News / Reviews / Features

Enduro Magazine Review: Icebreaker Quantam Arm Warmers

Merino wool is to Icebreaker, as what olive oil is to the Greeks. They make absolutely everything out of it and they’re not afraid to tell you it’s the best. The Kiwi’s are well deserving in their reputation though and these […]

Posted: 14/08/2013

The 2013 Frameskin Beechworth Six Hours In The Saddle – August 31st

This years S.H.I.T.S will be held in the beautiful Victorian country town of Beechworth on the eve of Spring. At just over 2 weeks out from race start, we’ve got everything you need to know about this years event including accommodation and online entry – so get clicking!

Posted: 13/08/2013

First Look: Carrera Edge Helmet on review

Bringing a much needed dose of colour into the office during a traditionally grey time of year, we’ve just had a very pretty Carrera Edge helmet show up for review. We’ll have to admit that we’re not particularly familiar with […]

Posted: 13/08/2013

Presscamp 2013 – Reynolds Wheels

For 2014, Reynolds Cycling have updated their carbon mountain bike wheel range, with new hub internals, lighter rims and options for 26″. 27.5″ and 29″ bikes. We get a chance to check out the prototype 29er XC Race wheels as well as meet the main man behind Technology & Innovation, Paul Lew. Read on…

Posted: 13/08/2013

Now you see me – Bifocal riding glasses from Dual Eyewear

Not a fan of prescription lenses? We take a look at the ‘Power Eyewear’ range from Dual, who have have created a line of Bifocal riding glasses that are designed to assist you reading your Garmin, phone, trip computer or when you need to make a trailside repair. Read on for our first look…

Posted: 12/08/2013

Record donation from Trek for World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief is a nonprofit organization transforming individuals and their communities through The Power of Bicycles. Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families and their communities.

Posted: 12/08/2013

Introducing the Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon MSL

Last year it was all about the 27.5″ Altitude. For 2014, it’s all about the 130mm travel Instinct 29er, and we get a look into the latest Rocky Mountain to be painted with the carbon fiber brush. Big wheels, big travel & big fun!

Posted: 09/08/2013

An 18-Hour Mountain Bike Race? Melrose does it again for 2013!

Melrose, the wee country town based at the Southern end of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, has been progressively building an enviable reputation over the past few years as a killer riding destination for mountain bikers Aussie-wide. With a […]

Posted: 09/08/2013

2014 Marin Bikes on their way Down Under!

Marin recently unveiled their plans for 2014, with fresh ownership, fresh ideas and some very fresh looking bikes. We take a look at the bikes that will be sailing to Australia, including specs and pricing. Read on…

Posted: 09/08/2013

Press Release: SRAM X01

The groupset that we all knew was coming: SRAM X01. After debuting the stunning 1×11 speed XX1 drivetrain this time last year, SRAM have trickled down the same unique technologies into the X0 package. Check out the details inside…

Posted: 09/08/2013

Presscamp 2013 – Turner Bikes

Quintessential US boutique brand, Turner Bikes, is on track to have their biggest year yet. Since a humble beginning in the late 1980’s, Turner have grown from their niche origins to become a household name in the high-end market. There […]

Posted: 02/08/2013

What does Enduro mean to you?

The word that’s on every mountain bikers lips: Enduro. With the debut of the Enduro World Series this year, the growing trend for ‘Super D’ type events and the continual strength of marathon racing in Australia and abroad, what does Enduro mean to you?

Posted: 02/08/2013

Trek World Racing @ World Cup Round #4 in Andorra

The fourth stop of the World Cup circuit visited the province of Andorra, a small country located in the Pyrenees between France and Spain. The last time racers visited this mountainous region was 2008. With the event scheduled to be contested…

Posted: 31/07/2013

Cruising for Coffee in Cairns: The Smithfield MTB Park

Cairns is on the cusp of turning into a true mecca for mountain biking in Australia. On a recent stopover in the Queensland tourist haven, we caught up with the crew from Bike Stop Espresso, who took us out on the Smithfield MTB trails to show us this rapidly developing market. Read on…

Posted: 26/07/2013

Carbon Wheel Challengers: Meet Curve Cycling

New kids on the block, Curve Cycling, are taking an admirable jump into the Carbon MTB wheel market. We get a chance to speak with the young Melbourne company to see just what it takes to saddle up to the big guns.

Posted: 26/07/2013

Presscamp 2013 – Cannondale

For 2014, Cannondale brings high performance to their entry-level Trail 29er hardtail range, drops weight from the already superlight Scalpel Ultimate and shuffles spec on the Trigger to make way for something new…

Posted: 23/07/2013

2013 Paluma Push results are in!

Held just 1.5 hours outside of Townsville, the Paluma Push is an iconic mountain bike event that takes riders through some of the most impressive natural bush that Queensland has to offer. The 2013 event has been run ‘n’ won, and we’ve got results within! Read on…

Posted: 22/07/2013

Friday Fun Stuff – WIN Sukkie Sports Nutrition!

In Issue #24 of Enduro Magazine (the one with an enormous Paul Van Der Ploeg on the front cover clearing a double at You Yangs) we featured a piece on the basics of Sports Nutrition and how best to prepare […]

Posted: 19/07/2013

First Look: The 2014 Trek 650B Remedy and Slash

Trek will be introducing two new models at this years Eurobike event: The 650B Remedy and Slash. Read on for a sneak peek at the two big aces Trek has had up its sleeve…

Posted: 18/07/2013

Presscamp 2013 – Stans No Tubes

If you’re into lightweight wheels, then you already know Stans No Tubes. Their Crest, Arch and Flow rims make up a huge portion of the market by offering simple tubeless setup and low weights all round. Originally starting out with […]

Posted: 17/07/2013

Specialized Launches the 2014 Range – New Epic, Camber and SWAT?

Specialized chose Colorado in the USA as a stunning backdrop for their Global Dealer Launch of the 2014 line. Specialized don’t do anything by halves, and new road bikes, commuters, mountain bikes and a whole schwag of new P&A was […]

Posted: 16/07/2013

Apollo 2014 – 27.5″ Hardtails, Carbon Race Bikes, Easton, Knog, Manitou & More!

Held over 4 days at the Sandown Racecourse in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the Apollo dealer show is an opportunity for the Aussie brand to flex its muscles to a broad audience from around the country. In addition […]

Posted: 15/07/2013

The 2013 Bendigo Golden Triangle Epic

Over the last weekend in April, the country goldrush town of Bendigo plays host to the biggest event on its mountain bike racing calendar; the Golden Triangle Epic. Taking in some of the best singletrack the Victorian countryside has to […]

Posted: 14/07/2013

Introducing the Whyte Saxon Cross to the Enduro Mag Test Fleet

The cross season may very well be upon us, but the latest CX machine from Whyte Bikes in the UK is so much more than a race bike. See why we think the Saxon Cross is one of the most versatile bikes on the market…

Posted: 12/07/2013

X-Fusion lifts the dropper post game. Then lowers it. Then raises it again.

X-Fusion has been a manufacturer for suspension products for over 20 years, though has only recently started to earn a deserving reputation for their own forks, shocks and now dropper posts. We take a look at their latest uppy-downy offering in the HILO SL.

Posted: 12/07/2013

Presscamp 2013 – Clif Bar finally available in Oz!

Well it’s about bloody time! Any Aussie mountain biker who has visited the US on a riding trip has likely tried to sneak about 3kg of this stuff through customs on the way back home, but now you won’t have […]

Posted: 11/07/2013

Pump up the Jams! Birzman introduces the Snap-It Valve

It’s not often that we get excited about pumps, but the Snap-It valve series from Birzman will have bicycle mechanics and enthusiasts around the world singing songs of praise. Read on to find out why…

Posted: 11/07/2013

The Hellfire Cup is back!

Originally scheduled for the Australia Day Long Weekend earlier this year, the Hellfire Cup is back on after the devastating Tasmanian bushfires and is looking even bigger and better than first anticipated. Read on and sign yourself up to one of the most anticipated MTB events on the racing calendar.

Posted: 08/07/2013

Presscamp 2013 – ROTOR Components

Spanish brand Rotor continues its onward march in the quest to convert more mountain bikers over to their non-circular chainrings. Clever science? Or is it just all goofy theory?

Posted: 02/07/2013

Presscamp 2013 – Sugoi Apparel

High tech MTB & Road apparel from the Canadian crew at Sugoi, including an exclusive partnership with Polartec for a brand new waterproof jacket.

Posted: 02/07/2013