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

 

We often get asked "Which brakes should I buy?". The answer isn't easy so we have put together a basic Pros and Cons list which will hopefully help you decide. Let's face it, no one makes a bad brake these days so we suggest you choose the brake that best suits your performance preferences and budget. Brake Systems SRAM Brakes ...

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We've recently DOUBLED the amount of funds we put forward - so now each month, we put $1,200 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We've recently DOUBLED the amount of funds we put forward - so now each month, we put $1,200 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group...

 

 

So you're just the slightest bit tempted about planning a trip to the Red Centre with your bike but you're not sure about the logistics of it all? Well, fear not. We've summed up some answers to the most common sticking points people might have when considering a riding trip to Alice Springs. Too Hard to Get Th...

 

 

Think Alice Springs and the first few things that come to mind are hot, desolate and arid. So it’s ironically surprising that this remote town in the middle of Australia can offer such a unique, challenging and awesome mountain bike experience! We were sceptical to begin with, so when Tourism NT invited our customer service manager Rob and I for a 5-day MTB holiday in the Alice, it was an offer we couldn't refuse and it’s certainly a riding adventure that stands on its own! ...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We've recently DOUBLED the amount of funds we put forward - so now each month, we put $1,200 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group...

 

 

This recipe is so simple that even the self-proclaimed kitchen failure can manage to make these. Packed full of good fat from nuts, fast and slow burning carbs between the oats, fruit and honey and a bit of protein these are a fabulous "on-the-go" snack, without being sickly sweet. I prefer to use real food over store-bought energy bars every day of the week, unless I’m training for a race or actually racing. Oh, and they passed the “will my family eat this...

 

 

We’ve recently expanded our range of seats designed to help get your little ones into MTB and bikes before they’re likely to be able to shred on their own. As the range expands, it’s a fair question to ask how they all these kids bike seats compare and which child’s bike seat is most suit...

 

 

Many of us have said it time and time again “we are just out riding for fun” but at the end of the day if your mate is dropping you up a hill or you’re unable to ride for the day due to fatigue, it’s safe to say you’re not going to be having as much fun as you possibly could. With shorter days, due to winter, work or family commitments its often difficult to fit in a ride every day. But 30-45 minutes in the gym focussing on sport specific training can be the best investment you’ll make not on...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We've recently DOUBLED the amount of funds we put forward - so now each month, we put $1,200 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group...

 

 

If you’re a parent who loves to mountain bike, chances are you would love to see your little ones experience this great sport as well. A bunch of us here are MTB Direct are parents ourselves and love taking our kids out with us on the trails. You're spending quality time together outside, getting fit, and doing the sport you love - it's hard to beat! Along with balance bikes...

 

 

If you don’t want to get injured then I suggest that mountain biking is perhaps not the sport for you. There will be plenty of occasions when you overestimate your abilities and bleed. Or do one of my best-rehearsed tricks, and fall off a stationary bike. Don’t pretend like you’ve never done it before. I work with a lot of clients who are recovering from injury- mountain bike related and other. And recently I managed a decent one myself. I’d like to say it was a spectacular ju...

 

 

Bottom Bracket Drop/Height BB Drop and Height are important factors to consider when looking at the geometry of a bike. We'll be defining, comparing, and explaining how BB Drop and Height effect the ride qualities of a bike. DEFINITION BB Drop...

 

 

Quite possibly the largest flat pedal in production, the Pedaling Innova...

 

 

The weekend rolls around and it’s the one time in the week you can realistically contemplate a nice long ride, without having to wake up with the sun. Or is it? Don’t get me wrong – I wouldn’t trade this parenting gig for anything in the world, not even a new bike. But if I want to get out on a longer ride on the weekend, as a parent it can honestly be quite challenging. Nonetheless, the husband and I have mastered this quite well, and it doesn’t all boil down to a parent relay even...

 

 

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We've recently DOUBLED the amount of funds we put forward - so now each month, we put $1,200 on the table, and we ask our customers to vote to decide who gets the funds. Each group...

 

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE GLOVES “Handy” little pieces of fabric used to cover hands, provide more grip on the handlebars, and prevent damage to our digits when things go wrong! There are various types of gloves out there, and the array of choices for such as seemingly simple item may seem overwhelming. But when you break it down, it's not too hard to work out what you need in a glove,...

 

 

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! ...