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AusBike 2013: Bont Shoes and superlight….tubes?

In the same way that the BikeBox stand was covered in Schwalbe-blue, the GKA Sports stand was dressed head to toe in Vittoria-green. Best known in the Australian cycling industry for their distribution of Vittoria & Geax tyres and tubes, […]

Posted: 16/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Schwalbe Tyres, Exposure Lights, Ergon Grips & Saddles

Another big player in the Aussie bike industry, BikeBox had an impressive setup at AusBike with plenty of fresh new gear to excite both the punters on the public days and the bike shop employees on trade day. BikeBox didn’t have […]

Posted: 15/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Kinetic Trainers, Sock Guy & Spiuk

With their large booth setup in prime position on the floor of the Royal Exhibition Centre, Victorian-based distributor, Everest Sports, had plenty of space to show off their latest gear from brands such as Kinetic, Funkier and Spinervals. While Everest […]

Posted: 15/10/2013

Round 6 of the Victorian Enduro Series: The Rock Hop 6 Hour

The 2nd last round of the Victorian Enduro Series will be held THIS Sunday, October the 20th. Not only will you be able to get onto the sweet trails of the Dallas Brook Scout Camp, but you’ll also be eligible to score bonus points for the overall VES. Read on to get your entry in ASAP!

Posted: 15/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Whyte Bikes

Carbuta was a new showing at this years AusBike expo, and they had a range of gear from their main brands Whyte Bikes & FRM Components to display on the Friday trade day, and the weekend public days. Allan Stonestreet […]

Posted: 15/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Cotic

Cotic may still be a relatively new name to the Australian market, but if things continue the way they are for Tom Gilfedder, owner and main-man behind Cotic Australia, you’ll be seeing a lot more of these colourful steel frames […]

Posted: 14/10/2013

AusBike 2013: Allegro, Ortilieb & Swift Carbon

Up until the AusBike expo, we had never heard of Swift Carbon Bikes. Given that their focus is on the road and triathlon markets however, it’s easy to see why these guys slipped under the radar. Brought into Australia by […]

Posted: 14/10/2013

World’s oldest mountain bike stage race summons adventurers in Australia for 19th Crocodile Trophy

More than 80 participants from all over the world are expected to compete in the 19th edition of the International Crocodile Trophy Stage Race with start in Cairns on 19th October. They will race for 900km from Cairns to Cooktown […]

Posted: 11/10/2013

You want coffee? Lavazza delivers a mobile espresso machine!

We like to think we know coffee, or at least we know what bad coffee tastes like. All too often you rock up to a 24 hour or a 100km marathon, with the promise of “banging on-site coffee” from the […]

Posted: 10/10/2013

The 2013 Victorian Enduro Series Finale: The Buxton Boot Camp

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. As part […]

Posted: 10/10/2013

First Look: New lightweight helmets from Bontrager on review

Bontrager have been ramping up their range of Australian certified bicycle helmets over the past 12 months, which includes the incredibly well ventilated ‘Oracle’ and ‘Specter’ models. We take a preview look at these lightweight lids that we’ll be donning for the start of the marathon and enduro race season.

Posted: 09/10/2013

Just 3 weeks till entries close for the Hellfire Cup!

As you might already know, the inaugural Hellfire Cup was meant to have been held earlier this year over the Australia Day weekend. In fact, it was almost a year ago to the day when we first caught wind of […]

Posted: 09/10/2013

The Wombat returns for 2014 as part of the Real Insurance XCM Series!

The Wombat 100 returns to Woodend VIC on the 13th April 2014 for the 6th instalment of this epic XCM event. Regarded as one of Victoria’s premier MTB events, participants can expect a world class marathon course that includes over […]

Posted: 05/10/2013

The Giant Odyssey moves 2014 date, gains new sponsor

Traditionally held over the month of February, the Otway Odyssey has long been renowned as one of the premier marathon events in Victoria, and the wider Australian mountain biking scene. For 2014, the classic Odyssey receives a new naming sponsor, […]

Posted: 04/10/2013

British big-wheels on review: the 2014 Whyte M109 29er

Slotting into Whyte Bikes ‘Marathon Series 29er’ range, the M109 packs in 100mm of travel into a highly-engineered alloy frameset with new-school geometry and a well-rounded build kit. Will it perform out on the trail? Check out our preliminary look at the latest review bike to join the Enduro test fleet!

Posted: 02/10/2013

Trek Factory Racing Video: “The Finale”

Want to get up close and personal with the Aussie World Cup beaters? Trek Factory Racing have put together this sweet little video from the final round of the 2013 World Cup season at Hafjell in Norway, to give you […]

Posted: 02/10/2013

A perfect show for Round 3 of the SRAM Singletrack Mind Series – Newcastle turns it on.

There can be only one word to describe Sunday’s SRAM Singletrack Mind Series event and that’s “perfect!” Glorious spring weather greeted riders as they rolled to the start line for Round 3 of the 5 event series and with mild […]

Posted: 01/10/2013

Presscamp 2013 – ENVE Composites

Based about an hour away from Salt Lake City out of Ogden in Utah, ENVE Composites was close to home during their time exhibiting at the PressCamp event in Deer Valley. Having the mountainous terrain of the Wasatch Range running […]

Posted: 30/09/2013

New 27.5″ models from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bikes

Released into the big, wide world at this years Interbike show in Las Vegas, the latest models to join the prestigious Ellsworth lineup include the new carbon fibre Absolute Truth and Epiphany frames, both of which have been launched with […]

Posted: 30/09/2013

Pressurised hydration from Geigerrig: The Rig 500

Earlier this year at the Dirty Gran Fondo race just outside of Melbourne, we were introduced to one of the key sponsors of the event; Geigerrig Hydration Packs. Whilst we had heard of the brand before, but we had never […]

Posted: 25/09/2013

Trek launches Project One custom build program for the Fuel EX 29 Alloy!

Following the very recent announcement that Trek Bikes are (finally!) offering up it’s custom build program to their off-road range, is the news that they will also be offering the very same service on the alloy Fuel EX 29er, right […]

Posted: 24/09/2013

The 2013 Kowalski Classic: English and Willett reign supreme!

Coming back for its second helping, the Kowalski Classic made a triumphant return in 2013 as one of the big-ticket marathon events on the Aussie mountain bike race calendar. Debuting last year to great praise from punter-to-pro, the Kowalski Classic […]

Posted: 23/09/2013

Enduro “end of winter” sale – FREE 4SHAW merino socks and Enduro T with our long sleeve jacket

We’ve got 50 of our winter Enduro jackets left and it seemed like a great time to offer a killer deal to clear out these jackets. We’re selling our Enduro jackets for $99.95 including postage and throwing in a free […]

Posted: 20/09/2013

Turner Bikes celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary!

Back in June, Enduro Magazine had the pleasure of meeting David Turner at the Presscamp event in Deer Valley, just outside of Salt Lake City. As well as being introduced to the new Flux and Czar models, we had the […]

Posted: 20/09/2013

Presscamp 2013 – Kali Helmets

During a buffet lunch at the 2013 edition of Lifeboat Event’s Presscamp media event, we met a lovely chap by the name of Brad Waldron who was one of the most genuinely easy going ‘industry folk’ that we met all […]

Posted: 18/09/2013

New Osprey Syncro 20 backpack on review

If you’re into outdoors gear, then you’ll be very familiar with the Osprey name. Having been established back in Santa Cruz, California in 1974, Osprey have been building backpacks for outdoors enthusiasts for nearly 40 years now, starting out life […]

Posted: 18/09/2013

The Niner RLT: An “All Road Mountain Bike”

Joining the revamped WFO long-travel duallie and the new ROS 9 and Jet 9 Alloy we reported about earlier this year, the RLT has made a very loud splash in the Niner range as not only a new model for […]

Posted: 18/09/2013

Trek Factory Racing: Hafjell World Cup

Henderson Wins, McConnell Second in World Cup Series September 16, 2013 – Rebecca Henderson and Dan McConnell capped off a story book World Cup season as they claimed first and second respectively in the series overall on Saturday during the […]

Posted: 18/09/2013

Enduro 1st Look: TRP Quadiem SL disc brakes on review

Despite the dust only just settling after their recent press release, we’ve got our mitts on the first pair of TRP’s new Quadiem hydraulic disc brakes in Australia. What’s so special about them? Well you’ll have to read on to find out!

Posted: 17/09/2013

Enduro tests the Lenz Sport Leviathan 29 x 4.0

Having vigorously stirred the pot way back when after becoming one of the World’s first 29er dual suspension mountain bikes, the Lenz Sport Leviathan continues on into 2013 as one of the brands most successful and popular models. Here we take a closer look at this unique machine…

Posted: 16/09/2013