Jun 10, 2008
KORE goes to the Olympics

KORE is pleased to announce the selection of Jill Kintner as the only representative of the USA at the Women’s BMX event at the Olympics. Jill overcame huge physical obstacles to secure her berth by only one point. Congratulations Jill!

As well, Michal Prokop will represent the Czech Republic at the Men’s BMX event.

Todd Wells will represent the USA in the Men’s XC and we believe Burry Stander will represent the Republic of South Africa at that same event.

KORE products have proven once again they have what it takes to make it to the top.

Sep 11, 2007
Kintner wins '07 Worlds!

Piloting her 50mm rise KORE Torsion bars and New B52 stem with authority, Jill Kintner bested the best in the world to win her third consecutive World Championships. KORE wants to congratulate Jill and the entire GT support team for her well deserved victory.

Aug 12, 2007
Prokop and Kintner win!

Set against the backdrop of The Canyons Resort and a Nationally televised audience (CBS) Jill Kintner and Michal Prokop both decided that today was a good day for racing. They both brought the speed and brought the moves that has seemingly left them domminating a series that includes the best riders in the world.

Both riders blasted through the ranks and polished off their respective final challengers and each took the win. Only two more stages are between both of them and their third Mountain Biking World Professional Championship.

All contenders in the Jeep: King of the Mountain Series are vying for that coveted title, as well as $100,000 and a brand new 2008 Jeep Liberty.

In the finals, it actually looked like Michal Prokop was going to lose through the first stage. (The racers do two runs, then the times are added together) On the first run, Jared Graves busted off the line and ran a very quick and smooth first heat..taking Prokop at the gate by a couple of seconds. In the final heat to decide the men’s division though, Prokop was able to gain control–and some speed, as he not only won the heat, but made up the time he had lost in the previous run, to become the winner.

Here are the current Jeep: King of the Mountain Standings after one race:

Men’s Standings
1. Michal Prokop – Czech Republic
2. Jared Graves – Australia
3. Eric Carter – Temecula, Calif.
4. Cody Warren – Alpine, Calif.
5. Rich Houseman – Temecula, Calif.
6. Brian Lopes – Laguna Beach, Calif.
7. Wade Bootes – Australia
8. Chris Van Dine – Park City, Utah
Women’s Standings
1. Jill Kintner – Seattle, Wash.
2. Melissa Buhl – Chandler, Ariz.
3. Anneke Beerten – Denmark
4. Tara Llanes – Los Alamitos, Calif.
5. Fionn Griffiths – UK
6. Leana Gerrard – Bellingham, Wash.
7. Gale Dahlager – Park City, Utah
8. Joanna Petterson – Kauai, Hawaii
This first event was recorded for CBS and will be played on television on Saturday, August 18th.

Aug 03, 2007
Prokop, Kintner Olympians

KORE-sponsored World 4-Cross Champions Michal Prokop and Jill Kinter (Team GT) have both parlayed their superior bike handling skills into probable Olympic team berths at the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

Both World Champions made use of their explosive starts and superior technique at championship BMX events recently to make the short list to represent their respective countries (Czech Republic and USA) Olympic BMX teams.

Be sure to be on the lookout for Jill and Michal at the Jeep King of the Mountain series this month.

Mar 10, 2007 Jul 21, 2007
Ben Sullivan intro

Hi All,

The riding here was poor in March, because it finally snowed a lot.? I've been back on the bike for two weeks now, though, and feel really strong. I've been training with my pro friend who rides for Broadmark's Elite team.

I was disappointed to find out last week that I can't race the tour de Gila, in NM, because of school conflicts.? But I think I will go to California that same weekend and race the first NORBA series race.

That's the first weekend in May.? I won't miss stupid classes for the NORBA!

The handlebars, post, and stem are working out great.? I love the shape of the road bars, and the kit endured a grueling? race with 8,000 vertical feet of climbing and 6 miles of dirt roads in a 48 mile race.? That's a true test.

Talk to you soon!

-Ben Sullivan

Jul 21, 2007
Little 500 Riders to Race

MARCH 08, 2007 -- BLOOMINGTON, IN (BRAIN)--Schwinn Bicycles will once again act as the exclusive supplier of bikes for the Indiana University Student Foundation’s fabled Little 500 race in 2007. Now in its 57th year, the Little 500 will take place on April 20 and 21.

“Schwinn is pleased to be providing bikes to the event yet again,” said Schwinn senior marketing manager Chris Holmes. “Schwinn provided the first bikes to the Little 500 back in 1951, and it’s great to have IU students riding Schwinns in 2007.”

Built to the Indiana University Student Foundation’s specifications, the Little 500 Schwinn features an aluminum 700c frame that’s available to students in two sizes. Kore provides the alloy drop bar, stem and I-Beam post & saddle while Sun handles the double wall alloy rims and Kenda the custom tires. Because Little 500 bikes have always been single-speed and coaster brake-equipped, the rear hub is a Shimano coaster brake.

Pacific Cycle’s brands have had a long history with the Little 500. Schwinn was the bike provider for the first three years of the race. Roadmaster then took the reigns and sponsored the race between 1954 and 1999. In 2000, Mongoose worked with the Indiana University Student Foundation to update the bikes to aluminum frames during the brand’s five-year sponsorship. Finally the sponsorship came full circle with a Schwinn reunion in 2005.

Racers will compete in either 100 or 200 lap races in IU’s Bill Armstrong Stadium. Teams can be comprised of up to four IU undergraduate student riders with bike exchanges happening in assigned pits. Over 20,000 fans are expected to attend the men’s and women’s races over the two-day event.

Further information on the event can be found at www.iusf.org.