‘A high-performance carbon hardtail with all the advantages of the bigger 29in wheels but as agile as a 26in bike. Through Active Brake Cooling, a wing-like support stay for the brake, airflow is directed towards the brake disc. The GTC carbon frame is produced using the Twin Mold Monocoque Technology. The over-sized tube diameters of the head tube and the PressFit bottom bracket guarantee optimum lateral stiffness. The post mount rear brake saves weight. Optimum strength to weight value results from the tapered head tube with integrated headset. Shimano SLX and XT 3×10 components are very reliable. The Sun Ringlé Radium 29 wheelset is lightweight and durable. The 100mm Manitou Marvel 29 TS Air suspension fork has adjustable damping and a remote lockout. Test winner MountainBIKE 07/12: “CUBE offers with the Reaction GTC 29 not only an enticing 29er … the package rocks out there in the woods. The rider is sitting in the bike, a sporty but not too stretched out position. Precise and balanced, the Reaction cuts through the trails .. the low front delivers an attacking feeling for the downhill. The result: affordable and damn good!“’
Cube AMS 120 29er bike
‘The perfect entry to the 29er world for all trail riders. Comes with a top suspension fork with QR15 thru-axle for improved stiffness. High Performance triple-butted 7005 aluminum. Thanks to Agile Ride Geometry the 29″ bikes retain the lively handling feel of 26″ bikes. Efficient ride control with minimal bobbing and brake influence, with identical performance for all frame sizes. Internal cable routing saves weight, protects from dirt and delivers a clean look. Rock Shox Recon 29 Silver Air fork with remote lockout. Sun Ringlé Radium Wheelset, light and strong, QR15 at the front and X12 at the rear end. Shimano BR-M395 hydraulic disc brake for reliable performance. Manitou Radium Expert Air damper, remote adjustable, lockout. Efficient Shimano 3×10 gearshift components with Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur. Dependable Easton EA30 stem and seatpost, RFR Flat RaceBar for perfect 29er handling.’
Kona designers came up with a version of the popular AfricaBike, the Afrikid, together with a group called ‘A Better World’ to help out some children who have to walk large distances on their own to school every day. See the Cog and the links on it for more details on the great work that Kona is doing to help out in the world
Round 2 of the Irish Gravity Enduro Season was held over the weekend and saw another domination in the ladies category for team MBW Kona, first and second again for Michelle Muldoon on her Process and Liz Hastings on her Cadabra respectively. Other riders out on the day included Scott Coyne, on a Process, who after a serious crash still managed to place 5th in the 20-29 category, Garry Davoren on a Process DL, did well to finish after a big off on stage three, Joseph Clancy just 14 on his Kitsune, and Neil Martin on a Satori ripped up the trails so hard he managed to puncture again… Blistering times set by all and the young team is only getting bigger and better, roll on the good times at the next round in Ticknock, Dublin on the 15th and 16th of June! Here’s a few photos Eric took of the day and the link to the Kona Cog is here.
There are several children’s bikes in the shop at the moment, both boys and girls. Come in to the shop and see whats on offer… With in excess of 10% off you’re bound to find something to suit!
Cuda Blox Was €125 Now €110 Livi Proffessional Was €160 Now €140
Ammaco MX 18 Was €139 Now € 125 Cuda Shredder Was €210 Now €175
Cuda Mayhem Was €190 Now €170 Cuda Flex Was €230 Now €205
Salcano Mountaineer Was €240 Now €210 Salcano Mountaineer Was €240 Now €210
Da Vinci Terra Was €199 Now €175
Within the next month there are a large number of races, sportive, and mountain bike events. We would encourage you all to check out the health of your bike well in advance of any event you may be planning on entering. A quick check list will include; gears and brakes, cable condition, brake pad condition, pedal and cleat condition, bearing condition, and for mountain, suspension and bearings. If you would like to have your bike checked over by someone in the shop here feel free to give us a call or drop over and we’d be happy to help! A smooth running bike will help make those long cycles a lot more comfortable and enjoyable!
Over the next few weeks you will see the big red van at the following events:
18th – 19th May Ballyhourra Gravity Enduro
25th – 26th May Tour de Conamara
31st May – 1st June Cancer Care West Charity Cycle from Donegal to Galway
2nd June Lough Corrib Croi Cycle
This just in! Cube Agree GTC Race…
‘The super lightweight carbon fibre frame comes with internal cable routing and ready to race Ultegra components. The Gran Tourismo Modular Monocoque Carbon Fibre Frame features full carbon bearing housings and all details are weight and stiffness focused. Hybrid Cable Routing gives a clean look and great function. Mechanical or electronic transmission components can be mounted without compromises. The tapered steerer delivers optimum stiffness and a better distribution of forces. The RFR geometry with relaxed and comfortable riding position makes riding out of saddle easy and gives agile handling. Oversized carbon tubes for the main frame and chainstays deliver maximum stiffness and the best strength to weight ratio. Thin seat stays and a flat top tube give flex for comfort. The Easton EA 50 Aero clincher wheels are lightweight and aerodynamic. The Easton EA 30 is light handlebar with a wing shape for a comfortable hand position and optimum ergonomics.’
A great price at €1999
The first real test of the season, Biking.ie’s National Seies, the Gravity Enduro round 1 in Carrick Mountain, Co. Wicklow sold out with 350 competitors. The racing conditions were tough as there was a large amount of rain over night but all that cleared up by the time we hit the first stage. MBW Kona riders included Joseph Clancy on his Kitsune, Michelle Muldoon on her Process, Neil Martin on his Satori and Liz Hastings on her Cadabra. All riders did well throughout the day, only struggling in the muddy lower sections of stage 5 except from Neil who sailed through on the flat 29 inch rear wheel of the Satori, amazing result and finish from him after picking up a puncture half way down the stage! The day finished with one very happy fourteen year old, finishing 9th in his category (14-18) after his first Gravity Enduro, a first place for Michelle, second for Liz from the biggest ever field of ladies, and one very worn out tyre for Neil! Well done all, and bring on the next round in Ballyhoura, Co. Limerick!
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