Chipps got a sneak preview of a good looking and ‘back to basics’ Marzocchi. They’re focussing on their previous strengths with a return to open bath cartridges and coil springs.
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Chipps delves deep into the pits, peeks behind some curtains and finds out some of the hot-tuning mods that the pros are running. A time trial shifter on a dirt jump bike, the Atherton’s prototype Saint wheels and a Mini Specialized… Oh, and are those SRAM XX brakes?
Another random look round the pits of the Sea Otter with Chipps. Chub hubs, cranks from the Hive, the Santa Cruz freakbike, Rocky Mountain 29ers, the Ibis Tranny and more…
We’ve still got Christmas cake leftover here and already Fox Racing Shox are showing off their 2010 forks at a press camp in California. Fortunately the future is closer than you think and you can expect to see 2010 Fox forks and shocks to start appearing on bikes as soon as May.
First day of the first big race… Lots of new stuff on display. The usual ‘sunburn and freezing wind weather too. All is well. Tomorrow sees the big SRAM launch and new team bikes.
The Cwm Carn date of the Premier Demo series was sunny, trails were dry(!) and dusty(!) and the bikes were tested on a fun course.
It’s Freaky Friday here in the office. Our pal Deano has just popped in with his monster truck tyred Jeff Jones titanium singlespeed, and Chipps has shown his complete disregard for colour matching by installing a purple Cane Creek headset on his pink Orange Blood.
It’s back. More fresh goods from Salsa, Dakine, Royal Racing, Bontrager, Torq, Tektro, Vredestein, Lifeventure, Orange, Outland and Red Bull Rampage…