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Saturday
Apr182015

2015 Sea Otter Dual Slalom Qualifying Results

2015 Sea Otter Pro Men's DS Quailfying Results Luca Shaw 1:09.73 (combined) Brian Lopes 1:10.30 (combined) Michael Hannah 1:10.37 (combined) Kyle Strait 1:10.57 (combined) Martin Maes 1:11.27 (combined)

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Wednesday
Apr152015

Intense Cycles Announces The M16

The Intense M16 is a pure performance machine with a World Cup pedigree. The result of over two decades of design and innovation, the M16 is the total package for DH riders seeking an edge. With 27.5 wheels and 215mm of adjustable Virtual Pivot Point suspension, the M16 will chew up anything you throw at it.

 

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Tuesday
Apr142015

THE SYNDICATE - Episode 1

In the premiere episode of THE SYNDICATE, watch as Ratboy, Greg, and Peaty prepare for the 2015 season, and race the first World Cup at Lourdes, France.

Monday
Apr132015

2015 SRAM TLD Team 

Going into it’s second year the SRAM TLD Team’s young squad of Luca and Walker Shaw along side Cross Country specialist Russell Finsterwald are set to take on the UCI World Cup DH and XC circuit and Enduro World Series in 2015.

Monday
Apr132015

Laurie Greenland Finishes 2nd At World Cup Opener in Lourdes, France

Trek World Racing’s junior rider Laurie Greenland started the 2015 World Cup season by landing yet another podium, while crashes marred the Elite Men’s race where Brook MacDonald finished 12th for the day.

The standout ride for the team came on Saturday when Laurie qualified fastest in the juniors by close to 3 seconds over his rivals and in a time that would have qualified him 9th in Elite Men. His middle sector was only 0.5sec off fastest qualifier Loic Bruni (FRA), but unfortunately in the race run on Sunday Laurie arrived at a corner in sector 1 that had been blown out and had no chance to avoid it as he was already committed to his line. He didn’t crash but lost time coming to a complete stop on an important section for carrying momentum. Despite losing over 2 seconds he pulled back all but 3 tenths to finish 2nd. Laurie now sits 2nd in the overall World Cup standings heading to Fort William.

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Tuesday
Apr072015

Kali Protectives Launches New Carbon Shiva Full Face Helmet

There is a long standing debate among gravity riders about whether or not to wear a motocross or bicycle certified helmet while mountain biking. There are advantages and disadvantages to both standards, and depending on the crash, the argument could go either way. Ultimately the two standards are not that different.The main difference is that the DOT certification requires a higher drop test, a stiffer chin bar, and an additional penetration test. The DOT penetration test is designed to simulate crashing into a pointed object like a curb, peg, or handlebar. On a bike, you may encounter similar scenarios if you crash in a rock garden, or catch a pedal. We've also found that it's not unusual for gravity riders to hit similar speeds as off road racers. Last year for instance, racers at multiple world cup tracks clocked speeds of over 50 mph (~80 kmp) through speed traps. The disadvantage of a DOT helmet is the size and weight. Due to the more stringent testing standards, DOT helmets have to use thicker shells and more EPS foam. This results in heavier helmets with higher foam densities, and thicker shells.

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