News / Reviews / Features

Day 3: The UCI World Cup Cairns – XC Eliminator

Photos: Tim Bardsley-Smith & Wil Barrett. Words: Wil Barrett As well as ANZAC Day, Friday the 25th of April signalled the kickoff of finals for the 2nd round of the World Cup in Cairns. With 2 days of practice and […]

Posted: 25/04/2014

Day 2: The UCI World Cup Cairns – Great Barrier Reef

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett Following on from our arrival and first day in Cairns, it was time to get down to business. And by business, I mean getting into a helicopter and flying over the Great Barrier Reef! Part […]

Posted: 24/04/2014

Day 1: The UCI World Cup Cairns – Welcome to paradise!

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett If you didn’t realise that Cairns was hosting the 2nd round of the World Cup series this weekend, then you’re either some kind of spam bot searching this website for bank details (boy have you […]

Posted: 24/04/2014

Lapierre introduces the Overvolt Full Suspension e-Bike

Whether you like it or not, electric bikes (or e-bikes as they’re commonly referred to) are going to become more and more popular in the future. A quick squiz around any of the latest trade shows such as Eurobike, Taipei, […]

Posted: 23/04/2014

Your comprehensive guide to the 2014 UCI World Cup in Cairns!

For the first time since 1996, the circus is coming to town. Or Cairns anyway. With just a week to go before the worlds mountain bikers turn their attention to Australia, we’ve got a little preview in store for you about the UCI World Cup XCO course, as well as information on the weeks festivities. Read on!

Posted: 17/04/2014

First Look: Capo Cycling GS-13 Jersey & Bib Nicks

Down this end of the world, the name ‘Capo’ is often connected with the world of road cycling, and more often than not, cycling socks too. In fact, the Australian distribution leg of Capo Cycling Apparel sells more Capo socks […]

Posted: 16/04/2014

Video: Shimano XTR M9000 Groupset

Late last week, we brought you all the juicy details of the brand new XTR M9000 groupset from Shimano. After many months of anticipation, Shimano have finally debuted their long-awaited 11-speed drivetrain that is designed to go toe-to-toe with the […]

Posted: 15/04/2014

1st Look: Pivot LES 27.5 carbon hardtail

When Pivot Cycles revealed their first carbon hardtail, the LES, it came equipped with modern geometry, a finely tuned carbon fiber frame, and 29″ wheels. Shortly after, Pivot quietly introduced the LES 27.5, which is based around the mid-sized 650B wheels. We’ve got one on for longterm review, and wanted to introduce you to the latest machine to join the Enduro test fleet.

Posted: 14/04/2014

11 Speeds of Rhythm: Shimano introduces the 2015 XTR M9000 groupset

Announcing their long-awaited response to the SRAM XX-1 groupset, Shimano is set to hit back with the debut of their first 11-speed mountain bike groupset. M9000 XTR not only brings fourth an 11-speed cassette, it also sees substantial refinement of derailleur geometries, a wider option of gear ratios, as well as their first dedicated single-chainring crankset. Read on for all the juicy details!

Posted: 12/04/2014

She Rides MTB Program

‘She Rides – MTB’ is designed for the beginner cyclist who wants to learn basic off road skills. With a relaxed and fun environment, the program will be covering bike safety, clothing, basic mechanics, different trail locations and basic skills. Want more info? Read on to find out what’s involved in this exciting new program!

Posted: 11/04/2014

Just one month to go till the 2014 Dirty Gran Fondo!

Not long to go now before the 2014 Dirty Gran Fondo kicks off in the wooded back country of Wandong in Victoria. In fact, we’re down to a month before riders will set off on either a 35km, 65km or […]

Posted: 11/04/2014

Get FAT! RockShox releases the Bluto fatbike fork

Just as with 650B wheels, it appears that fat bikes are on a roll at the moment. What started out as the nichiest of niches way back when Surly first released the Pugsley, is now emerging as a mainstream segment […]

Posted: 11/04/2014

Watch riders shredding the new ENVE M-Series Wheels in Moab, Chile, and B.C!

Yesterday we brought you the news that ENVE will be bringing out a whole-new carbon mountain bike wheel line, dubbed the ‘M-Series’. With 4 different rim types available, ENVE have dropped weight across the board, but more importantly they’ve improved […]

Posted: 10/04/2014

ENVE Launches Next Generation Carbon Mountain Wheel Line – The MSERIES

How do you make a carbon mountain bike wheel better? Well when your name is ENVE, that proves to be a very difficult question to answer. So how exactly have these US-made rims been improved? Check out the all-new M-Series wheelsets from ENVE here;

Posted: 09/04/2014

SRAM debut’s brand new Rise XX Carbon Tubular Wheel line

Along with the introduction of the brand new RS-1 fork, SRAM have also debuted a new high-end carbon fiber wheelset, dubbed Rise XX. Joining the existing Rise wheelset range, the XX model brings with it a new carbon fiber tubular rim, redesigned hubs, and a stunning sub-1.3kg system weight.

Posted: 09/04/2014

First Look: The 650b Stumpjumper from Specialized

Specialized Bikes have been long proponents of the 29″ wheel for their mountain bike range, but for 2015 they’ll be offering up two new 650B (27.5″) models for the Stumpjumper line. Will we see more ‘tweener bikes from Spesh? Read on to find out their stance…

Posted: 09/04/2014

On review: the 2014 Lapierre Zesty TR 729

Built with 120mm of travel front & rear, 29″ wheels, a full carbon fiber OST+ frameset, and the brilliant E:i electronic suspension platform, the 2014 Zesty TR from Lapierre Bikes is ready to tear our test track apart. Checkout our first look of this french trail machine inside;

Posted: 08/04/2014

Ibis Cycles rolls out new ultra-wide carbon MTB wheels

In a move to expand on their own in-house component line, Ibis Cycles have just announced their move into the carbon mountain bike wheel market. 3 brand new options based around hugely wide carbon fiber rims are set to be available both on their own and on complete Ibis bikes. Check out the juicy details within!

Posted: 08/04/2014

Australian Gravity Enduro Series brings Europe to Bright (VIC) – Dan MacMunn and Vanessa Thompson take over elite series leads

The new Australian Gravity Enduro Series founded by Alpine Gravity and Rocky Trail Entertainment saw its second round get a bit “Euro”, with Alpine Gravity taking the Italian Super Enduro format for shorter multi-stage racing each morning of the two […]

Posted: 07/04/2014

What is ‘Bike Love’?

Enduro Staff Rides: Wil waxes lyrical about his beloved Soma 4one5 singlespeed mountain bike, and why after all these years, it still makes him happy.

Posted: 04/04/2014

Culture Shock: Presented by RockShox RS-1

Culture Shock If you’re Russell Finsterwald, and collecting your paycheck involves lining up alongside a hundred-or-so of the world’s fastest riders and pushing your heart to its rev-limiter for a couple hours, then pre-dawn wakeup calls and shredding a bit […]

Posted: 04/04/2014

Reviewed: Teva Crank Shoes

Built as an all-round riding shoe, the Teva Crank is designed to mate up to flat pedals for anything from urban commuting and all-day wearing, to full-blown downhill mountain biking. Is the Crank shoe the Jack of all trades, or the master of none?

Posted: 03/04/2014

Enduro coverboy, Jared Graves on his local trails with Adam Craig and Kelly McGarry

From the crew at Giro :: Jared Graves is one of the most well-rounded riders in mountain biking with success in 4X, downhill, BMX and now enduro. We visited Graves’ hometown and explored Queensland, Australia, (with American enduro haunch Adam […]

Posted: 02/04/2014

Newcastle’s Andrew Lloyd wins at Awaba the first SHIMANO MTB GP race

All Photos:: Outer Image Collective. Andrew Lloyd, runner up in last year’s 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike World Championship, won the SHIMANO Mountain Bike Grand Prix endurance race on Saturday at Awaba MTB Park near Newcastle. Lloyd completed an […]

Posted: 02/04/2014

E*13 introduces the EX 40t & 42t Cog

Is the thought of going to a single-ring drivetrain appealing, but the idea of having to accept a limited gear range is holding you back? With the release of XX-1 and X0-1, SRAM created an all-new standard for mountain bike […]

Posted: 02/04/2014

First Look: Beat the chill with 4SHAW this Autumn

Best known for their enormous range of bodacious cycling socks, Aussie brand 4SHAW has made a massive impact on both the road and mountain bike race scene all around the country. If you need any proof as to how popular […]

Posted: 01/04/2014

Brand new Guide Disc Brakes: Goodbye Avid, and hello SRAM!

THE ART OF BRAKING SRAM was founded on progressive thinking and incredible innovation. The technologies we have developed give the ordinary rider and the World Cup Champion alike the tools and confidence to make every ride extraordinary— to know they […]

Posted: 01/04/2014

Brand new Enduro Mountain Bike Jerseys are in the house!

With events such as the Wombat 100, Otway Odyssey, Convict 100, and the World Cup round in Cairns all fast approaching, we thought it would be the perfect timing to unveil our latest cycling jersey for those looking for some fresh […]

Posted: 01/04/2014

Big names lineup for the 2014 Giant Odyssey in Forrest!

Big names secured for Giant Otway Odyssey mountain bike marathon 2014 Some of Australia’s mountain biking best have signed up to compete at this year’s Giant Odyssey mountain bike marathon, in Forrest, Victoria on 27 April. Last year’s winner Chris Jongewaard […]

Posted: 01/04/2014

On longterm review: 2014 Fox 32 Float 27.5″ forks

Fox Racing Shox have long been at the top of the mountain bike suspension game, but with new challengers in 2014 – is the FLOAT still the king of the pops in the XC scene? We’ve got a 27.5″ CTD fork on longterm test to see if Fox can retain its crown in a very competitive market…

Posted: 30/03/2014