Earlier this year I reached out to Selle Repente about testing one of their saddles. I wasn’t very aware of the entire range, but had seen a few athletes (Italian riders specifically) using them, and their designs looked intriguing. While I have moved to the flat, wide, short style of saddles over the past few […]
For 2023, our team riders made the move to the recently released Factor Lando XC full-suspension frames. The bikes were released in 2022, one of two mountain bikes that Factor have designed and built. Given their place in the high end road, gravel and triathlon markets, it is no surprise that both the Factor Lando […]
Here at MarathonMTB.com we’ve realised there is a lot of crossover between the training, racing, and outlook of marathon events and gravel events. And that’s why along with Justin Morris and Imogen Smith, I’m mixing in a few gravel events this year. Having used a Norco Threshold for cyclocross racing, road racing, training and gravel […]
INEOS Grenadiers riders Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Tom Pidcock have just had their new Pinarello Dogma XC bike revealed. It’s a full-suspension XC bike that will be tested between the tape at the opening round of the UCI Cross-country World Cup in Nové Město, Czech Republic, on 11th – 14th May. Pinarello have a renewed focus […]
Before embarking on the worlds most iconic XCM, Justin Morris takes us through his setup for race day.
Travelling with a bike can be a cumbersome process. The folk at Orucase aim to reduce the stress and cost associated with airline travel with bikes.
In March 2020, MarathonMTB.com Team rider Imogen Smith was making the final preparations to race the Cape Epic with Briony Mattocks. Her Norco Revolver was prepped, she was fit, they were there in Cape Town – and of course the race was cancelled hours before the start. Countless teams were left wondering what to do, […]
Fulcrum have returned to the mountain bike wheel game, coming in with a focus on low weight and strength. So they look perfect for marathon, cross-country and stage race riders who are looking to add a high-end carbon wheel set to their bike. Of course, matching low weight and strength isn’t always easy, and Fulcrum […]
On June 1st, the Santa Cruz Blur and Juliana Wilder appeared across news sites and social feeds around the world. If you pay attention to global cross-country racing, you probably weren’t that surprised. With French star Maxime Marotte joining a new Santa Cruz World Cup team. You don’t roll into the World Cup sphere if […]
After a covid induced hiatus from XCM racing, the races are returning in Australia. The longstanding Convict 100 is underway on May 1. We take a look at team rider Justin Morris’ Norco Revolver prepared for race day.