Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ibis Virtual Trade-Show Both on MTBr.com


Just like being at Interbike.....well not really.....clickty, click;
For all ya s/s freaks, Ibis will have a s/s groupset option for the Tranny. Some nice bling Hope Hubs are part of the package. Just in time the s/s world champs in NZ.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ibis @ Interbike

The Mojo HD is no longer a secert, not quite ready for production, but so close you can taste it.
Mr. Lopes did some pretty serious testing at the world champs in Canberra, and finished in respectable 18th place on a bike with "only" 160mm of travel.

I can't wait to get an HD, it looks sweet.
More from Ibis at interbike here;

Vegas Baby, Vegas - More from Interbike


This man is Six Foot Six, that's an XXL Tallboy. Looks right to me.
MTBR.com have some lovely pictures off all the new Santa Cruz Bikes, TallBoy's, carbon XC, carbon LT, Steve Peat's V10 etc.
clickity, click


Steve Peat's World Championship Bike - More Mountain Bike Videos

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Catching Up with the News

Righto,

Almost caught up from being away, got all sorts of stuff to post.

Best we start catching up with Interbike (on right now).

Start with Mike F talking about the Driver 8, a word of warning, he might upset VP-Free owners....but I am sure you guys can handle it.

Mmmm, Driver 8.


2010 Santa Cruz Driver 8 - More Mountain Bike Videos

I don't know why anyone would want to keep their knuckles in a box either?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dirk Peters World Champs Report

World Mountain Bike Championships 2009 Canberra, Australia.

I had been looking forward to the Worlds all year, ever since the 2008 World Champs in Italy. After my 25th place at that race I was aiming for a top ten finish in my last year as a junior.

We had arrived in Canberra early so that we could get to know the course well before all the overseas riders turned up and it became hard to ride the track without people getting in the way.

I had already seen the track earlier in the year at the Australian National Championships and had really enjoyed it and knew what to expect for worlds. Although the course was similar it had been shortened and several dual slalom lines had been added to increase passing options. It was pretty rocky, dry and hard and also very exposed because of the lack of trees due to bush fires that had occurred in the area several years ago. All the technical sections were the same and I had a lot of fun training before the race.

I started in eighth position which meant that I had a front row start. This was good as it gave me a reasonable chance of getting into the first technical part of the single track in a good position. I was going well and was right near the front around the first tight corner shortly after the start and from there on I tried to stay as close to the leaders as possible. The speed was surprisingly slow with the top riders controlling the pace until the last hundred meters or so from the single track where they dropped the hammer. The first single track climb was pretty chaotic and very physical as everyone jostled for position. We spent a lot of time off the bike running, near the top of the climb I managed to get back on the bike but unfortunately had a silly crash which twisted my bars. I lost places while I straightened them and ended up in 28th after the first lap. From then on I worked my way up through the field and spent a lot of time riding with fellow New Zealand rider Richard Anderson. I ended up finishing in 12th place out of 72 riders and I was pleased with how I had ridden although a little disappointed not to get inside the top ten. I really enjoyed the whole worlds experience and am already looking forward to next years World Champs in Mont Sainte Anne.

Thanks


Dirk Peters.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I'm Back!

Righto, I'm back from two weeks of kicking around Australia........
I would hope you guys know by now that.......
PEATY GOT THE WIN!



Steve Peat 2009 Downhill World Champion! from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.


While I try to catch up with the mountain of paper work and emails that have accumulated over the last two weeks, you guys can watch the above video and pretend that you went to the world champs too.

(oh yeah, BLTc's have landed and are almost sold out, so if you want one of these, stop mucking around. Just waiting for mine to get to Nelson).

Below is one of those Youtubes from an MTBR.com poster riding his new Blur LTc at 'Big Timber', good to hear the Kiwi artist LadyHawke single My Delirium, as the sound track (not My Derailium as I called it, she's not singing about her mountain bike).....nice bike and nice sound track........I know I'll be humming that song in my head when I get my BLTc.