Bike Tech

Carbon MTB wheels with a lifetime warranty that even covers impact damage — how is that even possible? We spoke to Tristan Thomas, the founder of Wheelworks to find out more and also quizzed him about the latest trends in wheel design.

Frame geometry plays a crucial role in determining how a bike will handle and ride. Here’s a rundown of the key elements and how they can affect performance.

Carbon versus alloy and changing suspension systems - we discuss all this and more with Juergen Falke, head of design at Merida Bicycles.

Check out the Giant Reign ridden by one of the fastest Aussie EWS riders - Josh Carlson.

Pro Bike Check

Fabien Barel is very particular about his bike setup. We took a closer look at his Canyon Strive to see what the ex-world champ rides as his go-to trail rig.

Owen Pemberton is the senior design engineer at Norco Bicycles — he played a major role in designing their recently released Optic trail bike. We spoke to him about the design process to get an inside look at what makes this Canadian brand tick.

Fat tyre bikes have been around for some time and now we have ‘plus’ bikes too, but what are they for and which is more versatile?

Cockpit Setup

Tossing bucket loads of cash at the latest gear is pointless if your bike doesn’t fit. Here’s a rundown on the key points that you need to consider.

All About e-Bikes

An in-depth read on e-bikes; what are they and how will they impact our sport.

Helmet Standards

A look at helmet design and the process behind standards testing.

With an all-star line-up, the RockShox Enduro Challenge at Mt Buller was a great opportunity to see what some of the world’s best riders are using for gravity enduro racing.

Who would you guys recommend as the best bike mechanic for Fox suspension in Sydney? My shocks I need a service and the brakes need bleeding too.

I’m looking to get into mountain bike events like the Cape to Cape stage race and want to get a dual suspension bike for under $2,000. Any suggestions?

Do you know anything about the laws and fatbikes on the sand?

Just wondering if an 11-speed chainring (like you’d get on a SRAM X01 crankset) is compatible with a 1x10 setup?

I’m in Brisbane and have been shopping around for a new mountain bike. I’m thinking I will get a 29er dually but I’m hearing a lot of stuff from sales people that sounds like ‘BS’.