaches.

Why you ask? Because I'm in California!
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 20, 2008
2008 Kona Bike Parks ready for Shredding 2008 Kona Bike Parks ready for Shredding
Since 1998, when we joined forces with Whistler Resort in British Columbia to create the first Kona Groove Approved Bike Park, we have been the leader in developing exciting, sustainable bike parks throughout the world. And we haven’t stopped.

This year we have added four new Groove Approved venues to our dirt-filled quiver.


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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 19, 2008
Greg Minnaar Welcomed to Santa Cruz Greg Minnaar Welcomed to Santa Cruz
New Santa Cruz Syndicate member, Greg Minnaar, had a chance to check out his new digs with a trip to Santa Cruz in February. Being welcomed to the Syndicate 'family', he was made to feel right at home (and informed that once you join the 'family', you never leave....).
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 19, 2008
Banshee Throws a Wildcard in the mix - Preview Article Banshee Throws a Wildcard in the mix - Preview Article
Banshee Bikes has been a big name since the 'huckfest' we knew as the late 90's. There were more Morphines, and Screams in the average garage than McDonalds wrappers on the passenger seat. After the 'huckfest' died off, big bulky bikes were turned into Pop machines, and Parking Meters. As the Industry shifts, Banshee Bikes continues to be up there with the big boys, especially with the creation of there Downhill, and Slopestyle bikes. The Wildcard is Banshee's answer to the growing love for Slopestyle bikes in the industry, and it is definitely a head turner.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 19, 2008
CRC/Intense Bike has arrived! CRC/Intense Bike has arrived!
Chris Kovarik just received his new CRC/Intense M6 together with the brand new Manitou Dorado forks. Julien Camellini has also received his bike and Ruaridh and Matt will have their bikes later this week. We are really pleased how the bikes have turned out. A huge thank you to all our sponsors for getting us our parts this early.
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   Mark Baillie    Feb 19, 2008
Winter Splinter 2008 only 1 week away!-This Sunday February 24th! Winter Splinter 2008 only 1 week away!-This Sunday February 24th!
It's 2008 and time to get back on that park bike!

The Winter Splinter MTB Park competition is back on track and it's going down Sunday February 24, 2008 at the Factory Skatepark in Newnan, GA. The Winter Splinter is an indoor jump jam/bike battle type of competition for 24” and 26” wheel bikes. We are adding an additional class this year, which means there will be more winners and more opportunities to take home prizes. There will be an amateur, expert, and pro class, with amateur and expert winners taking home awesome prizes and the pro class will get cash prize payouts.

Hooters and Red Bull girls will be present!
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 19, 2008
2008 Island Cup Race Series 2008 Island Cup Race Series
2008 Island Cup Race Series - New and Improved!

While snow may cover the Vancouver Island trails, and many a bike hangs quietly in a garage, our local race organizers have been busy preparing for the 2008 race season.

Check out what 2008 has in store:
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 18, 2008
Lopes re-signs with Oakley, Marzocchi, Bell, Easton, Hayes, MRP, ODI..and a few more! Lopes re-signs with Oakley, Marzocchi, Bell, Easton, Hayes, MRP, ODI..and a few more!
We are happy to announce that Lopes will be blazing up key world cup races, bike festivals, mega-avalanches and some enduro challenges come this 2008 race year with the support of some long-standing sponsors.

Read on for more information.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 18, 2008
Thomas Vanderham - What's going on these days? Thomas Vanderham - What's going on these days?
There seems to be a lot of confusion about where, and what Thomas Vanderham has been doing the past while. Well, we at Pinkbike.com want to serve you the best we can, and if that means sending out a 30 man search party for Thomas just to figure out what he is up to, then by all means it will get done. Luckily it wasn't that hard to track him down.

Here is what he had to say, when we asked him what was going on.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 18, 2008
Contintental Tyre Factory Visit Contintental Tyre Factory Visit
“Don’t mention the war, don’t mention the war“ said Mrs. P on the way to the airport. Next stop was Frankfurt in Germany for a VIP trip around the Continental Tyre Factory!

Continental Factory Tour Thursday 7th February 2008.
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   Michael Shearer    Feb 18, 2008
North American Handmade Bike Show 2008 North American Handmade Bike Show 2008
Bike-nerd heaven! I tried my best to see it all and talk with builders but it just can't be done in one day...so here's some of the high points of the show.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 17, 2008
The Big "Ben" Theory - Ben Boyko Interview The Big "Ben" Theory - Ben Boyko Interview
I have witnessed a few good cases of "pro's exploding onto the scene" in my riding career so far, but nothing beats Ben Boyko. After making the switch from BMX to Mountain bike, Ben was supported by a small North Shore based bike company labeled Cove Bikes. Shortly after gaining the first ever rider's segment for the Pist'N'Broke guys, and gaining segment of the year for that same segment in CKD, Ben was signed by Norco Bikes. In 2007 Ben was the crowned Crankworx 2007 Champion, and later signed a strong 3 year bond with Norco Bikes. This guy has been around the block, and knows his ups and downs.

Check out my interview with the man on this side of the water, Ben Boyko.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 16, 2008
The Rayz MTB Game of BIKE The Rayz MTB Game of BIKE
Rayz MTB Park, based out of Cleveland Ohio, held a revolutionary event on the weekend. The First ever organized game of BIKE was held, and more than enough riders came out to rock the ramps, and have a generally good mid winter riding meeting. The time of season may not be idea for riding, but indoor riding will never get old. Check this out.
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   Dunbar Cycles    Feb 15, 2008
Dunbar cycles under new ownership Dunbar cycles under new ownership
Dunbar Cycles is under new ownership as of the 1st of February 2008. The two joint owners are local rippers Rob Venables and Jerusha Millar, both dedicated riders and true regulars on the trails all over the lower mainland, Sunshine Coast, Victoria, The Island, and Whistler. The duo will be hands on at the Dunbar and 26th store location developing the store by bringing on new exciting brands such as Giant Bicycles, Transition bikes, Sombrio clothing, Race Face apparel, and also Marzocchi soft goods.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 15, 2008
Andrew Taylor signs with X-Fusion Andrew Taylor signs with X-Fusion
News Source: X-Fusion Suspension
Slopestyle superstar Andrew Taylor signs suspension deal with X-Fusion for the 2008 season. A.T. is the newest addition to the X-Fusion Factory Team. Andrew Taylor’s explosive riding always stands out in competition or at a casual jump session.
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   Aaron LaRocque    Feb 15, 2008
ATTN: Victoria Riders, Keep Eyes Peeled for Stolen Bikes! ATTN: Victoria Riders, Keep Eyes Peeled for Stolen Bikes!
Luke Fulton's one of a kind silver Rocky Mountain Flow, among other things, was stolen the other night from his house. Let's keep our eye's peeled so we can get Luke back on his bike ASAP.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 14, 2008
Custom Sunn Radical: 15,5 Kg with pedals ! Custom Sunn Radical: 15,5 Kg with pedals !
Here comes some “spy” pics and info for you:

When Simon Andre our product manager and really talented DH rider decides to prepare his DH bike for the season it can be a long wait, but the result is always worth it!

Check the beast:
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 14, 2008
Sam Blenkinsop on team Yeti/Fox Sam Blenkinsop on team Yeti/Fox
Sam Blenkinsop (Wanganui, NZ), one of the youngest riders to hit the World Cup circuit, is bringing fresh downhill talent from down under to the Yeti / Fox Shox Factory Team in a two-year signed deal.
Check out team Yeti/Fox's News!
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 14, 2008
Copa Contrapedal Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2008 Copa Contrapedal Valparaiso Cerro Abajo 2008
Cup Oxford Contrapedal Valparaíso Down Hill 2008 - The biggest spectacle in Latin American based Mountain Biking

The European champion, the current number one pan-American and Canadian race, American and Latin American riders will challenge the hills, stairs and alleys of Valparaiso. It is the sixth version of this spectacular DH race that will take place Sunday the 17th of February, and has as special attraction - the riders cross the former Jail of Valparaiso.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 13, 2008
The Little Bike that Can - Max Max by Commencal The Little Bike that Can - Max Max by Commencal
In 2000 a small French company was started, brandishing the name Commencal. Since that time they have been producing high quality bicycles, that appeal to all audiences. The Max Max hardtail was created as an affordable bike, but with a high quality frame. Created with the idea in mind that riders would purchase the bike at a young level, and slowly build it up over time to a bike of a higher caliber. The Max Max frame uses a very comfortable frame design, matched with good entry level parts. What's this mean to the rider? A sick frame, for an even sicker price. What else could you ask for?

Check out the Max Max.
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   Leah Duperron    Feb 13, 2008
Alberta Freeride Awards Website is up and Running-Nominate Now! Alberta Freeride Awards Website is up and Running-Nominate Now!
The Alberta Freeride Awards are back and at ‘er for another year and it's time to get your nominations in for the coveted awards! All nominations can be cast at www.albertafreerideawards.com from now until Sunday, March 2nd 2008. The brand spankin' new website boasts some cool features like a photo gallery, archives and info about the upcoming awards ceremony that will take place at Canada Olympic Park on Sunday, March 16th 2008. All you’ve got to do is get on there and click the “nominate riders now" icon to put in your recommendations for the 13 categories.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 13, 2008
Kovarik's Fontana Hatrick Kovarik's Fontana Hatrick
Chris Kovarik took the win and the money again at the 3rd Fontana winter series. The conditions were back to the usual dry and dusty terrain usually found at Fontana. Even with a bobble entering the rock garden and missing the fastest line through Chris was able to take the win mainly due to his cornering speed which was visibly much faster than the rest of the field as you watched them coming down a large percentage of the course.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 13, 2008
Rocky Mountain Bicycles 2008 Gravity Team Rocky Mountain Bicycles 2008 Gravity Team
Vancouver, B.C. Geoff Gulevich signs a two year contract with Rocky Mountain Bicycles. This recently inked deal will see the Rocky Mountain Bicycles Team begin a new era of freeride. Geoff Gulevich (N. Vancouver) along with Kyle MacDonald (Whistler) and Andrew Sherry (Vancouver Island) will follow the big footsteps put down by Wade Simmons the “godfather of freeride”.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 13, 2008
Subaru-Gary Fisher MTB Team Back for 2008 Subaru-Gary Fisher MTB Team Back for 2008
For 2008 the Subaru-Gary Fisher team is returning the core of its team including Olympic hopefuls Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Willow Koerber, and Heather Irmiger. However, the biggest resigning during the off-season was that of title sponsor, Subaru. Subaru is continuing its commitment to mountain biking with a three-year deal that will ensure the continuation of the most successful mountain bike team in America through 2010.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 13, 2008
Jam at Rye Airfield for Tara Jam at Rye Airfield for Tara
Saturday February 23rd at 9pm - Hosted by Kyle Ebbett

$15 is the minimum donation to get in to ride the park or spectate. Once inside, you'll be able to ride with the pros or try your luck in some festival skill games and win sweet bike gear. Prizes include frames, pads, helmets, components and more.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 12, 2008
This Could Be You! … The Deity Contest This Could Be You! … The Deity Contest
Here is your chance to win a custom built bike and a possible spot on the Deity pro roster! The five month contest will give true riders from across the globe the opportunity to showcase their skills, personality, style, and why they are worthy to win this bike and a possible spot on the elite deity pro roster…all captured in a video format. Looking for talent, the end winner not only walks away with a custom built Blk Mrkt MOB that features the full, all new Deity 2008 product line, prototype Deity metal, custom powdercoat Atomlab DHR wheelset, GI DU pedals, custom Rock Shox Pike, and so much more, but also an opportunity to possibly become the next Deity pro rider!
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   Rafal Klisinski    Feb 12, 2008
Haunebu Dirt/Street frames + fork Haunebu Dirt/Street frames + fork
BT Bikes of Poland releases the new HAUNEBU rigid fork (F480) and two new HAUNEBU hard tail frames (B2D and M2D).

These street orientated frames and fork are ready for serious abuse.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 12, 2008
Marc Bassingthwaighte is a name we're going to hear a lot more of in the future! Marc Bassingthwaighte is a name we're going to hear a lot more of in the future!
News Source: Phil Deetlefs
Hailing from Windhoek, Namibia, the 24 yrs old already has an impressive resume, including an overall fifth place finish in the Trans Alps.
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   Jack Black    Feb 12, 2008
I Have A Dream.....And A Plan To Go With It. I Have A Dream.....And A Plan To Go With It.
I Have A Dream.....And A Plan To Go With It. What that dream includes is within the lines of this story. The plan is there too, but you guys only care about the bike.

A great man once said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." My dream is not going to end up being as important in history as the great Martin Luther King Jr.'s was, but I assure you, one day, it will happen.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 11, 2008
Greg Minnaar to Ride the Gamut in 2008 Greg Minnaar to Ride the Gamut in 2008
2003 World Champion Greg Minnaar has teamed up with Gamut USA for the 2008 season. After his successful shoulder surgery last October, the South African rider is well prepared to write the next chapter in his already illustrious career during this year's campaign. Gamut is very pleased to have added Greg to its select team of riders, and looks forward to watching Greg race all over the globe this coming year.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 11, 2008
Nanaimo Super D - March 9th, 2008 Nanaimo Super D - March 9th, 2008
We are just under a month away from the first Island Cup Race of the season. The Nanaimo Super D will be held on March 9, with registration starting at 9:00am and the race starting at 12:00pm. Registration will take place in the same place as last year, just up the road from the Wastelands Motocross track in Nanaimo, but with a new and improved course and format. The map of the new course has been posted on our website. Any person wanting to race the Beginners category will be able to do so free of charge however they must purchase or be a member of a GRMBA affiliated club. The focus of the beginner category is on participation. There will be prizes for the winner’s of the Intermediate men’s and women’s races and one dollar from each men’s and women’s entry will be going to the winners of the Expert category.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 11, 2008
2008 Cycle Solutions Ontario Cup DH/4X Race Series Schedule 2008 Cycle Solutions Ontario Cup DH/4X Race Series Schedule
Well the year 2008 is upon us and it's time to ramp it up again as the first stop on the O-Cup DH schedule is only a few months away.

The 2008 Cycle Solutions Ontario Cup DH and 4X Race series presented by Commencal Bicycles will have some great new additions, including the following:
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 10, 2008
Kona Freeride Team Ready to Log Air Time in 2008 Kona Freeride Team Ready to Log Air Time in 2008
CLUMP Riders Bring Focused Expertise to Top Freeride Comps

Bringing a hungry and focused attitude to the freeride bike world, the Kona CLUMP Freeride Team is set and ready to roll into the big hits and challenging courses for the 2008 season. Returning many talented athletes to this years competition stage, the riders have been logging countless hours of training, have rested and rehabilitated their injuries and are fueled to get back in the saddle to not only enjoy what they love to do, but also win.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 9, 2008
Skyride in Vernon hit by thieves TWICE! Skyride in Vernon hit by thieves TWICE!
Thieves have struck twice in the past few days and claimed some 9 bikes and miscellaneous goods from Skyride Bikes in Vernon B.C.

Read on for a list of missing items:
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 8, 2008
Lumberjacks and Bike riders Unite - Wayne Goss Interview Lumberjacks and Bike riders Unite - Wayne Goss Interview
After winning the UFC, Wayne Goss blew onto the scene, signing a contract with Cannondale and The Cut. DH Productions followed the Cut riders for a season and produced Sevenvision, which highlighted the riders in their elements. We were recently able to catch up with Wayne and his buddy Josh to see what's new in the world of this wood cutting, bike riding kid at heart.

Read on to hear more!
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   Mike Levy    Feb 8, 2008
MRP G2 Guide Test MRP G2 Guide Test
While not the first or only people to fabricate a chain retention device, MRP is arguably the first to do it properly. When the System 1 was first produced in 1996 it set a precedent for chain guides. When a lot of other people were installing spring loaded derailleur tensioners or chain stay mounted rollers, MRP began to produce the simplest solution to what turned out to be a not so simple problem. As time passed, bike designs evolved, and so did the rider's skill. Their line of guides also expanded to include the System 2, the many options of the System 3, and the latest design, the MRP G2.

I've spent the last few months trying to do my worst to the G2. Want to know how it worked?

Read on......
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 7, 2008
Enduro Fork Seals – more than just seals… Enduro Fork Seals – more than just seals…
Enduro Fork Seals first stated making a name for themselves with their fork seals upgrades and cartridge bearing kits. For the past two years they started manufacturing gold – well not really gold, but some pretty nifty tools that are worth their weight in gold!
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   Neven Bijelic    Feb 7, 2008
"Focus" - Exhibit inspired by freeride mountainbiking "Focus" - Exhibit inspired by freeride mountainbiking
"Focus" is photography exhibit inspired by freeride mountain-biking, and when I say freeride I mean alternative/less often used ways of riding the bike.

This is the first exhibit of it's kind (as far as I know) in Serbia, where when you say MTB everybody thinks XC, so this is my contribution to expanding horizons about the sport we are all passionate about.
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   Mike Dekoning    Feb 7, 2008
Snow Ride 101 Snow Ride 101
A story about our "snow ride" up on Vedder Mountain. One local overcomes his fears by hitting the well known "40" footer in the snow.

It was cold, that's pretty much the best way to describe Vedder Mountain on Sunday(January 27th). Justin and I headed up Vedder Mountain in Chilliwack to ride the trail "Dilemma" in the snow.
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   Tyler Clifford    Feb 6, 2008
Great group of kids - Welcome to Kelowna's DJ Scene! Great group of kids - Welcome to Kelowna's DJ Scene!
There are a key group of kids I ride with in Kelowna and it is hard not to have fun when you are around them. This summer has been the best time of my life, be it the goofy little fun sessions on some little stuff, or an unreal DJ session where everyone is pushing each other to learn new things, I couldn't ask for more. Here's a look at the my friends that I shred with and the places where we ride:
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 6, 2008
NYCFreeride Sponsors Diablo Freeride Park NYCFreeride Sponsors Diablo Freeride Park
NYCFR LTD. is very pleased to announce an exclusive product sponsorship of Diablo Freeride Park for the 2008 season. As part of this agreement, NYCFR LTD. will be manufacturing a limited edition run of custom Glory Hole Pedals produced exclusively for the park.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 6, 2008
Federau Chases Olympic Spot Federau Chases Olympic Spot
Federau is chasing a spot on the Canadian team for the Olympics in Beijing. In order to qualify for selection, Ricky needs a top 16 placing in World Cup competition in one of the first 5 World Cup events prior the end of May 2008. If he is able to secure a spot in the pool, he then needs to show the selectors that he is one of the 2 fastest Canadians in order to attend the Olympics. Already qualified are Geoff Kabush of Comox and Seamus Mc Grath of Victoria. “When I compare my results to the other guys, I know that I am as fast or faster then any of them on any given day. Seamus had that awesome result (16th) at Mount St. Anne last summer and Geoff is one of the best in North America. When I look at lap times from St Felicien where I was 21st and less then 2 minutes out of the top 16, I know that I am capable of a good result.”
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   Mike Levy    Feb 6, 2008
Riding the new Trek Remedy in the Land of the Small Dogs!  Part 2 Riding the new Trek Remedy in the Land of the Small Dogs! Part 2
Awhile back I got the opportunity to have a go on Treks new All-Mountain platform, the Remedy 9. Trek chose Mexico as the location and for good reason. Good weather, great food, and amazing trails! In part 1 you were introduced to Trek's newest machine, the Remedy. I got technical on you and showed you what makes a Remedy a Remedy, told you how our first few rides went and you got to read about the Valley of the Monks.

Part 2 has even more about Trek's new bike, some amazing pictures and the story of our ride into Copper Canyon.

Read on...
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   Christian Davis    Feb 6, 2008
St.John's Newfoundland FINALLY Gets An Indoor Skatepark! St.John's Newfoundland FINALLY Gets An Indoor Skatepark!
Over the past few years, there have been rumors constantly floating around about the city getting an indoor skate park built. Now, with a warehouse finally secured, Rob Yetman has finally given us a spot to train and practice in over the winter...other than Todd's garage.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 5, 2008
Dorel creates two distinct bicycle divisions following Cannondale acquisition Dorel creates two distinct bicycle divisions following Cannondale acquisition
New Division established exclusively for Independent Bicycle Dealer channel - Pacific Cycle to concentrate on mass merchant category.

Dorel Industries Ltd. (TSX: DII.A, DII.B) today announced it is re-organizing its Recreational/Leisure segment to create two distinct bicycle divisions to deal separately with the Independent Bicycle Dealer (IBD) and mass merchant channels. The changes are being made to coincide with today's announced acquisition of the Bethel, Connecticut-based Cannondale Bicycle Corporation. The purchase also includes the Sugoi Performance Apparel Company.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 5, 2008
Nema’s NEW Podium DOWNHILL Kit & Breather Gloves Nema’s NEW Podium DOWNHILL Kit & Breather Gloves
Ventura, CaliforniaNema International is proud to announce that the highly anticipated Podium downhill kit and Breather lightweight gloves are available!
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 5, 2008
All New Deity Components dot com All New Deity Components dot com
The long awaited 2008 deity site is finally here!

2008 marks a new chapter for deity starting with the debut of their all new website that showcases the new 2008 deity product line in a feature rich package that bleeds deity’s style on every page.

Wanting to deliver far more than the typical formulaic web site layout, the 2008 site has not only emphasized the refined direction deity is seeking, but also delivers comprehensive features and details of their all new 2008 product line plus so much more. Read On!
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 5, 2008
2008 Toronto Bike show - Dirt comps. 2008 Toronto Bike show - Dirt comps.
2008 Toronto Indoor BMX and Mountain Bike Championships, 4-Cross dirt racing and stunt contests.
March 7-9, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada.

In conjunction with The Toronto International Bicycle Show, with returning sponsors including Kona and DiamondBack, more space and dirt than last years awesome event, the 2008 Toronto Indoor comp promises to be fun for riders and a great show for spectators.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 5, 2008
Kokanee Crankworx Highest Rated Freeride Event in Recent IMTTO Rankings Kokanee Crankworx Highest Rated Freeride Event in Recent IMTTO Rankings
In early January 2008, members of the International Mountain Bike Trade Teams, Technical Support and Race Organizers (IMTTO) crowned Kokanee Crankworx the highest rated freeride mountain bike event of the 2007 season and the 9th highest rated event in the world (Fort William was number one). On the event scene since 2004, Kokanee Crankworx has emerged as the must-see event of the summer event circuit.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 4, 2008
Trond Hansen - The winner of the Nissan White Style presented by Kona Trond Hansen - The winner of the Nissan White Style presented by Kona
Last Saturday, February 2nd, the third anniversary of the Nissan White Style presented by Kona showcased sizzling international mountain bike freeride action in Leogang, Austria. The riders ripped the perfectly shaped slopestyle course until the late evening. Trond Hansen from Norway won the contest by showing the crowd a trick loaded run with lots of style. But also the other competitors surprised the spectators with amazing riding performance.
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   S A    Feb 4, 2008
2008 661 Raji Gloves - Review 2008 661 Raji Gloves - Review
Sixsixone has long been a leader in the mountain bike armor and apparel industry and 2008 sees no change in this with yet another great product range for the new season.

I’ve managed to get my hands on 661’s tasty new 2008 Raji glove in a stylish ‘Tan’ color. I’ve long been a fan of the Raji gloves which have always given a good level of protection to keep your hands a little smoother but at the same time provide excellent ventilation to stop your palms getting sweaty in the summer months. The ‘Ultra thin 0.5 Tactilite®’ palm gives amazing feel of the bar, leaving you at times almost forgetting you’re wearing gloves! Sixsixone have exclusively brought in this palm technology with courtesy of Mechanix wear for 2008, a great addition in my eyes!
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 4, 2008
Big Mountain Bike Adventures Launches Swiss Bliss - A Fraulein Only Mountain Bike Adventure in the Swiss Alps Big Mountain Bike Adventures Launches Swiss Bliss - A Fraulein Only Mountain Bike Adventure in the Swiss Alps
Big Mountain Bike Adventures announces dates and the itinerary for Swiss Bliss, an exclusive, unique all-mountain women’s-only bike adventure in Zermatt, Switzerland.

After a hugely successful experiment in 2007, Big Mountain has scheduled the 2008 Swiss Bliss Women’s Only trip for August 22-29, 2008. The 8-day all-inclusive trip is designed for women of all ages and lifestyles – the only common denominator is that they have to be intermediate to expert riders.
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   Summer Gravity Camps    Feb 1, 2008
Summer Gravity Camps 2008 site and video. Summer Gravity Camps 2008 site and video.
The new Summer Gravity Camps website is now live. We are looking forward to another great summer, our camp sponsors have once again stepped it up donating thousands of dollars worth of gear for the campers. Our coaching roster for '08 is amazing, we have some of the best athletes in the freeride world back helping our campers elevate their riding. (1 video)
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 1, 2008
3rd Annual Downhill and Super D Bicycle Race: Mob’N’the Mojave 3rd Annual Downhill and Super D Bicycle Race: Mob’N’the Mojave
All Mountain Cyclery presents the 3rd Annual Downhill and Super D Bicycle Race: Mob’N’the Mojave on Presidents Day Weekend February 16th and 17th 2008 at Historic Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 1, 2008
Billy Lewis - Pimp or Playa? Billy Lewis - Pimp or Playa?
What happens if you mix the ocean breeze of Seattle, 4130 Aircraft grade metal, 2 tires, and 1 sick rider?

You get a big boy named Billy Lewis, who reps it hard on a 2 wheeler. Ever since the days of bent seat stays over at Tonic Fab this kid has been pounding on the hours in the parks. Read on to get a true understanding of this crazy kid.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 1, 2008
ODI grips have landed and will be in good hands for 2008 ODI grips have landed and will be in good hands for 2008
The first of the 2008 Pinkbike.com/Devinci downhill team sponsor products has found its way through the office doors. ODI lock on grips will keep the team's hands from spinning on the bars and their bikes looking good. ODI is the top choice for lock on grips and we're proud to have them on board for 2008.

Check out all the colors that the team will be rockin' this year:
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 1, 2008
Kelowna - Bike Club Meeting, Wednesday February 6th, 2008 Kelowna - Bike Club Meeting, Wednesday February 6th, 2008
Resurrect the Kelowna Bike Club-

The former Kelowna Mountain Bike Club is being re-launched this year after a period of inactivity. This club will be a key part of any long term strategy to keep mountain biking a viable activity in the region. As a link between the interests of the riders in the area and several levels of local, regional, and provincial government, this club will seek to promote, protect and preserve the world class trails and resources in the Central Okanagan region.
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