Monday, 31 August 2009

Elbry Sandland sign up for the Exmoor Bike Marathon.

yes.. you read that right, im doing the 75KM exmoor mtb marathon event next weekend!
one of the most challenging Bike Marathons in the country with 2,500 meters of climbing ,technical single track climbs and downhills over the most tech trails on exmoor.

Just add to it.. I dont have a xc bike! so i will be on flat pedals on my 8 speed 4x bike! its going to be savage made even more so by the 5am start! that means i will be up at 3,30am to get out the door for 4am.. Its going to be an epic day..

Sunday, 30 August 2009

my 2010 ride

thanks to marzocchi i now have some amazing 888 world cups on my 69 rig. This weekend we went to OP trails, the 69 loves big fast world cup style tracks, so OP may not be the best track for it, but it was still rad and clearing out the top of the bomb hole was so easy on this bike..loved it, the boys have been building and things are not finished but they are looking good, any how i put in a good 3 hours on the main run getting to grips with the big bike and slaying the trail.. good times.
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

2010 identiti's new 4x bike!

“We will be showing this new frame for the first time at Eurobike but here is a quick look.
Our long standing Krisis 4x frame has seen four very good seasons propelling our riders to National Championships and top 10 finishes at UCI World Cups.
But now we have taken our multi-championship winning frame one step further and produced the Krisis SL.
This brand new frame has been designed to be light, stiff and responsive as well as looking good.
The geometry has been refined and tweaked in mind of the courses that are being ridden today to make it more stable and faster.
We have also shaved a massive one lb off the frame weight. To remove this weight we have stripped it down to basics to create a pure race bred machine.
Weighing in at only 3.89lb’s its one of the lightest 4x race frames on the market today.
pictured is Team Identiti rider Pat Campbell-Jenner’s Krisis SL prototype race bike

2010 black market complete: first look

2010 Blk Mrkt Malice out soon...

peaty lid 2010

steve peat" Sneaky top view shot of my signature D3, its a pub theme helmet!!! "

Sunday, 23 August 2009

MARIN dirt/ss proto, kona dirt 2010

Andreu Lacondeguy is hands down, tats out, one of the best mountain bike dirt jumpers in the world today. Sweet style, balls out aggression, and no bullshit, giterdone attitude.
"I really wanted a bike that was clean and simple," says the 20-year-old Clump rider from Barcelona, Spain. "Something made specifically for really aggressive tricks." Yes, Andreu's English is getting better.Kona designers picked Lacondeguy's brain over the course of the last year to come up with a bike design that could live up to the talent and punishment of one of the planet's most psycho gifted riders.The result is a bike made entirely of high grade Reynolds 835 cromoly steel tubing. Embracing the snap and shock absorption of steel, and applying it using a stiff, oversized front triangle design, joined with a short, snappy rear triangle, all in the name of epic standover and premium performance, we've crafted a serious gem."This bike is insane. Really super sick," says Andreu, who has been riding his first signature model since early July.Other features of the bike include a 1.5-inch head tube, internal headset, super steep sloping top tube, integrated seat clamp bolt located under the rear stays, badass flat black paint job, and minimalist graphics (like, none).
The Lacondeguy Inc. is available as a frame only, but here's the breakdown on Andreu's build:
Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1 forkFSA headsetEaston Monkey Lite DH bar 25.4Easton Havoc 50mm stemSaint rear brake, cranks and hubsEaston Post and WTB SaddleKona Wah Wah pedalsKenda Small Block 8 tiresSun MTX Rims

Marin/Adidas/Rockstar Energy rider Andrew Taylor will be rockin' two new whips at this year's Crankworx event. After working with FSA to produce some special edition neon yellow Gravity and Gap components Marin has built up two Alcatraz bikes with throwback graphics. Formula Brakes and Chub hubs round out the package of goodies on the bikes. Marin and FSA will showcase the bikes with the special 2010 components at their respective booths.

Taylor will ride the bike in the Camelbak Dirt Jam.

Bike Details:•2010 Alcatraz frame with new geometry and custom graphics•New Gravity compents•Custom Formula Disc Brake•Chub hubs from The Hive

Friday, 21 August 2009

BMX session

had my first session on the intense bmx this thursday, It was blowing hard but i went to taunton bmx track and had a blast, can not wait to get back when its not so windy and get some air time, still some good intervals and got on with the bike real quick.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Elbry Sandland in 2010 KBC cat

action shots again will be used in another fine KBC helmet cat.. you can still grab a copy of the 09 and the 2010 will be out closer to xmas.

Friday, 14 August 2009


Changes from the D2 to the D3:- Added EPS foam for more protection. Approximately 1/4 inch more all around.- Added more vents for air flow. The D2 features 8 vents, the D3 has 20.- Aerodynamics have been increased for less wind resistance.- All screws, bolts, and buckles are Titanium.- 3 years in development.- Only 100 grams heavier than the D2.- Is going to cost $450 American.- Released in October 2009.

MULISHA gloves

danny kass also teamed up with the MM for a moto glove.

H & H gloves

Hart & Huntington have team up with Grenade to release a co-branded BMX glove. For those of you who dont know of Grenade there the most popular glove in the snowboard world and used by most of snowboardings best riders along with there owner Danny Kass. Its exciting to see both brands look at BMX for the first time in a joint effort. Heres a photo of the samples being tested by Corey Bohan and Heath Pinter. The gloves are awesome and should be available soon.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Sunday, 9 August 2009

another cove mission and a photo shoot

Saturday was another cove session, this time on the main-line and 8 runs in 2 hours has to be solid. bit of crashing on friday, few more on sat.. sunday and we had a photo session for metal mulisha / done by pro shooter . again a few more times we hit the dirt, but thats the joys of been a product r&d rider.. not every product works first time out..

now have a bad neck and time to rest.. photos coming soon..

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Friday, 7 August 2009

ironman session

10 runs in a morning @ cove today! good and epic times.. riding well and the road crossing runs drying out nice.. more riding in the morning! :)

Silverfish signs Mondraker Bikes

Silverfish UK is to exclusively distribute models from Spanish-based mountain bike firm Mondraker to UK retailers. Silverfish will supply the complete Mondraker range, including World Cup winning DH bikes and frames, XC and Enduro rigs, BMX bikes, jump bikes and full suspension bikes. Alicante-set Mondraker Bikes’ first MTB was produced eight years ago and the company has steadily built a following after strong magazine tests and reviews. In 2009 the firm’s ZERO suspension system bagged a gold and Silver medal at World Cup level for team rider Fabien Barel. “Mondraker have been on our radar for quite some time and I am very pleased that we can now officially announce that the deal has been signed,” said Silverfish national sales manager Richie Rowland. “With the new ZERO Suspension System equipped DH bike already winning medals on the World Cup Circuit, the performance and quality of the suspension platform is unquestionable – the Summum is currently the hottest bike in the race paddock.
"I am personally excited about the all new 140mm travel Foxy bike arriving but with everything from hardtails through to BMXs the range is very strong across the board”.International sales manager Fernando Gomariz added: “Mondraker is a brand created by riders for riders and this philosophy is true in all the things we build. We strive for quality with a passion and feel, the new relationship with Silverfish helps us to further prove and deliver this philosophy and commitment. With Silverfish working for the Mondraker family in the UK we feel we have created the ideal partnership and look forward to an extremely strong future.” Mondraker stock is set to arrive in September. Interested dealers should contact sales manager Richie Rowland

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Organic track open!

it took two hours to clear the lower section of over grown shrubs.. but now the tracks back and i got in three runs, i forgot how tech and badass that track is! rain,fog,mud,slickrock, roots,off camber the works, can not wait to get in another session and fine tune some of my riding skills, great track and the last sections rolling real fast!

me and the bitch

quick shot of me and my little girl.

Monday, 3 August 2009

First outing

First time on the MDE keeper 4x today down at some play jumps, i have to say im stoked, the thing can pick up speed real fast and i love the way it tracks so well in turns, awsome, feel like i need some harder spring in the fork and it will be sorted.

Sunday, 2 August 2009 lifestyle shots (part 2)

Ok so last week i ordered a intense cruiser bmx.. I maybe a die hardcore mtb biker but its cool to mix things up, With a new bmx track being built at Tiverton and soon a new track at bideford plus plans to ride a few 4x events i thought i would get a bmx and do the odd bmx track session this winter.. Cruiser feels as close to what my 4x bike feels like and i can not wait to report back this week on how i get on.
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Metal Mulisha! get some from
this things so fast.. just got to workout how to ride it..
looks sweet
im happy with it.. lifestyle shots

MDE keeper 4x.
team sled

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very happy to be part of the family again

art by blam.
racing in 2010??..
we think so..

look for me at a few events next year.

now riding for MM via as of this weekend, cool little lifestyle shots with my 4x bike and my new intense Cruiser! (cruiser bmx shots in the next blog!)