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Australian Mountain Bike - - Contents -

36 –BRETT BELLCHAMBERS’ 24HR MEMOIRS

What can one per­son learn from rid­ing and rac­ing their bike? As Brett Bellchambers has hung up his sin­gle­speed for 24 hour solo rac­ing, he looks back at high­lights from 23 events.

42 – IN­SIDE THE CROCODILE TRO­PHY

What ex­actly do you know about the old­est moun­tain bike stage race in Aus­tralia? The Crocodile Tro­phy has evolved since 1995, and we spoke to those who came to race to see what this ad­ven­ture up north meant to them.

50 – FOUR DAYS, FOUR WAYS

The Cape to Cape MTB race has grown to be the big­gest moun­tain bike event of it’s type in Aus­tralia, and one of the big­gest in the world. We caught up with a dif­fer­ent rider af­ter each stage to see what it meant to them to be part of it.

59 – THE MAK­ING OF KURANDA

You could say the Kuranda down­hill in Cairns helped kick­start the moun­tain bike move­ment not just in Trop­i­cal North Queens­land, but in Aus­tralia. And it then in­flu­enced the world – we spoke to Glen Ja­cobs about how the iconic trail came to be­ing.

64 – MIGHTY MAY­DENA

820m of ver­ti­cal, fast shut­tles, bike rentals, jump lines, wilder­ness trails... is May­dena Bike Park too good to be true? We vis­ited just be­fore their open­ing.

73 – HOW WIDE IS WIDE?

Just what ex­actly does a wider rim help with? And what sort of in­ter­nal rim width is right? We tested three sets of rims from DT Swiss, to find the sweet spot for ag­gres­sive trial rid­ing.

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