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Check it out kids, Team Racer Neal “Hollywood” Bryant does it again with his most recent creation with “The Downhill Bro Down”
Boss Man RL is going for the big 2-9 today… or was that the 3-9… awwww fuhgedboutit.
Boss Man RL is turning a year older today. Not only does he have the best mountain biking blog known to mankind, RL is also a great family man and friend. We can all attest that we are better for having known RL.
Thanks for the blog, thanks for the mountain biking and most importantly thanks for the friendship. Happy Birthday, RL!!
Got some news from our team sponsor, Airborne Bicycles.
Consumer-direct brand Airborne Bicycles announced its 2012 pricing today, according to the company’s website. And while prices across the industry are going up, Airborne is proud to offer lower retail prices than ever for 2012, with no reduction in spec.
At $1299.95, for instance, the best-selling 2011 Airborne Goblin 29er is already rated “equal to or better than bikes costing hundreds of dollars more” by Dirt Rag magazine. The 2012 Goblin keeps the same spec but drops an additional $150, to just $1149.95
Or consider the Airborne Taka DH machine, which Mountain Bike Action calls “(the) best deal on a downhill bike we’ve ever tested” at its original price of $1499.95. For 2012, Airborne takes that “best deal ever” pricing down even further, to just $1299.95.
“It’s not about making bikes cheaper,” says Airborne Director Rick Vosper. “It’s about distributing bikes smarter. Bottom line is, it costs Airborne the same to make a good bike as anyone else. But we can deliver it to the cyclist at a much lower price because direct-to-consumer distribution is so much more efficient.”
Since Airborne doesn’t use model years, the new pricing is effective immediately on existing products, and is anticipated to continue throughout 2012 as inventory is refreshed and new models are introduced.
Complete pricing information is available at www.airbornebicycles.com.
The price would be $45 per jersey (shipped in the US only). If this is something you’re interested in, leave a comment or shoot me an email. I need a minimum of 6 to get this done.
OK the time is near, I feel it in my bones, like the birds that get the urge to go south for winter or the migration the whales do to baja, its time, time to make our trek to the city of sin, the city that never sleeps, the city where a beam of light shoots into the air and breaks into space never to be seen again. On the way we pass an old ghost, a road named Zyzxx, the worlds biggest thermometer. The pull, the pull its getting stronger. I start looking at the hills and mountains and think to myself how would I go down this hill, how would I climb it.
This place, this place in the desert that lights up so bright at night like a diamond waiting to suck the life out of some, but not me, not me for I’m on the way to my “MECCA”, my place of worship once a year where we gather, we the media, we the dealers, we the makers that give you the riders what you want.
Ohhhh I feel it, my place of worship, my “MECCA”, but the first stop at my “MECCA” is the place in the desert where we start our trek up and down the hills of this place that will torture our souls with dust, heat, beer. A place of tents with goods, but none to trade only to show, touch, and drool over, but this is only the start for their is much, much more to be had in the fallowing days. It is not just of feasting on what the makers bring for us to show you, but to also catch up with old friends, see new movies, go to feast, drink free beer, and more beer, and then some more AAahhhhhh, INTERBIKE is coming!!!!!
And in this time it is up to us the media to show you as much as possible to entice you as we get enticed by all that the makers bring to show us and the dealers what will be out in the coming months. You will start to see the pre spy photos and new lines of gear, parts, and bikes ( I have goose bumps just thinking about it.), and as we pass through the gates where only the chosen are allowed we will bring it to you through email, tweets, Skype, Youtube, and websites, and all manner possible.
So to give you your pre shot you need here is a taste of last year’s travel to my mecca, “INTERBIKE !!” Enjoy.
Friends come to share smiles, we walk along in the wonderful sunlight and ride all that is new to us, oh what a wonder time we live
There is so much to see while you are here you will surly miss much. One has to slow him or herself down to not miss anything, control, control, you must learn control.
If you love the things you do, do them to the fullest extent and never stop. I truly believe that you will remain younger at heart in your mind as well as your body.
While I’m here I make my peace with all that is cycling, from road to mountain, to BMX, cruiser, and yes even fixie ( The latest fade that has lasted for what over five years now, OK it’s not a fade anymore.)
LAST YEAR WAS TO BE THE LAST YEAR IN THE DESERT OF DECADENCE
Yes this was to be true 2010 was to be it for Interbike here in Vegas. The kegs were going off the parties were many, heck one group was doing it big by giving top notch whiskey shot as a toast fair well to the Vegas venue just about every hour and handing out mustaches to go with the toast. Now this is STYLE!!
And you would look for the popping open of the kegs of beer.
NIGHTLIFE IN VEGAS WE KNOW
As the show ends for the day it is time for us to venture out into the lands around us, to see the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people that walk about, ahhh it is quite the adventure here in our annul trek to our “MECCA” we call INTERBIKE. All that we suffer to bring you the newest pics of the the best bikes and products, the stories of things to be and the things that never will.
Now I won’t boar you with all the same old bike pics you see, but rather all that we go through to bring you what you want to see. We go through the hardships for you our reader so you won’t have to. You see this is hard for us, up early,to bed late, all day meetings, talking to so many people and so much more. Yes this is the “MECCA” for seeing all things bikes for the new year to come and the pull to go there is strong to make the trek here every year.
I look forward to this, but this year it is different for me, for I am going as the media. Not as a exhibitor or dealer, so does this mean more work, well I will find out.
“I feel the pull in me to go to the city in the desert getting stronger, my heart is beating harder and harder. I can’t wait.”
Thought this was funny. Wow, is mountain biking going mainstream?
One of my favorite mountain biking pictures I have ever taken was just posted on Bikerumor.com’s Pic of the Day. The picture features Tim riding through Chantry Flats. A slow shutter speed + some panning action… voila.
Let me know your thoughts.
I’m DIGGING it! Two very sweet Kona 29ers came out on your Kona World blog. First is the Satori, A 130mm travel Full Suspension 29er and the second bike is the Honzo, a slack angle 120mm 29er Hard Tail. I love what you’re doing at Kona.
Why am I loving it? Because you’ve decided not to follow the 29er trends but to create your own and for that, I APPLAUD you. When many in the bike manufacturing world decided to come out with “me too” 29ers, you decided to push the envelope and develop a 130mm full suspension 29er and a slack steel HT.
I know – but then again I don’t know – that designing a full suspension 29er is tough. I get that the bigger wheels take up more space, change the handling characteristics and, in general, have to be accounted for in every little design element. I like that you have the capable Hei-Hei 29er with 100mm of travel. Its a great bike and one I’ve recommended to a few people.
But, I am happy that you decided not to rest on your laurels and have pushed the envelope in developing the Satori. Changing from your traditional walking beam linkage to a swinging link design was BOLD. This shows out of the box thinking on your part, recognizing that there is more than one way to skin a cat. Going to 130mm is… WOW. With only two other production 29ers with 130mm of travel or more, this is really a great step to get in on the ground floor of where 29ers are going.
The Honzo, though, is what really got my appetite going. When I saw it, my mouth dropped… lower than when I saw the Satori. And yes, the Honzo is what prompted me to write to you. The Honzo is VERY cool. Other companies have danced around the idea and a couple of small manufacturers have gone out and done slack 29er Hardtails, but Kona, you’re the first biggie to get behind the idea and announce it. The key features of the Honzo that caught my eyes are steel, ISCG tabs, short chainstays, SLIDING dropouts and room for 2.4″ tires on wide rims. I have already talked to a couple of friends who own nothing but boutique bikes and they are drooling over the Honzo.
Kona, you’ve done well. You are pushing and leading the way (raise for the PM’s?). As a 29er fan and advocate, I applaud you and wish you the best of luck with these new bikes… with all of your bikes.
Jeremy, 29er rider
P.S. I really like that you showed the Honzo all dirty. GREAT touch.