Archive for April, 2011

Bike Checks: New Overhaul Service on a Specialized M5!

We will be featuring bikes that are full overhaul service at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete assembly!

Bike Checks on a new Overhaul Service on a Specialized M5!
Getting ready for the good old days ridding! It was left alone with rust and dust. So rebuilding was done to the bike and here are the result!

We do provide full polishing services during the Overhaul service entirely to complete the package!

Read on…

The complete overhaul!

Upfront of the completed bike rebuild!

Rock Shox SID with the classic Shimano XT V brakes.

Cane creek sealed headset for the steering precision!

Front drive train with Shimano XT hollow tech version 1 cranks and Shimano XT front derailleur.

Rear transmission with Shimano XT rear derailleur and Shimano XT 9spd cassette and chain.

The huge Shimano XT V brakes caliper.

Details of the polish finish.

The classic M5 S-Works.

Cock pit with Shimano XT shifter and brake combo on Answer flat carbon bar and Thomson Elite stem.

Components List
Frame: Specialized M5 S-Works
Fork: Rock Shox SID Dual Air
Headset: Cane creek sealed headset
Wheels: Mavic X517 rims laced with Shimano XT V’s only hubs and DT swiss competition spokes
Tires: Hutchison Python 2.1 Front and Hutchison Python 2.1 Rear
Saddle: Selle Italia seat
Bar: Answer Flat Carbon Handlebar
Grip: Lizard Skin Grips
Crank: Shimano XT Hollow Tech 1 Cranks
Brake: Shimano XT V’s Brakes
Rotor: –
Stem: Thomson Elite stem, 100mm length, 25.4mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite lay-back seatpost
Pedal: Crank Brother Egg Beater SPD pedals
Cassette: Shimano XT Cassette 9sp 11t – 32t
Shifters: Shimano XT shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
Front derailleur: Shimano XT
Chain Guide Device: none
Chain: Shimano XT Chain 9sp

Stay tune for more upcoming new overhauls and bike checks!

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Sun Ringle Debuts A.D.D. Tubeless Downhill Wheelset!

Sun-Ringle’s new A.D.D. tubeless downhill wheels license Stan’s NoTubes rim technology for quick, easy tubeless tire seating.

While the license limits them to using the rim tech on complete wheels only, Sun-Ringle took the overall rim design a step further by adding eyelets at the spoke nipple holes to allow them to run higher tension and build up a stronger, more durable rim and wheel.

Full specs and photos below…

The A.D.D. Pro wheelset is built on Jumping Flea-like hubs with direct pull spokes that are only available on this wheel set. Quick specs are:

  • 1995g / set
  • 12×150 or 12×135 rear
  • 20mm and 15mm frot adaptable hub
  • Rim width 30mm
  • Expert series will be available, too, with a heavier hub but same Stan’s rim.
  • 28 spoke front and rear
  • Wheelsmith DB spokes
  • $649 Pro / $499 Expert
  • Available in July
  • 1 year Mfr’s defects warranty

I also learned that Hayes Bicycle Group (they own Sun-Ringle) manufactures these in their Chinese factory, and they make Stan’s rims, too.

For a component that’s meant to take some serious abuse and is often replaced or completely rebuilt once or more per season, these look to be pretty solid and, at just $650/set, a steal. In fact, most of Sun-Ringle’s wheelsets are extremely competitively priced and tough to beat on weight and quality for the money.

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Kyle Strait’s 2011 Pivot Cycles Phoenix Downhill Bike at Sea Otter Classic!

For 2011, Pivot has released their new downhill bike that they’ve been showing off at Interbike/Eurobike. They’ve also managed to get some good testing done at many World Cup venues as well as the Red Bull Rampage. Check out the video inside as well as more details on their new downhill bike.


Piloted by Kyle Strait and tested by other pro athletes like Mitch Delfs last year, they’ve learned and incorporated a variety of features into their downhill bike

Rear dropouts are replaceable and optional ones are also available to change the geometry on the bike to tweak the geometry of the bike.

The dw-link equipped bike is designed to be efficient at pedaling as well as bump absorption. 83mm bb shell, 150mm rear spacing, ISCG-05 chain guide mounts, and a 1.5″ head tube.
The bike has some robust frame construction in key areas to provide a strength, stiffness, and long life for owners without being too heavy.

Access to lower shock dials can be done through the frame
The frameset comes with the Cane Creek AngleSet so if you want to slack the bike out more (or steepen it) you are able to do so.

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TR450 Product Video

The TR450 product video gives you a complete view of the TR450 as told from the people that designed it, race on it and tune the suspension for it. See the bike in action and why it is regarded as one of the best overall downhill racing bikes around.

Arriving in store soon so stay tune!

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2012 Titus Racer X Carbon 29er at Sea Otter Classic!

Titus has got a new Carbon 29er that they were showing at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

Titus is now owned by Planet X/Orange distributed by Unique Sports Company in the United states. They will be establishing a dealer network in the near future but will also be looking into doing consumer direct purchases much like On One already does. Production is still in Oregon at SAPA for aluminum frames and China is used for the carbon models.

The Racer X 29 carbon was on the books at Titus before the sale but was never talked about publicly. The new owners went on with the project after the purchase of the company.

The Racer X 29 has internal cable routing, a tapered headtube, and utilizes a 135 mm rear end.

Sizing will be S, M, L to begin with and discussions of other sizes being figured out as well.

Titus is aiming for the pricing on the Racer X 29 in aluminum to be about $1,500 for the frame and the Carbon version they are shooting for $2,000. Final release dates are uncertain that this moment as they are still in the prototyping phase.

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Giant Athem!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on a Giant Athem!
It was brought to us to do some colour scheme change and upgrade from the old stock colour and parts. Roy’s wife would probably love it!

We do provide Race Shield protections on your bikes with additional cost on the labour charges too!

Read on…

The final complete assembly!

Upfront of the bike.

Fox F100 for the front.

Cockpit was upgraded to Raceface carbon bar, Truvativ Stylo Stem and Shimano XT brakes and Shimano SLX shifters.

Front drive train with Shimano SLX crankset and front derailleur.

Rear transmission with Shimano XT rear derailleur and Shimano SLX cassette.

I9 industry wheels to match the pink bits on the bike.

The Maestro link from Giant.

Coloured headset with red bits as well.

Front Shimano XT brakes with Avid G3 rotors.

Truvativ Stylo world cup stem.

Components List
Frame: 2011 Giant Athem
Fork: 2011 FOX F100 RL in 15QR
Headset: FSA sealed headset
Wheels: Industry 9 CUSTOM wheelset.
Tires: Maxxis CrossMark 2.1 Front and Rear
Saddle: –
Bar: Race Face Next SL Carbon Low riser Handlebar
Grip: Giant lock on grips
Crank: Shimano SLX 175mm Triple Chainring Cranks
Brake: Shimano XT Disc Brakes
Rotor: Avid G3 Clean sweep 6 bolt Disc, 180mm(front) and Avid G3 Clean sweep 6 bolt Disc, 160mm(rear)
Stem: Truvativ Stylo world cup 90mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: race Face Next SL Carbon seatpost
Pedal: –
Cassette: Shimano SLX Dyns-Sys Cassette 10sp 11t – 36t
Shifters: Shimano SLX Dyna-Sys shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT Dyna-Sys
Front derailleur: Shimano SLX Dyna-Sys
Chain Guide Device: none
Chain: Shimano SLX Dyna-Sys Chain 10sp

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Kyle Strait’s Pivot Cycles M4X

Very new 4X bike from Pivot Cycles

Very early prototype, 4″ travel, tapered headtube, DW-link.

Here are some pictures of the early prototype 4X frame from Pivot….

6.36 lbs frame and shock

Leave your comments and tell us what you think of the all new 4X Pivot!

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