TIA (This is Australia) DVD review

Aussie-themed mountain bike docu-vid

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £19.56 RRP | USD $28.65
TIA (This is Australia) DVD

Our review

If the Aussie scene is your thing, look no further
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Beautifully filmed, and a nod to Clay Porter’s excellent films, this docu-video is solely about the modern day Aussie mountain biking scene and its top riders.


It’s an interesting look at the summer season down under – which is our winter season, and the off-season for the World Cup series.

To be frank, the riding in the video isn’t as exciting as we’d hoped for, but it’s a good look at the scene anyhow.

What’s not as good gravity-wise is more than made up for by some excellent filming using various filters. It’s very Top Gear.

There’s an odd night-time rave shoot in the dark at the Mount Strommo downhill track that clearly cost a lot of money to put together, a section of Sam Hill razzing round a sandy MX track with no jumps and way too much footage of Jared Graves bumming around in a slow go-kart.


Unfortunately there’s not nearly enough of him pinning it on a bike as we all like to see. However, Chris Kovarik’s scene redeems the DVD with his massive whips, mega scrubs and a big old downhill bike 360 attempt.

Product Specifications


Name This is Australia DVD
Brand Duke Video

Description Released 15 October 2008 Running time 70 minutes Format- NTSC DVD Catalogue No. MB427DVD