Mountain Bike News
Jordan Holmes    May 31, 2008
Pinkbike.com has restocked the shelves! Pinkbike.com has restocked the shelves!
On a sunny Thursday afternoon what is better than giving my John Hancock to the UPS man, then dragging numerous boxes of DVD’s into our store just for your viewing pleasure, oh and of course ours as well. So order yourself some fresh DVD titles to get stoked on bikes while watching, then go out and shred the sunshine.
Tyler Maine    May 24, 2008
Knolly Delirium T gets a killer build for spring! Knolly Delirium T gets a killer build for spring!
Noel at Knolly has been designing some gorgeous bikes now for a few years and takes a whole new level of pride in offering folks the highest quality he can bring to all his models. These bikes are built to get the job done day after day and keep you smiling by the amount of stoke they are bringing to their owners. We got our paws on a Delirium T frame and have taken on the task of building it up as an All Mountain pedaler with an emphasis on its Freeride capabilities.

Check out the build up with videos and pictures:
Mike Levy    May 23, 2008
It's Pronounced Voo-Taan! - Magura Wotan Fork Review It's Pronounced Voo-Taan! - Magura Wotan Fork Review
The mid-travel suspension market is starting to get a bit crowded with contenders these days. And for good reason, whether we like it or not most of us are better off on something with a bit less length than our current forks. It's too easy to automatically think of one of the "big three's" suspension products when looking for a new fork, but there are other options available for those willing to change it up.

Better known for their stoppers, Magura has been quietly making headway with its 160 mm travel Wotan fork. With some unique features and stunning looks it begs a closer look.

Read on.....
ricky federau    May 23, 2008
Ricky Federau and the Devinci Moonracer SL4 Ricky Federau and the Devinci Moonracer SL4
The French have been known for making some high quality shwag, and Devinci represents this name hard. This could very well be one of the many reasons why I was not surprised at the quality, and attention to detail on the recent addition to my bicycle fleet. Pinkbike.com readers, I ride at an International Elite level and it's an Olympic year, so I am here to see if the Devinci Moonracer SL4 and I are made of Olympic material.
Simon Paton    May 21, 2008
Solid Pine XC Bike - Review Solid Pine XC Bike - Review
Looking for a short travel 3.5”/ 90mm ride to hit the local trail centers with and perhaps try your hand at a spot of XC racing or enduro events?

Then your search could well be over with the Solid Pine.
Mike Levy    May 16, 2008
Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC 90 - Full Review Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC 90 - Full Review
Like a lot of companies, Rocky Mountain has an extensive range of bikes to cover nearly any needs you could think of. Slayer is a name that is used on two lines of bikes meant to excel at different tasks. The Slayer SS is a robust 6" travel slope style (that's the "SS") rig with a slacker 66 degree head angle and more stand over height than its lighter brother, the SXC. The Slayer SXC, that's "Super Cross-Country" by the way, also sports 6" of rear wheel travel, but is aimed at the rider who fills his pack and disappears into the hills for a day of epic mountain biking. A more xc-friendly 68 degree head angle, longer seat post extension, and lighter weight set the SCX apart from the SS. As someone who enjoys a jaunt into the hills I was more than happy to saddle up on the SXC for a few months and give the bike a proper going over.
Mike Estes    May 16, 2008
Straitline Pedals Saved My Family Jewels Straitline Pedals Saved My Family Jewels
"Pedal Slipping" sucks!

That's the theme of this review. As a DH Racer nothing is more aggravating than "slipping a pedal" while trying to post a quick time. I decided to search the world of MTB'ing and hunt down the best pedals made for my problem - I found Straitline's Jeff Lenosky Signature Pedal to be exactly what I needed and it's saved my precious family jewels more than once this season already. I bet they can save yours too!
Jordan Holmes    May 16, 2008
Whistler MTB Park Opens more Trails! Whistler MTB Park Opens more Trails!
Hello Pinkbike Land!
Well, in my rush out the door to celebrate my May long weekend I received an email from Brian over at Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Seeing as the Lower Mainland was blessed with amazing weather the past couple of days, Brian and others have decided to open up the mountain even more. Read on to figure out what we are going to get to ride now!
Jordan Holmes    May 15, 2008
Shimano Deore XT - Hollowtech 2 Crank Installation Shimano Deore XT - Hollowtech 2 Crank Installation
Cranks play a huge part when putting the power down to the ground, so there is no surprise why there is so much technology being created year by year. After the change from a basic "square taper" bottom bracket, to ISIS drive, now we are using outboard bearing, with 2 piece cranks. Everyone is making an outboard set up these days and the crew an Shimano has been at it for a while now. I just got my paws on a set of 2008 Shimano XT cranks and wanted to show you what it took to install and set them up right for my application.
Jordan Holmes    May 9, 2008
Gravity keeps our Bikes rolling Smooth-Gravity Light wheelset review. Gravity keeps our Bikes rolling Smooth-Gravity Light wheelset review.
A while ago FSA produced a second line of products called Gravity, which was based around Gravity fed aspects of riding.

Slopestyle, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jumping, and Street Riding was the application they intended these products for, and they seem to have made a big splash in a little pond.
Jordan Holmes    May 9, 2008
Pinkbike Fresh Test Product - 2008 Intense SS Pinkbike Fresh Test Product - 2008 Intense SS
Intense Bikes, based out of Temecula California, had a huge success with the creation of their Socom bike in 2007. Using the reliable and amazing ride of the VPP link, these bikes hit the market like throwing a stone in water.

Well, judging by the design, and overall look of the all new Intense SS, it has the makings to be the next big splash.
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    May 7, 2008
Push Pike vs Stock Pike Push Pike vs Stock Pike
Since my last piece about the Push Pike, I’ve had the chance to ride and compare a stock Pike to the Push Pike. I took both forks and did back to back rides on the same trails using the same bike.
Jordan Holmes    May 5, 2008
Grubworks all new NWDC 3 - Endub Empire - Video Review and Premiere Details. Grubworks all new NWDC 3 - Endub Empire - Video Review and Premiere Details.
The next addition to the North West Dirt Culture video series is being released on DVD May 16th. I recently had a chance to sit down with a beer, a bag of pop corn, and got to indulge my eyes upon this well compiled, excellently filmed video.

Here are my thoughts on it.
Jordan Holmes    May 3, 2008
Banshee Wildcard - Testing, 1, 2, 3. Banshee Wildcard - Testing, 1, 2, 3.
A short while ago we told you, the Pinkbike.com viewer, that we had received one of the new Banshee Wildcard bikes to do some beating on.

Well, we have abused ourselves, bruised our bones, scarred our limbs, and thankfully enough, but to no surprise, the Wildcard is still standing tall. The Wildcard has been hiked through 4 feet of snow, pushed through 2 feet of mud, rode through the pouring rain, and is still begging for more. Here's the full review on the Banshee Wildcard and the parts that made it go.
 
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