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Wheel sizes for shorter riders – part 3

27.5 – 29er – Mullet. Which is the suitable wheel size? In the previous two parts, I was talking about possible injuries because of components and how I tested three wheel sizes to decide whether or not the Mullet was the way to go for me. How to turn your bike into a Mullet? I made the mistake of starting to read blogs by keen weekend warriors, who calculated everything on paper and were adamant about certain fork travels (and certain things in general). These blogs left me more confused than enlighten. As an ex-elite DH racer, who after retirement
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Wheel sizes for shorter riders – Part 2

27.5 – 29er – Mullet. Which is the suitable wheel size? Hopefully, you read the first part of my post from last week. If not, I highly recommend doing so. I was talking about the occurrence of injuries because of low cadence – hard gear pedalling and components which may prevent it. Also, I established my credentials that hopefully, enable me to rumble about things like that. In this second part, I will write about the results of my 3 months of testing of 3 different wheel configurations. Being a racer and coach, hard facts and numbers are everything for
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Wheel sizes for shorter riders – Part 1

27.5 – 29er – Mullet. Which is the suitable wheel size? This multiple part post will consider the needs of an emerging, but it seems to me, slightly forgotten market: riders under 172 cm – which is realistically majority of females and junior boys under 14. I will start with an intro about myself, for non The Fastline Bikademy (TFB) clients. I am an OG MTBer, who started riding in 1993. A DH / DS & 4X World Cups and Champs veteran, with world cup podium, continental champion and multiple Word Games and I have a National Champs title under
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New Courses Now Online!

We’ve set the dates for our next round of weekday courses, visit the Our Courses page for details or skip straight to Booking Online Please note some changes to the structure of our Junior Courses, we’ve made some adjustments based on recommendations received via our TFB survey, thanks again to everyone who responded!
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Categories: Courses, Junior, News, and Weekday.

Spring School Holiday Programs

Let TFB wear your child out! Three hours of guided riding with a little bit of skills coaching. The main difference between school holiday programs and weekday skills coaching is that the juniors are not separated so strictly by their age or skills levels. Also, the emphasis is on riding with a bit of sessioning. Compare with the weekday skills coaching, which mainly skills with a bit of riding. Age group between 8 & 14 years old. Basic single trail riding knowledge is necessary. Every session is between 12 am & 3 pm, as that is the warmest part of the
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Categories: Courses, Junior, and News.

MTB de Femme at Falls Creek

TFB highly recommends this fun weekend. It is one of the highlights of our year. We are running 3hr group coaching sessions for any level on the Saturday morning, Saturday arvo and Sunday morning. Check out their website for more info and to make bookings: https://www.fallscreek.com.au/listing/mtb-de-femme-falls-creek/
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Dirt Divas at Falls Creek

Ladies only, full day of skills coaching and guided riding at beautiful Falls Creek! The day starts with 3 hours of skills coaching, followed by lunch and then 3 hours of guided riding to put your new skills into practise. All dates are weekends with the possibility of signing up for the first day only, Saturday. Cost: $99 for Saturday, $190 for Saturday & Sunday. Excludes Blue Dirt shuttle ($65 for 1 day, $120 for 2 days). Dates: 29 – 30 December 26 – 27 January (Australia Day long weekend) 2 – 3 March 20 – 21 April (Easter long weekend)
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