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Brenmaster mattwragg's article
Sep 26, 2015 at 0:49
Sep 26, 2015
Pit Walk: EWS 2015 - Ainsa
This stuff has been on Greg Callaghan's bike since last season. If it survived and Irish winter it can't be too flimsy. Cube where probably first to start using this so stands to reason they are the first racing on it. Why ? Because they can. Would I ? No Why ? Because this year for the first time I have a high value derailure on my bike and I'm spending way too much time and effort minding it
Brenmaster mattwragg's article
Sep 24, 2015 at 13:45
Sep 24, 2015
1 Question - What Would You Like to See as the Future of Practice for Enduro Racing?
Hoped on the enduro train three years ago. While initially i got a real kick from it we returned to the same venues year on year. As the trail selection is limited riders could guess which trails where going to be used and they would practice the bag out of them in the weeks proceeding the race. The trail selection got a little tamer to cater for the many sportif riders who enter to simply complete the course. For me it got a bit stale. Experience and skill began have less value than peddle output. Last weekend however after a years absence from enduro i decided to travel to a race at a venue I'd never ridden. The course was a techy one, steep fast loamy and full of roots. I had enough time and energy for one practice run of each stage. The next day was race day and for the most part it felt like blind racing, It was possibly the best race I've ever done. My heart is set on racing as many new venues as possible next year and if i have to travel so be it. Jerome is spot on. DH and XC exist for those who wish to practice to perfection or utilize max peddle output. For Enduro to thrive it need racers racing, boundaries pushed and to find the sweet spot between DH or XC.
Brenmaster mattwragg's article
Aug 31, 2015 at 10:39
Aug 31, 2015
Fabien Barel To Retire From Enduro Racing
That NW8 segment is my all time favorite. The style, the skills, the speed and the talent on what by todays standards was a poxy bike. Emmeline now Fabian gutted. When the EWS rocked into Ireland the two riders I most wanted to see riding bikes was Fabian and Nico. Obviously I wanted Greg Callaghan to win :)
Brenmaster redbullbike's article
Aug 20, 2015 at 12:41
Aug 20, 2015
Video: On Track With Curtis Keene - Symphony of Skills
Brilliant series, if I was to fault it at all it would be to say it needs more Hannah Barnes.
Brenmaster mikelevy's article
Jul 29, 2015 at 1:35
Jul 29, 2015
Devinci Spartan Carbon XP - Review
Best bike I've ever ridden. So versatile. All the weight is on the wheels. The rims and tyres that come stock weight a ton. Swap her 1x10 and upgrade rims and tyres and you will have a really campetitive Enduro bike. The no water bottle holder is a bit of a pain but I bought a waist belt which sorted the water bottle problem and keeps a bag ( hate them) out of the equation. This yoke corners like it is on rails. It accelerates over chatter. The rear end tracks brilliantly but wallows a little in out of the saddle sprinting. The trade off is really good compliance in the rough, higher speeds, better braking and a confident ride.
Brenmaster SunPeaksResort's article
Jul 14, 2015 at 15:22
Jul 14, 2015
2015 Canadian National DH Championships
You Never go full bike park !
Brenmaster mikelevy's article
Jul 8, 2015 at 15:07
Jul 8, 2015
1 Question - The Biggest Mistake That's Been Made In Mountain Biking
The industry is making it's biggest mistake right now in it's clamor to build electric bikes. Any good will from other mountain users will be eroded beyond repair and " mountain" biking will be banned from all back country , open mountain venues and forced to exist in dreary dull dumbed down trail centres. Then it's finished as a sport
Brenmaster mattwragg's article
Jun 17, 2015 at 14:54
Jun 17, 2015
Breaking News: Greg Callaghan Injured
Ah feckity feckin feck ! Speedy recovery Greg.
Brenmaster pinkbikeaudience's article
May 31, 2015 at 12:48
May 31, 2015
Final Results: EWS Round Three, Scotland
It would have been a second win if not for a crash on stage 8. He lost a lot of time climbing back up to the track. Brilliant result all the same and now 2nd in the overall
Brenmaster pinkbikeaudience's article
May 30, 2015 at 15:39
May 30, 2015
Final Results: EWS Round Three, Scotland
Read he injured his ankle. Say's he'll be fine with some rest and glad he doesn't have to ride stage 6
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