I got in last night, took plenty of photos as always, but didnt have a internet connection while I was there. I finally had a chance to test ride a few bikes. But didnt do to many due to the Neveda sun, no trees and dry desert. I m really excited about few products coming out ie, the Mountain Cycle Battery, Marzocchi's redesigns, Rock Shok finally made forks for freeriders, Sinister 5-Bar linkage suspension bike, Chris Kings Pink collection, Eastern's Slayer, Profile Flatland Crank & 18t Spocket, Bern Helmets, Sic woodgrained Stem, a 27lb DH Bike and many more. Also it seem to be the year of 29incher, almost every company had their version. And carbon seen to be really big too, tons of small parts like brake levers, fork steerers on MTBs to full blown DH bikes. I will have pics up asap!
Want to take out the that Freeride/Downhill beast of a bike on super rocky mountain with plenty trees, loose rocks and bears to get in your way. Well a couple of guys in Brooklyn has started a services that will get you and your bike to "Diablo Freeride Park" for a fee. For $60, you get a seat on the bus and a lift ticket to ride the mountain. They meet at Union Square every Sunday @ 7am, but you have to book your seat in advance through their website. Check them out www.freeridebus.
Just got the call from Mike telling me about his trip to a new mountain he heard about in New Hampshire. According to him the 5 hour drive to "Highland Mountain" well worth the trip. The place more features then Plattekill and Diablo combined. At the moment there's mostly intermediate and expert trails with more on the way. Basically, its open Friday through Sunday, 9am-5pm, $35 to ride for the day and $299 for a season pass.
For more info look check out http://www.highlandmountain.com.