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Entries from August 2013

2013 World Champs DH course preview

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Let’s take a trip down the Pietermartizberg  Downhill World Cup course with Trek World Racing and firstly Steve Peat.  Catch it all live on Red Bull this Sunday.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · World Champs

12 months, 12 stories – Ep.8 – On the way

August 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Newly crowned Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz hits the trails. 12 MONTHS 12 STORIES – EP8 – On the way from Jérémie Reuiller on Vimeo.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Shimano issue voluntary recall of mechanical disc brake calipers for road racing bikes

August 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Shimano have issued a recall for all road racing mechanical disc brakes bearing the following monikers – BR-CX75, BR-R515 AND BR-R315. Full press release below. The bicycle component manufacturer, Shimano, is voluntarily recalling the mechanical disc brake calipers for road racing bikes BR-CX75, BR-R515 and BR-R315.

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech

Trek World Racing Stories Ep.3

August 26th, 2013 · No Comments

The Trek World Racing downhill team check in from Andorra and Monte Saint Ann.  We are a little underwhelmed by the team this year.  Sure Aaron Gwin leaving was a huge loss but these videos don’t convey a sense of seriousness and some of the riders don’t look in tip top shape shall we say. [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Video · World Cup

Monday morning motivation – The Bus

August 26th, 2013 · No Comments

As if Nico Roche winning a stage of the Vuelta wasn’t enough, here is a video to get you thinking about next week ends trail savagery.  Road trip anyone?…. The Bus: A Journey Up North from Joey Schusler on Vimeo.  

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

#OnTheHunt: Episode 3 – Chain Reaction/Nukeproof – Sam Hill

August 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Back on the road with the Chain Reaction/Nukeproof boys for a bit of trail time before they all head to Vallnord for a World Cup.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup

Garmin enter the sports camera market with the VIRB

August 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

GPS manufacturer Garmin announced its first foray into sports cameras with the nifty VIRB.  Aimed squarely at the GoPro market the VIRB features a HD (1080p) camera with a top mounted colour screen.  Shooting up to 16mp and with a promised 3 hour battery life, the camera also comes with built in wifi. Garmin will [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Bike Park Wales Ep.3

August 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Following on from yesterdays post here is the third part of the documentary on BikePark Wales which opens this Saturday!  Looks fantastic…

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

BikePark Wales opens this weekend

August 19th, 2013 · No Comments

A new bike centre will open on Saturday in Southern Wales.  BikePark Wales promises several different graded trails on opening with more on the way.  Opening at the same time is a new centre incorporating a bike shop, bike hire and cafe. Only a hop skip and jump from Rosslare on the ferry the centre [...]

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Tags: Cross country · enduro · Mountain biking · Video

Inside Gstadd-Scott team truck

August 19th, 2013 · No Comments

While team trucks are the norm on the Pro road circuit, they are something more of a novelty on the lower budget MTB circuit.  Here we take a look inside the Team Gstadd-Scott truck.  You might know Team Manager Claudio Caluori’s voice from the excellent Red Bull sponsored downhill course rider perspective previews.

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

Specialized Racing round up

August 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Here’s three from the Specialized crew – DH & XC World Cups and the Leadville 100 (on our bucket list!).

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

Cedric Gracia – Through my eyes #6 Whistler

August 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Cedric checks in from the Enduro World Series race in Whistler. Cedric Gracia Through my eyes #6 WHISTLER CRANKWORX Race Report

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Tags: 29er · enduro · Mountain biking · Video

Enduro World Series – Round 5 Whistler

August 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is an excellent video showcasing the Enduro World Series round held last weekend in Whistler, Canada. DirtTV: Enduro World Series Round 5 Whistler Roundup a Mountain Biking video by orpheusproductions Whistler has a fantastic reputation for trails but is perhaps better known for its slopestyle events from a media point of view.  The EWS [...]

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Tags: enduro · Racing · Video

Nico Vouilloz – The relentless pursuit of balance – Enduro racing

August 13th, 2013 · No Comments

10 time DH World Champion and legend Nico Vouilloz checks in from the Enduro circuit.  It is hard to think of a better prototype tester than Nico who is renowned for his attention to detail. After the first episode, where we saw Nicolas Vouilloz testing his new SRAM MTB wheels

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Tags: enduro · Racing · Video

Gravity Enduro National Champs

August 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Sunday saw the running of the second Irish Gravity Enduro National Championships in Ballinastoe, Co.Wicklow.  Throught the Roots were there to record every detail.  congrats to the Biking.ie on another first class event! 2013 Trek Gravity Enduro Ireland Series Championships – Ballinastoe, County Wicklow from Gravity Enduro Ireland on Vimeo. Results can be found here.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Gee Athertons crash from MSA practise

August 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Atherton Racing have released a GoPro video of Gee Atherton crashing at Mont Sainte Anne during practise on the morning of finals.  He still went on to take second place several hours later!  Gentlemen you might want to take a deep breath…

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

Giant Off-road team Enduro

August 12th, 2013 · No Comments

The Giant boys and girls head Enduro racing in Oregon on their new 650B bikes.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Mont Sainte Anne course preview

August 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Lets take a look at the Mont Sainte Anne World Cup Downhill course through the eyes of Josh Bryceland (filling in for Steve Peat) and Trek World Racing’s Neko Mulally.

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

Commencal Riding Addiction from Vallnord

August 8th, 2013 · No Comments

As attention turns to Mont Sainte Anne for this weekends World Cup fest lets take a look back at the team of Remi Thirion at Vallnord.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · World Cup

Danny MacAskill in Taiwan

August 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Danny heads to Taiwan to visit sponsor Lezyne’s factory. While there he takes his bike out for a ride…

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Tags: General commentary · Video

Ultimate overtaking

August 6th, 2013 · No Comments

A lesson in how to overtake from Michal Marosi at the 4 Cross Pro Tour.  

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing · Video

This is Peaty S02.Ep4 Andorra!

August 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Everyones favourite racer Steve Peat checks from the Andorra World Cup.

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

SRAM announce X01

August 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

SRAM have just announced details of the worst kept secret in mountain biking, the release of their new 11 speed X01 group.  XX1 was ground breaking in providing a 1×11 platform which has proved perfect for everyone from cross country racers to Enduro/ all mountain riders. ONE. AND ONLY. SRAM 1X™ is the only one [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech