Mountain Bike News
   Anthill Films    Mar 31, 2010
Filming Follow Me in Mexico Filming Follow Me in Mexico
Last fall the Anthill crew escaped the impending winter by heading south with Cam McCaul, Geoff Gulevich and Matt Hunter. The destination - a little known zone on the Baja Peninsula. We put together Gully's rider profile for Follow Me based on this trip.

Check out the video, some photos and quotes from the rider's inside.
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   Margus Riga    Mar 31, 2010
North Vancouver BC - Part two - Secrets and Sins North Vancouver BC - Part two - Secrets and Sins
"Those who deserve to know, know." This was the response by a prominent North Shore figure when asked about the secret trails on the Shore. To someone who grew up riding The Shore, riding the usual suspects is like going out with Pamela Anderson, only you've been with Pamela for fifteen years, and though she still blows your mind, you've secretly started seeing another girl, Megan Fox. Who's new and exciting and not necessarily better than Pamela, just different in a really cool way.

Lots of pics and a few words that won't help you find the old trails inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Mar 31, 2010
Race Face launches progressive new website for 2010 Race Face launches progressive new website for 2010
Source: Race Face

Race Face Components Inc., one of North America's leading producers of high-end mountain bike components, apparel and protection, has officially launched their latest contribution to cyberspace. Our quest for cutting edge technology and great design never ends. Witness the new Race Face website - a veritable work of art aesthetically, yet lightning fast and packed with innovative features.

Read on for more info...
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   Darryl Bartlett    Mar 31, 2010
Pinkbike BC Cup team preseason training Pinkbike BC Cup team preseason training
The 2010 BC cup season is fast approaching, and the newly formed Pinbike BC cup team headed up to Kamloops for some dry weather, and a preview of the new Race the Ranch DH track.

Meet the riders and check out a video of the track inside.
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   Simon Paton    Mar 31, 2010
ODI / TLD lock ons ODI / TLD lock ons
Two of the most iconic brands in cycling have joined forces to create some stunning new Lock-On Grips. When you talk grips then you have to mention ODI and when you say style, one name is always at the top, Troy Lee.

Check out the pimpest grips about to hit your handlebars and a patch of dirt near you this summer..
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 30, 2010
NW Cup #1 Wrap-up NW Cup #1 Wrap-up
Source: NW Cup

After months of preparation, the first NW Cup is in the books. Once again Dry Hill in Port Angeles, WA was taken over by gravity-junkies from all over. The weather lived up to its early spring stereo-type with heavy rain Thursday, sun on Friday, overcast on Saturday and rain Saturday night and Sunday. The tracks definitely transformed a few times over the weekend.

Full story inside,
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   Mike Levy    Mar 30, 2010
Technical Tuesday: How To Fix A Flat Tire Technical Tuesday: How To Fix A Flat Tire
In this, the first installment, of Technical Tuesdays, we'll cover one of the most common mechanicals: the dreaded flat tire! Inside you'll find step by step instructions and a How-To video to guide you through this 'must know' fix!

Read On...
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   Jason Peters    Mar 30, 2010
X Fusion Shox - Vector HLR X Fusion Shox - Vector HLR
I recently got to put some hours on X Fusion Shock's Vector HLR shock and talk to their product manager and engineer, Anthony Trujillo too.

Quick interview with X Fusion's Product Manager and Engineer, shock info and photos inside!
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   Jack Fogelquist    Mar 30, 2010
Fogelsode #21: Jumps in the Afternoon, Trails in the Evening Fogelsode #21: Jumps in the Afternoon, Trails in the Evening
With the longer days comes more riding! It started with a fun sesh at Post Office filled with steezy whips, trains, and crossing lines! Then before we knew it, we were flowing down trails on our fullys!

More details and video inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 29, 2010
ODI / X-Fusion Team ODI / X-Fusion Team
Source: X Fusion

The ODI and X Fusion racing programs have agreed to form as one. This alliance has developed both programs into one well founded squad. Team ODI X Fusion is proud to announce their team line up for 2010. The roster will include Sean “Griz” McClendon, Brad Oien, JD Swanguen and Ryan Condrashoff, who will be contesting the Pro GRT championship series and competing in select international events. More details inside,
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   Margus Riga    Mar 29, 2010
North Vancouver BC - A three-part photo story North Vancouver BC - A three-part photo story
By Margus Riga

While everyone in Vancouver and around the world was busy getting Olympic'd, the North Shore was having the best winter riding season ever. The snow line was at an all time low, and everybody was getting way high.

This three part photo essay is a look into what's been going on around here.
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   Leo Kokkonen    Mar 29, 2010
Make your bike stand out. Make your bike stand out.
I chose my first bike because of its low-maintenance and strength. When I got my 224 I was not happy with the way it looked. As an industrial designer I wanted to do something about it. First I changed parts to match the color scheme of the bike, I changed my stem, bars, grips, seat and seat post. But even after that I felt like the bike was missing something. The 224 looks like it is bombproof, but the frame design concept seems to be from the early 2000's or even from the 90's, so I thought I could do something about it. Obviously I could not change the frame design, so I started to consider a paint job and stickers.

You don't need to spend a lot of money to make your bike stand out. Here are a few design tips and a tutorial on how you can design awesome graphics and paint jobs on your bike.
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   John Lee    Mar 29, 2010
Week 33 and 34 of 52 weeks Week 33 and 34 of 52 weeks
The past fortnight has been good and bad. After 2 months away from downhill and competing in a race after only 2 hours of riding my new DH bike I was sure to suffer, and suffer I did! Moral hit an all time low this week and it's gutting cause Chicksands the week before was mint!

Read on and see some sweet pictures and a video edit inside...
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   John Lee    Mar 26, 2010
Questions for Steve Peat Questions for Steve Peat
Hey Pinkbike - have you ever wanted to ask Steve Peat something - well I will be with him tomorrow and I'll be taking a whole chunk of your questions to ask him!

Read on inside to find out how to ask Steve Peat a question...
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 26, 2010
Summer Gravity Camps 2010 Summer Gravity Camps 2010
The snow is quickly melting, lots of people are already out riding and the buzz is in the air to ride harder this year than years past. Natural progression is one thing, but how do you accelerate that learning curve? Some of us get ballsy and just start to follow our better riding friends off things and down trails faster, but with no idea of what we are doing or how to take those balls and turn them into real skills. For the more inclined riders, we look into camps and seek proper instructions on how to improve our riding and gain skills and confidence. Camps like Summer Gravity Camps in Whistler, B.C. have been at the forefront of MTB instruction for years and I recently caught up to Andrew Shandro to talk about the 2010 season.

Details on SGC inside,
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   Knolly Bikes    Mar 26, 2010
Knolly Bikes 2010 Team - Podiums Shipping! Knolly Bikes 2010 Team - Podiums Shipping!
Knolly Bikes would like to say thanks for all the support from the riding community! We are proud to announce the signing of two new riders to our team for 2010. Both Curtis Robinson and Chayse Marshall are exciting additions to our existing roster. We will be announcing more team news soon. Alan Crisp and Curtis Robinson recently went to Black Rock Oregon to get some early season training on their new Knolly Podium downhill bikes. They had the pleasure of having both Ambrose and Margus join them to capture their adventure for everyone's enjoyment.

Check out the sickest early season video inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Mar 26, 2010
Teaser Time - AllOut and Triple V Teaser Time - AllOut and Triple V
Theo Dillworth from Allout Productions has recently launched his teaser for his next video cleverly labeled AllOut. This will be the 7th release from AllOut Productions, so here is a little information and a teaser on the new film.

As well Vincent Allard has released the teaser for his first film, Triple V. Triple V features footage of World Cups to Provincial races, so enjoy his teaser!

Click here for Teaser Time...
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   Justin Brantley    Mar 26, 2010
Do you want Pro Camera gear? Do you want Pro Camera gear?
Hey all you photogs out there! You want to try Pro camera gear, but don't have the money to drop on a Pro camera body, or maybe you want to compare a few options before buying that new lens. Think about renting some gear from Borrowlenses.com. I recently found myself wanting to try some new stuff for my camera. I looked into renting lenses and I was recommended from a local camera shop to contact Borrowlenses.com. They have got one of everything. You can rent the best that the industry has to offer at most levels and then get out there and shoot.

How does this work? Read on,
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   Jon Durham    Mar 26, 2010
Capilano University Bike Swap To Conquer Cancer Capilano University Bike Swap To Conquer Cancer
A fresh riding season is upon us now and that calls for new bike gear. Need to buy some new parts or a whole bike? What about getting rid of some of the bike stuff from your basement/garage?

Come out this Saturday to the Capilano University Bike Swap To Conquer Cancer. Details inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Mar 25, 2010
Through the Lens - Ian Hylands Through the Lens - Ian Hylands
There are a few photographers that have a large presence in the biking industry, and Ian Hylands is one of those people that stand out. Even at a young age Ian was getting the cover shots for some of the biggest magazines at the time, and it's no different now. Ian is still pumping out A Grade shots through his Nikon camera gear, and he's still pushing the limits of photography. I recently got some time to do an interview with Ian, so here you go!

Read on for the Ian Hylands' Interview...
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 25, 2010
Training with team rider Miranda Miller Training with team rider Miranda Miller
Pinkbike team rider Miranda Miller has been hard at it this winter with training for the upcoming 2010 Downhill race season. An early January mishap put some of the on bike training on hold, but that has not stopped her from putting in the time to be on top of her game come the US Open, where she intends to defend her 2009 champion title.

Have a look at some of her top secret training techniques inside,
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   Laurence Crossman-Emms    Mar 25, 2010
Laurence CE Blography – Calling ALL Pinkbike Ep.2 Laurence CE Blography – Calling ALL Pinkbike Ep.2
www.laurence-ce.com

The winter season is coming to an end here at Big White and all over Canadians are preparing for the upcoming Summer biking season. Whistler Bike Park is open on May 15th, Silver Star is warming up the crew, events are being organized, and the first ever Blography Roadtrip is being planned. But Pinkbike, we NEED your help.

More Inside...
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   Ryan Rose    Mar 25, 2010
How To: Set Up A Bike Jam/Event How To: Set Up A Bike Jam/Event
A bike jam/event can be a way to bring riders together, and have a really fun time. It can also be a way to benefit your community in some way, depending on what you are going for. It can also bring awareness to a charitable organization. There are many things a bike jam/event can do. It is also really fun to plan one.

You may wonder how to do so, and here is where reading on will help out.
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 24, 2010
Matt Gilman - Blind Trials Rider Matt Gilman - Blind Trials Rider
Source: Trialtech UK

Matt has been working hard over the winter to produce this inspirational video featuring a selection of his best riding footage over the last few months. What makes this video unique is that the rider featured in the footage, Matt Gilman, is actually blind.

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 24, 2010
NW Cup #1 - Port Angeles - This Weekend! NW Cup #1 - Port Angeles - This Weekend!
This weekend, Port Angeles, Washington, welcomes you to the first NW Cup race of the season! They have put in more than a few hours behind the shovels prepping courses for this season kick off race. There will be three separate courses run over the weekend for all the different categories of racers from Pro to Cat 3. Something new that we're doing here at Pinkbike is previewing the courses to all you racers that are heading there or want to know what was run on the weekend. We'll be doing this at all NW Cup and other race events that we're promoting this season, so stay tuned for Pinkbike Prerides coming your way all race season!

Course videos inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 24, 2010
Pump Track Madness - New Mexico Style! Pump Track Madness - New Mexico Style!
Source: Long Nguyen

Spring is here but the remains of winter are still lingering around in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s that time of season where people put away their skis and snowboards and dust off their bikes.

If you haven’t lived in New Mexico before, we have some of the best weather. It will be 60 degrees and sunshine one day and the next day it'll be 30 degrees with a few inches of snow on the ground. Sometimes we'll get every type of weather in one day. New Mexico weather is bizarre and random and you never know what to expect. Thank god the weather held up this past Sunday for the (unofficial) Pump Track World Champs in Albuquerque at Gerhardt Ackerman's back yard. Weeks and weeks of hard digging paid off with one of the sickest back yards, with endless lines and transfers. Pics and story inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 24, 2010
Q&A with Kris Wehage, Research and Development Team Leader in the U.S. Office for FSA Q&A with Kris Wehage, Research and Development Team Leader in the U.S. Office for FSA
By Adrienne Schofhauser

In the bike world, freestyle riders and racers get the limelight, but evolution in bike components wouldn’t happen without the dialed skills of the industry’s designers and engineers. For more than five years, Kristopher Wehage’s creative mind has conjured up innovative designs for brands like e.thirteen and Full Speed Ahead (FSA). Wehage recently took over as Research and Development Team Leader for FSA’s U.S. office.

Behind the scenes, he’s your typical quiet engineer with an image often overshadowed by the pros his company sponsors. But the guy speaks several languages, has lived in Austria, Germany, and now Seattle, and can ride circles around most. Here’s some insight into the designer who just might be behind the light weight components you'll be riding next summer.
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   Dean    Mar 24, 2010
Race Face Flank d3o Knees - Reviewed Race Face Flank d3o Knees - Reviewed
Comfort and protection rolled up in one sleek package. The Race Face Flank knee pads with 3do are a brand new item from Race Face for 2010. These pads are a welcome alternative for those riders looking for a little more than just a soft shell knee.

The Flank pads are a soft shell knee pad that incorporate the d3o material for impact protection and have an extra extension down the shin for what Race Face calls "pedal bite" protection.

Full review inside.
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   John Lee    Mar 24, 2010
A second chance - Part 1 of 3 A second chance - Part 1 of 3
Imagine meeting someone who`s past is riddled with 10 years of prison, haunting mistakes and a passion for riding bikes. I recently met a sound guy Chav Dan, who is looking to see his future improve, but is struggling to find his feet after his last spell of prison and in the last stages of his patch of community service. I decided to step in and give Dan some hope in the form of taking his passion for hitting big jumps and giving him a day that would invest in his future and away from the past.

Read more to see how Part 1 of the story unfolded
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 24, 2010
See Jane Jump Women's Mountain Bike Festival See Jane Jump Women's Mountain Bike Festival
Source: See Jane Jump Women's Mountain Bike Festival

See Jane Jump Women's Mountain Bike Festival aims to bring women riders of all skill levels to Mountain Washington Alpine Resort for a weekend of riding, coaching, eating, drinking, yoga, and relaxing.

All participants will have access to professional coaching, free bike set-up and maintenance tips from Norco bikes and Sooke Mountain Cycle, lift tickets, and walk away with prizes from our amazing sponsors as well as professionally shot images from event photographer Dan Barham. More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 24, 2010
The Melt Freeze Cup - Kicking Horse Resort The Melt Freeze Cup - Kicking Horse Resort
Source: KHMR

The end to the winter riding season is near and to finish it off in style by getting riders geared up for the next riding season, the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Bike Park and S.E. Racing are pleased to welcome back the annual Melt Freeze Cup. The race is a Downhill Mountain Bike Race on snow, Saturday April 10th, 2010. The race is just one of the many great events happening during the Sun Splash Funk Fest weekend. Details inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Mar 23, 2010
Fort William World Cup | Ticket Launch Fort William World Cup | Ticket Launch
Fort William; the event where Kovarik destroyed the field in 2002, names have been made, victories thought in the bag lost and where Ruaridh Cunningham became the first British rider to win a Gold medal at a World Championship event as a Junior competitor. With Steve Peat entering this season as not only Downhill's most winning rider but also reigning World Champion fans will be keener than ever to set eyes on their hero. Can Steve win for only the second time in nine visits to the multi award winning venue? Can Tracy round her tally to five wins and will Rachel Atherton be back on form after a year out from injury? By the time Fort William rolls around on the 6th June, riders will already have started in their quest to put points on the board, Maribor having kicked things off with round one on the 16th May, so the pressure will be on to add to their score. Who will crack under pressure and who will rise to the top?

Fort William tickets go on sale today, read on for the full story:
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 23, 2010
Vienna Air King 2010 Vienna Air King 2010
Source: FMB

Confirmed riders and course details

The fifth anniversary of the annual VIENNA AIR KING mountain bike dirt jump contest brings the who is who of the international dirt jump scene to Austria’s capital. Overall 50 riders from 15 nations will hit the redesigned dirt line at the ARGUS Bike Festival on April 10th and 11th. Details inside,
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   Mike Levy    Mar 23, 2010
DT Swiss EXC 1550 Carbon All-Mountain wheels - Previewed DT Swiss EXC 1550 Carbon All-Mountain wheels - Previewed
DT Swiss's carbon EXC 1550 wheels raised everyone's eyebrows when they showed up at Pinkbike HQ. At 1550 grams and with a 29 mm wide carbon rim, white bladed spokes, and built around DT's proven hubs, it really doesn't get much more deluxe than this. We'll put them through the wringer and report back soon, but for now read the preview and get better acquainted with these Swiss wonder wheels.

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 23, 2010
Whistler Bike Park Opens May 15th Whistler Bike Park Opens May 15th
Source: Whistler Bike Park

Welcome to Maxxis and Dakine as new park sponsors.

The 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone and although the snow keeps falling the opening day for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is less than two months away. Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 23, 2010
Brock Anderson Edits Brock Anderson Edits
Brock just uploaded a shorter version of his 2010 Vancouver Int. Mtn Film Festival (VIMFF) and it's worth checking out if you've got 10 minutes at school or work to spare.

Enjoy,
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   Jack Fogelquist    Mar 23, 2010
Fogelsode #20: Enjoying the Long Days! Fogelsode #20: Enjoying the Long Days!
Daylight Savings Time is upon us, and what can I say…it ROCKS! Nothing like getting the chance to ride everyday, regardless of work or school schedules! So it’ll be of no surprise to you that there have been seshes at Post Office everyday of the week. It doesn’t get any better than that!

More details and video inside!
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   Rob Dunnet    Mar 22, 2010
Taipei Cycle Show: Post 4 Taipei Cycle Show: Post 4
Post Four from the Taipei Cycle Show ...

There are going to be a lot of pictures in this post. And they uploaded in a strange order and it was a pain trying to get them organized. If you stay until the end there are some actual riding pictures from a jump jam held in Taichung the day after the show.

Lots of pics inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Mar 22, 2010
2010 Rocky Mountain Flatline World Cup - Review 2010 Rocky Mountain Flatline World Cup - Review
I had been looking forward to putting some time on Rocky Mountain's new 2010 Flatline since my first introduction at Crankworx '09 in Whistler. The original design was a bit portly and only excelled on the hairiest of tracks, but this new version was said to be an entirely different beast. With less weight and a revised LC2R suspension system, the new and improved Flatline looks to remedy those issues while still holding onto its title as king of the gnarly terrain.

Read On...
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 22, 2010
Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour
Freeride Mountain Biking takes it to the next level and announces the launch of a new organization: The Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour.

Freeride Mountain biking, which includes Big Mountain, Slopestyle and Dirt Jump contests, has become an essential part of the sport during the last decade. The number of riders participating in these sports is rapidly increasing every year. But unlike other comparable action sports, freeride mountain biking has never had its own world series like snowboarding (TTR World Snowboard Tour) or surfing (ASP World Tour). During the last six months, an alliance of core scene members consisting of professional athletes, event organizers and opinion leaders have been putting their heads together to make a change and initiated the establishment of the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour - starting in 2010. Details inside,
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   John Lee    Mar 22, 2010
Llangollen - The future of UK Downhill racing?? Llangollen - The future of UK Downhill racing??
Cheese on toast, Rugby and Charlotte Church may be what comes to your mind when you think of Wales. But after last year's NPS series, one track left many UK riders shocked, scared and wondering - where on earth did this track from hell come from in Llangollen? And yes the rumors are true - a new track has appeared on the rugged welsh hillside.

Find out more from the owner and new course builder Martin inside...
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Mar 22, 2010
iXS European Cup Press Release | Innerleithen iXS European Cup Press Release | Innerleithen
2010 sees the long anticipated return of open to all international racing to Scotland with the first round of the iXS European Cup.

Read on to find out more...
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   Eric Palmer    Mar 21, 2010
Salvo BMX Salvo BMX
There's a new BMX company in Cape Town that has started putting things into action & have their 1st prototype out. They've been hard at work & things are looking really good!

Toby came to the trails on Sat & brought the proto to see how it felt. It is a race bike & super light, but he was riding well & enjoying it. Malcolm Peters has joined the team & will be helping design the jump bike, I can't wait to see what they come up with! He took the proto for a test run through the trails too & did one of the most effortless super clicked turndowns I've seen. Not bad for a race bike. Pictures inside,
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   John Lee    Mar 21, 2010
Wattbike 1000 meter challenge - Mates vs Mates Wattbike 1000 meter challenge - Mates vs Mates
After the Wattbike arrived in my house it has become a magnet for competition between friends - but who out of all my mates can set the fastest time over 1000 meters (1km)? Downhillers, XC riders, Dirt jumpers, climbers, musicians, bums, teachers, mums, dads, skaters, goths, chavs, BMX riders, everyone! - who is gonna set the fastest time over the next few months?

Let's see as we begin with the first batch of riders and results...
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 20, 2010
A look back at Simpel Sessions 2010 in video A look back at Simpel Sessions 2010 in video
Our buddy Demz in Estonia attended Simpel Session recently and captured it all on video for everyone to enjoy. From building the course in the days leading up to the actual event, all the practice and best trick sessions, right up to the finals.

Enjoy all his hard work inside,
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   Justin Brantley    Mar 20, 2010
The First Weekly Post Office BBQ! The First Weekly Post Office BBQ!
This past Sunday was the first weekly BBQ at Post Office. It is up in the air whether the BBQ will be on Saturdays or Sundays. I guess we'll play it by ear. Anyhow, this past Sunday was awesome. Lots of good riders, friends, weather, and the ol' BBQ!

It was one of the best days at Post ever. All the top pro riders around Aptos were there with friends, food, and great weather. One problem, where's Cob with the damn BBQ? Ha ha ha, we were all waiting for Cob to bring the BBQ, but his morning trail ride was running long. It was about 4 o'clock when Cob showed. Everyone was stoked and we started bbq-ing right away. Watts had bought a ton of stuff, so everyone pitched and gave him money to eat and drink.

Check out how the day went along with some pictures inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 19, 2010
Follow Me Contest - We have a winner! Follow Me Contest - We have a winner!
The Follow Me...Everywhere? contest has wrapped up and the winner of the 2010 Giant Faith has been chosen. Here’s how the scores broke down for the final three. The Anthill crew rated each photo on a score of 1 to 5 for each criteria. The average scores for each criteria were added up to get a total score. The photo with the highest total score won.
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   Rob Dunnet    Mar 19, 2010
Taipei Cycle Show: Post 3 Taipei Cycle Show: Post 3
Post Three from the Taipei Cycle Show ...

Long days on the floor working and long nights posting some cool things for you all to enjoy.

Pics inside,
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   Justin Brantley    Mar 19, 2010
X-Fusion Product Testing on Private Track X-Fusion Product Testing on Private Track
Check out X-Fusion riders Tyler McCaul, Andrew Taylor, and John Hauer testing out the all new Vector HLR shock. They rode all day on a private test track.

Inside is a video and some pictures from the day!
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   John Lee    Mar 19, 2010
Sixty seconds and more with Greg Callaghan Sixty seconds and more with Greg Callaghan
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 fifteenth of many, quick, slap in the face style, 60 second interviews - and next up newly promoted to Elite DH - Irish teenager, Greg Callaghan.

Read more inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 19, 2010
Goat Style - July 9th - 11th Goat Style - July 9th - 11th
Source: Goat Style

It’s March and the weather is as though it was August. Already the goats are running a muck through the town of Creston, BC and it seems as though they can’t be contained. I mean really, what are you supposed to do with goats that are running rampant? Well, as we’ve seen with Goat Style, once the momentum has hit full speed…there’s no stopping it (or stir crazy goats for that matter). Goat Style Bike Festival is a little over 4 months away, set for July 9th-11th, and things are already looking stellar. By that we mean 2010’s event is going to smash any limit that 2009 presented. Goat Style has always been about growth, whether within the event or within the industry as a whole, and so for 2010…we naturally anticipate the same formula…everything’s going to double…again. More details inside,
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   Pat Branch    Mar 19, 2010
Golden State - The Slide Show! Golden State - The Slide Show!
A slide show by Patrick Branch on mountain biking in California.

Golden State is a slide show on mountain biking in California; the riding and the riders. Patrick Branch, a sports and lifestyle photographer specializing in downhill mountain bike photography shot for the slide show over the past four months and just recently finished putting it together. The slide show shows mountain biking from the north to the south from Pacifica, down through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties to San Diego.

Slide show inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 18, 2010
iXS Downhill Cup 2010 iXS Downhill Cup 2010
Source: iXS Downhill Cup 2010

This year, the iXS Downhill Series will again include a wide range of race events. First and foremost is the “iXS European Downhill Cup”, with venues in 7 countries. In addition to races in Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland there will also be events in Great Britain and the Czech Republic. This makes the international series second in importance only to the World Cup. The website for registration to take part in the first race in Innerleithen has now been activated. The dates for Cup events are as follows:
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   Rob Dunnet    Mar 18, 2010
Taipei Cycle Show: Post 2 Taipei Cycle Show: Post 2
Post Two from the Taipei Cycle Show ...

This is going to be a long post, you might want to go get something to drink and maybe a snack to help you power through.

For all of you who have been to Interbike or Eurobike you know how much there is to look at. And it can be a little bit hard to decide what to spend time looking for. The Taipei show has a different flavor to it than Interbike. There are a lot of random things at the Taipei show, and I will get pictures of the random Taiwanese nonsense in a blog post this week or next. It is going to take some time to go through my pictures and post everything that I want to post. Pics and details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 18, 2010
2010 Norco Empire 5 SE Review 2010 Norco Empire 5 SE Review
Source: Reece Wallace

Norco has really stepped it up this year. They have introduced many new bikes that are absolutely killing it in the free ride and slope style scene, and the 2010 Norco Empire 5 SE is no exception. Norco has worked with their engineers, product designers, and team riders to create the ultimate bikes designed for performance when you need it most. But has this bike lived up to all the hype that Norco and everyone is giving it?

Read on to find out!
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   Mike Levy    Mar 18, 2010
RockShox Sektor - The New Bull Dog In The 150 mm Travel Arena RockShox Sektor - The New Bull Dog In The 150 mm Travel Arena
The big Taipei bike show is stirring the pot and we're starting to see new products being released like wildfire. Next up is a new trail fork from RockShox, the 150 mm travel Sektor! Have a look inside to get the scoop directly from RockShox!

Read on...
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   John Lee    Mar 18, 2010
Ashton Diamondback sign Blake Samson for 2010 Ashton Diamondback sign Blake Samson for 2010
As Sam Pilgrim and Martyn Ashton continue to lead the way with their impressive riding for Ashton Diamondback - they have now also added Blake Samson to help them in their attempt for world domination.

Blake shows us his new ride and answers some quick questions for us..
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   Ken Ach    Mar 18, 2010
Camp of Champions Coach Line Up for 2010 Camp of Champions Coach Line Up for 2010
New Camp of Champions Coach Line up Announced Including Watts, Taylor, Hopkins, Wittmann and McGarry

It’s been a busy winter filled with hard work at The Camp of Champions. Not content to rest on the laurels of one of our most successful summers ever, we stripped camp down like a bike that we had been riding hard in the park. We looked at every piece of camp, rebuilt it, changed out some parts, added some parts and in doing so, have stepped up The Camp of Champions' experience about 20 notches for the summer of 2010. If you have ever wanted to learn how to go fast, jump or just straight up ride better, this is the summer to come to camp and learn to "Send It". Details inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Mar 17, 2010
Alpine Bikes Winter Series | Round Three Alpine Bikes Winter Series | Round Three
Wow, what a difference three short weeks can make. After the polished permafrost of the first two races everyone was keeping their fingers crossed and holding their breath in the hope of some less icy weather for round three. And warmer it was.

Read on for more:
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   Mike Levy    Mar 17, 2010
SRAM updates X.7 with carbon and 10 speeds! SRAM updates X.7 with carbon and 10 speeds!
SRAM's X.7 group gets updated to 10 speeds and a touch of carbon!

Inside you'll find details directly from SRAM along with pictures of the new bits.

Read on...
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   Rob Dunnet    Mar 17, 2010
Taipei Cycle Show: Post 1 Taipei Cycle Show: Post 1
Post One from the Taipei Cycle Show ...

I took over 550 pictures at the show today. After walking around all day I have to admit I am pretty tired. With so much to see it is hard to know where to start. I am just on my way to bed but I wanted to post up something before I go to sleep.

Pics inside,
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   Ian Hylands    Mar 17, 2010
How to create a custom color profile for your DSLR How to create a custom color profile for your DSLR
Learn how to create a custom color profile for your DSLR. Creating a custom color profile for each of your cameras gives you not only better looking color but also helps to keep the color consistent between cameras.

Video Inside
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   Dean    Mar 17, 2010
Ergon GA1 Grips - Reviewed Ergon GA1 Grips - Reviewed
Ergon GA1 grips. An ergonomically shaped all mountain grip designed in Germany with ergonomics put at the forefront of the design.

Five points of contact. When you ride your bike, your body has five points of contact with your bike (two grips, two pedals and your saddle). Your grips then make up 40% of the contact and input that your body has with your bike and arguably it is the most important point of contact you have with your bike.

Full review inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Mar 17, 2010
New Wave Cinema's new film - Brighter - A quick overlook New Wave Cinema's new film - Brighter - A quick overlook
Tamas Forde is a freelance film maker under his own name "New Wave Cinema". He was part of Stripped, as well as an editor at Freeride Entertainment. For about a year and a half now Tamas has been quietly working away on his film, and he is ready to release it.

Click here for more info on Brighter as we talk to Tam about the project,
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   Moose The Mountain    Mar 17, 2010
Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society 2010 AGM - March 26 Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society 2010 AGM - March 26
In 2009 we awoke a giant. In 2010, we’re whipping that giant into shape and pushing it towards its full potential!

Read more to find out how you can get involved with the Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society for the upcoming season, starting with our AGM on March 26!
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   Simon Paton    Mar 16, 2010
Aston Hill - England! Aston Hill - England!
18:00 Saturday night we hauled it 275 miles back to Pinkbike UK HQ (Birmingham) landing back at midnight as the M6 was closed yet again J10-8! 05:30 up the crack of Dawn, whose Dawn? M40 southbound J9 and cross country to Aston Clinton and another 100 miles on the clock of the LWB Sprinter to Aston Hill.

Report inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 16, 2010
Follow Me Contest - Finalists! Follow Me Contest - Finalists!
After five weeks, thousands of entries and almost 400,000 views, the Follow Me... Everywhere? Contest is almost over. Thanks everyone who entered – it was a lot of fun everyday to see so many shots that made us laugh, get stoked or even be a bit grossed out (what’s with the urinal shots?).

There were so many good entries we’ve decided to expand to the finalists from 10 to 15. The top 14 are the photos with the most faves as voted by you, the Pinkbike nation. The final entry didn’t receive many faves but with the crew being proud Canadians, we couldn’t resists including a shot that got us some sweet exposure at an NHL game (even if it was the Oilers).

Finalists inside,
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   Dean    Mar 16, 2010
Epic Ride Up McNutt Epic Ride Up McNutt
An epic ride up McNutt in the late winter meant a LONG haul through snow but the views were so worth the effort.

On March 1st, 2010 I looked up at the local mountains and saw a clear view of the peaks and a thin layer of high cloud... to me this means no rain and epic views. I raced home, grabbed my bike and the appropriate gear (food, water, GPS, clothing etc.) for an epic ride and headed up to the Woodlot. Be warned, YOU WILL GET LOST if you don't have a good map and or a GPS and know how to use it. There is a labyrinth of skidder and quad trails all over place up in these hills.

Story inside!
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   Justin Brantley    Mar 16, 2010
Sam Pilgrim in the West! Sam Pilgrim in the West!
I've seen it time and time again, many pro riders from around the world come to Aptos, California and think they can destroy the Post Office jumps and turns out they can't get past the 2nd jump. Not the case for Sam Pilgrim, who recently visited California for three weeks. I was able to catch up with Sam and snap some photos and ask him a few questions for you guys.

Look inside to read an interview with Sam, watch his web videos while in town, and see some riding photos.
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   Jack Fogelquist    Mar 16, 2010
Fogelsode #19: Carlmont Fogelsode #19: Carlmont
The crew drove out to ride a cool spot called Carlmont for a little change in scenery. There were tons of awesome features, in particular some dialed s-berms and a cool drop that we had a big session on!

Max, Kevin, Iggy, and I made our way out to a cool spot called Carlmont for a little change in scenery. Upon arrival, we were instantly greeted and shown around by the locals, which was nice. It was almost overwhelming as we checked out a series of flowy doubles, steep techy trails, flowy trails, booters, hips, and drops. Everything was super fun and we got some sweet trains going through some of the lines. Our buddy Josh took us to a new spot that they’re working on, with some cool step-downs, a 7-8 foot drop, and sweet s-berms. Everyone kind of got settled here, and had a big sesh on all of the features. The berms were awesome, as we hit them countless times, each time trying them a little faster. Iggy was pinning them, throwing up some roost!

More details and video inside!
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   Bow Cycle    Mar 16, 2010
Bow Cycle's 4th Annual Blue Light Sale Bow Cycle's 4th Annual Blue Light Sale
It's back with more bikes, more clothing, more accessories!

Bow Cycle's 4th Annual Blue Light sale is here. March 20th and 21st will be the best time to get into Bow Cycle.

Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 15, 2010
Follow Me Contest - Week 5 Random Winner Follow Me Contest - Week 5 Random Winner
With the Follow Me...Everywhere Contest submissions now completed, everyone is vying to add the 2010 Giant Faith 0 to their arsenal of bikes on March 19th. But until then, Shimano is kicking in weekly prizes; check out who won the random draw for week 5.

See who won!
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   Coastal Crew    Mar 15, 2010
Coastal Crew Ep.4 - Pre-season with Mike Hopkins Coastal Crew Ep.4 - Pre-season with Mike Hopkins
While the world was worrying about the warm weather for the Olympics, we were reveling it. Mike Hopkins, of many fames, came down to Roberts Creek to hang out and ride with us for a couple of weeks.

Webisode & Pics inside.
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   Mike Levy    Mar 15, 2010
I-Beam Compatible Gravity Dropper Turbo: Previewed I-Beam Compatible Gravity Dropper Turbo: Previewed
Have you wanted to take advantage of an adjustable height post, but not wanted to give up your trusty I-Beam seat? Thanks to Gravity Dropper you are now in luck. Inside you'll find info and pictures of their latest I-Beam compatible telescoping seat post.

Read on...
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   Nickey James    Mar 14, 2010
The Bikes Of My Life... The Bikes Of My Life...
Everyone remembers all the great loves of their lives.

You remember the good times, not the bad.. The things you’ve learned, not regretted. I will always remember...the pain...every break, fracture, pulled muscle and scar that I will bare for life. I will endure all this and more, over and over again...to keep doing what I love the most: Riding my bike! I have been riding since I was 16 years old and I have had my fair share of bike love. I recently was able to gather up all the pictures of all the bikes that I have ever owned since I started riding mountain bikes 8 years ago.

Here they are in order with the stories that go along with them,
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   Karl Burkat    Mar 14, 2010
Follow Me Contest Closed - Vote Now! Follow Me Contest Closed - Vote Now!
Submissions in the Follow Me Contest have closed, now it's time to fav your favorite shots and the top 10 entries will be announced tomorrow and will be vying for a new 2010 Giant Faith 0!

Details inside
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   Ian Hylands    Mar 13, 2010
Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival - Days 4, 5 and 6 Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival - Days 4, 5 and 6
The third and final post from the Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival 2010. Not as much epic riding footage, I was too busy riding and shooting photos, but there's still a quickly edited video that I hope you'll like.

Look inside for the photos and video...
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   New Wave Cinema    Mar 12, 2010
Brighter Premiere dates Brighter Premiere dates
It's finally time... The Brighter world tour is starting up! We have a number is premiere dates set, with more coming each day.

Read inside to see if your city has an upcoming show,
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   Dunbar Cycles    Mar 12, 2010
Custom 2010 Glory Geometry Custom 2010 Glory Geometry
I have been hearing a lot of people complaining about the geometry of the new Giant Glory. So I took it upon myself to try and see if I could resolve these issues by creating a frankenstein Glory.

Did I succeed? Check out the video, pictures and details inside!
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   Mike Levy    Mar 12, 2010
Choices: A Look At Seven Handlebars Choices: A Look At Seven Handlebars
The second installment of our look at cockpit controls brings us to handlebars. Some are wide and some are narrow, some are tall and some are some are short, but there are enough options out there that everyone should be able to find something that they like. Inside we'll take a look at seven bars that span the gamut of sizes: the Atlas FR and SIXC carbon riser bar from Race Face, both Answer's DH and AM ProTaper bars, a neat flat and wide option in Gravity's 777, a sleeper from Bontrager with their Rhythm Pro, and Specialized's 179 gram Enduro riser bar.

Read on...
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   Erik Larson    Mar 12, 2010
Life and Times of Pure Cycle - Chapter 1 Life and Times of Pure Cycle - Chapter 1
An inside look at the life of a bike shop owner! Follow along as we accompany a bike industry lifer through a bike season full of riding, selling and living bikes.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Erik Larson. Many know me as Big E or E and some call me Larson or “guy” or “dude” or “bro” or one of the hundred other options available. I am a bike shop owner. Many people ask me what started me out or how I ended up owning a bike shop. The honest answer is a cheesy “love of the game” type answer. So to really give the background, we need to take the DeLorean up to 88mph and travel back in time.

Story inside,
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   Jacob Gibbins    Mar 11, 2010
Rider Check with Will Soffe Rider Check with Will Soffe
Will Soffe is a South West pinner who's been doing well on the race scene. I recently got the chance to talk to him about riding, racing and life.

Enjoy his interview and the pics inside,
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   Simon Paton    Mar 11, 2010
2010 Caersws Cup Round One! 2010 Caersws Cup Round One!
Birmingham, Telford, Welshpool, Newtown and finally Caersws. 90 miles West of PinkBike UK HQ headed the LWB Sprinter to ride the new track and bring you the following report.

Race report inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 11, 2010
Wayne Goss joins Pinkbike.com for 2010 Wayne Goss joins Pinkbike.com for 2010
We at Pinkbike.com are pleased to announce the addition of Freeride star Wayne Goss to our 2010 roster. Wayne brings with him an amazing work ethic and a fluid style that few can match. Wayne is from Smithers, B.C. but resides in Squamish, B.C. in order to be closer to the trails during the long winter months. Wayne came by to pick up his new frames that you'll see him rocking this season as he travels around B.C. for various shoots and road trips.

More details inside,
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   Anthill Films    Mar 11, 2010
Follow Me - Official Teaser Follow Me - Official Teaser
Here it is... after months of teasing with rider profiles, photos and blog posts, Anthill Films is finally ready to take the teasing to a new level with the release of the "official" Follow Me teaser.

Dates for the world premier and DVD release have also been confirmed.

See the teaser and get the details inside...
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   Laurence Crossman-Emms    Mar 11, 2010
Laurence CE Blography – Ep.1: Summer is coming Laurence CE Blography – Ep.1: Summer is coming
What is Blography?

Blography is a photography based blog following myself as I travel across Western Canada taking photos of bikes. Having only lived in Canada since October 2009 and spending almost all my time at Big White enjoying the winter season, it will be an adventure to remember. My trip is going to take me around one of the world's capitals for mountain biking, traveling from place to place, hooking up with people to ride, shooting bikes, and having one hell of a good time.

More inside...
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   James Wilson    Mar 11, 2010
Unilateral Training with Aaron Gwin Unilateral Training with Aaron Gwin
See Team Yeti's Aaron Gwin demonstrate several exercises every rider should be using to get faster on the trail.

One of the best ways to improve your riding is to include a heavy dose of single limb training, also known as unilateral training. While bilateral training is better known and also important, there are several unique advantages that unilateral training offers that makes it a must to include in your program. Before I get into their 4 main advantages, though, let me clear up a common misconception.

Details and video inside,
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   John Lee    Mar 11, 2010
Martin Ogden & Haro Porter Bike Check Martin Ogden & Haro Porter Bike Check
Martin Ogden aka "Oggy" has been on the bike racing scene for a number of years now as a pro rider and he has battled his way into becoming one of the darkest horses on any race track. A huge, all-round talented racer and a very genuine down to earth bloke - whether it's a 4X race or Time trial event, this guy excels at it.

Learn more about the "Oggy" legend inside, and some real home truths about being a pro rider!
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 10, 2010
Silver Star - Bike Park Update Silver Star - Bike Park Update
Source: Silver Star Bike Park

An update from Silver Star’s one-winged bike park director ...

Pull your bike out of the shed, dust it off, and lube up the chain.

It was a strange winter. The conditions on the resort have been decent, but with little to no snow in the valley, the bike trails are primed and ready. Unfortunately, a snowboard cross mishap has me on the disabled list for a few more weeks, but I'm confident I'll be ready for the start of the season. More details inside,
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   Simon Paton    Mar 10, 2010
Burgtec Penthouse Flats MK3 Burgtec Penthouse Flats MK3
I'm from Smethwick near Birmingham, England. If you know anything about the area think the Black Country, "Yam, Yam.." I was brought up in Council Flats as a kid before "Upgrading" to maisonettes and eventually a Council house with a garden!

My love affair for flats continues and I have finally upgraded to the PENTHOUSE: Burgtec Penthouse that is!
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   LUSHCINEMA    Mar 10, 2010
Beacon Video - Spokane Washington Style! Beacon Video - Spokane Washington Style!
Conditions like we've been having this past winter are just about unheard of in the Inland Northwest. This time last year, we were still under a few feet of snow. Last month, I took a short drive up to Spokane, WA to meet some local riders I had met over some messages exchanged right here on Pinkbike.

I had a great time behind the camera, as did they ripping the trails they have been riding all winter. Video inside!
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   John Lee    Mar 10, 2010
Week 31 and 32 of 52 weeks Week 31 and 32 of 52 weeks
After a crazy fortnight with no wheels, apart from a new 24" rigid bike and being poorly sick two weekends in a row - Cross training became a large focus of the fortnight, with the wattbike clocking up the miles inside the house!

Find out more inside and get a peek at my finished custom 2010 Haro X7!
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   Jack Fogelquist    Mar 10, 2010
Fogelsode #18: Bike Building and the Sandiest Step-Up Fogelsode #18: Bike Building and the Sandiest Step-Up
After a long morning of bike building at the shop, I met up with the crew to test out the new ride! It ended up raining on and off, but everyone threw down and enjoyed a fun session at the step-up!

More details and video inside!
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   Mike Estes    Mar 9, 2010
Blind Bobby McMullen Update Blind Bobby McMullen Update
Source: Blind Bobby Racing/Lauren Leisz

Blind Bobby McMullen Launches New Website And Adds 'Motivational' Speaker Tour

Blind Bobby is at it again! 2010 is here and Bobby McMullen, long-standing team member of the WTB/SantaCruz/Fox squad, is throwing a new website your way: www.RideBlindRacing.com. You can check out what Bobby has been up to on his blog; view his race schedule/event calendar; shoot him an email with a heckle; get a look at his sponsors product offerings, or take in a vid or some pics of the most inspirational man on a mountain bike. More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 9, 2010
Follow Me Contest - Week 4 Random Winner Follow Me Contest - Week 4 Random Winner
With the Follow Me...Everywhere Contest now 1 month old, the submissions are rolling in with everyone vying to add the 2010 Giant Faith 0 to their arsenal of bikes on March 19th. But until then, Shimano is kicking in weekly prizes; check out who won the random draw for week 4.

See who won!
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   Mike Levy    Mar 9, 2010
Easton Haven AM Wheels - Preview Easton Haven AM Wheels - Preview
Inside we'll take a closer look at Easton's dazzling Haven wheelset. Built using only 24 spokes per wheel and weighing in at a svelte 1650 grams, the Havens look to be a top contender for the all-mountain dream wheelset crown. In this preview we'll take a look at the Haven and some of the details that set them apart.

Read on...
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   Ian Hylands    Mar 9, 2010
Old School Riders Crew - Jamaican Style! Old School Riders Crew - Jamaican Style!
Jamaicans Love to build cool bikes, and the Old School Riders Crew is no exception.

You may have seen these guys with their bikes in the video I posted in my blog post about the Jamaica Bicycle Bash. They're called the "Old School Riders" and I thought you might like to see some more shots of their sick custom rides.

Here they are...
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   Johnny Smoke    Mar 9, 2010
Girls Got Skills - Kelowna June 5th and 6th Girls Got Skills - Kelowna June 5th and 6th
2 Day Womens Technical Riding Skills Camp
June 5th and 6th, Kelowna BC


A technical riding camp for women. Improve your bike handling skills on singletrack of all description. Taught by industry leading coaches of world class abilities, the two day camp will focus on fundamentals like balance and terrain evaluation with optional topics such as drops, gaps, dirt jumps and steeps to be covered if the group desires to explore those areas.

More details inside,
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   Mike Estes    Mar 9, 2010
2nd Annual Double Down Hoe Down MTB DH Race 2nd Annual Double Down Hoe Down MTB DH Race
The 2nd Annual Double Down Hoe Down presented by WheelSport East is scheduled for March 20th and 21st. Registration is now open for the annual 2 day DH on 2 separate courses at Spokane, Washington's Beacon Hill. This USA Cycling Sanctioned event will kick off the Pacific Northwest racing scene by offering a unique venue. I consider Beacon Hill to be the 'Spring Training' of DH racing because they provide no shuttles - You push your bike up just as hard as you pedal your bike down. This race is fantastic on so many levels, let me explain.

Read More...
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 8, 2010
Purchase of Corsair Bikes Purchase of Corsair Bikes
Source: Atomlab

We are excited and proud to announce that Corsair Bikes has just been purchased by Mike Flaherty and Froggy Khu of Atomlab, along with Pablo Tafoya, the designer of the Corsair frames. Corsair will continue to build on its innovative designs and advanced linkage technology. Pablo will play a much more central role in the brand's direction and vision. Ralf Hauser, former editorial director and co-founder of Flow, Twentysix, and decline magazines will also be working with Corsair. Ralf, who is based in Austria these days, will be developing the new website that should be launched within a few weeks, and helping with marketing and media relations. More details inside,
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   Simon Paton    Mar 8, 2010
Commencal Absolut Max Max - Atherton Edition Commencal Absolut Max Max - Atherton Edition
These have just hit the UK shores and are hitting the trails as we speak. No surprise at under £400.00 it's ticking a lot of boxes.

To see how big a bang you get for your bucks, stand back and open with caution..
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   Jason Peters    Mar 8, 2010
Video of the Month - February Video of the Month - February
With a new month comes the top five moving pictures from February. It's time to see who took the cake with VOM. To find last month's VOM check here.

Look inside for the top five videos for February 2010!
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   Calgary Cycle    Mar 8, 2010
Calgary Cycle Custom Builds - Evil Revolt and March Madness Calgary Cycle Custom Builds - Evil Revolt and March Madness
The snow is melting and trails are clearing. It's time to dust off the frames and oil up the chains. If you haven't finished up your winter project, now is the time! One of the projects we are most excited about is the Evil Revolt custom build. Way back at the beginning of the 2009 season we were one of the first shops in Canada to receive the Revolt and now we are going to build it up Calgary Cycle style.

Read on to see what parts received the nod to build up one of the most sought after and hyped bikes of the 2009/2010 seasons.
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 8, 2010
Early Spring Jumping Early Spring Jumping
Source: Reece Wallace

Pinkbike.com team rider Reece Wallace just uploaded this nice little video of the recent good weather and the locals hitting up the dirt jumps.

Video inside,
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   Tom Grundy    Mar 8, 2010
Tom Grundy Webisode 10 Tom Grundy Webisode 10
After a few months off, the Tom Grundy Webisode has returned, with Tom Grundy Webisode 10. Showcasing some of the UK's up and coming mountain bike talent. from downhill to dirt jump to freeride.

Webisode 10 Features
-14 year old Ripper Jevan Williams
-A shutdown chicksands session from some of the UK's top dirt jumpers Including Sam Reynolds, Ryan Nangle and Oscar Golding
-Mulchy Hardtail action from the best in 4X, Harry Molloy, Max Lenthall and Steve Simms.


Video and Photos inside
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 6, 2010
Aaron Bartlett Showreel 2009 Video Aaron Bartlett Showreel 2009 Video
Source: MTB Cut

This is my showreel from 2009. Thanks to everyone who made it possible! A lot of this footage is from the DVD Foot Out Flat Out 2: Fast and Loose.

Video inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Mar 5, 2010
Brandon Semenuk - How To Tailwhip Brandon Semenuk - How To Tailwhip
Brandon Semenuk is at the forefront of the Slopestyle and Dirt Jumping portions of our sport and has a style that no one can copy. During his busy summers, you will find him at competitions around the world or at home in Whistler teaching for Summer Gravity Camps. In this video he'll go over some key points on how you can learn to tail whip too!

Read on for a How to Tailwhip, with Brandon Semenuk...
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   Jason Peters    Mar 5, 2010
Photo of the Month - February Photo of the Month - February
With the new month comes the top five pictures from February. It's time to see who took the cake with POM. To find last month's POM check here.

Look inside for the still image count down!
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 5, 2010
Animal Relentless Bike Tour Video Animal Relentless Bike Tour Video
Source: animal-team.pinkbike.com

The Animal Relentless Bike Tour has been growing in strength since its original conception in 2001 and now features two of the world's best riders - former Trials World Champion Martyn Ashton and dirt jump superstar Sam Pilgrim and a huge mobile playground!

Video, pics and story inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Mar 5, 2010
Online Sales - A few deals from around the web Online Sales - A few deals from around the web
Deal Central is back to give you guys the inside line on some of the biggest deals on the internet right now.

Click here for the Deals of the month...
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   Jon Lake    Mar 4, 2010
Rider Profile: Jarrett Moore Rider Profile: Jarrett Moore
Jarrett Moore and his new 2011 Rocky Mountain Flow

Jarrett Moore is Rocky Mountain's newest addition to the Freeride team, for the 2010 season Jarrett will be riding along side Geoff Gulevich and Dave Smutok. I recently had the opportunity to talk to Jarrett about his new bike, Rocky, and life in general, as well as taking some photos of the new whip.

Pics, words and video inside,
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   Mike Levy    Mar 4, 2010
Venom POV Camera: Parts Check Venom POV Camera: Parts Check
On board riding cameras are all the rage these days, and for good reason, nothing is neater than seeing some POV footage of a gnarly ride you just did! While there are a number of options to choose from, the Venom Snake Eye Micro DV camera is among the smallest. Inside you'll find more info on the miniature Venom.

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 4, 2010
Keyesville Classic MTB Stage Race Keyesville Classic MTB Stage Race
For 22 years, the Keyesville Classic (March 19-21, 2010) has drawn casual riders, pro mountain bike racers and their friends and families to participate in a fun-filled weekend of bike-related events. From the entertaining Vintage class and trials events to the highly challenging Bionicon All-Mountain Stage Race where riders tackle the Short Track, Cross-Country and Downhill courses all on the same bike, the Keyesville Classic has something for everyone, riders and spectators alike.

More details inside,
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   Stephen Matthews    Mar 4, 2010
Big Mountain Bike Adventures - Alpenrock DH 2010 Big Mountain Bike Adventures - Alpenrock DH 2010
Big Mountain Bike Adventures - Alpenrock DH: New Dates Added! August 5-13, 2010

Do you dream of riding seemingly never-ending singletrack? Or what about charging world famous European downhill courses? How about experiencing a unique style of vacation, one where your passion for mountain biking takes center stage. I certainly do! So my answer to this summer's adventure is Big Mountain Bike Adventures. They are there to create an experience of a lifetime on a mountain bike. Make your summer unforgettable with Alpenrock DH, join me in a 9-day downhill trip in picture-perfect Switzerland! More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 3, 2010
Ryan Leech - Commuting for a Healthier Life! Ryan Leech - Commuting for a Healthier Life!
I just saw this little video from Norco and Ryan Leech and wanted to share it. In the video Ryan talks about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how something as "little" as using your bike to do tasks like running around will help make you healthier. As someone who does a short daily commute, I have noticed that it makes a lot of things in my world easier and I feel better for doing it.

Check out the video inside,
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   David Bennison    Mar 3, 2010
"ENJOY" a Polish Mountain Bike Movie "ENJOY" a Polish Mountain Bike Movie
Ryys a Polish mountain bike cinematographer who has already won several VODs here on Pinkbike.com has now made one of the biggest bike movie projects in Poland so far!

Check inside to watch the feature length film!
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   John Lee    Mar 3, 2010
Sixty seconds with Mike Estes Sixty seconds with Mike Estes
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 fourteenth of many, quick, slap in the face style, 60 second interviews - and next up Downhill war horse, Mike Estes.

Ripping it up with Mike inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 3, 2010
Back on track - Building better trails in the UK Back on track - Building better trails in the UK
Source: Back on Track

We're getting more and more official trails now in the UK, the forestry commission and councils are funding cross country trails all over the country as the mountain bike boom continues to grow and become more mainstream.

It's all good stuff, however how good these trails actually are comes down to who designs and builds them. Details and videos inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 3, 2010
Sumas Mountain Clean Up - March 7th, 2010 Sumas Mountain Clean Up - March 7th, 2010
Source: Doug Mossey

Come out and join us on March 7 and help to beautify Sumas Mountain by cleaning up the garbage!

My name is Doug Mossey and I had the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch on February 8, 2010. My application to join the Olympic Torch Relay included a pledge to somehow better Canada. I chose to organize a community event to clean up our much-loved Sumas Mountain! Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 2, 2010
Tyler McCaul signs with FOX Tyler McCaul signs with FOX
Source: Fox Racing

That’s right, it’s official – both McCaul bike magicians are on FOX!

We have been helping out Tyler McCaul for a while now and have always appreciated his enthusiasm and rapid growth in the sport. Last year was a great year for Tyler, and this year is looking to be even better. From the dirt jumps to blitzing DH runs, he has what it takes. More details inside,
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   Fraser Britton    Mar 2, 2010
Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Urban Downhill Race Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Urban Downhill Race
Urban downhill events are on the rise during the traditional World Cup race season. From Lisbon to Rio, racers are taking to the streets of major cities and bringing downhill racing to the people. This winter, racing has moved to the asphalt and cobblestones of major cities in a serious way, with 4 races taking place in Colombia, Brazil and Chile in as many months.

The longest standing of these events is the Valparaiso Cerro Abajo (VCA) race in Valparaiso, Chile. In it's 8th year, this event draws over 10 000 spectators, shuts down the largest port city in South America and has been visited by some of the top names in the business. Full story with pics inside,
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   Solny Downhill    Mar 2, 2010
Poland: Solny Downhill 2010 Poland: Solny Downhill 2010
April is coming up and it means that the next edition of the Salt Downhill is about to start! This underground event will take place on April 9th - 11th, 2010. If you are interested in taking part in the contest, fill in the registration form as soon as possible.

Applications will be accepted until March 10th 12:00 p.m. (CET). Details inside,
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   Tyler Gorz    Mar 2, 2010
Moto Training for the 2010 MTB Season Moto Training for the 2010 MTB Season
There is more to off season training than just going to the gym, ever tried mixing up your training schedule?

Last winter I had lost a lot of my motivation to ride downhill. I was without a downhill bike and I guess you could say that I was a little worn out from the season prior. I've been racing bikes all my life. I raced BMX from age 10 to 18 and I've raced downhill ever since I was about 15 years old. Oh ya and during middle school I even raced cross country for 3 years!

Check out one of the ways that I stay motivated inside,
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   Mike Levy    Mar 2, 2010
Sensus Grips: How To Install Using Zip Ties Sensus Grips: How To Install Using Zip Ties
This past fall Cam Zink released his line of Sensus grips to the masses. Inside we'll take a closer look at his new grips, as well as a video showing how to install them using only zip ties and a little ingenuity.

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   Tyler Maine    Mar 2, 2010
Follow Me Contest - Week 3 Random Winner Follow Me Contest - Week 3 Random Winner
With the Follow Me...Everywhere Contest now 3 weeks old, the submissions are rolling in with everyone vying to add the 2010 Giant Faith 0 to their arsenal of bikes on March 19th. But until then, Shimano is kicking in weekly prizes; check out who won the random draw for week 3.

See who won!
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 2, 2010
Fourth Annual Geoff Gulevich Garage Sale! Fourth Annual Geoff Gulevich Garage Sale!
Source: Geoff Gulevich

The Olympics are over and spring is here!

Yes! It's that time of the year where the boys on the shore come together to put their gear from the previous season together and on sale for the lowest prices around!
If you're looking for gear; this is the place to be. Details inside,
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   Jack Fogelquist    Mar 1, 2010
Fogelsode #17: Rain Rain Rain Fogelsode #17: Rain Rain Rain
With a week filled with rain, we got what appeared to be a small break in the storm. Desperate to ride, I grabbed my bike and started off towards the woods as the storm started back up again. I kept going anyway, and ended up having a great time ripping some rad trails in the rain!

More details and video inside!
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   Mike Levy    Mar 1, 2010
Specialized S-Works Enduro Carbon - Review Specialized S-Works Enduro Carbon - Review
Some keen readers may remember the preview of my custom Specialized Enduro build that was featured in December. After three months of riding throughout the winter you can read about my impressions inside on Specialized's carbon AM bike and watch a great video that we put together. Was it the all-mountain dream machine that I was hoping for?

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   Coastal Crew    Mar 1, 2010
Coastal Crew Ep.3 - Dunes & Loam Coastal Crew Ep.3 - Dunes & Loam
Thanks to this rather lovely El Nino year, we have had one of the best winters any of us can remember. The days have been bright and mild. The rain has been falling in just the right amounts that the trails have stayed in near perfect condition.

Webisode & Pics Inside.
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   Tyler Maine    Mar 1, 2010
Rays Angel's Women's Weekend Rays Angel's Women's Weekend
Source: Stephanie Nychka

Last weekend was the women's weekend at Rays and the largest riding event for women I've ever attended. Thanks to Nina Buitrago and Tamara Peloquin, Ray shut down his facility on Friday and 16 coaches took 148 riders from ages 3 to 64 to the floor to work on everything from jumps to skinnies to the pump track. Women came from all corners of the U.S. (Florida, California, Vermont) as well as Canada and even the UK to ride with some of the best mountain bikers in North America. In attendance coaching were Corey Coffey (Intense), Kathy Pruitt (Jamis), Lisa Myklak (Black Market), Leigh Donovon (Intense), Darcy Turenne (Norco) and plenty more. More details inside,
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   Mike Estes    Mar 1, 2010
The 2010 NW Cup- Registration for PRO GRT Open! The 2010 NW Cup- Registration for PRO GRT Open!
It's official, the North American Pro Gravity Tour begins in Port Angeles Washington's 'Now Famous' Dry Hill DH Track but it's not the first race to be held. For the last 2 years racing has exploded this Pacific Northwest town into the racing limelight and March 26th to the 28th will begin a new season. N-Dub Productions has earned every bit of recognition for organizing and hosting a truly world class DH venue. Previously the NW gained exposure with the 2008-09 Fluidride Cup Series, Pro's from all over the USA, Canada and beyond gathered to test themselves on the mile long track. Nobody beat the 'American Dream' Curtis Keene (Specialized/SRAM) until Bryn Atkinson (Transition) came along to swipe up the fastest man title at the Dry Hill. The likes of Luke Strobel (Maxxis), JD Swanguen (Intense), Lars Sternberg (Transition/Dakine/Fox), Ryan Condrashoff (Intense/Xfusion), 2008 Overall Pro Mens Title Owner Bart McDaniels (NS Racing), Kyle Thomas (Evil), and many more talented racers gather here yearly to add their names to the coveted list of Champions. Going forward with the Fluidride 'Spirit' we are proud to announce The 2010 NW Cups at Port Angeles, Washington.

More Details After The Jump...
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