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Saddle Soreness – Avoiding It Down Under

Saddle Soreness - Avoiding It Down Under The human anatomy is rather varied. It’s probably true that, to a kangaroo, we all look the same. However, where skin and bone meet the bike seat, that just isn’t true. Whether you possess “chick bits” or the old “sausage and eggs”… chances are, you differ even from…
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Choosing Your Next MTB Tyres

Choosing Your Next MTB Tyres What mtb tyres should I use? This is a question that is not only common for beginners, but many of us ask ourselves this question most of our riding lives. Often, we just guess and try lots of different tyres trying to find that perfect tyre or tyre combination. Does…
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MIYF Hint – Check Your Air Regularly

MIYF Hint - Check Your Air Regularly Not Just Tyres For those newer riders to MTB or even those more experienced ones that have fallen into complacency, remember to regularly check your air filled components. We have learnt in our previous article on Newbies Guide To Tyre Pressures that air permeates (leaks) through the rubber…
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How Wide Should Your Bars Be?

How wide should your handlebars be? Back in the day, handlebars for cross country (XC) riding were much more narrow than we tend to see today. They were also mostly flat bars, and then after several years we saw the 'rise' of the riser bar, a handlebar with as much as several centimetres of upward…
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Anxiety, Nervousness and Learning in MTB

Anxiety, Nervousness and Learning in MTB We understand it We understand your nervousness and anxiety for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we see it in many of our students, and secondly, we ourselves are not immune from either. Yes, that means even some of our coaches still experience not just nervousness, but also anxiety as…
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MIYF Hint – Brake Lever Position

MIYF Hint - Brake Lever Position And wrist pain it can cause There are many causes for wrist and hand pain in cycling, and these causes can vary in type and intensity from person to person. A poor bike set up can often be a cause of wrist pain. A good bike set up will…
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Choosing A New XC Helmet

Choosing A New XC MTB Helmet Another question we've been asked is "how do I choose a new helmet?" With helmets ranging in price from a few dollars to many hundreds of dollars, and available in many brands and styles, this truly is a valid question. Safety standards Seeing as helmets are a safety item,…
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MIYF Hint – Extra Protection

MIYF Hint - Extra Protection It's NOT Wussy To Wear protection! Gone are the days when elbow and knee protectors were the domain of the Downhill riders only. These days, there is a plethora of cross country and all mountain trails around that provide ample opportunity to hurt yourself if you aren't careful, don't ride…
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Going Tubeless

Going Tubeless The pro and cons and how to actually go tubeless Most of you will have heard about running tubeless tyres on your mountain bike. Many of you will have a good idea about to actually make the switch to a tubeless tyre set up. However, many of you will not be sure how…
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Wear Glasses

To Wear Or Not To Wear Glasses "The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades" With decades of riding behind us, we've seen and heard a lot of "Wow, what a freak thing to happen", happen. From a tiny twig jamming a chain just right so it rips a rear derailleur clean off the bike,…
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