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Tuesday
Oct132015

Canyon Welcomes Freeride Legend Darren Berrecloth

It’s official. Darren Berrecloth, one of the seminal names in freeriding, now rides for Canyon. If there’s anyone out there who needs no introduction, it’s Darren. As part of the Canyon Factory Freeride Team, the Claw will add experience to the setup unmatched by anybody else on the circuit.

“At my first meeting with the guys from Canyon, I immediately felt like I would be welcomed into a family. From that point on Canyon was my top pick for a brand to partner with. Everyone I’ve met has been laid back and easy going, and we’ve got some big plans I can’t wait to get started with.” – Darren Berrecloth

“With Darren on board we’re super lucky to have another one of the biggest names in the sport riding for us. Few riders out there compare to Darren when you look at what he’s done for mountain biking. Freeriding is what it is today because of him. He’s an inspiration to so many riders and we’ve now got the chance to showcase all his experience and talent. There are so many cool ideas flying around right now that we cannot wait to make happen together.” – CFFT Manager, Flo Goral.  

It all kicks off this weekend. Darren is busy prepping lines to ride on his new Torque DHX at the 2015 Red Bull Rampage, where he will make his official Canyon debut.

Canyon was founded in 1985 as Radsport Arnold and was officially renamed Canyon Bicycles GmbH in 2001. Bikes have been sold under the Canyon name since 1996. Everything from product development, assembly and direct sales of their mountain bikes, road bikes and triathlon bikes in addition to accessories and clothing takes place in Koblenz, Germany. In 2015 will introduce a range of Fitness and Urban bikes for the first time. Canyon employs its own engineers, composites experts, designers and quality controllers to ensure in-house quality management of the highest level. In recent years Canyon has been named several times as the most sought-after mountain bike and road bike brand throughout German-speaking countries. Canyon has numerous awards to its name, including the German Design Award.

Friday
Oct092015

YT Presents the Red Bull Rampage Signature Frames

This year’s Red Bull Rampage, held on October 17, will be a true celebration for YT Industries as well. As an official sponsor of the world’s biggest freeride event YT will send 5 riders to compete in the Utah desert: last year’s champion Andreu Lacondeguy, 2010 winner Cam Zink, Yannick Granieri, Kelly McGarry, and Robbie Bourdon. The YT designers have of course risen to the occasion and produced a series of brand new TUES CF signature frames based on the current geometry.

The Red Bull Rampage is THE event of the year, one that every rider dreams of. It is not only the final event of the FMB World Tour, but also the definitive prototype of big mountain freeride events, which also happens to be where YT Industries comes from. For such an occassion, which is also streamed live to audiences worldwide, it is only natural to want to dress up.

For last year’s champ Andreu Lacondeguy a FEST Series inspired theme: Rock n’ Roll on two wheels featuring an open-mouthed snake and the 2 FEST Series hands holding the YT logo. Just as you would expect from the freeride rock star.

Cam Zink embodies the American athlete. In addition to his sponsor’s logo, Cam is proud to rep the “Home of the Brave” with the Stars and Stripes – add the flag of his native Nevada and the job is done.

Frenchman Yannick Granieri is naturally patriotic and will fly the Tricolore’s blue-white-red high over the Canyon Gap. He will tackle the drops as a true Rampage pirate, with a buccaneer flag and tentacles on his frame.

Kelly McGarry opted out of the ubiquitous Kiwi in favor of New Zealand’s flag adorned with a tornado and an upturned cow. The long-haired whirlwind is back looking for trouble again in 2015!

Thursday
Oct082015

Nox Composites Announces The New Kitsuma 27.5 Carbon Fiber Mountain Wheels 

Super wide and super sexy. There are times in life when you just don't care about light weight, pansy mountain bike rims. Like when you're staring down a fall line, psyching yourself up for riding at your limit. These are the times when a rim like the Kitsuma belongs on your bike.

Time and time again, the benefits of a wide rim have been shown. We've been hesitant to go this wide for a long time, since the selection of tires that work well for a rim like this were lacking, but times are changing and tires are now available which take full advantage of a beast of a rim like this. When you put on properly sized 2.35-3.0" tires on this rim, get ready to experience grip and lateral holding forces like you didn't think were possible on a mountain bike. The combination of stiffness, stability, compliance, low rolling resistance and raw grip are game changing. Note: If you are planning to run 2.1-2.3" XC tires, you will be better served with one of our narrower rims.

The Kitsuma gets all of our latest technology, including UniWeave construction, the Anti-Burp Bump, the strongest RockGuard Hookless bead lip we've ever made and of course our asymmetric offset design which improves spoke tension equality by more than 15%. The DH version of this rim shares the same profile but adds about 50g of material to add stiffness and structural integrity for DH style riding.

We offer the Kitsuma 275 as a single rim or a complete wheelset. Our wheelsets are handbuilt right here in Tennessee using only the best components; Sapim CX-Ray bladed or double butted Race spokes and DT Swiss alloy Pro Lock squorx nipples. Hub choices include Chris King, Industry Nine, Hope, DT Swiss, Project 321 and Onyx. To see a comparison of all our hubs check out the hub comparison chart. Wheel builds come with our TPP tape and tubeless valves installed. All wheelsets are built to order and it may take 2 weeks before wheelsets ship.

NOX KITSUMA 27.5

Saturday
Sep192015

Bicycle Fabrication's Prototype Terraplane Downhill Bike

"DH! 8' of 27.5 Ground Skimming Radness. Low Long and Slack, Progressive Leverage Central Single Pivot  Built for You! Specify your Reach and seat tube height. Pick a Head Tube and spec your Fork height. Leave the pack behind and enjoy your own hand crafted, American made Down Hill Bike."

Each frame is going to be slightly different with customers being able to choose Seat Tube and Top Tube lengths!

Geometry And Specs Of A Size Large

  • 63deg HT angle
  • Tapered 44/49 HT
  • 440mm chainstays
  • 12x157 rear spacing
  • 5mm BB drop
  • Custom Front Center And Seat Tube Height.
  • 49.5" /1257mm wheelbase
  • 13.375 /340mm BB heigh
  • 4130 aircraft chrommoly straight gauge .035" thick
  • Progressive leverage ratio

"Bicycle Fabrications was founded in 2007. Our main passion has always been gravity racing oriented, but in the early days we were building all sorts of things. We thought we were going to be like any other small builder – taking orders for whatever people wanted us to make them. If you take a look at our past projects, you’ll get some idea of the range we covered – everything from road bikes to a tandem downhill bike to a wooden-tubed lugged bike.

After a couple years, it became clear that we were spreading ourselves too thin. We really wanted to focus on developing the kind of bikes that we were most interested in riding ourselves. There are plenty of options for people who want road bikes and beach cruisers, but not a lot of options for those of us that want  built-to-order, high performance, low-maintenance steel full-suspension bikes. A lot of stuff on the market gives you the impression that when you buy a bike, most of the money goes to the graphic designer, the paint shop, and the warranty department. We wanted to give an alternative to the privateer enthusiast, the rider who doesn’t want dozens of tiny bearings or linkages that look like they’re meant to confuse more than to perform. If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place."


Thursday
Sep172015

The Evil Insurgent

 

Do you repeatedly attempt to seperate your tires from your rims in every corner, do you say lets take this ride mellow, does your trail bike find itself going slide ways.. Those up hill both ways days just got a little less sucky. Short snappy chainstays, long top tube and a low BB set the stage for a bike that likes to party

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Do you repeatedly attempt to seperate your tires from your rims in every corner, do you say lets take this ride mellow, does your trail bike find itself going slide ways.. Those up hill both ways days just got a little less sucky. Short snappy chainstays, long top tube and a low BB set the stage for a bike that likes to party - See more at: http://evil-bikes.com/products/the-insurgent-3/#sthash.PiG8tMxR.dpuf

Evil Insurgent

 

Do you repeatedly attempt to seperate your tires from your rims in every corner, do you say lets take this ride mellow, does your trail bike find itself going slide ways.. Those up hill both ways days just got a little less sucky. Short snappy chainstays, long top tube and a low BB set the stage for a bike that likes to party - See more at: http://evil-bikes.com/products/the-insurgent-3/#sthash.PiG8tMxR.dpuf

 

Do you repeatedly attempt to seperate your tires from your rims in every corner, do you say lets take this ride mellow, does your trail bike find itself going slide ways.. Those up hill both ways days just got a little less sucky. Short snappy chainstays, long top tube and a low BB set the stage for a bike that likes to party - See more at: http://evil-bikes.com/products/the-insurgent-3/#sthash.PiG8tMxR.dpuf
Do you repeatedly attempt to seperate your tires from your rims in every corner, do you say lets take this ride mellow, does your trail bike find itself going slide ways.. Those up hill both ways days just got a little less sucky. Short snappy chainstays, long top tube and a low BB set the stage for a bike that likes to party - See more at: http://evil-bikes.com/products/the-insurgent-3/#sthash.PiG8tMxR.dpuf
Do you repeatedly attempt to seperate your tires from your rims in every corner, do you say lets take this ride mellow, does your trail bike find itself going slide ways.. Those up hill both ways days just got a little less sucky. Short snappy chainstays, long top tube and a low BB set the stage for a bike that likes to party - See more at: http://evil-bikes.com/products/the-insurgent-3/#sthash.PiG8tMxR.dpuf