Round 2 Nationals – Thredbo

We hit up one of the all time classic Australian race venues, Thredbo, for round two of the National Series. Even without the racing, a combination of blue skies and endless chairlift runs meant that riders were smiling all weekend long. Our man on the scene RF Photographics gives us a run down of the [...]

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Ben Dengate leaning it in.

Round 1 Nationals – Awaba – Finals

So finals action in Awaba but before we get into that, let’s have a loo back at seeding…. A�No surprise to see Troy Brosnan on top of the time sheet, for the women it was Danielle Beecroft but with racing anything is possible! Moving onto racing, now we are lazy here at Downhill247 sometimes but [...]

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As usual Junior Men is another tightly contested category.

Bright – National Champs Day 3

Day 3 here in Bright and it was much drier today, however, with the rain from yesterday it meant the track conditions were good. There was an early morning practice session before seeding in the afternoon, this allowed everyone to get a feel for their speed before race day. With there being a few apparent [...]

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Sam Hill smashing out runs in the arvo, and looking fast by the end of the day.

Bright – Australian National Champs Day 1/2

Back in beautiful Bright for the Australian MTB National Champs. Thursday saw sunny sky’s and warm weather for Track walk. With the weather turning the complete opposite for day 1 of practice on Friday. Rain fell for all morning and early afternoon leaving the track wet and slippery especially on the roots in the forrest. [...]

Graeme Mudd wins his first national round! What a great result for his new team.

Thredbo a�� Australian National Round 3

We headed to Thredbo over the weekend in the picturesque Snowy Mountains for the third round of the MTBA national series. The track is one of the longest, roughest and gnarliest going around, for this round a few changes had been made – the corners and berms were built up which allowed extra speed to [...]

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National Round 2 a�� Thredbo a�� Practice 2

Welcome back to Thredbo for the second round of the MTBA National series, another day of practice and for most riders everything is going to plan. Lines are being double checked and confirmed, we saw a few crashes out on the course, as well as a few punctures but nothing major as far as we [...]

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It's obvious that You Yangs is an extremely dedicated club, with dialled trail building features and techniques throughout the course. 
From trail crossings to planterboxed jumps that couldn't be much more bulletproof, the trail sets a standard for sustainable competition trails.

National 1 Race Day

The 2014/15 Subaru Australian National series commenced on a warm note – on a perfect summer’s weekend in December. Upon arrival and track walk, it was clear that the weekend would be exciting racing, as our practice articlesA�1 & 2A�show an established trail with opportunity for tight racing. With a total of 231 riders as [...]

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After picking up the pace, and with a trail that would only get rougher, Connor Fearon switched to clip pedals on Saturday morning, dropping 3 clipped practice runs in over the weekend.

Inside Info: Bright Head Cam

Continuing our Inside Info experiences of the 2014 Nationals tracks, we have Bright, Victoria by Connor Fearon. From this head cam taken during National Championships, you can see why it’s one of the favourite stops on the series; fast and loose, see it for yourself! Facebook:A� Instagram:A�@downhill247

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As predicted by the seeding times, T Hannah took the Elite Women's National Jersey, putting the power down in the last straight to lock it in by over 30 seconds.

Australian National Championships – Bright – Day 4 Racing

Day 4 of the Bright National Championships and the business end of proceedings! A short practice session before racing for both the A and B categories let riders ensure they had their lines sorted but more importantly to see how much the track had deteriorated before they tried to race on it! When seasoned world [...]

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Australian National Series Round 3 – Thredbo – Racing

Another spectacular summer day in the Alpine resort of Thredbo, the pits appeared and bustled from an early hour with excitement of the final series round of Nationals for 2014. With riders talking about the roughening trail after a weekends’ abuse, and TB’s blitzing seeding time of 4:51, the game faces were on and excitement [...]

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