Mountain Bike News
   Ian Hylands    Jan 31, 2011
Girls Who Ride - Lauren Daney Girls Who Ride - Lauren Daney
First up in a series on girls who ride bikes is 16 yr old, Specialized/GROM rider, Lauren Daney of Stafford, Virginia.
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   Transition Bikes    Jan 31, 2011
Lars N Bars - Episode 2 Lars N Bars - Episode 2
Transition Loves Evil in Episode 2! Lars Sternberg and Luke Strobel get loose in the Pacific North West.
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   Mike Levy    Jan 31, 2011
e*thirteen XCX-ST Guide Review e*thirteen XCX-ST Guide Review
e*thirteen's XCX-ST lightweight guide is designed for those XC and trail riders who have converted to a 1by setup on their bikes and want a simple chain retention solution.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 31, 2011
Movies for your Monday Movies for your Monday
January wraps up today and we have ten edits for your pre-work viewing pleasure. 1- Hood River Bike Shop Tour - Dirty Fingers Bicycle Repair. 2- Aaron Chase 360 Flip Tap 3- Bluegrass Etna edit 2010. 4- Dirt Jumpers - Short Film. 5- Demo Reel - Eric Marciniak 6- Summer Riding in Spain. 7- Skate Garbage. 8&9- Adam Yunker's Demo Reel and Photo Journal. 10- 18 Hours with Jim & Lisa.
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   Jack Fogelquist    Jan 31, 2011
Fogelsode S2 #7: Epic Ride Time Fogelsode S2 #7: Epic Ride Time
After watching too many Epic Meal Time videos on YouTube, Iggy and I decided to get creative when it came to making breakfast!
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   Raul Chavarria    Jan 31, 2011
Brazil - 9th Urban DH of Santos Brazil - 9th Urban DH of Santos
For the 9th year, the city of Santos, localized in the south coast of Sao Paulo's state, will host Brazil's biggest urban race : The "Descida das Escadas de Santos" (that can be translated to Santos' Stair Descent).
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 29, 2011
White Style 2011 - Pilgrim at it again! White Style 2011 - Pilgrim at it again!
Full Results and Photos from Kona's White Style in Leogang, Austria. Pilgrim the man again at Whitestyle
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   Nicholas Simcik    Jan 29, 2011
Simcik's Winter Vacation Simcik's Winter Vacation
Everyone of us has something we want to accomplish as an ultimate goal within our riding. We all have a favorite place and type of riding. For me, this trip was about heading to Virgin, Utah and then a quick dash over to California to ride some trails.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 29, 2011
Peaty's Steel City Downhill Peaty's Steel City Downhill
Sheffield’s own multiple world cup downhill champion Steve Peat is helping to organize the cities first official Mini Downhill race, the inaugural Steel City series event.
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   Cameron Zink    Jan 28, 2011
Rider Perspective - Cam Zink Rider Perspective - Cam Zink
Passion...

In the world of sports there are talented people and then there are athletes. Talented people would usually be considered great athletes if they were able to hone those skills during a competition or race. It's similar to being able to shoot a bulls-eye consistently, but then missing your kill in battle. Being an athlete requires many different attributes, but the most important is the mind and being able to manipulate it to achieve a goal. This is the difference in champions and talented people.

Rider Perspective is a weekly article (airing on Fridays) that will feature our sport's most well known personalities, writing exclusively for Pinkbike.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 28, 2011
Chris Del Bosco on Cove Bikes Chris Del Bosco on Cove Bikes
X Games Gold Medalist and Vancouver Olympian to ride Cove bikes in 2011. The kid who could write the book on comebacks is back on a bike and racing.
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   Race Face    Jan 28, 2011
Race Face Re-Signs Brett Tippie Race Face Re-Signs Brett Tippie
Race Face Performance Products, a global leader in technical mountain bike components, apparel, and protection, has re-signed MTB Hall of Famer Brett Tippie to a two-year sponsorship contract.
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   Alban Aubert    Jan 28, 2011
EcuadoRiding EcuadoRiding
If we had to talk about a lost country on the Pacific coast of South America, it certainly would be Ecuador. This unknown and rarely visited country offers incredible natural wonders.
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   Karl Burkat    Jan 28, 2011
$10 off Sea Otter Classic Registration - Last Day! $10 off Sea Otter Classic Registration - Last Day!
Pinkbike struck a deal with the good folks at the Sea Otter Classic to hook all you racers up with $10 off your registration for any mountain bike race, road bike race, or recreational ride at the 2011 Sea Otter Classic! Just register, enter PINKBIKE as the promo code and money saved. You have until January 30th, get on it!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 27, 2011
Cam Zink on Evil Cam Zink on Evil
Cam Zink won the 2010 Monster Slopestyle at Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler, B.C., then he took the Red Bull Rampage and FMB Tour in Virgin, Utah. Now he's chosen Evil bikes for his 2011 season.
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   Johnny Smoke    Jan 27, 2011
The Smoke Room The Smoke Room
Here we are. Chapter Number One in the Smoke Room. I've been given a carte blanche to just write stuff, and believe me, that’s quite an open book to deal with. I haven’t had to think for very long before I knew what this irregular column was going to be about. I’ve been riding mountain bikes for a long time (hell, they weren’t even called mountain bikes when I started). I’ve raced and toured and climbed and descended and free-ridden and jumped and more, but at the beginning and end of the day it’s been all about one thing: Adventure.
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   Mike Levy    Jan 27, 2011
2012 Norco Truax 2012 Norco Truax
Norco has just uploaded photos of their new 2012 Truax, a burly and slack 7" travel freeride bike, to their Pinkbike account. Looks like things on the Shore are evolving!
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   Matt Stevens    Jan 27, 2011
Rockabilly Racing’s Indoor 4x # 4 Rockabilly Racing’s Indoor 4x # 4
The Open Vet Men’s class keeps growing as more class Mash-Ups make the racing in Abbotsford, B.C. more exciting than ever. Check out the race results and full photo gallery!
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   Justin Brantley    Jan 27, 2011
Mike Montgomery 2011 Bike Check Mike Montgomery 2011 Bike Check
Mike Montgomery, second place winner of last year's Crankworx shows you his rig for 2011! It's looking like it will be a great year for the promising rider!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 26, 2011
Steve Smith signs with Devinci for 2011 Steve Smith signs with Devinci for 2011
Devinci Global Racing takes on the World with the addition of World Cup Racer Steve Smith! Pinkbike was at DGR's first shoot, check out the video of Steve in action!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 26, 2011
Steve Smith – Interview Steve Smith – Interview
Steve Smith of Cassidy, B.C. has just joined the Devinci Cycles for the 2011 and we were at his first video shoot aboard the new Wilson. Between runs Steve was able to answer a few questions for us.
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   Krzysiek Uniwersał    Jan 26, 2011
Unlimited 3 - Video Unlimited 3 - Video
Unlimited 3 is a Polish riding production that was shot over the 2009 and 2010 seasons. It contains DH racing, dirt jumping, free riding, park and other segments.
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   Mike Levy    Jan 26, 2011
Red Bull Mini Drome - The Event Red Bull Mini Drome - The Event
Red Bull's Mini Drome event. Combine the world's smallest velodrome with some brave fixie riders, including Mongoose trials' phenom Chris Akrigg, and you have one hell of a good show.
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   Lone Wolf Productions    Jan 26, 2011
Florian Feise Slide Show Florian Feise Slide Show
Lone Wolf Productions.ca would like to introduce our photographer from Season 1, Florian Feise. He came from Germany to spend the season riding and shooting in our hometown of Kamloops, B.C.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 26, 2011
Team Monster Energy / Specialized 2011 Team Monster Energy / Specialized 2011
Sam Hill, Brendan Fairclough and Troy Brosnan will continue to make up the ultra fast Monster Energy / Specialized 2011 Downhill team with the addition of a few new sponsors.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 26, 2011
SPS North America Signs Mitch Ropelato SPS North America Signs Mitch Ropelato
The Steve Peat Syndicate announces that top US Junior, Mitch Ropelato has signed with the Steve Peat Syndicate North America for the 2011 season.
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   Downhill Mike Scheur    Jan 26, 2011
1st Single-Speed DH Race @ Bootleg 1st Single-Speed DH Race @ Bootleg
Event organizers say the USA Cycling Nevada State DH Championship is shaping up bigger than any race they have put on yet! Adding the World's 1st Single-Speed DH race contributes to the excitement!
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   Ian Hylands    Jan 25, 2011
Bienve Aguado Double Front Flip Bienve Aguado Double Front Flip
Bienve Aguado lands the World's first Mountain bike Double Frontflip at the Masters of Dirt! New Video of the Double Front Flip with landing added!
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   Mike Levy    Jan 25, 2011
Magnetic Buckle from O'Neal Magnetic Buckle from O'Neal
O'Neal has just debuted their new Fury RL fullface helmet that uses a very cool Fidlock magnetic chin strap. Is this the future of MTB helmets?
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   Mike Levy    Jan 25, 2011
Kona Project Episode 2 - Video Kona Project Episode 2 - Video
Connor Fearon and the rest of the Kona roster hit warp speed in the second installment of the Kona Project. Want some inspiration to go fast?
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   Mike Levy    Jan 25, 2011
Specialized Partners Up With The FMB World Tour - Press Release Specialized Partners Up With The FMB World Tour - Press Release
With preparations for the 2011 Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour in full swing, Specialized is joining the circle of official partners of the upcoming season’s World Tour.
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   Carlos Correia    Jan 25, 2011
RockShox Domain Fork Rebuild - How To RockShox Domain Fork Rebuild - How To
RockShox's Domain fork has a great performance to price ratio, which is why it is such a common sight on the front of many bikes. It's simple to adjust and is easy to understand, but like any suspension product, it still needs some scheduled maintenance to keep it running smooth. Pinkbike user Carlos Correia put together this great "How-To" so that everyone will know how to keep their Domain running at 100%.

Step by step rebuild instructions inside,
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   Tony Tarumoto    Jan 24, 2011
2011 Fontana Winter Series Round #2 2011 Fontana Winter Series Round #2
The warm and sunny Southern California weather showed itself for the second round of racing at the Southridge Winter Series presented by Shimano. No longer was the Fontana dirt moist and tacky like the last round. The dirt showed its usual self, bone dry to the core. New winners were on the top spots in both DH and 4X. The racing is beginning to really heat up.

Read on for DH and 4X results,
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   Mike Levy    Jan 24, 2011
Renthal and Monster Energy Specialized Racing Team Join Forces Renthal and Monster Energy Specialized Racing Team Join Forces
The 2011 season will see Monster Energy Specialized Racing team riders Sam Hill, Brendan Fairclough, and Troy Brosnan rocking Renthal parts on their race bikes.
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   Mike Levy    Jan 24, 2011
Küat Innovations NV Rack Review Küat Innovations NV Rack Review
Küat's NV rack combines unique features, like a hand tightening cam system to eliminate slop and a cable lock that is cleverly integrated into the rack, with aluminum construction to build it's premium tray style bike carrier. But can it compete with rack heavy hitters Thule and Yakima?

Keep reading to see if the NV's special ingredients are enough to put it ahead of the competition,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 24, 2011
Movies for your Monday Movies for your Monday
We've got 6 edits for you to enjoy this morning. 1- The Animal / Relentless team at the Bike Show in London. 2- Brock Anderson's 06-10 Slideshow. 3- The devil's way - Teaser. 4- Tony Tarumoto's Twenty10: Photo Journal. 5- Adventures Of 2011: Episode 1 with Sam Oakes & Luke Thompson. 6- A Taste Of Revelstoke (Non Biking).
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   Tara Llanes    Jan 24, 2011
Dates set for 2011 Tara Llanes Classic Dates set for 2011 Tara Llanes Classic
After another wildly successful race in 2010, organizers and competitors are eagerly looking forward to the 2011 Tara Llanes Classic. The fifth edition of the event is set for September 24-25, 2011, and will again be held at Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Resort - the beautiful, world-class skiing and mountain bike racing venue near Truckee, CA.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 23, 2011
FROM STEEL: The Making of a Soulcraft FROM STEEL: The Making of a Soulcraft
Watch filmmaker Michael John Evans as he follows Sean Walling (owner of Soulcraft bikes) through the artful process of bringing a bike to life in his Petaluma, California shop.

Enjoy watching,
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   Simon Paton    Jan 22, 2011
Halo BDS 2010 Reflection! Halo BDS 2010 Reflection!
What a fantastic year for the 2010 Halo BDS, where do we start?

The first main change was to bring in Dave Franciosy and work together with one sole aim, to make the U.K National Series the number one National Series in the World. Dave and I used to be big enemies ten years ago as he ran Southerndownhill.com while I was the face and voice of Descent-World. Both passionate about the sport my focus was on the tracks, riders, marshals, commissaires and the UCI/British Cycling while Dave took care of sponsorship, the pits, media and the BDS website and did a sterling job.
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Martin Soderstrom joins Specialized Freeride Team for 2011 Martin Soderstrom joins Specialized Freeride Team for 2011
Over the past few years, Martin Soderstrom has doubtlessly become one of the top freeride mountain bikers in the world. In the last 2 years alone, Martin has won 11 events and placed 5th overall at the 2010 FMB World Tour. Signing with Specialized is another rung in the ladder to stardom for him and he is ready to show off the new partnership. Martin will ride his new P.3, SX Trail, or Demo 8 at lots of contests all over the world and once again rock the FMB World Tour.
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   Mike Levy    Jan 21, 2011
Teva Debuts New Shoes And Freeride Team Teva Debuts New Shoes And Freeride Team
Inside you can check out Teva's new shoes, the Links and the Pinner, as well as read up on their new freeride team that is made up of Cam McCaul, Kurt Sorge, and Jeff Lenosky. Teva is also stepping up to the plate with it's inaugural sponsorship of the Kokanee Crankworx mountain bike festival in Whistler, British Columbia.
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   Ian Hylands    Jan 21, 2011
Markus Greber 2010 Photography Portfolio Markus Greber 2010 Photography Portfolio
German photographer, Markus Greber, put out a great portfolio of his 2010 Images.

View the book inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 21, 2011
The iXS Gravity Events for the year 2011 The iXS Gravity Events for the year 2011
Even though we find ourselves in deepest winter in most parts of the country, in our minds, at least, the coming season is just around the corner. Surely the lazier ones amongst us will say that there is plenty of time, but how close the first races are in reality, is clarified by the race calendar.
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   Matt Stevens    Jan 21, 2011
Race Report – Rockabilly Racing’s 2010-2011 Indoor 4x #3 Race Report – Rockabilly Racing’s 2010-2011 Indoor 4x #3
The brand new track helped 60 riders burn all the Christmas turkey out of their legs after a long winter break.
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   Marco Toniolo    Jan 20, 2011
The Line - Part 2 Video The Line - Part 2 Video
Dennis Switch has a major problem during this episode, and he solves it his way. See the credits at the end of the video for more information. Shot close to Lugano, Switzerland, on January 19th during a clear day with very strong winds.

Follow the line with Mr. Switch...
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   Tom Cuthbert    Jan 20, 2011
Zerode Bikes... Almost there! Zerode Bikes... Almost there!
One of the most anticipated bikes of 2011 is close to its official release. I caught up with James 'Dodzy' Dodds at the last Round of the NZ MTB Cup in Napier for a quick talk about his up and coming bike, the New Zealand designed Zerode G-1.

Pics and Video inside....
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   Simon Paton    Jan 20, 2011
Santa Cruz's Rob Roskopp Interview! Santa Cruz's Rob Roskopp Interview!
You all know Rob Roskopp as the big cheese from Santa Cruz Bicycles, the main man pushing the Syndicate and now pointing DH frame manufacturing towards carbon! But for those of you that are around the big four zero, you may well know Roskopp from back in the 80's as he was one of the World's top skateboarders. Follow me down memory lane as we chat exclusively with Roskopp on skateboarding and the founding of Santa Cruz Bicycles for Pinkbike.com.
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   Mike Levy    Jan 20, 2011
Nathan Rennie At Mt. Baw Baw - Video Nathan Rennie At Mt. Baw Baw - Video
Stuck in the office? Put on your headphones, turn up the volume, and watch Nathan Rennie rip up the muddy Australian National Series #2 stop at Mt Baw Baw in this great video from Jake Lucas.

Video inside...
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   Christoph Laue    Jan 20, 2011
A Christoph Laue picture collection - 2010 A Christoph Laue picture collection - 2010
The year 2010 was full of variety for me, from really muddy and cold sessions to warm sunny days in a nice location. I love working with different people and trying to get the best out of the spot - no matter what the weather's like at that moment.The riders went to their limits, sometimes followed by big crashes and broken bones. Considering the boys' health, I hope the next season will be less painful. I really want to thank my fearless riders for their effort and dedication!
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   Mike Levy    Jan 19, 2011
Riding Tomac's Carbon Trail Bike - First Look Riding Tomac's Carbon Trail Bike - First Look
Tomac chose Phoenix's infamous and unforgiving South Mountain to let Pinkbike have our first go on their new carbon trail bike, the Supermatic 120. Inside you can read all about the new machine and my initial impressions of how the bike handled the challenging terrain.
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   Mike Levy    Jan 19, 2011
Rowan Sorrell And Urge Cabo Verde Rowan Sorrell And Urge Cabo Verde
Rowan Sorrell will be hitting up the Urge Cabo Verde event this coming February and has been getting out on his Orange Five to prepare, video camera in tow. Inside you'll find a Rowan double hit bonus - two videos of the UK shredder training for his trip to Cape Verde!

Read on,
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   Race Face    Jan 19, 2011
Rags for Rippers Sample Sale! Vancouver, B.C. Rags for Rippers Sample Sale! Vancouver, B.C.
New year, new gear! Join us in the back lot of Race Face on January 21-22 for our first sample since purple cranks were cool the first time around!

A huge selection of Race Face & Roach brand clothing & protection are up for grabs at massive savings.

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   Scott Sharples    Jan 19, 2011
Sharp As A Marble - Episode #2 Sharp As A Marble - Episode #2
Scott Sharples was the Junior Downhill Coach for the Australian National Team and also coached many of the World’s fastest mountain bike athletes and four World Champions, including Sam Hill. He is currently working with the USA’s Junior MTB Gravity racers, but inside he answers your questions about going faster!

This week Scott answers questions from users I-ride-on-dirt, Rock-shox-bart-318, TonyabbottPM, Strawberry1, and SteezYesPlz on everything from being more stable and going faster on rough terrain to which shaving cream to use on your nether region.
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   Peter Karas    Jan 19, 2011
Pro bike check - Australian National Round 2 Pro bike check - Australian National Round 2
With most of Australia's factory riders sitting out this race for various reasons, it is interesting to note that the majority of bikes are standard sales' room models. It reinforces that it is the rider, not the bike, that produces the fast times. Most have adapted their particular bike to suit themselves in the form of tyres, handlebars and grips. As well as setting the suspension to their preference and the shifters/brakes to suit their ideal position. At this round some riders chose to lift their levers a little higher (or roll their handlebars back) to combat arm pump from the braking ruts that had formed on the track.

Let's take a closer look at the bikes underneath the fastest riders at the second Australian National Round.
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   Dartmoor-Bikes    Jan 19, 2011
Dartmoor parts and components for 2011 Dartmoor parts and components for 2011
Bronx (Rigid MTB fork); new 2-pcs BMX cranks Thorn with welded 22mm axle; re-designed Fever pedals; new DH stuff with Quantic hub, Nitro handlebar and Rage stem; the very special Charge headsets; our new grips designed by Shamann and many more...
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   Hermann Eder    Jan 18, 2011
White Style 2011 Interview with Grant Fielder White Style 2011 Interview with Grant Fielder
White Style 2011 Interview with Grant Fielder

With White Style 2011 being less than 2 weeks away, we were able to talk to course builder, Grant Fielder, about the early preparations for this year's course.
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   Mitch Chubey    Jan 18, 2011
Chuwbakasode #1: Winter Ride Chuwbakasode #1: Winter Ride
Chuwbakasode #1:

Winter Ride, Mitch Chubey out for a ride out in the middle of Winter and braving the elements as it starts snowing. Shot on the Canon 7D and Go Pro cameras. Premiere and After Effects CS5.
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   Russ Clark    Jan 18, 2011
Live to Ride - Episode 3 - Dark and Light Live to Ride - Episode 3 - Dark and Light
Episode three is here! Bright, snowy local trails with local shredders and dark, dirty downhill at the Forest of Dean with Ollie Jones, Blake Samson and Ray Samson! (Ollie took the bate on The Sausage Question)

Read on for the coolest episode yet! Story, video and pics inside...
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   Dmitri Shushuyev    Jan 18, 2011
A night at an indoor skatepark A night at an indoor skatepark
2011 has begun. 3-4th January. There is a lot of snow on the ground and it keeps on falling down from the sky above. Like last year, our first ride of the new year took place at an indoor skatepark at another end of our small country. There we spent a whole night riding, filming and having fun.
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   Tim Lake    Jan 18, 2011
Tim Lake - 2010 Showreel Tim Lake - 2010 Showreel
This year has been sick on so many levels. Getting to travel around the UK, as small as it may be has been a real experience. I've seen some of the most difficult tracks in the world ridden by the best riders in the World.
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   Kai Wendt    Jan 17, 2011
Camelbak Karaoke Kickout Jump Jam 2010 Camelbak Karaoke Kickout Jump Jam 2010
The biggest Jump Jam group ride in Canada! CamelBak had prizes, hot food and karaoke. During Crankworx this annual jam gathered the best DJ riders from around the world. Hosted by Kirt Vories.

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   Tyler Maine    Jan 17, 2011
AT Showdown Mountain Bike Contest - Skull Candy Edit AT Showdown Mountain Bike Contest - Skull Candy Edit
Source: Skullcandy

Skullcandy team rider Andrew Taylor worked hard to build a course with big jumps that would allow for some progression of the sport, and I think you can see that happened. Mike Montgomery took this opportunity to throw down 720s over the 35ft jump, probably some of the biggest ever done on a bike.
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   Jason Peters    Jan 17, 2011
Picture Of the Month - December Picture Of the Month - December
This is the final Picture of the month for 2010 and it might be the best top five yet!

Make the jump to see the final five!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 17, 2011
Movies for your Monday Movies for your Monday
Eight edits to get you through your Monday Morning: Benoit Rioux's 2010 Season Recap. "In a state of trance" - 2010 Australian Riding Highlight Reel. Anthony Messere at Dreamland. GT Fury Show reel by Lloyd Ramsay. Dylan Forbes - East to west. 2Ride (Short Film) - Full Version. Aggy and Gully go to visit the Claw. Matt Butterworth's Pictures from the year 2010.
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   Peter Karas    Jan 16, 2011
Australian National Series Round 2 - Finals' Runs Australian National Series Round 2 - Finals' Runs
Finals runs from round 2 of the Australian National Series in Mount Baw Baw Victoria. Full Results Inside
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   Jack Fogelquist    Jan 16, 2011
Fogelsode S2 #6: Good Ol' Winter Fogelsode S2 #6: Good Ol' Winter
The weather’s been amazing lately, with many warm, sunny days and a few rainy ones here and there. We got some solid rain one morning, which threw off the day’s plans, so I decided to go to the step-up instead and do a bit of filming. I brought my slope bike out there and had a good time trying some tricks that I’d only done on my hardtail. With the sun coming out the next day, many made their way over to Post Office to do some digging. It was productive to say the least, and with a few more days of work, there should be a couple new lines running!
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   Peter Karas    Jan 15, 2011
Australian National Series Round 2 - Seeding Runs Australian National Series Round 2 - Seeding Runs
The second round of the Australian National downhill series is currently underway in the alpine resort of Mount Baw Baw, Victoria. The eastern regions of Australia have been receiving unseasonal amounts of rain and many roads around the race venue are closed.
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   Claire Buchar    Jan 15, 2011
Kovarik Racing 2011 Kovarik Racing 2011
Chris and I have organized our own little program for 2011, both wanting to tone down the traveling a bit for this year. With the love of the sport still flowing through our veins, we will be racing as much as our budget allows while putting more emphasis on coaching, event and media ventures.

Sticking with most of our amazing sponsors...
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   Jake Davis    Jan 14, 2011
Sam Pilgrim Shredding Corby Sam Pilgrim Shredding Corby
Sam Pilgrim riding his new NS Majesty at Corby!
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   Jarrett Moore    Jan 14, 2011
Small / Medium / Large Small / Medium / Large
Brian Park (Videographer) and I have been enjoying the "Winter" here on Vancouver Island so far and have put together this edit to show you just how tough it is right now. From my hardtail, to the Slope Bike and even some good rips on the DH machine, we've been able to ride it all this "Winter"!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 14, 2011
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Signs Thomas Vanderham Rocky Mountain Bicycles Signs Thomas Vanderham
Rocky Mountain Bicycles is extremely pleased to announce the signing of freeride mountain bike superstar Thomas Vanderham. The 26 year old North Vancouver native, who built his iconic status with Rocky Mountain returns to the Vancouver B.C. based brand for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 14, 2011
Cam Cole on his new Lapierre! Cam Cole on his new Lapierre!
Team Lapierre International is proud to present their sharp new DH and Enduro race kit. Cameron Cole will race the 3rd round of the NZ Cup in Rotorua. Sam Blenkinsop races round 2 in Napier this weekend.
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   James Wilson    Jan 14, 2011
TRX Training for Mountain Biking TRX Training for Mountain Biking
Few pieces of equipment are as valuable to the mountain biker as a suspension trainer. I'll admit that when they first came out I was a bit skeptical and thought they were more of a gimmick, like standing on a BOSU Ball, than actually filling a genuine need.

However, since getting my hands a couple not a day goes by in my facility that they are not being used.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 13, 2011
Electric Assist Downhill Bikes? Electric Assist Downhill Bikes?
Source: www.engadget.com

Ego-Kits declares victory over nature, gravity with its E-Powered Downhill Bike Kit.

In a move that is sure to excite the outdoorsman (or outdoors-lady, as it were) in us all, German outfit Ego-Kits has unveiled the E-Powered Downhill Bike Kit so you don't have to go through all that pesky exercise getting to the top of the mountain to enjoy the thrill of bombing back down.
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   Scott Marshall    Jan 13, 2011
Steve Peat Syndicate Video Steve Peat Syndicate Video
The Steve Peat Syndicate meet up for a taste of the year to come in this edit.
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   Laurence Crossman-Emms    Jan 13, 2011
2010 Photography with Laurence CE 2010 Photography with Laurence CE
A slide show showcasing some of my work from 2010. Following me from Big White (Kelowna, B.C.) and its deep powder snow stashes to the dusty trails of the Whistler Bike Park and other great riding areas in BC, then back home to the UK.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 13, 2011
Ride & Reach with Ryan Leech Ride & Reach with Ryan Leech
Boréale Mountain Biking is joining forces with professional mountain biker and yoga instructor Ryan Leech to offer a riding and yoga retreat in the land of the midnight sun. Based out of Whitehorse, Yukon, we will explore this amazing all-mountain riding destination with Ryan over the course of 5 days/6 nights. Each day will be a fun mélange of exploring our endless Yukon singletrack, mountain bike skill development, yoga workshops.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 12, 2011
Andrew Neethling on Giant Andrew Neethling on Giant
New Riders, Sponsors Boost Giant Factory Off-Road Team

With the addition of several key World Cup riders in downhill and cross-country racing, the Giant Factory Off-Road Team will field its strongest lineup ever in 2011. South African downhiller Andrew Neethling and five-time British cross-country champion Liam Killeen join a diverse squad that includes 19-year-old World Cup downhill sensation Danny Hart of Great Britain.
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   Mike Levy    Jan 12, 2011
Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon Review Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon Review
Yeti has long been known for making great race bikes, so it's no surprise that their 127 mm travel AS-R 5 Carbon holds the prize for being the fastest trail bike out there. But what happens when you add a slightly longer travel fork and short stem to the equation? We've had a full season aboard this speed machine to see how it takes to our terrain and have come away truly impressed.

Read how the Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon fared inside,
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   Scott Sharples    Jan 12, 2011
Ask Sharples - Episode #1 Ask Sharples - Episode #1
Scott Sharples was the Junior Downhill Coach for the Australian National Team and also coached many of the World’s fastest mountain bike athletes and four World Champions, including Sam Hill. He is currently working with the USA’s Junior MTB Gravity racers, but inside he answers your questions about going faster!

This week Scott answers questions from users Patmcc, Harm0n20, Cork, Spiffy, Olstar, Man0with0stick, Albertp, Samsquamsh covering everything from how to corner faster, to what that hell white tissue paper is doing up Steve Peat's nose.
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   Alasdair MacLennan    Jan 12, 2011
Winter Racing at Innerleithen Winter Racing at Innerleithen
Winter racing and Innerleithen have always been synonymous with one another. For years there have been events run, regardless of the weather, that push abilities, bikes and tenacity. And over the years they have also played a pivotal role in kick starting many a love affair with downhill, for riders all over the country.

For the first time, 2011 sees two race series in action so read on for what separates them and all the information you need to get entered.

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   Mike Levy    Jan 11, 2011
Ray's MTB Park Milwaukee - Grand Opening Ray's MTB Park Milwaukee - Grand Opening
The newly opened Ray's MTB Park in Milwaukee will host it's Grand Opening party this coming January 29th and 30th. Events will include a celebrity BBQ where you are served lunch by the pros, a product raffle, and a 'Ride with the Pros' and 'BMX Night'.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 11, 2011
Chromag Shredder Jin on Trespasser! Chromag Shredder Jin on Trespasser!
Chromag Bikes just uploaded this bad ass edit of their in house shredder Jin to their Facebook page. Rumor has it that only a small handful of riders have ever cleaned this trail top to bottom and here Jin is making some sections look easier than they really are.

Check out that Chromag Gypsy in action!
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   Unit Clothing    Jan 11, 2011
Giants of Dirt - Part 2 Giants of Dirt - Part 2
Dane Searls has proven himself as one of the world's best big dirt jump riders. In his quest to push himself and BMX dirt jumping further, Dane has teamed up with Unit Clothing to develop the Giants Of Dirt project.

Check out part 2 as the riding is insane, and the latest session was all filmed out a chopper.
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   Tony Tarumoto    Jan 11, 2011
2011 Fontana Winter Series Round #1 2011 Fontana Winter Series Round #1
The 2011 race season has quickly left off where 2010 stopped. Southridge USA has hosted the Fontana Winter Series for over 20 years with events including DH, 4X, XC, and Super D. This year is no different than any other year, the 2011 Winter Series has started off with a bang! Great racing and loads of fun were in attendance along with the largest crowd seen to date.

Read on for DH and 4X results
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   Ian Hylands    Jan 11, 2011
Behind the Scenes - Kirt Voreis and Fox Racing Shoot Behind the Scenes - Kirt Voreis and Fox Racing Shoot
Behind the Scenes with Kirt Voreis and Ian Hylands - A photo shoot in Oregon.

Story and pics inside...


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   Rob Dunnet    Jan 11, 2011
Taiwan's First Urban DH Race Taiwan's First Urban DH Race
On January 8th, 2011 Taiwan had its first Urban DH Race. Specialized was one of the sponsors and brought Sam Hill in as the guest of honor.

The race scene in Taiwan is nothing like what it is in North America. Often the only way to find out about races is word of mouth, and nine times out of ten you find out after the race is over. After chasing a rumor about Sam Hill coming to Taiwan in January to race in an Urban Downhill, I decided to put a team together.

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   bikinbeast    Jan 11, 2011
Lear Miller's Winter in the South Lear Miller's Winter in the South
Lear Miller is quickly making a name for himself within America's race scene, and it looks like Team Geronimo/Banshee Bikes scooped him up for 2011.

Check out this incredible video of how Lear spends his winters.

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   Taylor Leigh    Jan 10, 2011
VI's own FOE Magazine VI's own FOE Magazine
FOE Magazine is Vancouver Island's (B.C.) first expressive magazine that's completely rider owned and operated.

"I felt that Vancouver Island lacked the exposure part for people such as artists and athletes. If you spend some time on our little gem of an island touring around viewing galleries, trails, and skateparks, you'll soon become familiarized with the immense amount of talent that we produce...

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   Mike Levy    Jan 10, 2011
ODI / Troy Lee Designs Signature Lock-On Grips Review ODI / Troy Lee Designs Signature Lock-On Grips Review
A grip is a grip is a grip? Not if ODI and Troy Lee Designs have anything to say about it. Inside we take a closer look at the result of ODI and TLD collaborating on grip design.

Did our paws agree with the unique Signature grips? Read on to find out,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 10, 2011
Movies for your Monday Movies for your Monday
We're gonna start it off with two videos from Fernie, B.C., 1-Dylan Siggers Captures others in his Summer 2010 Demo Reel, 2-Nick Genovese captures Dylan Siggers in front of the lens. 3-First ride of 2011 from BW-Media out of Wales, UK. 4-Following Marco Milivinti in Italy by Marco Toniolo. 5-Benton Leong of Kelowna, B.C. 2010 Recap. 6-Finland's Toni Tuukkanen - Season 2010. 7-Trick Tip: Unturndown with Jarrett Moore. 8-Bend Oregon's Trigger Vision 2011 Demo Reel. Bonus Video-AT-AT day afternoon (non bike video).

Enjoy today's videos, then get back to work!
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   Mike Levy    Jan 7, 2011
Ask Sharples - Scott Sharples Answers Your Questions Ask Sharples - Scott Sharples Answers Your Questions
Scott Sharples was the Junior Downhill Coach for the Australian National Team and also coached many of the World’s fastest mountain bike athletes and four World Champions, including Sam Hill. He is currently working with the USA’s Junior MTB Gravity racers, but beginning next week Scott will be answering your questions every Wednesday here on Pinkbike.

Curious about equipment choice?
Wondering which exercises you should do to get faster on your DH bike?
Want to have faster and more consistent runs?

Put your questions in the comment section!
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 7, 2011
Steve Peat Syndicate Launches a North American Program Steve Peat Syndicate Launches a North American Program
Source: SPSyndicate

The Steve Peat Syndicate is formally launching in North America. Having run in the UK on a limited basis in 2010 - expansion to North America is a natural move.

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   NS Bikes    Jan 7, 2011
Sam Pilgrim signs with NS Bikes Sam Pilgrim signs with NS Bikes
NS Bikes is proud to announce that Sam Pilgrim has signed a two year contract with us, and will now be riding as an NS Bikes factory team rider!

Pics and more information inside!

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   Tyler Maine    Jan 7, 2011
ChainReactionCycles.com/Nukeproof race team launch ChainReactionCycles.com/Nukeproof race team launch
Source: CRC / Nukeproof

2011 marks a new beginning for downhill and 4X racing as we launch the new ChainReactionCycles.com/Nukeproof race team of Matti Lehikonen, Matt Simmonds, Joe Smith, Lewis Buchanan, Lukas Mechura and Michael Mechura.
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   NS Bikes    Jan 7, 2011
NS Bikes 2010 Season Recap NS Bikes 2010 Season Recap
2010 was a very busy year not only for our design and production crew, but also for our riders who had an exceptionally good season - in fact it seems that every major event of last year was dominated either by our own factory team riders, or riders from other teams using our gear.

There were so many moments to remember that we decided to wrap them all up in one place.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 6, 2011
Black Market Roam - Revisions Black Market Roam - Revisions
Just like the Killswitch before it, the Roam from Black Market Bikes has piqued a lot of interests from the AM crowd that likes to hang it out a little more when they ride. Carter and crew have been hard at work on this new bike and the most recent revisions show great promise.

Check out the current prototype and the newest CAD revisions of the Black Market Roam.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 6, 2011
Flip Winter The Bird – And Win a Mountain Bike Trip Worth $5000 Flip Winter The Bird – And Win a Mountain Bike Trip Worth $5000
Source: Sacred Rides

Win an epic winter mountain biking escape in Central or South America
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   Fault Line TV    Jan 6, 2011
Rob Cronin and Eric Peterson: Year in Review Rob Cronin and Eric Peterson: Year in Review
2010 was a super fun year for both Rob and myself here at Faultline. Jam packed with awesome people, crazy light, and some sick locations.

Check inside for our year in review.

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   Simon Paton    Jan 6, 2011
Halo British Downhill Series 2011 - Shocker! Halo British Downhill Series 2011 - Shocker!
Entries for the Halo British Downhill Series went live at Midnight on New Years Eve and as the clocks struck twelve, it wasn't only the bells that got a hammering. Sixty hours later and we're full to the brim and bursting! We stayed up until 04:00 to answer frantic calls and e-mails regards registration.

Tonight they are open again, this time as a counseling service for hundreds of distraught riders...
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   Robert De Grace    Jan 5, 2011
Mountain Biking in Canada's Mountain Parks Mountain Biking in Canada's Mountain Parks
Do you want to see more bike trails in Canada's mountain parks?

We recently were informed of a survey that Parks Canada in undertaking that is of special interest to us mountain bikers. Do you live and ride in Canada's beautiful Western provinces? If so, Parks Canada wants to hear from riders like you!

Parks Canada is conducting a survey on cycling in Western Canada and in Mountain Parks such as Jasper, Banff, and Revelstoke.
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   Mike Levy    Jan 5, 2011
Prototype 9 - 36 tooth Cassette Gearing - First Look Prototype 9 - 36 tooth Cassette Gearing - First Look
Specialized team rider Curtis Keene dropped by Pinkbike HQ to sample our local trails and to give us a closer look at his very special carbon S-Works Enduro trail slayer. Why so special, you ask? It was equipped with a single ring and a prototype 9 - 36T spread, 10 speed cassette. Have a look inside for more photos and info on his steed and its gearing.

Are single ring and large spread cassettes the future of mountain bike drivetrains? Let the discussion begin inside...
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 5, 2011
Buy a Morewood. Save a Tree. Buy a Morewood. Save a Tree.
Source: Morewood UK

Buy one of the first 100 bikes from our 2011 range and you’ll also become the owner of a protected rainforest tree in South America for 30 years.

This is thanks to Morewood's support of Treems – a global marketplace that allows anyone to own an individual tree and ensure its protection for 30 years.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 5, 2011
Top Read Stories of 2010 Top Read Stories of 2010
2010 has come to a close and we're looking forward to what 2011 has to offer us. Here are some of the top read stories of the 2010 season.

Here's to 2011 and all the great trails that it holds for everyone!

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   Tyler Maine    Jan 5, 2011
Trails... Trails...
There is no riding in this video.

In order to ride you have to build.

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   Mike Levy    Jan 4, 2011
Santa Cruz Unveils Carbon 29'er Hardtail Santa Cruz Unveils Carbon 29'er Hardtail
Santa Cruz used their 104 Bronson blog to take the covers off of their latest dream ride, a carbon fiber 29'er hardtail. Information is slim, but have a look inside to see more photos of their latest pony.

Read on,

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   Tyler Maine    Jan 4, 2011
Most Viewed Videos from 2010 Most Viewed Videos from 2010
2010 has come to a close and we're looking forward to what 2011 has to offer us. Here are the Most Viewed Videos from the 2010 season.

Here's to 2011 and all the great trails that it holds for everyone!

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   Adrienne Schofhauser    Jan 4, 2011
Race Face Ladies Fall / Winter Riding Gear Review Race Face Ladies Fall / Winter Riding Gear Review
The fusion of high performance and fashion continues to define Race Face’s “For Her” apparel line. And with winter here, ladies looking for gear to get them out despite the nasty conditions should check out the line’s Fall/Winter collection for pieces that deliver that hardcore mentality with a sense of style.

I found three - a versatile soft shell (The Piper), an ultra waterproof shell (The Kelly), and a breathable long-sleeve jersey (The Kindle) - that’ll get you out in the elements, keep you out there, and find you in them long after the bikes are cleaned and put away.
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   Downhill Mike Scheur    Jan 3, 2011
USA Cycling 1st DH Champ Qualifier USA Cycling 1st DH Champ Qualifier
USA Cycling's 1st DH Champ Qualifier in 2011 to be held at Bootleg Canyon on the President's Day Weekend

USA Cycling’s first DH National Champ Qualifier for 2011 kicks off this February 18th to 20th at Bootleg Canyon, in Boulder City, Nevada with 3 days of racing and camaraderie. With the magnificent and demanding terrain of the Mojave Desert, it is common to see many up and coming young US racers making their pro debut on the President's Day Weekend right here. This race is not just for the groms as Dan & Gee Atherton took 1st and 2nd place two years ago at this very race.

Event organizer/race promoter Downhill Mike was quoted saying “You never know who you’ll see or race against at Bootleg“.
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   Jack Fogelquist    Jan 3, 2011
Fogelsode Season 2 - #5: James' Santa Cruz Trip Fogelsode Season 2 - #5: James' Santa Cruz Trip
James Visser just made the trip up here from San Diego to ride and chill for a week. Due to the steady rain, most spots were far from running, but with a little work we got in a nice session on Hone’s jumps early in the week. The trails were running great despite a few puddles here and there, so we got some runs in out there as well. However, we spent the most time at the step-up, as the sand soaks up most of the rain and it runs great this time of year. Towards the end of the week we got a big sesh going out there, with Greg Watts throwing down some big tricks like a bar spin to tailwhip and even a double flip! James went for the double flip, and got close, but under rotated on one and landed right on his head. Thankfully he was perfectly fine after a moment of shock, so everyone decided to call it after that.

It was a rad week of shredding, enjoy!
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   Sharon Bader    Jan 3, 2011
Vaude Tracer 12 Pack - Reviewed Vaude Tracer 12 Pack - Reviewed
German company Vaude have been making quality outdoor gear since 1974. Inside we take a closer look at their new All Mountain Tracer Hydration pack. Keep reading to see how it fared.

Read on,
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 3, 2011
Osiris Shoes Announces MTB Team Osiris Shoes Announces MTB Team
Source: Osiris Shoes

Osiris is proud to announce our 2011 MTB FreeRide team. The team consists of Cameron Zink, Mike Montgomery, Aaron Chase, Tyler Mccaul, and Ryan Howard.

All of the riders will bring their own individual style and flavor to the team and will be doing what they do best in Osiris Shoes.
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   Tyler Maine    Jan 3, 2011
Movies for your Monday Movies for your Monday
We'll start the first Movies for your Monday off with 8 edits to ease you all into the New Year. 1- Matt Dennis seshing DJs in Fernie, B.C. 2, 3, 4 and 5- Vancouver Island brings us 4 edits from the likes of Strahan Loken, Jarrett Moore and the Fulton Brothers. 6- Nick Simcik captured by Shelby Smith. 7- The IRM Autumn Sessions 2010 by Ralf Schupp. 8- 2010 slide show by Taylor Loughran - Images from Baffin Island to B.C.

Enjoy your first Movies for your Monday of the 2011 year!
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   Kirt Voreis    Jan 2, 2011
Specialized AllRide Academy GoPro sledding into the New Year Specialized AllRide Academy GoPro sledding into the New Year
Cierra Smith and Mikey Sylvestri enjoy some Danger training New Years Eve behind my house. This little edit just shows some of the fun we had as we brought in 2011 in Bend, Oregon.

The team that sleighs together, stays together!
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