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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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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 [...]

Ain’t Boost standard nothing but a joke?

This talk will involve some technical stuff about MTB. It may not be interesting without relevant knowledge, but we’re sorry, we are not elaborating on all that because there is just too much. Back when MTB was born, component standards were pretty simple, with dimensions of parts unified in most cases. Like if you buy [...]

Hey escalator lambs

A week ago I was in Shanghai, attending the China Cycle Expo. It was technically my second time to visit mainland China, though the short day trip to Shenzhen from and back to Hong Kong last time doesn’t really count. Of course my 7-day stay in Shanghai doesn’t make me an expert, but I did [...]

Requiem for a 76er

Once upon a time, there was a BMXer-turned-MTB pro rider named John Tomac who dominated the early mountainbike race scene. He later did road racing too, during which period I heard news about him crashing after attempting to avoid another racer who fell in front of him. By avoiding I mean, well he meant, bunnyhopping [...]

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