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IXS Dirt Masters 2011 – the fifth consecutive year

The IXS Dirt Masters 2011 will be the fifth consecutive year, the highlight in your diary! Europe’s biggest freeride festival offers in Winterberg Bike Park for four days a versatile program, over 180 brands in the Expo Area, the launch of the IXS German Downhill Cup, the SKS Slopestyle, 4X the Scott Challenge and more! Those who have not yet planned his trip to Winterberg, the needs of IXS Dirt Masters Highlights Festival 2011 not to miss anyway. Thanks to […]

Commencal reveal their new team partners and plans for the 2011 season.

Commencal reveal their new team partners and plans for the 2011 season, added to the team’s main partners of Animal clothing, Fox Racing Shox and Shimano components is the Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport van. The Vito Sport is the perfect van for any mountain biker or outdoor enthusiast making it a perfect match to the Atherton Family. The team has also forged a partnership with the Italian bike Mecca, Alpi Bike Resort. Just 45 minutes from Turin airport and with a […]

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.

Yeti Announce 2011 Lineup

Yeti have a long history of nurturing young talent in their team and 2011 looks no different with some new young rippers added to to both the World Cup and US National team…….. The Yeti / Fox Racing Shox team, perennially one of the strongest mountain teams on the circuit, announced its World Cup and national teams today. Current World Cup 4x Overall Champion, Jared Graves will anchor the World Cup team and will be joined by rising star and […]

Michal Prokop: TWELVE September

Michael’s fourth medal from the Fourcross World Championships poses for the camera at the beginning of Twelve’s September episode. The most successful fourcross rider ever added to his collection of two gold medals second bronze and again contributed to the phenomenal success of the Czech 4X school.

Episode 10 of the Atherton Project

Episode 10 of the Atherton Project season 2 begins with Gee reflecting upon his season so far. With his World Cup overall hopes riding on the last race he’s really feeling the pressure to perform. Until then it’s off to Crankworx in Whistler, a welcome break from the pressure and stress of the World Cup. Rachel is back on the bike after an injury which has taken her out of contention for the World Cup. It’s even more important she […]

NPS 4x Finals – Chicksands

Chicksands, Bedfordshire concluded this year’s 4x national points series with sunny skies and hero dirt to try and separate those one day wonders (national champions) from the season long, consistency seekers. The dig pixies at Rowney Warren had been busy making track alterations – from a re-shaped lip here and a new berm there, to more significant changes such as a loose, bermed s-bend linked by a log section halfway down the track that tested nerve and rewarded the late […]

Michal Prokop: TWELVE August

Twenty-five years behind the handlebars and pedals, that’s a great deal of experience. Someone writes memories, another dusting off cups in shelves. Michal celebrates this occasion his own way, he is opening a clinic for intensive treatment for all kinds of ailments, and pumps his experience directly into veins, muscles, nerves and the brain. Women and men, children and old men, beginners and more experienced ones. Prokop Clinix. No limits, no obligations. How such treatment looks like, is recorded by […]

Chronology – Gary and Sven’s “Wee Book”

It was supposed to be here back around the time that the World Cup circus rolled into Fort William but one thing lead to another and drib and drabs came though and were quickly snapped up. Right now we know where there’s a few boxes of them…right now there’s a limited and mean limited number of “Chronology” books available at Bikelove, Glasgow. Priced at £24.99 (+£5 P&P), get one by giving Carl a ring on 0141 945 0999 and he’ll […]

Episode 9 of The Atherton Project

Episode 9 of The Atherton Project kicks off in Val Di Sole, Italy, for World Cup Round 5. It’s a race Gee could do with winning if he’s going to take the pressure off his title fight with Greg Minaar. After some light-hearted gym training with the team, it’s on to the course. Gee qualifies solidly, with a win the only thing on his mind. Can he prevent the 2010 season title from coming down to the last race and […]

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