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

On Saturday, March 17th 2018, 53 riders will set out for the 'official unoficial' Indian Pacific Wheel Race, a ride across Australia after the official event was cancelled earlier this year.

Boasting an array of desirable go-fast features the Propel is an intriguing, 
fast-looking machine. Gary Hunt has been riding the Advanced Pro Disc for review

In huge news Bicycling Australia's booming Classic's Gran Fondo events have partnered with Eurosport - Eurosport has been named as exclusive TV promotional partner along with numerous other high-profile co-branding initiatives and inclusions.