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Urban stage to feature at the 2013 Urge 3 Peaks Enduro in Dunedin, New Zealand

It will be a first for the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, on Friday night when mountain bikers competing in the 2013 Urge 3 Peaks Enduro begin their first stage: a timed run through the city to a finishline in […]

Posted: 03/12/2013

New Year’s eve racing at the Wicked Wombat in Jindabyne – Andy Blair’s take on a novel event

This past Christmas, some friends and I thought it would be a good idea to spend a week up in the Snowy Mountains to have bit of a training camp / holiday. I jotted down a list of “must do” […]

Posted: 02/12/2013

12 months 12 stories – Episode 7 – Double down

  With Jerome Clementz’ big win of the inaugural Enduro World series and also featured as the cover boy of the 2014 Enduro MTB calendar, we felt it was a great opportunity to show Jerome’s month of July as featured […]

Posted: 02/12/2013

First Look: The new Zesty TR and AM from Lapierre

Founded back in 1946 in Dijon, France, Lapierre Cycles has grown to become one of the largest French bike companies on the global scene. They have a massive presence on the professional road circuit with the FDJ Pro Tour team, […]

Posted: 29/11/2013

Cape to Cape coverage on SBS – December 1 & 2

This year’s running of the Cape 2 Cape saw the largest field of Australia’s elite riders contest the race, this field included: XCE World Champion Paul van der Ploeg, Olympians Dan McConnell and Bec Henderson and many past and present […]

Posted: 28/11/2013

Orange turns up the heat for red hot racing.

Chocolate Foot decided that the trails in Kinross State Forest near Orange would make the perfect finale to the 2013 series and they didn’t disappoint. As weather events affected the series all year, it was of great relief to be […]

Posted: 27/11/2013

Full Beam Lights on review

You know the old saying that absolute power corrupts absolutely? Well if that really is the case, Full Beam has gotta be one of the most corrupt off-road lighting companies on the market! The Scottish brand is relatively new to […]

Posted: 12/11/2013

Sheppard Cycles Hiring: Demo Tour Representative

Looking for the opportunity to get involved in the bike industry? If you like the idea of taking care of a fleet of demo bikes and touring the country visiting cycling events along the way, read on!

Posted: 12/11/2013

The Fling is Flung…

Ben Mikic Foundation kids skills clinic Fantastic weather greeted the competitors for the running of Saturday’s lead-in events to the 2013 CamelBak Highland Fling, blue skies and not a threat of rain. The day got rolling with the younger generation […]

Posted: 12/11/2013

Enduro 2014 MTB calendar is now available online and at newsagents on 11/11

Our mountainbike calendar for 2014 features some of the world’s best riders and photographers in a whole range of fantastic locations. Our cover rider is Cannondale’s, Jerome Clementz, winner of the 2013 Enduro World Series and inside we feature; Troy […]

Posted: 08/11/2013

Instinct in the Monashees – a white trip.

The plan was to head to the Monashee Mountains near Revelstoke, British Columbia with Wade Simmons and Kevin Calhoun to shoot an autumn alpine video for our new Instinct MSL. We wanted to showcase the bike’s versatility under two very […]

Posted: 08/11/2013

Mobilize Me and I’ll change my world

The latest World Bicycle Relief campaign, Mobilize Me. Together we can mobilize thousands of entrepreneurs, healthcare workers and students by providing life-changing transportation that will help them to feed their families, build their businesses, treat the sick, finish school, follow […]

Posted: 07/11/2013

Welby wows as SRAM Singletrack Mind Series heads towards a thrilling conclusion

After the threat of bush fires necessitated the rescheduling of round 4 of the SRAM Singletrack Mind Series, a more favourable day dawned in the NSW Southern Highlands venue of Welby. With next to no rainfall in the previous month, […]

Posted: 07/11/2013

Muc-Off bicycle cleaning products now back in Australia!

With its distinct pink coloured branding, UK company Muc-Off is easily the most recognisable bike cleaner on the market. Originally starting out with that classic pink bike wash solution, the Muc-Off range has evolved to include a huge line of […]

Posted: 04/11/2013

Feedback Sports Repair Stand on review

If you’re going to work on your pride and joy, you’re going to want the right tools for the job. There’s no point trying to bleed your sweet new XTR disc brakes or tune an XX-1 rear derailleur while attempting […]

Posted: 03/11/2013

AusBike 2013: Yakima Racks, Bike Buller & Vintage Bicycles

Established back in 1973 in Washington, USA, Yakima racks have a long history of producing storage solutions to take outdoors gear with you on a car trip away from the city. While initially specialising in carrying canoes and kayaks, Yakima […]

Posted: 01/11/2013

First look: The 2014 mountain bike lineup from Norco

Having been invited along to check out the new range of 2014 Norcos, Lapierre and Merida mountain bikes last week at the Advance Traders dealer launch, we had the opportunity to test ride some of the new models and here take a closer look at both the Fluid & Sight

Posted: 31/10/2013

Press Release: Buxton Boot Camp next Sunday the 10th of November!

The Buxton Bootcamp – Sunday 10th November, 2013  The increasingly popular Victorian Enduro Series will come to end at the grand finale held by Big Hill Events at the Buxton Mountain Bike Park on the 10th of November, with the […]

Posted: 31/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Deubel Bikes, Pinarello & Wilier

How hard is it to find a true ‘Australian Made’ product these days? Well thankfully it’s gotten a little easier for mountain bikers, with Deubel offering up exactly that. Established by Sydney-sider and longtime Gravity Enduro competitor Sebastien Deubel, Deubel […]

Posted: 30/10/2013

AusBike 2013: POC Bicycle

In true Swedish fashion, the crew from POC Sports turned up to AusBike with undoubtedly the most stylish booth in the exhibition building. With slick, white installations and the orange POC safety logo as a clean backdrop, their booth was […]

Posted: 30/10/2013

Highlights edit from Trans-Provence 2013

2013’s race was the most exciting we’ve seen in the battle for outright (and indeed Pro Mens’) victory, which was decided on the final day. In fact it came down to just 1 second separating eventual winner Nicolas Lau from […]

Posted: 25/10/2013


Some of the world’s best mountain bike riders today kicked off the sixth annual Cape to Cape MTB with an incredible racing start. They were joined by over 1,200 riders gathered at the footstep of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta, […]

Posted: 25/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Giant Bicycles

With the largest fleet of show bikes on display at AusBike, Giant Bicycles were keen to highlight not just their top-end bikes, but also their mid and entry level models too. Champions of the trickle-down effect, Giant allows riders to […]

Posted: 23/10/2013

AusBike 2013: 661, Crank Brothers, Pivot Cycles & BH Bikes

Sydney based distributor and cycling P&A brand, Jet Black Products, turned up in force at AusBike this year, with a huge display that was chocked full of new bikes, components, apparel and accessories. In addition to their own in-house line […]

Posted: 23/10/2013

The 2nd Rolloff World Championships is coming

On Saturday 9 November, the town of Bundanoon in the NSW Southern Highlands, will host the second Rolloff World Championships. This event is one of many across a weekend of biking, which also includes Australia’s biggest mountain bike marathon, the […]

Posted: 22/10/2013

Verbier to Zermatt – the new mountain bike adventure through the Valais Alps

The secret is out: PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC, Switzerland’s new six-day mountain bike stage race from Verbier through Leukerbad and Grächen and ending in Zermatt will take place in 2014. This week’s test ride let the first riders experience the flowing […]

Posted: 22/10/2013

Nicolas Vouilloz – The Relentless Pursuit of Balance – Engineering and Development

In the last chapter of this video series, we follow MTB legend Nicolas Vouilloz as he travels to Colorado Springs, home of SRAM’s Colorado Development Center, home to the team that conceives, designs and tests all SRAM MTB Wheels. Nico […]

Posted: 21/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Maxxis Tyres & Dakine Clothing

Bringing with them a comprehensive display of Maxxis Tires, Joes No Flats products, Dakine Clothing & Bags, Queensland-based distributor, KWT, had quite a few goodies in their booth to show off at AusBike. We spoke with Eamon and Adrian, the […]

Posted: 17/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Morewood Bikes, KS Dropper Posts & Mucky Nutz Fenders

Decked out with colourful anodized components, carbon trickery and some dirty demo bikes, the Pushie booth had lots of cool gear for us to ogle at during the AusBike trade day in Melbourne. Pushie has been around for 3 years, […]

Posted: 16/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Tifosi Glasses, SIS Sports Nutrition, Gloworm Lights & Rubena Tyres

Updated lights from Gloworm, fresh rubber from Czech brand Rubena and lots more from AusBike

Posted: 16/10/2013