NAHBPC 2012 – Portland United

I got the chance to spend last weekend down in Milwaukee at the NAHBPC. It was great to hang out and have some laughs with the people you normally only talk to through email. The heat was sweltering but there was more than enough water and beer to keep everyone hydrated.

One of the teams I  spent some time with was Portland United. Eric, Jason, and Arlyn have been playing together on Portland United for two years now and it definitely shows when you watch them play.  Their chemistry is great and they all play to their individual strengths. This is their first year together as part of the EighthInch team and they couldn’t be happier to be riding our Scramblers. Eric told me it’s the best polo bike he’s ever owned. The compact geometry makes it easy to maneuver in tight places and the handling is excellent. The splined crank and sprocket is stiff and responsive making it easy to accelerate and get across the court.

The team finished Saturday with a record of 6-2-1 to put them in the 6th seed going into Sunday’s tournament round. After advancing pretty far in tournament play Portland was eventually knocked out by the Guardians and took home 4th place. It was a nice improvement over last years 9th place finish and it puts them in a great spot going into the World Championship in Geneva next month.

Stay tuned for more NAHBPC coverage featuring EighthInch teams and riders next week.

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Photo Friday – Portland Edition

Our friends from Portland United sent us some photos from the Cascadia Regional Qualifier a few weeks back. The guys took home a solid third place finish and got their new Scramblers dialed in for the NAHBC next weekend. Best of luck in Milwaukee guys, see you in a week!

Photo Friday – Butcher V2

I saw Kris posted this picture of his Butcher V2 yesterday. I’m digging the raw to blue fade on it. The new splined sprocket and 700c Bueller’s are looking good too. It looks like it’s ready to take on Sacramento. For those of you waiting, production Butcher V2’s will be here in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more.

Photo Friday

Andrew S has a custom Scrambler with some nice upgrades shipping out today. Check out the photo we took of it out back, complete with some local wildlife.

Photo Friday – AZ Bike Polo

Julio from the AZ Bike Polo Club sent me some photos of his Butcher built up with Julian wheels. I have to say, pink and raw make for a nice looking bike. Check out the photos or see it in action out at DPI4 later this month. Visit League of Bike Polo for more details.

Photo Friday – 48h Julian Shipping

For some reason we are shipping a lot of 48h Julian wheels today. It may have something to do with this coupon code but I’m not sure. We even offer free box art upon request!

 

Photo Friday – Happy New Year

2011 was another great year for us. We have to thank all of our great customers for the support they’ve given us this year. A big thanks goes out to all of our sponsored riders too for represent EighthInch and helping us test and develop new products. We have big plans going into 2012. There are some long awaiting parts that will finally be released along with some new things that have yet to be seen. Thanks again for all the continued support and we hope for even bigger things to happen in 2012!


Photo Friday – EighthInch Photo Contest Update

We’ve had over 40 photos submitted for our EighthInch Photo Contest and it’s still a tight race. The contest runs until 12/21 so there is still time to get a photo of your EighthInch bike sent in. The person who’s photo has the most “likes” will win an EighthInch wheelset of their choice. To see all the contest details click here. Be sure to click on the gallery below and vote for your favorite photos.

Photo Friday – SF Bike Expo Prep

Today we started to pack a pallet to ship out to the SF Bike Expo. We’re bringing out all of our overstock and closeout parts so the deals are going to be crazy. Check back on Monday for a full price list. Along with the sale items we will also have a Scrambler and Butcher V2 built up with some soon to be released parts. Be sure to stop by our booth and check it all out. See you next week!

Photo Friday – From Dublin

Johnny sent us some pictures earlier this week which included a nice trackstand sequence. Check out the photo and Johnny’s full edit below. He’s got great bike control and pulls off some nice technical tricks.