Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ODI/Troy Lee Designs Lock-On Grips

"Two of the most iconic brands in cycling have joined forces to create some stunning new Lock-On Grips.
ODI and Troy Lee Designs have collaborated to produce the ODI/TLD Lock-On Grips.
These aren’t just another grip with a logo on it….these have been specially designed with the following design features:
Grooved channels to prevent mud and water build up.
Custom offset angled flanges provide more useable grip surfaces.
Unique undercut pads provide slim comfortable feel with maximum grip.
Over-moulded flap gives added protection on outside clamp.
They also have Laser-Etched lock jaw clamps with the famous Troy Lee Designs logo and come in four unique colour combinations:
White with Red clamps.
Black with Grey clamps.
Yellow with Purple clamps.
Red with Black clamps.
They will be available through Ison Distribution from early May and will have an rrp of £21.99."


Monday, March 29, 2010

a truly inspirational video

Patrick lost his right leg to cancer aged ten, but that hasn’t stopped him enjoying his passion for mountainbiking and going big on the trails, far from it. Respect.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

2010 Orbea Rallon

"Designed around 150mm rear wheel travel, the Rallon will come in three trim levels with front suspension ranging from 150mm to 160mm via various Fox forks. The frame works with traditional and Hammerschmidt cranksets and prices range from $3,159 to $5,469.
Orbea’s goals with the new Rallon seemed to be a contradiction of terms: lightweight and raceworthy combined with freeride, all-mountain durability and versatility.  Weights for the various models range from 12.5kg (27.56 lbs) to 13.5kg (29.76 lbs), which are just on the lighter side for bikes of this category and right in between full-on freeride/DH bikes and XC bikes.  The top-end Rallon 10 comes with a Crank Brothers Joplin lever activated adjustable seatpost.  If you don’t use it for what it’s worth, swapping it for a Thomson or similar would shave 2/3 lb (300g) off the bike’s weight with no loss of durability.
The Rallon’s frame is hydroformed Tricone aluminum.  Other than the seat tube, each tube is heavily shaped to increase strength and stiffness while managing its weight.
The Lambda Link suspension was designed using Orbea’s Advanced Dynamics to take into consideration all of the forces acting on a suspension.  The results, they claim, provide very active small bump sensitivity that progresses to a very linear mid-stroke platform for predictable performance.  At the end of the stroke, the design firms up while still allowing for full movement through the shock’s stroke."


Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad Photos


100% Brumotti!

Friday, March 26, 2010

2011 Specialized P3 Prototypes Video

"Michael Hoenisch and Guy French let us check out their prototype 2011 Specialized P3 dirt jumpers. Michael runs gears, Guy runs singlespeed. Here's the rundown.

- 2011 P3 will be frameset only, P2 will be sold as completes.
- Frame weight, 4.7lbs
- Frame price, $500, includes headset, seat, post and rear dropout hardware for SS or gears.
- Tapered headtube designed around integrated headset.
- 69 degree head angle, 1/2 degree steeper than 2010.
- 12.25-inch bottom bracket height, raised from 2010.
- They removed the 6mm offset from the rear end to better accomodate aftermarket SS rear hubs.
- Strengthened junction at seat tube/top tube/seat stays.
- Cable guides for full shifter and brake housing.
- Lower standover than 2010 P series frames.
- 22.5-inch top tube length"


Sicklines Project: Transition TR450


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon

Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon in the last issue of Decline


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rock Shox Domain Dual Crown Fork???

"Looks like Rock Shox has made a Dual Crown version of their Domain fork,note this is not a Boxxer in disguise with other stanchions & decals.They may share the same lowers though"


Da Domb @ Taipei Cycle Show 2010

New Tsar Bomba DH Bike

The new Cherry Bomb FR. 160mm, tapered head

Castel Bravo 29er


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spank Director Stem

"Boxxer Compatible
7075 T6/CNC machined
50mm Extension – Low Profile 15˚ Rise
Weight: 110g(50mm)
Color: White/Black/Chrome
Custom Top Cap & Stainless Hardware Included"


President Sarkzy's new Trek Madone

"President Sarkozy's new bike! He loves the sport of cycling."


Lake Garda Springtime Riding

Lake Garda Springtime Riding from Marco Toniolo on Vimeo.

Riders: Mauro Franzi, Ser Pecora
Camera & Editing: Marco Toniolo
Location: Lake Garda
Camera: Canon Eos 5 MII with different lenses.
Filmed on March 17-18th 2010 for the tests (GT Sanction and Felt Redemption).

Monday, March 22, 2010

Yellow Intense Tracer Vp @ Taipei Cycle Show

"Intense TracerVP show piece at SRAM booth at taipei show"


Prototype Deity Cryptkeeper Dirt Jump Frame

"What you see here is our first prototype and we are already making some subtle changes for the frames you will see at the end of the year. The Cryptkeeper will also be joined by our upcoming street specific frame, the Streetsweeper which, like the Cryptkeeper, will be designed to focus on the needs of dedicated street/park riders. The needs of a dirt jumper and the needs of the street rider in terms of frame design are two different worlds and must be treated as such.
We wanted to create a true aggressive dedicated dirt jump bike with the Cryptkeeper. Our focus started with BB height issues which all center around a frames "BB Drop". This is the center point of where the BB shell sits in line with the center point of the wheel axles. By using a 25mm BB drop, we are able to get the center of gravity lower without sacrificing maneuverability of the front end off the ground. By using super-short 15.25" chainstays, the bike is able to accelerate extremely fast out of berms and by being balanced with a 22.25" top tube length, the rider is directly centered on the bike making its handling extremely predictable.

Deity Cryptkeeper geometry
Head angle- 69.5 degrees
Seat Tube angle- 71.5 degrees
Seat Tube Height- 10.5-inches
Chainstay Length- 15.25-inches
BB Drop- 25mm

Frame Features
-Integrated headset
-Seity spanish BB system
-External triple butted seat tubes
-Double-butted tubing throughout
-Compact micro dropouts
-Full black ED treatment on the inside of the tubes to prevent rust
-100% post-weld heat treated.


Hagoromo @ Milano - Sanremo

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nicolai FMXTB @ Taipei Cycle Show 2010


Relic Spear Stem

"Xc/am lightweight stem fully cnc machined. 125g 70mm with steel bolts"


Da Bomb Cherry Castle Bravo @ Taipei Cycle Show 2010


Da Bomb Cherry Bomb FR @ Taipei Cycle Show 2010


Rocky Mountain Altitude RSL Video

Strahan Loken takes the 2010 Altitude RSL 90 for a rip on his home trails on Vancouver Island.

Filmed by Aaron Laroque

GT's Eric Carter and Hans Rey go Epic in the OC

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Rock Shox Sektor Trail Fork

"More product is flowing in from the Taipei Bike Show and the latest news from SRAM looks to be pretty exciting. First off is this new trail fork with slew of options that is said to be a great value, although we haven't seen the recommended retail price yet, it certainly sounds like a versatile new fork.

This new sleek trail suspension from RockShox can only be described as a modern fork that transcends all. With a diverse range of options and an amazing price to performance ratio, this trailblazer can hang with its more refined counterpart, RockShox very own Revelation.

Revelation set the bar for all front suspension that performs in the 150mm travel arena. To continue the RockShox promise we had to work hard to uphold performance and low weight in such an affordable fork. The “outside the box” approach in spring and weight development really tells a story about creativity and innovation in product development.

Sektor is about choice and being able to acquire a product that performs for your trail riding needs. We start with the 9mm QR, 15x100 or 20x110 Maxle Lite offerings and then provide you three spring options; Coil, Solo Air and U-Turn. This fork offers affordable and exciting options.

• Travel: 130, 140, 150mm (Solo Air, Coil), 100-140mm or 110-150mm (U-Turn)
• Damping: Motion Control (RL), TurnKey lockout (TK) and external rebound (R)
• Forged, hollow 6061 T-6 aluminum crown
• 32mm 7075 aluminum upper tubes
• Redesigned external rebound adjuster
• 9mm QR, 15mm Maxle Lite, 20mm Maxle Lite
• 1 1/8” Aluminum steerer, 1 1/8” to 1.5” tapered aluminum steerer, 1.5” aluminum steerer."


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

2011 Avid elixir 3

"AVID Elixir 3 was built for value and gives nothing away in performance and adjustability. The newest brake in the Elixir family offers up a sleek ambidextrous lever body and stout two-piece caliper. Featuring a TaperBore master cylinder and AVID’s optimized pivot placement, the Elixir 3 brings a new level of performance and control to this entry level price point.

TaperBore is a unique patented hydraulic closure system that allows for lighter lever travel through the stroke of the lever while moving more fluid than a traditional timing port. With the additional benefit of allowing the rider greater control of a more powerful brake system.

Intended use: XC/Trail/AM

Weight: 405 grams (Front; Post mount; 160mm)

Fluid: DOT 5.1

Rotors: 160/185/203mm G3 Clean Sweep
• Built for value providing great Elixir family power and control.
• New ambidextrous Lever body featuring TaperBore Technology
• Tooled Reach adjust with Improved access – 3mm ball end
• MatchMaker compatible
• New two-piece caliper, Top Loading Pads

Elixir 3 - Grey 160mm G3CS (IS and Post Mount) MSRP - $105.00 USD


2011 Hayes Prime Brakes @ Taipei Cycle Show

"One of six brakes sets to come off tool pieces. They will be available in June of this year. Features on these brakes include:
 Poppet Cam - deadstroke adjustment, increased fluid flow, improved durability.
Top Hat Reach Adjustment - consistent power throughout stroke, regardless of lever position.
New Light Weight Rotor.
Tool-Free Reach Adjust - one the fly adjustment
Top Loading Pads - easy to change pads without removing the wheel.
New Pad material and design."