• The Mt. Ugo Experience

    October 5, 2016 Comments Adventure, Blog Posts

    Legend told us that the name of Mt. Ugo came from the term “pUGOt” meaning to cut off the head. They say that is the local’s warning to all trespassers who violate the serenity of the mountain. Believe it or not, it is a proper name for a mystic mountain which holds a lot of …

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  • Trail fun at the Maxxis Cup 2016

    June 14, 2016 Comments Blog Posts

    Trail fun at the Maxxis Cup 2016 We celebrated the Philippine Independence Day at the La Mesa Ecopark to play in the Maxxis Cup 2016. It was a worthwhile event with a challenging route, helpful race officials, lots of freebies and good ‘ol MTB camaraderie. Kudos to the Team Adrenaline Multisport Resources and

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  • Live Life With Balance

    July 17, 2015 Comments Blog Posts

    The Valleybikes mantra has been with us since day one: LIVE LIFE WITH BALANCE. We present the evolution of Valleybikes.net. Thanks to our friends and supporters who have always been there, may the Force be with you always. Valleybikes shall bring you balanced news and views. Awesome pictures and excellent videos, keep

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  • Bikers Are Strange

    August 18, 2014 Comments Bike Trials, Blog Posts, Slider

    Trail riding in Mt. Maarat. sometime long ago. a good memory of the more natural terrain and trails of Mt. Maarat. edited by Pao Caro. music by The Doors. “People Are Strange” Big shout out to Jim, Pao, Mel and Go Pro. Till our next ride.

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  • Black Sabbath Ride 2013– musicbijo!

    July 30, 2013 Comments Adventure, Bike Trials, Blog Posts, Wazat?!

    To all the riders who joined us during the Black Sabbath Ride 2013, Wasup!? High five to Pao Caro for editing the video footage and pictures. Three pats on the back for Kani and his GoPro video. Pat pat pat. Good job! Thanks to Ron and Macky for the comedy relief (and some pics also). …

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  • The Hulk– Mr. Agoncillo’s Ti Fatback

    February 12, 2013 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews, Slider

    The moment I saw the Fatback at the back of Ryan’s truck, I was amazed. I stopped and cherished the beauty and curves of this beautifully built Ti machine. The 3.8 Surly Knard tires are literally flexing its muscles at any by-stander ogling at the bike. It was a sight to behold. I called him …

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  • VCC

    January 7, 2013 Comments Blog Posts, Slider, Wazat?!

    There are numerous ways to wear a cycling cap. Visor down- to protect you from the harsh sunlight Visor up- ‘coz its trendy like that… Visor at the nape- for aerodynamics Cyclists wear these caps to represent their favorite brand or sponsor. It’s also a great sweat stopper (from your forehead

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  • Raimund Marasigan = biker dude

    November 26, 2012 Comments Bicycles, Blog Posts, Slider, Wazat?!

    I was passing by 70’s Bistro in Anonas, Quezon City when I saw a biker holding a mullet helmet. I looked at his face because it might be a friend of mine or even a bike acquaintance. Upon seeing his very familiar face, I was surprised to find out that it is Raimund Marasigan (@raymsmercygun) …

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  • Natural— mountainbiking in Maarat shot using GoPro

    November 12, 2012 Comments Adventure, Bike Trials, Blog Posts, Slider, Wazat?!

    This is our first ever project that we edited and had time to produce. Pao and Homer fooled around and we decided to share to everyone how green and natural it is in San Mateo, Mt. Maarat. This is in the Green zone, as they call it, a friendly single track in our playground, Mt. …

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  • RIDE to SAGADA 2011

    October 21, 2011 Comments Adventure, Bike Trials, Blog Posts, Slider

                    Bike to Sagada, check. When I started mountain biking, I only dream of riding up to Sagada. I have fulfilled my fantasy, and it was one sweet ride. I shall consider this ride to be one of my most memorable rides in my life. We started at …

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  • bikes 'n chicks

    May 19, 2011 Comments Bikes and Babes, Blog Posts, Slider

    Don’t ya just love Lindsay? Despite all the controversies and all the negative publicity, she is still my favorite girl from Hollywood. So I checked with Google if there were Lindsay pics ridin’, and thank God, there are! TMZ says that she is taking up biking to have a healthier lifestyle. Amen to that!

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  • The New Mean: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 Tires Testi

    March 21, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews

    There is a new player in the mountain bike tires scene: Maxxis Assegai 2.5. Developed and pondered upon by Greg Minnaar (Downhill extraordinaire), this tire is a mash up of his favorite Maxxis tires. Legend has it; the thread pattern of the Assegai is a mix of the High Roller and Minion DHF plus all …

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  • Mt. Shotgun Plus Another Trail Equals Fun.

    February 22, 2019 Comments Adventure, Bike Trials, Blog Posts

    The gang got back to our old stomping grounds to ride our bikes. It is just sad that our usual playground inside the Timberland Estates is closed to the general public. They prevent letting just anyone ride the single track of Timberland in preparation for the 711 Trail 2019. They say after the race, they …

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  • Check Your Head- Lazer Compact DLX Review

    February 19, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews

    Looking for a helmet that checks off most boxes in terms of safety, affordability & looks? Look no further— Lazer Compact DLX is in the house! Ah, helmets. Choosing one, for me, is not as simple as black & white. There are a few factors to consider; chief among them

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  • Spyder Anchor MTB Shorts Is All You Need

    February 11, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews

    As a mountain biker, I’d always imagine that MTB shorts would be staple and become mainstream, making MTB shorts part of everyone’s wardrobe. In short, I thought MTB shorts (fun puns) would be part of mainstream local fashion much like how board shorts (for surfing) became a thing, and it was cool to wear

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  • Specialized Has A New Home In Maginhawa, Quezon City

    January 19, 2019 Comments Blog Posts

    There’s been movement in the local cycling industry here in the Philippines and one noteworthy quake is that Specialized is now in Maginhawa, Quezon City. Maginhawa street in Teacher’s village near UP Diliman has been morphing recently as the new student/artist hub on this side of the metro. Restaurants

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  • Pure Ass by WTB- Saddle Testimonial

    January 16, 2019 Comments Blog Posts, Reviews

    In my years of building bicycles, one of the more important pieces I give special attention to is the saddle. Most in contact parts of the bicycle with the human are: Saddle, grips and pedals. Now choosing a saddle is not just what is available in the bike shop. You have to look for your …

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  • “The Art Of Ligaw” Bakal Bike for Herr Direktor, Jourdan Sebastian

    January 2, 2019 Comments Blog Posts

    Writer, actor and social entrepreneur Jourdan Sebastian commissioned Valleybikes to create a disaster-ready everyday commuter. It should be fully practical, modern and easy to ride.  It is planned to be a traffic buster, riding it to beat the slow moving flow of cars around the metro. Instead of forging an artistic

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  • Bombing Down The Patiis Downhill Track at San Mateo, Rizal

    December 11, 2018 Comments Bike Trials, Blog Posts

    It has been a sad  few weeks for mountain bikers due to the closing down of the Timberland bike trails in San Mateo, Rizal. The usual Blue and Green zone inside Timberland Estates are closed to the public because they want to preserve/standardize the use of trails inside their property. The mountain trails inside the

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  • Mindorocks 2018: Island trippin’

    December 5, 2018 Comments Adventure, Bike Trials, Blog Posts

    Mindoro is one of the most accessible islands from Luzon where you can have fun, trip out and get some sun. If you are up for some adventure, Mindoro is probably one of the friendliest Tagalog speaking islands with a lot to offer. Looking for something new? This island’s got a lot to offer. All …

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