Previewing our new issue

We’re just putting the finishing touches to our next issue, and as usual, it’s going to be a bit of a cracker. Here’s a few outtake shots and a rundown of what to expect.


 On the local side, we travel back to the Apple Isle to ride the magic trails around Derby – although this time there’s a different twist to our accommodation. You’ll have to see it to believe it!

Our intrepid overseas team has also sent back a beauty of a story from a place you wouldn’t put high on your list of places to go – Iran. 

We catch up with perennial EWS frother Josh Carlson as he tackles possibly his most important season yet – and even captured a shot of him not smiling!

You and your bike 

We also get the inside scoop on how a real-world rider like you or I can balance life and work to ride his dream event – which happens to be one of the toughest on the planet.

Suspension is a big part of our bike make-up, but it’s amazing just how little we know about the most crucial part of our rig – so we visit one of Sydney’s only suspension tuners to find out more.


We gather a fleet of 29er trail weapons for this issue, including the new Intense Sniper, Santa Cruz’s classic Hightower, a Rocky Mountain Instinct and the updated Norco Optic.

We also check out Connor Fearon’s new Kona and say hi to our new drop-bar Polygon.

Ridden and rated

A new TLD A2 helmet is put through its pace, as are Shimano’s new Saint SPD pedals and a Vorsprung upgrade for your Rock Shox forks.

The issue will be out in early April, and you can subscribe here. All new subs will score a workshop essential, too – Topeak’s awesome digital pressure guage!

Bicycling Australia

“The Esquire oozes character and quality, each component seems to have been selected carefully and combine to create a bike which delivers across the board. The nishing touch is the quality paint scheme, unique and stylish and very appealing.”

Watch as Don Mitchell and Gary Hunt install Rotor's revolutionary UNO hydraulic groupset. A review will appear in the May /June edition of Bicycling Australia. Watch the video, read the article and have your say on this unique hydraulic offering.

The Noosa Classic is just 4-months away! To be held in Queensland’s iconic coastal destination on August 26th 2018, the event is set to attract riders Australia wide and international cycling enthusiasts.