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Track Walk and ride – This is Peaty

April 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Steve Peat walks us down the Cairns World Cup Downhill course ahead of this weekends action.  Steve was then laid up with a bad back so Josh Bryceland takes us on board. It’s errr slightly wet which could have a big effect come race day as new roots and rocks are being uncovered already.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · World Cup

Specialized and Lapierre at DH World Cup Rd.1

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Here are some more edits from the Downhill World Cup last weekend in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.  First up Specialized followed by the Lapierre Gravity Republic team. Lapierre Gravity Republic – WC1 2014 South Africa a Mountain Biking video by Creative Concept

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#OnTheHunt 2014 CRC/Nukeproof in Pietermaritzburg

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

The first edit to drop from last weekends South African World Cup DH opener – Team CRC/Nukeproof featuring Sam Hill.

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This Is Peaty – Pietermaritzburg 2014 World Cup Helmet Cam

April 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Let’s set the scene a little.  Here is Steve Peat’s headcam from Pietermaritzburg, World Cup DH 1.  Strap in and enjoy the ride!

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

Inside Specialized Racing: Preview – Pietermartizburg

April 13th, 2014 · No Comments

So how opportune is this?  Without giving the game away completely (sod it, Gwin won and won well) here is a preview produced by the Specialized team.  Racing season is back underway, expect some edits to drop in the next few days.

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

A day with Steve Peat

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Shimano are producing a video series of a day in the life of various cycling professionals.  First up Mr Steve Peat!  An interesting vignette into his daily life away from the buzz of the World Cups.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

RockShox announce new BoXXer fork and DebonAir shock upgrade

April 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

SRAM’s suspension arm RockShox have announced details on some new downhill oriented product including a brand new BoXXer fork, a revamped Domain fork, Charger damper upgrade and a new DebonAir air can option for Monarch and Monarch Plus.   The BoXXer borrows tech from it’s younger brother the Pike and it’s Charge damper while also [...]

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Tech

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

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 – 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

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

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

Mick Hannah’s run from Valpariso Urban DH

February 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Here is Mick Hannah’s run from Valpariso.  Total commitment and no room for error! Mick Hannah Valpraiso 2014 Urban DH run from UR Team on Vimeo.

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Filip Polc faceplant

February 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Riding at the Valporiso Downhill Filip Polc missed his landing and this was the result.  Nice camera rig! Here is footage from the track walk.  Not a race for the faint hearted, we’ll follow up with the race footage when it becomes available.  SPOILER alert

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Manon Carpenter: Cwmcarn

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Welsh trail center Cwmcarn has been feeling the love recently with a revamped Downhill trial and new XC trail.  Manon Carpenter shows us how best to ride the downhill trail.  Smooth comes to mind along with blindingly fast!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Gravity present DH Winter race in Cloon

February 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Gravity Bike club are hosting a Downhill race on the 22nd and 23rd of February in Cloon, Co. Wicklow.  Full details below, interesting to note that the course is suitable for Enduro riders and their bikes! Winter Downhill Race: Cloon, Co. Wicklow 22nd/23rd February

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Tags: Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Racing

A week of Rampage with Kyle Norbraten

January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

This is well worth 15 minutes of your time.  A behind the scenes look at Rampage from a riders point of view.  Strap in!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

This is Peaty 2013 S02:E08 Season finale

December 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Steve Peat and co check out in style for 2013.  Enjoy! It’s been a jam packed year full of laughs and good times with Peaty and co, but unfortunately this season has come to an end. With the up-coming release of Steve Peat’s life story ‘Won’t Back Down’,

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Tags: Downhill · enduro · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Bluegrass 2013 DH season video recap

December 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is a nice riding video from Bluegrass featuring their World Cup Downhill riders in action. Bluegrass 2013 DH season video recap from Bluegrass on Vimeo.

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Video · World Cup

Micayla Gatto – Beyond the bike

December 6th, 2013 · No Comments

People often ask us what does it take to get sponsored.  The answer is hard work and dedication and a great example of this is Micayla Gatto.  Working four jobs int he off season to pay the bills come race time she is putting in the hours while many pros are still in the scratcher. [...]

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Tags: Downhill · General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

Training – A racer’s dream by Hutchinson UR

November 29th, 2013 · No Comments

While it’s currently the off season for World Cup downhill racers, they are hard at it training for 2014.  Here is a nice piece from a forthcoming film from Hutchinson on their riders showing what they get up to around about now…

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

Life on wheels – Episode 4

November 28th, 2013 · No Comments

The final chapter from the Lapierre Gravity Republic team on the 2013 season. Que the madness.

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Video · World Cup

Steve Peat – Wont back down

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Today sees the release of the trailer for a new mountain bike movie staring Steve Peat.  Titled Won’t Back Down it’s a look back at the career of one of the most charasmatic and consistent riders on the World Cup circuit.  As Rob Warner says in the trailer he raced his first World Champs in 1993! [...]

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Life on wheels – Chapter 3

November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Back on the World Cup road with Team Lapierre Gravity Republic.

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Life on wheels – Team Lapierre Gravity Republic

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Out on the World Cup road with the Lapierre Gravity Republic boys and girl. Chapters 1 and 2 of their epic adventure starring Sam Blenkinspop, Loic Bruni, Emmeline Ragot and Loris Vergier.

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This is Peaty S.02 Ep.07

November 8th, 2013 · No Comments

In the penultimate episode for 2013 Steve Peat and Co head to the final World Cups and then it’s off to Thailand where much hilarity ensues.

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

Casey Brown – Death Grip

November 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Dirt Norco rider Casey Brown sees how fast she can go without brakes.  The answer is – quite!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Dirt Norco – Run to the Hills.

November 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is a great edit as part of the Dirt Run to the hills event featuring the Dirt Norco team (including Greg Callaghan) on a tour from Belfast to Dublin.  Sit back and enjoy with a cuppa of Tetleys, apparently nothing else with do for Mr.Reid… Run to the hills – Team Dirt Norco Full [...]

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Tags: Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Video