Mountain Bike News
   John Lee    Jan 30, 2010
Week 26 - Halfway into "52 weeks" Week 26 - Halfway into "52 weeks"
It's the Halfway marker into the project. After losing some dreaded weight, racing anything and everything, training, traveling and acquiring some awesome sponsors, it's time to show you all the results of the past six months in preparation for my race at Mega Avalanche 2010.

Pics, video and more inside..
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 29, 2010
Project Ride to Work - Bike Revamp Project Ride to Work - Bike Revamp
Last fall I introduced you to my ride to work bike, a 4 year old Chromag Gypsy. While this bike would love to be in the woods on a daily basis, I need to get to and from work and driving doesn't make sense all the time. Over the summer, I rode a few other bikes, while giving the Gypsy a heck of a make over. Inside you'll find a 16 speed bike and no derailleurs, ah yes a fully internal set up is what I wanted to put together and I have succeeded.

Enjoy the commuter re-vamp inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Jan 29, 2010
NWD 10 Dust and Bones now Available in Canadian iTunes store. NWD 10 Dust and Bones now Available in Canadian iTunes store.
iTunes changed the way we all listen to, watch, or purchase movies and music. It has made life just that much easier. When NWD 10 was originally launched it was offered in the iTunes store, but only to United States viewers so now all the Canadian people are covered too.

Click here for more info...
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   Rob Dunnet    Jan 29, 2010
Thailand Laos Trip: Post 3 Thailand Laos Trip: Post 3
Touring trip through Northern Thailand and Laos.

The three of us left Chiang Rai heading for the Laos border with our bikes on top of a loaded bus heading for the border. Buses in Laos are not like buses back home, they do not have scheduled drop off or pick up points. Locals will stand on the side of the road and wave down the bus, pay the fare to the next town and get off. People will randomly get on and off the bus the entire route.

Story inside,
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   John Lee    Jan 29, 2010
Sixty seconds with Terri-Anne Sixty seconds with Terri-Anne
The world is full of talented riders and people working their guts out to make it in the world of riding and racing bikes. Welcome to the tenth of many, quick slap in the face style, 60 second interviews - and next up, 4x racer and DH rider Terri-Anne.

Catch Terri-Anne inside (if you can),
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 29, 2010
Ryan Berrecloth and Spank for 2010 Ryan Berrecloth and Spank for 2010
Source: Spank Industries

Ryan Berrecloth, pro Freerider and Full Time Shredder, has resigned with Spank Bikes on an expanded sponsorship package. This year Ryan will be sporting the Tweet Tweet Dirtjump frame, Spank’s 2010 EVO line of rims, including Spike EVO 35AL DH Rims, Tweet Tweet EVO 30AL DJ Rims, and Subrosa EVO All Mountain Rims, and our complete line of Spank Saddles including the Subrosa, Tweet Tweet, and Starblast.

More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 28, 2010
Cove Bikes signs Ben Boyko for 2010 and beyond. Cove Bikes signs Ben Boyko for 2010 and beyond.
Source: Cove Bikes

Cove Bikes is excited to announce the return of Ben Boyko to its Factory Team Program in 2010 and beyond.

"I'm stoked as ever to be back riding on Cove, they have a perfect understanding of the sport as far as product development and the athletes are concerned. It's great to be with a Canadian company that has been involved in freeriding since day one. Cove has the bikes that match the new school riding and suit my style so I am super excited about the new partnership." says Boyko.

More details inside,
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   Ryan Rose    Jan 28, 2010
Chuck Bailey Covered Youth Park (Surrey) - Meeting tonight! Chuck Bailey Covered Youth Park (Surrey) - Meeting tonight!
Surrey (BC, Canada), is getting a new covered skate park in the near future. We are wanting ideas for this park.

Surrey has been recently approved for a grant from the federal government of Canada, for a new covered skate park in Tom Binnie park. Surrey really wants the opinion of riders like you and I on this park. Inside is info on what they are planning to do, and info about meetings where YOU should attend.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 28, 2010
Karpiel Holeshot - First Look! Karpiel Holeshot - First Look!
Source: Karpiel

Karpiel is proud to introduce the new 4x hardtail frame, Holeshot. Designed to be the ultimate hardtail racing bike, it features precise CNC machined yokes and dropouts, 6061 hydroformed tubing and the indestructible fork-tongue head tube gussets designed exclusively by Jan Karpiel.

Pics inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Jan 28, 2010
High Definition for your everyday ride. High Definition for your everyday ride.
I think I can honestly speak for any rider when I say, "I wish I could have captured that on film". We have all been sitting chilling after a ride and thought "wow, that was unreal. I wish I could do that again". We try our best to remember, but what if you could go home, and re-ride that trail from the comfort of your home?

Pinkbike.com is now offering High Definition helmet cameras from GoPro and Vholdr through our store. Click to check out more info...
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   Rob Dunnet    Jan 28, 2010
Thailand Laos Trip: Post 2 Thailand Laos Trip: Post 2
Bike tour through Northern Thailand and Laos.

I often argue with a friend of mine about things being "free". He says that nothing in life is free and in the long run you end up paying for it. When I was younger I used to ride with a friend of mine that believes that you have to earn the ride down by pedaling up. Or that you have to pay for your downhill. I do not think a downhill is ever free, riders pay for a lift ticket, pay for a case of beer for their friend who shuttled them all day or like my friend pay for it with a long ride up.

Today I paid for a year of downhills in one day. Story inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 28, 2010
Awesome Land - Santa Cruz Premiere Awesome Land - Santa Cruz Premiere
Source: Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz and Bones Over Metal Team up to hold Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival featuring the groundbreaking film Awesome Land: Women of Dirt.

Two-Day Mountain Bike Festival in Santa Cruz Brings Professional Female Mountain Bike Riders including Lisa Myklak, Emily Johnston, and Tammy Donahugh. Details inside,
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   Alberta FreerideAwards    Jan 28, 2010
8th Annual Alberta Freeride Awards! 8th Annual Alberta Freeride Awards!
Remember that gap, Papa Bear on Moose Mountain where you pulled a no foot can. Well now is the time to remind your buddies so they can nominate you. Do you have a buddy that stomped his first flip whip? Well get on the AFA website and nominate!

Lets get the right exposure of our sport and our athletes. We want to showcase the abilities and talents that are being produced locally. By nominating your favourite local riders you are supporting the local scene and helping our freeride community grow throughout Alberta!

Nominate Your Favorite Rider, Racer or Builder! Nominations are open now and will run until Sunday February 28th, 2010. During this time anyone can nominate riders, racers and trailbuilders from across all of Alberta in 13 categories.
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   Rob Dunnet    Jan 27, 2010
Thailand Laos Trip: Post 1 Thailand Laos Trip: Post 1
Bicycle trip through northern Thailand and Laos.

Seven years ago my brothers James and Morgan missed a bus and walked 35 Km through mountainous Laos. For years they have been saying that it would have been so much better if they had bikes. This summer we finally started planning to cycle from Northern Thailand and into Laos.

Story inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 27, 2010
2nd Annual Odd Couple Contest! 2nd Annual Odd Couple Contest!
Source: Rays MTB

The 2nd Annual "The Odd Couple" video contest runs this weekend at Rays MTB. Nine teams will face off against each other with celebrity judges deciding each team's fate.
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   Bow Cycle    Jan 27, 2010
Bow Cycle is Hiring! Bow Cycle is Hiring!
Bow Cycle & Sports in Calgary, Alberta is now taking applications for Full and Part time Parts and Sales department staff to start in February.

Looking for work in the Calgary area or are you looking to relocate to Calgary, Alberta then look now further.

Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 26, 2010
White Style - This weekend! White Style - This weekend!
Source: Rasoulution

White Style winter slopestyle contest in Leogang, Austria: Final rider list and course details

Less than a week left until the fifth anniversary of the White Style presented by Kona turns Leogang into the world’s freeride Mecca. The confirmed list of riders and course details are promising best slopestyle action on Friday, January 29th. Darren Berrecloth, Cam McCaul, Jamie Goldman, Martin Soederstroem, Sam Pilgrim, Sam Reynolds, Yannick Granieri, Amir Kabbani and Jan Toth are just a few riders that will take on the unique winter slopestyle challenge.
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   Dunbar Cycles    Jan 26, 2010
Continental Der Kaiser Review Continental Der Kaiser Review
Here's the plan:

I am going to go out and test every downhill tire that I can get my hands on. All in search of finding a tire that outperforms my beloved Maxxis High Roller.

Will I find one? Check it out inside!
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   John Lee    Jan 26, 2010
Sixty Seconds with Milla Nieppola Sixty Seconds with Milla Nieppola
The world is full of talented riders and people working their guts out to make it in the world of riding bikes. Welcome to our fifth of many, quick slap in the face style, 60 second interviews - and next up, 14 year old female BMX rider Milla Nieppola.

Pictures and Interview inside..
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   Jack Fogelquist    Jan 26, 2010
Fogelsode #12: Making the Best of a Stormy Week Fogelsode #12: Making the Best of a Stormy Week
A big storm went through California this week, making for some prime digging conditions and wet trails! We've been building like crazy at Cob's house, plus Iggy and I got out for a fun trail ride when we got a break in the rain!

More details and video inside!
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   Ambrose Weingart    Jan 25, 2010
Where Glasses are Made - Oakley Factory Tour Where Glasses are Made - Oakley Factory Tour
I think the first real pair of sunglasses I wanted when I was a kid was a pair of Oakley Frogskins.

It was sometime in the late 80’s and my old $10 knockoffs weren’t getting me any points with the ladies and I was at that awkward age when I needed all the help I could get. They were sitting behind the counter at the local sports shop taunting me and I begged and pleaded for my mom to buy me a pair. It was as if my whole future hinged on that purchase, I was so mad when she flat out refused. In her sensible wisdom she stated in a tone I had heard before ”if you really want them, buy them with your own money”. I knew it wasn’t up for discussion. My mom was always like that when we were growing up. She would get us the basics we needed to look presentable but anything that was deemed “fashionable” we had to step up and get on our own. It would make us appreciate things more was her reasoning and we would thank her later on. So I spent the next couple of months mowing lawns and chopping firewood and I finally saved enough for my new shades. Then hockey season came and I desperately needed new goalie skates.
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   Simon Paton    Jan 25, 2010
Knox Protection Knox Protection
Is the word Protection another word for insurance. Something that you only really need when the sh1t hits the fan. You pay the premium and sometimes it is a premium to look after your loved ones; Ribs, spine, collar bone, elbows etc...

This is where Knox, a brand leader for protection in many a two wheeled motor sport come in.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 25, 2010
Road trip to Rays MTB Road trip to Rays MTB
Source: Michel Plonka

For the third year in a row, a group of riders from Quebec escaped the freezing winter for their annual road trip to an amazing place to ride bikes, Ray's indoor Mountain bike park. Every year, we look forward to this road trip as the best thing to happen during our long, cold winter. Riding bikes, laughing, partying, and doing it again every day sounds like a lot of fun doesn't it?

Videos, pics and story inside,
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   Brad Collins    Jan 25, 2010
Clemson Freeride's 4th Annual DH Race Clemson Freeride's 4th Annual DH Race
We're at it again! For the 5th consecutive year, Clemson Freeride will play host to yet another DH race on February 27th, 2010. For those of you who have been to our course before, you know what to expect: massive berms, doubles, huge tables, the "cheese wedge" and of course our giant wall ride. Last year's race was a huge success with well over 100 riders turning out.

With prizes for each class as well as one of the lowest entry fees around, why would you not race!? Full details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 23, 2010
Anthill Films' BC Bike Parks Teaser Anthill Films' BC Bike Parks Teaser
Source: Anthill Films

A quick look behind the scenes of the shoots we did for the Bike Parks segment in "Follow Me". This is a teaser for the complete making of series, which will be included in the "Follow Me" DVD.

Riders: Brandon Semenuk, Brendan Fairclough, Cam McCaul, Darren Berrecloth, Kurt Sorge, Matt Hunter, Thomas Vanderham and Geoff Gulevich.
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   Jacob Gibbins    Jan 23, 2010
Locals- SouthWest MTB film and Photos Locals- SouthWest MTB film and Photos
Locals, A short free online film about a few of South West England's best up and coming riders...

Locals started off as a series of web edits of all the local pinners from around my area...I soon realized that there was too many of them and if I did them as web edits you would be plagued with them for close to a year.

Instead I thought I'd would make a short free online film about them. For the trailer, full film and photo gallery then click for more!
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   Justin Brantley    Jan 22, 2010
Brian Miller-Rider/Bike Update! Brian Miller-Rider/Bike Update!
Brian Miller is a top notch Mountain Biker from Marin County, California. He recently moved down to Aptos, and has been training hard for this next season. In 2010 Brian is riding on the Haro factory team for the second year in a row. Expect to see big things from Brian this year as he is aiming for the top.

Check inside to see an interview along with pictures of Brian's new hardtail setup for 2010, and a few riding pics.
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   Max Horner    Jan 22, 2010
2010 Canadian National Team: Winter Training Camp 2010 Canadian National Team: Winter Training Camp
2010 Canadian National Team: Winter Training Camp From the Perspective of a Junior Rider

Being a Canadian DH racer, I know how tough it can be to get out and ride during our frigid winters. The only place to ride DH in the winter is on the west coast, which is saturated with wet miserable weather. In December, Geoff Pendrell, Canadian National DH Team Coach, approached various riders wanting to put together a camp in January.

After some communication it happened like this...
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   John Lee    Jan 22, 2010
Sixty Seconds with Jack Hudson Sixty Seconds with Jack Hudson
Every race is full of talented riders and people working their guts out to make it in the world of racing bikes. Welcome to our fourth of many, quick slap in the face style 60 second interviews - and next up, Junior 4x racer Jack Hudson.

Keep up with Jack inside,
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   Mike Estes    Jan 22, 2010
Pacific Northwest Indoor 4X Racing Continues! Pacific Northwest Indoor 4X Racing Continues!
PI 4x Indoor Round 3 Wrap Up!

Source: Jason Gibbs with images provided by Joe Pirelli

Round 3 was full of tight racing and some new faces trying out the 4X action this past weekend at the Port Orchard, Washington indoor race facility. The season continues with races Jan 23rd till March 6th 2010. Race story inside!
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   Jordan Holmes    Jan 21, 2010
Life Cycles - Whistler, at night, with Vanderham Life Cycles - Whistler, at night, with Vanderham
Source: Life Cycles

If you thought riding at Whistler had its challenges, try hitting it up at night. I am not talking about a leisurely ride in the bike part with a head lamp. We're talking about about massive stand alone light fixtures and backdrops, full access to one of the most renowned bike parks in the world and a team of guys to get the lights on and the cameras rolling.

Click here to find out about the Life Cycles' Whistler Shoot...
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   John Lee    Jan 21, 2010
Sam Pilgrim - Private session at Adrenaline Alley Sam Pilgrim - Private session at Adrenaline Alley
What happens when you give Sam Pilgrim a private session in his favourite skatepark in the UK - this is what happens!

It's 10 am and we arrive in a defrosting, wet car park in Corby at Adrenaline Alley. The lights are on and we are welcomed in for a private session at the park - but somethings missing - Sam Pilgrim...

Pictures, Video How To, and Interview with Sam Pilgrim inside..
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   Jonathan Desrosiers    Jan 21, 2010
Ben Boyko - 2010 Update Ben Boyko - 2010 Update
I have been filming and riding with Ben for a long time now . Recently after a long day of sledding in the Squamish backcountry, we were talking about if any of his sponsors where changing for 2010. He replied that he was no longer on the Norco factory team or with Adidas clothing. I would think that there would be many ways that Ben could go about finding new sponsors as he has a long time presence in the MTB scene.

I've put together some footage from my Ben Boyko Archives (2002-2007) for you all to enjoy,
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   Lavan Apparel    Jan 21, 2010
Lavan Apparel 30% off everything sale! Lavan Apparel 30% off everything sale!
That’s right, it's sale time again and all of our items are 30% off.

Also, all orders over $80 will receive a free t-shirt. Free shirt will be randomly picked according to your size, and while supplies last.

Get some!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 20, 2010
Sea Otter Action Photography Clinic with Ian Hylands Sea Otter Action Photography Clinic with Ian Hylands
Experience Sea Otter in a whole new way through an action photography clinic with renowned photographer Ian Hylands.

Join Ian at the beautiful Four-Star Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa on historic Cannery Row and learn everything from proper digital workflow to the basics of composition and lighting. This clinic is a must for every photographer who wants to take their digital photography to the next level.

All details inside,
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   John Lee    Jan 20, 2010
Week 25 of "52 weeks" Week 25 of "52 weeks"
Week 25 of the journey to the Mega Avalanche 2010. This week I actually entered the race! Inspired by this I had a crazy week stuffed full of all mountain riding in the remains of the snow, skatepark mission with the UK`s top DJ riders and some Hardtail downhill action!

See inside the pics, video and much more
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 20, 2010
Black Market Contraband. Black Market Contraband.
Source: Black Market Bikes

Black Market is proud to announce the arrival of the all new 24” specific Contraband. The Contraband is hand built from Sanko heat-treated, double butted, seamless tubing. Precision laser cut bridges and drop outs combine to give you a totally solid, flickable ride you’re gonna love.

More info inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 20, 2010
Yeti Cycles Hires MTB Strength Training Systems for Team Training Yeti Cycles Hires MTB Strength Training Systems for Team Training
Source: Yeti Cycles

Mountain biking has been slow to catch up with a lot of other sports when it comes to using strength training to enhance performance. Strength coach James Wilson has been working for several years to change that and his revolutionary training programs have helped produce the current US National Downhill Champion, Aaron Gwin. Thanks to his ability to consistently produce faster riders James has recently been hired to handle all of the training for the Yeti Cycles World Cup Team.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 20, 2010
Elka Suspension sponsorships now open Elka Suspension sponsorships now open
Source: Ryan Kuhn

Elka Suspension of Quebec, Canada, is now accepting sponsorship applications for the 2010 season. Last year, Elka made its debut in the mountain bike scene with its Stage 5 rear shock to rave reviews. Utilizing its long history of technological advancements in the motorsports industry, the Stage 5 delivers unsurpassed performance with a custom tune – a unique feature to a suspension manufacturer.

More info inside,
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   Jack Fogelquist    Jan 19, 2010
Fogelsode #11: Steep Trails and Rainy Dirt Jumps Fogelsode #11: Steep Trails and Rainy Dirt Jumps
A fun week, with some shredding on a sick steep trail filled with lots of cool wooden features! We had a rad sesh in the rain at Cob's house as well, with a couple new tricks learned!

More details and video inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 19, 2010
The Green Goblin - 24" Street Trials Prototype The Green Goblin - 24" Street Trials Prototype
Dylan Korba and the Norco Bike Division have been busy working on a prototype 24" Street Trials bike. The aptly named Green Goblin is ready for a beating and will get one once Dylan gets his hands on it. Dustan took it out for a spin for us as we wanted to see it in action.

Pics and a few more details inside,
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   John Lee    Jan 19, 2010
Sixty Seconds With Murray Clark Sixty Seconds With Murray Clark
The world is full of talented riders and people working their guts out to make it in the world of riding bikes. Welcome to our third of many, quick slap in the face style 60 second interviews - and next up, Scottish dirt jumper and freerider Murray Clark.

Check Murray out inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 19, 2010
Season's End - Here's to a Great Year! Season's End - Here's to a Great Year!
Source: Brett Hornfelt

It’s that time of year. The time of one season ending and another beginning, the time of year when riders are enjoying their off season training. Trying to be the best they can for the new season that is approaching. Or maybe it’s the time of year when one takes a break and sits back and looks at the season they just finished, reflecting on the good times they just had and trying to figure out how they are going to have more fun in the new season. Maybe for some it is a time to strap on the skis or board and go shred the mountains some more. Or maybe for others they thankfully are able to continue riding right through the winter.
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   Jörn Hessen    Jan 18, 2010
Canada 2010 - Let the dream come true! Canada 2010 - Let the dream come true!
Hey guys! Right at the beginning of this write up I would like to direct some words to you. This is no special report of some awesome event or race, I am also not able to present you with the newest equipment or components here, or even to deliver you the hottest news of the biking-scene, it is just a story of some guys that are planning to fulfill their dream and go to Canada in the summer of 2010, and it’s just a story of the passion of riding, traveling and having epic moments on a bike, what it means to live for riding, and the magic of bike-riding in general. If you’re not interested in that, I’m sorry to have wasted your time reading my introduction, but if you’re interested in hearing our story, I beg you to take a few minutes of your time to read through this, and just share your thoughts and feelings of bike-riding or in a best case scenario, you could even help us out in 2010...
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 18, 2010
Awesome Land: Women of Dirt Trailer Awesome Land: Women of Dirt Trailer
Awesome Land: Women of Dirt is a groundbreaking film by the filmmakers at Bones Over Metal that spotlights some of the most talented women on two wheels and the lifestyles they lead to allow them to ride.

Trailer inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 18, 2010
Mike Parenteau - One Wheel Mike Parenteau - One Wheel
Source: Dan Poirier

Following in the footsteps of forerunners like Kris Holm and Dan Heaton, Mike Parenteau from Nelson, B.C. is forging new ground in the small, yet always impressive sport of Mountain Unicycling. Incorporating Nelson’s well known style for steep, fast freeriding, Mike is pushing the limits of what was previously thought possible on a unicycle. Watch for him in the coming years as Mike looks to incorporate freeride style tricks and more and more speed into his downhill unicycle riding.

Video interview inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 17, 2010
The Argentine Project to air at X-Dance! The Argentine Project to air at X-Dance!
The Argentine Project - a short film by Jeremy Grant, John Wellburn, and Mike Kinrade has been made an official X-Dance Film Festival selection. Known as the most sought after film festival for the sports world, it is quite an honor for this short film to be accepted. Last January The trio spent a long December month in Nelson BC looking for a location somewhere in the world that would present an un-ridden and ideal place to ride some big mountain lines. Using only Google Earth and intuition from previous ridding zones, the 3 take a big chance and travel half way around the world, only to find that the place is more than they could have ever hoped for.

Videos inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 17, 2010
e.13 LS1+ Chainguide e.13 LS1+ Chainguide
Source: e13

e*thirteen continues its tireless effort to perfect chain retention systems and in the process has pushed the limits of materials technology and engineering design even further with the new LS1+. Long ago we realized the importance of making advanced technologies more accessible to budget conscious riders and racers. In a recent effort to keep the economic barrier from allowing riders to enjoy the sports of downhill riding and racing we had introduced the SS+ steel backplate chain retention system. The overwhelmingly positive reception of the SS+ has paved the way for our next installment, the LS1+.

More inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 16, 2010
Graham and Paul talk about their Konas Graham and Paul talk about their Konas
Graham Agassiz and Paul Bass ride for Kona bikes and they ride HARD! Here are two videos of the guys in action on their two favorite steeds, the Stinky Deluxe and the Bass.

Videos inside,
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   Jason Peters    Jan 15, 2010
POM - December POM - December
It's that time again, Picture Of the Month-December!

Look inside for the photo with most views and fav's as well as this month's 5 best POD's
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   John Lee    Jan 15, 2010
Sixty Seconds with Dennis Yuroshek Sixty Seconds with Dennis Yuroshek
Every race is full of talented riders and people working their guts out to make it in the world of racing bikes. Welcome to our second of many, quick slap in the face style 60 second interviews - and next up, US Pro Downhill racer Dennis Yuroshek.

Pics and words inside,
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   NS Bikes    Jan 14, 2010
NS Bikes - Fundamental and Trailmaster rims NS Bikes - Fundamental and Trailmaster rims
One of the most important new releases for NS this year are the two rim models. Both are specifically designed for freestyle mountain bikes, and both are 100% custom designed by NS. Erenes, the product manager of NS and his team spent over a year analyzing every single aspect of the design, the material, and the quality of rim factories. Finally the guys teamed up with the one of the best rim makers in the world to build this unique product. The whole NS testing team has been riding these rims for some time now and everyone seems to be stoked by how light and strong they are.

Here you go: the NS Fundamental and NS Trailmaster. No tricks, no gimmicks - just pure function and great style. Available Jan/Feb 2010 at your favorite bike dealer.
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   Christopher Gallagher    Jan 14, 2010
Scottish Descents 2009 Scottish Descents 2009
Scottish Descents 2009 features some of Scotland's fastest young downhill riders and we want to showcase their talent to the world.

Read on for the teaser and full length feature...
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   Simon Paton    Jan 13, 2010
Anne Caroline CHAUSSON joins SUNN! Anne Caroline CHAUSSON joins SUNN!
Source: Sunn

We told you that there was going to be great news for 2010, here's one of them: Anne Caroline Chausson joins Sunn.

Official press release inside,
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   Blaz Tomazin    Jan 13, 2010
dot.Four - Full length movie dot.Four - Full length movie
We have finally finished our MTB movie - dot.Four, thanks to Pinkbike and SB Shop. Recently we participated in a Slovenian film festival called BOFF (Bovec Outdoor Film Festival). Despite the large number of competitors from different countries (USA,IT,CZ,NZ,UK,SLO,..) we placed in the middle of the list with an average score of 3.31%, which I think it is pretty good considering we were there for the first time and at such a young age.

The dot.Four movie from Slovenia is inside!
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   Jack Fogelquist    Jan 13, 2010
Fogelsode #10: Wood Kickers and Sandy Drops Fogelsode #10: Wood Kickers and Sandy Drops
The step-up seshes have continued, along with the construction of a new trick drop! It was rad getting to ride and practice on something new, with lots of new tricks being thrown!

More details and video inside!
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   Dunbar Cycles    Jan 13, 2010
Dunbar Cycles Reveals their 2010 Team DH Race kits Dunbar Cycles Reveals their 2010 Team DH Race kits
Dunbar Cycles unveils their new 2010 Downhill Race Kit, featuring cutting edge aerospace proven material with 27.4% less drag.

Full details and pics inside,
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   Michael McClean    Jan 12, 2010
"The Next Generation" - An Australian video webcast series "The Next Generation" - An Australian video webcast series
Larock's movie has come and gone, so What's Next? I checked in with a young Aussie filmaker who is producing a Webcast to prepare himself for a feature length movie...

Underdogs is an up and coming free movie, and here is an interview with one of the cinematographers. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I present to you, Nick Peterson!
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   Daniel Jones    Jan 12, 2010
Moos Trails - You Reap What You Sow. Moos Trails - You Reap What You Sow.
Winter's here again, it's time to get the shovels out for more cold and wet days in the woods stacking, shaping and barrowing endless amounts of clay. There's always work to do, more and bigger jumps to build, lips to tweak and repair, it never ends. It may seem like a lot of effort, but it'll be worth it when Spring arrives and we get to test everything out. There's nothing better than having your own spot to ride and chill at all summer. We started our new spot nearly two years ago, here is the story of Moos so far.

See more inside...
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   Radek Burkat    Jan 12, 2010
Teach bike riding without training wheels. Teach bike riding without training wheels.
Doug Engelbart is an American inventor and early computer pioneer, most notably known for inventing the computer mouse, hypertext, computer networking, and many others. He also was an avid bike rider and combining with his analytical nature here is his way to teach a kid how to ride a bike, without ever using training wheels.

Details inside,
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   Alain Lavoie    Jan 12, 2010
Dobermann Bikes 2010 Pinscher evolutions Dobermann Bikes 2010 Pinscher evolutions
Introducing the 2010 Dobermann Bikes Pinscher evolutions.

The 2010 Pinscher is now available, here's some spec's and info on them :
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 11, 2010
Rocky Mountain Bicycles - 2010 Gravity Team Rocky Mountain Bicycles - 2010 Gravity Team
Source: Rocky Mountain Bikes

Rocky Mountain Bicycles is pleased to announce its 2010 Gravity Team roster with the re-signing of Wade Simmons, Geoff Gulevich, Dave Smutok, and the addition of rising talent Jarrett Moore.

More details inside,
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   John Lee    Jan 11, 2010
Mega Avalanche 2010 - Entries now open! Mega Avalanche 2010 - Entries now open!
Mega Avalanche 2010 - entries open!

Have you registered for the biggest Enduro Downhill race yet? I have! - Links, prices and info inside!
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   Jordan Holmes    Jan 11, 2010
Steve Smith - Bike Check x 2 Steve Smith - Bike Check x 2
When wandering up and down World Cup courses there is always a couple things that stand out to you about a rider. One, his kit. How does he look? Does he look fast? Does he look like he belongs in a ballet? The second big player for me is their style. Is he aggressive or passive? Is he attacking the track or defending his life? The third thing I usually look at is the rider's ability to control the bike. Every once in a while you catch a glimpse of a passenger who is strapped in tight aboard the SS Failship.

The first time I saw Steve Smith riding I was blown away with his aggressiveness, control, and attitude. He was pinned coming through a rock garden, in complete control, and exited out the bottom with a pedal stroke to success. Steve struck me as a super talented rider, so here's a quick bike check with him on his rigs of choice.
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   John Lee    Jan 11, 2010
Self Edit Comp - The Results Self Edit Comp - The Results
Firstly a massive thanks to all the entries and to those of you who were bogged under in snow but still went out and still submitting entries for the competition. It was a lot of fun watching all the entries from around the world and I really enjoyed the variety and quality of riding they showed.

Here are the results - after shed loads of entries over December, here are the 3 winners! Chosen by Aaron LaRocque and myself earlier this week.
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   Billy Gadd    Jan 11, 2010
Oscar Golding & Charlie Watts Oscar Golding & Charlie Watts
The evolution of mountainbike's next stars Oscar and Charlie, causing a stir on the scene and tearing up the streets of Colchester. With Oscar recently put onto the Spank team and Charlie with a brand new NS Capital in his possession. Nothing is stopping these over talented teenagers to 'shut down' the competition!

Pics and vids inside,
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   Simon Paton    Jan 11, 2010
Brand New Orange Diva! Brand New Orange Diva!
Source: Orange

The Diva is for, well, riding. No acronyms, no confusion, and definitely no spiel from any Doctor talking about a pseudo-mythical woman. It’s not here to patronize, it’s just a new bike for women to go riding on!

Details inside,
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   John Lee    Jan 9, 2010
Sixty Seconds with Liam Little Sixty Seconds with Liam Little
Not all our races are attended by A list bike stars - but we all know that every race is full of talented riders and people working their guts out to make it in the world of racing bikes. So welcome to our first of many, quick slap in the face style 60 second interviews - and first up UK Expert Downhill racer Liam Little.

60 interview inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 9, 2010
Ibis Mojo HD - On Order! Ibis Mojo HD - On Order!
Source: Ibis

The Mojo HD is the longer travel bigger brother to the Mojo and Mojo SL. The “HD” as we call it, has 160mm of rear wheel travel, up 20mm from the other Mojos.

The Mojo Carbon, which we introduced in 2005, pioneered efficient, lightweight long travel suspension, blurring the lines between those previously separate categories. Lots of pics and details inside!
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   Keith Scott    Jan 8, 2010
First Look at the Banshee Spitfire First Look at the Banshee Spitfire
A first glimpse of the first ever production Banshee Spitfire.

The Banshee Spitfire is creating quite a stir amongst aggressive trail riders out there who want a lightweight, low and slack singletrack shredding machine. The Prototypes (one of which which was shown exclusively on Pinkbike last summer) have been used and abused and tested hard, and all feedback from that, plus feedback from many bike forums has been taken on board and used to refine the design. This is the result...
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 8, 2010
Rilor Wilderness Part 2 Rilor Wilderness Part 2
Source: Rilor Wilderness

Riley McIntosh and Andre Nutini have teamed up again to bring you part 2 of the Rilor Wilderness experience - The Mineshaft trail.

Enjoy the video inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jan 8, 2010
Specialized Command Post - Review Specialized Command Post - Review
Adjustable height posts are quickly gaining popularity, and for good reason. While expensive, they allow you to actually buy speed and control, which is something that can't be said of a lot of other so-called upgrades. Specialized entered the dropping seat post game last season with their well received Command Post. With its unique mechanical design it brings something different to the table, but how good does it work?

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 8, 2010
Spectrum - Full length movie! Spectrum - Full length movie!
Source: fullface-productions.pinkbike.com

Spectrum is a Czech mountain bike film created by Fullface Productions in co-operation with Illegal Productions. Spectrum is split up in eight movie segments. Every segment presents one mountain bike discipline - street, park, north shore, dirt jump, trial, freeride, fourcross, downhill and backcountry.

Full length film inside,
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   Raul Chavarria    Jan 8, 2010
Xupetaworx 09 - A Brazilian story of Crankworx Xupetaworx 09 - A Brazilian story of Crankworx
Since 2007, DHBrasil.com.br - a DH/FR specialist website in Brazil - organizes a trip to the Crankworx. The trip was lovingly named Xupetaworx in that same year, and it is getting bigger each year since then. In 2009, between the middle of July and the end of the Crankworx in August, DHBrasil took 30 Brazilians to ride in Whistler.

This is a short story that summarizes our 18-day experience through Canadian lands.
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   Colin Alexander    Jan 8, 2010
Crankskins -  Is your crank wrapped? Crankskins - Is your crank wrapped?
It may not be the next invention to make you faster, or keep you safer, but what's ever been wrong with looking nice?

Everyone knows that us mountain bikers have a habit of making things look terrible in short order. Whether it's from crashes, shuttle wear, or nice abrasive mud, the nice shiny parts we pay for end up looking like mangled pieces of metal in no time. Ever see Holzfellers after a season of use? Not a pretty picture. But now they can be!

More details and pics inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 7, 2010
British Downhill Series - UCI Ranking Points British Downhill Series - UCI Ranking Points
Source: Si Paton

Launch of the 2010 British Downhill Series (BDS) the only National race series in the World with UCI ranking points, £10k in prize money and over £15k in prizes.

A new Decade and a brand new race series for you to get your tyres dug into. Formerly the NPS, the "British Downhill Series" is the new name for the Nationals.
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   Anthill Films    Jan 7, 2010
Random Thoughts on Shooting the Shore Random Thoughts on Shooting the Shore
The feature film “Follow Me” from Anthill Films takes a look at the on trail experiences that the riders in the film have with each other. All of the riders in ‘Follow Me’ know one another and in many cases they have known one another for quite some time. “Follow Me” takes the relationships of the riders and formats the film around exploring the idea of sharing the ride. More specifically, stoking the ride.

Here's a few random thoughts from a recent shoot with Thomas Vanderham and Sam Hill on the the North Shore.
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   David Bennison    Jan 7, 2010
Scott Alleyn - Bike Check Scott Alleyn - Bike Check
I have known Scott Alleyn for well over 10 years now, I got a chance to sit down and talk to him about the 2010 riding season and what his plans are for this coming season.

Interview and pics of Scott's new Dartmoor bike inside,
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   Vic Swiecicki    Jan 7, 2010
Hinton Bike Park Hinton Bike Park
The vision of the Hinton Bike Park was to build an exceptional mountain bike skills park that is fun, free of charge, and ride able by all ages and abilities. The park was designed and built by Jay Hoots, and by creating such a great park they have been able to promote mountain biking and the skill development required with the sport. Although the park caters to all levels of riders, the park has numerous stunts/features to challenge any rider. Along with a skills area they have dirt jumps, a drop zone, pump track, slope style course, shore style trail and a flow trail. Living in Edmonton, the Hinton Bike Park is a 2.5 hour drive away, I managed to ride the park 3 times this summer and highly recommend anyone in the area to check it out.

More details and pics inside,
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   John Lee    Jan 7, 2010
52 weeks - Weeks 22 and 23 52 weeks - Weeks 22 and 23
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Pinkbike - I have been very busy training for the Mega Avalanche over the past fortnight burning off the Turkey Dinners and epic amounts of sweets that were swallowed.

Read on to see what I have been doing in preparation for Mega Avalanche 2010 and why I walked for 3.5 hours up the second highest mountain in England!
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   Justin Brantley    Jan 7, 2010
Ryan Condrashoff Welcomes the New Year Ryan Condrashoff Welcomes the New Year
Source: X-Fusion and Ryan Condrashoff

I am glad 2009 is wrapped up. After breaking my collarbone at the US Open and discovering my left wrist would require surgery, my racing season was concluded. It has been a long road of recovery that started on May 25th and once my collarbone healed, I went under the knife for my wrist on July 28th. My surgery was pretty critical and due to the fragile nature of the repair I was in a cast for 9 weeks. I was going insane from lack of exercise and the stench of my cast. The only thing that helped me maintain my grip on sanity was going on one handed XC rides with my girlfriend.

Please look inside to see more on Ryan!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 6, 2010
Cam McCaul Interview Cam McCaul Interview
Cam McCaul is hands down one of the most famous mountain bike riders around and catching up with him is no easy feat. Our forum boards compiled a bunch of questions for him and when he wasn't jet setting around the world this year, he was able to take the time to answer them all. Thanks for taking the time to answer all of these Cam!

Enjoy the words and pictures by Sterling Lorence inside,
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   Jack Fogelquist    Jan 6, 2010
Fogelsode #9: Step-Ups! Fogelsode #9: Step-Ups!
Another wet week, making for some crazy step-up seshes! Lots of new tricks were thrown, along with dialing in old ones!

More details and video inside!
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   Jordan Holmes    Jan 6, 2010
Chain Reaction Cycle - 25 Years Old Chain Reaction Cycle - 25 Years Old
Source: CRC

Now entering the twenty fifth year of trading, Chain Reaction Cycles are well known throughout the world shipping to over 140 countries every day. The world's largest online bike store has grown through hard work, a strong family ethos and investment in stock, systems and most importantly people. Here's the story of how we came to be where we are today.

More inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 6, 2010
Canadian DH Girls has expanded! Canadian DH Girls has expanded!
Source: Katrina Strand

Canadian DH Girls is a crew of, well, you guessed it, Canadian girls who love to ride bikes.

5 years ago, Claire Buchar and Katrina Strand created Canadian DH Girls. Their site documents their fun, funny and sometime serious stories as they gallivant around the world. Now, the crew has grown to include other top Canadian riders Micayla Gatto, Danice Uysugi, Rebecca McQueen and Miranda Miller.
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   Brad Walton    Jan 5, 2010
Race Face cool weather riding gear - Review Race Face cool weather riding gear - Review
Riding protection and a few wintery items from RaceFace to keep you comfy and stylish on the bike in the so-called 'off season'.

Race Face has always been a company devoted to creating purpose-driven gear that doesn't suck, so when I received a box of stuff this past spring I was anxious to see what they've been working on lately and how it can enhance my riding experience. Race Face started their apparel and protection line a long, long time ago and built it around the rigors of riding the infamous North Shore and it's variable riding conditions. This translates to clothing designed specifically for mountain biking, built of performance fabrics, with top-notch construction, and all this really shows through in the long run.

Full details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 5, 2010
Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association - AGM Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association - AGM
Source: Todd Hovde

It's that time of year again for the Annual General Meeting for the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association. Wednesday, January 6th at 7:30PM in Abbotsford.

More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 4, 2010
Mark Weir loses home in fire! Mark Weir loses home in fire!
Source:WTB

WTB employee Mark Weir’s home was ravaged by a fire two days after Christmas. Weir was at home with his wife and son, but was unable to stop the flames. Fortunately the Weir family escaped without injury. WTB wishes the best to Mark, Suzie and Gus, the next few months will undoubtedly be a tough chapter in their lives.

Inside is Mark's tale of the events and some pics of what remains.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 4, 2010
DH Training with Steve Smith and PerformX DH Training with Steve Smith and PerformX
Source: Ryan Kuhn

In October, 2008, Canada’s top World Cup hopeful, Steve Smith (Evil/Red Bull), began training with professional motocross trainer Todd Schumlick of PerformX thanks to one of his primary sponsors, Red Bull. While not necessarily a familiar face in the mountain bike racing world, Todd has an impressive history of proven success as a trainer and coach in motocross and other disciplines at the highest level.

Rest of the article inside,
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   Nichcolfe l'austentin    Jan 1, 2010
A few faves to sum up the year A few faves to sum up the year
This would be the second year that I've had a camera in hand as a 'serious' enthusiast. Having some pretty cool gear to mess around with has made this season even more fun. 'Photo-taking' has become my newly sparked passion. That plus biking has become quite the ultimate combination! Photography has become what biking once was to me; FRESH. It's always nice to have something fresh to think about and enjoy doing. Worrying so much about bike parts has become quite stale in my mind, (not that I don't love biking to death!). Photo gear has now replaced that obsession! I only hope that I've matured at least somewhat over time, so hopefully camera gear won't spoil this new hobby. I've purchased some somewhat fancy gear as of late, (don't worry, I won't go into details...). But the effects have definitely motivated my to try a little harder to get the shots I [think] I imagine. Well... this post is just to show what shots I found to be the coolest, most knarly, most perverted shots I've managed to capture this year. They may not all be the 'mega faves' of Pinkbike, but they're my personal 'mega faves'... sooooo... enjoy?!
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   Jason Peters    Jan 1, 2010
Mitch Chubey - Bike check - Sponsor Call Out! Mitch Chubey - Bike check - Sponsor Call Out!
Mitch Chubey is a Canadian rider who first caught my attention a few years ago in Whistler at the Air Apprentice Contest. I have been hearing Mitch's name a lot more since then and I have a feeling I will keep hearing that name for years to come.

Look inside for a bike check with Mitch Chubey's 2009 P.3 and photos of him riding at Woodward West.
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