“Matt Ackland is a well-known name in the South Australian MTB scene; heavily involved in the Adelaide MTB club and forging out a reputation for tearing up races on his signature single speed Niners. April 2019 saw him take top honours at BikeSA’s Dirty Weekend so we caught up with him to talk about the bonkers discipline of the solo 24 MTB race, how to prepare, how to execute your race, and where the 24 hour MTB scene is going.” [READ MORE]
Australian bike manufacturer, Craftworks Cycles has chosen Formula’s Cura 2 brakes as part of their Spec-II build kit. The company, now celebrating 23 years, has more recently been recognised for bringing a high pivot design called i-track to the trail market. Craftworks say they’ve been so happy with the performance of the Cura brakes in testing that when it came time to decide on build options for their innovative trail bike, they simply had to have at least one build optio
The new Formula Selva is the Lamborghini of suspension forks, bristling with intelligent features and unique design concepts. From controls that look borrowed from the finest Italian coffee machine, to the burly and powerful looking chassis, the Selva oozes style.
There is a lot to like on the Formula Selva… [READ MORE] To order, enquire with your local Formula stockist, or visit our webstore.
SQlab 6OX saddle: “This saddle is actually marketed as an eMTB saddle but works just as wel on a pedal bike. The three levels can be used for different seated positions and they stop sliding back on steep climbs. There is also nothing I have found that matches the comfort of these saddles when you have correctly measured your bum-bones and chosen the correct size – I wouldn't choose anything else.”
Paul Aston puts the new Raaw Madonna through it’s paces and one of the eleme
Ever thpought about getting some fitted insoles? In the June issue of "Check Out", besides Flat Pedal Shoes, Fenders, Protective Packs etc., Pinkbike author Richard Cunningham dedicates himself to our SQlab insoles. First, a short series of pictures of the yellow insoles is used exemplarily to illustrate the advantages they have for the foot, follwed by the listed features of the insoles. In the review, the SQlab foot type measurement concept is first discussed in order to ex
Photo: SBDynamics The annual Melrose Fat Tyre Festival was on again over the June long weekend and as is always the case, it did not disappoint. The tiny town in the Mid-North of South Australia once again drew huge crowds with bikes and bike lovers taking over the town, enjoying the trails, the cafes, the family friendly activities, and of course, a bit of the slow-life too. What’s more, the weather was absolutely perfect with plenty of perfect blue-sky winter days and those
Bikes are the ultimate vehicle for adventure, and what better place to adventure, than the little mid-North trail town of Melrose in South Australia. This great historical town has become a mecca for bike lovers all over Australia, and once a year during the Fat Tyre Festival, the masses descend on the town to celebrate all-things bicycle related.
Every year, we bring along our most exciting products and we support the festival by setting up a marquis in the town centre jus
OPEN have made a name for themselves, rethinking what we never thought possible from gavel bikes. Now, they’ve taken it one step further with the all new WI.DE. (Winding Detours)
With enough tire clearance to comfortably run 650b x 2.4”, thanks to their ingenious Double-Drop Chainstay technology, the ultimate adventure bike (the OPEN U.P.) just outdid itself! In doing so, they’ve created a very efficient box structure that’s not only super stiff and light, but also allows f
Australian Para-cyclist and TUNE rider, Darren Hicks, has finally claimed the World Title he’s chased for so long now.
The 2019 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships took place in the Netherlands in March. Darren qualified second fastest in the C2 Individual Pursuit, less than half a second behind Canadian opponent Tristan Chernove. After feeling like he’d left everything out on the track in qualifying second, it came down to the final. Darren came into the final feeli
While we’re on the subject of 24 hour solo racing, we simply have to recognise the super human effort of Kevin Pullen. Having raced the Dirty Weekend’s 24hour solo events for 9 years, snagging four wins and three 3rd's in that time, with the exception of one DNF due to injury, it was looking like 2019 might sadly be another DNF. At the 15 hour mark, Kevin was discussing pulling the pin due to illness that was pushing him to his limits in a race that’s designed to push healthy