THE PISGAH PROJECT 2019
A Bike Raffle Benefiting The Pisgah Conservancy
Cane Creek Cycling Components, Industry Nine, Reeb Cycles, TRP Cycling, Thomson Bike, Maxxis tires, Chromag, Find Your Line Bike Shop and Oskar Blues Brewery have teamed up with The Pisgah Conservancy to support our common ground; the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest (located just outside Asheville, North Carolina).
The Pisgah Ranger District has become a key destination for mountain bikers, offering some of the most challenging terrain in the country. While The Ranger District is also great for fishing, hiking, and horseback riding, the rugged, technical nature of the trail systems make it second to none for mountain bikers.
Our mission for The Pisgah Project; Team up with cycling companies affiliated with the Southeast region of the United States to build a bike with top-notch components, raffle it off, and send all of the proceeds to The Pisgah Conservancy. Over the last two years this raffle raised over $57,000!
Purchase tickets at: www.ThePisgahProject.com
This year it is especially important to support The Pisgah Conservancy with a new series of proposed sustainability projects for the Pisgah Ranger District taking effect. Many of these projects are still in need of funding, and the money we raise goes a long way toward helping catch up on the backlog of work that the forest needs.
Each component that makes up the Pisgah Project raffle bike has been selected by the partnering companies to provide the lucky winner with a one-of-a-kind build capable of handling anything Pisgah can throw at it for years to come.
Huge thanks to all of the industry partners involved in putting this year’s Pisgah Project Bike together and the final touches by Find Your Line Bike Shop in Asheville.
THE BIKE: Retail value of over $8,999.99
Frame – REEB Squeeb / 7005 aluminum construction, full suspension, 145mm rear travel, updated 2019 geometry with a slacker head angle and increased reach and boost spacing. Ready for any trail in Pisgah.
Cockpit – Industry Nine / A35 Stem (40mm) machined in Asheville, NC from 7075 series aluminum mated with Chromag’s OSX35 800mm bar and grips and Cane Creek’s 110 Series headset.
Suspension – Cane Creek Cycling Components HELM Coil 29 fork up front featuring 160mm of travel, high / low speed compression and rebound adjustments, 35mm stanchions, lightweight coil spring, and the “D-Loc” thru axle system. For the rear, Cane Creek’s Twin Tube DBcoil CS; the world’s first enduro-specific coil shock with a climb switch for increased climbing abilities as well as Cane Creek’s lightweight VALT coil spring.
Wheels – Industry Nine’s 29” 32 hole Enduro 305 Wheelset, with a 30.5mm inner width, custom anodized blue and silver spokes, hubs, and valve stems. EN305 provides the ultimate flexibility of cleaning the most technical descents with the weight savings for long, grueling Pisgah climbs and the revolutionary 690 points of engagement in the Hydra Series freehub design.
Tires – Maxxis supplied a new set of trail tires with EXO casing. Installed are a 2.5” DHF for the front and a 2.4” DHR II on the rear for excellent all around performance in all the conditions Pisgah has to throw at you.
Seatpost - Thomson contributed a Covert Dropper post with internal routing to keep the lines clean on the build. With the quality you have come to know from Thomson, the Covert is no exception. Their cartridge-based system is designed to have the longest service life in the industry.
Saddle - Chromag provided the Trailmaster DT Saddle, a synthetic top, medium sized platform providing an excellent model for punchy tech sessions or all day, rainy day epics.
Drivetrain/Brakes – SRAM’s X01 Eagle group and X01 Cassette. A drivetrain that gives you unmatched performance and a whole new level of freedom. A 32-tooth front chain ring paired with the 12 speed 10-50 rear cassette. TRP brakes will give you the stopping power needed when shredding down the steep gnarly lines in Pisgah. Also included is Cane Creek’s unmatched eeWings titanium crankset for the best in class stiffness and durability.
Pedals - Chromag included the Scarab wide platform pedals, featuring custom traction pins engineered with hardened steel, offering 4- placement options for the ultimate customization.
Support Pisgah's Ranger District at: www.ThePisgahProject.com
The Pisgah Project Bike will be “on tour” with the Cane Creek Cycling Tour
at the following events and locations.
May 11: Unveiling at Trails to Dales at Oskar Blues Brewery
- Brevard, NC
May 17 - 19: Dirt Fest PA
- Hesston, PA
May 25 - 26: Downhill Southeast Race #3
- Beech Mtn, NC
June 1 : Pisgah Enduro
- Camp Grier, NC
June 2 : WNC Flyer
- Brevard, NC
June 8 - 9 : Fat Tire Weekend at Falling Creek Park
- Bedford, VA
June 16 : The Allison Farm Flow Trail Opening Day
- Davidson, NC
June 22 - June 23: Matt-E-Kill at PlatteKill
- Roxbury, NY
June 28 - June 30: NEMBA Fest
- Lyndonville, VT
July 13 - July 15: Dirt Fest West Virginia
- Bruceton Mills, WV
July 20: Final Drawing at Industry Nine - Asheville, NC 6pm EST (via Facebook Live)
Industry Partners: Cane Creek Cycling Components
is globally known for their problem-solving headsets, back-saving Thudbusters, and fully adjustable suspension products. Cane Creek’s headquarters is located within a short drive from the Pisgah Ranger District, and has been based in the Cane Creek Valley since its inception in 1975. Industry Nine, Inc.
is a high end custom cycling component manufacturer based in Asheville, NC. Industry Nine designs and engineers their innovative wheelset systems, hubsets and various cycling components in house, before manufacturing begins at its sister company Turnamics, Inc. located next door. Family owned and operated by father and son team, Harvey and Clint Spiegel, the two companies work seamlessly to produce the highest quality cycling products on the market. Reeb Cycles
and Oskar Blues Brewery
are traditionally Colorado Companies, but have a stake in Pisgah with their East coast brewery just 10 mins from Pisgah in Brevard, NC. Since arriving in NC they have been heavily involved in the local community, supporting events, non-profit initiatives, providing local jobs, and creating a great, informal atmosphere for a post ride beer! They have also created the REEB Ranch
, a breathtaking Western North Carolina ranch featuring dirt jumps, a pump track, and the Cane Creek dual slalom track. Thomson Bike
located in central Georgia has passionately been providing the cycling industry with precision machined and innovative products since the mid-1990s with the belief “that remembering your roots is the best motivation for innovation”. TRP Cycling
with remote a Sales/Marketing office as well as prototype testers (such as Neko Mullaly) located in Western North Carolina. TRP was founded on the idea of building the highest quality braking systems available in the bicycle industry. TRP Brakes are designed for superior levels of performance and durability achieved through the use of advanced production techniques, accurate processing and meticulous quality control. By using exotic materials such as Carbon Fiber, Titanium and TT6 Aluminum, TRP brakes set a new industry standard for lightweight and precise control. TRP brakes are extensively tested for reliability and safety on and off-road, and in the laboratory – by a company with more than 20 years experience designing and manufacturing bicycle brake systems. Maxxis
’s USA headquarters and tech center is also located in central Georgia, having deep-seated roots in the Southeast. Maxxis tires have proven to be a favorite of Pisgah riders; their tread patterns can be found at all of the Ranger District’s most popular trailheads. Chromag Bike
makes high quality and innovative bikes and components. Designing relevant products with a heightened sense of detail and creativity for function, performance and beauty. The design process starts with function and performance with an emphasis on durability and reliability, then extends to every detail including the final graphic and creative options for colour. Find Your Line Bike Shop
is a friendly, fast paced, high-end service shop in Asheville, NC. Located in West Asheville at 487 Haywood Road, we are a fast-growing, rider’s shop specializing in suspension/seatpost service, wheelbuilding, carbon repair and hydraulics.
About the Pisgah Conservancy: The Pisgah Conservancy
is a relatively new organization and is somewhat different than other non-profits. “TPC” operates through an “Advisory Council” composed of representatives from each user group found in Pisgah. Their decision-making method ensures that each user group is involved in all key decisions. It’s a great example of hikers, equestrians, cyclists, fishermen, climbers, runners, wildlife conservationist, and the USFS working together toward common goals!
▪ Raffle Tickets ($20USD each) will be on sale starting May 11, 2019 at www.thepisgahproject.com
▪ Online raffle ticket purchases made until 12:00 p.m. EST on July 19, 2019 will receive one chance in the “Pisgah Project” drawing per $20. No limit to the number of tickets an individual can purchase.
▪ “The Pisgah Project” drawing will be held on July 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. EST at Industry Nine. Live coverage of the drawing will be available via Industry Nine’s Facebook live account. Results will be posted on the Pisgah Conservancy’s homepage (www.PisgahConservancy.org), on Facebook, and on the Cane Creek Cycling Component’s Instagram page. The winner will be contacted with the contact information provided.
▪ ”The Pisgah Project” is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
▪ Contest rules adhere to North Carolina raffle regulations.
▪ You do not have to be present to win. The winner will be contacted by telephone and/or email.
▪ Should the contact information prove incomplete, illegible, discontinued, or the winner fails to contact The Pisgah Conservancy to claim the drawing prize within 7 days, or if he or she is deemed ineligible to receive the prize, an alternate winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries.
▪ Winner assumes all risks and will be responsible for all costs associated with claiming and transporting the drawing prize.
▪ Winner has ability to select bike frame size.
▪Delivery date of the drawing prize will be dependent on model, size and color availability. Estimated availability of 12-16 weeks from drawing date.
Purchase tickets at: www.ThePisgahProject.com