Thursday, 28 June 2012

Troy Lee Designs 2013 Shaun Palmer d3

We gave the first look at this some time ago on the Elbry blog, but heres a pic of what the production lid will be like and now being used by some of the Troy Lee design world cup racers for the rest of the year.

Ricky Carmichael | The Road Back to Loretta's | Episode 2: The Commitmen...

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Friday, 22 June 2012

Mountainbike Enduro is here!

Enduros growing, love this style of mtb bike racing, core racing

Rocky Mountain Element

Kona will soon be gone and this 15" little rig will take over as my xc bike and all-mtn rig when tracks are little flat like last weekends enduro1. Should be over from Canada in the next week with a bit of luck, so look for some build pics when its all done and some trail GoPro's.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

enduro1, fun bits..

NOVIK GLOVES nice Little edit,
Im sponsored by Novik and they support some kick ass riders.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Enduro1 round 2 race..

So it was round 2 and the tracks were very much super-d than dh based, in fact stage 1 and 8 it was pure high post stuff, no shock that short stroke 29ers were the bike of the day if not hardtails, I was on the covert with some soft settings and a 180 fork.. still i rode the wheels off it and ended up 22nd overall for the day. not what i hoped for but given the tracks and the bike i was on im not over happy with it. Few months till round 3 . time to get my head down and do some riding.

Friday, 15 June 2012

ENDURO1 round 2

This Sunday we head to round two of the all-mtn enduro series, having placed 16th at round one on my xc hardtail it will be my first ride on the Covert.. It would of been nice to get it built and have a small ride on it before the event but thats just the way it has gone, Last weekend we hit the Quantocks again but this time on the xc hardtail, Riding with two guys that have been on a couple Trail Head skills coaching courses we hit there local, I have to say i rode well, Bring on the enduro and i hope it works out well.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Kore 2013 part 2

Check all the photos on the Trail Head coaching news blog!


 Here you go peeps, Quick look at a Proto push on grip were testing for sponsor KORE -USA, If all goes well you may see it out in 2013. We also have some other lock-on grips that we are now testing, Pic of  those bad boys real soon. Also a pic of the test saddle bellow, look for some detail shots of this in the next blog.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

marzocchi cover

Great to get a pic on my fork sponsors facebook page for yet another year, Marzocchi make the best forks on the market and i love being part of the team, Heres to another 7 years on the team!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Transition Covert

Covert build.. frame: size small
Moved up from a Renthal 34 to a Rethal 36 on the new build
Uncut Durox Kore bars : 740mm, 50mm Kore stem
Bontrager xr4 tyres, 2.2 rear, 2.3 front.
Prototype saddle, just for testing ideas, you will not see this in a shop.
muck nutz fender bender 2.0
Stock Marzocchi 66 fork outers, Factory internals.
Sensus grips and Saint brakes.
Kore sticker stay protection :)
Ready to rip!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Oregon Enduro Series Race #1 - Bend : lycra fest

 Team Kona enduro racer Matt Slaven sporting Eastons new big bore stem and bars..
 Lot lycra clothing going on and no peaks.. is this the future look for enduro? or just Super-d.
Jason (aka high poster) from WTB rocking lycra and rippin.
thanks to vitalmtb for the photos.