In a search for the fastest lube on the planet, Velo-News (USA) and Friction Facts Lab found Squirt to be the “true hero of this test” and rated it as “the whole package” in a test of the 25 most popular lubes in the world. This is affirmation that Squirt is not only the cleanest lube around, but also the best drip lube in the world in terms of friction performance. Read the full article in the February 2014. Read the complete article here…
If the riding isn’t already enough another reason to visit Builth Wells
Life as a mechanic in a shop environment nowadays requires alot of time being a fitter of new parts.Time management being what it is actually fixing something can be too costly.Good mechanics are hard to find that can diagnose a problem and fix it in a wet muddy field.One such rare find is Garath from cycle-tec .We have watched Gareth strip mavic freewheel bodies,service fox forks and free up sticky disc brakes all in less then ideal conditions and still keep a sense of humour.Single handed working around the clock to keep hundreds of riders bikes happy at the Trans wales Gareth always has a smile none more so then when he actually gets to ride which hes also very good at.Based amongst the hardcore biking fraternity of Builth Wells Gareth is avalable to offer advise build wheels,service bikes of offer tech support at events raging from world cups to charity rides. Squirt are proud to be a supplier of lube and degreaser to Cycle-Tec. Visit their site…
Great Rock – Mountain Bike Skills
Mountain bike skills courses at Gisburn Forest, Lee Quarry & Hebden Bridge. If you don’t live anywhere near these locations don’t let that put you off. Ed Oxleys courses are well worth travelling for. Visit there site…
Our friends Andy Heading and Amanda Heading have launched a new online business catering for all your backcountry needs.Not only do you get a choice selection of kit they use and recommend but you can also email them for advise for kit selection.
Andy has been a huge inspiration for a generation of mtbikers that have aspired to race Alaska`s Iditabike.Check out the pic on their homepage biking across 30 miles of a frozen Bering sea.When the wind blows which is does often theres nowhere to hide.Click on pic to visit site. Visit their site…
Joolze Dymond is a photographer that can capture the spirit of an event in one shot.
Sam is the number 1 UK Xterra competitor. http://samgardener.com
Revelate Designs makes bike gear to help you pursue your endurance fueled endeavors. On this site you’ll find gear that can be used for rackless lightweight touring, bikepacking, distance road biking, expedition touring, winter riding / racing and everything in between.
Bikepacking.net focuses on off-road touring, away from cars. But the concepts and gear transfer equally well to all types of rides that stretch overnight.
Their aim is to distill the collective knowledge about routes, gear and planning.
They hope to form a community of bikepackers, and to promote this new and very exciting way to travel.
200 miles (there and back). 24 hours to do it in. It’s that simple.
Andy Wilson heads up a very promising line-up of adventure racers. Team For Goodness Shakes! has had a great start since it`s conception, by taking the Helly Hanson AR mixed team title in 2009, along with a great performance in the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge, amongst other honours.
The team are regularly involved in the UK`s premier adventure race`s, and can also be seen on the MTB scene, with team member Fiona Spotswood being one of the UK`s top endurance mountain bikers.
Team members include: Andy Wilson, Fi Spotswood, Tom Hodgkinson & Simon Enderby
Jon Billman a contributor to outside magazine had this to say about joe,we couldnt put it better…..
If famed Euro-roadie commentator Phil Liggett was raised by Confederate infantry reenactors and ate a panfried catfish steak with his eggs every morning, he’d be Joe Polk. Joe is the producer, color commentator and chief engineer of the podcast MTBCast! (mtbcast.com), and he’s how I start my day this time of year. Joe works late into the night so that I can wake up, make coffee while the new episode downloads, mount my single speed and head out for a little gravel grinder before the heat index reaches 100. In twenty minutes I can catch up on the previous day’s racing via racer call-ins and Joe’s contextualizing. His podcasts on Tour Divide and the Great Divide Race, as well as Individual Time Trial efforts, are informative, motivational, inspirational, and most of all, entertaining. The podcast medium seems especially suited to the self-supported, honor system, no-entry-fee-no-prize-money attitude of Divide racing; podcasting itself, like Divide racing, is egalitarian, and the listener ingests the news of the dirt world on their own terms. I’m a podcast junkie and can tell you the distance between a scattershot Dixie-cup-on-monofilament mess and a professional-quality program is as wide as the Divide is long; MTBCast! is top-shelf, and if you want to keep apace with what’s happening out there, it’s essential.
The Grand Tour of MTB, Banff, AB CA – Antelope Wells, NM USA.
One Stage: 2745 miles / 4418km. Self Supported Racing.
Decidedly not for sprinters, this battle royale braves mountain passes and windswept valleys of the Continental Divide from hinterlands of the Canadian Rockies to badlands of the Mexican Plateau.