Mountain Bike News
   Ian Hylands    Jul 31, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle Final Recap Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle Final Recap
It was an amazing day at Winter Park, Colorado for the finals of the Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle. Brandon Semenuk took home his 3rd slopestyle win and also won the best trick contest, with Yannick Granieri coming second and Martin Soderstrom taking third. Today had a sad side as well with Cam McCaul crashing and breaking his leg, heal up quick Cam!

Photos and words inside
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 31, 2010
MTBcut vs Wyn TV: Val di Sole MTBcut vs Wyn TV: Val di Sole
Source: MTB Cut

With next to no DH practice today at Val di Sole, combined with no filming of 4X allowed (UCI restrictions) what else was there to do other than MTBcut vs Wyn TV Wyn Masters takes to the mic...

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 31, 2010
Crankworx Colorado - Slopestyle Final Crankworx Colorado - Slopestyle Final
Brandon Semenuk destroys the field again with his final run that included a back flip onto the fruit bowl, and a front flip on the final kicker.

1st - Brandon Semenuk 95.67
2nd - Granieri Yannick 88.67
3rd - Martin Soderstrom 85.33

* Cam McCaul had a bad crash doing a front flip off the fruit bowl and it is suspected that he broke his femur - more details to come.*

* Read more for top 10
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 31, 2010
Crankworx Colorado - Slopestyle Qualifying Go Pro Video Crankworx Colorado - Slopestyle Qualifying Go Pro Video
Source: Go Pro

Check out this video from yesterday's Slopestyle qualifying and Super D events at Crankworx Colorado that was put together by Go Pro

Video inside,
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   Jeff Harper    Jul 31, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Day 2 Crankworx Colorado Day 2
Crankworx 2010 Winterpark Colorado Day 2 Video.

Video inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 31, 2010
Follow Me Blu Ray DVDs - Just about here! Follow Me Blu Ray DVDs - Just about here!
Just got word from the guys over at Anthill Films that on Monday the Blu Ray discs are leaving the reproducers and heading to the Pinkbike.com Headquarters. We are predicting all pre-orders will be shipped out the middle of next week, so if you are still interested in saving $5 on Follow Me Blu Ray, and being entered in the draw for the Custom Specialized Demo 8 frame place your orders now!

Read more info inside...
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   Ian Hylands    Jul 30, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle Qualifying Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle Qualifying
Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle qualifying is over and the results are in. Cam Zink qualified first, followed closely by Darren Berrecloth and Greg Watts.

See inside for more photos and words...
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 30, 2010
CrankWorx Colorado Dual Slalom Video CrankWorx Colorado Dual Slalom Video
Here is a quick video recapping what happened in yesterday's Dual Slalom event at CrankWorx Colorado in Winter Park.

Video inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 30, 2010
Crankworx Colorado - Slopestyle Qualifying Results Crankworx Colorado - Slopestyle Qualifying Results
Slope style qualifiers just ended and here are the results.

1st - Cam Zink 88
2nd - Darren Berrecloth 84.67
3rd - Greg Watts 83.67

More inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 30, 2010
Val di Sole : Qualifying Video Val di Sole : Qualifying Video
Source: MTB Cut

An epic video of Qualifying today in Val di Sole!

Video inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 30, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle and Dual Slalom Gets GoPro'd! Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle and Dual Slalom Gets GoPro'd!
Now that the Pro Dual Slalom has gone off (Memmelaar and Kintner FTW!) and the weather delay is behind us, it is time for the boys to get down to business on the burly Slopestyle track. Inside you can watch some incredible onboard GoPro footage from Cam McCaul and Andrew Taylor as they make their way down the course!

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   Fraser Britton    Jul 30, 2010
Val Di Sole World Cup - Qualifying Val Di Sole World Cup - Qualifying
Qualifying just ended here in Italy for the Val Di Sole World Cup. Gee Atherton (GBR) and Emmeline Ragot (FRA) took top honours.

Check out some quick shots inside from the day.
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 30, 2010
Val di Sole World Cup Qualifying Results Val di Sole World Cup Qualifying Results
Gee Atherton and Emmeline Ragot still hot off their wins from last weeks world cup in Chamery, lead the pack after qualifying.

Full qualifying results
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   Dave Mackie    Jul 30, 2010
Sun Ringle Charger Expert Wheelset Sun Ringle Charger Expert Wheelset
Some of you who scour the internet for the latest and greatest have undoubtedly checked out the newly re-badged Sun Ringle website, which shows off the company's entire rim lineup along with a host of factory-built wheelsets. Sun Ringle has produced some new tubeless compatible rims using the licensed Stan's NoTube bead socket technology (BST). New for 2010 is the Charger wheelset, which is available in both Pro and Expert trim levels and is aimed at the all mountain and cross country market. I recently received a set of Sun Ringle Charger Experts for my cross country rig and, after tearing open the shipping box that they arrived in, got down to business.

See more inside...
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   Jonny Ashelford    Jul 30, 2010
Rose Bikes Team Bike Check Rose Bikes Team Bike Check
Rose sprung up in 1903 and, having been around for more than 100 years, you could call them the granddaddy of bike shops.

This year Rose has been putting down roots in the UK, and are fully committed to supporting UK riders – unless they start beating the German ones, that is! Jokes aside, check out Charlie Watts – Rose's new dirt rider – a young legend in the making, plus Katy Curd – one of the UK’s downhill superstars, who’s ready to take on the world now that she’s full time!

Interviews and videos inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 29, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Dual Slalom Photos Crankworx Colorado Dual Slalom Photos
Pinkbike on the scene with Ian Hylands and Justin Brantley bring the Dual Slalom from Crankworx to life with these photos from the days action

Photos and Results from every category
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   Mike Levy    Jul 29, 2010
Kelowna hosts the upcoming 2010 Center of Gravity Festival Kelowna hosts the upcoming 2010 Center of Gravity Festival
Kelowna, B.C., one again hosts the Center of Gravity Sports and Music Festival for 2010. Held on the sandy shores of Okanagan Lake, Center of Gravity combines mountain biking with other actions sports, live music, and bikini contests! Come and check out all the action and then cool off in the lake.

Read on...
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 29, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Dual Slalom - Kintner and Memmelar Bring Home The Gold Crankworx Colorado Dual Slalom - Kintner and Memmelar Bring Home The Gold
Crankworx Colorado Pro Dual Slalom just went off and Jill Kintner and Jason Memmelaar brought home the gold. Inside you can see the top four finishers for both male and ladies classes!

Edit: More info and interviews with the winners inside...
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   Mike Levy    Jul 29, 2010
Val Di Sole World Cup - Day 1 Practice Photos Val Di Sole World Cup - Day 1 Practice Photos
We've got photog Fraser Britton on the scene in Italy for this weekend's World Cup race. Have a look at his photos of riders tearing up the fast Val Di Sole track during the first day of practice!

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   Tyler Maine    Jul 29, 2010
Val di Sole Day 1 Practice Videos Val di Sole Day 1 Practice Videos
Source: MTB Cut and GT Bikes

Videos from MTB Cut and GT Bikes are in from Val di Sole practice.

Videos inside,
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   Steve Crowe    Jul 29, 2010
Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #5 - 2010 Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #5 - 2010
The straight goods on Kicking Horse Bike Park, straight from the trail crew's fingertips.

The drought is upon us. The sky is no longer nourishing our trails with dihydrogen monoxide. We will continue to moisten the dirt as best we can with the sweat from our brows, but even this will dry up as we work ourselves into a prune-like state under the relentless sun. But, boy, it's sure a beautiful summer up here!

Details inside,
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   Tracy Reed    Jul 29, 2010
5th Annual Moab Ho-Down MTB Festival and Mountain Bike Film Fest! 5th Annual Moab Ho-Down MTB Festival and Mountain Bike Film Fest!
Moab Or Bust! The 5th Annual Moab Ho-Down MTB Festival is happening October 28, 29, 30 and 31st - Hosted by Chile Pepper Bike Shop in Moab, Utah.

This year we have expanded the format of the festival and will be hosting the first annual Moab Mountain Bike Film Fest! The Ho-Down features a townie tour, MTB film festival, Super D Race, DH Race, outrageous costume party, dirt jump competition, prizes, pepper eating contest, raffles and flying pumpkins! If that sounds like your kind of event then take a road trip trip to Moab this October and join the fun. More details inside,
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   Reece Wallace    Jul 29, 2010
2010 Kona Bass Review 2010 Kona Bass Review
Looking for a complete slope style bike that offers performance and mad steeze? Look no further, the trend setting, chrome ball burnished, 2010 Kona Bass slope style and dirt jump bike dishes up a very aesthetically pleasing design and colour, while setting the bar for slope style bikes.

Read on to find out some more!
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   Cut Media    Jul 29, 2010
Hope Endurance Downhill Hope Endurance Downhill
Enduro style Mountain Bike Events seem to be where it’s at for both participants and events' organisers at the moment. Probably spurred on by the huge success of the Mega Avalanche and the ability to create events that challenge both Pro’s and Amateurs alike.

Video and story inside,
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   Justin Brantley    Jul 29, 2010
Colorado Crankworx First Day of Slopestyle Practice Colorado Crankworx First Day of Slopestyle Practice
Check out the action from day one of Colorado Crankworx 2010. It turns out all the stunts work and the competition is going to be amazing.

Look inside for video and some pictures from today!
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   Jack Hudson    Jul 29, 2010
44 Racing - Nps 4x Round 4 + Mini Downhill - PORC 44 Racing - Nps 4x Round 4 + Mini Downhill - PORC
44Racing NPS4X Round 4 & Mini Downhill Race Report

For the second year in a row the NPS 4X circus came to PORC. With the series coming into the final stages the 44Racing riders set out to increase their lead in the championship and continue to dominate each of their categories.

Recaps inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 29, 2010
Highland Training Center (HTC) now open to the public Highland Training Center (HTC) now open to the public
Northfield, NH - Phase 1 of the Highland Training Center (HTC), a 9,100 square foot Super Structure nestled at the base of the Nations Premier Mountain Bike Playground, Highland Mountain is now opening its doors to the public. Highland opened the doors to top pros during the Claymore Challenge just last week. Cameron McCaul, Tyler McCaul, Darren Berrecloth, Aaron Chase, Adam Hauck and George Ryan test rode the park and ensured that the HTC was ready for its debut. Phase 1 of the project includes a 14 foot roll in to a 16 by 26 foam pit, wallrides, and quarter pipes.

More details inside,
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   Mike Estes    Jul 28, 2010
Kyle Thomas, Jill Kintner and Brian Mullen take NW Cup Overall Titles! Kyle Thomas, Jill Kintner and Brian Mullen take NW Cup Overall Titles!
The NW Cup is a complete wrap! Taking home the coveted Overall Pro Crowns are Evil's Kyle Thomas, Transition Racing/Redbull Athlete Jill Kintner and DropNZone's Brian Mullen nabs the Junior Expert title. The 2010 NW Cup series season started in mid-April to rain/snow tracks, then we hosted the 'Mini-World Cup' PRO GRT when the Volcanoes in Iceland fired up and now we dawn some fresh faces into the limelight of Pacific Northwest Gravity Racing scene.

Photos by Carl Warren, Chance K and Ki Kopkau
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   Fraser Britton    Jul 28, 2010
World Cup Val Di Sole Course Overview - 30 Photos World Cup Val Di Sole Course Overview - 30 Photos
The track in Val Di Sole is legendary. Sam Hill would have CRUSHED the field here 2 years ago while leading by 8 secs within 100m of the finish line, when he miscalculated his grip in a corner and went down. This year the track is faster, dryer and looking to be one of the fastest tracks in World Cup history. If it stays dry, it will separate the men from the boys...if you can man-up and stay off the brakes, you'll do well.

Pictures inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 28, 2010
Saint Deep Summer Challenge Wildcard #2 - Adrian Marcoux Saint Deep Summer Challenge Wildcard #2 - Adrian Marcoux
Pinkbike.com has deemed Steve Lloyd of Salt Lake City, Utah the winner of the Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge Wildcard contest. But Adrian Marcoux ran a close race to Lloyd on Pinkbike.com and in a turn of events he has been granted the opportunity to compete in the Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge as a second Wildcard contender due to an unforseen schedule change for invited photographer Sterling Lorence.

"I am now going to be in California for the week of the photo contest," says Lorence. "So, with a story board ready and in place, I will have to put the Deep Summer project on the back burner for another year. I hope to be able to shoot it out in 2011."

So Adrian is in as well! Read on a quick interview
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   Justin Brantley    Jul 28, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Course Walkthrough in Photos Crankworx Colorado Course Walkthrough in Photos
The course for this years 2010 Colorado Crankworx looks very large to say the least. Such big stunts and a ton of riders to shred all weekend long! Riders that I've already seen here are Semenuk, Watts, Soderstrom, Pilgrim, and many more. If this course works and the weather treats us good, it's going to be a good weekend!

Look inside for some gnarly pics of the course!
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   Mike Levy    Jul 28, 2010
North Face Clothing: Product Spotlight North Face Clothing: Product Spotlight
North Face is well known for their technical mountaineering clothing that is engineered to withstand environments that far exceed any conditions that you'd ever want to ride a bike in, but they also have a lineup for us mountain bikers to choose from now as well. Inside we take a close look at the:

North Face Splatter jacket
North Face Slickrock short
North Face Downieville short
North Face Night Prowler jersey
North Face Dirt Merchant jersey
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 28, 2010
Windham WC 4X Course Photos Windham WC 4X Course Photos
Windham, N.Y. – Internationally acclaimed mountain bike course designer Phil Saxena is at Windham Mountain this week overseeing construction of the four-cross (4X) course he designed for the Windham 2010 Mountain Bike World Cup Finals – a course he said will be the biggest 4X course in all of North America.

Details inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 28, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Live on Pinkbike - Update Crankworx Colorado Live on Pinkbike - Update
The rain in Colorado is throwing off the schedule for the slopestyle so there is a possibility the qualifying, best trick AND FINALS will be held today, stay tuned for updates.

Details inside,
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   Mike Estes    Jul 28, 2010
Want A Bike Park At Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood Oregon? Show Your Support! Want A Bike Park At Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood Oregon? Show Your Support!
Dear Interested Citizen:

The Zigzag Ranger District is beginning an analysis to determine the environmental and social impacts of approving a proposal by RLK and Company, the operators of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, to develop a managed, ski lift-assisted downhill-only mountain bike trails system and skills park within the Timberline Ski Area permit boundary. An Environmental Assessment (EA) will be completed which will lead to a decision concerning the proposed project. A preliminary Proposed Action and project map are included with this letter.

Details inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 27, 2010
Crankworx Colorado DH Preview Crankworx Colorado DH Preview
Crankworx Colorado officially kicks off Thursday and Pinkbike will be the home for ALL your Crankworx coverage. We've gotten the first look at the DH and Super-D courses, check em out.
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   Reece Wallace    Jul 27, 2010
Chromag Family Gathering at the Whistler River Jumps Chromag Family Gathering at the Whistler River Jumps
While I was working for the Whistler Municipality in early May building the River Jumps, I knew that they were going to be sick, and the first thing that came to my mind was to get all my friends together, play some music, give out some prizes, and most importantly have fun riding bikes under the hot Whistler sun.

Read on to check out some killer videos and photos!
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 27, 2010
DediCam footage - A unique perspective DediCam footage - A unique perspective
World Cup photographer Fraser Britton recently uploaded an image that got me thinking. It was of a helicopter holding a camera that was able to adjust to any angle giving you an infinitely adjustable tripod! After doing some looking around and research here is some information on the company called DediCam!

Check inside for more details...
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   Mike Levy    Jul 27, 2010
Pinkbike Previews Life Cyles - Prepare To Be Blown Away! Pinkbike Previews Life Cyles - Prepare To Be Blown Away!
The makers of the upcoming film, Life Cycles, stopped by Pinkbike HQ yesterday to give us a private showing of their soon to be released masterpiece. Inside you can read our thoughts on the movie and have a look at some actual film-camera images from the film!

Read on...
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 27, 2010
East Coast Open Results and Report East Coast Open Results and Report
Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada - The inaugural edition of the East Coast Open has come to a close and what an event! One thing is for sure, the East Coast Open will be around for many more years, getting bigger and bigger every year! The wet weather tried to stop us, but the racers would have none of it. After 2 days of wet training on the newly customized race course, we were met with a warm sunny Sunday for the DH finals. With over $10000 in cash and prizing from the likes of Chumba, POC, Raceface and more, there was lots of speculation as to who could lay down the fastest time.
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   Sharon Bader    Jul 27, 2010
Salmon Arm - More than just house boats Salmon Arm - More than just house boats
Salmon Arm, most known for house boats, misspent youth and veteran plates has new frontiers lurking in the woods. The gateway to the Monashee Mountains from the burning Okanagan desert, the local hills are a new breeding ground for swoopy singletrack, technical trails and sub alpine epic view scapes. Centrally located 100km from Revelstoke, 100km from Kamloops and 50km from Vernon an area which hosts two of the popular interior Bike Parks - Silver Star and Sun Peaks, Salmon Arm can be the base camp for a diversity of riding.

More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 27, 2010
Tyax Air Trip 2010 Tyax Air Trip 2010
This all began last year when my good buddy Matt invited me to join him and 10 co-workers on a trip into the southern Chilcotins via a float plane with Tyax Air. I pleaded my usual case of "How far is the ride, is it tough, when etc, etc?", but in the end Matt simply said "Oh hey, you're booked, see ya there!" And that was it, I went, I rode and I loved it! This year Matt had told enough friends and family about how great our trip was that there were now 17 of us signed up to ride over the course of 2 days.

Read on and enjoy the pics from my trip,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 27, 2010
Technical Tuesday: Shimano XT Crank And Bottom Bracket Installation Technical Tuesday: Shimano XT Crank And Bottom Bracket Installation
Today's Tech Tuesday shows you how to install Shimano's XT Hollowtech cranks and outboard bearing bottom bracket. Inside you can watch a great video guiding you through the process.

Read on...
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   Cory Hemminger    Jul 27, 2010
WTB Silverado SL55 saddle review WTB Silverado SL55 saddle review
WTB’s Silverado saddle has proven to be a popular choice amongst its intended cross-country / all mountain riding audience, but it’s also pretty common to see the seat attached to weight-conscious downhill and freeride rigs. Pinkbike.com received a few of these saddles for test purposes in January and I’ve been putting one of the samples through its paces since then to provide y’all with the longer-term lowdown on the SL55.

Review inside,
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   Mount Washington    Jul 27, 2010
BC Cup This Weekend at Mount Washington BC Cup This Weekend at Mount Washington
Mount Washington on Vancouver Island presents DH, XC, bluebird skies, and...Brett Tippie?

Mount Washington Alpine Resort hosts the Kokanee DH and XC races this weekend as part of the 2010 BC Cup. The province’s best up and coming downhill and cross-country racers will be on hand along with buttery-smooth announcer Brett Tippie! As an added bonus, for the second year in a row, it looks like the weather will be picture perfect.

More details inside,
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   Tim Lake    Jul 26, 2010
Saint Deep Summer Challenge Wildcard Winner Announced - Steve Lloyd Saint Deep Summer Challenge Wildcard Winner Announced - Steve Lloyd
After tallying over 11,000 votes, the winner of the Saint Deep Summer Challenge Wildcard has been determined and Steve Lloyd from Utah will take part in this year's challenge. He will face off against the likes of Paul Morrison, Jordan Manley, Sven Martin and Nicolas Teichrob. We caught up with Steve to get some further insight into his photography.

Interview and Pics inside!
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   Mike Levy    Jul 26, 2010
Dave Weagle’s SPLIT PIVOT suspension system awarded patent Dave Weagle’s SPLIT PIVOT suspension system awarded patent
Dave Weagle was just recently awarded the US patent for his latest design suspension design, the Split-Pivot system. Inside you can read all the details, as well as check out some photos of the upcoming bikes that will be using Split-Pivot suspension.

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   Karl Burkat    Jul 26, 2010
Claymore Challenge REPLAY - Exclusive on Pinkbike Claymore Challenge REPLAY - Exclusive on Pinkbike
Re-live the ENTIRE Claymore Challenge broadcast which happened this past weekend. It's 3+ hours of footage, so turn your phone off, sit back, relax and watch the action unfold.

Enjoy!
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   Mike Levy    Jul 26, 2010
Commencal Meta 6 VIP Review Commencal Meta 6 VIP Review
Commencal's mean green machine is ready to rumble. With a slack and adjustable head angle, chain guide tabs, and a carbon fiber swing arm, it's one trick speed machine. But does it all come together on the trail where it counts? Keep reading to find out how the 160 mm travel Meta 6 VIP performed. Great riding video inside as well!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Jul 26, 2010
Fox V3R and V2 Helmets: Product Spotlight Fox V3R and V2 Helmets: Product Spotlight
Inside we take a closer look at two Fox full face helmets that come in at different price points and offer differing levels of protection. First up is the upscale carbon shelled V3R for those looking for a moto style lid, and for riders who desire a higher standard of protection, we have the DOT approved V2 helmet.

Read on...
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   Mark Wood    Jul 26, 2010
Richie Schley Mountain Bike Adventure weekend at Whistler Mountain Bike Park Richie Schley Mountain Bike Adventure weekend at Whistler Mountain Bike Park
“After you do this, you’ll wonder what you were scared about!” Wade Simmons offered words of encouragement to Suzi Mackintosh, a Whistler local, as they sat on their bikes in the Joyride Skills Park, eyeing up the series of drops that ranged from beginner to expert size. She always wanted to hit the big drop, and today was the day.

“You got this!” Wade was amping her up. “Just follow me in.” And with those words, they rolled into the big drop, Wade first, then Suzi rolling off with a squeal, landing it like butter!

More inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 26, 2010
Crankworx Whistler Media Accreditation Deadline Crankworx Whistler Media Accreditation Deadline
Source: Crankworx Media Relations

Kokanee Crankworx 2010 is just weeks away and it’s time to get your accreditation request in. If you are planning on attending this year’s event and require media accreditation, please apply by no later than Wednesday, July 28th.

Details inside,
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   Clint Martin    Jul 25, 2010
Big in Bavaria Results Big in Bavaria Results
After rain for two days straight the sky opened up and the contest was run....

1st Martin Soderstrom 93.00 NS Bikes
2nd Sam Pilgrim 91.75 DiamondBack
3rd Yannick Granieri 88.25 Commencal
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   Tom Schoen    Jul 25, 2010
Jay Hoot's bike park taking shape in Williams Lake, BC Jay Hoot's bike park taking shape in Williams Lake, BC
The Williams Lake Cycling Club has been busy in 2010! With a world-class bike park under construction and the legal designation of the Fox Mountain trail network, Williams Lake is fast becoming one of BC’s premier mountain bike destinations.

Details inside,
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   Willy Sinclair    Jul 25, 2010
What NOT to do at a skatepark What NOT to do at a skatepark
Source: Fat Tony from RideBMX

Just a short list, ten things, to not do at a skatepark, this goes for everyone at every park in every city across every state/province in every country.

10 items inside,
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   Ken Ach    Jul 25, 2010
Mike Montgomery at The Camp of Champions Mike Montgomery at The Camp of Champions
Where The Tricks Have No Names-

There's a reason Mike Montgomery is so good. It was the last day of The Camp of Champions for 2010 - the burgers, chickens, fish, hot dogs, bratwursts, smokies, bacon, veggies and anything else we could get on a grill were getting BBQ'd by Sergi, Eva, Gord and I. Everyone was gorging on all you can eat free food and drinks from Monster. When the line slacked off I went to see what was going down around "The Compound", instead of just what I could see through the smoke of the cooking meat. You could tell everyone knew there was only hours left to live life to the fullest and live the dream of riding, skating, eating, drinking, having fun with, chilling and hanging with and shooting photos with the pros. The mini ramp as getting sessioned into the ground, the street course was crowded with people skating hard Sting Pong was on, and the tunes were bumping. I wondered why so many people were chilling down by the mulch pit. There was nothing going on. Big mistake on my part... The Mike Montgomery Show was just starting up. Mike Montgomery was creating/unveiling/showing off/delivering/whatever you want to call it... something new. Welcome to the last night of The Camp of Champions... Where the tricks have no names.
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   Captyvate Media    Jul 25, 2010
Thomas and Andrew Crimmins - Team Rouler Imports Morewood Thomas and Andrew Crimmins - Team Rouler Imports Morewood
Thomas and Andrew Crimmins are two of the fastest Aussie juniors to be stepping up to the podium. Already having succeeded highly at local, state, and national level, Thomas and Andrew are set for a big future.

Video inside.
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   Steffen Martin    Jul 24, 2010
Champéry 2010 Photo By Martin Steffen Champéry 2010 Photo By Martin Steffen
Champéry 2010 World Cup photos by Martin Steffen.

Plus videos from MTB Cut and Team GT inside too,
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   Fraser Britton    Jul 24, 2010
Champery World Cup Finals Photos Champery World Cup Finals Photos
Gee took home the win. Have a look at some photos from an epic, muddy race at Champery!

Pics inside,
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   Radek Burkat    Jul 24, 2010
DH World Cup Results from Champery DH World Cup Results from Champery
DH World Cup Champery Results.
Men: 1 ATHERTON Gee, 2 MINNAAR Greg, 3 FAIRCLOUGH Brendan
Women: 1 RAGOT Emmeline, 2 JONNIER Sabrina, 3 NICOLE Myriam

Full results and times inside.
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 24, 2010
Rocky Mountain Bicycle owners ride for free! Rocky Mountain Bicycle owners ride for free!
Source: Rocky Mountain Bikes

Roots, Rocky, Reggae is your ticket to good times at Mount Washington (Vancouver Island, BC) and it's brought to you courtesy of Rocky Mountain Bikes.

FYI- bring your Rocky Bike and get a free ticket to ride on Saturday, July 24th mon, then bring a buddy for a 2fer1 on Sunday....yeah mon big up!

More details inside,
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   Dunbar Cycles    Jul 24, 2010
Canada Cup #2: Panorama Mad Trapper Canada Cup #2: Panorama Mad Trapper
This past weekend marked the second stop of the Canada Cup. Racers descended upon the small mountain town of Panorama to test their skills on the fast and loose course for the "Mad Trapper" race.

Check inside for photos, video and a recap,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 23, 2010
Prototype Marzocchi 888 EVO Ti Fork With Ti Nitrate Stanchions Prototype Marzocchi 888 EVO Ti Fork With Ti Nitrate Stanchions
Marzocchi has just released information on a one of a kind works 888 EVO Ti fork that features gold Ti-Nitrate stanchion tubes. Inside you can have a look at the Pinkbike exclusive photo and read up on this special fork.

Read on...
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   Geoff Jansen    Jul 23, 2010
Whistler Bike Park/July 22 2010 Whistler Bike Park/July 22 2010
Yesterday I went out for a day of riding with my good buds Adison MacDonald and Max Buchan, I decided to bring my camera gear along and see what kind of shots we could create in the very dusty bike park. We ended up with some cool shots!

Here are a few!
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   Cut Media    Jul 23, 2010
World Cup Day 3 Qualifying Champery Video World Cup Day 3 Qualifying Champery Video
Some action from the world cup qualifying in Champery.

Video inside,
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   Eric Costigan    Jul 23, 2010
Care for Christian Care for Christian
Christian Wright crashed at the world cup in Switzerland this week during practice. He was life flighted from the course and is now at a second hospital where doctors have been attempting to stop the internal bleeding.

More details inside,
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   Summer Gravity Camps    Jul 23, 2010
Summer Gravity Camps Teams up with Red Bull Athletes Summer Gravity Camps Teams up with Red Bull Athletes
Summer Gravity Camps teams up with Red Bull athletes Brandon Semenuk and Steve Smith and hosts the second annual “Under My Wings” program. 60 campers were treated to a full day of coaching and riding with Semenuk and Smith, then were later treated to a burger dinner at a local restaurant in Whistler.

Videos inside,
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   Fraser Britton    Jul 23, 2010
Champery WC Qualifying - Results Champery WC Qualifying - Results
The World Cup circus rolls on here in Switzerland. Champery was the setting for one of the most legendary rides in World Cup history. Sam Hill came down in massive rainstorm to take 3rd place by less than a couple of seconds, no one else was able to come down within the top 15 once the rain had started.

Rain and mud is what people come to expect in Champery, and today mother nature decided not to dissapoint. ACTION PHOTOS INSIDE.
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   Stephen Matthews    Jul 23, 2010
Shredding Whistler Shredding Whistler
The two Matthews brothers, Peter and Stephen are both in Whistler, riding on some of the raddest equipment on the market and generally having the time of their lives.


Read on to find out their involvement with Calgary Cycle Online, and their daily blog updates!
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 23, 2010
GO BIG OR GO HOME Results - Jakub Vencl first GO BIG OR GO HOME Results - Jakub Vencl first
Munich, Germany, July 23rd, 2010 – Almost 60 riders from 13 countries joined the GO BIG OR GO HOME contest at the BIKE EXPO tradeshow in Munich. The open pre qualifying event promised ten set rider places at the BIG IN BAVARIA Vol.II dirt jump competition. The TOP6 riders of the GO BIG OR GO HOME were Jakub Vencl (1st/CZE), Thomas Genon (2nd/BEL), Simon Kirchmann (3rd/GER), Bartek Obukowicz (4th/POL), Daniel Madzia (5th/AUT) and Mehdi Gani (6th/FRA).
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   Mike Levy    Jul 23, 2010
Diverse Suspension Dueler Shock Review Diverse Suspension Dueler Shock Review
The Dueler shock from Diverse Suspension is a bit of an anomaly in the world of mountain bikes. Not only is it fully user tunable with all parts and shims available directly from Diverse for easy custom valving, but it also has a starting price of only $389 USD including a titanium spring! Inside you can read up on what we thought of this impressively priced shock and how it held up throughout the test.

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 23, 2010
2011 Devinci Wilson, Dixon and Dexter - Exclusive! 2011 Devinci Wilson, Dixon and Dexter - Exclusive!
Devinci has been doing a good job of keeping their new DH, AM and XC bikes a secret, but we are here to share information on the all new Wilson (DH), Dixon (AM) and Dexter (XC) with you.

Inside you'll find pics and geo charts on all three models,
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   Rob Dunnet    Jul 23, 2010
Closer Look - Where your bike comes from! Closer Look - Where your bike comes from!
A closer look at what goes into the frames and parts we ride with.

After the Taipei Bike Show and Sea Otter I decided that it was time to build up a new bike for the summer. I had a chance to get a close look at a lot of products in Taipei and I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to use on my bike. Also being in Taiwan and working out of the factory where Banshee Bikes are made I had a unique opportunity to take pictures of my bike during production. I had also lined up a couple of factory visits that fell through at the last minute. Lots of companies do not want pictures taken of their facilities or manufacturing processes. Thankfully I was lucky enough to be invited to the factory where Funn Brakes are made in Taichung, Taiwan. And I made the trip to Vancouver Island to hang out with Greg at the Straitline factory.

Check out my bike being built up from Taiwan to British Columbia,
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   Dean    Jul 23, 2010
Epic Rides - Alouette Lake Epic Rides - Alouette Lake
Quite often the sweet views of the places that see people post about their rides are earned with a long pedal into the wilderness. My ride to the end of Alouette Lake and Stave Lake was just such a ride. 22kms of ups and downs on a logging road netted me one very sweet view.

Story Inside.
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 23, 2010
Stella Project 1 - Video Stella Project 1 - Video
Source: Vincent Allard

Here is a short video of Maxime Fortin-Faubert riding his Dobermann Stella in Bromont,Qc.

Video inside,
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   Cut Media    Jul 22, 2010
Champery World Cup: Practice Video Champery World Cup: Practice Video
Watch the action from practice on the gnarliest course on the World Cup circuit.

Video inside,
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   Fraser Britton    Jul 22, 2010
Champery WC practice day 1 Champery WC practice day 1
First day of practice here in Champery has come to an end, and boy, was it wild days. The medevac heli seemed to be constantly in the air over what is fast becoming a legendary world cup track. It's steep, it's gnarly and now that it is bedded in, it is scary fast. Jumps, roots, and loose over hardpack...Champery has it all.

As of this afternoon, it also has rain. It is predicted to rain on and off all night which could make things interesting tomorrow morning when practice kicks off. Qualis are at 1:30pm, by then it should be cleared up and sun is predicted for the rest of the week. Action shots inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 22, 2010
2010 NW Cup Series Finale – July 23-25! 2010 NW Cup Series Finale – July 23-25!
Source: NW Cup

The End Is Near! This weekend will mark the end of the first NW Cup series at Dry Hill in Port Angeles. There are quite a few categories that are as of yet undecided and hinge upon a result this weekend.

We shook up the course choices for this one so check out the Pinkbike Pre-ride videos to see what you are up against. Videos inside,
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   Johnny Smoke    Jul 22, 2010
Kelowna Skills Park Official Opening - Sunday, July 25th, 2010 Kelowna Skills Park Official Opening - Sunday, July 25th, 2010
Sure, it’s been open to the public for a couple of weeks, but we can’t let this landmark event pass without a party. So we’re having one.

There will be demos, a Jump Jam and contest, music, and lots of cool stuff. The Jump Contest will be open to anyone who is an MTBco member, and we’ll be there early to sign people up. Prizes for the jam are being donated by all the local shops.

More details inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 22, 2010
How To Fly Cheaper With Your Bike How To Fly Cheaper With Your Bike
Professional riders travel the world to ride in amazing locations and push their limits, but one of the most stressful parts of the job is having to fly with your bike. It really does seem like airlines are out to get us with their extra charges for pretty much anything that you can't fit into your pockets. Morpheus pro rider Mitch Chubey knows a thing or two about flying with his bike and inside he shares his method to get around those extra fees and lower the stress level on your next trip.

Read on...
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   John Lee    Jul 22, 2010
This is Sarsha Huntington This is Sarsha Huntington
The race scene is full of so many talented riders and awesome people. Sarsha Huntington though is probably one of the nicest people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. Her addictive, flamboyant personality mixed with her vivacious riding style means you get the whole package in Sarsha!

Story inside,
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   ivan litovski    Jul 22, 2010
Biking around the World - Macedonia Biking around the World - Macedonia
I'm sure some take for granted the well established MTB scene in North America and some parts of Europe, but in some emerging countries, biking is just getting started. Have a look at this user's take on riding in Macedonia as they trail blaze the scene in their country.

Story inside,
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   Cut Media    Jul 21, 2010
Champery World Cup: Pit Chat Champery World Cup: Pit Chat
Listen to the riders talk about being back in Champery and how the race is shaping up!

Video inside
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   Fraser Britton    Jul 21, 2010
Champery World Cup Course Preview Champery World Cup Course Preview
There is only one thing that needs to be repeated for Champery. The course is STEEP. We aren't talking World Cup steep, we are talking rappelling gear may come in handy for walking it steep. There are corners that are so steep you can jump into the next switchback down...and it's actually a legitimate line choice.

Check out below for some photos while walking with the boys from Monster Energy / Specialized. Video to come!
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 21, 2010
Last Day to Vote for the Deep Summer Challenge Wildcard! Last Day to Vote for the Deep Summer Challenge Wildcard!
Presenting the Top 5 Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge Wildcards - Score Them Now!

See finalists and Vote here
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   Peter Appleton    Jul 21, 2010
East Coast Open: Canada’s Largest Prize Purse DH Race East Coast Open: Canada’s Largest Prize Purse DH Race
Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada - This weekend (July 23-25) kicks off the first ever East Coast Open. This event is designed to host the best Downhill mountain bike racers that Canada and the world have to offer. Event organizers sweetened the pot by bringing Canada’s largest DH race prize purse. Over $10000 in cash and prizing will be given away! $3000 in cash and over $7000 worth of prizes including a Chumba F5 DH frame, POC helmets and Armour, Raceface clothing and components, X Fusion Vector HLR rear shocks and much much more.

More details inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 21, 2010
12 mm x 142 mm Axle Standard Explained 12 mm x 142 mm Axle Standard Explained
As 2011 bikes start to show up there's been some noise made about the new 12 x 142 mm rear axle spacing that many seem to be sporting, even the short travel XC bikes! There has been some confusion as to how we ended up with those numbers, as well as if the system makes any sense at all. Inside we take a closer look at the 'in between' standard and separate the wheat from the chaff to figure out if it makes any sense. Watch the video, read the facts, and then decide for yourself.

Read on...
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   Cut Media    Jul 21, 2010
Mojo Trail Diaries: Episode 2 Part 2 Mojo Trail Diaries: Episode 2 Part 2
Aaron Gwin, Joe Barnes and the rest continue their Scottish trip...

Vid inside...
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   Mike Levy    Jul 21, 2010
CR1 Engineering Boxxer Cartridge Review CR1 Engineering Boxxer Cartridge Review
CR1 Engineering brings a level of suspension performance that is hard to come by in the mountain bike world. Not only do they offer full custom tuning for rear shocks, but they also have fully sealed fork cartridges to fit both Boxxer's and Marzocchi 888 forks. Inside you can read about how the CR1 Boxxer cartridge performed for us over the last eight months that we've been using it and you'll also find a great riding video as well.

Read on...
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Jul 21, 2010
2010 British National Championship | Ae Forest 2010 British National Championship | Ae Forest
This weekend saw the British National Championships take place in Ae Forest. Wet and mist ridden the action was muddy, slippery and challenging for riders, spectators and photographers.

Read on for all that happened
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   Anton U.    Jul 20, 2010
Up and Comers - Brett Rheeder Up and Comers - Brett Rheeder
Brett Rheeder is one of the few riders in Ontario that rides and competes in slopstyle. Not only does he have lots of enthusiasm and skill on a bike, but has the abilities to use a mini digger like a painter uses a paint brush. Check out who Brett is and be sure to watch him this year at the slopestyle events...

Read on for more, pics,videos inside!
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   Mike Levy    Jul 20, 2010
2011 Trek Scratch Air 9 : First Look 2011 Trek Scratch Air 9 : First Look
On my last day in Chatel, France, I had a chance to take a closer look at Trek's 2011 Scratch Air 9. The 170 mm travel air sprung bike uses the same frame as the coil sprung Scratch, but should weigh in less for those riders who like to earn their turns. You can find all the details and specs inside!

Read on...
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   Aaron Chase    Jul 20, 2010
Aaron Chase blogging from Claymore - Part 3 Aaron Chase blogging from Claymore - Part 3
The Claymore Challenge is always one of my favorite stops throughout the year. Not only is the course super fun, but Highland in general is a blast. It's like that show "Cheers", you know, "where everyone knows your name". You walk in and instantly slap Mark (the owner) a high five, order a smoothie and burrito from Jess in the cafe, then grab a shovel and do some shaping with Slim, Rob and Tom from trail crew. These guys never settle for anything other than 100% so I knew the course was going to be sick.

Story inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 20, 2010
Technical Tuesday: RockShox Totem and Lyric Mission Control Damper Mod Technical Tuesday: RockShox Totem and Lyric Mission Control Damper Mod
If you have a Totem or Lyric fork that uses a Mission Control damper with the Floodgate feature, but don't take advantage of it and would like your fork to be more sensitive, this is the Tech Tuesday for you. Inside you'll find a great video that guides you through the process of removing the Floodgate for more active suspension.

Read on...
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   Lauren Archer    Jul 20, 2010
The Atherton Project - Episode 6 The Atherton Project - Episode 6
Episode 6 of The Atherton Project begins with the family fitting in some much-needed relaxation back home in Wales. Then it's on to Leogang in Austria for Round Four of the World Cup. Gee's World Cup rivalry with Greg Minnaar continues - who's going to come out on top after Round 4?

Video inside,
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   Matt Fitzhardinge    Jul 20, 2010
Drift HD170 Initial helmet camera Review Drift HD170 Initial helmet camera Review
Drift Innovations recently announced the release of their new HD170 helmet camera. You may have seen the original X170 around - it's hard to miss with its bright orange casing. The X170 was a good offering for first time users on a budget, but it lacked some features that higher end users wanted. The new HD170 has been designed to meet these requirements and then some. New features like HD video, digital zoom, night mode and a good rechargeable battery are welcome additions to the wireless remote control and colour LCD screen found on the X170.

Read the initial review inside:
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 19, 2010
Mountain of Hell 2010 Video Mountain of Hell 2010 Video
Check out this awesome clip from the Mountain of Hell in the French Alps. Some gnarly snow action going down. Wish they put some music in there...

Raw Clip inside
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 19, 2010
Claymore Challenge - Videos of TOP 6 runs Claymore Challenge - Videos of TOP 6 runs
Watch Semenuk, McCaul, Peat, Groves, Berrecloth and Chase throw it down from Claymore with GoPro footage from their runs

Top 6 Runs
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 19, 2010
Claymore Challenge Recap Claymore Challenge Recap
Claymore went down this past weekend, check out some final photos and quotes from Semenuk and McCaul from the event at Highlands.

Report inside,
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   Long Nguyen    Jul 19, 2010
U.S. National Championships Day 5 U.S. National Championships Day 5
Sunday, July 18

It’s the final day of the U.S. Cycling National Championships. The only event of the day on the gravity side is Pro Men and Cat. 1 (17-18 ) Downhill finals and Pro Woman Downhill finals.

Pics and details inside,
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   Cut Media    Jul 19, 2010
Lance McDermott: Back from Injury. Lance McDermott: Back from Injury.
It's been 1 year since Lance McDermott last showed off his skills in a contest. A broken leg sustained in a BMX crash June 2009 (See it in the video), followed by a major failure in his first operation has had Lance sitting on the sideline watching on so far in 2010. Despite signing a deal for the newly revitalized UK brand Saracen in 2010 it is only now he is getting his leg back over a bike and pushing towards the standard of riding we all know him for. A few weeks ago I headed to meet Lance, shoot some video and see him as he pushes back towards full fitness in an attempt to be able to compete at Crankworx in a few weeks.

Video, Photos and Interview inside,
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   Jernej Zadravec    Jul 19, 2010
Nike 6.0 Standby Barcelona - 1st Place France Nike 6.0 Standby Barcelona - 1st Place France
Whether it was the Burgers, Chorizo, Roast Beef or Frankfurters that tickled your fancy over the course the week in the end it was the trusty French Frog that came in as the dish of the day…

Zut Alors! The top spot in the Nike 6.0 Standby Barcelona is - TEAM FRANCE.
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   Logan Peat    Jul 19, 2010
Logan Peat's Bike Check - 2010 Santa Cruz Jackal Logan Peat's Bike Check - 2010 Santa Cruz Jackal
Shortly after building up my new Santa Cruz Jackal, I headed down to Kelowna where I met up with some friends and got a chance to test the new bike out. Below take a look at the spec list, photo’s and a video of the new 2010 Santa Cruz Jackal in action.

Check out his bike and congrats on 3rd at Claymore!
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   David Bennison    Jul 19, 2010
Marek Lebek - Rider Check Marek Lebek - Rider Check
Probably very few people outside of Europe know Marek “Maro” Lebek, but around here he gains recognition as a really crazy rider. He is a young guy from a small Polish town Tarnowskie Gory.

Check him out inside,
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   Long Nguyen    Jul 18, 2010
US Nationals Results - Gwin and Kintner Champs US Nationals Results - Gwin and Kintner Champs
Aaron Gwin and Jill Kintner take home the US Nationals title.

Full report coming up soon
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   Cameron Hilts    Jul 18, 2010
Canadian National Championships - Full Weekend Recap Canadian National Championships - Full Weekend Recap
This past weekend was the 2010 Canadian National Championships here in BC. After a long drive and a killer weekend, it's time for the Canada Cup.

Story inside,
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   Darryl Bartlett    Jul 18, 2010
Canada Cup DH #2 Panorama - Results Canada Cup DH #2 Panorama - Results
Here are some quick results from the Canada Cup in Panorama.

Results inside,
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   Long Nguyen    Jul 18, 2010
U.S. National Championships Day 4 U.S. National Championships Day 4
Today was an early start with Pro Downhill practice starting at 8 a.m. Practice was short with riders trying to final tune their lines before tomorrows Pro and Cat. 1 (17-18 ) Downhill finals.

My day was relaxing, hanging out with riders and vendors. Pro and Cat 1 Mountain Cross was the main event for Saturday evening under the lights. Logan Binggeli was the number one qualifier and is one of the main riders to look out for. But you never know what will happen in Mountain Cross, it will be anyone’s game.

Story inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 17, 2010
Claymore Challenge Final Results Claymore Challenge Final Results
Brandon Semenuk is your 2010 Claymore Challenge Winner! HUGE props to Dave Smutok and the Highlands crew for putting on a world class event. After a bad first run Semenuk needed to pull it off on his second run, which he did beating Cam's first run by only 0.25 point. Cam was sitting in first until that point so it required him to do a second run to compete for first. Cam's run was on track to beat Semenuk's until the last jump where he just missed the front flip that surely would have gotten him the lead back.

TOP 3
Brandon Semenuk - 89.25
Cam McCaul - 89.00
Logan Peat - 72.00

Full Results inside...
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   Summer Gravity Camps    Jul 17, 2010
Coastal Crew teams up with Summer Gravity Camps Coastal Crew teams up with Summer Gravity Camps
Whistler, BC - Summer Gravity Camps -

Take a minute to check out some amazing footage the Coastal Crew has captured from week one at Summer Gravity Camps in Whistler.

Video inside,
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   Long Nguyen    Jul 17, 2010
U.S National Championships Day 3 U.S National Championships Day 3
Friday July 16

The third day of the U.S. Cycling National Championships is underway with Pro and Cat. 1 Mountain Cross practice starting out in the morning. As I worked my way up the track, many of the riders were still trying to dial it in with so many different potential lines before qualifying.

Pics and details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 16, 2010
Watch the 2010 Canadian XC Mountain Bike National Championships LIVE! Watch the 2010 Canadian XC Mountain Bike National Championships LIVE!
Live viewing online! July 17 & 18, 2010!

Tourism Canmore Kananaskis and the Canmore Nordic Centre are pleased to announce that Adrenaline Garage has been contracted to provide a live webcast of the 2010 National Mountain Bike Championships. Adrenaline Garage has produced huge events, such as Colorado Crankworx in 2009, and is stoked to bring their expertise to Canmore and cross country mountain bike racing.

Details inside and it will be live on Pinkbike.com!
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 16, 2010
2011 Norco Range - An All Mountain Rider's Wet Dream 2011 Norco Range - An All Mountain Rider's Wet Dream
You ever get caught up in the style of riding that you most participate in and forget that there is a lot more out there? DH and DJ and SS styles of riding are so fun to watch and participate in, but when it comes down to it a bike company has to be super versatile and cover all genres of cycling, not just MTB in order to survive in today’s market. Norco is one of those brands that stands tall and has a bike for everyone and they deliver it at more than reasonable prices to make it that much more enjoyable to the consumer.

Our focus for the 2011 launch is on the all new Range line of bikes. More details, pictures and video inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 16, 2010
Watch Today on Pinkbike! Claymore Challenge and the Canadian XC Nationals Watch Today on Pinkbike! Claymore Challenge and the Canadian XC Nationals
Watch Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Darren Berrecloth, Adam Hauck go for glory at the Claymore Challenge

and

Watch Geoff Kabush, Max Plaxton, Catherine Pendrel, Emily Batty and others compete for the Canadian XC Championships

Start times inside
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 16, 2010
Scandinavian Photo Challenge - Team Canaska winner! Scandinavian Photo Challenge - Team Canaska winner!
Scandinavian Photo Challenge Awards was held this saturday night at the Holiday Club Arena, a stone's throw from Åresjön (Åre, Sweden). No less than 300 visitors enjoyed the magnificent slide shows from the teams, a total of five.
The level of the contributions was very high and it was quite obvious that both photographers and riders are among the best in the world. The amazing pictures showed a more beautiful Åre than ever seen before and tons of magnificient riding.

Amazing shots inside!
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   Mike Levy    Jul 16, 2010
Giro Station Goggles and Fader Glasses: Parts Check Giro Station Goggles and Fader Glasses: Parts Check
While you may know them for their helmets, Giro also has an extensive line of both casual and sport glasses, as well as goggles for dirt and snow use. Inside we take a closer look at their value packed Station goggle and Fader glasses.

Read on...
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   Knolly Bikes    Jul 16, 2010
Knolly Endorphin - POV Knolly Endorphin - POV
The Knolly Endorphin is the staff and team favourite for All-Mountain and aggressive trail riding. Recently team riders Ross Measures and Alan Crisp had the opportunity to ride their Endorphins and shoot with Margus Riga.

Pictures and video inside,
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   Aaron Chase    Jul 15, 2010
Aaron Chase blogging from Claymore - Part 2 Aaron Chase blogging from Claymore - Part 2
The sound of the day was tires exploding. BOOM! Another tire blows as the riders looks up the hill at what just happened. The slopestyle course is running so good and getting faster and faster.

The riders are tossing more spins and tricks and the course keeps getting better.
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 15, 2010
Claymore Challenge Qualifying Results Claymore Challenge Qualifying Results
(Northfield, NH) – Qualifying for the Claymore Challenge went down today at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, NH and the riders definitely threw down on the Dave Smutok designed course.

6 riders went into the event pre-qualified, as they have podiumed in the past 2 years at the Claymore. Those riders include: Brandon Semenuk, Cameron McCaul, Aaron Chase, Andrew Taylor, Greg Watts, and Paul Basagoitia. There were 16 spots to fill and a stacked field of contenders.

The results are:
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 15, 2010
Lizard Skins Ryan Berrecloth Video Lizard Skins Ryan Berrecloth Video
Source: Redfern Media

Ryan Maveric-Cloth shows another side of himself and spends a little time ripping the north shore.

Video inside,
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   Anthill Films    Jul 15, 2010
Catching up with Vanderham Catching up with Vanderham
Thomas Vanderham is known for going big. But his approach to mountain biking is technical and calculated paralleling that of a world cup DH racer, even though his canvas is hidden lines in the forest and the open hills of the backcountry.

Check out a quick interview, profile video and photos inside...
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   Mike Levy    Jul 15, 2010
2011 Trek Remedy 9.9: First Look 2011 Trek Remedy 9.9: First Look
Day two at the 2011 Trek bike launch in Chatel, France, and we take a closer look at their marquee All-Mountain machine: the carbon fiber Remedy 9.9. Not only does the 9.9 feature a carbon frame and SRAM's XX 10 speed drivetrain, but also custom valved Fox suspension in both the front and rear. Inside you can find all of the information, specs, and pictures, as well a great video giving you the lowdown on what is really going on in those Fox dampers.

*Updated with a new video explaining how the Fox DRCV shock technology works - check it out!

Read on...
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   Jon Lake    Jul 15, 2010
Through the Lens - Baxter Redfern Through the Lens - Baxter Redfern
Baxter Redfern is a Videographer/Photographer based out of Victoria, B.C. Working closely with big names such as Harookz, and Ian Hylands, as well as having some of the most talented riders as friends has played a role in helping him hone his skills. However, Baxter's work stands out on its own, thanks to his raw talent, charisma, and humor; something I had the privilege of witnessing first hand while attending photography school at the same time as Baxter.

Check inside for an interview with Baxter Redfern,
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   Aaron LaRocque    Jul 15, 2010
2010 Goatstyle Video from LaRock 2010 Goatstyle Video from LaRock
Check out my edit from Goatstyle this past weekend!

Vid inside,
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   Cut Media    Jul 15, 2010
No Fuss Events: 10 at Kirroughtree, Video, Photo's and Blog No Fuss Events: 10 at Kirroughtree, Video, Photo's and Blog
No Fuss Events are always a regular on my calendar; over the past few years I’ve filmed and produced event videos at most of their major events. 10 Under the Ben, Glen Nevis River Race and the Endurance Downhill, I’ve been to them all, filmed a video and met a lot of great people along the way.

Weekend video and story inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 14, 2010
Rocky Mountain Slope Bike - Sneak Peek Rocky Mountain Slope Bike - Sneak Peek
Source: Dave Smutok

Dave just sent over a few pics of his ALL NEW Rocky Mountain Slope Style bike. This bike is never going to production and was made in Vancouver, B.C. for Gully, Smutok, and Jarrett to compete on, there will only be 10 made.

4 inches of slope slaying machine inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 14, 2010
2011 Trek Scratch 9: First Look 2011 Trek Scratch 9: First Look
Trek chose Chatel, France, to launch their new bikes and I was lucky enough to be able to attend and deliver you the goods. In this first update you'll find information on the new 180 mm Fox 36 equipped 2011 Trek Scratch, including a video explaining the custom tuning that has been done to it's DHX RC4 shock.

Read on...
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 14, 2010
Claymore Challenge Kicks Off Today at Highland Mountain Bike Park Claymore Challenge Kicks Off Today at Highland Mountain Bike Park
(Northfield, NH)- Riders from all over the world descended on Highland Mountain Bike Park today to compete in the 3rd Annual Claymore Challenge. Riders will battle it out for the coveted Claymore sword as well as points for a Gold level event in the FMBA World Tour. The Claymore is the 13th stop in the tour and looks to be one of the most favored by the riders.
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 14, 2010
2010 Canadian DH Nationals - Recap 2010 Canadian DH Nationals - Recap
Source: Connor Macleod and Derek Dix

The 2010 Canadian National Downhill Championships is now in the bag, after months of anticipation. Andrew Mitchell of Victoria, BC, and Micayla Gatto of West Vancouver, BC, both reclaimed their Canadian Elite Titles.

Story, video and pics inside,
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   Fraser Britton    Jul 14, 2010
Eric Brown discusses Galbraith Mountain, Washington Eric Brown discusses Galbraith Mountain, Washington
There are some well known MTB mecca's on earth: Whistler, Moab, Durango, 2 Alpes, Portes du Soleil. What about the less well known spots, are there any gems hiding amongst the coal? You bet there is.

If you want an example of a well run, rider supported, community driven mountain bike gem, look no further than the US Pacific Northwest and Galbraith Mountain in Bellingham, Washington.
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   Mike Feeney    Jul 14, 2010
Claymore Challenge 2010 Claymore Challenge 2010
The Claymore Challenge will be here in three short days.

Watch a highlight video from the past events to get pumped for the action at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield New Hampshire.
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 14, 2010
2011 Norco Complete Lineup 2011 Norco Complete Lineup
Check out Norcos' complete range of mountain bikes for 2011. Full Specs and prices to come within the next day.

*Prices have been added to all pictures*

Over 30 studio shots inside!
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   Steve Crowe    Jul 14, 2010
Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #4 - 2010 Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #4 - 2010
The straight goods on Kicking Horse Bike Park, straight from the trail crew's fingertips.

Now that the wedding season has kicked in, the blazing speed of trail work progress at Kicking Horse Bike Park has ebbed somewhat. With all the stags and nuptials going on, we've had to spread the love beyond the slopes. But that doesn't mean all the romance is gone. Not at all.

Details inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 14, 2010
Acros A-Flat Pedals Review Acros A-Flat Pedals Review
German company Acros joins the pedal war with their high end A-Flat pedals. The new pedals feature a larger than average platform and use a combination of allen head and set screws to keep your feet in place. Inside you can see all the specs and pictures, as well as find out how we got on with them!

Read on...
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   Mike Estes    Jul 14, 2010
Fluidride Cup DH #3 Recap Fluidride Cup DH #3 Recap
Mikey Sylvestri, Jaime Rees and Adam Ransavage Dominate the Fat Tire Farm/Fluidride Cup #3

The Fat Tire Farm/Fluidride Cup DH is in the books. Here's the results and a quick run down with photos to re-cap the longest, most technical DH track in the Pacific Northwest.

Photos By Carl Warren and Gregg Tubbs, Videos by Andy Tran and Sarah Hopkins.
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   Aaron Chase    Jul 13, 2010
Aaron Chase blogging from Claymore - Part 1 Aaron Chase blogging from Claymore - Part 1
So Adam Hauck and I decided to give everyone a sneak preview of the bottom half of the Claymore course today before anyone had even rolled into town. This is the best course on the circuit. Be ready to watch the madness unfold LIVE on Pinkbike, that is if you’re not here in person. Big props to Mark, Smutok and the crew at Highland for once again showing the world what’s up.

Vid inside
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   Reece Wallace    Jul 13, 2010
2010 Goat Style Bike Festival Finals 2010 Goat Style Bike Festival Finals
Nestled in the heart of the Kootenays, Creston British Columbia has become the host town of one of the most premiere slope style events in North America with riders from all over the world competing for their chance at 3000 dollars and bragging rights of being claimed Goat Jam champion.

Check out the video and story below covering the finals of the slope style event at Goat style 2010!
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 13, 2010
Claymore Challenge to be broadcast LIVE on Pinkbike.com Claymore Challenge to be broadcast LIVE on Pinkbike.com
(Northfield, NH) - Highland Mountain Bike Park is proud to bring to you the LIVE webcast of the 3rd Annual Claymore Challenge on Pinkbike.com.
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   Paul Howard    Jul 13, 2010
How-to...Wheelie! How-to...Wheelie!
First in a series of detailed, instructional "HOW-TO" vids that ZEP MTB Camps will be posting up throughout the summer.

Check out the video inside for all the details...
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   Sharon Bader    Jul 13, 2010
Sedona - Mecca in the Midst of Time Sedona - Mecca in the Midst of Time
There are many beautiful places in the world, many great places to visit and ride. We've ridden in many beautiful places in Canada and the American North and South West. We've heard about Sedona. Many of the friends we've shared amazing rides with have ridden there and told us we had to go. But it's just that little bit too far. But once you've been, its allure will shorten that distance and draw you in like an addiction.

Story inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Jul 13, 2010
Scottish Championships 2010 | Dunkeld Scottish Championships 2010 | Dunkeld
This weekend saw several Championship events taking place in many countries. The Canadian champs, which you will already have seen coverage from, the iXS German Champs in Ritterhausen and the Scottish Champs in Dunkeld.

Read on for all of the happenings from the Scottish Champs,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 12, 2010
2011 Norco Bikes Launch - Arrival Day 2011 Norco Bikes Launch - Arrival Day
Jordan and I loaded up the little truck and hit the road for the 2011 Norco Bikes Launch in North Vancouver, B.C. today. The clouds were threatening, but have burned off and it's looking like a great afternoon here. We've got 8 minutes before the urban ride leaves for a tour of Stanley Park, but we wanted to share some quick spy shots of the 250, the all new Range, the DH Race, the Team DH, the Vixa (with Paint) and a Prototype XC race bike.

Pics inside
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 12, 2010
Red Bull 5000 Down - September 11-12th, 2010 Red Bull 5000 Down - September 11-12th, 2010
Source: Red Bull

RockShox Presents Red Bull 5000 Down – A Mass Start Downhill Mountain Bike Race

For a second year, Red Bull 5000 Down hits Whistler Blackcomb with a mass start downhill mountain bike race. On September 11th and 12th, mountain bikers will gather at the peak of Whistler Mountain, at Whistler Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia and will descend more than 2,182 metres (7,159 feet) and a vertical of 1,530 metres (5,020 feet) in order to cross the finish line in the Whistler Village. All riders will need to sustain constant physical and mental effort to maintain control during the entire descent, which will take approximately 20 minutes for the fastest participants. Details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 12, 2010
2011 Norco Vixa Prototype - First Looks! 2011 Norco Vixa Prototype - First Looks!
Source: Dan Barham

The Vixa series is the Jaqueline of all trades when it comes to womens' mountain bikes. With 160mm of Norco's A.R.T. Advanced Ride Technology suspension and womens' specific frame geometry, the Vixa allows the ladies to take on big climbs with efficiency on the way up and attack the descent aggressively on the way down. Steep, technical singletrack descents, all mountain trails, enduro DH courses and all the climbing required to get there are all the reasons the Vixa is the only bike you'll see in womens' closets.

More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 12, 2010
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - The Western Open Downhill – Update Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - The Western Open Downhill – Update
The host, video preview of the course, and the winner!

The preparation for the Western Open downhill race at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on August 28th & 29th continues. This month’s race update includes the announcement of the event host, the race course preparation and this month’s pre-registration prize winner.

And the winner is...
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   Mike Levy    Jul 12, 2010
Dakine Clothing: Product Spotlight Dakine Clothing: Product Spotlight
Dakine produces a wide range of goods for many action sports, but their lineup of mountain bike wares still takes center stage. With smart graphics and great colors, Dakine's range is popular with many riders. Inside we take a closer look at the:

Dakine Tract jersey
Dakine Syncline short
Dakine Nomad pack
Dakine Covert glove

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 12, 2010
Day in the life - Miranda Miller Day in the life - Miranda Miller
Check out a typical day in Miranda Miller's summer life - training and having fun in between races and her day job at NASA.

Photo essay by David Fournier inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 11, 2010
2010 Canadian DH Nationals - Winners 2010 Canadian DH Nationals - Winners
Source: Connor Macleod

The 2010 Canadian DH Nationals have just wrapped up here at Panorama Mountain Resorts and I have some winners for you!

Your National Champion podiums are inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 11, 2010
Goat Style Top Three Goat Style Top Three
Source: Reece Wallace

Goat Style just wrapped up and your pro men's podium for 2010 is Greg Watts (1st), Mike Montgomery (2nd) and Graham Aggasiz (3rd).

Full recap to follow!
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   John Lee    Jul 11, 2010
52 weeks at Mega Avalanche 2010 - Part 3 52 weeks at Mega Avalanche 2010 - Part 3
52 weeks ago I set myself a challenge to compete in the Mega Avalanche 2010 after a 10 year break away from my bike due to a back breaking injury. But after all those blogs and my recent patch of injuries - I can finally say it is finished!

And my story is below, enjoy!
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   Reece Wallace    Jul 11, 2010
2010 Goat Style Bike Jam Friday Night Lights Video 2010 Goat Style Bike Jam Friday Night Lights Video
Every year, the organizers and builders at Goat Style Bike Jam in Creston, British Columbia, never cease to amaze riders and spectators with the amazing course and contest, and this year was no exception!

Check out some of the best slope style athletes in the world shredding the Friday Night Lights invite slope style contest.
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 11, 2010
2010 Canadian DH Nationals - Qualifying 2010 Canadian DH Nationals - Qualifying
Source: Connor Macleod and Derek Dix

Today kicked off with Junior and Elite Seeding runs. In pro men Dean Tennant laid down the fastest seeding run with a 3:28. Micayla Gatto showed Canada she’s ready with a 4:02 in pro women. Kelsey Begg took Junior women’s fastest qualy, and Remi Gauvin in Junior men had the second fastest time on the hill with a smokin’ 3:31!

Video and pics from qualifying inside,
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   Goldstein Productions    Jul 11, 2010
Race Training: Ian Morrison & Tyler Allison Race Training: Ian Morrison & Tyler Allison
The newest edit is here from Goldstein Productions! It took only one, full-on, thirteen hour day, to make it all happen. Take a look at Ian Morrison and Tyler Allison's race training, and at what went on to make this video happen.

Video and pics inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Jul 11, 2010
iXS European Downhill Cup 2010 | Ilmenau iXS European Downhill Cup 2010 | Ilmenau
With round one having taken place at the venerable venue of Innerleithen in the UK, round two in the Austrian location of Leogang, round three of the iXS European Downhill Cup was to take place in the University town of Ilmenau in eastern Germany.

Read on for all the happenings from the three day event:
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   Ryan Lindh    Jul 11, 2010
Introducing Dirtworks Gravity Camps Introducing Dirtworks Gravity Camps
Dirtworks Gravity camps offer riders for the first time on Canada's East cost - Downhill specific skills clinics.

Our camps are aimed towards riders who would like to learn to become better riders. Whether your skill set includes only a few basic trail rides or you’re an experienced rider, our camps will have something to offer. Riders can expect to finish the day with renewed confidence both on and off the bike.

Read on for more details...
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 10, 2010
2010 Canadian DH Nationals - Practice Day 2010 Canadian DH Nationals - Practice Day
Source: Connor Macleod and Derek Dix

Welcome to the 2010 Canadian National Downhill Championships, hosted by Panorama Mountain Village. This weekend hundreds of Downhillers from across the country will man up to an all-new track. This year’s track is fast and rough railing its way through Panorama’s Bike Park. Elites and Juniors have planned and trained for this weekend all year in pursuit of the Nations number one spot! A solid run here can land you a spot on the Canadian National Team, representing the red and white at this year World Championships right here in Mont St. Anne, Quebec.

Video and pics from practice inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 10, 2010
Mega Qualifying Report Mega Qualifying Report
Source: Tyler Morland

Guys, just wanted to give you an update on that Specialized Enduro frame you wanted me to try… I was going to just drop you a mail with some thoughts, but I took it to the Mega instead. The Mega avalanche has always been on my list of “must do’s”, but it just never seemed to line up with the schedule. This year, however, is very different. I’m not sure where to start, but the one thing you should understand; Enduro DH is super hard!

Qualifying Story inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 10, 2010
Geax Eric Lawrenuk Web Edit Geax Eric Lawrenuk Web Edit
Source: Redfern Media

After a red hot season last year Eric Lawrenuk has kept the momentum rolling this year, slaying events, trails and stunts all over North America. He recently joined forces with Baxter Redfern to bring you all an instructional video on how to get out of work to spend the afternoon riding. Warning! this plan is by no means fool proof, nor do either Eric or Baxter take any responsibility for consequences you may incur. Sit back and enjoy!

Video inside,
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   Lawrence Atencio    Jul 10, 2010
Ellsworth Test Trail Ellsworth Test Trail
Who says Josh Bender only likes to huck? He can build and ride sick trails too!

In mid June, Josh Bender and Rich Strang made a return visit to the Ellsworth headquarters, to revive a trail and begin work on new ones.

More details and video inside,
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   Stefan Brierley    Jul 10, 2010
Horseshoe Resort Opens Downhill Bike Park - Ontario Horseshoe Resort Opens Downhill Bike Park - Ontario
Horseshoe Resort celebrated the opening of it's new downhill bike park on Canada Day 2010.

The park features 4 hand-cut trails that range from fast, flowy intermediate difficulties to more technical, ladder-bridge shore style runs. There will be a small dirt jump section opening in the near future.

More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 9, 2010
Dan Atherton hurt in dirt jump crash Dan Atherton hurt in dirt jump crash
Source: Atherton Racing

On Tuesday night of this week Dan was out riding dirt jumps at his local trails in Llanfyllin, when he crashed and landed awkwardly on his head. Dan was taken to Shrewsbury hospital in a ambulance where they X-rayed his upper spine. The results confirmed a fracture to his C2 vertebrae with a further CT scan confirming another fracture to his C1 vertebrae.

More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 9, 2010
Sensus team riders take 1st and 3rd at Chatel and 1st and 2nd at 26Trix! Sensus team riders take 1st and 3rd at Chatel and 1st and 2nd at 26Trix!
Source: Sensus

With the contest season fully underway, the Sensus team is off to an early dominance of the FMB World Tour Gold Events.

Brandon Semenuk and Cameron Zink finished 1st and 3rd this last weekend in France at the Chatel Mountain Style on one of the most bitchin' courses of the season. A mix between a traditional slopestyle contest, a downhill race course and Rampage, Chatel brought out a different crowd of riders and bikes. More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 9, 2010
Crankworx Colorado - July 29 - August 1 2010 Crankworx Colorado - July 29 - August 1 2010
Source: Winter Park

Crankworx Colorado is only 3 weeks away! Come see some of the world's best mountain bike athletes battle it out for over $35,000 in prizes.

Stay glued to Pinkbike.com for the LIVE WEBCAST!
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   Mike Levy    Jul 9, 2010
Troy Lee Designs: Clothing Check Troy Lee Designs: Clothing Check
Troy Lee Designs moto inspired mountain bike gear continues to push people's limits when it comes to colors and graphics. Inside we take a look at their heavy duty Moto short, 3/4 sleeve Ruckus jersey, and GP glove.

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Jul 9, 2010
Reece Wallace's Chromag Monk: Bike Check Reece Wallace's Chromag Monk: Bike Check
We caught up with Whistler shredder Reece Wallace to get the lowdown on his Chromag Monk. Inside you can see his bike and watch a video of him at Whistler's local jumps!

Read on...
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 9, 2010
Online Deals - July Deals Online Deals - July Deals
Deals are something everyone is interested in, so here are some great deals for the month of July from our online advertisers!

Check inside for some awesome deals...
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 9, 2010
SAINT Deep Summer Wildcard Contest - Last Day to Enter SAINT Deep Summer Wildcard Contest - Last Day to Enter
Win the Wildcard Spot!

Last year the inaugural Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Kokanee Crankworx saw Mattias Fredriksson emerge as champion from a field of the world's most celebrated bike photographers. This year will pit him against new contenders Paul Morrison, Jordan Manley, Sterling Lorence and another photographer to be determined. Now we're looking for the sixth; a wildcard photographer who can hang with some of the best mountain bike photographers in the world. Contest page here

Contest details inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 9, 2010
Mojo Trail Diaries: Episode 2 Part 1 Mojo Trail Diaries: Episode 2 Part 1
Source: MTB Cut

Aaron Gwin, Joe Barnes and Tom Brathwaite hit up the Scottish Highlands.

Video inside,
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   Ken Ach    Jul 8, 2010
Underhanded Lessons with Greg Watts at The Camp of Champions Underhanded Lessons with Greg Watts at The Camp of Champions
Sometimes, while filming super shreds going off, you lose sight of exactly what or in this case "Watts" going down. You are so concerned about getting the focus and exposure right you don't notice the ridiculousness of what's going on. Until Gareth Dyer, our Head Coach, who happened to be standing beside me in between runs, said, "It's pretty insane that he can do all those tricks underhanded." Till then I hadn't even noticed, I was too busy concentrating on filming. I get so stoked at the level of riding this summer at "The Compound", that it scares me to think of how hard judging Crankworx is going to be with subtle tricks like this going down.

Story and video inside,
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   Justin Brantley    Jul 8, 2010
Spangler Jumps a Top Fuel Drag Car! Spangler Jumps a Top Fuel Drag Car!
While filming for "Here We Go Again," Don Hampton asked Randy Spangler if he had any cool ideas for a section in his upcoming movie. First thing that came to mind was friend Terry Cox and family who own a drag car. Randy thought it would be cool to jump a top fuel drag car while it's doing a fat burnout. Don was totally game. The dangers of jumping a top fuel drag car are deadly. If something goes wrong on the start and the car gets out of control, the heads blow right when Randy is jumping, etc, the result could be fatal. With all this in mind, they were all game to pull off this awesome stunt for the final scene in "Here We Go Again"!

Check inside to see the action unfold!
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 8, 2010
Canadian DH Nationals this weekend! Canadian DH Nationals this weekend!
Source: Panorama Mountain Village

Pro’s take on the new ‘Insanity’ trail for the National DH title at Panorama Mountain Village

Panorama is playing host to two major downhill mountain bike events this summer. The National Cycling Championships (July 10th &11th) and the Mad Trapper Canada Cup (July 17th &18th) make their first appearance at the BC Rockies resort. More details inside,
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   John Lee    Jul 8, 2010
52 weeks at Mega Avalanche 2010 - Part 2 52 weeks at Mega Avalanche 2010 - Part 2
52 weeks at Mega Avalanche 2010 - Part 2 of my story!

With Qualifying beginning in under 12 hours time - here is part 2 of my story so far!

Video and pictures inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 8, 2010
Goat Style Course Teaser! Goat Style Course Teaser!
Source: Casey Groves

Casey has been busy with the Goat Style crew all week building and last night they put together a course teaser video for you to all enjoy!

Video inside, be teased,
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   Sanesh Iyer    Jul 8, 2010
Ladies Only Ladies Only
Have you heard about the new Ladies Only? Well, you have now. It's been re-done, and now it's even more fun that before.

Adam Yunker & thought it would be cool to tribute a small article and some photos the one of the greatest builders and trails of all time.

May I present Todd "Digger" Fiander & Ladies Only!
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 8, 2010
New Specialized Tires - The Hillbilly and the Butcher New Specialized Tires - The Hillbilly and the Butcher
Specialized Bikes has been putting in some serious time to develop not only their bikes, but their tire line up as well. With big name riders like Sam Hill, Brendan Fairclough, and Curtis Keene putting in time on the new products, Specialized's R&D Department must be super busy, but the new products are looking awesome.

Here is a look at the all new Hillbilly and Butcher tires from Specialized...
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   Mike Levy    Jul 8, 2010
Royal Racing: Clothing Check Royal Racing: Clothing Check
Royal Racing now has a complete clothing lineup with everything from the race inspired items you see here, to more casual offerings that you can also wear while off the bike. We took a closer look at their competition inspired Race series and Pro glove. Inside you can get the lowdown on the:

Royal Racing Race jersey
Royal Racing Race short
Royal Racing Pro glove

Read on...
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 8, 2010
The Atherton Project Part 5 - Fort William The Atherton Project Part 5 - Fort William
Source: Atherton Project

Episode 5 of The Atherton Project kicks off in Vernon, New Jersey for the US Open. Then it's on to Fort William in Scotland for Round 3 of the UCI World Cup. None of the Athertons have ever won at Fort William, a goal every British rider fights for, but there's a first time for everything...

Part 5 inside...
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   Casey Groves    Jul 8, 2010
Reckless Abandon with Casey Groves Reckless Abandon with Casey Groves
Source - Andy Holmes - Producer/Co-Creator Reckless Abandon

As new as Reckless Abandon is, we are spreading like a wildfire, our next extreme sport to tackle.. Free Style Mountain Biking. Reckless Abandon is an extreme sports show who spotlights an extreme sport, an Athlete who does the sport professionally, and then we try it out for ourselves, success or failure it makes for good TV! A lot of sports these days have some pretty serious fans, but nothing as serious as compared to MTB fans. We have talked to a number of athletes and fans and PinkBike.com is the #1 site that everyone has referred us to! When we were looking for a rider for our Free Style MTB episode, our host Bruce Cook knew exactly who to go to and that was to Casey Groves.

More inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Jul 8, 2010
RED BULL RAMPAGE OPENS THE GATES TO MORE RIDERS RED BULL RAMPAGE OPENS THE GATES TO MORE RIDERS
Santa Monica, CA – July 7, 2010 - Red Bull Rampage returns to Utah this fall, combining rugged and majestic natural terrain with supernatural mountain bike trickery to produce a spectator-friendly freeride frenzy. From October 1-3, Red Bull Rampage will draw the greatest riders in the world to the legendary venue just outside Virgin, Utah, offering the most challenging terrain mountain bike competition has seen to date. This year a new crop of riders will be invited to earn their chance at mountain bike glory with the addition of a qualifying day.
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   Ian Harvey    Jul 8, 2010
Caersws Cup Round 3 Caersws Cup Round 3
July saw the third round of the Caersws Cup in Mid Wales. The first two rounds were run in glorious sunshine, but normal Caersws weather returned with high winds and squally showers on a dusty track.

The Caersws Cup run by Chris Roberts of nakedracing.com is a five race series all based on the same hillside in Mid Wales. The hill has numerous options for different tracks making each round a different challenge.

Top spots and video inside,
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   Charles A Robertson    Jul 8, 2010
Northern Downhill Series Alwinton Northern Downhill Series Alwinton
This weekend saw the Northern downhill series in its second year venturing to another new venue at Alwinton, which is very close to the track at Kiddland, an already established race track which will be used later this year for round 5 of the Northern downhill series, check out the NDH website.

Recap inside,
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   Dark Timbers    Jul 7, 2010
Nature Calls Shoot Nature Calls Shoot
A behind the scenes look at the most recent Dark Timbers Short, Nature Calls.

Dark Timbers hit some local San Diego trails with rider Andre Pepin and posse in efforts to film the new DT campaign: Nature Calls: Go Ride Your Bike. Andre killed the trail and showed his steelo while the Dark Timbers team rolled footage.

Pics and video inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 7, 2010
2011 X-Fusion Suspension: First Look! 2011 X-Fusion Suspension: First Look!
X-Fusion has just released information on their upcoming 2011 shock lineup. Inside you can find information on:

2011 X-Fusion Vector Series
2011 X-Fusion 02 Series
2011 AV Sleeve Upgrade
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 7, 2010
Silver Star Mountain Resort Silver Star Mountain Resort
Last week we went to Silver Star Mountain Resort to do a feature on the all new 2011 Specialized Demo 8 with Curtis Keene. Jordan and I were also able to sneak away and enjoy the resort for a few laps in between video shoots and this is what we found there.

Details inside,
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   Mike Feeney    Jul 7, 2010
Feeney Films cable cam tests at Highland Park Feeney Films cable cam tests at Highland Park
Designed and Built by Tom Lepesqueur, Feeney Films tests out the newest version of our cable cam at Highland Mountain Bike Park.

Feeney Films got our first real test run of our new Cable Cam this weekend over the newest jump line at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield NH. Watch Clinton McMahon, Mike Kent, Rocco Quintiliani, and James "Slim" Patterson shred the newest dirt jumps at Highland Mountain Bike Park.

Videos inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 7, 2010
Miranda Miller: Rider Check Miranda Miller: Rider Check
Miranda Miller of Squamish, B.C., had a breakout season last year with wins at the US Open and Crankworx's Garbanzo DH. We at Pinkbike.com are excited to have her on our rider roster for 2010 as we see a bright racing career ahead for Miranda and her hard work ethic is something that we want to help so that she can achieve all her goals in the season ahead.

Watch the video inside to see Miranda and her Santa Cruz bikes!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Jul 7, 2010
Alpinestars Bionic Neck Support Brace And SLC Knee Pads: Safety Check Alpinestars Bionic Neck Support Brace And SLC Knee Pads: Safety Check
Better known for their moto gear, Alpinestars also has a full line of mountain bike clothing and protective items. Inside we take a closer look at their Bionic Neck Support brace and the slim fitting SLC knee pads.

Read on...
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 7, 2010
Oakley Custom Program - Same Great Glasses, Custom Colors! Oakley Custom Program - Same Great Glasses, Custom Colors!
Oakley is one of the leaders in the eyeglass industry, heck they even make bullet proof goggles for SWAT squads and police teams. When we heard that Oakley had started doing a custom program we decided that it would be the perfect excuse for us to pick up some new glasses. Have a look inside to see Jordan's custom lifestyle orientated Jupiter glasses and Mike's tailor-made for riding Jawbone!

Read on...
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   John Lee    Jul 6, 2010
52 weeks at Mega Avalanche 2010 – Part 1 52 weeks at Mega Avalanche 2010 – Part 1
I'm here and this is part 1 of the trip so far!

The journey to Mega was long – epically long. After a 3 hour drive from Derby to Dover followed by a 2 hour ferry to Dunkirk, then followed up with a soul destroying 3 hour straight road drive to Paris - eventually we arrived at Base camp 1 for a mid way break in our journey and a good night's sleep.

52 weeks at Mega Avalanche 2010 – Part 1 inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 6, 2010
Gravity Ad Photoshoot - Ben Boyko & Harookz Gravity Ad Photoshoot - Ben Boyko & Harookz
Source: Gravity Components

Ben Boyko walks us through some of what it takes to create a feature for an ad, the time required and that it doesn't happen overnight. Sometimes you may look for a specific terrain set up for a few years, but once you find it, you set to work to get your shot.

Video inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 6, 2010
Technical Tuesday: Chain Lube Explained Technical Tuesday: Chain Lube Explained
Today's Tech Tuesday takes a closer look at chain lube. There is a great video inside explaining the differences in lubes, as well as showing you the proper technique to use when lubricating your chain. If you think nothing of spraying your chain with WD40 then this is the Tech Tuesday for you! Inside you'll find information on:

Which types of lube to use for your conditions
What never to put on your chain
How to properly lube your chain

Read on...
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 6, 2010
2010 RockShox Argyle RCT 2010 RockShox Argyle RCT
Source: Reece Wallace

Looking for a new dirt jump, slope style, or free ride fork? Look no further, the new 2010 RockShox Argyle RCT has got you covered. With all the genres of mountain biking present today, from slope style to all mountain, the all new RockShox Argyle RCT fork is SRAM’s response to an ever changing, progressive, and evolving mountain bike scene and market. The new 2010 Argyle RCT is a dirt jump, slope style, and free ride fork ready for just about anything riders can dish out.

More details inside,
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   Jason Peters    Jul 6, 2010
Video Of the Month - June! Video Of the Month - June!
Video Of the Month is back, this time for the month of June. Have you missed a VOM in the past? You can find them all here.


Make the jump to see the top five videos for June inside.
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   Mike Levy    Jul 6, 2010
PowerBar Sports Nutrition: Product Spotlight PowerBar Sports Nutrition: Product Spotlight
PowerBar has a wide range of supplements that are designed to help you feel better during your ride or recover faster after it. We sampled some of their products and now you can read what we thought about them. Inside you can read about:

PowerBar Gel Blasts
PowerBar Protein Plus Drink Mix
PowerBar Fruit Energize Bar
Power Bar Gel
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   Simon Paton    Jul 6, 2010
Fed up? Then it's time to FOD up! New Uplift Service.. Fed up? Then it's time to FOD up! New Uplift Service..
This is exactly what the "FOD" Forest of Dean in the U.K and you have been asking for! Want 15 runs in a day, just learning the ropes, training for that next race or just fancy a blast, then open this little beauty up. New trucks and trailers, no bike damage and you don't even have to lift a finger. Now that is the kind of service you and I rightly deserve.

To find out a load more, follow me guys...
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 5, 2010
Bear Mountain Challenge 2010 Bear Mountain Challenge 2010
Yesterday was the 14th annual Bear Mountain Challenge in Mission, BC and over 300 DH racers converged on the course to see if anyone could best Stevie Smith's course record set a few years back. While no one bested Stevie, there was still a ton of fast racing that went down.

Full results, pics and videos inside,
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   Jason Peters    Jul 5, 2010
Picture Of the Month - June! Picture Of the Month - June!
It's time for the June installment of POM. Not sure what POM is all about or missed one? You can find them all Here.

Top five Pictures of the Month inside,
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   Mike Levy    Jul 5, 2010
Urge Endur-O-Matic and Down-O-Matic: Tested Urge Endur-O-Matic and Down-O-Matic: Tested
Urge's Down-O-Matic fullface and Endur-O-Matic half shell helmets not only have a unique style, but they also have some interesting design features that set them apart from the crowd. Inside you can read my impressions of their Euro inspired Down-O-Matic and check out their All-Mountain helmet as well!

Read on...
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 5, 2010
Xprezo Bikes - Constructed In Canada Xprezo Bikes - Constructed In Canada
Xprezo Bikes are hand made from top to bottom in Bromont, Quebec, Canada. Everything from the drop outs to the headtube are handmade in the Bromont factory, which is a very nice touch. Not only that, but they are constructed out of Aluminum and Cromo tubing, making them pretty unique.

Check inside for an overview of the Furax, the DH offering from Xprezo Bikes...
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   Harrison Mendel    Jul 4, 2010
Team OK - Episode #1 Team OK - Episode #1
After a very successful short movie last fall, Team OK will start to be doing a series of webisodes. These webisodes are to show viewers our progression throughout the year. This current episode shows us training for the major competition of the year, Goat Style. Most of the Kelowna riding scene will be making the pilgrimage to Creston, BC for Goat Style this year! It's going to go off!

First episode inside,
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   John Lee    Jul 4, 2010
52 weeks - Recovery the hard way! 52 weeks - Recovery the hard way!
Being injured sucks _____ (I'll let you fill in the blanks!) And the past 5 weeks for me have been the toughest in my project so far, with physio packed schedules mixed with delicate racing after my right shoulder dislocation not so long ago!

Find out inside what I have been up to, and if I can even get to race at The Mega Avalanche next week, the race that I have trained all year for!
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   Jack Hudson    Jul 4, 2010
44 Racing - Nps 4x Round 3 - Redhill Extreme 44 Racing - Nps 4x Round 3 - Redhill Extreme
44 Racing Nps 4x Round 3 Race Report

After being rained on at the first two rounds it was a nice surprise for the 44 Racing Team to arrive at a very sunny Redhill Extreme for round 3 of the NPS 4X series. After setting up the now double sized Rockstar Energy pits (we are now doubling up with fellow Rockstar rider Cameron Howard), the riders were left to spend the rest of the day learning the track. Unlike the first two rounds which the riders hadn’t seen before, Redhill was quite a familiar track which has been used for the past couple of years, so we didn’t require too much practice. To save as much energy for the following day's racing the majority of riders chose to chill out in the pits with a can of Rockstar. Race report inside,
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   alyssa zorbas    Jul 3, 2010
Another 14 year old shredder- Luca Cometti Another 14 year old shredder- Luca Cometti
Luca Cometti is 14 years old and likes to throw down in San Diego. Luca races expert 4X, DH and loves to huck whenever the opportunity arises.

Read on to see this shredder tear up San Diego!
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   Ken Ach    Jul 3, 2010
Mike Montgomery Creates The California Roll at The Camp of Champions Mike Montgomery Creates The California Roll at The Camp of Champions
Mike Montgomery rolled up to The Camp of Champions to learn new tricks, ride with campers in the Whistler Bike Park and "The Compound" at The Camp of Champions - home to the private COC dirt jumps, 365 Sports Big Air Bag and mulch pit. Mike was also stoked to pass on some knowledge to campers. The knowledge to pass on just got a little crazier today. If you wanted to learn new tricks and stay current, it's time to come to camp.

The California Roll is here.
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Jul 3, 2010
Halo British Downhill Series Round 3 | Llangollen Halo British Downhill Series Round 3 | Llangollen
Under a baking blue sky the Halo British Downhill Series returned to Llangollen on the Welsh border for round three.

Read on for all that happened at the event, the predecessor to which left riders excited and wanting more just twelve short months ago:
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   Steve Crowe    Jul 2, 2010
Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #3 - 2010 Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #3 - 2010
The straight goods on Kicking Horse Bike Park, straight from the trail crew's fingertips.

Monsoon June is machine season at Kicking Horse Bike Park. The last weeks have been bonkers as we have been going gang-busters with trail tuning on the macro, chewing-dirt-with-hydraulic-teeth level. Limited only by our imaginations and management's budgets, we are constantly seeking ways to improve the flow for all levels of riders, which often means rerouting nasty or out-of-character sections. Now we of flesh and blood are following up with rakes and toothbrushes on the micro level.

More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 2, 2010
Mitch Chubey and Logan Peat Dreamland Webisode Mitch Chubey and Logan Peat Dreamland Webisode
Source: Mitch Chubey

Mitch Chubey and Logan Peat travel up to dreamland BC to get some pre-season riding in.

The first of many Webisodes inside,
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   Darryl Bartlett    Jul 2, 2010
Pinkbike Preride - BC cup #5 - Bear Mtn Challenge Pinkbike Preride - BC cup #5 - Bear Mtn Challenge
We are already more than halfway through the BC cup DH series. The Bear Mountain Challenge is happening this weekend out in Mission. I went up and tried out my new chest mount for the Go Pro HD and got a preview of the track for you all to enjoy.

Chest mount Cam inside,
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   Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Jul 2, 2010
Post-Super D Ashland road trip Post-Super D Ashland road trip
After reading Mike’s great stories about the Ashland Super D race, my buddy Scott Jensen and I decided to do a last minute road trip up to Ashland to sample some of those fine trails. This also gave me the chance to visit some good friends I hadn’t seen in a long while.

Read on...
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   Margus Riga    Jul 2, 2010
Squampton - Part two! Squampton - Part two!
By Margus Riga

Like any good bike town, Squamish hosts an annual bike race. For Squamish, it's the Test of Metal. An early season sixty-seven kilometer gruel-a-thon, through some of BC's best cross-country trails.

For hardcore All Mountain/XC dudes, who like to switch up from their DH'ing, this is definitely the place to let 'er rip.

Picture fest inside!
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   Mike Levy    Jul 2, 2010
Blackspire DAS Stem and 800 mm No-Rise Bar: Product Spotlight Blackspire DAS Stem and 800 mm No-Rise Bar: Product Spotlight
Canadian manufacturer Blackspire recently unveiled their latest goodies: the extra wide, 808 No-Rise bar and the impressively machined direct mount DAS Stem. Inside we take a closer look at these two Canadian made bits of bike bling.

Read on...
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   Cut Media    Jul 2, 2010
First Ride of the 2011 Orange Five First Ride of the 2011 Orange Five
It’s that time of year again, change around time. The magazines are bombarded with press releases as the big guys churn out their latest bikes. Whether the changes are important is sometimes difficult to say, but we’ve seen so many clever acronyms, buzz words and so much sales jargon it’s easy to gloss over genuine improvements and reject the hype. So when MBR and Orange wanted to take a different approach I was completely up for seeing how things could be done. MBR’s plan was simple, get the scoop on one of the UK’s most popular trail bikes, and Orange got some video to throw at the internet massif. Yes, they’ll be doing the whole press release deal come today’s official ‘launch’, but if pictures say a thousand words, video…well, video rocks...

Full details inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 1, 2010
Chromag BIkes Presents - Amado Stachenfeld Chromag BIkes Presents - Amado Stachenfeld
Amado Stachenfeld is a ripper from Berkley, California who has been pushing it on the racing circuit. He recently put together this self made promotional video, so here it is!

Check out the video inside...
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   Margus Riga    Jul 1, 2010
Squampton - A two-part photo essay! Squampton - A two-part photo essay!
By Margus Riga

The locals call it Squampton. The rest of us call it Squamish. It's situated between Whistler and Vancouver, and the trails hold their own next to Whistler's DH wonderland and Vancouver's ever-evolving gnarland.

Pictures to drool over inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Jul 1, 2010
Through The Lens - Fraser Britton Through The Lens - Fraser Britton
Fraser Britton has a pretty unique day to day job. Not only is he a freelance photographer trying to make a living off his photos, but he is also the exclusive photographer for Team Monster Energy / Specialized. I recently got a minute to talk with Fraser about what makes him click, and here's what he had to say.

Check inside for an interview with Fraser Britton...
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 1, 2010
2011 Specialized Demo 8 - Exclusive! 2011 Specialized Demo 8 - Exclusive!
We’re here at Silver Star Mountain Resort in Vernon, B.C. to show you the all new 2011 Specialized Demo 8 with Specialized/SRAM team rider Curtis Keene. Curtis has been on various revisions of the new frame since early April, so who better to show you the new bike than a team rider with lots of R&D on the project?

*Updated info on Pricing and Availability: No final pricing just yet but they will not change significantly from 2010, Bikes and frames will be in shops early September’ish and there is a Demo 8 II bike, Demo 8 I bike and a frame option that will be available*

Check out the all new 2011 Demo 8 inside as Curtis gets rad for Jordan’s cameras and then takes us all through the new chassis,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 1, 2010
3 Generations of Freeriders in Scotland - Rey, Peaty and MacAskill 3 Generations of Freeriders in Scotland - Rey, Peaty and MacAskill
Source: Hans Rey

3 generations of freeriders went to Scotland a few weeks ago, when Hans Rey met up with the current DH World Champ Steve Peat and Youtube sensation Danny MacAskill. The three explored the Highlands and the Isle of Skye, the home of Danny and the Giant MacAskill Danny ancestor, who was according to the Guinness Book of Records the only true giant and tallest person ever at 7'9", see what they were up to besides heli biking, whiskey distilleries and a good laugh...

Amazing video and pics inside,
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   Rob Dunnet    Jul 1, 2010
Paul Genovese - Banshee Grassroots rider Paul Genovese - Banshee Grassroots rider
I'm from Fernie, British Columbia and growing up there was slow at best. We would ski in the winter and ride XC all summer. Thanks to the evolution of mountain biking and bike parks, we have had a changing of the guard in terms of local mountain bike styles and talent. There is a new breed of biker in Fernie and Banshee Grassroots Rider, Paul Genovese is one of them.

Learn about Paul inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Jul 1, 2010
Win a D3 signed by Troy Lee himself! Win a D3 signed by Troy Lee himself!
Source: Chain Reaction Cycles

We are running an EXCLUSIVE competition to give away a Troy Lee Designs Sam Hill D3 helmet which has been signed by Troy himself.

It’s not every day that you get to rub shoulders with true iconic personalities of the MTB world, and personalities don’t come much bigger than the infamous Troy Lee! More details inside,
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