Archive for December, 2008


December 28, 2008


We’re getting a batch of these printed up and as always they’re 100 per cent free.¬† Just email us with your mailing address and how many you want and we’ll do the rest. Help spread the word!



The Uprising

December 28, 2008


Documenting the riding of the world’s best young guns, The Uprising DVD is a little gem that we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on here at Distilled. Josh Bryceland, Sam Dale, Ben Reid and Brendan Fairclough are some of the stand-out riders and the rider-sections are nicely interspersed with some great World Cup action. It’s a great idea to focus on the younger guys because their riding is often looser, more on-the-edge and therefore more entertaining to watch. Also, anyone with the balls to put some classic Nina Simone on their soundtrack is all right as far as we’re concerned. A great way to spend some downtime – find it here:

Christmas Giveaway

December 23, 2008


As a thankyou to all our loyal readers we are giving away a pair of the amazing Kowa 160ss forks. Kowa make some great products and we hope you will check them out at

¬†Just send an email with your name to and we’ll put you in the draw. The competition will close at 6pm Eastern time on New Year’s Day, and in fitting with Distilled’s international theme we are accepting entries from anywhere in the world, not just the US and Canada. Good luck!

Christmas Shopping

December 17, 2008


Forget iPods and badly-knitted sweaters, if you really care about the mountainbiker in your life then give them something like this; New York locals and friends of Distilled, NYC Freeride, have come up with one of the hottest pedals on the market this year. Check out the second-generation Racelite here –

Distilled Digital – The Rampage

December 5, 2008

PDF format (best viewing quality) click here: rampage


The weirdness continues…

December 2, 2008

This year on the World Cup circuit the trend was for insanely wide bars. Here in New York, things have gone disturbingly in the other direction.


Moseley on Trek

December 1, 2008


Today the speculation on the 6 rider line up for the new Trek sponsored World Cup program reaches a conclusion with the announcement that 29 year old Tracy Moseley from near Malvern in the UK has signed up to ride a Session 88 from January 1, 2009.

Tracy is one of the greatest downhillers in the sport’s history and has a place in a very exclusive club of only 5 downhill riders, male or female, to have won 10 or more World Cup races in their career. Tracy has won her 10 World Cup races between 2002 and 2008, with two of those victories taking place in the past season at the Fort William and Canberra rounds.