Event organizers were hoping for a record turnout for this years Pemberton Slow Food Cycle, expecting at least 3,000 riders to pedal up the Meadows Road and sample local produce. Unfortunately the heavy smoke and partial evacuations caused by the Copper Dome and Camel Humps fires – as well as the need to maintain access that would be impeded by 3,000 bikes – have caused the cancellation of this event.
More information can be found at the Slow Food Cycle website.
We got our first sampling of Giant’s line up for 2010 today. To say that blue and carbon and lightweight are the mantras is an understatement! Lotsa blue, esp in the Reign 1- love it or leave it. As for composite technology , we saw some cool stuff with the Anthem X and Trance X in carbon- very sexy bikes with impeccable specs. The Anthem had the new 2 x 10 SRAM XX gruppo (including the XX SID fork) and the Trance had the full XTR schwing happening. In terms of weight, all the long travel bikes went on a diet- the Glory DH frame lost 3.3 lbs and the complete Reign X0 came in at a svelte 30.2 lbs….. LIGHT STIFF and RESPONSIVE was the order of the day. All in all a solid offering from Giant again- they seem to up the ante every year. Took some “spy pics” for the rabid fan. Giant will have a demo truck in Lot 2 during Crankworx next week.
Glory 00 linkage
Glory 00 close up
Glory headtube- beauty welding.
Reign SX- Whistler designed X bike
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Glory 1 front end
Trance X Advanced- nice headtube!!
Trance rear end
The Menchovian ones ride from the Giro.
Never need to worry about chain suck again. Precision component for the discerning freerider.
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