2010 Products

Review: Intense Cycles SS2

31
Jan

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For those looking for a park and mini DH bike, the SS2 is right up your alley. The SS2 is a bit of a different animal than the original SlopeStyle. It has the features and geometry riders are looking for in this type of bike, handling rough terrain and jumps with ease. Check inside for our detailed review. [Review: Intense Cycles SS2] Continue reading

2011 Urge Down-O-Matic Helmet

22
Dec

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Urge Bike Products based out of Cogolin, France has recently popped on to the U.S.A. scene with a range of mountain bike helmet offerings. With legendary mountain bike racer Fabien Barel assisting with product development, Urge has set out to make a bold statement with their helmet line up. We got our hands on Urge’s downhill full face helmet, the Down-O-Matic to take a closer look. Continue reading

Do It All Bike Build Guide 2011

20
Dec

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A while back we posted a short guide of sorts for people looking for pieces and parts to build/upgrade their one bike solutions.  We’ve updated the list so check it out if you’re in the market for some new parts.

Spotlight: e.thirteen by the hive DH crankset

13
Dec

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e.thriteen and the hive set out to create a downhill crankset that was lightweight but didn’t sacrifice on strength.  Inside we take a look at what they have to offer as well as what sets them apart from the rest.

Spotlight: THE Industries F-1 Jersey and Shorts with Golf Skinz Gloves

1
Dec

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Take a look at some of the clothing offerings from THE Industries. Inside we take a look at the F-1 Short Sleeve Jersey, F-1 Shorts, and the Golf Skinz gloves. Continue reading

Project: Banshee Legend MK2

22
Nov

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Banshee had a test group of roughly 50 riders give them feedback on their prototype Legend Mark One (MK1) bike. Banshee has now released their production version dubbed the MK2 that takes into account the feedback they learned from the MK1. Check out our build inside of their honed downhill bike. [Project: Banshee Legend MK2] Continue reading

Review: Hydrapak Laguna

17
Nov

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Hydration backpack are handy to have on rides allowing you to carry tools, food, jackets, and obviously something to drink. Hydrapak has created an impressive reservoir system and pack lineup that is worth checking out if you’re in the market. Check out our thoughts on their 3L/100 oz Laguna pack.

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Project: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon

16
Nov

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The Santa Cruz Nomad has been a popular All Mountain bike for sometime now. Utilizing VPP technology they’ve created a unique ride that many all-mountain riders lust after. With the addition of carbon fiber option added to the new Nomad we wanted to check one out that much more this year. Check out our Nomad Carbon build. [Project: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon] Continue reading

Review: Kuat Innovations NV Rack

8
Nov

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We got our hands on one of the newest bike racks on the market called the NV from Kuat. This rack features a built-in repair stand, wide tray spacing, and many other features riders will appreciate. Check out our thoughts on the rack inside. [Review: Kuat Innovations NV Rack] Continue reading

Review: Transition TR450

1
Nov

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Check out our full review on the TR450 inside detailed with riding footage, designer interview, and much more.

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2010 Interbike: K9 Industries DH001-S

27
Oct

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The K9 Industries DH001-S appeared as a prototype over a year ago. Now the bike is in production offering a highly polarizing frame design built with impressive features and engineering. Luis from K9 is a guy who loves analyzing the mechanical details and it shows. Check inside for more details and video on the DH001-S. Continue reading

Review: 2011 Cane Creek AngleSet

26
Oct

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Cane Creek announced their AngleSet some time ago. It allows you to alter the head angle to be steeper or slacker on a bike. We got our hands on one and have been using it for a few weeks. Read more about our experience with the AngleSet inside. Continue reading

Review: Knolly Podium

18
Oct

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Check inside for our review of the Knolly Podium in a new review format we’ve been working on.  We’ve redesigned our bike reviews to improve your experience with them. It includes video, audio, and much more in a brand new … Continue reading

2010 Eurobike: iXS Protection Products

2
Sep

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We catch up with Hans Rey to talk about his favorite iXS protection products he uses when riding. Check inside for a video with the mtb legend.

Review: Five Ten Freerider Shoes

20
Aug

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Five Ten shoes are a staple in the downhill and freeride community. Riders of all types enjoy the traction offered by Five Ten’s Stealth rubber. For those looking for a more casual looking riding shoe with the similar performance of … Continue reading

Transition Blindside Updates

9
Aug

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The Blindside is one of Transition Bikes’ venerable models that has evolved over the years with small updates here and there. It is a versatile bike with a lot of offer a wide range of riders. Check inside to see … Continue reading

News Roundup: July 2010

2
Aug

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July was a busy news month for events and some new products. We’ve created a roundup for those that may not check the site each week or might have missed an article.

Spotlight: THE Industries Storm 2-Piece Knee Shin Guard

21
Jul

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THE Industries has created a new version of their venerable Storm knee shin guard. For 2010 they’ve introduced a two-piece version that is adjustable and can be used as a knee or shin guard alone. For more details on these … Continue reading

Spotlight: crankbrothers Opium Wheelset

30
Jun

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crankbrothers Opium wheelset When crankbrothers set out to create a new wheelset some may have been skeptical, as crankbrothers wasn’t known for producing wheels.  Inside we take a look at the details of their downhill wheelset offering, the Opium.

Straitline Avid Elixir Replacement Levers

24
Jun

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If you’ve familiar with Straitline, you should know they make awesome replacement ergonomic brake levers. If you’re after a replacement brake lever for your Avid Elixir brakes, Straitline now makes them. Details inside.

Review: THE Mud Flap

22
Jun

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THE Industries has released a new range of mud guards. Check out the details on the THE Mud Flap inside.

The North Face – Downieville shorts – Crank it Up Hoodie – Night Prowler Jersey – Dirt Merchant jersey

17
Jun

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If you thought that The North Face only specialized in winter gear, think again.  Inside we take a look at some of the mountain bike offerings that The North Face carries.  This includes the Downieville shorts, Crank it Up Hoodie, … Continue reading

Renthal launches Cycling Specific Website with webstore

17
Jun

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Renthal have made quite a mark on the cycle scene in the last 18 months, and they plan on continuing onward. The launch of their new, cycle product specific website is a landmark in the evolution of Renthal as a … Continue reading

Demon Dirt Site Launches New Clothing and Armour

14
Jun

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Demon Dirt sent over some info on some of their new product lineup that they’ve recently launched.  One of the interesting pieces we saw that they’ve got aimed at the dirt jump crowd are their plague jeans. They have a … Continue reading

Project: 2010 Intense SlopeStyle 2

14
Jun

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New for 2010 is the Intense SlopeStyle 2. We’ve taken a look at the previous SlopeStyle on SickLines. This version, while similar on the surface, has some pretty big differences to it. We ordered up a SlopeStlye 2 from Fanatik … Continue reading

Spotlight: Alpinestars Moab Knee Shin Guards

3
Jun

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For 2010 Alpinestars has created several new armor pieces for gravity MTB riders. They have protection items covering the full range from knee pads to full upper body armor. Inside we take a look at the Moab knee shin guards.

e.thirteen acquired from By The Hive and They Introduce a new lightweight DH crankset for 2010

28
May

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It was recently announced that e.thirteen would be merging with The Hive. We now have full details on the merger as well as one of it’s first products, the e.thirteen DH crankset. Check inside for a video, photos, and information … Continue reading

Spotlight: Straitline Silent Guide

19
May

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Have you seen the Straitline Silent Guide?  Curious to learn more?  Details inside.

Spotlight: 2010 Royal Race Shorts, Jersey, and Rivet Glove

13
May

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Royal Racing has been a veteran in the gravity clothing market for many years. Many professional and amateur racers alike have turned to Royal for their riding gear due to its solid construction and good looks. We figure if its … Continue reading

Spotlight: 2010 Mavic Deemax Ultimate

10
May

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Last year Mavic went back to the drawing board and came up with some new techniques that they applied to their Deemax wheelset. It already came in at a respectable weight and performed quite well. For 2010 Mavic has taken … Continue reading