July 31, 2008

Clint FlipWhip

Here are some pics I have received from Michael Carpentier Photography . After The Claymore Challenge, Clint went on and on in his attemp to land the FlipWhip. He only stopped when it got darker outside.

July 30, 2008

Happy Birthday, yo!

Happy 25th birthday to a great employee, a great friend and a talented bike designer-welder.

Wish you all the best!!!!

July 28, 2008

Clinton McMahon scores big at Claymore Challenge

Underdog Dobermann Bikes rider qualifies 1st and owns himself a spot at the Bearclaw invitational.This past weekend, the first annual Claymore Challenge Slopestyle event took place at Highland Mountain Bikes Park in New-Hampshire. Rocco Quintilliani and Clinton McMahon, from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, were there to represent Dobermann Bikes.

Rocco shredded the park with his fully rigid hardtail Pinscher, while Clinton was on the ‘’Le Pink’ prototype, Dobermann Bikes’s latest slopestyle creation.
Clint took delivery of his very exclusive frame on the morning of the competition and immediately began riding with his trademark aggressive style. This confidence followed him throughout the day as every jump was hit with growing intensity and aplomb.
Rocco showed off his talent and intense determination in a field dominated with long legged suspension bikes and full face helmets. His rigid ride never slowed him down while he wowed the crowd with 360-tailwhips and gnarly bar-humps.

The ninety minute-long qualification round was epic in proportion, with every rider trying to impose his style. But it was Clinton that got everyone talking after earning the top spot going into the final.Once the sun fell behind the last kicker, the finals got under way. Clinton, having qualified in first placed, was last in the order of riders in the best-of two-runs finals.
Riders upped the ante since the stakes were high and mountain bike superstar Kyle Ebbet did a fantastic job on the mic describing this battle, as the crowd of hundreds were all on their toes.
Clint did more than impress the judges with a corked, hipped backflip of Herculean proportions and the highest, most chest-splitting suicide-no-hander ever seen at Highland Mountain.

Once the dust settled and the wounds stopped bleeding, riders assembled near the chalet at the bottom of the course, awaiting to see who would be knighted champion of the Claymore Challenge. Clinton was rewarded for his guts and skills with a fifth place finish and an all-expense paid trip to the Bearclaw Invitational on Victoria Island, B.-C. being the highest-ranking non-invited rider.

Dobermann Bikes would like to thank everyone at Highland Mountain and Mark Hayes for creating such an amazing mountain bike paradise, all the riders for making this event one of the most entertaining in recent memory. As well as Rocco and Clinton for defending Dobermann’s colours with class and pride.

Dobermann Fab.

You can now see Clinton's run on Freecaster.com amazing!!

July 24, 2008


Found some sweet pix of Rocco and Xavier at the Brooklyn Banks on NJDirt.com

If you have some photo's of us, it would be very nice of you to send them over.


July 22, 2008

Dob's Thrashed the Brooklyn banks !!!!

Last weekend, we were invited to go to New York city for the Thrash Bike Jam at the Brooklyn Banks, located under the Brooklyn bridge in Manhattan.
Even on a short notice, there was no way we were going to miss the opportunity to ride such a mythical street spot.Also any reason is good to go to NYC.

Hotels are expensive in NYC. We choose to stay in a youth hostel. The place we found cost us 340$ for 8 person for 2 night, its a incredible deal!!! http://www.nylofthostel.com . You just need to get conformable with sharing a dorm room, but its a great way to meet cool people from around the world. The people at the hostel were very helpful and were cool enought to let us bring our bikes inside the hostel. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, it was a real change from what we are used to in Canada... Beside the fact that Jeremy was told by a guy on the the street "you should not wear red pants in this neighbourhood " and that the youth hostel's employee told us "inside safe...outside NooOT SAVE" with real vibes of fear in is eyes, it was a very nice location. Even the Brooklyn police were very nice to us when we got arrested for drinking beer on the street. (Thank you sooo much for not throwing us in a brooklyn cell in the middle of the night)

The jam was great! I wasnt the typical comp format, riders were riding in the park at the same time and judges handed out $$ for each landed tricks. The tougher the trick, the more $$$$ you would get. The more trick you do, the more $$$ you get... quite simple, very funn and all the riders went home with something. The amateur were able to exchange the $ for bike parts and swags and the pros got to exchange their
fake bills for real ones. It was very funny to see the amateur going "shopping" for there parts after the comp. 1000$ was up for grab for the pros. Sadly, Michel Plonka, had a knee problem and was not able to compete, which allowed Adam Hawk to get a little over 400$ and the rest was somewhat evenly shared with the other riders.

Dobermann was also giving out a Pinscher frame to the amateur that showed the best overall attitude, skills and that desesperatly needed a new frame. The lucky guy was Dan! What an interesting story behind this little guy. While his parents were away on vacation and left him at home in the UK, he bought tickets to NYC and left a note on the kitchen table: Mom and dad, im gone to NYC, i will be back in 2 weeks, love ya !!!!!! Once he got to NYC, he hooked up with some local riders that helped him finding a place to sleep. It was funny to see him spending the $$ he won on some "clean" clothess for the rest of his trip. We were very impressed by his friendly attitude, his overall riding skills and determination (the guy was riding an old beated up and cracked frame that he welded using a mig welding machine). Now that little dude truly deserved his new dob frame!

We also had the chance to meet Anson Wellington, a true pioneer of street riding. He was also injured and not able to ride but the "kidz" were psyched to exchange with a rider that seriously influence their riding style. Anson was very impressed with our Tchokr fork... so he is now riding one on his bike.

We would have wished more riders would have been there, they seriously missed-out one of the coolest east coast event of the year, but overall it was a great event!
Nick and Rick from www.thrashbikes.com did a great job, the seed has been planted and we cant wait to go back next year!

We will had more photos and videos soon.



July 08, 2008

A new Video From Vince

Vince just finished the video from the industry skatepark jam.
Some amazing riding went down there!

industry skatepark jam from Vincent Allard on Vimeo.



July 07, 2008

session de bike à 7-iles

Our friend Tommy L. From Baie Comeau just send us this video from a park session in "sept iles" QC. To be honest... im kind of surprised that there is actually a park in 7-iles ? The place is kind of very freaking remote up north! Its cool to see thats there is riders ripping it on our bikes even in some of the most remote places.

Agrandir le plan



July 03, 2008

Thrash Bike Jam at the Brooklyn Banks

Now, thats an event that you can't miss.
Downtown NYC, under the Brooklyn Bridge... Its going to ROCK!
See you there!