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Upgrade your ride: Offset Bushings

The Santa Cruz Driver 8 was created to be a freeride specific park bike, and it does that kind of stuff really well. Big jumps and drops? Nailed it. But if you were hoping to rail the turns, the high bottom bracket and steep head angle will take a bit of wind from your sails. […]

08.16.2013 Gear Read the full story →
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Northstar at Tahoe: the Gypsy Trail

The Northstar resort in Tahoe is pretty much the summer destination for gravity addicted downhill and freeriding mountain bikers in the Bay Area and continues get a bit better every year. We missed getting a trip in last season due to having sold off DH bikes to pay bills, and although the quiver is now […]

12.14.2012 California Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Full-Carbon 2013 Santa Cruz V10c Now Available (and it’s very, very nice)

Gravity loving Santa Cruz fans have a new reason to put the hurt on their credit cards this upcoming season with the news of the full carbon V10c release. Having ridden the hell out of a carbon Nomad, I’m among the many that now believe in carbon, even for the aggressive riding and more frequent […]

11.20.2012 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →
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Thrillium DH Trail — Camas, Washington

One of the best days of riding I’ve had this summer was during my trip to the northwest. I’ve been hearing all sorts of good things about a new trail in the Camus area in southwest Washington. Camus is a town a short drive away from Portland, a city known for being bike friendly but […]

09.28.2012 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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The Quiver Lives Again: Santa Cruz Driver 8

Last year upon relocating to the Bay Area, I consolidated my all mountain and down hill bikes, selling them both off. In their place I built up a Santa Cruz Nomad, going with the popular “one” bike approach familiar with those trying to get the monkey known as “Visa” off their back. With a second […]

03.17.2012 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →
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DH Practice at the Sea Otter Classic

One of the best parts about racing the downhill at the Sea Otter is the practice sessions. My favorite memories of racing have always been the times we’ve walked the course, then worked to dial in lines with friends. The race is certainly the most exciting part of the weekend, but the hours of waiting […]

05.02.2011 Bay Area Read the full story →
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Bike check with the Santa Cruz Syndicate carbon V10

The Carbon V-10 is no longer cutting edge news, but that doesn’t make them any less desirable. In fact, the new carbon wunderbike is finally available to the masses, and has even been added to the Santa Cruz website. At $3k for the frame only, the baddest on the block doesn’t come cheap, but with […]

10.01.2010 California Bike Parks Read the full story →

2010 Black Rock Shuttle Day Gallery

Two days of shuttled riding. Funds were raised towards a great cause, and an incredible time was had by all those that came out to ride. Although it the trails were loose and a bit dusty, conditions of the trails were otherwise incredible. It doesn’t get much better than a day at Black Rock without […]

07.28.2010 Features Read the full story →

Mount Hood SkiBowl Bike Park Opens this weekend

Mount Hood SkiBowl is finally opening this weekend for your gravity driven riding pleasure. There still is snow on the upper mountain, but the lower trails will be open. SkiBowl is one of those gravity parks that has always had excellent terrain with a lot of potential. Unfortunately, like the rest of Oregon, they have […]

06.16.2010 Oregon Bike Parks Read the full story →

UPDATE: Marmot is out, Road 14 is in

<UPDATED>We’ll just get to the point regarding the Flow Trails at the Marmot Dam area. Freeride trails were not authorized for the area, and will not be sanctioned at this time. All the wood structures featured in the previous post have been decommissioned. Does it suck? Yes. It is heart breaking to see the hard […]

03.19.2010 Blog Read the full story →