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

How to Measure for a Full Face Helmet

Jacob

Full face helmets are undoubtedly more protective than an open face helmet, but they can be a bit more tricky to fit. They don’t have a retention system, and instead rely on pad sizing to determine t...

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Home Bike Workshops on a Budget

Stuart

Having the right set of tools for the job can make a huge difference when you are working on your bike. Sure it can be easy to take your bike down to the local bike store and get them to sort it out, ...

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Dollars for Dirt - October 2019

Mark

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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The Best MTB Movies... Period!

Mark

If you're looking for riding motivation, you can't go past a solid MTB movie! But with so much choice out there for what to watch, where do you even begin? Thankfully to save you the trouble, the MTB ...

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Dollars for Dirt - September 2019

Mark

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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The Best $150 You Can Spend On Your Bike!

Jacob

We get asked all the time what people should buy when they've got a limited budget, be that for themselves, or for someone else as a gift. So we've decided to try and put together a nice little list f...

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Why the MTB Direct team loves NZ!

Mark

We have an awesome MTB scene here in Oz. With destinations like Derby, Cairns, Alice Springs and more going gangbusters, you'd be perfectly within your rights to never have to take your bike across th...

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Dollars for Dirt - August 2019

Mark

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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The Ultimate Drivetrain Maintenance Guide!

Stuart

Keeping your drivetrain clean is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to keep your bike running smoothly and prolong the life of your expensive components. It should be done pretty regularl...

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Bedding in Brake Pads - Why and How!

Phillip

Brakes work better once the pads have been bedded into the disc. But what exactly is ‘bedding in’ your brake pads? Well, it’s the process of depositing an even layer of brake pad material onto your br...

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Dollars for Dirt - July 2019

Mark

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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What Dropper Post Fits My Bike?

Jacob

Without a doubt, dropper posts have changed how we ride trail bikes, and most bikes out there can have a dropper fitted to them. However, it’s not as simple as buying one and sticking it in the bike....

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How to Winter-Proof Your Bike

Phillip

Winter is officially upon us! So, we thought we’d share a few of our favourite winter bike maintenance tips to ensure your steed stays in prime mechanical condition all winter long. Water Don’t Wash! ...

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Dollars for Dirt - March 2019

Mark

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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Dollars for Dirt - February 2019

Mark

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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PNW Components Rainier Dropper Post - Reviewed!

Joel

Dropper posts are often claimed as one of the greatest innovations in the Mountain Biking world and have totally revolutionised the way we ride. Perfect saddle height can easily be achieved depending ...

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Staff Bike Checks - Jacob Briggs

Jacob

Jacob's Marino Purple Rain "Ever since forgoing my fancy Santa Cruz Bronson 2 for a hardcore steel hardtail, I fell in love with the material. Geometry wise, nothing on the market satisfied my nee...

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Tubeless Conversion - The Pros, Cons and How To Do It!

Phillip

The human race has managed to put a man on the moon, have a different man skydive from the edge of the earth's atmosphere (thanks for that Red Bull), cure unimaginable diseases, and have printers that...

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The Never-Ending Pedal Debate: Clipless Vs Flats

Phillip

This age-old debate has been the centre of many post ride vigorous conversations and I’m here today to tell you that one is definitely better than the other! Well, ok… that’s a lie… Maybe not better, ...

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Dollars for Dirt - January 2019

Mark

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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Dollars for Dirt - December 2018

Mark

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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Which brakes should I buy?

Michael

We often get asked "Which brakes should I buy?". The answer isn't easy so we have put together a basic Pros and Cons list which will hopefully help you decide. Let's face it, no one makes a bad brake ...

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Dollars for Dirt - November 2018

Mark

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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Dollars for Dirt - October 2018

Mark

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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