Monthly Archives: April 2014

Project Breathe Easy – Teaser

Project Breathe Easy video teaser is out! The film features a lot of amazing riders like Aaron Chase, Sam Reynolds, Anthony Messere and Logan Peat who teamed up with our NS Bikes / Octane One team rider - Matt Macduff in a great cause to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. Project Breathe Easy will drop May 9th 2014 and be available on Vimeo On Demand and at select premieres. For more information about the project visit:http://www.projectbreatheeasy.com/     None of us really put that much thought into breathing, it's a natural body function that we can pretty much control. The rhythm and strength of our breathing strongly determines the mental and physical state we are in - change your breathing and you literally change your state of mind. Without breath there is no life. Plain and simple. Now imagine not being able to breathe. Imagine not being able to make it up that hill or ladder to the drop in. What if the very act of breathing left you breathless....what if you couldn't Breathe Easy. This is where Project Breathe Easy (PBE) was born. Matt Macduff came to the realization that breath was basically life, and when it's a struggle just to breathe, well it sucks. His little sister, Caitlin, has Cystic Fibrosis which for her and many others is primarily a lung disease. He has watched this disease basically take the wind from his sisters sails. He knew he needed to do something to help people like his sister BREATHE EASY.   Matt had always had the dream of building a crazy state of the art course, but without the land and equipment it remained just a dream until Drew Bezanson invited him in 2012 to Jason Leil's place in Truro, Nova Scotia. Jason's plans for the SOF (Sanctuary Of Fun) was to build a cutting edge indoor/outdoor bike park, the perfect location for Matt's progressive lines and totally unique features. This was the place that his dreams would become reality and unbeknownst to him turn into the birth place of Project Breathe Easy. In 2013 he started talking to his friends and family about doing a freestyle mountain bike movie at the SOF to raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Macduff invited some of the best freestyle riders from around the world including Sam Reynolds, Aaron Chase, Anthony Messere and Logan Peat. Capturing the action would be no easy task. It would require the creative skills and genius of Nic Genovese (half of Mindspark Cinema), Harrison Mendel and photographer Julien Grimard - all volunteering their skills, time and energy. This project was going to take an extreme amount of work and funds to see it through. Matt approached his peers & sponsors for help and through donations of product from Giro, OGC and Joyride 150 he was able to start an indigo campaign to raise funds. Other companies stepped up with time, talent and money including Mindspark Cinema, Pinkbike, Wlson equipment, O1 & The Rise.   Friends, family and people from around the world reached out to Matt with offers of help, funds and an amazing amount of inspiration. Matt was overwhelmed with the amount of love and support he has received. This whole project was made possible because so many people came together to help in their own way. It would take a few pages to name everybody but Matt would like all those involved to know that this project could not have happened without them and that it has been such a crazy journey for him. He's extremely thankful for all that took the journey with him. Together we will make it happen. Together we will help people with Cystic Fibrosis BREATHE EASY. Project Breathe Easy will drop May 9th 2014 and be available on Vimeo On Demand and at select premieres. projectbreatheeasy.com


Grudzin 3rd at Bike Hall Contest

Kuba "Grudzin" Grudzinski grabs 3rd place at BikeHallContest for Octane One! Congratulations! More info at: http://www.bikehallcontest.eu // Photo credit: Lukas Neasi


Video: The Cali Trip

1 month, 1 RV and 6 riders resulted in plenty of riding, ample partying and maybe a bit too much misdemeanor. Our Octane One / NS Bikes team riders - Sam Pilgrim (Official Sam Pilgrim Page) and Matt Macduff along with Sam Reynolds, Danny Pace, Adam Williams and Daryl Brown Fan Page are back in California - the mecca for Dirt Jumping. It is the perfect mix of trails, trick jumps, skateparks and just about everything in between. Video by http://www.samdaviesmedia.com/


Grudzin Rides Zircus vol.2

Finally the spring came to Poland. There is nothing better than to get your bike out and to shred your freshly rebuilt local dirt track with your buddies. Here is our Octane One team rider Kuba "Grudzin" Grudzinski on his Zircus.   Shooting/Edit - Kuba Grzymała


Grudzin at Kazoora

 Kuba "Grudzin" Grudzinski on his Octane One Zircus at Bikepark Kazoora in Warsaw.   // Post użytkownika Kuba "Grudzin" Grudzinski.


Bike check: Void from Germany

The last bike in today's competition is this Gold Octane One Void sent to us by Niklas from Germany. Frame: Octane One Void 3.0 Fork/shock: Marzocchi Dirt Jumper Headset: Division Bars: Truvativ Hussefelt Grips: ODI Longneck Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt Cranks: Division Sprocket: Division Chain: Pedals:Nukeproof Electron Seat: YT Industries Seatpost: Dartmoor Fusion Front wheel Hub: Division Rim: Alex Rims DM24 Spokes: Tire: Continental Air King Rear wheel Hub: Division Rim: Alex Rims DM 24 Spokes: Tire:Continental Air King Weight: 11,8 kg


Bike check: Zircus from Germany

Next up in today's competition is this super light (10,3kg) 2013 Octane One Zircus sent to us by Niklas from Wesel, Germany. Frame: Octane One Zircus 2013 Fork/shock: Marzocchi 4x 2012 Headset: Sixpack Loop Bars: Spank Spoon 762mm Grips: Reverse Lock-On Stem: Truvativ Holzfeller Cranks: Shimano Deore Sprocket: Shimano 32t Chain: Spank Half-Link Pedals: Dartmoor Fever V.2 Seat: Demolition Slim Seatpost: Division Front wheel Hub: Formula Rim: Alex Rims Spokes: Halo Tire: Continental Race King 2.2 Rear wheel Hub: Formula Rim: Alex Rims Spokes: Halo Tire: Intense MK2 Weight: 10,3 kg


Bike check: Rad Zircus from Moscow

Time for another round of our bike check competition. Here is the first bike selected by our team to compete for your likes on our fanpage on Facebook within the next 24 hours. This rad Octane One Zircus has been sent to us by Igor from Moscow. Frame: Octane One Zircus 2014 Fork/shock: Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 2 2009 Headset: Reverse Twister Bars: Blkmrkt Moly Hatchet Grips: Ody Sdg Stem: Flatware Cranks: Haro NN Sprocket: Kona Chain: KMZ Pedals: Kore Seat: Velo Seatpost: Kalin Front wheel Hub: Norco NN Rim: MTX 33 Spokes: DT Champion 2.0 Tire: Kenda Small Block 2.35 Rear wheel Hub: Xenium Rim: MTX 33 Spokes: DT Champion 2.0 Tire: Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0 Weight: 14.5 kg


Bike check: Spark from Poland

The last bike in today's bike check competition is this cool Octane One Spark bike built on a rigid NS Fundamental fork. This bike has been sent to us by Michal from Poland. Frame: Octane One Spark 2013 Fork/shock: NS Fundamental Headset: Octane One warp integrated headset Bars: NS District 2014 Grips: NS Sam Pilgrim legend Stem: NS Bikes Quantum Small Cranks: Octane One 2pcs pro Sprocket: Dartmoor Trance Chain: 34R halflink Pedals: HT Seat: Dartmoor Bamboo Seatpost: --- Front wheel Hub: NS Rotary 10 Rim: NS Trailmaster Spokes: DT champion black Tire: Kenda Kranium Rear wheel Hub: RMD quill eco Rim: NS Trailmaster Spokes: DT champion black Tire: Kenda Kranium Weight: 11 kg


Bike check: Void from France

Next up is this really cool bike built on a teal Octane One Void 3.0 frame sent to us by Guillaume from France. Frame: Octane One Void 3.0 Fork/shock: Rock Shox argyle rct Headset: Dartmoor Prime Bars: Octane One Chemical 25,4 Grips: Odi Stem: Dartloor funky Cranks: Eclat Tibia Sprocket: no brand Chain: Odissey Pedals: Macneil Seat: Total bmx Seatpost: Octane One Front wheel Hub: Octane One Orbital 20mm Rim: Dartmoor Raider Spokes: Sapim Tire: Khe mac 2 dirt Rear wheel Hub: Octane One Orbital ss pro Rim: Dartmoor Raider Spokes: Sapim Tire: Khe mac 2 Weight: 11,5kg




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