Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
My friends at Empyeran Distributors just picked up Cove bikes for US distribution which is super cool. They are already doing Brodie bikes and now with Cove they are bringing one of the hottest bikes in Canada to the states, The Shocker! Although Cove has been distributed before in the states the availability has been spotty, but with Jessie and Earnest now on board I would bet that they will have a lot better stock than in years past. I look forward to my friend Mike rocking a shocker next year at the races. And maybe Steve Smith will rock a few more Fluidride cup races next year! eh.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Here are some more pics from Interbike. The new Intense SS had a sweet paint job and they were showing the Tazer HT. Corsair had their bikes on display and the red finish on the Crown was beautiful! I am still not too sure about the new Turner I just don't like the way it looks, but I bet it rides like a dream!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The new Hammerschmidt from Truvativ looked pretty cool. I like the idea of it, the price is a little high but I think they are on to something. I have never been impressed with Truvativ cranks but I think this could change that. Lets see how they hold up this year. They did have some very cool bash guards on display.
I got to meet Lance at the show, he was signing autographs at the Oakley booth next door to the Magura booth were I was working. This is a good thing for bike shops since Lance has brought alot of people to the sport of cycling. I got the poster signed for one of my shops in Bend since he really wanted a poster signed and I have no room for any posters in my office. So I got to meet him and James from Sagebrush got the poster! win win situation.
Magura has a new Marta for 2009. the Marta SL Mag is sub 300g per brake with the rotor! and I do plan on getting some and putting them on my DH bike to test them out. Also we have some new forks for 2009, the Thor is a 140mm travel fork with a 20mm thru axel that is made for all mountain riding. This will be going on the Pivot mach five I will be getting very soon!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Well like I did this summer in Whistler I went out to dinner with the Sombrio guys and as always we had a blast! after eating more than I could at a Mexican joint in the Venetian we hoped in a super stretch limo and cruised to the Stratosphere to do the big shot at the top of the tower! there were 12 of us causing a ruckus in the elevators and on the roof top. but we had a super time! thanks Kevin
got to check out the fastest DH bikes on the circuit this year! plus I got to meet and talk to the owners of the bikes and the fastest siblings on the planet. It was cool because there was no one in the 661 booth getting autographs from them so I went up to them and asked them some questions and BSed with them for a little while. They were super cool and down to earth, like most DH racers. I always like rooting for the good folks and the Atherton's are those kind of people. I told them they need to come to the NW and ride since we have some pretty awesome trails that I would bet are similar to some of the trails they are used to riding.
Here is a new product at the show and I will be the rep for them here in the NW which I am very excited about. the brakes weight in at 199g for the set with the pads! these will give the ZeroG brakes a run for the money. plus you can get them in many different color accents. great way to improve the braking of your bike and add a little something,something to it.
OK here is where is gets good, there were a bunch of cool little things in the show this year. The first of them is Pivot!!! the Firebird is going to be my new bike, and also the new company I rep for here in the PNW. I also picked up BH bikes which has a great lineup of road bikes for 2009 including a 13 pound out of the box bike the G$ and we had one on a scale that came in at 11.44 LBS which is insane. The buzz on the Firebird was amazing with alot of shops telling me how sweet the bike rode and how great it pedaled up hill for 6.5" of travel