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Eurobike Day 2 – New Rubber

Eurobike Day 2 – New Rubber

One of the things on show at Eurobike this year has been the addition a new batch of gravity-focused tyres. Often overlooked, these are the vital link between you and the ground, and any development that helps keep you rubber-side-down has to be welcome. For many years now Maxxis have pretty much had it all their own way, but look for this to change in 2012 with many other manufacturers keeping them on their toes. Speaking of Maxxis, their new [...]

Eurobike Day 1, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Eurobike Day 1, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Wow, where to start! Eurobike is huge, and is a full-on assault of the senses. Everywhere you look there is something that is newer, better, stronger, lighter. Sometimes there is no much to look at you almost miss the wood for the trees. But here goes; First off Endura (and the reason that I am currently drunk in a Mexican Restaurant!) They were celebrating their 18th birthday and had shipped out a load of Deuchars beer and a Saltire shaped [...]

Eurobike Demo Day- Ratzenried, Allgau, German

Eurobike Demo Day- Ratzenried, Allgau, German

Ham and Cheese and Electric bikes! I’ve only been in Germany for one day, and already I find myself full to the brim with Ham ,Cheese and Electric Bikes! Although Eurobike proper only starts tomorrow I already know that 2011 is going to be the year of the Electric Bike. Man, they’re everywhere! Some look like full-on DH sleds with a motor- that’ll solve the uplift problems in the UK! Nicolai were showing a neat one that was DH orientated; [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Specialized 2011 Long Travel Launch

Is there a better place to unveil your new product line than at the mecca of mountain biking, Whistler Canada? Is there a better time to do it than during Crankworx, probably the biggest mountain bike festival in the world? The answer to both these questions is undoubtedly “No” and I was lucky enough to have been invited by Specialized to the launch of their 2011 Long Travel line up during the Crankworx festival. For Decent World readers the two [...]

5 Mins with Darren Berrecloth

Darren should need no introduction but for anyone who does’t know he is a free-ride pioneer, bike handler extraordinaire and is one of the riders who made doing tricks on a mountain bike look better than good. DW: Darren, how is Crankworx going for you this year so far? DB: It?s been pretty good, the scene here is sweet, there was some rain earlier in the week so the trails are super good right now. Everybody has been having fun [...]

UCi World Cup Champery Finals

After the slop and slog of qualifying, race day could only be better. With no real rain to speak of, the track started to dry out – getting gloopier, stickier and slower. A lot of riders were coming off line and coming off their bikes- for example Justin Leov and Andrew Neethling were both nursing limps as they hobbled through the Trek tent. At Fort William the British fans love racing from the second they arrive for the weekend – [...]

World Cup: Maribor Day 1

Jacob Gibbins is out in Maribor just now, covering the world cup for descent-world. Here’s his first taster for us all in 2010, keep an eye out over the next few days for JG’s updates. [nggallery id=15]

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