Summer is here and with it our first issue for summer - and in this case that's the Alpine Issue. Just like last year, we're bringing you stories from the high places of Australia, plus our usual great mix of news and reviews, and stories from at home and around the world.

Become a Pioneer!

The 2018 edition of The Pioneer is open for entry and we've taken a clook at the course for the updated mountain bike stage race. With killer trails in Queenstown, Coronet Peak and Central Otago, this is an event you shouldn't miss if you like distance based mountain biking.

Skill up with BMTI

We speak to the guys behind BMTI, who are increasing the level of qualifications for mechanics in bike shops around Australia. They've got great tips to keep your bike running in top shape. 

Your alpine bike park guide 

They're open, they're ready - here's out guide to the big four alpine play grounds in Australia's High Country. What sort of trails they have, shuttle or lift details, events, where to stay, and can you take your E-MTB?

Adventures up high with Chris Panozzo

For lots of mountain bikers who live in the Alpine Shire, summer is about having a huge mountain bike playground. Chris Panozzo put together a big piece about why the big mountains and long trails of the high country continue to inspire him to get out and ride.

 

We test the best!

We test a range of new bikes and products, including the all new Scott Genius 920. 150mm of travel, with super long and low geometry and adjustable all with a flick of a switch. Is that too good to be true?