It’s coming! The 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup kicks off in two weeks time in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. To wet your appetite here is a teaser. Date Venue Nation Type 10-13 April Pietermaritzburg RSA WC – XCO/XCE/DHI Round 1 24-27 April Cairns AUS WC – XCO/XCE/DHI Round 2 23-25 May Nove Mesto na Morave [...]
Entries from March 2014
March 28th, 2014 · No Comments
March 27th, 2014 · No Comments
RockShox have just released a video of desert riding in Palm Springs. Pay particular attention to what is connecting the wheels of the riders bikes to their frames….
March 26th, 2014 · No Comments
Component manufacturer SRAM has just announced that they have subsummed AVID under the SRAM umbrella, releaseing a completly new brake design, dubbed GUIDE at the same time. The brake announces several new features and the reintroduction of a lever mounted fluid reservoir. The lever is designed with flip-flop functionality and is available in three models [...]
March 25th, 2014 · No Comments
Not many component manufacturers can claim to be Irish but Dublin based Moove components is one! The company produces a range of bike components, here we take a look a their microdot grips. Grips are a fundamental that are often overlooked. You could spend thousands on a high end steed only to have a rubbish [...]
March 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Yet again Chris Akrigg shows us that he can ride a bike better than pretty much everybody… amazing stuff! CHRISCROSS from chris akrigg on Vimeo.
March 21st, 2014 · No Comments
Here is a really nice video showcasing the best of Northern Ireland trail centers. If you haven’t been yet you are missing out!
March 21st, 2014 · No Comments
The final round of the excellent Biking Blitz takes place this weekend in Ballyhoura. This round was moved following storm damage to the trails that has now been moved. Competitors have two course options on two different trails – Baggy Shorts Category- 1 full lap of brown loop, 17km (1 hr 10mins approx winning time) [...]
March 20th, 2014 · No Comments
RockShox riders Kurt Sorge and Ryan Howard settle a bragging war with a jump off with a difference. RockShox B.I.K.E. from Good Fortune Collective on Vimeo. It all started with two friends talking smack on Facebook. Friendly banter on Facebook between two of mountain biking’s biggest stars (Red Bull Rampage winner Kurt Sorge and Strength [...]
March 18th, 2014 · No Comments
Ibis Cycles UK rider Lewis Kirkwood rides the first round of the Scottish Enduro series sponsored by POC. The Lone Wolf – Part 1 from 2pure on Vimeo.
March 14th, 2014 · No Comments
The penultimate round of the Biking Blitz takes place this weekend in Ticknock this Sunday. Online registration closes this evening at 11pm and you can enter here. The usual two categories are available – Baggy Shorts (1 lap) and Super Pro (2 laps). In addition there is a demo day running concurrently with the racing. [...]
March 12th, 2014 · No Comments
We have featured work from these guys before. Seriously well put together videos. Here is how to replicate them – a great how-to video! Some really good advice here. How to Make a Mountain Bike Film from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.
March 11th, 2014 · No Comments
Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz takes us for a spin in Chile, site of round 1 of the Enduro World Series only a few weeks away on the 19th/20th of April. ESCAPE – Anfiteatro – Chile with Jérôme Clementz from Jérémie Reuiller on Vimeo.
March 10th, 2014 · No Comments
Last week we brought you news of the new X01 Downhill drivetrain. Here is a great video from SRAM that details the developments and technologies that go into the new group such as explaining the use of an eleven speed chain with the 7 speed cassette.
March 7th, 2014 · No Comments
Here is another wild ride down the Valpariso Urban DH course with Giant Factory Off-Road Team rider Marcelo Gutierrez who rode a new prototype Glory DH to the podium. Strap in!
March 6th, 2014 · No Comments
The iconic French race needs no introduction. The God father of Enduro racing in many ways, it’s now entering it’s tenth year, sit back and enjoy! 10 years of Megavalanche from SRSUNTOUR on Vimeo.
March 4th, 2014 · No Comments
Component manufacturer SRAM have just announced details of their new Downhill orientated X01 drivetrain featuring a 7 speed or 10 speed cassette option and utilising the companies X01 platform as a basis. The new drivetrain includes the narrow-wide chain rings of X01 and the new narrow block to produce the world’s lightest drivetrain. The 7 [...]
March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments
Irish rider Sam Bennett took his first professional victory on Sunday at the Clásica de Almería. The 23 year old won the 178 kilometre race in a sprint finish riding for his new team NetApp-Endura. Bennett had a stellar 2013 season riding for the An Post-Chain reaction squad in 2013 winning the Suir Valley 3 day, [...]