The team from SRAM took to the roads of New Zealand’s South island in search of an epic trails and this was the result. We always dream about journeys to places like this, but for most mortals these reveries rarely become a reality. When it was decided that a group of us would spend seven [...]
Entries Tagged as 'General commentary'
October 30th, 2014 · No Comments
October 16th, 2014 · No Comments
Here’s a nice look back to the Mavic-Trans Provence race. I don’t know about you but after watching this I just want to go and ride my bike! Job done well so. MAVIC® TRANS-PROVENCE 2014 /// HIGHLIGHTS from Trans-Provence on Vimeo.
October 14th, 2014 · No Comments
Think you have what it takes to be an Ironman? How much training do you think you need to do?
October 7th, 2014 · No Comments
5 months after the Giro d’Italia hit Irish shores the 2015 route has been announced. Check out the route in the video below.
September 15th, 2014 · No Comments
We are accustomed to asking who is winning but perhaps not at looking at why someone is not. Danny Hart gives an intriguing look at what is going on inside his head and what he has to do to win. With a standout result at the 2011 World Champs he is still in the hunt [...]
September 2nd, 2014 · No Comments
Intense cycles have released a teaser video featuring an old name in mountain biking – Shaun Palmer. With a very successful background in snow boarding Palmer turned to mountain biking around 1995 and we are long enough in the tooth to remember his break through silver medal at the 1996 World Championships against his old [...]
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!
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.
Tags: General commentary
July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments
Trials superstar Chris Akrigg is back with another fantastic edit. IS CHRIS PLAYING OUT from chris akrigg on Vimeo.
May 6th, 2014 · No Comments
Fabien Barel and Jerome Clementz do a bit of riding in the South of France. Not jealous at all. Not even a little bit…. Fabien Barel Presents S3E1 – Petanque with Grandma and Jey from Mavic on Vimeo.
April 30th, 2014 · No Comments
Orica-Green Edge rider Simon Gerrans won the 100th edition of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday. The Australian rider won a sprint finish in style. This intriguing video includes footage inside the team cars, rider interviews and behind the scenes footage. Watch out for Dan Martin’s unfortunate crash on the last corner while in serious contention to retain [...]
April 25th, 2014 · No Comments
Castlewellan in Co.Down is the venue for the Single Speed European Championships this weekend with hundreds of racers due on course for the main event tomorrow, Saturday at 10.30. For those that don’t know Single Speeding is exactly that, mountain biking without gears. It’s as hardcore as it sounds but with the added incentive that [...]
April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments
Yo Bro, check out how to make a banging edit! <Insert more appropriate phrases here> Enjoy! How to Make a Sick Mountain Bike Edit from nsmb.com on Vimeo.
April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments
Lance Armstrong’s former Directeur Sportif Johan Bruyneel received a ten year ban from cycling yesterday over his role in the organised doping within the various teams he was involved in. He has released a statement on the matter which makes for interesting if uncomfortable reading. We’ve reproduced it in full below. Bruyneel is correct in [...]
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. [...]
March 12th, 2014 · No Comments
We have featured work from these guys before. Seriously well put together videos. Here is how to replicate them – a great how-to video! Some really good advice here. How to Make a Mountain Bike Film from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.
February 28th, 2014 · No Comments
Volvo commissioned a series of four adverts featuring athletes in the UK. Here is the Steve Peat one that features him riding in the Scottish highlands.
February 27th, 2014 · No Comments
“Adventure is not something left to the dreams of children”. Rob Lutter is half way through a thirty thousand kilometer cycle from London to Hong Kong and back and this nice little video gives a flavor of the man and why he is doing it. It is very worthy of your time. Inspirational. A RIDE [...]
February 25th, 2014 · No Comments
With the weather playing tennis with us as the ball, here is a nice little inspirational video from Mavic. What challenge will you do this Summer? Why not tell us on Facebook or Twitter (Spoketweets). Map lines: 230 miles across Colorado from Mavic on Vimeo. The Rocky Mountains of Colorado hold a special place in [...]
February 21st, 2014 · No Comments
Happy Friday! Let’s go riding with Danny MacAskill and friends in Barcelona..
February 7th, 2014 · No Comments
Canadian Dustin Gilding is making a name for himself as a slopestyle course builder. Here he takes us on a tour of his back garden… If one day you had the crazy idea to grab a shovel and dig up your backyard in hopes of turning it into a dirt jumping course, how long would [...]
February 6th, 2014 · No Comments
Cam McCaul gets wild with the new Fox 831 fork and apparently before breakfast! A Day In The (831) from Devin Schmitt on Vimeo.
January 30th, 2014 · No Comments
Every year clothing manufacturer Rapha set a goal on Strava of riding 500 kilometres between Christmas and New Years called the Festive 500. This year the winners did it in one go riding from Paris to Haarlem in the Netherlands. No mean feat especially given the conditions. Take a look a this really well put [...]
January 30th, 2014 · No Comments
Downmall is a race in a mall in Prague which sees top riders descending down escalators and around corners at break neck speeds. Anyone got the number of Dundrum Town Centre? First up Tomas Slaviks winning run followed by a more general feature.
January 29th, 2014 · No Comments
January 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Are you a footballer or a mountain biker? Who is the real hard man? Quick nod to Niall Davis of Biking.ie for the great find.
January 14th, 2014 · No Comments
Newly apointed UCI President Brian Cookson has announced details of the three man Indepedent Reform Commission in an official press release. The aim of the Commission is to – “investigate the problems cycling has faced in recent years, especially the allegations that the UCI has been involved in wrongdoing in the past – allegations which [...]
January 9th, 2014 · No Comments
Here is an original (read – awesome) take on the new bike release video. Make sure and watch all the way through and look out for the cameo as “coach” by World Cup Cross Country and now Enduro World Series racer Adam Craig! Transition Rapture CX Bike from Transition Bikes on Vimeo.
January 8th, 2014 · No Comments
GPS manufacturer Garmin has announced a redesign to it’s online portal Connect. The update includes a whole host of new features centered around a new dash board design that allows users to display the information that they want using widgets. Significantly the update also includes the addition of segments and leader-boards. This is perhaps the [...]
January 6th, 2014 · No Comments
The annual insanity that is the Megavalanche is an event for every mountain bikers bucket list. Whether you want to cruise at the back of the field and just enjoy the day or fancy trying to take a few scalps this is a unique event that has it all. Registration opened this morning and can [...]