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Entries from March 2012

Danny Hart – Hart & Soul Pt 2

March 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Continuing the rise of World champ Danny Hart, we now move from Juniors to the Pro ranks. Danny Hart: Hart and soul Part 2 from Five Ten on Vimeo.

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

Danny Hart – Hart & Soul Pt 1

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The ‘how to’ guide to being a World Champ from birth… Danny Hart: Hart and soul Part 1 from Five Ten on Vimeo.

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Bryan’s blog – Malaysia

March 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Here is blog no. 3 from Bryan, currently cycling around Asia with Liam from www.liamsepicbikeride.com. Malaysia! Having spent the past few days preparing in Singapore, we took off north towards the Malaysian border, 30kms or so from Singapore CBD. This was my first time to haul my fully loaded bike trailer cargo and my rear [...]

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Tags: blog · General commentary

SRAM introduce trail brakes

March 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

SRAM have announced a change to their AVID XO brake lineup with the introduction of a trail style brake with increased power aimed at the downhill but particularly the growing enduro market.  Alongside this there is a redesign of the current model. Seemingly an answer to Shimano’s Ice-tech brakes, the new XO trail brake features [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Pietmaritzburg video on board with Dan Sheridan

March 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Ever wondered what a World Cup Downhill track looks like?  Lets ride with Irish rider Dan Sheridan at World Cup 1 on board his Nukeproof Scalp.

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

GT Factory Team video

March 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Time for a video.  The Athertons have been phenomenally successful on the World Cup scene and for 2012 they have switched manufacturers to GT.  This is the launch video for the team who are now joined by GB World Cup regular Marc Beaumont. The team got off to a rather good start in Pietmaritzburg at [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

G-Ride results

March 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Congrats to all who raced on a spectacular course.  Results can be found here and here. Photo courtesy Shay Barry. Rider – Robin Seymour.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Finally Singapore! – Bryan’s diary

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Off to Singapore with Bryan who is touring Asia currently with Liam from Liams Epic Bike ride. Arriving into Singapore airport after an over night flight connection in Dubai put a little grin on my face, as I somehow I had successfully ‘blagged’ no additional luggage fee’s for my 42kgs, saving myself 600quid! Stepping outside [...]

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Tags: General commentary

Gravity Enduro Rd 1 preview – Djouce

March 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Wondering what it is all about?  Check out the preview video below made by the Through the Roots crew… Gravity Enduro Rd1 – Djouce Woods, Wicklow, Preview from Niall Davis on Vimeo. For more go to GravityEnduro.ie or to enter go here.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

This is Peaty – coming soon

March 15th, 2012 · No Comments

Steve Peat has unveiled his own web series to rival the glut that are now appearing based on the highly successful “Atherton Project” series.  Coming in April 2012, Peat’s series looks like it could be a good laugh… This Is Peaty – 2012 Trailer from Steel City Media on Vimeo.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Bradley Wiggins interview with Shimano

March 15th, 2012 · No Comments

Here are two videos recently completed by Shimano with Bradley Wiggins.  What is really noticeable is a very upbeat Wiggins who has had a  great start to the season with a third at the Volta ao Algarve (Tour of the Algarve) and a really strong performance to take the overall at Paris-Nice, a race that [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Olympics · Racing · Road cycling · Video

Magura unveils new fork lineup

March 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Magura have announced today a new lineup of suspension forks which include 26″, 29″ and 650B wheels sizes reflecting a growing trend anticipated for 2013 of mid travel 650B bikes.  Magura forks have an awesome reputation for stiffness and smooth travel backed up with incredible Germna design, just ask Olympic Champion Sabina Spitz or multiple [...]

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

Destination Asia

March 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Right, now that we are back from internet limbo it’s time to catch up with a blog series that we have been dying to post.  Bryan is a friend of Spoke.ie who is touring Asia currently with Liam from Liams Epic Bike ride but we’ll let Bryan tell you all about it… Intro Blog – [...]

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Tags: General commentary

XC Gold Rush approaching

March 9th, 2012 · No Comments

The XC Gold Rush in Annamoe is rapidly approaching and this teaser video has been released to give some idea of the Robin Seymour designed course. Some serious building has gone into the course.  See you all on the 18th!  Register here. gold rush 2012 from StuArt galloway on Vimeo.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Shimano announce new SLX groupset

March 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Shimano have released details of an update to their workhorse SLX groupset that includes many of the features found on the top level XTR and XT groups. The new SLX is specifically developed for all-round mountain bikers, those who desire to ride on any challenging terrain and trail course.  Many new features have trickled down [...]

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Tags: 29er · Mountain biking · Tech

SRAM cage lock infomercial

March 8th, 2012 · No Comments

To brighten up your day.  How to market something that is really simple… Also how to dispel the rumours that you are working on a high tension rear mech like Shimano’s Shadow plus.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech · Video

24 & 12 Hours of Exposure – The European Solo Mountain Bike Championships

March 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Last year the first European 24 Hour and 12 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Championships were held in Scotland with over 200 riders competing from 7 different nations. Racing was hard in very wet conditions and suited the home riders with most podium places held by the English and Welsh despite a strong Portuguese presence and [...]

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Tags: Competition · Cross country · Endurance events · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Danny MacAskill’s latest

March 1st, 2012 · No Comments

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video