Archive | October 2016

Bolts Update…

Well it was only a matter of time! The itch has struck and Paul Bolton is back out on two wheels, complete with “waterproofed” leg! 

This is what recovery looks like on an Xduro


The leg in question!

Spot the Nduro


Great to see you back on it Bolts!

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Xduro Urban wins T3 Grouptest

T3 Magazine sought out 3 of the best city-ready ebikes available, and lined up the Haibike Xduro Urban in their group test: Check out the full write up here

Coming out as the eventual winner here’s what they had to say: “The Haibike offers a perfect blend of power and battery life, with optimum gearing to suit. It also looks great and is fantastic to ride”

“Once you’ve ridden the Haibike, you’ll never want a normal bike again”

“The German manufacturer’s expertise in this area shows”

The Urban is a long standing favourite of ours too! Just like it’s name suggests, it’s the perfect Urban machine!

Bolts is on board!

Paul Bolton, or Bolts as he’s known amongst Moto circles has been touring the global SuperEnduro & Extreme Enduro scene for a few years now. Not shy of the big events; RedBull Romaniacs, Erzberg Harescramble (7th place this year) Paul knows a thing or two about handling bikes of all shapes and sizes, not to mention power!

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Bolts after his 7th place finish at the RedBull Harescramble, Erzberg

 

When Paul approached us at the Erzberg Rodeo to take a spin aboard one of our eMTB’s it was purely curiosity on his part. Being a two wheel fanatic he quickly took to it and began wondering about the potential of ebikes.

Skip a couple months across the summer and this happened…

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Yikes.

… a severe MX landing led to a 90% break of the Achilles tendon and put Paul on his back. He’s not one to sit still though, so got to plotting his next moves; a few email exchanges later and we were on the road to Lancashire to hook Paul up with our legendary Nduro Pro model.

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No stranger to injury Paul is used to the rehabilitation process, and we agreed having the Xduro in the stable is really going to help with his approach to fitness and a hopefully short road to recovery.

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Proper Man Cave!

 

 

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Options!

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Ever the planner of adventures, Paul’s eager to get going on the Nduro, and we can’t wait to see what he’ll get up to. (We hear he’s already had a sneaky go before fully ready!) Cheers for the proper cup of tea Paul!

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Pauls MX Race career highlights to-date:
2016 – 1st Erzberg Prologue Day 1, Austria
2016 – 3rd Red Bull Minas Riders, Brazil
2016 – 3rd The Tough One, UK
2016 – 3rd British Xtreme Enduro Rd 2, UK
2015 – 1st Ukupacha, Ecuador
2015 – 2nd Extreme European Rd, UK
2014 – 1st Red Bull Romaniacs Off-road Day 4, Romania
2014 – 1st Red Bull Romaniacs Prologue, Romania
2014 – 1st EnduroX Cup, Germany
2014 – 2nd Ukupacha, Ecuador
2013 – 1st E1 class British Enduro Championship Day 1, Scotland
2012 – 2nd Piatra Neamt Hard Enduro, Romania
2012 – 2nd Red Bull City Scramble, Auckland NZ
2012 – 3rd Red Bull Sea2sky, Turkey
2008 – 3rd Erzberg, Austria
2008 – 3rd Hell’s Gate, Italy
2009 – 1st Red Bull Romaniacs, Romania Day 2, Romania
2008 – 1st Red Bull Romaniacs Prologue, Romania
2007 – 1st Red Bull Romaniacs Prologue, Romania