Local Insight....

The Golden Triangle weather gods have returned again for 2017 with reports in the vicinity of 40-50mm of rain in the last three days, this rain is extermely timely and will greatly reduce on course dust, the Bendigo terrain drains extremely well and even if we get the light shower predicted for Friday it would be very unlikely you will encounter a puddle on course. Expect some very enjoyable riding with a forecast maximum temp on race day of 28 degrees.

Local tyre recommendations for the Bendigo terrain is most commonly Maxxis IKON or ARDENT RACE, when set up tubeless these hard-wearing and built-proof tires are super grippy on rough and loose surfaces . Dont just take our word for it. "The Maxxis Ikon is a great tire for XC racers who prefer trading off a couple seconds on the climb for several more seconds in the corners and on the descents. Besides, everyone knows that’s the fun part of mountain biking anyway". - SingleTracks.com

More insights to come in the riders pack that will be distributed via email to all online entries Thursday evening.