Mountain Bike News
   Flowline Trail Design    Feb 28, 2009
Frisco Peninsula Recreation Bike Park Frisco Peninsula Recreation Bike Park
The Town of Frisco announces a new bike park as part of Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area master plan. Public meeting March 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 in the Town Hall.

Come and show your support!
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 27, 2009
Twenty6's F1 and Straitline's Ultra Stems - 2 Options for the Boxxer Direct mount standard Twenty6's F1 and Straitline's Ultra Stems - 2 Options for the Boxxer Direct mount standard
The manufacturing industry for our sport is a cut throat business. Everyone is trying to make their product that much lighter, that much more unique, but not that much more expensive. The cost to manufacture goods has risen so much in the past it amazes me that these companies are still on the grind to create the lightest, most unique and functional parts for your bike, and they are succeeding. Recently we got the new Twenty6 F1 stem, along with the Straitline Ultra stem, so let's take a side by side look at them.

Read on for the comparison...
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 27, 2009
Goat Style Bike Festival 2009 is just around the corner Goat Style Bike Festival 2009 is just around the corner
Source: Goat Style

If you listen carefully at night, you can hear the goats stirring. You can hear them running around, trying so desperately to escape from their pen. They know what’s coming; they know what’s going to happen…and they want out.

Goat Style Bike Festival is 4 months away and the anticipation is rocketing through the roof. Plans have been underway from the moment that Goat Style ’08 finished. Last year ended with rain…it was tough but it only made us stronger, and it really ticked the goats off. They want redemption; they want another crack at what’s going to be the biggest Goat Style ever. There will be no more cancellations, there will be no more muddy, soaking wet course…and there will be no more “maybe next year” because this year…it’s on!
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 27, 2009
T-Mobile Local Support Dirt Challenge on March 28th, 2009 at Halle 5 in Mainz/Germany T-Mobile Local Support Dirt Challenge on March 28th, 2009 at Halle 5 in Mainz/Germany
Source: T-Mobile

For the third time the T-Mobile Local Support Dirt Challenge is going to take place on March 28th, 2009. The BMX and MTB Dirt jump contest for Pros and Amateurs has changed the location for this year to the trails of the Halle 5 in Mainz/Germany which will ensure ideal contest conditions. The lines of the 2,000 square meter spot will be shaped perfectly, so expect this challenge to get really dirty!
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   Muddbunnies Muddbunnies    Feb 27, 2009
Muddbunnies Riding Club 2009 Memberships Now Available! Muddbunnies Riding Club 2009 Memberships Now Available!
Muddbunnies Riding Club is a women's focused riding club based out of Vancouver, BC and with members throughout the province. We offer guided group rides for all levels of downhill, freeriding and cross-country mountain biking. We offer a positive and encouraging environment for those who wish to learn and improve their skills in both recreational and competitive settings.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 26, 2009
2009 USA Cycling Pro Gravity Mountain Bike Tour unveiled 2009 USA Cycling Pro Gravity Mountain Bike Tour unveiled
USA Cycling announced today the creation of a new professional gravity mountain bike series designed to recognize the top gravity racers in America. The USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (ProGRT) will consist of five events, including three UCI-sanctioned races, throughout the United States. Together, these races will provide world-class athletes with a consistent stage to showcase their downhill and 4-Cross skills.
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   Mike Estes    Feb 26, 2009
The 2009 Fluidride Cup Schedule Announced!! The 2009 Fluidride Cup Schedule Announced!!
The 2009 Fluidride Cup is returning with a 7 event series including Kellog, Idaho's Silver Mountain resort making it a true 3 state NW gravity series. Attendance is expected to shatter last year's records as many new comers can find tracks suitable for all skill levels. You'll ride up with Maxxis' Luke Strobel, Transition's Lars Sternberg and last year's Pro Mens Champion Bart McDaniels but I doubt you'll be going down the course with them.

Will dissolving the 'semi-pro' class change things? You bet! Welcome to another season of gravity racing!
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 26, 2009
Mace Gear Launches new website Mace Gear Launches new website
Source: Mace Gear

Mace Performance Gear, a rider-driven Vancouver-based mountain bike clothing and gear company, has been taken to the next level for the 2009 season. Officially launching their new website today there is a lot to see of this casually stylish brand.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 26, 2009
THE NEW 4MOUNTAINS WORLD TEAM LAUNCHED THE NEW 4MOUNTAINS WORLD TEAM LAUNCHED
Source: 4 Mountains

4Mountains/Zumbi/Fox World Team is in full effect and will be spearheaded by the World class riders Neil “The Don” Donoghue and Helen Gaskell. The new UK based team will be competing in downhill, 4X and BMX and competing in UCI World Cups, UK NPS Downhill, Maxxis Cups and as many Worldwide events they can squeeze in all year long.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 25, 2009
2Stage Elite 9 (dual rear shock) bike test 2Stage Elite 9 (dual rear shock) bike test
"I'll have an "E" please Bob", was a famous quip on Blockbusters quiz show that ran for ages here in the U.K. Basically the challenge was two contestants pitted against one, was two heads better than one? Maybe... Our question today is are two shocks better than one?

2Stage Bikes of New Zealand is asking that question today...
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   Simon Paton    Feb 25, 2009
Volunteers needed for new Staffordshire Bike Trail - UK Volunteers needed for new Staffordshire Bike Trail - UK
The search is on for volunteers to help build part of the West Midlands newest mountain bike trail at the Forestry Commission’s Cannock Forest, near Rugeley, on Sunday the 1st of March 2009.

The ‘Big Build Day’ is being led by Chase Trails volunteers - a group of local mountain bikers who have given up countless weekends and raised thousands of pounds to help enhance the cycling facilities at Cannock Chase.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 24, 2009
Team Animal Commencal 2009 Team Animal Commencal 2009
Tuesday 24th of February 2009 and down the M1 towards the big smoke. Luckily Madison the UK disty for all things shiny is located just north of London in Milton Keynes.

No gold on the streets here, you'll have to look around the necks of this World beating team for that...
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 24, 2009
EVIL and MS RACING join forces - Worldcup racing madness! EVIL and MS RACING join forces - Worldcup racing madness!
Source: MS Racing/Evil

After weeks of closed-door meetings, dozens of skype calls, and death threats if the word leaks out, Evil Bikes and MS-Racing jointly announce the formation of an all-new UCI Trade Team for 2009. The new Evil Bikes/MS-Racing Team combines the upstart Evil brand with the World Cup winning success of MS-Racing’s management.

The team roster is a mix of young talent and experienced podium riders who have been selected to represent Evil in the company’s launch onto the World Cup scene.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 24, 2009
BC’s draft Trail Strategy – the future of our trails is now! BC’s draft Trail Strategy – the future of our trails is now!
by Ryan Kuhn

It’s a good time to be a mountain biker in BC. In just about every community across the province trails are being developed and enhanced, providing seemingly endless options for all levels of riders. Many are developed by enthusiastic local trail builders with the best of intentions, be it to push the limits of rider ability or simply provide more quality choices for the after work or weekend rip.

However, many of our trails are not “legitimate”…and the province has taken notice. Driven by a need to address the liability of such trails – and the recognition of the health, economic, social, cultural/heritage and environmental benefits – BC has created a draft Trails Strategy to better manage trail use and recreation in the future.

Listen up, because this will have an impact on what, and how, you build and maintain trails the near future and beyond.
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   Daniel Toumine    Feb 24, 2009
Photographer Spotlight - An Interview with Joshua Weber Photographer Spotlight - An Interview with Joshua Weber
Here's an interview with a long time Pinkbike member, and an amazing action sports photographer, Joshua Weber. Josh is currently located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where he is completing his fourth year of electrical engineering.

We've been friends for a while and I got to sit down and ask him some questions, enjoy the words and pics.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 24, 2009
661 Mini Downhill - Forest Of Dean - England 661 Mini Downhill - Forest Of Dean - England
We're back at the Forest of Dean again and what a turnout, 250 riders and glorious sunshine. After weeks of freezing temperatures, snow and rain it felt like Benidorm. Crowd control in place and for the first time ever here in the U.K, we had 10 year olds on track in the "Rippers" category!

New Video inside too!
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 23, 2009
Devinci Bikes signs Canadian National DH Champ Andrew Mitchell Devinci Bikes signs Canadian National DH Champ Andrew Mitchell
Source: Devinci Bikes

Devinci is proud to announce their partnership with Canadian’s National DH Champion Andrew Mitchell for the 2009 season. The 21 year old ripper from Victoria BC will be racing all over the world on his new rig.

“We’re excited to have Andrew on board for the 2009 season; he will be a key member in the development of the mountain bike line up. He will also give us great exposure and feedback from all the races that he will attend.” Said David Régnier Bourque, Devinci Marketing manager.
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   Jacob Gibbins    Feb 23, 2009
Locals - Adam Price Locals - Adam Price
I have started making some short 2-3 min videos of some of the local riders in my area, there is a lot of talent around and a lot of great tracks down here in Devon to so it makes sense to showcase it. I also have some still images of the shoots and thought a quick interview with the riders would give you an idea of what they are like behind the lens and goggles...

Adam Price interview, pictures and video inside.
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   Tom Grundy    Feb 23, 2009
New Webisodes from the UK New Webisodes from the UK
I have been shooting videos for a while, I got bored with 3 minute videos that never lead anywhere and showed no progression. So I had the idea, why not make my own Webisodes?

I know a lot of good riders from my area, and I wanted to showcase that talent in video form. So I got out my old camera and got shooting!
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 23, 2009
Aston Hill Racing in March Aston Hill Racing in March
What better a start to the year than some good ole fashioned Black Run downhill racing at Aston Hill. The Black run remains one of the most challenging downhill tracks in the South East, with its combination of tight switchbacks, roots, drops and some newly added "flow". Race support will be provided by Xtreme Medics and Mikrotime. All riders can gain BC points (category C race). "The response has been very positive and riders are taking advantage of the reduced pre-entry application which can be downloaded which we believe reflects how popular Aston Hill is as a race venue".
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   Simon Paton    Feb 21, 2009
Troy Lee Limited Edition Leatt Neck Brace Troy Lee Limited Edition Leatt Neck Brace
We all know it's all about Troy Lee, he's got style. Something he inherited from his Dad Larry Lee from the pics I've seen. He's now teamed up with Leatt, the "Helmet for your neck" people and what a collaboration this is. These are so shiny that Puff Daddy and Paris Hilton are already on the waiting list for one.
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   Marketing Manager    Feb 20, 2009
X Fusion Vengeance Spy Shots X Fusion Vengeance Spy Shots
There are rumors that X-fusion has a new fork coming out. I have found some photos of this fork, named Vengeance.

Check inside for spy shots
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 20, 2009
Commencal USA Sponsors Award Winning Downhill Team/ Grows US Bike Park Participation Commencal USA Sponsors Award Winning Downhill Team/ Grows US Bike Park Participation
Rachel, Gee and Dan Atherton have become household names after a spectacular 2008 World Cup racing season. They join the pantheon of other high profile European Pro names to ride Commencal bikes to the podium including Cedric Gracia, Remy Absalon and Anne Caroline Chausson.

But who's next? Here in the US, Commencal has been developing its own field of rising stars, signing riders Erik Nelson and Joanna Peterson this winter. Today brings a brand new endorsement and check out videos from the park too.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 20, 2009
‘Boom Boom’ back on Rocky for 2009 ‘Boom Boom’ back on Rocky for 2009
Professional Mountain Bike racer Scott ‘Boom Boom’ Beaumont has once again signed for Canadian brand Rocky Mountain Bikes. After a clean sweep of the UK National 4X series and a gold medal at the National 4X Championships Scott once again put pen to paper and signed for the fourth year with the high performance brand.
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   JAKE THEMOLE    Feb 20, 2009
Immobi Tag - Help protect your bike! Immobi Tag - Help protect your bike!
After reading about the recent theft of the Marin bikes and reading endless "Stolen" adverts I though I would try and give some ideas on how to help protect your pride and joy!
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 20, 2009
BC Bike Race Introduces Solo Category BC Bike Race Introduces Solo Category
North Vancouver, BC - The 2009 edition of the BC Bike Race - The Ultimate Singletrack Experience is offering participants the option to ride solo. Now in its third year, BC Bike Race proudly announces the addition of three Solo categories: Open Men, Men 40+ and Open Women.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 19, 2009
Brent Thompson has passed away. Brent Thompson has passed away.
Brent Thomson, Godfather and Trail Master of Bootleg Canyon has passed away after experiencing recovery complications after under going heart surgery last month.

Brent's Job Provided No Health Insurance - PayPal Donations Needed to aid the family in covering the large amount of medical bills that have come from this great loss to the mountain bike community.
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 19, 2009
Steve Peat’s choice is e*thirteen components! Steve Peat’s choice is e*thirteen components!
News Source: e*thirteen components
Leominster, MA (February 18, 2009) – Three-time World Cup points series champion, Steve Peat of Sheffield, England, selects e*thirteen components to be his chain retention system and chain ring sponsor for the next three years. Steve’s tenacity and skill has catapulted him to the top of the podium fifteen times and gained him four silver World Championship medals.
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   Jacob Gibbins    Feb 19, 2009
Locals - James Matthews Locals - James Matthews
Right well I have started making some short 2-3 min videos of some of the local riders in my area , there is a lot of talent around and a lot of great tracks down here in Devon to so it makes sense to showcase it. I also have some still images of the shoots and thought a quick interview with the riders would give you an idea of what they are like behind the lens and goggles...

Interview, pictures and video inside.
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   Mike Metzger    Feb 19, 2009
Rock Bottom and Back again - Mike Metzger Recovery Rock Bottom and Back again - Mike Metzger Recovery
As a rider we are all subject to injury, it's just part of the game. It's a price many of us have paid, but a small price to pay when riding develops into more than just a hobby, and becomes a lifestyle. I am not just writing this story to explain and inform you of my injury and road to recovery, but to also explain the trial and tribulations that I know the majority of riders have experienced in their journey to push themselves to the limit, all for the sake of becoming the best rider we know that we can be. I know that tons of riders have been in this situation, and some have had it much worse, and while our injuries may vary, we all have one thing in common. We have all had to over come the obstacles of not only the physical aspect of our injuries, but also the mental element of them. This is a synopsis of my story over coming both.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 18, 2009
Australian National downhill round 4 Mt Buller, Victoria Australian National downhill round 4 Mt Buller, Victoria
Source: Josh Button

The Tuesday after National champs we packed the car, and drove 7 hours straight down to Mt. Buller for round 4 of the National series.
This event was pretty important to me as I am leading the overall series and I want to keep the number 1 plate in my grasp. I have heard good things about this track and I was not let down.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 18, 2009
Red Bull Rampage – The Evolution DVD review Red Bull Rampage – The Evolution DVD review
From deep inside the bowels of Freeride Entertainment comes the Red Bull Rampage – The Evolution on DVD. A few nights ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Big D, Axl, Lunchbox Larry, Brad, Leroy Brown and a few other great Freeride employees to watch a teaser copy of the newest Westerlund creation and let me tell you what – It’s off the hook!

Here are my thoughts on the new flick and the contest that defines Freeride Mountain Biking:
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   Simon Paton    Feb 18, 2009
Straitline Pedals Straitline Pedals
We are all for straight talking. Some of you are that bent you couldn't lie straight in bed. If you're in the flat pedal brigade then send your cursor in a straight line, right here and open this article.

Yes you all know I have a passion for flat pedals and here we have a prime example of why:
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 18, 2009
Duncan Riffle Racing LLC. announces new World Cup and North American race team. Duncan Riffle Racing LLC. announces new World Cup and North American race team.
Duncan Riffle Racing LLC. Announces new World Cup and North American race team with headlining riders Brad Benedict and Duncan Riffle, as well as Jr. Development rider Andy Becker.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 17, 2009
Danny Hart takes first elite win in New Zealand Danny Hart takes first elite win in New Zealand
News just in from Lapierre in NZ:

Lapierre team rider Danny Hart and David Vazquez have been training hard in New Zealand and were there for the 2nd round of the NZ MTB Cup at Coronet Peak.
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   Tim Coleman    Feb 17, 2009
Tires for Downhill, a Technical Article Tires for Downhill, a Technical Article
I think tires are super important for both racing and riding around on your local trails, so I decided to write my first tech article on tires and tire selection. I try my best to get the most out of my tires and try to use the best tire for the conditions. I see so many posts on the local forums with people asking "What tire should I use?". And what about all those racers showing up to races with worn out tires that aren't intended for the course conditions. Hopefully what I've learned over the last couple years could be of some use to you.
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   Matthew Gorveatte    Feb 17, 2009
A Day in the Life of Matthew Gorveatte A Day in the Life of Matthew Gorveatte
A Day in the Life of Matthew Gorveatte:

From Filming to Setting up my Machines to bring you new stuff everyday, this is a day in the life of a mountain bike filmmaker, also you get to see my computer setup.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 17, 2009
Downhill in South Wales is still alive! Downhill in South Wales is still alive!
The Welsh may have lost their fire breathing Dragon series, though out of the ashes a new race series has emerged. MIJ Downhill Events.

With the promise of no burned out cars on the uplift road, no kids setting fire to the hillside, no logs across the track mid run, no stone throwing and no more .22 rifles aimed at you, what more could you want?
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 16, 2009
Bell Helmets - Drop Manic Helmet - Many faces, 1 helmet. Bell Helmets - Drop Manic Helmet - Many faces, 1 helmet.
Since 1954 Bell Helmets has been helping riders protect their domes. We have all questioned the use of a helmet before, however we should always practice the use of a helmet when we put ourselves at risk, and what better way to protect yourself but by looking good? Last season Bell released their Drop helmet, that is offered in a plethora of colors, and decal designs, to help you look the best while you protect yourself.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 16, 2009
Atomlab custom wheels Atomlab custom wheels
Atomlab has a new 'custom wheel' section on their website where you can order custom Pimp and Pimplite 26" wheels. Atomlab rims are well known for their strength, but many people are surprised to find that Atomlab wheels are some of the lightest gravity/dirt jump wheels on the market. What makes these custom wheels special aside from the World renown strength of Atomlab's rims is the colors.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 16, 2009
Blk Mrkt Launches 2009 Website Blk Mrkt Launches 2009 Website
Source: Black Market Bikes

The new Black Market is site up & running… as of now. No more fanfare or balloon animals… just new content, new look, some new products and the same old attitude.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 16, 2009
Transvesubienne 2009 - FRANCE Transvesubienne 2009 - FRANCE
Fancy racing from The “French Riviera” Alps to the Mediterranean Sea?

If so get your Mankini packed, legs shaved and you're off.. Who will be with you? Frenchman Julien ABSALON (Orbéa) Gold Medalist at Beijing and Swiss Nino SCHURTER (Swiss Power) Bronze Medalist. Get clipped in now...
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 15, 2009
Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Maxxis USA form new World Cup MTB team. Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Maxxis USA form new World Cup MTB team.
Source: Rocky Mountain Bikes

Rocky Mountain Bicycles (RMB) is proud to announce an agreement with Maxxis USA to field the new Maxxis-Rocky Mountain UCI MTB Trade Team.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 15, 2009
Take It From Joe  - Let Kona's Regular Joe Bring You Into His World..... Take It From Joe - Let Kona's Regular Joe Bring You Into His World.....
Take It From Joe - Let Kona's Regular Joe Bring You Into His World Each Month With Tales Of Mountain Bike Exploits

He rides with a smile, and smiles when he rides. He’s a Nelson, B.C. boy and has been a Kona rider - and family member - since he was 16; racing with the Clump. He's hucked, hurled, competed at the first Red Bull Rampage event and spent as much time in front of the camera as a Victoria's Secret model.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 14, 2009
New T-Shirts - Ride Bikes, Build Trails New T-Shirts - Ride Bikes, Build Trails
A short while ago we ran across a logo designed by a user on the website that we were very excited about. Obee1 had designed a Guerilla Trail Crew logo, so we contacted him about taking it one step further.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the "Ride Bikes, Build Trails" t-shirt...
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 14, 2009
Marla Streb's Costa Rica Riding Camp Marla Streb's Costa Rica Riding Camp
How about a mountain bike skills camp in Costa Rica with Marla Streb? The very pregnant Luna X-Racer and her team of Pro riders have been plugging away with their machetes in the jungle, building trails and stunts.
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   Radek Burkat    Feb 13, 2009
Pinkbike now in UTF-8 Pinkbike now in UTF-8
Pinkbike just switched to the UTF-8 character set. This means that the whole world can now post and comment in their own character set.

Welcome to Pinkbike. Bikers of the world unite!

Testing....
German: Ä ä Ü ü ß
Russian: Я Б Г Д Ж Й
Polish: Ł Ą Ż Ę Ć Ń Ś Ź
Kanji: てすと
Hankaku: アイウエオカキク
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 13, 2009
Lezyne Announces Sponsored Teams For 2009 Lezyne Announces Sponsored Teams For 2009
News Source: Lezyne
Lezyne has signed on as a sponsor of the new Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles race team, along with the Rocky Mountain Bicycles freeride and endurance teams; agreements were also reached with the Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling Team and the Touchstone Climbing Elite Women’s Cycling Team.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 13, 2009
REACTION DOWNHILL MOELFRE - WALES REACTION DOWNHILL MOELFRE - WALES
"The aim of this event is to make it as relaxed or as serious as you want it to be. If you want to get involved and enjoy the music and fires then you camp close by. If you want to take your racing serious and are aiming for that top spot then you can camp a little further away," Mike Marsden - Organiser. That's the way to introduce a race!
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 12, 2009
30 Bikes found in a basement. 30 Bikes found in a basement.
The police of Sankt Gallen caught a really productive thief. By searching his house there were many premium mountain bikes found.

With all the parts found in the house of the 29 year old thief, a bike shop could have been opened. On some of the bikes there are still the race numbers mounted, which could help to identify the owners.
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   Mike Levy    Feb 12, 2009
Manitou Dorado: Preview of a Review! Manitou Dorado: Preview of a Review!
Take a look at what showed up at Pinkbike HQ today!

2009 Manitou Dorado

You know its serious when the delivery truck has a police escort and the signing for the package includes a retina scan! Ok, that didn't happen and we're not that important, but maybe the brand new Manitou Dorado is? The full review is a ways off, but I could not resist giving you guys a look at what's coming up.

Read on for lots of pictures, more info, and an HD video...
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   Kevin Menard    Feb 12, 2009
Transition Bikes Introduces the new Bank Hardtail Transition Bikes Introduces the new Bank Hardtail
The latest offering from Transition Bikes is the new alloy Bank hardtail. The Bank represents the evolution of alloy hardtails in a superlight package that is worthy of almost any style of riding. The Bank is skilled at dirt jumping, 4X, Dual Slalom and overall trail shredding. At 4.9lbs it is definitely not a freeride hardtail but in the hands of a skilled rider it can handle almost any type of riding.
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   miles sullivan    Feb 12, 2009
Meanwhile in Hawaii - New Dakine Products Meanwhile in Hawaii - New Dakine Products
Miles ‘Shovelpick’ Sullivan goes back home to Hawaii over the break to ride trails, test some new Dakine gear and shoot some video with his good buddies on the Islands.

Read on to see what he thinks of the new Dakine gear and to watch his island adventure on 2 wheels:
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   Brad Walton    Feb 11, 2009
2009 Norco Shore 2 Preview 2009 Norco Shore 2 Preview
2009 Norco Shore Two Product Preview: specs & photos by Brad Walton

'09 has already been a fantastic riding season here in Washington with our unusually dry and warm-ish winter (post flooding). The December snow storms still have remnants on the upper trails, but for the most part riding has been occupying most of my time as usual. To make things even better, I've got a great spring test bike courtesy of Norco Bikes . Before I hit the trails with this new steed, I hit up the studio to show you some product highlights of the 2009 Norco Shore Two.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 11, 2009
2009 Australian Mountain bike Championship, Mt Stromlo Canberra. 2009 Australian Mountain bike Championship, Mt Stromlo Canberra.
Words by: Josh Button

In its third year running Mt Stromlo has been the venue for the Aussie National Champs. The track has changed heaps over the years and it is slowly getting better and better.

I arrived into Canberra on the Thursday before the race. The boys and I went for a little pedal on the XC course to get our legs spinning, because there is one thing that this course doesn't lack; pedaling.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 11, 2009
NWD 9 on Blu Ray and Rampage Pre-Order - Do it now! NWD 9 on Blu Ray and Rampage Pre-Order - Do it now!
We had a number of inquiries about New World Disorder 9 on Blu Ray since we released it for purchase, so here you guys go. 2 big titles, in 1 great store. New World Disorder 9 in Blu Ray, and the 2008 Red Bull Rampage video, now both up for sale in the store.

Read on for more information.....
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   Michael asdfsf    Feb 10, 2009
Geometry, an In Depth Explanation Geometry, an In Depth Explanation
Mountain Bike Geometry: An Overview

Geometry is something you hear about all the time when talking about bikes such as, "I love this bike's geometry!" or "Our bikes' geometry are the best in the business..." But what is geometry, and what makes it "good"? If you are a bit confused as to what exactly geometry is, then this blog should clear up any misconceptions you may have.
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   Wil White    Feb 10, 2009
Wil White and Jesse Austel Wil White and Jesse Austel
My name is Wil White, me and my friend, Jesse Austel, live in SoCal. We are both 14 and are into slope style, DH racing, and lots of freeriding. We have been progressing quietly in SoCal for the past year or two...

My story starts about 3 years ago. I watched the Red Bull Rampage and instantly idolized Bender. From there I started riding DH and FR. After a year of racing and doing tricks, I got an E-mail from Karpiel bikes, based out of Poland, offering a sponsorship. I eagerly took them up on their offer and signed a two year contract. They hooked me up with an Apocalypse for my big style of riding, I love drops. The bigger the better.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 10, 2009
Urge Kenya - The Winner is announced, and the contest has ended. Urge Kenya - The Winner is announced, and the contest has ended.
Source: Urge Kenya

Urge Kenya has wrapped up its event in Kenya. The winners have been announced, prizes has been distributed, and the final videos have been compiled. Read here for the standings of Urge Kenya, along with a neat little video of the trip back home.

Click here for more info on Urge Kenya.....
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 9, 2009
Pinkbike.com's 10th Anniversary Contest  #1 - And the Winner is..... Pinkbike.com's 10th Anniversary Contest #1 - And the Winner is.....
As you may have noticed, we recently launched a contest page to celebrate Pinkbike.com actively Sharing the Ride for 10 years. Since day 1 you guys have been helping us grow larger and larger, so finally it's our chance to pay you, the viewer, back.

The first person we're going to Share the Ride with is...
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   Calgary Cycle    Feb 9, 2009
The C Files: Calgary Cycle Custom Builds - Episode 1 The C Files: Calgary Cycle Custom Builds - Episode 1
Here at Calgary Cycle one of our favorite things to do (other than riding, hanging out & drinking beer of course!) has got to be building tricked-out custom bikes! Rarely do we sell a stock bike right off of the floor; We’re always happy to accommodate changes, part swaps and any kind of customization that our customers desire. We do pride ourselves on having the ability to conceive and produce some seriously whizzy & cool custom rides and we wanted to share that with the Pinkbike community. I’m sure that all of you out there, regardless of whether you ride a DH, DJ, FR, AM or XC bike can appreciate a stellar build when you see one!

This is a story of what we do here at Calgary Cycle, read on to find out all about our 2009 Ibis Mojo SL custom build and to find out how you can vote on what our next custom build will be.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 9, 2009
Peak Leaders in Whistler - Come get some Peak Leaders in Whistler - Come get some
Source: Peak Leaders

Peak Leaders is a Scottish based adventure training company that runs mountain bike instructor training camps and courses in Whistler and Switzerland.
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Feb 7, 2009
Alpine Bikes Winter Series – Round 1, Innerleithen Alpine Bikes Winter Series – Round 1, Innerleithen
Innerleithen is one of those venues that puts a smile on virtually every rider's face, regardless of how wet or cold it is or what track is being used. It has been host to many races over the years, none more important than the legendary winter series, an opportunity for riders to see just how much winter training they still have to do before being able to challenge for the win. One of the local shops, Alpine Bikes, have organized the races for the last few years and, whilst this year only two rounds, should still provide some fun and excitement before the season starts proper...
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   Downhill Mike Scheur    Feb 6, 2009
4th Annual Mob in Mojave 4th Annual Mob in Mojave
Downhill Mike with All Mountain Cyclery presents the 4th Annual Mob in Mojave Mountain Bike Race Festival Weekend at Bootleg Canyon, Nevada on Presidents Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2009. The Festival will offer three days of winter mountain bike racing action in the desert featuring three different disciplines of USA Cycling sanctioned gravity racing, live music, race clinics and free on-site camping. The festival will offer spectators and racers Dual Slalom, Super D and Downhill racing action. We will even have professional BBQ supplied by Events Unlimited. Events Unlimited will offer a breakfast and lunch menu, beer, wine and a daily happy hour all 3 days.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 6, 2009
Kuat Beta Bike Rack Kuat Beta Bike Rack
If you were to say Koo-at to someone they may think you were on some kind of mind altering drug, however, when pronounced correctly you may get a different response. Küat is pronounced koo-at and it comes from combining the names of the two founders of the company, Luke Kuschmeader and Brian Atkinson. Kuat produces 2 bike racks, the Beta and the Alpha. Both have different features, but today we are going to focus on the Beta rack.

Read on for more information...
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   Simon Paton    Feb 6, 2009
Chris Ball's Dirt School DVD Chris Ball's Dirt School DVD
Looking to polish up your XC trail skills? Then this is definitely one to watch. Scottish DH National Coach Chris Ball teamed up with Reset Films to bring you the Dirt School DVD. Whether you are a novice or an advanced rider there is something in here for you.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 6, 2009
Geax and Jamis Bicycles Annouce the New 2009 Factory XC Racing Team Geax and Jamis Bicycles Annouce the New 2009 Factory XC Racing Team
Geax is so proud to announce that in 2009 racing season will be the official tyre supplier of the new Team Jamis Factory XC Racing, a squad that will be focused on XC races, all-mountain, endurance and MTB festivals in North, Central and South America.
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   Connor Dawson    Feb 5, 2009
The 2009 Cycle Solutions O-Cup DH, Super D and 4X Series Presented by Commencal The 2009 Cycle Solutions O-Cup DH, Super D and 4X Series Presented by Commencal
Source: Peter Appleton

Thanks to all the returning sponsors Cycle Solutions, Commencal, Norco, Titec, Kenda, Want, Industry Skate Park and Impac. Welcome to a new sponsor POC Helmets and Armour, the new leader in MTB protection.
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   Danny Smith    Feb 5, 2009
Toronto International Bicycle Show Toronto International Bicycle Show
The Toronto International Bicycle Show is the best place to shop for bicycles and accessories, preview the newest trends in cycling from the top manufacturers and distributors plus enjoy thrilling action-packed events. The show is celebrating its 23nd year in production and is one of the largest exclusive bicycle consumer shows in North America.
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   DA BOMB    Feb 5, 2009
Da Bomb Gunpowder: new street rig that will blow your mind Da Bomb Gunpowder: new street rig that will blow your mind
Street riding and Dirt Jumping have always been some of our favorite aspects of mountain biking, and here at Da Bomb we've made a new rig for those riders: the Gunpowder.
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   Jonny Ashelford    Feb 4, 2009
Marin UK bikes stolen including prototype model Marin UK bikes stolen including prototype model
A van belonging to UK Marin importer ATB Sales was broken into near Bury, Manchester, last night (3 February) and 11 bikes were stolen, along with some cycling kit.

ATB Sales are offering a reward for recovery, or for information leading to recovery, of these bikes. If you have any information, call them on 07775 786709 or the MBUK office on 01225 442244
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 4, 2009
Sabrina Jonnier Signs with Dean Optics for 2009! Sabrina Jonnier Signs with Dean Optics for 2009!
News Source: Dylan Dean
Dean Optics is proud to announce the addition of Team Maxxis rider Sabrina Jonnier to its mountain bike team! Sabrina will represent Dean Optics for the 2009 season on the UCI World Cup circuit, World Championships, & select international events. Having won multiple World Championship & World Cup titles, not to mention countless race victories, Sabrina encompasses the drive and character that’s exemplifies the qualities of Dean Optics athletes.
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 4, 2009
Project North - Wicked riding and an awesome vibe. Project North - Wicked riding and an awesome vibe.
Source: DSP Media

The other day I was surfing the web and came across a video by DSP Media. It was labeled "Project North", and after watching a couple minutes of it, I knew this was going to be an awesome video.

Read on to see more about Project North...
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 4, 2009
Katarina Tothova is at bat! Katarina Tothova is at bat!
Katarina Tothova may not be a household name, but for those of you that keep an eye on the Girls in Action photo section here on Pinkbike.com, you'll recognize her style right away.

Always top quality pics and clicked moves make her shots stand out. I was able to talk to Katarina briefly about biking and how she's arrived at where she is today. Here is what she had to say.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 3, 2009
Chris Smith signs with Corsair Chris Smith signs with Corsair
UK freerider Chris Smith will be riding Corsair Bikes and Marzocchi Suspension for the whole of the 2009 season. Chris Smith is one of the top UK freeriders and will be landing at The Adidas Slopestyle, [Braun] 26 Trix, Bike Radar Live and Crankworx to name a few.

Check out his new set ups inside:
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   Erik St-Gelais    Feb 3, 2009
What time is it?  A brake rotor clock. What time is it? A brake rotor clock.
Ever find yourself wondering what time it is, but no one knows? Here's the solution to your problem, and of course, it involves bikes.

Read on for a tutorial on how to make a brake rotor clock!
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 3, 2009
Fabien Barel video updates - Urgekenya Fabien Barel video updates - Urgekenya
Source: Urge

Day 1 of Urge Kenya with Fabien Barel has taken place, and he is on his way to Kenya. Fabian will be over in Kenya for the next while in order to get a race series going. Read on to find out more information about Urge Kenya.
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   Simon Paton    Feb 3, 2009
ASTRIX / MOJO CAERSWS CUP 2009 - WALES. ASTRIX / MOJO CAERSWS CUP 2009 - WALES.
Chris Roberts is at it again down at Caersws in Mid Wales - Great Britain with his Caersws Cup race series in 2009.

Brand new Astrix DH Frames, Fox 40 Forks, Fastest Time of the day bonus on the quickest uplift service in the U.K!
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   Jordan Holmes    Feb 2, 2009
Andreu Lacondeguy wins White Style 2009 in Leogang Andreu Lacondeguy wins White Style 2009 in Leogang
Source-Rasoulution

Twenty year old Spaniard Andreu Lacondeguy won the White Style presented by Kona on January 30th. Lance McDermott got the “Sickest Trick Award” for his tuck no hand front flip, which was the first time ever at a mountain bike competition.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 2, 2009
Kona's Orange Crush Returns Race Ready For '09 Kona's Orange Crush Returns Race Ready For '09
Source: Kona Bikes

Kona's Factory Racing Team returns for the fresh 2009 season with fast and new blood. The squad returns the same riders from last year, and welcomes the new addition of DH rider Joe Smith who brings his precocious skills to the race course.
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   Tyler Maine    Feb 2, 2009
Ray's Indoor - The Odd Couple Contest Ray's Indoor - The Odd Couple Contest
Source: Ray's Indoor

Greetings from Cleveland! I would like to invite everyone for a one of kind event that we are having this Feb 7th - The Odd Couple Contest. As many of you know, Sunday night is BMX night at Rays. RedBull thought it might be fun to have a joint event this year, one MTB'er,one BMX'er and film'er. They will make vids during the day when we are closed and then present a finished vid to us (the riders) to judge on Saturday night.
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