This past weekend Brett Wheeler raced in the third round of the Portuguese National Series. This round was a UCI Category 2 race so there were a lot of face races looking to collect points and move up to racing World Cups. Brett was able to finish 9th in elite on a course where breaking the top 10 is a major accomplishment.
For the story that goes with the video click on the link … http://www.pinkbike.com/news/digging-in-dreams-blake-samson-2015.html
Simon Silver and Ray George got together to build a jump line for their downhill bikes. They brought friend Connor Luther along to film the journey and progression that took place once the jumps were finished.
44 Racing has built up their 2015 team bikes and they look amazing. From the video you can see that they are finishing their builds with quality Kore components. Saddles, Pedals, Grips, Wheels, Bars and Stems have all be provided by Kore.
We have made the trip to Taipei, Taiwan for the 2015 Taipei International Cycle Show. We are really happy with how the booth turned out this year. We are even more excited with the choice of purple carpet for the hall floors this year.
On display we have some new products that we have been working on. We will have more details about the products in the picture below in the coming weeks.
We make a handle bar for pretty much every discipline of riding. The OCD and Torsion bars are used by DH racers and AM enthusiasts with an XC weight.
The Mega and Durox bars are perfect for the Enduro racer or the trail riders who want something light and simple. The carbon Mega bar is not only light it is strong and it looks great.
Aerox and XCD bars are perfect for the XC racers out there or anyone who is looking to lose some weight.
The Rivera line is for the dirt jumpers out there who want to add a bit of color to their bikes. It also comes in black …
We have been working on some new grips and we are excited to tell you more about them. Come by the booth or wait for more information on Facebook.
We find that people are really picky about their saddles. We have a saddle to fit almost every rider out there.
650b, 27.5, 26, 29 … the list gets longer every year and we strive to be able to offer a wheel set to fit every riders bike.
If you are in Taipei, stop by the booth and say hello to the team or have a cup of coffee.
See you all at the next show.
We are happy to announce our partnership with French rider Quentin Derbier. Quentin will be racing for Performance Parts; our distributor in France. He will be racing with a full Kore cockpit.
For more information about Quentin click here.
Good luck in 2015 Quentin, we look forward to what you can accomplish this year.
Matt Jones has made a name for himself in the past couple of years. We are looking forward to seeing a healthy Matt back on his bikes in 2015. He has been busy in the last couple of months and has the magazine clips to prove it.
Every year we see more and more teenagers making a name for themselves in Mountain Biking. Garret is a 14 year old from Aptos, CA.
We are excited to be supporting him in 2015 and beyond.
The 2014 racing season has come to an end and that can only mean one thing, time to relax and have some fun! I have to admit, I got caught up in striving for results this season and it wound up landing me in the hospital. It was a tough lesson to learn, but when you ride or race relaxed you perform better.
I had high hopes for this past enduro season, but I wound up missing several big races that I had planned on participating in. It wasn’t fun missing those events but that’s how it goes some times. Now that I’ve had time to recover, and just go out and ride for fun, I’m getting really psyched for 2015!
I live and train on some pretty flat terrain near Atlantic City, NJ so I have to drive an hour+ to get to some trail systems that have elevation. Thanks to Brice Shirbach, I'm getting familiar with the trails in Brandywine, DE. These trails run along the Brandywine Creek and probably max out at 400ft at the highest elevation. These trails offer a wide variety of trail types from typical east coast rock gardens to flowy contour trails and open field farm roads.
We're fortunate to have some really nice trail systems nestled in pockets here in the Mid-Atlantic region all within short driving distance. To keep up to date on enduro events and info along the East Coast, please visit www.eastcoastenduro.com.
We had our full line of products on display at Eurobike and Interbike 2014.
We have every wheel configuration you could ever need. 135, 142, 150, 9mm, 15mm, 20mm, 29”, 650b, 26” … we even make custom wheels for kids.
For the XC riders and racers out there we have the Aerox cockpit line.
For the adventurer out there or the Enduro racer we have Mega and Durox. Seen as OEM on a lot of All Mountain bikes in 2014 and 2015.
For the DH racer or the weekend park rats we have OCD and Torsion.
For the DJ kids out there we have Rivera and it comes in a lot of colors.
Saddles of all shapes and sizes.
Grips and pedals for every rider and to match any color build.
Top caps and beer mugs, the beer was flowing again this year in the Kore booth.
Coming soon? Infinite adjust seat post? CNC’d paper weight? Only time will tell.
Growing up in Wales, the story of the red Welsh Dragon is one that you learn whilst you are toddling around. The historic battles that formed what Wales is today and the courageous Dragon that freed the citizens. With the red dragon flown proudly on the countries flag, it is a constant reminder of the times that once were.
Many centuries ago, dragons roamed the land. The dragons battled over every town and home in the land. An ice dragons cold hearts could plunder worlds into eternal winter. Trampled towns and cliff top battles was all that lay in the dragons wake. Until the red Dragon, saviour of the land, put an end to their wicked ways. Blood pouring from its chest, the red dragon took a final blow at the ice dragon, liberating the cities from its wintery past! Returning to its cave, the red dragon fell into an endless sleep, and was never seen again.
Blake Samson steeds his Saracen Ariel down "Enter the Dragon" at BikePark Wales
The 2014 U.S. Gravity National Championships were held this past weekend at Angel Fire in
New Mexico. The fastest racers in the country came together for the biggest race on the U.S.
mountain biking calendar. Angel Fire Resort would be the host for a weekend of dual-slalom
and downhill racing, and the event would conclude by presenting the winners with the Stars and
Stripes National Championship jerseys.
Practice got under way first thing Thursday morning, and McKenna would have a very busy
four days, filled with practice and racing in two disciplines. The dual-slalom course was slightly
changed from last year, and was extremely dry and loose. Qualifying took place on Friday
afternoon, and McKenna qualified in seventh position. This put her up against the number 2
qualifier in her first round, and was unable to advance.
Downhill practice was held for several hours each day, and McKenna had ample time to get
up to speed on the extremely technical and challenging track. The course had several rough,
technical sections combined with super-fast, wide open parts. McKenna was loving the entire track
and got in plenty of practice runs each day.
Sunday morning came soon enough, and McKenna
loaded the chairlift to the top. She was the first one to go in her category, and she had a great,
but “somewhat sketchy” run, crossing the finish line at 6:20, and good enough for first place.
McKenna earned the Stars and Stripes Jersey and is the 2014 U.S. Downhill Champion for
Junior Girls 11-12.
In this episode Matt heads from Christchurch down to Queenstown - A true mountain biking town - in preparation for the Farm Jam. On the way he stops off for a dip in Queenstown's crystal clear lakes and a bit of cliff diving. Then it's on to business: sessioning on the mulch jump and riding the the famous Dream Track! Watch as he effortlessly throws superflips, flatspin truckdrivers and more.
Jonas Janssen represented Kore at the Winterberg Slopestyle and Whip Off competitions last week. He was able to come 5th in the Slopestyle and he finished 1st in the Whip Off. Check out some of the pictures form the event.