Posts filled under:Tales From Bikeland

2016 Steve Peat’s retirement tour.

Steve Peat has had an enduring career racing downhill he is one of the most highly regarded and respected riders on the world cup circuit. I remember watching him way back in Cairns in 1996 riding for GT and playing practical […]

Punter Versus Pro – Justin Walker Vs. Anna Beck

Name: Justin Walker Age: 44 Height: 182cm Builld: Heavy From: Allambie Heights, NSW How would your mates describe your riding style? Rough and loose! Favourite bike: Santa Cruz 5010 v1 Best trail you’ve ridden: Tathra, NSW Best race you’ve competed […]

Contrary to popular belief FAT bikes can fly!

Working out of a Western Sydney warehouse for leading Australian wholesaler, Dirt Works, Gary has been living and breathing bikes for what seems like an eternity. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of bikes and componentry but […]

The Athertons sign with Trek Factory Racing for 2016

The Atherton family joins Trek Factory Racing Downhill for inaugural season (Waterloo, WI) — Trek and Trek Factory Racing announced today the creation of a marquee World Cup-level Downhill racing program for the 2016 season. The new team will take […]

STEVE PARTRIDGE’S 5th. COLUMN FROM ENDURO

It seems to me that bikes have been a major part of my life forever, but in reality I guess it has only been a relatively short number of years. Nonetheless, it never fails to amaze me how in the […]

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KATH BICKNELL// TRAIL TALES #5

In the fork in the road that sees an old and once-loved steed either consigned to the rubbish tip or given a breath of new life, Kath discovers that you can indeed teach an old bike new tricks. I pulled […]

STEVE PARTRIDGE’S 4th. COLUMN FROM ENDURO

Bikes don’t have to be something you simply pull out of the shed on the weekend for a thrash around your local trails; they can offer a way of life filled with adventure and momentum (in more ways than one). […]

KATH BICKNELL// TRAIL TALES #4

Katrin Van der Speigel won countless enduros, three Aussie 24 Hour titles and was off to race the Solo 24 World Champs for a second time before I recall reading a feature interview with her in a mainstream Australian mountain […]