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Transition Bikes Announces It's Very First Kids Bike, The Ripcord

Ferndale, WA - May 6th, 2015 - Designed for use by an average size and age range of riders from 8 - 12 years old, this 24" wheel, 9 speed geared machine is ready to go out of the box without a single upgrade. Utilizing a 26" air sprung fork and a standard size rear air shock, offering 100mm of front and rear travel the suspension can be dialed in perfectly for lighter weight riders within this age range. With geometry complimentary to the quick progression of young riders, The Ripcord can be used as a neighborhood explorer but really shines when taken to the trails. Its 67 degree head tube angle and short 381mm chainstays make it a capable and nimble bike both climbing and descending. A simple 1 x 9 drivetrain is used to eliminate the complexity of learning double shifting, and an e*thirteen LG1 chain retention device assuring an optimum ride.
"We wanted to build a kid's bike that provided the same killer riding experience as the rest of our line, and the last thing we wanted to do was create a product that required immediate upgrades due to sub-standard components. The young riders these days pick mountain biking up so quickly they can easily outgrow their equipment, and we wanted to be sure our bike was going to go the distance. The Ripcord is meant to do that and much more." - Transition Bikes Marketing manager Lars Sternberg
Parental testimony-


"It's been so cool to enjoy real trails with my son. The Ripcord's versatility enables us to go out and have fun together on real mountain bike trails, without compromise. I've been so pleasantly surprised to witness how the Ripcord immediately made my son a more confident rider. He hits jumps, drops, and rough sections now that he wouldn't have dreamed of before." - Matt Thompson / Momentum Trail Concepts


Rider testimony-


"It's a really fun bike, and that's what I like about it. I like riding downhill on it a lot a lot because I get to go really fast. It was the first time I went over a bunch of rocks and now it's actually kind of easy because I just pretend they don't exist. It was easy to figure out the gears and I climb hills a lot now and am getting used to the feeling. I like pedaling uphill and looking for a good downhill part where I can not pull the brakes at all and catch a lot of air!" - Cash Thompson
If you've got an aspiring young mountain biker in the house, and looking for a great bike that will provide them some of the best smiles per miles value then look no further, the Ripcord is here.

The folks at Transition Bikes are at it again trying to get your hard earned money from you. This time in the form of a kids do-it-all shredder bike that helps small persons progress to new levels. This video features the all new 24" wheeled full suspension kids bike the Ripcord and features father and son duo Doug and Carter Russell showing you why you should never compromise with your equipment.


Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Opens Livigno’s Bike Season

Livigno (ITA), May 5th 2015 – After an exciting weekend at the Riva BIKE Festival the 2015 mountain bike season is under way and leading the charge is the Italian bike destination, Livigno. To mark the start of the season, Livigno invited Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Tour to put on amazing live shows at the bike festival. In between the shows, fans could meet the riders in person at the Livigno booth and learn more about the region’s biking opportunities. Needless to say, everyone enjoyed "la bella vita" last weekend.
Every year, once the snow melts away and trees start to blossom – thousands of bike fans are eager to discover what new bike, shock, apparel and bike trail is available. The place to be to learn all of this is the BIKE Festival in Riva. To celebrate the best of biking, Italy’s “little Tibet”, Livigno, invited the YouTube sensation, Danny MacAskill and his Drop and Roll Team to the festival. Together, Danny and teammate Duncan Shaw were the hit of the week!
Performing on the water front on Friday, the team received an echoing applause from the hundreds of fans who came out to see their incredible skills. For the evening performance, no other than the legend, Hans ‘No Way’ Rey joined the show as a co-commentator. On Saturday, at the main stage, visitors also screamed in amazement as Duncan dropped from the 10 foot tower and Danny demonstrated some of his famous tricks from videos like Imaginate and Inspired Bicycles. Coordinated by tracks from the videos, the atmosphere was electric. Shortly after the shows, fans could meet Danny and Duncan in person at the Livigno signing sessions.
The message behind the shows was simple: The season is here and Livigno is waiting for the enthusiastic bikers to come and check out their stunning trails on the Carosello 3000 mountain and Mottolino Bikepark. Livigno is looking forward to welcoming bikers and cyclists to its region this summer. To find out more about what Livigno can offer please visit: or .


2015 Sea Otter Downhill Images

Some random images of the 2015 Sea Otter downhill.


2015 Sea Otter Dual Slalom Images

Some images from the Pro Dual at Sea Otter. Was cool to see the Legends race go down and hopefully that grows in the coming years!


UCI Mountain Bike World Cup LIVE In Leogang

Saalfelden Leogang in Salzburger Land, Austria, April 29th 2015 – The Austrian mountain bike mekka Saalfelden Leogang is all set to host the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano from June 13th to 14th. During the Out of Bounds Festival (June 11th to 14th), the world’s best downhill racers will fight for points on the legendary “Speedster” track, in their pursuit of the world cup title. For further entertainment there will be lots of side events and the tenth edition of 26TRIX, a prime Gold level FMB World Tour event.
Saalfelden Leogang will host mountain bike’s downhill racing elite as the third round of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup takes place in Bikepark Leogang. After the second round at Fort William (GBR, June 6th + 7th), the athletes will travel to the alpine town, Leogang (June 13th + 14th) before their journey goes on to Lenzerheide (SUI, July 4th + 5th).

Raring to roll out of the start gate, racers will have to conquer 2.5 km of root carpets, stony off-camber sections, tight turns and high-speed tracks. If history is anything to go by, then we can expect to see breath-taking duels like Gee Atherton and Stevie Smith’s championship battle in 2013 and legendary moments like Aaron Gwin’s bare rim run just last year. The action is at Saalfelden Leogang – make sure you don’t miss a beat! This is the schedule of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Saalfelden Leogang:
Saturday, June 13th
12:30 pm              World Cup Downhill – Qualifying Round – Juniors
01:30 pm              World Cup Downhill – Qualifying Round – Women
02:00 pm              World Cup Downhill – Qualifying Round – Men Elite
Sunday, June 14th
12:30 pm              World Cup Downhill – Final – Juniors
01:15 pm              World Cup Downhill – Final – Women
02:00 pm              World Cup Downhill – Final – Men Elite
Awards Ceremony
Before the downhill finals go down, the Austrian Hannes Arch will amaze the live crowds with his spectacular airshow at 12:15pm on Sunday. This stunt pilot’s demonstration is a must see! A sense of thrill at the Out of Bounds Festival can also be found during the tenth edition of the progressive dirt jump event, 26TRIX. It won’t be the first time the craziest and most advanced tricks in the sport have been thrown down at this FMB World Tour Gold Event. Some of the highest ranked riders in the world will come to Bikepark Leogang to show why their bag of tricks is better than the rest. These airtime acrobatics include the raddest tricks of the mountain bike sport: from cashrolls to bikeflips and double backflips – anything is possible at 26TRIX.
Apart from the competitive events, side attractions like the team- and expo area is great for catching a glimpse behind the scenes of the world’s top cycling teams and get tips from the best mechanics in the industry. Visiting hours are:
Friday, June 12th: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 13th: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 14th: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Evening times are just as much fun at the Out of Bounds Festival. The program is full of events and contests where visitors and professionals can take part in together. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, June 11th, 09:00 pm: Bunny Hop Contest; 10:00 pm: Video Premiere
Friday, June 12th, 08:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Pumptrack Contest
Saturday, June 13th, 09:00 pm: Oe3 Party with Rene Rodrigezz
Sunday, June 14th, 08:00 pm: After Bike Party @ Outback Bar
Visitors can take advantage of a special Out of Bounds package including tickets and accommodation:
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Package from June 11th to 14th 2015
3 overnight stays incl. 2 day Out Of Bounds ticket to the event area and all side-events (Oe3 Party, etc.) and the Löwen Alpin Card (guest card for Saalfelden Leogang) starting from € 104,- per person
Book now under or 0043 / (0) 6582 / 70660
News about the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup and biking in the Saalfelden Leogang region can be found on the bike channel: or on:
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