News / Reviews / Features

Touch it, Shift it, Stop, Format it: Shimano goes electronic with XTR M9000 Di2

When Shimano recently announced the news of their brand-new XTR M9000 groupset, the question remaining on everyone’s lips was “what about XTR Di2??” It appears that question has now been answered, with Shimano dropping the bombshell that is electronic mountain bike shifting. Read on for all the juicy details!

Posted: 31/05/2014

Ash Hayat’s Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro: race wrap

Ben Mather and Jo Bennett have repeated their 2009 victories in the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro held over five days in Alice Springs last week. 20 year old local Ryan Standish, who races for the Fort Lewis College cycling team […]

Posted: 29/05/2014

New colours for the Niner ROS 9 fun machine

Wanna get rowdy?? The steel-framed ROS 9 from Niner Bikes is a bike built for pure hooliganism. With 29″ wheels, slack geometry, the capability of fitting a 140mm fork and a dropper post, the ROS 9 is arguably the raddest 29er on the market. And it now comes in purple. Yes, yes it does.

Posted: 28/05/2014

Enduro Magazine is now available on iTunes and for Android devices on Google Play

The wait is over…. Issue #27 of Enduro Magazine is now available for iPad and for Android devices. After ten years of publishing Enduro Magazine we’ve finally made the leap to having an electronic (online) version of the magazine, it’s […]

Posted: 27/05/2014

Trek Factory Racing: Dan McConnell and Bec Henderson, Australia’s power couple of mountain biking.

This video gives an interesting insight into their second season with Trek Factory Racing and the highs and lows of being a couple racing on the world circuit together. With such great results in Cairns we can’t wait to see […]

Posted: 22/05/2014

Single Track Mind – Taree: World champ in hectic 3 way tussle for line honors

The opening round of the Finish Line Singletrack Mind Series has been widely heralded as a fantastic success. The planets aligned with perfect weather, a sublime course and a high quality field including the current Solo 24 Hour MTB World […]

Posted: 21/05/2014

Osprey release the new Exos range

Press Release Since Osprey’s Exos series first became available in 2008, it has been a bona  fide favourite for outdoor lovers. Now the Exos has undergone a makeover, and is set to raise the bar yet again with the most […]

Posted: 20/05/2014

A look back at the 2013 Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro

A 5 day, 7 stage MTB race around Alice Springs and the incredible MacDonnell Ranges. The 2014 ICME race kicks off on Monday (19th of May) and it’s a good time to post Shaun Lewis’ race report from the 2013 […]

Posted: 17/05/2014

On Track: Behind the Racing with Curtis Keene Ep 2 – Nevados de Chillan

Another great video from Red Bull Bike, featuring Curtis Keene at the Chilean EWS 14 race and his bumpy start to the racing season, culminating in 49th spot in Chile. Josh Carlson opens the video with his helmet cam footage […]

Posted: 16/05/2014

Russell Nankervis – Cairns World Cup Diary

Russell Nankervis gives us an interesting insight into racing his first UCI World Cup, Under 23’s race. What a bonus for Russell that it was in his own country and racing alongside his brother, Tasman. In April 2014 I raced my first […]

Posted: 14/05/2014

Stay warm this winter with Vigilante Thermotech base layers

It’s well-known that Spandex brings out the best in everyone, including Clark Kent and Peter Parker.  While we can’t guarantee you’ll gain super powers when you slip into a set of Vigilante Thermotech Base Layer under garments, we can guarantee […]

Posted: 14/05/2014

Thule’s incredible adaptability, no bike too big or small

The guys at Thule have managed to assemble an amazing assortment of bikes for their new advertisement, it must have been a real challenge to photograph all of these bikes and to achieve the amazing support of the entire Australian […]

Posted: 13/05/2014

10 years of Enduro Magazine

Well that escalated quickly!   It seemed like only yesterday that I was sitting in a converted warehouse at 2am, hunched over coffee-stained proofs and computers sitting on milk-crates, grinding out the first issue of Enduro Magazine so it would […]

Posted: 13/05/2014

Blending urban style with cycling function: Creux Clothing

Melbourne-based clothing brand, Creux Cycling, is still relatively fresh to the riding scene after having debuted their range of urban-inspired cycle wear only a couple of years ago. They’re really starting to hit their strides lately though, as their unique range […]

Posted: 12/05/2014

Rocky Mountain’s Ride9 System explained.

The RIDE-9™ System Explained from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo. On bikes featuring our patented RIDE-9™ System, riders and mechanics are able to adjust the geometry and suspension rate to specific riding styles, terrain, and rider weights. Nine configurations are […]

Posted: 12/05/2014

First Look: Northwave Extreme Tech MTB Plus carbon mountain bike shoes

Italian company Northwave have just recently pulled the covers off their brand new top-of-the-range carbon mountain bike shoes. Creatively labelled as the “Extreme Tech MTB Plus” (so catchy right?), they’re built for the pointy end, with a lightweight and stiff […]

Posted: 09/05/2014

Enduro Magazine Subscription offer – Birzman mini tool special deal

We’ve got a special offer for subscribers to Enduro Magazine for the month of May. All new subscriptions taken out during the month of  May will receive a bonus issue –  5 issues rather than 4 We are also adding […]

Posted: 08/05/2014

Petanque with Grandma and Jerome – Fabien Barel presents S3E1

The 2014 riding season must be officially underway, because Fabien Barel has released his first film of the year. This is the 3rd season of Fabien Barel Presents, but here we are! In classic fashion, Fab’s kicking off the 2014 […]

Posted: 07/05/2014

Enduro Magazine Visit: Specialized Bicycles

Based out of Morgan Hill in California, Specialized Bicycles is likely be one of the most well-known mountain bike brands in the world. In fact, there’s surely only be a handful of riders out there who wouldn’t instantly recognise the […]

Posted: 03/05/2014

See the new 2015 SRAM X1 drivetrain in action!

Fresh off the news of SRAM releasing the brand new X1 drivetrain, the crew in Colorado have just published this sweet video about the development of X1 and extending the 1×11 speed family. After debuting XX-1 around 2 years ago […]

Posted: 03/05/2014

Bike Snobs

This is a piece recently published by Gerard Thomas from Eleven Velo, on the blog. With Gerard’s permission, we’ve re-posted his article, as it is brilliantly well-written, entertaining, and because it perfectly articulates our thoughts on ‘bike snobbery’. Traditionally, […]

Posted: 03/05/2014

SRAM takes 11-speed to the masses with X1 – Prices, images, and specs within!

Of the many significant innovations in the mountain bike industry over the past decade, the introduction of the XX-1 drivetrain from SRAM surely ranks up there towards the top. Along with dropper posts, clutch derailleurs, tubeless tyres, and thru-axles, the […]

Posted: 02/05/2014

First Look: Kenda Honey Badger Pro 27.5″ Tyres

Recently we announced the latest rig to join the Enduro test fleet; the screaming fast Pivot LES 27.5″ carbon hardtail. While the vivacious fluorescent green paint job was sure to distract many, the eagle-eyed among you may have spotted some unique […]

Posted: 02/05/2014

Indoor Cycling @ The Spin Room: The Mountain Biker’s Secret Weapon

It’s 6:15am, and I’m deep in the heart of the city listening to Daft Punk’s Alive album blare out of a surround sound system. There’s a guy down the end of the dimly lit room bellowing out seemingly random numbers, […]

Posted: 02/05/2014

This is my Paradise – Win a trip for two to Tropical North Queensland!

What if we told you that you could win yourself flights, accommodation , car hire, and spending money for a trip for two people up to Tropical North Queensland? What if we told you that by simply voting for a […]

Posted: 30/04/2014

Day 5: The UCI World Cup Cairns – XCO Men’s Final Results, Photos, and Video

 Words & Photos: Wil Barrett After watching the Under 23’s and the Women’s Elite finals earlier in the day, the last event of the 2014 UCI World Cup in Cairns was the Men’s Elite XCO Final. As with the Pietermaritzberg […]

Posted: 29/04/2014

The 2014 Giant Otway Odyssey Results are in!

MEDIA RELEASE (Forrest, Victoria, Australia – 27 April 2014): Chris Jongewaard has continued his reign over the 100km Giant Odyssey mountain bike marathon in Forrest Victoria with another win today, his fifth title at the event. Jongewaard took a strong lead […]

Posted: 29/04/2014

Day 5: The UCI World Cup Cairns – XCO Women’s Final

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett With the XCO Junior finals completed for the day, it was time to get down to business and set ourselves in for the Women’s Elite final. As with nearly every race category over the course […]

Posted: 27/04/2014

Day 5: The UCI World Cup Cairns – XCO Under 23’s Final

 Words & Photos: Wil Barrett This was it. This was the day that we’d all been waiting for. Ever since the news dropped that Cairns was to host the World Cup in 2014 & 2016, as well as the World […]

Posted: 27/04/2014

Day 4: The UCI World Cup Cairns – The DH Finals

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett After a thrilling start to the World Cup racing in Cairns on Friday, Saturday dawned as the day that the downhillers would take to the Smithfield course. With consistent downpours during the 3 days leading […]

Posted: 26/04/2014