The latest edition of [R]evolution is absolutely brimming with epic content and it all kicks off with a very special front cover by Aussie artist Nick Hills, AKA ‘Hills Hoist!’ Nick is also an amazing rider but you’ll discover that for yourself when you check out his multipage interview inside.
Headlining our feature articles is a piece called ‘Raising Champions’ where we sit down with the A’Hern family to learn about their remarkable journey of raising Kye and Sian. In our ‘Pro Bike Checks from Yesteryear’ feature we catch up with a handful of iconic downhillers for a chat about some of the famous machines they used to race. We know you love the latest tech so get ready to read our in-depth trail notes about how SRAM’s new GX AXS performs. And prepare to have your mind blown when you check out the insane custom painted Giant Reign Advanced Pro that we’ve featured. Hey, have you noticed that bike shops have been a little empty recently and wondering what’s going on there? In this issue of the mag we’ll explain the current supply chain issues that are effecting bikes and parts. We’re also featuring the first edition of Baxter Maiwald’s new regular column ‘Diaries Of A Professional Trail Builder’. Then one of the most stylish riders on the face of the planet, Dan Booker, will teach you how to throw the perfect whip. We’ll then take you to the races with trackside coverage from the recent AusCycling National Champs down at Maydena. We’ve spent the past few months testing 4 sets of the most popular trail brakes on the market and we’ll outline the strengths and weaknesses of each set. Of course you’ll also find all of your favourite regular [R] content inside the new mag including the latest news, bike reviews, rider columns, galleries, and a whole lot more!
Inside the latest edition of [E]volution you’ll see that our editorial team have outdone themselves creating the best e-MTB articles to get you charged up and frothing to hit the trails! We’ve launched a brand new regular feature called Hidden Gems where we will be traveling around the country to showcase some of Australia’s best trail spots with local inside knowledge from pro riders and industry icons. In our first episode Giant Factory Off-Road Team member Josh Carlson is showing us one of his favourite trail hubs which is located just a short distance from his hometown on NSW’s South Coast. Also in the mag we’ll take you behind the scenes at Bosch to discover how the brand first got into e-Bikes and have since gone onto become the industry leaders. After that we’ll sit down with none other than Nicolas Vouilloz’s for an in-depth chat about the set-up of his EWS-E series winning Lapierre Overvolt GLP2. We’ll then head off to experience Tassie’s newest MTB ‘must visit’ trail destination called Wild Mersey, which features an awesome trail network built by Trail Scapes. We know you love the latest tech and bikes and so this issue we’re taking a look at not one, but two of the latest e-Machines from Specialized. Our test team have spent the past few months aboard a pair of super-impressive new bikes, the carbon ‘Decoy’ from YT and the Spectral:ON from Canyon, be sure not to miss their in-depth reviews. All of that and lots, lots more e-MTB goodness awaits you inside our latest [E] mag.