Archive for February, 2013

New revised Monster bag on test
26/02/2013

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We are currently testing a new, revised Monster bag, here is a sneak preview of how it will look. We have changed the bag to accommodate a few innovations in bike design. The first is that we noticed that bikes are becoming ever bigger, especially the width of handlebars so the bag is 50mm longer in the bar and fork area, which means that oversized or wider bars can now be comfortably accommodated. The second significant change is that there are more and more 29ers in use than there were a few years ago. We were regularly being asked for a 29er bag so our new bag will take a 26″ or a 29″ wheeled mountain bike.

The final most noticeable change is to the logo print on the bag which is now in line with the logo on our other best selling bag – the Stealth bag.

We should finish testing this week and if all else goes to plan the new bags will be available early to mid March, watch this space for more details.

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Duffbag worldwide
25/02/2013

world

Since starting duffbag in 2011 our export sales have grown and we have shipped bags to the following locations

United Kingdom

Republic of Ireland

Germany

Switzerland

Hungary

Sweden

Denmark

Italy

Netherlands

United States

Canada

Australia

Japan

China

Hong Kong

Singapore

Generally we can reach most parts of the world using FedEx in around 5 days, we do not have distributors anywhere else and ship direct from our base in the UK.

Mountain Mayhem 2013 venue finally revealed
05/02/2013

At last the mystery is solved! It is at….. Gatcombe Park

Maybe see you there!

(Apologies for some of the formatting below, some random symbols seem to appear when copying between systems)

From Singletrack/ Pat Adams

Essentially we have been nine years at Eastnor and it was getting difficult to find new trails there to give new experiences to the riders. With the weather we experienced there in 2012, we decided we definitely needed a change. I went on a quest, spent 26 days on the road visiting 20 odd other places between the Scottish Borders and south to Cambridgeshire looking for a new venue. Place, after place after place; all gagging to get us there but not one was suitable. We need a minimum of an eight mile course, plus camping of over 30 acres and an arena of over 12 acres plus good access, parking, water; that’s a tricky combination to find. All the northern people want us in the north and all the southern people want us to be in the south so it is important to find somewhere in the middle.

We were invited by kind invitation of the Princess Royal to bring Wiggle Mountain Mayhem for 2013 to Gatcombe Park. It’s not open to the public, it is her private house and there is only one horse trials event held there. It is fabulous. The venue is on rock, a fine draining rock which is good, and the start/finish arena is at a high point which should guarantee it will not get flooded, at the lowest point there is a river so with the course following the line of natural drainage we should be fine.

We have about seven and a half miles of trails that have been used for hunting and shooting plus mediaeval trails that we are allowed to use. We are excited and our two course designers have spent several days there already, we are just waiting now for some fine weather to dry it out to finalise the course. Expect lots of woods and lots of singletrack, there is a lot of woodland there and we’re going to use it.

We’re excited by the new venue and we feel this is going to be a new and suitable challenge for Mountain Mayhem.