Maverick Series

Marathon Series: The Maverick Marathon and The Real Insurance

What is it about a series that inspires a rider to enter a collective of events with the view to achieve in both the individual event and the series overall? The fields of XCO and DH have are veterans in series … Read More

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Tips for racing a mountain bike time trial

It’s pretty common these days for a mountain bike stage race, even a marathon stage race, to include a short TT leg, usually by way of a prologue. Mountain bike TTs give riders a chance to thrash out some of their … Read More

Race start of the JetBlack 24 Hour Race 2013. Photo: Cell Bikes/ Jo Fox

24 Hour Racing floods the Australian Spring

24 Hour racing has been changing in recent years. While the crowds might not be as huge as they were around 2004 and onwards, the events are no less relevant to mountain bikers in Australia. The events themselves have … Read More

Eliza's Obsess

Giant Obsess of Eliza Kwan

If you are cross country inclined in Australia, the chances are you have grown up on lap based endurance races, or 'Enduros' in the form we originally knew them. Both Rocky Trail Entertainment and Chocolate Foot run some … Read More

The finish at the Roc Laissagais

2014 Roc Laissagais

"You're going to do what? After the last couple of times? Are you sure?" Such was the comment of various riding mates upon hearing that I would be returning to the Roc Laissagais in 2014. 2012 - one week after the … Read More

Men's podium Wombat 100 2014. photo: Richie Tyler

Wallace and Anset win Real XCM Round 3: Wombat 100

The Real Insurance XCM Series is not letting up, with Round 3 right on the back of Round 2 last weekend. Many of Australia's Elite MTB races headed to Cammeray Waters, where the Wombat 100 is based. The race takes its … Read More


Shimano Unveil XTR M9000 – more gears, more options, more everything!

Shimano have chosen the Sea Otter Classic and the accompanying trade show to unveil the latest generation of XTR - M9000. Reportedly the most advanced XTR group set to date, the M9000 group has been completely redesigned … Read More

The Contraption - half setup. Photo: Chris Pedder

How to inflate tubeless tyres

Inflating tubeless tyres might not be straight forward if you don't have a compressor at hand, or strong arms and a high volume track pump. Although some tyre and rim combinations seal up with ease, other compatible … Read More


Skills Coaching For Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers, or at least most male ones, are inveterate fettlers. Always tweaking a bit of bike set-up, getting excited about a new piece of kit, or boring everyone stupid about tyre or shock pressures. And even … Read More