Looking at this, it doesn’t look like the weather was as bad as it was! Fantastic day out on the bike.
August 7th, 2014 · No Comments
August 6th, 2014 · No Comments
And now for something completely different… Here’s an interesting design for commuters from the Oregon Manifest’s ‘Bike Design Project’.
August 5th, 2014 · No Comments
Team CRC/Nukeproof’s Sam Hill took the win in Mont St Anne this past weekend in what was his first win in some time.
Hill is a bit of a favorite in Spoke towers. We were track side when he delivered a masterclass in wet weather riding in Champery and witnessed his World Champs win in ’07 in Fort William. Entering the media tent after the race I was shocked to see Hill standing in the middle of the floor with everyone ignoring him. As a result he and I had a rather nice 20 minute chat. The Sam Hill I met was quiet, down to earth and a good laugh. Great to see him back on the top step!
July 31st, 2014 · No Comments
2013 Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz is recovering from a shoulder injury. Here he checks in with what he has been up to for the past while. Clementz expects to be back racing at the final round of the EWS in Finale Ligure in Italy. Doubtless he’ll be a little rusty following a long layoff but he’ll also have a point to prove and while everyone else will be tired after a long season, he will be fresh as a daisy!
July 31st, 2014 · No Comments
He’s back! This is Peaty Episode 4 for your viewing pleasure…take it away Steve
July 30th, 2014 · No Comments
Ex Oxley of Great Rock is back with another superb edit, a sequel to “The Chop”. Ed returns but watch out for the ending. Fantastic stuff!
July 29th, 2014 · No Comments
Justin Leov checks in from EWS#5 in Colorado!
Words by Justin Leov and photos by Jérémie Reuiller
July 28, 2014.
Next stop on the EWS Calendar was Winter Park Colorado. This round presented a few differences to previous races, such as the bike park environment, which saw the racing moving away from the European alpine terrain, also the racing at high altitude. [Read more →]
July 28th, 2014 · No Comments
This past weekend the Enduro World Series headed over the pond to Colorado for three days of racing at the Winter Park bike park. Here is the story of the weekend as told by EWS video partners Dirt TV, beginning with the preview that features our own Greg Callaghan of Nukeproof!
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 [Read more →]
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….
July 21st, 2014 · No Comments
Irish rider Michelle Muldoon is currently touring Europe competing in Enduro races as she goes. Here is her report on round 4 of the EWS from La Thuile. Michelle is a relative newcomer to the sport but is showing the way internationally with some great results! Over to Michelle….
Nestled in the stunning Aosta Valley, in the shadow of Mont Blanc, lies the lovely little town of La Thuile. A historic mining town with classic Italian charm, La Thuile is every outdoor enthusiasts paradise. With mountain bike trails originally built as pathways between the mines many years ago, this place is definitely a mountain bikers dream as the miles of singletrack give you a real mix of technical natural features to tackle, with fast, steep trails filled with fun swooping berms. A very popular ski resort in the Winter, and said to be one of the best places in Europe for white water rafting, it is only a matter of time before La Thuile will be up there as one of the best places in Europe for mountain biking also. [Read more →]
July 18th, 2014 · No Comments
The 2nd Davagh Enduro took place a few weeks ago and was a huge success. Here is the race report. Congratulations to all involved!
The second Davagh Enduro powered by Chainreactioncycles.com took place in Davagh Forest Trails on Sunday 29 must have thought it was their lucky day. 200 rider sell out event and some sponsored riders also in the mix. We had a strong field who traveled from the south which made for some great racing with the best of the local and international riders. [Read more →]
July 17th, 2014 · No Comments
I spent some time in the company of Specialized’s Curtis Keene at the Scottish round of the EWS and was hugely impressed by his attitude, composure and professionalism. On top of that he is a really nice guy. His season is on the up and it’s only a matter of time before he gets a top result.
July 16th, 2014 · No Comments
Are you Enduro? Yes please! Here are the highlights from Round 4 of the Enduro World Series courtesy of Dirt TV. Pull up a pew for this one, might take a while!
July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments
Trials superstar Chris Akrigg is back with another fantastic edit.
June 30th, 2014 · No Comments
After the success of Troy Brosnan in Fort William, Team Specialized headed to Leogang looking to see could Troy repeat or would World Cup leader Aaron Gwin be able to turn on the speed.
June 28th, 2014 · No Comments
Bespoke Cycles are running a Santa Cruz demo day this weekend in Djouce Woods, Co. Wicklow.
With a large range of Santa Cruz bikes available this is well worth checking out including the new Nomad 27.5″. These bikes will be popular so make sure that you arrive early to ensure you get to ride your chosen steed. Here is what the guys have to say about the day! [Read more →]
June 27th, 2014 · No Comments
We had the pleasure of spending some time with Curtis Keene at round 2 of the Enduro World Series round in Peebles, Scotland in May and was very impressed. Keene was on unfamiliar ground in Scotland which couldn’t have been further from his native Californian trails. A few familiar faces join him in this episode of his excellent On Track series, including our own Greg Callaghan!
June 26th, 2014 · No Comments
Wild man Cedric Gracia had a great race at Vailloire to pull of a 4th place. Here we catch up with his weekend.
June 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Back to the mountain with the Dirt team for day 2 of the Enduro World Series #3 from Valloire. If you haven’t read the preceding article from Justin Leov, now might be a good time!
June 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Former Downhill World Cup regular Justin Leov made the jump to Enduro racing last year and following a winter of serious training is begining to establish himself as a major contender on the circuit. Here he checks in after a mighty weekend in Valloire.
Words by Justin Leov and photos by Jérémie Reuiller.
It has been a busy few weeks since the last EWS round in Scotland. I have been on the road with Trek World Racing helping the Downhill guys go fast at the World Cups. Coming from Leogang, Austria I was excited to get back into my own racing after watching fellow Kiwi riders Brook Macdonald and George Brannigan both step onto the podium. I learnt a lot from being on the sideline of the Downhill World Cup and much of it I wanted to apply to the French round of the EWS in Valloire. [Read more →]
June 23rd, 2014 · No Comments
This years Enduro World Series is an absolute cracker. Here is day 1 from the DIRT team to give you an idea about Alpine style EWS racing after the woods of Scotland.
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!
June 19th, 2014 · No Comments
Last Saturday saw the support races for the European Marathon MTB Champs take place in Ballyhoura ahead of the main event on the Sunday. Over 200 riders took to the trails for a superb race.
June 18th, 2014 · No Comments
Three time downhill World Champion turned Enduro rider Fabien Barel is recovering from a horrible crash that resulting in several damaged vertebrae. Having seen his x-rays he is a very lucky man. Here’s a little catch up as to how he is doing.
June 14th, 2014 · No Comments
Specialized’s Troy Brosnan took a huge win in what was a thrilling race in Fort William last week. This video from the team gives a great behind the scenes view of race day.
June 13th, 2014 · No Comments
Here we check in with Specialized’s Curtis Keene from the second round of the Enduro World Series in Scotland two weeks ago. This was the most technical EWS yet and a little outside the comfort zone of the Californian – “Dude I’m just hanging on!” was his comment to me. Despite this Keene pulled off a great result to finish 13th. Watch out for his mention of riding with 5 Irish riders and there is even a small cameo from this writer.
June 10th, 2014 · No Comments
Sam Hill spearheads the Team CRC/Nukeproof assault on Fort William last weekend, claiming an excellent 2nd place along the way!
June 10th, 2014 · No Comments
Here is Josh Bryceland’s race run from atop his helmet. The British rider uploaded this to his channel on Youtube with a “comedy” tag… Nothing funny about the speeds he hits! Crazy stuff. Bryceland finished 13th overall.
June 6th, 2014 · No Comments
Ahead of this weekend’s World Cup in Fort William, This is Peaty 2014 is back for Episode 2 in Sheffield and Cairns. Enjoy!