Archive for May, 2008

George Ryan’s Prototype Jamis

May 29, 2008

George gave us a look at his one-off Jamis dirt/slopestyle bike for this year, and told us this version may see production for 2009.


MTBCut – New Videos

May 28, 2008

The good people over at MTBCut have some great new videos online, including footage of the Kenda/Tomac team training on the legendary Monaco track used by Nico Vouilloz.


Rumor in the pits…

May 27, 2008

…that Mountain Cycle might be the new users of the coveted DW link.

Smith takes the Open

May 25, 2008

Photo: P. Keilty

Canada’s Steve Smith beat Sam Hill into second at the US Open. Check the new issue for a full report

DH Pro Men’s podium  

Pro Women’s DH


Neko Mulally, Amateur Men’s DH winner

Photos: Sean Mankiw/Pink Shirt Photos

US Open Downhill Qualifiers

May 25, 2008

Qualifying took place on Saturday afternoon and the usual suspects were killing it. Neethling, Fairclough, Lehikoinen, Swanguen, Steve Smith, and of course Sam Hill were all looking smooth and fast. Hill was pulling off some moves in the rock garden that left us wondering what this guy eats for breakfast, it was just ridiculous. First spot went to Hill, with the finals up later today.


Photos: P. Keilty

US Open

May 22, 2008

It’s that time of year again when some of the world’s best riders converge on New Jersey for the US Open of Mountainbiking. In addition to downhill there will also be a dual slalom event featured this year. Distilled will be there to bring you online updates of the weekend’s events, and of course a full, detailed report in the upcoming issue.

Plattekill Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2008

It’s going to be a GREAT WEEKEND to hit the trails at the Plattekill Bike Park. The classic triple side chair will be running from 10am-5pm. The trails are in prime shape and best of all the lift lines will be short. Perfect riding weather with predicted temp’s in the mid 70’s and sunny weather on tap…a great weekend for some mountain biking, camping and bbq-ing!!!Plattekill has some SUPER SPECIALS for this Memorial Weekend:

FIRST UP:  This weekend (and all season) anyone who buys a lift ticket on Saturday, can get their Sunday ticket for just $10!!!  A $20 SAVINGS and more money for your gas tank!

WE ARE OPEN” WEEKEND SPECIAL:  This weekend only, anyone with an ’08 bike season pass from anywhere will get their Plattekill lift ticket for 1/2 PRICE!*  Just $15!!!  *Season pass and i.d. required  

2008 PLATTY PASSHOLDERS:   This weekend 
bring a friend and your friend gets their ticket for 1/2 PRICE!   Just $15!!!

Come on up, escape the race and holiday crowds this weekend, sample some great trails, enjoy a great weekend in the mountains and all for a great price! 

Plattekill Bike Park is now in it’s 15th year featuring lift-served mountain biking at the Plattekill Mountain Resort.  The Park is open every weekend from mid-April thru mid-November offering the longest lift-served bike season on the East Coast.  Full service bike shop, repair shop and rental shop on premises.  For rental bike reservations call (607) 326-3500.

Ride Oisans News

May 20, 2008
We are all set and sold out for the Megavalanche in July now so here is some other stuff going on at Ride Oisans HQ
In June we will be at the Bristol Bike Festival giving away a Commencal Max Max Animal ltd Edition bike (courtesy of Real Cycles). Helen will be providing massage for those tired limbs so why not come over and say hi. We will also be giving away some juicy discounts on our holidays in 2009 for anyone who enters the bike competition.


July is Megavalanche week and we have 23 guests staying with us this year ! We also have use of one of the chalets after the Mega week so get in contact with us if you would like to stay a little longer.
Throughout August we have our Chalet up in Alpe d’Huez for you to come and get some serious gravity fun – this includes the Mega run and also the qualifier. We will also take you over to the nearby Les Deux Alpes for more top quality riding. We will take care of everything all you need to do is ride your bike.
Finally in September we have some long weekend holidays. The weekend prices start from 500 euros so if 4 of you come that’s a measly 125 euros each ! See Ride Oisans for more information.
Also check out our blog at for the latest ramblings from the world of Ride Oisans.

Whiteface Mountain News

May 20, 2008

Greetings mountain bikers and friends of the Whiteface Mountain Bike
Park operated by High Peaks Cyclery (

We will be opening for the season on Friday, June 20th and will once
again be open 7 days a week all summer!

We have been busy planning a super fun summer with several events,
specials and more. Our web site has a whole new look,, and our goal was to make our site even easier
for you to learn all about the big mountain riding we have to offer at
Whiteface.We plan on kicking off the season with discounted lift tickets,
discounted season’s passes, free bike films benefiting the Tara
Llanes Road to Recovery, product toss from our sponsors, after
downhill parties, professional trials show, live music and much, much
Check to learn how you can save over $100.00
on your 2008 mountain biking season’s pass

Diablo Domination Series Opener

May 19, 2008

Photos courtesy of Sean Mankiw – Pink Shirt Photos