Monthly Archives: May 2014
If you are planning on visiting Bikepark Winterberg this weekend for the iXS Dirt Masters Festival make sure you stop by the Trailtoys-shop.de tent (#93 by the slopestyle track) and check out all the sweet deals on our Octane One products.
Gemma Corbera is a 22 years old cutie from Barcelona and the first women to backflip a mountain bike on dirt. And not just any bike - she did it on Octane One Void. You can see her in the second edition of the ION personality series, which features Gemma's favorite home spot "La Poma" and some trail riding around Barcelona.
Here is what you get when Brett Rheeder and Matt Macduff meet at the Joyride150 Indoor Bike Park.
Kuba "Grudzin" Grudzinski dropped us his brand new "April progression" edit.
For 2014 Octane One have prepared a brand new collection of rims matching the hubs which continue into 2014 without any major changes. Orbital 15mm Technically unchanged. Simple and strong build along with a low weight makes it ideal choice for the fr/enduro bikes equipped with the 15mm thru-axle forks. Rolls smoothly on high quality sealed bearings. Orbital 20mm Solid and strong hub used by many riders in their dir/street and fr/dh bikes over the years. Equipped with high quality sealed bearings and disc brake mount. Orbital Pro cassette Dedicated for frames with a classic 135x10mm standard. Equipped with allen female bolts for clean looks and strong clamping force. The alloy cones come with a special steel inserts for extra stiffness. The hub runs on 4 high quality sealed bearings and features lightweight aluminium cassette body and disc brake mount. Orbital Pro SS Hi-end singlespeed hub with a 10T driver and wide flanges for great wheel strength. The steel axle is cut flush with the nuts for a clean look and safety reasons. Rolls smoothly on 4 high quality sealed bearings and features disc brake mount and steel nuts with alloy cones for extra strength and clamping force. Solar rim Our 2 rims – Solar 31 and Solar 34 have been transformed into one model – PRO. The new rim is strong as the previous 34 model and thanks to the butted double wall build and use of quality 6061 T6 alloy it weights almost the same as Solar 31. It will work perfectly as a part of a light front or rear wheel and will survive a lot. Solar wheels Machine built and hand trued wheels built on the light PRO rims, aftermarket Octane One hubs and plain gauge 2.0mm black spokes. Equipped with gray 14mm alloy nipples for some weight saving. Each wheel comes with a wide, high pressure resistant rim tape with Octane One logo.
Bike Town Festival Przemyśl 2014 was a real blast. Great town, great atmosphere and top riders. The FMB World Tour Bronze event dirt competition was not the only one there. City Downhill race attracted some of the top guys on the DH scene like Filip Polcster Polc and NS Bikes team rider Sławek Łukasik. Our Octane One crew has been represented by Kuba Grudziński who finished the dirt event on the very good 5th spot and bagged his first FMB points. Congratulations! Here is the official event video by Flair Motion* and full story. Not many of you would imagine such a place exists in this part of the world, but actually Przemysl in south-east Poland is probably one of the best places to do urban downhill in the area! Rich of old and beautiful architecture small town has just hosted top downhillers and dirt jumpers during the Bike Town Festival Przemyśl 2014. The downtown race here has a rich tradition. Held from 2008 starts from a picturesque castle placed over the old town. Around 1 minute track has been designed by the City Downhill World Tour organiser Filip Polc himself who has won the race. A demanding track, with nice smooth jumps, crazy obstacles such as the van jump and large sections of stairs that are hard to find anywhere else in Europe! The FMB Bronze Event DIRT contest and total 1000 Euro prize money brought in few international riders with Xavier Pasamonte (ESP), Tom Cardy (UK), Andrei Strizak (RUS) taking over the podium! The best Pole Szymon Godziek finished 4th! The event has been organised by the Przemyśl City Council and Azymut Foundation. To make the story short, check out the video and the pics! Building dirt jumps went on for over a week before the event. Start ramp at the castle ready to welcome over 200 downtown racers! In the meantime a pumptrack race took place. Dirt jumpers chilling in the sun before the qualies. The spectators totally stoked on the tricks performed that evening! The ceremony was loud! Just look at this crowd! The gnomes - racers 12-14 year old category podium! Wanna come and join us next year? Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/biketownprzemysl
Here is the clip from BikeHallContest where our Octane One team rider -Kuba "Grudzin" Grudzinski took 3rd place. Video by RyyS
Kuba "Grudzin" Grudzinski down side whip from one of the best spots in Warsaw. // Photo credit: Badphoto
Project Breathe Easy is finally here! You can watch it on Vimeo on Demand. Remember that all the profits go to help people with Cystic Fibrosis. Matt Macduff and Mind Spark Cinema put in ALOT of work into this project in the last few months and put together an amazing video with some of the best riders in the world. A Film by Mind Spark Cinema Riders: Anthony Messere, Aaron Chase, Logan Peat, Matt Macduff and Sam Reynolds. Producer(s): Matt Macduff, Nic Genovese Media Cinematography: Nic Genovese, Harrison Mendel Editing: Nic Genovese & Aaron LaRocque Video Make sure to click the Link, or head over to Pinkbike.com or http://www.projectBreatheeasy.com/ Project Breathe Easy - Trailer from Mind Spark Cinema on Vimeo.
Bio Nickname: Grudzin Born: July 1st 1995 Hometown: Izabelin, Poland Current location: Warsaw, Poland Years riding: 5 Sponsors: Octane One, KRK Protection 2014 Rides: Octane One Zircus Hobbies: Trips with my friends, Partying and Chilling on the beach Career highlights 2014: 3rd at Joyride Slopestyle Kluszkowce 2014: 5th at Bike Town Przemysl 2014: 3rd at BikeHall Contest 2014: 3rd at Dudelange On Wheels Website / Media: Facebook Fanpage Youtube Channel Bike check Frame: Octane One Zircus 2014 Bar: NS Bikes Proof 2014 Stem: NS Bikes Quark Pro Headset: Octane One Warp 1 Int. Fork: Marzocchi DJ1 2013 Seat: Octane One Pivotal Seatclamp: Hope BB: Octane One Euro BB Cranks: Octane One 2PCS Pro Sprocket: 34Ride Orto 28t Pedals: Octane One Static Pro Chain: Octane One Halflink Front hub: Octane One Orbital 20mm Rear hub: NS Bikes Rotary Pro Rims: NS Bikes Enigma Front tire: Specialized Renegade Rear tire: Kenda SBE Grips: ODI Grips lock-on Brake: Shimano Saint Bike photos Gallery Latest video For more visit Grudzin's Youtube channel.