Riviera Bike News
Rivierabike featured in Bikefreak magazine
The latest feature from Netherlands based magazine - Bike Freak (You need to be able to read Dutch)
Click her for the feature
Posted by Riviera Bike on 12/01/2013
Rivierabike now a Nukeproof Test Centre
Rivierabike are now a test centre for Nukeproof and have the Mega range available for test/hire.
Nukeproof need no introduction, ever since the early 90's Nukeproof had the ultimate MTB compnents on the market. Today under new ownership the same ethos applies. Both the Mega and the Scalp prototypes were tested here with Rivierabike on the DH trails of San Romolo and the Enduro trails of Molini with the Chain Reaction Team.
We will also have many Nukeproof products for sale from brake pads to body armour.
With airlines now charging more for less weight, cost of tyres, brake pads and risk of damage to your bike both on trail and by the baggage handlers makes hiring a bike a much better option at little extra cost. So what better place to test these new machines than here with us in the Italian Maritime Alps where these bikes were tested and developed.
Posted by Riviera Bike on 5/04/2012
Rivierabike and Molini featured in MBR
Big thanks to Danny Milner and Alan Muldoon of MBR who came to visit in June last year.
So grab a copy of the March 2012 issue out now!!!
Posted by Riviera Bike on 7/02/2012
Notes from the Riviera
Been a while since we have put some news on here...Facebook seems to be everywhere these days.
Anyway Matt's blog on pinkbike..
We will be doing a bit more blogging. twittering, facebooking and videoing and other ing's this season so please pop by.
Also exciting news.... A feature on Rivierabike will be in MBR this month and also French mag Big Bike in April.. It's all happening.
ADy & Jo
Posted by Riviera Bike on 6/02/2012
Check out our video page!!!!
The advent of miniature HD cameras the quality of videos are getting impressive!!!
So here are a few clips from our guests here..
Posted by Riviera Bike on 26/07/2011
Notes from the Riviera...Read our Blog on Pinkbike.com
It has been a very busy winter for us with lots of people coming to ride the trails of San Remo and Diano Marina and with the busiest week we have ever had over the Easter period with 8 minibuses in operation and over 60 people riding in different locations all over Liguria the season has started really well.
So with a couple of free days I have finally managed to find time to put something up on our news page.
We now have a new guide amongst the team at Rivierabike, Matt! who is a bit handy with words and has published a couple of articles on Pinkbike.com
Dont forget to join our Facebook page we have nearly a thousand friends!!! also lots of information on what we are up to especially at the DH and Enduro races with a few podium finishes for the team.
Anyway ciao for now, and hope to see you all in the near future.
Ady & Jo
Posted by Riviera Bike on 5/05/2011
We are reviewed AGAIN in Dirt Magazine - This time Molini!!!
The best was certainly saved until last with a 10 page feature on Molini and Rivierabike, we always knew that this area had some of the best riding and its nice to see that in Print...
Thanks to Steve Jones, James McKnight and Al Stock for what was an amazing week, hard work and hard drinking...
Next watch out for articles in Bike Magazin and MBR...
We will have a pdf of all articles made on Rvierabike up here soon...
in the meantime get yourself a copy of Dirt #108
Posted by Riviera Bike on 28/01/2011
Rivierabike & Rivierafreeride sponsor the new UK Gravity Enduro Series
It has been a long time coming for this awesome type of event to arrive in the UK, and we are proud to announce that we will be sposoring the event throught the series in 2011 and beyond!!
Up for grabs will be a free holiday with us worth €645 Euro on the awesome trails and terrain of Liguria in Italy.
The prizes will be taken out of a hat so everyone has a chance to win.
Get your entries in now UK GRAVITY ENDURO
Posted by Riviera Bike on 20/01/2011
Read about us in DIRT Magazine
The first of two articles (Val Argentina is up in the January issue) is in the latest DIRT mag covering the trails of the Gulf of Diano. The photos are absolutely amazing and a great write up too. An awesome time was had and a big up to Steve Jones, James McKnight and Alex Stock for making it all happen.
We are now the people and the place to ride with ALL year. so if you want winter riding XC or DH on the Mediterranean on incredible trails with the best shuttle service in the business then drop us a line
DIRT issue 105 is out now in the shops.
Posted by Riviera Bike on 3/11/2010
We are featured on Tutto Mountain Bike
July was a busy time for us with not only the big Italian MTB mag Tutto mountain Bike but also the guys from Dirt Magazine riding with us.
They were very impressed with the riding in both San Romolo and Val Argentina and the services we provide so they published a 12 page article in one month!!!
Will have the the translated version and copy of the article up soon!!
The articles in Dirt will be featured in the December and January editions.
Check out our sister site rivierafreeride.com
Posted by Riviera Bike on 5/10/2010
Rivierabike are featured on German bike mag - Pedaliero
Thanks to the guys at Pedaliero for visiting us here in April this year. The weather threw everything it could at them from glorious sunshine to a foot of snow.
We are pleased as to how it looks as it nicely shows the contrast with the coastal riviera riding to the mounains with its medieval villages and rich history..
Pedaliero is a free press magazine and the feature can be downloaded HERE. It is however in German and you will require a PDF reader.
Posted by Riviera Bike on 29/07/2010
Rivierabike is reviewed on RideOn
After hearing about the fabled riding West of Finale Ligure the guys at RideOn visited Val Argentina, and were quite simply blown away "The best riding in Liguria" they said and we agree. The following day we rode the trails of Diano Marina, and they were equally impressed!!!
To read the article click here. (you will need google translate unless you can read German)
To read the article on Diano Marina click here.
Posted by Riviera Bike on 27/04/2010
Rivierabike rides with Nico Voulioz!
It was a very damp day in San Romolo but thankfully not much rain but plenty of mud.
Not only was the man himself here but also Remy Absalon and the guys from Tribe Sport in Nice.
Anyway Nico's Lappierre Spicy, what can I say, I'm pretty excited, the niggles I have about the current (but still awesome) Spicy seems to be addressed.
Firstly, gone is the qr rear axle and its replaced by a 12mm bolt through, whether it will have a maxle type qr remains to be seen.
The head tube, although it looks like a 1.5, its actually carries a head angle adjuster, so Nico can play around with different angles. Production versions are likely to have a tapered head tube.
The main difference is the shock housing mount on the frame, gone is the welded on unit and replaced with a bolt on version. This allows Nico to again play around with angles and BB heights. Whether it will be on production versions remains to be seen.
Also his bike had a carbon swingarm but also a standard HTII BB, will Lapierre ditch the press fit BB?
More pictures of a very muddy and blurry (I only had my mobile phone) Spicy are in this LINK
Posted by Riviera Bike on 10/03/2010
The 3rd Italian Super Enduro series
In 2008 and 2009 Rivierabike helped organise the Italian Super Enduro series in San Romolo and Molini. After such a succesful event the race will return in 2010 with over 250 participants descending on both Molini and nearby San Bortolomeo and Finale Ligure.
Unlike the UK versions of enduro races, the European ones are more akin to rally's, where you have to pedal up the hills in an allocated time, but the descents (usually 3) will be timed special stages. This is the future of mountain bike racing from grass roots to pro level taking all the best elements of our sport in one great format. Rivierabike can organise entry for the race from a discounted cost of €20 EURO per person. For more information either contact us or visit the official site www.superenduromtb.com (site is in Italian).
Posted by Riviera Bike on 17/02/2010