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Entries from October 2013

2013 CRC Irish DH National Champs

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Fairymount Farm hosted the Irish National Downhill Champs this year, with Colin Ross walking away with the Green and white jersey.  Here is the highlights video from Flexomedia. 2013 CRC Irish DH National Championships from FlexoMedia on Vimeo.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Santa Cruz Syndicate at EWS/SuperEnduro in Finale Ligure

October 28th, 2013 · No Comments

The Syndicate boys wind down their season by taking on the final Enduro World Series and SuperEnduro race in Finale Ligure.  Interestingly they opted for different wheel sizes sparking yet another debate.  Our take?  Ride what you like and don’t worry about anyone else. Santa Cruz hit the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure from [...]

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Tags: 29er · 650B · enduro · Enduro World Series · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Santacruz bikes Paul Cummins and Dan Wolfe

October 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Irish Santa Cruz riders Paul Cummins and Enduro National Champ Dan Wolfe playing about on 3rock.

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Tags: 650B · Mountain biking · Video

Downhill Road Blitz 2013 video

October 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is a nice edit from the Downhill Road Blitz last weekend in Wicklow.

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Road cycling

Kelly McGarry Rampage POV

October 24th, 2013 · No Comments

In what we think was possibly the best ride at Rampage Kelly McGarry backflipped the 72ft Canyon Gap.  The helicopter view of the run is at the bottom of the page but check out the view from his helmet mounted GoPro.  The lines look a lot narrower from his point of view!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Hannah Barnes – Hannah goes Mega

October 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Here is a nice edit from Bluegrass of their rider Hannah Barnes at the MegaAvalanche showing what mountain biking is all about.  Makes a nice refreshing change from all the over the top stuff out there.  Just ride your bike! Hannah goes Mega from Bluegrass Board on Vimeo. This is a good point to mention that [...]

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

Super Enduro/ EWS – Finale Ligure

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

The last round of the Enduro World Series and also the Italian Super Enduro series finished last weekend in Finale Ligure in Italy.  Enduro World Champions Tracy Moseley and Jerome Clementz finished the season with yet another amazing win, cementing their reputation as the best of 2013.  Jared Graves finished second in the race and [...]

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Tags: enduro · Enduro World Series · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Downhill Road Blitz Ireland this weekend

October 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Sunday sees the inaugural Irish Downhill Road Blitz in Wicklow.  Entries are still available here.  Check out the video below from a race a few weeks ago in Colorado featuring race director Janos Kohler.

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Tags: General commentary · Racing · Road cycling

Finale Ligure EWS/ Super Enduro round course info

October 17th, 2013 · No Comments

This weekend sees the final round of the Super Enduro and the World Enduro Series (EWS) in Finale Ligure in Italy.  This is definitely one for the bucket list and reflecting the growth in Enduro, it is hugely popular and has been sold out for months.  The start list is pretty epic too with many [...]

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Tags: enduro · Enduro World Series · Mountain biking · Racing

Red Bull Rampage 2013

October 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Check out these crazy runs from the Red Bull Rampage last weekend.  First up eventual winner Kyle Strait’s run which has a few hair raising moments. Strait is the only person to have won the event twice. Next up is second place Kiwi Kelly McGarry who’s run we actually think is better! The backflip canyon [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Red Bull Foxhunt – A life worth living

October 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Check out the full video from the Red Bull Foxhunt in Rostrevor!  Is this the future for mountain bike video in Ireland (and worldwide)?  We think so! . Red Bull had a serious film crew on site on the day with a helicopter, camera placements at key points on the track and loads of helmet [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

10 myths about women in cycling

October 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is a funky infographic about women in cycling from Momentum magazine.  Do you agree?  You can find a larger printable version here.

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Tags: General commentary

Gravity Enduro dates released for 2014

October 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Hot off the presses are the dates for the 2014 Gravity Enduro series.  We’ll update with more info shortly but suffice to say here are the dates!  Block book those calendars now! Round 1 – 12th/13th April – Ballinastoe, Wicklow Round 2 – 17th/18th May – Ticknock, Dublin Round 3 – 12th/13th July – Ballyhoura, [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing

This is Peaty Season 2 Episode 6

October 11th, 2013 · No Comments

This is Peaty are off to South Africa for the World Champs.  Slightly different take on the Syndicate video…

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

Red Bull Rampage 2012 recap

October 10th, 2013 · No Comments

This weekend sees the annual Red Bull Rampage from Utah.  You can watch it live on redbull.com/rampage.  Meanwhile here is last years show to wet your appetite.  

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Biking Blitz 2014 dates released

October 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Biking.ie have released dates for their phenomenally successful Biking Blitz series for 2014.  The race series is aimed at beginners with it’s Baggy shorts category which has been instrumental in introducing many to racing. The dates are as follows – Round 1 – Ballinastoe, Co. Wicklow, 2nd February 2014, 14km or 28km  options. Round 2 [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Movie trailer – The Armstrong lie

October 9th, 2013 · No Comments

In 2009 American award winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling.  As the doping scandal erupted the project was shelved but post the USADA verdict he returned to it with a new critical eye. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Red Bull Foxhunt POV edit

October 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is the first video from the Red Bull Foxhunt which took place last weekend in Rostrevor.  A cracking course greeted the 400 riders with World Cup racer Gee Atherton facing his biggest challenge yet.  Elbows out as we ride along with a variety of racers in this excellent Point Of View edit!  Plenty of [...]

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

Team Sky service course

October 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Take a tour around the Team Sky Service course in Belgium.  Any techie will be drooling over their keyboard with this one.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tech · Video

Santa Cruz Syndicate Leogang 2013

October 5th, 2013 · No Comments

The Syndicate check in from Leogang, the final round of the World Cup. Syndicate Leogang 2013 from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

GoPro release the Hero3+

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Boasting video resolutions up to 4k the new Hero3+ from GoPro marks another step in the company that has a firm foothold on the adventure sports market and beyond.  Now 20% smaller and lighter than the excellent Hero3 it is also neater and comes with 30% better battery life a wifi connection that is claimed [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Brian Cookson interview

October 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Shimano interviewed the new UCI President Brian Cookson following his appointment last Friday.  Here he outlines some of his key areas of focus.

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Tags: General commentary · Video

The Mavic Trans-Provence 2013 Days 1-3

October 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

A multi-day Enduro stage race anyone?  Try the Mavic Trans-Provence.  Here is some footage from the first few days.  Looks like it just made the Spoke.ie bucket list… MAVIC® TRANS-PROVENCE 2013 /// DAY 1 from Trans-Provence on Vimeo. MAVIC® TRANS-PROVENCE 2013 /// DAY 2 from Trans-Provence on Vimeo. MAVIC® TRANS-PROVENCE 2013 /// DAY 3 from [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing