2009 Products

Review: K9 Industries Angled Reducer Cups +/- 2º Headset cups

18
Feb

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Products, Review, SickLines Content

K9 has machined headset cups that allow bikes with 1.5″ headtubes to easily modify the head angle.  With riders desiring slacker head angles (or steeper in some cases) from their current bikes, there aren’t many options built into most bikes … Continue reading

Park Bike Build: Comparison

12
Feb

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Bike Setup, Products, SickLines Content

How do Banshee’s Wildcard, Corsair’s Konig, Intense’s SlopeStyle, Specialized’s SX Trail, and Transition’s BottleRocket stack up against each other? We’ve had some time now on all of the park bikes. While we used essentially the same build kit across every … Continue reading

Review: e*thirteen LG1+

9
Feb

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Products, Review, SickLines Content

We’ve had a full year of riding time on e*thirteen’s LG1+ chainguide. It features many improvements over its predecessor LG1. The LG1+ is lighter, stiffer, easier to install, and more adaptable. You can check out our preview for specific details … Continue reading

CANE CREEK CYCLING COMPONENTS LAUNCHES HEADSET FIT FINDER

3
Feb

  2009 Products, Freeride Friday, Uncategorized

With more than 20 different tapered and conversion headset configurations currently being used by bicycle manufacturers and the ongoing confusion and miss-identification of Semi-Integrated (ZeroStack™) and Integrated (IS) standards, Cane Creek pioneered the robust online Headset Fit Finder as a … Continue reading

Review: POC Spine VPD Tee Body Armour

1
Feb

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Clothing, Products, Review, SickLines Content

Body armor is something that is often hard to get right but POC has some history in the ski industry and brings some innovate ideas to their biking body armor. We’ve had some time on the POC Spine VPD Tee … Continue reading

Review: Manitou Dorado

25
Jan

  2009 Products, Products, Review, SickLines Content

We previewed the new Manitou Dorado back in late February of 2009. Since then we’ve had a long full season on the fork. In our latest special edition electronic magazine we’ve put together a full review of the fork. We … Continue reading

Review: e*thirteen SRS+

12
Jan

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Products, Review, SickLines Content

e*thirteen SRS+ Back in April we previewed e*thirteen’s redesigned SRS chainguide, now called the SRS+. In our latest special edition e-magazine we wrote a full review on its performance. Check out the review for our more information on how it … Continue reading

Top Articles of 2009 – A look back

6
Jan

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Bike Setup, Events, Guide, How-to, Products, Review, SickLines Content

2009 was an exciting year. We took a look at a lot of different products, traveled to events, covered breaking news, and debuted our first electronic magazine. Check inside to see some of our most popular articles from 2009.

Review: Banshee AMP

5
Jan

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Bike Setup, Products, Review, SickLines Content

In our latest special edition e-magazine we reviewed Banshee’s dirt jump/4x bike the AMP. We’ve had the bike for awhile making updates to our Projects section. You can view the full review in our interactive e-magazine format or as Adobe … Continue reading

SickLines Electronic Magazine: PDF Version

29
Dec

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Products, Review, SickLines Content

We’ve now added a downloadable Adobe PDF version of our Special Edition Electronic Magazine. There is  a complete version with all the pages or you can download each of the articles separately. Check it out at the link below. [SickLines … Continue reading

Review: 2010 Intense 951

18
Dec

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, intense951, Products, Review

Intense 951

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Special Edition – SickLines Electronic Magazine

4
Dec

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Review, Video Footage

SickLines Special Edition Electronic Magazine Bandwith intensive, video infused, and lots of reviews on the latest gear from 2009 and 2010. Intense 951, Morewood Makulu, Manitou Dorado, Banshee Amp, new direct mount stems, insight from Jill Kintner & Martin Whiteley, … Continue reading

Park Bike Comparison: Banshee Wildcard

27
Nov

  2009 Products, Products

Short travel full suspension bikes are quite popular amongst park / lift assisted riders for a wide variety of reasons.  We’ve decided to build a few up with a static build kit to see how a select group of frames … Continue reading

Knolly Podium

24
Nov

  2009 Products, Uncategorized

Knolly sent through some information on a promotional deal they’re offering to riders who are looking to get on their Podium bike for 2010 in North America. Details inside.

Review: 2009 Specialized SX Trail I

15
Sep

  2009 Products, Products, Review

For 2009 Specialized revised their venerable SX Trail model. They have incorporated many functional changes into this new frame that many riders will welcome with open arms. Poised and ready to be ridden as hard as you’d like. Check inside … Continue reading

Review: EVS Wrister Gloves

2
Sep

  2009 Products, Clothing, Products, Review

EVS Wrister gloves There are a few different options when it comes to light duty wrist support. Often times these options compromise on glove and grip fitment. EVS sought to fix this problem with their Wrister gloves that feature wrist … Continue reading

Review: Corsair Konig

1
Sep

  2009 Products, Products, Review

We’ve had some time on the Corsair Konig and inside we discuss more about what we thought about the Konig.  The Konig has a lot to offer riders seeking a stiff reliable bike that exudes confidence on jump trails, dirt … Continue reading

Review: Transition TransAM

18
Aug

  2009 Products, Products, Review

The Transition TransAM is a fun bike that you can build up in a myriad of configurations including geared or single speed. Read more about what we thought about the Transition TransAM inside. [Review: Transition TransAM]

Park Bike Comparison: Intense SlopeStyle SS

11
Aug

  2009 Products, Products

Short travel full suspension bikes are quite popular amongst park / lift assisted riders for a wide variety of reasons.  We’ve decided to build a few up with a static build kit to see how a select group of frames … Continue reading

Park Bike Comparison: Transition BottleRocket

11
Aug

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Products

Short travel full suspension bikes are quite popular amongst park / lift assisted riders for a wide variety of reasons.  We’ve decided to build a few up with a static build kit to see how a select group of frames … Continue reading

Spotlight: O’Neal Element and Thrasher Clothing

29
Jul

  2008 Products, 2009 Products, Clothing, Products

O’Neal Element Jersey and Thrasher Shorts We’re always on the lookout for good riding apparel deals. O’Neal has a variety of racing and riding kit at relatively inexpensive prices. Check inside to find out about their Element jersey and Thrasher … Continue reading

Twenty 6 Products Prerunner Pedal

28
Jul

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Products, Prototype

Tyler over at Twenty6 Products sent over some new pictures of a new pedal called the Prerunner he’s been working on.  Details inside.

Preview: 2010 Intense 951 FRO

22
Jul

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Intense Cycles 951

Read the details on the Intense Cycles 951 FRO frame inside here. Continue reading

Project: Banshee Legend MK1 Update

21
Jul

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Bike Setup, Products

We’ve had a lot of riding time on Banshee’s Legend MK1 recently and we thought it was time for a project update. Check inside to find out more. [Project: Banshee Legend MK1]

Spotlight: DSP TI Spring

20
Jul

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Products

Diverse Suspension Products makes some nice titanium springs.  We’ve used them in the past on our Intense M6 and decided to try them out again for another build.  DSP make various Ti springs that fit just about every shock on … Continue reading

Build: Santa Cruz V10

6
Jul

  2009 Products, Bike Setup, Products

We’ve built up a perennial downhill favorite, the Santa Cruz V10. The V10 has been revised over the years and continues to be a solid performing bike winning races all over the world. Check out our build inside and look … Continue reading

Spotlight: Cane Creek 110 Headset

24
Jun

  2009 Products, Products

Cane Creek 110 Headset Headsets may not be the most exciting part of a bike build but it is important that they function correctly. We were after the best 1 1/8 headset for one of our recent builds and we … Continue reading

Spotlight: Point One Split Second 70 Stem

16
Jun

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Products

Point One Racing Split Second 70 Stem Point One Racing has used the knowledge they gained from creating their Split Second 50mm stem in order to create a new 70mm stem designed for All-Mountain riders. Check inside for more info.

661 Comp II Entry Level Full Face Helmet Revised

3
Jun

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Clothing, Products

It’s hard to get a decent looking full face helmet for a good entry level price.  Six Six One delivers with their revised their level Comp II helmet.  Available for $79.95 in two different color options at the end of … Continue reading

What the Pros Ride: Steve Smith Evil Revolt

3
Jun

  2009 Products, 2010 Products, Bike Setup, Pro Bike, Products, Prototype, Video Footage

For 2009 Steve Smith has joined the Evil MS Racing team with fellow teamates Filip Polc and Matti Lehikoinen. There hasn’t been a ton of info put out on the Evil Revolt but we got to take an up close … Continue reading