Pre-ride checks

You wouldn’t leave the house without checking your brakes or pumping up your tyres, right? The same should go for your Tailfin gear. These simple pre-ride checks will only take a few minutes of your time but are essential to…

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A guide to the Hellenic Mountain Race

What is the Hellenic Mountain Race? In this guide, we talk to organiser Nelson Trees about why he chose Greece as the location for the third of his Mountain Race series, talking through his recommendations for which bike is best…

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Armenian adventures: behind the scenes of Ascend Armenia

This summer R&D Division rider Jay Petervary had the amazing opportunity to travel to the Caucasus region to scout the Ascend Armenia bikepacking route along with Rodeo Labs founder Stephen Fitzgerald. This is his story of the trip, the reasons behind…

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Lachlan FKT Colorado Trail

A Few Thousand Hours: Lachlan’s Colorado Trail FKT

Taming the ‘beautiful beast’ known as the Colorado Trail is not an easy undertaking by any stretch of the imagination, even for seasoned riders. An average elevation of over 10,000 feet and huge sections of harsh, almost unrideable wilderness sections means the…

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Gail Brown HT550

How to win the Highland Trail 550

The dust (or mud as is usually the case) might have settled on the 2022 edition of the Highland Trail 550 (HT550) But entries for the 2023 edition open on the 26th November this year and I’m sure there are…

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Badlands Seb Breurer

20 Questions with: Seb Breuer

Seb Breuer might be a relative newcomer to the ultra-endurance racing game, but he’s rapidly making a name for himself as being one of the fastest on the circuit. After a disappointing Trans Continental Race earlier in the year, Seb…

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josh ibbett tour divide

10 Lessons learnt from the Tour Divide

Tailfin sat down with two of this year’s Tour Divide participants, R&D Division rider Josh Ibbett and 10th place finisher Daniel Connell, to discover the key lessons they learnt from riding the Divide. Whilst some apply directly to riding the…

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Crossing Continents

JaBig loves riding bikes. To be honest, that observation is what you might call an understatement when describing the Rwandan-born Canadian DJ! His quietly refined manner gives nothing away about his passion for travelling and experiencing life on two wheels….

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