Remap Clothing Releases 2019 Clothing

PRESS RELEASE: Remap

Remap has been around for nearly 3 years now and has grown and evolved over that time with the company ethos always remaining the same. It’s easy to say “By Riders for Riders” and despite in this case being true the reality of it was that we wanted to design and make clothes that stood out and functioned perfectly when your on the bike be it at the local park putting in laps, cruising round the pumptrack or in the deepest backcountry hitting the single track with buddies.

Located in Jersey, Channel Islands the cycling communities a close knit one and that’s something we have made the most of drawing on the talent of great family and friends who do things like illustration through to website construction and fulfilment this kind of family attitude has helped us grow to where we are now and develop an amazing group of riders and friends on the island that help push the company forward and keep things creative which leads us on to the latest range of designs and clothes which aren’t just the effort of one individual but many.

Remap LS Jersey’s
• Blended polyester micro fibre giving unmatched sweat and moisture wicking capabilities
• Breathable
• Drop Back
• Sublimated printing for longer life expectancy
Fitted shape means no annoying flappy bits or snagging
• Sizes: Small – X-large
• RRP £42.99

With the first riding tops debuting over 2 years ago and a few fresh designs coming out since then it’s now that we’ve introduced 4 brand new designs, all keep the same fitted cut to avoid any unwanted material whilst still keeping that relaxed comfortable feel so you can shred the trails or the race track. Whether it’s the original Leopard Print or new Bars jersey you choose to let it loose in you’ll be sure to stand out.

 

Remap SS Jersey’s
• Blended polyester micro fibre giving unmatched sweat and moisture wicking capabilities
• Quick drying for the hot days in the saddle
• Casual fit
• Machine washable
• Sizes: Small – X-large
• RRP £34.99

Remap Short Sleeve (SS) jersey’s were well recevied first time round show casing hand drawn designs at there finest and it was about time for an update. The same great cut and fit remains but with the added bonus of some fresh hand drawn designs including the limited edition “Park Rat” jersey perfect for those sunny days putting in the laps or Rebel SS top for all those who like to rock.

Remap Riding Socks
• Merino/Polypropylene blended fabric
• Smooth toe seems
• Reinforced Cordura heel and toe
• Arch support
• Sizes: 7-11
• RRP £9.99

Remap’s technical riding sock are a new edtion to the line up this year and we think we’ve hit the nail on the head for a first attempt. Packed full of technical features and made using carefully chosen fabrics where they need to be these calf high socks will go the distance with you.

 

Fancy keeping up with all the latest Remap has to offer then why not follow us on Instagram or Facebook @remapclothing or use #remapclothing to get featured.

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Is San Martino Bike Arena one of Italy’s Hidden Gems?

Is San Martino Bike Arena one of Italy’s Hidden Gems?

PRESS RELEASE: San Martino Bike Arena

The San Martino Bike Arena Bike Park is located in San Martino di Castrozza, in the Dolomites of the eastern Trentino. Opened in Summer 2013 form June to September, it offers the possibility to ride on three 5 kilometres of downhill tracks and three enduro / XC trails, just in front of one of the most breathtaking views of the entire Dolomites.

Open every day from 8.30 to 17.00 from the middle of June to the end of September, the Bike Park is served by an automatic coupling cable car, which in only 12 minutes will reach the top at 2200 meters covering a difference in altitude of more than 700 meters.

At the cable car lower station and the Campo Base Bikers’ Village several services are dedicated to the bikers: a downhill / enduro bike rental, free bike wash, bike bar with a dedicated menu and a Chill Area on the terrace, special Après-Bike happy hours every weekend, MTB / DH Instructors and guides contacts.

Downhill Tracks:

1. TOGNOLA DH UNO: The first line, opened in June 2013, is the most peculiar course of the San Martino Bike Arena Bike Park. A spectacular and thrilling line, which develops through the woods and on the pastures which surround the legendary ski slope Tognola Uno, just in front of the Pale di San Martino. An easy but very fun track, with more demanding stretches that can be avoided thanks to specific chicken lines. Two parabolic wooden structures, a breathtaking wall ride and several wooden units make this course an amusing and various one.

2. VARIANTE DH TRE: Opened in summer 2014, this course is the natural extension and the conclusion of the Tognola DH Uno line. It is a more gentle and flat course, which develops through the woods and on the Tognola Tre ski slope. The very fun bumps of the first stretch of the line, introduce then a very demanding zigzag winding road where the 30×30? challenge takes place every year, to finally reach the lower station of the Tognola cable car.

3. VARIANTE DH DUE: The new Tognola DH Due line, opened in summer 2015, steeper and more demanding than the DH TRE variant, is a new course which descends under the Tognola cable car line, heading to the steep “walls” of the Tognola Uno ski track, towards Malga Crel. This part of the park has 7 structures and a bridge that cross the road in the final part.

San Martino Bike Arena Bike Park has in total 10 km of tracks with 700 mt of difference in level. Nearby the difficult parts, there are easier versions (chicken line) marked with specific signs: beginners can try our Bike Park too! During the downhill, it is possible to exit and come back to San Martino riding the normal forest road.

Web site: www.sanmartinobikearena.com / www.tognola.it
Mail: [email protected]
Phone. +39 0439 68026

Polygon Enter the eMTB Market With The Entiat

Polygon Enter the eMTB Market With The Entiat


PRESS RELEASE: Polygon Bikes

For over 25 years, Polygon Bikes has been driven by a vision and fueled by dedication to create bikes that spark the imagination of riders around the world. Polygon Bikes strives to offer high-quality bicycles with leading-edge technology that bring a unique experience to all who ride them.

Entiat-E is the 1st Polygon’s pedelec (pedal electric bicycle) trail mountain bike supported with an electric pedal-assist system component starting to operate through rider’s pedaling power. With the help of the attached system, riders don’t need to pedal as hard as riding a conventional bike but still possibly doing trail adventures and enjoying the same fun rides quicker and further.

Entiat-E is the perfect choice for riders looking for a more confidence-inspiring e-bike. Built around a lightweight aluminum frame adopting new boost standards with 120mm suspension fork travel, this bike is equipped with Shimano STEP E8020 drive unit offering powerful, quiet assist system and easy to read computer display controlling the internal battery, assist mode, current speed and ranges indicators. Entiat- E’s frame geometry has been adjusted to be suitable to a more aggressive riding style; top tubes have become longer and seat tubes have become shorter supporting riders in a more neutral position and allow them to attack even on the steepest trails. This black on black pedelec is provided with 27.5+ tire for greater improved traction and ready to be converted into tubeless, enhancing grip and comfort when running low pressures on rougher trails.

Entiat-E is capable to hit almost any terrain. Fully customisable power-assist settings for quicker and further adventures even to places riders couldn’t previously reach! Polygon’s first pedelec trail bike is available for USD 3599. Check the full information about Entiat-E at Polygon Bikes online

About Polygon :
For over 25 years, Polygon Bikes have been designing, building and engineering world class bicycles in partnership with engineers, industrial designers, creative thinkers and professional riders based in North America, Europe, and Asia. We are passionate about innovation and work hard each season to produce fresh and authentic designs with global relevance. We are one of the few global bike brands that own our manufacturing facilities allowing us to control all aspects of the manufacturing process from the craftsmanship of hand welding our frames right through to our industry-leading assembly and painting facilities. Those facilities also allow us to leverage significant cost efficiencies that most brands are not able to achieve. This results in our ability to offer an extensive range of high-quality bicycles you can depend on at some of the most competitive pricing available in the market. Polygon offers an extensive range of high-quality bikes with leading-edge technology to help you take your riding to the next level.


MENTIONS: @Polygonbikes

Northern Grip MTB Festival 2018

Northern Grip MTB Festival 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Northern Grip Mountain Bike Festival

So… what’s happening at Grip this year then?

Er… we can’t tell you.

Well, we can’t tell you yet. There are several multi-million dollar deals awaiting sign-off before we can release all the details.

All we can say for now is that Northern Grip 2018 will be the same as the previous two Grips, but different.

A lot of familiar faces, demo bike brands, vendors, caterers, beer pumps, musicians, DJs, dancers and of course Lee Quarry routes will be returning for 2018’s Grip. But they’ll be joined by a whole load of new stuff.

Northern Grip

Keep an eye on Pinkbike, the Northern Grip website, Facebook and Instagram to be the first to hear about 2018 Grip stuff as it gets confirmed.

One thing we are going to try this year is to kick people out more.

By that we mean we’re going to be using Stubbylee Park as mission control. A base for getting people out into the wider world of Rossendale. The trails, the people, the pubs, bike shops, quirky culture spots and more.

Far too many people zip into the Rossendale Valley to session Lee Quarry and then zip off again. Or they pass through it on the good ol’ mild Mary Towneley Loop.

These quarry players and the Mary T sloggers both miss out big time on what the area has to offer mountain bikers. Northern Grip will show you all what you’ve been missing. You lucky, lucky people.

Date: 7.7.18
Location: Stubbylee Park & Lee Quarry
Tickets: Adults £15.00, Under 18s £5.00

Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail

Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cosmic Black
Cosmic Black

PRESS RELEASE: Cotic Bikes

This week we launch the brand new SolarisMAX. This is our big wheel hardtail, using our premium Reynolds 853 based tubeset and compatible with 29er or 27.5 Plus wheels. For 2018 it features our Longshot geometry, and new colour schemes.

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Dark Metal
Dark Metal – Perfectly Matches the awesome Cane Creek HELM29 fork

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cotic Green Gloss
Classic Cotic Green Gloss with Orange Details

As with the rest of the range, the new SolarisMAX has adopted Longshot geometry. It followed on from the work on the recent Gen5 BFe and Soul bikes, as well as the 2018 FlareMAX and Rocket drop full suspension bikes. Here’s a bit more about the development ideas behind this new bike.

The SolarisMAX has been in the range for 6 years now. We weren’t quick to jump on the 29er bandwagon; I wanted to wait until forks and tyres began to sort themselves out so I could do a proper job of the frame. The bike has always been compatible with to up 120mm forks, but one of the questions we are most often asked over the last couple of years is about fitting longer forks to the SolarisMAX, or asking for a longer travel 29er hardtail. There is clearly a demand for slightly more fork capability, so I tweaked the structure of the new bike so it is now designed to run 120mm-140mm forks. With 140mm forks fitted this bike is so capable I just don’t see a separate long travel 29er hardtail being justified, so hopefully, this will be good news to those of you looking for a full speed hardtail trail slayer!

On the flipside of that, the SolarisMAX has always had that other, more long distance side to its personality too, and we haven’t sacrificed this at all in the search for more speed. With 120mm forks it’s lovely and incisive through the singletrack, and with its big wheel, big tyre capability it’s still a real smoothie for big miles. For this generation we have added an extra set of bottle bosses to the down tube, so you can either carry two bottles, or the lower sets is right down by the cranks so you can run one bottle and a frame bag. The Longshot geometry is just a suited to long rides in the hills as it is to picking apart a technical descent. The space in the cockpit keeps you nice and comfy, and the slacker head angle to go with the short stem means it’s nicely stable for long-haul trucking.

With all this in mind, last summer I ordered myself a Longshot FlareMAX shaped hardtail. Roughly speaking it was same as the 2017 SolarisMAX from BB rearwards – same BB height, same chainstay length, same big clearance stays and Boost148 spacing – but with a new FlareMAX shape for the front triangle. Another change was the seat angle. Compared to the previous versions it’s now a little steeper to position your weight more central in the bike to go with the Longshot geometry. It’s not crazy steep – 74 deg with the rider on board on the 120mm fork. We have tried super steep seat angles and we just don’t get on with it. It’s a preference thing, and most of us run our saddle in the middle or towards of the rear of the rails on the new bikes anyway, so if you do want to be a little further forward I definitely see that as an option within the adjustment you have on the saddle rails.

I think the bike is an absolute blast to ride! Plenty of space to move, lively and fun, but so confidence inspiring at speed. The sharp steering you get from the short stem balances the slacker head angle, so it’s still completely ridiculous what you can get away with on this bike with big 29er or 27.5 Plus tyres installed. With a couple of small tweaks, what I was riding then is what you see now in production.

Here are some more detail images:

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cosmic Black

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Dark Metal

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cotic Green Gloss

As usual, we have brought in a handful of frames for sale right now, but most have been picked up by our subscribers who get first pick at new products. Once they go, we have orders open for delivery in mid-June when the next shipment arrives. You can read all about the new bike, the geometry, specifications and get into all the details on the product page.

Frames are £599 in the UK, approximately US$790 or approximately EUR715 and available now. All prices include shipping. We ship anywhere in the world from England.

Bikes start from £1799 in UK. Worldwide pricing can vary depending on how we ship the bike. Contact us for details.

Order your new SolarisMAX today: Click here

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cosmic Black

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Dark Metal

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cotic Green Gloss

I would love to know what you think about the new bike. I’ll be around in the comments for the next few days to answer any questions you might have.

Cheers,

Cy Turner
Founder and Director, Cotic Bikes
A Truly Independent Bike Company since 2003


MENTIONS: @cotic-bikes

FMBA Makes Changes to the FMB World Tour

FMBA Makes Changes to the FMB World Tour

by Domink Bosshard
PRESS RELEASE: FMB World Tour

The FMB World Tour is heading into its ninth season and we are looking forward to tight competition this year. The instalment of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) has also brought a couple of additional changes to the FMB World Tour. Apart from introducing the first preliminary calendar of the new season and the FMB Wildcard Events for the SWC, other changes have also been made.

Preliminary Calendar
The FMBA anticipates that over 35 events will be a part of the FMB World Tour this year. Event organizers have already been signing up and we are stoked to see some events return to the tour and others premiere this year. If you have an event on the cards for 2018 and would like to sign-up to be a part of the tour, then go to the FMBA website to send off your application to the FMBA. If you are an athlete and just want to get out there and ride, then check out the preliminary calendar for the 2018 season below to see which events are still coming up or head to the FMBA website where the calendar will consistently be updated in the coming days and weeks with new events, that will be joining.

March 24, SWC Event, Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza, NZL
March 24, FMB Bronze Event, Diverse Night of the Jumps Tauron, Krakow, POL
April 28, FMB Gold Event, Swatch Rocket Air, Thun, SUI
May 5, FMB Silver Event, FMB Big Rise, Shenzhen, CHN
May 6, FMB Silver Event, Bike Days, Solothurn, SUI
May 12, FMB Gold Event, FISE Montpellier 2018, FRA
May 20, FMB Bronze Event, Outdoormix Festival, Embrun, FRA
May 26, FMB Bronze Event, Birell BikeFest 2018, Kalnica, SVK
June 16, SWC Event, Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle presented by Kenda, AUT
June 24, SWC Event, Crankworx Les Gets Slopestyle, FRA
July 7, FMB Gold Event, Big White Invitational Slopestyle hosted by Tom van Steenbergen, Kelowna, CAN
July 8, FMB Bronze Event, Big White Amateur Contest, Kelowna, CAN
July 14, FMB Gold Event, GlemmRide Slopestyle, Saalbach, AUT
July 14, FMB Bronze Event, Dirtpark Belsen Contest Vol. 7, GER
August 12, FMB Gold Event, OMarisquino, Vigo, ESP
August 18, SWC Event, Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler, CAN
November 4, FMB Gold Event, FISE Chengdu, CHN

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FMB Wildcards for Slopestle World Championship Events
FMB athletes will be keeping a close eye on the select FMB Gold Events, where FMB Wildcards will be awarded a place at the SWC this season. These events will offer at least one FMB Wildcard at their contest, which will be awarded to the best-placed athlete that is not yet qualified for the following SWC event. The FMB Wildcard winners will be communicated after the respective cut off date of the SWC Event, which is six weeks prior.

Overview of FMB Wildcard Events 2018

1. Crankworx Innsbruck, AUT, June 16:
2 FMB Wildcards at Swatch Rocket Air, Thun, SUI, April 28

2. Crankworx Les Gets, FRA, June 24:
2 FMB Wildcards at FISE Montpellier, FRA, May 12

3. Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler, CAN, August 18:
1 FMB Wildcard at Big White Invitational, Kelowna, CAN, July 7 & 1 FMB Wildcard at GlemmRide, Saalbach, AUT, July 14

by Richkphotography
License structure
The FMBA has made it even easier to be a member and get to know what it is like to be part of the FMB World Tour:

1. FMB World Tour License
The FMB World Tour License makes it possible for athletes to compete at all FMB World Tour Events if they are qualified for the respective event level. Every athlete with this license will be listed in the FMB World Ranking. The FMBA has also reduced the cost by 50 Euros, offering the ticket to the FMB World Tour Ranking for 100 Euros this season. If you want to compete at Gold and Silver Events this season and get your hands on vital points in order to climb the ladder, then this is the license you will need to reach your goals.

1. FMB Free Amateur License
For athletes, who just want to compete at Bronze Level Events this year, the FMB is offering a free sign-up. Coming with no cost whatsoever, an athlete who registers for this license will be listed in the global amateur ranking. The best amateur at the end of the season will receive his FMB World Tour License for the following year so he can take the next step to compete and collect points for the FMB World Ranking.

Sign up for your license here: https://fmba.memberpro.net/main/body.cfm?menu=register 

by Cedric De Rodot
Points Structure
From this year onwards there will be 14 riders qualifying for SWC events. To ensure that young and proven talent still has a fair chance of moving up the FMB World Ranking, the FMBA has adjusted the points breakdown at FMB Gold and Silver Events. Gold Events will play an even bigger role in the future, as riders will be able to shake up rankings considerably by competing at these contests and taking away more points than previously. From this season onwards a win at Gold events will be rewarded with 100 points more than in the past and will be the equivalent of a sixth place at an SWC Event. The FMB World Tour Ranking already reflects these changes for the past 52 weeks. We are sure that young and talented athletes will take advantage of this and are super excited to see who will be the next to break into the elite of Slopestyle mountain biking.

Keep your eyes peeled for further information about live webcasts and calendar updates on www.fmbworldtour.com

Photos by Richkphotography, Dominik Bosshard, Cédric De Rodot