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Entries from January 2014

Festive 500 in one go

January 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Every year clothing manufacturer Rapha set a goal on Strava of riding 500 kilometres between Christmas and New Years called the Festive 500.  This year the winners did it in one go riding from Paris to Haarlem in the Netherlands.  No mean feat especially given the conditions.  Take a look a this really well put [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling · Video

Downmall 2014 Prague

January 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Downmall is a race in a mall in Prague which sees top riders descending down escalators and around corners at break neck speeds.  Anyone got the number of Dundrum Town Centre?  First up Tomas Slaviks winning run followed by a more general feature.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

How to be a road rider

January 29th, 2014 · No Comments

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling · Video

General entry for Enduro World Series released on Feb 19th

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Details have begun to trickle though for entry to the Enduro World Series races.  An initial round of places for eligable athletes will be released on Janueary 28th for registration between February 10th to 16th.  Remaining slots will be released on February 19th at 9am PST! This could actually be a considerable number.  Details released [...]

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

La Thuile EWS 2014

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Here is a sneak peak at round 4 of the Enduro World Series event from La Thuile.  It’s got our juices flowing! Introducing La Thuile Italy, the location that will host the 4th Enduro World Series race the 12th 13th of July 2014.

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

Euro Marathon champs entry open!

January 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Entry has opened for the 2014 European Marathon Championships, hosted in Ballyhoura by Biking.ie. This is a rare opportunity to race in a bona fide European level event in Ireland.  Racers please see below for details on categories.  See you on the start line! Elite men will tackle 91km while Elite Women, Expert, Masters, Vet, [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

Fun for your Friday – Footballer vs. Mountain biker

January 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Are you a footballer or a mountain biker?  Who is the real hard man? Quick nod to Niall Davis of Biking.ie for the great find.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

NS bikes – A tale of two Eccentrics

January 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

This rather nice video, strangely devoid of speech (it’s crying out for a “we live to ride, climbing majestic mountains blah blah blah” gravelly voice over) sees two friends riding around the Austrian bike resort of Leogang, site of the downhill World Cup.  With a mix of bike park, open mountain trails and wilderness it [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

A week of Rampage with Kyle Norbraten

January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

This is well worth 15 minutes of your time.  A behind the scenes look at Rampage from a riders point of view.  Strap in!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Video – Church

January 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Church from ZfH Productions on Vimeo. Brandon Blakely, Zach Heaton, and Evan Voss were the motivators behind Church. Our friendship was forged in college through riding bikes, with a mutual interest for multiple sports and the refined skillset that goes hand in hand with mastery of those disciplines. We have traveled distances together for riding [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Bluegrass Enduro tour – Dublin leg details

January 16th, 2014 · No Comments

More details are emerging concerning the Bluegrass Enduro race in Ireland on the 16th and 17th of August.  Racers will go on a tour of four venues in Wicklow with multiple stages in some venues and starting and finishing in Kilruddery house and gardens. However this comes at a price as only 50 riders will [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Uncategorized

The Mavic Trans-Provence: 10 essentials

January 16th, 2014 · No Comments

THE TEN ESSENTIALS from Trans-Provence on Vimeo.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Introducing Team Giant-Shimano

January 15th, 2014 · No Comments

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Video

UCI announces Independent Reform Commission

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Newly apointed UCI President Brian Cookson has announced details of the three man Indepedent Reform Commission in an official press release.  The aim of the Commission is to – “investigate the problems cycling has faced in recent years, especially the allegations that the UCI has been involved in wrongdoing in the past – allegations which [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling

2014 Enduro World Series registration details announced

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments

The Enduro World Series have released details on entry to the 2014 series.  All non sponsored/professional/protected riders would want to be sitting by their computer on the 19th of February.  Just saying… Enduro World Series Launches 2014 Season with Centralised Registration Team applications close January 20. Reserved riders have from February 10-16 to confirm spots. [...]

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

Enduro fusion Tour – Trans Provence

January 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Looking for a challenge this year?  Look no further.  Riding your Enduro bike around the South of France with top notch organisation, amazing trails and some serious new riding buddies.  Check, check, check. ENDURO FUSION TOUR from Trans-Provence on Vimeo.

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Tags: enduro · Video

Transition introduce the Rapture CX

January 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Here is an original (read – awesome) take on the new bike release video.  Make sure and watch all the way through and look out for the cameo as “coach” by World Cup Cross Country and now Enduro World Series racer Adam Craig! Transition Rapture CX Bike from Transition Bikes on Vimeo.

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Tags: Cyclocross · General commentary · Tech · Video

Garmin announces redesign for Connect

January 8th, 2014 · No Comments

GPS manufacturer Garmin has announced a redesign to it’s online portal Connect.  The update includes a whole host of new features centered around a new dash board design that allows users to display the information that they want using widgets.  Significantly the update also includes the addition of segments and leader-boards. This is perhaps the [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Road cycling · Tech

Registration open for the Megavalanche

January 6th, 2014 · No Comments

The annual insanity that is the Megavalanche is an event for every mountain bikers bucket list.  Whether you want to cruise at the back of the field and just enjoy the day or fancy trying to take a few scalps this is a unique event that has it all. Registration opened this morning and can [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

12 months 12 Stories – Ep.12 The Project

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Jerome Clementz is not only the Enduro World Champion for 2013 but an all around nice guy too.  Here is the final edit from his epic 12 Months 12 Stories project.  Looking forward to seeing what 2014 has in store for us. 12 MONTHS 12 STORIES – Ep12 – The Project from Jérémie Reuiller on [...]

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Tags: enduro · General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

Chris Smith, Identiti bikes 2013 Moments

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Chris Smith from Identiti bikes wows us with this show reel.  Crashes at the start just to show how hard it is. Chris Smith, Identiti Bikes, 2013 Moments from Id Tv on Vimeo.

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Tags: General commentary · Video

SuperEnduro 2014 dates announced

January 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

Happy New Year!  We were planning a post on New Year resolutions when the dates for the 2014 Italian SuperEnduro season dropped into our inbox.  This was actually top of the list for us so without further a do – For 2014 the series is split into three with the 2 day Pro events and [...]

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