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Pirelli presents first line of tyres dedicated to mountain bikes

Pirelli is expanding its presence to the off-road world with the Scorpion MTB, its first line of tyres dedicated to mountain bikes. The ‘characterising concept’ of the new Pirelli MTB tyres is the proposal of a range of models designed for a variety of terrains, based on their consistency. The …

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New bike storage scheme launched

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS), with funding support from Scottish Enterprise, has launched a new trial initiative to ‘bolster’ Scottish accommodation providers’ attractiveness to visiting mountain bikers. Funding assistance of up to £500 is available in either a five bike storage/maintenance package or as a contribution towards a custom package. This …

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Squish launches new MTB models

Squish has launched a new range of MTB models. It consists of two models, one with a 24 inch wheel size and the other with a 26 inch wheel size. Both are built around the brand’s triple butted alloy tubing, have SR Suntour XCR-Lo Air suspension forks and have shortened crank …

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Don’t rest on your laurels

Some of the best advice I have ever been given was ‘when the world changes around you, just listen and you’ll find your way’. While that all sounds very mysterious and ‘zen’, the principle applies perfectly to the retail landscape and indeed to any company in any industry looking to sustain …

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Government pumps £15 million into community cycle-sport parks

£15 million in new funding will create and improve existing traffic-free cycle-sport facilities around England. The announcement was made today at the Leeds Urban Bike Park. The cash will be delivered through Sport England.  As well as a capital fund for building new facilities and improving existing ones there will …

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International Mountain Bike Conference returns to Scottish Highlands

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) has partnered with Cairngorms National Park Authority, and the Scottish government to announce that the Scottish Mountain Bike Conference 2018 will be taking place in Aviemore on the 22 to the 24 of November. Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, …

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Electrification will “exterminate” high-end MTB market within eight years

US industry veteran David Turner believes electric mountain bikes have the potential to smother and kill sales of pedal-power-only MTBs. At the recent Impact Media Summit held in Idaho, he said that the high-end mountain bike industry would be finished within eight years.  "It will be exterminated by the electric mountain …

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Take a look at Bianchi’s new carbon hardtail

Ahead of the summer season, Bianchi has unveiled its new race-ready hardtail, the Nitron. The bike is a 29-inch-wheel, carbon fibre hardtail with ‘race ready’ geometry, constructed using Bianchi’s advanced carbon fibre lay-up technology. The Nitron frame uses highly tuned tube profiles, from the headtube to the dropouts. It features …

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Maxxis reveals collaboration with Greg Minnaar

Tyre manufacturer Maxxis has unveiled a new signature downhill/aggressive enduro tyre, developed with racer Greg Minnaar. The Maxxis Assegai was revealed to the crowds at the 28th annual Subaru Sea Otter Classic, featuring a tread pattern designed by World Cup downhill racer Minnaar. The signature tyre comes to market in …

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Introducing the ’18 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt

The Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt is now available as part of the brand’s UK range. Rocky Mountain has flattened out the rate curve to directly increase the amount of useable travel, while maintaining mid-stroke support and making small-bump performance even more sensitive. According to the brand, the higher anti-squat values “dramatically …

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