PRESS RELEASE: Alpinestars
Alpinestars announces its Spring 2023 Collection
, designed to enhance breathability, comfort, and riding confidence to MTB riders, putting innovation in materials and functionality at the heart of its development.
The Alps Collection
, with its technical, highly breathable, and lightweight products, is dedicated to all riders looking for optimal comfort and versatility in their trail riding kits.
The Drop Collection
created for enduro enthusiasts, is all about confidence and durability, incorporating highly resistant and super stretch fabrics, allowing you to ride through harsh vegetation without the fear of tearing your clothing, and without compromising on comfort.
The Techstar range
is designed for DH racing and gravity riding, with reinforced poly-fabric for abrasion resistance, stretch mesh for optimized levels of fit, performance, and breathability, and the ability to integrate knee protection. The micro-ratchet waist adjuster and a buckle provide a customized fit, while the laser-cut vents provide optimal ventilation, allowing riders to perform at their best.
Riders : Angel Suarez & Bernat Guardia
Photography : Ale Di Lullo
Videography : Widen Production
For a closer look at the new Spring 2023 MTB line, visit www.Alpinestars.com/mtb
or find us on Instagram at @alpinestars_cycling.
I can't find a single picture of it online. Seems like you could change it from XC travel to DH travel.
Anyone find a pic?
Specifically from NORBA or ?
Not from NORBA but :
Here is a page showing one of those Alpinestars bikes:
It's funny too that the pic of that 95 you linked has the standard ANODIZED RED KOOKA 46 tooth chainring all of obsessed over. I bought one for my bike for the DH race. A hurricane dumped rain bands on us all week and the only day it was dry was for finals and it turned into pottery clay. The massive chainring was horrendous for that. But boy...it looked so cool
Funny you should mentioned Kooka rings...I had one too, haha =)
—Kooka 46 tooth turquoise ring on my 1991 Zaskar in Moab, 1995:
—Riding with my brother in Moab, 1995 (on his 1991 Zaskar, the 38th ever built):
—Same bike, riding in Durango, 1995:
—Random picture, in Durango, 1995:
—Mt Spokane NORBA DH, early 1995, before the Kooka ring. They say Palmer started the whole baggy clothes thing...IDK...jean shorts and Lib Tech snowboard T-shirt on 13-year-old me =P. A few of us always refused to wear Spandex (from 1990 to present day!):
Turner painted as a Ritchey (last picture in album):
Turner had multiple bikes at Helen under different brand logos. But yeah, the Alpinestars was a swappable machined link. It made it stupid expensive because the sold the link separately.
Seems laughable now. But I thought that bike would answer all my problems in life.
In 1995, I wound up with an Uzzi DH with the 3 position seat mast, 3 position rocker link, lockout coil shock, etc. Trail ride to DH race with one bike
I hear ya, I think adjustable seat mast subframes still make a lot of sense — it can create different space / packaging for suspension, allow riders of different heights to adjust seat tube angle and saddle position, and dropper post cables can go out the end.
I have the same Uzzi DH now — full 1999 spec w/team 12mm chainstay / swingarm, Intense / Hadley hubs, Mavic D321 rims, full XTR w/XT front derailleur, King headset. Thomson post / stem, M636 pedals, Profile bash / guide ring, Easton Monkeybar, Oury grips, Giro Fizik saddle, X-Vert Carbon fork, Nokian Gazzaloddi Jr 2.6” tires, etc.. I adjusted the seatstay to attach to the rear chainstay / swingarm pivot mount (to lower the BB), and put the seat mast in the steepest position. I can get 5” of seatpost drop too — enough for me to ride DH at near-full throttle. Fun bike and the sintered-metal-pad Hayes brakes are still surprisingly amazing, even the rear 6”, shockingly.