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First Look:: PocSports

Poc is going from strength to strength in the mountain bike world at the moment. Being of Swedish stock, Poc could very easily have gone down the sensible and boring route (see Volvo…), but they didn’t. Nor have they thrown […]

Posted: 16/02/2015

Are you ready for Bermfest??

Whilst we were down in North East Tasmania last week scoping out the trails around Blue Derby, we heard rumours of a new mountain bike festival that’s set to take the local scene by storm. While details are still scant, we […]

Posted: 08/02/2015

Touring North East Tasmania Part 2: Blue Tier & Hollybank

This coming weekend (the 7th and 8th of February), the gates will officially open on the new Blue Derby trail network in North East Tasmania. Located just an hour East of Launceston, the small town of Derby has been undergoing […]

Posted: 07/02/2015

Absa Cape Epic Preparation #2 – The “Team Mate Oath”

If you remember the old Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers, you may also recall that Inspector Jacques Clouseau had a faithful manservant called Cato who was tasked with trying to attack Clouseau whenever possible in order to keep him […]

Posted: 06/02/2015

ABSA CAPE EPIC – “The toughest competition ever …”

Ariane Kleinhans is under no illusions about the challenge that will confront her and partner Annika Langvad when they defend their Absa Cape Epic title next month: “We will definitely face the toughest competition ever at this year’s Cape Epic,” […]

Posted: 06/02/2015

Giant Odyssey women are leading the way

The Giant Odyssey is a unique mountain bike event in that it continues to attract the full gamut of riders, from the novice to the elite, even going into the ninth year of the event. Another distinguishing feature of the […]

Posted: 05/02/2015

Jared Graves interview from the Enduro Magazine Archives

After his fantastic win on the weekend at the inaugural Rockshox Enduro Challenge at Mt Buller we thought we’d dive into the Enduro Magazine archives and post this interview with Jared by Wil Barrett from Issue #26 of Enduro.   […]

Posted: 04/02/2015

NEWFOUND SPEED – Wheel testing with Jerome Clementz

SRAM MTB WHEEL TESTING BLACKBOX PROGRAM Jon Cancellier has managed the BlackBox Program for the past 7 seasons. This includes choosing the athletes, working with them on custom projects, as well as being at the races to make sure that […]

Posted: 04/02/2015

Mt Buller turns it on for the 2015 RockShox Enduro Challenge Powered by SRAM

  After dragging out the winter woolies and wet weather gear earlier in the week, the sun finally came out at Mt Buller with perfect weather for Enduro Racing. The strongest ever Enduro field assembled in Australia with no less than […]

Posted: 03/02/2015

Touring North East Tasmania Part 1: Derby Trails

There’s a lot of buzz coming from over the Bass Strait lately. And rightfully so. North East Tasmania has been embarking on an ambitious mountain bike trail project in the past few years, which will see the area transform into […]

Posted: 01/02/2015

Highlights video from the 2014 Mont 24 – Mont 2.0

With the re-scheduling of the 2014 Mont due to horrendous weather conditions for the April date, the pressure was always going to be high to turn on a great event for the running Mont Version 2.0 As can be seen from […]

Posted: 01/02/2015

First Look: The Surly Ice Cream Truck lands in Australia!

Words & Photos: Todd Palmer Late last year I received the largest bike box I have ever seen. Inside this box was a big blue fat bike. Heard of them? You may have even seen a bearded lady riding one […]

Posted: 01/02/2015

Jerome Clementz and Jared Graves head to head at Mt. Buller this weekend

The SRAM Enduro Challenge this weekend at Mt Buller is shaping up to be an amazing event with many of the top enduro riders in Australia and a number of internationals competing in the SRAM Enduro. One thing that stands […]

Posted: 30/01/2015

Cape Epic 2015

This year the Untamed African stage race takes place from 15 to 22 March 2015, and will once again take 1,200 riders through some of the Western Cape’s most unspoilt territory. The race commences with a prologue on Table Mountain, […]

Posted: 26/01/2015

Andy Blair’s Cape Epic Diary: Preparation and motivation

Shaun Lewis and I had often spoken about going to South Africa to race the Cape Epic together. From the first mention of Shaun and James (Williamson) going over there in 2010, my curiosity with the race was sparked and […]

Posted: 23/01/2015

The 2015 Victorian Enduro Series Calendar

Back for 2015 with some great new rounds and mountain bike courses – it’s the Victorian Enduro Series! With previous series numbers exceeding 1,500 and over $6,000 in prize money being dished out, this series is one of the most fun […]

Posted: 21/01/2015

Barjarg to host the Alpine 24 hour mountain bike race!

One of the best venue’s in Australia for a 24 hour MTB event, with ample camping and parking, come and experience amazing scenery in Victoria’s spectacular North East region just 2.5 hours from Melbourne and just a short drive to Mansfield. […]

Posted: 19/01/2015

World champion mountain bikers to battle it out at Mt Buller

The 2015 International Enduro Season will kick off with a bang this month, with Mt Buller playing host to the RockShox Enduro Challenge, powered by SRAM, on January 31-February 1. This world class event will see 2013 Enduro World Champion […]

Posted: 19/01/2015

The Bicycle Superstore GRAVITY 12HR 2015

Coming back for 2015 as Victoria’s only 12HR MTB XC Enduro Event, the Gravity 12 Hour is set to take place on Saturday the 14th of February. Enduro Magazine went along to last years event, and we had a blast riding […]

Posted: 19/01/2015

LUSTY INDUSTRIES APPOINTED DISTRIBUTOR OF SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES

– Press Release – Lusty Industries are so stoked to announce the new exclusive distributor for Santa Cruz Bicycles in Australia effective January 1st, 2015. Our commitment to customer service including a new ‘All the Bell and Whistles B2B’ website plus new warehousing […]

Posted: 05/01/2015

Longterm review: Troy Lee Design Ace Shorts

As any mountain biker will know, having a comfortable pair of shorts can be an absolute godsend during a long ride out in the hills. Here we check out the Ace shorts from US brand Troy Lee Designs.

Posted: 03/01/2015

Video: Fat Bike free riding with the rocky mountain blizzard

Fat Free: Fat Bike Freeriding on a Blizzard We have to admit, we were hesitant about the fat bike trend that’s taking the bike industry by storm (pun intended). There were definitely a few raised eyebrows in the office when […]

Posted: 23/12/2014

First Look: The 90-120mm travel TALAS fork from Fox Racing Shox

Travel-adjustable forks are nothing new, but in recent years we’ve noticed they’ve been falling out of favour. There are probably a few reasons why, but I imagine that there would be a handful of you reading this who have been […]

Posted: 22/12/2014

Competition: Blue Derby (TAS) Christmas Present!

Blue Derby, by World Trail, is part of new trail networks being built in the North of Tasmania. The first section of Blue Derby opens on 7 February 2015. To celebrate Northern Tasmania in conjunction with Giant and World Trail […]

Posted: 19/12/2014

Enduro Magazine – Xmas subscription offer – FREE Birzman multi-tool

We’ve got a great offer for Xmas for new and current subscribers to Enduro Magazine. All subscriptions taken out between now and New Year’s Eve will receive a Birzman 5 function multi-tool valued at $19.95 at no extra cost. Whether […]

Posted: 17/12/2014

Reviewed: Renthal Fatbar Lite & Duo Stem

Photos: Adam MacLeod In the search to maximise your bikes comfort and control, it’s worth taking the time to experiment with different cockpit setups to see what works for your riding style. The resulting change in ride quality from trying […]

Posted: 17/12/2014

AUSTRALIAN GRAVITY ENDURO SERIES LAUNCHES 2015 MEGA SERIES

Photos: Alpine Gravity and Outer Image Collective Alpine Gravity and Rocky Trail Entertainment have been working hard to piece together the follow up to the hugely successful inaugural Australian Gravity Enduro Series. More than 550 riders participated in the 2014 […]

Posted: 15/12/2014

First Look: Creux Cycling Urban Enduro Shorts

Photos: Creux Cycling Enduro: It’s the word on every mountain bikers lips. Sure it might be the hottest form of mountain bike racing on the planet, but what about ‘Urban Enduro’, you head of that yet? To steal some words from […]

Posted: 15/12/2014

Pivot Cycles tune the Mach 429SL Carbon

Following hot on the heels of the release of the brand new Mach 4 Carbon, Pivot Cycles have applied the same technological improvements to their Mach 429 marathon hauler. Dubbed the Mach 429 SL, the new frame updates geometry and sheds a butt-load of weight to create a faster, tighter, and lighter package. Read on for the full scoop…

Posted: 15/12/2014