Okay so it’s a little later than planned but here is an eclectic lix of mountain bike themed Christmas presents that might be handy to leave around for your other half. Also some inspiration for some post Christmas retail therapy… We have intentionally steered clear of bikes, groupsets and things like that… in case you [...]
Entries from December 2013
December 23rd, 2013 · No Comments
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December 20th, 2013 · No Comments
Steve Peat and co check out in style for 2013. Enjoy! It’s been a jam packed year full of laughs and good times with Peaty and co, but unfortunately this season has come to an end. With the up-coming release of Steve Peat’s life story ‘Won’t Back Down’,
December 19th, 2013 · No Comments
Back in the day I rode my BMX in Marley Park on a cracking BMX track. I say back in the day because it then got covered in a pretty good playground that I now use with my kids. However they will be able to share my experience as Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown County Council have announced [...]
December 19th, 2013 · No Comments
Christmas is only around the corner and it’s time to drop some serious hints. Here at Spoke towers we have curated a list of goodies that would keep every cyclist happy with options to further entertain all sizes of wallet. Let the panic buying ensue! First up gifts for under €25 Moove grips €12.10 It’s [...]
December 18th, 2013 · No Comments
Calling all cars, calling all cars! The Gravity Enduro is up for Best Outdoor Event at the annual Outsider magazine awards tomorrow night. Voting continues right up to the event so get as many as you can to vote for them on the site here – http://outsider.ie/Voting This is a get out the vote message [...]
December 17th, 2013 · No Comments
Yeti Cycles shut up shop everyday from 11.30-1 to go for a lunchtime ride. Doubtless staff morale takes a boost! Must bring it up with HR…. Our Process: The Lunch Ride from Yeti Cycles on Vimeo. Don’t call us between 11:30 and 1:00. We won’t be here. Every day, weather permitting, we shut our doors, [...]
December 16th, 2013 · No Comments
Let’s start the week off with a little Enduro action SRAM style! Enduro is demanding on riders and bikes in the same way: it requires a unique combination of all-out riding and reliability over long stages, multiple days of racing and ultimately a long season. This second chapter follows the best enduro racers in the [...]
December 12th, 2013 · No Comments
A few post ago we brought you the trailer for Hannah Barnes stunning new short movie “NorthWest”. The full edit has now landed at a whopping 26+ minutes. Put the kettle on and sit back!
December 11th, 2013 · No Comments
Here is a nice riding video from Bluegrass featuring their World Cup Downhill riders in action. Bluegrass 2013 DH season video recap from Bluegrass on Vimeo.
December 10th, 2013 · No Comments
Martyn Ashton returns with a sequel to his incredible Road Bike Party internet sensation which garnered 9 million YouTube views. Ashton is currently recuperating from a broken back sustained during one of his shows so he roped in mates Chris Akrigg and Danny MacAskill to finish filming. Get well soon Martyn! PS Now that is [...]
December 9th, 2013 · No Comments
A nice trials edit featuring World Championship Silver medal Mountain Biker Trials rider Aurélien Fontenoy. Above the Wall / Aurélien Fontenoy from Quentin Chaumy Creation on Vimeo.
December 7th, 2013 · No Comments
Two years ago I had the privelidge of riding with Rene Wildhaber on 3Rock purely by chance. Riding through the carpark we nodded to each other as those that bikes do and he cruised up to ask if I would show him around. It ended up being a hugely enjoyable spin with one of the [...]
December 6th, 2013 · No Comments
People often ask us what does it take to get sponsored. The answer is hard work and dedication and a great example of this is Micayla Gatto. Working four jobs int he off season to pay the bills come race time she is putting in the hours while many pros are still in the scratcher. [...]
December 5th, 2013 · No Comments
Scottish mountain biker Hannah Barnes checks out her backyard – Scotland! A huge outdoor playground she is heading into the more unknown areas, anyone contemplating a trip next year should definitely take a look. Elite female mountain bike enduro racer Hannah Barnes embarks on a mission of exploration up the west coast of Scotland. Beginning [...]
December 4th, 2013 · No Comments
Here is a nice video for SRAM that has us hungry for the 2014 Enduro season. Feast your eyes on this nice season summary featuring a who’s who of serious players.
December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments
Proud to say we have 8/10. What about you? 10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.
December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments
Recently arrived in Spoke towers is the rather nice X01 drive train from SRAM. With a monster eleven speed rear cassette and a new rear derailleur that features huge jockey wheels to handle the chain and a single ring up front it’s a new look at how we should power our bikes off road.