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Belgian pro mountain biker Kevin Van Hoovels spits the dummy

Kevin Van Hoovels has had the race that he’d rather forget, racing in the Belgian national championships, he twice dropped his chain, fought back to catch the leader and then lost in the sprint. All of this was just too […]

Posted: 27/07/2012

Apollo 2013 – Featuring the SRAM XX1 11-Speed Groupset

As hype continues to build for the coming 2013 product year, bike brands are hosting various dealer shows and product launches around Australia and the World to showcase their new range to the public. With an even bigger bang than […]

Posted: 17/07/2012

Shimano 2013 Roadshow – New SLX, Shadow Plus and Di2

As they do at the start of each season, Shimano Australia presented all of their latest componentry as part of a Nation wide roadshow around the states capital cities. Enduro was invited along to the Melbourne edition to check out […]

Posted: 12/07/2012

The Desk Files – Gloves, Tyres and Hot Air

Another edition of the Desk Files, though this time we’ve been inundated with some fresh apparel as well as a nifty item from Schwalbe. With Winter kicking into overdrive in Melbourne, things have been cold and mostly wet the past […]

Posted: 12/07/2012

Tupalski wins Elite Solo SHIMANO MTB GP 7-hour race at Awaba MTB Park

Mark Tupalski from Canberra was the strongest solo elite rider at the second round of the SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix at Awaba MTB Park on the Central Coast. Second-placed Andrew Lloyd keeps his lead in the Rocky Trail 4 and […]

Posted: 10/07/2012

Sydney Bike Show August 4

Cycling Sports Group are putting on a huge Bike Show at the start of August to showcase all of the cycling products that they distribute in the Australian market. It’s a great opportunity to check out many of the leading […]

Posted: 05/07/2012

Shaun Lewis wins in Real Insurance XCM, Stevens Bikes Husky 100’ker at Callala Beach

Shaun Lewis reclaimed the lead in the Series by taking his 3rd win in 4 events at this past weekends Stevens Bikes Husky 100’ker. The 4th leg of the 6 event Real Insurance XCM Series visited the beautiful town of […]

Posted: 03/07/2012

The Stevens Bikes Husky 100 heads to the coast

The 2012 Real Insurance XCM Series packs its board shorts this weekend with the running of the Stevens Bikes Husky 100 Ben Mather has tasted victory at the Husky and will be keen to back it up. The 2012 Real […]

Posted: 27/06/2012

Canberra Road Trip – Part 2

Following on from our gallery from the visit to Trek Australia headquarters in Canberra, we’ve got some more pics of our Canberra road trip last weekend. As well as catching up with old friends and some clients, we made sure […]

Posted: 26/06/2012

SRAM Singletrack Mind Series Round 2 – Mountain Biking – Canberra

Freezing temps and boiling hot racing, the recipe for another tasty round of the SRAM Singletrack Mind Series. Ed McDonald made it look easy as he racked up another win in the SRAM Singletrack Mind Series – Photo: Dave Bateman […]

Posted: 26/06/2012

Mountain Bike Australia congratulates selected Olympic riders. Rebecca Henderson and Dan McConnell off to London

With just 32 days before the 2012 Olympics, Daniel McConnell and Rebecca Henderson will proudly represent Mountain Bike Australia.  Both riders will be lead to the games by MTBA Sporting Director Chris Clarke  ‘It is very pleasing to know we […]

Posted: 25/06/2012

RTE’s Rollercoaster SuperD at Stromlo, 17th June

Rocky Trail Entertainment have combined their love of Downhill and Endurance racing with the Rollercoaster event series in 2012. It’s been a two round series of SuperD style events to test the waters but there are plans to bring it […]

Posted: 25/06/2012

Chase The Sun Rd 2 – Cancelled

Howdy Enduro Peeps, Just a quick note that this weekends planned Chase the Sun race out @ Lysterfield Park has been cancelled due to excessive rain. The trails have been closed until further notice, so please avoid riding out there […]

Posted: 21/06/2012

Tasty Treats

Carbon, it seems, is slowly taking over the world of mountain bikes. Perhaps as a sign of the times, we’ve received 2 different Carbon 29er wheelsets to review for upcoming issues of Enduro. Both of them are lightweight, tubeless friendly, setup […]

Posted: 21/06/2012

Visiting Trek Bikes HQ in Canberra

Last weekend I had the opportunity to head up to Canberra to do some riding, check out some bike shops, events and visit the Trek offices. Adam sent me on a top secret mission to do some snooping around the […]

Posted: 21/06/2012

The Desk Files – Hope X2 Brakes

We’ve seen an influx of new components roll through the Enduro office over the past couple of weeks, perhaps indicating that we may be building something up for you very soon… Mysteries aside, Shaun @ BikeSportz has kindly sent us […]

Posted: 21/06/2012

The Desk Files – New Sunnies

While the sun may not exactly be shining down on us every day this Winter, it’s still important to wrap up your eyeballs to protect them from UV damage all year round. Riding glasses are also a must to shield […]

Posted: 20/06/2012

Friday afternoon – GIVEAWAY! The winners of pairs of 4SHAW socks

There were a whole schwag of answers for the Friday giveaway, quite a few amusing and one or 2 unprintable ones and the winners have been decided. The winners will get to choose their favourite  4SHAW sock design 1st place […]

Posted: 19/06/2012

Friday night under lights Dirty Deeds CX – race footage and gallery

A gallery of images from last Friday night’s Dirty Deeds cyclocross prologue, held at Brunswick velodrome along with a video from Enduro’s editor, Mikkeli Godfree. Mikk has put together this cool race footage on Enduro Mag’s YouTube channel running a […]

Posted: 18/06/2012

Friday afternoon – GIVEAWAY!

Andy Blair recently won the Marathon National Championships held at Mt. Stromlo, Sunday the 10th of June. This win gave Andy the Aussie jersey for the next 12 months. Photo – Adam McGrath There are 3 required answers to win […]

Posted: 15/06/2012

For the Birds – womens race at Sparrow Hill, Sunday 26th of August

An event where you don’t need to worry about what you’re wearing, if your hair looks perfect (cause it always does under a helmet ) and if you should or shouldn’t put on the mascara (always). The boys will be […]

Posted: 15/06/2012

Dirty Deeds CX prologue on tonight, Friday the 15th of June

The cyclocross season kicks off in Melbourne tonight with the Dirty Deeds CX prologue, held under lights at the Harris Street Velodrome in Brunswick. Racing action kicks off at 7PM sharp. Round 1. The 15th of July at Darebin Parklands, […]

Posted: 15/06/2012

Lunchtime giveaway – Prize winners

Matthew Franke and Adam Hargreaves supplied the first correct answers to our 3 questions and will both receive a copy of Enduro Magazine Issue #21 and a FreeWheel “I ride bikes” T-shirt. Copies of Enduro will also be sent to […]

Posted: 01/06/2012

Lunchtime Giveaway!!

Enduro Magazine Issue #21 hits the newstands across Australia tomorrow – Wednesday the 30th of May. To score a copy in your letter box, there’s 3 easy questions to answer.   1. Name the rider on the cover of the […]

Posted: 29/05/2012


For nigh on two decades, local trail building legends Paul Cole, Alan Anderson and the mysterious Kowalski Brothers have been hand-crafting trails in the ACT region. Thanks to their dirty work, Sparrow Hill and East Kowen Forest have become single […]

Posted: 25/05/2012

Free premiere of “Strength in Numbers” on, not exactly enduro but very cool.

In a global simulcast, Pacific Anthill Films’ latest cinematic release, “Strength in Numbers”, will premiere for free on on May 25, 2012 5:00 am – 9:00 am Australian Eastern Standard Time. This groundbreaking, gravity-defying, film features the freeride royalty […]

Posted: 24/05/2012


The second James Williamson Enduro Challenge was meant to be held in March but was postponed due to rain in the Southern Highlands of NSW. (March marks the anniversary of James’s death in March 2010, in South Africa.) The new […]

Posted: 24/05/2012

Melbourne’s Total Rush was broken into…

Total Rush was broken into in the early hours of Monday morning.  The following bikes were stolen… 2011 S -Works Stumpjumper Hardtail 26” Carbon/Red – Size: 19” 2012 Enduro FSR Comp Red/Black/White – Size: M 2012 S-Works Epic Black XTR […]

Posted: 22/05/2012

Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro Days 4.5 & 5

So the race is done, bike bags are packed and riders are friending each other on Facebook as they hope to catch up again at other events in the not too distant future. Kath Bicknell checks in with the Enduro […]

Posted: 22/05/2012

Night riders enjoy the dark side of Alice Springs in Ingkerreke Commerial MTB Enduro Stage Six

To the booming strains of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro riders lined up under the darkened Alice Springs sky this evening for the much anticipated night stage. Unique in that it is one of the few mass starts […]

Posted: 18/05/2012