Taste of Spring

Well, well, well! What have we here then? Spring! OK it might not be officially Spring yet but today was the first mild day in months, warm and sunny out on the bike, surrounded by the fresh greens of new growth and flowering natives. It’s been a pretty cold and wet Winter this year. Today was definitely worth a wheelie or two!...

Mt Tarrengower Shuttles...

Had a great day out at Mt Tarrengower on the Mojo HD3! Valley and Citylink were in mint condition thanks to the combination of solid Winter rain and recent trail works. Props to all involved! We rode back up the Mount a couple of times to keep things real before punching out shuttle runs. Yeah I’ve really gotta get back out to Tarrengower while conditions are prime!...

Black Hill MTB Park

There’s a lot of cool and crazy stuff packed into the half a dozen or so short descending trails at the Black Hill MTB Park, Ballarat. Gaps, drops, line options… you name it, and all only a few minutes from the center of town. They’re mostly DH orientated trails so it’s probably a good idea to go for a short walk and check out what’s what before the first run down each trail. Conditions were pretty slippery following recent rain but it was a bunch of fun none the less, especially sessioning some of the tech features. I’m definitely looking forward to heading back to the ‘rat!  ...

You Yangs MTB Park

It’s been great to spend a couple of awesome days over recent weeks at the ever popular You Yangs MTB Park. It’s a couple of hours drive from Castlemaine but well worth the effort. In fact with the masses of granite, jumps, tech features, views and well built and maintained trails I’d rate it as the funnest place to ride in Victoria west of Melbourne – and a life saver during Winter when mountain resorts in North East Vic are closed to MTB.      ...

Six Month Checkup

After six months (already!) of riding on my new Mojo HD3 it’s due for some TLC. The HD3 has been running like a dream but there’s no escaping all those moving bits and pieces on a dual suspension MTB need servicing from time to time. I’ve serviced my headset, bottom bracket, suspension bearings & bushes and seatpost. All good fun to work on, especially in an outdoor Winter...

Cherry Picking

After spending a good chunk of last year out of action with pneumonia, I’ve got to admit this Winter I’ve pretty much stuck to cherry picking the ‘funner’ days for riding. Every now and then, between the cold, wet and grey days there’s a sunny cracker of a day – or a few hours at least anyway. Perfect for getting out on the bike!...

Banking Miles

With all the wet, wintry weather the legs haven’t been getting much MTB action lately. It felt great to get out on a sunny Sunday afternoon and bank some miles on the Mojo HD3.  

New Ibis Ripley & Ripley LS Released

It’s new bike day in the land of Ibis! Chuck and the crew are now proud parents of not one but two new Ripley 29’ers. Twins no less     The New Ripley The ‘New Ripley’ retains the nimble geometry of the original Ripley but with the addition of internal cable routing, increased tire clearance, the return of the threaded bottom bracket, lowered seat mast, Boost 148, molded chainstay and seatstay protection, stiffer eccentric cores and very cool tang and black color options. The Ripley LS (Long & Slack) Long, low and slack is the mantra of new school mountain bikes. Roomier cockpits, shorter stems, stability at speed – all good things that apply equally to 29er’s as they do to 650b. The Ripley LS features a 15mm longer top tube and a slack 67.5 degree head angle.       Check out the Ripley twins at http://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripley_29/      ...

Kendall-Weed goes North West...

Daaamn, another banger Mojo HD3 edit from Jeff Kendall-Weed and Kitsbow! We stole Jeff Kendall-Weed for three days in June to explore a few of Washington’s iconic mountain bike trails. The diversity and quality of riding should be evident from the imagery captured and the smile on Jeff’s face. It’s trails like these that remind us why we enjoy the trail. Awesome example of contemporary mountain bike riding. Check out Jeff’s other recent MTB videos here...

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