Giant started in 1972 with one goal: Create a better cycling experience for people around the world.Over the last four decades, Giant has grown well beyond its manufacturing roots to become the world’s leading brand of quality bicycles and gear. With more than 12,000 retail partners worldwide, we aim to inspire adventure in all riders, from casual to competitive. Giant bikes win world championships. They win design awards, too. But most importantly, they win the hearts of riders who choose to make cycling a part of their lives. We support that choice. We think it makes the world a better place.
M2O is an Australian Company which sells its products around the globe. M2O was founded by the original founder of JetBlack Cycling Trent Fitzgibbins. Trent sold his JetBlack Cycling company a few years’ back and has been working on this new company. M2O is passionate for all things pedal-powered which drives them to create products that empower cyclists to get the most out of every ride. While every cyclist has different physics and biomechanics, they understand they are all looking for the same three things from their equipment and kit…
Comfort, support and optimised energy flow – These elements are the key focus for the revolutionary M2O Cycling Compression Socks. Designed by cyclists, for cyclists, these socks use unrivalled technology to improve circulation, reduce fatigue and boost overall performance. Also M2O has scientifically formulated the world’s first 3 in 1 Anti-Chafe Cream that Prevents, Relives and restores.To find our more about M2O visit them www.m2oindustries.com
“We want to see more happy Shimano Bicyclists” – was the mission statement given to us by then President of Shimano Inc., Yoshizo Shimano, on the occasion of his visit to Australia in 1992 inaugurating the formation of Shimano Australia Pty. Ltd. With a team of passionate and dedicated cyclists, Shimano Australia has been working to achieve this dream. An established and integral part of world wide Team Shimano, we are dedicated to achieving a “world’s best practice” standard that matches the “world’s best bicycle components” – Shimano!
Made in Europe, Mitas tyres have over 100 years of history including 25 years in the cycling industry. Mitas is the choice of the super fast TORQ-Merida mountain bike team, multiple Olympians Rebecca Henderson and Dan McConnell, as well as UCI World Champion Jolanda Neff. Mitas offer a 100 Day Sidewall Guarantee on their TEXTRA mountain bike tyres. Visit mitascycling.com.au for more information on Europe’s largest tyre manufacturer.
Every bike needs some protection, and keeping it locked away in the garage is not the answer! Frameskin Bike Protection Film is custom shaped for most bike models. Otherwise try the generic MTB and Road kits available. Put it on and get out and ride.
Introducing Dirtsurfer at the Willo
Launched in 2018, Dirtsurfer is a brand offshoot of Frameskin Bike Protection Film. Unlike Frameskin (whose products are near invisible custom-shaped frame protection kits for bikes) Dirtsurfer’s specific focus is the design and manufacture of colourful and creative custom-printed frame protection accessories. The first product to be released is a range of MTB mudguards that allow you to protect and style your bike at the same time.
Dirtsurfer products are 100% Australian made, 100% recyclable and 100% kick-arse. They already have over 45 designs to choose from, so there is bound to something to suit your style, character or simply to match your bike. https://dirtsurfer.com.au/shop/
Dirtsurfer’s director Alan Vogt says “We are delighted to be associated with the Willo because it is an iconic event on great trails and it is a great opportunity to place our products in front of a lot of riders. If you’ve ever copped mud in your eye or poo in your teeth, you already understand the value of a Dirtsurfer mudguard!”
Please visit the Dirtsurfer tent at event HQ and check out all their cool designs.
Ride Technics’ accredited coaches tailor skills sessions to the rider based on an assessment of your riding and learning about your needs and goals. They apply coaching methods and drills they’ve refined over time to help you get more out of yourself, your bike and the trail while having a good time. Find out more about their mountain bike skills programs at ridetechnics.com.au.
The extensive network of roads through State forests in NSW provides the enthusiastic mountain bike rider with plenty of opportunities for an easy or more challenging ride. Wingello State Forest includes pine plantation and hardwood forest with stands of peppermint, manna gum and stringybarks. It is popular with mountain bike riders. Forests in this area are a mixture of pine plantations and native forests. The first radiata pines were planted in this area in Belanglo State Forest in 1919. Forestry Corporation are currently seeking expressions of interest to canvas opportunities for the establishment of an iconic mountain bike experience on NSW State forests in the southern highlands of NSW which can be developed commercially while also providing for public access.
Established in 1988, Canberra Off-Road Cyclists (CORC) is the largest mountain bike club in Australia. CORC affiliated with Mountain Bike Australia in 1999 as an MTBA Foundation Club. The CORC membership base also covers nearby regions such as regional NSW and northern Victoria, with members joining the club from right across Australia. CORC offers a variety of competitive and social activities for riders of all ages and abilities.
We would like to thank the local Southern Highlands Cycling Club for their support over the years!