Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dial In Your Shonx!

A little tongue in cheek look at a premier new parking lot to dial in your suspension!

Race season is coming

BC CUP Downhill:
Your 2010 DH BC Cup Races are:

#1 May 2 Race the Ranch, Kamloops
#2 May 23 Oak Bay Bikes, Nanamio
#3 June 6 Smackdown, North Vancouver
#4 June 20 Arduum Challenge, Mission
#5 July 4 Bear Mountain, Mission
#6 Aug 1 Mount Washington, Mt Washington
#7 Aug 29 BC Cup Finals, Kicking Horse

For more info click here to go to the cycling bc site

ALl BC races:
March 28 Oak Bay Bikes Super D Nanaimo
April 18 Cumberland DH Cumberland
April 18 (new date)
West Coast Super D Port Moody
May 1/2 Race the Ranch- BC Cup #1 Kamloops
May 2 Alberni Valley Riders DH Port Alberni
May 9 Sunshine Coaster Roberts Creek
May 9 Unicorn 5000 Kamloops
May 16 Victoria Super D Victoria
May 23 Turner DHR Downhill- BC Cup #2 Nanamio
May 23 Canada Cup #1 Quebec
May 30 Hammerfest Parksville
June 6 North Shore Fest- BC Cup #3 no U15 North Vancouver
June 13 Nitro DH Port Alice
June 19/20 Arduum Challenge- BC Cup #4 no U15 Mission
June 27 Mad Trapper Panorama pending
July 4 Bear Mountain- BC Cup #5 Mission
July 10/11 Nationals Panorama
July 17/18 Canada Cup #2 Panorama
July 23 (Friday night) Gear Jammer DH Squamish
Aug 1 Mount Washington- BC Cup #6 Mt Washington
Aug 21/22 Canada Cup #3 Quebec
Aug 28/29 Western Open (Kicking Horse)- BC Cup #7 & Finals Kicking Horse Mtn
Aug 31-Sept 5 World Championships Quebec

2010 UCI Mountain Bike Calendar

Date Event & Venue Country
24.04 - 25.04 UCI World Cup XCO 1 - Yorkshire, Dalby Forest GBR

01.05 - 02.05 UCI World Cup XCO 2 / 4X 1 - Houffalize BEL

15.05 - 16.05 UCI World Cup DHI 1 / 4X 2 - Maribor SLO

22.05 - 23.05 UCI World Cup XCO 3 - Offenburg GER

05.06 - 06.06 UCI World Cup DHI 2 / 4X 3 - Fort-William GBR

19.06 - 20.06 UCI World Cup DHI 3 / 4X 4 - Schladming AUT

24.07 - 25.07 UCI World Cup XCO / DHI 4 - Champéry SUI

31.07 - 01.08 UCI World Cup XCO/ DHI/4X 5 - Val di Sole ITA

28.08 - 29.08 UCI World Cup XCO / DHI/4X 6 - Windham USA

Fluidride cup
The Fluidride Cup Technical DH Series -
This series will consist of 4 races in 2010 Here are the dates/locations (subject to change). Fluidride Cup champions will decided by adding each riders best 3 results together including the final. This means all racers will have their best two races plus the finals counted toward their overall results. Riders must attend the finals to be eligible for the overall awards for the year.

Fluidride Cup #1: June 25-27 – Mt. Hood SkiBowl, OR
Fluidride Cup #2: July 9-11 – Mt. Hood SkiBowl, OR
Fluidride Cup #3: August 20-22 – Schweitzer Resort, ID
Fluidride Cup #4: Series Final: September 24-26 – Mt. Hood SkiBowl, OR
For more information on the series, please visit USA Cycling’s ProGRT webpage
2010 USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT)
April 24-25: Northwest Cup – Port Angeles, Wash.
May 22-23: Plattekill Gravity Open – Roxbury Bike Park, NY
June 26-27: Northstar-at-Tahoe – Truckee, Calif.
July 31-August 1: Trestle Bike Park (Crankworx Colorado) – Winterpark, Colo.
September 11-12: Whiteface 5th Annual 5K Downhill – Lake Placid, NY

Monday, February 22, 2010

There Are No Other Words...

The opening section of this video can ONLY be described as roosty loam porn.  Now go practice smashing some berms!

Check out Bernard Kerr's profile on the Norco team page!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Killswitch engage!

Well it looks like the wait for the Black Market Killswitch is over:

Killswitch Features:

Handmade from a custom 6061 T6 tubeset with precision CNC’d linkages & yokes.
Black Market’s own proprietary Hammer-Link design with 100mm travel.

Replaceable Nylock nuts and threaded inserts milled into the frame at all bolt locations and shock mount points protect against over zealous mechanics and owners a like.

Custom Killswitch tuned X-Fusion 02 RCX shock.

All hardware and bearings are easily accessible for ease of maintenance and repairs.

Blk Mrkt Cartidge Zero Stack headset (included) design to allow for the lowest front end possible.

Replaceable BB shell also acts as massive 30mm pivot axle.

Replaceable drop outs in horizontal (included), vertical or maxle versions(sold separately).

Sizes: S (21″), M (22″) & L (23″)
Colors: Flat Black, Flat Grey, Flat Purple

Weight: 7lbs. 10 oz. with shock and hardware.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Super Fast DH rippin'

These vids are super well put together. The riding is exceptional as well.


Thanks to Rowan Sorrell and Back on Track the UK has that sh** on lock.

What You Ride

When you're one of the top DH racers in the country.  Some pucker-factor steepness right there...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Indoor 4x Wrap-up!

Well, that's all she wrote.  Abbotsford Indoor 4x is finished for the 2009-2010 season!  With plenty of thrills and spills to keep anyone entertained, I'm surprised there aren't even more people coming out to have some fun!

There obviously needs to be a HUGE thanks thrown out to the volunteers.  All the guys and gals processing registrations, posting results, going hoarse calling names for the motos, they are much appreciated and all deserve a dozen or so high fives.  There are of course the sponsors of the event, and Kona bikes in particular made the schwag flow on finals night.  Two dirt jump bikes, a stack of clothing and gloves, and other awesome goodies were awarded to the racers.  Watching the U15s and Juniors attack the schwag table was like one of those wildlife films about hyenas or vultures.  If you weren't careful you would lose an arm.

Check the race reports and the photo gallery from this season!

Finally, a big thanks to everyone that listened to my (Kyle's) incessant harping about racing and came out and gave it a try.  I hope to see everyone next year when the gate drops again!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Video Bangers

Here's some Island boys killing it:

and Here's Wyn Masters:

Yay bikes!
Invergarry bike park Update:after the jump

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Trail Manners Are Important!

Don't leave your trash at the trailhead, it's bad form.  Especially if there's a receipt for your new tire with your name, address and phone number on it.

Hilarity ensues.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Big jumps on Banshee

Every Banshee we sell comes with the ability to ride like this:

That's a big step down hip.

You Thought 30" Bars Were Wide

Pffff, check out the latest bars from... Home Depot, I guess.