These are the companies that make it happen for the US mountain-bike community, the development of Enduro and growth all-mountain riding. A special thanks goes out to Yeti Cycles for keeping the race scene alive here in Colorado, along with making the best bikes on the planet, and to all of our other great sponsors for helping making BME what it is today. Thank you for the continued support!
Yeti Cycles is a ride driven company that has supported racing for over 25 years. Their commitment to the Rocky Mountain race scene is unwavering and they focus exclusively on making the best enduro bikes on the market. Yeti Cycles, ride-driven since 1985.
Shimano is dedicated to supplying high-quality and high-performance components for different types of bicycles made in various countries and regions of the world, ranging from bicycles for the world’s top racers to daily users. At Shimano, they pursue the creation of new designs and easy-to-use functions keeping one jump ahead of the users’ imaginations. And they realize innovative new products excelling both in high precision and in durability by the metal-processing technologies they have developed for many years. This will encourage more people to use bicycles resulting in the spread of more eco-friendly lifestyles and the promotion of environmental preservation. With this view, Shimano is developing and producing truly “Captivating Products.”
One of the world’s most trusted tire brands, Maxxis delivers high-quality tire products to customers in 170 countries and employs more than 28,000 people. Of course, we didn’t become one of the world’s top tire companies overnight. Through the years since it’s founding in 1967, Maxxis has become known for its commitment to excellent products and customer service. That commitment to offer the best has led us to create new technologies to develop our tires. Maxxis products are then tested both at our own facilities and at the world’s leading tire test centers. Input from our roster of championship-winning riders also ensures that our products measure up to the toughest real-world standards. Every Maxxis tire is manufactured using the most advanced equipment, by personnel who display a dedication to quality at every level, from management to the factory floor. For winning races or enjoying a safe daily commute, Maxxis is the tire company riders and drivers trust.
In 1974, Bob Fox redefined the world of motocross suspension with the FOX AirShox and for four decades, FOX’s team of enthusiasts and professional athletes have been uniquely committed to improving ride performance. FOX redefines ride dynamics for ATVs, mountain bikes, motocross, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, trucks, and UTVs. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, CA, FOX’s main manufacturing operations are located in Watsonville, CA, its Offroad Division and manufacturing in Santee, CA, and a Midwest Service Center in Baxter, MN. FOX distributes its products in more than 40 countries.
Based in Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith Optics, Inc. was founded in 1965 where Dr. Bob Smith invented and sold the world’s first thermal goggle lens out of the back of his van. He was a free-thinking visionary with a lust for life. In 1979 Smith introduced our first line of sunglasses for people who lived life outside walls, “Do it your way…but see it our way.” Even then the idea was to provide superior quality sunglasses to make your experience outside better. Smith has always been about making product for people like Bob Smith. Today, Smith is known for its diverse line of sunglasses, snow, and motorsports goggles, cycling helmets, snow helmets, prescription eyewear, and ballistic eye protection. Smith’s devotion to authenticity, innovation, performance and style has made Smith the brand of choice for outdoor athletes and enthusiasts worldwide.
Innovation is what Stan’s NoTubes does. Take a closer look at the wider, low sidewall rim designs becoming so popular in 2015, and you’ll see a strong resemblance to the rims they’ve been designing since 2003. The smaller bead hooks appearing on more and more rims these days, can also be traced back to the Bead Socket Technology that was created over a decade ago. They released their first 29er rim in 2005, and their first 27.5-inch rim in 2008. For the past fifteen years, their products have set entirely new standards for performance, created completely new categories, and redefined what others thought was possible.
Upslope Brewing Company is proud to deliver supremely palatable, quality ales and lagers that are bursting with flavor. Hand-crafted in small batches, their beer is nothing but pure goodness, served up in a portable, recyclable aluminum can for the on-the-go beer enthusiast. Using only the purest ingredients–snowmelt, premium Rahr malts, Patagonian hops, and brewer’s yeast–they expertly coax their beer until it reaches optimum flavor. It’s about the encounter, it’s about the can, but most of all it’s about the craft.
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The Evolution Bike Park was established at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2009. Since the beginning, it has been designed to meet the needs of all riders, from beginners on two wheels to gravity experts. The Bike Park has a diverse network of trails flowing across over 30 miles of terrain on fully excavated wide track and jump trails to classic Colorado singletrack. Each year, the trail crew continues to evolve the bike park with more trails, new sections of trail and maintenance to offer great riding at the resort; complimenting the 750 miles of mountain biking trails that the Gunnison Valley has to offer.