cross country

First rides on the Factor Bikes Lando XC full-suspension bike

First rides on the Factor Bikes Lando XC full-suspension bike

Factor Bikes jumped into the mountain bike world in March, and we have the new Lando XC full-suspension bike on test. 27 Jun 2022
Lecomte and Flueckiger double up in Leogang World Cup

Lecomte and Flueckiger double up in Leogang World Cup

Sunday at Leogang saw the best cross-country racers in the world go bar-to-bar in Leogang. 13 Jun 2022
McConnell and Pidcock win Nove Mesto World Cup

McConnell and Pidcock win Nove Mesto World Cup

The Nove Mesto World Cup is always a big show, and Bec McConnell and XXX delivered the goods. 16 May 2022
No mountain biking in the 2026 Commonwealth Games?

No mountain biking in the 2026 Commonwealth Games?

How come there's no mountain biking on the events list for the 2026 Commonwealth Games? 21 Apr 2022
Bec McConnell wins Brazil XCO World Cup!

Bec McConnell wins Brazil XCO World Cup!

The opening round of the 2022 UCI XCO World Cup saw Bec McConnell win her first World Cup! 11 Apr 2022
McConnell and Dinham snare XCO National Titles!

McConnell and Dinham snare XCO National Titles!

On a bluebird day at Maydena Bike Park, the UCI categories fought for the XCO National Titles. 19 Feb 2022
TESTED: Bontrager XR1 Team Issue 29 x 2.2" Tyre

TESTED: Bontrager XR1 Team Issue 29 x 2.2" Tyre

Bontrager's XR1 tyres are their premiere XC racing rubber. 27 Jan 2022
Loana Lecomte headlines Canyon CLLCTV XCO Team

Loana Lecomte headlines Canyon CLLCTV XCO Team

Loana Lecomte headlines an all-star line up for the Canyon CLLCTV XCO Team in 2022. 11 Jan 2022
Cam Ivory: Drive and Determination

Cam Ivory: Drive and Determination

Cam Ivory has been one of Australia's best cross-country racers in all disciplines for many years now. Georgina von Marburg sat down with Cam to discuss his past, present, and future. 28 Nov 2021
TESTED: Pirelli Scorpion XC RC 2.4"

TESTED: Pirelli Scorpion XC RC 2.4"

Pirelli have been coming out with lots of great tyres recently. Mike Blewitt has spent plenty of time on the XC RC 2.4's, and he's a fan. 21 Nov 2021
Giant brings the 2022 Anthem into the future

Giant brings the 2022 Anthem into the future

Giant's new Anthem range ticks all the boxes for a modern cross-country race bike. 19 Nov 2021
The ins and outs of club racing

The ins and outs of club racing

Leo Cerda breaks down the basics of club racing. 16 Nov 2021
Anatomy of a downcountry bike

Anatomy of a downcountry bike

Mike Blewitt explores what a downcountry bike actually is. 20 Oct 2021
Richards and Schurter win 2021 XCO World Championships

Richards and Schurter win 2021 XCO World Championships

Cross-country racing goes off in Val di Sole at the 2021 World Championships. 29 Aug 2021
TESTED: BikeYoke Divine SL

TESTED: BikeYoke Divine SL

A lightweight dropper post is an enviable component for XC racers. Mike Blewitt shares his thoughts on the BikeYoke Divine SL. 21 Aug 2021
TESTED: Panzer EVO XC Inserts

TESTED: Panzer EVO XC Inserts

Tyre inserts for XC are gaining in popularity. How do Panzer's EVO XC Inserts stack up in the market? 13 Aug 2021
Who can win gold in the Tokyo Olympic MTB race?

Who can win gold in the Tokyo Olympic MTB race?

The Tokyo Olympics are about to start - who can win the mountain bike races? 21 Jul 2021
TESTED: Merida Ninety-Six RC XT

TESTED: Merida Ninety-Six RC XT

Merida's Ninety Six RC XT is a full carbon cross-country race bike with some nifty features. 10 Jul 2021
Bontrager's new RSL carbon integrated mountain bike stem and handlebar

Bontrager's new RSL carbon integrated mountain bike stem and handlebar

Bontrager have released their RSL integrated mountain bike cockpit, one piece bars and stems with options for flat bars and risers. 9 Jul 2021
Lecomte strikes again Leogang

Lecomte strikes again Leogang

While Lecomte rides away again, Flueckiger wins another World Cup at round three in Leogang. 14 Jun 2021
TESTED: Orbea Oiz M Team

TESTED: Orbea Oiz M Team

Orbea may no longer be a gun manufacturer, having shifted from rifles to bicycles about 90 years ago. But that's not to say they don't produce weapons for the trails. 18 May 2021