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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 [...]

WC Finals: Windham

Windham, USA hosts the final of the 2010 World Cup Series, with 2 riders in the chase for the overall title. What a race between Gee and Greg, in the end it was Gee who took the win from Greg by 0.37 of a second…so close. However, World Champion Steve Peat wore his rainbow strips for the last time (maybe?) in 2010, as he qualified fastest and was ahead during his final run when a crash near the finish, secured [...]

Mountain Biking – The Manual

It’s hard to write about a new book, which was written by someone whom you’ve shared the back of a cattle truck, getting uplift at Scottish DH races with for so many years but that’s exactly what I’m doing. Who’d have thought that, the young lad from Temple near Edinburgh would one day be an author of probably one of the finest riders manual ever to be produced. Having known Chris for over 10 years, he knows I’d tell him [...]

The Atherton Project – Episode 8

Episode 8 kicks off with Gee heading for the British Champs up in Scotland without his injured siblings, Rach and Dan. Gee finds that he misses the inspiration and support of his brother and sister during competition but at the same time realises that to stay at the top, sometimes, he’ll have to manage on his own. Then it’s on to WC Round 4 in Champery, Switzerland. With brother and sister still at home, Gee takes on the highly technical [...]

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