Monthly Archives: August 2012

UCI World Championships 2012…

UCI World Championships 2012 @ Leogang, Austria – this weekend (image courtesy of RedBull.tv)

 

Well, it’s come ’round again already…doesn’t seem like a year ago the Danny Hart had everyone on the edge of their seats with that amazing run in the Champery (Swiss Alps) mud to take the 2011 Downhill title back to the UK.  In fact it’s worth another watch to get us all in the mood for this weekend…

 

 

Just awesome!…the bad news is, Danny is out with a shoulder injury so can’t defend his crown this year 😦  but do we think Gee & Rachel Atherton can pull off a brother-sister double for Great Britain?…it’s definitely possible.  We’ll just have to wait and see what Sunday brings and keep an eye on the weather, as I think that could prove to be the deciding factor…

 

Red Bull are showing LIVE covereage of the 4X (Saturday 1st Sept) and Downhill (Sunday 2nd Sept) mens & womans finals this weekend with the Cross Country (Saturday 8th Sept) and Cross Country Eliminator (Sunday 9th Sept) events next weekend

 

Watch it all LIVE here!  🙂

 

The 4X and especially the DH will be worth a watch for sure…it’s just insane how fast these guys & girls go!  Here’s Peaty doing a head-cam run of the Leogang course they’ll be riding the weekend;

 

All the info you need is on the Leogang 2012 website;

http://www.saalfeldenleogang2012.at/en/homepage/

 

Steve Peat’s 2012 World Champs kit & bike
Photo by Jacob Gibbons http://www.facebook.com/JacobGibbinsPhotography

Greg Minnar’s 2012 World Champs kit & bike
http://www.facebook.com/santacruzbicycles

 

Thanks to Downhill Freeriders for the images.  Find them @  http://www.facebook.com/DownhillFreeriders  & https://twitter.com/DHFreeriders

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The Biggest Race…

Strength in Numbers – UCI World Cup Segment

Fort William, Scotland is host to the best and most attended event on the Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill circuit. Home to what some say is the toughest track on the circuit, Fort William is the perfect venue to experience the elite members of the mountain bike community in their element. These athletes train the hardest, drive technology forward and act as ambassadors for the sport as they travel the world to compete.

Strength in Numbers is a new community film project from Anthill Films and Red Bull Media House. Presented by Shimano and Trek, Strength in Numbers is being made available for all mountain bikers to experience through free online streaming of individual segments. The vision is to create the potential for every mountain biker in the world to see and share the film. To see the full film uninterrupted, get exclusive extra features and support the filmmakers, order your copy now at http://anthillfilms.com/strengthinnumbers/buy.

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Mega Freestyle BMX Race…

This will be worth watching!!…

Mike Day will be competing @ the Red Bull R.Evolution 2012 event in Berlin

Red Bull R. Evolution Berlin 2012

“Forty-eight top BMX racers will take part in this next-level race at Berlin’s Mellowpark on a track inspired by super-cross and featuring bonkers obstacles, trail sections and a massive finish-line jump. The idea is to break rules and start a revolution.”

Get Ready for R.Evolution – Photo – Video | Red Bull Bike.

Get Ready for R.Evolution

By Amah-Rose Abrams on 17 August 2012 in BMX Race

Check out our teaser clip for Red Bull R.Evolution later next week.

Red Bull R.Evolution hits Berlin’s Mellowpark on August 24 Red Bull presents an all-new SX event concept for international and German BMXers integrating numerous freestyle elements into a race track with absolute flow.

The concept behind the competition take BMX back to its roots and get away from the rules and regulations of the rest of the competition scene. The track will go up in Mellowpark, Berlin and will stay there making it the most varied and biggest training facility in Germany.

In the 48-strong field, competition riders will race eight at a time down the ten-metre starting ramp with the four fastest riders progressing to the next round and on the eve on August 24 will battle it out for the winning spot. The 3 judges Paul de Jong (NED), Tobias Wicke (GER), and Steve Spencer (USA) will judge the best trick in every heat according to difficulty, execution, and style. The rider with the most style points will win extra prize money.

www.redbull.de/revolution

Programme on Friday, August 24, 2012:
7.00 – 8.30 pm1/8 Finals (3 rounds)
8.30 – 9.20 pm1/4 Finals
9.20 – 9.45 pm1/2 Finals
9:45 – 10.00 pmFinal

Watch it live here;

http://live.redbull.tv/events/116/red-bull-revolution/

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Ride Nepal…

This is worth a watch.  Some amazing looking trails and some big-ass mountains.  Looks like things are really kicking off in the mountain biking scene in Nepal…and what a place it must be to ride…

Lifestyle of Mountain Biking – Strength in Numbers – Nepal

 

Get the full film and support the filmmakers: http://goo.gl/53Kes or visithttp://anthillfilms.com/strengthinnumbers/buy

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First Custom Build – Part #4…

Nukeproof Snap Urban Dirt Bomber

Fully built and ready to ride :

Nukeproof Snap Urban Dirt Bomber!

Ready to roll (and stop)…SLX brakes turned up for the Rockhopper so the Snap build finally got its hand-me-downs in the form of a set of 2006 Shimano Deore M-525’s along with a 180mm rotor on the front with a new set of Superstar Kevlar pads and a 160mm on the back with a new set of Superstar Organics they’ll have more than enough stopping power for the local streets, carparks, stairs, riverside trails and BMX & Dirt Jump tracks.

                    

Swapped out the lightweight Carbon Matrix stem (that was fitted in the previous post) for the more substantial & solid looking Kona BO unit.  Don’t know whether the Kona stem is actually stronger but it looks the part and gives the impression it is.  In my experience, bike riding is mainly down to confidence in yourself and in your bike and when you’ve got a nagging doubt in the back of your mind that a certain component could fail – that’s when mistakes happen

  

Fitted the new Schwalbe Table Top Timo Pritzel Series tyres and they are seriously grippy!  They’re rated to go upto 65 PSI – I’ve got the front at 40 and the rear at 44 PSI and they were easily holding onto the dry, loose, stoney trails down by the river.  They’re advertised as a dirt/street/BMX tyre so should be perfect for the job in hand…

                     

Also – just found out the local DJ track that was built for a comp last month is staying and free from next month.  It’s right next to the BMX track so when the lifts close and the local DH season ends at the beginning of next month I know where I’ll be playing 😉

                    

There are still are few more blingy bits that will be going on but probably not for a while.  And then there’s the long term plans of upgrading forks & wheels to more suitable components for the type of riding the bike will be doing but for now…

  

…WE ARE DONE!!

See?
NukeProof Snap ‘Urban Dirt Bomber’

Frame:  2011 NukeProof Snap (Regular, Yellow) @ £200 from Bike-MailOrder.de

Fork :  2006 Marzocchi MX Comp (Air, 105mm)  –spares-

Tyres :  – Schwalbe Table Tops (2.25”) @ £40 from Bike-MailOrder.de

Wheels : Sun-Ringle DS2-XC (23mm, 32-hole, 6061 Alloy)  –spares

BrakesShimano Deore M525  -spares-

CranksetTruvativ Hussefelt 1.1 (Ltd. White Edition) @ £40 from Bike-MailOrder.de

Bottom BracketTruvativ Howitzer XR M12 @ £30 from Bike-MailOrder.de

34T RingBlackspire Mono Veloce @ £30 from CRC

Chain Device :   Plasma Chain Device @ £50 from Superstar

Rear Mech : 9sp Shimano Deore LX  –spares- (new jockey wheels @ £15)

StemKona B.O (2008) @ £20 from CRC

HandlebarEaston EA50 Monkey Bar 25.4x685mm  –spares-

HeadsetNukeProof Warhead 44IISS @ £40 from CRC

QR CollarSpecialized (Black)  –spares

QR SkewersShimano (Black)  –spares

180mm Front RotorSuperstar ‘Vibe’  spares-

160mm Rear Rotor :  Shimano  -spares-

9sp Cassette :  Deore 11-34 –spares-

PedalsWellgo B0-87spares

GripsNukeProof Element Half Waffle Lock-On (yellow) @ £15 from CRC

Chainstay ProtectorNukeProof Logo Chainstay Protector @ £10 from CRC

Cable Outer :  Goodridge (white) 2m @ £5 from CRC

TOTAL COST : £495.00

Click here for Part #5 (the first ride)

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