Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fogel's Summer Adventure 3

The saga continues, with another unreal summer of road tripping around North America! It started with spending a few days at my buddy Christian Wright's house in Auburn, shredding his local trails and backyard set-up. I continued east to Vail, Colorado for the Teva Mountain Games, which was a good time as always. Cody Gessel showed me around for a day in Utah, and I continued up to Victoria before Camp of Champions started in Whistler. Camp was amazing, making a ton of new friends and riding the mountain everyday until we couldn't anymore. They even got a wicked night session going at the compound, which was a nice escape from the heat! Colorado Freeride Festival was next on the list, with Sam Dueck and I shredding down there in the ol' Ranger. The weather was crazy, but they were able to run the contest, and the next weekend everyone met up on the Island for the Bearclaw Invitational. Reece Wallace, Paul Genovese, and I made it into the Pro slopestyle after competing in the Am comp, and we had a blast on the big course. My result there got me an invite to Red Bull Joyride, which was exciting to say the least, so it was gladly back to Whistler for the final chapter of the trip. It was great chilling and riding casually for the week before slopestyle, but soon enough it was here and the nerves set in. I ended up qualifying for the big show, but unfortunately couldn't manage to get a clean run down when it came to it. I took a good spill on my last run, and was ready to finally return home. Right when I got back, my Dad took me out sailing and Eddie Money happened to be playing at the beach!
The whole trip went absolutely perfectly and I'm grateful for every bit of it! I'm thankful to be surrounded with so many supportive and great people to share it all with! I took my trusty GoPro along for the ride, and just finished editing all of the clips. Click full screen, sit back, and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Straitline Gear at Crankworxs 2012

This years event was big time, the show must go on type of big and that came with a lot of carnage on the riders as the winds picked up.

So it was anyone's game and our riders threw down in front of a crowd of 50,000.

Starting with Casey Groves who is full factory Straitline, he had a hell of a day finding out a family member just passed away but threw it down a ride dedicated to his cousin.

Casey has nothing but heart!

2nd place winner Martin Soderstrom riding our Race ring on his new Hydro ready Specialized Slopestyle bike:

Soderstrom should legally change his name to Whip-O-Matic .


3rd place winner McCaul stole the show with our Hydro and had some squirrely landings that sent him into the Teva booth or RedBull icon  making the crowd roar:

5th place winner Anthony Meserre boosting as usual on our Defacto pedals, the wind didn’t play favourites, this event was gnarly.

Jack Fogelquist, riding our Defacto pedals took some big falls due to winds. He was killing it but washed out on the dry surface ending his runs, he was bummed for sure after winning an invite

This opening shot in qualification shows his crash at 1:15, he still qualified and shook it off for the next days showdown.

Crankworx 2012 - Joyride Slopestyle Qualifiers on Pinkbike

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Straitline’s Doosan Puma Commercial!

Little TV spot we filmed for Doosan with our new Puma. Filmed in house and on Mount Doug with Andrew Mitchell.

Monday, July 30, 2012



We do not have the proper FaceBook badge up on the website yet but please go and like this new site, we capped out the other one so nobody can join us anymore Sad smile



Monday, May 28, 2012

We won the Reality Re Designed Contest!

Huge Congrats to Cody your product won the event and was in our category so you made us win too! HIGH FIVE for kicking ass and keeping things simple!

We will be making your part next month and bring it to life!

More info to come, congrats to all who entered into the Gauntlet and to everyone who participated. 

Second place was Daniel with his slick DF-350 frame design

Third place went to Stephanie with the Flexible/ Floating Piston idea

The Edge Factor: Gnarly Metal - Full Episode on

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Jack Fogelquist - Let it Roll

Keegan and I spent most of the winter building and filming for this, so it feels unreal to finally release it!  I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

Link to the Pinkbike Article

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fogelsode Season 3 #10: Bend is Awesome

Once the dust settled from the Sea Otter Post Office Jam, Carson, Howey, and I trucked on up to Bend for UDUG. We spent a bunch of time at Jamie's place, digging, ripping dirt bikes around, and riding! His yard's all time, and was that much more fun when everyone showed up for the contest. It was nothing but good times, riding with homies, listening to live music, and chilling at the bonfire! Most people left right after UDUG finished, but Carson, Howey, and I were there for a few more days before making the journey to Colorado. Carson took us on the tour, showing us all the riding spots, some great places to eat, and we even spent an afternoon atop Pilot Butte. One of the funnest trips I've gone on for sure!


Mike Zinger Photo

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Reality Redesigned Gauntlet!


Straitline helped design the Reality Redesign contest while filming for our episode on EdgeFactor. Jeremy Bout the producer pitched the idea and then went over board in making the idea come to life.

The gauntlet is where we critique and judge incoming designs, super stoked at the thought put into these designs.

Click this link.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Now that is how you roll up on the scene!

It all starts with a dream kids!

Mike Montgomery couldn’t wait for Xzibit to arrive so he went and pimped out his truck with his sponsors logos like a good pro athlete!

Drool over these.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fogelsode Season 3 #9: Super Sessions

On Friday the 23rd, Keegan, Ray, JR, and I caravanned down south to Woodward for Super Sessions! The whole weekend was nothing but good times, shredding with all the guys that we don't normally get to ride with. They put a lot of work into getting the dirt jumps running, and despite the strong winds, we had a solid sesh. The wind finally got too strong, and didn't seem to let up for the big step-up session. It was fun nonetheless and some good crashes were had, thankfully with no big injuries! Exhausted, everyone cruised home the next morning, most paying a visit or two to good 'ol In N Out Burger!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Viewers choice awards start now!

Straitline has been scheming on this with the Edgefactor crew since we filmed our Gnarly Metal Episode last summer!

Now look at the designs that rolled in from all over North America, of course these were screened to save your time and represent the best submissions.

Go vote on what you like the best!

Watch for The GAUNTLET

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fogelsode Season 3 #8: Morgan Hill

With a stormy week, Ray, Keegan, and I decided to cruise out to Morgan Hill to check out our buddy JR's new spot. We didn't know what to expect, but were blown away when we pulled up! There are a few sweet lines, a mulch jump, and a foam pit! It was good times all round, putting some lines together on the main set and having a big session on the mulch! Everyone ended up landing something new, and we ended the day with some awesome bbq at Trail Dust.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fogelsode Season 3 #7: Trail Rippin

I got my short-travel all built up, and what better way to break it in than some trail rips with the homies! Keegan, Luke, and I got out for a few days, getting stoked on the wet dirt. We decided to mix it up a bit with some trails that we hadn't ridden in years, along with some of our favorites.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Andi Wittmann Nine Nights recap video!

Just a cool recap of Straitline’s Andi Wittmann shredding the course with Sorge in the Alps.

Someone nagged me for that ages ago.. to let it be known what the athletes ride from us: Andi rocks our Silent Guide for all the keeners out there.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Brett Tippie in Wintersodes by Ryan Berrecloth!


I truly was stoked when Tippie asked to run our DeFacto pedals, the man is a legend in biking. He earned more respect from me when we were in Monterey California a few years back and he admitted all of his party sins and why he vanished.

But Now he’s back full force like he never even left.

Watch this honest interview hosted by our very own Ryan Berrecloth, cool to see two of your riders making shit happen on their own.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fogelsode Season 3 #6: First Try Friday

With the new Nuke Proof built up, the Fogelsodes are back! OnlyMTB has their "First Try Friday" series, where you have to send a banger on your first run of the day. It looked like a good time, so Ray and I gave it a go at the good 'ol step-up. Check it out, along with some other footage from throughout the week!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Mike Montgomery riting letterz n stuff.


Mike just got back from an event in Austria and hit up Vail for the Teva Winter Games hosted by Our Mr Jeff Lenosky. Check out the links below in his update!

Sup peeps! here is a lil update of how this past weekends festivities went!

being from SD i never really ever get to be 100%freezing(thankfully) but despite the cold and really crappy snow conditions

i managed to pull out a 65ft-70ft frontflip in the big air event at the teva winter games witch landed me a 2nd. stoked cause i lost to chad kagy not just another dude i see at each i couldnt complain. here are a few video and photo links! enjoi (rad fronty pic),428,11817/970biking,307


-Mike Montgomery-

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Shot in Decline and “Firsts” Interview!

Was flipping through the new Decline and I got a shot in the AT’s Showdown article by Long Nguyen!


Also, check out this interview I did for about my “Firsts” of 2012!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Death Star is nearing completion!

Once the final phase of the bike park is finished and the course is protected with special sealants the hype machine kicks in for Freeride BC! 

Then we can handle the masses and combat the wear and tear!

It is in our backyard, few blocks from our Facility and a Training are for all styles of riding, 2 huge professionally built pumptracks and intermediate to advanced Jump lines.

So this is a old shot of the construction days from a few years back, it will be looking like this in the spring when it gets refaced and redesigned. 

Who has a professional Fitness bike park in their back yard? Send me links! Who wants to challenge their community to get together and build another park like Freeride?