Friday, 31 August 2012

Fresh build on the RM

Dropped some Easton 90 xc wheels, Ti wheel q/r's and some low weight rotors. If your looking to shed some weight then rotating weights a good place to start as you will feel it out on the trail.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Jeremy McGrath - Firsthand

Trail Head triple crown of trail Centres! green light!!

Three trails centers in one day! 
Afan W2-44km then on to Cwm carn-18km plus hit bristol and smash a few laps of Ashton court as fast as we can. Its going to be an amazing day with wayne Buckingham and Stuart Ross.

Friday, 24 August 2012

2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude Launch Ride

XC2 Haldon xc

 Well i thought i was having a bad race and got stuck behind a lot of traffic on the early laps in the singletrack, but it turned out i was only 1min 33 off the win at the mid week xc event, and rolled in 4th.
thanks to moredirt for the photos.

Trail Head tees

Trail Head coaching and clothing online store FreestylXreme have come up with this sweet collaboration. Limited numbers and selling fast £8 or £10 posted. contact us at 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Garmin update...

well it lasted 4 days! The garmin failed to charge.. So we have another lets see how long this lasts.. Other than that we are looking at getting the RM Element a bit more trick, we will bash it out over the winter before sorting some upgrades in the brakes,wheels and crank area. So for now we just ordered a few small parts like Ti wheel q/r's, getting rid of the seat post q/r for a nice little bolt and Getting rid of a ton of weight with some trick rotors over the stock shimano ones. Photo when its all in and on the rig.

Shaun Palmer GMC Syclone Pikes Peak Hill Climb 2002

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Garmin and Strava ....

Well on Sunday we got a Garmin 200, a simple low cost GPS and signed up to the free Strava site..
The Garmin 200 a simple easy to work GPS and thats all i wanted from it, I dont want a map reader or all the bells that come with the top end Garmins. Also Strava, Every man and his gran with an ego has been doing it for the last few years, You up load your loops you have done and you can find timed sections and race others if thats your bag. For me on sunday i had a look, spotted that the local hill coming in to my village is a timed road section so rolled out and turned round and had a crack at it and see if my Garmin and strava was set-up right, Got home to find i just did it in the fastest time ever.. Well it must of fired up the last quick guy as within a few days he made his next ride hit the hill and took it back by.. 1 second! lol. Since then i have been just having a ride and not Strava hunting, if i go through a timed section then great but im not huntng them out right now, so a trip to the local town and back the other day i went through a timed section and once again i was KOM on a another road section, Last night we headed off road with it, it took a few miles for the GPS to kick in, but it was super windy and wet and i put this down to the weather that the gps did not work right away, by time the GPS was working my back brake had gone and the lever was to the bars, so just went for a short wet mellow spin, When i got home i see i got my first off road KOM on a dh red section down at haldon.

So what are my thoughts on the Garmin and Strava.. 3 KOM fastest times in my first week..must be good right..

Im not a fan of Strava off road, It does make you race sections unless you do like i do and just ride and if i hit a section then i have, but with the world watching this just makes you look like you were going for it and not that fast, if you do strava hunt and hit race pace i just find it kills the flow and the fun of the ride. I only do a few events a year and for my sponsors and myself its no longer about the win, its meeting new and old riders from back in the day, being a good ambassador for my sponsors and showing how much fun you can have. So racing the local trails not that great for me as i want ot have fun, make it looka nd feel fun, As for the garmin on the road and Strava im a fan, I was never that big of a fan of time trials even when i raced elite xc, But the strava makes you push hard and the easy to read Garmin makes you want get that extra 1 mph out of every dh and flat section, for me im a fan on the road and its great to see how far and high i have been, but as for off road on the trail, i can take it or leave it, plus with so many just having Strava app on a phone its not that accreat and so could race a time thats not 100% right. For the road for me its 2 thumbs up. off road.. not a massive fan but may as well record the ride.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Shaun Palmer "The Miserable Champion"

Out Now on DVD ! "THE GREATEST ACTION SPORT ATHLETE EVER" 7 Sports, 5 Times World Champion, 6 X-Games Gold, 38 Elite Victories, 117 Tour Podiums
Get your copy, if you have no real idea about Shaun Palmer get it, if you loved Palmer the mtn biker get a copy, If your like me and was a Palm fan from his snowboarding and then mtn biking its a must have, get the drive that this guy has from this killer DVD.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

LL BATTLE: Junior 25 Plus - Final Moto (Carmichael vs. Reynard)

Robbie Reynard one of my mx heros from back in the day.

Kye Forte, Breakfree (World Record BMX High Jump)

my boy Luke Smith

Luke's a good mate from down-under, former mtb dirt jumper and 4x ace has had it hard for a couple of years working his brain how to walk and the ride again, but his back on his fmx bike doing what he loves. always got his back, good to see this from Luke Smith.

Friday, 3 August 2012

mix up of xc at haldon

Carey Hart Competes In His Last X Games: Ink Rock Moto Ep 6

luke smith promo 2012

got to promo my buddy, Luke Smith, back at it!!


 New decals on the little lid.

 KBC freeride/dh lid get the fuel logos.
 Fuel banner logo on the coaching lid.
 some fresh socks and gloves from fuel, hit them up at
 Old logos, upgraded now.