Ultimate Garage Giveaway
Let’s face it; every red-blooded mountain biker could use a few more toys in their garage. Well one lucky reader will ride away with over $16,000 of new bikes and gear — everything you need to create the Ultimate Garage!
KTM Lycan 273 SE1 $3,799
It seems that mid-travel trail bikes are all the rage at the moment, combining low weight and efficient pedalling with enough fun-factor rolled in to make them a blast to ride on trails that don’t remand masses of travel. With 125mm of travel, 27.5 wheels, short 433mm chainstays and a 67-degree head angle, the Lycan 273 SE1 provides a fast and engaging ride. The ‘Straight Line’ suspension system keeps the frame simple and light, as does the Shimano SLX/XT 1X11 drivetrain. It’s a bike that’s virtually guaranteed to leave you with a post-ride grin!
Merida One-Forty 500 $2,499
Get rowdy on the trail with the One-Forty; Merida’s premium hydroformed alloy all-mountain platform. As the name suggests it delivers 140mm of travel, which is provided by their efficient pedalling VPK suspension system. The 500 is fitted out with a RockShox Sector 140mm fork, Fox Float rear shock, Shimano Deore 3X10 running gear and has thru-axles at both ends.
Salted Popcorn Enduro $3,299
For many fatbikes are the ultimate adventure machine, and with the Aussie designed Popcorn Enduro in your quiver, you won’t be limited by the trail anymore. Equipped with 4.8-inch Vee Tire Snowshoes and 100mm wide Dice rims, the Popcorn floats over terrain that will stop any regular or plus tyre MTB in its tracks. The massive air volume means single digit tyre pressures and limitless traction on the trail too. While hardtails are the popular option when it comes to fatbikes, Salted also offers a 110/120mm travel fat tyred dually—the Rock Candy. Choose between either option if you win the Ultimate Garage giveaway!
Topeak Home Workshop $1,650
Everything your Ultimate Garage needs for working on your fleet of bikes. The $900 Topeak Prep Station is both portable and comprehensive, including everything from allen keys to heavy duty tools like chain whips and pedal spanners. Additionally, the D-Torq digital torque wrench ($300) ensures that nothing gets over tightened. Working on your rig will also be easier with the Prep Stand Pro ($450); this foldable workstand even incorporates a digital scale for weighing your bikes!
100% DH Helmet & Gear $1,088
Ever wanted to dabble in the gravity side of the sport? Well 100% is offering all this kit to get you started; Aircraft R8 Carbon DH helmet ($650), Accuri Mirror lens goggles ($80), ITrack Gloves ($38) and $320 worth of Airmatic riding gear. This amazing package will keep you safe and looking like a pro!
Endura Fuel & Hydration $873
With all these new bikes to ride, you’ll need loads of energy to keep you going. To this end, Endura is supplying a year’s worth of high performance ride fuel! Endura Rehydration ($90 for 2kg) provides easy to consume carbohydrates and electrolytes while the Endura Energy Gels delivers a blast of carbs whenever you need it. The Ultimate Garage winner will receive one 2kg tub of Endura Rehydration and a box of 20 Gels every two months, plus six Endura bottles.
Buzz Rack Scorpion $818
Ferry your bikes around on the Scorpion rack ($719). This tow ball mounted rack cradles the bikes from underneath the wheels, which is the safest way to secure them. It also incorporates number plate mounting, taillights and folds for easier rear door access. The rack will also be supplied with the $99 fat tyre adaptor kit.
Santini Clothing $417
Santini has launched a new range of off-road clothing. The Forge jersey ($100) and shorts ($109) combine loose fitting casual style with the quality that this classic Italian brand is known for. Also included are the gel chamois equipped Agile 2 undershort ($79) and a Santini Buff neck scarf ($29) to complete your ultimate wardrobe.
BBB Eyewear $340
BBB will set the Ultimate Garage winner up with three sets of eyewear; the Adapt and Summit full wrap-around sports models and a set Street casual sunnies. Vision enhancement both on and off the trail.
Three sets of AMS Frame Guards $270
Made from semi-rigid PVC, these adhesive backed guards feature a honeycomb structure that provides high impact and abrasion protection. They normally sell for $90 each and you’ll get a pack for each bike if you win the Ultimate Garage giveaway.
Troy Lee Designs Clothing $240
Kit yourself out in Troy Lee Designs gear with the Network jersey ($70), Connect shorts ($120) and Starburst gloves ($50). The shorts are a lightweight ‘trail friendly’ design made with four-way stretch fabric while the jersey combines casual style with a quick-drying polyester/cotton fabric.
Topeak Joe Blow Booster $240
Going tubeless can provide real performance gains with fewer punctures but the initial setup process can be a pain. The Topeak Joe Blow Booster Pump makes the task far easier. It features a secondary barrel that, once pressurised, blasts your tubeless tyres onto the rim with ease.
Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone $230
Troy Lee Designs is well known for making stylish gear and the A1 Drone is a cool looking helmet. It offers extended coverage for added protection and the external micro-shell wraps right around the underside of the helmet to protect against general wear and tear. It’s also offered in three sizes for a perfect fit.
Five Ten Freerider $185
They say that flat pedals win medals but having the right shoes is a key part of the game. The Five Ten Freerider shoes are specially designed to stick to your pedals like glue with super tacky Stealth Rubber. Aside from being great on the bike, they also perform as a casual shoe when you head to the pub for that post-ride beer.
Ogio Baja 70 $145
Offering a two litre water capacity, the OGIO Baja 70 is a handy companion on any trail ride. It also has an easy to access external pocket and more room inside the main compartment for carrying spares and food. Bulky items can be strapped externally via the elastic strapping and reflective trim for added safety.
Northwave Skeleton Gloves & Socks $135
The Skeleton gloves ($45) have well-ventilated uppers and breathable gel pads for added shock absorption. They also feature pull-tabs between the fingers for easy removal. The Ultimate Garage winner will also get to stock their draw with three pairs of Northwave socks valued at $30 each.
Juice Scrub & Buff Pack $65
Degreaser, bike cleaner, polish, lube and even a chain cleaner; the Scrub and Buff pack gives you the items you need to care for your Ultimate Garage full of bikes.