Australian Mountain Bike Magazine

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Australian Mountain Bike


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jules Evans a Cross Country Rider from hobart, tas

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2009

Strengths:    head to head Reviews with a value for money graph

Weaknesses:    a few too many ads.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good mag but they do tend to review the more expensive bikes too much, probably because they are much more fun to ride. I have been trying to get a couple of mates into riding but there is never anything reviewed that is in their price range.
reviewing bikes like the mojo etc. is all very well but 90% of the readers will never have that sort of money available for a bike.
However, the reviews that they do are informative and I did base my latest bike choice partially on their recommendation and I'm very happy with the bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Wellington

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $8.00

Similar Products Used:   mtb Aus.

Bike Setup:   trek fuel

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DH Dan a Weekend Warrior from Adelaide,SA,Australia

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2008

Strengths:    Good reviews.
Aussie(our prices)
Worth Reading


Weaknesses:    Needs to be monthly.

Bottom Line:   
A great magazine for a half decent price but needs to be monthly. I enjoy reading it. It has a bit of a DH lean which I like because that's what I most enjoy. They do cover mountain biking in general very well though.

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Favorite Trail:   Fox Creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   (^Aus)Random Newsage

Similar Products Used:   Dirt

Bike Setup:   Avanti hardtail stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by gary musgrave a Weekend Warrior from sydney

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2007

Strengths:    it has bike in it , jim trail

Weaknesses:    every thing seems to be just a glance at some stuff and your supposed to know what there talking about all the time , to many ads ,it seems that most bikes are all over $5000 or they are not any good !!!

Bottom Line:   
are these people working part time putting this magazine together !!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   newsagent

Similar Products Used:   other bike mags

Bike Setup:   jamis dakar 06

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Anthony none a Cross Country Rider from western australia

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2005

Strengths:    Some really good pics and give aways. Has some pretty good info for the "extreme" rider

Weaknesses:    Needs more reviews and definently needs some more reviews on Cheaper Bikes(<$1000 aud. More shopping listings would also be good.


Bottom Line:   
Overall a great magazine, definantly worth getting, maybe not subscribing. Definantly aimed at the medium to higher rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Dardanup

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   newsagent

Similar Products Used:   Clict Magazine and Dirt mountain bike magazine (UK)

Bike Setup:   '05 Mongoose Tyax comp (standard) Besides a shimmano hollowtech crank.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben Briant a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne - Australia

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2005

Strengths:    Great info. Has some good stories and articles. Comes with the latest catalog. Get free stuff when u subscribe.

Weaknesses:    Too many ads. No posters! needs posters! More reviews for sure. i see some reviews, but they need more so we can tell if the product is good or not!

Bottom Line:   
Great magazine. I will soon subscribe. It should have more pictures/posters and a bit more reviews. some of the stuff they have in it bores me.

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Favorite Trail:   Lysterfield

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   Newsagent

Similar Products Used:   None. Stuck to the same one all the time.

Bike Setup:   Giant Yukon 05

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jonathan 'jonowee' Wee from Perth, WA, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2004

Strengths:    - It's a MTB mag.
- Quality aussie stuff
- Unbiased


Weaknesses:    - Slight DH lean about does not feel biased at all.
- $6.95 is a reasonable price not expensive


Bottom Line:   
Best aussie MTB mag.
Saul Britton is a freak, a good freak!
How many bikes does TFN (Tony Fathers Nolan) have?

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   A$6.95 at local newsagent and bike shops, whenever I see a new issue I just get straight away

Similar Products Used:   Bicycling Australia, freewheel, Mountian Bike Rider, Mountain Bike Action

Bike Setup:   AVANTI hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Shadbolt a Cross Country Rider from 10/7 Sunset Pde

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2003

Strengths:    Great product reviews
All disciplines covered
Some interesting stories


Weaknesses:    Not enough reviews

Bottom Line:   
Nice to see such a great Australian Mountain Bike magazine. All relative to Aussies, with our prices.

It is perfect for all mountain bikers, with equal things on XC, Freeride and Downhill.

www.mountainbiking.net.ms

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Favorite Trail:   South Kempsey Race Track (Australia)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Newsagent

Similar Products Used:   Mountain Biking Australia
Mountain Biking UK
What MTB
Australian Cyclist


Bike Setup:   2003 Merida Kalahari 590

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michael Houghton a Weekend Warrior from Boonah

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2003

Strengths:    Australian
good reviews
good photos


Weaknesses:    Used to be great up until January 2000
looks dodgy with too much white


Bottom Line:   
AMB is doing quite well but they need to look at their older issues

6 issues a year is coming up so things should get better:)

I think all aussie riders should subscribe to this mag as a base source of bike information

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Favorite Trail:   jellybean

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   subscrition mainly

Similar Products Used:   Bike Mag is great but expensive


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a Cross Country Rider from Brizvegas, QLD

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2003

Strengths:    Good photos, most of the articles are at least more readable by the average person than the ones in Dirt.

Weaknesses:    Slaves to the advertisers, dead poor amount of content for a quarterly mag.

Bottom Line:   
For a quarterly magazine AMB has become painfully lacking in content, they've got 3 months to produce the thing these days and I honestly believe there was more, higher quality content when the mag was monthly. They've also, sadly become obvious slaves to their advertisers. Remember the last time *anything* in the magazine got a bad review? Me neither. They seem afraid to give honest opinions or do anything that might upset their advertisers. Remember a few issues ago when they had both a Santa Cruz VPP Blur and Specialized Epic to test? The two most anticipated XC bikes of the year and they didn't even run them head-to-head. They're spinelessness has lost me their respect and this was a mag I once trusted.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Vic, Austrailia

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2003

Strengths:    Good tips, good picts, good reviews, great price!

Bottom Line:   
cheaper than the other mags, good picts, stories, alround a great mag... that i'll keep buying.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3.80

Similar Products Used:   Mountain bike, Mbr, Freeride


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ken M a Weekend Warrior from Rowville, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2002

Strengths:    Decent product reviews.

Weaknesses:    No trail maps included like some of the UK or US mags. Lack of useful "How to" articles. Pretty useless when you consider only 4 issues per year.

Bottom Line:   
I'm not sure why this mag is getting so many rave reviews from my fellow Aussies. It would seem the reason is just because this mag is produced here. Is it possible that we've become more arrogant than the US or even the French? Just because it's made here doesn't mean it's "the best" as some of the reviewers have suggested.

Being an Aussie mag isn't enough. For those of you bagging the international mags, try to consider that they produce 12 mags a year not 4. I'm a bit disappointed that the 4 that are produced aren't better than they are.

Read the mags for the content and the quality not just because of where they're made. One of the big problems here is that Aussie companies are allowed to produce sub-par good because the moronic masses go for the "If it's Aussie it's the best." If we demand quality they'll produce it.

Grow a brain and use it.

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Favorite Trail:   Still Looking

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Newsagen

Similar Products Used:   Plenty of UK and US mags.

Bike Setup:   Kona Blast

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jebediah Lavers from Yarralumla, ACT, Aus

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2002

Strengths:    It's Aussie, Good Reviews, Well laid out

Weaknesses:    Quarterly, Lack of "how to" sections

Bottom Line:   
An overall great product, and those who bag it out, haven't read enough yet!!! So it's getting 5 flamin' Chilis.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Anslie

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Subscription

Similar Products Used:   All the US and UK overrated CRAP!!!

Bike Setup:   Norco Two 50 2002 with RockShox Pyslo Race

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by red robinson a Cross Country Rider from adelaide

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2002

Strengths:    giant NRS xtc 3 - strong frame for a heavy @#*%$#!@ like me. good set up all round for the price.

Weaknesses:    regarding AMB (MAGAZINE) they don't cough up on prizes awarded for the issues best letter (ie- my lettter to trail mail in the october 1998 issue - sugoi jersey - i wish - three phone calls and two letters to the magazine and still no letter......

Bottom Line:   
the mags excellent, but the honesty sucks/sucked???

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Favorite Trail:   that would be incriminating

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   super elliotts

Bike Setup:   slowly updating - michelin wildgrippers silp and slop all over the place on wet adelaide single tracks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Graeme Ward a Downhiller from Philip Island,VIC, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2002

Strengths:    the norco one25 2002 model is a good strong frame that hasn't broken even when riding off 2 metre roofs! it comes with good rims and a good crank.

Weaknesses:    comes with average forks and tyres. tioga factory DH pro tyres fix that along with rock shox PSYLO XC.

Bottom Line:   
this bike goes off if your doing alot of dirt jumping, drops and fast smooth downhill sections.

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Favorite Trail:   Oswin roberts reserve

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   ride on bikes

Similar Products Used:   norco two50, norco atomic & norco puremetal

Bike Setup:   8spd altus & fully extended forks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2002

Strengths:    Top quality mag.
good stories.
good pics.
good product reviews.
all australian means that everything is relevant and available.


Weaknesses:    not long enough


Bottom Line:   
good read. worth the dough.

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Favorite Trail:   A bit of short track up near mansfield

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Mentone Newsagent

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Norco Hardtail with Judy Shox and Tioga 2.1 tyres (nice tyres those)

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