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Round one of the Downhill World Cup series has been run and won and much of the talk surrounded the move to 29-inch wheels.

The Santa Cruz Syndicate was the first big team to roll up to the start line of a World Cup round with the big wheels and since then Mondraker has come out of the closet with Danny Hart racing a round of the British Downhill Series aboard a 29er.

This extended 18 minute video provides a look behind the pre-season testing that the Syndicate did, with riders like Greg Minnar, Loris Vergier and Luca Shaw offering their thoughts on the new V10 29er.

It certainly looks like an interesting World Cup race season ahead!

Bicycling Australia

As of today just 6 days remain to take advantage of the Clare Classic Early Bird special entry rates. The thrilling Gran Fondo cycling event will be held in Clare, less than 2 hours from Adelaide, on April 8 2018.

The latest player in the Sydney dockless share bike scheme - the fourth after Obike, Ofo and Reddy Go - Mobikes feature a lightweight brushed alloy finish, are shaft drive, have airless tires and disk brakes - But will they be popular?

UPDATED: The driver that hit and killed a female cyclist in December last year appeared before a Sydney court this week.