Archive for March, 2010

Yeti DH prototype

March 31, 2010

This shot shows a little more detail of the latest downhill machine from Yeti. We will have some detailed shots and some commentary for you tomorrow here on so check back for the scoop.


Quinton’s Fontucky Report

March 31, 2010

Men’s 4X podium: Ropelato, Graves, Carney.

Melissa Buhl taking the win by a paltry 15 seconds!

Full repo here:

Scott11 Update

March 31, 2010

From team manager Claudio Caluori:

Dear Friends
(deutsch weiter unten)

Just a quick note to let you know Floriane Pugin has won her first race for Scott11 in Brouilly on the weekend. 400 riders were keen to compete at the early french race, and Floriane took the win on her Scott Gambler. We’re currently building her new Voltage DH Prototype bike, which she will receive on thursday.

The rest of the team keeps on training and preparing untill we all meet again for the first IXS Swiss Cup on Monte Tamaro, 1./2. May 2010. Nick Beer is training intensely on his road bike in Italy, as his wrist doesn’t allow downhill training at this stage. Freddy Hunziker has teamed up with Claudio Caluori’s former trainer Bruno Diethelm, the man who helped Claudio to get into the worlds top ten. Aari Barrett was back on the Downhill Bike for a while, but had to
take another break, because of a broken collar bone. Nevertheless, he’s going to be in Switzerland on time for the season opener on Monte Tamaro.

Velosolutions has it’s new website, ready. It informs about all bikeparks involved and all Scott11 projects. We’re working on a new website for Scott11, it will be ready on time for the racing season.

Things are starting to get exciting as the race season gets closer. Stay tuned!

Picture by Thomas Rigard-Cerison

USA Cycling online registration

March 30, 2010

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 30, 2010) – USA Cycling is introducing an online registration system for its National Championship events that will be unveiled Thursday, April 1 for the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in May. Following considerable feedback from members, the national governing body has developed a customized, online national championship registration system in an effort to offer improved customer service and streamline the registration process for its owned events.

All members will be able to register for select national championship events quickly and easily through their current ‘My USA Cycling’ account. The system permits the automatic distribution of license and eligibility information, improving the overall efficiency of the registration process. Exact instructions for on-line registration will be distributed to each eligible participant and available on the USA Cycling website prior to the opening of event registration.

Any member who needs to re-secure a ‘My USA Cycling’ username and/or password can use the “I forgot my Username/Password” link next to the log-in box, or contact a USA Cycling Membership Representative at or 719-434-4288.

Riders must have an active USA Cycling license in order to register online. Licenses can be purchased or renewed on-line by clicking here.

All credit card transactions with USA Cycling use the industry standard SSL encryption to ensure safe and reliable transmission over the internet. USA Cycling does NOT store any credit card information. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted through our credit card processing site as well as Discover, American Express and bank payments through PayPal.

The on-line registration system will debut on Thursday, April 1 at 11:00 a.m. EDT as on-line registration opens for the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. For more information on USA Cycling’s on-line registration system, contact a USA Cycling Membership Representative by email at Registration or 719-434-4288.

FOES Streetrods

March 30, 2010

Living in New York it’s hard not to notice the fixie epidemic sweeping the country (if not the world). Chopped down bars are a mainstay of the fixie rider’s arsenal with often only enough room for the rider’s hands on each side of the stem. So when FOES racing, better known for their ground-swallowing downhill bikes, sent us over some photos of their new Streetrods we sat up and took notice. Beautifully machined and thoughtfully designed, these should have half of Williamsburg soiling themselves. Hipsters have never had it so good.

Check out the full FOES lineup at

Gwin’s new ride

March 26, 2010

We don’t know too much about Aaron Gwin’s new DH frame except that it looks radically different from the 303DH and 303RDH, and from this angle it’s hard to tell if Yeti have abandoned the rail system or if there’s one lurking between the swingarm and seattube area. Hopefully more light will be shed this weekend during the racing at Fontana.

Distilled Digital: Vigo

March 26, 2010

PDF format (best viewing quality) click here: Vigo

Vigo helmet-cam

March 25, 2010

Distilledmag was in Vigo this past week capturing the action from the independent downhill event that was traditionally part of the World Cup series. In this video, the UK’s Liam Little kindly strapped on a Contour HD to give us an impression of the course.

New video from

March 23, 2010

Hope Boxxer top crown

March 19, 2010

There have been plenty of pics floating around of the new Hope Fox40 top crown/stem but here is their new Boxxer version. It’s reported to be lighter than the Fox40 unit (makes sense) and looks pretty amazing. Check out the full range at