8 May 2006
Its back - the dirtiest weekend of the year returns with a new date and twice as much dirt!
Last year was the season opener and over 150 turned up to ride the trails. This year not only are they going to be bigger and better but they have been building them over a month in advance of the event. This means they have been able to shape, pack and water them to perfection ready for the weekend. Riders from 24seven, dmr and identiti will all be in residence leading up to the event to make sure there's plenty of rider imput to ensure they get them just right.
Great for beginners as well as pros. They are building a 3 pack of table tops this year for less experienced riders to ride all weekend, picking up tips from the pros as they go. And they'll be more than 20 demo bikes available from top brands.
The organisers are also hoping to put on a small northshore demo area for riders to try out on their own or the demo bikes available.
TRADE STANDS will be selling stuff all weekend and there'll be guaranteed discounts for filthy48er's on loads of great product.
KING OF DIRT 'FLOODLIT' Round one of the King Of Dirt will be kicking off under flood light on the Saturday followed by a jam session on and off the trails as the live music kicks in.
BETTER THAN EVER. With twice as much dirt, bigger prizes, bigger lines, more demo bikes, floodlights, food court, bar and band tent, FREE camping its going to be the one bike event not to miss.
Click the link below and see what you get for just £20 for the whole weekend.....
4 May 2006
In a move that diversifies their European team’s riding disciplines, the Kona Bicycle Company announced today the signing of twenty-three year old UK dirt jump superstar Grant ‘Chopper’ Fielder to the Kona Clump Team.
A Southhampton native, Fielder is regarded as ‘King of UK Dirt Jumpers’, having won John Cowan’s Backyard Jam in 2004 and dirt jump events at the UK Bike Show in 2004 and 2005.
Kona is happy to announce Fielder is now contracted with the Clump Team through 2007.
“I’m very excited to ride for Kona,” said Fielder. “They’re the perfect company to allow me to branch out into freeride events around the world while staying true to my dirt jumping roots.”
Fielder plans to focus on District Ride and Slopestyle events this season, and will compete in the UK, Europe and the United States in 2006. He will be riding and competing on a signature Stuff hardtail for dirt jump events and a Howler for slopestyle events.
Russell Carty, Marketing Director for Kona in Europe, said Fielder is a tremendous asset to Kona’s dirt jump and freeride presence, both in Europe and around the world.
“He’s a great addition to the Clump Team,” said Carty. “We’re anticipating a monster season from Chopper this year, and from the entire Clump Team.”
3 May 2006
The Chain Reaction Cycles NPS - the official British Cycling National Downhill Series moves north of the border to the proven venue of Innerleithen for round 2
3 May 2006
For the official opening and promotion of the clubs new 4-cross track Beds Fat Trax are organising a two day dirt jumping / 4X racing event.
To be held on the 3rd & 4th of June 2006 at Rowney Warren, Chicksands the event program is as follows:
Day 1 - Saturday 3rd of June – Dirt Jump Comp
Early - 11.00 Jumps open for practice runs
12.00 - 16.00 Dirt jump competition
Categories: Youth - Senior
Entry Fee: £10
Day 2 – Sunday 4th June – 4X Racing
9.00 - 11.00 4X open for practice runs
12.00 - 16.00 4X racing competition
Categories: Juvenile - Youth - Senior - Master - Pro-Elite - Ladies
Entry Fees: Pro-Elite - £20 All other - £15
Pro-Elite category: 1st place - £300, 2nd place - £200, 3rd place - £100.
At the moment all other prize details are still to be finalised but there will be a selection of cash & prizes from top sponsors.
For more info, visit: www.bedsfattrax.org
2 May 2006
Shimano XTR group features completely redesigned hydraulic disc brakes, compact & lightweight Dual Control Levers & a separate hydraulic disc brake lever.
30 April 2006
Going into the riding season of 2006 Gully will be wearing Sombrio to cover up his body while riding his bike wherever it takes him.
The young Canadian comes from the stomping grounds on Vancouver's north shore. One of the most accomplished all round riders out there known for merging his jumping skills along with big drops and gaps. "That kid is not afraid. He was sending it!" says Blake Jorgenson, world-renowed photographer, referring to Gully's riding style.
Gully's plans for 2006 will revolve around pushing his film, freeride and slopestyle work. "For 06 i'm looking to podium some slope-styles and step-up my sections for the movies." With that future in sight, Gully continued blowing up the big screen with standout segments in The Collective and New World Disorder 6, and is in the progress of shooting for upcoming features Roam, BITS CKD and NWD 7.
29 April 2006
Fort William is gearing itself up for the second Downhill and 4-Cross mountain bike events and the fourth Cross Country of the 2006 World Cup calendar
25 April 2006
Yes, you did read that right. Dragon DH are trying to get enough support and investment to get a chairlift installed for a permanent DH / Freeride venue in South Wales.
With the current tightening of regulations on uplift transport the problem of how to get your big bike to the top of the hill is a real issue at the moment. However this means the timing is perfect for Dragon Downhills radical "a chairlift in five years or your money back" investment scheme.
The scheme has only just kicked off, but basically by getting serious investors to pledge money it confirms the real support of riders to the idea of a permanent Whistler / Morzine style park in South Wales. It'll also be much easier for the scheme to get 'matched' grant aid if they`ve already got some money of their own to invest.
For more information on this scheme then head to www.dragondownhill.co.uk
24 April 2006
The Red Bull District Ride set a new standard of professional mountain bike events in 2005 and it returns turning it up yet another notch for 2006 event
24 April 2006
The all new Juicy Ultimate is just what it says. The new brake was designed to incorporate all the benefits of the Juicy 7 optimized for the ultra weight conscious XC rider.
A few grams here, a few grams there...not a huge change in itself. But when you shave 80 grams and maintain the best performance and the most advanced features on the market...now you're talking about a big difference. A difference that helps you ride faster and with more control.
The combination of the inviting thin wall carbon lever blade, super-light, low-profile magnesium lever body, and the racy new one piece Monoblok™ caliper design all work together to make a package that looks and feels as fast as they are.
Of course, it wouldn’t be the Ultimate brake without the Pad Contact Point Adjustment, but this time it’s so sleek and so sexy, you just might miss it. Now you can pick the position of your fingers where the brakes grip, and you can balance the levers with the simple twist of a 2.5mm hex wrench. Plus, there’s never been an easier hydraulic disc to install. With Avid’s Tri-Align™ Caliper Positioning System™, alignment of the brake caliper literally takes seconds.
Be on the lookout for athletes like Thomas Frischknecht (Team Swisspower), Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru-Gary Fisher), and Julien Absalon (Motorex-Bianchi) racing on Juicy Ultimate.
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