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Halo BDS Round 1 – Combe Sydenham

Its not very often one of the nation downhill races makes its way down to the south west, so here at Koo-Bikes, we jumped on the opportunity to go and watch the best riders in the country in action. Injured team rider Max Robinson was on hand taking pictures and I managed to get a few clips of video to put together.

We went fully equipped for maximum track-side heckling, air-horns, cow bells, old bike forks and bars, and of course our voices. The weather was unexpectedly nice, making for great spectating. The crowds gathered, mainly chilling in the sunny field section, with a great view of the fast berms and jumps.

We spent most of our time here being as loud as possible, especially when people we knew flew past! Fans from the southwest in general were out in force, with a large group from our good friends at Gawton Gravity Hub showcasing their SW premiere downhill venue at their stand.

Practise and seeding runs went past, all running smoothly other than a couple of red flags. By the time the finals came around, the track side was packed with fans, and when the elites came down everyone was going crazy! It was great to see the fastest riders in the world right in front of us on a track we all knew. Marc Beaumont took the win, followed by Josh Bryceland and Brendan Fairclough.

All in all a great day, and a brilliant first round to the national series. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves and were left wanting more…

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Wednesday Weights!

Sorry weve had a few weeks off – here is your next installment of Wednesday Weights, where all you have to do is guess the weight of the product we weigh! The closest guess wins a prize. This week, a £5 Koo voucher will be won by one lucky person! The competition will close on Tuesday next week to give you the whole Easter Weekend to have a think, and we will reveal the winner and actual weight. Guesses should be to the closest 0.01grams.

Please post all answers on our Facebook page, where this competition will be posted.

This week you have to guess the weight of a very nice Zipp Carbon SL Speed seatpost 330mm and a bicycle bell…. good luck!

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Koo-Bikes in partnership with Gawton Gravity Hub!

Koo bikes are proud to announce we are now the official sponsor of Gawton Gravity Hub!

So who are Gawton Gravity Hub, and what does this mean?

Gawton Gravity Hub is part of an amazing mountain biking facility located in the South West of England, near Tavistock, Devon. The Tamar Valley based trails have received a lot of attention in the relatively short period it has been running, and it has already been suggested that it boast some of the best trails in the country!

There are two sites run by the club, and are focused towards downhill mountain bikers, offering a range of tracks graded from Red all the way up to Double Black. You only need to see the videos and magazine articles of the world’s best riders tearing it up, to fully appreciate the quality of tracks on offer. The club is non-profit, which means any money is put straight back into the site, improving tracks and facilities further.


Gee Atherton on the Dirt/Gawton 1:04 from Jacob Gibbins on Vimeo.

Gawton Gravity Hub currently has a broad range of tracks spread across its two sites, but are eagerly awaiting the completion of one new track in particular. This track is set to be one of the most popular tracks, appealing to a wider user ability range, and being generally very fun to ride. Many people have helped build the track, including several of the staff from Koo-Bikes – we cannot wait to test ride the parts we have had input on!

This year will also see the grand opening of a hut located at the top of the tracks at Gawton. This will offer facilities such as somewhere to get out of the elements, and have a bite to eat and a hot drink, toilets, bike wash, and buy any essentials you might need. This, coupled with a brand new uplift service on its way, and the new track, things are set to be big in the future…

Being offered a chance to get involved with the Gawton Gravity Hub is a great opportunity for us here at Koo-Bikes. We have always been very keen to support local events and organisations, but this long term involvement is a great chance to give something back to the local riding community. Being only a short distance away in Plymouth, we can really get involved as a sponsor, attending events and seeing whats going on first hand. We see the partnership very much as a two way relationship, and want to help Gawton Gravity Hub in every way we can. We feel everyone can benefit, resulting in Koo-Bikes getting their name out there, but more importantly see the club grow into its full potential. We see a bright future ahead, and with the recent developments, it is certainly looking that way, and we are excited to get things going…!

What does this sponsorship mean? Well, essentially Koo-Bikes and Gawton Gravity Hub will be building up a strong partnership, helping each other grow faster and becoming further established in the cycling industry. And of course this means you guys get some of the benefits. Keep your eyes peeled for exclusives Koo-Bikes offers, and special events only available to Gawton Gravity Hub club members.

We will be keeping you all up to date with associated events, and informing you of any related promotions with Gawton Gravity Hub. Make sure you check out their awesome website with all the information on www.gawtongravityhub.co.uk , including how you become a member, information on races, and any other developments for the future… and remember, to ride here, you do need to be a member.

Keep checking back for more updates and news, and make sure you join their new facebook page!

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Wednesday Weights!

Here is your next installment of Wednesday Weights, where all you have to do is guess the weight of the product we weigh! The closest guess wins a prize. This week, a £5 Koo voucher will be won by one lucky person! The competition will close on Friday and we will reveal the winner and actual weight. Guesses should be to the closest 0.01grams.

Please post all answers on our Facebook page, where this competition will be posted.

This week you have to guess the weight of a pair of Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals (no cleats) and an average sized egg…. good luck!

 

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Wednesday Weights!

Here is your next installment of Wednesday Weights, where all you have to do is guess the weight of the product we weigh! The closest guess wins a prize. This week, another legendary Koo-bikes T-shirt will be won by one lucky person! The competition will close on Friday and we will reveal the winner and actual weight. Guesses should be to the closest 0.01grams.

Please post all answers on our Facebook page, where this competition will be posted.

This week you have to guess the weight of a Basil Wicker Dog basket and optional cage, containing a TSG Nipper Mini Helmet and box…. good luck!

 

 

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