Singletrack Mind Series

... for anyone obsessed with singletrack

Sponsors & Partners

We'd like to welcome on board Finish Line as headline sponsor of the 2014 Singletrack Mind Series. Finish Line, and our other fantastic sponsors, help us to deliver the best possible experience for you, the rider. We really look forward to giving out some awesome schwag at the Presentation Ceremony as well as special prizes and random draws. We hope that you will support the brands that support your obsession with singletrack!

 

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Finish Line are the Bicycle Care Experts. We have everything you need for Bicycle Maintenance. From bicycle lubes to bike degreasers, to cleaners, to special bicycle greases and lots more, we make everything you need to take care of your bicycle and keep it running and looking like new. Since 1988 we've been proud to offer the best selling, highest quality, Total Bicycle Care products available. Check out our complete line of bicycle repair and maintenance products. At Finish Line our passion is to make the products that make your bike easier to pedal, shift better, and last longer!

May all your rides be 'smooth and fast'

www.velovita.net.au/brands/finish_line

 

 

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Incremental enhancements. Perpetual improvements. Revolutionary Innovation. When advancements are continuously made to every attribute of every component, the result is overall performance that is simply second to none. And to real cycling enthusiasts, there is nothing more gratifying then achieving the ultimate ride. And the best part is we just keep making it better.

This is what SRAM is all about. Sure, a casual rider will appreciate solid performance, reliability, dependability and all the standard qualities one would expect. But it's the riders who live and breathe bicycles who love us most because bicycles are what we love, too. In fact, they're our only love.

www.sram.com


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RockShox was born out of a belief that the mold was meant to be broken. We know one size does not fit all. We know even the longest rides are too short to worry about your equipment. Our patented designs push the limits to bring the utmost in performance, control and adjustability to every product in our line. From our Motion Control damping to the easiest to use thru-axle on the market, the Maxle, we believe race-proven technologies shouldn't just be for racers. Being on the leading edge of technology isn't just our history. It's our future.

www.sram.com/rockshox


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When we set out to design the best disc brakes in the world, we knew that simple stopping power wasn’t going to be enough. The best brake would also have to work in perfect harmony with your hand, give you precise control, and be easier to install than a virus on your PC. Mission accomplished.

www.sram.com/en/avid


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Since its inception, Truvativ has focused on improving your riding experience. To accomplish this, product developers innovate toward function, reliability, and ease of maintenance. The result is product lines that have become the standard on the trails and mountains: Noir. Stylo. Holzfeller. Hussefelt.

www.sram.com/en/truvativ


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Hammer Nutrition is at the cutting edge of Sports Nutrition. Hammer has focused on making products using only ingredients which it believes are of benefit to the athlete. This means that its products contain no added simple sugars, colourings, preservatives and anything which is harmful to the athlete’s performance. See our Event Nutrition section for info on how to use Hammer products to your best advantage.

www.hammernutrition.com.au


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Cyclists are passionate about their bikes. We at Serfas are passionate about our bike products. That’s why, for more than a decade, we have developed innovative cycling products that increase the safety, comfort and performance of cyclists so they can feel more excited about their ride. Our products feature innovations in technology and style that raise the index of performance and enjoyment for all riders, from pro athletes to avid cyclists, to beginners just getting a feel for their new wheels.

Whatever your interest, Serfas has everything to suit your cycling needs, from our great selection of saddles, tyres, and lights to our new line of sunglasses. Take a closer look at our products and see for yourself what our commitment to excellence means.

www.serfas.com


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Deuter are the bike pack specialists. For over 100 years, Deuter has been making backpacks. This experience has enabled Deuter to become the clear world leader in biking backpacks. Innovative designs deliver better ventilation, lower weight, harder wearing fabrics, and more carrying comfort than any other brand. Deuter’s range of biking and hydration packs caters for all categories such as racing, mountain biking, touring, and commuting.

www.deuter.com/en_AU/


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Bellwether: Real clothes for the real world. For you, riding is a way of life. It goes beyond recreation. All year you're out there braving the elements. You take your sport seriously. We get it—and we design our gear with you in mind. Since 1972 we've relied on grass-roots teams, hard-core mountain bikers and pros to help us design apparel that will hold up anywhere in any weather. For over 30 years our mission has remained the same—to develop high performance, affordable, technical apparel for riders just like you.

www.velovita.net.au/brands/bellwether


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Rockpool Graphics is a boutique design studio situated in Mount Keira, nestled beneath the escarpment just west of Wollongong NSW. It is owned and operated by Nicole Grimm-Hewitt, who has been in the graphic design industry for 25 years, most recently working with Bicycling Australia and Mountain Biking Australia Magazine. Rockpool Graphics provides high-end design solutions for new and existing businesses. New business packages, including logo design, letterheads, business cards and self-managed websites are available.

rockpoolgraphics.com.au


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At James Estate we enjoy the simple life… smiles, laughs, friends, bike riding and fresh air… wine is a bonus!

The Baerami MTB Trails are open during cellar door hours for visitors to do a self-guided ride. So if you’re up for it, Wattle Avenue, School of Rock, Go-Anna, Sucked In, Airs Rock, Lenny’s Bypass and Desperado trails are all ready for you to conquer. To fully appreciate these trails, it is best to allow a couple of hours riding time. Grab a coffee and enjoy a wine tasting after your ride! So drop in and see us at either of our cellar doors, 951 Bylong Valley Way – Baerami NSW 2333 or 1210 Hermitage Rd Pokolbin NSW 2320.  Come and enjoy what we enjoy.

www.jamesestatewines.com.au


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Cycology - After Cycle Clothing. The creative team that developed the t-shirts and logos for many of Australia’s premier cycling and running events, have joined forces to created the latest casual fashion wear for cyclists and runners. Check out some of their great t-shirt designs that capture the ‘cycology’ behind our noble pursuit! Creative and fun t-shirts, which make you think and are totally unique as they are hand drawn or painted.

www.cycologygear.com


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Ventou is a Melbourne-based company and a leader in the manufacturer of custom mountain bike, road cycling, triathlon and run wear in Australia and is widely regarded as the leading innovator in custom cyclewear. Many of the ideas that keep Ventou products on the cutting edge are derived through feedback from our sponsored athletes and our testing team.

To this day, Ventou produces a significant amount of its garments at its Melbourne factory, refusing to lower its quality by going totally offshore, and this has led to a loyal customer base that's growing as word spreads of our industry leading, Australian made and designed product.

ventou.com.au


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Save your Butt! The Aussie Butt Cream™ team produces this cream for your comfort in cycling, riding and running. Their cream aims to prevent and reduce abrasions, and prevent bacterial and fungal infections that may led to saddle sores. The natural anti-friction ingredients help to prevent chafing. Tea tree oil is used for its antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Official suppliers to Cycling Australia's High Performance Teams - Men and Women's MTB, Road and Track.

Aussie Butt Cream ... for comfort down under

www.aussiebuttcream.com


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Cycle & Fitness Studio is the place to escape the elements and get results. Whether it be training for a road criterium, mountain bike 12 hour, week long tour or Olympic Distance triathlon we have the equipment and expertise to help you out! The studio, located in Balgowlah Heights, is equipped with the latest technology in indoor cycling, the Wattbike. Train with power, train with confidence! Dynamic core strength classes, general group cycle classes, squad training, one on one coaching and testing available to help you reach your full potential!

Mention you race with Chocolate Foot and you will receive 10% off any membership!

www.cyclestudio.com.au


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KOBiE, the new straight shooting distributor. Our team are riders who have a passion for all things BIKE, and appreciate the importance of having the right equipment. We are proud of our efficient service, smooth communication and low shipping costs, to ensure that you receive exactly what you want, when you want it and at the right price. We are excited to stock brands that are unique and progressive.

In order to ensure we tailor the products to your specific needs we recommend you visit one of our many reputable dealers. If your local bike shop is not yet a dealer, ask them to contact us and we will get them set up easily and quickly. We look forward to providing you with your cycling solution.

www.kobie.com.au


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With top tips and techniques on health, training and mechanical issues, Mountain Biking Australia has all the information you need to ride better. Unbiased analysis in product reviews and bike tests, without the hype and fluff also makes MBA a great read.

www.bicyclingaustralia.com/mountain-biking-australia-magazine.php


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Tom Ritchey is one-of-a-kind. He continues to juggle his duties as Ritchey president and lead designer, while still logging 10,000 miles a year all over the world. Tom designed some of the burgeoning mountain bike industry’s first frames and components back in the 1970’s. Every year Tom guides Ritchey's R&D efforts in pursuit of both subtle improvements to existing products, or large-scale advances leading to new ones. Visit Kobie, the Australian distributor for Ritchey, for more info.

www.kobie.com.au


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Nicole Grimm-Hewitt is a graphic designer by trade, but loves nothing more than getting on the brush and painting places to escape to. Painting with acrylic on canvas or linen, her signature style features land and seascapes from an aerial perspective. Incorporated into these images are elements of life, human and animal, enjoying their surrounds without dominating the scenery. An avid cyclist, Nicole’s latest collection features bush scenes and peloton imagery. Exhibition details are available on her Facebook page ‘Grimm-Hewitt’ and her works can be viewed online.

www.grimmhewitt.com.au


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With operations across all levels of the sustainable resource recovery value chain, SITA offers best practice environmental solutions for collection, resource recovery and safe disposal of non-recoverable residual materials. SITA provides these services to more than 56,000 commercial and industrial customers and more than 3.7 million residents every week.

www.sita.com.au


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If you are looking for a portable shade that can stand the harsh Australian weather conditions and has an expectation that it will last as long as you will, then look no further. In choosing the Quikshade brand you will only have to go through this process of ‘shopping around’ once!  Australian Made and Australian Owned – you can be confident to call on over 25 years' experience in the portable shade business and you are dealing direct with the manufacturer, not an agent or distributor.

www.quikshade.com.au


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Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. Managing more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia, Forestry Corporation of NSW adheres to the values of integrity, collaboration, respect, innovation, customer and stakeholder focus, safety and sustainability.

www.forestrycorporation.com.au


 
 

Series Partners

 

The Singletrack Mind Series would not be possible without the cooperation of our hosts, five great mountain bike clubs, and the other services that help us deliver a great day out in the forest.

 

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Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders
www.mgltipriders.asn.au

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Eurobodalla Cyclists
www.eurobodalla.org.au/cycling.html

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Hunter Mountain Bike Association
www.hmba.asn.au

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South Coast United Mountainbikers
www.scum.asn.au

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Central West Off Road Bicycle Club
www.cworbc.org.au

snaxontrax-logo-140 For our legion of hungry mountain bikers, Snax on Trax have become as important to the series as the fine singletrack. Peter & Simona not only keep riders fuelled, hydrated and caffeinated but delight the senses with delicious, healthy and interesting food influenced by Simona's Sicilian background. They have also recently featured in a video for Volkswagen Australia which highlights the capabilities of their 4WD go-anywhere cafe!

www.snaxontraxcafe.com

dave-bateman-300 In the rare moments that he's not off adventuring himself, Dave Bateman loves to capture others engaging in their own adventures and triumphs. Dave's photography has captured all four years of the Singletrack Mind Series and all the great moments in that time. You can see all his fine work in our gallery and the link below.

www.davebatemanphoto.com

Riding Focus If there's a bike race near Sydney then Josh Nicholson's lens is likely to be capturing it! You might say he's obsessed as he shoots almost every day! To give that passion an outlet, he started a photography blog focused on all things cycling, which will feature his fine photography of the 2014 Singletrack Mind Series.

www.ridingfocus.com