Published: 20 March 2015
Written by Adam Kelsall
Odyssey Locke

Last years Odyssey winner Bec Locke with pain face.

In its short history this race has gained a reputation as a relentless ball busting beast and  tomorrows race will be no different and with deep fields Shizenhausen this years Odyssey podiums are hard to pick!

The course

The first 10km away from the start is fast and furious but also the easiest section of the whole day. After a cold

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Published: 13 March 2015
Written by Adam Kelsall


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Times - XCO - Sat 14th March - Elite Women - 9am & Elite Men 12noon

Green and Gold
Hooped Green and gold Jerseys are up for grabs this weekend at the Mountain Bike Nationals in Bright.

The winners get to rock these prized Jerseys for the next 12months, for those who rep overseas they are especially lusted

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Published: 23 February 2015
Written by Adam Kelsall

Author Ben May pinning out of the car park and up the first climb

The Granite Grind 2015 run by Murrindindi Cycle Club was back again, this time as a standalone event run in conjunction with a huge Demo bike weekend by Yarra Valley cycles. A perfect Alpine Summers day was in store. With scorching temperatures back in Melbourne, racing up on Lake Mountain was a perfect 23degrees.


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Published: 17 February 2015
Written by Adam Kelsall

The 12hour gravity (named when gravity was a thing, before gravity enduro became a new thing) Took place in divine Bright the weekend just gone. Here are some things you should know about it…

Victorian Weather!

It’s Victoria and an endurance event so of course it pissed rain. Most of the night before and most of the morning. Then the sun came out and mud “thickened” Creating a course

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Published: 10 February 2015
Written by Adam Kelsall

Karen and the Element in its (cough) element, pinning off the front of National XCO round 1 at the You Yangs. 

Travel: 100mm (F) / 95mm (R)

Wheel Size: 29"

Intended Use: XC, XC-Race

The bike out of the box Out of box the 970 RSL comes with full Shimano XT componentry, Race Face cranks, chain rings, bar and stem, and Fox 32 float 100mm fork and Fox rear sock. In order to keep the

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Published: 28 January 2015
Written by Adam Kelsall
Derby1- Normstart

The History of Derby

Located 103 km north east of Launceston on the banks of the Ringarooma River, Derby is a quaint town that hugs the hillside beside the river.

The town came into existence after George Renison Bell discovered tin in the area in 1874. The area had been surveyed by James Scott in 1855 but it wasn't until the discovery of tin that people began to move into the rugged valley.

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Published: 22 January 2015
Written by Adam Kelsall

Back Story

Peeps have been critical of MTBA in the last few years for the National series lacking the “national” bit. Kudo’s to MTBA for this years series which partly in response to the feedback heads to Western Australia this weekend before ACT & QLD. Un-arguably national!

Clever Planning

More Kudo’s to MTBA for staging the WA round on a long weekend and incentivizing

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