Source: SingleTracks No.96
NEMBA's property at Vietnam is unique in the mountain biking world. Owned and operated by mountain bikers looking to protect open space and provide for very technical riding, local NEMBA members spend lots of time working to make this a successful model for the larger mountain bike community as well as a superb place to ride black diamond bikes.
For 2008, we are partnering with Sinister Bikes to thank all the volunteers that come out virtually every Tuesday evening to take care of our piece of the dirt and to create something new for technical riders. The new Sinister Vietnam Trail Series will also be holding weekend events for your riding and trail building pleasure. Pick up a shovel, help make us all proud of Vietnam, and do some riding as well! Every time you come to help out, you'll be entered to win Sinister's new Gruitr trail bike.
The Gruitr is as simple as it is strong. It have 4.5 to 5.5 of customized travel of single pivot love floating on needle bearings with Bruce the Firefighter (BTF) inspired geometry. No linkages, pulleys or weird leverages. Not a tank yet not "weight weenie worried" - it's a bike that’s all about fun. The crew at Sinister is so psyched about helping out with Vietnam this season that they're even planning on putting on some custom Vietnam-inspired graphics for the lucky winner. Come to any of the Sinister Trail Days, and be entered to win a one of-a-kind bike.
The Gloucester, Massachusetts based company has a long history of trail building, volunteerism, and advocacy through many channels in the biking world. According to co-owner, Bruce Linehan, "Sinister is owned and operated by riders first, so we appreciate the land and trails where we ride. We are proud to have the opportunity to support NEMBA with this show of gratitude for all the hard work volunteers do. We strongly support NEMBA's efforts at Vietnam and their dedication to the project. The Vietnam project proves that all of us can make a difference."