Tuesday, 20 December 2011

KORE-USA freeride rig

Rocky Mountain RMX.

Above: Fresh Kore saddle.

Mucky Nuts fender on the 888 Marzocchi forks.

Kore torsion bars and 888 stem, world class freeride products.

above: The new Kore iKone grip what will be out in 2012.

above: New kore pedals, out around feb next year.

With Mountain Cycles big DH rig still some way off i went and got a RMX, been wanting one of these for the last few years so this was my chance to get one, Thanks to sponsor Kore-USA we have kitted it out and its ready for some sending in the new year.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Silly Season

We were just about sorted for next year, i will again be riding for www.freestylextreme.com and rock staring it up in Shift clothing once more, Mountain Cycle will again be my frame sponsor with Kore parts. last few sponsors to sort but its all looking good and TRAIL HEAD skills coaching seems to be blowing up right now, word seems to have got out that i do a great job and a lot riders are booking up already for next year! thanks to everyone that supports me, its great to rep the best products both at the races and out on the trail at grass roots level as well where people can findout more info on the products etc..

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Soggy Bottom xc

2 Mountain cycle rumbles in one race! heading to 11th last weekend and feeling it thanks to the flu..

Sunday, 30 October 2011


Lowest prices in the UK on sensus swayze grips, black,white,red or purple.!

Support a compnay, run by riders for riders.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

New 2012 Kore bars

Your looking at the new Kore all-mtn stem and OCD bar, look for the graphics to be a little different on the production bars that will be in you local Kore stocked bike shops before xmas.

Elbry on Hardtail nation (again)


KORE -USA 2012

New wheel set from Kore-USA.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

mountain cycle 2012

You can now order yours today! via http://www.mountaincycle.com/

Mountain Cycle will be back in France 2012 via la structure CDC BEITZ.

check the link bellow for photos and an edit on the latest designs.

quotes of the year so far!

steve toze editor of shred magazine at the south west champs "elbry sandland , local legend ".

Richie from importer/distro silverfish-uk "elbry was one of the 4x pioneers"

thanks guys!

Troy Lee Designs Motocross of Nations Helmets

sweet as..

Skratch Paints a Bell Helmet for decline

Got love some fine pinstripe art even if it is on a bell lid! haha

Elbry Sandland Mountain Cycle team bike check

Frame: factory MC rumble size small.
Forks: Marzocchi 44 Ti

Headset: Nuke Proof

Stem: Kore carbon 75mm

Bars: Kore torsion cut to 720mm

Grips : Sensus from rider run co.

Seat: Kore

Post : nuke proof

post q/r: Salsa

Brakes: Hope mini mono.

Cranks: XTR

Pedals: XTR

ring: Renthal

Mech : xt

chain device: MRP Lopes

Tyres: Geax

Wheels crank bro, all mtn Iodine.

fender : bender fender 2.0

Mucky Nutz Bender Fender 2.0

Weathers about to turn nasty as we head for the winter, Having run crud catchers, THE shrouds etc over the years i was keen to try the Bender Fender 2.0. NeoGuard was not an option, the flap that goes from crown to fork brace, not only do they look shit, are about as aerodynamic as a Nissan cube and just as ugly. The Bender Fender comes flat packed, its about as thin as a birthday card and you simply velcro it to you forks with the velco provided, It takes seconds to fit and even looks cool, Yes it comes in a range of colours to match your ride, its not designed to keep you and your bike clean, Its designed to keep mud,water,dog poo and what ever else gets flicked up in your face while your out for a shred. It's the lightest mudguard available (sub 20grams) and now a 2.1 out thats slightly thicker (0.3mm to be precise), But this 2.0 has held up fine, showed no signs of damage after some hard riding and getting throw around a little in the back of my van. With trail centre dust and small stones i think im going to run it all year from now on and also get some for my freeride and all-mtn rigs as well. to get yours see http://muckynutz.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=45

Saturday, 10 September 2011

bmx track shots with elbry sandland

week before the south west xc champs we went down the track to put in a bit of speed and style time and get some shots for Novik Gloves.


New gear just in at Freestyle Xtreme

Friday, 9 September 2011

south west champs

14th, riding hurt, still, not the result i was after.. lets move forward!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


DONT FORGET, You can get Sensus grips designed by cam zink from my import distro Rider Run Company, these grips are the best on the trail, i have run them for 2 years. by far the best on the market for feel and size.


Friday, 2 September 2011

KORE - USA 2012 !

The factory Mountain Cycles are looking extra factory now! thats a perfect burly 35mm - crazy low weight 126gram freeride/dh stem thats now on the battery, You can get that in your local Kore dealers worldwide by xmas, the others my new trail/xc carbon stem..sweet as. very factory .

Thursday, 1 September 2011

south west champs

its on this sat, im holding out that my new crankbro wheels turn up in the morning.... lets hope so, xc at combe sids going to be badass.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Product 2012 shoot

Last few months i have been testing some grip compounds for Kore -USA and other such products, I have also done a photo shoot for KBC Helmets for its 2012 product cats and website etc.. Sorry, no photos from that shoot till later in the year when its out. so heres a few shots of my KBC Pro-x freeride/dh lid and my pump track lid for you.. Till next time follow TRAIL HEAD on facebook, my skills courses are now going.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

elbry xc photos from woodbury

couple more good shots from the last xc event.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Race update

(factory Mountain Cycle rumble after the last XC race). So the last few winters i have hit up the odd xc event, with around 12 riders at a national UK 4x (they dont do area races) in masters the sports dead on the ground, only made up of media and DH south west champs this year may not run because a lack of riders.. As for trail riding/ all mtn shredding and XC it booming here in the UK and im glad to be part of it and mix it up with my freeriding, with around 60 masters at the local winter races its clear where riders and sales are at and sponsors can also see this. My winter races have been hard work, a rider i once thrash every time now was doing a lap a few mins quicker than me and i have been working on getting my xc speed up, so this year i did the Haldon summer mid week races, tracks are simple but racings still racing and good hard fun, first race i did real well, i had a battle with a rider for most of the race, i would drop him on the dh and he would smoke me on the flats and climbs, with a lap to go in the short 1 hour race he dropped me but i was happy with my ride, Haldon race 2 and i got off to a quicker start but mid race that guy i had a battle with past me and with a lap to go i got a flat as i fadded in the pack.. So next i hit up the big Circus of dirt series, Stacked with fast xc racers and a race would be over 2 hours long.. The track was tech and i had high hopes of doing a good ride, the rider that i did battle at haldon was again in this race and was about 30/40 seconds ahead of me for most of the race, On the last lap i closed in on him but just as i got on his wheel i bonked big time and he would end the race some 4 mins+ ahead, but i was still happy with my ride and that guy that was smoking me in the winter events had a bad race and i finished still ahead of him even after a slow end to my race..things were on the up even if i was just out side the top 20... Next week and its the last of the haldon races, again fast and simple track, I got off the line well but starting near the back and the dust was thick and i hit a football size rock in the middle of the pack and almost ended my race in the opening climb, this fired me up and i got aggressive, put in a real strong ride and felt better on the climbs this time out, Even better, the rider i have been racing with ever event finished a few seconds behind me, i came in 7th.. few weeks of trainig and we hit the next circus of dirt event, another 2 hour race on a tech race track, off the line and i soon found myself on the dudes back wheel again! this time i felt he was holding me up on the climbs and lap 2 made my move, and pushed hard, also passing the guy that was killin me in the winter races, the last two laps (of a 6 lap race) were some of the hardest in my life, i was dead on my feet.. but i kept digging for all i was worth, i came in a strong 11th and felt like i would be so much stronger after such a hard race, so now were getting on a roll, we still have a lot work to get back to my old xc speed but we have one round of the Circus of Dirt to go and its on the hardest/steepest track of the year and its also doubles up as the south west xc champs, time to train a bit harder and hope i finish again ahead of the guys and start to focus on riders further up the pack to finish ahead of. After that its time to bust out some photo shoots and ride the bigger bikes again.
ramble over, time to train..

Sunday, 7 August 2011

circus of dirt round 4

With national ranking points up for grabs this Circus of Dirt series has got a stacked field of riders, After coming just out side the top 20 back in July we hit the tour again this time at Woodbury on a very single track tech course, It was a real good track for me, While im not up to XC pace yet i smashed it to come 11th, Real happy with this as we keep moving forward with our XC pace again and after two weekends on the MC battery doing DH it was a great result, I have to say a big thanks to Marzocchi UK, The 44 fork has been the fork for hardcore trail riding and XC racing this year, for the last two XC races we have run them kind of superx stiff but for Woodbury this weekend we ran them a little softer making it the perfect fork for the rooted DH sections to let me gain time on the pure XC race boys while remaining stiff for the sharp out the saddle climbs on my Factory Mountain Cycle Rumble.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

T H E without Mr T H E...

Toby Henderson Pedals On to New Venture

CERRITOS, CA--BMX racing legend Toby Henderson is leaving VSI Products, Inc. to pursue "something big and relevant" within the bicycle industry. Whatever it turns out to be, his countless fans and friends can be sure it will indeed be big and relevant.

Toby has been the chief operating officer (COO) and a shareholder in VSI since 2004 and he is largely responsible for making VSI what it is today. He is a visionary who conceived and implemented many ideas, developed countless innovative products, created brands and built an organization that supported his vision. His shares will be sold back to VSI for an undisclosed amount.

Toby left the racing circuit at the peak of his success and is now making a second big transition in the same spirit-in each case, with a great track record of achievement. Having met his goal of establishing VSI as the leader in the BMX racing segment, he has decided the time is right to move into the next phase of his career.

The staff at VSI wishes Toby success in his new endeavor and has been working on a transition plan to ensure smooth and uninterrupted operations. Business will continue as usual.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Carey Hart returns to SHIFT MX for 2012

Carey Hart's back riding in Shift MX gear along with a stacked moto team for 2012, Shift are back!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Saturday, 23 July 2011

pump track multi loop

pump track/play area

pump trackin @ haldon forest

first rider to get the outer pump trail done with no cheater pedals!

pump trackin @ haldon forest

first rider to get the outer pump trail done with no cheater pedals!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

xc results Haldon

Last weekend xc results are in, super close times for all the riders, i came in 7th, happy with that as we move forward with the xc riding, not bad for a freerider/trail shredder, Woodbury will be the next xc round, Some freeride shoots and some pump track riding to be done before all that..

Saturday, 16 July 2011

lost photo

thanks to Snapper Chick for the photo.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Elbry Sandland : XC haldon

bellow and above: mid race , mid lap .

bellow: first lap after the start line dash up the hil.. traffic.

bellow: last lap charge.

This was the last round of the Haldon forest xc series for the year, good races, full race report in the next blog. BIG THANKS TO SNAPPER CHICK FOR SOME GREAT PHOTOS.

Friday, 8 July 2011

elbry ; xc photos

photo thanks to Snapper Chick.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


on the gas on one of the hottest days of the year.. welcome back to XC racing!

making up time deep in the woods..

cutting through the sports class mid race..

expert/elite/masters and vets all start in one group, i started last and hit the first lap traffic..

This was my first time joining the Circus tour at stop three @ Abbeyford woods, A much loved tech xc track just outside of Okehampton run by the Oke freeriders. A few Masters dropped in to the 19+ sport class, fewer riders means less traffic and faster lap times, it also means a top 15 in masters can get you on the box in sport as the Master class is stacked with all the fast riders from the 90's. I entered the Masters class and would start at the very back, as im no longer a pure xc racer, Lap one was traffic all the way, by lap two we started to cut through the sports class and by lap three we had a few masters behind us, sadly on the last lap i blew in a epic way with a couple miles to go.. 20th spot for me, not happy with the resuAdd Imagelt, but i was happy with how i was riding and it was the longest xc race i have done in some time (almost 2 hours in the saddle), again all my time was made up on the dh and tight singletrack, all time lost was on the the flat fire roads..

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Mountain cycle San Andreas 2.0

Here it is.. Mountain Cycle san andreas 2.0, turn table suspension, Sickest looking frame on the market today, Plus its going to be my weapon of choice for most of my riding for the future. All-mtn just went up a level, a highend super bike and you can pre order yours now!


You have to click the link and see what a cool site my frame sponsors now have.. MC have it pinned wideopen right now and are flowing with cool products coming down the pike.