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Enduro2: Enduro as a team sport

Enduro Pairs Race is back for more next June – entries opened on the 1st December 2015 Entries opened at 18:00 GMT on December 1st for Enduro2, the event that delivers lift-assisted stage racing in teams of two in the […]

Posted: 02/12/2015

The Forrest Festival 2015

Thanks to me Norm Douglas is a huge fan of Coen brothers and Quentin Tarantino movies. Such a fan that he when he envisioned the Forrest Festival he sat through a Coen/Tarantino pilgrimage of sorts – Fargo, the Big Lebowski, […]

Posted: 02/12/2015

GEAR CHAT – Jenni King’s new sponsor, CANYON

Jenni King has been racing for a long time now… Hell, she first turned a pedal in anger before the start of this millenium. Jenni  continues to have a very successful career; as an Australian Champion in both XCO and XCM disciplines, represented […]

Posted: 27/11/2015

2016 Steve Peat’s retirement tour.

Steve Peat has had an enduring career racing downhill he is one of the most highly regarded and respected riders on the world cup circuit. I remember watching him way back in Cairns in 1996 riding for GT and playing practical […]

Posted: 21/11/2015

Punter Versus Pro – Justin Walker Vs. Anna Beck

Name: Justin Walker Age: 44 Height: 182cm Builld: Heavy From: Allambie Heights, NSW How would your mates describe your riding style? Rough and loose! Favourite bike: Santa Cruz 5010 v1 Best trail you’ve ridden: Tathra, NSW Best race you’ve competed […]

Posted: 16/11/2015

Contrary to popular belief FAT bikes can fly!

Working out of a Western Sydney warehouse for leading Australian wholesaler, Dirt Works, Gary has been living and breathing bikes for what seems like an eternity. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of bikes and componentry but […]

Posted: 13/11/2015

Beardy McBeard’s Road Cycling calendar / Bike Tool T-shirt / Big Ring socks

We’ve got a fantastic Xmas offer for Enduro readers. Copies of Beardy McBeard’s 2016 Road Cycling calendar along with a Bike Tool t-shirt and 2 pairs of Big Ring 6″ riding socks in fluoro green / fluoro pink or black. All […]

Posted: 12/11/2015

The Athertons sign with Trek Factory Racing for 2016

The Atherton family joins Trek Factory Racing Downhill for inaugural season (Waterloo, WI) — Trek and Trek Factory Racing announced today the creation of a marquee World Cup-level Downhill racing program for the 2016 season. The new team will take […]

Posted: 12/11/2015

All good Flings come to those who ride we said… And the 11th running of the CamelBak Highland Fling delivered.

The Southern Highlands turned on near-perfect riding conditions across the weekend for the eleventh CamelBak Highland Fling mountain bike marathon. Following a Saturday afternoon of fun racing, including the annual Rolloff World Championships, which saw a handing over of the […]

Posted: 09/11/2015


It seems to me that bikes have been a major part of my life forever, but in reality I guess it has only been a relatively short number of years. Nonetheless, it never fails to amaze me how in the […]

Posted: 06/11/2015

Nowra serves up a perfect finale for the Finish Line Singletrack Mind MTB Series

The NSW South Coast can be an unforgiving place at times, the local weather causing more than a few rescheduled events including this one, originally in August, with flooding rains and closed roads putting paid to that. But the Shoalhaven […]

Posted: 30/10/2015

Entries are now open to the GT Bike Buller Festival presented by Fox in March 2016

The GT Bike Buller Festival presented by Fox has been stepped up another notch for 2016, bringing another massive line-up of events for all types of rider. The mountain bike festival will be held at Mt Buller Victoria, 12-14 March […]

Posted: 16/10/2015


In the fork in the road that sees an old and once-loved steed either consigned to the rubbish tip or given a breath of new life, Kath discovers that you can indeed teach an old bike new tricks. I pulled […]

Posted: 22/09/2015

The 13th running of The Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic

The Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic celebrated it’s 13th annual event the weekend of 12th-13th September, 2015 and was one of the biggest yet, with nearly 1800 Mountain Bikers and Trail Runners participating in 8 different events across the two-day event […]

Posted: 21/09/2015

SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix celebrates fifth anniversary of Mt Annan Enduro Trail

For the sixth time, The Australian Botanic Garden at Mt Annan hosted a SHIMANO Mountain Bike Grand Prix event on their popular Enduro Trail on the 5th anniversary weekend of its opening. As one of mountain bike race promoter Rocky […]

Posted: 16/09/2015

NEXTIE 35MM 650B/27.5 CARBON RIM – Review

  One of the most upgraded parts on any mountain bike these days has to be the wheels. Or, as is sometimes the case, rims. And, like frames, cranks and handlebars, the material du jour is carbon fibre. The charge […]

Posted: 01/09/2015


Bikes don’t have to be something you simply pull out of the shed on the weekend for a thrash around your local trails; they can offer a way of life filled with adventure and momentum (in more ways than one). […]

Posted: 14/08/2015

e*thirteen 1X conversion

Brand: e*thirteen Model: Extended Range (EX) Cog and Guidring Less is more, or is there more in less?? Tailoring drivetrain to suit where and how you ride has never been easier, or with as many options. Since the advent of […]

Posted: 13/08/2015

Morsa Multi-mounting system

If you are like me, you tend to have a couple of items on your handlebars to assist with the ride. Personally, I run a bike computer and a light. If you have OCD tendencies or just want to free […]

Posted: 13/08/2015

Michael Vanos and Vanessa Thompson claim 2015 Fox Rollercoaster series wins

Michael Vanos and Vanessa Thompson claim the 2015 elite series wins at the Fox Rollercoaster #?Enduro NSW/ACT State Round 5, hydrated by CamelBak at Stromlo Forest Park on Sunday. Ben Cory and Cara Paton take home advantage elite race wins […]

Posted: 13/08/2015


Katrin Van der Speigel won countless enduros, three Aussie 24 Hour titles and was off to race the Solo 24 World Champs for a second time before I recall reading a feature interview with her in a mainstream Australian mountain […]

Posted: 26/07/2015

Ground Effect Tardis – Even Dr. Who would be impressed

The crew across the ditch at Ground Effect have a reputation for thinking outside the box and developing innovative products that just seem to hit the spot. The Tardis bike bag is no exception. These days our domestic racing scene […]

Posted: 24/07/2015

On Test: Rubena Kratos – Tubeless supra 2.25 X 29”

Czech brand Rubena has only been making bike tyres for a few years, but a century worth of rubber manufacturing has meant they’ve very quickly got the hang of it. Unlike other companies that use multiple factories, Rubena’s entire line […]

Posted: 24/07/2015

Get Off Your Bike and Have a Go!

Mountain bikers know how physically demanding mountain biking can be, in fact some would say it is one of the most comprehensively challenging sports out there. So how can a mountain biker improve on their complete and dynamic fitness without […]

Posted: 19/07/2015

Pro Vs. Punter

WEEKEND Pro:  Russell Nankervis. Age:  21. Height: 193cm   Build:  Tall and skinny. From: Bendigo, Victoria How would your mates describe your riding style? Most would probably describe my body as all ‘arms and legs’ given my tall shape! In […]

Posted: 17/07/2015

PUNTER vs. pro

Weekend Warrior: Chris Humphries.  Age:  34. Height:  183cm  Build:  Slim. From: Near Newcastle. At the base of the Watagans. Riding style: XC / light AM.  I prefer my wheels mostly on the ground. Rough moto trails or smooth single track […]

Posted: 17/07/2015

CLUB Profile – the Red Hill Riders

What do you think the best attributes of the club are? RHR’s credo is “It’s no ordinary mountain bike club” and that’s not just lip-service. It’s something we really try to live up to. The club was born out of […]

Posted: 17/07/2015

Vanos and Thompson defend series leads in Kempsey

Michael Vanos and Vanessa Thompson have defended their Elite series leads in the Fox Rollercoaster #Enduro NSW/ACT State Series, hydrated by CamelBak in Kempsey. With one more race to go at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra on 2 August, Thompson […]

Posted: 10/07/2015

Steve Partridge’s 4th. column from Enduro

Knuckling down and getting a real job doesn’t mean that random inspiration might not walk through the office, Steve explains. Regular readers of the Man o’ Wheel column would be aware that in a previous incarnation I dollar-rolled with the […]

Posted: 10/07/2015

Ride Cairns launches smart phone app

Mountain bike riders exploring the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region will be able to locate buddies on any of the 700km network of Ride Cairns trails with a smart phone app launched today. Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Chief […]

Posted: 10/07/2015