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

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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How to Measure for an Open Face Helmet

A helmet is definitely THE most important thing to have when riding a mountain bike, or any bike for that matter! One of the most important things about that helmet, is how well it fits. If it doesn...

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Your Guide To Mountain Bike Shoes

So you need some new mountain biking shoes and you’re not sure what to get? Keep reading to find out about the different types, uses, features and materials that are in modern mountain bike shoes. ...

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Dollars for Dirt - February 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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Top 10 MTB Customisations For Less than $70

The only thing more enjoyable than riding your bike, is making it look rad! Whether you like going full stealth, mild amounts of matching poppy colours, or overboard awesomeness, take a look at some ...

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Dollars for Dirt - January 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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Dollars for Dirt - December 2019

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 - November 2019

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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How to Measure for a Full Face Helmet

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

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

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!

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

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!

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!

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

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!

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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