Archive for October, 2013

Bike Checks: New Build on a SantaCruz V10!

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 SantaCruz V10!

Extreme DH machine in carbon.

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

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Complete build of the bike!


Upfront of the build.


Rock Shock Boxxer world cup.


Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs.


Chris King Devolution headset for the steering precision.


Cockpit on Enve handlebar and Shimano XTR brakes.


Straitline direct mount stem.


Shimano Saint crankset running on wolf tooth chain ring.


Shimano Saint shadow rear derailleur.


150 Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs!


Fox DHX RC4 rear shock.


The Boxxer.

Components List
Frame: SantaCruz V10
Fork: 2013 Rock Shock Boxxer World Cup
Headset: Chris King Devolution headset
Wheels: Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs on carbon rim and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes
Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.5 front and rear
Bar: Enve low riser bar
Grip: Grip
Crank: Shimano Saint crankset
Brake: Shimano XTR Trail brakes
Rotor: Shimano XT Ice 203mm front and 180mm rear rotor
Stem: Straitline direct mount 31.8mm clamp stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite layback seatpost
Pedal: Nuke Proof Pedals
Cassette: Shimano XT
Shifters: Shimano Saint
Rear derailleur: Shimano Saint
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: KMC X10 chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Manitou Mattoc All Mountain Fork

Manitou forks has been quiet for a couple of years, with only the downhill Dorado being a stand out fork in its range. Now, however, comes the Mattoc; a 160mm trail fork designed by the Dorado designer, using much of the same technology. And, 26in lovers rejoice as there’ll be 26in and 27in versions.

The chassis is similar to existing forks like the Tower, with a tapered steerer and the X-Loc axle. However, the Mattoc internals have been developed for the rufty-tufty world of enduro with much trickle down from the Durado.


The Mattoc was named after the trailbuilders’ tool

Numbers first then: It’s coming out early 2014 and will be available in 140/150/160mm via clip-on/off internal spacers, so it’s easy to change the travel. Stanchions are 34mm. The 26in version will even go to 170mm. The lowers are the same, although the fork offset is different for both forks. Theoretically, though, it would be possible to buy the 26in version now and then run 27in when/if/when you upgrade. A 27in wheel in a 26in fork would have more trail (and be more stable/DH feeling at the expense of some slow speed nimbleness), so it might be an acceptable upgrade path for a 26in rider who might want to go bigger wheeled in the future. Or you could just go out now and get a 27in bike. Did we mention that they were everywhere at the show?


Lovely satin red finish. Black and white available too.

The fork has a clever hydraulic bottom-out. Rather than have a steeply ramping air-curve at the bottom of the stroke, there’s a more linear air spring and when the fork is into its final 30mm of travel, it engages with the hydraulic bottom out, where the rate of bottom out curve is governed by the flow of oil through adjustable ports.

Rather than slot the bushings on the stanchion-facing side, to allow oil to pass through, the Mattock has slots on the back side of the bushing, to allow oil to pass, while keeping full bushing contact on the stanchions to keep things solid. There’ll be a Pro/Expert/Comp level of fork and although we don’t have prices yet, they’re looking to be less than the cost of an equivalent Rockshox Pike.


The Mattoc. Classic Manitou reverse arch and bold graphics.

Stay tune for the arrvial of the Manitou Mattoc in stores.

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Transition Bank!

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 Transition Bank!

DJ bike that it says.

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

Read on..


Complete build of the bike!


Finishing build.


Upfront of the complete build.


Fox 831 fork for the hucking.


Cockpit with Koew stem and Deity Bar on Shimano SLX components.


Front crankset on Shimano Zee and Mrp Bash guard with FUN chain guide.


Rear transmission on Shimano Zee rear derailleur and chain.


Shimano SLX Ice fin brakes for the braking.


Kore Saddle.


Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs.


Canecreek sealed headset.

Components List
Frame: Transition Bank Medium
Fork: 2013 Fox 831 RLC 15QR tapered
Headset: Cane Creek sealed headset
Wheels: Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs on Spank Tweet rim and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes
Tires: Maxxis Larsen TT 2.1 front and rear
Bar: Deity low riser bar
Grip: ODI Rouge lock on Grip
Crank: Shimano Zee crankset
Brake: Shimano SLX brakes
Rotor: Shimano SLX 180mm rear rotor
Stem: Kore 31.8mm clamp stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite seatpost
Pedal: Shadow Conspiracy Pedals
Cassette: Shimano SLX
Shifters: Shimano Zee
Rear derailleur: Shimano Zee
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Fun chain guide on MRP bash ring
Chain: Shimano SLX

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Deity Cryptkeeper!

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 Deity Cryptkeeper!

Street hucker it says.

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

Read on..


Complete build of the Cryptkeeper!


Upfront of the complete build.


Manitou Circus fork upfront.


Custom tubing on the frame.


Cockpit with Deity stem and bar with Hayes Prime brakes.


Deity cranks and spocket for the front driven.


Micro drive train.


Hayes Prime huge braking caliper.


Deity CNC seat clamp.


Matching colours from the stem.


Hayes Prime brakes.

Components List
Frame: Deity Cryptkeeper
Fork: 2013 Manitou Circus Comp
Headset: Deity integrated sealed headset
Wheels: Octane One hubs on Sun Ringle MTX33 rim and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes
Tires: Maxxis Holly Roller 2.2 front and rear
Bar: Deity low riser bar
Grip: Deity lock on Grip
Crank: Deity crankset and chain ring
Brake: Hayes Prime brakes
Rotor: Hayes V6 160mm rear rotor
Stem: Deity 31.8mm clamp stem
Seatpost: Deity Pivotal seatpost
Pedal: Deity Decoy Pedals
Cassette: Nil
Shifters: Nil
Rear derailleur: Nil
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Odyssey Blue Bird SS chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Specialized Demo 8!

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 Specialized Demo 8!

A DH machine for any one who dare to ride it.

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

Read on..


Complete build of the Demo!


Upfront of the complete build.


Manitou Dorado for the front obsorber.


Cane Creek XIIX headset.


Cockpit on Avid Exlir brakes and XT shifters.


Front crankset on Shimano Saint crank and Race Face chain ring.


Shimano XTR shadow rear derailleur and XT cassette.


Chris King hubs for the engagements.


Cane Creek double barrel.

Components List
Frame: Specalized Demo 8
Fork: 2013 Manitou Dorado
Headset: Cane Creek sealed headset
Wheels: Chris King hubs on ZTR Flow rim and DT Swiss spokes
Tires: Kenda Excavator front and rear 2.35
Bar: Deity low riser bar
Grip: Crank brother lock on Grip
Crank: Shimano Saint crankset on Race Face chain ring
Brake: Avid Exlir R brakes
Rotor: Shimano XT 203mm front and 180mm rear
Stem: Thomson X4 31.8mm clamp stem
Seatpost: Rock Shock Reverb seatpost
Pedal: Wellgo Pedals
Cassette: Shimano XT 11t – 34t
Shifters: Shimano XT shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR shadow plus
Front derailleur: –
Chain Guide Device: Truvativ X0 ISCG05
Chain: Shimano XT 9 speed chain

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Pivot Founder Chris Cocalis Goes Through the New Pivot Mach 6!

Interbike 2013 – Outdoor Demo. Pivot’s Mach 6 will be one of the hottest trail and enduro race bikes of 2014. Chris Cocalis, the founder and mastermind behind Pivot Cycles goes through the details and philosophy of the bike.

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Transition Covert!

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 Transition Covert!

All mountain machine with 180mm of travel.

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

Read on..


Complete build of the Transition Covert!


Upfront of the complete build.


180mm of travel for the front!


Chris King hubs for the roll.


Cockpit on Shimano Saint shifters and brakes on Race Face Atlas handlebar.


Fox RC4 rear shock on Ti spring.


Mrp G3 chainguide.


Shimano Saint shadow plus rear derailleur.


Formula floating rotors for the braking.


KS Lev adjustable seatpost to finish the end.


Renthal stem combo.

Components List
Frame: 2014 Transition Covert 26 Medium
Fork: 2013 Fox 36 Van 180 RC2 tapered
Headset: Cane Creek tapered sealed headset
Wheels: Chris King hubs on ZTR Flow EX rim and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes
Tires: Schwalbe Muddy Mary front and rear 2.5
Bar: Race Face Atlas low riser bar
Grip: Lizard Skin lock on Grip
Crank: Shimano Saint crankset on Straitline chain ring
Brake: Shimano Saint Disc Brakes
Rotor: Formula Floating Rotor 203mm front and 180mm rear
Stem: Renthal 31.8mm clamp stem
Seatpost: KS Lev seatpost
Pedal: Crank Brother Mallet Pedals
Cassette: Shimano XT 11t – 36t
Shifters: Shimano Saint shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano Saint shadow plus
Front derailleur: –
Chain Guide Device: MRP G3 SL ISCG05
Chain: KMC 10 speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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