Friday, 26 August 2011

The Friday Video

Well, it's that time of the week so here's another Downhill MTB video.

We again travel to France for the 17th running of the Megavalanche, held at Alpe d'Huez (yes, the same AdH made famous from the recent Tour de France). Qualifying took place on Friday 8th July where the large field of riders was whittled down to the best 38 from each of nine groups to narrow it down to 328 competitors at the mass start on Sunday. The race runs from the top of Pic Blanc (Altitude 3,300 mtr) down across the glacier to Allemont (Altitude 820 mtr) for a distance run of around 25km. 

This year's event was won by Remy Absalon - Commencal France. 2nd Jerome Clementz - Cannondale France. 3rd Rene Wildhaber - Trek Red Bull Switzerland.

Some stunning scenery, a pretty intense ride and real test of your biking skills......

Friday, 19 August 2011

The Friday Video

OK, it's been a while since we posted on Thailand Mountain Bike due to our local internet provider having to replace some stolen cable; stolen from the poles or the back of the truck?? Who knows! Anyhow, the down side was we had no DSL for over a week. But we are now back on line and back to posting.

So as it's Friday I guess it's time for another Friday Video. This week we've got some neat footage of the new White Brothers 'Loop' front suspension fork in action.

This fork is manufactured by MRP, Grand Junction, Colorado. The big update on this fork is the switch from separate machined lowers to a cast magnesium one piece unit. Available in 26" and 29" MTB versions with travel from 80mm through to 150mm this is a pretty versatile piece of kit. The White Brothers 'Loop' features compression, rebound and spring adjustments ensuring there is ample opportunity to fine tune for your type of riding. Oh, this fork also comes with a 15mm 'tool-free' quick fit axle.

Anyhow, enough waffle, enjoy the video.......