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Santa Cruz Demo weekend in Djouce

June 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Bespoke Cycles are running a Santa Cruz demo day this weekend in Djouce Woods, Co. Wicklow. With a large range of Santa Cruz bikes available this is well worth checking out including the new Nomad 27.5″.  These bikes will be popular so make sure that you arrive early to ensure you get to ride your [...]

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Tags: 29er · 650B · Mountain biking

Victory within sight! Justin Leov’s EWS diary

June 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Former Downhill World Cup regular Justin Leov made the jump to Enduro racing last year and following a winter of serious training is begining to establish himself as a major contender on the circuit.  Here he checks in after a mighty weekend in Valloire. Words by Justin Leov and photos by Jérémie Reuiller. It has [...]

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

RockShox announce RS-1 29er fork

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

After weeks of teasers RockShox have revealed details of their latest XC fork – the RS-1.  Literally turning the fork world on it’s head (sorry for that) the RS-1 promises massive improvements in small bump sensitivity through it’s inverted chassis.  While they are not the first manufacturers in the MTB world to try it they [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech

RockShox Culture shock – Russell and Chris – RS-1

April 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Here is another teaser video for the RockShox RS-1 inverted fork featuring Russell Finsterwald and Chris Dewar ripping arouind the trails in Palm Springs, California.  Enjoy. Different dudes. Same agenda. At least sort of, anyway. Bring XC champ Russell

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · 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

Santa Cruz Syndicate at EWS/SuperEnduro in Finale Ligure

October 28th, 2013 · No Comments

The Syndicate boys wind down their season by taking on the final Enduro World Series and SuperEnduro race in Finale Ligure.  Interestingly they opted for different wheel sizes sparking yet another debate.  Our take?  Ride what you like and don’t worry about anyone else. Santa Cruz hit the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure from [...]

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Tags: 29er · 650B · enduro · Enduro World Series · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Cedric Gracia – Through my eyes #6 Whistler

August 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Cedric checks in from the Enduro World Series race in Whistler. Cedric Gracia Through my eyes #6 WHISTLER CRANKWORX Race Report

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Tags: 29er · enduro · Mountain biking · Video

Giant goes 27.5″. phasing out other wheel sizes!

July 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Giant have annonuced a quantum shift in their lineup announcing a shift to 27.5″.  26″ is dead on all but the biggest travel bikes, 29er will be phased out eventually.  Giant are putting all their eggs in the 650B market despite saying they weren’t going there a few short years ago. Okay so we at [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Tech · Video

Niner unveil the ROS 9

June 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Finest purveyors of all things 29er, Niner bikes have just anounced their new trail oriented hardtail the ROS 9.  Designed to take 120-140mm forks, it is a no nonsense thrasher that is fully suited to your needs. Want a singlespeed – check, want to run a single chain ring up front – check, want to [...]

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Tags: 29er · Mountain biking · Tech

Santa Cruz announces Tallboy 2

June 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Santa Cruz announced the rdesign of its popular 100mm 29er full sus the Tallboy late last week promising improved pedaling efficiency, increased stiffness and reduced weight to redefine what is their most popular trail bike. Santa Cruz Tallboy 2 from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Long travel 29er Enduro bikes

May 30th, 2013 · No Comments

We here at Spoke.ie have long been proponents of the 29er wheel size.  In our opinion there is no argument as to the benefits of so called wagon wheels at XC level, although some manufacturers are pushing the 650B/27.5″ wheel size.  Up till recently 650B was seen as being the next logical step for Enduro [...]

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Tags: 29er · enduro · Mountain biking

NPS 3 Race Report – Leah Maunsell

May 15th, 2013 · No Comments

National Youth development rider Leah Maunsell took the win in the Under 14 girls category at the Ticknock NPS round on Sunday.  Thi sis her account of the weekend, just don’t tell her brother about her handlebars!  Incidentally entry is now open for Round 4 in Lady Dixon Park on the 26th May.  Full details [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Shimano update XTR XC components

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Shimano have just released detials of a revamp to their legendary XTR groupset.  Now divided into XC and Trail, this release is a new brakeset for XC and a new 29er wheelset.  40 grams per wheel may not seem like a lot but to the XC set that’s a whole heap of weight and with [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech

SRAM introduce ROAM and RAIL wheelsets

April 11th, 2013 · No Comments

SRAM have just announced some new wheelsets, a follow on to their RISE series, but this time focusing on more trail and all mountain applications.  Not before time we say, the RISE wheelset is fantastic.  Their are carbon (ROAM) and aluminium (ROAM & RAIL) versions, all in 26″, 27.5″ (650B) and 29er varients. All the [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Rockshox announce new Pike, Monarch Plus and Reverb changes

April 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Rockshox have just announced the reintroduction (and redesign) of their Pike fork, a new Monarch Plus rear shock and changes to the Reverb and Reverb Stealth seatpost including the aptly named ‘Connectamajig‘ quick release hose for the Stealth. Pike The Pike is back after a period of absence in a new package and available in [...]

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Tags: 29er · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Test bike – Orbea Occam 29 S30X

April 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

A recent arrival in Spoke towers is this rather nice Orbea Occam 29er full sus.  Packing 100 mm of rear travel and 120 mm of front suspension it is a trail oriented marathon weapon. Orbea have been on our radar for a while.  Obviously Julian Absalon did them some favours but the range has expanded [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech

Rockshox announce new 30 Gold fork

March 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Today Rockshox announced it’s latest update, a replacement for the budget Recon Silver.  The new fork drops nearly half a pound (or 230 of your grams , a considerable saving.  The fork also benefits from much of the technological wizardry found on forks that are more than twice the price.  Given that the Recon currently retails for [...]

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Tags: 29er · Mountain biking · Tech

Niner unveil the RIP9 RDO

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments

One of our favourite manufacturers, Niner bikes, have just announced a new carbon version of their Enduro steed the RIP9. Two years in development the new frame adds carbon frame, linkages, ISCG compatibility and additional travel to what was already a great package.  The RIP9 was one of the first 120mm travel bikes and the [...]

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Tags: 29er · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Olympic XC – the girls gallery

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

In the blazing sunshine 29 starters took on the tough Hadleigh farm course in pursuit of Olympic gold.  Despite home girl Annie Last leading the field for the first lap it was French rider Julie Bresset who took to the top step of the podium with a sizable gap on Beijing Gold medalist Sabine Spitz [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Olympics · Racing

Trek release details on the new Superflys

August 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Trek have been busy working away on re-developing  their Superfly hardtail and Superfly 100 29er cross country bikes.  Hopefully these will be available in Ireland this year and we will endeavour to bring you pricing and availability woon.  In the meantime expect to see the Superfly pounding the trails at the Olympic cross country race [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Olympics · Video

Specialized – La Bresse 2012

June 1st, 2012 · No Comments

The Specialized boys had a bit more fun than Trek World Racing at La Bresse.

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Cup

Santa Cruz unveil new Tallboy

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Santa Cruz used April Fools day to launch two new bikes only they weren’t joking although you may have a smile on your face if you pilot one of these! Designed around a mid travel “trail” bike, the 29er Tallboy LT (Long Travel) offers 135mm of rear wheel travel and is designed for 130-150mm travel [...]

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Tags: 29er · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Magura unveils new fork lineup

March 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Magura have announced today a new lineup of suspension forks which include 26″, 29″ and 650B wheels sizes reflecting a growing trend anticipated for 2013 of mid travel 650B bikes.  Magura forks have an awesome reputation for stiffness and smooth travel backed up with incredible Germna design, just ask Olympic Champion Sabina Spitz or multiple [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Shimano announce new SLX groupset

March 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Shimano have released details of an update to their workhorse SLX groupset that includes many of the features found on the top level XTR and XT groups. The new SLX is specifically developed for all-round mountain bikers, those who desire to ride on any challenging terrain and trail course.  Many new features have trickled down [...]

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Tags: 29er · Mountain biking · Tech

Niner introduce the Air 9 RDO

February 21st, 2012 · No Comments

We have been riding a Niner Air 9 Carbon for the last twelve months and it is hands down the best bike we have ever ridden.  However while it is ground breaking it is not the lightest 29er hardtail on the market currently.  Keen not to be left behind Niner have produced a RDO (Race [...]

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New Niner XS EMD9

January 27th, 2012 · No Comments

We here at Spoke.ie are champions of all things Niner bikes so we were thrilled to learn that they now have an XS size available for their excellent entry level EMD9 frame. The 14″ seat tube opens this bike to not only a whole host of small adults but also most importantly kids.

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Tags: 29er · Mountain biking · Tech

SRAM announce new MTB XC wheelsets

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

We have been asking SRAM when they were going to produce a wheelset for MTB for over three years and each year they gave us a knowing smile and said soon.  Well soon is here with two new wheelsets announced – the RISE 60 and 40.  The former features a carbon fibre rim, no surprise [...]

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Niner introduce redesigned Air9 and EMD9 frames

September 5th, 2011 · No Comments

29er frame manufacturer Niner bikes have just announced the redesign of two of their most popular designs the Air9 and EMD9.

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2012 new Ritchey MTB products

August 1st, 2011 · No Comments

One of our favourite manufacturers, Ritchey have announced some new products to their lineup in 2012. WCS stem C-260 At 100 grams (100mm) this is lightest, most advanced alloy stem in the Ritchey line

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech