Team Rides


I've been saying... I want to put the team bikes up for while now and now is as good a time as any. I'm gonna start it off with my personal mob only because I'm the easiest guy I know to get in touch with. So without further ado... 

Build:
frame: Mob 21.5" Ltd. Chrome
fork: X-Fusion Velvet R
headset: FSA Impact
bar: 2" BadaBing
stem: Underboss
grips: Adam's signature 
lever: Saint
cranks: Deity Vendetta 175mm
chain: half link 
brake: Saint
pedals: Atomlab
sprocket: Revolver lite 28t
rims: Atomlab Pimp Lites 32h
hubs: Atomlab single speed with thread on 13t cog
spokes: Atomlab
nips: Atomlab
tires: Intense Micro Knobbies 2.25"
tubes: Intense Ultra Lite
seat: Brass Knuckle lite prototype
seat post: Riot stick

weight: 26.2 lbs.

personal touches... I cut my bars .75" on each side... shorten my travel to 60mm with 150 psi.

I'm currently exploring the possibility of producing a run of chrome frames... any takers?

Lisa's Race report

Hi Everyone,

I hope this message finds you all well and enjoying the summer.

The month of June has been a lot of training, working, and moving out of my current residence. Although I didn't attend too many events this month, I do have to report coverage from the fallout of past events such as Supersession and Holla For Ya Dollar jam. Ahhh delayed gratification... so nice when it comes around.

Sol Vista Coverage:
First off, Sol Vista bike park opened earlier this month and I've been pounding out training runs up there. And with Shawn Spomer of Littermag.com as Sol Vista's media/bike-park promotion's man, I gladly offered my riding services for the camera.
Speed and Flow Video (I'm in the last section of the video)
Pump Track_Image

Allout Productions:
So I finally made it into a video... and I'm riding my bike. The sections are brief, but it's not too often that footage of a girl riding is mixed in with the guys. The video Flotin' of Allout Productions has me in two different spots, Supersession and Hollar For Ya Dollar chapters. Both of Theo's videos this year (Stars & Bars and Floatn') are awesome!!! I hope you all have a chance to look at these. Hands down some of the best footage and editing I've seen (and I watch a ton of bike videos).

Deer Valley:
You can be fast, but that doesn't mean you're a fast racer. Yep, that's what I learned at Deer Valley. There was no room for error in either of these races - composure was key. Twice this passed weekend I stepped over that line.

DS was short and fast - absolutely no time to recover from a mistake. I beat Jackie Harmony in the first round and advanced to compete against Leanna Gerrard. Leanna and I had an amazing race and were neck and neck both runs - the crowd was roaring (I won by .0014). I was super stoked to advance to the final round against World Champion, Melissa Buhl. I got a little too eager in the second round and blew a gate. But, to make up for it I jumped the double-to-table which I didn't see any of the women do in their race runs. The Dual Slalom racing was absolutely amazing.

Ahhh the Deer Valley downhill, the race I hate to love. Not too much to stay about this race; the course was technically and mentally demanding. I pushed it a little too hard in my race run at the rock garden and took a pretty good tumble. I am definitely not stoked with 3rd, but live, learn and race smarter next time.
Cycling News Photo

Upcoming Events:
Vermont US National Championships
World Cup, Mount Saint Anne
World Cup, Bromont
Claymore Challenge: Highlands Mountain Bike Park

A huge "Thank You" to all of those who got product out before the race and the support in the pits. I greatly appreciate it!!!



-Lisa

Who? What??? Me? The cover of Dirt? Hell yeah!!!


I just got my hands on the June issue of Dirt Magazine from the UK and guess who the coverboy is... yup, me. I'm so stoked!!! This is my 2nd cover on Dirt and taste twice as sweet. I'm very thankful for the coverage. I've known about this for almost a month but wanted to wait until I could finally get a copy and check it out. Inside are a few good photos of Kovarik and the rest of the Chain Reaction Cycles team from their trip to So. Cal. Get to a Barnes & Noble and check out dirt... look at the size of the field at the local four cross race... the American race scene needs help!

BlkMrkt Columbia

Daniel's clean mob...


Daniel our Columbian connection hails from the home of cartels... Bogota, Columbia. Here's a few pics of our associate reppin' Black Market way south of the border...

Red Bull Bike Night!!!


For the 2nd year, Adam was invited to participate in a pretty cool contest called the Red Bull Bike Night. Like anything Red Bull does, it's original... pairing BMX and MTB together, Red Bull's equation...

(1) 20" rider + (1) 26" rider X 12 teams + 1 giant park course

Talk about a stacked field... damnnnn. Phil's car was broken into the night before he was supposed to fly and his passport was stolen. Sorry big guy! Don't they know who you are?




BMX:

- Alessandro Barbero
- Arthur Dietrich
- Axel Jurgens
- Ben Hennon
- Bruno Hoffmann
- Colin Mackay
- Daniel Dhers
- Harry Main
- Kevin Kalkoff
- Mark Webb
- Stefan Lantschner
- Tobias Wicke

MTB:

- Adam Hauck
- Bartek Obukowicz
- Benny Korthaus
- Grant „Chopper“ Fielder
- Hendrik Tafel
- Lance McDermott
- Marius Hoppensack
- Mislav Mironovic
- Phil Sundbaum
- Philip Meyer
- Sam Pilgrim
- Simone Piceno

BTW... if you haven't seen the Seasons DVD... what are you waiting for?

carter

Get to PinkBike.com.... now!!!

just a reminder...

Get over to Pinkbike.com for the Atomlab/ BlkMrkt teaser video... it's the VOD... let me know what you think...

carter

Steven Murray Tribute video by TJ Lavin

Here's a pretty cool video that comes from Lavslab... TJ Lavin's music project.

Adam Hauck on Republik



Republik MTB has just added Adam Hauck to their growing pro team that already includes BlkMrkt style kat Jim Tharp and Ryan Howard. Check out Republik's line at RepublikMTB.com.

carter

BlkMrkt Japan


That's the first red Riot I've ever seen built...


Here's a few pics from the Land of the Rising Sun sent from Tak

Riots finally back in stock!!!


After a long, frustrating delay our 2nd delivery of 2008 Riot frames has just arrived. That means mint is back in stock and we've added red to the line-up. Also our stems will be back in stock shortly... just waiting for them to finish them up!!!

Check out this vid from the X-Fusion roadtrip...

Look for Jeremiah Work... he's the guy killin' it on the gold Mob.


Straight from the source...







Here's a real re-cap of the Teva Mountain Games. Enjoy.

Munich, Germany, June 11th – last weekend Adam Hauck won the SoBe®
Freeride and Slopestyle competitions at the Teva Mountain Games in
Vail, Colorado.
On Saturday, Adam Hauck made his way through the qualifying of the SoBe®
Freeride (speed trials competition) by ditching George Ryan and Geoff Gulevich.
Right when the semi final against David Smutok was about to start, Adam had
really bad luck: His rear tube was sticking out and in the moment the starter
said: “ready, set, go”, it popped. Adam reacted very fast and in a perfect way: “I
just grabbed somebody else’s bike. I don’t know whose it was. It was just the
same kind of bike that I had.” Despite the borrowed bike, Adam had a really fast
first run and an even faster second one, which secured his way into the finals of
the speed trials. Adam managed to win these finals in a thrilling one-on-one and
head-to-head competition against Petr Hanak. Adam, as cool as he is, just
mentioned after his run: “It was definitely going to be close because that dude
(Hanak) was fast, and I wasn’t on my bike. It was a little crazy. I don’t think it
was going to go as it did.”
Fortunately Adam had his Black Market bike repaired for Sunday when the
SoBe® slopestyle competition promised a lot of tricks and airtime. Adam rocked
the whole course, starting off with a tailwhip drop, then cannonballing the first
double, alley-oop wall-tap on the 90 degrees wallride hip, showing a nice and
clean one handed nofoot cancan on the second double, doing a tuck no hand at
the step on and a no foot cancan on the step off. But it must have been probably
his most technical trick that made him win the SoBe® slopestyle comp: a 720 on
the very last jump. The whole crowd was yelling and screaming at this time.
Aaron Chase, who got second, as well as third placed Greg Watts could just
congratulate him on this incredible and clean run. After this stunning weekend,
Adam just stated: “The Teva Mountain Games are definitely worth going to”
Adam already got great results at the Nissan Qashqai Challenge series this year
in Europe (Milan 6th and London 8th), but riding a big competition in his home
country seemed to push him even more. No question, this weekend showed
again Adam’s versatile riding skills - winning a speed trail and a slopestyle comp.
Be anxious to see even more great performances from him in this year’s season.
Adam Hauck signed with rasoulution’s Athlete Management Program in October
2006. This opportunity should used to thank his sponsors one more time: Black
Market, Mavic, Giro, Atomlab, Nike 6.0, E-13, Deity und SDG. For more general
information about Adam Hauck, please visit: www.rasoulution.com

Your ride...

Logan's Vancouver BC mob

Jason Peters' build...

Here's a new installment of some nice builds... Sergio built this Mob and put some love into the art... nice job, one of my favorite's! carter

Adam wins Teva Mountain Games!!!

speed trials... keep that thing on the ground.
Adam whipping into first place in Slopestyle and....
Colorado local Brandon Truman

I just got news that Adam won both speed trials and slopestyle in Vail at the Teva Mountain games... Details coming!!! Emily Johnston sent me these photos taken by Kevin Shiramizu @ the New Boredom website. Hopefully I find more...

carter

More photos for your viewing pleasure...

Thomas boosting

Jimbo was very happy to be here.

Taj kills this place!!!
Riding the T-1 Ramp was one of the highlights for sure in everyones book...

Work...1 foot x
Jason Sunday... trail boss... thanks for letting us ride!!!
I already posted one of Jeremiah doing a table here... but this one is dope.
And again...

Steven over the first set at 9th st.
Bafus kicks a no can on a pretty hairy step-down hip at Sunday's in Austin.

Steven Bafus was definitely one of the standouts on our trip!!! He killed it every time he got on his bike not to mention getting knocked the fuck out in Austin on the first day in 90% humidity.
Here's just a sample of the shredding that went down.