News / Reviews / Features

Andy Blair’s Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro Report – Cyclecover stage 6

Well that pretty much has to be the best fun you can have on a bike! I’ve just finished the night stage of the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro and I have a smile from ear to ear. The course was […]

Posted: 17/05/2013

Andy Blair’s Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro Report – Stage 5 Schwalbe Individual Time Trial

ICME Schwalbe Stage 5 Individual Time Trial One of the great things about the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro is the variety of the stages. With limited opportunities for mountain bikers in Australia to race against the clock, it is pretty […]

Posted: 16/05/2013

Andy Blair’s Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro Report – Stage 4 Santa Teresa to Alice Springs

The 88km queen stage from Santa Teresa to Alice Springs promised to be a fast and exciting outing. The pan-flat course and the recent rain were expected to combine to make the overall stage time quite fast. With ‘Highway to […]

Posted: 16/05/2013

Trek announces their Enduro World Series Team for 2013

Global roster brings experience, talent to leading edge of mountain bike racing (Waterloo, WI) – Trek Bicycle is sending a hit squad of its top mountain bikers from all corners of the sport and globe to conquer the newly-formed Enduro […]

Posted: 15/05/2013

Andy Blair’s Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro Report – Lasseters Hotel Casino Stage 3

After a perfect start to the ICME on day 1, I was very cautious in my approach to this morning’s stage 3.   I have done this race enough times to know that there is a certain weight on the […]

Posted: 14/05/2013

The Yeti ARC Carbon arrives in Australia!

For the dedicated Yeti fans, the wait has been long and it has been painful. However, reasons aside, the wait is now finally over as Yeti have pulled the curtain back on their brand new full-carbon race hardtail, aptly called […]

Posted: 14/05/2013

Andy Blair’s Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro Report – Anzac Hill Climb ITT Stage 2

The Anzac Hill individual time trial stage is one of the classic challenges of the ICME. It is a 300m full-bore effort up a bitumen climb in the centre of Alice Springs. It always has a really fun atmosphere with […]

Posted: 14/05/2013

New 2013 cycling line from outdoors giant; Kathmandu

Established back in the mid-80’s as a specialist store for camping gear & apparel, Kathmandu has grown over the past 2 decades to become one of the largest outdoors retailers in both Australia and New Zealand. Ask any of your […]

Posted: 14/05/2013

New SPD Shoes on test: The DZR Mamba X

Adding some much needed style to the staff team at the office, a very swanky pair of DZR kicks have arrived at Freewheel HQ, just in time for testing for issue #25 of Enduro Magazine. Not that we were lacking […]

Posted: 13/05/2013

Andy Blair’s Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro Report – Subway Mt Gillen Stage 1

After a statistically rare day of rain in Alice Springs yesterday I expected to wake to a sunny morning, because, after all, what are the chances of having two days of rain in a row?! As it turned out, the […]

Posted: 13/05/2013

Bigger and Badder: The Formula 35 Suspension Fork

The Italians behind brake company Formula, are continuing to march forward into the suspension market after debuting the ’33’ fork last year. Designed as an XC/Trail fork, we reviewed the ’33’ in the last issue of Enduro magazine and came […]

Posted: 09/05/2013

New Flatforce Stem from Syntace sets a World Record

Here’s some very good news for 29er riders and shorter folk from the Germans behind Syntace. The brand new Flatforce stem that is designed to provide the lowest cockpit position possible is now available in more comprehensive range of lengths […]

Posted: 09/05/2013

The Melrose Fat Tyre Festival gets Fatter – Welcome to ‘The Claw’!

That’s right folks, one of the most entertaining mountain bikers of the past decade, Darren Berrecloth, is going to be heading down under this June for the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival in South Australia. Haven’t heard of it? Check out […]

Posted: 09/05/2013

Andy Blair @ The ICME in Alice Springs: 5 days to go!

It is now less than a week out from the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro in Alice Springs and it is fair to say that I am getting excited. I’m looking forward to it for a number of reasons, but most […]

Posted: 09/05/2013

Wade Simmons Samples the Rocky Mountain Instinct 29er

The 2013 model year has been a particularly big one for the Canucks at Rocky Mountain Bicycles. From the outside, it appears that the brand has recaptured the same spirit of innovation and design that established their reputation in the […]

Posted: 08/05/2013

Escape to QLD This Winter – The 2013 Paluma Push

Ever heard your riding mates talk of ‘The Push’ before? If you have, then there’s a very good chance you already have your entry sorted, your flights are booked and currently you’re spending most of your free time gloating to […]

Posted: 08/05/2013

Is it MTB, Cyclocross or Road? It’s the 2013 Dirty Gran Fondo!

2012 marked the very first year for the Dirty Gran Fondo, held in May last year up in Wandong, Victoria. Put on by the ‘Big Hill Events’ crew as the first of its kind in the state, the DGF was […]

Posted: 01/05/2013

The 2013 Melrose Fat Tyre Festival

Coming around for another Queens Birthday long weekend, the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival is back again this June. Serving as something of a pilgrimage for mountain bikers around Australia, Melrose is an amazing riding destination that’s nestled in at the […]

Posted: 24/04/2013

The 2013 Wombat 100 – 50km Results & Recap

Falling smack-bang in the middle of Autumn, the Wombat 100 has become an institutional event on the Victorian Enduro racing calendar since it’s humble beginnings back in 2009 as the ‘BMC 100km Classic’. 5 years on and attracting 800+ riders […]

Posted: 24/04/2013

New from Topeak: The Lumi Tool w/Built in LED

We just got word of a brand new multi-tool from the perfectionists @ Topeak. While maybe not that exciting to some, we reckon the bike geeks amongst us will love this one. Known for their comprehensive range of bicycle pumps, […]

Posted: 23/04/2013

Cotic Grows Bigger Wheels: Solaris 29er Steel Hardtail On Test @ Enduro Mag

Fresh off the boat from Taiwan, Cotic Australia has just received their first batch of Solaris hardtail frames to join the existing lineup of the 26″ Soul, the long-travel BFe and the dual-suspension Rocket. With worldwide demand currently outstripping supply, […]

Posted: 23/04/2013

Italian Toe-Tappers: Updated SIDI Shoe Range lands in Oz

SIDI is a name that will be familiar to many mountain bikers and road cyclists, being one of the oldest manufacturers of cycle shoes on the global market. Starting out in 1960 as a dedicated workshop for mountain sports footwear, […]

Posted: 23/04/2013

Enduro Test Fleet: The Trek Lush 29 SL

A brand new addition to the Trek mountain bike family for 2013, the Lush 29 is a unique platform designed from the ground-up as a confident singletrack partner for female riders. Somewhat based upon the 26″ Lush model that was […]

Posted: 22/04/2013

2014 Shimano XTR – Lighter, Refined & Moar Carbon!

Shimanos premier groupset, XTR, received the 10-speed DynaSys upgrade about 3 seasons ago in response to the launch of the 2×10 XX groupset from SRAM. Since then, many a high-end bike has been adorned with the shiny chrome finish of […]

Posted: 20/04/2013

The 2013 Bendigo Golden Triangle Epic & Course Preview

Coming back with a vengeance for 2013, the Bendigo Golden Triangle Epic is on next weekend on Sunday the 28th of April. Read on below for information about the event, as well as the course familiarisation day that is being […]

Posted: 19/04/2013

Enduro Magazine Review: Squirt Bicycle Chain Lube

Chain lubricant may not be the sexiest product for spending your hard-earned monies on, but it is an essential ingredient for maintaining your mountain bike properly. Given how much you can spend on a high-end bike these days, parting with […]

Posted: 19/04/2013

Yeti releases the Carbon SB95 and ARC-C at Sea Otter 2013

Photos may have been accidentally leaked last month, but now the truth can properly be revealed on the brand new Carbon Yeti SB95c. Based upon the highly successful 5″ travel 29er, the SB95c simply replaces the metal tubes with beautifully […]

Posted: 19/04/2013

Turner Bikes goes Carbon – Hail the Czar!

Dave Turner, owner of Turner Bikes, has for a very long time stood behind their range of boutique handbuilt frames that have been exclusively crafted from aluminum. For 2014 however, that looks set to change with the introduction of their […]

Posted: 19/04/2013

Beaches, Bikes and Boss Trails: The Tathra Enduro is back for 2013!

We gotta admit that we’re a little late with this one, but gee-whiz has the 4th month of 2013 crept up on us quickly! Chances are if you’re reading this you’ve probably got your entry in already and you and […]

Posted: 17/04/2013

Enduro Magazine Review: Schwalbe Airmax Pro Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge

“Yeah, yeah. I reckon that’s about right”, says Mark impatiently while he pushes his palm aggressively into the tyre tread. “Right, good to go!” and with that the pump and tools are packed away, followed by us pedalling back along […]

Posted: 15/04/2013