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21 - AMB PHOTO AWARDS – PRE­SENTED BY SHI­MANO

Call­ing all tal­ented pho­tog­ra­phers! We have launched a global search for the best images that truly cap­ture ev­ery as­pect of moun­tain bik­ing. You could be in with a chance of earn­ing the ti­tle of ‘AMB Photo Awards Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year – Pre­sented by Shi­mano’ as well as a huge cash prize.

36 - GET FAT THIS WIN­TER

Ev­ery­thing you ever wanted to know about rid­ing a fat bike – in­clud­ing the best places in Aus­tralia to get those big wheels rolling.

54 – CRANKWORX RO­TORUA

Taku­rua Mutu ex­plains how he put Ro­torua on the global MTB map by bring­ing the fa­mous Crankworx event to New Zealand – a crazy fes­ti­val of the sport that you sim­ply have to ex­pe­ri­ence at least once.

62 – THE WORLD’S A STAGE

The prospect of rid­ing 545km and climbing more than 15,000m in just seven days won’t have ev­ery­one sali­vat­ing with ex­cite­ment – but in­spi­ra­tional events such as The Pi­o­neer and Cape Epic could spark a global ex­plo­sion of week-long rac­ing.

72 – THE GOLDEN TRAILS OF CEN­TRAL OTAGO

Take a trip across the ditch, but also back in time, to tra­verse tracks that were painstak­ingly hand-built by prospec­tors des­per­ate to strike it rich and find gold in the Clutha Mata Au river in the 1860s.

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