Archive for December, 2007

Winter blues?

December 27, 2007


To stave off the winter blues and get in some off-season riding, Distilled headed to Vegas and the desert riding mecca of Bootleg Canyon. Dust, rocks, roadrunners and sweet rented Demo 7’s (probably the best bike we’ve ridden all year) were the order of the day. You can bug Jeff at All Mountain Cyclery for all the local knowledge if you’re heading down, and look out for a full report in Issue 4.


Intense in blue for 2008

December 18, 2007


Kovarik, Cunningham and Camellini all on Chain Reaction for 2008 – check it out:

Fat Tire Farm

December 17, 2007


Portland, Oregon now has a Distilled outlet.

F1RST Premiere

December 14, 2007


Clay Porter and Distinction Productions are proud to announce that the World Premiere of F1RST will take place on Friday, April 18, 2008, in Monterey, California. The World Premiere takes place during the week of the Sea Otter Classic, and will get underway at 8pm at the majestic Golden State Theatre.
F1RST is the highly anticipated follow up to the 2007 runaway success “Between The Tape”, and like BTT is a documentary, about the sport of downhill mountain bike racing and specifically the 2007 World Cup Series. FIRST was shot in stunning locations all over the world including South Africa, Australia, and from the USA to Eastern Europe and the UK. The feature length movie highlights the world’s greatest downhill racers both on and off the course, praising their race abilities and nudging them into candid interviews about their lives and their first experiences with the sport. F1RST breaks new ground in documenting the extreme and comparatively young sport of downhill mountain bike racing, and does so with a depth and intensity not seen in the sport.
Porter’s directorial vision has taken F1RST to another level. The images captured throughout 2007 are simply remarkable. Featuring the stars of the sport such as Sam Hill, Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar and the accomplished Atherton family, the film also taps into the lesser known world behind the scenes of mountain bike racing, and some equally remarkable athletes who are about to explode onto the scene; their back-story is fascinating.
To date, the film has already received financial support from the bike industry; in particular Fox Racing Shox, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Troy Lee Designs, decline Magazine, adidas eyewear, FUNN Mountain Bike Components, and e.thirteen Components.
e.thirteen Components have commissioned Distinction Productions to put together some web clips, featuring footage from F1RST featuring riders sponsored by e.thirteen. The first one with Dan Atherton, went online this week, with 3 more to come. These advertising web clips will be circulated on but are not the official trailer.

The World Premiere is a ticketed event with limited seating, and tickets will be available prior to the show on-line, as well as at the door. Regional premieres will follow world-wide. Promoters interested in hosting a regional premiere of F1RST need to contact 23 Degrees Sports Management for a license application.

For more information:

December 14, 2007


Fabien has a pretty cool website. Check it out in the coming weeks for news on his new Subaru/Mondraker team.

Share the Ride

December 12, 2007


The guys at Pinkbike are doing a great thing with their latest endeavor, Share the Ride.

 Check it out:

Retro race action

December 4, 2007

We love the retro (is 7 years ago “retro”?) stuff at Distilled. Here are some fun links – enjoy

Re-Focus on sale now

December 3, 2007


Focus 1 was excellent and this looks even better. Go get it!

Cam Zink on Felt Bikes

December 3, 2007


Felt Bicycles is pleased to announce pro mountain bike rider Cameron Zink (USA) is the newest member of the 2008 Felt team. A highly accomplished gravity rider and competitor, Cam is perhaps best known for slopestyle and freeriding ability. His past accomplishments include a US National Championship, a member of the US National Team and a 1st place finish at the 2006 Crankworx Slopestyle event in Whistler, BC, Canada.
The 22 year-old Reno, Nevada resident is in the final stages of a knee repair and is feeling healthy and motivated for a great 2008 season beginning with the Sea Otter Classic in April. In addition to this Cam expects to be at the 5-event Qashqai Urban Challenge Series peppered throughout Europe, as well as the Adidas Slopestyle (AUT), Colorado Crankworx (USA), TEVA Mountain Games (USA), Kokanee Crankwork (CAN), Bearclaw Invitational (CAN) and more.


Distilled in Portugal

December 3, 2007


Legend Bikes is the newest European outlet for Distilled.