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Entries from October 2011

Team Yeti/Fox Ep. 1: A Season Begins [HD]

October 29th, 2011 · No Comments

The season may be over but we can still look back at a great 2011.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup

Offroad to Rio

October 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Offroad 2 Rio is an exciting new project that will seek to establish a high performance strategy for Irish women’s cross country mountain bike racing with the ultimate goal of achieving qualification at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.  Ireland has a great history of sending riders to the Olympics with Jenny McCauley [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Olympics · Racing

Garmin announce App and adapter for Android & iPhones

October 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Ever wanted to turn your iPhone into a Garmin?  Sure it does most things but now you can turn it into a Garmin head unit with this handy adapter that allow Android ot Apple iPhones to communicate with heart rate monitors and foot pods reducing the amount of kit you need to carry.  As an [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Road cycling · Tech

GoPro Launches HD HERO2 Camera

October 25th, 2011 · No Comments

You only have to take a quick look at this site to see the dramatic rise in the number and quality of videos both made for and by the mountain bike market.  At the forefront of this for some time has been camera manufacturer GoPro whose versatile camera system has been used for sports as [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Inside Out trailer

October 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From the Coastal Crew and Anthill films comes Inside Out… From the Inside Out Trailer from SecondBase Films on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Ratoath BMX is a go!

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

After many years tireless work Ratoath BMX track is finally ready for use with the official opening coming soon.  This was a mammoth task that is down to the hard work of a few individuals in particular but goes to show that anything is possible in this little island of ours.  Congratulations to all involved [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Racing · Video

Ballyhoura trails update and the Spook

October 20th, 2011 · No Comments

With the Ballyhoura Spook rapidly approaching it is time for a look at the trail improvements that have been made recently at the trail centre.  On a recent trip we were struck by how much work had been done and how well the trails were riding so be sure not to miss this one before [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Offroad Commission 2011 AGM Minutes.

October 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Offroad Commission AGM Minutes. Date: 8th October 2011 Venue: Taylor’s, Ticknock, Co.Dublin The meeting was called to order at 2:00pm, in attendance from the Offroad Commission were:

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

2011 Ulster Cyclocross Round 2 – Lady Dixon Park

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments

The second round of the Ulster Cyclocross Cup took place over the weekend in Lady Dixon Park.

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Tags: Cyclocross · Racing · Video

Cavendish Premieres Rainbow Jersey

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments

You gotta love the Manx missile.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Red Bull Mini Drome Scotland

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Track riding boring? Pah

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Tags: General commentary · Video

Relentless Energy Drink sign Seanan O’Riordan

October 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Relentless Energy Drink is proud to announce their newest recruit to the team, Irish Downhill Mountain Biking champion, Seanan O’Riordan.  We have a fantastic competition to win some Relentless goodies below but first some info.

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Tags: Competition · Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

MTB rider hit by buck

October 12th, 2011 · No Comments

This video is going viral on youtube.  Pretty crazy stuff.  Going to have to treat the deer around here with a bit more respect

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

SRAM announce new MTB XC wheelsets

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

We have been asking SRAM when they were going to produce a wheelset for MTB for over three years and each year they gave us a knowing smile and said soon.  Well soon is here with two new wheelsets announced – the RISE 60 and 40.  The former features a carbon fibre rim, no surprise [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech

The Atherton Project, Series 3 Episode 10

October 10th, 2011 · No Comments

The season finale from the Atherton Project begins with the family back home in Llanrhaeadr, Wales where Dan gets to play with a digger.  Then it’s a short trip up the road to Llangynog for the Red Bull Weekend Warriors event – a chance for young and up-and-coming riders to join the Athertons in their [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Changes announced to UCI MTB World Cups

October 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The world governing body for cycling has announced changes to the format for mountain bike World Cups with the elimination of 4 Cross and in the introduction of short track cross country eliminator (XCE) racing to the calendar.  Enduro racing is also to be added to the calendar as official events under the title Gravity [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing · World Champs · World Cup

Garmin announces new Forerunner 910XT

October 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Garmins unashamadly triathlon orientated Forerunner 310XT has been updated with a new sleaker design, extended battery life and a host of new training and racing features.  The new model, named the Forerunner 910XT, is released just in time for the Tiathlon World Championships in Kona this weekend and named as the companies multisport trainer. Full [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Tech

Cyclocross is back

October 4th, 2011 · No Comments

The Cyclocross season is well and truly under way with the first race of the season taking place in Lurgan (following 36 hours of rain) on Sunday.  Here is a little video of the race that should get you in the mood for the opening round of the Supercross Cup this weekend.  Details here.

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Tags: Cyclocross · Racing · Video

CRC Nukeproof at Worlds

October 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Team rider Matti Lehikoinen was unfortunately injured at the recent Nordic Downhill Championships in Kungsberget-Sweden.  Details are sketchy but the injuries would seem to be serious.  Get well soon Matti!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · World Champs

Red Bull Road Rage Janos Köhler signs with Black Sheep Bikes

October 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Red Bull Road Rage rider Janos Köhler headed to Poland this weekend to race with a new steed courtesy of Black Sheep Bikes.  The Colorado based specialist boutique titanium frame builders are multiple award winners over the past years at the North American Handbuilt Bikes Show (NAHBS) and were able to turn out a frame [...]

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Tags: Racing · Tech