Bikes and Equipment

Equipment requirements for each race:

Full-face helmets

Full-face helmets are required for the Gravity Enduro and the ABOM Downhill. If you do not have one then you can:

RENT ONE for $20:
Full face helmets of varying sizes can be rented from the friendly crew at All Terrain Cycles who are based up at Mt Buller. You can rent these helmets directly through All Terrain Cycles and then collect them whilst you are up there. Contact them via: (03) 5775-2724 or info[email protected] or http://allterraincycles.com.au/

BUY ONE for approx. $99 
There are more and more full face helmet around these days so drop into your local buy shop and buy one.

Reckless Race Concepts

Reckless Race Concepts is a family owned Australia company formed out of passion for the sports of MTB and BMX Racing. We offer a wide range of products including Riding Gear for DH, Enduro and BMX, Great tailgate pads, Casual clothing and also offer custom designed clothing and products to promote business’s and race teams for more information please head over to our website or email us at [email protected]

We use and recommend THULE – Bike Racks & Carriers

Bring your life. On two wheels. Whether it’s an everyday commute or a long distance adventure, Thule’s bike products are designed for you to make the most of your active life in the saddle – safely, easily and in style. From stylish bike bags with practical racks, to bike transport cases and convenient bike racks for up to four bikes. All easy to mount, use and store. And with our bike trailers and child bike seats, sharing your active life with the little ones has never been easier.

We wear and recommend DHaRCO – riding apparel

Australian mountain bike clothing brand, DHaRCO, believes amazing fabric, a great fit and common sense technical features makes for great bike clothing. They use simple, functional lines and allow MTB clothing to be influenced by street/surf wear. So you feel more like you’re wearing normal clothes, yet highly technical. They focus on comfort and what they really want as riders. Mountain biking is a lifestyle and they create gear to reflect their way of life – a relaxed, casual vibe built on great friends, trails and shredding hard. https://dharco.com/

All Terrain Cycles – our recommended retailer

The Bike Buller Festival is partnered with All Terrain Cycles and we recommends either of their 3 outlets as the perfect place to gear up for biking at Buller. Located in the village square at Mt Buller they have a range of rental bikes, helmets and all the gear you’ll need for the Buller Trails. They also have stores in Mansfield and a new store in Bright making them easily accessible for all riders. Visit ww.allterraincycles.com.au or call 03 5775 2724.


Mandatory equipment

THULE EPIC TRAIL POINT TO POINT 42KM:

All competitors must carry the following compulsory equipment from the start to the finish:

  • A First Aid kit comprising: 2 x crepe bandages, 2 x non-adhesive wound dressings, 6 x steri-strip wound closures, 1 x triangular bandage, surgical gloves.
  • Mobile phone (there is good mobile reception on the courses so they could be essential in an emergency).

Failure to carry any of any of the compulsory equipment will result in a 20 minute time penalty being applied to that race.

Recommended equipment:

  • spare tube, pump, tyre leavers and other bike tools such as chain breaker, allen keys and ideally a spare derailleur hanger for the longer races
  • food / hydration for the length of the race
  • rain jacket and/or thermal top for the longer races (the weather can change very quickly in the mountains).

DHaRCO GRAVITY ENDURO:

All competitors must carry the following compulsory equipment from the start to the finish:

  • Full face helmet on timed segments. An open face helmet may be worn for untimed segments. A helmet of either style must be worn when riding your bike (not if / when pushing).
  • A First Aid kit comprising: 2 x crepe bandages, 2 x non-adhesive wound dressings, 6 x steri-strip wound closures, 1 x triangular bandage, surgical gloves.
  • Mobile phone (there is good mobile reception on the courses so they could be essential in an emergency).

Failure to have a full face helment means you will not be able to start the race. Failure to carry any of any of the other compulsory equipment will result in a 20 minute time penalty being applied to that race.

RECKLESS ABOM DOWNHILL:

Compulsory equipment / requirements for all riders:

  • Full face helmet. (This will be strictly enforced and is a requirement of the Mt Buller Lift Company and Resort Management Board. See above for helmet options.)
  • Closed toe footwear
  • Helmet, chest and similarly mounted cameras are permitted if they do not compromise the riders safety or mandatory safety equipment in any way (i.e. mounts must not be drilled into helmets).
  • Riders are not permitted to wear headphones or other similar music / communication devices during practice and competition.

Items compulsory for under 17 and under 15 riders

  • Full-finger gloves must be worn
  • Knee pads and elbow pads must be worn
  • A jersey or shirt covering the elbows must be worn as a minimum. 3/4 length jerseys are acceptable
  • Knees must be covered by full-length trousers and/or self-fastening knee or knee/shin guards expressly designed for off-road cycling.

Items recommended for all ABOM DH riders

  • Neck brace expressly designed for off-road cycling.
  • Back and shoulder protection expressly designed for the purpose.
  • Full finger gloves.
  • Elbow protectors and/or long sleeve jersey to the wrist.
  • Goggles expressly designed for the purpose.

KRUSH SUPER-D:

  • Mobile phone (there is good mobile reception on the courses so they could be essential in an emergency)

Recommended equipment:

  • Full face helmet
  • Full finger gloves
  • A jersey or shirt covering the elbows. 3/4 length jerseys are acceptable
  • A First Aid kit (comprising at least: 2 x crepe bandages, 2 x non-adhesive wound dressings, 6 x steri-strip wound closures, 1 x triangular bandage, surgical gloves). First aid kits are available to purchase from registration for $15.

Other recommended equipment for all races: 
We recommend ALL riders carry their mobile phone for all races and save the following emergency contact number in case you need them: Sam Maffett (Event Manager) 0400 001 786.