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Entries from August 2014

#On the hunt – Meribel DH World Cup

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Another good weekend for the team in Meribel on a good ol’ proper track.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · World Cup

Man vs Horse

August 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Nicolas Roche recently held a fundraiser in Leopardstown racecourse in aid of Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (CMRF) at Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin. Here he races Pat Smullen aboard Moonbi Creek.  We think the horse cheated!

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling

Enduro World Series coming to Ireland in 2015!

August 21st, 2014 · No Comments

It’s with huge excitement that we announce that Ireland will host the second round of the 2015 Enduro World Series at a venue or venues yet to be announced in Wicklow. Biking.ie are the event organisers and Niall Davis and his crack team are already planning and preparing for the biggest mountain biking event ever [...]

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

Bluegrass Enduro Ireland 2014 report

August 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Last weekend saw Ireland host a round of the International Bluegrass Enduro Tour in the Dublin and Wicklow  mountains.  In a unique format the race visited three venues in one day with two stages per venue in a rip roaring taster of the best of Irish enduro. Saturday was ladies day with Sunday reserved for [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Marcelo Gutierrez’s winning run from the Garbanzo DH

August 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Here is Giant Factory Racing’s Marcelo Gutierrez’s winning run from the Garbanzo DH in Crankworx.  13 minutes of scary speed and it all looks effortless!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

Jerome Clementz Shoulder test

August 18th, 2014 · No Comments

He’s back!  Jerome Clementz is back on a mountain bike and bossing it as usual following his season destroying shoulder injury earlier this season.  The 2013 Enduro World Champion is scheduled to be ripping it up in time for the Enduro World Series final round in Finale Liguria in Italy in early October.  Meanwhile check [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Video

Justin Leov diary – EWS #6 – Hospital to racetrack and back!

August 14th, 2014 · No Comments

New Zealander Justin Leov checks in post an eventful EWS round in Whistler last weekend.   Words by Justin Leov. Photos by Jérémie Reuiller. August 11, 2014 I’ve had hard weekends before, weekends when you just will yourself on to get through, but this was the toughest week by far in my Enduro career. Rewinding [...]

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Tags: 29er · enduro · Enduro World Series · Mountain biking · Racing

DIRT TV highlights from EWS Crankworx, Whistler

August 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Here is the official EWS Dirt TV edit in all its 20 minute glory!  Put the kettle on and enjoy! Dirt TV 2014 Enduro World Series Round Six Whistler | Full Highlights a Mountain Biking video by dirt

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

EWS Crankworx Whistler Race report

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos Matt Wragg Crankworx Whistler is the biggest mountain biking festival in the world – so it was fitting that this weekend they threw the biggest enduro race of the season.  The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro brought to you by Specialized may only have lasted a day – but it proved to be the most [...]

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

On Track With Curtis Keene – Running with Wolves – Ep 7

August 9th, 2014 · No Comments

American Specialized rider continues his excellent Red Bull series from the Enduro World Series, here visiting La Thuile for round 4.  I love the analogy of a good Enduro rider being like a bowl of pasta!  Enjoy. The Enduro World Series continues this weekend for the penultimate round in Whistler with yet another varied race [...]

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

Inside Specialized Racing: EP 7 Mont-Sainte-Anne

August 8th, 2014 · No Comments

The Specialized Downhill team check in from last weekends Mont St Anne on the eve of the Windham World Cup.

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

Scott Wallace – Megavalache 2014

August 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Young Irish rider Scott Wallace took on the might Megavalache this year in atrocious conditions.  Here he tells us how he got on! So while I was injured during the winter Jordan Kelly (Bespoke Cycles) contacted me to see if I was interested in doing the Megavalanche this year and of course I said yes. [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing

2014 Trek Gravity Enduro Ireland National Championships – Djouce, County Wicklow

August 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Looking at this, it doesn’t look like the weather was as bad as it was!  Fantastic day out on the bike. 2014 Trek Gravity Enduro Ireland National Championships – Djouce, County Wicklow from Biking.ie on Vimeo.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

The ultimate utility bike?

August 6th, 2014 · No Comments

And now for something completely different…  Here’s an interesting design for commuters from the Oregon Manifest’s ‘Bike Design Project’. Oregon Manifest TEAGUE X Sizemore Bicycle from TEAGUE on Vimeo.

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Tags: General commentary

#OnTheHunt – Team CRC/Nukeproof – Mont Sainte Anne

August 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Team CRC/Nukeproof’s Sam Hill took the win in Mont St Anne this past weekend in what was his first win in some time. Hill is a bit of a favorite in Spoke towers.  We were track side when he delivered a masterclass in wet weather riding in Champery and witnessed his World Champs win in [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · World Cup