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Digging for Gold: The 2014 Bendigo GT Epic

Back on the calendar for it’s 8th edition, the Bendigo Golden Triangle Epic has progressively built in popularity as one of the mainstay marathon events on the Victorian racing calendar. In fact, the inaugural GTE (held back in 2005) was […]

Posted: 29/03/2014

Enduro Magazine Visit: Chrome Industries

Responsible for some of the most bombproof messenger bags on the market, Chrome Industries has evolved into every corner of the urban cycling culture. Chrome is based in San Francisco, and they were final stop of our US tour. Check it.

Posted: 27/03/2014

Convict 100 Marathon to join the Real Insurance XCM Series

 Read about all of last year’s race action from the report in Enduro Magazine Issue #25 Convict100_RaceReport-Enduro#25 The Convict 100 will form part of the national XCM Series sponsored by Real Insurance. As the last race in the series it […]

Posted: 27/03/2014

The 2014 Wombat 100: Want to win a Hettly Titanium MTB frame?

– Press Release – The Wombat 100 is only three weeks away and a strong field of riders are already signed up across the four course options. If you haven’t signed up as yet, this is your chance to get […]

Posted: 24/03/2014

Reviewed: Swift High Performance Supplements

With their unique ‘Charge’ and ‘Re-Charge’ products, Swift High Performance Supplements are targeting cyclists who want to take their riding to the next level. Here we take a look at those products and put those bold claims to the test!

Posted: 23/03/2014

Part 2 of the Smithfield World Cup course preview!

We’ve already seen Part 1 of the Cairns World Cup course preview, but now it’s time to see a little more of what’s in store for the worlds best riders who will be heading over to our shores in just […]

Posted: 21/03/2014

The Willo is on this Sunday – The James Williamson Enduro Challenge

It’s the fourth running of the Willo this Sunday, 23rd of March and it seemed like a good time to post up an online version of the tribute book that we published in memory of Jimi. The book offers an […]

Posted: 20/03/2014

2 new venues for the 2014 edition of Chocolate Foot’s Singletrack Mind Series

Heading into its 5th big year Chocolate Foot’s Singletrack Mind Series has become a must-do series of quality events for mountain bikers on the east coast. Chocolate Foot relish giving riders new and exciting riding experiences, and in 2014 the […]

Posted: 20/03/2014

Attaquer Cycling releases Season 4

Sydney-based cycling apparel brand, Attaquer, have just dropped their new collection of riding kit, dubbed ‘Season 4: The Attaquer’. We take a closer look at the distinctive range from one of Australia’s freshest clothing companies who is giving the middle finger to the current status quo of cycling fashion.

Posted: 19/03/2014

Enduro Magazine Visit: Marin Bikes

Located in San Francisco, Marin Bikes are one of the original knobbly tire bike companies. During our US tour, we decided to drop in for a ride around Marin County to see why this place became one of the mountain bike mecca’s of its time.

Posted: 19/03/2014

The 2014 Giant (Otway) Odyssey – April 27th

Are you ready to take on the Odyssey?? Back with a vengeance for 2014, the Otway Odyssey returns to Forrest in Victoria as one of Australia’s premier endurance mountain bike events. With Giant Bicycles coming on board as the new […]

Posted: 18/03/2014

First Look: Santa Cruz Blur TR 26″ vs Solo 27.5″

For several reasons, the Santa Cruz Blur TR is an intriguing bike to review. Firstly, it packs in a raked-out geometry set that you’d normally associate with 6″ travel All Mountain bikes, but teams it up with 125mm of pert […]

Posted: 14/03/2014

Enduro Magazine Visit: Ibis Cycles

Not many mountain bikers out there who wouldn’t be familiar with the Ibis Cycles name. Responsible for classic models including the Silk Ti, as well as modern favourites like the Mojo, Ripley, and Hakkalugi, Ibis is a Santa Cruz based company who likes to keep things fun. Here we take an in-depth look into the company during a recent factory tour of their facilities in California.

Posted: 13/03/2014

Enduro Magazine Visit – Fox Factory Tour Part 3

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett Following on from Part 1 & Part 2 of our tour at Fox Racing Shox, it’s time to give you a sneak peek into the inner workings of the place where it all happens. Located […]

Posted: 13/03/2014

Kelly Mcgarry flips into the 2014 Melrose Fat Tyre Festival!

Photos: Timothy Arch Photography Yes sir, it’s back! The annual Fat Tyre Festival will yet again descend on the sleep town of Melrose in South Australia, and is scheduled to run over the Queens Birthday long weekend from June 6th […]

Posted: 12/03/2014

First Look: Syntace NumberNine Titan Pedals

German brand Syntace has long been regarded as one of the market leaders when it comes to lightweight and well-engineered mountain bike components. They’re not a brand that does anything by halves, with extensive R&D and in-house testing that sees […]

Posted: 12/03/2014

Cairns World Cup 2014 – Part #1 of the Smithfield Course Reveal

World Champion XCE rider, Paul Van der Ploeg, takes us through his first look at the 2014 Cairns World Cup course at Smithfield.

Posted: 11/03/2014

Dan McMunn claims Australian Gravity Enduro Series lead for Victoria

The Australian Gravity Enduro Series kicked off with its first race on the weekend with the NSW Round being held in the Glenworth Valley near Gosford. Victoria’s Dan McMunn won with the two best race runs ahead of fellow Victorian […]

Posted: 11/03/2014

Henderson Targets Cairns Mountain Bike World Cup

As Australia counts down to host the second round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series this April, last year’s under-23 Cross Country (XCO) World Cup series winner Rebecca Henderson (Trek Factory Racing) is preparing for a challenging debut in the […]

Posted: 11/03/2014


(Mt Buller, Victoria; 8 March 2014): Stage One, the Schwalbe Stirling Circuit 50km and 35km XC kicked off the three-day Bike Buller MTB Festival presented by Kona, at Mt Buller on Saturday 8th March, 2014. Will Geor of Ballarat, and […]

Posted: 11/03/2014

Enduro Magazine Visit – Fox Factory Tour Part 2

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett During my time at Fox Racing Shox over in California, I had the opportunity to check out several different facets of the company, including a look back through several decades of history in the recently […]

Posted: 10/03/2014

XTR Trickle-down Tech: Shimano debuts new Alivio groupset

Late last week, Shimano announced the news that they would be dropping a brand-new Alivio mountain bike groupset. Drawing heavily from the latest generation of XTR, Deore XT, SLX and Deore components, the soon-to-be-released Alivio drivetrain and disc brake system […]

Posted: 07/03/2014

Australian Gravity Enduro Series descends into Glenworth Valley

The Glenworth Valley Adventure Park on NSW’s Central Coast will be the hosting venue for the inaugural event of the Australian Gravity Enduro Series this Sunday. Initiated by local events organiser Rocky Trail Entertainment and the Victoria-based promoter Alpine Gravity, […]

Posted: 05/03/2014


Kona ambassador and 2007 Elite 24hr National Champion Andrew Bell, and 2013 World 24hr Champion Jess Douglass, will join 500 eager mountain bike riders at the sixth edition of the Bike Buller MTB Festival presented by Kona this weekend at […]

Posted: 04/03/2014

Race Wrap & Results: The 2014 Gravity 12 Hour MTB Enduro

Photos: Mandy Lamont (Mandy Lamont Photography) & Wil Barrett Words: Wil Barrett Over the past decade, many mountain bike enduro events have come and gone. In recent times however, more have been going than coming. Back in 2004, when Enduro […]

Posted: 24/02/2014

Staff Rides: Wil’s Trek Domane road bike

When a mountain biker turns to the bitumen, what is he or she to ride? In the case of our Gear Editor, Wil Barrett, he made the recent move onto a Trek Domane ‘Endurance Race’ bike. Read on for his first genuine relationship with a skinny-tyre machine.

Posted: 21/02/2014

The 2014 Bendigo Golden Triangle Epic

  A long-standing staple on the mountain bike race calendar, the Bendigo Golden Triangle Epic is back for 2014. Held during the middle weekend of March, the GT Epic promises a combination of beautiful Australian bushland, quality Goldfields singletrack, and […]

Posted: 19/02/2014

Enduro Magazine Visit – Fox Factory Tour Part 1

1991: The year that Fox Racing Shox developed their first mountain bike rear shock. Things have come a long way over the past two decades, though we take a look at the history behind the worlds leading suspension brand.

Posted: 19/02/2014

First Look: The 2014 mountain bike shoe range from Shimano

Back in 1990, (nearly 25 years ago!) Shimano released the clipless SPD pedal system. Designed for the rigours of mountain biking, the SPD system was based around a clip-in pedal and a corresponding cleat that bolted onto the underside of […]

Posted: 18/02/2014

Reviewed: Marin Nail Trail 27.5

Marin is looking to come back in a big way for 2014. Is the San Franciscan brand is heading in the right direction? We’ve tested their mid-level Nail Trail 27.5″ hardtail to find out what they can bring to the trailhead!

Posted: 14/02/2014