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Entries from September 2012

Niner unveil the RIP9 RDO

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments

One of our favourite manufacturers, Niner bikes, have just announced a new carbon version of their Enduro steed the RIP9. Two years in development the new frame adds carbon frame, linkages, ISCG compatibility and additional travel to what was already a great package.  The RIP9 was one of the first 120mm travel bikes and the [...]

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Tags: 29er · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Santa Cruz Syndicate at Hafjell World Cup

September 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Newly crowned World Champion Greg Minaar leads the Santa Cruz Syndicate team at the final round of the World Cup in Norway.   Steve Peat reflects on his worst season ever and Josh Bryceland contends with his best. Syndicate Hafjell – September 15th 2012 from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup

Cancellation of MTB Rendezvous

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Message from the organisers of the MTB Rendezvous! We are in the unfortunate position of announcing the cancellation of the MTB Rendezvous 2012, due to take place in Knockree Youth Hostel this coming Sunday, 23rd September. We have received tremendous support for this new format of socialising on a bike, which encompasses all the good [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

This is Peaty – Hafjell World Cup track

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Steve Peat takes us on a walk down the Hafjell, Norwegian World Cup course before showing us how to do it on two wheels, partly in the company of teammate and new World Champion Greg Minaar.

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

Red Bull Rampage coming soon

September 18th, 2012 · No Comments

This years Red Bull rampage takes place October 7 in the USA.  For those who don’t know the Rampage is an annual exhibition of extreme riding in the Utah desserts that has pushed the edges of freeride monutain biking on an equally annual basis.  Here is a compilation of the 5 best rides and 5 [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Gravity Enduro final round video

September 17th, 2012 · No Comments

All the fun of the fair at the final round of probably the greatest MTB series ireland has ever seen.  Congrats to Niall Davis and all his crew.  Role on 2013!

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Trek World Racing – XC World Champs

September 14th, 2012 · No Comments

A rather successful day for the Trek boys…

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

Nominations open for Irish Off road Commission

September 12th, 2012 · No Comments

With a number of long time members stepping down there are several vacancies on the Off road Commission.  Why not have your say in how the sport is run?Please note there are various positions on the Cycling Ireland Offroad Commission up for nomination. Nominations must be received by the Offroad Commission by Saturday 29th September [...]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Team Specialized at Leogang World Champs

September 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Former World Champ Sam Hill and former Under 23 World Champ and protegee Troy Brosnan head to Leogang to take on the World Champs.  Not exactly known for their excitement these two…  Interviewing Sam Hill after he won the title in 2007 he was exactly as you see him in this video.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

Video – Danny MacAskill does San Fran

September 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Everyones favourite Scottish trials rider is back, this time in San Francisco on a shoot for Remington.  Has trials hit the mainstream?

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Video – Strength in Numbers

September 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Put the kettle on, sit back, headphones on and enjoy the next 12 minutes 14 seconds of mountain biking from Strength in Numbers.  Perfect antidote for mid week blues and motivation to hit the trails tonight!

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Squeezy energy products

September 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Squeezy energy products are made to be kind on your stomach and super easy to use.  We have been trialling them for a while now and are really impressed.  These are not aimed purely at athletes either but more so at your everyday rider who wants to up their energy levels before or during a [...]

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Tags: Endurance events · General commentary · Mountain biking