Archive for March, 2009

Distilled Digital: CRC/Intense

March 31, 2009

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Factory Intense Rigs 2009

March 31, 2009

From CRC/Intense team manager Nigel Page:

Well after a hectic week of dealing with UPS and customs and Dave and Jason working around the clock building all our bikes they are finally built and I have to say I have never seen better looking bikes. They look fantastic and most importantly very fast! Chain Reaction Cycles have done a great job of getting our graphics done this year to fit the frames, Clayton at Manitou had us some custom blue Dorado graphics made, Hope have made us the blingest matching team blue brakes with the riders names on the levers. The Mavic wheel sets just look so trick, the new Easton Havoc 750 bars are wide enough for the new school but with the same great shape of the older bars. The new Intense frames have come out just as we asked. Jeff Steber has made us the best bikes I think Intense have ever built. After riding for 2 days over the weekend Matt Simmonds said – “The new Intense EVO feels much lighter, faster and with the new adjustability we can get the perfect set up on any course”



Shimano Winter Series Final

March 25, 2009


Dale Holmes


Quinton Spaulding

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More New York Craziness

March 25, 2009

Check out this Japanese, folding,  full-suspension, 20-inch wheel bike we spotted last night. The weirdness continues…


St Paddy’s Day at Bootleg

March 25, 2009


Logan Bingelli


Bingelli’s bike post-crash


Bingelli’s bones post-crash

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Snakes and Ladders

March 24, 2009

The maker of the best MTB movies of all time has now turned his hand to MX. Check out Alex Rankin’s latest handiwork at

New Santa Cruz Jackal

March 23, 2009



March 20, 2009

Sorry for the lack of updates this week but we have been hard at work getting some Distilled Digital content together and making arrangements to bring you up to the minute updates from all this year’s World Cup rounds. It’ll be quite a feat if we pull if off, so stay tuned!

Also check out for what’s happening behind the scenes from day to day here at Distilled.

Distilled on Twitter

March 16, 2009

You can now keep up with Distilled in an even more instantaneous format. Should be perfect for updates direct from the mountain come World Cup time!

Fontucky #5 Update

March 12, 2009


New KHS signing Nash Ulmer.


Quinton Spaulding leads Melissa Buhl in practice.


Team KHS custom Dorado decals.

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