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Entries from September 2013

Road World Championships, a Shimano eye view

September 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Shimano provide a neutral service facility in races for riders.  This becomes crucial in breakaways and in  between groups who may not have immediate access to a team car and has got many riders out of jail.  Another advantage is that they are often at the business end of the race and can see what [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · World Champs

This is Peaty S.02 Ep.06

September 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Pietermaritzburg in South Africa was the site of this years World Champs and also the home of one of the Syndicate members.  Que a very interesting episode of This is Peaty.  Enjoy!

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

Thursday afternoon motivation

September 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Okay so it’s miserable outside, the bizarre heatwave of last weekend is a distant memory as we woke up this morning to fog and rain.  This mornings commute was not pleasant.  However here is a little video to wake up that MTB hunger in your belly.  The weekend is almost here people!  Just get out [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Red Bull Foxhunt sold out!

September 24th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s official, the Foxhunt has sold out with 400 riders set to challenge Gee Atherton in Rostrevor on Sunday the 6th of October in a winner takes all dash to the finish.  Last year Greg Callaghan took the crown from Gee but can he do it again or will another rider emerge to take the [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Downhill Road Blitz entries now open!

September 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

The Downhill Road Blitz takes place on the 20th October on the Red Lane down the side of the Sugarloaf mountain in County Wicklow.  Organised my multiple Red Bull Road Rage champion Janos Kohler it is set to be an all out war to crown the first Irish Downhill Road blitz champion.  Entries are strictly [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Road cycling · Video

An Post Chain Reaction Sam Bennett wins Tour of Britain stage 5

September 20th, 2013 · No Comments

A good day for the An Post Chain reaction team at the Tour of Britain.  While we celebrate Sam Bennetts great win it is nice to see the directeur sportifs view!  Well done guys!

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Dirt Norco check in from Mont Saint Anne and Hafjell

September 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Off to Mont Saint Anne and Hafjell with Dirt Norco’s Ben Reid and co.  Don’t forget the live feed from Leogang this Sunday on RedBull.tv!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Specialized reports from Hafjell

September 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Team Specialized checks in from the last round of the XC World Cup and the penultimate Downhill World Cup.

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

Dirt TV – Hafjell DH World Cup

September 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Dirt TV is back with their edit from the penultimate World Cup round in Hafjell.

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

Trek World Racing Stories Ep.4

September 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Justin Leov hits the Enduro World Series and the Downhill boys are off to Worlds in South Africa.

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Tags: Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

Citi bike/BMX on the streets of New York

September 16th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s not the bike, it’s the rider!  Happy Monday…

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Tags: General commentary · Video

Chris Akrigg – Trial Trails

September 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Superstar Mongoose trials rider Chris Akrigg rips it up in his latest edit.  Long time readers of the site will remember his horific injury while shooting a video a few years back, newer readers might want to check out some videos here including that crash. Trial Trails from chris akrigg on Vimeo.  

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Live XC World Cup coverage from Hafjell

September 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Live coverage of the Elite woman Cross country race from Hafjell in Norway starts at 10.20am on Red Bull TV. http://live.redbull.tv/events/238/uci-mtb-world-cup-2013-hafjell-crosscountry-women/ Coverage for the mens race starts just before 1pm Irish time with the downhill events on tomorrow, Sunday.

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

Track ride along – Hafjell

September 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Lets go for a ride with Steve Peat and Neko Mullaly down the World Cup course in Hafjell, Norway.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · World Cup

Hafjell track walk and ride with Steve Peat

September 12th, 2013 · No Comments

The World Cup circus is off to Norway for the penultimate round and here we take a track walk with Steve Peat and Matti Lehikoinen.

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

Red Bull Foxhunt selling out fast!

September 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Entries are filling up fast for the Red Bull Foxhunt set to take place in Rostrevor on the weekend of the 4th to 6th of October. This is the third year of the race which sees a 400 strong field (the hounds) chased down the mountain by current World Cup leader Gee Atherton (the fox).

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Gravity Enduro Rd.4 Djouce video

September 11th, 2013 · No Comments

A fantastic event on a breathtaking track, the Gravity Enduro finished up in style for 2013 in Djouce woods last Sunday.  Here is the video. 2013 Trek Gravity Enduro Ireland Round 4 – Djouce Woods, County Wicklow from Gravity Enduro Ireland on Vimeo. Don’t forget the last Enduro of the season on the 21st/22nd of [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

This is Peaty – S.02 Ep.5 Ratboy special

September 9th, 2013 · No Comments

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

Saxo Bank continue to be aggressive at the Vuelta

September 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche went on a daring attack in yesterday’s stage aimed at clawing back some time from his disastrous day on Saturday when freezing rain and winter like conditions forces some to abandon with hypothermia.  Marking a return to the aggressive tactics employed by the team in the Tour de France when Contador repeatedly [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

Fabien Barel presents S2E4 – Riding Spruce Lake with Jeff Lenosky

September 6th, 2013 · No Comments

After the recent Enduro World Series race in Whistler, Fabian Barel and Jeff Lenosky headed North via float plane to access the trails at Spruce Lake.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Dan Martin’s Tour de France stage victory video

September 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is a great video from Team Garmin-Sharp on the story of Dan Martin’s Stage 9 victory at this years Tour de France. The story of Team Garmin-Sharp’s 2013 Stage 9 Tour de France win from Humans Invent on Vimeo.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Saracen announce the Ariel 150 series in 650B

September 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Saracen have been making major waves in the Downhill world with Manon Carpenter sitting in a career best third in the rankings with a second place in Fort William.  The Saracen range is synonymous with quality and affordability with a lot of bang for your buck and it is with that in mind that we [...]

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Tags: 650B · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

SRAM introduce new XO hubs

September 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Component manufacturer SRAM have annouced details of their new XO hubs.  Featuring angled flanges, superfast bearings and quick engagement they are sure to be popular.  The rear hub features the XD drver cassette body designed to fit the 11 speed rear cassette from XX1 and X01.  Aimed at XC and All mountain riders the only [...]

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Tags: Cross country · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

MTB DH Worlds 2013 video edit

September 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Here is the Dirt TV edit from South Africa of the World Champs.  We’ll leave out who won here for those that haven’t seen it yet because they were out riding their bikes of a Sunday!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

Trek Stories – Jens Voigt

September 1st, 2013 · No Comments

Hero combatant of the Peloton and all around nice guy Jens Voigt gets a special bike from Trek…

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech