Josh Carlson has done a bunch of racing off road. From XCO, through to Downhill, Enduro - and more commonly now he's racing E-Enduro. Events that are specific for eMTBs are booming globally (sure, with a hiccup last year) and Carlson is at the forefront of the sport.

With the eMTB National Championships taking place on Wednesday 10th at the AusCycling MTB National Championships, Carlson was quick to make his mark on the race, leading from the gun. You can find the wrap up here.

So who is Josh Carlson anyway?

Josh Carlson is a 35 year old pro rider for the Giant Factory Off Road Team. He lives in Wollongong and he's in Maydena just for the eMTB race (and a bunch of runs on the hill). He's sponsored by: Giant Factory Offroad Team, Thule, Swift Supplements, FTP Training, Barkbusters.

You can follow him on Instagram: @joshcarlson__

A closer look at the Giant Trance X E-29

Bike: Giant Trance X E

Fork: Fox Factory 38, 160mm travel. 140psi. 10 low 4 high spd compression. 7 slow 5 high speed rebound

Shock: Custom Fox Factory Float X2, 140mm travel. 25% sag, 240psi. 12 low 6 high speed compression. 6 slow 7 high speed rebound.

Shifter: Shimano XT

Derallieur: Shimano XT

Cranks: Praxis Carbon, 165mm.

Hubs: Giant

Rims: Giant TPX Carbon, 30mm internal.

Tyre liners: 29 XC Cushcore, rear only.

Tyres: Maxxis Assegai front&rear. Rear is EXO casing 2.6" width. Front is prototype, spec unknown.

Brakes: XTR Front, XTR/XT rear. Resin pads.

Stem: Giant 60mm

Bars: Giant 765mm length, 20mm rise, 35mm bore.

Seatpost: Giant 170mm dropper

Saddle: ProGear Turnix

Maydena mods: Faster rolling rear tyre, at lightweight EXO Casing. This helps with climbing grip, drops the weight. Bike is in the Low Setting flipchip.