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How to Clean Your Bike

Lengthen your bike's lifespan and keep it looking in tip top shape with this video guide from the Mountain Bike Rider (MBR) team on keeping your bike clean.

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MBR: How to Set up and adjust your rear derailleur

It’s easy to get into a muddle when trying to sort your gears.

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SRM PowerControl 8: Data recording and durability

In the coming months you’ll be able to get your hands on the new PowerControl 8 (PC8).

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UTAG: When You Can't Speak for Yourself

It is always the simplest of ideas that make the most impact.


What Set Up?

Gone are the days when one could drop in at Stan’s Saws and Mowing, after hearing they had your favoured brand in store, and let your budget decide what you would roll out on.

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Air vs Coil Shocks

"Self-preservation, and a desire to pedal out yonder, restricts my bike choice to less than 6 inches of travel; enough to have fun downhill but not enough to encourage a huck fest."

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Cycling Backpacks Faceoff

Whether I’m snowboarding or mountain biking I prefer to ride with a back pack.


Heli Biking Down Under

Heli biking combines a helicopter flight and a bike ride! In New Zealand, it’s usually a combination of a scenic flight that drops you and your bike on top of a mountain where you ride back.

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When things go pear-shaped

The game of mountain bike mechanical roulette is played on a subtle level when riding around the urban mtb environs, and there is generally an easy out if something goes wrong; but when the game heads to the hills the stakes become high.

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Layers of Comfort

The knack to riding pleasure in New Zealand's variable conditions is to manage your body temperature with different layers - typically a wicking or thermal base layer against your body, a mid layer of insulation, and an outer shell to top it all off.

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