Friday, 28 May 2010

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Sam Hill 2011 troy lee shoot.

Monster Energy / Intense bmx

The 2010 Intense BMX / Monster Pro Race Team

Intense BMX/Monster Energy Pro team riders Danny Caluag, David Herman, and Arielle Martin are all geared up and ready for the full summer BMX race season to kick in.

Danny and David, Intense BMX/Monster Energy team members, are joined by Arielle Martin for the 2010 season. David and Arielle will both compete on the full UCI Supercross circuit for 2010 as well as the majority of the ABA Pro Series National Events with Danny making appearances at all the ABA and NBL Pro Series National Events.

Danny Caluag - Danny has won the ABA #1 Pro Cruiser title for the past 3 years and is looking to make it 4 in a row. Danny, a past ABA #1 AA Pro, is also going after the NBL #1 Elite Men's title in 2010 and currently sits near the top of the points.

David Herman - David has been one of the USA's top International riders on the UCI Supercross circuit and looks to add another win in 2010 at the UCI events. David has been one of the few riders to win multiple rounds at the UCI SX Series. David will also attend the ABA Pro Series and contend for another top 3 year end overall position.

Arielle Martin - A Bronze medalist at the 2009 UCI World Championships and past overall Elite Women's champion at the UCI Supercross series joins the team for 2010. Arielle will focus on the UCI Supercross series and UCI World Championships for 2010, with some ABA National events thrown in.

Also for 2010, Intense BMX has put together an international support program for our international markets and have been able to sponsor some of the best riders from around the world, including: The Intense BMX Europe Factory Team based out of the Netherlands, Sifiso Nhlapo from South Africa, Brian Kirkham, Lauren Reynolds, and Rachel Bracken from Australia, Emilio Falla from Ecuador, and Yvan Lapraz from Switzerland.

Intense BMX has been awarded the ABA Bike of the year honors for the past 5 years. Our full line of High Performance race frames, the Podium Series, and our line up of complete BMX bikes make top of the line performance available to everyone. Please visit to view all our complete bicycles and frames.

The Intense BMX/Monster Energy Pro Team is proudly supported by THE Products, SINZ Elite, Fly Racing, Shimano, ITS, Skull Candy, and Group D Designs.

Monday, 24 May 2010

mountain cycle , cove

2 go pro edits from monday, one on the mainline, the other on the road jump line.

shorts a tee and a fox flux helmet, felt like summer on the mtn cycle battery

cove woods, mtn cycle

Herbold history...

above; Herbold on a production MIYATA.
MBUK: ABOVE AND BELLOW, H-Balls world champ bike 1990,

above; bikes dont get any cooler

H-BALL was the first dh world champ and king of cool from the 90's, a little history for you groms.

above; one of herbolds later rides, built by Foes.

RockShox Ride Camp, Herbold's House | Vital MTB

greg herbolds house, H~B being the 1990 world dh champ.

RockShox Ride Camp, Herbold's House Vital MTB

Saturday, 22 May 2010

2011 haro bmx

Haro over the last couple of years have put some sweet race bikes on the market, next year looks more of the same.

Friday, 21 May 2010

barnstaple hill

cool trail starts off rolling along the top ridge before riding the tight single track and then the fire roads.

rice point xc trail.wmv

North Devon riding

today we went to north devon to ride some simple flat trails just to clock up some miles (around 45miles) ready for the Haldon 55. We also hit a few spots i rode back when i was a junior racer and lived that way, few gopro edits up in a bit on the fun single track.

Brian lopes new rig

HD is all built up w/ new XO SRAM, 2011 bomber internals, CB ti candy pedals, MRP Lopes & KS zero offset post.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

mountain cycle Rumble

here it is, my all-mtn trail shredder for 2010! Funn should send me some parts im waiting for next week so we can get it built and ready for the haldon 55.


The Haldon 55's an underground ride, a mix of freeriders,dh and trials riders are heading to Haldon forest to do 10 xc laps of the ridge line loop, This 55 mile 100% off road ride should be a good test for a range of riders as the head in to summer 2010, For me it will be my first outing on my Mountain cycle rumble.

schley 2011 fork testing

richie schley testing a 2011 air 55..

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

MDE 69 frame for sale!

bike has had less than 2 hours of riding, no racing, no hard riding, no up lifts.price new :£1890 without shock (thats in a sale), full rrp 2k plus.

Selling for just £1,100 with shock and seat post.gloss black with flat black swingarm.
contact us on

thomas vanderham off fox shocks..

Looks like a return to marzocchi for TV. Whats no big suprise, marzocchi are the leaders once more in the fork wars.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

lows round up..

Mike Metzger was flipping this step-up and ened up busting his leg.. no X games for Metz..

Mulisha man "the bear" lost his life.. R.I.P, Smith was the guy that trained the likes of deegan back in to shape.

Steve Peats world cup got off to a bad start, its going to take a wild year for peat to get back in to the title hunt with only a few world cups this year..

Thursday, 13 May 2010

SHIFT Torque Jean

No word yet if you can get them in europe yet, but these jeans designed for street/stunt riders would be perfect freeride jeans.. more details as i get them.
Durable 14oz. Denim provides greater abrasion resistance and protection.
Kevlar reinforced panels in the saddle and knee/shin provides maximum safety and abrasion resistance.
Cotton poplin reinforcement covers the Kevlar, providing a 3rd layer for comfort.
5-Pocket design.
Relaxed, ergonomic fit for comfort in the saddle.
Inseam grading from 28" to 36" for optimal coverage of the ankle on the bike.
Two progressive washes with additional appliques, grinding and treatments for unique styling.

heads up euro guys.. MULISHA have landed

latest line of METAL MULISHA gear has landed!

Follw us on twitter, spread the word!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Elbry Sandland joins Mountain Cycle

Mountain Cycle Inc.
Mountain Cycle is pleased to announce that it has signed UK rider Elbry Sandland to ride the 2010-2011 seasons.We are excited to have Elbry on board as all feel it will be a perfect match.Elbry, will be riding and racing both the Battery and Rumble frames for 2010 then will move to the new Mountain Cycle platforms for the 2011 year.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


Cameron "After being on such crap bikes for the last few years and convincing myself that they weren't crap, it's hard to express how amazing it feels to be on good suspension bikes again."
I dont think Cam has any plan to join the Felt team again.. lol

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Wade on 29's..could this be the future...(no)

Mtn cycle rumble 29?, intense dh 29"?

Wade Simmons has been putting in time on a 29 wheeled bike of late, click the pic to see his thoughts, also if you have a look on google you will see his first thoughts on a small edit.. That 29's dont really give and real plus to riding off road. I think its safe to say that 29's might not be the best wheels for freeride, but they are no longer a big disadvantage in the all mtn style of riding thanks to the latest frames/wheels and parts that no longer hold you back and could be a plus for some riders. options are always nice to have, but i will stay with 26's.

One off Fox

For the last SX of the year most riders have some trick decals or helmets, Fox Racing this year came up with a range of one off colourways like this blue for Hill to run.

Sandland returns bike sponsorship..but for who..

I said i would not have a bike sponsor unless i felt it was the right brand that had both the right products and the right support and company ethics.. Well i hope to sort my deal this week with a brand on a 2 year deal. keep you guys posted here first once its all sorted..

Halo British DH Series Rd2 – Fort William

results just in

1st Chris Kovarik

2nd Dan Atherton

3rd Ben Reid

4th Matti Lehikoinen

5th Matt Simmonds

Steve Peat slides out @ Lisboa 2010

2010 Lisboa Downtown was a rain fest, Santa Cruz had all its team on the new carbon v10 bikes but failed to take the win, 8 time winner peaty binning it just a few turns short of the finish. almost unknown Paulo Domingues took the win from 4x racer Filip Polc .

mafia mob jam photo update

thanks to
sponsors: Marzocchi, Metal Mulisha, , Monster energy, Geax, KBC, Shift MX/Fox europe,, fro systems, RiderRunCo.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Mafia mob jam (take 2)

Mafia mob jam was a big hit, Could we see a second event later in the year.. stay locked to the blog for all the latest..

summer m/m hit

The very latest summer 2010 Metal Mulisha gear will be online @ in the coming week.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Elbry wins dual champs

Mafia mob backyard jam was a great event, weather turned out nice and a solid 12 hour session for some of us went down, Other than the freeride expression sessions the national daul champs went down as well, super close races in every heat, Happy to say i won the full sus class and the race of champions for the title!

big thanks to for this shot.

Also a big thanks to (ewart) of the vandal clothing family for working like a machine the last few weeks to get his new line (photoed) built in time.

Thanks to for the support with all the free tees everyone got.

Thanks to for the dual prizes.

Thanks to Sandland and company for all the free nails and screws to get all the lines built.

Thanks to for prizes for the dual race and freeride event.

Also thanks to me! for giving away some of my sponsors gear to help other riders and to Tom for letting us put the event on @ his compound and to everyone that turned up and made the event what it was .