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

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 - 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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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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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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Myth Busting The NT

Rob

So you're just the slightest bit tempted about planning a trip to the Red Centre with your bike but you're not sure about the logistics of it all? Well, fear not. We've summed up some answers to the m...

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Buyers Guide - MTB Helmets

Jacob

Mountain Bike Helmets I'll be the first to admit, with more experience than I care to admit, mountain biking can be dangerous. As such,many forms of protection have come about for when the need ar...

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Shredding the Red Centre – is this the next Aussie MTB nirvana?

Mark

Think Alice Springs and the first few things that come to mind are hot, desolate and arid. So it's ironically surprising that this remote town in the middle of Australia can offer such a unique, chall...

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Dollars for Dirt - September 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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Ride Food: Date and Peanut Butter Bars

Miriam

This recipe is so simple that even the self-proclaimed kitchen failure can manage to make these. Packed full of good fat from nuts, fast and slow burning carbs between the oats, fruit and honey and a...

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Comparing kids bike seats for MTB

Jen

We've recently expanded our range of seats designed to help get your little ones into MTB and bikes before they're likely to be able to shred on their own. As the range expands, it's a fair question t...

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Strength Training for MTB

Levi

Many of us have said it time and time again “we are just out riding for fun” but at the end of the day if your mate is dropping you up a hill or you're unable to ride for the day due to fatigue, it's ...

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How to choose a child bike seat for mountain biking

Michael

If you're a parent who loves to mountain bike, chances are you would love to see your little ones experience this great sport as well. A bunch of us here are MTB Direct are parents ourselves and love ...

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Dollars for Dirt - August 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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Injury and nutrition for recovery

Miriam

If you don't want to get injured then I suggest that mountain biking is perhaps not the sport for you. There will be plenty of occasions when you overestimate your abilities and bleed. Or do one of my...

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Understanding Mountain Bike Geometry - Part 3 - Bottom Bracket Drop/Height

Jacob

Bottom Bracket Drop/Height BB Drop and Height are important factors to consider when looking at the geometry of a bike. We'll be defining, comparing, and explaining how BB Drop and Height effect ...

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Pedaling Innovations - Catalyst

Jacob

Quite possibly the largest flat pedal in production, the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst is most definitely worth checking out. So how do the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedals compare to 'regular' f...

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The Secret to Riding with Kids

Miriam

The weekend rolls around and it's the one time in the week you can realistically contemplate a nice long ride, without having to wake up with the sun. Or is it? Don't get me wrong – I wouldn't trade ...

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Dollars for Dirt - June 2018

Jen

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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Buyers Guide - MTB Gloves

Jacob

MOUNTAIN BIKE GLOVES “Handy” little pieces of fabric used to cover hands, provide more grip on the handlebars, and prevent damage to our digits when things go wrong! There are various types of glove...

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