workshop

WORKSHOP: How to fix trashy gears

WORKSHOP: How to fix trashy gears

This issue we thought we’d talk you through a few issues that can cause bad shifting. Whether that’s slow, sluggish shifting - or not working at all. 6 Dec 2017
Summit Cycles top six most useful tools

Summit Cycles top six most useful tools

Joe Dodd and Chris Herron not only put together our Workshop section each issue, but they are also the people on the tools at Summit Cycles in Sydney. When asked what their five most useful tools were in the shop, they were quick to respond - and gave us six. 30 Nov 2017
Life on the road with BMC

Life on the road with BMC

What's it take to be a mechanic on the road. 20 Nov 2017
Finding the perfect tune - Fox tune

Finding the perfect tune - Fox tune

Fox Factory Tune is a new service that promises to update your existing suspension system to bring it bang up to date - without the huge cost of completely replacing your fork or shock. 12 Nov 2017
TOOLS AND TIPS: Your DIY masterclass

TOOLS AND TIPS: Your DIY masterclass

Your number one guide to setting up your home workshop! 4 Nov 2017
In the pits with Darren Burns and Norco Factory Racing

In the pits with Darren Burns and Norco Factory Racing

Jump under the Norco Factory Racing tent for tips on over-preparing your bike with Darren Burns. 9 Sep 2017
In the pits at Cairns with Shimano

In the pits at Cairns with Shimano

In the pits and toolbox with Shimano race support - and Jason Morgan's tips on brake bleeds. 8 Sep 2017
WORKSHOP: How to install a headset and fork

WORKSHOP: How to install a headset and fork

For this issue we thought we’d talk you through the simple task of fitting a new fork. But while we’re at it, we’ll also also give you a few steps to fitting a new headset.  8 Sep 2017
Keeping Loris Vergier on track in Smithfield

Keeping Loris Vergier on track in Smithfield

We jumped into the Santa Cruz Syndicate tent to speak to Loris Vergier's mechanic about his tools, tips and setup for the World Championships in Cairns 7 Sep 2017
Inside the BMC team tent at a World Cup

Inside the BMC team tent at a World Cup

We spoke to the BMC mechanics about their role on at a World Cup mountain bike race. 24 Aug 2017
Fitting a Fox Transfer dropper post

Fitting a Fox Transfer dropper post

Follow this step-by-step guide to get your Fox Transfer dropper post set up perfectly 11 Aug 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 set up SRAM Eagle

How to set up SRAM Eagle

Hopefully someone was kind to you or you were kind to yourself and now you have a SRAM Eagle group set. If you were that lucky, we’re going to talk you through how to install it. 16 Apr 2017
How to service a DT Swiss freehub

How to service a DT Swiss freehub

Here we will talk you through how to service a DT Swiss free hub body. 4 Feb 2017
Tuning your clutch derailleur

Tuning your clutch derailleur

Today we are going to be looking at Shimano’s clutch system. Both Sram and Shimano have similar systems to help with chain retention and the prevention of chain slap and drivetrain noise. I will run through adjusting the clutch on 10 speed and 11 speed rear derailleurs. 20 Nov 2016
How to rebuild a Rockshox Reverb

How to rebuild a Rockshox Reverb

How to perform a RockShox Reverb service. This will be a bit more in depth than just a lever bleed. It shouldn’t be forgotten that hydraulic dropper posts need servicing too, just like hydraulic brakes and suspension 13 Nov 2016
How to bleed your SRAM Guides

How to bleed your SRAM Guides

Being new to the market, it seems appropriate to do a how-to on the new SRAM Guide brakes. They’re new, work brilliantly and I’m sure you’ll see a lot of them on new bikes, or they might be a brake upgrade down the track. 6 Nov 2016
How to build your own wheels in fourteen steps

How to build your own wheels in fourteen steps

This is a very simple ‘how-to’ on building a wheel. It’s a simple task, but takes patience to do it well. The process has been split into two. Here’s the first of two parts – choosing your spokes and getting your wheel laced up. 30 Oct 2016
Long travel suspension setup - the basics

Long travel suspension setup - the basics

Struggling with your suspension setup? Maybe it's time to go back to basics. 25 Sep 2016
TESTED: Ride Mechanic lubricants and cleaners

TESTED: Ride Mechanic lubricants and cleaners

Choosing the right chain lube can be as personal as tyre choice, tyre pressure, or sock height. 21 Jan 2016
How to clean your bike

How to clean your bike

A clean bike is a happy bike, and a reliable bike. Here's how to make sure your bike is set to roll for a long time to come. 15 Apr 2015