Yearly Archives: 2014

The Cali Trip – Part 1

'The Cali Trip' for UK Dirt Jumpers Sam Pilgrim, Danny Pace and Adam Williams is now in its 5th year running and as a mecca for Dirt Jumping, California provides the perfect mix of trails, trick jumps, skateparks and just about everything in between. This year the group was completed with Sam Reynolds, making it his second year on the trip and newcomers Daryl Brown and Canadian Matt Macduff. As with the previous years, we rented an RV in order to travel wherever we wanted to and not have to worry about hotels. Walmart parking lots and beach fronts made for nice RV parks with all the essentials (Restrooms, cold, outdoor showers and morning wifi sessions.) With 7 people and 7 bikes it was cosy to say the least.         There will be a video of the trip coming in Part 2, so stay tuned.

Bike check competition #1

Ok guys. Let's get started with the 2014 Octane One bike check competition. Similar as on NS Bikes we will be posting 3 selected bikes twice a week. The bike that gathers most likes within 24 hours wins.   First off is Octane One Spark sent to us by Kristijonas. Frame: Octane-One Spark 2013 Fork/shock: id Rebate Headset: Blank integrated Bars: Octane-One CHEMICAL Grips: ODI Longneck Stem: Octane-One Chemical PRO Cranks: Stolen MOB Cranks Sprocket: Odyssey vermont Chain: Dartmoor Core Pedals: Octane One Nylon Seat: Federal Slim Pivotal Seatpost: Octane-One Nylon Front wheel Hub: Salt Trapez Rim: SunRims Rhyno Lite Spokes: random Tire: Maxxis - Holly Roller Rear wheel Hub: NS Bikes - Coaster Rim: NS Bikes - Fundamental Spokes: random Tire: Maxxis - Holly Roller Weight: 11kg   Next in line in today's bike check competition is the 2011 Octane One Void from Wiktor from Essex, UK. Octane One Void 3.0 2011 frame NS Bikes Proof bars 2012 Octane One stem Odi longneck pro grips Octane One Integrated headset Warp-1 Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1 2012 forks Octane One 2-pcs pro cranks + bottom bracket 2013 Gusset mx heavy duty chain Premium Gnarstar Sprocket 30t Octane One nylon pedals Woodman Bill Single Rear Hub Solid Axlen 36h 13t Halo spin doctor 36h 20mm front hub Mavic rims EX 325 Disc DT Champion spokes Schwalbe table top kevlar tyres DMR lockjaw pivotal seatpost Subrosa pivotal seat Gusset chute disc brake Weight: ~12.5kg   The last bike chosen by our team for today's bike check competition is this sweet gold 2013 Octane One Void 3.0 sent by Jose. Frame: Octane One void 3.0 2013 Fork/shock:I dentiti Rebate 1420 XL Headset: Octane One warp integrated headset Bars: BlkMrkt Moly hatchet 3"rise Grips: Blank Stem: Stolen convict top loader Cranks: Salt Plus Sprocket: Shadow conspiracy 25t Chain: KMC 410 single link Pedals: Stolen thermalite Seat: Federal Fat pivotal seat Seatpost: brandless Pivotal Front wheel Hub: Gurpil 20mm hub Rim: Gurpil DH 32h Spokes: The ones the local bike shop uses Tire: United demolition cruiser tire 2.3 Rear wheel Hub: Shimano Via-m Rim: Disc bull DH32h Spokes: The ones the local bike shop uses Tire: United demolition cruiser tire 2.3 Weight: light

Project Breathe Easy drops on May 9th!

Hard work and determination... Get ready for it! Project Breathe Easy drops on May 9th featuring our Octane One / NS Bikes team rider - Matt Macduff and Aaron Chase, Anthony Messere, Sam Reynolds and Logan Peat.

2014 Octane One Giveaway – Post your bike checks

The plan is simple: show off your bike built on one of our Octane One frames and get a pile of free stuff. How? Easy! Find a cool spot and take some photos of your bike. You do not have to use a pro DSLR camera. Just make sure the pics are good quality, like the ones in the gallery below. Send them over to with filled in specs and contact details: Frame: Fork/shock: Headset: Bars: Grips: Stem: Cranks: Sprocket: Chain: Pedals: Seat: Seatpost: Front wheel Hub: Rim: Spokes: Tire: Rear wheel Hub: Rim: Spokes: Tire: Weight: ------------------------------------- Every Monday and Thursday, the best bike checks will be announced on our website in the bike check section and on Facebook. The bike check that gathers the most number of likes within the next 24 hours wins! We will be looking for interesting photography, angles, locations, colour co-ordination, cool component choice. The owners will be awarded with a package containing free Octane One goodies. Each will include: Octane One T-Shirt Octane One Lock-On grips Octane One Pivotal seatpost Octane One Poster   Winners so far: Wiktor from Essex, UK   *By taking part in the Octane One bike check giveaway you agree that your original bike photos may be featured on, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social channels. Wherever possible we will credit your name and hometown. Your personal information only will be used and processed for prize shipping purposes only.

Video: After Hours At Joyride 150 With Matt MacDuff

Matt Macduff (Octane One / NS Bikes) Brayden Barret Hay and Bryan Sciuk take us on a tour of Joyride150 Indoor Bike Park once the lights are all turned out and the rest of the riders have all gone home. Music: Red Fang - The Wire Video: KenMac  

Video: Sam Pilgrim – California 2014

Sam Pilgrim's (Official Sam Pilgrim Page) newest 2014 California trip video is up. Check out some rad action from all the cool spots that Sam visited with his Gold NS Bikes Majesty equipped with Octane One components.  

Octane One – Trail components

Since the beginning of the Octane One brand, our focus had always been on dirt and street parts. We have been following and creating trends in this market but our at the same time we always loved shredding our bikes in the mountains and on forest trails. This kind of riding is how we started our adventure with MTB. So we decided that it is time to go back to our roots and start making kick-ass components for this category. So check out our brand new line of trail components. Evo Chainguides – new model in the Octane One offer. The new alloy design is exceptionally light and durable. Ideal for the high spec racing builds. The guide is offered in two versions. “No bash” is dedicated for light downhill bikes while the bash version will be preferred by riders who spend more time in tough terrain and rock gardens. Evo Chainrings – super strong and stiff chainring made from 7075 T6 alloy. Very low weight thanks to the CNC’ed Octane One logos. Compatible with 9 and 10 speed chains. Available in the various 32T-38T versions. Static Pro pedals – completely new model dedicated for riders looking for some extra grip. Each side gets ten 4mm removable pins, the platforms are low profile and big. The pedals are light and strong thanks to high quality sealed bearings and bushings. Static Pro's will be perfect for dirt/street as well as downhill and freeride bikes. The pedals weight only 405g.     Chemical Pro Integrated direct stem – our new custom designed direct mount front load stem features incredible stiffness and a low weight of only 113g. Thanks to the one piece clamp, mounting the handlebar have never been easier. Rocket seat – inspired by the XC seats often featured on DH racing bikes. The Rocket can be also used for enduro riding. It is light and durable thanks to the CrN/titanium alloy rails. Anatomically shaped, smooth and slim, covered by the PU leather. It's easy to manouver on technical DH tracks and perfect for long distance rides. Chemical Pro Hi handlebar – very wide (770mm), high and strong enough for 4X, slopestyle, freeride and downhill. New profile and extra width provide more leverage and make the bike stable and easier to control at higher speeds and steep sections. Warp Internal Taper headset – simple and durable sealed bearing integrated headsets for modern FR and DH bikes equipped with tapered forks. Top cap, star nut and a set of spacers included. Other standards also available. Bolt-On grips – perfect for enduro and DH bikes. Equipped with two aluminium bolt collars that keep them firmly fixed in place. Available in 130mm width (short) or 145mm (long). These grips are made from quality Kraton soft rubber with super comfortable mushroom style pattern. The result is great feel & more durability.

Video: Grudzin rides Zircus

As promised here is a short edit from Kuba "Grudzin" Grudzinski on his brand new Octane One Zircus bike.   Video credit: Maciek Kaczmarek, Cozmo Bike

Bike check: 2014 Zircus – Grudzin

Our Octane One team rider - Kuba "Grudzin" Grudzinski has recently built up his 2014 ride. After shredding the local trails and parks over the last couple of months on steel Void he decided to go with the alloy Zircus frame for a change. The video will be up shortly too so stay tuned. Photo credit: Nat.Foto   Frame: Octane One Zircus 2014 Fork: Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1 2013 Handlebar: Octane One Chemical Pro High 31.8 2014 Stem: Octane One Chemical Pro 31:8 2014 Headset: Octane One Internal ZS 44/44 Grips: ODI Grips Rogue Lock-On Brake: Shimano Saint BR-M820 Seat: Octane One Pivotal 2014 Seatpost: Octane One Pivotal 2013 Support: Octane One Euro BB 2014 Sprocket: 34R Orto 28T Cranks: Octane One 2PCS Pro 2014 Pedals: Octane One Static Pro 2014 Chain: Octane One Half-link Pro 2014 Back Wheel: Rim: Octane One Solar Pro 32H 2014 Hub: Octane One Orbital SS Pro 2013 32H Tire: Kenda SBE kevlar Front Wheel: Rim: Octane One Solar Pro 32H 2014 Hub: Octane One Orbital 20mm 32H Tire: Continental Race King

Solar 34

SOLAR 34 CUSTOM RIMS Thanks to the custom design our Solar rims are strong and beautiful. It's mostly because of the nice and wide profile and double wall build. We have also improved the strength in the most critical areas. We choose a very stiff heat treated. The Solar 34 is dedicated for heavier and hardcore riders. These rims will survive the process of learning any trick. Single eyeleted. Only for use with disk brakes. Rims are available in a choice of 3 colors, 2 sizes (26” & 24”) and two spoke options (32h & 36h). Both rim models (Solar 31 / Solar 34) share the same new graphics so you can use both versions on the same bike and still keep it's visual integrity. -material: 6061 T6 alloy -proven double pin joint -width: 34mm, height: 20mm -2mm offset asymmetrical spoke drilling & single eyelets for reinforce strength -designed for standard 3 cross lacing -valve hole: AV / Schrader -disk brake only -size: 26” (559mm) & 24" (507mm) -drilling: 32h & 36h -ERD: 26”: 536mm, 24”: 485mm -weight: 26”: ~625g, 24”: ~570g -colours: black, blue, silver LTD DOWNLOAD HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS

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