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Learning Curve: Redbull Hardline Rears its Ugly Head on Practice Day

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We brought you Gee and Dan Atherton’s preview to the Redbull Hardline course that was obviously a brutal challenge for even the best of the best of the best considering all of Gee’s gut wrenching gasps on many of the landings. In fact, his equally talented brother Dan, the course’s creator, is out of the event due to crashing on one of the bigger jumps during a practice run resulting in a fractured scapula.

If you were able to make it through that first video unscathed, crawl past the break to see how all of the non-Athertons faired during practice on the spirit crushing course. You may actually want to wear your gear for this one….


Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #2: Chosen goes for 12 Speeds, Cippollini Gets Aero, DT Swiss & HED Get Wider and MORE!

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Welcome back to Eurobike coverage part deux! With more categories to cover than ever, this year’s show was huge and kept us on our toes more than ever. Pour yourself a well deserved scotch, kick your feet up, and travel into this week’s coverage of Eurobike 2015.

And in case you missed Week 1’s exciting coverage, check it out!


Fuji Drops in with New Auric and Rakan MLink Full Suspension Bikes


Fuji has released the new Auric All-mountain and Rakan XC/Trail bikes they teased us about earlier this Summer. Both bikes are using the patened MLink Suspension Technology that you might recognize from that of Breezer’s Repack and Supercell bikes that were introduced last year. Although Breezer and Fuji are under the same ASI umbrella….. these are not the same bikes.

Roll on through break to see what makes them different and how they save some significant weight….


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Industry News

  • Shimano to Develop Leisure Complex in Netherlands – Shimano Europe has signed a letter of intent to develop a new cycling, fishing and rowing complex in Valkenburg, Netherlands that is due for completion in 2017. The Shimano Experience Center will allow visitors to share the love of cycling, fishing and rowing – Shimano’s three core passions – and show visitors fun ways to get involved in these sports. You can find more on the story here.


XTERRAIN 500 Uber Fat Bike Includes Fat and Even Fatter Front Wheels


This is one of those I’ve been staring at in my inbox for a bit. I’ve been questioning on how to best approach it, but without a doubt, it had to be seen. I keep an open mind so those that would be attracted to a product, can gain a useful perspective without too much bias. So I’m going to do my best here to do just that.

If you had the chance, how would you use this beast and what modifications you would make? Float past the break for the good, the bad and …. well, you know the rest…


Gee Atherton Previews the Punishing 2015 Redbull Hardline Course

The Redbull Hardline is back! Course creator, Dan Atherton, a super nice guy, must have a dark side. In only 6 weeks, he transformed this lavish Welsh Hillside in Wales into one of the most arm and spirit crushing courses ever to exist. The 2015 Redbull Hardline starts this weekend and Gee Atherton takes us on a little ride on this beast of a course.

Gap past the break and see the creator himself partake in the torture of his own creation…..


Shutter Precision and Cycle Monkey Power Up Fat Bikes with 150mm Dynamo hub


Shutter Precision, who has been producing a broad range of affordable, high quality dynamo hubs since 2009, has joined forces with Cycle Monkey to develop a 150mm fat bike dynomo hub. Recognizing the growing trend of fat bikes along with the increasing number of people choosing to use their adaptability to veer well off the beaten path, Cycle Monkey and Shutter Precision used their combined knowledge to come up with a solution.

Charge past the break for more…


LIVALL Introduces World’s First Smart Cycling Helmet to Keep Your Head Connected 

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We are living in an age where things like this shouldn’t surprise us anymore. From smart phones, watches, cars and forks, (yup, look it up), we are more connected with the products we use more than ever, and in recent years we have seen cycling become more integrated with technology. From using our smart phone to track our rides & performance to the more recent crash detection systems, Livall has found what they think is the next innovation that meshes technology with cycling.

Check out Livall’s feature loaded Bling helmet system and a video of how it all comes together after the break…


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

UCI Worlds


  • 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships  – This year’s Worlds are in Vallnord, Andorra and can be seen on Redbull.TV. The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country race is Saturday, September 5th while the Men’s and Ladies Downhill will be aired on Sunday the 6th.