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Refined electronics: How Lapierre have improved E:I with the Zesty TR 829

After being debuted back in 2012 to a stunned global worldwide mountain bike audience, Lapierre’s e:i (Electronic Intelligence) suspension has received a number of significant refinements for the 2015 model year. Lighter, simpler, and more durable overall, the new e:i Auto system will push the bar even further for automated suspension control.

Posted: 10/08/2014

Mt Buller joins the exclusive IMBA ‘Epic’ trail club!

IMBA announces 2014 Epic trails with Mt Buller on the list! The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has today announced its 2014 EPIC mountain bike trails, with Mt Buller’s newest trail named as the only IMBA Epic outside of North […]

Posted: 07/08/2014

First Ride: The 2015 Norco Sight Carbon

The 140mm travel Sight from Norco has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of seasons, proving to be a particularly popular choice for Aussie mountain bikers. For 2015 Norco adds in further refinement to make the new Sight Carbon more capable than ever. Read on for our first impressions!

Posted: 07/08/2014

First Ride: The Norco Sasquatch returns for 2015!

The Sasquatch is a long-standing model name in the Norco mountain bike lineup, but it had mysteriously fallen off the radar in recent years. For 2015 the Sasquatch is back though, and it is fatter than ever! With a RockShox Bluto fork and 4.8″ rubber, we take an in-depth look at the Canadian’s take on a proper off-road fatbike.

Posted: 06/08/2014

First Ride: 2015 Merida One Twenty

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett Each year, Advance Traders host their annual dealer show up in Queensland to a large audience of shop owners, managers, sales staff and mechanics from their expansive dealer network throughout Australia. Being the Australian importers of […]

Posted: 05/08/2014

First Ride: 2015 Trek Remedy, Fuel EX & Superfly

As part of this years Trek World dealer show, we get our mitts on the 2015 Remedy 9.8 650B, as well as getting the opportunity for some back-to-back testing of the Fuel EX platform for a proper 27.5″ vs 29″ wheel shootout!

Posted: 03/08/2014

On Review: Orbea sends the Rallon R4 into battle!

With a focus that is 100% on building a machine capable of performing at the highest level on the Enduro World Series stage, the new Orbea Rallon R4 is a dramatic evolution of its predecessor. With 160mm of travel and super-raked out geometry, have Orbea created a more capable race bike, or have they pushed the Rallon too far?

Posted: 30/07/2014

Adapt to the sun with new glasses from BBB Cycling

Based out of Leiden in the Netherlands, Dutch brand BBB Cycling has been around the traps since the late 90’s. Started by road cyclists Chris Koppert & Frank Moons, BBB came to life as an off-shoot of Chris And Frank’s importing business […]

Posted: 28/07/2014

Waterproof winter cycling gear from Santini

As part of our upcoming issue, we’ve been curating a winter gear guide to help you choose the right clothing to get through the colder months of the year. We all love cycling, and we all love spending as much […]

Posted: 28/07/2014

PressCamp 2014: Get your bike fit dialed with Purely Custom

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett During the Summer PressCamp week in Park City, there was one company in particular who I’d not heard of a lot about before and that I was intrigued to find out more about. Purely Custom […]

Posted: 22/07/2014

The Double Cross returns this September!

Building on the roaring success of their annual Dirty Gran Fondo event in May, Big Hill Events have got another event scheduled for September this year that will take riders through the backcountry tracks around the Bunyip State Park in Victoria. […]

Posted: 22/07/2014

First Ride: The new Tranny 29er from Ibis Cycles

While the Tranny 29 is Ibis Cycles very first 29er hardtail, it is far more than just a longer-legged version of the original 26″ model. Inside the svelte carbon fibre tubeset, you’ll find a whole host of details that will leave you glad that Ibis took their time cooking up this one. Read on for our first ride review of the Tranny 29.

Posted: 21/07/2014

First Look: 2015 Trek Bikes

Held during the cold and wintery depths of July, Trek World is by far the biggest event on the calendar for both Trek and their dealers. Ever since Trek moved into Canberra about 4 years ago, the company has been […]

Posted: 21/07/2014

Sneak peek: The 2015 Whyte mountain bike range

Earlier this week, Whyte Bikes held the launch of their 2015 range in Yorkshire in the UK. Founded back in 1999 by F1 engineer Jon Whyte, the British company has been enjoying terrific growth over the past few years in […]

Posted: 20/07/2014

Renthal lightens up with the Apex stem

Renthal Cycling started out as an offshoot of their motorbike division, which has been cranking out high quality handlebars, sprockets and grips for dirt bikes since 1969. They’re well known in the world of motorsport, and they’ve used that reputation […]

Posted: 19/07/2014

Inside the Hope Factory

Ever wondered how a set of Hope hubs transform from a bar of alloy, into a finished product? Or how Hope are able to produce such beautifully machined products in a wide variety of colours? Well wonder no more, as […]

Posted: 18/07/2014


LATEST NEWS – 16 July 2014 Australia’s most respected mountain bike event will be back in 2015. The Giant Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon will take over the trails of Forrest, Victoria, on Saturday 21 March 2015. First held in 2007, the […]

Posted: 17/07/2014

PressCamp 2014: Kali Protectives unveils the Maya trail helmet and introduces ‘NANO’ technology

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett Based out of Morgan Hill in California, Kali Protectives may not be the most well-known helmet and armour brand in Australia, but there are a number of compelling reasons why it should be. I first […]

Posted: 16/07/2014

PressCamp 2014: CamelBak really have ‘Got your Bak’ with the new KUDU!

The brand new KUDU range from Camelbak provides integrated back protection with a tough hydration pack that’s built for All Mountain riding and Gravity Enduro racing. Check out all the bells and whistles inside;

Posted: 16/07/2014

Brad Davies – BC Bike Race Days 6 and 7: Squamish and Whistler

After a tough week day 6 reminded everyone why they rode a mountain bike. Based in the burgeoning town of Squamish halfway between Vancouver and Whistler, the stage was intimidating on paper but very different in reality. Squamish is arguably […]

Posted: 08/07/2014

The Vain Vagrant – the resurrection of Ed

The Vain Vagrant is the sequel to the massive hit, “The Chop”  (34k plays on Vimeo and winner of the coveted Golden Helmet Award from the Filmed by Bike film festival in Portland, Oregon).  The video sees Ed resurrected […]

Posted: 08/07/2014

PressCamp 2014: How to clean, degrease, lubricate and clean your bike with Finish Line

Many of you out there will likely be familiar with the Finish Line name, as there’s a good chance you’ve used one of their chain lubricants or degreasers at some point during your cycling life. What many riders don’t know however, is […]

Posted: 07/07/2014

BC Bike Race Day 3 Video: Powell River

For Canada Day the third stage of the BC Bike Race presented by Lululemon Athletica eased into the isolated town of Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. A short walk with the sunset as a backdrop and a village of […]

Posted: 06/07/2014

Video: The new RE:AKTIV damper on the Trek Fuel EX 27.5

Last month, Trek Bikes introduced the brand new Fuel EX 27.5 in North Carolina. Enduro Magazine was there to learn about the development process behind the new ‘tweener Fuel EX, which joins the existing 29er model. Far from being just […]

Posted: 06/07/2014

PressCamp 2014: Reynolds Cycling gets classy with the ‘Black Label’ series

Words & Photos: Wil Barrett *EDIT: We’ve just been contacted by Australia’s Reynolds distributor, Bikesportz Imports, who have informed us that the new Black Label wheels will retail for $2649 including GST* Despite Reynolds Cycling having offered up carbon mountain […]

Posted: 05/07/2014

PressCamp 2014: Pivot Cycles comes full circle with the Mach 4 Carbon

It’s no secret that the original Mach 4 was one of the most loved dual suspension mountain bikes in Australia. Although it may have seemed like Pivot Cycles’ little pocket rocket had been killed off by the 29″ wheel, the Mach 4 has been resuscitated for 2015 with a carbon fibre frameset and 27.5″ wheels. Along with dropper post capability and a bump up to 115mm of rear travel, the new Mach 4 Carbon is set to come back in a very big way. Read on for our in-depth look into the new bike along with our first ride review!

Posted: 04/07/2014

Brad Davies – BC Bike Race: Day Two – Five – Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast of BC

If there is one thing the BC Bike Race provides it’s variety. The three days since the last posting have included the rocky trails of Cumberland, the endless singletrack under forest canopy in Powell River, and some of the best […]

Posted: 04/07/2014

First JetBlack 12 Hour mountain bike race at James Estate Winery: Jason English geared up for sixth consecutive title

The JetBlack 12 Hour Mountain Bike event is the largest endurance race of its kind in NSW and will be held at the brand-new trail network at the James Estate Winery in the Upper Hunter Valley near Denman on 12 […]

Posted: 03/07/2014

Enduro Magazine available online – current issue and a further 9 back issues including James Williamson Tribute Book & Enduro Travel We’ve got extensive samples of all of our online magazines available free to read – once you download the Enduro Magazine App. The samples feature complete articles and so this is a great opportunity to sample a great variety of […]

Posted: 03/07/2014

PressCamp 2014: Niner tweaks the JET 9 RDO

Words: Wil Barrett. Photos: Ian Hylands & Wil Barrett When RockShox announced the debut of their impressively unique RS-1 fork (along with the impressively big price tag that goes with it), we began to wonder which brands might spec the upside-down […]

Posted: 03/07/2014