Friday Video: Fraser Valley Trails on Pinkbike (part 3)

Fraser Valley video ©Reuben Krabbe

Nice story, great photography and a video to get you going on those trails this weekend. From the people at Pinkbike, enjoy!   Related Posts:Friday video: Aerial Mountain Biking (Helicam)Where would you bike if you would die tomorrow?Friday Video: Brandon Semenuk goes WanderingFriday Video: Merry Christmas – We take a holiday!Friday video: Framed – Andi… Continue reading Friday Video: Fraser Valley Trails on Pinkbike (part 3)

2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

Fresh mud included

Except for riding our bikes, cursing this country’s climate and having an (occasional) beer 29rs were one of the other reoccurring topics during the last 24 months. Some have been diehard fans already for years riding their Gary Fishers and Niners, if possible single speed, others are calling it blaspheme and a marketing scam. Here at… Continue reading 2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

Report: Houffalize World Cup 2012

Excellent location for a great xco track if you ask us.

After some nice riding on Saturday in the Rochefort area we went to see the real pros on Sunday in Houffalize for round 2 of the World Cup XCO. The new track built by the organization is simply spectacular although a bit confusing for spectators at times,  even without the “on course” obligatory Belgian beers.… Continue reading Report: Houffalize World Cup 2012

Houffalize World Cup 2012 preview

This Sunday it’s the “Tour of Flanders of mountain biking” taking place in Houffalize. Start to think of it that’s probably where they got the idea of riding laps in this years De Ronde…World class riding on one of the most selective courses of the world cup and voted best organization in the past both by… Continue reading Houffalize World Cup 2012 preview

Marche-en-Famenne (BEL) – mtb track #6 (blue)

The forests are pretty | Photo by Joseph Pellicani

Marche – track #6 (blue) Starting off at the Chateau de Jemeppe it s straight away climbing towards a first view over the area. As for most of the route it s an easy rolling schooner road, after the initial asphalt, going up and down for the next 5 kms with nice panoramic views on… Continue reading Marche-en-Famenne (BEL) – mtb track #6 (blue)

Finale Ligure (ITA) – Colla di Magnone

Starting off from Finale along the Rio la Fiumata towards Vezzi with a nice warmup on the road.  The blue mtb trail (indicated 2 red dots) towards San Lorenzino is currently inaccessible due to rocks blocking the path – other option is of course hike a bike for a km. Instead I continued towards Portio… Continue reading Finale Ligure (ITA) – Colla di Magnone

Canyon Nerve XC 9.0

My 2011 Nerve arrived in time, as promised by Canyon, to fly out to Malaga (Spain) early April. From the box to the bikebag, off for a real  test on the trails. The bike delivered was as described on the site with the exception of the seatpost which was a regular aluminum Irridium instead of… Continue reading Canyon Nerve XC 9.0

Trail to Verbier – Ardennes Training Camp

Preparing ourselves for the Grand Raid Verbier on the 20th of August this is the first in a series of posts. We got ourselves a nice cottage next to Grand-Halleux, collected 5 bikers and filled our fridge with after-ride rewards local style: Chimay trappist beers. Mind you we didn’t get the rewards that easily, a… Continue reading Trail to Verbier – Ardennes Training Camp

Schwalbe Ultremo Test

After all these years of road cycling and mountain-biking you start to believe in “certainties” if it comes to bike equipment and components. Mavic wheels are the best price/quality buy, Formula disc brakes are always reliable and Schwalbe rubbers protect you against all obstacles on your journey. However the world is constantly evolving and so… Continue reading Schwalbe Ultremo Test

Helsinki Commuting – Monday advice

It’s great to see that every spring there are more bikers on the streets here in Helsinki. People seem to invest in better bikes, they are creative in tuning their old ones and they are going for weekend rides outside of the city. This year only seems to confirm the trend so fare. However, with… Continue reading Helsinki Commuting – Monday advice