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EWS unveils 2016 Calendar – Ireland returns!

August 24th, 2015 · No Comments

After what can frankly only be described as an enormous success the Enduro World Series is coming back to Ireland in 2016 for a repeat on Carrick mountain.  The world’s best will again face off over a one day format that this year saw Greg Callaghan crowned as winner in a fairytale ending that brought [...]

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Tags: enduro · Enduro World Series · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

The Syndicate – Episode 1

April 15th, 2015 · No Comments

The Syndicate are back, albeit a bit banged up!  Greg’s thumb, Steve’s knee and Josh’s foot all requiring some serious work.  Not one for the squeamish…

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

Lourdes DH World Cup highlights

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Last weekend saw an epic opening to the 2015 DH World Cup from Lourdes in France.   This was a real mountain bikers course with thrills and spills a plenty and here is the Red Bull highlights video for your viewing pleasure.  Next up is Fort William in 4 weeks time.

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Claudio’s Lourdes headcam preview

April 10th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s everyone’s favorite part of the Downhill World Cups – Claudio Caluori’s track preview!  Here is his spin down an awesome track in Lourdes chasing Loic Bruni courtesy of Red Bull Bike.

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Madison Saracen at the first round of the BDS

April 9th, 2015 · No Comments

World Champion Manon Carpenter gets her year under way at the first round of the BDS in Ae Forest. Madison Saracen – 2015 BDS, Round 1 – Ae Forest from Sportline on Vimeo.

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Enduro World Series #1 NZ highlights

April 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Last weekend saw the opening round of the 2015 Enduro World Series in Rotorua, New Zealand.  It was a good start for Irish riders with Grag Callaghan in 11th and Dan Wolfe in 38th in Elites.  Conor Lavelle now riding for the Ibis team continued his good form from last year taking 6th in the [...]

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2015 EWS about to kick off

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Saturday sees the first round of the 2015 Enduro World Series take place in the glorious surroundings of Rotorua, New Zealand.  The worlds best riders are currently training on the course ahead of racing this weekend.  Here we take a ride down some of the trails in the company of BMCs Francois Bailly-Maitre.

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Vitus First tracks Enduro Cup opening round this weekend.

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments

The opening round of the Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup is this weekend in Castlewellan Forest Park in the Mournes.  A long time MTB venue Castlewellan has something for everyone.  Registration closes this Thursday so make sure you’re signed up in advance.  Full details of the opening round and series details below. Round 1 – [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Uncategorized

Jared Graves out of opening round of the EWS

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments

Defending Enduro World Series Champion Jared Graves is out of the opening round of the Enduro World Series at least following a crash 12 days ago.  The anouncement came on Graves’ Facebook page this morning.  We wish him all the best in a speedy recovery.  No news yet on when he will return to racing. [...]

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

The Athertons – pre-season training

March 20th, 2015 · No Comments

We join the Atherton siblings in their pre-season training as they gear up for the rapidly approaching season.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Champs · World Cup

Madeira dreaming – Banshee bikes

March 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Let’s take a trip out to a small island in the Atlantic in the company of Pat Campbell-Jenner and his Banshee Rune. Madeira Dreaming with Pat C J from Aspect Media on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Scottish Enduro Series 2015: Round 1 – Innerleithen

March 12th, 2015 · No Comments

Last weekend saw the opening round of the 2015 Scottish Enduro Series in Innerleithen.  Ireland’s Greg Callaghan had a spectacular start to the season with his new Cube team taking the win from Ibis cycles Gary Forrest.  We’re all looking forward to seeing Greg on Irish trails for the EWS which is creeping ever closer! [...]

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Partly Cloudy Tour – EP2 FLIMS

March 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Let’s go riding in Switzerland.  Looks pretty good to us!  Thank Crunchie etc.etc. Partly Cloudy Tour – EP2 FLIMS from southcrewmedia on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

One Day Every Day

March 4th, 2015 · No Comments

What a typical day is like for Jerome Clementz in the off season.  Not at all envious… One Day Every Day from Clementz Jey on Vimeo.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Video

The Hobbit Heli Mountain Biking in New Zealand

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments

I’ve never wanted to be a Hobbit as much in my life….

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Filip Polc POV and audio from Santos Urban DH practise

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments

Here’s eventual winner Filip Polc riding and commentating on the course with Tomas Slavic at the 2015 Santos City Urban DH race.  Hold on to your hat! ** Audio NSFW **

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Roc d’Azur registration open

February 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Fancy a long term goal?  Want a late season break to the sun with a biking focus?  Look no further.  The annual Roc d’Azur bike festival registration has opened. Four months ago, 20,035 participants and 150,000 visitors came to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the biggest mountain-biking event in the world. Now boasting some 28 [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Endurance events · enduro · Mountain biking · Racing

Italian and Spanish EWS rounds open at 4pm today

February 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Registration for the final two rounds of the 2015 Enduro World Series opens today Wednesday at 4pm Irish time.  Last year we visited the final venue in Finale Ligure and it was a highlight of the year.  The trails are perfection and the ability to fall into the Med after a long day in the [...]

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First look – Zona Zero EWS

February 10th, 2015 · No Comments

Ahead of the opening of registration for the final two rounds of the Enduro World Series tomorrow, here is an intro video from the penultimate round in Spain.  Zona Zero is based high in the Pyrenees.  Registration opens at 5 and if previous rounds are anything to go by will be gone quicksmart.

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2015 Irish XC NPS

February 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Details are beginning to emerge concerning the 2015 Irish Cross Country National Points series.  If you are not training now is the time to dig out the winter woolies and hit the trails hard in advance of this seasons XC race schedule. This year there will be 5 rounds starting in Wicklow in mid April.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

SRAM – New found speed

February 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Many manufacturers produce different wheelsets but do you neccessarily know which wheel suits your particular riding style or terrain?  In this really nice edit from SRAM, BlackBox rider Jerome Clementz rides the three Enduro wheelsets from SRAM and gives his feedback on the benefits of each.  Its interesting to note that he feels they suit [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Emerald Enduro sells out in record time

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

And just like that they were gone! In less than a minute the entire public allocation of entries to the Chain Reaction Cycles Emerald Enduro sold out, some 180 odd entries.  At 5pm the Enduro World Series released entries to the Emerald Enduro, the Scottish Tweedlove round and the French round in Samoens.  All three [...]

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Emerald Enduro registration opens tomorrow

January 27th, 2015 · No Comments

The long wait is finally over!  Registration opens tomorrow for the Emerald Enduro, the Tweedlove EWS in Scotland and the French round in Samoens. Registration for the opening round in New Zealand opened last week and promptly sold out in 3 minutes.  With registration opening for  the three rounds mentioned above at 5pm Irish time [...]

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Conor Lavelle signs for Ibis Enduro Team

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Irish junior Enduro star Conor Lavelle has signed for World Enduro team Ibis.  Lavelle had a breakout season in 2014 riding for Team Biking.ie finishing 3rd in the Junior category overall for the season despite only visiting a handful of rounds. For 2015 the talented rider will race the full series beginning in New Zealand [...]

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Greg Callaghan signs for the Cube Action Team

January 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Irish Enduro World Series star Greg Callaghan has just announced a pro contract with top team Cube Action.  Greg has been a regular on the World Series for two years now but putting in the hard graft as a privateer racer. While other top riders were getting pampered post practice and racing, Greg would be [...]

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Tags: enduro · Enduro World Series · Mountain biking · Racing · Uncategorized

Crisis for Enduro? No Superenduro series in 2015

January 12th, 2015 · No Comments

In a surprise move the Italian Enduro series Superenduro will not take place this year.  Seen largely as the benchmark of European Enduro Series, Superenduro set the tone for the Enduro World Series aswell in the last few years, not least by hosting the final round of the EWS in 2012 and 2013.  Co-founder Enrico [...]

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Neko Mulally moves to Scott

January 9th, 2015 · No Comments

Chainless World Champs wonder Neko Mulally has completed a move to Gstaad Scott for 2015, joining Brendan Fairclough.  Here is the introductory video.  More of this please! In case you missed it here is the amazing run that netted Mulally 4th at World Champs last year.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

Trail saboteur caught red handed in Canada

January 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Following a prolonged period of trail sabotage two mountain bikers installed battery powered cameras in the trees to catch the saboteur in action.  It turned out to be a 64 year old lady who was promptly caught by the RCMP (Mounties) and is up in court in February accused of two criminal code violations Cases [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking

Irish Enduro siblings – Team Maunsell

January 7th, 2015 · No Comments

Ballyhoura natives Leah and Jonathon Maunsell have quietly been setting the Enduro World on fire with some top performances from them both in 2014 and some international wins for Jonathon.  For 2015 expect to see a lot more of them on their Kona bikes including at the Irish round of the EWS!  On top of [...]

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Team Lapierre Gravity Republic – A Life worth living

January 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Team Lapierre Gravity Republic is one of the most successful teams on the World Cup circuit with not only some super competitive senior riders but also one of the most talented Juniors.  In this behind the scenes series we get a great insight into life inside the team, you get a sense of the riders [...]

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