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Hooray Roubaix & Birthday Sock Giveaway

This Sunday marks our third birthday, which just so happens to also bring the 115th edition of Paris-Roubaix. For this double celebration, we're giving you the chance to win a full set of Victory Chimp Hill Repeats and Hairo™ socks! Will it be a fairytale ending for Boonen in his last race? Will a fired-up Sagan take the win following Flanders disappointment? Or will we have another surprise victory like last year's fantastic ride by Matthew Hayman? To enter, just fill the form below, correctly predicting the winner of Sunday's race.All entrants will receive a discount code for 20% off at victorychimp.ccEntries close on start line. Multiple correct predictions will be entered into a draw. Winner will be announced Monday 10...

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Kinning Cross Blog: Not Riding The Champs?

For cross season and the upcoming Kinning Cross League, we asked Glenn Kinning to give us some insight into his own training and provide some tips to those starting, or looking to improve at the discipline. Glenn is the owner Kinning Cycles, Irish MTB Champ, Commonwealth MTB rider and Worlds Cross rider.   I've heard a load of excuses for guys not riding the Ulster Cross Champs, never mind the all Ireland champs. Some are passable with xmas dinners and family commitments, but not racing as guys are in with the "big boys", "will get lapped" or "can't do the extra lap" is a bit soft. I travelled to Belgium to race the big boys and get lapped, Mallusk is only up...

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Kinning Cross Blog Part VI: Horses for Courses.

For cross season and the upcoming Kinning Cross League, we asked Glenn Kinning to give us some insight into his own training and provide some tips to those starting, or looking to improve at the discipline. Glenn is the owner Kinning Cycles, Irish MTB Champ, Commonwealth MTB rider and Worlds Cross rider.   "It's not a proper cross course" is something that pops up now and again. We had Larne last week; 99% grass, a few corners and a lot of pedalling. The club tried to take the full advantage of what they had. A road mans course? This week it's Ormeau park and a lot will say it's a mountain bike course. If this is the case, then why not adapt...

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Kinning Cross Blog Part V: What Pressure You Running?

For cross season and the upcoming Kinning Cross League, we asked Glenn Kinning to give us some insight into his own training and provide some tips to those starting, or looking to improve at the discipline. Glenn is the owner Kinning Cycles, Irish MTB Champ, Commonwealth MTB rider and Worlds Cross rider.   If I had a pound for each time I got asked this, I'd be getting the beers in. Why does it matter what pressure I, or anybody else, is running? Type pressure is a personal choice, it reflects what riding style a rider wants. A heavier rider won’t be able to go to 15psi. A “road man” will probably opt for a slightly higher psi for those gravel or tarmac...

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Kinning Cross Blog Part IV: Improving

In the run up to cross season and the upcoming Kinning Cross League, we asked Glenn Kinning to give us some insight into his own training and provide some tips to those starting, or looking to improve at the discipline. Glenn is the owner Kinning Cycles, Irish MTB Champ, Commonwealth MTB rider and Worlds Cross rider.   So your have a few races under your belt now and you're looking to improve. Or simply catch that guy that's been finishing one place ahead of you every race. The first thing to do is identify where you're losing time, your weakness. Once you identify it and are being truthful to yourself, it's time to work on it. You need to include more training based...

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