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Andy Blair – Marathon Worlds – only one sleep away

I have had a fun week in Ornans so far.  The course is great and I can’t wait to race it on Sunday, plus it is such a nice village that I would not have known about had it not […]

Posted: 06/10/2012

Andy Blair – Marathon Worlds – settling in to Chamonix

After arriving in Chamonix full of excitement and with an eagerness to ride everything on the first day, I tried to settle down and focus on the job at hand. The first priority was to rid the legs and body […]

Posted: 04/10/2012

Race Report: The Inaugural Kowalski Classic

Last Sunday, the 30th of September, signalled the beginning of the very first Kowalski Classic held up in Canberra. Given the success of the event and the huge turnout for it’s inauguration, we’re placing bets that the Kowalski Brothers will […]

Posted: 04/10/2012

The Desk Files: Crank Brothers Cockpit

Being a longtime user of the Eggbeater and Candy pedals, I’m quite drawn to the minimalist design and sleek aesthetics that are synonymous with all of Crank Bro’s gear, so when a blingy handlebar and stem rocked up on our […]

Posted: 03/10/2012

Chatting with a mythical Kowalski

With the first running of the Kowalski Classic in Canberra this weekend, what better time could there be to interview one of these legendary trail builders. Download the pdf of the interview with Enduro Magazines, Wil Barrett Wil will be […]

Posted: 29/09/2012

Andy Blair – Marathon Worlds – the countdown continues – Chamonix

My trip to France started with a short stopover in Sydney for the King of Kincumber. The King of Kincumber is a charity bike ride/race run by Rocky Trail Entertainment over a 28km fire road course on the central coast […]

Posted: 28/09/2012

The Surfcoast Mountain Bike Festival – October 20th and 21st

It’s that time of year again, and back for another weekend of mountain bike action down by the seaside is the event-formally-known-as the Surfcoast 6 hour. It seems Southern Exposure have gone all Prince on us with their name change, […]

Posted: 26/09/2012

The Desk Files: Ascend goodies and yummy-looking grease from Slickoleum

We’ve got something different for this weeks new products section, and is definitely for the home mechanics out there; Slickoleum Grease. Those in the know will likely be excited by this stuff, as the raw product comes out of the […]

Posted: 25/09/2012

New test components from Formula; Italian Forks, Brakes & Wheels

The name Formula has become quite a common name amongst the high-end hydraulic disc brake market, but in the world of suspension forks and mountain bike wheelsets, it’s a relative newcomer. Not that it should come as much of a […]

Posted: 25/09/2012

The Desk Files: Hope lighting & Italian derriere support

With a host of different 24 & 12 hour races approaching us, we figured it was a perfect time to get in some new high powered LED lights to put to the test. A chat with the guys @ BikeSportz […]

Posted: 22/09/2012

The Bendigo 6 Hour – Rocks, Pies and Blue Skies!

Last weekend, the Bendigo Mountain Bike Club played host to their annual 6 Hour enduro race that was held at the Sedgwick race course. Despite the event missing out on being one of the rounds for the VIC 6-hour race […]

Posted: 18/09/2012

Andy Blair – 20 days to go – the countdown to Marathon Worlds continue

At three weeks out from the big race it was time for my last big test, and what better way to gauge the form than one of the most fun marathons in the country; the Act Belong Commit Dwellingup 100 […]

Posted: 18/09/2012

The Desk Files: Maxxis Tubeless 29″ Rubber and an 83 gram tube!

It’s hard to describe, but there’s nothing quite like fitting fresh rubber onto your bike. The shiny black casing, the newly cut tread and the whir of the wheels on bitumen when you head out for the first ride give […]

Posted: 18/09/2012

The Desk Files: New MTB Lid from Bontrager & Retro grips from Syntace

Bontrager is a fairly new name in the world of helmets, especially in MTB. That’s not stopping the brand from hitting out with a strong range of road and off-road lids however, and with their recent success on the Pro […]

Posted: 10/09/2012

2013 Fox Racing Shox Test Product

New to the Enduro offices is a swag of brand new 2013 Fox Racing Shox product, including a Float 29er CTD fork, the D.O.S.S dropper seat post and slick new mounting hardware. As the Summer season approaches, the latest products […]

Posted: 10/09/2012

The Desk Files – Carbocage Chainrings, guides, pretty bolts and general Carbon goodness

Carbocage is a relatively small German brand that came about when founder Sigi Strohn set out to make a superlight chain device for 4X racing. Finding that the majority of chain devices on the market were built for full on DH […]

Posted: 07/09/2012

Andy Blair :: Marathon World Championships – Blog: T minus 31 days

The world marathon championships are 31 days away and I thought it might be a good time to open my account on the Enduro Magazine blog.  I plan to post regular entries here, so if you are interested in keeping […]

Posted: 06/09/2012

Singlespeed Nationals 2012 – Beechworth VIC

After gracing the lovely trails around Eagle Park in Adelaide and Majura Pines in Canberra over previous years, the Singlespeed Nationals circus will be landing in Victoria for 2012 to continue the tradition of competitive beer-drinking-outfit-wearing-mountain-bike-racing. Situated in North East […]

Posted: 05/09/2012

Kowalski Classic Entries Closing Soon!

If, like us, your curiosity has been roused by the inaugural Kowalski Classic event that’s to be held at the end of September, you’ll have to act quickly and get your entry in soon as registration will be closing THIS Sunday the […]

Posted: 05/09/2012

The Desk Files – Syntace Cockpit

German brand Syntace specialise in making high-end mountain bike & road components, frames and accessories, with a strong history of innovative design, meticulous testing and lightweight construction. Syntace can make a couple of claims to fame that include developing the excellent […]

Posted: 04/09/2012

The Desk Files – Birzman Tools Race Package

With the Enduro season fast approaching us, we figured it was time to dust off the cobwebs and enter ourselves into a whole bunch of race events on the upcoming events calendar. Starting with the Bendigo 6 hour this weekend, […]

Posted: 04/09/2012

The Desk Files – New Products from Endura Nutrition

The next step in our preparation for the upcoming race season was to sort out some sports nutrition for the long days in the saddle we’re about to face. The kind folks at Endura Nutrition sent us out a box […]

Posted: 04/09/2012

The Cotic Soul joins the Enduro test fleet!

The small British mountain bike company known as Cotic has been quietly producing high quality mountain bike frames since 2002, expanding in recent years to include a cyclocross model and disc-brake commuter frameset too. Far from being a big multi-national […]

Posted: 04/09/2012

The Desk Files – Ergon Grips & Earth-Friendly lube

About a week ago we made the trip down the Monash Freeway to go check out what’s been going on at Schwalbe Tyre importer BikeBox. With a warehouse mostly dedicated to stocking the majority of Schwalbes road, commuter and MTB […]

Posted: 04/09/2012

A Tassie Adventure – The Hellfire Cup January 2013

Recently we caught wind of a new multi-day mountain bike race that’s scheduled to run over the Australia Day weekend in January 2013. Called the ‘Hellfire Cup’, the 4-day event is specifically targeted towards pairs racing, with a whole host of […]

Posted: 26/08/2012

2013 Focus Bikes Range

On possibly one of the nicest days in our average Melbourne Winter, it seemed a shame that we had to go indoors to check out the new range of Focus bikes while the sun was shining a warm 18 degrees […]

Posted: 13/08/2012

The Desk Files: Jagwire Goodies

With a bunch of new groupsets and frames arriving in the office over the past few weeks, we’ve had to scrounge the shed for necessary cabling and tools to put them all together. It seems Jagwire was reading our tiny, confused […]

Posted: 09/08/2012


Red Bull Media House and Freeride Entertainment combine high tech film, sound and end-of-the-earth settings, on a stunning quest alongside a cast of the world’s premier mountain biking adventurers. Now the much anticipated full length trailer for “Where The Trail […]

Posted: 01/08/2012

Riding the Kowalski Trails

While up in Canberra last week for the launch of the 2013 Trek Mountain Bike range, I managed to squeeze in a ride out at the East Kowen Forest Park with Kowalski head honcho, Alan. Located on the other side […]

Posted: 31/07/2012

Iconic Sydney mountain bike endurance race to host two World Champions

The JetBlack WSMTB 12 Hour mountain bike race will be run for the third time at the Dargle Farm property near Windsor on 11 August. Organisers Rocky Trail are expecting 400-500 mountain bikers at the start line of the popular […]

Posted: 31/07/2012