The release of JL Medias highly anticipated Insight 2 is just around the corner and having seen the final edit ourselves we believe your in for one sweet visual experience. Copies will be available this weekend at the VDHS presentation day and online there after. If you want to know whats instore for you click through and watch the trailer after the jump …Watch the Trailer
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The final round of the Australian National MTB Series has been run and won in the beautiful Victorian mountain town of Bright. Whilst entry numbers were small, all riders who attended were more than impressed by the quality of the track to be raced, with many quoting it as the best track they had raced on all season. The Kona Factory Team hit the road once more this season with Connor Fearon, Dean Lucas, and Tegan Molloy all in attendance. Practice got underway below clear blue skies on Friday. With almost two consecutive weeks of temperatures over 30 the track was warm, dry, and extremely dusty. The track to be raced was steep, technical, and fast, every racers dream, and a track that was sure to clearly define the differences between a fast local and a potential World Cup rider. After a solid day of practice on Friday the team retreated back to their accommodations and enjoyed the surroundings. …View More
Everyone knew at the beginning of the weekend that despite how fun the downhill course is, it would be a completely different beast to tame at race speed. The day started out with some slow paced shuttles … an average turn around of an hour kept spectators and media folk and obviously riders deprived. Fingers pointed at you Cycling Australia.
Racing came round fast enough, and the majority of spectators lined the steep as Mt Everest middle wooded section were primed for a heckle. Chainsaws (minus the saws) were let fly and plenty of groms had walked the hill with bells, horns and more, everyone was ready. …View More
For the first time in three years National Championships returned to the Nation’s capital of Canberra, to the same location as the 2008 World Cup and 2009 World Championships. Whilst the hill has much to live up to in terms of track quality, the quality of the field racing was more than exceptional. With the likes of Sam Hill, Troy Brosnan, Mick Hannah, Chris Kovarik and Jared Graves, the racing was set to come down to the line and come down to the line it did. Representing the team for the weekend was Tegan Molloy, Dean Lucas and Connor Fearon.
National Championships is a long affair with practice and track walk drawn out over five days rather than the usual three. Arriving in Canberra on Wednesday, the track was dry and the sun was out, a polar opposite compared to what race day would turn out to be. The track itself is a very tough track to race on with large sections of rock gardens, gaps and near endless corners. The hard pack surface and nature of the track favored a stiffer setup than usual, especially due to the lack of vertical meters. …View More
This is the new Carbon Kona Operator (6), it looks to be in the final stages of prototyping with Kona staff on site at Stromlo being rather coy on details. From a brief look and a tap around its easy to determine a Carbon front end a two piece linkage and a alloy rear. Bumps stops are a new addition along with some crafty cable routing, which are now becoming a industry norm. There are some geometry changes it would seem but again info is scarse. The 157mm rear is the go however and with the current range of hubs spacers look to be needed at the moment. As a added bonus Connor has received some special stickers to pimp out his new boxxers and vivid. For a range of photos …View More
Playing host to the second round of the Australian National Series was a riders’ favorite, Thredbo. Thredbo is a very Euro-style alpine resort in Southern New South Wales. Thredbo is also part of the Great Dividing Range. Boasting one of the longest race tracks in Australia and with chairlift access, Thredbo is a track with a long history of racing in Australia dating back to the early 90s.
As usual at a National Series race, practice got underway on early Friday with the track available for foot inspection. Soon enough the lifts got turning and bikes hit the track for the first time on the weekend. Kona Factory Team rider Connor Fearon made the long trek across from Adelaide and was soon finding himself comfortable on the track chewing through the first of his three rear wheels for the weekend. Dean Lucas and Thredbo local Tegan Molloy were also on track representing the Kona team, with Tegan looking to impress on a home track and Dean hoping to top the podium and go one better on his results at Mt Buller. Continue reading