All photos by Oliver King The Apple Isle may soon become the Mountain Bike Isle with the rate of new trails being built in Tasmania. Moving away from its history as a penal colony for a penal colony, and home for the militant left wing greens, much of Tasmania is…
Don’t leave home without spares, but don’t take the kitchen sink. Taking the right things also means packing right too. Here are a few compact essentials that keep your pack size small, whether your ride is long or short.
Lysterfield Park has long been a popular riding spot for Melbournians. With a 6.3km state mountainbike course, it was host of the 2006 Commonwealth Games’ mountainbiking events. After several extreme weather events in 2010, the world-class mountainbike course and trail network was nearly destroyed. Being inside a National Park, it…
The Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle event finished the days of mountain bike madness in style.
The rain never came but overcast skies remained making the Giant Toa Enduro one of the darkest, slickest and most dangerous Enduro World Series openers ever. Over seven stages, amateurs and pros tested their mettle in the dense Whakarewarewa forest and over the steep steps of the Skyline Gondola terrain.
Rained out on thursday evening, the Rockshox Pumptrack Challenge got it’s time in the spotlight on friday under lights and in a packed in crowd. The handlebar and wheel noise makers were out, there was even the first mexican wave in Crankworx history worldwide but at the heart of it all was some neck and neck racing.
Giro have a strong helmet game, and match it with their shoes and other accessories. Best of all, their popular Terraduro trail shoe is matched with the ladies Terradura.
What was essentially a rebirthed 2006 Rotorua World Championships track put the pressure on those who had raced it before and those that never had. Experience was worth nothing with the slick course constantly changing and ever expanding ruts and holes, putting more than a few people not only into the surrounding rainforest brush but the local medic tent as well.
Ibis founder Scot Nicol is visiting Australia, and heading to Mt Buller to ride the Stonefly trail on 31st March – can you make it?
The Bell Super 2R has been designed to bring the benefits of an XC and a DH helmet together into one versatile lid. We’ve just got one to play with, so let’s find out.