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Entries from May 2011

Ryan Sherlock at the RAS

May 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Final thoughts from Ryan after a hard weeks racing – Stage 8 Older reports below

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Cait Elliott diary from the Dalby World cup

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Irish National Elite XC champ cait Elliott is in action this weekend at the Offenburg World Cup round but we thought we would bring you her diary entry from last weeks World Cup in Dalby.  Take it away Cait… Lungs, legs and head – 3 key elements to a good mountain bike race, if one [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Irish XC NPS 5 this weekend

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments

It only seems like yesterday the series started but already we are on race 5 which will take place in Lady Dixon Park in Belfast.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Fox Kashima rear shock now available

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Fox kashima coated rear shocks are now available in Ireland through Fox dealers. Kashima coating has been a feature on Fox front suspension forks for a while now and it certainly makes a difference.  The super slippery coating reduces stiction in the fork legs.  In English this means the fork can be run at lower [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Ryan Sherlock at the RAS, stage 2&3

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Checking in from stage 2 and then 3 of the RAS.  On Monday the riders faced high winds over the 165km resulting in a huge five and a half hours in the saddle.  As Contador observed in the Giro recently, the stage could be won in the hotel as recovery will be key. Stage 3

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

The Atherton Project, the story so far.

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments

In advance of the release of the third series of the excellent Atherton Project documentary series here is a recap of the past season. With Dan thankfully back on his bike and racing following a life threatening injury last year, Rachel back following long-term injury and Gee looking to defend his World Cup overall crown, [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Video

Garmin introduces the Montana series

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Garmin have just introduced the Montana series, a new GPS handheld unit aimed at a multi-sport market should you want to use it on foot, in the water or dare we say it in the car.  Lets get this out of the way at the start – it is not aimed at cyclists (check out [...]

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Tags: Tech

Video from Tollymore

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Here is a nice video of racing from Tollymore’s NPS.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Ryan Sherlock at the RAS

May 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Giant-Kenda rider Ryan Sherlock checks in from stage 1 of the RAS.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Friday morning motivation

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

To get you in the mood for the weekend here is a trailer for a new film called ‘From the Inside Out’. Bike : Teaser – From the Inside Out – Coastal… by Riders-Match The film is a collaboration between the Coastal Crew (see here for their break through video) and industry legends Anthill films [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

The Adventure weekend starts tomorrow!

May 19th, 2011 · No Comments

This Friday to Sunday the Adventure Weekend will take place in the RDS, showcasing a variety of adventure based activities and holidays from around the country.  Add in a mix of amazing demo areas with everything from a skydiving simulator to Zorbing, paint balling and zip lining to name a few.  We will be on [...]

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Tags: General commentary

Contador & Cavendish shine in Italy while snow delays ToC

May 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Alberto Contador leads the Giro d’Italia after ten stages with yesterday’s stage going to Mark Cavendish who outclassed Allessandro Pettachi to take his first stage of the Giro and sixth overall. But it has been Contador, still on appeal for a doping ban arrising from last years Tour de France, who leads in the pink [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Uncategorized

XC Nationals venue moved

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments

The Off-road commission have confirmed a change  of venue for the Irish National XC Championships to the Kilruddery estate in Bray. The site has a long association with Irish National championships (last used in 2008) with a well known track that is a favourite among many riders.  An extremely successful K-Capital Cup round was also [...]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Monday Morning motivation

May 16th, 2011 · No Comments

We really like the work of the Through the roots crew and now they have launched their website in advance of the documentary release.  We discovered a video we had not shown before so here it is featuring Downhill development rider Ben Kennedy. These guys are second year students!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Downhill NPS 2 Video

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Round 2 of the Irish DH NPS from Leap in Co.Cork, hosted by 021 Racing.  Produced by Flexomedia for the www.cyclingireland.ie.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

SRAM acquires Quarq

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments

SRAM have added to their arsenal of companies by acquiring power meter company Quarq.  SRAM are now expected to release SRAM branded power meters in the very near future as Quarq were developing a new display head unit which they were about to launch. Full press release below -

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Tags: General commentary · Tech

Mountain biking in the mainstream media

May 11th, 2011 · No Comments

It has been a great week for mountain biking in Ireland with the front cover of the Irish Times on Monday showing a picture of the Biking Blitz and now a video has been produced for Newtalk by Henry McKean. Intrepid reporter Henry took to the trails of 3Rock with Niall Davis and Tarja Owens of [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Video

XC NPS off to Tollymore

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments

The fourth round of the cross country National Points Series takes place this sunday in Tollymore forrest park County Down.  Under 2 hours from Dublin by car Tollymore was the site of last years Ulster XC Champs and has been a top venue on the circuit for years.  Organisers Banbridge always put on a good [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Tragedy at the Giro

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Yesterdays 3rd stage of the Giro d’Italia was marred by tragedy yesterday when Belgian Wouter Weylandt passed away following a crash while descending on the Passo del Bocco.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling

Team Specialized at World Cup XC 1

May 7th, 2011 · No Comments

A little video on the Specialized team at the first cross country World Cup.  Interesting bike choices…

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Cup

Danny MacAskill outtakes

May 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Here are some outtakes from trials sensation Danny MacAskill.  It’s a peek at some of the videos on Danny’s laptop with some unseen footage from his first film – including crashes, and unseen clips and ride lines that never made it into Danny’s ‘Inspired Bicycles’ and ‘Way Back Home’ videos. from both breakthough films.

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Tags: Video

Lights and motion

May 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Made by two Irish riders in a Dublin location this is amateur film making at its best!

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Giant Factory Off-Road Team, World Cup DH #1

May 4th, 2011 · No Comments

In the first installment of a season long project, filmaker Clay Porter follows the Giant Factory Off-Road Team through the ups and downs of professional downhill racing. This episode follows Danny Hart, Andrew Neethling and Duncan Riffle as they contest World Cup Round #1 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Cup

Dublin Biking Blitz this weekend

May 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

This Sunday sees the final round of the Biking blitz series run by the excellent Biking.ie. This series has proved phenomenally successful with big fields so be sure and register early.  You can only register online by following this link here.  Coupled with the race is the grand opening of the Ticknock trails that have [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing