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Shimano launch M200 Enduro shoe

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Shimano have announced details of a new Enduro specific MTB show, the M200.  The shoe has a number of interesting features such as a rasied inner heal and the pull tab lacing system that we have found to be excellent on the Mavic version. SHIMANO INTRODUCES THE M200, A DEDICATED ENDURO SHOE

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Endura introduce new Enduro specific Singletrack lite range

May 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Purveyors of ultra-durable and affordable biking gear, Scottish brand Endura have just announced a new range of jerseys aimed at the Enduro crowd.  Shying away from traditional road cycling designs, they are designed to be comfortable on the bike and work with body armour in particular.  Most Enduro riders use backpacks anyway so removing the [...]

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

RockShox announce RS-1 29er fork

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

After weeks of teasers RockShox have revealed details of their latest XC fork – the RS-1.  Literally turning the fork world on it’s head (sorry for that) the RS-1 promises massive improvements in small bump sensitivity through it’s inverted chassis.  While they are not the first manufacturers in the MTB world to try it they [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech

Santa Cruz launch a new 650B Nomad

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Santa Cruz’s do it all Enduro steed, the Nomad, has been redesigned and built in Carbon for 650B wheels. The bike has been completly updated with an aggressive 65 degree headangle and an upper link inspired by the one found on the V10 Downhill bike.  Travel increases to 165mm along with the bigger wheels with [...]

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Tags: 650B · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech · 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

Shimano reveals new mechanical geared hydraulic shifters & 105

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Shimano have announced the introduction of hydraulic breaking to a mechanically operated road shifter, bringing hydraulic braking closer to being the standard on road bikes.  Previously this had only been available on electronic Di2 units but Shimano have redesigned the hoods to incorporate all the required internals, including a reservoir.   The new unit is [...]

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech · Uncategorized

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

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

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

Inside the BMC service course

February 5th, 2014 · No Comments

A look inside the BMC service course courtesy of Shimano.

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech · Video

Shimano release CM-1000 helmet cam

February 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Shimano have entered the lightweight “sports camera” market with their snappily named CM-1000, aimed squarely at the Go-Pro and Garmin’s new Virb. Waterproof to a depth of 10 meters it is a wifi enabled 16mp 1080 HD video camera with a two hour battery life.  Boasting an F-sop of F2 it should work really well [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Road cycling · Tech · Uncategorized

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

On test – SRAM X01

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.

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Tags: Cross country · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

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

Rocky Mountain – Instinct in the Monashees

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.

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Tags: Cross country · enduro · General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Team Sky service course

October 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Take a tour around the Team Sky Service course in Belgium.  Any techie will be drooling over their keyboard with this one.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tech · Video

GoPro release the Hero3+

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Boasting video resolutions up to 4k the new Hero3+ from GoPro marks another step in the company that has a firm foothold on the adventure sports market and beyond.  Now 20% smaller and lighter than the excellent Hero3 it is also neater and comes with 30% better battery life a wifi connection that is claimed [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Saracen announce the Ariel 150 series in 650B

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 [...]

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Tags: 650B · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

SRAM introduce new XO hubs

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 [...]

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Tags: Cross country · enduro · Mountain biking · Tech

Trek Stories – Jens Voigt

September 1st, 2013 · No Comments

Hero combatant of the Peloton and all around nice guy Jens Voigt gets a special bike from Trek…

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech

Shimano issue voluntary recall of mechanical disc brake calipers for road racing bikes

August 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Shimano have issued a recall for all road racing mechanical disc brakes bearing the following monikers – BR-CX75, BR-R515 AND BR-R315. Full press release below. The bicycle component manufacturer, Shimano, is voluntarily recalling the mechanical disc brake calipers for road racing bikes BR-CX75, BR-R515 and BR-R315.

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech

Garmin enter the sports camera market with the VIRB

August 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

GPS manufacturer Garmin announced its first foray into sports cameras with the nifty VIRB.  Aimed squarely at the GoPro market the VIRB features a HD (1080p) camera with a top mounted colour screen.  Shooting up to 16mp and with a promised 3 hour battery life, the camera also comes with built in wifi. Garmin will [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

SRAM announce X01

August 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

SRAM have just announced details of the worst kept secret in mountain biking, the release of their new 11 speed X01 group.  XX1 was ground breaking in providing a 1×11 platform which has proved perfect for everyone from cross country racers to Enduro/ all mountain riders. ONE. AND ONLY. SRAM 1X™ is the only one [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

Giant goes 27.5″. phasing out other wheel sizes!

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 [...]

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Tags: 29er · Cross country · Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Tech · Video

Shimano stats from the Tour de France

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Shimano have released this rather snazzy info-graphic on the stats for their sponsored riders in the Tour de France.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tech · Tour de France

Pinarello get into mountain bikes!

July 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Here is a video for the new Pinarello Dogma XM full sus mountain bike.  While the bike does look interesting the voice over is smug to say the least and voice over man seems to have been given a script from Google translate.  Sit back and see what you make of this one…

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech · Video

Shimano introduces hydaulic disc brakes for the road

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

As the Tour de France is under way Shimano have released details of their new hydraulic disc brake systems for road bikes.  Available at Ultegra level the new system works with the companies electronic Di2 system, presumably as it allows all the internals to fit together well in one package. Over to Shimano-   SHIMANO [...]

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Tags: Cyclocross · Road cycling · Tech

Shimano launches R320 road shoe

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Shimano have released details of their new high end road shoe.  Several Tour de France riders will be riding these including Edvald Boassen Hagen, Ryder Hesjedahl and Robert Gesink. SHIMANO LAUNCHES A LIMITED EDITION R320 SHOE DURING TOUR DE FRANCE Tomorrow the Tour de France will start in Corsica with a special color. Not yellow, [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tech · Tour de France

Orbea introduce the new Avant

June 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Spanish bike manufacturer Orbea have released details of their new road bike the Avant just ahead of the Tour de France Grand depart this weekend. What you should notice straight away is the disc brakes!

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Tags: Road cycling · Tech