Two years ago I had the privelidge of riding with Rene Wildhaber on 3Rock purely by chance. Riding through the carpark we nodded to each other as those that bikes do and he cruised up to ask if I would show him around. It ended up being a hugely enjoyable spin with one of the [...]
Entries Tagged as 'enduro'
December 7th, 2013 · No Comments
December 4th, 2013 · No Comments
Here is a nice video for SRAM that has us hungry for the 2014 Enduro season. Feast your eyes on this nice season summary featuring a who’s who of serious players.
December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments
Recently arrived in Spoke towers is the rather nice X01 drive train from SRAM. With a monster eleven speed rear cassette and a new rear derailleur that features huge jockey wheels to handle the chain and a single ring up front it’s a new look at how we should power our bikes off road.
November 27th, 2013 · No Comments
If like us you are suffering a little bit from Enduro withdrawel well we have alittle bit of a treat for you. Here is a really nicely filmed piece about the recent Dudes of Hazard / No Fuss Enduro event in Kinlochleven in Scotland. We love the signs for “tres difficile” and “hard bit”. Sums [...]
November 12th, 2013 · No Comments
Rocky Mountain decided to create a video for their new all conquering quiver-killer bike called the Instinct. The weather didn’t co-operate entirely but actually out of adversity comes greatness… Instinct in the Monashees from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo.
November 7th, 2013 · No Comments
Here’s an interesting one what happens when a downhill pro and a cross country pro (& World Champion!) ride the Enduro World series? Opposites Attract: Brendan Fairclough and Nino Schurter ride the EWS final in Finale Ligure, Italy. from Wideopen Mag on Vimeo. For the record Schurter finished 174th and Fairclough didn’t finish.
November 4th, 2013 · No Comments
With the first year of the Enduro World Series drawing to a close here is a recap of an amazing season for Jerome Clementz.
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 [...]
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 [...]
October 23rd, 2013 · No Comments
Here is a nice edit from Bluegrass of their rider Hannah Barnes at the MegaAvalanche showing what mountain biking is all about. Makes a nice refreshing change from all the over the top stuff out there. Just ride your bike! Hannah goes Mega from Bluegrass Board on Vimeo. This is a good point to mention that [...]
October 21st, 2013 · No Comments
The last round of the Enduro World Series and also the Italian Super Enduro series finished last weekend in Finale Ligure in Italy. Enduro World Champions Tracy Moseley and Jerome Clementz finished the season with yet another amazing win, cementing their reputation as the best of 2013. Jared Graves finished second in the race and [...]
October 17th, 2013 · No Comments
This weekend sees the final round of the Super Enduro and the World Enduro Series (EWS) in Finale Ligure in Italy. This is definitely one for the bucket list and reflecting the growth in Enduro, it is hugely popular and has been sold out for months. The start list is pretty epic too with many [...]
October 11th, 2013 · No Comments
Hot off the presses are the dates for the 2014 Gravity Enduro series. We’ll update with more info shortly but suffice to say here are the dates! Block book those calendars now! Round 1 – 12th/13th April – Ballinastoe, Wicklow Round 2 – 17th/18th May – Ticknock, Dublin Round 3 – 12th/13th July – Ballyhoura, [...]
October 8th, 2013 · No Comments
Here is the first video from the Red Bull Foxhunt which took place last weekend in Rostrevor. A cracking course greeted the 400 riders with World Cup racer Gee Atherton facing his biggest challenge yet. Elbows out as we ride along with a variety of racers in this excellent Point Of View edit! Plenty of [...]
October 2nd, 2013 · No Comments
A multi-day Enduro stage race anyone? Try the Mavic Trans-Provence. Here is some footage from the first few days. Looks like it just made the Spoke.ie bucket list… MAVIC® TRANS-PROVENCE 2013 /// DAY 1 from Trans-Provence on Vimeo. MAVIC® TRANS-PROVENCE 2013 /// DAY 2 from Trans-Provence on Vimeo. MAVIC® TRANS-PROVENCE 2013 /// DAY 3 from [...]
September 17th, 2013 · No Comments
Justin Leov hits the Enduro World Series and the Downhill boys are off to Worlds in South Africa.
September 12th, 2013 · No Comments
Entries are filling up fast for the Red Bull Foxhunt set to take place in Rostrevor on the weekend of the 4th to 6th of October. This is the third year of the race which sees a 400 strong field (the hounds) chased down the mountain by current World Cup leader Gee Atherton (the fox).
September 11th, 2013 · No Comments
A fantastic event on a breathtaking track, the Gravity Enduro finished up in style for 2013 in Djouce woods last Sunday. Here is the video. 2013 Trek Gravity Enduro Ireland Round 4 – Djouce Woods, County Wicklow from Gravity Enduro Ireland on Vimeo. Don’t forget the last Enduro of the season on the 21st/22nd of [...]
September 5th, 2013 · No Comments
Saracen have been making major waves in the Downhill world with Manon Carpenter sitting in a career best third in the rankings with a second place in Fort William. The Saracen range is synonymous with quality and affordability with a lot of bang for your buck and it is with that in mind that we [...]
September 3rd, 2013 · No Comments
Component manufacturer SRAM have annouced details of their new XO hubs. Featuring angled flanges, superfast bearings and quick engagement they are sure to be popular. The rear hub features the XD drver cassette body designed to fit the 11 speed rear cassette from XX1 and X01. Aimed at XC and All mountain riders the only [...]
August 28th, 2013 · No Comments
Newly crowned Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz hits the trails. 12 MONTHS 12 STORIES – EP8 – On the way from Jérémie Reuiller on Vimeo.
August 19th, 2013 · No Comments
A new bike centre will open on Saturday in Southern Wales. BikePark Wales promises several different graded trails on opening with more on the way. Opening at the same time is a new centre incorporating a bike shop, bike hire and cafe. Only a hop skip and jump from Rosslare on the ferry the centre [...]
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
August 14th, 2013 · No Comments
Here is an excellent video showcasing the Enduro World Series round held last weekend in Whistler, Canada. DirtTV: Enduro World Series Round 5 Whistler Roundup a Mountain Biking video by orpheusproductions Whistler has a fantastic reputation for trails but is perhaps better known for its slopestyle events from a media point of view. The EWS [...]
August 13th, 2013 · No Comments
10 time DH World Champion and legend Nico Vouilloz checks in from the Enduro circuit. It is hard to think of a better prototype tester than Nico who is renowned for his attention to detail. After the first episode, where we saw Nicolas Vouilloz testing his new SRAM MTB wheels
August 12th, 2013 · No Comments
Sunday saw the running of the second Irish Gravity Enduro National Championships in Ballinastoe, Co.Wicklow. Throught the Roots were there to record every detail. congrats to the Biking.ie on another first class event! 2013 Trek Gravity Enduro Ireland Series Championships – Ballinastoe, County Wicklow from Gravity Enduro Ireland on Vimeo. Results can be found here.
August 12th, 2013 · No Comments
The Giant boys and girls head Enduro racing in Oregon on their new 650B bikes.
August 3rd, 2013 · No Comments
Everyones favourite racer Steve Peat checks from the Andorra World Cup.
July 31st, 2013 · No Comments
Last weekend was a busy one in terms of racing with the 4th round of the Enduro World Series competing with the Andorra Downhill World Cup. Plenty of former World Cup greats were in evidence at the former including Anne Caroline Chausson, Nico Vouilloz, Fabian Barel, Jared Graves, Anneke Beerton and Tracy Moseley (all former [...]
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 [...]