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North Shore Products is a bicycle company hailing from Sapporo, Japan. Formed by the riders for the riders, we are focused on designing MTB frames and parts as well as making movies and skate park ramps.

NSP is run by Masaki Kusahara, a bike rider who has experienced competitive trials, downhills and slalom as well as street riding on BMX and MTB bikes. Contents include product guide and blog posts. More and more functions and contents, such as mail order and how-to's, are plannded to be added as well.

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Left foot overhauled

Autumn is everywhere, in deep forests, supermarkets, and cozy hospital rooms. Typically mid August to September is the time to get hospitalized for me for some unknown reason, and it happened this year again, for about 10th time or so and after two years since the last. I walked in mid September, stayed three weeks, [...]

Winter Olympics are over, officially

As is already making headlines, Olympics have just come to a sad point, at least for the Japanese. I was born between the Innsbruck Winter Games and Montreal Summer Games. Four years later, the Moscow Summer Games saw boycotts from various Western countries owing to the tension under the Cold War. Sarajevo, the winter venue [...]

Dust bin timewarp

While it took me a while to get this done, this has become a tiny story about something that happened over a month ago. It’s my own behind the scene story about MTB downhill equipment, told from the farthest place from what’s actually new and hot in the scene as of now. Out of various [...]

My debut into Downhill Series

Last weekend saw a downhill race event happening in Niseko, a little unusual one in that it was part of the Downhill Series organized and mostly done in the mainland. First time in Hokkaido, interesting format, so I jumped right in. When I was on the national DH circuit about 15-20 years ago, the J-Series [...]

To case (a jump)

Crazy recent heat wave was melting by mrain. Now that it has calmed a bit, here is a short, one-word lesson for those who have any curiosity about English-Japanese language pair. Well it’s mainly intended for Japanese folks but I’m translating it for the rest of the world anyway. To “case” means coming up short [...]

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