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Entries from March 2013

Build it then ride it

March 31st, 2013 · No Comments

We love videos about frame building.  This one combines that with riding it afterwards.  Top dollar.  Happy Easter all! Build It Then Ride It from aran cook on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Cong NPS course preview

March 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Looking out the window it wouldn’t seem like it but it is almost time for the XC NPS to kick off.  Round 1 is at the new Cong venue in Mayo on the 14th of April.  Below is is a course preview, click on the poster below that to go direct to the organizing clubs website. XC [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Chris Akrigg – Akrigg rides again

March 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Chris Akrigg is not only an amazing rider he also has come back from a horrific injury and must be one of the most inspirational riders out there.  Enjoy! Akrigg Rides Again from chris akrigg on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Gravity Enduro promo

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

So it’s cats and dogs outside but sunshine is on the horizon – The Gravity Enduro is on its way! 2013 Trek Gravity Enduro Ireland Series Preview from Gravity Enduro Ireland on Vimeo. Enter at http://www.gravityenduro.ie/ before they fill up!

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Video

Rockshox announce new 30 Gold fork

March 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Today Rockshox announced it’s latest update, a replacement for the budget Recon Silver.  The new fork drops nearly half a pound (or 230 of your grams , a considerable saving.  The fork also benefits from much of the technological wizardry found on forks that are more than twice the price.  Given that the Recon currently retails for [...]

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Tags: 29er · Mountain biking · Tech

Fall rides, Savage films

March 18th, 2013 · No Comments

We liked the Savage Films video the other day so much we wanted to put up another one, this time from Squamish, British Columbia. Fall Rides from Savage Films on Vimeo.

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Red Bull Joyride 2012 recap

March 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Check out the 18 year old winner of this Whistler based jump contest.  Amazing.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Last round of the Biking Blitz this weekend

March 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Round four of the Biking Blitz takes place on St. Patricks Day on Ticknock mountain in Dublin. Comprising of the full Coillte trail loop, this Blitz sees a frantic start up the tarmac fireroad before heading into the trails.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Urban Downhill Tour announced for Bratislava

March 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Urban downhill has been growing at a phenomenal rate and while the Letterkenny race failed to get past the planners there is still hope!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Tuesday motivation

March 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Okay it’s bloody freezing again so how about some guys who got out in the middle of Winter in icy British Columbia, Canada.  No excuses! December Loam from Savage Films on Vimeo. The text below is from the filmakers Savage Films blog and gives a flavor of what they face in order to get some trail time. [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Irish Cycling Show 2013 floor report

March 10th, 2013 · No Comments

The Irish Cycling Show opened today Saturday in City West, Dublin with a veritable bevvy of brands and distributors plying their wares.  Here are some of our highlights. Cube Cube have one of the biggest stands and are showing some stunning high end MTBs including this Cube Stereo Super 160mm travel 650B super bike aimed [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech

SRAM announce new Rockshox Vivid and Vivid Air.

March 8th, 2013 · No Comments

SRAM have just announced details of their new Rockshox Vivid and Vivid Air downhill rear shocks.  Six years in development with Blackbox athletes, the new shocks are a radical departure for Rockshox in terms of the way their shocks work. The key features of the new Vivid are:

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Irish Cycling show this weekend

March 8th, 2013 · No Comments

The second edition of the Irish Cycling show kicks off to morrow in City West with a veritable cornucopia of exhibitors of all things bike related.  Anchored by the likes of Kona, Trek, Cube, Planet X and Massi bikes the list also includes super distributors Madison (Shimano, Saracen, Pearl Izumi, etc.) and Moore Large and clothing manufacturers like Endura. [...]

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Tags: General commentary

Behind the scenes at Santa Cruz bikes

March 8th, 2013 · No Comments

An intriguing look behind the scenes at Santa Cruz bikes. 104 Bronson: Design, Engineering & Product Development from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Magura recall some MT6 & MT8 brakes

March 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Magura have issued a recall for some of its MT6 and MT8 series brakes sighting an issue with very low temperatures which could cause issues.  See below for details. During the course of our constant product observation process, MAGURA has detected a potential fault source in part of a production batch affecting our disc brake [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech

On Test – Bluegrass Bobcat & Wolverine

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Bluegrass have been making waves in the mountain biking world for a while now and not just for their sponsorship of World class Enduro racing.  Well thought out, ergonomic and comfortable protective gear that doesn’t impede on the cyclist is what they are all about and we thought it was about time that we tested [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Trek World Racing – Neko Mulally

March 1st, 2013 · No Comments

After four years in the Pro ranks, three of them with the Trek World Racing setup, Neko Mulally has been steadily progressing and is still only twenty years old.  With the departure of Aaron Gwin from the squad expect to see a lot more of this young man as he is pushed more into the [...]

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

The Escape

March 1st, 2013 · No Comments

We love this, the story and imagery alone should make for a great video and British Columbia has some of the best riding on the planet we can personally attest to.  Full details on the film below. Let’s get one thing straight, this film is not really about us or our journey. It’s about the [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video