BOTW Week 6

Hell has frozen over and NORCO IS BACK AT THE SHED!!
The Shinobi 2 rolled out of the workshop yesterday and has been attracting a lot of attention since. Designed to a be true All-Mountain 29er, with 120 mm of rear suspension and a 140mm travel up front (RS Revelation 29) coupled with aggressive geometry we’re sure this thing will shred. It comes with a 10sp SRAM x.7/x.9 drivetrain and Avid Elixer 7 brakes so whatever your flavour of riding is the Shinobi 2 will handle.

Check online soon for the full 2012 Norco range.

Focus FSL 4 demo bike

It may look a little strange but according to scooter it rides really well. Head in-store now and take it for a spin. We’ve got 3 in stock at the crazy price of $2500 (RRP $5000) Mediums only!

The FOCUS FSL 4.0 is the entry-level model of the new Marathon FS series. Shimano’s XT ensures superbly comfortable shifting whilst the combination of components from other top manufacturers makes this bike a dream in blue and white.

Kyle McLennan’s Victorian DH Series, Rnd 1 report

Victorian DH Series, Rnd 1: You Yangs

The opening round of the series brought in a solid 280+ keen riders that were raring to find out who was going to be bringing the speed after this year’s off-season.

Saturday’s entire practice session, (with the exception of the last hour or so), was dampened by a consistent drizzle from the heavens … Fortunately Sunday was warm and dry. The field was as competitive as any race in recent memory. Come Sunday afternoon, a highly strung field of 60 or so elite category riders were ready to hurl themselves down a fast and short course; times were going to be tight.

By the time all of the qualified riders had laid down their respective race times, the cut-down field of 30 had a spread of only 10 seconds between first and last place. Trent Piribauer took the win with a time of 1:59.8 over Jesse Beare by 4 tenths of a second, who was closely followed by Kaine Cannan and Connor Fearon, both just 0.1 secs further back.
The fastest run of the day was from the young under 19’s rider Dean Lucas, who managed to shave a further shocking second off the time of Piribauer.

The Bernards guys at the Croc!

We’ve been a bit slack on the updates on this but the Bernards riders guys are competing in the Croc Trophy as we speak and are kicking ass, here’s a quick report from stage 7:

Stage 7 – another day in paradise for some… a day in hell for others… it was hot, long and rough, but the boys are keeping their spirits high, Ondrej jumping around hyperactively after the finish, Michal quietly contemplating the heroic achievement and Martin still recovering from the long ride with ice packs and isotonic drinks. As I am typing this, all three and Mark Griffin are fast asleep already, getting ready for tomorrow´s “short” 89km stage.

For full reports:

BOTW Week 5

We’ve got the flagship of the Argon 18 collection instore at the moment, the Gallium Pro. This new version of the Gallium Pro will please sprinters and anyone capable of putting out serious power. Running Shimano Dura Ace Di2 with Fast Forward F4R Clincher wheelset and RavX gear it’s a serious piece of gear.

BOTW Week 4

Presently in store at TBSM we have on display a variant of Santa Cruz’s Carbon Tallboy 29′er. The Tallboy combines a proven VPP suspension link design with a Carbon Fibre chassis to give Santa Cruz fans a 29″ wheel dual suspension frame. Built with Santa Cruz’s SPX 29er kit this Tallboy features mainly Shimano Deore XT parts, Fox F29er Fork and DT Swiss wheels for a total weight of 11.8kg.