Archive for April, 2007

Dobermann visits NYC

April 29, 2007


Alain from Dobermann swung by Distilled yesterday to give us an exclusive look at the latest incarnation of their “Pinscher” street/park hardtail. Suffice it to say that it is a work of art. For the full story and  pics, check out Issue 1 of Distilled for this world exclusive feature.



April 27, 2007

We pulled 3 names out of a bag and here they are:

1st: Adam Marcotte, St Louis, Mo

2nd: Chris MacDonald, Ontario, Canada

 3rd: Ivan Varga, Croatia

 First place gets some shiny ConeCaps, second and third each get a sweet NYC Freeride t-shirt and a wad of stickers. Congrats guys, and thanks to all of you for playing. The response was fantastic.

Comp closed!!

April 26, 2007

No more entries for the NYC Freeride comp please! From BC, Canada to Bc (Barcelona), Spain and beyond, thankyou for competing. We will announce the 3 lucky b#$%^&*s tomorrow morning so check in to see if it’s you.

What’s better than shiny, new stuff?

April 20, 2007

Free, shiny, new stuff. NYC Freeride understand that MTBers have a sad addiction to these things, so in an effort to soothe your cravings, they are giving away a set of ConeCaps, some t’s and a load of stickers. Send your name and address to and we’ll pick a winner at random next Friday.


NYC Freeride

April 20, 2007

Located in the heart of Brooklyn is a little gem by the name of NYC Freeride. Distilled dropped in to see for ourselves, and met up with head honcho Andrew Grossi for a look at some of the most lovingly crafted components we’ve seen in a long time. Look out for full details in Issue 1.


Photo: M. Keilty

Athertons Attack Sea Otter

April 17, 2007


Congrats to Distilled columnists the Athertons on a successful Sea Otter, and in particular to Rachel who dominated the women’s downhill. Look out for their regular column in each installment of Distilled, with Gee up first in Issue 1.


Rants & Raves

April 13, 2007

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April 12, 2007


We had a few people contact us yesterday to ask if Distilled will be available in their area. We will try our best to make it as widely available as possible and in addition, we will ship to anywhere in the world. For pre-orders send your name, address and the best way to contact you to, and we will contact you nearer the time of printing.

Mont Sainte Anne World Cup

April 11, 2007

Distilled is traveling to the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in MSA, Quebec this June. Renowned as a classic World Cup venue, MSA never disappoints and Distilled readers can expect the most comprehensive and in-depth coverage of a World Cup event ever seen, with full race reports, behind the scenes reports, spy shots of new kit and secret techniques of the world’s fastest racers. Check out for info.

George Ryan Interview

April 10, 2007


Distilled caught up with Cannondale’s “The Cut” rider George Ryan recently, and the amazing all-rounder gave us some insight into life on The Cut, the filming of Sevenvision, and perfecting the front flip in Travis Pastrana’s foam pit. See Issue #1 for the full interview.

Photo credit: M. Keilty