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ardee NZMTBRally's article
Mar 16, 2024 at 10:21
Mar 16, 2024
Photo Story: Matt Fairbrother Wins NZ MTB Rally Entirely Self-Supported
"MATTHEW FAIRBROTHER takes the win after 6 days of enduro racing, with his personal total of 582km and +17,300m of elevation, versus 165km and only 4245m of climbing for everyone else" What the hell!? These stats are absolutely insane!
ardee sarahmoore's article
Feb 22, 2024 at 2:11
Feb 22, 2024
Mass Redundancies Reported at Wiggle Chain Reaction
@iian: lol - you could tell the difference in the two businesses almost immediately after the takeover when they all flew over in their brown shoes, chinos and freshly pressed shirts and started calling "town-halls".
ardee sarahmoore's article
Feb 22, 2024 at 1:23
Feb 22, 2024
Mass Redundancies Reported at Wiggle Chain Reaction
@iian: That's exactly it, a lot of people seem to forget that while CRC grew into the e-commerce giant that it was, it was originally started as a family-run LBS. Built from the ground up and for the first 25-odd years it was filled to the brim with staff who were all bike mad (myself included), and there were hundreds of people working there. Obviously that all changed with the takeover - I say takeover because it definitely wasn't a merger - with Wiggle, but the vast majority of the real success was done by people who were really passionate about the sport, and fully immersed in it.
ardee edspratt's article
Feb 1, 2024 at 8:51
Feb 1, 2024
The UCI Releases the 2024 Team List
So it was buying Danny Hart that sent CRC/Nukeproof into administration then!? DAMN DANIEL! *jokes, that's a good signing for them :)
ardee edspratt's article
Dec 28, 2023 at 9:27
Dec 28, 2023
[Update: Bella Naughton Joins KHS Racing] Racing Rumours: A Complete Timeline of 2024 Team Moves
Danny Hart off Cube too, and it seems like he hasn't got anything sorted for next year yet either. Mental.
ardee edspratt's article
Dec 15, 2023 at 4:06
Dec 15, 2023
World Cup Racing Coming to Max as $9.99 Add-On in 2024
Wow, those prices are absurd! I know MTB is not seen as a sport for the poor man, but in the current economical climate, this is so out of touch.
ardee jessiemaymorgan's article
Dec 2, 2023 at 6:08
Dec 2, 2023
Wiggle and CRC to Close International Web Shops as Sales Process 'Gathers Pace'
You mean if Wiggle had left CRC's operations alone and kept it in N Ireland ;) No one at CRC wanted to move things to Wolverhampton. Cheaper labour in NI too.
ardee edspratt's article
Oct 20, 2023 at 4:59
Oct 20, 2023
UPDATE: Nukeproof, Vitus, Chain Reaction Cycles & Wiggle Face Uncertainty as Parent Company in Financial Trouble
This is very sad to see. I used to work there from the early days, and can honestly say it was a great place to work. Probably about 80% of the people working there were all cyclists, all passionate about the sport. I really feel for anyone I know who is still there, fingers crossed they get something sorted out. That all started to change once it was sold off and the Wiggle takeover (deffo wasn't a merger) happened. No amount of corporate branding can replace the people who were lost after that. Genuinely shocked at how they managed to take something so good and turn it into what has happened now.
ardee alicialeggett's article
Oct 17, 2023 at 12:11
Oct 17, 2023
UCI Announces 2024 World Cup Calendar
LOL, this is what America gets for treating our boy Bren at Rampage. No DH for you! *Safety wink
ardee alicialeggett's article
Oct 17, 2023 at 10:39
Oct 17, 2023
UCI Announces 2024 World Cup Calendar
UCI DH Europe Cup (+ token Canada race)
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