The latest issue of Australian Mountain Bike magazine is at your newsagent. Take a peek inside the issue as we explore the trails of Queensland, and dig in to find out what makes the Sunshine State such a good place to be a mountain biker.
Issue #160 of Australian Mountain Bike magazine has just landed in newsagents. Our latest issue is packed full of new content, and much of it comes from the Sunshine State. As the weather cools off, and the daylight hours are getting shorter, Queensland starts to gain prominence.
There have been numerous trail developments throughout Queensland, and we went to visit Hidden Vale Adventure Park, which has seen an epic amount of trail built. It's not just us who thought the new trails are pretty immense, the Yeti Factory Enduro Team were training there in late summer ahead of the EWS kicking off in Rotorua.
We also made sure we had some time at the beach at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. But there's way more to Noosa than relaxing at the beach. The trails at Wooroi are fun, and there's a lot of adventure to be had in the Hinterland along the Noosa Trail Network.
With the opportunities on offer in the big hills behind Noosa, we're pretty sure we will be back for some overnight adventures!
For a true tropical escape this winter, you can't look beyond Tropical North Queensland. With the World Championships heading to Cairns in September, you don't need to wait that long to get up there. But there's more to do than ride at Smithfield and Atherton. The whole area is a spider web of trails and back roads, and we had a crew up there on a bikepacking trip. They only just touched the surface.
On test in Issue #160
We had plenty of bikes and bits to test in Issue #160. From the latest Norco Sight Carbon, to the new Salsa Woodsmoke bikepacking rig.
There's lots more, from tips on manualling via Jared Rando, reviews of a Stages power meter, PRO Tools, the latest Rocky Mountain Element, and the Focus JAM.
Of course, if you subscribe to AMB you're in for a chance to win a KTM Lycan 22, the very one we tested last issue!
AMB Issue #160 is on sale right now - go check it out. You won't be disappointed.