Marcelo Gutierrez’s Winning Run – Valparaiso Urban Downhill 2013
It’s almost mountain bike season! Check this video out and get stoked! This is one of the most unique downhill mountain bike races you will ever see.
Bombing down a course through the steep and gnarly streets of Valparaiso Chile.
Shoreline of Tahoe Mountain Biking Adventures
Shoreline of Tahoe will deliver mountain bikes to the upper Kingsbury area so you can ride down to the Heavenly Village on the Van Sickle Downhill Connector Trail or take the easier way down to Shoreline of Tahoe’s Kingsbury location. Just give us a call 775-588-8777 or have the
concierge make you a reservation. We will deliver a full suspension mountain bike along with a helmet, trail map, lock, and a saddle bag with tools and a spare tube for $60. We suggest that you don’t ride the trail alone. We will deliver 2 or more bikes for $50 a bike. There is a BlueGo bus stop located next to either Shoreline of Tahoe location. Return the bikes to either Shoreline, then for $2 take the BlueGo bus back to the Ridge Tahoe.
About the Trails
The trails are clearly marked once you get to the trailhead. You can either start by going up the Stagecoach ski run where you will find the trailhead on your right just past a Heavenly service road or start from the upper tennis court’s uphill left corner where you will see a beginning of a trail that will lead you to the trailhead. Which ever way you go, both trails start with a climb of about a mile, then the rest of the ride is overwhelmingly downhill. Allow about 2 or 3 hours for this adventure. Great mountain and lake views so bring your camera.
Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners
1) If you’ve never been mountain biking before, you may be surprised at how much time you spend walking instead of riding. You’ll walk your bike up steep grades, down steep grades, and in level places where the terrain is too rugged. Mountain bikers frequently have to deal with rocks, boulders, tree roots, sand traps, holes in the ground, stream crossings, eroded trails, and so on. Often the best way to deal with these obstacles is to walk and push your bike. Use this technique to your advantage. If something looks scary, dismount and walk. If you are unsure of your ability to stay in control while heading downhill, or your capacity to keep your balance on a rough surface, dismount and walk. It will save you plenty of
2) Learn to shift gears before you need to. This takes some practice, but you’ll soon find that it’s easier to shift before you’re halfway up the hill and the pedals and chain are under pressure. When you see a hill coming up ahead,
3) Play around with the height of your seat. When the seat is properly adjusted, you will have a slight bend in your knee while your leg is fully extended on the lower of the two pedals.
4) Take it easy on the handlebar grips. Many beginners squeeze the daylights out of their handlebars, which leads to hand, arm, shoulder, and upper back
discomfort. Grip the handlebars loosely and keep a little bend in your elbows.
5) Learn to read the trail ahead of you, especially on downhills. Keep your eyes open for rocks or ruts which can take you by surprise and upset your balance.
6) Go slow. As long as you never exceed the speed at which you feel comfortable and in control, you’ll be fine. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take a few chances, but it’s unwise to take chances until you are ready.
Industrial Revolutions is the amazing new film from street trials riding star Danny Macaskill. Filmed and edited for Channel 4 ‘s documentary Concrete Circus.
Industrial Revolutions sees Danny take his incredible bike skills into an industrial train yard and some derelict buildings.’ Filmed in the beautiful Scottish countryside Danny Macaskill’s latest film was directed by Stu Thomson (Cut Media/MTBcut) for Channel 4′s documentary Concrete Circus.
Shoreline has always been a big fan of Danny Macaskill video’s…Now we’re stoked to learn that he’s riding for Ten five bike shoes, because we’re also big fans of five ten. The Five ten Danny Macaskill shoes are coming soon.
Trail X2′s frame is made of lightweight-but-strong 7005 series aluminum tubing, featuring over-sized, ovalized & tapered tubing for increased frame strength
The sloping Enduro II frame design is offered in 9 (!) sizes, assuring the best possible customer fit for optimal handling and enhanced comfort
Our smallest 12″ frame size is especially suitable for junior riders. This frame size can comfortably & safely fit taller kids as young as 9 or 10
With the Trail X’s larger diameter 26″ wheels and 300mm seat post with quick-release clamp, this bike will last them for years
The X2′s suspension fork delivers 60mm of coil-sprung telescoping travel with a lightweight alloy crown and stout 28mm steel sliders for stiffness, strength and a straight-tracking front wheel
Weinmann’s ZAC 19 double-wall rims are light-but-durable and on the Trail X2 the strength of the box-shaped double-wall rim profile is a disc-brake must.
Bikes equipped with disc brakes in this price range are often spec’ed with weaker singlewall rims. Disc brake torque passed through the spokes can pull nipples right out of the spoke bed of a single-wall rim. Read this and know: if you want the security and power of disc brakes, make sure your rim is at least double-walled
Tektro’s IO disc brakes stop great in all conditions & increase wheel longevity by eliminating the rim sidewall from the brake system
The X2′s 21-speed Shimano EZ-Fire Plus drivetrain features a Shimano Acera rear derailleur, alloy 42/34/24 crankset & 13-28 indexed freewheel for smooth shifting, easy climbing & secure descents
Aheadset’s patented threadless steering system not only saves weight, but pre-loading the headset bearings for optimal steering precision is much easier than on standard threaded headsets
The 26 x 1.95″ XC knobbies on our Trail X-series bikes are from the same manufacturer that produces Maxxis tires: one of the most respected names in off-road rubber in the business
The Trail X-series broad-based ATB saddle with front & rear protective guards offers plenty of comfort, durability & style
Dakar XC is our most pedigreed chassis, featuring the legendary Jamis Dakar mp2 suspension that’s won races, industry awards, and glowing accolades from the cycling press and the pedaling public for years. With all our years of refinement and tweaking, this is the epitome of dialed-in performance.
But awards mean nothing out on the trail, and that’s where the Dakar XC seriously shines. A nearly vertical axle path lets the suspension follow every terrain contour smoothly, providing incredible traction as it takes the edge off terrain hits, with an optimized structure and perfect pivot placement for that brand of precision control that makes it easy to follow that perfect line.
The original Jamis Dakar multi-link suspension platform, refined throughout the years, has won numerous industry awards & accolades, as well as multiple World Cup & NORBA National titles.
Dakar XC’s suspension system is fully active with a near-vertical wheel axle travel path, plus excellent lateral & torsional stiffness for rear wheel tracking precision.
X-fusion’s Glyde R hydraulically damped coil-spring shock is plush with externally adjustable rebound damping. The XC offers 3 spring rates: 450 lbs (13 – 15″), 550 lbs (17 -19″) & 650 lbs (21 – 23″).
RST’s Gila Pro features TnL damping, a hydraulic cartridge damping system with a compression-to-lockout function, and big 30mm stantions for precise steering & handling.
The best shifting drivetrains are 100% integrated from one manufacturer. Dakar XC offers just that with a Deore rear derailleur, Alivio 24-speed RapidFire Plus SL shifters, HG40 cassette, and Hyperdrive SG-X chainrings: all from Shimano and all delivering in tandem exceptionally precise & quick shifting performance.
Shimano’s new Deore Shadow derailleur features a QUIET super low-profile design that won’t slap the chainstay in rough riding conditions. Direct cable routing reduces the risk of housing snag.
Shimano’s splined Octalink BB and crank interface offers much greater strength & rigidity than standard square taper designs, thanks to the increase in contact area between BB spindle & crank arm.
Tektro’s IO disc brakes stop great in all conditions & increase wheel longevity by eliminating the rim sidewall from the brake system.
Disc hubs twist when disc brake calipers hub rotors during stops. This hub twisting increases “pull” load on the nipples in the spoke bed. The Alex TD25 spoke bed is cleverly reinforced to resist disc brake torque and prevent spokes & nipples from shearing at the spoke bed.
Geax is quickly making a name for themselves in the offroad world and their Saguaro tires ride exceptionally fast, with low rolling resistance, thanks to the central ridge of uninterrupted knobs.
The XC Sport’s cockpit includes 31.8 over-sized bars and stem for stiffer, more solid steering & handling, and a 31.6mm seat post for a firmer pedaling platform
Our new Jamis Trail saddle offers an extra wide rear platform to support riders of all shapes, with extra long rails to promote a better fit.
New World Disorder 10. Shot in high definition with RED cameras you’ ll witness the ultimate throw down segment by Darren Berrecloth, unbelievable back flip combinations from Greg Watts and the new school styles of Graham Agassiz. Watch Paul B slays his personal slope style course in Nevada, Gee Atherton “keep it lit” through the forests of Italy and Aaron Chase session Highland MTB park in New Hampshire. Add the rest of the top freeriders, dirt jumpers and slopestylers and this world class mix will have you reeling. This culmination of a decade’s blood, sweat and tears is set to ignite on Sept. 23rd in Las Vegas, NV during Interbike 2009. Please visit booth 1859 at the show to get your tickets for the premiere.
Daggett Summit Trail System – Major Reroute at Kingsbury
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, in partnership with the US Forest Service and Nevada State Parks, is pleased to be involved in a project to move 3 miles of trail from pavement to forest. New, view-filled segments will improve the trail experience and eliminate conflicts with vehicles. The project adds 13 miles of new trail to the Tahoe Rim Trail system!
There will be short, scenic loop trails around the Upper Kingsbury neighborhood and out to Castle Rock. We will construct a connector from the Tahoe Rim Trail down through the Van Sickle Unit of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park to Stateline, NV. In an effort to make the trail system sustainable, we will improve and incorporate some existing trails. While professional trail crews and conservation corps will be used to build technical features, the rest of the trail will be built for the public, by the public! Both special volunteer events and regular workdays will take place June through October, each year. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has a long history of incredible volunteer participation and we expect to see one of our biggest turnouts yet.
How can you get involved? We invite you to lend a hand and get dirty building trail! Own a business? You can support our special events and help us recognize the efforts of our volunteers! Want your friends, family and coworkers to join in the fun? Host a BBQ or block party and we’ll bring all of the maps and information to get you started! Contact the TRTA!
The Planners for the Lake Tahoe Nevada Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway are asking for public input on a Feasibility Study for the project. Two public meetings will be held in July so that interested community members may review opportunities and constraints for the 30-mile bikeway along the east shore of Lake Tahoe. This bikeway will connect the south Stateline, with the north Stateline, enabling bikers and hikers to navigate between the two zones without the danger on walking or riding on highway 50 or 28.
The South Shore Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 128 Market St Stateline, NV. The North Shore Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 23rd from 6:00-8:00 PM at The Chateau at Incline Village, 955 Fairway Blvd, Incline Village, NV. If you are looking for any additional information regarding this project or the meetings, contact Alfred Knotts, Tahoe Transportation District: (775)589-5503.