Tag: 2011 Giant Bicycles
(Write up and Photos by Conor Coen)Sunday September 11th brought the fourth and final trail day on Boogieman for the 2011 season. Backed by Steed Cycles and Giant Bicycle Canada, local builder Sean Gerke took on the task of maintaining Boogieman through the NSMBA Trail Adoption Program, and has since hosted four trail days mostly oriented around repairing structures which are on the verge of failing. This trail day’s goal was to replace two bridges after the swamp log which were beginning to rot, not to mention they were bad news in the wet.
Here’s our project for the day (taken in the rain for dramatic effect)
This trail day started as most others, treats and coffee at Bean Around the World in Parkgate Mall as we assembled our team of volunteers. This trail … Read More »
Giant Bicycles Canada Inc. has partnered with Steed Cycles to take part in the North Shore Mountain Bike Associations (NSMBA) trail stewardship initiative. Given our geographic location and the rich north shore heritage of the “boogieman” trail located on Mount Seymour, the trail stewardship program seemed like a no-brainer to both Steed and Giant.Sunday, August 14th/11 represented the return of the Steed/Giant trail maintenance crew to the wilds of Mount Seymour to complete phase 3 of the boogieman stewardship project. After a quick application of rider repelling tape and trail closure signage at the boogieman trailhead, it was time to take a quick spin down the trail to meet with the rest of the crew for a quick safety meeting + build plan for the day.
After making my way down boogieman, I was able to creep through the rich north … Read More »
May 22, 2011
Steed Cycles has been a part of the North Shore cycling community for over 14 years, and mountain biking has always been a big part of who we are. Of course Kim’s presence in early bike videos such as the North Shore Extreme (NSX) series, and Kranked movies showcased Kim’s riding and the North Shore Trails themselves. Boogieman is a North Shore classic trail that has been around for about 13 years. We’re happy to get the opportunity to get Boogieman back into great shape, and add a couple modernizations.
We’re able to get the opportunity to work on Boogieman through the NSMBA TAP (Trail Adoption Program), and with the partnership of Giant Bicycle.
This is how our first trail day went down:
Fuelled by Caffeine
Thanks to Cowboy coffee, roasters of Bean Around the World, The Bean Around the World Park … Read More »
>What’s new from the Giant crew for 2011 you ask? Giant has be steadily been producing better models year by year making upgrades to frames, revamping lines, and prefecting builds. So what have they got to show for 2011?
For you folks that like to throw the turn-down 360′s the STP has finally been totally remodeled! Tapered head tube, stiff hydro-formed frames, and short adjustable chainstays.
For the racer looking for scalpel carving angles, almost road bike weights, and gobs of carbon the Anthem X Advanced SL 0 is your ticket to ride. This bike gets the full Shimano M980 XTR treatment for 2011, in the xc race set-up.
Two rings up front for you cats with the world cup legs. What can you say, but sexy.
The new XTR race brakes boast a 10% power increase over the current XTR brakes, and accept … Read More »