Mountain Bike News
   Transition Bikes    Dec 31, 2010
Lars N Bars - Episode 1 Lars N Bars - Episode 1
Lars N Bars is a laid back How To video series featuring pro downhill rider Lars Sternberg. The series will focus on all types of riding from XC to DH and show you tips and skills that will help make you a more well rounded rider.

Episode 1 focuses on wet weather riding in the woods. Tips include how to climb, corner, handle roots and maintain confidence in slippery situations.
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   Keith Valentine    Dec 31, 2010
Phunkt.com's 13 fave photos of 2010 Phunkt.com's 13 fave photos of 2010
Here are my favorite 13 shots from each large race that I attended in 2010.

I traveled from the UK to Canada with some stops in between. It's been a great season and looking forward to what 2011 has to offer.

-Many thanks, Phunkt.
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   Paul Clarke    Dec 31, 2010
Paul Clarke Photography - 2010 recap Paul Clarke Photography - 2010 recap
2010 was my first full year in the world of mountain bike photography. Living in the lower mainland of British Columbia proved it was not very difficult to meet up with some pretty amazing riders! This has been the most fun I've ever had taken photographs!

Here's a couple of the faves from 2010...
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 31, 2010
RaysMTB Milwaukee is OPEN! RaysMTB Milwaukee is OPEN!
Source: Rays MTB

I'm here to deliver the awesome news everyone has been waiting to hear. Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Milwaukee is OPEN and ready to rock and roll!

We'll be open for business Friday, December 31st at noon and ready to go riding!
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   Mike Levy    Dec 30, 2010
Specialized Launches “First Gear” Initiative To Get Kids Riding Bikes Specialized Launches “First Gear” Initiative To Get Kids Riding Bikes
Morgan Hill, CA - Specialized Bicycle Components is proud to announce the launch of First Gear, a global youth cycling initiative intended to create “first rides that last a lifetime” – promoting cycling as a regular part of kids’ lives.

Read on,
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 30, 2010
Mulally Signs with Specialized/GROM Mulally Signs with Specialized/GROM
Source: Specialized/GROM

Specialized/GROM proudly announces the addition of East Coast talent, Logan Mulally, for the 2011 season. Logan had many options for 2011. Choosing our program not only pushes us forward towards our goal of preparing young American riders for International competition, but takes Logan to the next level as well. We are honored that he chose Specialized/GROM.
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   Tom Towers    Dec 30, 2010
My first year in photography - the learning amateur eye. My first year in photography - the learning amateur eye.
2010 has been a good year for photography for me. I was given an old Nikon d70 at the end of last year as a present which triggered my love of photography, downhill mountain biking being my other obsession, they both went together like bread and butter!

Read on for the story of my first year in photography,

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   Kei Lun    Dec 29, 2010
Gemini Titan Review Gemini Titan Review
The Gemini Titan is the new, old kid on the block, a new distributor for what many will compare with the Magicshine 900, the Titan looks similar, but has a slightly different body design and uses the same Seoul Semiconductor P7 LED light source and reflector, and has a Canadian distributor.

Learn more about the Gemini Titan inside,
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   Justin Brantley    Dec 29, 2010
A Day With A-Rev, French, and Hone! More Steeze Please! A Day With A-Rev, French, and Hone! More Steeze Please!
Check out this video of pure steeze from Santa Cruz, CA. Alex Reveles, Guy French and Mike Hoenisch shred some local dirt jumps.

We have also included a few pics from the shoot for you guys to enjoy!

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   Jack Fogelquist    Dec 28, 2010
Fogelsode S2 #4: Rebirth of the Step-Up Fogelsode S2 #4: Rebirth of the Step-Up
About a month ago we started giving the step-up a major overhaul, beginning with a shopping spree at the local lumber yard. It’s been quite the process of getting the lip build, painting it, and getting it over there, but it was all worth it to say the least! It’s been some great times having some wicked seshes with new tricks and good laughs. Good ‘ol winter!

Video Inside!
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   Mike Levy    Dec 28, 2010
Tech Tuesday - Avid BB7 Cable Disk Brake Setup Tech Tuesday - Avid BB7 Cable Disk Brake Setup
Avid's BB7 cable disc brake is an economical stopper that is a great low cost alternative to more expensive hydraulic brakes, but like any other component, it needs to be setup correctly to get the best results. Inside you'll find some helpful pointers to dial in your BB7, as well as a great setup video showing you the process from start to finish.

Read on,
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   Nigel Hicks    Dec 28, 2010
2011 Pietermaritzburg WC DH Course Building Part 2 - The top section 2011 Pietermaritzburg WC DH Course Building Part 2 - The top section
Photos of the top half of the 2011 Pietermaritzburg DH course.

This section of the course is being kept as natural as possible and incorporates a number of fast technical sections.

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   Stanus Lucas    Dec 27, 2010
J'aime L'eau - I Like Water J'aime L'eau - I Like Water
J'aime l'Eau or I Like Water in English is a short downhill movie with three World Cup riders, Thibaut Ruffin with his new Commencal proto, Esteban Deronzier and Cyrille Kurtz on secret spot in the mud by Lucas Stanus.

Enjoy the video,
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 27, 2010
Urge Cabo Verde - All the riders! Urge Cabo Verde - All the riders!
Source: Urge

Here are our last four remaining riders for the upcoming Urge event: René Wildhaber (Trek - Dakine) - Switzerland, Fabien Barel (Mondraker) - France and the 2 non-pro invitees: Dorothea Lindtke (Rocky Mountain - Brake Authority) - Switzerland, and Samuel Normand (Lol Racing - Yeti) - France.

Complete rider's listing inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 27, 2010
Movies for your Monday Movies for your Monday
With the holidays upon us, this week's Movies for your Monday is 8 edits - mostly season recaps and demo reels of all the goods shot in 2010. Here they are: 1- Andrea Paterno's Slideshow2010, 2- Matthew Butterworth's 2010 Bike Reel, 3&4- Yeti Cycles 2010 Rider Bios Jared Graves and Joey Schusler, 5- Eric Peterson / Fault Line TV 2010 Demo Reel, 6- Winter Pumptrack in Germany, 7- This Time It's For Real - Trent Piribauer and 8- Rockets Crew 2010.

Enjoy your Monday!
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The Monster Energy White Style presented by Kona 2011 is coming closer The Monster Energy White Style presented by Kona 2011 is coming closer
With almost no time to spare, Leogang can boast a new title sponsor and is excited to have joined forces with Monster Energy for the snow event. Just in time for Christmas, POC, Tony Hawk Shred (Activision) and One Big Park also confirmed their support in addition to the already committed sponsors. Further confirmations also came from the riders, which means the riders’ list is almost final! The international participants are already looking forward to the evening of January 28th, when they swap their usual dirt jumps for gigantic obstacles made of snow. Just as he did for the last White Style, Grant “Chopper” Fielder is designing a course without comparison anywhere in the world.
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   Dmitri Shushuyev    Dec 26, 2010
This is who we are - Full Length Video! This is who we are - Full Length Video!
This was a small project that myself and a couple of friends thought about doing 2 years ago and we had no expectations as to what it would turn into.

We started filming through out the Summer and early Fall of 2010 and after 2.5 months of editing this is what came out.

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   Tyler Maine    Dec 25, 2010
Where are you for Christmas? Where are you for Christmas?
Merry Christmas from everyone at Pinkbike to all the riders of the world.

Lots of people stay close to home and many travel long distances for the holidays. Where are you spending your Christmas vacation time? Are friends and family around, did you go on a warm vacation? What was under your tree?

Let's hear about it all in the comments.
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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 25, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 13 - Weekend at Darren's / Winners Picked Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 13 - Weekend at Darren's / Winners Picked
Featured Rider: Darren Berrecloth

Most people don’t know this, but I’m Darren’s stunt double. Whenever he’s nervous about pulling a move on his bike, he gives me a call. I roll in, put his helmet on and throw down some of the most progressive moves in the business. Okay, that’s bullshit, but that doesn’t change the fact I’m one of his biggest fans. It’s not often a younger sibling gets you hooked on something, but Darren got me hooked on riding a few years back.

We wanted to put a segment together that captures what it's like to hang with Darren for a weekend at his house on Vancouver Island.
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   Dartmoor-Bikes    Dec 24, 2010
Ride Your Way trailer - Christmas gift from Dartmoor Ride Your Way trailer - Christmas gift from Dartmoor
RyyS is a very well known video maker for all Pinkbike fans. His great movies have been VODs several times including "Enjoy" - feature video presenting Dartmoor riders throughout the whole 2009 season. Now RyyS will be coming back again with his next big movie project Ride Your Way. RyyS spent the whole year following Dartmoor riders and getting material for this video. It should be ready at about the end of January, but you can taste it right now with this fantastic trailer. You'll also find lots of great photos showing some of the spots where this movie was filmed.

So open your gift now and be prepared for more soon. Ride Your Way !
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   Simon Paton    Dec 24, 2010
Leatt DBX Pro Carbon 2011- First Look Leatt DBX Pro Carbon 2011- First Look
Neck braces are always a hot topic that stir up the emotions of most riders and readers. Now, I'm pretty sure that the hot news of a full carbon Leatt priced at £600 will make both your eyes and wallet water. This brace is the top of the range, in both price and for some more importantly looks...

Check out Leatt's new 2011 DBX Pro Carbon neck brace inside and then get in on the debate.

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   Mike Dutton    Dec 24, 2010
It's a Wonder(woman)ful Life! - Merry Christmas Tammy Donahugh It's a Wonder(woman)ful Life! - Merry Christmas Tammy Donahugh
First of all, if you are a fan of dirtjump / slope / freeride, and don't know of Tammy ("Wonder Woman") Donahugh, then perhaps you should check yourself. You might very well be spending far too much time looking at boys in tight jeans.

Merry Christmas Tammy! We love ya!

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   Jacob Gibbins    Dec 24, 2010
Happy Christmas from DMR bikes Happy Christmas from DMR bikes
A short video of DMR team riders Olly Wilkins and Sam Reynolds having a bit of a ride down the local BMX track one day just before Christmas...

See inside for video and photo of the guys playing about...

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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 23, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 12 - Posse Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 12 - Posse
Featured Riders: Jordie Lunn, Geoff Gulevich and Ross Measures

It's always good to have a group of buddies to shred with. Living in the lower mainland of Vancouver, B.C. there is no shortage of guys who want to go rip it up.

This seggy captures a little riding with a few friends.
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   Miranda Miller    Dec 23, 2010
Miller Time Genuinely Daft: Q&A with the Neighbourhood Homies Miller Time Genuinely Daft: Q&A with the Neighbourhood Homies
This world cup season was a perfect example of how close the competition is becoming. Athletes are working harder in the off season and we are seeing the support at races get better and better. But from the beginning it wouldn’t have been possible for the Sam Hills and Greg Minnaars alike to achieve such greatness without a base network of support. Like your parents for driving those shuttles or your friends for pushing your riding and keeping it fun. It could be many people or a few, but there’s guaranteed to be at least one.

Anyways, my point is in order to continue to grow and progress as athletes those in our everyday lives play an increasingly large role. When we put out a new promo video or get on the podium we are representing ourselves and the companies that support us and give us the tools we need to succeed. But what about those that don’t get any recognition, but play an equally large role in our lives?
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   Nigel Hicks    Dec 23, 2010
2011 Pietermaritzburg World Cup Downhill Course Building Pictures 2011 Pietermaritzburg World Cup Downhill Course Building Pictures
Construction of the downhill course for the 2011 World Cup in Pietermaritzburg is well underway. Here are a few snap shots of the track building.

Look out for lots of off cambers, jumps and new rock gardens.

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   Vittorio Platania    Dec 23, 2010
Bluegrass DH Team Video 2010 Bluegrass DH Team Video 2010
Bluegrass team riders Sam Blenkinsop, Shaun O'Connor, Florent Payet, and Fabien Cousinie are all seen in action on the World Cup circuit in this team video.

Watch them getting loose!

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   Anthill Films    Dec 22, 2010
Sterling Lorence - Life with Anthill Sterling Lorence - Life with Anthill
As the official photographer for Anthill Films, Sterling Lorence is on set for our shoots whenever possible. Beyond capturing mind-blowing photos that document the progression of our sport, Sterling’s shots are a great compliment to the film, giving a unique perspective of everything that goes down in front and behind the cameras. When Sterling agreed to share his slideshow from Follow Me, we thought it would be good to get his perspective on what life is like being a still photographer working on a film shoot.

Check out the slide show, interview and exclusive photos inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 22, 2010
Rotwild trail bike - all mountain video Rotwild trail bike - all mountain video
Source: Rotwild

We love to develop new bikes, we love to explain new technologies and we love to explore new limits.
Today we invite you to join the new ROTWILD R.X2 all mountain bike on an epic ride! Instead of just talking.

Enjoy!
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   Freeride Entertainment    Dec 22, 2010
Red Bull Rampage 2010- Sneak Peek Red Bull Rampage 2010- Sneak Peek
To celebrate the launch of the Red Bull Rampage 2010 film on iTunes, our friends at Apple are giving us a sneak peak into the feature film. This sneak peak is taken from the qualification round of the film and features an unforgettable session as 25 riders battled it out for only 10 spots in the finals.

Check it out!

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   Scott Sharples    Dec 22, 2010
12 Things To Make You Go Faster 12 Things To Make You Go Faster
Who says you can't buy skill, well you can't really. But you can buy a few things that will help you set yourself up, so that you can properly use the skills you have. There’s only a couple days left before Santa comes down your chimney, so put in your orders, give some ‘stocking suffer’ ideas to grandma, or just buy yourself a present. You deserve it!

Here are 12 items that you can put on your Christmas list that will help you go faster.
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   Sam Oakes    Dec 22, 2010
2010 - A year in film - Sam Oakes 2010 - A year in film - Sam Oakes
My year in film, thanks to all the people who have let me film with them and have helped me along the way.

Bring on 2011.

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   Freeride Entertainment    Dec 21, 2010
Red Bull Rampage 2010 DVD combo pack available now! Red Bull Rampage 2010 DVD combo pack available now!
Red Bull Rampage 2010 was a monumental event in mountain bike history. Available now just in time for Christmas, the limited edition DVD combo pack is available for purchase via nwdfilms.com , VAS, and on shelves in your local shops.

The Rampage DVD packaging features 2 discs, one Blu Ray disc and one DVD disc both containing the feature film which is getting rave reviews by anyone who has seen it:
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   GoPro    Dec 21, 2010
AT Showdown - Go Pro AT Showdown - Go Pro
Mike Montgomery and friends fly high at The Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA - shot entirely on GoPro HD HEROs

Check it out!

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TSG to support the FMB World Tour for three consecutive years TSG to support the FMB World Tour for three consecutive years
This week, TSG signed a partnership agreement with the Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) declaring its support of the FMB World Tour for three consecutive years. With this move, the manufacturer of protective gear is happy to expand its horizon from focusing on skating and snow sports and venture further into the world of mountain biking.

The partnership is sealed in time before the beginning of the 2011 FMB World Tour, which will kick off with the Vienna Air King in Austria on April 2nd and 3rd.
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   Brock Anderson    Dec 21, 2010
Mountain Highs & Bro Yos Mountain Highs & Bro Yos
2010 was a battle with technology, memory card fails, laptop fails, broken tripods and the works. As a result, I didn't get to film as much as I had hoped for, and having bought a new camera at the beginning of the season I am still learning new things about it daily.

But this is the recap of my year; please enjoy the great trails, dirt jumps and riding!
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   James Wilson    Dec 21, 2010
15 Minute Trail Rider Tune Up Workout 15 Minute Trail Rider Tune Up Workout
Adding in a 15 Minute Trail Rider Tune Up on days that you can't make it to the gym is a great way to "optimally deal with reality". These workouts can help you improve mobility, increase core strength and develop body awareness in one compact package.

Here is how they work...

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   Mitch Cheek    Dec 21, 2010
Win a chance to ride with the SOLOS athletes! Win a chance to ride with the SOLOS athletes!
Hunter, Sorge, Agassiz, Gulevich, Doerfling and Buehler!

Solos Productions is proud to release our site to the world! To celebrate our launch we are giving you the chance to win a day of biking with our athletes! Also a chance to be involved with the production crew for a day.

We hope you enjoy our site and look forward to providing you great content!
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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 20, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 11 - Trail Steez Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 11 - Trail Steez
Featured Rider: Wade Simmons

Called the Godfather of Freeride by many, Wade was one of the first guys I looked up to in the business when I started paying attention to the scene. One of the cool things about Wade is that he’s really fun to ride trails with as he’s always having fun and it translates in his riding style.

For this seggy, we hit a new trail up on Fromme Mountain (North Vancouver, BC) that had just been reworked. The forest got a bit snowy on our last day of shooting, but we still had fun.
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 20, 2010
Calling all Filmmakers - Golden B.C. Film Fest Calling all Filmmakers - Golden B.C. Film Fest
Source: Golden Film Festival

Rider Media’s Cliff Markham announces that the very popular Golden Film Festival (GFF) will be taking place once again at the Mount 7 Recreation Complex in Golden, B.C. on March 19, 2011. For those unfamiliar with the event, it is now into it’s 4th season with sold out successes and a huge line up of sponsors.

We have opened our doors to all filmmakers who are creating short (under 20 minutes) films of any genre shot within the BC Interior. Our event has screened films including adventure, documentary, drama, and music videos. Our filmmakers range from the first timer to the seasoned professional. All films will be judged prior to the event and a selection of top films will be screened at the main event. The film submission deadline is March 5th – so check out the details on our website at www.goldenfilmfestival.com and get your camera rolling!
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   Jacob Gibbins    Dec 20, 2010
Jacob Gibbins' Showreel - 2010 round up Jacob Gibbins' Showreel - 2010 round up
Jacob Gibbins is a talented freelance photographer and film maker based in Tavistock, Devon, an area whose natural beauty and proximity to Dartmoor National Park led him down the road to becoming a specialist in sport's photography and outdoor location work.

He has been all over Europe this year covering races and events for a range of clients, but has spent a lot of time in the UK shooting with some of the country’s best riders; his Showreel has clips from all his shoots.

Have a look inside and let him know what you think in the comments below...
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 20, 2010
Movies for your Monday Movies for your Monday
This week we've got a dozen videos for your Monday morning enjoyment. 1- Mathew Morrissey - HT Downhill, 2- Pisek Slopestyle Contest Volume 3, 3- Jarrett Moore Trick Tip: The Corkflip, 4 & 5- 2 edits for King of the Castle (Urban DH race in Italy), 6- Kona Project Season 2 Episode 1, 7- Prince George, B.C. trails with RIP Bikes, 8- Simcik Webedit #21- Digging and some Riding, 9- A mellow Harrogate edit from Rich Easton, 10- Chris Smith of Corsair Bikes - Winter Sessions 2010, 11- Go Pro HD - One rider's season in POV! and 12- December Ride with Cole Carter by Adam Yunker.

Enjoy your Monday distraction!
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   Ben Stanziale    Dec 20, 2010
Diablo Freeride Park Season Recap Diablo Freeride Park Season Recap
Another awesome season is in the books for Diablo Freeride Park! Diablo Freeride Park treated us great from opening day to closing day. A lot of talented riders came out and shredded the whole mountain, and it was a sick season down in Vernon, NJ.

Here is my recap on the season that I experienced there, I hope that you all enjoy the videos and pictures that I've put together,

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   Casey & Scott    Dec 18, 2010
NW Cup 2011 Dates & Info. NW Cup 2011 Dates & Info.
The NW Cup kicks off the 2011 race season bigger and badder than ever! We are proud to add a new venue to our series at Skibowl, Mt. Hood for 2 of the 5 rounds. Anyone who’s been there knows that Petr Kakes and his Hurricane Racing crew host a top shelf event on a mountain that provides REAL downhill action!

For the third year in a row, we will be kicking off the season with the opening round of the Pro GRT the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic, priming the region for a “World Cup atmosphere” once again.
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 17, 2010
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Signs Jamie Biluk and Ryan Vanderham to 2011 Factory DH Team. Rocky Mountain Bicycles Signs Jamie Biluk and Ryan Vanderham to 2011 Factory DH Team.
Source: Rocky Mountain Bikes

Rocky Mountain Bicycles is excited to announce the addition of Jamie Biluk and Ryan Vanderham to its 2011 Factory DH Race Team. Both riders represented Canada at the 2010 World Championships and are two of Canada’s top downhill talents.

Biluk and Vanderham will be competing at select BC Cup, Canada Cup, and Pro GRT races in addition to the Mont St. Anne and Windham World Cups.
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   Calgary Cycle    Dec 17, 2010
2010 Share the Ride - Update! 2010 Share the Ride - Update!
Santa and his Trek Elves have been working hard at getting all the little grom bikes ready for our 2nd Annual Share the Ride program here at Calgary Cycle. With the generous support from Pinkbike.com and the collaboration of Pure Cycle and calgarycycleonline.com we are able to bring smiles to over four dozen families this holiday season. We have been accepting donations from the public and we have been able to provide over $14,000 worth of bikes for some amazing kids.

Here is the update on the operation and some details on next year's plan.
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   Tom Cuthbert    Dec 17, 2010
New Zealand Open // 2010-2011 Video New Zealand Open // 2010-2011 Video
The local DH racing scene comes to a close as NZ prepares for the Nationals' series. The New Zealand Open, annually held in Christchurch is always brimming with action, although it's a small race, we always get a few Pros who turn up. This year was no different as Justin Leov and Cam Cole put on a show for the spectators.

Video coverage inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Dec 17, 2010
Life Cycles Blu Ray Discs are now shipping! Life Cycles Blu Ray Discs are now shipping!
Last night at the Pinkbike.com HQ we got a massive shipment of Life Cycles Blu-Ray discs. We know that you guys and girls have been patiently waiting, and we thank you all for that! In return we have been working around the clock to get your Life Cycles pre-orders out and into the mail!

Check inside for more info...

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   Lone Wolf Productions    Dec 17, 2010
My Red Bull Rampage Story in a Nutshell - Garett Buehler My Red Bull Rampage Story in a Nutshell - Garett Buehler
www.lonewolfproductions.ca

I often ponder the idea of what could have happened, say if I had not done the old classic rag doll down the Oakley Icon sender. Who knows... but I don't like to put too much thought into such a negative moment in my life, so I'll keep the Red Bull Rampage part of this story as short as possible. I arrived in Utah after a week in Vegas tired, but my confidence was right up there. I had been riding strong for the last few months with this event marked solid on the calendar, so I knew what I was in for.

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   Tyler Maine    Dec 17, 2010
Performance Cycling Camps 2011 Schedule Performance Cycling Camps 2011 Schedule
Source: Performance Cycling Camps

Performance Cycling Camps (PCC) are proud to announce their 2011 training camp schedule. PCC camps are operated by Olympic cyclists Seamus McGrath and Andreas Hestler, who combined share 45 years of racing and training experience.

New for 2011, PCC will be offering 3, 4 and 5 day camps in addition to the 7 day camp. PCC will also be offering the camps exclusively in road or cross country mountain bike. Based in Victoria BC, a mecca for endurance sports, PCC offers the time crunched athlete the chance to complete a solid pre-season block of training. Training camps are an essential part of setting up a successful cycling season.
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   Dunbar Cycles    Dec 17, 2010
Elka Stage 4 Fork Cartridge - Initial Impressions Elka Stage 4 Fork Cartridge - Initial Impressions
Elka's new Stage 4 fork cartridges just arrived at the shop and we wasted no time installing them into our personal forks to see what the fuss is all about. We have high hopes for these new units after being very impressed by their rear shock's performance. While it's still early days, you can read our initial impression of the Stage 4 inside. Were they up to the task or did the cartridges spontaneously combust, causing a cataclysmic reaction destroying the entire north shore?

Photos and video inside!
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   Sharon Bader    Dec 17, 2010
Dirty Dog MTB - to accessorize or not to accessorize? Dirty Dog MTB - to accessorize or not to accessorize?
Need something to spice up your bike, but don't want to break the bank? Set you apart from the crowd, subtle yet intriguing, add some fashion with no compromise in performance?

Dirty Dog might have something for you if you're looking for a new rotor, stem or cable guides.

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   Mike Levy    Dec 16, 2010
A Conversation With Mike Hopkins - Interview A Conversation With Mike Hopkins - Interview
You may know him from his banger sections in the new Life Cycles movie, but Mike Hopkins grew up as the typical Kootenay kid, playing in the woods all year round! Mike is an accomplished professional big mountain skier and mountain biker who calls Rossland, BC, his home. He spends his year traveling the world in search of burly lines for both sports.

We recently sat down with him to talk about this last year and what he’s got in store for 2011
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 16, 2010
Cannondale and GT Named Official Bike Sponsors for Highland Mountain Bike Park Cannondale and GT Named Official Bike Sponsors for Highland Mountain Bike Park
Visitors to Enjoy More Benefits from the Brands and the Park in 2011 and 2012

Snow may be falling in parts of the US, but mountain bike enthusiasts will be hoping for an early thaw as Cannondale and GT have joined forces with the Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, NH, becoming the official bike sponsors for 2011 and 2012. As part of this new relationship, consumers will be able to rent, test and experience innovative products from Cannondale and GT, meet pro riders, and even receive free lift tickets at the Park with select bike purchases.

Cannondale and GT are part of the Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A).
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 16, 2010
Aaron Gwin and John Tomac Team Up Aaron Gwin and John Tomac Team Up
Source: Team Houseman Racing

The “Legend” John Tomac and current Downhill US National Champion Aaron Gwin, have teamed up, and are currently training hard for the 2011 Downhill World Cup Season. Tomac’s resume and reputation speak for itself, and when it came time to make the decision on who and what could make Aaron Gwin’s program better, it was an easy choice to seek the guidance of Johnny T.

2011 is shaping up to be an exciting season, see you at the races!
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   Simon Paton    Dec 16, 2010
ODI Direct Mount Stem, Flight Control Handlebars and Wingtips! ODI Direct Mount Stem, Flight Control Handlebars and Wingtips!
You all know that ODI are the number one company for grips on your pride and joy. Their Ruffian and Mushroom grips should be inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame for sure. Now what about their Flight Control Bars and Direct Mount Stems, "What bars and stems?" I hear you cry. And as for Wingtips? Family show so we can't swear.

Hold tight, sit down and point your controls this way folks...
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   Mitch Cheek    Dec 15, 2010
Rock the Cariboo Rock the Cariboo
It is the end of the season, Kurt Sorge, Graham Agassiz, Garett Buehler and James Doerfling are headed home after competing in the Red Bull Rampage in Utah. One of the most intense contests on the planet. This puts a cap on their season.

Time to reflect on the successful year, time to plan the upcoming season and most of all, time for themselves to do what they like after pushing the limits all year - time to push them a little further!
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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 15, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 10 - Squamish Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 10 - Squamish
Featured Riders: Dave Watson and Ross Measures

Watson is one of the guys that brought style into riding mountain bikes. One of the most impressive things about Watson is that he makes it look easy. He’s been pinned building one of the top clothing companies in the business, but still slays it when he’s on the bike. Ross can also throw his bike around at will.

It was good to team up with Dave and Ross to ride some trails.
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 15, 2010
Andi Wittmann - Breckenridge Training Trip Andi Wittmann - Breckenridge Training Trip
Andi Wittmann has traveled over from Germany to Breckenridge, Colorado for 3 weeks in December to train for the 2011 season. We got a chance to chat with him and to learn why he's traveled all the way from Germany for a 3 week training camp.

Learn more about Andi's trip and Woodward at Copper inside,

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   Tyler Maine    Dec 15, 2010
RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Rear Shock RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Rear Shock
Source: RockShox

All new for 2011, the Monarch Plus fuses the exemplary weight of the Monarch with an all-new Solo Air system and damper design similar to Vivid Air to create a lightweight package that tackles all-mountain riding like it was born to bomb downhill. This air shock with piggyback reservoir incorporates Dual Flow rebound and compression, allowing you to dial up the performance perfect for your desires—especially when all you want is to go farther, faster.

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   Alasdair MacLennan    Dec 15, 2010
Ghost 2011 Preview Ghost 2011 Preview
Recently Pinkbike were among a handful of UK journalists invited to Glentress in the Scottish Borders for the launch of the 2011 range from Ghost Bikes. A brand from Germany, they were introduced to the UK at the start of this year and things are looking good with some sharp products, a successful Cross Country race team and some killer spec for the money.

We took a look at the RT and AMR models, so read on for our first impressions:
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   Lee Lau    Dec 15, 2010
Go Pro - creative mounting options - part 2 of 2 Go Pro - creative mounting options - part 2 of 2
Part 1 of this two part series focused on the GoPro chest mount. Part 2 explores some options for using the GoPro mounts, or making your own mounts to expand point of view options and allow you to shoot more interesting video.

Keep reading to see some interesting camera mounts,

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   Alban Aubert    Dec 14, 2010
Endless Season? Endless Season?
Filmed on December 13, 2010 in Chaumont - Switzerland. This freeride & north shore spot is accessible with a cable car.

I wonder when Winter will arrive?

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   Captyvate Media    Dec 14, 2010
Australian National Round #1 - Hobart, Tasmania Australian National Round #1 - Hobart, Tasmania
The start of the Australian race season kicks off in Hobart, Tasmania. Rick Boyer took the win in the Elite Men, with Junior World Champ, Troy Brosnan taking the win in the Under 19 Men and posting the fastest time of the day!

Further details, loads of pictures, and a highlight video inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 14, 2010
Race Face Fall Riding Gear Race Face Fall Riding Gear
Race Face has a vast clothing line for all seasons of riding and their Fall / Winter offerings are ready for the deluge that is Wet Coast riding. We take a closer look at an insulating mid weight jersey, a water proof coat and riding pants and sneak in their minimalist XC gloves. Inside you can get the lowdown on the:

Race Face Kenny Jacket
Race Face Ignite Reversible Jersey
Race Face Deus Gloves
Race Face Ambush Convertible Pants

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   Mike Levy    Dec 14, 2010
Tech Tuesday - RockShox Motion Control Service Tech Tuesday - RockShox Motion Control Service
This week's Tech Tuesday takes a closer look at rebuilding the Motion Control damper of your RockShox fork. Inside you can watch a video straight from the smart minds at RockShox that details all of the steps needed to keep your fork running smooth and consistent.

Read on,

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   Sharon Bader    Dec 14, 2010
South West Utah - Your next road trip? South West Utah - Your next road trip?
We packed our bags as per Mitch Chubey's hockey bag method (goalie bags work best), flew into Las Vegas, rented a Mazda 6 and drove the 123miles(2 hours) to St. George - the gateway to Red Rock Country. A warning: although there are downhills in this area (this area is where the Red Bull Rampage is held) we opted to bring bikes which can pedal. Reason one is that we wanted to be self-contained and could not always rely on getting shuttles. Reason two is that we don't mind pedaling for good trails and, in our opinion, pedallng gives you more flexibility and the ability to get to the best trails in the surrounding area.

The following is a suggestion for your next road trip!
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   George Milner    Dec 14, 2010
Aspects - Trailer Aspects - Trailer
Aspects, a new mountain bike film produced by amateur film maker George Milner arriving late January 2011, which will be FREE to view for all Pink Bike users.

Trailer and Pictures inside!

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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 13, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 9 - Kamloops Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 9 - Kamloops
Featured Riders: Brett Tippie and Dylan Sherrard

What can you say about Brett Tippie? Besides being inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame, one of the original “Fro” riders and an all around good dude that can still shred on his bike. I’ve never rode with Tippie in his native town of Kamloops, but I’m stoked we got some shots of him in his element. He’s still shredding and there’s never a short in entertainment when Tippie’s around. We returned to where some of the first big lines were documented back in the day and had some fun…cool to see where it all started. To complement the seggy we mixed in one of the current young shredders, Dylan Sherrard, to get some new school air time.

Kamloops is where free riding started with Tippie, Simmons, Schley and their crew and it still breeds some of the best talent in the business. Why? Cause the riding in Kamloops is f’n awesome, there, that’s why!
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   Russ Clark    Dec 13, 2010
Live to Ride - Episode 2 - The First Signs of Winter Live to Ride - Episode 2 - The First Signs of Winter
Something a bit different for episode two. Local grass roots downhill at Cannock, some sick moves from local shredder and all round top bloke, Jesse Jones. Then down to Woburn Sands for my birthday session with Dan Bateson and friends!

Read on for the second episode - story, video and pictures inside!

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   Long Nguyen    Dec 13, 2010
In My Life- Chris Boice In My Life- Chris Boice
There is nothing more exciting to me than telling a story through images, whether it is a mountain bike race, contest, or hanging out with my friends. In My Life is a long-term photo documentary project to capture the life behind an extreme sports athlete. The life that few have seen and some have pondered.

The Journey starts here with Chris Boice of the Yeti National Support Team...

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   Tyler Maine    Dec 13, 2010
Movies for your Monday Movies for your Monday
This Monday we'll take a look at 6 videos from all over the map.

First we've got Pacific North West rider Kyle Rainer shot by Reality Loop enjoying Post Canyon, Black Rock and Beacon, then we've got Wylie Easton taking on the Arduum DH course in Mission, BC. Let's hop across the water to check out BDS Junior ripper Mitch Ingley's season recap and quickly change to our hard tails for a Bavarian DJ video with Florian Berghammer, Magnus Baumann and Moritz Zapp. Keeping with the DJ action we'll check out Harrison Mendel of Kelowna in his season recap and to close off this week's video you all have to watch Stu Haight's After Effects 101 project - Big Jump!
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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 11, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 8 - Rad jobs and babes on bikes Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 8 - Rad jobs and babes on bikes
Featured Riders: Mike Hopkins and Gareth Dyer

The Camp Of Champions has a sweet blend of skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. Basically, three of the best sports around. For this seggy, I wanted to showcase big bikes. Guys that are fun to ride big bikes with are Gareth Dyer and Mike Hopkins. Mike's riding speaks for itself and he gets it done in two sports…pretty cool. Gareth has been out of the scene for a while, but came back this year and is killing it! I had fun coaching with him this past summer and I can tell you he hasn’t lost a step.

This seggy is a little taste of what the campers are in for in 2011.
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 11, 2010
Colin Stewart - All Mountain riding like you've never seen it! Colin Stewart - All Mountain riding like you've never seen it!
Yesterday I watched this great night riding edit, which made me instantly want to know more about other pieces of work from the filmer, Colin Stewart. Upon watching over a half dozen more of his edits, I simply want to blow your mind with a Alpine climbing, biking and unique works that he's created.

Here are nine films that should strike a chord in all you mountain bikers out there, even if you can't relate to hiking your bike up a mountain goat path to ride back down on that same gnarly little, exposed trail!

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   Mike Levy    Dec 10, 2010
Morewood Kalula Review Morewood Kalula Review
The 7" travel Morewood Kalula is based on the much heralded Makulu race bike, even sporting the same low leverage linkage design, but is much more of a free spirit than its bigger brother could ever hope to be.

We've spent months in B.C.'s best bike parks getting to know the Kalula's fun loving personality and inside you can read up on our impressions.

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   Colin Stewart    Dec 10, 2010
Night Riding - Get out there! Night Riding - Get out there!
Do you feel that since the weather has changed to cold here in the northern hemisphere and that the nights are longer that you have to put your bike away? Don't let that be the case - get some lights and get out there and take in some of the best riding you may experience all season.

We turned Munich, Germany into our own private play ground recently and you could do the same in your town!

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   Anthill Films    Dec 10, 2010
Follow Me - Kamloops - Behind the Scenes Follow Me - Kamloops - Behind the Scenes
You know that saying about the iceberg... something about the part you see being way smaller than the part you don't. How does that saying go? Anyway, that saying is a lot like making movies. The part the audiences sees is just this tiny chunk poking out of the ocean. Meanwhile, underneath there's this massive chunk that you don't see. Matt Hunter's gap to wall ride in Follow Me is a good example of this. Everyone who has seen the film loves that shot. But it's just the tip of the iceberg.

If you want to see what's underneath you've got to read the full story inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 10, 2010
Announcing Team SC Intense Announcing Team SC Intense
Source: Intense Cycles

Intense Cycles and Suspension Center have joined forces for the 2011 UCI World Cup DH race season. Team SC Intense will be continuing the legacy of success for both parties with a new team line-up and an all new team look. Piloting the fleet of new Intense M9s will be Florent Payent, a former French Junior and Senior National Champion, Joshua Button, a former Australian Elite National Overall Champion, Lars Peyer, a former 2 x Junior Swiss National Champ and podium regular in the Swiss IXS National Series, and Faustin Figaret a promising new French Junior rider.
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   DH Productions    Dec 10, 2010
Cannondale OverMountain Cannondale OverMountain
New for 2011, Cannondale introduces their OverMountain series - the ultimate group of go-anywhere, ride-anything superbikes.

Check out Chris Van Dine and Aaron Chase in action on theirs!

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   Sam Dueck    Dec 10, 2010
Sam Dueck 2010 season Sam Dueck 2010 season
It's been about 4 months since my last competition which was the Crankworx Monster Energy Slopestyle in Whistler. I achieved a respectable 4th place finish in the super finals and was stoked to have been able to end my season with a top 5 at the biggest slopestyle event out there.

I'm so happy to now be on board with Norco and I think it's time I write about how my first year went while being a Norco Factory Team Rider and what things are looking like moving forward.

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   Ian Hylands    Dec 10, 2010
Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival 2011 Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival 2011
The 2011 Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival is set to go February 20-27th. If you like the thought of riding your bike in the warm Caribbean sun while most of the rest of the northern hemisphere suffers through a cold or wet winter check out the details inside.

Info and Schedule Inside....

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   Mike Levy    Dec 9, 2010
Magura's New Brake Revealed! Magura's New Brake Revealed!
Magura has let some information leak on their newest prototype brake, including some very interesting materials that it uses. Inside you can read the press release and have a look at what's on the horizon.

Read on,

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   SHIMANO    Dec 9, 2010
The Story of XTR Parts 1 to 6 The Story of XTR Parts 1 to 6
Discover the history, design and development of the latest generation of XTR through stunning images captured by the award winning Anthill Films. From the history of XTR, to the design process, to introducing riders to the new XTR for the first time and then seeing it in action at the BC Bike Race, the World Championships in Quebec and we cap it all off with Andrew Shandro and Mark Weir showing us the new Trail version of XTR in its element.

Learn about the new XTR inside,
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   Jacob Gibbins    Dec 9, 2010
Local Scene - The Tamar Valley Local Scene - The Tamar Valley
Everywhere has its own riding scene, some places have really strong scenes with lots of people riding, building, races etc., and for other it's 3 good mates who do all the work...

I am lucky enough to live somewhere like the first one, the Tamar Valley down on the Devon/Cornwall border in the UK. We have Gawton, famous for being the host track for the Dirt 1:04, Tavi woodlands which is known widely as one of the best DH spots in England, Dartmoor for all those XC rides, a few nice sets of trails all within a 10 minute drive of the Hub of all this, the small town Tavistock. Enough about all this, I have been working on and off in between real jobs on a photo story about my local riding scene, some of the local riders, the racing , the place.

So sit back and have a gander through these photos and read the captions and get an idea of what it's like being a bike rider down in Tavistock...
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   Jordan Holmes    Dec 9, 2010
Online Deals - Christmas Time! Online Deals - Christmas Time!
December is here and that marks the upcoming holidays for many of us. The holiday spirit is upon us and it's time to check out what kind of deals are floating around the internet right now.

Check inside for December's Online Deals...

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   Jordan Holmes    Dec 8, 2010
IKEA Gives out 12,400 Bicycles for Christmas IKEA Gives out 12,400 Bicycles for Christmas
On December 7th, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA surprised their U.S. workforce with an early Christmas present: a bike for each of their 12,400 employees in the United States. The bikes were presented to the employees at the 37 stores across the country as each store opened.

Read inside for more info...

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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 8, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 7 - I wanna go fast Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 7 - I wanna go fast
Featured Rider: Ryan Berrecloth

Prepare yourself for the evolution...


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   Garrett Robertson    Dec 8, 2010
Dreamland Sender - 50 foot backflip Dreamland Sender - 50 foot backflip
A lot of work goes into making something like this happen. Everyone was stoked on the idea and came together to help build probably the biggest jump in Kelowna, test it, make any changes needed and then have one last super sender session before the snow started coming down.

Did I mention all this happened over the course of one weekend?
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   Chris Akrigg    Dec 8, 2010
Unfixed - Chris Akrigg Unfixed - Chris Akrigg
A little while ago I thought it would be a good idea to put a freewheel on my fixie. I'd misplaced the brakes so I had to run it without, this wasn't a good idea as I ended up wrapping myself round a tree. Anyway, I did manage to get a bit of footage before injury, then bad weather stopped play. It is what it is, whatever that is!

A bit of fun on a 700c...
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   Jason Peters    Dec 8, 2010
Video Of the Month - November Video Of the Month - November
Video Of the Month is back for the second to last time in 2010. As the year is winding down, the competition is heating up.

Make the jump to see the top five.

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   Lee Lau    Dec 8, 2010
GoPro mounts - The chest mount - Part 1 of 2 GoPro mounts - The chest mount - Part 1 of 2
You've seen it before. Yet another POV video... It is so easy to be lazy and just throw them together, I admit guilt, but it can be so easy to put together creative video using some different perspectives. GoPro's POV cameras have what are generally acknowledged to have the best mounts in its class. The popularity of the GoPro POV cameras have resulted in interesting mounting ideas using not just the GoPro mounts, but many refined and not-so-refined garage-engineered third party mounts.

Part 1 of this two part series will explore some mounting options for the GoPro with an emphasis on the chest mount and hopefully give you some ideas on how to shoot creative video. Part 2 will discuss more esoteric mount options.
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 8, 2010
The Wolfe Story 3 The Wolfe Story 3
The 2010 season is over; the cold weather has blown in & snow is starting to fall, a sign of another long winter in Ireland. If you were to wait on the weather, you would never get anything done. So, Daniel & Gerard got out in the muddy, frozen conditions with Ronan ‘Flexo’ Kavanagh, for some filming. Flexo, a graphic designer by trade, begun filming the Irish Downhill Series this year & is becoming a dab hand at it.

The big Volkswagen Crafter was packed to the roof with filming equipment & bikes for a few days of filming. Shots were taken in the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain’s. In Dublin, the guys where faced with strong winds, frozen ground & blue skies. In Wicklow, they were faced with a fresh muddy track, which was prefect for some sketchy moments.

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   Aaron LaRocque    Dec 7, 2010
Dean Tennant - Off-Season Training Dean Tennant - Off-Season Training
Dean Tennant doing some off-season training near Victoria, BC.

Enjoy the video,

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   Tyler Maine    Dec 7, 2010
Merry Christmas from the Santa Cruz Syndicate! Merry Christmas from the Santa Cruz Syndicate!
Everyone at the Santa Cruz Syndicate would like to extend a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Santa Cruz Syndicate - Elf Yourself

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   Calgary Cycle    Dec 7, 2010
Share the Ride 2010 Share the Ride 2010
Bikes are fun and kids should be able to ride them!

Well fellow cycling maniacs 'tis the season to be merry. As we all know, nothing can make a cycling nut happier during the festive season than a new ride! No one knows this better than the boys at Pinkbike. A few years back we participated in an event they held annually called “Share the Ride”. This event gives bikes to kids who do not have the means. To me the love affair with bikes begins when we get our first wheeled contraption. Be it a big-wheel, a trike or a bmx. We just grow up feeling the wind on our face and fall in love. Nothing brings a tear to my eye faster than a child never feeling that freedom. The Pinkbike lads did a beautiful thing when they gave away bikes to kids in need. We had a great time participating in Calgary.

We had it all set up in a school gymnasium and got to see a hundred or so kids get new bikes for Christmas. It couldn’t have been any better.
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   Mike Levy    Dec 7, 2010
Tech Tuesday - Fox Lower Leg Removal And Service Tech Tuesday - Fox Lower Leg Removal And Service
Spending a few minutes to remove and clean the lowers of your Fox fork will not only keep it running smooth, but also act as preventative maintenance for down the road. Today's Tech Tuesday shows you how to drop those lowers and replace the all-important lube oil to keep your fork silky.

Check out the tips and video inside to see how the job is done,

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   Jason Peters    Dec 7, 2010
Picture Of the Month - November Picture Of the Month - November
The year is quickly coming to an end, and we only have one more POM until next year! November's top 5 PODs are all bangers!

The heavy hitting top five are inside,

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   Simon Paton    Dec 7, 2010
661 Mini Downhill - Forest of Dean - England. 661 Mini Downhill - Forest of Dean - England.
Winter racing is a tough old affair I'm sure anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. The U.K.'s been battered by sub zero temperatures and snow nationwide.

Luckily the Forest of Dean (FOD)only had a light coating and all we were waiting for was the green light...

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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 6, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 6 - I hate Kenny Smith Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 6 - I hate Kenny Smith
Featured Riders: Kenny Smith and Garrett Robertson

Like a shovel is to Gully, I hate Kenny. Cruising around at high speeds, shredding berms, making other riders around him look slow, slaying babes in the city. Who does this guy think he is? Just kidding…Kenny’s a rad dude. To sweeten this segment we brought in Spank teammate Garrett Robertson.

I don’t care what people say…the drop at the start of this seggy is way bigger than it looks!
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   DH Productions    Dec 6, 2010
Here we go again...is now on iTunes Here we go again...is now on iTunes
Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift? Then surprise that someone special or treat yourself to Here We Go Again... Decline magazine proclaims that it is “one of the big standout MTB movies of the season.” Here We Go Again... is available for digital download on iTunes & Amazon and on DVD.

“I’m so stoked, the reviews of our 25th release have been great and we are excited that Here We Go Again... is now available on iTunes just in time for the holiday shopping season.” exclaims four time Emmy Award winning producer/director, Don Hampton of DH Productions.

More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 6, 2010
Fox presents Kirt Voreis' Thanksgiving Contest - Winners! Fox presents Kirt Voreis' Thanksgiving Contest - Winners!
Kirt Voreis and everyone at Fox are very impressed with the response to their Thanksgiving Contest and want to extend a huge Thank You to everyone that took part. Five winners were chosen at random from over 800 written entries! The Pinkbike users that will be taking home the goods are Jarrod12, Jut8, Mattsmurph, Trickytrailsrider and Coburn. Kirt's bike sponsor Specialized were so impressed that they've added a new P1 bike to the mix. Prizing is being supplied by Fox, Smith, RockShox, Skull Candy, Camelbak, ClifBar and Specialized Bikes.

Check out what the winners are talking home,
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   Fraser Britton    Dec 6, 2010
NiteRider 700 Pro LED - Review NiteRider 700 Pro LED - Review
When winter rolls around in the Pacific North West, the rains show up, but that doesn't stop anyone from riding. Post work rides turn into night rides and everyone needs a light. One of the bigger names in cycling lights is NiteRider. We got our hands on a NiteRider 700 Pro LED a few weeks ago and have been putting it through the wringer ever since.

Take a look inside to see what we thought about it,
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 6, 2010
Movies for your Monday Movies for your Monday
Adam Yunker comes out again with another North Shore edit, then catch some New Zealand single track with Cam Cole, while Bunkey in Scotland gets sideways on his DH bike. More XC is to be had with users IH Sam and Rafi, quickly fire on your full face and join Mitch Chubey on Dirt Merchant, Oliver Woodland of Vancouver Island captures his buddy Grant Lestock- Kay getting loose in some great Island DH action. Over in Maribor, Lukau brings us some DJ action, meanwhile Demz and Valdur Raak partner up to make a really unique bike check, and to wrap it all up we've got Wink Grant showing us all how to Nac Nac!

Enjoy your movies!
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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 4, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 5 - Down to ride Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 5 - Down to ride
Featured Rider: Geoff Gulevich

One of the guys I enjoy riding with the most is Gully. Partly because he’s a deadly rider and partly because he’s always down to ride his bike. One day I’m going to show him how to use the chainsaw he bought last year…ha ha!

Until then it's always fun to see him shred his bike.
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   Mark Wood    Dec 4, 2010
Vote for the NSMBA to save the trails! - Vancouver, BC Vote for the NSMBA to save the trails! - Vancouver, BC
Vote for the NSMBA - $100 000 for North Shore Trail Revitalization Project

There is a bright future for the trails on the North Shore Mountains. But today, the trails need our help more than ever. The NSMBA is a volunteer run, non-profit charity striving to revitalize the trail network on the North Shore Mountains for all users, keeping alive a network of nature trails that will echo through generations to come.

Our mission? Trails for all, trails forever.
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   Marco Toniolo    Dec 3, 2010
The Line - Part 1 The Line - Part 1
Dennis Switch hasn't been sleeping well for many days. His life was as good as usual, but he was focusing on something special that has been on his mind for years now, and from that came his fear and nightmares. The work was only a way to earn some money, nothing more.

Follow the line with Mr. Switch...
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   Jordan Holmes    Dec 3, 2010
Sick Thread's T-Shirt Contest Winners - Order Yours Now! Sick Thread's T-Shirt Contest Winners - Order Yours Now!
We just put up the top 12 designs in the Pinkbike.com store, so head on over to check them out.

Check out the Sick Thread's T-Shirt Contest winners inside and order yours now!

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   Anthill Films    Dec 3, 2010
Punta San Carlos Revisited Punta San Carlos Revisited
Up in Squamish, BC winter is in full effect and the Anthill crew is working long office hours right now. Under these conditions it's pretty easy to let your mind drift... Like back to this time last year when we were headed south to Punta San Carlos Mexico with Cam McCaul, Matt Hunter and Geoff Gulevich on a shoot for Follow Me. For all of us who are stuck in the cold grasp of the white devil here's a little something to daydream to...

Check out some behind the scenes footage from the shoot and a slideshow from Haruki "Harookz" Noguchi...
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   Mike Levy    Dec 3, 2010
Thule T2 Hitch Rack Review Thule T2 Hitch Rack Review
Swedish rack magnate Thule are known for manufacturing some of the highest quality racks available. They are usually the first name that comes to mind when pondering which bike rack to use when transporting your pride and joy to and from the mountain. While they have a massive array of racks that suit any need you could have, we've narrowed down our test to their premium T2 hitch rack.

Have a look inside to read our impressions of the T2 and see whether or not it makes the grade to carry your baby.

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   Tyler Maine    Dec 3, 2010
Urge Cabo Verde - Rowan Sorrell Urge Cabo Verde - Rowan Sorrell
Source: Urge

At the end of January, Rowan Sorrell (Orange - Mojo) will leave his big island and head to the small islands of Cabo Verde. The UK will be really well represented this year at the Urge Event.

Check out what Rowan has to say about the Cabo Verde event,
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   Mike Levy    Dec 2, 2010
Transition's 130 mm travel Bandit - First Look Transition's 130 mm travel Bandit - First Look
Transition is stoked to announce the newest addition to their lineup, the 130 mm travel Bandit. We've got a great video inside of Transition's own Kyle Young getting rad on the new bike, as well as filling us in on all the details.

Have a closer look at the new bike!
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   Mike Levy    Dec 2, 2010
Highland Training Camp - 9,100 square foot indoor facility Highland Training Camp - 9,100 square foot indoor facility
Highland Mountain Bike Park is excited to announce their indoor training center, a 9,100 square foot structure that includes a massive foam pit with both a trick lip and drop into it, resi ramp and resi drop, and many other features for you to practice on before you take it out to the mountain.

Inside you can watch a killer video from Lucent Productions of Aaron Chase and other riders as they session the HTC's features, as well as read an interview with Highland's Mark Hayes about what it took to make it all happen.
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   Tyler Maine    Dec 2, 2010
2011 Pinkbike Calendar - Order Now! 2011 Pinkbike Calendar - Order Now!
Christmas and the New Years are right around the corner and Pinkbike has got its 2011 calendar ready for your visual consumption. The 2011 calendar features banger action shots from all around the globe from some of Pinkbike's most featured photographers. The photos in the calendar will motivate you to get your shred on while you gaze upon the dates from your house or office.

Click here to pick one up the 2011 Calendar.

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   Tim Lake    Dec 2, 2010
Behind the Lens - Aaron "Mono" Bartlett Behind the Lens - Aaron "Mono" Bartlett
Aaron "Mono" Bartlett is 1/3 of what you know as MTBcut and one of the more well known British Videographers. He's also the main man behind top Blockbuster hits such as Foot Out Flat Out and Foot Out Flat Out 2.
In between riding goon style and growing terrorist style facial hair, Aaron kindly answered a few questions for us about what he's been up to.

Videos, Wild Pictures and Interview inside!

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   Scott MacPherson    Dec 2, 2010
Prospect 2010 Final Film Prospect 2010 Final Film
I took up this project back in July as I wanted to show the variety of different types of downhill tracks we have in Scotland, ranging from backyard downhill tracks to mountains with chairlift access. I wanted to avoid the obvious Fort William and focus on some of the lesser known tracks which some people may have heard of but never seen from top to bottom.

The story of the journey from start to finish of Prospect 2010, a short Scottish MTB film from Scott MacPherson...
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   NS Bikes    Dec 2, 2010
NS Bikes 2011 Complete Bikes NS Bikes 2011 Complete Bikes
As usual at this time of year NS Bikes is officially presenting their 2011 complete bikes offer. The bikes will be available worldwide in the beginning of December so if you still have not checked the specs and details of their 2011 line now it is the best time to do it.

Check out full specs and loads of photos inside!
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   Cut Media    Dec 1, 2010
A few minutes with Sam Flockhart A few minutes with Sam Flockhart
We spent a cold, windy day with European Junior DH champion Sam Flockhart as he talked about his first season of World Cup racing.

Listen and watch Sam in action,

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   Ryan Berrecloth    Dec 1, 2010
Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 4 - Place of Higher Learning Ryan Wants to Stoke you out - Episode 4 - Place of Higher Learning
Featured Riders: Eric Lawrenuk, Greg Watts, Andrew Taylor

It was my first year coaching at COC this past summer...sweet scene so I thought we would deliver a couple videos on it. This one captures the overall scene and feel of the camp and the Compound. Included are a few clips of AT and Watts doing what they do best. One of the coolest things about Whistler is that with all the training facilities, camps and endless vertical it breeds great riders. Since this segment is focused mostly on small bikes we wanted to bring a stylish rider in to show us how to ride a couple trails on the mountain.

Eric Lawrenuk was an easy call to finish the seggy for us.
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   Lee Lau    Dec 1, 2010
Trailbuilders of the Shore - Part 3 - Digger Trailbuilders of the Shore - Part 3 - Digger
As fall approaches, trail work gets done. Most people who ride trails don't really think about trail work (some have joked that mysterious trail fairies come out at night to build coasters, bridges, do rockwork and lovingly scatter pine needles over the forest floor). The reality on the North Shore is that most of the work has been and still is being done by volunteers. Trail grunts, you know who you are.

This is a shout out to some veteran builders who's work has given many riders and trail users lots of joy. This third installment goes to Digger and For Ladies Only,
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   Kona Bikes    Dec 1, 2010
Aggy's Journey Into Neldor Aggy's Journey Into Neldor
One man's quest into mountain biking's true Shire

Home to house burning anarchists, vortex seeking rave artists and heavily bearded mountainites, Nelson, BC (aka "Neldor") defies qualification. Mountains shrowded in old-growth forest play home to a supernatural meld of dirt and granite, where a unique tribe of trail builder creates otherworldly ways through these magical woods.

Yes, there are freaks, even wizards, but there's also a resident order entrusted to mountain cycling's deepest roots.
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   Stefan Morrocco    Dec 1, 2010
Gravitate - a Scottish DH MTB film Gravitate - a Scottish DH MTB film
Gravitate is a Scottish downhill mountain biking film showing the diversity of people who race.

I have been filming mountain bike races in Scotland for a few years now as a hobby, but about a year ago I naively decided that making a film in my spare time would be a good idea. I wanted to produce a film that demonstrated the diversity of people who race downhill mountain bikes by showing a cross-section of the racers in the Scottish Downhill Association race series. The film is aimed at the mountain film festival market to appeal to people outside of the sport (doesn’t mean it shouldn’t appeal to those already in the sport!) to help encourage them into the sport by demonstrating that there is a real mix of age groups and ability levels and it is not purely a sport for the world cup elite and guys who can throw 360s off 80 foot drops.

More information and video inside,
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   Dartmoor-Bikes    Dec 1, 2010
Dartmoor 2011 frames Dartmoor 2011 frames
If you want to learn more about the Dartmoor 2011 frames collection - we have all the photos, technical info and specifications for you here. The Shine is shining now even more than before, Cody or Quinnie should be your selection if you like clean, steel tubes and you ride dirt jumps, skatepark or street with 26" wheels, Ghetto is for all the 24" street riders, if you prefer small wheels you can choose the Yuki or brand new Nami and for all aluminum lovers we have the best Players ever together with new Phantom frame for 4X and new Hornet frame to assemble your hardtail freeride fun bike.

Check out all the Dartmoor frames inside,
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