The Pisgah Project 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, Cane Creek has brought together a group of cycling industry companies to build a very special bike with a noble purpose – a bike that will directly fund the well-being and conservation of the Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest. The bike will be raffled with all proceeds directly benefiting The Pisgah Conservancy.

This year’s raffle bike is made possible by Cane Creek Cycling Components, Industry Nine and REEB Cycles with support from Thomson Bike Products, Maxxis Tires, Factor Components, Hayes Brakes, and Oskar Blues Brewery

The Cause 

“Since the Pisgah Project’s inception, the goal has been to thoughtfully support our own backyard – our forest” – Andrew Slowey at Cane Creek Cycling Components.

By supporting The Pisgah Conservancy, we invest in clean streams, maintained trails and a thriving environment for future generations to enjoy. The unique aspect of the conservancy is that it unifies the community. Mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, backpackers, fishermen and the rest of the user groups all have a voice. This year’s Pisgah Project bike is built from premium products sourced from local manufacturers and partnering companies who truly care about the well-being and prosperity of the Pisgah National Forest. Organized by Cane Creek Cycling Components and backed by a fantastic partnership with Reeb Cycles, Industry Nine, Thomson Bike Products, Maxxis Tires, Factor Components, Hayes Brakes, and Oskar Blues Brewery this year’s bike has the potential to bring the total amount earned to $100,000!

Win this Bike – Support the Pisgah National Forest

The 2020 Pisgah Project raffle will last for one month starting October 22nd, through November 22nd, 2020. Riders will receive one entry into the raffle for every $20 they donate to the Conservancy. The drawing will be held and a winner will be chosen at random on November 22nd, 2020 at 4:00pm EST on Cane Creek Cycling Components Facebook live during the Cranksgiving event at Ride Kanuga in Hendersonville NC.

Buy Raffle Tickets Here!

THE BIKE – Retail value of over $8,999.99

Cane Creek Cycling Components

Designed, Developed and Built right here in Western North Carolina. We make products we believe in – products that we want to ride and are proud to claim as our own.

The Suspension: This year’s full suspension bike receives the latest innovations from Cane Creek. Including the All-New DB Kitsuma rear shock – A highly adjustable rear shock built for maximum performance in a design that is incredibly intuitive and easy to use. Grounded in the DNA of the original Double Barrel line of shocks, DB Kitsuma improves on its predecessors in almost every way. It caters to all varieties of riding styles, body types, and bicycle frame designs without the need for any internal valving adjustments, changes or compromises.

Up front is the new HELM MKII fork. Helm MKII includes all of the innovative features of the original Helm fork including a tokenless air volume adjustment design, independently adjustable positive and negative air chambers on the air spring and rider-adjustable travel which allows Helm MKII owners to change the travel of their fork at home with just a few common tools!

The Bottom Bracket: The Hellbender 70 bottom bracket utilizes a bearing made of 440C stainless steel, providing exceptional ride quality and reliability.

The Cranks: Premium on durability, stiffness and weight. The fully titanium eeWings cranks are designed to keep up with the rigorous demands of the most aggressive trail and enduro mountain bikers.

The Headset: A no-compromise, best-in-class premium headset. The 110-Series utilizes optimal materials, engineering the most effective internals and designing the best aesthetics available in a headset. Backed by Cane Creek’s 100% lifetime guarantee!

REEB Cycles

The Frame: The SQWEEB is an Aluminum, 29″ wheel, full-suspension bike built right here in the USA. Utilizing a modular shock mount, the frame can be configured as 130mm travel or 150mm travel without changing rear end geometry. The SQWEEB is truly tunable to handle long days in the saddle, exploring above treeline, sending it at the bike park, or racing against the clock. The bike’s progressive geometry and playful feel will be sure to keep you sending it wherever the trail takes you.

The 2020 SQWEEB is redefined with an updated aluminum tubeset, lighter pivot hardware and oversized tapered head tube increasing stiffness, strength and aesthetics. The modernized geometry increases standover (and seat post insertion), lengthens the reach, steepens the seat angle, and is developed around 140mm to 170mm travel forks to compliment suspension configurations and terrain.

 

Industry Nine

Every ride, every mile, every jump, barrier, root section, climb, interval, berm, and drop… Industry Nine delivers unyielding performance with style. Manufactured and hand built in Asheville, NC

The Stem: Industry Nine’s A35 stems are crafted from aluminum billet into a svelte design of equal form and function. Every A-Series stem is machined, anodized and assembled entirely in I9’s Asheville, NC facility and available in a variety of lengths geared for modern trail bike geometry.

The Wheels: A custom laced set of Industry Nine Enduro 305 wheels with the revolutionary Hydra Series freehub design. 

Industry Nine’s most popular wheelset is now re-invented to improve your ride experience. The third generation Enduro 305 is engineered with a shallower rim profile designed to improve radial compliance and traction allowing the rider to minimize trail chatter while holding any line, on any trail. The latest EN305 wheelset is built with a 45% wider bead wall that reduces the chance of pinch flats and impact damage.

Maxxis

The Tires: Maxxis provide a set of race-proven tires for this year’s bike build.  Set up on the front wheel is the confidence-inspiring Assegai 2.5 wide trail tire – World Cup Champion Greg Minnaar’s signature tire. And out back is the new “Drag Minimizing” Dissector tire spec’d in a 2.4 wide trail size with the added protection of Maxxis’s well established Double Down sidewall casing.

Thomson Bike Products 

The Handle Bars: The Thomson Elite 35mm handlebars are butted and tapered in many steps for optimal fatigue life. Unlike most companies, Thomson produced bars by using advanced hydraulic press forming to ensure close tolerances, precise wall thicknesses and a smooth appearance in the bends and tapered sections.

The Seatpost: The Thomson Covert Dropper seat post set the standard for dropper posts. And it’s now available in all black. The cartridge-based system is designed to have the longest service life in the industry. Every part that makes up the Covert dropper is carefully chosen and of the highest grade quality available. 

Factor Components 

The Pedals: The Factor 601 was designed to meet the demands of these riders. From the oversized alloy shell, EZO bearings, easy maintenance, and low friction coating, these pedals are the perfect companion to rip through trails you love!

Hayes Brakes

The Brakes: The Dominion A4 is a Low-Effort braking system with predictable, progressive ramp-up and a crisp bite point. The caliper utilizes four pistons in the most structurally rigid design possible, providing; Precise engagement, a consistent lever ratio regardless of reach, featherlight lever feel, and insurance that no matter the terrain or temperature your brake will continue to perform as it did on the first ride.

Oskar Blues Brewery 

OB has traditionally been considered a Colorado Company; however, since their East Coast Brewery settled in Brevard, NC they have a stake in the conservation of the Pisgah Ranger District as they are next-door neighbors. Since establishing in NC they have been heavily involved in the local community by supporting events, funding non-profit initiatives, providing local jobs, and creating a great informal atmosphere for a post-ride beer!

The Forest

Pisgah Ranger District Facts

Managed Acreage: 162,000

Acres of Wilderness: approximately 25,943

Elevations:

  • Highest peak is Richland Balsam – 6410 feet
  • Black Balsam – 6214 feet
  • Tennent Mountain — 6056
  • Cold Mountain – 6030 feet
  • Shining Rock — 6001
  • Mt. Pisgah – 5721 feet
  • Devil’s Courthouse — 5670
  • Pilot Mountain – 5072 feet
  • Looking Glass Rock – 3970
  • Lowest point is near the NC Arboretum — 2000 feet

The Pisgah Conservancy

A primary goal of The Pisgah Conservancy is to enhance the recreational experience of visitors to Pisgah while protecting the rich natural resources that attract them in the first place. Construction and maintenance of infrastructure in the District, including trails, trailheads, buildings, monuments, parking lots, and other facilities will play a central role in accomplishing this mission. At the time of the founding of TPC, a substantial majority of the trails on Pisgah do not satisfy the National Quality Standards for Trails. For as long as TPC exists, our goal will be that 100% of the trails are upgraded to meet those standards – Protecting Pisgah’s natural resources and supporting the fantastic recreation that our forest and community fosters.

The Pisgah Conservancy will support the environmental, social, and financial sustainability of Pisgah’s trails for a variety of recreational uses. This means, among other things, working with federal, state, and local agencies and other interested parties to maintain trail stability, reduce erosion and flow of sediments to waterways, prevent unacceptable trail impacts on wildlife and cultural resources, ensure that trails and trail shelters are not in disrepair and are supported by user groups and volunteers, make sure that they serve a meaningful purpose within a trail complex (or, if not, support their decommissioning), promote user safety (including through improved signage), help open and maintain approved scenic vistas, and contribute sustainable funding for the trails. Where appropriate, we will support improvements to and maintenance of trailhead complexes and Forest Service roads to help improve parking, sanitation, and access to trails.

The Rules

▪ Raffle Tickets ($20USD each) will be on sale starting October 22, 2020 at www.thepisgahproject.com

▪ Online raffle ticket purchases made until 12:00 p.m. EST on November 21, 2020 will receive one chance in the “Pisgah Project” drawing per $20. No limit to the number of tickets an individual can purchase.

▪ “The Pisgah Project” drawing will be held on November 22, 2020 at 4 p.m. EST at Kanuga Bike Park broadcasted over a Facebook live event via Cane Creek’s Facebook account. Results will be posted on the Pisgah Conservancy’s homepage (www.PisgahConservancy.org), on Facebook, and on the Cane Creek Cycling Component’s Instagram page. The winner will be contacted with the contact information provided.

▪ The Pisgah Project is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.

▪ Contest rules adhere to North Carolina raffle regulations.

▪ You do not have to be present to win. The winner will be contacted by telephone and/or email.

▪ Should the contact information prove incomplete, illegible, discontinued, or the winner fails to contact The Pisgah Conservancy to claim the drawing prize within 7 days, or if he or she is deemed ineligible to receive the prize, an alternate winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries.

▪ Winner assumes all risks and will be responsible for all costs associated with claiming and transporting the drawing prize.

▪ Winner has the ability to select bike frame size.

▪Delivery date of the drawing prize will be dependent on model, size and color availability. Estimated availability of 12-16 weeks from the drawing date.

Buy Raffle Tickets Here!

Thank you for the SUPPORT

Thank you for supporting the Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest.  Through the funding provided by the Pisgah Project raffle bike and efforts of The Pisgah Conservancy, we can continue to enhance the recreational experience of visitors to Pisgah while protecting the rich natural resources that attract them in the first place.