Blog

Below is a list of our latest blog posts, enjoy!

Basic Bike Maintenance

The idea of working on your bike can be a little daunting for new riders but a bit of regular maintenance performed before each ride will make your bike time more enjoyable and keep your steed perform...

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New to Mountain Biking? Start Here

New to mountain biking? Welcome to the party! You'll be sure to encounter a tonne of unfamiliar terms and technical jargon as you get more into it so we've collected some of our most useful blog ar...

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How To Use RockShox Trailhead

RockShox Trailhead is an easy to use tool that will help you to select the correct parts for RockShox forks and some later model shocks. The app can assist with looking up service kits, manuals, air ...

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New Mountain Bike Setup Guide

So you’ve just picked up a new or second-hand bike and you’re not quite sure how to get it set up for you? Here are a few simple tips to help you get comfy and ready to hit the trails. Jump T...

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Getting Started With Indoor Bike Training on Zwift

Riding a bike trainer indoors might not sound too appealing to most mountain bikers but it can be a great way to get in some ride time when the weather isn’t great or when work and family commitments ...

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How to Silence Creaks and Squeaks on Your Mountain Bike

A long winter of wet conditions or a summer full of dusty shuttle days is almost guaranteed to make your bike develop some unwanted noises that never seem to magically fix themselves in-between rides,...

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your MTB In Dusty Conditions

Ahh summer, long days, sunny weather, and dust. So much dust! Maintaining your bike in dusty conditions requires a bit of a different approach to keep things running smoothly without making all the gr...

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Go Ride There! Victoria's High Country

2020 has been a bumpy ride for most people but communities in bushfire affected areas have done it especially tough with many still trying to pick up the pieces after a devastating bushfire season. Th...

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How To Measure The Shock And Hardware Size On A MTB

When looking to upgrade the shock on your mountain bike, all the numbers and measurements can get a little overwhelming. In this blog, we are going to cover what all those numbers mean and how you can...

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How To Choose The Right Brake Mount

So you've bought a new set of brakes or some larger rotors to install on your bike. It's as simple as just bolting them on and hitting the trails right? Well, not really. There are a few things to con...

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MTB Direct Rides Into The New Zealand Market

After enjoying 8 years of success and rapid growth in the Australian market, we are excited to announce that we have officially launched the New Zealand arm of MTB Direct at www.mtbdirect.co.nz! Wh...

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How To Create A Fence-Mounted Bike Stand For $20

Having a work stand setup at home is super handy for performing maintenance on your bike or for washing it immediately after a muddy ride. Unfortunately good work stands can be pretty expensive which ...

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Riding Offroad With Your Kid

Once your child is confident riding on paved surfaces and has their sense of balance dialled it's time to hit the trails. In the final part of our kids' series Michael is here to share his tips on get...

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How To Make Your Brakes Drag Free

Rubbing disc brakes can be a real drag when you're out on the bike. They feel annoying, they sound annoying, and your riding buddies will probably get fed up and tell you to sort it out. Thankfully Mi...

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Everything You Need For A MTB Ride With Kids

Taking the young kids out for a MTB ride can be a great experience for all. But if you’re not fully prepared, it can be a bit of a disaster. Michael covers all the gear you'll need, with a few extra t...

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How To Install A Seat On Your MTB

Bike seats come in all shapes and sizes and what feels blissful to one rider might feel like torture to the next. Your bike might come with the perfect saddle already installed but it often takes a bi...

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Get Your Child Riding A Pedal Bike Without Training Wheels

Once your kid has mastered the balance bike they'll be ready to progress to a normal bike without training wheels, and the next challenge will be teaching them how to pedal. Michael is here to show hi...

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How To Install Cleats On Your MTB Shoes

Getting your cleats in the right spot can be a bit of a guessing game and a poor setup can lead to premature fatigue and make you feel unstable and uncomfortable on the bike. Michael has some pro tips...

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How To Get Kids To Master The Balance Bike

Want to get your kid riding a balance bike fast? Father, avid mountain biker and MTB Direct co-founder Michael shares his tips and tricks for getting your little ones out on a strider or balance bike ...

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How To Install MTB Pedals

Installing pedals is quite easy, but there are some things you need to know, as otherwise it can be an expensive fix. Michael's here to share some tips on installing and removing MTB pedals to help yo...

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How To Convert A Kids Bike Into A Balance Bike

If your child is too big for a balance bike, or you already own a bike that's the right size and don't want to buy another bike, there is another option you can take. Father, avid mountain biker an...

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How To Tow Someone On A Mountain Bike

Got an ebike and want to tow a mate up the hill for some runs? Want to tow the kids up the climb so you can focus on enjoying the downhills, rather than spending all your energy coaxing them up the fi...

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5 Reasons You Really Need To Be Riding Right Now

Thinking about riding your bike may be the last thing on your mind. I don't need to tell you all the other things you're probably grappling with - it's the wild west out there right now. But in the m...

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Dollars for Dirt - March 2020

Each month, we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We've recently DOUBLED the amount of funds we put forward - so now each month, we put $1,200 on the table, and we...

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