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Entries from February 2012

Shimano introduce bike bags

February 24th, 2012 · No Comments

At the Icebike trade show in the UK today Shimano unveiled a completely new product line to the world in biking bags and we were there to prod and feel them for the first time.  With four core models to the range it encompasses commuter and mountain biking options and all models were extremely light [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Garmin-Cervelo – Journey to a dream

February 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Here is a little look at the how and why of Garmin-Cervelo.  It is a little long but worth the watch we think.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Niner introduce the Air 9 RDO

February 21st, 2012 · No Comments

We have been riding a Niner Air 9 Carbon for the last twelve months and it is hands down the best bike we have ever ridden.  However while it is ground breaking it is not the lightest 29er hardtail on the market currently.  Keen not to be left behind Niner have produced a RDO (Race [...]

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

SRAM reintroduce Gripshift

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments

SRAMs origins are in Grip Shift, it was the first product the company produced and it enjoyed huge success winning the first ever Downhill World Championship under Greg Herbold in 1990. As XC and DH racing grew in global popularity, elite racers grew to embrace Grip Shift. XC legends John Tomac, Ned Overend and Thomas [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech

Biking Blitz Rd.1 provisional results

February 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Today saw the first round of the Biking Blitz in Ballinastoe, Co.Wicklow.  Provisional results have been released and can be found here.  For a blow by blow special report check out Richie Byrnes blog here. Round two is in Ballyhoura on the 4th of March, we will let you know when registration opens!

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

G-Ride XC race at Glendalough Estate announced

February 16th, 2012 · No Comments

The G-Ride XC race will take place on the new privately owned trail centre in Glendalough estate on the 18th of March.  Designed and built by trails supremo Robin Seymour it should be a real tour de force and will be round 2 of the Leinster XC league.  Miss this at your peril!

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Wee Adventure Film Festival approaching

February 15th, 2012 · No Comments

Always a great night out, the 5th Wee Adventure Film Festival (WAFF) will be held this year on the 30th of March in Vicar Street. Previous editions have been held in the Sugar Club but the event was packed out last year so the move to Vicar Street should prove popular.  Tickets are available from [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Video

New Northern Ireland Mountain Biking Alliance

February 15th, 2012 · No Comments

A new group has been set up in the North of Ireland to help unite the voice of mountain biking. Well, the Northern Ireland Mountain Biking Alliance is now open and welcoming new members in the form of bikers, clubs and businesses. It’s free to join. Check out the website at http://www.mtbni.blogspot.com/, fill in a [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

Garmin jersey competition nears the end!

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments

We are approaching the end of our Facebook/Twitter competition to win a team jersey from professional cycling team Garmin transitions (now known as Garmin-Cervelo) signed by the likes of Christian Vande Velde and David Millar. With only a day left get liking and following to be in with a shot.  This is a prize that [...]

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Biking Blitz this Sunday

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Don’t forget to sign up to the first round of the Biking Blitz this weekend.  Registration is open here so make sure you are set for the startline!

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Thursday morning motivation

February 9th, 2012 · No Comments

It may snow…. so what!  Just get out and ride. Pumping It Out – Through the Winter from Liam Mullany on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Orange Bikes – It is what it is

February 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Some people just never need coffee.  Seriously this is a great video following the production of an Orange mountain bike in their factory in Halifax.  Bit of a long one but certainly entertaining.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Contador banned!

February 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Alberto Contador received a two year ban from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) yesterday following an appeal from the UCI and WADA over the Spanish cycling authorities sanction of the rider for a positive test for clenbuterol.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Richie Felle – Mountain biker

February 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Irish mountain biker Richie Felle has been consistently posting top results in Elite cross country for a number of seasons now.  Here is a neat video of him produced and directed by Brian Fortune.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Video

Santa Cruz Syndicate – San Romolo testing

February 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

The Santa Cruz Syndicate team have switched sponsors to Shimano and Fox over the Winter and recently got together in Italy for initial setup and testing of the new bikes and components. Santa Cruz Syndicate – San Romolo Testing from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

Tollymore National XC Champs affected by tree disease

February 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

Unfortunately due to the spread of the tree disease P. ramorum the Cross country nationals which were slated for Tollymore forest have had to be cancelled.  No alternative venue was open to the organisers Banbridge CC due to the sudden and virulent spread of the disease and as such they were faced with no option [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Biking Blitz coming soon

February 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Online registration is now open for the Biking Blitz, round 1 of which kicks of on the 19th of February in Ballinastoe. The series is perfect for riders who are new to racing with its ‘Baggy Shorts’ category that is aimed at giving a taster of what the cut and thrust of racing is all [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing