Mountain Bike News
   Tyler Maine    Oct 31, 2009
PaintHouse Customs Contest - Winner! PaintHouse Customs Contest - Winner!
Source: PaintHouse Customs

Congratulations to Lucas Bell of Victoria BC! You've won a one of a kind POC helmet painted by PaintHouse Customs! Lucas's design was super clean, well thought out, and just plain bad ass! Like the helmets design, it contained both strait and curved lines and had a 3D element while maintaining a 2D image.

Final design inside!
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Oct 30, 2009
Empire AP1 Group test - Part 3 Empire AP1 Group test - Part 3
The missing file: part three of the Empire Group Test.

This has been a little longer in the wait than intended so first of all apologies there! To recap, this is a test between three bikes; the Empire AP-1, the Santa Cruz V10 and the Iron Horse Sunday.

Read on for the final installment:
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 30, 2009
New Gamut Dual Ring Guide New Gamut Dual Ring Guide
Source: Gamut USA

Gamut's latest chainguide solution, the Gamut Dual Ring, is designed to accommodate 2 ring set ups with the proven protection of the P30 bashguard. The guide comes in all possible mount types (ISCG, ISCG05, BB mount) and does not require the use of adapters. CNC'd 6061 aluminum is the material of choice making weights range from 146g to 154g including bashguard. The Gamut Dual Ring is ideal for 2 ring set ups on any trail, downhill or XC bike. Designed, machined, and assembled in San Jose, California by the Gamut crew themselves, this device continues Gamut's tradition of offering simple, high quality solutions backed with world class customer support.

More details inside,
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Oct 30, 2009
Banshee Bikes signs Team Geronimo as Factory Racing Team Banshee Bikes signs Team Geronimo as Factory Racing Team
Banshee Bikes (www.bansheebikes.com) and Team Geronimo (www.geronimoracing.net) are both pleased to announce their new partnership for the 2010 race season. 2009 isn’t even a memory yet, but Jay MacNeil, General Manager of Banshee Bikes, and Team Geronimo are busy preparing for a jump start on 2010 – ready to hit the National, International, and World Cup race circuits on Banshee’s new Legend Mk II DH bike and Rampant 4X bike.
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   callum swift    Oct 30, 2009
MADE Trailer MADE Trailer
MADE is an inspirational mountain bike film about the best riders in the world doing what they love, riding bikes. Whether they are on their downhill bikes, moto’s, hardtails or BMX's they radiate an infectious passion for bikes and a love of the lifestyle that comes with them. Featuring Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, Sam Hill, Josh Bryceland, Brendan Fairclough, Stevie Smith, Filip Polc, Ben Reid, Danny Pace and many more! MADE captures in stunning high definition the essence of a life of traveling, racing and riding that we all dream of.

Check the epic trailer here...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 30, 2009
Diabloween at Diablo Freeride Park - Oct.31/09 Diabloween at Diablo Freeride Park - Oct.31/09
Source: Diablo Freeride Park

You are cordially invited to celebrate the final chapter of the 2009 mountain bike season! Don your favorite costume and take part in the weirdest bike event of the year!

Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 29, 2009
e*thirteen Introduces the SS+ e*thirteen Introduces the SS+
Source: e13

In a tireless effort to perfect chain retention systems across the board e*thirteen components has once again raised the standard by which all other chainguides are judged. As the industry leader in chain retention, e*thirteen realizes the importance of making advanced technologies more accessible to budget conscious riders and racers. We believe that a recessed world economy should not be a barrier to enjoying the sports of downhill riding and racing (or even freechucking), and we're proving it!

Details inside,
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   Simon Paton    Oct 29, 2009
PRO - Atherton Star Series - First Look! PRO - Atherton Star Series - First Look!
PRO - Powers your performance, well that's what they tell me!

PRO is now acknowledged by Shimano Japan, for the first time in the brand’s history. The 2010 products are now subject to Shimano’s strict MPAN QC testing procedure, arguably one of the toughest and most stringent in the industry.

Now if it's good enough for the Athertons then it is good enough for you!
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   EZO Brand    Oct 29, 2009
Daryl Brown in 2009 Daryl Brown in 2009
Daryl Brown is 19 years young and mashing the UK dirt scene up like a new potato!

EZO has followed Daryl all over the place this year capturing some of the sickest moves. He's religiously hit all the King of Dirt rounds and any other comps that popped up and as we write this he is riding the Portugal Bike show, with Europe's biggest and brightest.

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 29, 2009
Transition Bikes TR450 colorways! Transition Bikes TR450 colorways!
Source: Transition Bikes

Here are some samples showing the production TR450 graphics and colors. There is a bit of a moto theme going with the red and yellow designs - a bit of shout out to the moto inspired "450" name. Both the red and the yellow frame graphics are clear coated over for durability and a clean look. The white frame has removable decals, with extras included so riders can really customize their setup. There may be some aftermarket TR450 decal kits sold by 3rd party companies, so the white frame is a great blank canvas.

Frames will begin shipping sometime in December.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 28, 2009
Race Face Piper Jacket Review Race Face Piper Jacket Review
Source: elise

Now, initially I felt this little jacket was too light and flimsy to be considered part of a Fall-Winter collection. Who did this featherweight think it was trying to compete outside its weight class?

Full Piper Jacket review inside,
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   John Lee    Oct 28, 2009
Week 13 of "52 weeks" Week 13 of "52 weeks"
I'm attempting to compete in the Mega Avalanche in 2010 - It's a journey of 52 weeks till I actually get there and it's gonna be tough! Read on to hear more about my week of new bikes, racing and training!

Inside are the pics, video diary and loads of letters from the alphabet, which form words that will tell you about week 13 in my mission to Mega Avalanche in 2010.
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   Simon Paton    Oct 28, 2009
661 Mini Downhill Race - Forest of Dean 661 Mini Downhill Race - Forest of Dean
It's back! The 661 MINI DOWNHILL RACE - Forest of Dean - Gloucestershire in England. Following the amazing success of the last 661 Mini DH, the Forest of Dean is the next place for an exciting new way to get into downhill mountain bike racing.

Aimed at new riders to the sport to give it a go, we also have the Pro am category for the more established racers. You get 2 race runs, a good laugh and topped off with top prizes from our sponsors.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 27, 2009
Indoor wrap up - Interbike 2009 Indoor wrap up - Interbike 2009
It really never ends, every where you looked there were amazing parts and cool gadgets on display. One of the biggest advancements on the component side of things was SRAM's all new XX line up. Over at POC everything was looking extra clean - plain and simple, their display was to the point. Jamis and Morewood bikes had some shiny bits to show us all too.

Details inside,
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   Radek Burkat    Oct 27, 2009
NWD10 - in stock and shipping now. NWD10 - in stock and shipping now.
NWD10 has arrived and is available now from the Freeride Entertainment Store. Ships today!

Check out the pics from the pile of DVDs ready to be shipped.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 27, 2009
PaintHouse Customs Contest - 5 Finalists! PaintHouse Customs Contest - 5 Finalists!
Source: PaintHouse Customs

Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone who entered the contest! After the contest ended last Monday I had received 172 entries, most containing several designs. And after much deliberation amongst my colleagues and peers I was able to narrow that 172 down to my top 5. These 5 designs have great composition, a unique perspective on the idea, and a professional quality that would match the helmet. They are also all completely original artworks.

I had each of the finalists give me the run down on their designs; picking a winner out of these won't be easy...
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 25, 2009
Ham and Steeze Jump Jam - It's a wrap like saran! Ham and Steeze Jump Jam - It's a wrap like saran!
After months of talking, weeks of planning, days of prepping, and hours of digging it has come, and gone. The first 'Ham and Steeze Jump Jam' at the world famous Aptos Post Office Jumps was a total success. Over 30 riders attended the event, many spectators were out to enjoy the festivities, and Black Sabbath played all day. Oh, and of course tons of prizing and shwag was given out!
Video of the Comp inside
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 25, 2009
Moab Ho-Down Bike Festival! Moab Ho-Down Bike Festival!
Source: Chile Pepper Bike Shop

If you haven’t made it to Moab for this festival...then shame on you! Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival happening October 30, 31, and November 1, 2009.

Moab’s original fat tire festival has changed and evolved over the past few decades into what is now being presented by Chile Pepper Bike Shop in Moab. The festival offers group shuttles and rides, dirt jump competition, NWD 10 – “Dust & Bones” movie premiere, townie tour, Super D Race, DH Race and an outrageous costume party with live music.
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 24, 2009
Ham and Steeze Jump Jam Day - Practice Ham and Steeze Jump Jam Day - Practice
The dirt jumping scene in Aptos California, and more specifically Santa Cruz County as a whole is blowing up. Big name riders like Tyler and Cam McCaul, Greg Watts, Alex Reveles, Jamie Goldman, and many more call this cozy California location home, and the local jumps are some of the best I have seen in my travels. I got invited down to do a film trip for the Ham and Steeze Jump Jam, so after minor thought I packed by bags and hit the skies.

Pics of Day one inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 24, 2009
Gravity - Interbike 2009 Gravity - Interbike 2009
Gravity may have had a small booth but it was filled to the brim with new goodies for 2010. Their new Gravity Lite chainguide looks to be a massive improvement over last year's model, the Gravity Whip Cap takes the steerer tube routed front brake to a new level, and the 777 flat DH bar should be a hit with all the downhillers out there. And how about a 800 mm wide riser bar! Four videos and a load of pictures inside!

Read on...
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Oct 23, 2009
Dirt Jump Competition at the SF Bike Expo Dirt Jump Competition at the SF Bike Expo
News Source: RideSFO

The SF Bike Expo Crew is pleased to announce the addition of AT’s Showdown at the Cow Palace, a mountain bike dirt jump competition. Powered by Adidas and designed by Gravity Pro Andrew Taylor, it will begin with a launch off a Sea Container through the trees into some massive jumps. The jumps will be located next the expo in the middle of the Cross Palace CX Race.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 23, 2009
Unwind in Moab! Part 2 Unwind in Moab! Part 2
Wow the first two days were great and to think Pete says that day 3 will blow all our minds and expectations of Moab. Looking forward to hitting the trails, but scared about doubling our distance intake of the past 2 days. We also ran into 6 other Canadians that are going to join us for the Whole Enchilada and who knew that one was even Ryan Leech's brother in law - small world!

Tons of pics, an HD movie, quick clips and a few words inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 23, 2009
More Interbike Details - Interbike 2009 More Interbike Details - Interbike 2009
While the video crews were off at appointments, some of us were able to scour the desert or trade show and learn about new products from anyone that had time to talk to us. Check out some new shoes and components from Shimano, new bikes from Cove, Scott USA, clothes and armor from Mace, and hand built frames from Dobermann Fab.

Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 23, 2009
Plattekill - Last Chance for Glory Plattekill - Last Chance for Glory
Source: Plattekill Bike Park

"Last Chance For Glory" 2009

The U.S.A. Cycling NYS Downhill Championship Series Finals will be held here at Plattekill this Sunday, October 25. This “Last Chance for Glory” Race is the last of our 2009 7-race Downhill series and will feature Double Points so positioning is anyone's game!

Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 22, 2009
Ryan Berrecloth and his Magura Brakes. Ryan Berrecloth and his Magura Brakes.
Source: Redfern Media

Ryan Berrecloth and Baxter Redfern recently teamed up with Magura and Knolly bikes to put together this quick web short about the superior stopping power of Magura brakes. If you take a look at some of the riding in this video the proof is obviously in the pudding. Filmed in locations like Mt.Seymour, Victoria and the BC interior Ryan puts these brakes to the test every time he goes out to ride!

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 22, 2009
Unwind in Moab! Unwind in Moab!
Last month after Interbike I was fortunate enough to join 4 friends on my first ever trip to Moab, Utah. I was scared because I had heard about how much this crew likes to pedal and rip trails as opposed to sit pool side and take in the sun! Ok so Darcy was the one talking pool time, I just really wanted to put my feet up after Interbike. Thankfully Pete would have none of that and got us on the trails ASAP!

Days 1 and 2 of my adventure inside,
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   Mike Levy    Oct 22, 2009
Mongoose Bikes - Interbike 2009 Mongoose Bikes - Interbike 2009
Last year we had a chance to ride Mongoose's flagship DH bike, the Boot'r, and came away praising it as one of the best off the shelf big bikes that we've ever spent time on. While it always seems to be the DH bikes that get all the attention, Mongoose has an entire lineup of bikes that use the same great FreeDrive suspension. While in 'Vegas we took some time to check out two of their shorter travel bikes, the Pinn'r and the Nugget. The HammerSchmidt equipped Pinn'r is Mongoose's answer to the free ride question, while the fun looking Nugget is a 4" travel mischief machine that is ready for any trouble you want to get in.

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 21, 2009
Marin Bikes and Andrew Taylor - Interbike 2009 Marin Bikes and Andrew Taylor - Interbike 2009
Andrew Taylor joined the ranks of Marin bikes late last season and has shown that he's the right guy for the job over the past season with his input and riding skills. The all new Attack Trail with it's 150mm of rear travel has been reworked for 2010 and you can thank Andrew for a lot of it.

Check his personal Marin bikes out inside,
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   John Lee    Oct 21, 2009
Homegrown Talent - The Squadron Homegrown Talent - The Squadron
If you have ever wandered up to Cannock chase for the racer's guild event, attended NPS races or just been at some UK DH spots then I imagine you may have seen the Blurred Jerseys of Orange and Black scream past you at impressive rates of speed. These guys are known as The Squadron, a group of 4 riders of varied ages, from the Haunt of Cannock Chase.

But it's not just the riding that's impressive - it's the story on their creation and support that also impresses me.
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   Brody Dare-O    Oct 20, 2009
A Long Distance Relationship A Long Distance Relationship
Trail building is a passion most mountain bikers possess. We see a potential line and instinctively pick up a shovel to carve away at the ground. When I first got into mountain biking I thought it was the coolest thing to build almost impossible to ride stunts. As the years went on, and mountain biking evolved, I learned trail building is an art and requires more than some tools and a day off. Trail building to me has become less a passion and more an expression of the things I enjoy. I spent the last year working on a new trail that focuses on the new and the old.

It's a shorter trail but when you live eight hours away from it you learn to make every minute count...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 20, 2009
Indoor Pics - Interbike 2009 Indoor Pics - Interbike 2009
This may be the last article from Interbike that is strictly photo based, but have no fears as there are still a few content rich articles coming your way in the following days. It's unbelievable how much cool stuff is out there in our industry, that you just have to spread it out so that it all gets to be seen.

Enjoy the goods inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 20, 2009
Foot Out Flat Out 2 - Fast and Loose Foot Out Flat Out 2 - Fast and Loose
After a packed season of epic World Cup and World Championship racing, film makers Aaron Bartlett and Paul Roberts in partnership with VAS Entertainment and supported by MTBCut Productions and Wideopenmag.co.uk bring you: Foot Out Flat Out 2 - Fast and Loose.

Teaser inside,
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   Mike Levy    Oct 19, 2009
GT Force Carbon Pro and Sanction 1.0 - Interbike 2009 GT Force Carbon Pro and Sanction 1.0 - Interbike 2009
GT had two bikes, both with 6" of rear wheel travel, for us to have a closer look at while in the desert. The first is their 150 mm travel Force Carbon Pro, a light all mountain bike that will appeal to those who like long days in the saddle with some gnar sprinkled in for good measure. The second bike is the Sanction 1.0, a heavier duty 6" bike with slacker geometry and stock parts that include a Fox 36 RC2 fork and HammerSchmidt crankset. Two great videos and loads of pictures inside for you to see the difference in these two 6" mountain machines!

Read on...
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Oct 19, 2009
Descent-Gear Unclipped | Moelfre Descent-Gear Unclipped | Moelfre
Each year there is always an event that acts as the swan song for the season. Having had a long year of racing, it's usually a pretty chilled affair, involving drinking and chatting long into the Saturday night. This year, despite a lack of top riders in attendance, Descent-Gear Unclipped proved a very fitting end to what has been a stellar year of racing in the UK.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 16, 2009
Fox Clothing - Interbike 2009 Fox Clothing - Interbike 2009
Fox Clothing has a stacked team of riders and an amazing line up of protection and gear to drape them in for 2010. Kirt Voreis, Jeff Lenosky, Aaron Chase and Cam McCaul were all at the Outdoor demo for Interbike this year and were able to take some time out of their busy jumping schedule to talk to us about the 2010 line up from Fox Clothing.

7 videos, details and pics inside,
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   Tomasz Profic    Oct 16, 2009
Stacy Kohut - ride for fun, race to win Stacy Kohut - ride for fun, race to win
When I came to Whistler for the first time, I didn't know what to expect. I saw a lot of people riding on their bikes and I'm still shocked on how many people ride in the bike park everyday. When I was going up for another run I saw someone who caught my eye and mind for a long time. It was Stacy Kohut shredding on his fourcross bike.

Read on for my interview with Stacy Kohut,
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   Szczeki Jaws    Oct 16, 2009
Freeride Jam 2 - Poland Freeride Jam 2 - Poland
The idea of "Freeride Jam" is to ride together in one place and have a great time. We decided to make Nielepice the jam spot, because it has good terrain variations, the big jumps in the forest and big trees! That and it's location is very close to Cracow, previous capital of Poland.

Read on for amazing pictures and Jam details,
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   Karl Burkat    Oct 15, 2009
10 Days of Disorder - Watch NWD 1-9 on Pinkbike.com Live! 10 Days of Disorder - Watch NWD 1-9 on Pinkbike.com Live!
Pinkbike.com and Freeride Entertainment are bringing you ’10 Days of Disorder’. Starting Monday October 19th, we will be broadcasting a full New World Disorder film, live on Pinkbike.com, every day until the release of New World Disorder 10 on October 28th. NWD 10, ‘Dust and Bones’, marks the final chapter in the most storied mountain biking movie franchise in the history of the sport and this is an opportunity to relive the evolution of freeride mountain biking over the last 10 years through the eyes of Freeride Entertainment and the New World Disorder series. On Monday October 19th, tune into Pinkbike.com to watch a live stream of the first New World Disorder movie in its entirety, and each day after that we will be airing the next part of the series until showing NWD 9 on October 27th. On the next day we will be shipping NWD10, so order your copy now and be the first to own the final piece of the NWD decalogy.
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   Mike Levy    Oct 15, 2009
Bell Helmets - Interbike 2009 Bell Helmets - Interbike 2009
Bell had their 2010 helmet collection on display at the Interbike show in 'Vegas. Inside we have a closer look at their Faction skate lid, the great looking Drop fullface helmet, and a new all-mountain oriented lid, the Sequence! With new artwork by both Jimbo Phillips and Paul Frank, all these lids look great. Video inside giving you the rundown on even more helmets as well!

Read on...
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   Transition Bikes    Oct 15, 2009
Transition Bikes demo day this weekend at Blackrock, OR! Transition Bikes demo day this weekend at Blackrock, OR!
This Saturday, October 17, BRMBA.org presents another Shuttle Day at the Blackrock trails in Falls City, Oregon, and this time Transition Bikes will be there pumping the party with a demo fleet of bikes!

Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 14, 2009
WTB - Interbike 2009 WTB - Interbike 2009
WTB, Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler are the team to recon with when it comes to making All Mountain products for the every day rider. The all new Weirwolf tire is a prime example of taking an aggressive tire, re-working it to be faster rolling and more user friendly, while still keeping all the traits that an aggressive trail rider needs.

Check out 2 new tires and a saddle from WTB inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 14, 2009
Ham and Steeze Jump Jam - October 24th in Aptos California Ham and Steeze Jump Jam - October 24th in Aptos California
If you're into dirt jumping and pay attention to the scene, you have probably heard the name "Post Office Jumps" along the line. Aptos California has a large dirt jumping scene and have some of the coolest, most well maintained jumps I have seen. The Post Office Jumps have been around for quite some time now, and continuously are getting rebuilt, and designed better.

October 24th there will be a jump jam with some sick prizing, some of the best dirt jumpers around, at one of the best dirt jump scenes around.

Read on for info about the Ham and Steeze Jump Jam...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 14, 2009
PaintHouse Customs Contest - Update! PaintHouse Customs Contest - Update!
Source: PaintHouse Customs

Hey guys, Stacy from PaintHouse Customs here again, I'd like to thank everyone who's entered my contest so far. I've received over 60+ entries. The contest is still running for another week so I'm looking forward to seeing what else you guys and gals come up with.

Teaser helmet shots inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 14, 2009
Vedder Mountain Halloween Ride - Chilliwack B.C. Vedder Mountain Halloween Ride - Chilliwack B.C.
Source: FVMBA

Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association (FVMBA) invites you to join us for a fun-filled Halloween group ride at Vedder Mountain in Chilliwack on Sunday, November 1, 2009.

Details inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 13, 2009
New World Disorder 10 - Pre Order - First 100 get a Free T-Shirt! New World Disorder 10 - Pre Order - First 100 get a Free T-Shirt!
Freeride Entertainment produces a series of videos that go under the title of New World Disorder - maybe you've heard of them?! Since day 1 they have fed us with some of the most insane, unique, and fast paced footage we have ever seen. We saw everything from pinning through the streets of a small Italian city to riding the highest, most gnarl rock ride you have ever seen. Freeride Entertainment has been there to document it all and we have always enjoyed it from the comfort of our living rooms.

Now it's time to pick up NWD 10 Dust and Bones, order details inside!
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   Karl Burkat    Oct 13, 2009
Fox 831 DJ and 4X fork - Interbike 2009 Fox 831 DJ and 4X fork - Interbike 2009
With the new 831 fork, Fox finally has a short travel but burly option for riders who want to run Fox suspension on their 4X or dirt jump bikes. Inside we'll take a closer look at some of the technology that it uses and what makes the 831 special. Two great videos to watch!

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 13, 2009
Tyax Trip - Float Planes and Bikes Tyax Trip - Float Planes and Bikes
Float Plane Biking with Tyax Air – the Ticket to All-Mountain Riding in the South Chilcotins
By Amber Zirnhelt

As we loaded our bikes into the Dehavilland Beaver at Tyax Resort, our group of nine riding companions and our guide Ian Tierney of Tyax Air, were grinning ear to ear. The trip we were about to embark on to Warner Lake had been a long time coming and we could hardly believe we were there. As mountain bikers we are always in search of new lines, challenging descents and epic scenery and we were about to experience it all right in our backyard of the South Chilcotin Mountains.

Complete story and pics inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 12, 2009
Life Cycles Film Interview and Video Life Cycles Film Interview and Video
Source: David Peacock

Hey Pinkbikers! With the buzz of film premier season fully activated, everyone seems to be awaiting the arrival of their new DVDs, or a tour stop of this fall’s releases, NWD 10: Dust and Bones and Aaron Larocque’s What’s Next?. But this year there is also a crop of masterpieces waiting to be unveiled in the spring, after a laborious winter spent in the editing and post-production stages. Headlining are Anthill’s Follow Me, and the somewhat enigmatic and mysterious Life Cycles, from Stance Films. We know the quality is of the utmost from the Stance guys, but so much of this film is shrouded in mystery. I present to you an interview aimed to shed some light on the men with the…plen? Anyway without further ado the people behind the lenses of Stance’s piece de resistance.
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   Mike Levy    Oct 12, 2009
Giro Helmets - Interbike 2009 Giro Helmets - Interbike 2009
Giro has some great great color schemes gracing their helmet lineup for the upcoming 2010 season. Inside we'll take a look at their Zombie motif Remedy, as well as the new white and gold carbon Remedy. For those looking for a more XC orientated lid we also have the Xen in a few new colors to show you. Lots of pictures and a great video inside!

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 12, 2009
Harper Mountain - Ender Bender Harper Mountain - Ender Bender
Source: KBRA

The mountain biking season in Kamloops is coming to an end which means that the KBRA is holding its second annual Year Ender Bender at the Harper Mountain trails on Saturday October 17, 2009.

We’re putting away our hammers and shovels and are ready to enjoy a well deserved day of riding and fun.
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   Nathan Storrs    Oct 12, 2009
Moscow Arms Race - Idaho Moscow Arms Race - Idaho
Fall may be here but that doesn't mean that racing season is over. That's right, it's time for the Second Annual Moscow Arms Race! Come on out to Moscow, Idaho October 24th and 25th for some grassroots racing.

Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 9, 2009
Marin Bikes Quake 7.9 - Interbike 2009 Marin Bikes Quake 7.9 - Interbike 2009
Shaums March has been with Marin bikes for a number of years now, so who better to tell us about the QUAD XLT 180 series of bike and more specifically the Quake 7.9.

The Quake has undergone a lot of changes and Shaums tell us all about them inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Oct 9, 2009
Nukeproof Generator All Mountain II Wheelset Review Nukeproof Generator All Mountain II Wheelset Review
Many years ago, back in the haze of purple anodizing, 20" handlebars and custom lightweight parts courtesy of your Black and Decker, Nukeproof were a company well known for their high end trickery such as carbon bodied hubs. It's doubtful that many would remember those products but Nukeproof over the last few years have been reborn (thankfully less the purple) and are back in the fold with some very neat kit, including the wheels we have on test here. These are their factory offerings which are made up with several parts from the collective Nukeproof stable to produce a capable, light, and all importantly well priced set of hoops. We've had this pair on test for over six months now, opting to give them a good pounding before coming to any conclusions. After all, it's easy to get something feeling good out of the factory but far harder to have it feeling the same after a season of abuse.

Extensively tested over the course of the 2009 British race season, read on to see how we thought they coped:
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 9, 2009
Barred For Life Teaser - Order it now! Barred For Life Teaser - Order it now!
Bjorn Aunet at Chain Link productions recently sent us over some photos, and a teaser for his new video soon to be released, Barred For Life. You have seen a couple teasers floating around the internet for his video, however here is a finalized high quality version just for your eyes.

Click here for the Barred For Life teaser and to order your copy...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 8, 2009
Ray's Indoor - Opening Soon! Ray's Indoor - Opening Soon!
Ray's MTB Indoor bike park in Cleveland Ohio is about to open its door for the fall/winter season! Just got some pics sent over of how things are coming along and the all new Pinkbike.com jump! That's right, we've got a jump at Ray's!

Check out pics and opening information inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 8, 2009
Dakine - Interbike 2009 Dakine - Interbike 2009
Dakine is based out of Hood River Oregon and are making real headway with their new clothing line up. Last year they showed us their line up in it's infancy and I'd say it's a teenager now and really finding itself in the industry. Dakine has a lot of real world clothes that riders seem to gravitate to and really want to wear while riding, heck I'm even seeing some racers hang up their pajamas and put on Dakine gear instead for it's clean look.

Gully wakes up from his late night at the What's Next premiere to go over some of the bangers in the Dakine line up with us,
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   Simon Paton    Oct 8, 2009
Troy Lee D3 - First detailed look. Troy Lee D3 - First detailed look.
This is the one, the most hyped and talked about product that will hit the shelves and tracks in 2010. Mid 90's and the talk was all about the TLD Edge. The turn of the century and it was all about the D2 Daytona. It's been some time coming, has it been worth the wait?

Here's some info that will help you decide and wet your lips..
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 8, 2009
NWD 10 - World Tour NWD 10 - World Tour
UK October 15th!
Edmonton October 24th!

It all kicked off last week in Vegas and what a show it was! The world premiere of NWD 10 - Dust and Bones went down at the Palms Casino and was followed up by Steel Panther playing a live show. Expect shows to start popping up all over the world now!

Pics and more tour dates inside,
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   Mike Levy    Oct 7, 2009
Cannondale Bikes - Interbike 2009 Cannondale Bikes - Interbike 2009
Cannondale is one of the busiest and most innovative bike companies in our sport today. They are always looking at ways to make things different, never ones to look inside the box, but rather spend all their time out side it making cool products. New for 2010 is the Cannondale RZ One Twenty 1, a 120mm version to last year's very successful RZ 140 platform. The Cannondale Moto Carbon 2 is back for 2010 and has under gone some refinements to further improve its stance among the All Mountain bikes out there.

Full details on both inside,
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   Simon Paton    Oct 7, 2009
Troy Lee Carbon D2 Shaun Palmer Troy Lee Carbon D2 Shaun Palmer
Shaun Palmer needs no introduction or does he? Mrs. P always quizzes me when I get something that is that "HOT" and I need to empty the fridge. I had to describe him to her, as the 40 year old love child from the loins of Steve Peat, Rob Warner and Daily Thomson.

Does that do him any justice? Probably not.. Does this? You decide...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 7, 2009
Race for Tara 3 - This Weekend! Race for Tara 3 - This Weekend!
Northstar at Tahoe is the place to be this coming weekend for the 3rd annual Race for Tara. NWD 10 will be premiering, races will be happening, there will be DH rider clinics from Jared Rando and Duncan Riffle as well as mechanic clinics by Frank Trotter.

All details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 6, 2009
Elka Suspension - Interbike 2009 Elka Suspension - Interbike 2009
While Elka is a relatively new name in the cycling world they have been producing high end suspension products in the motorized segment for many years. Well known within the ATV circles, Elka also has a full line of rear shocks for both street and track use, as well as fork piston kits for road racing motorcycles. Now they are taking that experience and applying it to mountain bikes. Elka takes a slightly different approach than other manufacturers when providing customers with their Stage 5 damper, as they do not have a 'generic tune' to fit most bikes. With so many vastly different rear suspension designs that produce varying leverage ratios, as well as differing needs from the actual riders, Elka sees fit to tune the shock for each specific bike and rider. That strategy has already earned Elka a strong following in the short time they have been available as it has brought a semi-custom tuning option to the average rider, and at a very competitive price.

Check them out inside and see why they are a true player in the rear shock after market and OEM spec market,
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   John Lee    Oct 6, 2009
Week 10 of "52 weeks" Week 10 of "52 weeks"
I'm attempting to compete in the Mega Avalanche in 2010 - It's a journey of 52 weeks till I actually get there and it's gonna be tough! Read on to hear more about my week of new sponsors, filming for a video and ridiculous wind!

Inside are the pics, video diary and loads of letters from the alphabet, which form words that will tell you about week 10 in my journey to Mega 2010.
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   Deanne Coish    Oct 6, 2009
Alberta 4x Results/ Races #3 and #4 Alberta 4x Results/ Races #3 and #4
Park Cycle would like to thank their sponsors Pinkbike.com, Transition Bikes, and The Alberta Bicycle Association, along with the volunteers and racers for their participation in Alberta's 2009 4X race series.

Next race will be held on October 10th and 11th at the St. Albert BMX Track.
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   Bow Cycle    Oct 6, 2009
Bow Cycle's Second Annual Year Ender Bender Bow Cycle's Second Annual Year Ender Bender
Bow Cycle's second annual Year Ender Bender is here! With inventory coming up, we'd rather sell it than count it! Check out all the huge savings at www.bowcycle.com.
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   Jordan Holmes    Oct 5, 2009
Anthill Films - Behind the Scenes Anthill Films - Behind the Scenes
Anthill Films has been working on the film, Follow Me, for quite some time now, and once I heard that they were coming out to Mt.Washington to shoot with Cam McCaul and Darren Berrecloth, I was interested in gathering some information about them, and the film in general. With the main principal being following a rider through a trail or section, Follow Me is set to show us a different perspective on our riding scene, while still featuring some of the biggest name riders in the industry.

Here's an interview with the brains behind the lenses at Anthill Films...
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 5, 2009
PaintHouse Customs Contest! PaintHouse Customs Contest!
Source: PaintHouse Customs

Hey guys. Stacy Glaser here from PaintHouse Customs, and I'd like to announce the 2009 "Your Name Here!" contest. This is your chance to win a custom painted POC helmet valued at over $1000! This helmet features some classy plaid graphics and contest sponsors Santa Cruz Bicycles and Pinkbike.com emblems.

Contest details inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Oct 4, 2009
Descent-Gear/MSC Bikes NPS Round 5 - Rheola Descent-Gear/MSC Bikes NPS Round 5 - Rheola
So with the season now in it's last ebb and many regionals having already had their final rounds, this past weekend saw the conclusion of the 2009 British NPS in the Rheola forest made famous by the World Rally Championship stage of Resolven.

Read on for the report:
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   Mike Levy    Oct 2, 2009
Black Market Killswitch - Interbike 2009 Black Market Killswitch - Interbike 2009
About a month ago Black Market released a bit of info as well as some pictures of their new Killswitch 4" travel frame. Interest in the new bike was off the charts but there really wasn't that much information to share at the time. Fortunately for you guys we were able to catch up with Carter Holland of Black Market while in 'Vegas to give us the lowdown in his new machine. Inside we have loads of new pictures, as well as Carter on video explaining the new Killswitch!

Read on...
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   Karl Burkat    Oct 2, 2009
Interbike Breaker Breaker 09 - It's a wrap! Interbike Breaker Breaker 09 - It's a wrap!
Race Face Components, Pinkbike.com and Rocky Mountain Bicycles proudly presented the world premiere of rising star filmmaker Aaron Larocque’s What’s Next?, at the first ever live broadcast film premiere and VIP party: Breaker Breaker 09.
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   Karl Burkat    Oct 2, 2009
What's Next? - Watch free Now! What's Next? - Watch free Now!
After a premiere is Whistler and Las Vegas, Aaron LaRocques film, 'What's Next?' is now premiering on Pinkbike.com free for the world to watch!

Check out the FULL 45 min MOVIE inside!
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   Mike Estes    Oct 2, 2009
2009 Fluidride Cup Final Mega-Post 2009 Fluidride Cup Final Mega-Post
Another top notch Pacific Northwest gravity season has come to a close, the bragging rights have been doled out. Allride Academy/Santa Cruz wonder boy Mikey Sylvestri and Red Bull/Intense Jill Kinter take the Pro race wins and Yeti's Evan Powell snags Jr Expert. It was not your typical Sunday race day. Yes, we had blue skies, but one element that I never thought would play a factor was the extremely 'high winds'. Mt Hood Ski Bowl isn't really known for its wind, I conjure up thoughts of heavy rains or wet heavy snow. This closing weekend of the 2009 Fluidride Cup was one for the memory books.

Photos By Carl Warren, Greg Tubbs, Doug Sowdon and Video by Andy Tran.
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   Tyler Maine    Oct 1, 2009
Interbike 2009 - Cool pics of rad parts! Interbike 2009 - Cool pics of rad parts!
Interbike has ended for 2009, but luckily for all you out there in Pinkbike.com land, the content will continue to roll your way for a while. The trade show is just so large that it's impossible to see it all, but we try and what we do gather we want to share with you.

Enjoy all the pictures inside,
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   Fault Line TV    Oct 1, 2009
Camp Of Champions 2009 with Fault Line TV Camp Of Champions 2009 with Fault Line TV
My name is Eric. As some of you may know, I make movies. I am the Director and Producer at Fault Line TV which you see here on Pinkbike.com. Recently I was contracted to head up to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park for a month, and do some shooting with The Camp Of Champions (COC).

Check out my month in Whistler inside,
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