News / Reviews / Features

Australian Mountain Bike Summit: Day 2

Day 2 of the Australian Mountain Bike Summit brought forward some great discussions from the likes of Glen Jacobs from World Trail, Shane Coppins from MTBA, and a number of key representatives from land management agencies. Dive on in to see why the industry is abuzz with excitement…

Posted: 07/12/2014

Mt Buller launches the Southern Hemisphere’s first ‘Epic’ mountain bike trail

Mt Buller made mountain bike history yesterday, with the unveiling of the Australian Alpine Epic, the resort’s newest and most spectacular trail. The Australian Alpine Epic trail was declared open with an official launch ceremony to recognise the numerous stakeholders […]

Posted: 07/12/2014

The Australian Mountain Bike Industry Comes to Buller

Words: Wil Barrett. Photos: Andy Railton In case you hadn’t noticed, mountain biking in Australia is going off. Not just in a competitive sense, but in a genuine far-reaching sense that covers a whole lot more of the population than […]

Posted: 04/12/2014

Enduro Magazine Xmas deal for our readers.

Trying to think of a good Xmas present for your cycling mate / partner / significant other / or yourself??? We’ve got just the deal for you!!!  A copy of the fantastic 2015 MTB Calendar / Enduro t-shirt & Birzman 5 […]

Posted: 03/12/2014

First Look: Crank Brothers Candy 11 Titanium Pedals

We’ve tested many of Crank Brothers Eggbeater, Candy and Mallet models before, but never have we laid out SPD shoes on top of the Titanium-laced Candy 11s….until now that is!

Posted: 02/12/2014

The Redback is coming to Alice Springs in 2015

One of Australia’s legendary mountain bike stage races has just been given new legs and will return in 2015 as The Redback! The Redback provides four days and six stages of some of the most inspiring mountain biking Australia has […]

Posted: 29/11/2014

First Look: Crank Brothers Y16 Tool

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett Best known for their incredibly lightweight Eggbeater and Candy XC pedals, as well as the burly Mallet DH Race pedals, Crank Brothers are also responsible for a broad range of other components and accessories, including […]

Posted: 28/11/2014

Tuning your Trek: DRCV shock spacers from Push Industries

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett Over the past 4 months, we’ve had our grubby mitts on a 2015 Trek Fuel EX 9 27.5 longterm test bike. After having ridden the brand-new Fuel EX 9.8 in all its neon-green carbon glory […]

Posted: 27/11/2014

Mt Buller to launch the Southern Hemisphere’s first ‘Epic’ trail next weekend

Mt Buller is getting set to tear the wrapping off its newest mountain bike trail on Saturday 6th December, with the Australian Alpine Epic to be officially launched and open to the public for the first time. The resort will […]

Posted: 26/11/2014

Video: Jeff Weed rides Tahoe on the Ibis Mojo HD3

Kitsbow and Ibis have teamed up to bring you this action packed edit of notorious style master Jeff Kendall-Weed on the new 650B Ibis Mojo HD3: on some of South Lake Tahoe’s most legendary trails. The video was shot […]

Posted: 26/11/2014

Fighting cancer with wheels: The Ballarat Cycle Classic

Bringing together two of our favourite things; cycling and fundraising, the Cycle Classic is coming back to Ballarat for its 8th year. A family-friendly affair that was launched in 2008 to support the Fiona Elsey Caner Research Institute, the 2015 Ballarat […]

Posted: 24/11/2014

Making smartphones smarter: The Quad Lock Bike Kit

If you’re looking to securely mount your smartphone to your bars for quick access to GPS and riding functions, Aussie brand Quadlock has got a very neat solution for you. We check out their Bike Kit to see whether it’s up to the rigours of mountain biking.

Posted: 24/11/2014

On test: Maxxis Ardent Race Tyres

Is it a lighter and faster version of the Ardent trail tyre? Or a beefed up version of the Ikon race tyre? The Ardent Race from Maxxis is actually a little bit of both, though we’ve got a set on longterm test to find out exactly which way this tire swings…

Posted: 21/11/2014

Labour party pledges $1million for Harcourt MTB Park (VIC)

Goldfields Tourism Inc is delighted to release information from this morning’s announcement by the Labour Party to invest $1,000,000 to build the Harcourt Mountain Bike Park. The park will deliver 34km of looped trails on a former pine plantation on the […]

Posted: 20/11/2014

Trailcraft delivers high-end kids mountain bikes

Press Release: Trailcraft Cycles Creates High Performance, Lightweight 24-Inch XC Mountain Bikes For Aspiring Young Riders Fort Collins, Colorado, USA:  Trailcraft Cycles was created to answer the need for a high performance, lightweight, 24-inch XC kids bicycle.   With high end […]

Posted: 20/11/2014

Track your heart-rate with the Genesis LifeBEAM helmet!

The Lazer Genesis helmet is already one of the most popular lightweight road/XC helmets on the market, but the addition of a new model with wireless heart rate integration looks to make this one of the most unique products on the market. Read on for more…

Posted: 19/11/2014

Ibis Cycles release the brand new Mojo HD!

How do you improve on one of the most revered mountain bikes on the market? That’s a puzzle that Ibis Cycles have aimed to solved with the 3rd Generation Mojo HD: a 160mm travel Enduro race weapon.

Posted: 18/11/2014

Cotic Solaris longterm review Part 2

Words: Wil Barrett. Photos: Adam MacLeod (Note: This review was published in Issue #28 of Enduro Magazine. The pricing information that was published in that review was incorrect. The correct price for the Cotic Solaris frame is $900.) Since we last […]

Posted: 14/11/2014

Video: Riding the Bloodwood trail in Queensland

Ready for a mid-week injection of Rock ‘n’ Roll?? This rad little video will get your heart thumping and your spine tingling in anticipation for the weekend! Based around the recently refurbished Bloodwood trail in Wooroi in Queensland, this film was shot […]

Posted: 13/11/2014

Video: Pig Rodeo with David “G-Raf” Graf

Can pigs fly? Well that depends if your name is David G-Raf! David Graf is a BMX athlete, and he’s got some serious skills. Of course riding hardtails is nothing new to G-Raf, but the NICOLAI Argon FAT is pretty much […]

Posted: 12/11/2014

Cotic Solaris longterm review Part 1

What happens when you take modern trail-bike geometry, a mix of beefy and slender steel tubing, and wrap it all around 29″ wheels? You get the British big-wheeler rad machine from Cotic Bikes: the Solaris.

Posted: 12/11/2014

Entries open for the 2015 Wombat 100 in Woodend (VIC)

Words & Photos: Maximum Adventure The legendary Wombat 100 is back on the 12th April 2015 for the seventh edition of this popular XCM event. With 100km, 75km, 50km and 25km course options, the Wombat is an achievable MTB endurance […]

Posted: 11/11/2014

On Review: The M089 “Torbal” Shoes from Shimano

Words & Photos: Michael Drofenik Over the last few years, Gravity Enduro racing has been going from strength to strength, so much so that frames, components and even entire groupsets have been developed specifically for it. The great thing about […]

Posted: 11/11/2014

On Review: Trek Fuel EX 9 27.5 vs Trek Fuel EX 9 29

For the past several months, we’ve had our hands on a 2015 Trek Fuel EX 9 for longterm testing. For the 2015 season, Trek have split their Fuel EX range into two different models: one with 29″ wheels and one […]

Posted: 07/11/2014

2014 Thule B24

While hot and sunny weather had many riders scrambling for the sunscreen around midday on Saturday for the start of the Thule Bright 24 Hour, unfortunately it had the opposite affect on the local snake population who were out in […]

Posted: 06/11/2014

Video: Yeti Cycles on the Colorado Trail

Sometimes the most challenging and arduous adventure is the one in your own backyard. The Colorado Trail links up the state’s largest metropolitan region with some of the best mountain bike trails in the country, spanning over 500 miles through […]

Posted: 06/11/2014

A beginners guide to mountain biking in Rotorua

Like many Aussies, New Zealand will always hold a special place in my heart. Several years ago, I spent a number of months living and working around the top of the South Island, in a small town called Nelson. A popular […]

Posted: 06/11/2014

Degreasers, cleaners, chain lubes, and more on review from Finish Line

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett After learning more about the Finish Line brand during our recent trip over to PressCamp, we arrived back at the Enduro offices to find a big package from the Aussie distributor for Finish Line, Velo Vita. […]

Posted: 05/11/2014

Mount Buller opens mountain bike trails for 2014/15 season!

Words: MT Buller Resort Management Mt Buller will open its doors to mountain bike riders this weekend with the rolling opening of some of the resort’s cross-country and flow down mountain bike trails. The 2014 winter season brought record snowfalls, […]

Posted: 03/11/2014

First Look: The lightweight Rev 24 hydration pack from Osprey

Masters of the outdoors backpack, Osprey, have recently expanded their lineup to include a range of pack options suited to the needs of mountain bikers. We take a closer look at the lightweight Rev series that blur the lines between trail running and mountain biking.

Posted: 03/11/2014