Blog

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

 

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! ...

 

 

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 ...

 

 

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! ...

 

 

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! ...