Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Niner Bikes

You have to love this bike. Sleek, reminds you of a hard tail and cruiser built into a Niner.

Carbon full suspension from the only 29er only mountain bike company
Patented CVA suspension is efficient in every chainring. You won’t find this design on other bikes.
100mm of race-ready rear suspension
Compatible with 100 - 120mm tapered forks
Custom valved Fox Float RP23 with Kashima coating
Custom forged suspension linkage and unique Niner suspension hardware
Next generation internal cable routing
Precise alloy hardware interfaces for brakes and derailleurs (direct mount front der)
Introducing the Jet 9 RDO, Niner’s first carbon full suspension frame.

The swooping curves and strong lines of this frame began with testing data based on our own and competitor’s products, helping us to determine baseline tube shapes and thicknesses for best performance. Applied to a set of design parameters, this data also drove our targets for strength, stiffness and damping characteristics. The result - an aesthetically striking

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Endurance Back on TV

Who remembers the Discovery Channel Endurance Race, well it seems like another company is trying to make it main stream. Let hope.

July 23 - 31, 2011
BC's West Kootenay

One of the world's oldest and most-recognized expedition adventure races, Raid the North Extreme returns with it's eighth edition in 2011. The West Kootenay will provide an inspiring and challenging race course in true Raid the North Extreme style - Real Wilderness, Real Navigation, Real Adventure.

Over 6 days, four-person co-ed teams will navigate a 500km+ expedition over an unmarked route by paddling, trekking, trail running, mountain biking, and using fixed ropes through the wild and historic West Kootenay of British Columbia.

Adventure Racers
As a traditional adventure race, RTNX features only four-person coed teams. Frontier provides teams with a true wilderness expedition experience: armed with maps and a compass, they must select their own routes between checkpoints, often navigating more than 75kms with no course markings. Only magnetic north and a sense of adventure will guide their way. Since 1999, teams have traveled from all corners of the globe to be at the start line of RTNX.