MOUNTAIN BIKING

As a newbie starting out, I was bombarded with mountain biking advice from all sides. I found it to be a very welcoming community, with many people eager to share their experience. Although everyone meant well, unfortunately not all mountain biking advice you receive should...

Carbon mountain bikes have now become commonplace on the professional circuit due to their tough, lightweight construction. But where does that leave casual, recreational riders? Are carbon mountain bikes worth the additional expense? Are they even better than aluminium bikes? APPLICATION Firstly, depending on your application, a...

Mixing your love for mountain biking with the love you have for your family isn't always easy. There is no guarantee that they will like it. Then you have the issue of managing three or four people's gear as well as your own. But it...

We are lucky here in Australia. For many mountain bike riders around the world, winter riding means freezing temperatures, white powder, or icy brown sludge. Here there are very few places that have to contend with really cold conditions. But for those of us who...

Mountain bike trips are an awe-inspiring way of seeing a country, and I wholeheartedly recommend anyone who gets the opportunity to go on one, to grasp it with both hands. But before you set off, most people will need to do some training to get...

When the conditions get moist out on trails, mountain biking gets tricky. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but personally, I can’t get enough of it. I worked in Scotland for a few years after finishing university and the trails over there get some pretty heavy...

Once you have exhausted all the trails within cycling distance of your home, you will need to think about buying a bike rack. The right bike rack for you will depend on a number of factors, what kind of car you have, how many bikes...

Nobody wants to look like a novice, whatever you are turning your hand to. But at the same time, everyone has to start from somewhere. The mountain biking community are a friendly and helpful group. No doubt any experienced mountain biker will be more than...

If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, these apps are for you. Use these apps before, during, and after your ride to add a little something extra to your adventure. SINGLETRACKS Singletracks provides information on trail locations, lengths, difficulties and photos. It also has a review system...

As a pedal-pushing enthusiast, I have tried both mountain biking and road biking. I spent years pushing myself on the tarmac but almost as soon as I discovered mountain biking I was immediately a convert. It isn’t anything against roadies or the roadie community, it's...