Retailers in New Zealand

Retailers in New Zealand. These good guys & gals will have a range of our bikes and products in store and ride them too

Planet Cycle

213 Dominion Rd, Mt. Eden, Auckland 1024

09 630 6940


33 Barry's Point Road, Takapuna, North Shore 0622, Auckland

09 489 5494, 0800 KIWIVELO,

Torpedo 7

K Road, Auckland 1010

09 309 6444,

Bike Culture

1133 Pukuatua St, Rotorua

07 343 9372,,

Central Bicycle Studio

69 Walding Street, Palmerston North, 4414

06 358 6151,,

Dirt Merchants

93 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington

04 385 0398,

Torpedo 7

Cnr Rutherford & Bridge Street, Nelson 7010

03 548 4999,

Scotty Browns

206 Wordsworth St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023

03 366 3773,,

Torpedo 7

1 Picton Ave & Blenheim Road, Tower Junction, Addington, Christchurch 8011

03 365 2178,

Torpedo 7

The Forge Building, Cnr Camp & Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9300

03 409 0409,

Racers Edge

99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305

03 443 7882,,

Torpedo 7

70 Stuart St, Dunedin 9016

03 474 1211,

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Newsletter - April 05 (Living with a World Champ)

Hello All,

I think I’ll start this month’s news letter with a very loosely related mountain bike result. Sandra (my partner) and her crew, Fletch, are now World Champions in the Flying Fifteen, Silver Fleet Class. A Flying Fifteen is a small two person keel yacht; Silver fleet is the veteran aged yachts. The world champs were held in Auckland in March. Sandra and Fletch both ride Santa Cruz mountain bikes, so unofficially we have a couple of mountain bikers who are world champs. Everyone still with me?

We have two Santa Cruz team members competing in the Oceania games at the moment. So, good luck to Amanda Davies and Cathy Hamer against those Ozzie girls. After that they’ll be jet setting back to be part of the Santa Cruz women’s night race team at Hanmer.

You may have noticed our new logo, neat isn’t it? As much as I thought we didn’t need a ‘corporate logo’, we now have one. I will now admit that we really did need it, Hyperformance Hardware is becoming a little more ‘smart casual’. No big warehouse yet.
The re-branding has taken a little bit of time too, about two hours. Although Katie, our graphic designer, may have spent a lot longer!

Again, I’m making another order with Santa Cruz soon. So please think about your requirements for your shop floor. I have sold out of Hecklers again, big thanks to the boys at Planet Cycles who have sold seven Hecklers over the summer, not to forget the other Santa Cruz’s they’ve sold too.

I think the New Zealand customer is looking towards the “aggressive trail bike” or “all mountain” style bike. The Santa Cruz range provides a good selection of bikes in this category. An obvious choice is the Heckler. The Blur 4X is the new choice, with its stronger front triangle and VPP suspension it’s the perfect choice for that customer who wants a perfect trial bike. Designed for up a 6 inch travel fork, it still feels nice with a 5 inch fork. Climbs almost as well as the standard Blur and descends nicely too. Not too slack to feel great in the single track either. I’m a big fan already and I’ve only had a couple of rides.

Let’s not forget the Bullit, and VP-Free for the more aggressive customer and the standard Blur for the racer. There Superlight and Juliana now are a great price for you less aggressive riding customers want to enter the world of Santa Cruz mountain bikes. They also work better than before with the new Fox RP3 shock

Thanks again for your support,

Mike Stylianou & Sandra Williams