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Entries from December 2009

Happy Christmas

December 25th, 2009 · No Comments

A very Happy Christmas to all our readers. We hope Santa brought you something bike related! We are taking a break for the festive period but will be back shortly.  Its not a total break though as we are taking the opportunity for some intensive testing of some new test gear which we will be [...]

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Share The Damn Road Cycling Jerseys

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Ever had a problem with motorists?  Thought so.  Now a company from the States has set up with a series of jerseys designed to let drivers know what you think of their driving.

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Tags: General commentary

The Fat Cyclist trains with Team Radioshack Pt 2

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments

More from Faty at the team Radioshack camp…

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

The Fat Cyclist trains with Team Radioshack

December 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Last week we told you of an unusual challenge laid down by Johan Bruyneel to the Fat Cyclist Elden Nelson to raise money for charity in exchange for riding with the team.  The full story is in the video clip below but suffice to say that the goal was smashed with USD$125,000 raised in a [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Video

2010 Vuelta a Espana

December 17th, 2009 · No Comments

The route for the 2010 Vuelta was announced yesterday with a few surprises! Starting in the South of the country in Sevilla on August 28th, the opening time trial is unusually at night presenting the riders (and TV crews) with an unusual challenge.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling

Ritchey Wet white MTB parts

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Following on from the Wet White Ritchey WCS road components we showed you last month, Ritchey have followed up with these neat MTB XC ones. New: WCS wet white bar ends

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Ben Reid rocks Pila

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments

This video of Irish International Downhiller Ben Reid shows how to ride a bike fast.  Watch the pop turns in particular!  Filmed by Alex Rankin.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Review – Sealskinz Ultra grip gloves

December 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Merino is our favourite fabric so we were thrilled to see it in a glove but a little dubious to whether it would really be waterproof.  Suffice to say we were pleasantly surprised. 100% waterproof yet not sweaty (gotta love that Merino wool) these are great.  The wool keeps you warm in the bitter cold [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Reviews

Testers required – new Online registration utility

December 14th, 2009 · No Comments

The Offroad Commission need your help with testing their new Online Event Registration utility. They are looking to use this system in 2010 for as many offroad events (NPS, Nationals etc) as appropriate, the system can be used for registering XC, CX, 4X, DH etc…  On an aside, ,note the 4X section.  A series is [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

Bradley Wiggins moves to Team Sky

December 10th, 2009 · No Comments

British rider Bradley Wiggins has just confirmed a move to the new UK Team Sky squad on a four year contract which will take him to 2013.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

First look at Team Radioshack bikes

December 10th, 2009 · No Comments

This photo was released this morning of the new Radioshack team Trek Madone for 2010. It is interesting to see a lot of influence from Lance Armstrong’s custom painted ’09 bikes which featured similar graphics, particularly the wheels.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

McConvey moves to An Post

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments

It has now been confirmed that young Belfast cyclist Connor McConvey has made the switch from International Mountain biking, leaving the De- Brink ten tusscher squad, to International Road Racing and is now part of the An Post Grant Thornton Sean Kelly team.

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling

News round up

December 8th, 2009 · No Comments

As 2009 draws to a close lots has been happening in the Pro road scene as teams confirm their lineups for the coming season.  First of the bunch is the new Team Radioshack of Lance Armstrong who released a photo today of how the provisional Radioshack jersey will look.

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Tags: General commentary · Racing · Road cycling

Review – Giant XTC 29er 1

December 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

29ers are huge with our friends on the other side of the Atlantic but have yet (!) to catch on in Europe.  The new 29er from Giant could be the first brand to achieve mainstream success over here with their offering which is receiving a lot of interest.  We took one for a test drive [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Reviews

TF Tuned and Cannondale join forces, Lefty for all programme

December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Cannondale, has announced a new partnership with TF Tuned to be an exclusive servicer for its industry-leading HeadShok and Lefty Forks.  Based in Westbury, TF Tuned will provide comprehensive after sales customer support including routine servicing and custom cartridge/telescope tuning for all HeadShok and Lefty forks.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Ritchey white road components

December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

After that bespoke look for your road steed?  Ritchey have launched a complete set of white kit to distinguish your bike.  White stem, bars, seat posts and bar tape are now available after market.

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech

Shimano Pro Hi-Comp stem recall

December 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Shimano have instituted a voluntary recall for their PRO Hi-Comp road stem based on a fatigue problem.  The full recall is detailed below in the release from Shimano.  If you have one of these stems return it to your dealer for a full refund.

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Tags: General commentary