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

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 mi...

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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. Wh...

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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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Bedding in Brake Pads - Why and How!

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

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?

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

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

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

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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