Tifosi is for Chicks

No I’m not saying the Tifosi Optics products are just for the ladies. I’m just saying, Tifosi luvs the ladies as much as I luv my special lady.

They dig chicks so they offered eyewear just for the hunnies.

This is the Quam.

This is the Czar.

They actually have a pretty good line up of ladies eyewear on their site. They even have this stuff called FotoTec. Basically your lenses change the tint from light to dark, all depending on the lighting conditions. You gots to gots to check it out!

Wish List

So I sit here at my desk thinking what would I like little baby Jesus to bring me for Christmas. I kept thinking and thinking….so I finally got it!

No it’s nothing bike related at all. It’s actually something I haven’t seen or have had in a few years…

Yeah…its fruit cake. What? I don’t understand why people hate this festive treat so much. It’s sooooo good!

The Bullit Is Back

Courtesy of Dirt Rag Magazine.

The Bullit may have disappeared from the Santa Cruz lineup for a few years, however the reports of its demise were premature. The rugged single-pivot Bullit is returning to the 2007 Santa Cruz lineup, and will be appearing on showroom floors by mid-April.

When I asked Santa Cruz to sum up the essence of the Bullit in a single sentence, they told me: “The new Bullit combines a durable, reliable single pivot design with high performance handling and enough versatility to serve as anything from a big-terrain trail bike to an aggressive freeride platform.”

If you’re the type that prefers cold hard tech, be advised that the Bullit’s redesigned front triangle uses custom drawn double-butted aluminum tubes, and its new, stiffer swingarm pivots on a stout 20mm axle riding on oversized bearings that come with a lifetime guarantee. The Bullit delivers over 7-inches of rear wheel travel, fits 8-inch rear brake rotors and has the ability to run either standard 135mm rear dropouts or 150mm through-axle dropouts (which accommodates an optional floating rear brake kit). With the 1.5″ headtube and gusseted top and down tubes, Santa Cruz says “you’re welcome to run whatever the hell kind of fork you want up front.” MSRP for the Bullit is $1199 with powder coat paint and DHX3 coil shock, or $1350 with anodized finish and DHX3 coil shock. Complete bikes will also be available, via Santa Cruz’s online bike builder system.

Product Spotlight-Loeka

It’s pronounced: “LOW-KAH”…I think…

This sweet looking women’s jersey is offered by Loeka.

Loeka – Women’s only mountain bike and lifestyle apparel.
Ladies, Loeka is for you!

Helping you take the bite out of fall and those cool spring evenings, our long sleeve jerseys paired with our tech shorts give you the added warmth needed, but still keep you cool.
(For best fit over armour, order one size larger).

$79.99 CDN + tax
Available Sizes: S M L XL
“THE ONLY TOP YOU WANT TO LEAVE ON”

Ibex B-Series Frame

Fedex just dropped of our first project on MtnBikeRiders.com, a brand new B Series Frame from Ibex Bicycles. Though the B Series bike was discontinued for 07, but it will be back on 08, we liked the frame so much that we asked Mr. J of Ibex about building one. He even threw in an FSA headset!

Here are the specs of the frame:

Details:

Frame: 6061 Aluminum – Geometry designed for our Dual Sport models works equally well as a high-performance street cruiser, an trail oriented mountain bike… or both!

Included:

Kalloy Quick Release Seatpost Clamp
Derailleur Hanger, Touch-up Paint & Manual

Component Requirements
Fork: 1 & 1/8″ steerer tube – 70-100mm travel
Bottom-Bracket: 68mm (spidle length according to crankset)
Front Derailleur: 31.8mm clamp diameter (1 & 1/4″)
Seatpost: 27.2mm diameter (not included)
Brakes: Disc or V-brake

So stick around for the build up. We’re thinking of adding a TruVativ Blaze crank set, Shimano XTR in the front and rear derailleurs, Hayes MX2 Mechanical Disc Brakes, brakes levers/shifters, deore hubs, WTB Weirwolf tires, an Azonic handle bar, to top that off, we’re going to go with a Marzochhi MX Pro with ETA…its about 4 1/2 inches of travel baby!

GPS feature

E-trex Legend
Do you own a handheld GPS?? If you do, well, you are in luck. We will be featuring a page where tracks of different trails can be downloaded and uploaded to your GPS. You no longer have to wait for that buddy of yours that is always late!!

A FreeRide/DH Bike for less than a thousand?

So I’m thinking that’s just the fork right?

NO!

Ibex Bicycles is offering a complete, more than capable Freeride/DH Bike for $999! It’s called the ZONE FR-1.

Check out the specs and see for yourself that you’re getting a schweet bike.

Frame: 6061 Aluminum – 7″ Travel
Fork: Manitou Sherman Slider 170mm *
Rear Shock: Manitou Metel RP
Shifters: Shimano LX Rapidfire
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Crankset: TruVativ Hussefeldt w/ RG
Cassette: Shimano HG50-9
Chain: KMC Z9200
Brakes: Hayes HFX-9 HD Hydraulic Discs
Rims: Sun Singletrack Rims
Hubs: Ritchey Pro w/ 20mm Fr. Axel
Tires: Kenda Kenetics – 26″ x 2.35
Cockpit Set: TruVative Hussefeldt / XR
Saddle: WTB Power V DH Race
Pedals: HTI Platform w/ Replac’ble Pins

Tip Of The Day

Courtesy of RPM Cyclery of Lake Eslinore, California.

Today’s Tip

Bar End Basics – When installing bar ends, make sure that the fasteners and clamping area are placed in an unobtrusive fashion so your knees don’t contact them and get sliced and diced in a crash. It’s also a good idea to check them for tightness frequently, because if a bar end slips while you’re pulling hard, it can be disastrous.

Woodstock 707 Full Suspension Bike

Check out the latest to come out of Woodstock Bikes, it’s their version of a full suspension bike, the 707.

Here are the specs:

Specifications
2007 Woodstock Model 707 (16″, 18″, 20″)
Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Powerspline
Brake Levers: Avid FR-5
Cassette: SRAM PG950, 11–34T, 9 speed
Crankset: Truvativ Blaze 3.0, 9 speed
Chain: SRAM PC-951
Chainwheel 44/32/22
Front Fork: Manitou Axel Elite FFD (100mm Travel, TPC Lockout Damping with No Rebound Adjust)
Frame: A614-0 Full Suspension 7005 Aluminum Double-Butted 4-Bar Frame
Front Brake: Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore Top Swing
Front Hub: WTB LaserDisc Lite
Grips Velo VLG-486AD2
Handlebar: Answer ProTaper
Headset: WTB Momentum C
Pedals: Wellgo LU-964 Alloy
Rear Brake: Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-7
Rear Hub: WTB LaserDisc Lite
Rear Shock Manitou Radium R
Rims: Dual Duty XC 24mm 26″ Black 440g 32 hole drilling, Black Anodized, Single Eyelets, CNC Sidewall, PV drilled W120-0265
Saddle: WTB Lazer V Comp
Seatpost: Truvativ XR Single Bolt
Shifters: SRAM X-7 Trigger
Stem: Truvativ XR
Spokes: 14G Stainless Steel Black
Tires: WTB Weirwolf 26″ x 2.1″