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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

CX Worlds Day 2 video and course preview

February 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

In certain parts of the world Cyclocross is religion.  Knobbly tyred road bikes are ridden to extremes by serious athletes in front of fanatical crowds of well oiled supporters.  This past weekend saw the worlds take place in Tabor, the Czech Republic.  Here are some takes on it courtesy of Shimano including a course preview [...]

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Tags: Cyclocross · Racing · Video · World Champs

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

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

This Is Peaty – Season 3, Episode 7

December 28th, 2014 · No Comments

This is Peaty draws to a close as 2014 does.  It’s been some year for the Syndicate with major highs and lows.  Steve Peat brings us through the Year of the Rat.

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

Michael McCutcheon’s blog from the WEMBO 24 hour champs

November 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Endurance racer Michael McCutcheon recently rode the World Endurance Mountain Bike Organisation (WEMBO) 24 hour World Champs in Scotland.  24 hour racers are a breed apart with serious levels of fitness and endurance and a dedication that is incredible to perceive.  We’ve raced in teams at 24hour events before and the compound fatigue is insane, we [...]

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Tags: blog · Cross country · Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing · World Champs

Inside Specialized Racing: 2014 Downhill Season Recap

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Here is a season recap from Specialized Racing’s Downhill squad.

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

Trek World Racing Stories Episode 1.4

October 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Trek World Racing check in from Meribel and Norway including that incredible chain-less run from Neko Mulally at Worlds.

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

This Is Peaty – Season 3, Episode 6!

October 1st, 2014 · No Comments

This is Peaty is back for the last time from the World Cup circuit in 2014 with a monster edit that includes Meribel and that insane Worlds!  You might want to put the kettle on! One more episode is left to drop in November.  Stay tuned!

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

Cannondale – UCI MTB World Championships Hafjell 2014

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

The Cannondale XC team check in from the 2014 World Championships in Hafjell.  Featuring Marco Fontana, Manuel Fumic, Anton Cooper and Keegan Swenson.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Champs

Inside Specialized Racing: EP 10 – 2014 World Championships

September 12th, 2014 · No Comments

The Specialized boys take on the World Championship course in Hafjell in Norway with mixed results.

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

Josh Bryceland’s second place Worlds run

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Spoiler alert – If you haven’t watched the Red Bull footage yet from the World Champs, well you’ve probably read the headline but don’t watch this yet. Bryceland’s run was looking epic – clean, fast and smooth.  The track doesn’t look gnarly at all yet was a rock fest of massive proportions.  How fast he [...]

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

This is Peaty – Hafjell World Champs 2014 course preview

September 5th, 2014 · No Comments

The UCI Mountain bike World Champs take place this weekend in Hafjell, Norway.  Former World Champ Steve Peat and 2014 World Cup Champion Josh Bryceland take us on a run down the Downhill track.  Looks like a cracker of a course, should provide exciting racing!

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

Shaun Palmer – The road home

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 [...]

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Tags: Downhill · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Champs

Specialized XCM World Championships 2014 – South Africa

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

2 weeks after the Ireland hosted the European Marathon MTB Champs in Ballyhoura, the World’s elite headed to South Africa for the World Championships.  Here is the story from Specialized who had a rather good day….  

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Champs

This is Peaty Season 2 Episode 6

October 11th, 2013 · No Comments

This is Peaty are off to South Africa for the World Champs.  Slightly different take on the Syndicate video…

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

Road World Championships, a Shimano eye view

September 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Shimano provide a neutral service facility in races for riders.  This becomes crucial in breakaways and in  between groups who may not have immediate access to a team car and has got many riders out of jail.  Another advantage is that they are often at the business end of the race and can see what [...]

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · World Champs

This is Peaty S.02 Ep.06

September 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Pietermaritzburg in South Africa was the site of this years World Champs and also the home of one of the Syndicate members.  Que a very interesting episode of This is Peaty.  Enjoy!

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

Trek World Racing Stories Ep.4

September 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Justin Leov hits the Enduro World Series and the Downhill boys are off to Worlds in South Africa.

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Tags: Downhill · enduro · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

MTB DH Worlds 2013 video edit

September 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Here is the Dirt TV edit from South Africa of the World Champs.  We’ll leave out who won here for those that haven’t seen it yet because they were out riding their bikes of a Sunday!

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

2013 World Champs DH course preview

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Let’s take a trip down the Pietermartizberg  Downhill World Cup course with Trek World Racing and firstly Steve Peat.  Catch it all live on Red Bull this Sunday.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · World Champs

Kelvin Batey wins BMX Masters World Championship for Ireland!

July 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Watch as Kelvin Batey wins a Masters BMX World Championship in New Zealand yesterday.  Congratulations to him on this fantastic achievement! Batey was unlucky not to qualify for the Olympics last year, missing out by a single point.  While BMX has been on the up in this country, hopefully his result will see some more [...]

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Tags: BMX · General commentary · Racing · World Champs

This is Peaty, Season 2 Episode 3

July 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Off on the World Cup circuit with Mr Peat and the Syndicate boys…

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

Martyn Irvine’s Gold medal winning race

February 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Here is Martyn Irvine’s Gold medal winning race in full (25 mins).  Watch for his decisive attack with 10 laps to go of the 60. The medal ceremony and our National Anthem as the new World Champion pulls on his rainbow jersey.

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Tags: Racing · World Champs

SSWC 2012 Video

February 13th, 2013 · No Comments

The Single Speed World Champs will always have a special place in my heart having competed in it in 2011 in Ballyhoura.  This is a beautifully filmed video from the 2012 race in South Africa made all the more poignant as the SSWC crowned was Burry Stander, now tragically deceased. kunye from Sinamatella Productions on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Champs

Giant at the Cyclocross Worlds

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

The Giant RaboBank team headed to Louisville at the weekend for the Cyclocross World Champs.  Bad weather forced the event to move from the Sunday to Saturday but freezing conditions made things tricky.  Think you are tough?  Check out these guys.

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Tags: Cyclocross · Racing · Video · World Champs

Sam Hill to CRC/Nukeproof

January 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Also on the move is former five time downhill World Champion Sam Hill who is off to the Chain Reaction Cycles/Nukeproof team in what is one of the biggest announcements of the year. Hill leaves Specialized, a team he had mixed success with, never gaining the heights he enjoyed previously with Ironhorse.  A crash within [...]

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

Trek World Racing – World Champs

November 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Sometimes proto-type testing doesn’t go as planned.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs

This is Peaty – Leogang World Champs

October 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Off to Leogang with Steve Peat and the Syndicate…

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

Trek World Racing – XC World Champs

September 14th, 2012 · No Comments

A rather successful day for the Trek boys…

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Video · World Champs