MADE IN AUSTRALIA: Shingleback Off Road

MADE IN AUSTRALIA: Shingleback Off Road

The phenomenal growth this brand from the Victorian High Country has achieved in the last five years is a tribute to hard work and a commitment to premium quality products.  5 Jul 2022
TESTED: Shingleback Off Road Sport Rack

TESTED: Shingleback Off Road Sport Rack

The Sport rack provides all the upgrades from the original Classic rack, minus the gas-strut mechanism. It’s a rack which will surely become a best-seller, as its adjustability and versatility will serve the majority of riders regardless of cycling discipline or car model.  19 Jun 2022
WORKSHOP: How to Fit New Disc Brake Pads

WORKSHOP: How to Fit New Disc Brake Pads

If you started mountain biking before V-brakes it's easy to forget how different the maintenance we need to do is now. 14 Jun 2022
NUTRITION: Should I Eat or Drink My Fuel?

NUTRITION: Should I Eat or Drink My Fuel?

There is a lot of information out there about fuelling and hydration for the bike. One of the big questions is how to get fuel in – is it better to eat it or drink it? Let’s unpack it.  12 Jun 2022
SKILLS: How to Master Wall Rides

SKILLS: How to Master Wall Rides

Manufactured wall rides are a trail feature which isn’t all that common these days, but when you do come across one they are a super fun feature to have a play on and build some valuable skills. 11 Jun 2022
PLACES THAT ROCK: Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area

PLACES THAT ROCK: Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area

In the past 18 months one riding area has risen from obscurity to become what is arguably the most popular trail centre in south east Queensland. 10 Jun 2022
TESTED: PNW Ozone Trail Jersey

TESTED: PNW Ozone Trail Jersey

A casual trail jersey can take plenty of forms, but for those chasing a t-shirt style there's a lot to be said for reaching for a purpose-built jersey instead of a t-shirt from your favourite brand. 8 Jun 2022
TESTED: We Are One Coup Rims

TESTED: We Are One Coup Rims

We Are One designed this rim in conjunction with Brett Rheeder, one of the leaders of dirt jumping (DJ) and slopestyle riding in the current era. 4 Jun 2022
GROUP TEST: 13 pairs of Trail Pants

GROUP TEST: 13 pairs of Trail Pants

Once exclusively the domain of gravity-oriented riders, pants are increasing in popularity for riders of all disciplines. 3 Jun 2022
TESTED: Time Speciale 8 Pedals

TESTED: Time Speciale 8 Pedals

Time's Speciale 8 is the little brother to the Speciale 12, offering a smaller and more compact pedalling platform while still being large enough of a platform to feel right at home under the feet of any enduro or trail bike rider. 2 Jun 2022
FITNESS: Training Principles for Junior Athletes

FITNESS: Training Principles for Junior Athletes

Mountain biking is a growth sport, and it’s never more apparent than when you look at the littlest groms out there. 1 Jun 2022
TESTED: Weldtite Dirt Trap Chain Cleaner

TESTED: Weldtite Dirt Trap Chain Cleaner

The benefits of a clean drivetrain are immense, with savings in energy and costs. A dirty drivetrain works poorly and everything wears out faster as well. 31 May 2022
TESTED: Time Speciale 12 Enduro Pedals

TESTED: Time Speciale 12 Enduro Pedals

Time’s ATAC technology allows riders to step directly into allowing a more natural foot movement both in and out of the pedal, a self clearing design that works in mud with ease as the brass cleat pushes the debris through the system. 30 May 2022
TESTED: Magicshine Monteer 8000 V2

TESTED: Magicshine Monteer 8000 V2

The Magicshine Monteer 800 has global recognition for pumping out a lot of lumens – 8000 to be precise. But there's more to this light than just a huge output. 26 May 2022
TESTED: Earshots 2 Bluetooth Headphones

TESTED: Earshots 2 Bluetooth Headphones

When I spoke to the Earshots' developer James Bell-Booth in 2020, it was obvious that chasing perfection was part of his make up. He'd been through so many prototypes to get the first product released, refining the ShockLock concept and optimising speaker orientation and fit. 24 May 2022
TESTED: Magicshine RN 3000

TESTED: Magicshine RN 3000

Magicshine sell a variety of lights on the Australian market, and models like the creatively named RN 3000 are a modern update on the all-in-one Cateye you may have used a couple of decades ago. 23 May 2022
TESTED: Royal Apex Jersey

TESTED: Royal Apex Jersey

The Apex is Royal’s top of the line long sleeve jersey. Priced at $114.95, it needs to deliver premium performance considering you can get a jersey for half that price. 22 May 2022
TESTED: Cannondale Scalpel HT Carbon 3

TESTED: Cannondale Scalpel HT Carbon 3

Released in 2021, the Scalpel HT Carbon brings all-new geometry to Cannondale's hardtail range, while taking out some tech and replacing it with other innovations. 20 May 2022
National Championships: Team work makes the dream work

National Championships: Team work makes the dream work

The majority of Australian mountain bike teams are instead a group of riders who have been selected, or banded together, as they are highly motivated hard working riders who want to achieve big goals. 20 May 2022
NSW's South Coast is Australia's next MTB hotspot

NSW's South Coast is Australia's next MTB hotspot

The New South Wales (NSW) South Coast has always been a beautiful destination for holidaymakers. 18 May 2022
Suspension 101: Why suspension needs servicing

Suspension 101: Why suspension needs servicing

To help refresh both your and our minds on how to get the most from your suspension, I sat down with some industry experts covering topics such as how to set up your bike from scratch, the importance of servicing and what someone means when they say their fork is ‘topping out.’ 16 May 2022