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Silver Star Bike Park: Episode1

07.06.2011 //

To go with today’s Photo of the Day, here is a rad video by Matt Butterworth from Silver Star Bike Park: Noah Brousseau, Harrison Mendel, Garrett Robertson, Spencer Graf, and Wes Booth ripping at Silver Star bike park in Vernon, BC.

Valmont Bike Park Opens in Colorado

07.05.2011 //

Boulder, Colorado’s new bike park features progressive elements and features for any skill set.

Châtel Mountain Style – Results and Videos

07.05.2011 //

Nice video overview of the Châtel Mountain Style: Event Results: 1. Cameron Zink – 93.14 2. Antoine Bizet – 92.00 3. Kurt Sorge – 91.14 4. Brandon Semenuk – 89.29 5. Kyle Strait – 84.57 6. Geoffrey Gullevich – 84.14 7. Darren Berrecloth – 83.71 8. Kelly McGarry – 82.86 9. Sam Pilgrim – 80.57

Elements of Perfection: Rock

07.05.2011 //

Part 2 of the 5-part “Elements of Perfection” video series from Whistler Mountain Bike Park. “You are more than a mere part of the earth. You are the earth. You erupt from deep volcanic faults or collect in ancient processes. Upon impact, you give nothing, but you give everything through your existence. You are the

Mechanic Mondays

07.04.2011 //

This week, Squirrel shows you how to clean contaminated disc brake pads and rotors. Happy 4th of July everybody!

Troy Brosnan POV Run Down Mont-Sainte-Anne

07.03.2011 //

Troy Brosnan taking a practice run at Mont-Sainte-Anne, the World Cup #4 course. Looks like the elevation reading for this course is a bit off, but check out the speeds Brosnan was hitting on Contour’s website here.

Scandinavian Photo Challenge Returns to Åre Bike Festival, July 2-10

07.01.2011 //

Source: Scandinavian Photo Challenge Scandinavian Photo Challenge by Nikon returns for its second edition during the annual Åre Bike Festival, in Åre, Sweden, July 2-10. Four photographers have been invited to compete alongside photographer Mattias Fredriksson at the second edition of the Scandinavian Photo Challenge. The mission for the competition is simple: The photography teams–consisting

Commencal Launches Meta AM

06.30.2011 //

In the footsteps of the Supreme DH’s redesign, Commencal has launched its new all-mountain bike–the Meta AM. Taking both aesthetics and linkage-design cues from the new Supreme DH V3, Commencal claims the Meta AM has increased rigidity, a lower bottom bracket and improved pedaling reactivity and efficiency over the previous Meta frames. Commencal’s marketing campaign

The Atherton Project – Season 3, Episode 3

06.30.2011 //

Danny MacAskill visits the Atherton’s headquarters for the 3rd episode of The Atherton Project.

SRAM’s new X0 DH Crank and Derailleur

06.29.2011 //

Source: SRAM Here are some details from SRAM on its new X0 downhill crank and derailleur: Truvativ X0 10-Speed DH Crank • The world’s first Carbon DH crank weighs just 750g, including Bottom Bracket (GXP83, 165mm, 36 ring) • Lightest single ring available is made of 7075 CNC alloy, 34, 36, or 38 teeth •

Sam Hill Injured, Out For Mont-Sainte-Anne

06.28.2011 //

Source: Monster Energy Specialized Team Monster Energy Specialized rider Sam Hill was injured this weekend while training back home in preparation for the upcoming World Cup rounds. Initial observation is that he has re-aggravated his shoulder injury sustained at Fort William during the 2010 season, but Sam will undergo an MRI first thing this week

Teaser: From The Inside Out – Steve Smith

06.27.2011 //

Filming for the Costal Crew’s first film ‘Inside Out’ has begun. Steve Smith cleared his schedule to film for From the Inside Out before he headed back to the races. Here’s a teaser of Smith’s clips from Vancouver Island.

Riding World Cup DH with Troy Brosnon

06.25.2011 //

Troy Brosnon at Fort William: Click here for larger view and speed/elevation stats. Troy Brosnon at Leogang: Click here for larger view and speed/elevation stats.

Mammoth Bike Park Now Open

06.24.2011 //

Source: Mammoth Bike Park Photos: Mammoth Bike Park After a month or so of serious snow removal and trail maintenance, the Mammoth Bike Park officially opened today, June 24. Mammoth not only received more snow (a record breaking 55 feet) than any other mountain bike destination, it’s also higher. With a summit of 11,053 feet

First Impressions: 2012 Shimano Deore XT

06.23.2011 //

By: Kevin Rouse Last week the folks at Shimano took the time to herd a group of journalists around Lake Tahoe and let us get our hands on the 2012 Deore XT M780 groupset for the first time. While first impressions aren’t everything, we can definitely say we were quite pleased. In fact, nearly all

26TRIX Highlights and Results

06.22.2011 //

Highlights Video from the first “Gold” event of the FMB World Tour, 26TRIX, held June 16th-19th at Leogang, Austria: Final overall results for the slopestyle: 1 – Brandon Semenuk 2 – Andreu Lacondeguy 3 – Sam Pilgrim 4 – Mehdi Gani 5 – Martin Söderström 6 – Lance McDermott 7 – Yannick Granieri 8 –

Sneak Peek Previews – GT’s Zaskar 100 and Aluminum Fury

06.21.2011 //

We found these photos posted on Eric Carter’s Facebook page. We cannot at this time confirm all of the information behind the photos. The Zaskar 100 Carbon. Carter’s post claims GT changed leverage ratio from the marathon for increased plushness. The post also claims an msrp of $4,200. GT’s aluminum Fury is said to have

Chromag Space

06.21.2011 //

A short video from the Costal Crew showing the inner workings of the high-end parts and frame company, Chromag.

Trek World Racing In Pursuit: Leaders In Leogang

06.20.2011 //

Source: Trek World Racing The latest installment of the In Pursuit series from Trek World Racing–Leaders In Leogang–follows the downhill riders campaign at the 2012 World Champs venue of Leogang, Austria, where Aaron has his 2nd career win, and both Tracy and Aaron walk away with the Leader Jerseys. Team-mates Justin and Neko also have

Garett Buehler’s Homeland

06.19.2011 //

Knolly bikes has been pumping out videos lately. Here is the latest Garett Buehler edit. It has everything from dirt surfing to long manuals to big airs.

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