Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fontucky...Winner, winner; chicken dinner...

Fontana, California was the first stop for the iXS Unique Team to shake off the Winter as a team.  The Team's Makulus were not ready for action so Jackie and Dante climbed aboard one of Unique's other brands for the weekend; still handmade single pivoty goodness.  While the Harmony's got used to their rides Mikey dialed in his 888's on his Izimu with the help of the awesome support at Marzocchi. 

Come race time the sky opened up and the rain began.  Sorry for the lack of action shots, next time we will bring more weatherproof camera equipment.

Jackie got top spot on the podium...not bad for receiving the bike the day before.  Can't wait to get her on her Makulu.  Mikey shared the 2:10 time slot with five others riders good for a 16th spot out of 41 Pro Men.  Dante also having spent a few hours on a new bike pulled a 24th spot with a time of 2:13.09.   

Pro Women DH
1. Jacqueline Harmony       2:25.12
2. Gabriela Williams            2:27.40
3. Margret Gregory              2:32.43

This is another "W" in the column for iXS, USCO, VP, Cane Creek Double Barrel, Marzocchi, Deity, MRP, and Feedback Sports.

We shared our pit with Privateer racers Ben Mclelland, Ryan Sholes, and a couple members of Unreal Cycles Team Sprockets Grommits.  

Morewood Makulu Rider Results:
DNF Ben McClelland - Sprain Ankle...get better soon buddy!
8th Ryan Sholes - Expert Men 27-34
8th Scott Punt - Expert Men 19-26

Let's get ready for Sea Otter!!!  Wooooooo!

Those Split Tails are BRIGHT!!!
Lance added a dropper post to Mikey Haderer's Izimu right before the race. 
Pretty little ladies all in a row...
VP in the house!
Too hot for the internet? You decide!
Is that a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air on that Makulu?  Dang!
Steve approves this message.
Shhhh...Jackie is resting from her win.
A big thanks to all our sponsors...we hope to put you up on the podium again soon.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tracey wins, Mick 3rd

Womens Results:
1st - Tracey Hannah
2nd - Manon Carpenter
3rd - Emeline Ragot
4th - Jill Kinter
5th - Miriam Ruchti

Mens Results:
1st - Greg Minnaar
2nd - Aaron Gwin
3rd - Mick Hannah

Friday, March 16, 2012

First in Qualifying

Tracey coming in at first spot in qualifying aboard her Morewood Izimu!!!  

1st - Tracey Hannah
2nd - Emmeline Ragot
3rd - Floriane Pugin
4th - Sabrina Jonnier
5th - Jill Kinter

Full results from our Morewood Brothers Southern Downhill HERE

The Izimu features adjustable geometry through the XPI Pivot.  With the turn of an allen wrench you may adjust the bb height,  chainstay length, and head angle.  Check out how the XPI works HERE.  Click and hit the XPI tab.

Mick Hannah qualifies in 6th aboard the Makulu!  Full men's results HERE.

Mick is ripping it up on the Makulu.  So stoked for Sunday!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ned's Man Camp

"Man Camp" is getting a paint job...can't wait to see this Makulu in full glory again! 

British Racing Green?  Awwwe yeah!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New iXS kits for Hutchinson UnitedRide

New iXS kits for Hutchinson UnitedRide.  Good luck guys (and Gal)!

First solid glimpse of the complete 2012 Hucthinson UnitedRide Team Bike
iXS Goggles...get them while they are HOT!!!
Hey Tracey is wearing the iXS Morewood Factory Team's shorts!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chasing The Dust - Hutchinson UnitedRide VIDEO

This Winter, Europe was pretty cold so we decided to chase dusty trails and headed to Queenstown.  The best place for training at this time of the year so we could get ready for the 2012 World Cup Season. Big thanks to Skyline, Brad Rowe, Jono de Queenstown Bike Taxis, Florent Carreyron, James Tilbury and Stew Greig for their help and to our sponsors : Hutchinson, Morewood, iXS, Alltricks, E13, Bluegrass, Spank, Zodiac, Mavic, Blackmountain, Formula, Crank Bros., ODI.

Chasing The Dust from UNITEDRIDE on Vimeo.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Vital Daily Shot - Sunday Makulu

Gary Barnard @ Paarl DH...See it in full glory on VitalMTB.