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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

Video – How to make a mountain bike film

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.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

Volvo UK ad – First Up, First Down, Steve Peat

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.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

Rob Lutter – A Ride Reborn

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 [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling · Video

Mavic – A remarkable ride through the Rockies.

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 [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling · Video

Inspired in Barcelona

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Happy Friday! Let’s go riding with Danny MacAskill and friends in Barcelona..

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Over the edge Ep.6 – Dustin Gilding’s backyard

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 [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

Cam McCaul – A day in the (831)

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.

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Festive 500 in one go

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 [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling · Video

Downmall 2014 Prague

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.

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

How to be a road rider

January 29th, 2014 · No Comments

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Fun for your Friday – Footballer vs. Mountain biker

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.

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UCI announces Independent Reform Commission

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 [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling

Transition introduce the Rapture CX

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.

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Tags: Cyclocross · General commentary · Tech · Video

Garmin announces redesign for Connect

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 [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Road cycling · Tech

Registration open for the Megavalanche

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 [...]

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12 months 12 Stories – Ep.12 The Project

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Jerome Clementz is not only the Enduro World Champion for 2013 but an all around nice guy too.  Here is the final edit from his epic 12 Months 12 Stories project.  Looking forward to seeing what 2014 has in store for us. 12 MONTHS 12 STORIES – Ep12 – The Project from Jérémie Reuiller on [...]

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Tags: enduro · General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

Chris Smith, Identiti bikes 2013 Moments

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Chris Smith from Identiti bikes wows us with this show reel.  Crashes at the start just to show how hard it is. Chris Smith, Identiti Bikes, 2013 Moments from Id Tv on Vimeo.

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Christmas Gift Guide Part 2 – €25 and beyond!

December 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Okay so it’s a little later than planned but here is an eclectic lix of mountain bike themed Christmas presents that might be handy to leave around for your other half.  Also some inspiration for some post Christmas retail therapy…  We have intentionally steered clear of bikes, groupsets and things like that… in case you [...]

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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

Funding announced for new BMX track in Marley Park

December 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Back in the day I rode my BMX in Marley Park on a cracking BMX track.  I say back in the day because it then got covered in a pretty good playground that I now use with my kids.  However they will be able to share my experience as Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown County Council have announced [...]

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Tags: BMX · General commentary

Christmas gift guide part 1 – under €25

December 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Christmas is only around the corner and it’s time to drop some serious hints. Here at Spoke towers we have curated a list of goodies that would keep every cyclist happy with options to further entertain all sizes of wallet. Let the panic buying ensue! First up gifts for under €25 Moove grips €12.10 It’s [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

Vote for Gravity Enduro at the Outsider awards

December 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Calling all cars, calling all cars!  The Gravity Enduro is up for Best Outdoor Event at the annual Outsider magazine awards tomorrow night.  Voting continues right up to the event so get as many as you can to vote for them on the site here – http://outsider.ie/Voting This is a get out the vote message [...]

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Hannah Barnes – NorthWest

December 12th, 2013 · No Comments

A few post ago we brought you the trailer for Hannah Barnes stunning new short movie “NorthWest”.  The full edit has now landed at a whopping 26+ minutes.  Put the kettle on and sit back!

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Tags: enduro · General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

Above the wall – Aurélien Fontenoy

December 9th, 2013 · No Comments

A nice trials edit featuring World Championship Silver medal Mountain Biker Trials rider Aurélien Fontenoy. Above the Wall / Aurélien Fontenoy from Quentin Chaumy Creation on Vimeo.

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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

10 things every mountain biker should do…

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Proud to say we have 8/10.  What about you? 10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.

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The Narrows – SRAM X01 – All for one

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

“Some of the funnest things you can do on a bike is just riding with your friends”.  Well said. Here is a great little edit of a SRAM trip that breaks down the essential essence of a bike trip and sets a different tone to a normal bike video.  Nice viewing for a dark November’s [...]

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The little house

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Okay so this is not mountain biking but many of you will connect with the idea of a road trip.  For all of you guys here is a little piece that might ignite a spark…

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The invisible bike helmet

November 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Proving that dreams can come true, here is a fantastic piece of engineering to create an airbag for your head.  While it undoubtedly won’t be cheap initially, could this be the face of commuting in years to come? The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

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Tags: General commentary · Tech