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Entries from November 2013

Training – A racer’s dream by Hutchinson UR

November 29th, 2013 · No Comments

While it’s currently the off season for World Cup downhill racers, they are hard at it training for 2014.  Here is a nice piece from a forthcoming film from Hutchinson on their riders showing what they get up to around about now…

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

Life on wheels – Episode 4

November 28th, 2013 · No Comments

The final chapter from the Lapierre Gravity Republic team on the 2013 season. Que the madness.

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Video · World Cup

The Spirit of Enduro World Champs – 2013

November 27th, 2013 · No Comments

If like us you are suffering a little bit from Enduro withdrawel well we have  alittle bit of a treat for you.  Here is a really nicely filmed piece about the recent Dudes of Hazard / No Fuss Enduro event in Kinlochleven in Scotland.  We love the signs for “tres difficile” and “hard bit”.  Sums [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Steve Peat – Wont back down

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Today sees the release of the trailer for a new mountain bike movie staring Steve Peat.  Titled Won’t Back Down it’s a look back at the career of one of the most charasmatic and consistent riders on the World Cup circuit.  As Rob Warner says in the trailer he raced his first World Champs in 1993! [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Life on wheels – Chapter 3

November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Back on the World Cup road with Team Lapierre Gravity Republic.

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

The Narrows – SRAM X01 – All for one

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

“Some of the funnest things you can do on a bike is just riding with your friends”.  Well said. Here is a great little edit of a SRAM trip that breaks down the essential essence of a bike trip and sets a different tone to a normal bike video.  Nice viewing for a dark November’s [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

The little house

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Okay so this is not mountain biking but many of you will connect with the idea of a road trip.  For all of you guys here is a little piece that might ignite a spark…

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Tags: General commentary

Life on wheels – Team Lapierre Gravity Republic

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Out on the World Cup road with the Lapierre Gravity Republic boys and girl. Chapters 1 and 2 of their epic adventure starring Sam Blenkinspop, Loic Bruni, Emmeline Ragot and Loris Vergier.

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

The invisible bike helmet

November 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Proving that dreams can come true, here is a fantastic piece of engineering to create an airbag for your head.  While it undoubtedly won’t be cheap initially, could this be the face of commuting in years to come? The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

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Tags: General commentary · Tech

Rocky Mountain – Instinct in the Monashees

November 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Rocky Mountain decided to create a video for their new all conquering quiver-killer bike called the Instinct.  The weather didn’t co-operate entirely but actually out of adversity comes greatness… Instinct in the Monashees from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo.

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Tags: Cross country · enduro · General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

#loveDublin – The two sides of Dublin biking

November 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Niall Davis of Biking.ie explores two aspects to Dublin City Cycling in this nice short.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Road cycling

This is Peaty S.02 Ep.07

November 8th, 2013 · No Comments

In the penultimate episode for 2013 Steve Peat and Co head to the final World Cups and then it’s off to Thailand where much hilarity ensues.

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

Casey Brown – Death Grip

November 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Dirt Norco rider Casey Brown sees how fast she can go without brakes.  The answer is – quite!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Opposites attract – Scott’s Brendan Fairclough & Nino Schurter

November 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Here’s an interesting one what happens when a downhill pro and a cross country pro (& World Champion!) ride the Enduro World series? Opposites Attract: Brendan Fairclough and Nino Schurter ride the EWS final in Finale Ligure, Italy. from Wideopen Mag on Vimeo. For the record Schurter finished 174th and Fairclough didn’t finish.

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Tags: enduro · Enduro World Series · Racing · Video

New trails announced for Ticknock

November 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Coillte Outdoors have announced details of a master-plan for seven new trails to be added to the existing mountain bike trails on Ticknock.  The trails will open up new sections of the mountain with climbs and descents.  The plans include two “category 5″ trails and five “category 4″ trails. Initial development appear to be centered [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

12 months 12 stories – Ep.10 A hell of a season

November 4th, 2013 · No Comments

With the first year of the Enduro World Series drawing to a close here is a recap of an amazing season for Jerome Clementz.

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

Dirt Norco – Run to the Hills.

November 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is a great edit as part of the Dirt Run to the hills event featuring the Dirt Norco team (including Greg Callaghan) on a tour from Belfast to Dublin.  Sit back and enjoy with a cuppa of Tetleys, apparently nothing else with do for Mr.Reid… Run to the hills – Team Dirt Norco Full [...]

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Tags: Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Video