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Entries from September 2009

Last round of the K Capital Challenge this weekend

September 30th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s the final round of the 2009 K Capital Challenge.  If you haven’t done the other rounds don’t worry you can still come along and enjoy the fantastic trails which have been purposely built for this event.

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Tags: Cross country · Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

Gael Force Cycle West

September 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Over the weekend of the 19th/20th of September 150 riders lined up for a 24 hour race in Mayo.  Some competed in teams of up to 5 while some brave souls ventured out for 24 hours of non-stop riding.  Come 2pm Sunday and an exhausted set of competitors fell across the finish line at the [...]

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Red Bull Road Rage – Cycle Inn rider Janos Köhler 6th in France

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

On the 12th of September a unique road race, the Red Bull Road Rage, took place high in the French Pyrennees.  Representing Ireland amongst a World Class field was Janos Koelher.  Janos finished 6th just behind legend Cedric Gracia with Frederic Moncassin in 1st.  We thought it would be a good idea to have a [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Road cycling · Video

Review – Knog Skink light

September 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

With the evenings closing in it will shortly be back to lights for commuting and night riding. These little lights from Aussie company Knog are great for keeping cars away from you and come in a myriad of colours to suit your steed.

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The Atherton Project Episode 9

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

It’s off down under in preparation for Worlds….

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Shimano anti doping statement

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments

With all the problems that our sport faces with regard to doping, it is sometimes refreshing to hear of some of the major players within the industry speaking out against the use of performance enhancing drugs.  Shimano have just released a statement on their anti-drugs policy with regard to sponsorship and we thought you might [...]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Eurobike part 2

September 17th, 2009 · No Comments

More new stuff from the biggest bike show in the World… This is the new Anthem X Advanced carbon fibre.  Last years aluminium bike sold out in record time

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech

Di2 on a cross bike?

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

At the traditional season opener for the cyclocross season in Erpe-Mere, Belgium, World Champion Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus)  rode easily to victory aboard a bike equipped with Shimano’s Dura-Ace Di2 electronic groupset.

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Tags: Cyclocross · Tech

Danny MacAskill commutes…

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Scottish Trialls ace Danny MacAskill has made another trials video

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Tags: Uncategorized · Video

The Epic Blast

September 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Amid fantastic conditions 220 riders headed across the heather for the fifth running of the EPIC Blast on Ballinastoe mountain in Wicklow. The Blast is a unique event in the Irish MTB calendar.  A blend of XC and DH, the race has buckets of atmosphere.  The race format was heats followed by the main Blast.  [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing

Review Syncros All Mountain Carbon riser handlebar

September 12th, 2009 · No Comments

When going downhill fast you want a wide cockpit that’s raised to give you ample time to read the trail ahead and react to it.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Reviews

The Epic Blast this Sunday

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

A unique event takes place this weekend at Ballinastoe woods in Wicklow.

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

The Atherton Project Ep.8 Bromont World Cup

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Once again we delve into the lives of World Cup racers as Dan and Gee tackle 4 Cross and Downhill at Bromont in Canada.  Both finish in the same position but one of the brothers comes of much worse following a crash.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup

Red Bull Road Rage

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments

A unique road event takes place this weekend in the high mountains of the Pyrenees – The Red Bull Road Rage.  Instead of a hill climb, the race is a descent with racers aiming to be the quickest down the mountain – a road downhill event.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Uncategorized

World Champs – Cross country

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Amid the hot and technical Cross Country course in Australia 75 men and 50 ladies fought for the World Championship.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · World Champs

World Champs – Peat finally in rainbow.

September 7th, 2009 · No Comments

After 16 years on the circuit, 17 World Cup victories, 50 podiums and 4 World Championship Silver medals Steve Peat finally stood on the top step of the podium at the World Championships in Australia yesterday.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

Eurobike part 1

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments

For the past three days we have been pounding the halls of the World’s biggest bike show, Eurobike, to bring you the crème de la crème of the 2010 offerings in the biking world. Everyone is here with representations from all the big companies (and many of the smaller ones too) all hungry for a [...]

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Tags: Tech

World Marathon Championships report

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Ryan Sherlock has had something of a tumultuous season.  A broken collar bone early on hampered things greatly but following surgery he has been have something of a renaissance, finishing 2nd in the National Champs on one of his first MTB rides back fromt the op and riding in the Mountain bike World Marathon Champs.  [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Endurance events · Mountain biking · World Champs

Massive crash at Vuelta & transfer news

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

On yesterdays 4th stage of the Vuelta a Espana the weather took it toll with a horrific crash that sucked in all but 6 riders in the peloton.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling

Race info – “Da Cooley Thriller” Marathon

September 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Yes its back, ‘Da Cooley Thriller’ is about to peddle off once more on Saturday 19th, September 2009. Set in the Cooley Mountains just outside Carlingford, Co. Louth the route, approx. 45kmm, will take riders on a complete traverse of the Cooley Mountains, taking in some of the Táin Trail and forest tracks to some [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing