News / Reviews / Features

Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro Days 3 & 4.5

We pried Kath Bicknell off her bike seat for a few more words on the fast, fun racing taking place in the Red Centre. STAGE FOUR: While the singletrack-heavy course design of most of the ICME stages has had many […]

Posted: 18/05/2012

Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro-Days 1 & 2

Enduro columnist and rider, Kath Bicknell, checks in with some news on the tight racing, blown tubes and magical views in Alice Springs.   STAGE ONE: The Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro (ICME) packs in seven stages of racing over […]

Posted: 16/05/2012

Rocky Mountain’s, Thomas Vanderham and Wade Simmons show what’s possible on carbon short travel XC bikes on the North Shore

Vanderham and Simmons feature in this video for Rocky Mountain Bikes and it it’s definitely worth a watch. The guys at Rocky sent them out to ride the carbon XC race bikes, the new Element 70MSL on some of Vancouver’s […]

Posted: 01/05/2012

New Zealand Singlespeed Championships returns to Rotorua in 2013 – Saturday April 27.

There’s exactly one year (less a couple of days…) till the 2013 New Zealand Singlespeed Championships when the event will return to where it all started, in Rotorua. Race day will be Saturday April 27. The first championship for one-geared […]

Posted: 01/05/2012

Rockstar dominate at the Wombat – Shawn Lewis and Jenny Fay win the Wombat100

There was undoubtedly a focussed vibe in Woodend VIC as riders arrived days early to ride parts of the Wombat100 course in preparation of Round #1 of the Real Insurance XCM Series. The Wombat100 is one of two iconic Australian […]

Posted: 23/04/2012

Ingkerreke Commercial Mountain Bike Enduro is not that far away, 14th – 18th of May

One of our favourite races is rapidly drawing near, the ICME MTB Enduro is on from the 14th – 18th of May, in sunny Alice Springs. It’s a great opportunity to flee the southern states cold wintery weather and ride […]

Posted: 19/04/2012

Spoke #45 – The Travel Issue

One of our favourite magazines, Spoke has a great focus for edition #45, with their Destinations issue. Spoke is now readily available from newsagents throughout Australia and this issue definitely deserves a good long look.   Destinations, April/May 2012 “It’s […]

Posted: 27/03/2012

Crankbrothers launch new kronolog adjustable seat post.

Crankbrothers have been working on their new adjustable seatpost, the kronolog, for the last 2 years. 5 years of experience in adjustable posts has seen a revolutionary change in their post design. Doing away with the hydraulic system of the […]

Posted: 22/03/2012

Wheels 4 Life / Crank Brothers DREAMBIKE auction is now live

Founded by former Mountain Bike World Champion Hans Rey, Wheels 4 Life provides bikes for people in developing countries in need of transportation to get to work or to school, including health care workers. Wheels 4 Life has funded over […]

Posted: 01/03/2012

World Trail commences work on new singletrack linkages at Mt Buller

World Trail has commenced work on several important new linkage trails that will better connect the comprehensive network of cross-country mountain bike trails that have been steadily developed at Mt Buller over the past five years. This will include two […]

Posted: 24/02/2012

Kona Otway Odyssey Shorty – video footage

Enduro’s editor, Mikkeli Godfree straps on the GoPro for the 50 KM of the Kona Otway Odyssey Shorty. Blue skies, sunshine and lots of cool singletrack footage, make this well worth a look. Odyssey Shorty footage

Posted: 20/02/2012

The Golden Ticket at the Kona Otway Odyssey

Just like the fabled and elusive ticket to the Wonka chocolate factory,  Stu “Charlie” Brown is the winner of the Rapid Ascent Golden Ticket! Free entry to every Rapid Ascent event for the year…lucky bastard!   Willy Wonka: But Charlie, […]

Posted: 20/02/2012

Andy Blair: On the road to Wildside

There are two kinds of mountain bikers; those that have done Wildside and those who haven’t.  If you are one of the former you will probably be able to relate to post, and if you are one of the latter […]

Posted: 27/01/2012

Testing Trails + Tasty Treats: The Sydney JetBlack 24

The fourth iteration of the Sydney JetBlack 24 Hour this year brought a raft of changes to an already popular race. The new date, the new handcrafted track in the Mount Annan Botannical Gardens and the promise of better weather […]

Posted: 07/12/2011

Highland Fling; Nicola Hogan’s race diary

The 2011 Briars Highland Fling, the biggest Mountain Bike event in Australia and one I’ve never raced. This was only my 2nd 100km race (well, 112km to be precise). My preparation was not ideal leading up to Sunday’s race in […]

Posted: 15/11/2011

Andy Blair’s Cape to Cape diary

The Cape to Cape MTB stage race takes competitors on a journey from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste in the Margaret River region of WA. The race has been steadily growing in numbers since it’s inception in 2008 and the […]

Posted: 14/11/2011

Brad Davies: Crocodile Trophy: Stages 7, 8, 9 and 10

The end is in sight Stage 7 was daunting on paper: 151kms and 43 degrees forecast. A break went up the road with Haselbacher, Mulkens, Sokoll, Griffin and Hsulmans early in the race and it was reasonably sedate except for […]

Posted: 04/11/2011

Brad Davies: Crocodile Trophy: Stages 4, 5 and 6

Stage 4 consisted of three laps of a 28km circuit and I had a great day. The front group was down to 10 guys when I got popped at around 50kms but managed a 5km time trial and got back […]

Posted: 24/10/2011

Brad Davies: Crocodile Trophy: the pain begins. Stages 1, 2 and 3

The Croc Trophy has started in a way that no one expected: monsoonal rain. The race got underway in downtown Cairns in torrential rain and it’s been with us ever since. None of the competitors or organisers are prepared for […]

Posted: 21/10/2011

A quick lap at Westgate Park – FGP dirt crits

  Enduro’s, Mikkeli Godfree  takes us for a quick spin around the dirt crit’s course at Westgate Park in Melbourne. Mikk is chasing Warrack Leach and Stu Brown around the course and using a helmet mounted GoPro. Snozza from Full […]

Posted: 21/10/2011

Brad Davies: Crocodile Trophy Preparations – the final instalment

After nearly six months in the planning the start of the Croc Trophy is only four days away. The build up had been going really well until a major chest infection put a big dent in the training and it […]

Posted: 17/10/2011

Mount Annan On My Mind

Sweeping turns, tight competition and summer in spring. The Mount Annan round of the SRAM Singletrack Mind Series didn’t leave mountain bikers wishing for much more. Except maybe some fitness so they could climb the hills faster and pump the […]

Posted: 22/09/2011

Brad Davies: Crocodile Trophy Preparations – the fourth instalment

Training is one thing, but there is nothing like a race or two to provide an insight into how the preparations are going. When the Mawson Marathon was cancelled I earmarked the same weekend for a couple of `form finders’ […]

Posted: 12/09/2011

Brad Davies: Crocodile Trophy Training Diary #3

It’s now less than two months to the start of the Croc Trophy.  The form is building at about the same rate as my anxiety… It has occurred to me over the past few weeks how implicitly you have to […]

Posted: 30/08/2011

Gears and Grins (and a much loved series sponsor)

Round one of Chocolate Foot’s Singletrack Mind enduro series was washed out. Round two happened in sunshine, but only moments after riders left the Nowra event centre the sky opened up and the access road turned into a river. Round […]

Posted: 24/08/2011

Good, Fun Racing at the Rocky Trail (4, 8 &)12 Hour

  The JetBlack 12 Hour, run by Rocky Trail Entertainment, is a regular fixture in the NSW racing calendar.  In its tenth consecutive year, in 2010, the event moved from Yarramundi in the Lower Blue Mountains to Dargle Farm, near […]

Posted: 24/08/2011

Your chance to lick Cadel Evans!

We’ve all seen “Yell for Cadel” now it’s time to lick Cadel. Australia Post have released a limited series of stamps to commemorate Cadel’s amazing achievement of winning this year’s Tour de France. “Australia Post is delighted to celebrate Cadel […]

Posted: 04/08/2011

Specialized Cyclocross Melburn – Round One: race footage

Sunday the 31st of July was the date of the first round of the Specialized Cyclocross Melburn series, held at sunny Lysterfield. There are 3 more races for the series :: September 4th 2011 September 25th 2011 October 23rd 2011 […]

Posted: 04/08/2011

Kona Mawson MTB Marathon has been cancelled.

We very much regret to announce that the 2011 Kona Mawson MTB Marathon has been cancelled.   The 2010 Kona Mawson MTB Marathon was a great success and we, along with the Flinders Ranges community and the many riders who […]

Posted: 29/07/2011

Shimano MTB Grand Prix Video Wrap

Thanks to Craig Baylis and the team at EnduroPulse for flicking us this video wrap of the Rocky Trail Shimano MTB Grand Prix that was recently held at Awaba, near Newcastle.  Give the link below a click if you’re interested […]

Posted: 28/07/2011