AMB Magazine

Destination: HIDDEN VALE

Destination: HIDDEN VALE

Kookaburras laughed with glee, presumably as they saw us - two city-slicker dirt bikers and one bearded photographer guy - loaded into the fourby and rumbling through the Spicers Hidden Vale property in search of adventure. Moments later, a mob of kangaroos, reticent in their willingness to move for the motorised beast, were shooed away as we headed towards the place we were all so excited about - the hills… and inevitable descents. 25 Jun 2017
Yes day: Tropical North Queensland

Yes day: Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland has the terrain and lifestyle to make your daydreams come true. So what if you said yes to anything that came up? 23 Jun 2017
At home in Queensland

At home in Queensland

Does Australia have a hub for cycling? With such a density of roads, trails and riders in Victoria, you might think that’s the centre of Australian cycling. Or perhaps right in Sydney, given the population volume it has. But then Canberra and the ACT have many of the nation’s best trails and riders – although that leaves out Tasmania which is becoming a cycling ‘must do’. But if we look north to Queensland, there are lots of riders, bike companies and trail builders who choose to call it home - and we wanted to find out why. Is it the trails, the lifestyle, the climate – or the opportunity? 23 Jun 2017
TESTED: Stages Shimano XTR M9000 race power meter

TESTED: Stages Shimano XTR M9000 race power meter

Power meters can be crucial in honing in on what's missing from your training and maximising it at the same time. We check out the well known Stages Shimano XTR M9000 combo. 21 Jun 2017
PLACES THAT ROCK: Ironbark

PLACES THAT ROCK: Ironbark

Big city life getting you down? Well there’s more to Queensland than beaches. Ironbark Gully is just a stone’s throw from the big skyscrapers and before you know it you’ll be dropping in amongst beautiful eucalypts. 19 Jun 2017
Preparing for marathon season

Preparing for marathon season

As the National XCO Season draws to a close, many readers will be turning their attention to the marathon season ahead. With races such as Dwellingup 100, Kowalski Classic and the Flight Centre Epic, there are certainly many fantastic marathon events to choose from over the coming months. There are several ways you can approach training and preparation leading into marathon season. In this article I have outlined how you can utilise principles of reverse periodisation in your training program with particular focus on increasing your threshold power. 16 Jun 2017
TESTED: Focus Jam

TESTED: Focus Jam

Focus. It’s a name that conjures images of precision, German engineering, clarity of thought and exactness of motion. Jam (noun); A fruit conserve, delicious on toast. We put the Focus Jam to the toast. We mean test.. 14 Jun 2017
Run away to Noosa

Run away to Noosa

Join us for a trip over mountains and on toward the sea as we explore hidden trails and all that the tourism mecca of Noosa has to offer. 12 Jun 2017
TESTED: Assos MTB Collection

TESTED: Assos MTB Collection

If you're looking for someone to blame for the mamil (middle aged man in lycra) it could be Assos. We put the inventors of lycra to the test out on the trail, how did they stack up? Read on for more. 10 Jun 2017
WORKSHOP : Shimano Di2 setup tips

WORKSHOP : Shimano Di2 setup tips

Di2 is still pretty new on the mountain bike scene, but now it’s at an XT level and on more bikes, there are also more people making an upgrade. So we thought we’d talk you through a few pointers to get it set up neatly, make sure it’s running up to date and what to look at as a new user. 8 Jun 2017
How to manual rollers and tabletops at speed

How to manual rollers and tabletops at speed

It's not exactly a sentence that rolls of the tongue but it is one of the more important skills that you can learn as a mountain biker. If you can't jump them here is the best way to manual rollers and tabletops at speed. 6 Jun 2017
TESTED: Salsa Woodsmoke Carbon 27.5 plus

TESTED: Salsa Woodsmoke Carbon 27.5 plus

Salsa is a brand that all too frequently flies under the radar with quality, well designed and hard riding bikes. Can the Salsa Woodsmoke Carbon 27.5+ keep up the tradition? 4 Jun 2017
Blast from the past! The JetBlack MTB Team in Bayview

Blast from the past! The JetBlack MTB Team in Bayview

The next generation is here! Re-live the Bayview Blast with Craig Gordon's nephew, Owen Gordon, as he tears up the Junior race. 3 Jun 2017
NUTRITION: THE ART OF SUFFERING AND BEATING FATIGUE

NUTRITION: THE ART OF SUFFERING AND BEATING FATIGUE

Anyone that rides has experienced fatigue at some point in their training and racing. But how do you tell the difference between normal fatigue and something more sinister? And what can you do to minimise fatigue so that you can get the most out of your training and nail your next race? 2 Jun 2017
Escape the Winter

Escape the Winter

Stuck at your desk, longing for images of summer? Maybe you just need to look north. Join us on this great escape as we take a fat bike journey through Tropical North Queensland. 31 May 2017
TESTED: Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL

TESTED: Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL

Chris Herron hits the trails with the Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL and returns with results. 29 May 2017
Like A Local : Tropical North Queensland

Like A Local : Tropical North Queensland

Like a Local. Five girls explore the trails and beaches of Tropical North Queensland away from the tourist traps. 25 May 2017
TESTED: Pro Tool Essentials Pack

TESTED: Pro Tool Essentials Pack

Looking for a starter pack to home and trail bike maintenance? Perhaps this Pro Tool Essentials pack is just whats right for you. 25 May 2017
6 months to go until Singlespeed World Champs

6 months to go until Singlespeed World Champs

The first rule of Singlespeed Race Club? If you don’t want the tattoo, don’t win. 24 May 2017
TESTED: Rocday Flow gloves

TESTED: Rocday Flow gloves

Need a light, comfortable glove that's been designed by mountain bikers to give you everything you need and nothing you don't? Maybe the Rocday Flow is for you. 18 May 2017
RECIPE: Blueberry, coconut, lemon and ginger loaf

RECIPE: Blueberry, coconut, lemon and ginger loaf

This loaf should hit the spot for riders wanting natural flavours, some spice for flavour, and a high carbohydrate snack for before, during or after your ride. 14 May 2017