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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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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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Airstream life

November 24th, 2014 · No Comments

American MTB riders Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski and Heather Irmiger have been racing XC for over 15 years.  Currently they live the dream in the race season in this Airstream camper.  Jealous us?  No….

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Louisville set to open worlds biggest underground bike park

September 24th, 2014 · No Comments

This feels like an April fool but it’s not!  Louisville, Kentucky has a huge underground Limestone cavern under it’s zoo and an operator is currently building an enormous bike park on site.  It’s currently planned to be 320,000 square feet in size with an ambient temperature that doesn’t change year round.  With an opening date [...]

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Team Lapierre Gravity Republic – Leogang

June 20th, 2014 · No Comments

A mixed day for the team in Leogang.  Watch out for Blenkinsop pedaling in the air as he comes into the finish.  Bruni’s crash to deny him what was looking like a maiden World Cup victory was tough but that’s racing! Team Lapierre Gravity Republic : Leogang #WC4 from PureAgency on Vimeo.

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Tags: Downhill · Racing · Uncategorized · World Cup

Giro Stage 1 TTT tonight

May 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Today marks the start of the 2014 Giro d’Italia as the riders face a Team Time Trial on the streets of Belfast.  The action kicks off at 17.45 tonight but the teams will be training this morning for anyone that is around between 10 and 12.  Riders have been training around the city for the [...]

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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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Giro d’Italia route Day 1-3 routes

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

The route for the first three stages of the Giro d’Italia in Ireland has been announced.  Starting in Belfast on day one with a Team Time Trial of 27.1 kilometers it is then off to the Antrim Coast on day 2  for a 218 km leg ripper with an expected sprint into Belfast.  Day three [...]

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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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Bluegrass Enduro tour – Dublin leg details

January 16th, 2014 · No Comments

More details are emerging concerning the Bluegrass Enduro race in Ireland on the 16th and 17th of August.  Racers will go on a tour of four venues in Wicklow with multiple stages in some venues and starting and finishing in Kilruddery house and gardens. However this comes at a price as only 50 riders will [...]

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Mont Sainte Anne course preview

August 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Lets take a look at the Mont Sainte Anne World Cup Downhill course through the eyes of Josh Bryceland (filling in for Steve Peat) and Trek World Racing’s Neko Mulally.

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

Andorra World Cup DH track previews

July 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Steve Peat and Neko Mulally  preview the Andorra round of the World Cup on an old school tight gnarly downhill track.

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Bank holiday viewing – Haute Route – Life is a pass

May 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Exploring real mountains by mountain bike and the challenges that life puts up in front of you too. Haute Route – Life is a Pass from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.

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Gravity Enduro Round 1 video

April 24th, 2013 · No Comments

The 2013 Gravity Enduro Ireland Series kicked off with a cracker at Carrick Mountain in County Wicklow last weekend. The highly anticipated event sold out in record breaking time, with all 350 riders keen to make a good start to the new season. The trails had been tweaked from last year, with some challenging new [...]

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Fall rides, Savage films

March 18th, 2013 · No Comments

We liked the Savage Films video the other day so much we wanted to put up another one, this time from Squamish, British Columbia. Fall Rides from Savage Films on Vimeo.

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Martyn Irvine wins track Gold at the Track Worlds!

February 21st, 2013 · No Comments

County Down native Martyn Irvine won a Gold medal at the track World championships tonight in Minsk in the men’s 15km scratch race.  This to go with the Silver medal he won in the men’s 4km individual pursuit earlier in the evening. Irvine put in a ferocious attack with ten laps to go and somehow [...]

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Greg Callaghan – Enduro

December 15th, 2012 · No Comments

One of Ireland’s favourite riders Greg Callaghan. Enduro in Ireland | Greg Callaghan on Pinkbike Directed by David Quinlan for a college project with Griffith College Dublin.

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Busy weekend of events

October 4th, 2012 · No Comments

As well as the Offroad commission AGM there are a number of events that actually have you on a bike this weekend, well worth a look. The inaugural Nicolas Roche classic is on in Meath with options on a 90km, 50km and family cycle route.  The start is from Tayto Park with Nicolas himself in [...]

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Nominations open for Irish Off road Commission

September 12th, 2012 · No Comments

With a number of long time members stepping down there are several vacancies on the Off road Commission.  Why not have your say in how the sport is run?Please note there are various positions on the Cycling Ireland Offroad Commission up for nomination. Nominations must be received by the Offroad Commission by Saturday 29th September [...]

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New Giant Trance 29er

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Giant have finally released details of their new Trance X 29er trail bike.  With 120mm of travel it has been developed with the help of Giant-Rabobank rider Adam Craig and has already seen the top step of the podium at prototype stage. This section of the market is now the fastest growing and Giant seem [...]

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Gravity Enduro Round 2 video

June 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Round three of the Gravity Enduro takes place this weekend in Ballyhoura, Co.Limerick.  For those of you who can’t wait here is a video of round 2. Trek – Gravity enduro round #2 – Ticknock woods from Gravity Enduro Ireland on Vimeo.

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Andrew Shandro rides Copper Canyon

June 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Trek rider and free ride pioneer Andrew Shandro rides Copper Canyon..

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Garmin add LiveTrack to Garmin FIT

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Garmin have added a live tracking component to their successful Garmin Fit phone app called (surprisingly) LiveTrack.  The feature allows others to see your session which on the face of it doesn’t sound like much but if you factor in a competitive race/training session and in particular something like an adventure race it adds a [...]

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This is Peaty Episode 1

May 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Everyones favourite Sheffield rider Steve Peat is off to World Cup 1 following the end of pre season training.

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

Chain Reaction Cycles iDMS2 track preview

April 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On board with Nukeproof rider Dan Sheridan on the new Mount Leinster downhill track.

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Danny Hart – Hart & Soul Pt 1

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The ‘how to’ guide to being a World Champ from birth… Danny Hart: Hart and soul Part 1 from Five Ten on Vimeo.

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Garmin jersey competition nears the end!

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments

We are approaching the end of our Facebook/Twitter competition to win a team jersey from professional cycling team Garmin transitions (now known as Garmin-Cervelo) signed by the likes of Christian Vande Velde and David Millar. With only a day left get liking and following to be in with a shot.  This is a prize that [...]

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Happy Christmas

December 25th, 2011 · No Comments

A very Happy Christmas to all our readers.  Hope Santa brought you something bike related and you get a chance to get out and shred over the holidays.  Remember “Ride like you stole it!“

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Specialized introduce wiretap gloves

December 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Conscious that more and more riders are using touch screen cell phones for music while riding and also touch screen GPS units such as the Garmin Edge 800, Specialized have developed a line of their Body Geometry gloves which will work with them.

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Learn to make a bike frame and help a charity

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

The Bicycle Academy is a new enterprise providing people with the skills and facilities to design and make their own bikes whilst simultaneously building a bike for charity. The Bicycle Academy – Crowd Funding from The Bicycle Academy on Vimeo. Frame building will be taught by the legendary Brian Curtis as evening classes or short [...]

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