Mountain Bike News
   Tyler Maine    Aug 31, 2010
UCI  World Championships Mont Saint Anne  - What they are running! UCI World Championships Mont Saint Anne - What they are running!
Today Co-Host Katie and I did statistics for a few hours during DH practice. We checked all the rider’s frames, tires, suspension, shoe/pedal combos, Neck Brace – Yes/No, Brand of Helmets, Brakes, and Drive Train (Shifter/Rear Derailleur Combos) that were also found on said bikes.

All the details are inside,
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   Mike Levy    Aug 31, 2010
Nuke Proof Scalp - Eurobike 2010 Nuke Proof Scalp - Eurobike 2010
Nuke Proof had their prototype Scalp downhill race bike out for everyone to see and it was certainly attracting more than it's fair share of attention, and rightfully so. This impressive new bike ticks off all the boxes in the go-fast DH bike category and looks to be a winner right out of the box. Inside you'll find all of the info, some great photos, and a video giving you the complete rundown of this new speed machine!

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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 31, 2010
2011 Bergamont - Eurobike 2010 2011 Bergamont - Eurobike 2010
Continuing with the theme of German brands at Eurobike (after all, it is in Germany), here we have Bergamont. Not known hugely outside of Germany, the two bikes we chose to look at inside are the Big Air MGN for freeride duties and the Straightline Team for downhill. Check inside for all the info and a whole load of pictures!

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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 31, 2010
2011 Last Bikes - Eurobike 2010 2011 Last Bikes - Eurobike 2010
Any and every sort of bike was on display at today's Demo Day, but the ones found under the Last Bikes tent stood out from the crowd. Their entire range is far too cool to only focus on a single model so inside you can get to know the Herb DH, Herb AM, and the Herb FR. Info and pictures inside!

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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 31, 2010
Alutech Prototype - Eurobike 2010 Alutech Prototype - Eurobike 2010
Day one of Eurobike 2010 and it's the Demo Day. German company Alutech had their prototype 170 mm travel bike on display and we managed to swipe it out of the booth for a better look. Inside you can read the specs and see all of the photos!

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   Mike Levy    Aug 31, 2010
Eurobike 2010 Day 1: Demo Day Eurobike 2010 Day 1: Demo Day
Eurobike 2010 kicked off today outside at the Demo Day. Inside you'll photos from our first few hours at the event, including GT's day glow Fury and some of the local scenery.

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   Mike Levy    Aug 31, 2010
Eurobike 2010: Pinkbike Is Here! Eurobike 2010: Pinkbike Is Here!
Eurobike 2010, the world's largest bike show, is set to begin tomorrow and Pinkbike will be there in full force to bring you photos and video of everything new and exciting! It has been quite the journey from North America to Europe, inside you can ride along with Pinkbike as we cross Germany to see the sights on our way to Eurobike.

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   Goldstein Productions    Aug 31, 2010
"Support the Whip" "Support the Whip"
For anyone who liked Ian's scrub photo, or just amazing style in general, here's the video to enjoy it a little more.

Video and pics inside,
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   Laurence Crossman-Emms    Aug 31, 2010
Crankworx 2010 Video Slideshow Crankworx 2010 Video Slideshow
Crankworx 2010 has been over for a few weeks now, but the photos and videos keep flowing. It was a huge success for a lot of people and I had one amazing time taking photos and getting my party on. Continuing with my Video Slideshow series is Crankworx 2010!

Video Slideshow & Photos inside...

www.laurence-ce.com
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 31, 2010
Naoussa Endurance Downhill - Dates and Info Naoussa Endurance Downhill - Dates and Info
Downhill.gr, cycling club Pofyon and Ski Center 3-5 Pigadia proudly present Naoussa Endurance Downhill.
This race will be held at the Ski Center on 3-5 Pigadia near the town of Naoussa in the north of Greece 2 hours away from Salonika. This race is a physically demanding race that needs endurance and stamina from the contestants as to go down the downhill track as more times as possible.


Check inside for more information...
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 30, 2010
Windham DH Finals in photos Windham DH Finals in photos
Gee and Rachel Atherton win the Windham World Cup Dowhill Final, Moseley and Minnaar 2nd. It was a tight race for the men, the whole season coming down to the last race and a 0.37 of a second win by Gee.

More words and photos inside
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   Sean Anderson    Aug 30, 2010
2010 Australian National Series - Free Full Length Film 2010 Australian National Series - Free Full Length Film
A full length film covering the complete 2010 Australian National Series. A film by Sean Anderson.

50 minute video on the Australian Nationals
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   Steve Crowe    Aug 30, 2010
Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #7 - 2010 Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #7 - 2010
The straight goods on Kicking Horse Bike Park, straight from the trail crew's fingertips.

As I'm writing this it is pouring rain and I couldn't be happier. Sure, it will make the riding challenging - particularly for the guys trying to pin it at the Western Open this weekend - but from a trail crew perspective it's wonderful stuff. Now that labour-intensive LYM has opened and the dirt is moist, we can begin to patch up the bomb holes peppering the rest of the mountain. What that means is another incredible September at Kicking Horse. More details inside,
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   Austen Tanney    Aug 30, 2010
Mont-Sainte-Anne 2010 World Champs Mont-Sainte-Anne 2010 World Champs
The 2010 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships mark 20 years of UCI World Cups and World Championships being held at the beautiful Mont-Sainte-Anne. The stage coaches are rolling into town and the stage is set for a good old fashioned showdown with the course looking as gnarly as ever. With the biggest race on the mountain bike calendar fast approaching will Steve Peat still be World Champion once the dust has settled? There’s only one way to find out!

Schedule and predictions inside,
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   Cut Media    Aug 30, 2010
Windham World Cup Video Windham World Cup Video
MTBcut have filmed the whole World Cup series but today's edit is a little special. All filmed over the event and edited here today it features all the action from the race and also a little section from New York and a round of the AMA Motocross in Southwick that we visited. Windham, New York dished up a fantastic World Cup Finals this weekend. Greg Minnaar and Gee Atherton battled for the whole season and it all boiled down to 0.37 seconds today!

Its been an awesome World Cup season, World Champs next week then roll on 2011!
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   Fraser Britton    Aug 30, 2010
Windham WC Finals Windham WC Finals
Here's a quick selection of photos form America's return to World Cup racing! Rachel and Gee Atherton take home the titles in dramatic fashion, with Sabrina Jonnier and Gee taking home the overalls.

Troy Brosnan and Manon Carpenter take home the junior overalls.

Photos inside.
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   CPGANG    Aug 30, 2010
Slopestyle photocontest 2010 Slopestyle photocontest 2010
Back in June 2010, the second edition of the ‘Photocontest Slopestyle’ took place in ‘Pistino’ slopestyle park in Nimis (Udine) Italy, where some of the best Italian and Croatian MTBers and photographers showed up.
‘Pistino’ park is a great Slopestyle that offers features from drops of all kind and heights, log rides, wooden step down, dirt step down, 2 dirt jumps at the end of the course, different wallrides and a fun and fast dual slalom as well.

Pictures and story inside,
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   Remie Denehy    Aug 30, 2010
Shot On Location episode 2 Shot On Location episode 2
It's been too long since I posted the last "Shot on Location" episode. After many different edits, but not much filming I've decided to post what I had got finished.

video inside...
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 29, 2010
Athertons clean house at Windham, NY World Cup DH Athertons clean house at Windham, NY World Cup DH
The Atherton duo of Rachel and Gee have just claimed the two top spots at the World Cup DH Finals in Windham, NY. Here are your top 4 men:

1st - Gee Atherton
2nd - Greg Minnaar
3rd - Sam Blenkinsop
4th - Aaron Gwin

Complete Results Inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 29, 2010
Rachel wins the World Cup Finals at Windham New York Rachel wins the World Cup Finals at Windham New York
Source: Ian Hylands

1st - Rachel Atherton
2nd - Tracy Moseley
3rd - Emmeline Ragot
4th - Mio Suemassa

Full results inside!
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   Laurence Crossman-Emms    Aug 29, 2010
Training in the Airdome with Mike Dekoning Training in the Airdome with Mike Dekoning
I was able to take some time to head to the Airdome here in Whistler, with local BC young gun Mike Dekoning. Looking to make it happen in these next few years, Mike wanted to get some more training down in the pursuit to grab himself some sponsorship!

Photos and Video Slideshow inside...

www.laurence-ce.com
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   Ken Ach    Aug 29, 2010
Every Trail in The Whistler Bike Park on The Camp of Champions iPhone App Every Trail in The Whistler Bike Park on The Camp of Champions iPhone App
The Camp of Champions, with help from GoPro spent a couple weeks this summer filming every trail in The Whistler Bike Park in HD from two angles. The footage was then synced and tagged with a GPS point. Set up in a split screen format, you can ride with / follow COC coaches Alan Hepburn, Xavier Raventos, Brett Tippie and friends Andrew Baker, Kyle McDonald and Jarrett Moore through the Whistler Bike Park. See the lines the pros take. Be safer by knowing what to expect. Get a better idea of what a trail looks like with this digital squirrel catcher. Use it to get rid of your intimidation of a certain trail or to show your friends that are nervous about hitting the park that the Whistler Bike Park isn't just the Boneyard packed with scary features. It’s also great for those days you can’t ride and wish you were in Whistler. The videos have been loaded onto The Camp of Champions iPhone/iPad/iTouch app that's available for free in The Apple iTunes App Store. Once you download the app you can watch the videos and all our other content on your phone from anywhere. Check out your next run - From the chair, from the GLC patio or from the other side of the earth. Get stoked for your next day in the Whistler Bike Park. Full details inside,
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   Ryan Kuhn    Aug 29, 2010
The Rossland Rubberhead is Back! The Rossland Rubberhead is Back!
Ready to bust a nut, huck yer berries and haul balls on some of the finest singletrack known to bicycle kind? The Rossland Rubberhead Bike Festival is back Sept. 4th and 5th in Rossland, BC, with more racing, slope style and the Seven Summits poker ride action.

More details inside,
   Cut Media    Aug 28, 2010
Wyndam TV Wyndam TV
With very little practice in the Downhill World Cup at Windham today. The people's champion and all round funny man Wyn Masters presents a very special Wyndam TV. Features some of the top names and personalities on the World Cup circuit...

Warning, contains some strong language!
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 28, 2010
Windham WC 4X Results Windham WC 4X Results
Source: Ian Hylands

4x has just wrapped up at the Windham New York World Cup stop and we've got Graves on top for the men and Molcik taking the win for the women.

Full results inside,
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   DH Productions    Aug 28, 2010
Windham DH Bike Set Up with Marc Beaumont Windham DH Bike Set Up with Marc Beaumont
Marc Beaumont and his mechanic, Mark Maurissen, let us in on some of the special set-up choices they've made for this weekend's race.

Video inside,
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   Harrison Mendel    Aug 28, 2010
Team OK - Episode #2 Team OK - Episode #2
After a successful Team OK episode one, episode two is here! More banger tricks on the Dreamland step up and some riding from the CamelBak Jump Jam during Crankworx. It's been a while since the first episode as some frustrating things have happened to me, but I am here to share the good things with you now.

Video inside,
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   Dan Poirier    Aug 28, 2010
Mike Hopkins - Day in the Life Mike Hopkins - Day in the Life
Mike lives a short distance away from me and I am fortunate to be able to film with him on a semi-regular basis. We put together this video to show a fairly average day in Mike's world to you.

Enjoy the video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 28, 2010
Red Bull Dusk 'til Dawn - Calgary, Alberta Red Bull Dusk 'til Dawn - Calgary, Alberta
Source: Red Bull

Red Bull Dusk 'til Dawn is an endurance downhill mountain bike race that will take place at Winsport Canada's Canada Olympic Park. The race will run overnight from 10pm on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 to 5am on Saturday, September 4th to see who can complete the most laps of the downhill course. Solo and 2-Person Tag Team categories are available. Register online now; $20 per competitor. Race package and bib pickup will be at 8pm on Friday September 3rd.

More details inside,
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   Fraser Britton    Aug 27, 2010
Windham World Cup Qualifying Windham World Cup Qualifying
The World Cup Downhill is back in the USA and for the first race in a long time on home soil, there are American's vying for podiums. Jill Kintner and Aaron Gwin are leading team USA's charge for hardware in what could be one of the faster races this season.

Pics inside,
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   Cut Media    Aug 27, 2010
Windham Day 2 Video Windham Day 2 Video
5 minutes of radness from a sunny Windham!

Video inside,
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   Windham Mountain    Aug 27, 2010
Windham 4X Course Practice video Windham 4X Course Practice video
Check out the 4X course in this practice video, there are some HUGE gappers on this course.

Video inside,
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 27, 2010
Windham World Cup Finals DH Qualifying Windham World Cup Finals DH Qualifying
Steve Peat and Tracy Moseley qualify fastest at Windham. Minaar qualifies ahead of Atherton, but not enough to take the overall lead, it's all up to Sunday's race.

Photos and info inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 27, 2010
Windham Qualifying Results Windham Qualifying Results
Source: Ian Hylands

Here are the results from Downhill Qualifying today at Windham, NY. In qualifying Minaar placed ahead of Gee, but not enough to move ahead of Gee for the overall points lead. Going into the finals Gee leads Minaar in the World Cup overall points race by only 4 points….

Results inside,
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 27, 2010
Windham World Cup Finals Day 1 Windham World Cup Finals Day 1
Riding started at the World Cup Finals at Windham Mountain in New York today with Downhill and XC practice Yesterday. 4X practice was scheduled, but was cancelled due to the wet muddy conditions on the course. It rained hard for 4 days, but yesterday was warm and dry and the course dried up a fair bit.

Video and photos inside,
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   Cut Media    Aug 27, 2010
Day One Video from the World Cup Finals Day One Video from the World Cup Finals
Day one action from the World Cup Finals in Windham, NY.

Video inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 27, 2010
Kona Fantasy Slopestyle Results Kona Fantasy Slopestyle Results
The second annual Kona Fantasy Slopestyle Contest is wrapped up and with over 13,000 entries, was a huge success! With the top of the field this year coming as a bit of a surprise, nobody had the max score. But one user did have the highest score with no ties; congrats to kooper.pinkbike.com for picking up the Kona Bass custom build.

Details on all the winners inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 27, 2010
Are you the King of the Mountain? Are you the King of the Mountain?
King of the Mountain Enduro DH – $4250 Cash Purse

Sun Peaks, BC - It's one thing to ride the Sun Peaks Bike Park with your friends on weekends. It's another to pin it for six straight hours and prove you are the King of the Mountain on Saturday, September 11.

Details inside,
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   Lone Wolf Productions    Aug 27, 2010
Matt Brooks and Dylan Sherrard ride Sun Peaks’ Steam Shovel Matt Brooks and Dylan Sherrard ride Sun Peaks’ Steam Shovel
www.lonewolfproductions.ca

After all the excitement that came with Whistler and Crankworx we thought we would switch it up a little and bring you a section shot entirely at Sun Peaks Resort. More specifically, the trail Steam Shovel. In this section we bring you Dylan Sherrard and Matt Brooks riding a lap on one of Sun Peaks Resorts more jump style trails.

Details and video inside,
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   Justin Brantley    Aug 27, 2010
Casey Groves Crankworx Bike Check Casey Groves Crankworx Bike Check
Congratulations to Pinkbike rider Casey Groves on taking home third place at Crankworx!


Look inside for a quick bike check video with his 2010 Transition Double and of him training back at home in Kelowna at Dreamland!
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   Davin Pena    Aug 27, 2010
Road trip to Whistler, BC from San Jose, California Road trip to Whistler, BC from San Jose, California
It was a great trip up to Whistler,BC from San Jose,CA with my good friend Dillon Pratt for two weeks.

Here is our trip in pictures,
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   Mount Washington    Aug 26, 2010
Island Jump Jam Series Continues Sunday Island Jump Jam Series Continues Sunday
The second Jam in a three-part Jump Jam series takes place this Sunday, August 29th at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The Island Jump Jam Series, presented by Kali Protectives, will showcase a fully rebuilt Jump Park which now features: a big jump line for the pros, a smaller line for the up and comers, and a hard-left line featuring a burly wooden step-up.

Details inside,
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   DH Productions    Aug 26, 2010
Windham World Cup Course Preview - Team GT Windham World Cup Course Preview - Team GT
Team GT - Mick Hannah, Marc Beaumont, and Kevin Aiello - take us through the DHI course for the World Cup finals at Windham Mountain, New York, USA.

Video inside,
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   Windham Mountain    Aug 26, 2010
Windham WC DH Practice Video Windham WC DH Practice Video
Here is a quick video from DH practice at Windham, NY for this weekend's World Cup race.

Video inside,
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   Sharon Bader    Aug 26, 2010
Giant Reign X1 Review Giant Reign X1 Review
Giant's Reign X1 looks to be one very capable do-everything type of machine. With 6.7inches of rear travel paired up to a Fox 160mm fork, the Reign X1 is looking to reign over the downhills, but still be able to get back to the top without too much hassle. For 2010 Giant redesigned the frame to eliminate the pierced downtube and shed some weight, something that can only help the bike's performance. Have a look inside to read two rider's perspectives on the revised X1!

Read on...
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   Tim Lake    Aug 26, 2010
Through the Lens - Keith Valentine Through the Lens - Keith Valentine
Keith Valentine is a Scottish photographer that has been on the circuit for a few years now. He's well known throughout the UK and across the World Cup circuit, as well as having a lot of POD's here on Pinkbike.


Look inside to see the Interview and many Photos.
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   Transition Bikes    Aug 26, 2010
Transition's NBD Episode 3 with Mike Metzger Transition's NBD Episode 3 with Mike Metzger
Tired of being on the injured list? What if there was a way to keep progressing, but reduce the chances of being out for weeks or months do to an injury? Follow me as I take you through the magical journey of putting a dialed mulch jump in my backyard.

Story and video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 26, 2010
More Crankworx Videos! More Crankworx Videos!
George Ryan tee's up Whistler for a little vacation time with his buddies, while Taylor Sage shows us highlights from Slopestyle finals.

Videos inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 26, 2010
Innerleithen Mini DH | Series Finale Innerleithen Mini DH | Series Finale
Source: Innerleithen MTB Racing

The final round of the Innerleithen Mini DH was a massive success on Sunday with a record entry of 80 riders aged 10-16 taking part and loving it!

Read on for more:
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   Fraser Britton    Aug 25, 2010
Windham WC DH Course Walk Windham WC DH Course Walk
The World Cup makes a long awaited return to racing on US soil this week, with the World Cup finals in Windham, NY. The brand new track here looks fast and gnarly - with some high speed rock gardens that will catch a few riders as the course dries and the speeds come up. The track is littered with large jumps and wide open ski sections that dive back into the woods, it will make for exciting racing to watch and times will be tight among the top riders.

Picture tour inside,
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   Lauren Archer    Aug 25, 2010
The Atherton Project - Episode 8 The Atherton Project - Episode 8
Episode 8 kicks off with Gee heading for the British Champs up in Scotland without his injured siblings, Rach and Dan. Gee finds that he misses the inspiration and support of his brother and sister during competition but at the same time realizes that to stay at the top, sometimes, he'll have to manage on his own. Then it's on to WC Round 4 in Champery, Switzerland.

Video inside,
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   Norco Bicycles    Aug 25, 2010
The Cycling Intellect - Dylan Korba's Hiatus The Cycling Intellect - Dylan Korba's Hiatus
Dylan Korba is a man of many bikes and many talents. We are all sad to see see him go, Good Luck Dylan!

Dylan Korba is a man of many bikes and a man of many talents. From DJ to BMX, Trials to Slopestyle, Dylan can hold his own on pretty much anything with two wheels. What many people don't realize about Dylan though, is that he has an intellectual side as well. Dylan is the proud owner of an Honors Degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University and is now on his way to Calgary to follow it up with a Masters.

More details inside,
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   Mark Wood    Aug 25, 2010
Xprezo Furax DH Race Bike Review Xprezo Furax DH Race Bike Review
by Mark Wood

It’s been six years now that the Canadian bike brand Xprezo Cycles have been hand welding race performance bikes out of their Bromont, Quebec factory. Producing less than 1000 frames per year, their focus is on craftsmanship. Described as "high performance, low maintenance" by Antoine Larose, Brand Manager of Xprezo and coach of the QC Provincial DH Team, they presently produce 12 different bikes ranging from featherlite chromoly road bikes and hardtails to full suspension models, ranging from XC, to AM, FR and now DH. What makes the new DH offering special, besides its slack angles and low slung chassis, is its use of Chromo on the rear triangle and seat mast, giving the bike a unique look and some dynamic ride characteristics.

After three months of heavy use, the bike did a number of things well, most aptly, going fast...
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 25, 2010
Crankworx – The Longer way there! Crankworx – The Longer way there!
This past week has been a great trip on so many levels, from the traveling, to the riding, to the people to the little towns on the long way to Crankworx. Crankworx fired up on August 7th in Whistler, B.C., but it was Karl and Jordan at the helm, while I was elsewhere getting my tires dirty and slowly making my way to see the crew at the big show.

Read on to hear about my tour and round about trip to Crankworx 2010,
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   Tim Lake    Aug 25, 2010
The New Media - Sam Davies The New Media - Sam Davies
Sam Davies is an up-and-coming photographer from Swansea, in South Wales. I've known Sam for a couple of years now and I've followed his progress as a photographer right from the word go. Sam is now one of the more well known photographers on the dirt jump scene in the UK. So for the first in the "New Media" interview series I asked Sam a few questions.

Interview, Pics, and Video content inside!
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 25, 2010
English Championships | Caersws English Championships | Caersws
Regional Championships always pull the serious racers in with their lure of big points and the illustrious title for the following twelve months. With the Scottish, Welsh and National Champs having already been held, this last weekend saw racers descend on Caersws for the English Champs, organised by Chris Roberts.

Read on for the full story:
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   Mike Levy    Aug 24, 2010
2011 Marin Quad DH and Shaums March: Video Bike Check 2011 Marin Quad DH and Shaums March: Video Bike Check
Shaums March was at Crankworx putting time in on the 2011 Marin Quad DH, a 10" travel machine that uses Marin's Quad Link suspension design. Inside you'll find both photos and a video to watch if you want the lowdown on this unique bike.

Read on...
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   Goldstein Productions    Aug 24, 2010
Third Time's The Charm - Jack Reading at Crankworx Third Time's The Charm - Jack Reading at Crankworx
Ellsworth's and Jack Reading's visit to Crankworx 2010.

This year, Ellsworth came out to Crankworx with a full trailer and support, making Jack's visit from the UK even bigger. After three years of racing at Crankworx, Jack has managed to get two stellar results in BOTH the Garbanzo DH, and CND Open, placing seventh, and thirteenth respectively.

Video inside,
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   Sharon Bader    Aug 24, 2010
Comox Valley - From seams of coal to seams of singletrack Comox Valley - From seams of coal to seams of singletrack
Rivers of loam bisect many a land. But where can these rivers run so dense & deep and serve a community so small that they draw in people to come and share the experience. The diversity of trails in the Comox valley is vast; from fast, flowy cross country trails you can climb and descend, shuttle trails with stunts and natural features you can ride on any kind of bike, the lift accessed trails of Mount Washington and the island sanctity of Hornby Island, there are rides that will appeal to all riders. You can ride here most of the year. With a climate comparable to Vancouver, this area offers a year round riding destination. The trails are built for mountain bikers by mountain bikers with the support of the landowners and community which results in a great network and great community feel.

Read on to learn more about our Vancouver Island riding experience in the Comox Valley,
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   Reece Wallace    Aug 24, 2010
Reece Wallace 2010 Season Video and Photo Recap Reece Wallace 2010 Season Video and Photo Recap
The 2010 riding season was the best year I have ever had riding. The scene has grown so much since I began riding in 2004 and I am amped that I have been a part of the amazing progression and evolution that mountain biking has seen since then. This year was packed full of competing, traveling, digging, shooting, laughs, crashes, and good times with friends on bikes!

Read on to check out some videos, photos, and stories behind my 2010 season!
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   Nico Turner    Aug 24, 2010
Oscar Golding riding his 2010 Spank Tweet Tweet Frame. Oscar Golding riding his 2010 Spank Tweet Tweet Frame.
I went down to film with Oscar for a few days and he really shut it down. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

Video inside,
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   Tara Llanes    Aug 24, 2010
MTB Pros Lining up for 2010 Tara Llanes Classic MTB Pros Lining up for 2010 Tara Llanes Classic
The world’s top mountain bike competitors are lining up to race in the Tara Llanes Classic, October 2 – 3, 2010. Among the pros confirmed for the event are Duncan Riffle, Cody Warren, Sabrina Jonnier, Kathy Pruitt, and Kirt Voreis. Also returning this year are Adam Craig, Evan Turpen, and Mark Weir, who placed first, second, and third respectively in the pro men’s category at the 2009 Tara Llanes Classic.

More details inside,
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   Downhill Mike Scheur    Aug 24, 2010
Whiteface Mountain 5th Annual 5K Downhill Race Whiteface Mountain 5th Annual 5K Downhill Race
Wilmington, N.Y. – September 10th – 12th – The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, operated by High Peaks Cyclery, is hosting their 5th Annual 5k Downhill Race. We’re proud to announce that this race is not only the finals for the Pro Gravity Tour, but also race seven of eight for the Gravity East Series.

Details inside,
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   Trek Bikes    Aug 23, 2010
Trek C3 Project Drops Semenuk Series Trek C3 Project Drops Semenuk Series
Exclusive Two-video series chronicles anti-gravity wunderkind’s Crankworx odyssey.

Trek Bicycle, through its C3 Project, is releasing two exclusive behind- the-scenes videos, produced by the Coastal Crew, following the fun and folly of factory-sponsored rider, Brandon Semunuk. While those who pay attention to such things know that Brandon’s 2010 Crankworx experience was not free from flaw, it made for high drama and some great videos. 2 Videos inside,
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   Chris Akrigg    Aug 23, 2010
Chris Akrigg - Teocali Mega.0 Video Chris Akrigg - Teocali Mega.0 Video
Join me for a brew and I'll tell you all about how I got on at the Mega Avalanche on the all new 2011 Mongoose Teocali Mega.

Video inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 23, 2010
Rockstar Energy Day In The Life - Luke Strobel Rockstar Energy Day In The Life - Luke Strobel
Source: Barred for Life 2

Rockstar Energy Drink is proud to bring you our "Day In The Life" series. Catching up with our top MTB athletes over the last year and shooting a day in the their life, has been a blast. Whether is has been just a ripping section, or an in depth trip to a comp, we got it on film. Check out team rider "Luke Strobel" in his section, when we caught up with him for a day in the in the North West near Seattle Washington!

Check inside for the video...
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 23, 2010
Gravity - Malaga, Spain Team Trip 2010 - Part 2 Gravity - Malaga, Spain Team Trip 2010 - Part 2
Source: Gravity Components

Gravity riders Eric Porter, Dave Smutok and Ben Boyko join their good buddy Ruben Alcantara in Malaga, Spain for their Team Trip 2010 (Part 2 of 2). Filmed and edited by Andrew McMullen.

Part 2 of 2 video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 23, 2010
Free Mtn Bike Trail Maps - Invermere, B.C. Free Mtn Bike Trail Maps - Invermere, B.C.
Source: Columbia Valley Cycling Society

Columbia Valley, B.C. riding is on the map: The Columbia Valley Cycling Society releases the official Mt. Swansea and “Along the Johnson” trail maps. The Columbia Valley Cycling Society based in Invermere, B.C. is very pleased to unveil the official mountain bike maps for the Mount Swansea trail network and the Along the Johnson all-mountain trail.

More details and pics inside,
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   Lucent Productions    Aug 23, 2010
Hold On Loosely Tour - Part 2 Hold On Loosely Tour - Part 2
Hold On Loosely Tour - Part 2

After a long day of shredding some epic dirt jumps at Knight Ide's house, it was time to make the long journey back to home base at Highland Mountain Bike Park. We traded the snaking backrounds of New England for a straight shot back and put the hammer down on the highway and get the drive over with as soon as possible.

Part 2 inside,
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   Dartmoor-Bikes    Aug 23, 2010
Dartmoor 2011 preview Dartmoor 2011 preview
This young Polish gravity brand is growing up pretty fast. Anyone heard about Dartmoor outside Poland few years ago? This year you can find them in more than 25 countries all around the world. Their team and test riders are checking performance of their frames and components to support them in constant development of their products. And what you can expect in 2011 - have a look at this hot preview. But this is only a part of their new collection. To see more you should visit their Eurobike booth or wait for more detailed press release in the future.

Frames and parts inside,
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   Steve Crowe    Aug 23, 2010
Then Put A Watch On My A$$: A Chilcotin Adventure Then Put A Watch On My A$$: A Chilcotin Adventure
I recently had the good fortune to go on a honeymoon with seven of my best friends. No, it wasn't a bizarro New Age octagonal marriage. Chuck and Joc were celebrating their vow exchange with a month-long honeymoon that included canoeing the Stikine, lounging on some Gulf Islands, and pedaling through the southern Chilcotin Mountains. For the latter they invited friends to join them and six of us, all from Golden, BC, signed up. It was extraordinary.

Full story, pics and video inside,
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   Raul Chavarria    Aug 23, 2010
Balneário Camboriú returns to MTB's world circuit Balneário Camboriú returns to MTB's world circuit
Balneário Camboriú, Brasil, – Well known by foreign mountain bikers, Balneário Camboriu, will host the Master Worlds Championship from September 7th up to the 12th.

The Downhill course, situated on the Unipraias Park, it's basically the same where UCI's MTB World Cup took part in 2005 and 2006. The track also hosted the Panamerican Championship in 2007. Of course it doesn't remain exactly the same for all these years, but the major changes were made for rider's safety.

More details inside,
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   Stefan Morrocco    Aug 23, 2010
Gravitate: A Scottish Downhill Mountainbike Film. Gravitate: A Scottish Downhill Mountainbike Film.
Information about Gravitate, a Scottish Downhill Mountainbike Film (whole film releasing in November 2010), filmed, funded and produced by Stefan Morrocco (Morrocco Media).

Details and teasers inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 22, 2010
Life Cycles Recut Contest Update Life Cycles Recut Contest Update
The Life Cycles Recut Contest started last week and to date there are over 300 recuts made! Check them out in the Recut Gallery to see what people are coming up with.

More info
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   Austen Tanney    Aug 22, 2010
Descendence Bike Launch Preview Descendence Bike Launch Preview
The 2011 bike reviews have kicked off with a bang with some of the big name companies stepping it up huge for the 2011 season. Tim Felton, the mastermind behind the Australian company Descendence Bikes has put his heart and soul into these creatures of metal, and the hard work looks to have finally paid off. Both his innovative and fresh outlook have lead to some high quality masterpieces being created which are sure to turn heads in 2011. Through countless hours of trial and error and expert machining it has led to a lightweight, super strong build with the added bonus of being 100% unique and handcrafted.

Pics and details inside,
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   Jordan Olthuis    Aug 21, 2010
Monster Energy Slopestyle 2010 Monster Energy Slopestyle 2010
After 30 hours of editing I am finally done my masterpiece! The Slopestyle event at Crankworks in Whistler! I am so excited about this video and am glad to finally finish it to show everyone.

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 21, 2010
Western Open Downhill - Aug 28th & 29th Western Open Downhill - Aug 28th & 29th
Source: Kicking Horse Resort

Downhill mountain bike racing returns to the Bike Park at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on August 28th & 29th! SE Racing and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort have teamed up to host the ‘Western Open Downhill.’ The event is officially sanctioned by Cycling BC and the first time Alberta and BC Cycling associations have joined forces to present a dual sanctioned race. The race points are for the BC Cup (final race of the season) and the Alberta Cup. Details inside,
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   Justin Brantley    Aug 20, 2010
Jack Fogelquist On X-Fusion Suspension Jack Fogelquist On X-Fusion Suspension
X-Fusion recently picked up a fresh new rider, Jack Fogelquist. This 18 year old is already making a name for himself through his web videos and consistent results in FMB competition. After a few weeks on X-Fusion Suspension things are going very well. Jack has thrown down top 10 results at both Crankworx Colorado and Crankworx in Whistler, BC. Luckily, I was able to catch up with Jack on the Whistler trails to check out his bike and see him put his new suspension to the test.

Check inside to see a new video!
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   Freeride Entertainment    Aug 20, 2010
Claw at Crankworx Claw at Crankworx
With the world's biggest mountain bike festival wrapping up a few short days ago in Whistler a lot of people got to see some of their heroes go down hard at Crankworx.

Here is a great insider's look into last Saturday's slopestyle.
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 20, 2010
Basic Composition for Photography Basic Composition for Photography
Basic Composition for Photography, a tutorial...

Several months after I started creating this tutorial as a video I've decided it's way more important to just get it done. So I've ditched the video idea and just written it out.

Inside you'll find more information than you probably wanted to know about considerations in composing a photo...
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   Simon Paton    Aug 20, 2010
MountainSmith Dog Packs. MountainSmith Dog Packs.
Hensley is a dog and eats me out of house and home, micro chipping, vets bills, insurance all adds up. Now it's payback time for this mongrel. What better way for man's best friend to earn his keep than to carry all your trail spares and tools when out on a ride?

To get your mutt working for his supper, click on here...
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   Hero Pictures    Aug 20, 2010
Hills - Full Movie Hills - Full Movie
Hills is finally done. After nine months of filming and editing we finally have a finished product.

This full length video follows a group of friends around the USA's Pacific North West, including various small islands, Duthie Hill in Washington and a good road trip out to Moab. It is an amateur production, so keep that in mind if you are expecting sick tricks and epic shots, this is us having fun.

Video inside!
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   Jack Hudson    Aug 20, 2010
44 Racing - Nps 4x Round 5 + National Champs - South West Extreme 44 Racing - Nps 4x Round 5 + National Champs - South West Extreme
44Racing NPS4X Round 5 & National Champs Race Report

44Racing landed at South West Extreme in Devon to continue to dominate the 2010 NPS4X series and to take home some stripes from the National 4X Championship. With the series race on Saturday and the champs on Sunday the riders and fans were in for a busy weekend of excitement.

Report inside,
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   Lucent Productions    Aug 19, 2010
Hold On Loosely Tour - Part 1 Hold On Loosely Tour - Part 1
A few weeks before the US Open I got a call from Aaron Chase asking me if I had a motorcycle license, since I was getting the official invite as the videographer for the second H.O.L.T. (Hold On Loosely Tour). Coincidentally, I had JUST bought my first motorcycle and had planned on taking the beginner course to get my license in a month or so. He then proceeded to lay down details for what would turn out to be one of my all-time favorite road trips EVER.

Part one video and story inside,
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   Cody Swansborough    Aug 19, 2010
Mass Start Downhill Race in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Mass Start Downhill Race in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park
- Needed: Downhill Riders: Registration still open for Red Bull 5000 Down presented by RockShox -

WHISTLER, BC – August 19, 2010 – New features on the course and athlete roster promise an exciting second edition of Red Bull 5000 Down hitting Whistler Mountain Bike Park in British Columbia on September 11 and 12, 2010. Over the course of two days, mountain bikers will gather at the peak of Whistler Mountain to descend more than 2,182 metres (7,159 feet) and a vertical of 1,530 metres (5,020 feet), challenged by bar-to-bar racing as they battle side-by-side, dealing with fatigue and navigating through dirt trails riddled with jumps, stunts, drops and root-strewn terrain. More details inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 19, 2010
Gravity - Malaga, Spain Team Trip 2010 Gravity - Malaga, Spain Team Trip 2010
Source: Gravity Components

Gravity riders Eric Porter, Dave Smutok and Ben Boyko join their good buddy Ruben Alcantara in Malaga, Spain for their Team Trip 2010 (Part 1 of 2). Filmed and edited by Andrew McMullen.

Part 1 of 2 video inside,
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   Mike Levy    Aug 19, 2010
2011 Shimano XTR Trail Drivetrain: First Impressions 2011 Shimano XTR Trail Drivetrain: First Impressions
Shimano takes a new approach to their XTR drivetrain in 2011 - two different top tier groups that are focused on either all out racing or high performance trail riding. I got to put some early miles on the new XTR Trail group while riding in Downieville, California, and inside you can read my impressions on how it performed. You'll also find some great technical information on the new super group, including the impressive directional chain!

Read on...
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   Mount Washington    Aug 19, 2010
Mount Washington Bike Park Report Mount Washington Bike Park Report
The Bike Park has been totally dialed in by the Mount Washington Trail Crew and it is super sweet! Featuring... a fully rebuilt Jump Park ready to go for the next Jump Jam, August 29.

Full report inside,
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   Nic Genovese    Aug 19, 2010
Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam in Fernie B.C. on August 21st! Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam in Fernie B.C. on August 21st!
Come check out the Jam on August 21st at Fernie's brand new Dirt Jump Park. The Competition starts at 6pm and the Finals will be under the lights. Come down for a wicked time, loud music, cash and other cool prizes. You can Register online Here or on the day of the event. All ages and skill levels are invited!

Fernie Alpine Resort also presents Fernie Full Throttle this weekend - details inside!

Video inside...
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 19, 2010
Through the Lens - Taylor Sage Through the Lens - Taylor Sage
Known in the biking industry as a videographer, Taylor Sage has recently been added to the SRAM corporation to create unique content featuring their riders, and products. Before that Taylor was working on a video project called Antonym, and was part of a video and photo company with Adrian Marcoux called Sagerian Media. Taylor Sage has his plate full, so...

Here is some insight into Taylor Sage...
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   Eric Palmer    Aug 19, 2010
Malcolm Peters' SALVO Prototype Malcolm Peters' SALVO Prototype
The Cape Town based SALVO team have been working on a prototype frame for Malcolm Peters & I had the pleasure to see it in action at our local crusty, but trusty mini.

...a rather productive day it was. Loads of photos of Malcolm putting his frame to the test inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 19, 2010
More Crankworx Videos! More Crankworx Videos!
Just rolling around watching videos and came across 3 more great Crankworx 2010 edits from Lapierre Bikes, GT Bikes and a nice home grown edit from Nick Simcik.

Enjoy the Videos inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 18, 2010
2010 Innerleithen Mini Downhill 2010 Innerleithen Mini Downhill
Just a quick reminder from the Innerleithen MTB Club for those of you who have been following the Mini Downhill series on their local hill this summer - the last round is this weekend!

Read on for more info:
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   Connor Macleod    Aug 18, 2010
Canadian Open Video Recap Canadian Open Video Recap
This past Sunday marked the last day of the 2010 Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler, British Columbia. For many spectators Saturday’s Slopestyle was the main attraction; however, for others it’s all about Downhill Racing on one of Canada’s best tracks. The Canadian Open Downhill is one of the most exciting races in Canada. Locals are put up against the World’s top downhill racers on Whistler’s infamous Can Open track.
This year the Conditions were hot, dry, and rough making for one hell of a race.

Check out all the action from the past few days at the Canadian Open!
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   Mike Levy    Aug 18, 2010
Mike Montgomery GoPro Crankworx Run! Mike Montgomery GoPro Crankworx Run!
Have you ever wanted to know what it looks like to put together a wicked run at Crankworx from the riders perspective? Inside you can hop a ride with Mike Montgomery and his GoPro as he puts together an incredible second place run.

Possibly the raddest helmet cam footage EVER!
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   Mike Levy    Aug 18, 2010
2011 Propain Rage 8.8 Updates 2011 Propain Rage 8.8 Updates
German company Propain has made a number of changes to their Rage downhill bike to make it go even faster. Inside you can see what the new bike will look like, as well as check out all the updates!

Read on...
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   Gunnar    Aug 18, 2010
.... ....
He is Carson Storch, the cyclist. I am Gunnar, the cinematographer. Together we share our passion of mountain biking through the art of film. Trigger Vision presents Carson Storch's 2010 bike season. In a few days I leave for college putting us down separate paths, but until then enjoy the shots we captured this summer.

Enjoy the video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 18, 2010
Gravity East Series # 6, Killington “The Beast” Gravity East Series # 6, Killington “The Beast”
Source: Gravity East

This past weekend the Gravity East Series made its second and final stop of the 2010 season in the State of Vermont at Killington Resort.

Killington Resort hosted the Gravity East Series race after a 5 year hiatus from downhill mountain biking competition. Killington provided a great event atmosphere with a free concert featuring the band Twiddle Saturday following the day’s race practice. More inside,
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   Mr. Gnar    Aug 18, 2010
Pinkgeezer 2010 Pinkgeezer 2010
A pretty cool vibe has developed on the "Old Riders, but not Old School" Pinkbike forum and talk of us all getting together in the summer at Silverstar Mountain Resort near Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, had come up from time to time. Imagine the intensity behind a train of old dudes railing Silverstar's berms and hucking the jumps on Pipe Dream, World Cup, Rock Star, etc on our mountain bikes! That and the all-around good time had by everyone off the trails too.

Well, after months of planning and waiting, it actually happened. Read on for the juicy details of a three day fun packed tour of the BC Interior.
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 18, 2010
Stella Project 2 - Video Stella Project 2 - Video
Source: Vincent Allard

Stella project 2 filmed in Bromont, Qc. featuring Vincent Allard and Vincent Jauvin.

Video inside,
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   Jacob Gibbins    Aug 18, 2010
Season Recap - Jacob Gibbins Season Recap - Jacob Gibbins
This has been my first year on the world mountain bike, race circuit photographing full time. It has been a dream and aim of mine for the past 5 years and it was everything I thought it would be and more, both in terms of what I did, who I met, and how much work is involved...

All in all I've had one hell of a season, here's a short recap of it via a few of my fav shots from it... Enjoy.
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   Luka Urbac    Aug 18, 2010
Umag Dirt Jump Jam and 4X 2010 - Video, photos and report Umag Dirt Jump Jam and 4X 2010 - Video, photos and report
3 years ago, a few guys from Umag, Croatia decided it was about time for our hometown to host a dirt jumping competition. First year was experimental and actually turned out quite good. Second year was way better and was a great stepping stone for preparing the third event: want to know how it went?

Keep reading.
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   Eric Behn    Aug 17, 2010
A day at Crankworx - Monster Energy Slopestyle 2010 A day at Crankworx - Monster Energy Slopestyle 2010
Myself, Eric Behn, and Adam Yunker (Spoked Media) teamed up this year to film the Monster Energy Slopestyle event at Kokanee Crankworx 2010. Here is the story, a final edit by Adam and some photos shot by Jaycee Clarkson and Alex Weber.

Enjoy it all inside,
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   Mike Levy    Aug 17, 2010
Cam Zink Rides The Rollercoaster To His Second Crankworx Monster Energy Slopestyle victory! Cam Zink Rides The Rollercoaster To His Second Crankworx Monster Energy Slopestyle victory!
Unless you're living in a cave or were off on a back country adventure, you know doubt know that Cam Zink took home the gold at this years Kokanee Crankworx. Watch you may not know is that Cam is very much mountain bikings comeback king, having fought his way back to the top through multiple serious injuries and surgery. Inside you can see some great photos of Cam's weekend, as well as watch his winning run in a video from Taylor Sage!

Read on...
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 17, 2010
Windham World Cup 4X and DH course preview Windham World Cup 4X and DH course preview
Take a look at an overview of the upcoming world cup final's courses from Windham, New York.

Course video inside,
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   Aaron LaRocque    Aug 17, 2010
Bike Dice with Alan, Jarrett and Wink Bike Dice with Alan, Jarrett and Wink
Spread the word folks, bike dice is here to stay! Jarrett Moore, Alan Hepburn and Wink Grant play a rousing game of bike dice.

Enjoy the video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 17, 2010
Full Tilt returns to Mountain Village as part of the 2010 MSC Series. Full Tilt returns to Mountain Village as part of the 2010 MSC Series.
Source: MSC Series

Cross-country. Hill Climb. Downhill. Super-D. That’s right, Full Tilt returns to Mountain Village as part of the Mountain States Cup Race Series, the largest full-discipline (endurance and gravity) race series in the United States. As its host, Mountain Village is amped to be stop number seven, August 20 through August 22. More details inside,
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   Colin Meagher    Aug 17, 2010
Crankworx Whistler Coda Crankworx Whistler Coda
The Whistler Kokanee Crankworx Festival always seems to take forever and pass in the blink of an eye at the same time. There's time with friends, both old and new. There's the racing--always full gas. There's the slopestyle that never ceases to leave my jaw fully dropped. And then there's the life blood of trails that lace both Whistler Bike Park and Whistler Valley. Combining all of these elements together is the essence of the Whistler Kokanee Crankworx experience I had this past week.

Pics inside,
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   Jörn Hessen    Aug 17, 2010
Crankworx Party, The Pinkbike Goggle goes around Crankworx Party, The Pinkbike Goggle goes around
Throughout the last week on Pinkbike you have seen what goes down during the day at Crankworx, all the races and amazing riding. Here is a little lighter side, yet integral part of Crankworx, the night life. Check out the people on Saturday night ripping up Whistler after the Monster Energy Slopestyle. Enjoy Wink

Warning, alcohol involved
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   Simon Paton    Aug 17, 2010
Gamut P30 Dual Guide Review Gamut P30 Dual Guide Review
Chris Oakley is a trail/all mountain rider. Like many of you he's in his late 30's and still needs his kicks. Gone are his band days, skating vert, racing downhill, today he is a family man, two kids and a good job as an engineer. Come the weekend he gets the pass out and hits the trails. Who better then to review this Gamut Chain Device than someone who is actually going to buy one?

Review inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 17, 2010
Story of XTR - Part 2 Story of XTR - Part 2
Delving deeper into the story of XTR, long time Shimano Skunk rider Paul Thomasberg takes you inside the walls of Shimano to introduce the development team as they take you through the intricate process to refine and perfect the new XTR.

Watch the video from Anthill Films
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 17, 2010
Big in Bavaria Videos by Ryys Big in Bavaria Videos by Ryys
Ryys just uploaded his BMX and MTB video edits from this year's Big in Bavaria contest, so here they are for your enjoyment.

2 videos inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 16, 2010
Halo British Downhill Series Round 4 | Moelfre Hall Halo British Downhill Series Round 4 | Moelfre Hall
The Welsh venue of Moelfre Hall near Llansillin has seen its fair share of events over the years, from regionals right through to the prestigious National Championships. Always a bit of a lottery with the weather being such an open hillside, the track has its critics, but never fails to produce close racing.

Read on for the action from Round four of the 2010 BDS series:
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   Steve Crowe    Aug 16, 2010
Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #6 - 2010 Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update #6 - 2010
The straight goods on Kicking Horse Bike Park, straight from the trail crew's fingertips.

In the typical Hollywood action film, a force of good arrives on the scene at the last minute to vanquish the forces of evil. In the summer blockbuster that is Kicking Horse Bike Park, the relentless sun was the nogoodnick attacking our innocent dirt trails, and last week's rain was the handsome hero arriving on a golden-winged horse to save the day.

Full report inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 16, 2010
Life Cycles Industry Premiere at Crankworx Life Cycles Industry Premiere at Crankworx
In middle of the constant action throughout Crankworx week, most of the industry and media got together to preview the Life Cycles movie before the official premiere at Eurobike. We caught up with a few of those lucky enough to check it out to get their feedback and needless to say, everyone was blown away.

You can also now pre-order and be the first to own it when released in October!
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 16, 2010
Monster Energy Slopestyle Video Monster Energy Slopestyle Video
The Monster Energy Slopestyle went off yesterday with Zink, Montgomery and Groves taking the top 3. We've got a video compilation of the event, check it out!

Action inside
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   Dartmoor-Bikes    Aug 16, 2010
Shamann Brothers trip to the UK Shamann Brothers trip to the UK
Source: Ryys

I have been planning a UK tip with Szymon "Szaman" Godziek and his younger brother Dawid "Szamanek" Godziek for quite some time now. Both are among best dirt jump riders in Europe and both are riding for the young, but well known Polish gravity brand Dartmoor.

Road trip inside,
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 15, 2010
Canadian Open DH at Crankworx Canadian Open DH at Crankworx
Crankworx is officially over, done, finished, and the last event was the Canadian Open Downhill. A real DH track, not super long like Garbanzo, and not super buff like A Line, but a real downhill track. Gee Atherton won it for the men, and Emmeline Ragot for the women. 2nd place Lewis Buchanan and Claire Buchar, 3rd goes to Justin Leov and Miranda Miller.

Pics, results, and a few more words inside....
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 15, 2010
Online Deals - August. Online Deals - August.
It's mid August, which means Fall is right around the corner. With that in mind here are the most recent deals to keep your bike fresh till you put it away, if you put it away!

Check inside for your Online Deals...
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   Justin Brantley    Aug 14, 2010
2010 Camelbak Karaoke Jump Jam At Crankworx 2010 Camelbak Karaoke Jump Jam At Crankworx
Yesterday was the Karaoke Jump Jam at the Whistler dirt jumps! There must have been around 100 riders with a ton of tricks and style for miles! I am really impressed with the up and comers from Whistler area! So many spectators showed up to see the riding from all the top dudes and some even sang some Karaoke. It was an awesome afternoon!

Check out a video and some action shots from Hylands!
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 14, 2010
Intense M9 FRO At Crankworx: A Closer Look Intense M9 FRO At Crankworx: A Closer Look
Intense is at Crankworx showing off their latest race bike, the M9 FRO. Inside you can see the photos and get a personal tour of this amazing bike by watching the video!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Aug 14, 2010
2011 Diamondback Scapegoat At Crankworx: A Closer Look 2011 Diamondback Scapegoat At Crankworx: A Closer Look
Diamondback is making a big push with their 6" travel Scapegoat, an aggressive all-mountain rig that looks to be ready for pretty much anything that you'll ever come across out on the hill. Inside you can see all the photos, as well as watch a video detailing this solid machine!

Read on...
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   Geoff Jansen    Aug 14, 2010
Kokanee Crankworx Giant Slalom Kokanee Crankworx Giant Slalom
Crankworx Giant Slalom, August, 13, 2010

The action was fast and furious on the Double Vision course at the Giant Slalom, presented by Giant Bicycles, with Michal Prokop (CZE) whipping into first place for the Pro Men and Emmeline Ragot (FRA) adding more hardware to her pile with another first place win in the Pro Women’s category.

Photos Inside:
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 13, 2010
Crankworx VW Best Trick and Pump Track Video Crankworx VW Best Trick and Pump Track Video
Recap with Tippie on Thursdays action at the VW Best Trick Comp and pump track action.
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 13, 2010
Crankworx Pump Track Challenge Crankworx Pump Track Challenge
Mitch Ropelato and Jill Kintner won the Ultimate Pumptrack Challenge at Crankworx, Micayla Gatto and Brendan Fairclough took second.

More results and photos inside...
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   Mike Levy    Aug 13, 2010
Turner DHR: A Closer Look! Turner DHR: A Closer Look!
Turner's much anticipated new DHR downhill bike has generated a fervor of excitement as pictures have leaked out over the development period, but now you can finally hear from the man himself and see the bike in detail. Inside you'll find all the photos, as well as a detailed video giving you a close look at the DW-Link equipped speed machine!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Aug 13, 2010
Sam Pilgrim's Prototype Diamondback Slopestyle Bike! Sam Pilgrim's Prototype Diamondback Slopestyle Bike!
We caught up with Diamondback pro Sam Pilgrim just before he took off to compete in the Crankworx Best Trick comp and got a closer look at his prototype slopestyle bike. Inside you can see all the photos and watch a video giving you the lowdown on this possible 2012 production bike!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Aug 12, 2010
Greg Watts And Darren Berrecloth Win VW Crankworx Best Trick Comp! Greg Watts And Darren Berrecloth Win VW Crankworx Best Trick Comp!
The Crankworx Best Trick competition just wrapped up with Greg Watts winning session 1 and Darren Berrecloth making the most of the windy conditions in session 2 to throw down a switch 360 lookback over the courses final massive step down and take the win. Burly!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Aug 12, 2010
Day 5 of Crankworx - The People And The Bikes Day 5 of Crankworx - The People And The Bikes
The fifth day of Crankworx saw both the weather and the action heat up as riders put down their best times on the Air DH course. Inside you'll find photos from the days festivities, including the race, the bikes, and the ladies!

Read on...
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 12, 2010
Crankworx Air DH Video Recaps Crankworx Air DH Video Recaps
The pros were shredding A-line for the Air DH, have a look at these vids showcasing the event
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   Justin Brantley    Aug 12, 2010
The Air DH Race at Crankworx The Air DH Race at Crankworx
RIDER BRIAN LOPES CLAIMS SIXTH CRANKWORX AIR DH WIN

The Air DH took over the Whistler Mountain Bike Park with over 381 competitors ripping down the most famous DH course in the world, A-Line. Brian Lopes continued his reign in the No. 1 spot with a sixth (fifth in a row) Air DH title, scoring the fastest time of the day at 4:15.69. The Air DH field housed many current UCI World Cup riders and also saw a few previous World Cup riders reach the podium.
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 12, 2010
Last Day! Kona Fantasy Slopestyle for Crankworx Last Day! Kona Fantasy Slopestyle for Crankworx
The Kokanee Crankworx Slopestyle is going down Saturday August 14th and this is your chance to predict the top 6. Win a custom complete Kona Bass with complete SRAM drivetrain, Marzocchi fork, Spank wheels and Raceface bar/stems. Other prizes from Nintendo, GLC, GoPro and Pinkbike.
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   Cory Hemminger    Aug 12, 2010
2011 Norco Range 1: A week on the trails 2011 Norco Range 1: A week on the trails
For the 2010 model year, Norco axed the popular Six from its lineup of mountain bikes, and that decision made perfect sense when one considered the bikes that Norco had in its catalog at the time. The Six overlapped with the 2010 Fluid LT, which was meant to be used as a rider's all-day and all-mountain ride, and with the 2010 Shore, which was intended to cover a rider's park / shuttle / freeride needs.

For 2011, BC-based Norco didn't simply reintroduce the Six; instead its designers developed the 2011 Range, which is a bike that retains the climbing capabilities of the Fluid LT (which it replaces) while stepping it up a notch (or three) when the bike is pointed downhill. I recently picked up a demo 2011 Norco Range 1 to ride for a week, and I immediately made plans to ride a bunch of local favourites while traveling later in the week to sample some of the fantastic alpine singletrack that British Columbia has to offer.

Detailed Range 1 impressions inside,
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   Lee Lau    Aug 12, 2010
Magura Thor 2010 long-term review Magura Thor 2010 long-term review
The 2010 Magura Thor suspension fork is an impressive performer and among the best in its 140mm travel class. The old Thor's were a bit under damped - very plush, but prone to blow through the initial travel quickly - so much so that I would have to run a fair amount of compression damping even in downhill mode. Now, the fork feels magnitudes of improvements better - ie butter smooth at the top stroke, but without being over damped and harsh; and progressive on the latter of the stroke, but without harsh bottom out. Adjustments are also quite refined; the rebound knobs for example have logical tunable changes. The Magura Thor is also pretty stiff for a light fork - part of that is due to the double arch, but I'd hazard a guess that some of the stiffness is attributable to the 20mm axle - which is a very nice touch for a 140 fork.

Full review inside,
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 11, 2010
Day 4 of Crankworx - Bungee Jumping! Day 4 of Crankworx - Bungee Jumping!
Day 4 of Crankworx Whistler was a fairly quiet day again. The slopestyle riders got a chance in the early afternoon to ride the course and everyone seems pumped on it, and while that was going on I got to go bunjee jumping. Pretty awesome day all around...

Here are some images from the day...
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 11, 2010
Crankworx Day 3 and 4 Video Recaps Crankworx Day 3 and 4 Video Recaps
Have a peak at all the action from day 3 and 4 from Crankworx. A cool overview with Haro rider Greg Watts during the off day up here.
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 11, 2010
2010 Crankworx Enduro Recap 2010 Crankworx Enduro Recap
Remy Absalon and Anne Caroline Chausson won the Crankworx Enduro here at Whistler, with Nicolas Vouilloz and Ross Schnell taking 2nd and 3rd for the men, Emmeline Ragot and Katherine Short for the women.

Results and Photos inside
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   Mike Levy    Aug 11, 2010
Crankworx Slopestyle Course Video Tour With Graham Agassiz! Crankworx Slopestyle Course Video Tour With Graham Agassiz!
With unique features and a mandatory man-sized step up and step down, this years Crankworx Slopestyle course is looking sicker than ever! Don't fret if you can't be here in person, we've got Kona sender Graham Agassiz to give you a video tour of this years mayhem. Inside you'll also find photos of each and every hit from top to bottom.

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Aug 11, 2010
2011 Giant Glory 1: Video Bike Check 2011 Giant Glory 1: Video Bike Check
Giant is at Crankworx showing off their 2011 range, including this fast looking Glory 1 downhill bike. If you're curious about this great looking machine you can find more info inside, including photos and a video bike check!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Aug 11, 2010
2011 Specialized Demo 8: First Impressions! 2011 Specialized Demo 8: First Impressions!
Specialized has all of their high end bikes on display at this years Crankworx and I was one of the chosen few who were first to unleash their 2011 Demo 8 upon Whistler's massive terrain. Inside you'll find my thoughts on how the completely revised race minded Demo performed, as well as some great audio explaining the how's and why's of the soon to be released bike.

Read on...
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   Adrienne Schofhauser    Aug 11, 2010
The Dirt Series Women’s Traveling Mountain Bike Camp Turns 10. The Dirt Series Women’s Traveling Mountain Bike Camp Turns 10.
The brand manager of a major bike component company recently told me, “What every mountain biker guy wants is a girl who rides.” Which is probably true. Pursuing the trails you love with the one you love really is a dream materialized into reality and pedaling right there along beside you.

But—that’s not why we were here.

“We” were 65 gals donned in armor and full face helmets or Spandex and XC lids ready to get our schralp on. And “here” was Whistler Mountain Bike Park (and the valley) - the perfect training grounds for freeride, downhill and cross country progression. We were attending a session of The Dirt Series — the renowned traveling women’s mountain bike skills camp, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Whole story inside,
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   Mike Levy    Aug 10, 2010
2011 Giant Faith: Video Bike Check 2011 Giant Faith: Video Bike Check
Giant's big hit friendly Faith is back for 2011 and looking ready to throw down. Have a look inside to see more of this badass green machine that team rider Kurt Sorge is using to collect air miles, including a video bike check!

Read on...
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   Mike Levy    Aug 10, 2010
Brendan Fairclough's 2011 Specialized Demo 8 Race Bike: A closer Look! Brendan Fairclough's 2011 Specialized Demo 8 Race Bike: A closer Look!
Many pro riders have used the lull between World Cups to come to Whistler's CrankWorx to race and enjoy the mountain, including Team Monster Energy Specialized's Brendan Fairclough. We caught up with Brendan and got a personal tour of his 2011 Specialized Demo 8 race machine. Inside you can see all the photos, as well as listen to Fairclough talk about his bike setup and disdain for flat bars!

Read on...
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 10, 2010
Life Cycles Recut Contest! Life Cycles Recut Contest!
It is your chance now to work on some of the most amazing footage shot in mountain biking. The Life Cycles recut contest gives you raw footage shot by the crew on 4 stunning cameras including the DT Vision Highspeed Camera, Red One and others. You take this amazing footage and edit a 2 minute video teaser to your own music, in your own style. Upload it to pinkbike to the special "Life Cycles Recut" category and promote your edit to the world.

Check out the contest details, download the raw footage and start editing and submit your videos to get the most views you can. Contest ends Sept 15th.
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 10, 2010
The Atherton Project episode 7 The Atherton Project episode 7
Episode 7 starts back at the Athertons' home in Wales. Dan and Gee hit the jumps on the trails behind the house. Testing out a new line, suddenly, Dan crashes. It's a neck injury, and it doesn't look good. In fact, it turns out Dan's lucky to be alive. This episode is dedicated to the fallen riders who may not have been so lucky.
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 10, 2010
Day 3 of Crankworx - A rainy off day Day 3 of Crankworx - A rainy off day
Day 3 of Crankworx was filled with rain, luckily for the most the people at Crankworx it was a off day. No big events, simply a day for everyone to relax before the following week starts. Id the advent of nothing going on I decided to do a couple laps, after all it is the Whistler Bike Park!

Check inside for images from the day along with helmet cam footage...
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 10, 2010
2011 GT Press Launch | All Mountain Bikes 2011 GT Press Launch | All Mountain Bikes
Next up in the 2011 GT range is the All Mountain sector. Comprising a number of bikes that sit between five and six inches of travel, this is the range that covers what a huge number of riders need. Namely bikes which are light and provide a good combination of climbability and descending. The Force is the lightest of the bunch whilst the Sanction sacrifices some climbing ability for fun on the descents.

Read on for more info:
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 9, 2010
2011 Giant Reign 0 - First look 2011 Giant Reign 0 - First look
Giant Bicycles wrapped up their 2011 Summit dealer launch in Whistler BC, just before Crankworx kicked off. We got the chance to get some shots of the 2011 lineup, and included in this was the revamped Giant Reign 0. Here is a quick overview...

Check inside for more info on the 2011 Giant Reign 0...
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 9, 2010
Crankworx Day 2 Video Recap Crankworx Day 2 Video Recap
Crankworx Day 2 is in the books. The Garbanzo DH was the day's main event with Kovarik and Chausson taking in the wins. Here is a 5 minute video recap to give you a taste of what went down.
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   Justin Brantley    Aug 9, 2010
Action Bike Check From Garbonzo DH Action Bike Check From Garbonzo DH
Check out some action shots from the Garbonzo DH race! I made sure to stay put and get all side angles for you guys to see the bikes and rider kits! Enjoy!
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 9, 2010
Day 2 of Crankworx - The day for downhill Day 2 of Crankworx - The day for downhill
Day 2 of Crankworx just got wrapped up, so here is a recap of some of the things I noticed in my travels today.!
Check inside for photos...
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 9, 2010
Crankworx Day 2 Recap Video Crankworx Day 2 Recap Video
Day 2 is over. The Ganbanzo DH was the highlight of the day, check out this video showcasing the day's racing.
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   Justin Brantley    Aug 9, 2010
Garbonzo DH Race Recap Garbonzo DH Race Recap
Day 2 of Kokanee Crankworx was the Garbanzo DH, there were 320 athletes in the pro and amateur categories taking to the 12km long course, In the men’s pro category, Chris Kovarik took first place with a time of 13:22. Justin Leov came a close second with 13:29 and Sam Blenkinsop came 3rd with 13:39. The pro women looked fast as well! Anne Caro Chausson of France took 1st with a time of 15:59. Miranda Miller came 2nd with 16:17 and Fionn Griffiths came 3rd with 16:23!

Results, Photos, and helmet cam of Garbanzo DH track inside
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   Margus Riga    Aug 9, 2010
Three days in the backcountry - Part 3 of 3 Three days in the backcountry - Part 3 of 3
Packing up our site on our last morning in the backcountry, it felt like an eternity had passed since we rode out from our vehicle drop point three days ago. Not sure why that was, but it may have had something to do with the fact that the only time we weren't physically doing something, we were sleeping.

Be ready to be visually stimulated inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 9, 2010
A look back at Crankworx 2009... A look back at Crankworx 2009...
Monday is an off day at Kokanee Crankworx with no races scheduled. So we've compiled some videos from 2009 to have a look back and re-live last years action.
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 8, 2010
Crankworx Day 1 Recap Videos Crankworx Day 1 Recap Videos
Check out these videos showcasing all of day 1 action from Crankworx.

10 minutes of footage awaits..
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 8, 2010
New 2011 Evil Order Hardtail - sleek and clean New 2011 Evil Order Hardtail - sleek and clean
Steve Smith was killing it last night on the Dual Slalom course while riding a new hardtail to Evil Bikes fleet, the Order. I went over some information with Gabe Fox on the Order, so here is a brief overview of the new frame.

Check inside for the 2011 Evil Order...
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   Jordan Holmes    Aug 8, 2010
Day 1 of Crankworx Whistler - Lifestyle and Dual Slalom photos Day 1 of Crankworx Whistler - Lifestyle and Dual Slalom photos
Day 1 of Whistler Crankworx is a wrap, so here is a group of photos that were captured during the event.

Check inside for Crankworx images...
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   Margus Riga    Aug 8, 2010
Three days in the backcountry - Part 2 of 3 Three days in the backcountry - Part 2 of 3
Our second day in the backcountry was our most ambitious of the three. The big prize being a three-thousand foot trail-less descent. Our plan was simple: Hike-a-bike to the top, send it all the way down to the valley, and then ride back up to our "Bike Porn" campsite before nightfall.

View part 2 inside,
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 7, 2010
Crankworx Dual Slalom FInals Crankworx Dual Slalom FInals
Gee Atherton won the Dual Slalom final against Mitch Ropelato tonight, but the big surprise was Micayla Gatto taking the win from Emmeline Ragot, Jill Kintner and Melissa Buhl in her 2nd Dual Slalom race ever.

Story and Photos inside
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   Margus Riga    Aug 7, 2010
Three days in the backcountry - Part 1 of 3 Three days in the backcountry - Part 1 of 3
There are some rides that can't be done in a day, but can be done in three.

This photo essay is on those three days...
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   Mike Levy    Aug 6, 2010
2011 Shimano XTR Trail Brakes: First Impressions 2011 Shimano XTR Trail Brakes: First Impressions
Shimano chose Downieville, California, to let the media have their first ride on the new XTR Trail group and it proved to be an excellent testing ground. Day one has us descending an incredible amount of elevation on some of the fastest trails I've ever ridden - a perfect test of Shimano's new XTR Trail brakes. Inside you can find all of the information and photos, including their new Ice Technology finned pads and impressive aluminum core and steel sandwich rotors.

Keep reading to find out how the new brakes performed...
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 6, 2010
Deraylor launches with a great line­up and exclusive deals for early ticket  buyers  Deraylor launches with a great line­up and exclusive deals for early ticket  buyers 
After the overwhelming success from last year’s event, the Deraylor Music Festival 
is back to anchor the evening action of Kokanee Crankworx. Featuring over 40 
bands and DJ’s, the Deraylor Music Festival will allow fans to watch amazing acts in 
six venues, over three days, with only one wristband.   
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 6, 2010
Kirt Voreis Interview Kirt Voreis Interview
Source: David Peacock

If you mountain bike in any capacity, chances are you’ve heard of Kirt Voreis. If you haven’t, one might begin to question the placement of your cranium relative to your undoubtedly oversized posterior. I apologize for the graphic description, but it must be aptly stated that Kirt Voreis is, to use a technical term, the man. The man, in fact, who will 360 any contraption on which a bicycle may be ridden; the man who runs his own bike demo tour and youth team; the man who rides trails faster than anyone. As you learned folk know, the list goes on. I managed to get a hold of the busiest bloke in biking for long enough to procure an interview of some verbosity.

Read on for the whole dealio.
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 6, 2010
2011 GT Press Launch | Hardtails 2011 GT Press Launch | Hardtails
Next up from the 2011 GT product launch we have the gravity defined hardtails. Two models represent a slimmed down range; the La Bomba & the Ruckus DJ.

Read on to find out more:
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 6, 2010
Cam McCaul Injury update Cam McCaul Injury update
During the finals of the Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle contest on Saturday afternoon Cam McCaul crashed on a huge front flip and broke his femur. I got a chance to talk to him Monday afternoon in Denver.

Photos and words inside.
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   Transition Bikes    Aug 5, 2010
Transition TR250 Sneak Peek Transition TR250 Sneak Peek
The new TR250 prototype is our new mini DH platform. We took everything we loved about the TR450 and put it into a tighter more responsive frame designed to rip bike parks, jump trails and DH courses where less travel can improve your time. What this amounts to is a more "playful" feeling DH bike.
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 5, 2010
Windham secures sponsors for three big UCI races at World Cup finals Windham secures sponsors for three big UCI races at World Cup finals
Windham, N.Y. – Three important companies with an international reputation have partnered with the Windham World Cup Group as sponsors of the three Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) races at the Mountain Bike World Cup Finals presented by Shimano to be held at Windham Mountain Aug. 26 – 29.
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 5, 2010
Block Party at Crankworx - Watch NWD 1 Saturday Block Party at Crankworx - Watch NWD 1 Saturday
Freeride Entertainment and Kokanee Crankworx present a true old school night to kick off the biggest mountain bike festival on the planet!

Come party like it's 1999 and get a little throwback to the early days of freeriding. The Block Party is set to take over Skier's Plaza and the GLC Saturday night with a special one time screening of New World Disorder 1.

Details inside,
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   Nick Tin    Aug 5, 2010
Earth Ramp Bike Parks Earth Ramp Bike Parks
"Good trails are well spaced lumps of soil, sculpted to send you in the right direction." -Trailboss Luke

Learn more about Earth Ramp Bike Parks inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 5, 2010
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - The Western Open Downhill – Update Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - The Western Open Downhill – Update
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort The Western Open Downhill – Update

25 Days to RACE DAY, party lo-down, course cam and more . . .

With only 25 days to go the Western Open downhill race at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort the final details are dialed. This month’s race update includes the announcement of the Saturday evening shake down, a link to the course cam, this month’s pre-registration prize winner and more. More details inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 5, 2010
2011 GT Press Launch | Gravity bikes 2011 GT Press Launch | Gravity bikes
The Gravity portion of GT’s new 2011 range is probably going to interest those here the most. Comprising bikes to suit both those single minded descenders and those who like overcoming gravity at the dirt jumps and 4x tracks too.

Read on for the full blooded descenders:
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   Tim Lake    Aug 5, 2010
Through the Lens - John Reynolds Through the Lens - John Reynolds
John Reynolds is the videographer behind all of the popular Yeti Cycles' Podcasts. He spends most of his time with the Yeti Team out at all of the World Cups and he's managed to spare a little time to answer a few questions for you guys on Pinkbike.

Lots of Videos and Pics inside
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 5, 2010
Val Di Sole Recap Video Val Di Sole Recap Video
Just saw this edit from Val di Sole and wanted to share it with everyone as it has a different feel to it.

*Videos from CRC/Intense, Lapierre and GT added*

Video inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 5, 2010
Kokanee Crankworx Live on Pinkbike Kokanee Crankworx Live on Pinkbike
Connecting to all of the action at Kokanee Crankworx is best done in person. However, from August 7-15 technology will close the gap for those not making the pilgrimage to Whistler, the undisputed Mecca of freeride mountain biking. This year everyone can plug into the excitement of each day at Kokanee Crankworx with live webcasts of every event on Pinkbike.com, powered by GO211.com.

Details inside,
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 4, 2010
2011 GT Product Launch | Introduction 2011 GT Product Launch | Introduction
GT as a brand, has been about in the BMX world since 1972 and were around as well at the dawn of mountain biking. They are an integral part of the sports’ heritage, having been raced to the very highest of levels by a stable of athletes, all at the top of their game. With World Championship and World Cup wins to its name it is an illustrious history and one that many companies would be proud to have even a tiny percentage of in their past.

Read on for action from the 2011 product launch:
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 4, 2010
Red Bull Rampage Clip Red Bull Rampage Clip
Source: Red Bull

To support the launch of the August Edition of Red Bulletin in the UK, Red Bull have given us this brand new clip of Red Bull Rampage, Launched in 2001 and held annually through 2004, Red Bull Rampage brings the creative, unrestricted ethos of freeride mountain biking to the contest arena while staying true to the sport's core ideals. Poised on a sandstone ridge in the brutal landscape near Virgin, Utah, riders were free to choose whatever line they dared between an established start gate and the finish line 1,500 vertical feet below. Exactly what happened between those two points has become legendary.

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 4, 2010
Jack Fogelquist becomes X-Fusion Athlete Jack Fogelquist becomes X-Fusion Athlete
Source: X-Fusion

Jack Fogelquist is the newest addition to the X-Fusion team! X-Fusion is absolutely thrilled to bring Fogel aboard the freeride program. He displays everything that a rider should to help build the X-Fusion brand and more. Fogel has an unbelievable amount of talent on the bicycle and also produces his own internet sensations through Fogelsodes, his web video series.

More inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 4, 2010
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Homecoming with Wade Simmons at SunPeaks Resort August 7, 2010 Rocky Mountain Bicycles Homecoming with Wade Simmons at SunPeaks Resort August 7, 2010
Source: Rocky Mountain Bikes

Just Announced! The first 30 Rocky Mountain Bike owners will ride for free on Saturday, August 7. Head to Guest Services located in the Village Day Lodge with your Rocky Mountain Bike to get your free lift ticket. Guest Services opens at 9:30am.

Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Wade Simmons return to the Sun Peaks Bike Park for the third year. Details inside,
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   Jason Peters    Aug 4, 2010
Video of the Month - July! Video of the Month - July!
Video Of the Month is back for July. If you missed June, check it out here.

Make the Jump for the top five and a bonus video!
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   Simon Paton    Aug 4, 2010
Halo BDS Moelfre this Weekend! Halo BDS Moelfre this Weekend!
The trail fairies have been super busy this week up at Moelfre, just one hour West of Birmingham in the heart of Wales. Current UCI World Champion Steve Peat is confirmed as is last weekend's World Cup winner Marc Beaumont.

Parking, camping and spectating is free so follow me to see what's install...
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   Dark Timbers    Aug 4, 2010
Support the Whip - August Support the Whip - August
The month of August brings Dark Timbers back to Pine Valley. This time with three San Diego locals and their interpretations of a whip.

Video inside,
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   Mike Levy    Aug 3, 2010
2011 Kona Operator DH and Freeride bikes: Exclusive Photos and Geometry 2011 Kona Operator DH and Freeride bikes: Exclusive Photos and Geometry
Kona is looking ready for 2011 with the release of their completely revised downhill bike, the Supreme Operator. Inside you can find exclusive photos of the new machine, as well as geometry and spec info.

Read on...
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   Lee Lau    Aug 3, 2010
Transition Blindside 2010 - first looks Transition Blindside 2010 - first looks
Described by Transition as a "big all-mountain bike", the new Blindside is a 7.6lbs frame (taking a pound off the weight of the older frame); and designed around 170mm/190mm travel. Although more pedal friendly it is clearly designed to be able to take big hits. The 2010 Blindside is a refined, well-thought-out bike & will probably go a long way to expanding Transition's fan-base beyond its traditional Pacific NW following.

More details inside,
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   Freeride Entertainment    Aug 3, 2010
Darren Berrecloth 72 hours in Chatel - Video by Freeride Entertainment Darren Berrecloth 72 hours in Chatel - Video by Freeride Entertainment
Follow Darren Berrecloth for 72 hours as he prepares for the Chatel Mountain Style in France. "A lot of people don't really understand the commitment it takes to compete all over the world on a weekly basis through the summer. This video is truly an insider look at how my life is in contest season and I am stoked for everybody to see what it is really like!" says Berrecloth.
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 3, 2010
Crankworx Whistler Athlete Registration Deadline Crankworx Whistler Athlete Registration Deadline
Source: Crankworx Whistler

Online Pre-Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 5, 5pm PST. No day of registration; only race package pickups.

More details inside,
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   Mike Levy    Aug 3, 2010
Technical Tuesday: Straightening Your Derailleur Hanger Technical Tuesday: Straightening Your Derailleur Hanger
Your bike can shift poorly for a lot of reasons, one of them being a bent derailleur hanger. Today's Tech Tuesday shows you how to fix this common problem and get your ride's shifting back up to par. Inside you can watch a great video guiding you through the process from start to finish.

Read on...
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   Jason Peters    Aug 3, 2010
Picture Of the Month - July! Picture Of the Month - July!
July was the closest POM has ever been and holds some of the best scores this year!


Make the jump to see the top five POD's from July!
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   Jeff Harper    Aug 2, 2010
Complete Event Edit and DH Highlights - Crankworx Colorado 2010 Complete Event Edit and DH Highlights - Crankworx Colorado 2010
A complete event highlight edit by Mark 'Beav' Oliver after Kyle Ebbett and Brad Ewen break down the Pro DH finals at Crankworx Colorado.

Video inside,
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   Shelby Smith    Aug 2, 2010
Crankworx Colorado 2010 Video Crankworx Colorado 2010 Video
I decided to cruise on up to Winter Park to shoot Crankworx Colorado 2010.

All the riders were shredding the course which made for a great time to film, hope you enjoy!

Video inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 2, 2010
On Board with Garett Buehler On Board with Garett Buehler
Source: Lone Wolf Productions

Lone Wolf Productions.ca is back to give you another section! This time we had the pleasure of having Garett Buehler shoot a section for us. Garett chose to film mainly in his home town of Nelson, along with some added bonus senders in Kamloops. While shooing Garett had to push through a ton of obstacles including torrential down pours of rain, bike problems and a broken camera case. However, with a lot of patients, perseverance and some adidas eyewear stickers used as tape, Garett had gotten his section shot within a week, and all with 2 Go Pro Hero camera set ups (The camera that won’t quit)! Video section inside!
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 2, 2010
Intense Cycles USA announces its M9-FRO Downhill race bike Intense Cycles USA announces its M9-FRO Downhill race bike
Source: Intense Cycles

INTENSE is proud to announce the introduction of our flagship world cup downhill racing bike, the M9-FRO (ForRaceOnly). For the last 2 years, the M9-FRO has been in development by our engineering/design team our world cup racers: Chris Kovarik, Matti Lehikoinen, Matt Simmonds, Ruaridh Cunningham , Claire Buchar and World Champion Emmeline Ragot. Our M9-FRO backed race team is currently the #1 ranked DH team in the world. Starting with the M1 in 1994, we have built the most sought after downhill bikes in the world. The latest in the M-series lineage redefines state of the art in no uncertain terms. More details and pics inside,
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 2, 2010
Cyprus Downhill Scene - The Evolution Cyprus Downhill Scene - The Evolution
Source: Marios Spyrou

Since last time I wrote about the Downhill scene in Cyprus things gone bigger and better and with more people joining the sport. With the promotion we are doing all the time and with the support we are getting from the distributor of Bergamont Bicycles in Cyprus we have managed to get more riders into the sport of downhill mountain biking.

Below I present photos and videos of the downhill scene in Cyprus as it has evolved so far. Enjoy!
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   Mike Levy    Aug 2, 2010
A Closer Look At Team Monster Energy - Specialized's 1 x 6 Gearing A Closer Look At Team Monster Energy - Specialized's 1 x 6 Gearing
Specialized has been testing their unique 1 x 6 gearing for many months now, although the Val Di Sole World Cup is the first time that it has been raced at the top level of the sport. What makes this setup truly interesting is the very special 9 tooth small cog and prototype freehub body from DT Swiss that allows it to be used.

Inside you can see photos of the works gearing and read all the details directly from the man behind the scene!

*Edit - Updated with a photo of a prototype SRAM PowerDome cassette using a 9 tooth cog

Read on...
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   Ian Hylands    Aug 1, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Downhill Crankworx Colorado Downhill
Waylon Smith and Jill Kintner won the Crankworx Colorado Downhill today in Winter Park Colorado. Jason Memmelaar took 2nd followed by Logan Binggeli, Melissa Buhl and Jackie Harmony 2nd and 3rd in the womens.

Photos and results inside
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   Tyler Maine    Aug 1, 2010
Val di Sole Race Day Video Val di Sole Race Day Video
Source: MTB Cut

Here is 8 Minutes of video goodness from the race in Val di Sole today.... Fantastic race and the overall World Cup is looking super exciting going into the finals in Windham!

Marc Beaumont took the mens, while Emmeline Ragot takes it for the ladies! Video inside,
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   Karl Burkat    Aug 1, 2010
Crankworx Colorado Slope Highlights Video Crankworx Colorado Slope Highlights Video
Check out this vid of highlights from the Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle.

Video inside,
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   Justin Brantley    Aug 1, 2010
Colorado Crankworx Rider Bike Check Colorado Crankworx Rider Bike Check
Today was an awesome day at Colorado Crankworx! The sport has taken it to the next level. Just a quick look at most of the finals riders' bikes!

Take a look at what the best in the world are riding on!
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