Polygon Bikes Select Moore and Large For UK Distribution

Polygon Bikes Select Moore and Large For UK Distribution

Kurt Sorge

Moore Large has signed a distribution agreement with cutting-edge brand Polygon bikes for 2016 and beyond. The arrangement gives Moore Large exclusive distribution rights to Polygon within the UK.

The distributor will receive the first range early 2016, which covers Gravity, Enduro, Trail and XC full suspension models. These bikes have totally unique frames, designs and moulds. The brand is supported by a team consistently hitting the podiums, most recently the Red Bull Rampage which you can read more about here.

Joe Poyzer, who is managing the Polygon brand for Moore Large (Brand Manager for Polygon Bikes) said “These bikes are meticulously designed with passion and manufactured in a world class factory. We feel this is a brand with an excellent reputation and unlike many competitors the brand owns and controls its manufacturing facilities ensuring consistent quality.”

Following the huge success of the Polygon UR Downhill world team this year, the brand has been in the limelight and gaining huge interest from the UK cycling media.

Devina Susilo, Marketing Communication Manager for Polygon said “Kurt Sorge won the recent Red Bull Rampage having joined the Polygon team for 2015 alongside Sam Reynolds who won ’best trick’ for his beastly Superman over the 72’ canyon gap. It is the perfect time to introduce the brand to the UK.”

Moore Large is looking for a select number of dealers to become specialist Polygon retailers. These retailers will be supported with a new sales and marketing initiative. Please contact [email protected] to register interest in becoming a dealer.

MENTIONS: @Polygonbikes

Evergreen’s 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Party is Dec. 4th

Evergreen’s 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Party is Dec. 4th

Do you see what I see? Volunteers! Let’s go appreciate them!

That’s right – it’s time to recognize all those folks who donate their time – on the trail, during dirt camps, or to our website – for all they do to keep Evergreen at the forefront of Washington recreation.

Come join us on Friday, December 4th (6:30-8:30) for the 2015 Annual Evergreen Volunteer Appreciation Party!

We’ll have mountain bike movies from Freehub (the Cascadia Series!), free beer from Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company, and a raffle packed with swag from REI and the Evergreen crew!

Oh, and did we mention pizza? Yes, free pizza.

So come on out with your fellow volunteers, swap stories about mountain biking, and win some great swag! We won’t even ask you to pick up a shovel (again). Promise.

When: Friday, December 4th, 6:30-8:30PM
Where: REI Flagship Store
222 Yale Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
What: An event for all our volunteers (trail workers, event helpers, graphic designers–you name it!) and their guests (all ages welcome!)

RSVP here!

We hope you can join us for this special celebration. Even if you’ve only made it out to a work party once – you’re invited! And please forward this on to anyone you know who has volunteered with Evergreen this year!

We’ll see you there!

2015 Volunteer Appreciation Party
British Cycling Downhill National Champs 2016 – Revolution Bike Park

British Cycling Downhill National Champs 2016 – Revolution Bike Park

It’s with great pride we can now announce that Borderline Events has been chosen to deliver British Cycling’s National Downhill Championships for the 4th consecutive year. Over the weekend of 16th & 17th July 2016 we will head to Revolution Bike Park.

British Cycling Downhill National Champs 2016 - Revolution Bike Park

Revolution Bike Park – Photo Doc Ward

Since our first National Champs in 2010, we have visited Ae Forest, Bala, Innerleithen and Llangollen and for 2016 we will visit the fantastic venue that is Revolution Bike Park. Revolution Bike Park is a great choice and The Fosters have worked incredibly hard over the past few years developing their venue into what it is today.

British Cycling Downhill National Champs 2016 - Revolution Bike Park

Llangollen 2015 – Photo Phunkt.com

Situated in the village of Llangynog, Powys which is just a stone’s throw away from Bala; the area has a strong history for Downhill Mountain Biking. Delivering the British Cycling National Championships at Revolution in 2016 will add to that history and be the start of something very special indeed.

British Cycling Downhill National Champs 2016 - Revolution Bike Park

Revolution Bike Park – Photo Doc Ward

After speaking with Tim Foster, who is one of the partners at Revolution he said: “We are very excited to be welcoming racing to Revolution.” The British Cycling National Downhill Championships will take place over the weekend of 16th & 17th July and entries will go live in the near future – Exact date to be confirmed.

British Cycling Downhill National Champs 2016 - Revolution Bike Park

Llangollen 2015 – Photo Phunkt.com

We would like to thank British Cycling for their continued support and I would personally like to thank the amazing team I work with at the champs who are: Stephen Hardcastle, John Thorpe (Aka Farmer John), Duncan Maffey, Dan Henshall, TJ Smith and Dave Owen (Plus crew).

British Cycling Downhill National Champs 2016 - Revolution Bike Park

Revolution Bike Park – Photo Doc Ward

As a warm up event for the National Championships we will visit Revolution Bike Park for our Borderline DH Series presented by Kingud Bike Care in 2016. The first race will kick off at Revolution Bike Park on the 9th-10th April 2016 and will have a cap of 200 entries so you will need to be quick to get a spot. The big question is who can take the winner’s jersey in 2016? Can Danny hold on to it? Will Rachel and Gee win in their own back yard? What about the Juveniles, Youths, Juniors, Masters & Veterans – Who will come through the ranks and shine on the day? Who ever does the business on the day across all the categories you can be sure they’ll have earned it. Revolution Bike Park is a challenging course and to ride fast is even more challenging.

British Cycling Downhill National Champs 2016 - Revolution Bike Park

Revolution Bike Park – Photo Doc Ward

For 2016 the calendar Borderline DH Series is now out – Your first and only chance to race Revolution before the National Champs will be round one of the Borderline DH Series presented by Kingud Bike Care. See the full line up here:

Borderline DH Series presented by Kingud Bike Care Products:

09-10 April 2016: Borderline DH 1 – Revolution BP
21-22 May 2016: Borderline DH 2 – Llangollen
10-11 September 2016: Borderline DH 3 – Antur Stiniog
15-16 Oct 2016: Borderline DH 4 – Caersws

See you all soon,
Mike Marsden
Borderline Events

Photos: Phunkt.com, Dave Clarkson, Doc Ward


Logo FMB Factory Team Rankings – how does it work?

Logo FMB Factory Team Rankings – how does it work?


FMB Factory Team Rankings – how does it work? Factory teams must register a minimum of 2 athletes. Each athlete can contribute a maximum of 3 results and the final team score is the total of the best six results. The Trek C3 Project comprised of Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder and Tom Van Steenbergen proved to be unstoppable. Claiming the overall 2015 FMB World Championship, Thomas Genon’s results played a key role on keeping the Canyon Factory Freeride Team close on their heels. Nicholi Rogatkin also did an outstanding job keeping Specialized in the top three. A full breakdown of the full ranking is available here.

Ale di Lullo Photography

Despite just missing out on the overall title, Brett Rheeder wasted no time collecting the points with three consecutive Diamond Series victories. Trek C3 Project took the lead after Crankworx Les 2 Alpes when Brett and Brandon stood side-by-side on the podium.


With Brett Rheeder already contributing all of his 3-contest results allowed per rider, later in the season it was down to Brandon Semenuk to keep the team ahead as the youngest rider on the team, Tom Van Steenbergen was out due to injury. Needless to say, Brandon’s performance did not disappoint. In the end, five podium results and a 4th place at Red Bull Rampage was an unbeatable result for the team.

Bartek Wolinski

For the Canyon Factory Freeride Team, the scoreboard was lead by Thomas Genon who tallied up points from three Diamond Series podiums. Frenchman Tomas Lemoine contributed a solid 4th place from Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler and 8th place from Crankworx Rotorua.


The team led the standings after Swatch Prime Line but their moment of glory was short-lived when Trek C3 Project moved ahead two weeks later at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. Team newbie but freeride legend – Darren Berrecloth gave the team a nice boost with a 7th place finish at Red Bull Rampage and helped keep them in second place overall.

Ale di Lullo photography

Specialized came out the gate, with their top riders on point. At Crankworx Rotorua, Nicholi Rogatkin took 2nd place and Martin Soderstrom 4th. Together, the all-star duo gave Specialized an early lead. Nicholi Rogatkin kept the points coming with two more podiums but sadly Martin Soderstrom missed the rest of the season due to a disappointing injury. Simon Pages managed to earn enough points to keep the team in third place at the end of the season.


Missing the podium was Polygon UR team, fronted by Sam Reynolds who stacked up three top 10 Diamond Event results. Morpheus registered two teams; the first landed in 5th place thanks to Anthony Messere’s three top results on the board and the second, Morpheus Development Team, came 7th overall. The all-European ROSE Gravity team finished in 6th place with strong results from their riders at Gold and Silver events throughout the season.

You can learn more about the FMB Factory Team ranking by visiting the website. Congratulations to all the riders and teams for their solid efforts. The team registration for 2016 is already open and Factory Teams can apply here.

FMM Partners

MENTIONS: @trek, @FMBA, @Canyon-PureCycling, @Specialized

YT Industries Now in Canada

YT Industries Now in Canada

YT Canada logo

This January, the direct sales brand out of Forchheim, Germany, made the move across the big pond. So far, the Canadian market was handled directly via US-partner Cam Zink, today a web shop with an additional service center in Canada is being launched.

Jean Martin Gagne, who recently was in charge of the distribution of BOS mountain bike suspension in the USA and Canada, will now take over the customer service for YT in Canada. “JM is familiar with the market and he knows our bikes as well as we do. That is one reason why we brought the 38-year old on board. Another reason is that we also want to be able to offer an uncomplicated service in Canada, which is only possible if we are on site“, says Markus Flossmann, founder, and CEO of YT Industries.

YT Capra

Back in 2008 CEO Markus Flossmann literally established YT out of his garage. His aim was to produce good bikes for talented upcoming young dirt jump and slopestyle bikers. Unlike many other bike companies, during these 7 years YT has managed to become one of Europe’s most popular bike brands.

The ingredients: high technology and quality products at fair prices, the direct-shipping principle, which omits the profit margins of distributors, and a reputation which is unrivaled. Not to forget the world-class team riders, which YT has been able to sign over the last few years.

YT CF Comp Review

Nowadays the core product range is made up of cream of the crop downhill and enduro bikes, which are awarded by the industry with renowned prices on a regular basis.

As of now, YT is an employer of more than 60 people worldwide, with a growing tendency. Meanwhile, it has built up sales structures in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Asia.

Check out the Canadian YT site here.

MENTIONS: @YTIndustries