The XC Perspective

The XC Perspective

The XC Perspective

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A look Back – World Cup Courses of 2018 – Lenzerheide
A look Back – World Cup Courses of 2018 – Lenzerheide
The final instalment of 'Courses of the 2018 World Cup' takes us to Switzerland for the biggest race of the...
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A look Back – World Cup course 2018 – La Bresse
A look Back – World Cup course 2018 – La Bresse
The next 2018 World Cup round that we will be looking at is the new course at La Bresse, France....
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A look Back – World Cup Courses of 2018 – Albstadt
A look Back – World Cup Courses of 2018 – Albstadt
Last week we looked at the Nove Mesto World Cup course. A fast affair with high speeds and tactical racing....
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Adventures

Adventures from around the world!
A Legacy – Nerang 2018 Commonwealth Games course
A Legacy – Nerang 2018 Commonwealth Games course
There is a bit over 380 days until hundreds of the best athletes from across the commonwealth descend onto the...
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The Alpine Playground!
The Alpine Playground!
The early season of XC racing isn't all about full gas riding and lactate baths. The groundwork needs to be...
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A look Back – World Cup Courses of 2018 – Lenzerheide

The final instalment of ‘Courses of the 2018 World Cup’ takes us to Switzerland for the biggest race of the season, the World Championships. Based out of Lenzerheide, the World Champs for 2018 was the most viewed World Champs of the previous years with a cumulative audience of 46 million …

A look Back – World Cup course 2018 – La Bresse

The next 2018 World Cup round that we will be looking at is the new course at La Bresse, France. The last time La Bresse was a World Cup round was in 2012 and it featured a very natural and old school course with one big climb and descent based …

A look Back – World Cup Courses of 2018 – Albstadt

Last week we looked at the Nove Mesto World Cup course. A fast affair with high speeds and tactical racing. One week before the Nove Mesto World Cup was something very different. A beautiful muddy mess of steep climbs, steep chutes and an ice-like surface that made the best riders …

And the new – National Cup

If you’ve looked at the MTBA calendar recently and wandered through into 2019, you would have seen some funny little mountain symbols beside a few races. If you’re up with the goss, you will know that these little mountains represent the new National Cup that has transformed the national series …

XCM World Championships 2018

Six hours through the Italian dolomites covering 100 km of steep climbs, slippery and technical single trails and tough road climbs – so what did it take? Let’s see thanks to my Stages power meter and Dash!   The 2018 XC Marathon World Championships was touted by the race favourites …

A Tumultuous Update

Things have been tumultuous since my last tumultuous post over on MarathonMTB.com. At that stage, I was coming back from illness and trying to formulate plan C or maybe D of my Europe trip. I think I’m up to calling the situation ‘fluid’ now! After a bumpy start to the …

Stages Dash

I like data. This doesn’t mean I ride around single trail looking at my bike computer to make sure I’m on the perfect wattage or cadence. But it does mean that whatever is counting those somewhat important numbers, while I’m pedalling away up a climb or sprinting down a descent, …

The story of Nerang – A bigger picture

I think this race report is my first in over 12 months. Not that I haven’t raced or had good, bad or ‘interesting’ racing experiences in that time. I just haven’t found the time to put all these adventures into my typewriter so thanks to flight delays and my Uni …

Pro Stealth Saddle – Is the grass greener?

One of the most important jobs done by a bike part for me over the last few seasons has been a Specialized Romin. That job is to carry my bum over mountain passes and around XC race tracks all across the world! Bike saddles are one of three contact points …