Now for the moment you have all been waiting for...details on the slopestyle bike! "The Porter" is about as close to an exact replica to the complete bike that Eric Porter rides. We most all the same parts he uses on his own bike. Yes, it's expensive! But like good wine and fast cars, most of the finer things in life are expensive.
This bike rocks. The pics don't do it justice at all!
I'll caution ya'll that we ordered VERY limited quantities of these. If you want one, talk to your local dealer. These are part of our 2010 line, so we'll be getting them into stock in the Fall.
Frame: Porter Team Replica Slope Style Specific Jump frame; 4.5" travel
Fork: FOX 36 Float RC2 Custom 100mm Travel and Height for Haro
Shock: Fox Float R
Color: Smurfy Blue
Crankset & Bottom Bracket: Gravity Gap Mega EXO
Front Derailleur: Gravity Chain Guide with PC Bash
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT Shadow
Freewheel: Shimano HG 61 11-28t 9 speed
Pedals: Pivit Featherlite CNC Thin Pedal
Handlebar & Stem: Gravity Riser bar / Gravity Gap stem
Shifters: Shimano Deore Right Only
Grips: Gravity Lock On
Seat/Seat Post: SDG OPatriot / SDG I-beam Micro Adjust
Hubset: Gravity Wheels
Front Rim/Rear Rim: Gravity Wheels
Front Tire/Rear Tire: Kenda Small Block 8 2.35 R / Kenda Nevegal 2.35 F
Front Brake/Rear Brake: Hayes Stroker Ryde w/ 160mm Rotors F/R
Levers: Hayes Stroker Ryde
MSRP: about $3,350
Porter and I are up in Whistler right now for Crankworx and it is pretty much the best thing ever! We got our hands on an HD POV camera and did some runs down the mountain. Stay tuned for a clip (with regular HD footage mixed in) from our session! Here are a few screenshots from my POV to tide you over. I mostly followed Porter, but for these shots, I turned the camera sideways and we jumped bar-to-bar down a section of "Crank It Up".
Look Ma, no hands!
Congrats to Haro's Garrett Rose! He took a convincing win aboard his Haro Shift R5 at the US National MTB Championships held at Sol Vista, CO July 17-19. Garrett's win earns him the title of US National Champion in the Junior Expert Mountain Cross class and the coveted Stars-n-Stripes National Championship jersey.
"My National Championship race was extremely fun and almost felt like slow motion at times," says Garrett. "It feels awesome to be one of the fastest Jr Expert men in the USA. I look forward to racing more and someday soon becoming a Pro".
At just 15 years old, Garrett is quickly moving up the ranks in the mountain cross classes, leaving his competition in the dust.
He's got one heck of a future ahead of him!