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Entries from March 2014

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup trailer

March 28th, 2014 · No Comments

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 [...]

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

Video – Desert dreaming | Kate & Russell | RS-1

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….

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Video

SRAM introduce Guide brakes

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 [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Review – Moove Lock-on Microdot grips

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 [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Reviews

Video – Chris Akrigg Chriscross

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.

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Tags: Cyclocross · Mountain biking · Video

Video – MTB Trails Northern Ireland

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!

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Video

Ballyhoura Biking Blitz this weekend

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) [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Video – RockShox B.I.K.E.

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 [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Video – The Lone Wolf

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.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Video

Biking Blitz Ticknock & Demo day

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. [...]

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Tags: 29er · 650B · Cross country · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing

Video – How to make a mountain bike film

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.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

Video – Jerome Clementz in Chile

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.

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Tags: enduro · Enduro World Series · Mountain biking

Video – SRAM X01 DH Technology

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.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Marcelo Gutierrez’s run at the Valpariso Urban DH

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!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Video – 10 years of the Mega!

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.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Video

SRAM introduce X01 DH

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 [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Tech

Sam Bennett wins the Clásica de Almería

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, [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling