SVEN THORGREN THIRD PLACE AT CHUR BIG AIR FESTIVAL

SVEN THORGREN THIRD PLACE AT CHUR BIG AIR FESTIVAL

Sven Thorgren landed a third place at the FIS Big Air in Chur, Switzerland. It was the first World Cup of the season and he landed all of his final tricks and in the end it was his 1440 Stalefish that gave him a place on the podium behind finish ripper Rene Rinnekangas(second) and swiss local Jonas Bösinger(first). 

WHITELINES MAGAZINE TOP PRODUCTS

We’re happy to announce that our Östra Black Line made it into Whitelines Mag’s list of top products for this winter!
Always such a pleasure to get this kind of feedback from such a legit magazine as Whitelines!

Here’s a few of the quotes: ”Why we chose the Spektrum Ostra Snowboard Goggles: We’re loving the seriously green eco-credentials on offer here, as well as the stealthy black aesthetic”.

”Thankfully all the green points are backed up with a performance and fit that really delivers in the mountains. Products that are made with respect to mother nature is only half the battle, along with having something that’s as functional and reliable as it is stylish. Thankfully, the Östra goggles cover all bases”.

”First up, they feature Carl Zeiss Sonar lens technology. This delivers superior contrast in low light conditions, maximum clarity, and 100% UV protection”.

”Price-wise, they don’t exactly come cheap. But they’re very competitive with many other brands at this price point in terms of their functionality, features and clarity. Once you factor in the environmentally-minded design and construction, they score full marks across the board”.

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WHITELINES MAGAZINE TOP PRODUCTS

“INNER CIRCLE” – SVEN THORGREN

Sven Thorgren’s latest video project is “Inner Circle”, a solo edit filmed by Kristofer Fahlgren in Riksgränsen, Sweden in April/May 2021. It’s filled with loads of super good snowboarding so check it ASAP!

EAT, RUN, ENJOY

Billy is a friend of Spektrum who has two passions: trail running and delicious food. Billy has a background in fine dining and has for instance worked at Fäviken and Matbaren. In addition to food, he has a passion for running, and he can now call himself a 100-mile trail runner.

Eat, Run, Enjoy is a recipe book designed for runners of all levels. It features 80 mouth-watering recipes, including breakfasts, salads, main meals, snacks, drinks, and desserts, many of which are vegetarian or vegan, all designed with busy runners in mind. These easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals will help runners reach their performance goals in an enjoyable way.

The book includes insightful interviews with some of the world’s best trail and mountain runners, who offer their nutritional advice and tips on how to become a better runner. Featuring Zach Miller, Courtney Dauwalter, Ricky Lightfoot, Emelie Forsberg, Mimmi Kotka, and Ida Nilsson.

Check out some of our favorite recipes below.
EAT, RUN, ENJOY
CHICKEN, CHORIZO AND FENNEL STEW

CHICKEN, CHORIZO AND FENNEL STEW

I make this every week at home, using sweet rather than spicy chorizo. The kids love the flavour and it’s easy and quick to prepare, especially if you have some leftover roast chicken in the refrigerator. I finish this with some chopped wild garlic leaves; if you can’t get them or they are out of season, rocket or watercress gives the dish a similar nice peppery finish. Also, although delicious, the caramelised fennel wedges aren’t essential; if you prefer to keep things simple, you can leave them out.

Ingredients
Serves 4

2-3 lbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
1 onion, diced
2 fennel bulbs: 1 diced; 1 chopped into wedges (optional); fronds reserved, if possible
4 x 100g fresh chorizo sausages (sweet or spicy according to preference), skinned and broken into small chunks
1 x 400g can crushed tomatoes
200 ml chicken stock
1 x 400g can white beans
400g cooked chicken (breast or leg meat), chopped
A handful of chopped wild garlic (or rocket or watercress)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat, add the garlic and fennel seeds and cook, stirring, until the garlic begins to lightly colour. Add the onion and diced fennel, then reduce the heat and sweat for 5 minutes. Add the chorizo chunks, increase the heat slightly and fry for 5 minutes until the chorizo, onion and fennel have begun to colour slightly. Add the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock and boil for about 15 minutes until reduced by half. Be careful: if molten tomato begins firing around the kitchen, just reduce the temperature a little until it stops.
2. If you are serving the caramelised fennel wedges, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan and gently fry the fennel wedges for about 5 minutes on each side, until they are softened and golden all over.
3. Add the white beans and chicken to the stew, bring back to a simmer and cook for a further 10 minutes to allow everything to get to know one another. Season to taste.
4. Serve the stew in a deep plate, topped with a few of the caramelised fennel wedges, some chopped wild garlic and the fennel fronds.

DARK CHOCOLATE AND BEETROOT CAKE

This is the most wonderful cake. The beetroot brings a moistness and a very slight earthy flavour that balance the bitterness of the chocolate and coffee. One of Mimmi Kotka´s preferred pre-race treats is a big slice of chocolate cake - I’m certain she would approve of this one!

Ingredients
Serves 8

200g salted or unsalted butter (you choose), cut into small pieces, plus extra for greasing
250g cooked and peeled beetroot
200g dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa), broken up
50ml hot espresso or very strong black coffee
135g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3 tbsp cocoa powder
5 free-range eggs, separated
190g golden caster sugar
Créme fraiche, to serve

1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/glas mark 4. Grease and line the base of a 20-cm (8-inch) cake tin with baking paper.
2. Put the beetroot into a food processor and blend to a coarse purée. Set aside.
3. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl suspended over a pan of hot water (don’t allow the bottom of the bowl to touch the water), then pour in the hot coffee. Stir in the butter and let soften, then remove from the heat and cool slightly.
4. Meanwhile, sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa in a large bowl and set aside.
5. Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl until forthy. Stir the eggs into the chocolate and butter mixture, then fold in the beetroot purée.
6. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites and slowly add the sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the flour and cocoa mixture.
7. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin before turning out. Serve with créme fraiche.
DARK CHOCOLATE AND BEETROOT CAKE
BANANA, ALMOND BUTTER AND CHIA SMOOTHIE

BANANA, ALMOND BUTTER AND CHIA SMOOTHIE

I often have this straight after a long training run. It’s quick to make, delicious and full of the nutrients that your body is crying out for after training.

Ingredients
Serves 1

1 ripe banana
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp almond butter (any nut butter will do, I just like almond best)
1 tsp honey
300 ml milk (you can use almond or oat milk for a vegan version)
A pinch of sea salt

1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Drink immediately. Oh, and rinse the glass straight away - it’s a terrible pain to clean once dired!

SPEKTRUM SPORTS WEEKLY PLAYLIST

Every week from now on we will release a playlist made by someone in the Spektrum family. A chance to see what our friends listen to while they are working out, relaxing or explore the mountains.

This week’s playlist is made by us working at Spektrum, check it out while enjoying the sunny days we have ahead.

CAROLINE STRÖMBERG ON THE PODIUM AT SCANDINAVIAN BIG MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

Despite the special winter that has been, they were able to go through with NM in Riksgränsen. This year were Spektrum rider Caroline Strömberg's tenth anniversary. Caroline lives in Åre and has been riding with our products for a couple of years now. When she isn´t skiing in the Swedish mountains, she competes in the Freeride World Tour Qualifiers where she finished third this year. She already has several podiums from the National Championships, and this time was no exception. In glorious sunshine, she skied home a third place in NM 2021. She still has no first place, yet we don´t doubt that day will come. We congratulate Caroline on the podium and a great season!
CAROLINE STRÖMBERG ON THE PODIUM AT SCANDINAVIAN BIG MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

PRESENTING: Sven Thorgren full part from Scandalnavians 2

Presenting: Pancho Snöfall – A life of skiing

A short documentary about the legendary Swedish skier Pancho Snöfall and his skiing from the 1970’s all the way to this day.

Filmed and produced by Niklas Allestig/Down Films

Shred & Safety with OnEdge Inspiration

In the second episode of COMFORT ZONES 2.0 does Moa and Sofie introduce us to an important part of free riding, mountain safety. Moa and Sofie love some great hang and have therefore put together an OnEdge event for women to learn more about mountain safety. Why do this? More knowledge equals a wider comfort zone and greater rides! With awareness do they encourage more people to invest in their own education. With more knowledge can we share it, trust each other and develop together. Join the wonderful Shred & Safety event in Engelberg!
Shred & Safety with OnEdge Inspiration

GOLD WINNERS AT ISPO AWARDS 2020

GOLD WINNERS AT ISPO AWARDS 2020

We are proud to announce our new frame for FW 20/21 ”ÖSTRA” as the ISPO AWARD 2020 GOLD WINNER in the GOGGLES & GLASSES category. The ISPO jury states: ”As a jury, we were most excited by Spektrum’s conscious efforts to minimize their impact on the planet with their use of plant based-materials and with their injected dying methods.“
- JUSTINE MULLES, OUTDOOR WOMEN’S ALLIANCE

The new goggle is designed and developed in Åre, Sweden and it’s name Östra has it’s origin in a zone at Mount Åreskutan that has been a proving ground for decades. This fully featured top-of-the-line goggle produced in plant-based materials comes with magnetic lens exchange system. Strap outriggers that ensures a great fit with your helmet and an unsurpassed field of vision for full control in the slopes.

”Spektrum is commited to design and develop eyewear in a sustainable way. To win the GOLD AWARD at ISPO proves that our dedictaed work has paid off and that we as a company are on the right path for the future”.
- ANDREAS NILEMO, CEO, SPEKTRUM SPORTS

SVEN THORGREN JOINS SPEKTRUM

We are proud to announce Olympic snowboarder Sven Thorgren as a new member of Spektrum’s snow family. Sven is one of the best snowboarders on this planet and is known for his designated style, remarkable control, massive airtime and flawless technique. All mixed with good energy and an unbeatable competitive mind. Sven Thorgren is an active professional snowboarder with Slopestyle and Big Air Gold medals from the XGames, Air&Style, Freestyle CH and a Snowboarder Superpark Standout. He has been pro since 2013 and for the season 2019/20 he will continue his competition tour by competing at the XGames, Dew Tour, Nine Knights, Big Air/Slopestyle World Cups and the pre-Olympic competitions.
Sven rides with the Templet Black Edition
SVEN THORGREN JOINS SPEKTRUM
SPEKTRUM PERFORMANCE EYEWEAR

SPEKTRUM PERFORMANCE EYEWEAR

The Performance Eyewear Series springs from an idea of sustainable function. A vision to let you explore and go further with less impact on our planet, without hesitation. A durable partner to carry, to trust and rely on. A product designed to keep you sharp and focused. We use bio-based Grilamid for all of our frames and it’s the best performing sustainable material available. It’s remarkably light, durable and flexible and delivers a performance second to none -in the mountains and beyond. Our lenses are exclusively produced by world renowned Carl Zeiss Optics and are available in a variation of high performance tints. All lenses are exchangeable for when weather and seasons change and our temples are fully adjustable for a secure and comfortable fit. Available in three color ways. Black/Grey - Rock Grey/Violet - Moss Green/Grey
RIKSGRÄNSEN BANKED SLALOM 2019

RIKSGRÄNSEN BANKED SLALOM 2019

We are proud partners with Riksgränsen Banked Slalom, an amazing snowboard event with mainly high fives and fast times in focus. This was the 7:th edition with about 300 snowboarders racing and sessioning allover the mountain. Ruben Rosenfors won the Junior Mens and Jakob Wilhelmsson won the Master Men. The rest of the family scored top placings as well. Kajsa Määttä came second in Senior Women, Viktor Björnström second and Ludvig Billtoft third in Senior Men. Björn Lindgren second in Master Men. Ingemar Backman came second with Erik Rosenfors on third in Real Masters Men and Rakel Rosenfors came second in Junior Women. Top racing from everyone in involved, See you next year!

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