Just in time for a summer of mountain biking, AMB Issue #172 has hit the shelves. This is our 4th Alpine Issue, something we have taken to doing once per year. Riding in the high alpine is a special mountain bike experience. Typically you are away from crowds, heat and work.

So that's where lots of our stories come from for this issue. We took a trip to Thredbo with some of the best young gravity talent, to look into why exactly Thredbo is the home of gravity riding in Australia.

We also had a story from Chris Panozzo, riding from the top of the trails at Falls Creek back to his home town of Mt Beauty with Ben McIlroy - a ride that disregarded mountain bike park boundaries and instead sought to create a big mountain experience.

 

We also had Ryan Walsch test Fox Live Valve with Ride Fox Australia - they had some of the custom wizardry so Ryan could really tune the settings to create a bike that rode just how he wanted - you can find out more in the issue.

While at Thredbo we also had a chance to sit down with Kye A'Hern to find out about his 2018 season (spoiler - it was amazing) and how he plans to build from here. 

Is that is? Well no - we have the back end crammed with bike and product reviews, and tips on nutrition, riding skills, workshop activities and more. Plus there's news, opinion, an event calendar and first aid tips for the trail. Don't miss Issue #172, and remember if you subscribe you never miss an issue, you can win stuff, and you save money.

Seb Jayne tests the Whyte T-130S