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Entries from June 2013

Shimano introduces hydaulic disc brakes for the road

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

As the Tour de France is under way Shimano have released details of their new hydraulic disc brake systems for road bikes.  Available at Ultegra level the new system works with the companies electronic Di2 system, presumably as it allows all the internals to fit together well in one package. Over to Shimano-   SHIMANO [...]

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Tags: Cyclocross · Road cycling · Tech

Shimano launches R320 road shoe

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Shimano have released details of their new high end road shoe.  Several Tour de France riders will be riding these including Edvald Boassen Hagen, Ryder Hesjedahl and Robert Gesink. SHIMANO LAUNCHES A LIMITED EDITION R320 SHOE DURING TOUR DE FRANCE Tomorrow the Tour de France will start in Corsica with a special color. Not yellow, [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tech · Tour de France

Orbea introduce the new Avant

June 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Spanish bike manufacturer Orbea have released details of their new road bike the Avant just ahead of the Tour de France Grand depart this weekend. What you should notice straight away is the disc brakes!

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech

Greg Callaghan – Samoens Enduro Stage 8

June 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Ever wondered what a French Enduro stage is like?  Strap in with Dirt/Norco rider Greg Callaghan for this stage from Samoens.

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Tags: enduro · Video

Imaginate – Danny MacAskill

June 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Just in case you have been living under a rock, here is the Danny MacAskill new edit – Imaginate in all its glory.  Well worth a few minutes of your time, the ball hoping is incredible!

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Leah Maunsell – Gravity Enduro Rd 3

June 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Lets check in again with Leah Maunsell from Gravity Enduro Round three in Ticknock the other week- over to Leah! Ticknock in the Dublin Mountains was host to Round 3 of the Gravity Enduro Ireland Series this weekend. Preparation started on Friday night when it was time to fix my left shifter which was giving [...]

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Tags: blog · enduro · Mountain biking · Racing

Niner unveil the ROS 9

June 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Finest purveyors of all things 29er, Niner bikes have just anounced their new trail oriented hardtail the ROS 9.  Designed to take 120-140mm forks, it is a no nonsense thrasher that is fully suited to your needs. Want a singlespeed – check, want to run a single chain ring up front – check, want to [...]

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Tags: 29er · Mountain biking · Tech

Gravity Enduro #3 Ticknock video

June 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Here it is, the official video for Gravity Enduro round 3 in Ticknock last weekend.  Role on August and the next one! 2013 Trek Gravity Enduro Ireland Round 3 – Ticknock, County Dublin from Gravity Enduro Ireland on Vimeo.

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Tags: enduro · Racing · Video

SRAM announce Quickview computer mount

June 20th, 2013 · No Comments

So you spend a small fortune on a fancy high end Garmin unit only to loose it in a crash and not realise.  Sitting on the top of the bars it is in harms way.  SRAM have just introduced a head unit that allows the discerning mountain biker to place the mount over the stem [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Team Specialized at the Val di Sole World Cup

June 20th, 2013 · No Comments

First up Aaron Gwin tackles his second race for the team but is outdone by his junior member Troy Brosnan.  Then we turn our attention to the XC…

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

Nico roche selected for the Saxo-Tinkoff Tour de France squad

June 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Irish rider Nicolas Roche lines out in this years 100th edition of the Tour de France as a super-domestique for Alberto Contador. While Roche’s role will most likely be to protect the leader

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France · Video

Wednesday motivation

June 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Right, its a beautiful sunny day.  Time for some motivation for a spin this evening…  Off to Whistler with Craig Evans and James Crossland. Summer2012 from Raffaella Dice on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Danny MacAskill Reddit Q&A this Tuesday

June 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Seen as his most ambitious project to date, ‘MacAskill’s Imaginate’ promises to be a move away from Danny’s previous riding clips, the hugely successful ‘Inspired’, ‘Way Back Home’ and most recently ‘Industrial Revolutions’.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

Cedric Gracia – Through my Eyes #2 Fort Bill

June 17th, 2013 · No Comments

French wildman Cedric Gracia  checks in from the Fort William World Cup round.  Gracia has history here, in fact Fort William casualty must be seeing him as a bit of a cash cow at this stage based on previous form.  There are actual bits of him on that there hill…but he keeps coming back for [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · World Cup

This is Peaty – Val di Sole ride along

June 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Steve Peat and the Syndicate boys riding down the Val di Sole World Cup course.

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

Leah Maunsells blog – NPS 5

June 13th, 2013 · No Comments

XC development squad rider and Enduro racer Leah Maunsell checks in from NPS 5 in Slade Valley last weekend. On Thursday my Dad and I headed back down to Kinsale to Weldon Bicycle Suspension to collect my fully serviced Rockshox Sid fork. I brought it out for a test ride in Ballyhoura that evening to [...]

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Tags: blog · Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

This is Peaty Season 2 episode 2

June 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Peaty is back, Episode 2 takes us to the Isle of Man TT course and the Sea Otter Classic.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Specialized Racing: UCI World Cup DH1 – Fort William

June 12th, 2013 · No Comments

The Specialized Downhill squad check in following a lack lustre performance at the first round of the World Cup in Fort William. Following his high profile move from Trek to Specialized over the off season eyebrows are already being raised at Aaron Gwin’s performance as he seemed way off the pace he is used to [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · World Cup

Santa Cruz announces Tallboy 2

June 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Santa Cruz announced the rdesign of its popular 100mm 29er full sus the Tallboy late last week promising improved pedaling efficiency, increased stiffness and reduced weight to redefine what is their most popular trail bike. Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.

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

This is Peaty – Fort William course video

June 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Ahead of all the action from the Fort William Downhill World Cup opener lets ride the course with Steve Peat and the Syndicate boys.

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

GT release a new Fury DH bike on the eve of the World Cup

June 7th, 2013 · No Comments

GT have just released their new flagship downhill bike the Fury, built in conjunction with the Athertons and Marc Beaumont.  The new aluminium version replaces the carbon model and hits the press on the eve of the World Cup opener in Fort William.  It will be interesting to see how it performs, so no pressure [...]

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

Gee Atherton and the Peregrine Falcon

June 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Watch GT rider Gee Atherton race a Peregrine Falcon down a quarry in North Wales!  We always thought he was for the birds…

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Slade Valley NPS 5 preview vid

June 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is some cracking footage from the XC NPS this weekend in Slade Valley.  The course is riding unbelievably well!

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

2013 XC NPS Round 5 Slade Valley

June 5th, 2013 · No Comments

This Sunday sees the fifth round of the 2013 XC NPS run at Slade Valley by IMBRC.  The event is a two time winner of event of the year in the past and the technical singletrack is in phenomenal condition following the good weather which is set to stay for the weekend. The 6km course [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Specialized at the XC World Cup

June 4th, 2013 · No Comments

On a day like today we feel like saying – stop looking at the computer and just get out and ride!  But we realise that’s not possible for those of you chained to a desk so here are two videos from Specialized of the first two rounds of the 2013 XC World Cup to keep [...]

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

Santa Cruz introduce the Solo

June 1st, 2013 · No Comments

The Solo – a new 27.5″/650B bike from Santa Cruz.  A sister to the All mountain Bronson, it boasts 125mm of VPP travel but moves in a different direction.  A lower Bottom bracket height combined with shorter stays makes a stable but nimble ride whilst the 68 degree head angle adds climbing agility.  The carbon [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech