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Entries from January 2015

Emerald Enduro sells out in record time

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

And just like that they were gone! In less than a minute the entire public allocation of entries to the Chain Reaction Cycles Emerald Enduro sold out, some 180 odd entries.  At 5pm the Enduro World Series released entries to the Emerald Enduro, the Scottish Tweedlove round and the French round in Samoens.  All three [...]

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

Outsider people of the year awards this Thursday

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Outsider magazine will celebrate a year of amazing achievements at its third annual People of the Year event. Taking place on Thursday 29 January at the Generator, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, the event, which is supported by Trident Holiday Homes and Cotswold Outdoor, will recognise those who have pushed the bar of adventure in 2014. [...]

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Tags: General commentary

Emerald Enduro registration opens tomorrow

January 27th, 2015 · No Comments

The long wait is finally over!  Registration opens tomorrow for the Emerald Enduro, the Tweedlove EWS in Scotland and the French round in Samoens. Registration for the opening round in New Zealand opened last week and promptly sold out in 3 minutes.  With registration opening for  the three rounds mentioned above at 5pm Irish time [...]

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

Conor Lavelle signs for Ibis Enduro Team

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Irish junior Enduro star Conor Lavelle has signed for World Enduro team Ibis.  Lavelle had a breakout season in 2014 riding for Team Biking.ie finishing 3rd in the Junior category overall for the season despite only visiting a handful of rounds. For 2015 the talented rider will race the full series beginning in New Zealand [...]

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

Greg Callaghan signs for the Cube Action Team

January 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Irish Enduro World Series star Greg Callaghan has just announced a pro contract with top team Cube Action.  Greg has been a regular on the World Series for two years now but putting in the hard graft as a privateer racer. While other top riders were getting pampered post practice and racing, Greg would be [...]

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

Crisis for Enduro? No Superenduro series in 2015

January 12th, 2015 · No Comments

In a surprise move the Italian Enduro series Superenduro will not take place this year.  Seen largely as the benchmark of European Enduro Series, Superenduro set the tone for the Enduro World Series aswell in the last few years, not least by hosting the final round of the EWS in 2012 and 2013.  Co-founder Enrico [...]

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

How Bikes Took Over Dublin #infographic

January 9th, 2015 · No Comments

The Dublinbike initiative has been a massive success.  Here’s a fancy infographic to show how much.

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Tags: General commentary

Neko Mulally moves to Scott

January 9th, 2015 · No Comments

Chainless World Champs wonder Neko Mulally has completed a move to Gstaad Scott for 2015, joining Brendan Fairclough.  Here is the introductory video.  More of this please! In case you missed it here is the amazing run that netted Mulally 4th at World Champs last year.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

Trail saboteur caught red handed in Canada

January 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Following a prolonged period of trail sabotage two mountain bikers installed battery powered cameras in the trees to catch the saboteur in action.  It turned out to be a 64 year old lady who was promptly caught by the RCMP (Mounties) and is up in court in February accused of two criminal code violations Cases [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

Irish Enduro siblings – Team Maunsell

January 7th, 2015 · No Comments

Ballyhoura natives Leah and Jonathon Maunsell have quietly been setting the Enduro World on fire with some top performances from them both in 2014 and some international wins for Jonathon.  For 2015 expect to see a lot more of them on their Kona bikes including at the Irish round of the EWS!  On top of [...]

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

Team Lapierre Gravity Republic – A Life worth living

January 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Team Lapierre Gravity Republic is one of the most successful teams on the World Cup circuit with not only some super competitive senior riders but also one of the most talented Juniors.  In this behind the scenes series we get a great insight into life inside the team, you get a sense of the riders [...]

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

2014′s Greatest Hour – Jens Voigt and the hour record

January 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Jens Voigt retired near the end of 2014.  Known for his famous catchphrase “Shut up legs” Jens was renowned for his hard-man yet friendly image becoming known as something of a breakaway king.  It wasn’t just breakaways though, anyone remember when he had to borrow a small bike to get back to the Peloton in [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Racing · Road cycling