Spoke.ie header image 4

Entries from December 2011

Happy Christmas

December 25th, 2011 · No Comments

A very Happy Christmas to all our readers.  Hope Santa brought you something bike related and you get a chance to get out and shred over the holidays.  Remember “Ride like you stole it!“

[

Tags: Uncategorized

Gift guide – Nicolas Roche autobiography

December 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Stuck for a last minute Christmas gift for the cyclist in your life?  Look no further. Inside the Peloton is a no holds bared window into the life of a professional cyclist.  Roche has been riding and racing at the highest level for a number of years now and has been simultaneously working out his [...]

[

Tags: Road cycling · Tour de France

Gift guide – NeoGuard

December 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Okay so it’s Winter outside and therfore wet and muddy.  Eliminate all the crud from your face with this handy mudguard from Neoguard.  The neoprene is quick and easy to fit and it deflects everything from your face. RRP is €16.50 and there are models to fit everything from short travel XC forks to full [...]

[

Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Trailnotes trailer

December 21st, 2011 · No Comments

We love New Zealand.  Now we love it even more… Trail Notes – Official Trailer from Cadre Productions on Vimeo.

[

Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Cyclocross Nationals Jan 7th

December 18th, 2011 · No Comments

The dust has settled after one of the driest Irish cyclocross seasons in the past few years. Fast racing in the Supercross Cup saw new venues, variations of old venues and a surge in the number of riders including bringing cyclocross to the masses with the addition of the B category race. The Ulster Cyclocross [...]

[

Tags: Cyclocross · Racing

Red Bull downforce

December 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Urban downhill is not a new concept but it was for Swansea recently when riders took on a course that ended downtown.  Rowan Sorrell emerged the overall victor but check out the video below to see how it is done as we ride with second place finisher Mike Thickins on his final run. Red Bull [...]

[

Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Specialized introduce wiretap gloves

December 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Conscious that more and more riders are using touch screen cell phones for music while riding and also touch screen GPS units such as the Garmin Edge 800, Specialized have developed a line of their Body Geometry gloves which will work with them.

[

Tags: Uncategorized

Trickle down from XO to X9 shifters

December 13th, 2011 · No Comments

SRAM have just announced that from January 2012 all X9 10-speed and 9-speed trigger shifters (front and rear shifters, all current colors and speeds-2×10, 3×10 and 3×9) will be upgraded, using the same pull lever ball bearing technology used in XX and X0 shifters. The ball bearing replaces a bushing, resulting in a more solid [...]

[

Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

The Road Uphill

December 8th, 2011 · No Comments

This is the trailer for a new film that follows the Schleck brothers and their team Leopard-Trek at the 2011 Tour de France.  given that it the result of the race wasn’t what they had hoped for it should make for interesting viewing…

[

Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

XC National and Marathon champs announced

December 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Venues have just been announced for the 2012 Irish XC Champs and XC Marathon Champs.  The Cross country Nationals will be hosted by Banbridge in Tollymore in what is sure to be a fast and technical course.  Tollymore has hosted a National champs before and is always a popular venue choice as indeed have Banbridge [...]

[

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

Christmas gift guide – gloves

December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Sealskinz have been a Spoke.ie favourite for a few years now and their gloves have never dissapointed us.  With the cold weather now truly upon us why not treat your hands (or your riding buddies hands) to these excellent windproof and waterproof gloves – the Sealskinz Ultra grip glove.

[

Tags: Mountain biking · Reviews

Gravity Enduro entries open!

December 1st, 2011 · No Comments

As of this morning the online entry for the Gravity Enduro is open.  Get in there quick as this will sell out faster than hot cakes with interest from all around Europe and even further afield.  Expect Niall Davis and his crew to put on a show like no other! Follow the link here to [...]

[

Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video