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Pro GRT 2011 Announced

Pro GRT 2011 Announced

The Pro GRT has helped take US racing from strength to strength over the last few years, it’s back for the third consecutive year, official blurb below……. In its third year, the Pro GRT boasts five races and will continue to provide a consistent stage of international-caliber events for the nation’s elite gravity racers. The downhill-only series will visit five states between April and June. For the third year in a row, the series will open with the NWCup in […]

World Cup Round 1 Details Emerge

The World Cup heads back to Africa again this year with the first round in Pietermaritzburg in April. The UCI just posted details of all the tracks on their Facebook page, looks like a few tweaks from the course of a couple of years back. Check out the maps below, and a wee recap of the 2009 event.

Keep em peeled for scum in the Liverpool area!

Keep em peeled for scum in the Liverpool area!

Thieves broke into Team ChainReactionCycles/Nukeproof manager Nigel Page’s garage in Liverpool on Saturday night and stole seven mountain bikes, one of which has already been recovered (Team issue Nukeproof Scalp). We would urge you to contact the police or Chain Reaction Cycles directly (with subject line “Stolen bikes”) if you have any information about the theft. The bikes stolen were: • Raw finish Nukeproof Mega • Black Nukeproof Snap • Black Intense SS2 (with Easton seatpost, not adjustable post […]

661 Mini DH- Forest Of Dean

Last round of the 661 Mini DH was this past weekend, Jess Stone & Bernard Kerr finished up their pre-season training in fine style with the wins. Official blurb below. More Mountain Biking Videos Bernard Kerr Pivot Bikes & Jess Stone Trek Gravity Girls take the final podiums at the 661 Mini Downhill race down in the Forest of Dean. Jess Stone wrote on twitter @jessstone “I won the last 661 Mini DH! Really great fun and have enjoyed every […]

A Year With The Trek Remedy

It’s fair to say we are fans of Trek Remedy’s here at Descent-World, I’m on my second, and Gaz traded his Intense in for one earlier in the year. It’s about a year since I took delivery of the Remedy so it’s seen a fair amount of mileage under its wheels. So what changed from the Remedy of old? The introduction of the Scratch into the line-up allowed Trek to focus the Remedy as a long travel trail bike, rear […]

Innerleithen MTB Racing’s Mini DH

Following on from the first round of the Winter DH race last weekend, this race was orginized by local Innerleithen MTB Racing and I-Cycles is a pure old school, pushup to the start and have as many runs as you like. One thing it did have in common was the weather conditions were pretty much the same. I thought about using a quote from Hodge for the whole report as it sums it up pretty well – mud, rain, mud, […]

Rd1 Alpinebikes Winter DH Race

The downhill race scene kicked off in Innerleithen with the first round of the Alpinebikes winter race. The weather running up to this weekend was somewhat wet and windy, especially Friday night. The car park area at the bottom of the hill was 2/3rds underwater Saturday morning so the finish area was unusable.  Remember when this race used to be called the Winter Wet n Wild, very apt for this round anyway. Saturdays practice was the usual stop start checking […]

Innerleithen Winter DH Enduro

Innerleithen MTB riders along with I-Cycles kicked of the winter racing here at Innerleithen with an Enduro DH event which went down a storm with the entrants. Many riders commenting that it was the best event they had competed in, and to cap that the best run event.  Praise indeed but the format was relaxed and friendly the tracks were a mix of everything the hill at Inners can throw at you without being to extreme. Riders set out early […]

661 Gravity Enduro Series Launched

Downhill is still my first love when it comes to mountain bikes, and it’s still what keeps me most interested as a fan, but fact is, it’s not what I enjoy doing myself when I am out riding, I still ride for the buzz on the downs, but I’d rather get myself to the top than rely on tractors and trailers these days. I know I’m not alone, and clearly so do the trio behind the new 661 Gravity Enduro […]

Safe As Part 2- Pragmasis Security Products

A while back we tested the Asgard bike store, perfect for keeping your pride and joy safe while not cluttering up your house or flat. Once in there how do you best keep them locked up? Chances are that if your bikes warrant a £500 shed then they are going to warrant some serious locks to keep them in there, initially our hopes had been to run a full on test on a range of locks. It soon became obvious […]

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