Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Turner DHR

"Now that he (DW) has given his blessings, kinematicaly speaking, we can sign off on the tooling in Portland which will release production. Production bikes will be available Septemberish." The raw finish seen here is prototype only, production colors will be lime green with decals, or black anodized with laser etched graphics. This is the second generation of the DW Link DHR, and according to the Dave's, it well worth the wait!

New Honda DH Bike??


2011 Felt Edict

"After years of development, Felt is ready to release their newest entry into the full-suspension market, the Edict. Using their new Felt Active Stay Technology (FAST) and borrowing carbon technology from its skinny tire siblings, the Edict shaves 1.5 pounds off the successful Virtue frame for a sub-2,000 gram frame. Aimed at the 100mm travel XC rider, this bike will be likely ridden by the World Cup team Felt sponsors in Europe"


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2011 Foes Hydro

"8.25 inches, just over 40lbs as seen. Could build lighter for sure. Lot’s of shock options by changing shock mounting plates. 83mm bb, 150mmX12mm rear spacing. Replaceable iscg mount."


Mondraker 2011

 2011 Mondraker Summum

2011 Mondraker Dune

2011 Mondraker Foxy


Thursday, July 22, 2010

2011 Devinci Wilson, Dixon and Dexter

"Devinci has been doing a good job of keeping their new DH, AM and XC bikes a secret, but we are here to share information on the all new Wilson (DH), Dixon (AM) and Dexter (XC).

It uses a unique pull-link Split-Pivot design that helps to keep the bike’s shock and chassis low and centered. Leverage ratio is optimized for coil springs, and it features a motocross inspired shape that is progressive throughout the entirety of the travel. Its long 3.5” stroke shock and end travel leverage ratio ramp combine with its 216 mm of travel for a bottomless feel. Downhill racing is a game of seconds, and the Wilson’s main pivot location gives a perfect balance of square edged bump compliance, cornering feel, and pedaling performance.

The Dixon is the best performing all-mountain trail bike that Devinci has ever made. Its design epitomizes the amazing balance of small bump compliance, traction, and efficiency that the Split-Pivot suspension design is capable of. Its leverage ratio was designed with air shocks in mind, and was specifically developed to work with off the shelf shocks available, so that no custom parts like inertia valves or dual rate control valves are required. With 145 mm of efficient and bump eating travel, this bike is made for having fun and enjoying the ride.

The Dexter is Devinci’s high performance XC bike, with the pedigree and performance of a thoroughbred. The Dexter is a bike that will surprise many riders. It’s not often that a 110 mm travel bike like this can have such an amazing blend of explosive acceleration and plushness. The secret to this unique combination is the Split-Pivot’s concurrently engineered anti-squat, braking, and leverage ratio curves. With an emphasis on integration with the latest in dampers and air springs, we’ve given the Dexter performance capabilities that were bred to make the strongest riders even stronger.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rocky Mountain Slopestyle Bike

Pink Bike: "This bike is never going to production and was made in Vancouver, B.C. for Gully, Smutok, and Jarrett to compete on, there will only be 10 made"


2011 Trek Remedy 9.9

"150mm of highly capable travel in a very light package, and it pedals really well. Though we mostly rode lifts up today and bombed down through the mountains."


2011 Specialized Big Hit


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

2011 Specialized Sx Trail I


2011 Trek Fuel Ex

"2011 Trek Fuel EX 9.9. All carbon for this year, with new OCLV Mountain front triangle. The DRCV rear shock it now mated to custom-tuned fox fork, too"


2011 Kona Operator


2011 Norco Team Carbon


2011 Norco Range

2011 Norco Range SE

2011 Norco Range 1

"2011 Norco Range - featuring all new A.R.T.suspension platform (f/ on 4 new models) refines the FSR pivot location"


Monday, July 12, 2010

2011 Specialized Demo 8, Sx Trail I & Big Hit


2011 Trek Scratch

 2011 Trek Scratch 9

"For 2011 Trek has split the Scratch line into two distinct categories, one being the air sprung Scratch Air and the other the burly coil sprung and freeride intended Scratch 8 and Scratch 9 models. The coil sprung versions have a different goal than the their air sprung brethren: these are machines designed to spend all day in the bike park, spend all weekend shuttling, and session the biggest jumps. While the geometry differs from the Session DH race bike, the Scratch can handle the same terrain, impacts and speed. Fast riders who are looking for a smaller travel bike should take note.
The Scratch comes stock with a 12 x 142 mm rear wheel, but standard 135 QR wheels can be made to fit using the supplied ABP Convert hardware. While the new and stiffer 12 x 142 mm axle size is gaining ground quickly, being able to easily use a standard quick release rear wheel if need arises is a big plus. 
The rear shock is a standard looking Fox DHX RC4, but inside Fox has done some custom tweaking to wring the most out of the damper. The result is a shock with a more controlled mid stroke. This is important because the mid stroke of a shock is where a bike will spend the majority of it's time.
The geometry on the all Scratch models is adjustable via Trek's Minnow Link system. Simply flip the direction the the pivot hardware and you can alter the head angle by half a degree and the bottom bracket by 7 mm. Small adjustments for sure, but entirely useful to dial the bike in to your riding style. A nice touch that can go a long way in protecting the frame from accidental rock damage is Trek's add-on Aluminum Armor. This easily attached pad protects the downtube from flying rocks that may be kicked up by your front wheel. It's also worth noting that the Aluminum Armor is retrofitable onto older Scratch models as well.
Just as Trek has used in the past, the Scratch employs their tapered E2 headtube that focuses the strength where it's needed most, but keeps the weight low and allows the use of standard 1 1/8th stems. While there was resistance a few seasons ago to the new tapered standard, it makes so much sense that nearly all fork manufacturers are now offering models with taperer steerer options. The long travel Scratch uses Fox's exciting new 180 mm travel 36 Van FIT RC2 to handle anything that a rider can dish out. "

Trek Scratch Air