Monday, August 31, 2009

Chris King Bikes?

Everybody in the cycling industry has heard about Chris King. We have all owned at least a headset, maybe a couple of hubs and now bottom brackets. The question for the real fanatic is do you own a Chris King bike? You might say to yourself "Chris King doesn't make bikes." , but you might have to ask "or does he?" While I was reading about some new Chris King goodies coming out this fall like inset headsets and BB's for Truvativ/SRAM cranks I came across a little side note about a Chris King side project. Cielo Bikes I thought it was a bike builder pairing up with Chris, turns out there's more to it. Chris is designing and building bikes himself. The chainstay reads "Built by Me, Chris King" Those words could put you in another league when you walked into your local shop and the guy behind the counter thinks he knows everything about Chris King. What I really liked was the bike he builds is traditional steal with a lugged 1" headtube mated to a 1 1/8" fork. No that is not a mis-spell. You'll have to see for yourself how he makes that work. Cielo Bikes built by Chris King

Thursday, August 20, 2009

a whole new level

Thanks NYbikesnob for digging up another goodie.


Borrowed from the BikeSnob.


If you were even remotely considering purchasing a Dogma 60.1HM. This video will seal the deal!!!! Check it out! DOGMA IS BACK!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

He gets it! He just gets it!

Brian Lopes for the 3rd year in a row wins the Air DH race in whistler during Crankworx! The last 2 of those years have been on an Ibis Mojo!!!!!!!! For those of you who don't know what that is! Its a 5" travel Full Carbon frame!!!! WTF you might say! Absolutely smoking the competition beating world class Downhill racer Kris Kovarik by a margin of 3 seconds. As well as winning the Canadian Open Enduro which was a new event for Kokanee Crankworx and was designed to be the ultimate all-mountain challenge where gravity alternatively helped and hindered the racer. The top racers proved there has to be a complete package of skills and fitness to rule the Enduro. Once again on an Ibis Mojo Carbon! WHAT! THE! insert expletive here! The questions of durability has to start to fade away with these sorts of competitive achievements. By the way keep your eyes peeled for the new Mojo HD

Git Sum~

This dude is as good as any one of the top BMX rulers out right now. I was so blown away by this clip just had to put it up.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

M.C. SpandX bumps the cleats of this jam!

It's really important that everyone finds the humor in this. We love all cyclists big wheels, small wheels, road bars, track bars, brakes no brakes fixie non fixie, mountain bikes town bikes recumbent's......? ok well maybe not recumbent's (just kidding) (sort of). Take it with a grain of salt and enjoy.

Friday, August 7, 2009

SRAM 10speed Power Lock links recalled

SRAM Issues Voluntary Recall for 10-Speed Chain Power Locks

Dear Valued Customer:

SRAM, in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall of the SRAM 10-Speed Chain Powerlock connector links. They discovered the Powerlock connector plate could crack during installation or early use, causing loss of bicycle control and possible injury. For this reason, SRAM is recalling and replacing all affected SRAM 10-Speed Chain Powerlock connector links.

To learn more about the recall and obtain a return authorization number and replacement Power Lock connector links, please visit the link below. If you have further questions regarding this recall, please call the SRAM Dealer Service line at 1-800-2928.

SRAM Voluntary Recall Notice (PDF)