Archive for November, 2008

Distilled Digital – Andrew Neethling

November 27, 2008

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Sam and Brendog get some new gear

November 27, 2008

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Old news by now but here’s Sam and Brendan in their shiny new outfits.

Steve Smith is Evil!

November 26, 2008

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THOMAS VANDERHAM WELCOMES STEVE SMITH TO THE TEAM AND GET’S PERSONAL WITH AN INFORMAL PRESS RELEASE AND INTERVIEW.

On behalf of Evil Bikes I am stoked to announce the signing of World Cup downhill racer Steve Smith. I first started hearing Steve’s name about 4 or 5 years ago when I was still racing BC and Canada Cups. It was always murmured along with phrases like “the next big Canadian racer” and “has the potential to do well at a world cup level”. This year Steve took big steps to reaching that potential with a break out season, which saw him claim the US Open title, post a 10th place finish at the Andorra world cup, and debut in the film Seasons. As a fellow rider I am excited to have Stevie as a teammate, we have always had a great time hanging together and I like the confident approach
he brings to his riding. The generally soft spoken 18 year old usually lets his riding do the talking but I forced him to sit down and answer some questions so that all of you could get to know him better.

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Distilled Digital – Kowa 160ss

November 23, 2008

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More NYC Weirdness

November 21, 2008

People ride some pretty crazy bikes through the streets of New York City, but I kinda like this one. A steel frame, internal-gear hub, vintage Bomber fork, and concentric BB pivot make this one unusual mtb/bmx full-sus hybrid. A quick search of the web confirmed that similar beasts to this one can be found at www.thickbikes.com

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Lars Sternberg on Transition

November 19, 2008

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Transition Bikes is proud to announce the addition of Lars Sternberg to the company’s list of sponsored athletes.

Transition Bikes has become a favorite among riders for their range of unique freeride and slopestyle bikes. The company has focused development on bikes that riders can trust to stand up in the toughest conditions, from Whistler’s Boneyard to Vancouver’s North Shore and countless hometown trails around the world. As a local racing icon, and globally recognized professional racer; Lars brings a new direction to the company. He has been a key figure in bringing racing back to the Northwest with the tremendously successful Fluidride Cup series; one of the largest race series in North America, even in their first year.

 

“We are happy to support Lars, not only for his strong race results, but also for his strong community involvement in racing, trail building and rider instruction. Lars has an amazing connection with his bike and setup, and will be able to provide us with valuable product feedback and input as our brand continues to grow more into the racing segment” said Kyle Young from Transition Bikes.  “We are extremely excited to have Lars involved with the company. Most of us have known Lars for many years and respect his riding ability and personality. “He has even spent time showing his wizardry and dirt jumping skills in our backyard playground,” said Sam Burkhardt from Transition Bikes. 

 

“I am stoked to be working with Transition bikes, and am really happy to be involved with a company who has such deep ties into the core of the mountainbike community. It has been a great “Transition” from my previous home at Fluidride. It means a lot to me that they have encouraged my continued participation in the Fluidride projects as well. I am really looking forward to being a part of future product developement, and their new race program. Lastly I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to Simon Lawton at Fluidride for the support over the last 3 years.” Says Lars.

 

Lars is recognized as one of the fastest racers in America, and a pivotal member of the growing Northwest gravity scene. In the 2008 season, Lars competed in two UCI World Cup rounds, and earned a spot on the USA Worlds Team for a second time, competing at the World Championships in Val di Sole, Italy. He has been an active trail builder in his own community, and has helped riders of all levels improve their skills through Decline Magazine instructional columns, one-on-one rider instruction with Fluidride camps, and Fluidride’s Like a Pro DVD. Look for Lars Sternberg competing on Transition bikes at select international events and races across the Northwest.

 

Sternberg will begin his 2009 campaign on the Transition Covert for training and Super-D, the Transition Double for Dual Slalom and 4x, and the Transition Blindside for Downhill- until another weapon is available.

 

For more information regarding Lars’s 2009 schedule and other sponsors stay tuned to www.transitionbikes.com

Custom-painted parts

November 17, 2008

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Check out this custom-painted stem from www.simitchell.co.uk

MTBcut Presents: Victory

November 13, 2008

MTBcut Productions are proud to announce the release of their first full DVD production titled ‘Victory.’

 

Filmed and Edited by top UK Videographers John Lawlor and Stu Thomson the DVD features all the highs and low’s of the 2008 season including action from the World Cup, World Championship and UK NPS Series.

 

Follow all the top riders including Greg Minnaar, Sam Hill, Gee Atherton and many more as they battle it out for honours in the World Cup and World Championship.  From the rain soaked mountains of Bromont in Canada to the sun baked Slovenian hillside, 2008 was the most exciting years World Cup racing ever and its all documented in the DVD.

 

Victory also features the best of UK racing and talent.  Following the entire UK NPS series and featuring some of most exciting up-and-coming riders on the scene.  New Junior World Champion Josh Bryceland features alongside Irish Pinner Ben Reid, Mojo Suspension riders Stanbridge, Cathro and Hutchens and the most exciting Street Trials rider in the World Danny Macaskill.

 

You can Pre-Order Victory now with release due at the beginning of December. Check out www.mtbcut.tv for more details.

Mammoth

November 12, 2008

On the east coast at the moment it’s all about rain, mud and leaves but this Mammoth Mountain video lets us vicariously live the good life, California-style.

Distilled Digital – Dave Turner

November 7, 2008

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