Mountain Biking Features

Preparing for marathon season

Preparing for marathon season

As the National XCO Season draws to a close, many readers will be turning their attention to the marathon season ahead. With races such as Dwellingup 100, Kowalski Classic and the Flight Centre Epic, there are certainly many fantastic marathon events to choose from over the coming months. There are several ways you can approach training and preparation leading into marathon season. In this article I have outlined how you can utilise principles of reverse periodisation in your training program with particular focus on increasing your threshold power. 16 Jun 2017
TESTED: Focus Jam

TESTED: Focus Jam

Focus. It’s a name that conjures images of precision, German engineering, clarity of thought and exactness of motion. Jam (noun); A fruit conserve, delicious on toast. We put the Focus Jam to the toast. We mean test.. 14 Jun 2017
Run away to Noosa

Run away to Noosa

Join us for a trip over mountains and on toward the sea as we explore hidden trails and all that the tourism mecca of Noosa has to offer. 12 Jun 2017
TESTED: Assos MTB Collection

TESTED: Assos MTB Collection

If you're looking for someone to blame for the mamil (middle aged man in lycra) it could be Assos. We put the inventors of lycra to the test out on the trail, how did they stack up? Read on for more. 10 Jun 2017
WORKSHOP : Shimano Di2 setup tips

WORKSHOP : Shimano Di2 setup tips

Di2 is still pretty new on the mountain bike scene, but now it’s at an XT level and on more bikes, there are also more people making an upgrade. So we thought we’d talk you through a few pointers to get it set up neatly, make sure it’s running up to date and what to look at as a new user. 8 Jun 2017
How to manual rollers and tabletops at speed

How to manual rollers and tabletops at speed

It's not exactly a sentence that rolls of the tongue but it is one of the more important skills that you can learn as a mountain biker. If you can't jump them here is the best way to manual rollers and tabletops at speed. 6 Jun 2017
TESTED: Salsa Woodsmoke Carbon 27.5 plus

TESTED: Salsa Woodsmoke Carbon 27.5 plus

Salsa is a brand that all too frequently flies under the radar with quality, well designed and hard riding bikes. Can the Salsa Woodsmoke Carbon 27.5+ keep up the tradition? 4 Jun 2017
NUTRITION: THE ART OF SUFFERING AND BEATING FATIGUE

NUTRITION: THE ART OF SUFFERING AND BEATING FATIGUE

Anyone that rides has experienced fatigue at some point in their training and racing. But how do you tell the difference between normal fatigue and something more sinister? And what can you do to minimise fatigue so that you can get the most out of your training and nail your next race? 2 Jun 2017
Escape the Winter

Escape the Winter

Stuck at your desk, longing for images of summer? Maybe you just need to look north. Join us on this great escape as we take a fat bike journey through Tropical North Queensland. 31 May 2017
TESTED: Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL

TESTED: Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL

Chris Herron hits the trails with the Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL and returns with results. 29 May 2017
Like A Local : Tropical North Queensland

Like A Local : Tropical North Queensland

Like a Local. Five girls explore the trails and beaches of Tropical North Queensland away from the tourist traps. 25 May 2017
TESTED: Pro Tool Essentials Pack

TESTED: Pro Tool Essentials Pack

Looking for a starter pack to home and trail bike maintenance? Perhaps this Pro Tool Essentials pack is just whats right for you. 25 May 2017
TESTED: Rocday Flow gloves

TESTED: Rocday Flow gloves

Need a light, comfortable glove that's been designed by mountain bikers to give you everything you need and nothing you don't? Maybe the Rocday Flow is for you. 18 May 2017
RECIPE: Blueberry, coconut, lemon and ginger loaf

RECIPE: Blueberry, coconut, lemon and ginger loaf

This loaf should hit the spot for riders wanting natural flavours, some spice for flavour, and a high carbohydrate snack for before, during or after your ride. 14 May 2017
RECIPE: High-fibre zucchini and carrot bread

RECIPE: High-fibre zucchini and carrot bread

High fibre, high protein, high in vegetables….. What more could you want? If you need a high-fibre, healthy snack, check out this recipe from Karen Hill. 14 May 2017
FOURTIFIED

FOURTIFIED

The four horsemen. 4x4s. Four leafed clovers. Four letter words. Fourtified. Wade Simmons, Rémi Gauvin, Vaea Verbeeck, and Carson Storch take their new Altitudes to the four corners of the earth to shoot our new film. 12 May 2017
TESTED: MERIDA BIG. TRAIL 800

TESTED: MERIDA BIG. TRAIL 800

This is not your average hardtail, tune in for some fun times and see just what makes the Merida Big trail succeed. 10 May 2017
The Best Western - the power of the cape to cape

The Best Western - the power of the cape to cape

The wonderful Western Australian four-stage festival of mountain biking is poised to celebrate a decade of top quality action in 2017 – and it continues to go from strength to strength. 5 May 2017
TESTED: Trek Stache

TESTED: Trek Stache

In an industry of ever-evolving genres and standards, you’d be forgiven for seeing a 29+ bike for the first time and saying, “Urgh, not another style!” but perhaps hold your tongue. 3 May 2017
TESTED: Geligmite savoury gel

TESTED: Geligmite savoury gel

Do you love Vegemite? Well we may have the gel for you! 1 May 2017
PTR: Margaret River's compartment 10 trails

PTR: Margaret River's compartment 10 trails

The Compartment 10 trails located in the magnificent South West of Western Australia were opened last October after roughly four years of hard work and planning. And AMB enjoyed a guided visit with trail builder boss David Willcox from Common Ground Trails. 30 Apr 2017