Mountain Bike News
   Tyler Maine    Apr 30, 2010
GoPro Pinkbike Post Office Winners GoPro Pinkbike Post Office Winners
Source: GoPro

GoPro is so blown away by all of the riders, and so appreciative of their going big on camera with GoPro, that we decided to up the purse to include loot for all participants, including the radical kid in the beginning of the video.

Winners inside,
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   Cameron Hilts    Apr 30, 2010
John Henry Days 2010! John Henry Days 2010!
John Henry Days is BACK and badder than ever! For 2010 we're working hard to make it the craziest, most fun John Henry Days in 18 years and from April 29th to May 2nd things are looking good.

This year we'll have all the usual awesomeness plus some extra thrills. You can expect what's happened in the past - amazing deals, delicious food, pros and industry reps in abundance, and stunning displays of bicycle prowess - plus some even cooler features like live bands, legendary rider Brett Tippie as MC, and your chance to win $1,000 cash brought to you by Specialized!
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   Bryce Blake    Apr 30, 2010
Island Cup DH #2 Port Alberni this Sunday! Island Cup DH #2 Port Alberni this Sunday!
Come on out to the 2nd Vancouver Island Cup DH in Port Alberni this weekend. Old school tech DH!

Video of the course inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 30, 2010
Here We Go Again - Nick VanDine Here We Go Again - Nick VanDine
Source: DH Productions

It's been a few weeks since the incredible premiere of Here We Go Again... out in Monterey, CA. A huge thanks to everyone who was able to make it out, and everyone who helped make it happen. Check out Nick Van Dine shredding it in Utah, in this never-before-seen clip. Video inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Apr 30, 2010
Dual Stunt - A new take on Dual Slalom Dual Stunt - A new take on Dual Slalom
Dual Slalom has been around for a long time, and consists of two precise tracks that feature the same jumps, berms etc., and are the same length. It is a gated format meaning racers must weave through a tight course and through the corresponding gates. With some creativity and sponsorship money Jeff Lenosky abd crew have created an awesome new take on this race.

Here is information on how the Dual Stunt came about and its track layout at this year's Sea Otter Classic.
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 30, 2010
SRAM - Sea Otter 2010 SRAM - Sea Otter 2010
Each year you can expect to see new things unveiled from the SRAM corporation at the Sea Otter Classic. This year's focus was on the 2X10 and an invite only party on the beach. If you missed that, there are pics inside. The Air Vivid is a hot topic for us, as well as the all new Argyle RCT from RockShox.

Check it all inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 30, 2010
Acros Components - Sea Otter 2010 Acros Components - Sea Otter 2010
Acros has been on the scene for 10 years now and has recently been on our radar a lot for their high end mountain bike components. This German brand is pushing quality parts and we're into them. At the Otter we were able to take a few minutes and talk with them about some of their finer mountain bike products.

Video and details inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Apr 30, 2010
Kyle Strait Bike Check Video - Sea Otter 2010 Kyle Strait Bike Check Video - Sea Otter 2010
Kyle Strait was in attendance at the Sea Otter Classic 2010 representing his new team, team Lifestyle Excessive / Pivot Cycles. His new race rigs looked great and clearly worked with a 6th in Dual Slalom and 17th in DH.

Have a look inside for more info on Kyle's Pivot Cycles...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 30, 2010
Airborne Bikes Marauder - Sea Otter 2010 Airborne Bikes Marauder - Sea Otter 2010
Airborne Bicycles has been reborn and their lineup is filled with well thought out and price conscience models. They had their 6" travel Marauder on display at this year's Sea Otter Classic and we took some time to have a closer look at it.

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   Ken Ach    Apr 30, 2010
Camp of Champions adds a Mulch Pit and Dirt Jumps Camp of Champions adds a Mulch Pit and Dirt Jumps
Riders are going to be stoked to be a part of The Camp of Champions for another reason this summer. COC is building their own private Mulch Pit and Dirt Jumps. Head Coach Gareth Dyer, who has made dirt and wood do his bidding before, building dirt jumps at places such as Woodward, will be supervising and building the new addition to the Camp of Champions 18,000 square foot Compound.

More details inside,
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   Tim Hunter    Apr 30, 2010
Monster Energy NewZealand Dirt Jump Open 2010 Monster Energy NewZealand Dirt Jump Open 2010
Now in its 3rd year, the NZDJO was set to be a Banger event for 2010. With riders converging to Woodhill Mountain bike Park in Auckland Nz, from all over the country. This event was truly going to go down in the books as one of the biggest and best events to date.

Details inside,
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   Remie Denehy    Apr 29, 2010
Shot On Location Ep 1 Shot On Location Ep 1
Shot On Location is a little webisode series, which the main purpose of it is to showcase Western Australia's riding scene.

Episode 1 inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 29, 2010
Mojo Trail Diaries: Episode 1 Part 1 Mojo Trail Diaries: Episode 1 Part 1
Source: MTB Cut

Danny Macaskill, Rowan Sorrel, Joe Barnes, Aimee Dix and Ed Oxley hit some Yorkshire trails. Big Thanks to Mojo Suspension!

Video inside!
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Apr 29, 2010
2010 SDA Round 1 | Pitfichie 2010 SDA Round 1 | Pitfichie
A new year, a new season and another round of racing from the Scottish Downhill Association. As in 2009, things kicked off at the Aberdeenshire venue of Pitfichie.

Pitfichie has always been an odd one. Whilst the SDA events are traditionally attended by numerous riders from south of Hadrian’s wall, this is a venue that has always seen a smaller proportion, no doubt due in part to its more Northern latitude compared to the rest of the venues on the calendar, Fort William included. But where Fort William has a rather handy Gondola to take you to the top, at Pitfichie the uplift is human powered; i.e., you push! Still, it’s not something that puts off the Scottish riders, with a maximum capacity entry list, and there were the majority of the usual faces around in the camping field at the bottom of the hill.

Read on for the full story:
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 29, 2010
Adidas Eyewear Team Trip - Winter 2010 Adidas Eyewear Team Trip - Winter 2010
Source: Mitch Cheek

Tap Tap Tap… goes the pen, as David Wiesenhofer, global sport's marketing manager from adidas eyewear drifts into a dream state. He has plans to travel to Canada to support the Olympics with eyewear. And what better time to get a chance to test out the new lenses than in BC, where many of adidas eyewear sponsored athletes reside. Spending most of his days behind a desk David ponders what his team of Athletes are up to, wondering where a good venue could be for testing the new all mountain lenses. David decides to organize an adidas eyewear rider gathering. In brief, some of the best mountain bikers of the world that live on the west coast: Matt Hunter, Richie Schley, Ryan and Darren Berrecloth, Goeff Gulevich and Mike Kinrade joined an elite B.C. skier Riley Leboe and International snowboarder Marc-André Tarte. The location, world renowned catski operation Baldface based out of Nelson B.C. The conditions were stated as: Another Day In Deep Ass Snow. Not knowing what to expect, but with good faith in the athletes, he books in anticipation….
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   Jordan Holmes    Apr 29, 2010
Through the Lens - Aaron LaRocque Through the Lens - Aaron LaRocque
Aaron LaRocque is a 23 year old freelance videographer from Victoria British Columbia. After his recent launch of his web video What's Next his career as a filmer has blown up. He is now traveling around the world doing awesome video work for big industry names like Geax Tires and Race Face components.

I recently had a quick catch up with him, and this is what was said!
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   Margus Riga    Apr 29, 2010
Californication - Part 2 of 4 Californication - Part 2 of 4
By Margus Riga

After two days of hanging out and luxuriating at the Pinkbike/Race Face seaside abode, surfing and checking the dirt jump scene it was time for the main event: Sea Otter.

Many pics inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 29, 2010
Ibis Mojo HD - Sea Otter 2010 Ibis Mojo HD - Sea Otter 2010
The all new Ibis Mojo HD was on hand at the Sea Otter and looking sleek! Fox Racing Shox even chose the Mojo HD as the bike to showcase their 2011 36 fork line up on a few days prior to the Otter. We were able to talk with Scot Nicol about the final production HDs at the venue last week.

Video and pics inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 29, 2010
Art + Action Sports = Scott Dickson Art + Action Sports = Scott Dickson
Source: Scott Dickson

Scott Dickson, action sport artist and enthusiast, has rounded up a few of his favourite images to share with you in one tidy little website, www.scottdickson.ca.

Please enjoy a perusal of pictures culled from the past 25 years of drawing and painting for the classic motocross, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and cultural events that have helped shape the wave we ride today.
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   Karl Burkat    Apr 28, 2010
Turning Biking into Business Turning Biking into Business
Check out this story from CNN about Rays MTB park in Cleveland and how it came to be.

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 28, 2010
Troy Lee Designs and Cam Zink - Sea Otter 2010 Troy Lee Designs and Cam Zink - Sea Otter 2010
Troy Lee Designs' rider Cam Zink runs us through the TLD gear that he wears when riding - the all new D3 helmet, Moto Shorts and the Ruckus Jersey.

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 28, 2010
Sea Otter Randoms # 3 Sea Otter Randoms # 3
Sea Otter really is as good as Interbike for seeing new products, you just gotta wander around a bit and ask questions and you'll find all kinds of cool things. Here are details on the all new Maxxis 26x2.5 Minion DHF 3C single ply tire, Norco's 120mm travel 29er, two Morewood Prototypes and new eye wear from POC.

Details and pics inside,
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   Coastal Crew    Apr 28, 2010
Coastal Crew Ep.5 - Sea Otter Coastal Crew Ep.5 - Sea Otter
Sea Otter is a long trek for most people, especially for those who have to drive down. Fortunately for us, we had a big black diesel van to travel in. It actually felt like a motorhome with the amount of space inside. With the pedal down and the GPS guiding us, we rolled into Monterey, home of the Sea Otter Classic, 18 hours after our departure from Vancouver.

Photos & Video Inside.
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   John Lee    Apr 28, 2010
Matt Simmonds 2010 season - Part 1 Matt Simmonds 2010 season - Part 1
Matt Simmonds is one of the fastest UK downhill riders around and when you see him racing any track he is out there giving it everything he has and you know under that helmet he is cracking out a big cheesy grin and loving every minute of it. We take a short chunk of Matt's time to discuss 2010 - up to this point.

Read more inside!
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   Justin Brantley    Apr 28, 2010
Jack Fogelquist's New Banshee Scythe! Jack Fogelquist's New Banshee Scythe!
Banshee rider Jack Fogelquist just got his new Downhill bike all setup. He will be on Banshee's Freeride frame, The Scythe.

Take a look at Jack's new Scythe all built up with added Nuke Proof, Gamut and Straitline components!
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 28, 2010
Gravity East’s Rock ‘n Roll (Off)-Road Show Gravity East’s Rock ‘n Roll (Off)-Road Show
Source: Gravity East

Gravity East embarks on the fourth season of its rock ‘n roll downhill race series at Virginia’s Massanutten Resort during this weekend, April 30-May 1. For Gravity East, “rock ‘n roll” isn’t just a metaphor or a shameless marketing ploy to attract aging (or aged) masters riders. Racers in the eight-race series must roll everything from monstrous rock and boulder gardens to speed sections that have riders topping out at nearly 50 mph on some of the fastest downhill schusses anywhere in the world. More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 28, 2010
Kokanee Crankworx 2010 Schedule Kokanee Crankworx 2010 Schedule
Source: Kokanee Crankworx

Whistler’s 7th Annual Freeride Mountain Bike Festival Returns August 7-15, 2010

As Whistler winds down its second snowiest season on record, the Crankworx team is hard at work putting together what is looking to be an incredible event lineup for 2010 including live webcasting of all events. The 2010 event lineup is as follows:
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 27, 2010
Blackmountain Morewood United Team Video Blackmountain Morewood United Team Video
Cous Cous fired over this new team video of himself and team mate Florent Payet.

Check it out inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 27, 2010
In Pursuit - Web Series Teaser In Pursuit - Web Series Teaser
Source: Trek World Racing

Teaser for Trek World Racing's new web series, In Pursuit. Coming soon...

Teaser inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 27, 2010
Weekend Recap - Pro GRT, Ranch Style and BC Cup DH #1 Weekend Recap - Pro GRT, Ranch Style and BC Cup DH #1
This past weekend, we saw the first Pro GRT race go off in Port Angeles, Washington, the first BC Cup DH race of the season in Kamloops, BC and Ranch Style in Grand Junction, Colorado. The early season events have set the tone for a great season.

Inside are recaps from each event,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 27, 2010
Five Ten Shoes - Sea Otter 2010 Five Ten Shoes - Sea Otter 2010
Wearing my Five Ten shoes is as important to me as having my shifting set up properly and the rest of my bike in proper running order. They have become an essential part of my riding kit, right up there with gloves and helmets, always have to have my Five Tens on too.

Inside we take a quick look at Five Ten's new SPD offerings,
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   Justin Brantley    Apr 27, 2010
GoPro's After Otter Contest Video! GoPro's After Otter Contest Video!
After Sea Otter, the world's best riders gathered at a jump park outside the US Post Office in Aptos, California, for a day of epic freestyle riding. This year GoPro sponsored an informal competition for the best sequence captured on video.

Check out the incredible video GoPro put together of the after Otter jam at the Post Office Jumps.

Be sure to vote by commenting who your favorite rider was under this article. We will then tally all the votes and GoPro has $500 cash and a GoPro HD camera to give to the winner.
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   Margus Riga    Apr 27, 2010
Californication - Part 1 of 4 Californication - Part 1 of 4
For this year's Sea Otter Classic bike party near Monterey California, Pinkbike, Race Face and a bunch of medialites rented a mansion on the seaside. The following four photo stories are an attempt to show what went down.

Early trip pics inside,
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   Mike Levy    Apr 27, 2010
Technical Tuesday: How To Bleed Your Avid Elixir Brakes Technical Tuesday: How To Bleed Your Avid Elixir Brakes
For this Installment of Technical Tuesday we have SRAM's own Chuck Perryman from SRAM's Technical University to guide us through bleeding Avid Elixir brakes. Inside you'll find both a How-To video and step by step instructions on working your way through this job.

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 27, 2010
Cam McCaul and Fox Clothing Video Interview - Sea Otter 2010 Cam McCaul and Fox Clothing Video Interview - Sea Otter 2010
We caught up with Cam McCaul to discover how he came to be a Fox Clothing sponsored athlete. Watch the video inside to find out for yourself!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 27, 2010
Dobermann Bikes - Sea Otter 2010 Dobermann Bikes - Sea Otter 2010
Dobermann Bikes had their beautiful Stella steel DH bike and LePink slope style machine on display at this year's Sea Otter. Inside you'll find two great videos that are full of information on Dobermann and their unique bikes!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 26, 2010
JS Therrien Bike Check Video - Sea Otter 2010 JS Therrien Bike Check Video - Sea Otter 2010
JS Therrien was representing French Canadians at this year's Sea Otter Classic aboard his tricked out Banshee Legend. Have a look inside and watch the bike check video to get a closer look at his Legend!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 26, 2010
Prototype Foes DH Bike and New AMX Hardtail Video Bike Check - Sea Otter 2010 Prototype Foes DH Bike and New AMX Hardtail Video Bike Check - Sea Otter 2010
Foes was showing off two impressive new prototypes at this year's Sea Otter Classic, the new Fluid DH bike and AMX aggressive hardtail, as well as a new stem. Two videos and tons of pictures and information inside!

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   Tyler Maine    Apr 26, 2010
Sea Otter Randoms # 2 - The People Sea Otter Randoms # 2 - The People
The people really make the Sea Otter Classic an amazing gathering of industry and real world riders alike. At no other event in North America will you find this many consumers and industry bikers side by side and having a good time - weather permitting.

Inside is a quick look at some good people pics from the SOC,
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   Mike Levy    Apr 26, 2010
2011 SRAM X0 And X9 Release 2011 SRAM X0 And X9 Release
Hot on the heels of their '11 XX group, SRAM has released images and information on their 2011 X9 and XO components. Just like their siblings, both groups use 10 speed cassettes. Inside you'll find the pictures and info!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 26, 2010
Mick Hannah Video Bike Check - Sea Otter 2010 Mick Hannah Video Bike Check - Sea Otter 2010
GT's Mick Hannah had a great weekend at this year's Sea Otter, bringing home a win in the dual slalom and a solid fourth place on the DH course. We caught up with him after the racing was done to check out his new GT Sensor and what he's been up to in the off season. Check the video to hear about his winning run!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 26, 2010
Cannondale Lefty Fork Technology and History - Sea Otter 2010 Cannondale Lefty Fork Technology and History - Sea Otter 2010
Although the single sided Cannondale Lefty fork has been in production for a decade, it's still a misunderstood piece of technology. While at this year's Sea Otter Classic we tracked down Doug Dalton to give you the hows and whys of their venerable fork. Inside you'll find two videos that will show you how it's done and the different Leftys throughout the years.

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   Cameron Hilts    Apr 26, 2010
Team Pinkbike/Devinci is back for the 2010 Season Team Pinkbike/Devinci is back for the 2010 Season
It is with my great pleasure to announce the return of Team Pinkbike.com / Devinci for the 2010 season. With the team under shared management (Tyler Maine and myself Cam Hilts), a new fleet of riders, and a new set of sponsors it's calling for new fresh season.

For the 2010 season Team Pinkbike.com / Devinci will be focusing on transforming our young Canadian talent into top World Cup racers in the near future. You can find the team traveling the Canada Cup Circuit, World Cup circuit, and the BC Cup Circuit as well as races like the US Open, Sea Otter Classic, Crankworx Whistler, and many others. With a fleet of strong young talent we see our 2010 season being an amazing one. Team Pinkbike.com / Devinci is made up of Elite riders Simon Garstin and Cam Woods, as well as the strong Junior Expert squad of Alex Currie, Cam Hilts and Riley Suhan backing them. More details inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Apr 26, 2010
ProGrt Round 1 - Full Results and Photos ProGrt Round 1 - Full Results and Photos
The first round of the ProGrt has ended with Atkinson and Moseley taking home the wins. Now check out the action with shots from Ian Hylands and get a complete listing of the results.

Results and Photos inside..
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   Mike Levy    Apr 26, 2010
Dirt Unity Slayer Stem and Adjustable Height Headset Spacer- Sea Otter 2010 Dirt Unity Slayer Stem and Adjustable Height Headset Spacer- Sea Otter 2010
The guys from Dirt Unity were making the rounds with some very neat shiny bike parts: an interesting three piece stem called the Slayer, and a novel adjustable height stepped headset spacer. Check out the pics inside!

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   Tyler Maine    Apr 26, 2010
Triple V and All Out premiere - Montreal Triple V and All Out premiere - Montreal
Source: Vincent Allard

The Triple V and All Out premiere will happen May 7th just in time to get you stoked on riding the big bikes again at Bromont’s grand opening on the 8th. This premiere will be way different than all of what Montreal has seen before as it will be at Montreal’s biggest skatepark, Le Taz meaning spectators will be able to ride the skatepark before the movies. The doors will open at 8:30 pm, but you can come ride at 7:00 pm for 5$ and the pass is good until the park closes after the premiere. There will be over 5000$ of prizes including an NS Bike frame and LOTS of stuff from Dakine. Make sure to not miss this one as there is no better way to start the season than with a movie night!
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 25, 2010
Casey Groves wins Ranch Style! Casey Groves wins Ranch Style!
Casey Groves has won Ranch Style in Grand Junction Colorado for the second year in a row! Congrats! Graham "Aggy" Agassiz took second and the best trick award and Joe Perizzo wrapped up the top three at Ranch Style today.

Complete event recap to follow.
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 25, 2010
Race the Ranch - Top results are in! Race the Ranch - Top results are in!
Just got some results from the crew up at the first BC Cup of the year in Kamloops - Race the Ranch, where close to 400 racers have converged for the season opener here in British Columbia.

Top spots for Junior Expert, Elite Women, Elite Men and Master Men inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Apr 25, 2010
ProGRT Round 1 results are in... ProGRT Round 1 results are in...
Results are in and Tracey Mosely and Bryn Atkinson are your winners of the first round of the Pro Grt.

Check out your top 5s. Full results to follow shortly...
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 25, 2010
Sea Otter Randoms #1 - The Products Sea Otter Randoms #1 - The Products
One of the best parts of the Sea Otter Classic is all the new parts that can be found if you look around and sometimes they even come and find you. We've covered dozens of products from this year's event already, but here are some more that we were not able to get all the details on, but wanted to share with you still.

Enjoy all the pics inside,
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   Ian Hylands    Apr 25, 2010
2010 Port Angles Pro GRT and Northwest Cup - Qualifying 2010 Port Angles Pro GRT and Northwest Cup - Qualifying
Moseley and Atkinson Qualify fastest This morning racers are up early getting ready for practice and the final of the 2010 Port Angeles Pro GRT. Yesterday was qualifying and Bryn Atkinson and Tracy Moseley qualified fastest

Look inside for more photos and qualifying times...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 25, 2010
New Deity Components - Sea Otter 2010 New Deity Components - Sea Otter 2010
Deity showed up at this year's Sea Otter Classic with an entirely new range of products. From bars and stems, to pedals and cranks, nearly everything is new and improved. Inside you can watch a video of Eric from Deity showing you what's new and shiny!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 25, 2010
Bionicon Tesla - Sea Otter 2010 Bionicon Tesla - Sea Otter 2010
The new Bionicon Tesla takes the term all-mountain to the extreme. With on the fly adjustable fork travel from 80 - 160 mm and a head angle that can range from a wall climbing 71.5° to an aggressive 66°, the Tesla is like no other.

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   Mike Levy    Apr 24, 2010
Diverse Suspension Dueler Shock - Sea Otter 2010 Diverse Suspension Dueler Shock - Sea Otter 2010
Diverse Suspension comes straight from the world of motocross with their Dueler shock. With simple adjustments and a proven design, along with all parts and shims available for consumers to do their own home tuning, the Dueler should be popular with riders who are looking for a simple shock with the ability to do their own custom tuning.

Inside you'll find all the specs and photos, as well as a video explaining how the Dueler works!
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   Casey Groves    Apr 24, 2010
Ranch Style Trip - Part 1 Ranch Style Trip - Part 1
So far our trip has been awesome! The Pinkbike crew drove me back from Monterey to Bellingham on Monday and then I hopped in with Metzger at the Transition HQ and now I find myself in Grand Junction, Colorado. Lots to tell inside!

Check it out for a Step Up video and Go Pro Course Run Through!
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 24, 2010
Just The Tip Part 3: Sea Otter 2010 Through Brett Tippies Eyes! Just The Tip Part 3: Sea Otter 2010 Through Brett Tippies Eyes!
Part three with Brett Tippie harassing pro riders and anyone he can find at Sea Otter 2010!
Inside you'll find video interviews with:

• JP and Bryson at Marzocchi
• Eric at Deity
• Kali Protectives
• Brendan Fairclough and many more!


Read On..
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   Mike Levy    Apr 24, 2010
Chris Akrigg Bike Check - Sea Otter 2010 Chris Akrigg Bike Check - Sea Otter 2010
Chris Akirigg has been putting out some amazing videos, a lot of them self filmed, that make you question what is possible on a bike. From innovative lines on his Mongoose hardtail, to riding his all-mountain bike like a trials' machine, and even bringing it to the streets aboard a fixed gear bike, Chris is pushing the boundaries across the board. Inside we'll catch up with the man himself on video and discover how all this came to be!

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   Tyler Maine    Apr 24, 2010
Commencal - Sea Otter 2010 Commencal - Sea Otter 2010
Commencal and the Athertons have really left a mark on the DH circuit over the past few seasons with their podium visits and ever evolving DH machine. We can't forget about their AM, Enduro and Park bike offerings either.

Inside you'll find details on the 2010 Absolut SX, the Supreme DH and the Meta 55 Carbon.
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   Mike Levy    Apr 23, 2010
Manitou Circus Dirt Jump Fork - Sea Otter 2010 Manitou Circus Dirt Jump Fork - Sea Otter 2010
Hot on the heels of the new Dorado is Manitou's Circus dirt jump fork. The beefy new DJ fork comes in at three different travel options and two price points. Inside you'll find all the specs, photos, and a great video running you through the new Circus fork.

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   Tyler Maine    Apr 23, 2010
Game 5 and the Follow Me Premiere Game 5 and the Follow Me Premiere
The last few days the Anthill crew has been fighting a losing battle against the juggernaut that is Canuck fever. After countless request, pleas and emails... we’ve finally decided to bend to the pressure and play Game 5 of the Canucks/Kings series before the premiere. It will be shown in HD on the big screen at the Vogue theatre. The film will be shown immediately following the 3rd period. There will also be a question and answer session with the crew and riders in between periods. Doors will now open at 6pm. The movie is projected to to start at 9:30pm instead of 9:00pm as originally planned.

Tickets are still $12 and can bought online at www.voguetheatre.com or at the door.
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   Mike Levy    Apr 23, 2010
Edge Composites - Sea Otter 2010 Edge Composites - Sea Otter 2010
Carbon mountain rims are quickly gaining in popularity. Edge Composites has been producing their carbon mountain rims for the last four years and they claim that their wide and tall All-Mountain rim is not only light, but of even greater importance, much much stiffer and stronger than its aluminum counterparts. On top of rims, Edge Composites also design and manufacture their impressive carbon Mountain Bar and carbon seat post.

Inside you will find all the specs and a great video.

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   Mike Levy    Apr 23, 2010
Magura Brakes and Forks - Sea Otter 2010 Magura Brakes and Forks - Sea Otter 2010
Magura had their booth full of German goodies, including the new Durin fork and Marta FR brake. Inside you find info and a video showing you what's new for 2011!

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   John Lee    Apr 23, 2010
Sixty seconds with Kurtis Knowles Sixty seconds with Kurtis Knowles
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 sixteenth of many, quick, slap in the face style, 60 second interviews - and next up is the senior who is making a lot of noise on the UK DH senior category - Kurtis Knowles.

More inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Apr 22, 2010
2010 Sea Otter Photo Contest - Few Days Left! 2010 Sea Otter Photo Contest - Few Days Left!
The Sea Otter Classic finished up over the weekend and it's now time to relive the event! And for all you photographers it is also a chance to show off your snapping abilities with the Sea Otter Photo Gallery on Pinkbike. Already have thousands of photos uploaded from Sea Otter weekend, so get your shots up for a shot at the $1000 bucks!

Prize details inside.
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 22, 2010
Yeti Cycles Sea Otter Classic Video Yeti Cycles Sea Otter Classic Video
Yeti just uploaded this video from their weekend at the Sea Otter Classic. Great insight into a race winning team and all that encompasses it.

Check the video inside,
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   Laurence Crossman-Emms    Apr 22, 2010
Laurence CE Blography – Ep.3: And so it BEGINS! Laurence CE Blography – Ep.3: And so it BEGINS!
www.laurence-ce.com

The winter has officially finished and the road trip BEGINS, and “dude” has it been one killer week to kick it all off. Kelowna has been the location of week 1 and Knox Mtn, Powers Creek, Postill, Skyline, are some of the killer places this trip has been kicked off with. Meeting up with some amazing riders and people, lets just hope this trip never ends.

Photos and More Inside...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 22, 2010
Crank Brothers - Sea Otter 2010 Crank Brothers - Sea Otter 2010
Crank Brothers had their new component range on display at this year's Sea Otter Classic. Included were new pedals, handlebars, stems, and an improved 4" drop Joplin telescoping post. Inside you'll find a video giving you the lowdown on their new lineup of parts!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 22, 2010
Dainese Protection - Sea Otter 2010 Dainese Protection - Sea Otter 2010
Italian company Dainese had their lineup of protective gear on display at this year's Sea Otter Classic, including the new Performance Jacket and Roar Evo Shorts. Inside you'll find a video running you through their new lineup!

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   Ryan Rose    Apr 22, 2010
Ryan Rose Presents: Steeze the Day BMX/MTB Jam Ryan Rose Presents: Steeze the Day BMX/MTB Jam
Steeze the Day Jam! Grab your friends. Grab your bike, and come on out on June 5th, 2010 at South Surrey Skate Park!

Why? Because it will be a blast, you will meet new people and best of all - PRIZES! Win some wicked things from our many sponsors in our raffle! Take part in some of the mini contests with in. Oh, and did I mention, free Redbull?

You will not want to miss out!
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   John Lee    Apr 21, 2010
Balance Bikes - The Progression Project! Balance Bikes - The Progression Project!
Being a parent and an avid cyclist - I want to get my son on his own two wheels as soon as possible to enjoy the sport I am mildly obsessed with. I recently got a Balance bike for my 23 month old son and over the next 12 months I am going to record and photograph his progress.

Inside is day one and what happened...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 21, 2010
Formula Brakes and Prototype Wheels and Fork - Sea Otter 2010 Formula Brakes and Prototype Wheels and Fork - Sea Otter 2010
Formula had their lineup of gravity brakes on display at Sea Otter, as well as a new yet to be named prototype brake that uses oval pistons. Other goodies included a 1350 gram wheelset and brand new prototype suspension fork. Inside you'll find a video running you through their brake lineup.

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   Tyler Maine    Apr 21, 2010
Rocky Mountain responds to your questions. Rocky Mountain responds to your questions.
Rocky Mountain's Alex Cogger takes a moment to reply to all your questions in regards to the all new Rocky Mountain Slayer 70 that we first featured at the Sea Otter Classic last week. He explains everything from the visual looks to how the suspension works.

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 21, 2010
Jared Graves and Joey Schusler Sea Otter Bike Checks Jared Graves and Joey Schusler Sea Otter Bike Checks
This past weekend at the Sea Otter Classic, the Yeti / Fox Racing Shox factory team really opened up their throttles and claimed some medals. Jared Graves took the DH win on board his 4X bike! Inside we got a chance to talk to Jared and to his team mate Joey Schusler about their bikes of choice here at the 2010 Sea Otter Classic.

Videos inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 21, 2010
Gamut at the Sea Otter Classic Gamut at the Sea Otter Classic
Gamut USA have been making guides in the Bay area for years now and they are constantly trying to innovate upon their existing designs. They had new chainring bolts and their dual ring guide to show us at the SOC. It may sound funny to say that they have innovative chain ring bolts, but these little ditties made a lot of sense.

Check them out inside,
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   Transition Bikes    Apr 21, 2010
Transition Bikes Sea Otter Trip Day 3 Transition Bikes Sea Otter Trip Day 3
Day three of our trip brings us to Watsonville California home of Fox Racing Shox. Our amazing sales guy Jared Connell shows us the Fox digs and some of his favorite trails just minutes from the headquarters. When I say minutes I actually mean over an hour. Before we hit the trails Jared treats us to some choice Mexican food at one of his favorite taquerias which did not disappoint other than the fact that the burritos where the size of a small baby.

More inside,
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   Anthill Films    Apr 20, 2010
Follow Me World Tour Dates Follow Me World Tour Dates
The Follow Me World Tour kicks off Friday, April 23rd in Vancouver BC at the Vogue Theatre.

Check to see when the show hits up your city!
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   Justin Brantley    Apr 20, 2010
The After Otter Jump Jam! The After Otter Jump Jam!
Every year after Sea Otter there is a Jump Jam at the Post Office Jumps. This year was the last year the jam will happen because the jumps are getting plowed due to commercial construction of the the land. The turn out was great, so many riders and spectators, and we had awesome weather all day. Most of the worlds best dirt jumpers were there, as well as pro DH racers like Kyle Strait, Andrew Neethling, Brendon Fairclough, Dan Atherton and many more.

Stay tuned for GoPro's contest video from the jam for you all to vote on the best trick.

Check inside to see some great pictures from the final Post Office Jump Jam!
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 20, 2010
Anneke Beerten Sea Otter Bike Check Anneke Beerten Sea Otter Bike Check
Anneke Beerten made the trip over to California from the Netherlands for the Sea Otter Classic to race her Intense SS on this relatively non technical course. She missed last year, but was feeling good on this style of course that favors her 4X and dual style riding.

Check out her Sea Otter DH set up inside.
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 20, 2010
2011 Mongoose Teocali Prototype 2011 Mongoose Teocali Prototype
Mongoose’s Khyber and Teocali bikes have been on our radars for a while now and at this past weekend’s Sea Otter Classic, they had a few new Prototype bikes on hand. Darren stopped by with the newest Teocali prototype for 2011 and we got a chance to talk to him on film about the new design.

More inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 20, 2010
Sea Otter Enduro Carbon Sea Otter Enduro Carbon
Just caught a glimpse of this cool little video that Brad Benedict and Amado Stachenfeld put together on Brad's 25 pound Specialized Enduro Carbon that Brad raced at the Sea Otter this past weekend.

Video inside,
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   Transition Bikes    Apr 20, 2010
Transition Bikes Sea Otter Trip Day 2 Transition Bikes Sea Otter Trip Day 2
Day two of our road trip brings us to the birth place of Mountain Biking, Mill Valley California. We hit up our local shop Mt. Tam Bikes for some quick directions to find our way. Lucky for us Bryce from the shop hooked us up with a guide for the day. Chris works for WTB, which is located just down the street and was gracious enough to take some time to show us the trails.

Day 2 inside,
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   Mike Levy    Apr 19, 2010
Follow Me - A hit in Monterey! Follow Me - A hit in Monterey!
On Friday, the Anthill crew unveiled Follow Me for the first time to a packed 1000 seat theater in Monterey, California. Movie premieres at Sea Otter were once simply an option for your night life during the festival weekend, but now they have become the place to be for the who's who of the industry and you plan your evenings around being at the big show. Anthill's Follow Me blew the doors off of the Golden State Theater.

Pics inside,
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   Mike Levy    Apr 19, 2010
Easton Haven Carbon All-Mountain Wheelset On Video: Sea Otter 2010 Easton Haven Carbon All-Mountain Wheelset On Video: Sea Otter 2010
Easton was showing off their newest carbon Haven all-mountain wheels and we couldn't resist pulling out the camera. Inside you'll find a video giving you the lowdown on these new all-mountain wonder wheels!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 19, 2010
Pro Men's and Women's Downhill Results And Interviews - Sea Otter 2010 Pro Men's and Women's Downhill Results And Interviews - Sea Otter 2010
Riders hit the Sea Otter downhill track today to put down their best times. It was hot and windy and the pro's were hauling!

Sea Otter Downhill results and video interviews inside!
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   Justin Brantley    Apr 19, 2010
Best Trick Contest at Post Office Jam! Best Trick Contest at Post Office Jam!
Sea Otter is over and it’s time for the world famous Post Office Jump Jam. This year GoPro will be sponsoring a best trick contest! With so many riders in town from around the globe it’s sure to be one crazy day. The winner will be chosen by Pinkbike users and will receive $500.

See more contest details and a promo video from GoPro inside....
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   Transition Bikes    Apr 19, 2010
Transition Bikes Sea Otter Trip Day 1 Transition Bikes Sea Otter Trip Day 1
It’s 4:30 am Wednesday and I am awaken by the sound of my phone ringing with Metzger on the other end. Of course he is 20 minutes early and sounds like he has just had a jug of coffee, 5 hour energy and six Redbulls.

The tone of the trip was being set very early.
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   Mike Levy    Apr 18, 2010
Just The Tip Part 2: Sea Otter 2010 Through Brett Tippies Eyes! Just The Tip Part 2: Sea Otter 2010 Through Brett Tippies Eyes!
Part two with Brett Tippie harassing pro riders and anyone he can find at Sea Otter 2010!

Inside you'll find video interviews with:

• Brandon Semenuk and Stevie Smith
• Darcy Turenne
• Rocky Mountain's Pete Roggeman and D'Arcy O'Connor
• Bender and his Baja fog
• Katie Holden and Claire Buchar
• Andreas Hestler
• Sea Otter park rangers!

Read On..
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   Mike Levy    Apr 18, 2010
Syncros Unveils New Carbon Wheelset and Direct Mount Stem - Sea Otter 2010 Syncros Unveils New Carbon Wheelset and Direct Mount Stem - Sea Otter 2010
Syncros adds a carbon all-mountain wheelset to their lineup, as well as a new super low direct mount stem. Have a look inside to see the details!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 18, 2010
Pro Men's and Women's Slalom Results And Interviews - Sea Otter 2010 Pro Men's and Women's Slalom Results And Interviews - Sea Otter 2010
Sea Otter Dual Slalom went off today! Riders were pinned and fans were pumped!

Results and photos inside!

Updated with video from Sage!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 17, 2010
Cedric Gracia Video Interview - Sea Otter 2010 Cedric Gracia Video Interview - Sea Otter 2010
We caught up with Cedric Gracia to see what he's been up to and have a closer look at his Santa Cruz V10 dowhill bike and Nickel 4X machine.

Watch the 15 minute video to see Cedric in action!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 17, 2010
Fezzari 801 DJX1 Dirt Jump Bike Check - Sea Otter 2010 Fezzari 801 DJX1 Dirt Jump Bike Check - Sea Otter 2010
We caught up with the boys from Fezzari and got the lowdown on their new 801 dirt jump machine! Inside you'll find photos and specs, as well how to win yourself a brand new 801 frame!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 17, 2010
Just The Tip: Sea Otter 2010 Through Brett Tippies Eyes! Just The Tip: Sea Otter 2010 Through Brett Tippies Eyes!
Tippie catches up with the stars at Sea Otter 2010! Inside you find video interviews with:

• Gee and Rachel Atherton
• Sabrina Jonnier
• Anthill Films
• Randy Spangler
• Paul Basagoitia
• Hot women
• Even more!
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   Mike Levy    Apr 17, 2010
MRP Unveils New Guides - Sea Otter 2010 MRP Unveils New Guides - Sea Otter 2010
MRP was showing off a number of new guides today at Sea Otter:

Brian Lopes signature model that weighs in at under 100 grams
The new G2 SL that provides full protection at under 200 grams
A new XC orientated single ring guide designed to fit Shimano direct mount front derailleur mounts

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 17, 2010
ODI - Sea Otter 2010 ODI - Sea Otter 2010
ODI Troy Lee Designs Signature Grips and Adjustable Width Handlebars

ODI had a unique adjustable width handlebar system that uses threaded inserts to add or subtract up to 1.5" of length to the bars. Also on hand was ODI's new signature Troy Lee Design grip.

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   Fraser Britton    Apr 17, 2010
Sea Otter Classic DH Friday Sea Otter Classic DH Friday
The 2010 Sea Otter Classic Downhill track hasn't changed in quite some time. Today was the second day of practice for the hundreds of racers who threw down large sums of money for the honor of standing in start lines all day under the blazing sun to get some runs in.

The pros took to the course at 8:30 under some decent light, here's a brief glimpse of the action.
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   Mike Levy    Apr 16, 2010
Schwalbe Introduces New Tires - Sea Otter 2010 Schwalbe Introduces New Tires - Sea Otter 2010
Schwalbe had some new tires on display today, including a very limited edition white version. Have a look inside to see what's new from Schwalbe!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 16, 2010
SDG's Custom Sam Hill I-Beam Seat - Sea Otter 2010 SDG's Custom Sam Hill I-Beam Seat - Sea Otter 2010
Hidden away in the SDG booth was a prototype I-Beam seat designed especially for Sam Hill and team Monster Energy/Specialized. With molded in traction patches and custom graphics, the neat saddle is very unique.

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   Mike Levy    Apr 16, 2010
Hayes Prime Brakes - Sea Otter 2010 Hayes Prime Brakes - Sea Otter 2010
Hayes was on hand showing off their newest brake, the Prime. An entirely new platform, the Prime features both reach and dead stroke adjustment. Inside you'll find info, pictures, and a great video showing you the latest Hayes stopper

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 16, 2010
X-Fusion Suspension for 2011 - Sea Otter 2010 X-Fusion Suspension for 2011 - Sea Otter 2010
X-Fusion was on hand today to show us what they have coming up for the 2011 season. Inside you'll find all the specs and a great video giving you a glimpse into the future!

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   Mike Levy    Apr 16, 2010
Shimano 10 speed Drive Train - Sea Otter 2010 Shimano 10 speed Drive Train - Sea Otter 2010
Shimano has taken the wraps off their 2011 10 speed XT and SLX component groups. Inside you'll find pictures and details, as well as a great video giving you the low down on the new 10 speed off road groups.

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   Tyler Maine    Apr 16, 2010
Vixen Racing Committed to Global Domination in 2010 Vixen Racing Committed to Global Domination in 2010
New Team Members, Sponsors Strengthen Team for a Successful Race Season

Vixen Racing is proud to be entering the 2010 Season with new sponsors, new riders, and continued support of their fans. Vixen Racing is a dynamic group of professional gravity racers. In addition to being racers, they are coaches, trail builders, event organizers, and members of local trail advocacy groups. They are also great friends, with a shared commitment to global domination. More details inside,
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   Mike Levy    Apr 15, 2010
Sea Otter 2010 - Banshee Spitfire On Video Sea Otter 2010 - Banshee Spitfire On Video
We took a minute to sit down with Keith Scott, the main designer at Banshee, to hear what he has to say about their new Spitefire all-mountain trail machine.

Watch the video to learn more about the new Spitfire!

Also inside are new pictures of Banshee's Rampant, Amp, and Legend DH bikes!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 15, 2010
Sea Otter 2010 - New Michelin Tires Sea Otter 2010 - New Michelin Tires
Michelin is showing some great new rubber at this years Sea Otter. Included in the mix is the new Wild Grip'r Descent that is modeled after the popular Comp 16, but with an updated casing and compound.
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   Mike Levy    Apr 15, 2010
Sea Otter Spy Photos: RockShox Vivid Air Shock Sea Otter Spy Photos: RockShox Vivid Air Shock
Inside you'll find photos the new RockShox Vivid Air shock that was spotted mounted to Curtis Robinson's Knolly Podium.

Read On...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 15, 2010
2011 Fox 36 180 mm: A Closer Look! 2011 Fox 36 180 mm: A Closer Look!
The long awaited 180 mm travel Fox 36 has arrived. Inside you'll find all the specs and info, as well as a video tour of the Fox Racing Shox factory!

Read on..
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   Jordan Holmes    Apr 15, 2010
Sea Otter 2010 - Troy Brosnan Interview Sea Otter 2010 - Troy Brosnan Interview
The Monster Energy Specialized race team is a force to be reckoned with this season. Recently they added young gun Troy Brosnan to the team, so I sat down and had a quick chat with him at Sea Otter about his career, and the bike he is riding.

Check out the article inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 15, 2010
NW Cup #2 / Pro GRT #1 - April 22-25 NW Cup #2 / Pro GRT #1 - April 22-25
The second round of the NW Cup is upon us! After the first round mud fest, we had a lot of cleaning up to do, ruts to fix, lakes to drain, etc. The trails are now in great shape and ready for another round of use and abuse. 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! Videos inside,
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   Martin Newman    Apr 15, 2010
NSRIDE - Group rides start April 17th NSRIDE - Group rides start April 17th
North Vancouver's NSRIDE kicks off the season with group rides at Mt Seymour this Saturday April 17th

The North Shore's biggest riding club, NSRIDE is starting the summer season off in style at Mt Seymour this Saturday. Over a dozen of NSRIDE's experienced Ride Leaders will be on hand to lead multiple groups in both Downhill and Cross Country disciplines. All levels will be catered for from Beginner to Advanced. There’s even an “All Mountain” ride for those that like to earn their descents! After the ride there will be free snacks and draw prizes at a local pub. Meet them at Parkgate Mall by Different Bikes at 9:45am. Rain or shine, it’ll be a great day! More details inside,
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   Colin Wilson    Apr 15, 2010
Vancouver Island Cup DH #1 Cumberland - Sunday April 18th Vancouver Island Cup DH #1 Cumberland - Sunday April 18th
This coming Sunday, April 18th will kick off the Downhill portion of the 2010 Vancouver Island Cup MTB Race Series. Cumberland and the United Riders of Cumberland play host and are looking forward to some record setting times.

More details inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Apr 14, 2010
2010 Halo British Downhill Series | Round One 2010 Halo British Downhill Series | Round One
Two races at Rheola back to back and both sunny, what’s been happening in South Wales recently to cause such an outrage? With a change in the management, plenty of hype and a lot of top riders on the cards there was speculation and expectation aplenty.

Read on to find out what happened at the first round of the 2010 British Downhill Series...
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 14, 2010
2011 Rocky Mountain Slayer - World Exclusive! 2011 Rocky Mountain Slayer - World Exclusive!
Update 12:19pm: Engineering and Design Video
The Rocky Mountain Slayer was All Mountain before All Mountain existed or was a marketing term that we now use to describe the genre of MTBs best suited for all day rides and generally known as the most fun style of riding in my books. Inside you'll find pics, video and details on the all new, fully redesigned, Rocky Mountain Slayer!

Check out this world exclusive inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 14, 2010
Fox Shox - Sea Otter 2011 Fox Shox - Sea Otter 2011
Update Wed 10:15 am: Added details and spec lists for all 180, 160, 40 products ( 13 total products )
* pricing to follow
Here is a quick preview of the new Fox Shox 2011 suspension lineup.

Stay tuned for more coverage.
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 14, 2010
2010 Sea Otter Classic - We are here! 2010 Sea Otter Classic - We are here!
After a long haul from Hood River to Ashland and then on to Carmel here in California, we have arrived at the 2010 Sea Otter Classic. Today is a set up day for all the vendors and race teams that are present, we have our own tent this year that will be hosting Pinkbike affiliated riders, teams and good friends. If you are here, stop by, say hi and hang out!

Check out the venue area inside,
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   James Healey    Apr 14, 2010
On the road with Boyko On the road with Boyko
In the last 2 weeks I have had the chance to travel with Ben Boyko and friends on some photo trips.

We started the first trip out to Oregon. We left on Tuesday with 2 bikes each and all my camera gear, plus extra backpacks. The truck was packed, the weather looked promising and the customs even looked promising with no line-ups! Aww...short lived that last one was! We got pulled in and the entire truck got searched. While we were there, a bunch of people got pulled in for tripping the radioactive sensors. They all had to go through the radioactive testing chamber. Story and pics inside,
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   John Lee    Apr 14, 2010
52 weeks at Muc off 8 52 weeks at Muc off 8
8 hours of XC riding in a pairs team, on an 8 mile XC route in east Sussex - how hard can that be?

Having never done an XC enduro I had no idea how to prepare for this race. And then it happened, it was the day before the race and myself and Dan were packing the car full of everything and anything for the weekend at Muc off 8.

Find out more about my muc off 8 hour enduro inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 14, 2010
10th Annual Vedder Mountain Trail Cleanup & Maintenance Day 10th Annual Vedder Mountain Trail Cleanup & Maintenance Day
Source: Mark Steinebach

For those wanting to earn tons of good Karma, mark Sunday April 25 on your calendar for the “Annual Vedder Mountain Trail Cleanup and Maintenance Day”. This event has been going off for a full decade now and is an essential part of our efforts to keep our riding area healthy. Each year we remove 5-7 tonnes of garbage and recyclables that are illegally dumped on the Vedder Mountain roadways, parking areas, trail heads and trails.

More details inside,
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   Matt Bollig    Apr 13, 2010
2010 Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival 2010 Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival
2010 Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival - April 22-25th - Grand Junction, Colorado

The Ranchstyle Mountain Bike Festival is going down in just over one week! As always the Grassroots crew is taking their Ranchstyle event to the next level with four days of skills' clinics, guided rides, shuttle service, Dual Slalom racing and of course the Slopestyle competition. This year Ranchstyle will also be hosting regional premieres for Follow Me, Brighter and Women of Dirt!

More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 13, 2010
Team Lex / Pivot Racing DH Team Team Lex / Pivot Racing DH Team
Source: Team Lex / Pivot Racing

We’re proud to announce the start of a new World Cup race team “Team Lex/Pivot Racing”, featuring three top level riders; Kyle Strait (USA), Will Rischbieth (AUS) and Mitch Delfs (AUS). All three riders are unique in their own way with strong racing backgrounds and a big future ahead of them. For the 2010 season they’ll be attending all 6 rounds of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, the Sea Otter Classic, Kokanee Crankworx and other selected events. More details inside,
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   Dunbar Cycles    Apr 13, 2010
Schwalbe Wicked Will - Tire Review Schwalbe Wicked Will - Tire Review
After a slight delay over the Olympics (my liver still hurts), I have completed the second tire test in my long and treacherous quest to find a tire that will outperform my beloved High Roller. Up this time, the Schwalbe Wicked Will in the Gooey Gluey Compound.

Results? Check it out, details and pics inside!
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   Mike Levy    Apr 13, 2010
Technical Tuesday: How To Remove And Install Your Pedals Technical Tuesday: How To Remove And Install Your Pedals
For the third episode of Technical Tuesday we'll tackle a quick job that only requires one tool: removing and installing pedals. With the right tool and technique you should be able to finish this one in only a few minutes. Inside you'll find a great How-To video to guide you through the process, as well as step by step instructions with a few tips that could save the skin on your knuckles.

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 13, 2010
Santa Cruz Introduces New Suspension Platform On Two New Bikes! Santa Cruz Introduces New Suspension Platform On Two New Bikes!
Santa Cruz unveils an entirely new suspension platform and two new trail slayers! We'll have an in depth look later this week during our Sea Otter coverage, but for now have a look and read up on Santa Cruz's new APP bikes.

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 13, 2010
11 Year Old Transition Sensation 11 Year Old Transition Sensation
Source: Transition Bikes

This year Transition sponsored an 11 year old ripper named Max Langille. This little guy kills it. He is doing no cans and supermans at the same age that I could barely even bunny hop. So far Max has been doing a great job keeping us updated with pics and vids, be on the look out for this guy. He already is dialed with how he works with his sponsors and is super professional. I see awesome things coming from him in the future. Pics and video inside,
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   Calgary Cycle    Apr 13, 2010
Calgary Cycle, Trek, and Big Mountain Bike Adventures "Trip to the Alps Contest" Calgary Cycle, Trek, and Big Mountain Bike Adventures "Trip to the Alps Contest"
If you are looking at a new downhill or freeride bike this Spring, Calgary Cycle not only has the bike for you, but they could provide you with a trip to a riding destination unparalleled globally! With the collaborative effort of Calgary Cycle, Trek, and Big Mountain Bike Adventures, a “Trip to the Alps Contest" was formed!

Details inside,
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   Jack Fogelquist    Apr 12, 2010
Fogelsode #23: Some of My Sandier Days Fogelsode #23: Some of My Sandier Days
More rain equals more sand riding. Nothing but a good time seshing the step-up, drop, and the new step-down with friends!

More details and video inside!
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   Mike Levy    Apr 12, 2010
Schladming World Cup Out, Leogang World Cup In! Schladming World Cup Out, Leogang World Cup In!
Big news on the World Cup circuit is that the popular super steep and technical Shladming round has been moved to Leogang. More info inside!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 12, 2010
Sea Otter Trip 2010 - Hood River to Ashland! Sea Otter Trip 2010 - Hood River to Ashland!
So far the road to Sea Otter 2010 has been treating us pretty well! Last night we rode in Hood River, Oregon, and life will never be the same now that we've sampled their local goods. We're back on the road today, but not before we gorged ourselves on more Hood River goodness. At this rate we're all thinking that we should have left Pinkbike HQ a week early!

Read on...
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   James Wilson    Apr 12, 2010
Core Training for Mountain Biking Core Training for Mountain Biking
Core training is big buzzword in mountain biking today. It seems that the cure to everything is better "core strength". But what exactly is the core and why should a mountain biker care how strong it is? What is the best way to train the core to help you ride with more skill and endurance? What are some exercises you can start using today to improve your core strength and riding?

I'm glad you asked. Here are some strategies I use to help riders like Aaron Gwin ride with more strength and confidence.
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   Anthill Films    Apr 12, 2010
Canadian Premiere of Follow Me - Whistler Canadian Premiere of Follow Me - Whistler
Get your tickets for the Canadian premiere of Follow Me in Whistler.

The Anthill crew is working around the clock getting all the final pieces in place for the premiere of Follow Me. If you can't make it to the World Premiere at Sea Otter on Friday April 16th, you can still be one of the first to see the film at the Canadian Premiere in Whistler on April 18th. Whistler is basically Anthill's hometown, so the entire crew will be there along with a lot of the riders from the film. The premiere will be part of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival and will be shown on six big screens at the Whistler Conference Centre for more than 1,400 people. More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 12, 2010
Gravity East Confirms 2010 Schedule Gravity East Confirms 2010 Schedule
Source: Gravity East

America’s Gravity East downhill racing series has released its confirmed 2010 schedule that includes holding the first downhill race in a generation at Killington Vermont. The eye-opening news was only one of several surprises on Gravity East’s recently-released 2010 schedule that will span much of the eastern United States from America’s northern border with Canada, to the charming beauty of the Shenandoah Valley that was known as the Breadbasket of the Southern Confederacy during America’s Civil War. Full details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 10, 2010
Sea Otter Trip 2010 - Hood River, Oregon Sea Otter Trip 2010 - Hood River, Oregon
The 20th Annual Sea Otter Classic takes place later this week and everyone here at Pinkbike.com is excited to be heading down to bring you all the latest and greatest from the wonderful world of Mountain Bikes! Mike Levy, Casey Groves and Myself all wanted to get our shred on on the way down, so we hoped on Radek's bad ass pick up and hit the road after work on Friday. Everyone else is gonna drive straight through on Monday.

Day one of shredding in Hood River, Oregon with Chico and Dave from Dakine and a sweet skate park session video with Casey Groves inside!
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   Cory Hemminger    Apr 9, 2010
Cove Handjob and Shimano Alfine hub - Review Cove Handjob and Shimano Alfine hub - Review
This writeup is the second part of Pinkbike.com’s test of the Shimano Alfine internally geared hub. In the first part of the review, the Alfine was mounted on a Hammerschmidt-equipped rig that inspired plenty of discussion and showed that commuters can be a pretty opinionated crowd. The second part of the review has me continuing to put the Alfine hub through the paces off the road, this time mounted on a steel hardtail built for all-round trail riding.

Full review inside,
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   Jason Peters    Apr 9, 2010
Video of the Month - March Video of the Month - March
Video of the month is back! It's time to take a glance back at last month's VODs and see which ones made it into the top 5. We had some big releases last month, let's see how they stacked up.

To find last month's VOM check here.

Check out the top five inside!
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   Ken Ach    Apr 9, 2010
Sick New Bikes at The Camp of Champions Sick New Bikes at The Camp of Champions
At the end of last summer we decided that in addition to stepping up our coaching line up we would step up the bikes that campers ride. Our bikes were always the sickest bikes of any camp. That wasn't enough, we wanted the sickest bikes in Whistler. We've been working hard all winter with our bike sponsors to make this happen. A huge part of coming to The Camp of Champions is riding the sickest bikes in the sickest bike park on earth.

This summer our bikes are spec'd so insane that even sponsored pro riders are jealous. Check them out inside!
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   Mike Estes    Apr 9, 2010
Timberline Ski Resort Announces MTB Lift Service For 2011! Timberline Ski Resort Announces MTB Lift Service For 2011!
While there is much planning and work to do, we have set a course toward offering the region's best lift-serviced downhill mountain bike trails. If you're half as excited about this as we are, you've already jumped out of your chair!

Working with the US Forest Service as Partners In Recreation – our goal is to fill a growing public need that is currently under-serviced in our region. Mountain bike trails within the Timberline permit area will be continually monitored and managed in a professional capacity – with a focus on safety, minimizing environmental impacts, and creating fun trails that mountain bikers want to ride. Trails for all ability levels are planned, as well as a skills park and complete rental facility for all needed gear to prepare you for a fun day on the mountain. More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 9, 2010
The Making of an Ad with Dylan Korba The Making of an Ad with Dylan Korba
You ever wonder what does into the making of a poster that you see or an ad? Norco just uploaded a great video about the making of an ad with Dylan Korba last year.

Check that video out inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 8, 2010
Here We Go Again - Trailers 10 - 24! Here We Go Again - Trailers 10 - 24!
Source:DH Productions

Here We Go Again...is DH Productions' twenty-fifth DVD adventure. We will bring together the old and the new, from the Andes to the Appalachians. Fresh faced rippers team up with our stable of shredders, showing that no matter where you're at or who you are, it's all about havin' fun.

15 videos inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Apr 8, 2010
2010 Transition Double - Sneak Peek 2010 Transition Double - Sneak Peek
Transition has made a big splash in a small market, and there constant push to make their bikes bigger and better is yet to stop. With the recent release of the brand new TR450, Transition is going to keep the hype rolling with the release of these shots of the 2010 Transition Double.

Check out more info on the 2010 Double inside...
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   Jordan Holmes    Apr 8, 2010
Through the Lens - Derek Westerlund Through the Lens - Derek Westerlund
Freeride Entertainment changed the way the world looked at Mountain Biking. Since day one, Freeride Entertainment has been documenting the envelope being pushed by the riders, and keeping the overall experience fresh. New World Disorder showed us a side of Mountain Biking that not many other people showcased, which put Freeride Entertainment at the top of the totem pole for a long time.

Derek Westerlund has been part of the show for a long time now, and recently I got a chance to share some words with him.

Check out the Derek Westerlund Interview here...
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Apr 8, 2010
Lezyne 2010 Sea Otter Contest Lezyne 2010 Sea Otter Contest
Win $300 of Lezyne products and a ride with Geoff Kabush and Andreas Hestler at the upcoming Sea Otter Classic!!!

The 2010 Sea Otter Classic is just around the corner and here’s your chance to win a boat-load of Lezyne products and a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to ride with two legends of the sport, Olympians Geoff Kabush and Andreas Hestler!
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   Justin Brantley    Apr 8, 2010
Greg Watts In The Off Season Greg Watts In The Off Season
Greg Watts has become one of the most premier riders in MTB slopestyle. From winning the 2008 VW Trick Showdown with a flip whip off the huge Kokanee kicker, to taking home the 2009 Crankworx Slopestyle Gold with an unbelievable run. Most recently he's joined Haro's Team, and is having an awesome off season, Greg is one to watch for in 2010. I had some time to meet up with Greg for a few days and got a good look at his slope bike, spent some time with him riding his new hardtail, the Haro Thresh, and asked him a few questions to see what's been going on and how things are looking for 2010.

Check inside to read more on Greg and his 2010 season...
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 8, 2010
Commencal 2010 Team Launch Commencal 2010 Team Launch
Source: Atherton Racing

April 7th saw Commencal and the Athertons launch their new look team, as the complete family roster prepare for a 2010 season back at full strength.

2008 World Champion Rachel, returns this year after having to sit out last year due to an injury sustained in a training accident. With her form nearing one hundred percent you can be sure she will be in the mix for the overall World Cup title and in medal contention once again at the World Championships in September. More details, video and pics inside,
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   Rob Dunnet    Apr 8, 2010
Spank Industries Vomax 23AL - Review Spank Industries Vomax 23AL - Review
I take pride in the fact that I can destroy bike parts and I am a little disappointed that these rims are still alive. After riding cross country and 1000 kilometers through Northern Thailand and Laos I put it in my mind that I would destroy them by riding with them on my freeride bike.

All details inside,
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   John Lee    Apr 8, 2010
Weeks 35 and 36 of 52 weeks Weeks 35 and 36 of 52 weeks
Check out the Haro porter and Haro X7 bike check and my first official DH race of 2010 in amongst the training for The Mega Avalanche 2010. Oh and I met biking legend Steve Peat

Pics and Video inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 7, 2010
Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour
Source: FMBA

15 competitions in 4 event levels and 20,000 Euros prize fund are confirmed


The recently announced Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour gained lots of interest and positive feedback in the mountain bike scene and industry as well as from event organizers. The Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) is now proud to present overall 15 competitions taking part in the FMB World Tour. Only the four best results of each registered rider count for the final FMB World Tour ranking. The single events are categorized into four levels: BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD and DIAMOND. Due to the support from the industry the FMB World Tour will pay the top riders of 2010 an overall prize fund of 20,000 Euros. More details inside,
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   Mike Levy    Apr 7, 2010
Hayes Prime Brakes - How They Came To Life Hayes Prime Brakes - How They Came To Life
The still to be released Hayes Prime brake has generated an incredible amount of interest as the details have trickled out. While consumers will have to wait until June to get their gloved paws on the Prime, we wanted to get some insight into what it takes to bring a new brake to the market. Inside you'll find some great info from the engineers who worked on the Prime project as they answer some questions that we threw their way.

Read on...
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   Dave Mackie    Apr 7, 2010
Kamloops Race the Ranch preview Kamloops Race the Ranch preview
We've been hearing a lot of news about all the work that's been done at the Kamloops Bike Ranch DH course from our friend and course builder, Wayne Parsons.

A few phone calls rounded up good buddy Bryan Gioia, Pinkbike team racers Darryl Bartlett and Tyler Gorz, along with Hayes Bicycle Group test rider Taylor Bloy and we were off to Kamloops.
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   Anthill Films    Apr 7, 2010
Tickets for the World Premiere of Follow Me On Sale Tickets for the World Premiere of Follow Me On Sale
Get your tickets online now to be one of the first to see Follow Me at the World Premiere in Monterey, California next week during the Sea Otter Classic. The show will be taking place on April 16th at the Golden State Theater in Monterey, California. The premiere is happening during the Sea Otter Classic, so all the riders from the film, as well as the entire Anthill crew, will be in attendance.

Tickets are just $10 and also give you free entry to the after-party. The doors open at 8pm and the show is expected to get underway at 9pm.

Buy your ticket inside,
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   Downhill Mike Scheur    Apr 7, 2010
Whiteface Mountain Bike Parks' Aprils Season Pass Sale Whiteface Mountain Bike Parks' Aprils Season Pass Sale
Once again the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park will sell early season passes. Only $199.00, open 7 days a week, 2,426 feet of vertical and the same mountain used for the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Only 50 passes will be sold for this low price. Details inside,
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   Transition Bikes    Apr 6, 2010
Transition Racing's Time Bandits, Vol.1 Transition Racing's Time Bandits, Vol.1
Follow the life of the Transition DH Race Team in our first installment of the Time Bandits race series.

Volume 1 of Time Bandits takes Transition factory racer Lars Sternberg and filmer Brad Walton to southern California, where Lars does his first race of the season at Fontana to see where he'll need to focus his training for the rest of the season, while team mates Bryn and Jill are training in Australia.

Videos inside,
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   Mike Levy    Apr 6, 2010
X-Fusion Releases Vengeance Fork Line X-Fusion Releases Vengeance Fork Line
After much anticipation, the long awaited Vengeance is finally here. The Vengeance fork line has lead the way for X-Fusion’s commitment to high quality suspension products. Over the last few years the Vengeance has been brutally tested and refined with help from our diverse group of athletes and experienced engineering team. We have hyped the release of this fork for long enough. It’s time for you to look for yourself. Here are the straight facts about the Vengeance HLR and RC.

Inside you'll find a great video showing the Vengeance's internals.

Read on...
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   Connor Luther    Apr 6, 2010
Fogelstory - By Connor Luther Fogelstory - By Connor Luther
Being an amateur photographer and currently enrolled in a photography class at my school, naturally I love taking pictures of one of the most amazing sports on this planet. My mission was to tell the epic story of a mountain biker and his life. My location of choice, the Aptos Post Office. I requested the help of an amazing rider who goes by the name Jack Fogelquist.

Read on for the story of how mountain biking is "Not Just A Sport, It's A Lifestyle."
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   Mike Levy    Apr 6, 2010
Technical Tuesday: How To Set Up Your SRAM Rear Derailleur Technical Tuesday: How To Set Up Your SRAM Rear Derailleur
For the second installment of Technical Tuesdays we take a close look at how to setup your SRAM X9 rear derailleur. Don't feel left out if you don't run a SRAM derailleur, as many of the same steps still apply. Inside you'll find step by step instructions and a How-To video that will guide you through the process.

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 6, 2010
Powercordz Synthetic Shift Cables - Review Powercordz Synthetic Shift Cables - Review
How does a synthetic shift cable that will never rust, doesn't stretch, and is made of the same material that holds the wheels on a Formula One car on in the event of an accident, sound to you? With 10,000 PBO fibers hidden within the length of a single cable, Powercordz have brought high tech to our simple cables.

Read on...
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   Cameron Hilts    Apr 6, 2010
Off Season Training with Troy Tyrell Off Season Training with Troy Tyrell
I wasn't sure about the proper techniques of training until I met Troy Tyrell.

My last off season wasn't ideal for any sort of rider, especially me. With the problem of injuries, financials and just not having the right knowledge of proper training I knew it was time for a change in my 2009/2010 off season. Being connected with John Henry Bikes, it introduces me to many people in the riding industry. This brought me to one man by the name of Troy Tyrell, who is not only a personal trainer, but a rider as well. The day Troy and I met we were on the same page right away with ideas that would suit my needs.
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   Simon Paton    Apr 6, 2010
Da Bomb Recoil DH Chain Guide Da Bomb Recoil DH Chain Guide
We all know there are some real fancy chain devices out there and many at a premium price. What if you are on the second step of the ladder? We tend to show you the latest gold plated parts, but how about the real bread and butter products? The everyday ones that will get and take a hammering.

Here is one of those exact products from our friends at Da Bomb.
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   Jack Fogelquist    Apr 5, 2010
Fogelsode #22: Dry Trails! Fogelsode #22: Dry Trails!
It's been a sunny week here in Santa Cruz, making for some dry, fast trails! Iggy and I cruised out to enjoy the hard-packed dirt on a fun, flowy trail that's filled with fast jumps and sick corners!

More details and video inside!
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   Mike Levy    Apr 5, 2010
Turner 5 Spot: Reviewed Turner 5 Spot: Reviewed
In the trail and all-mountain world there aren't many bikes that are more sought after than Turner's venerable 5.Spot. The Spot has a rabid following of riders that claim the machine is capable of miracles when put to dirt. We've been able to build up a 5.Spot with some choice parts to see how it handles our local terrain. Keep reading to discover how it fared, as well as watch a great HD video!

Read on...
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   Jason Peters    Apr 5, 2010
Photo of the Month - March Photo of the Month - March
It's time for Photo of the Month (POM) again and here we will look back at March's top pics and break it down to the top shots.

Check inside for top 5!
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 5, 2010
Riding single track in Japan! Riding single track in Japan!
Source: Nikoniko

Check out this cool video of Japan trail riding that my buddy buspilot.pinkbike.com put together. Great trail variety going on in this twelve minute video.

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 5, 2010
Tamar Valley - Gawton Downhill Venue Tamar Valley - Gawton Downhill Venue
Source: MTB Cut

The tracks are locally known as 'Gawton Downhill', but can be found in Maddacleave Wood not far from Bere Alston, Devon. Filmed and Edited by Ruth Davies and Aaron Bartlett.

Video inside,
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   Gunnar    Apr 5, 2010
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LEFTOVERS is a series of webisodes brought to you by Trigger Vision of Bend, Oregon.

After finishing Carson Storch's 2009 Promo I had a ton of extra footage of other riders from all of the different filming sessions. I decided I would make a longer edit with all of the leftover footage and call it "Leftovers", but when word of the edit got around to all of the riders they told me that they wanted to film more to make their parts longer. In fact there was so much interest from the riders to film for this edit that I decided I would turn it into a full-length movie [about 20 minutes so it wouldn't be too long to handle]. I knew it would be good practice for me for my next year's movie and I thought it would be fun to try something new. So the filming process began for Leftovers. Movies inside,
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   Hero Pictures    Apr 4, 2010
Hero Pictures - Hills Hero Pictures - Hills
Hero Pictures is a small group of riders and filmers dedicated to filming, riding, and just having fun. Over the past few months we have been putting together a movie of riding in the Pacific Northwest. We have titled it Hills. It is not supposed to be pro riding, just people having fun on bikes.

Videos and Pictures inside!
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   Szczeki Jaws    Apr 4, 2010
Winter Season 2010 Winter Season 2010
Winter for bikers in Poland is now over, the snow has melted away from Cracow- south of Poland. This winter season was very active for me and my friends...

Story and pictures of huge snow jumps inside,
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   Jacob Gibbins    Apr 4, 2010
Luke Ball Interview Luke Ball Interview
Luke Ball is one of the new breed of young DH riders that are clawing their way through smaller UK races, they have bags of skill and style and if they keep at it, and get the right support are the sort of people that may be on the world scene in years to come...

As Luke Ball lives so close to me in Devon that my camera is often pointed in his direction and it's no hardship as the camera loves him.

I fired a few questions his way so that you can get to know the Rider behind the Photos/Videos a little better...
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   John Lee    Apr 2, 2010
Quick catch up with Steve Peat Quick catch up with Steve Peat
It's not everyday that you get to meet your hero, but on Saturday I had the privilege of meeting mine for a quick interview and an XC blast. And to make things interesting, he even answered some of the Pinkbike readers' questions..

See the video interview and a couple of pictures inside!
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   Radek Burkat    Apr 2, 2010
Toyota Win a Truck Contest MTB entry Toyota Win a Truck Contest MTB entry
Mountain Bikers and filmers, Kevin Landry and Taylor Loughran put together a video entry for the Toyota Win a Truck contest.

Please check it all out and together we can make their video a winner.

You can see and vote for their entry here.
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   Mike Levy    Apr 2, 2010
Easton Unveils Carbon All-Mountain Wheelset Easton Unveils Carbon All-Mountain Wheelset
Source: Easton

Easton joins the push for lighter, faster, stronger, with their latest release: a carbon Haven all-mountain wheelset. Cross country weight and all-mountain durability rolled into one high tech package. Also on tap for possible release is a carbon rimmed Havoc DH wheelset...

Read on...
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   Margus Riga    Apr 2, 2010
North Vancouver BC - Part 3 North Vancouver BC - Part 3
- By Margus Riga

The first thing I did when I moved to BC, was visit Seylynn skate park. The second thing I did was go get some band-aids.

Apart from the mecca that is the three mountains known as "The Shore", North Vancouver is also home to four solid skateparks, and a couple of sick dirt jump zones.

Part three inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Apr 2, 2010
Vancouver Island - Late March 2010 Trip Vancouver Island - Late March 2010 Trip
This past weekend I had decided that I required a long weekend and that I’d either tee up the interior or the island. The island won the coin toss – ok so we have a rider on the island who’s parts I had to deliver and I have great friends over there that love bikes. Plus was gonna rain all weekend, might as well ride in a new zone and really experience it. Mike had decided that the F1 race on Sunday was of higher merit over a road trip, so it was full solo, but full of great island friends.

Full story and pics inside,
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   Simon Paton    Apr 2, 2010
Pearce Cycles Round 1 - Bringewood, Ludlow. England. Pearce Cycles Round 1 - Bringewood, Ludlow. England.
Dave and Lindsey Pearce put on the best races, period. Even with the Health & Safety Executive going bonkers over here, they pulled out all the stops and delivered a fantastic weekend of racing.

Want to know why the Brits are the fastest nation in the World? It's down to races like these...
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   Jordan Holmes    Apr 2, 2010
Online Sales - Flashy and Fresh Online Sales - Flashy and Fresh
Everyone looks for deals day to day. From the best bang for your buck at lunch time to the best way to spend your last $10. Well, none of these items are $10 but there are some wicked deals in this article.

Check out the article for more info...
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   Simon Paton    Apr 1, 2010
2010 UK Student Mountain Bike Champs 2010 UK Student Mountain Bike Champs
The highlight of the year for every UK student mountain biker fell on a long weekend in March, where the most anticipated race of the year took place, the 2010 UK Student Mountain Bike Champs!

University (and some college) students from all over the UK spent hours preparing for the weekend, intensively ‘training’ for the Saturday night party, prepping bikes (gaffa tape, zip ties and hammer fixing obligatory), finding a comedy outfit to ride in (ask George May about the pro’s and cons of taping a massive welsh flag to your head then racing dh through woods), and most crucially of all figuring out which is better value – gin, wine, cider, whiskey or beer?!

Full debauchery inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Apr 1, 2010
Santa Cruz Carbon Fiber Nomad-c Santa Cruz Carbon Fiber Nomad-c
Straight from Santa Cruz to get your morning going is some exciting info on their brand new carbon fiber Nomad-c. Thats right, a 160 mm travel carbon framed Nomad has finally been unleashed! Inside you'll find loads of pictures and information that answers any questions you may have.

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Apr 1, 2010
RockShox Introduces Dual Crown Domain Fork RockShox Introduces Dual Crown Domain Fork
New from RockShox is their dual crown Domain fork. With a 35 mm chassis based on the BoXXer, a full 200 mm of travel, and an impressive MSRP of $660, this new value priced park slayer makes a lot of sense. Inside you'll find all the pictures and info!

Read on...
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   Radek Burkat    Apr 1, 2010
Happy April Fools 2010 Happy April Fools 2010
You all know that at Pinkbike it has been a tradition for many years to create innovative ways to surprise you! There was the time pinkbike went pink, or was sold to drunkcyclist, became a moto site, or last year the whole site was upside down!
This year is no different.
To activate this year's april fools surprise, one of the links on the home page is special and when clicked will change the site and activate something that we have spent a long time working on! It's the best surprise yet and I can't wait for all of you to experience it!
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   Jordan Holmes    Apr 1, 2010
Straitline Components launches Quickie Stem Straitline Components launches Quickie Stem
Canadian based CNC firm Straitline Components launches the first ever DH QR Stems into the demanding and competitive Gravity Market.

Check out more info inside...
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   Rollin Olly    Apr 1, 2010
SRAM Thinks Outside the Tacklebox SRAM Thinks Outside the Tacklebox
With some of the best products in cycling under our belt, we started thinking about what other outdoor activities brought us the same passion as when we were children, and unanimously here at SRAM, it was love and memories of fishing. Nothing makes us more pleased today then to announce the newly formed SRAM Fishing Development Department.

Check the article for more info...
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