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Entries from April 2012

Online Registration required for Senior categories for all XC NPS rounds

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

From the Offroad Commission – Please note that for all graded categories (Senior Men and Senior Women per previous Grading communication), riders MUST register online – this is to ensure riders allocate themselves to the correct category. Riders who allocate themselves to a category other than what the grading lists advises will be reallocated to [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

The Frenchies Nico LAU and Manu BONNE in Ireland

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

French Cube riders Nico Lau and Manu Bonne were in Ireland for the first round of the Gravity Enduro and went for a little ride afterwards on Ticknock.  We often forget just how good the riding is on our doorstep! The frenchies Nico LAU and Manu BONNE in Ireland from nico LAU on Vimeo.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Video

Shimano introduce Zee and revamp Saint

April 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Shimano have revamped their gravity orientated World Cup winning Saint groupset and at the same time introduced a new cheaper gravity groupset called Zee aimed at a cheaper price-point. Developed in conjunction with the likes of Aaron Gwin and Gee Atherton, Saint gets a Shadow Plus rear rear derailleur

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Tags: Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Chris Akrigg – Mind Games

April 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Sometimes it is only through adversity that we really get to know ourselves.  Chris Akrigg is finally putting is horror crash behind him (if you haven’t seen it do a search on our site and you’ll get it) and is getting back his strength. Chris Akrigg – Mind Games from chris akrigg on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Greg Callaghan & Rob Davis – Through the Roots

April 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Twice in one week?   The Through the Roots guys have certainly been busy.   Here is an edit of some filming they did recently with Greg Callaghan and Rob Davis for their sponsors Solid Bikes, Reverse Components and OC Tuning.  Turn up the volume and sit back!  Who says Ireland is a wet country! Solid Bikes [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Introducing Cross Country Eliminator

April 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Houffalize hosted the first ever World Cup XC Eliminator over the weekend and here it is explained courtesy of Shimano. The first races were won by American 4 cross super star Brian Lopes by a country mile with Great Britains Annie Last became the first ever female winner.

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

Gravity Enduro Round 1 video

April 14th, 2012 · No Comments

The Through the Roots boys are back with an excellent video for Round 1 of the Trek Gravity Enduro.  Don’t forget to register for Round 2 which is bound to sell out fast.  It’s on our favourite mountain in the world too – Ticknock. Trek Gravity Enduro Ireland Round 1 – Djouce Woods, Co Wicklow [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Giant Factory Off-Road Team. 2012 Season – Ep 1 with Andrew Neethling

April 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Andrew Neethling from Giant Factory Off-Road Team recounts his Pietmaritzburg World Cup 1 experience on home turf with little glimpses of teammate and World Champion Danny Hart.

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

Chain Reaction Cycles iDMS2 track preview

April 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On board with Nukeproof rider Dan Sheridan on the new Mount Leinster downhill track.

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Tags: Uncategorized

Ride with Tour legend Bernard Hinault at the Tour de Conamara

April 10th, 2012 · No Comments

The Badger is set to ride the new Irish Sportive, the Tour de Conamara, this May.  Hinault is one of the giants of the sport with 5 Tour de France victories to his name not to mention the 2 Vuelta’s and 3 Giro’s he also won.  Details below… Tour Legend Gears Up For First Irish [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling

Gravity Enduro Results

April 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Congrats to Niall Davis and his team and all the  riders who competed in this truly world class event. Role on round 2 in Ticknock on the 16th/17th of June.  Get your entry in early as this is sure to sell out quick!  Full results can be accessed here.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing

Inside Radioshack Nissan Trek service course

April 8th, 2012 · No Comments

A look inside the service course for super team Radioshack Nissan Trek including an admission that there is a new Madone coming for the Tour.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tech · Video

Gravity Enduro this weekend!

April 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Round 1 of the Gravity Enduro kicks off this weekend in Djouce woods.  Well worth a look here is a glimpse of what to expect from the new Fetish Bikes Gravity Enduro series in Scotland to wet your appetite.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

SRAM gripshift updates

April 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Details on pricing and availability of the new SRAM gripshift units is emerging.  Pricing will be €270 for the XX level shifter which includes the excellent Gore ride on cables.  XO will cost €206 a set but does not include the Gore cable set.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech

Santa Cruz unveil new Tallboy

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Santa Cruz used April Fools day to launch two new bikes only they weren’t joking although you may have a smile on your face if you pilot one of these! Designed around a mid travel “trail” bike, the 29er Tallboy LT (Long Travel) offers 135mm of rear wheel travel and is designed for 130-150mm travel [...]

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Tags: 29er · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Bryan’s blog – Thailand

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Thailand time trial! We had one last days biking to reach the Thai border, including a short ferry hop back to Malaysian mainland from Penang island.

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Tags: General commentary

Trek World Racing – Pietmaritzburg

April 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

The Trek DH and XC boys and girls are back on the World Cup circuit.

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