Wednesday, July 20, 2011

HT Components Evo AE-01 Flat Pedals First Impressions

Below you will find some pictures, facts and my first impressions on HT Components Evo AE-01 flat mtb pedals.

I tried to capture a shot of the EVO box. I apologize for the glare.

This is how the high polish silver flats look packaged in the box.

There are 10 replaceable pins per side. For a total of 20 pins per pedal.

What a sweet pedal.

358 Grams for the pair.

Super thin at 11mm.

Extruded CNC machined aluminum body & CNC machined Chromoly spindles.

102mm x 96mm x 11mm

Dual DU bushing & one patent bearing.

HT Components Evo AE-01 Flat Mtb Pedal

Weight: 358 grams for the pair.
Size: 102mm x 96mm x 11mm.
Body: Extruded CNC machined aluminum.
Spindle: CNC machined Chromoly.
Bearings: Dual DU bushing & one patent bearing.
Pins: Replaceable grip pins.
Colors: Black, Red, Silver.
High Polish Colors: Black, Red, Silver.
MSRP: $150

If this does not make you drool then you are simply off your rocker. Haha. What you see here is a pair of high polish silver anodized AE-01 Evo flat pedals from HT Components. I haven't even put these on the freeride test rig yet and I'm already a fan. They are super thin and weigh pretty much nothing. The tube in one of my tires weighs more than the pair of pedals. The grip seems like it will be immense. I can't wait to get these bad boys on the test bike and get to shredding. Be sure to keep an eye out for the full review in the future.

Use your head. Use your helmet.

A personal appeal from James Cracknell - Use your head. Use your helmet.

On 20th July it's exactly one year since James Cracknell was seriously injured in a cycling accident in America. His helmet saved him. James has made a short film to encourage others to wear cycle helmets. To show your support, pass the film to your friends and most importantly, when you're out cycling, use your head. Use your helmet.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sram : Brandon Semenuk : Relentless

This is an excellent video of one of my idols. Brandon Semenuk talks about his bike setup and shows you how shredding on a mtb rig is done.

This edit is a mission statement. A declaration. A visual representation of the lethal cocktail Brandon brings to any battle and what he demands from the products he rides. Brandon's brute strength, style, and diverse skill match seamlessly with X0. Brandon Semenuk is Relentless. Brandon Semenuk is X0.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Claymore Challenge 2011 shot with Phantom Flex - Highland Bike Park

The Claymore Challenge brings professional freestyle mountain bikers from all over the world to Highland Bike Park in New Hampshire.
Grab yourself a Monster Energy, click full-screen and sit back and relax to some super slow motion mtb action! This is one of my favorite videos! Enjoy!

For more information on this video and the Phantom Flex camera, please read the detailed blog:

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FMB World Tour Ranking as of July 11, 2011

There are some interesting changes in the worlds TOP 10 after the Dakine Air Strike in Austria.

Check out the updated FMB World Tour ranking as of July 11th, 2011!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FMB World Tour Ranking As of July 5, 2011

With less than two weeks to go until Crankworx, which is the first "diamond" level event of 2011, it's a good time to check in on the overall Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour rankings.

Following the Claymore Challenge, Yannick Granieri held the lead over Sam Pilgrim and Brandon Semenuk. Chatel Mountain Style stirred things up a little bit, and now Brandon Semenuk is in the lead, followed closely by Sam Pilgrim and Yannick Granieri. Last year's World Champion, Cam Zink, has also returned to the top ten thanks to his win at Chatel.

Each rider’s best four results at the different FMB World Tour competitions count for the overall ranking, so we'll likely see some changes as the season progresses, especially with two diamond level events in the mix.

As of July 5, 2011, the standings look like this:

The following events remain on the 2011 FMB World Tour schedule:
  • Dakine Air Strike at Dakine Freeride Festival 2011 (Silver Event)
 Saalbach (AUT), July 9th, 2011
  • Red Bull Joyride at Kokanee Crankworx 2011 (Diamond Event) 
Whistler (CAN), July 23th, 2011
  • Go Big or Go Home at BIKE Expo 2011 (Silver Event) 
Munich (GER), July 21st – 24th, 2011
  • Crankworx Colorado (Gold Event)
 Winterpark Resort (USA), July 30th 2011
  • Bearclaw Invitational 2011 (Gold Event) 
Mt. Washinton (CAN), August 6th, 2011
  • Goatstyle 2011 (Silver Event)
 Silver Star Resort (CAN), August 11th – 13th, 2011
  • Red Bull District Ride 2011 (Diamond Event)
 Nuremberg (GER), September 9th – 10th, 2011

Big thanks to Vital MTB for allowing me to share their post with you fine people. Posted by bturman.