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Race Report: The Bendigo 6-Hour

Photos: Open Shutter Photography & Alex Chng. Words: Wil Barrett.  Held over an early spring weekend, the Bendigo 6-Hour has continued to go from strength-to-strength each year to become one of the biggest club-run event on the Victorian racing calendar. With […]

Posted: 31/10/2014

Buxton Bootcamp: Sunday 9th November

Words & Photos: Big Hill Events The increasingly popular Victorian Enduro Series will come to end at the grand finale held by Big Hill Events at the Buxton Mountain Bike Park on the 9th of November, with a number of […]

Posted: 30/10/2014

First Look: Jackets and riding shorts from The North Face

Renowned for an exhaustive range of outdoors gear, The North Face also make a great range of mountain bike oriented apparel that is perfectly suited to the crossover nature of multi-day bike packing. We check out some of their freshest products to see if they’ve been able to pull it off.

Posted: 29/10/2014

Video: Round 2 of the ENVE Victorian Gravity Enduro Series

Video: Liam Renault. Words: Alpine Gravity. The ENVE Victorian Gravity Enduro Series was a massive success over the weekend with almost 260 riders hitting up the two stage format for round 2 of the series. We saw almost 50 riders […]

Posted: 28/10/2014

Video: Backcountry Spirit

Video & Words: MADproductions There’s something special about the Alps… Everyone is always searching for the next adventure, so do we. Since we have summer all year long in Madeira Island, Portugal, when August arrives it’s time to pack the […]

Posted: 28/10/2014

Issue #28 is now available on the AppStore and GooglePlay

With the release of Enduro Issue #28 to the newsagents on the 23rd of October, the magazine was also released online on the AppStore and GooglePlay. You can satisfy your digital craving for the new issue and subscribe online, but its also a […]

Posted: 28/10/2014

Outdoors essentials: Gear from Optimus Stoves, Gerber, and Nalgene

If you need to get equipped to tackle a multi-day mountain bike ride, we’ve got just the gear for you. Compact and lightweight cook stoves from Optimus, multi-tools and pocket knives from Gerber, and an elegant leak-proof water bottle from Nalgene are all on test in Enduro Magazine for our upcoming travel issue.

Posted: 28/10/2014

Clif Bar is back in Australia thanks to Velo Vita!

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett Fear not mountain bikers, Clif Bar is back in Australia! After a brief hiatus between distributors, Clif Bar will now be coming into Australia courtesy of Velo Vita. The even better news is that there […]

Posted: 27/10/2014

New spots open up for the Trans NZ Enduro!

Registration for the Trans NZ Enduro, a 5 day all-­inclusive Enduro race sold out in 24hrs back in September. We here at Trans NZ have now been able to open up 20 more places, so now is the time to […]

Posted: 27/10/2014

First Look: New cycling gear from Kathmandu

Outdoor gear specialist, Kathmandu, has continued to expand on its dedicated bike line. We take a look at several key products that further blur the lines between cycling apparel and outdoors gear.

Posted: 26/10/2014

Croc Trophy:: Stage 4 – Atherton – Atherton,

Cory Wallace escapes charging bull to claim stage win on Atherton Tablelands While the overall race lead remains with Atherton’s Greg Saw, today the Crocodile Trophy camp is celebrating its fourth elite stage winner with Cory Wallace. The Canadian National […]

Posted: 23/10/2014

The Highland Fling turns 10!

Entries into the tenth running of the CamelBak Highland Fling – one of Australia’s largest and most challenging mountain bike marathons; plus this year the fourth and final race in the inaugural Maverick Marathon Series, will close on Monday 3 […]

Posted: 22/10/2014

Croc Trophy:: Stage 3 – Atherton MTB Park, Queensland, Australia

60km (78km) / 1500m (1750m) David Rosa gets first boomerang for Portugal The Portuguese Olympian and Cross-Country (XCO) National Champion David Rosa wins today’s marathon stage at Atherton MTB Park, which many experienced Crocodile Trophy racers today described as one […]

Posted: 22/10/2014

Croc Trophy:: Stage 2 – Stage win and race lead for Greg Saw in hometown Atherton

Today provided an emotional finish at Lake Tinaroo in Atherton for Stage two of the Crocodile Trophy – Greg Saw, a homesick Australian, originally from Atherton and now living in Norway, not only took out the stage win in his […]

Posted: 21/10/2014

Croc Trophy:: Stage 1 – Smithfield MTB Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia Lap race – 30km

The “Ivanator” Rybarik is back! Today the first stage of the Crocodile Trophy UCI S1 stage race was held in Cairns’ Smithfield MTB Park. In one of the strongest fields of the event’s history, the 2012 Crocodile Trophy Champion Ivan […]

Posted: 19/10/2014

BRIGHT B24 – Special deal for riders who enter this week.

The crew at the Thule B24 in Bright have come up with a fantastic offer to entice last minute entries to their race which is being held on the 25th-26th of October. Go to the website and enter online no […]

Posted: 17/10/2014

Video: The 2014 Mavic Trans-Provence

Ever wondered what it’s like to race the Mavic Trans-Provence? This highlights video from the 2014 event gives us an insight into the 6-day All Mountain stage race. With 9,000m of vertical climbing and over 18,000m of descending, this things […]

Posted: 15/10/2014

On Review: The Scott ARX MTB Plus Helmet

Words & Photos: Michael Drofenik Scott have been making really good helmets and other quality cycling accessories for over 20 years, yet much of the time they seem to be overlooked. I’ve actually had a pair of Scott MTB shoes […]

Posted: 15/10/2014

Mt Buller to host the inaugural Australian Mountain Bike Summit

  Words & Photos: Bike Buller Mt Buller will host the inaugural Australian Mountain Bike Summit on 4-5 December 2014, a new conference dedicated exclusively to the needs of the mountain bike industry. Presented by Bike Buller, the Summit will […]

Posted: 13/10/2014

Body Geometry bike fit @ The Fitzroy Revolution

No longer the exclusive domain of triathletes and road cyclists, bike fitting is becoming an increasingly popular service for mountain bikers too. We recently took the opportunity to go through a Body Geometry Fit at the Fitzroy Revolution in Melbourne to find out just how much of a difference it makes.

Posted: 10/10/2014

TORQ and Merida Bikes partner up!

Torq and Merida announce new partnership! Melbourne, VIC: The Torq Australia Mountain Bike Team, one of Australia’s most successful and longest standing mountain bike teams, is partnering with Merida Bikes for the upcoming 2015 cross country season. Torq are excited […]

Posted: 09/10/2014

2015: A Forrest Odyssey

Words & Photos: Rapid Ascent ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2015 GIANT ODYSSEY MTB MARATHON Entries have opened for the 2015 Giant Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon, set for Saturday 21st March on the phenomenal trails around Forrest, South-West Victoria. Now in its […]

Posted: 07/10/2014

On Review: White Lightning lubricants, degreasers & cleaners

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett We’re big fans of bicycle cleaning products here at Enduro Magazine. Anything that makes our job easier when it comes time to cleaning up dirty test bikes is a good thing in our books. Whether it’s prepping […]

Posted: 07/10/2014

The 2015 Bike Buller festival is open for entries!

Words & Photos: Rapid Ascent The 2015 Bike Buller MTB Festival presented by Orbea has been supersized Mountain bikers across Australia will be salivating when they see the schedule of events for this year’s Bike Buller MTB Festival presented by […]

Posted: 06/10/2014

Video: Hellfire Cup Preview

The Hellfire Cup is back for 2014 – Bigger, Better, Beerier! The Avanti Plus Hellfire Cup is a professionally managed 4 day mountain biking event with great onsite services and entertainment. It will be held on November 20th – 23rd […]

Posted: 17/09/2014

Lakes Entrance (VIC) to host a 100km Epic MTB Marathon!

Beautiful sea side Lakes Entrance, the perfect destination for Australia’s newest iconic mountain bike event, the LAKES ENTRANCE 100K EPIC. Date is SATURDAY OCTOBER 4 2014. Hosted by Alpine Gravity, the crew is stoked to announce that after many months of […]

Posted: 12/09/2014

On Review: X-Fusion Sweep 27.5″ Forks

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett After a significant period of domination by the big 2 over the past decade, both Fox and RockShox are beginning to face increased competition in the suspension market. In 2014, longtime players such as Marzocchi and […]

Posted: 10/09/2014

The Thule B24 is on this October in Bright, Victoria!

THULE Australia and BASE have confirmed that entries for the 2014 THULE B24 – Bright 24hr MTB Race, being held October 25-26 on the tracks of Bright Victoria, are now open! Known for hosting iconic events like the ‘Tour of […]

Posted: 10/09/2014

Inside the freehub of an American Classic MTB disc hub

We currently have a set of American Classic Wide Lightning 29er wheels on review for Enduro Magazine, and a recent axle swap allowed us an opportunity to get a closer look at the unique 6-pawl freehub mechanism inside the rear hub.

Posted: 09/09/2014

Orange introduces the new Segment 29er

Equipped with 29″ wheels, long-and-low geometry, and 120/110mm of suspension travel, the new Orange Segment is well equipped for warp speed. Now available in Australia, we take a closer look at this handbuilt British machine

Posted: 09/09/2014