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Below is a list of our latest blog posts, enjoy!

 

Despite what anyone will tell you, you can ride anything on a hardtail, I race enduro on mine! Here are our top tips on how to upgrade your hardtail more comfortable, more capable, more faster, and more betterer. Cockpit Regardless of what type of hardtail you're on, be it a base level start-up bike, XC race rig, or a high-end hardtail ...

 

 

All big rides are not created equal, and so there’s no one size fits all approach to staying fuelled and hydrated when you’re out on a ride. You need to consider how long you’ll be out, the type of riding you will do, are you intending to push hard or take it easy? Or are you racing? I do have one general rule though, when I get asked for advice on riding and fuelling – get your everyday diet right first because everything else is just the cream on top....

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We put $600 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group gets at least $150, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $300! ...

 

 

Mountain biking, like many adventure sports, has a rather ‘male’ image. The numbers don’t lie - the stats show that most participants, at both a professional, amateur and recreational level, are blokes. However the stats also show that increasing numbers of women are getting out there and experiencing the fun, challenge and thrill of MTB. The 2016 Dirt Art Survey showed a solid increase in female participation in mountain biking in Australia - from just 10% ...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We put $600 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group gets at least $150, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $300! ...

 

 

If you're the type of rider who loves descending or hitting jumps, then you've probably heard of Evil bikes and their reputation for delivering trail eating machines. For those of you who haven't, Evil is a brand based out of Washington state, USA. Much like the smaller brands such as Transition and Intense, Evil's bikes all have an emphasis on descending and having a blast. Which brings us to our next point, we are super proud to announce that ...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We put $600 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group gets at least $150, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $300! ...

 

 

Six tips for fitting a mountain bike ride into your regular travel plans It's been twelve years since I last spent time in the USA. One of my fondest memories from that family trip was having my younger brother holding onto my collar as I got my balance on a bike - the first bike I'd ridden for a very, very long time - then giving me an almighty push and yelling "pedal, pedal, pedal!". Thanks to a combination of momentum and his hoarse encouragement, I found my ba...

 

 

Carrying Tools on the Trail If you happen to come across any mechanical problems while you’re out hitting the trails, it’s always best to be able to fix them yourself and keep riding or at least be able to get yourself home. What no one wants is to have you walk your bike home. Here are a few different ways you can carry all the tools you’ll need while you ride. Backpack ...

 

 

What Clipless Pedals and Shoes Do I Need? Clipless pedals are a great way to gain some extra rear wheel control, and better efficiency while pedalling. But what are they, and which ones should you get to suit the type of riding you do? This is our guide for which pedals suit which type of riding the best. For some silly reason, the pedals that you clip into are called clipless. This comes from the days of toe-clips being popular in ...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We put $600 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group gets at least $150, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $300! ...

 

 

Join us at the Australian MTB Summit at Mt Buller! We are pumped to have been asked to speak at the 4th Australian Mountain Bike Summit at Mt Buller this year - and we'd love for you to join us! 4th Australian Mountain Bike Summit Collaborate, Educate, Proliferate 4 – 5 December 2017 The Australian Mountain Bike Summit is the only co...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We put $600 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group gets at least $150, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $300! ...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We put $600 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group gets at least $150, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $300! ...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We put $600 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group gets at least $150, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $300! ...

 

 

You've finally planned your dream trip! Travelling thousands of kilometres on your first pilgrimage to the bike capital of the world, Whistler! You know the trails and scenery are amazing, but how do you guarantee you will have a fun and a trouble free week? Top of the World! There are so many important things to prepare and pack that will allow you to enjoy the entire we...

 

 

Father's Day is approaching fast, so if Dad likes to spend his weekends out riding his mountain bike, now's the time to find something in store that he'll defintiely love! We asked the blokes on the Mountain Bikes Direct team what they'd be hoping for when unwrapping their father's day gift for 2017, and here are their top picks - ...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We put $600 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group gets at least $150, but the group with the highest votes at the end of the month scores $300! ...

 

 

Last week, two of our team got to throw on their fancy-pants and head into a gala dinner hosted by the Telstra Business Awards to see how we fared in the annual awards. We're stoked to announce that we WON our category! Now in their 25th year, the Telstra Business Awards are among the most respected in Australia. That also means they're pretty competitive, so it's massively...

 

 

There are so many things to love about MTB riding, but the fact you can ride year round (well, here in Australia!) is definitely up there. And technically, with a bit of planning, you can pretty much ride any time of the day or night! Trail rides at night are an awesome way to fit in a ride when your daylight hours are limited or full of other commitments, or when the winter months bring around those shorter days. They can also be a great option during hotter months in warm climates...