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Cardrona Pump Track Redevelopment

Cardrona Pump Track Redevelopment

Words: Tommy Wilkinson Photos: Various Many of you will have seen the proposal for the updated Cardrona pump track, just outside Peebles. The Tweed Valley continues to be a hub of UK mountain biking, though the position of why this is has perhaps changed in the last few years. In the early 2000’s the Forestry Commission devoted a lot of financial resource and energy into the valley, creating what were some of the best trail centres in the UK. Since […]

Wiggle to buy CRC?

Wiggle to buy CRC?

BikeBiz, a fairly well regarded news source in the UK, believe that mail order giant Wiggle is about to stake a bid for its main rival, Chain Reaction Cycles. It’s said to be highly likely that the sale will go through next week, according to multiple sources. Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles “Founded in 2009 as an offshoot from a Portsmouth bike shop, Wiggle grew and grew and was sold to Bridgeport Capital for GBP180m in 2011. Chain Reaction Cycles […]

Orange Bikes Four Life….

Orange Bikes Four Life….

Choose good friends, go places, ride your bike and have fun. Life can pass you by. Sure, earning a living is important but so is living itself. Me ma’ always used to say you don’t need good reason. Eat when you’re hungry. Sleep when you’re tired. Cry when you’re sad and smile when you’re happy. The best reason is no reason. Take two small travel trail machines, one van, some friends and see how far a van and some legs […]

First Impressions: Origin pedals.

First Impressions: Origin pedals.

Lukan from Origin first got in touch thanks to UK downhiller and my one time race rival Rob Smith. ( Though I spent most of my time on the wrong end against Rob! ) As polite as they come, Lukan outlined his background in Engineering and how he had started Origin from a small set up out in Bulgaria. It was just the type of thing we love – A bloke with some solid PHD credentials and a bit of […]

Hope Pro 4: Behind the Hub

Hope Pro 4: Behind the Hub

From the very first Ti-glide hubs launched back in 1993 Hope have had a reputation for producing some of the most durable and high quality hubs on the market. This attention to detail has been carried into the new Pro 4 hub range as they are a direct development of the successful Pro 2 EVO. Meet the people behind the Hope hubs in this edit – and see the extent of designing, testing and manufacturing which goes into each hub […]

Bike Centre companies move up a gear

Bike Centre companies move up a gear

THE Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland (MTBCOS) is supporting a multi-million pound economic boom as businesses create new and innovative products for the soaring number of cyclists taking to the great outdoors, business leaders will hear today.  Fergus Ewing MSP, Scotland’s Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, will learn how the Borders-based centre has created money-spinning opportunities across a range of sectors.  The centre, at Glentress Forest near Peebles, opened in the summer of 2014 and is the UK’s largest […]

Suss My Bike – Suspension tuning.

Suss My Bike – Suspension tuning.

We picked up this story after our man Ian Linton was digging through Youtube for gold. So we got in touch with Alan Mason, the brains behind this potentially revolutionary product. We’ll be providing an in depth feature soon but for the moment take a look at the words, video and images below. “SussMyBike is a device that monitors mountain bike suspension and provides the rider with feedback on how to improve their performance. Alan explains further “We have designed […]

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