Articles by: Ben Sykes

MTBA Gravity Enduro Cup Round 3: Stromlo

Mount Stromlo in Canberra’s south-west is not much of a mountain to look at. Compared with the much higher peaks of the Brindabellas further out from Canberra that peak around 1900m, Stromlo with an elevation of 780m at its highest point and around 600m at the base of the MTB […]

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Review: 100% Status Helmet

Why do you need a full-face helmet like the 100% Status Helmet? If you’re racing downhill or suiting up for a chairlift day at an alpine resort it’s a given. Outside of that though, speed on trail and enduro bikes is ever-increasing, increasing the chances of bigger crashes and injuries. […]

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Review: Reckless Race Concepts Spray Jacket & AM Shorts

It’s always good to see Australian brands getting things done for us mountain bikers and Victorian brand Reckless Race Concepts have been around since 2016, designing clothing here in Australia. They sent us some of their gear, a spray jacket and their AM shorts to test out recently and here’s what […]

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Racing: DHI World Cup #1 – Lošinj

You can’t always believe what you read on the Internet. In the lead-up to the race this weekend in Lošinj, Croatia there was rampant speculation from all kinds of commentators on the track being too short, too flat, too rocky, too different. With a high speed top section followed by […]

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Racing: NSW State DH Championships & Superflow Round 2

Riders from all over NSW met once again at Thredbo, a crowd favourite, for 2 days of racing this weekend. Round 2 of the Superflow race series and the 2018 NSW State Downhill championships saw just under 400 registered competitors get on the chairlifts for a big gravity weekend. Day […]

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Racing: EWS Round 2, Manizales Colombia

Only a week after the anti-grip and dust of Chile, the Enduro World Series moved to the loamy trails of Manizales, Colombia with an urban stage thrown in for something different. After a mixed bag for the Aussies in Chile, with Graves DNF, Carlson 7th and Sam Hill dominating like […]

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Hill dominates EWS Round 1: Chile

A solid start to the EWS 2018 season for Hill, dominating the two days of competition to finish up in first place ahead of Martin Maes in 2nd place. Josh Carlson in 7th place, good to see him in the top-10 in the first race this year. The course was […]

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