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TF Tuned News – May 09

aa42fd36-d4c3-414f-92c8-9bcc00b524d6_600x450v1The suspension gods that are TF Tuned just sent out their newsletter with loads of info on what they've been up to and what they can now do to turn your dog shit forks into AAA Blackbox podium destroyers.

Heaps of you out there use TF so there's likely to be something in here that'll interest you. Give 'er a read.

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Gawton to feature on Countryfile this Sunday

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Pro track builder Rowan Sorrell just got on the blower to say that Gawton is going to feature on the BBC this Sunday.

It'll be on Countryfile on BBC 1 at 7.30pm, including some helmetcam footage of the track. Give it a look after you've watched the World Cup!

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Singletrack Classic Weekender – 4/5 July 09

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The guys over at Singletrack mag are putting on an event with a bit of a difference this summer...

How about paying 1 entry fee and getting the chance to race XC, DH and trials with the winner being the master of all 3?

The future of racing or best left dead and buried? You tell me!

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RLS4X Round 2 is GO for June 6th/7th

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Billy C just got in touch with news on the next 4X race at Leamington Spa's revamped track. It'll be Rd 2 and is due for 6th/7th June promising 2 days of chilled out racing.

We interviewed Billy in issue 9 and Leamington is Team Rider Chris Mucklow's local spot so we really like this series.

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Scratchmere Scar uplifts are GO

n21873597977_7408Just got message via Facebook from the Scratchmere Scar team. Looks like they've now got an uplift set up and it's turning into a proper good place to go ride. Here's a few details on what's what at the Scar......
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Commencal Absolut SX – Exclusive Wideopen sneak peak…

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Wow - 2 new Commencal bikes in 1 day. Introducing the 2010 Commencal Absolut SX - a 140mm full susser aimed squarely at blasting trails, drops and jumps. It could well be a great bike for ragging around UK trails and sounds fun fun fun.

Fancy a sneak look at Commencal's plans for 2010? Read on...

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Propain Rage – Team riders, arrival dates and prices

picture-38Propain bikes are brand new to the UK and have already been getting some serious attention on the forums. We were lucky enough to get the world exclusive first test of their flagship DH bike for WO issue 9 and after a rave review we'll be keeping a pretty close eye on them from now on.

Propain's UK front man Wayne just dropped me a quick line with some follow up info on when the bikes will be available and some prices.

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RLS4X.com – new website

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The guys over at RLS4X in Leamington Spa just launched a brand new website to support their 4x track, club and race series.

If you want to find out more about RLS4X you can check out our interview with club founder Billy Cheetham and repo from their first race in WO9 here.

Otherwise - get your ass over to RLS4x.com

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Commencal Babylon – something completely different

commencal_babylon-thumbCommencal always seem to be trying something a bit different and true to form they've gone and brought out their first 'Urban' bike. Nope - not a street bike or a BMX. An actual street bike. For riding to work, cruising down the pub or thrashing around the estate. Looking for something to beat the fixie tw-ts and tart up your ride to work? Read on......

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Kielder Avalance Enduro

thumbdavid20vazquez20lopezThis weekend was saw the Avalanche Enduro head for Kielder Forest with Tracy Moseley, David Vazquez Lopez and Danny Hart all taking medals.

I had 2 seperate emails by lunch time today singing the praises of this event - let's hope we see a few more of 'em.

Read on for a web-repo and some snaps from WO contributor Oliver Coats.

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NPSDH RD1 – RESULTS

 Mono just beamed me the results live and direct from Ae forest.....  Gee: 1st 2:09  Joe Barnes 2nd 2:12  Tom Braithwaite 3rd 2:12  Brendan 4th 2:14  Joe...
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Fastlane BMX mag issue 2 is on sale NOW

issue_2_out_now Issue numero 2 of the UK's finest BMX and 4X race mag is on sale NOW. It's been cooked to perfection over the last few months, infused with heaps of top quality images, spiced with a hearty sprinkling of race repos, seasoned with a... Forget the crap cooking gags, it's just out now ok? It's bloody good and deserves your support. Log to www.fastlanebmxmag.com and help these guys make the UK race scene strong....
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NPSDH is GO GO GO

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Ladies and gents the race season is GO!

Rd 1 of the NPSDH kicks off this weekend up at Ae Forest with a hell of a line up including Kovarik, Brendawg, Gee and heaps more.

Good luck if you're racing - if you can't make it be sure to log on to Wideopen for updates all weekend from our man on the mounain Mono.

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New Vandal Clothing site is online

thumbdsc03414Our resident freeride correspondant Elbry just got in touch to say that Vandal Clothing have launched a new website and have got new threads ready to roll. They've got big plans for 09 including new team riders, new designs and best of all - loads to give back to the sport. Read on for a bit more info on Vandal......

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Vallnord World Cup Parties – hosted by Gracia

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We really do try to keep the news pretty UK based here at Wifeopen but it's been a slow day on the email and I'm off out to the pub in a minute so we're going overseas.

Just got the Cedric Gracia 'Furious Agency' newsletter. Apparently Gracia is hosting 5 nights of piss-ups at this year's World Cup in Vallnord. If you're in the area it'll no doubt be a great way to get spannered and rub shoulders with the who's who of bike racing. Click read more for the full info.

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