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Black Market Bikes are a big favorite with myself and lots of friends.  They are used for both racing and just plain fun in parks and dirt jumps.   They are just great bikes built by a great guy, Carter Holland.  Check out their hardtail line and their new “Killswitch” full suspension bike at:    Black Market Bikes

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Black Market Bikes is proud to announce the the arrival of our prototype short travel frame….the “Killswitch”.

We worked closely with Pablo Tafoya in developing our “Hammer-Link” design creating a our compact low profile suspension frame. The Hammer-Link provides 4 inches of rear wheel travel while maintaining a stiff, flickable feel with hort 16” chainstays and the lowest seat height of any suspension frame….period. 

The Killswitch has the ability to be run single speed or geared for true versatility. Handmade from 6061 T6 aluminum with function and durability in mind, the Killswitch was meant for the bike park… this is not one of the usual suspects in fresh paint. Like anything we produce, there was a need for something more… and the time has come to… “throw the switch!!!”

Kill Switch Vital Statistics:
TT – 21″ Actual or 22.25”
CS – 16″/406mm
SO – 26″/ 660mm
BB – 13″/ 330mm
WB – 41.25″/ 1047.75mm
Shock – 6.5″ x 1.5″/ 165mm x 38mm air
HA – 69 standard with the option of 68 or 70 with concentric headset
Weight – 8 lbs./ 3.62 kgs. with shock
26.5 lbs./ 12 kgs. as shown
Travel – 4″
Seat clamp – 34.9mm (included)
Seat post – 30.9mm
ISCG 05 mounts
internal headset

options:
Concentric headset
Replaceable drop-outs available in:
Maxle
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colors:
Flat black with gloss grey and black sticker kits
Flat grey with gloss grey and black sticker kits
Flat purple with gloss purple and black sticker kits

For more information please contact Carter@BlackMarketBikes.com  Tell him Stoked News.com sent you.

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Video Cycling BMX – Nike 6.0 Garrett Reynolds Apparel TV ad – Nike 6.0s Bring it Together TV spots were shot to as part of the Holiday apparel campaign, showcasing how the 6.0 athletes seamlessy fuse action and lifestyle. Garrett was filmed at his home

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Canberra, Australia (September 6, 2009) – Kathy Pruitt (Santa Cruz, Calif./Jamis) gave the United States its fourth and final medal at the 2009 Mountain Bike World Championships on Sunday. The U.S. women earned silver and bronze medals in 4X, a bronze in elite cross country and finally a bronze in the elite women’s downhill to bring the American medal count to four. Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz./KHS) also landed inside the top 10 with a ninth-place finish in women’s downhill. Twelve men contested the junior and elite men’s downhill with the top finish coming from Cody Warren (El Cajon, Calif./Decline) who placed 13th in the elite men’s category.

The ninth of 26 riders to start in the elite women’s downhill contest, Pruitt knocked nearly 10 seconds off the next best time to move into the top spot. The former junior world champion held that lead the majority of the event, until Emmeline Ragot (FRA) came down third from last and bested Pruitt’s time by nearly …  Details

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A cloudy sky couldn’t keep the moon – er, make that moons – from shining last night, as hundreds of carefree cyclists traversed Center City for the Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride.

The biggest surprise? Very few people were naked, at least when they left the gathering point near 25th and Locust Streets. Some said they might dare to go bare as the ride progressed.

Many people wore …  Details

The 1st Philly Naked Bike Ride – This was the first Naked Bike Ride ever to be held in Philadelphia. It started late in the afternoon so the shot gets a little grainy towards the end and the finger covering the lens is not mine bu…

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