VP athlete Fabien Cousinié shows DUst-pocalypse in store at Round 2 of the Enduro World Series Fabien Cousinié: “I think I know a little bit about dust and I can tell you this is the biggest dust battlefield I have ever seen on a race. Staying on the bike is a challenge and riding fast without falling is a mission. This is definitely a race that will suit more DH riders and I think a lot of people are stoked about that!“ This all stages on board video preview is well worth a watch to see what the riders will be facing this weekend in Cerro Catedral, Argentina for the second round of the EWS. Everyone feels pretty spoiled with conditions never seen before. Trails are filled with dust but really a lot of dust, it’s almost like dust apocalypse! The race will be one of a kind and filledView More>>
Chris Dekerf Chose the VP-Blade for his unique Grand Opus to Frame Building. Chris Dekerf had a vision. An experienced builder with over 25 years of success building beautiful bikes in Vancouver BC, he came to the 2016 North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show with one bike that showcased over 500 hours of passion and a risky idea to share something that had never been seen before. Dekerf’s vision was not just about an unridable conceptual show bike, it’s a bike that is not only unique, but ridable and in fact it was commissioned by a customer before the NAHBS show even considered. This bike is a true work of art. You can learn more about the bike in his own words on his website, and you can see some great photos Here and Here
Fabien Cousinié : “I hope you guys will enjoy this preview so you can have an idea of what’s going to be the key points of the race. After trying to ride fast and comment, I understand way more Claudio’s crazy helmet cam because once you start riding loose while speaking it’s pretty hard not to yell! This preview is couple of minutes but the full race is close to 100km. I can tell you it’s going to be a tough one even for a fit rider.”
flat pedals for bike packing are a great option! Pedals for bike packing trips are a special case. The ideal pedals for back packing should be strong and durable, but also simple and field-serviceable… and ok, it wouldn’t be so bad to save some weight with light pedals either! Bikepacking.com recently completed a solid and in-depth review of 8 different flat pedals for bike backing. Bikepacking.com opened by explaining their reason for looking at flat pedals for a type of riding that has long been dominated by clipless pedals: While there hasn’t been much change in the world of clipless cleat retention systems – a market long dominated by the likes of Shimano and Crank Brothers – the flat pedal market has been positively burgeoning. Perhaps this is a result of the growing trend of experienced riders trying out flat pedals for trail riding. Or maybe its down to the improvements inView More>>
VP Grips and Tape are GO! – When our friends at Bike Rumor came by the booth at the 2016 Taipei International Cycle Show, they expected to see some great pedals, but were very impressed with our new line of VP Grips and Bar Tape! We have opened tooling and are producing several models of lock-on grips completely in-house targeting the mid and high-end OE Market. Our goal is to bring advanced materials and new methods to bicycle grips and we have brought on a new materials engineer to lead our effort. We have our own patent for locking grips which allows us to reduce the rigidity of the base material to create a low-profile grip that is more vibration damping and more comfortable than anything else on the market. We will be expanding our offerings and opening more tooling looking ahead to Eurobike and MY2018 OEM sales. We willView More>>
Nicholi Rogatkin Rotorua 2016 Elevates the Slopestyle Game in memory of Kelly McGarry CLICK HERE TO SEE NICHOLI’S RUN ON REDBULL.TV At the kick-off to the Crankworx World Tour and the FMB Diamond Tour, Nicholi Rogatkin showed why he is the most exciting rider in mountain biking today. Rogatkin Rotorua 2016 : History Books Forever The pressure was on for Nicholi to bring the heat in the years first major competition. For the past two seasons, the old guard has been put on notice by the explosive and hard charging Rogatkin. Still, no other rider is launching Cash Rolls in competition and to further push the boundaries Nicholi had just debuted the Twister at Masters of Dirt weeks prior to Crankworx Rotorua. It was hoped that we might see this variant of a 1080 in his run, but it was not a given. When Rogatkin opened with a Corked 720 (whichView More>>
Air To The Throne 2016 Nicholi opens the W account for 2016 at the London Bike Show. This video had great coverage of the entire event and runs from all the podium riders. Filmed by Robin Kitchin, Andrew Lawrence and Tolli Myers. Edited by RobinKitchin.com
ANDREW TAYLOR’S SIGNATURE BIG AIR MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPETITION. AT’s Showdown 2016 Come out and watch At’s Showdown 2016 where the world’s best free-ride mountain bikers compete in a head to head competition, launching themselves upwards of 30′ in the air! Two riders at a time will drop into the courses performing flips, whips and stunts! Qualifying will be a jam-style session with the judges choosing the top 32 riders to advance to the finals for a head to head battle you wont want to miss. Make sure to show up at 2PM to ride the pumptrack, built by The Redwood Mountain Bike Alliance and when you’ve had enough, drop your bike at our free valet parking and enjoy the live music, food, and vendors while watching the pro’s ride. For more info and to purchase tickets : atsshowdown.com
Rogatkin : Twister | Mind : BLOWN In the 2016 Masters of Dirt Nicholi Rogatkin unveiled a new trick just when we thought there were no tricks left to invent. We thought it looked like a 360 to cashroll… but Nicholi calls it as a frontwards corked 1080 that appears as a 720 which turns into the second half of a cashroll!… whatever it is its the most amazing these we have ever seen… You can see the POV of the Twister HERE on Nicholi’s facebook page.
DJ Brandt Lights Up the Night. DJ Brandt makes the most of this opportunity to session the Colorado Freeride Festival FMB Gold Tour stop at night. Produced by Winter Park Resort x Trestle Bike Park In association with Pearlescent Media. Big thanks to VP Components, Mongoose, and 510.