By Amelia Chapman
Victoria has miles of incredible mountain bike locations – and some of them are hard to get to. The Triton was a more than capable vehicle to take us to these destinations and able to handle any terrain we pointed it at. If the road started to get steep or slippery, I could engage 4WD with a single switch, without stopping. We encountered some slippery muddy tracks, yet where the average 4WD might get stuck, the Triton's rear diff lock allowed us to gain extra traction and push forward; again at the touch of a button. The ride quality off road was impressive - somehow, even when driving over huge rocks and potholes, the suspension did its job brilliantly and the ride comfort was amazing.
Our Triton treks took us to some spectacular mountain bike hotspots. Anglesea is home to 4x4 tracks with incredible views. We couldn't resist taking a drive to the top to check them out after our ride. In Ballarat, the Triton truly shined as we visited our mates’ hand built trails located off some tricky rocky terrain. Ballarat is also home to Black Hill Mountain Bike park which features some short, yet difficult downhill tracks. Fear not, there are also some mellow tracks for intermediate riders and beginners. Our final destinations were by far the most beautiful and lush. Warburton and Silvan are developing mountain bike hot spots. The Triton was right at home climbing up and down winding steep roads where tall trees towered over us.
The Triton is an incredible adventure machine to share with family and friends. Our journeys took place in the middle of a cold winter, so its heated seats were one of our favourite features. Even the tough as nails Triton has a cushy side…