Robert Conroy

The bikes of the World Champs - show us your pride

The bikes of the World Champs - show us your pride

It's the time of year to go big and bold in green and gold. Aussies - and the rest of the world's best - are booming with national pride for the World Championships in Cairns. 8 Sep 2017
Welcome to Thredbo - the home of gravity riding

Welcome to Thredbo - the home of gravity riding

Thredbo has long been the home of gravity fed mountain biking in Australia, thanks to the lift that runs almost every day. But it's about a lot more than just the Cannonball run these days. 18 Feb 2017
How to rebuild a Rockshox Reverb

How to rebuild a Rockshox Reverb

How to perform a RockShox Reverb service. This will be a bit more in depth than just a lever bleed. It shouldn’t be forgotten that hydraulic dropper posts need servicing too, just like hydraulic brakes and suspension 13 Nov 2016
How to bleed your SRAM Guides

How to bleed your SRAM Guides

Being new to the market, it seems appropriate to do a how-to on the new SRAM Guide brakes. They’re new, work brilliantly and I’m sure you’ll see a lot of them on new bikes, or they might be a brake upgrade down the track. 6 Nov 2016
How to build your own wheels in fourteen steps

How to build your own wheels in fourteen steps

This is a very simple ‘how-to’ on building a wheel. It’s a simple task, but takes patience to do it well. The process has been split into two. Here’s the first of two parts – choosing your spokes and getting your wheel laced up. 30 Oct 2016
Training and preparation for Stage Racing

Training and preparation for Stage Racing

With spring finally on its way, many of you will have started on some training with the aim of taking part in one of Australia’s premier stage race events. There are certainly some great events to choose from, with scenic locations and varied terrain. Whether you plan to race at the pointy end, or simply want to get to the finish line each day, there are a number of important components you should look to include within your training and preparation in order to make your experience that much more enjoyable. 18 Oct 2016
Smart nutrition for stage races

Smart nutrition for stage races

Heading to Alice for the Redback? Or maybe you’re taking up the challenge of the Cape to Cape in WA. Multi-stage races are becoming more and more popular as we try to push our bodies to the limit. Nutrition is an often overlooked but critical component to top performance during a multi-stage race. Here’s how to get it right. 17 Oct 2016
Places that Rock: The Bump Track

Places that Rock: The Bump Track

Running from the tablelands to the coast, the Bump Track is an iconic trail in Tropical North Queensland. What might be seen as a tourist ride has a lot more to offer the experienced MTBer. 15 Oct 2016
The off season and general preparation phase

The off season and general preparation phase

With the Australian winter now on its way there tends to be a lull in the domestic race calendar and for many athletes it is a great time to take a break. The ‘Off Season’ is definitely a necessary phase for athletes to schedule into their Season plan in, order to give both the mind and body a rest and to recharge for the following season. 11 Oct 2016
Day tripping - adventures by bike in Tropical North Queensland

Day tripping - adventures by bike in Tropical North Queensland

‪I must be a world away, I’ve never seen such deep green or lucid blue. Such is the impression many get when travelling to Far North Queensland. 6 Oct 2016
Eating during the off season

Eating during the off season

You structure your training to have an off-season, right? It’s just as important to structure your nutrition to have an off-season, too. 26 Sep 2016
Long travel suspension setup - the basics

Long travel suspension setup - the basics

Struggling with your suspension setup? Maybe it's time to go back to basics. 25 Sep 2016
McKayos - Australian rampage

McKayos - Australian rampage

McKayos. Have you heard of it? It’s Australia’s only open to the public race with snow and it’s only in it’s second year. 24 Sep 2016
How to scrub jumps!

How to scrub jumps!

“Scrubbing” jumps is a relatively new technique made famous on the motocross scene by none other than James “Bubba” Stewart. Since the “Bubba Scrub” became a standard technique on the MX scene, it wasn’t long before downhillers were scrubbing the heck out of anything and everything. 22 Sep 2016
How to successfully set goals and evaluate efforts

How to successfully set goals and evaluate efforts

Goals are what keep us motivated. It would be very hard to make sacrifices in life or put in those extra hard-yards, if we didn’t have a firm goal to work towards. If you cannot see any point to the training then you are far less likely to do it! Why would you get out of bed an hour earlier or throw on an extra few layers and face the rainy weather, if you have no goal acting as incentive? 20 Sep 2016
Drink Up! How to choose (and use) a sports drink

Drink Up! How to choose (and use) a sports drink

With race season in full swing, getting the most out of your body on demand becomes top priority. Sports drinks can help, but only if you use them the right way. Dietitian Zoe Wilson shows you how. 19 Sep 2016
Replacing shock bushings

Replacing shock bushings

Can you feel any play or movement in the pivots or ‘rear end’ of your mountain bike? It's time to replace your bushings. 18 Sep 2016
Drink up - your 5-step hydration plan.

Drink up - your 5-step hydration plan.

Spring is here and with it hotter temperatures and more sweaty rides. Zoe Wilson give us the low-down on how to get your hydration right. 12 Sep 2016
Your race day nutrition plan

Your race day nutrition plan

Digging deep into the competitive world of mountain biking? Here’s your race day nutrition plan to make the most of your training and help you get to the podium. 5 Sep 2016
Reviewed: Go Pro Hero4 Session

Reviewed: Go Pro Hero4 Session

GoPro launched the Hero4 to many accolades, with the Silver sporting an inbuilt screen, and the Black allowing you to shoot in full 4k – plus so many other options to customise the settings. 3 Jun 2016
Mountain Bike Suspension Centre OPENS!

Mountain Bike Suspension Centre OPENS!

A one-stop shop for mountain bike suspension servicing and custom tuning, the Mountain Bike Suspension Centre launched its website to the Australian mountain biking public and retail stores this week. 18 Apr 2016