Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The New Bullit!!!


Resurrection Time!
The Bullit is Back! Bigger, bolder, badder and better than ever before, the new and freshly evolved Bullit marks another chapter of Santa Cruz's single pivot revival.

After taking a couple years off, this all-duty workhorse returns to the lineup ready to tackle anything and everything, smoothing out trail rides and sucking up downhill punishment with sweet handling, low maintenance simplicity.
Custom drawn double-butted aluminum tubes form the completely redesigned front triangle, while a new and vastly stiffened swingarm pivots on a massive 20mm axle riding in oversize bearings (oversize bearings that come with a lifetime guarantee, no less).
There's over 7-inches of rear wheel travel, it'll fit 8-inch brake rotors in the back, and the stout 1.5" headtube and gusseted top and down tubes allow you to put whatever the hell kind of fork you want up front.
Combine that with the ability to run either standard, q.r friendly,135mm rear dropouts, or 150mm thru-axle dropouts, as well as an optional floating rear brake kit, and the Bullit is equipped to handle any kind of terrain imaginable.
· Huge 20mm swingarm pivot
· Lifetime pivot bearing guarantee
· 135 q.r OR 150mm thru-axle rear dropouts
· Optional 150mm axle fully floating rear brake kit
· 178mm rear wheel travel
· 1.5" headtube
· Wrench friendly! A single 4-5-6mm Y-wrench can disassemble all frame parts, and the swingarm bearing cups use a Shimano external BB tool.
· Hard anodized 7075 aluminium hardware
· Available in either powdercoat or anodized finishes
· Multpile cable routing options (either full housings or split housings, take your pick) · Build it up anywhere between 32 and 44 pounds, climb it like a long travel trail bike, kill it like a freeride bike. It's even built to be bar-spin friendly...

Powder Coat Colors
· Lime Green (as shown), black, white, orange, gangrene, liquid blue
Upgrade Colour Options
· Polished · 2 Anodized colours to be announced later

New Bullit pictured in Lime Green with the X9 AM kit (with E.13 Chain Guide upgrade). Totem Coil Fork and Fox DHX 5 Air rear shock

Out of the Office

MERRY CHRISTMAS
&
HAPPY NEW YEAR
&
A BIG THANKS FROM
MIKE & SANDRA
A quick ‘word up’ to say thanks and we’ll be out of the office from 20th December till 2nd January. We’re on holiday, seeing family, friends and riding bikes.
We promise to get back to you in the New Year, honest.
(P.S. Check back here soon, for some breaking news from Santa Cruz too. All will be revealed soon)
National Series and Summer Racing
As I type up this last newsletter for 2006, I’m also trying to multi-task, by filling in my National MTB series entry. Yes, I’ll be doing the series again and so will the team. This series will be a little different with some riders focusing on the one off champs and participating in races outside the national series. And why not with great races like Crater Rim, Karapoti and how about the “Brake Burner”, a Super D race with a lift to the top of the hill!
Anyway, I’m looking forward to racing in Riverhead and the Redwoods, it’s been a long time. I’m still confirming the actual nationals series team, hoping for those last few confirmation emails to come through now!
www.hyperformancehardware.blogspot.com is where you want to check for more racing news and updates.
Another Dealer on the Mainland
R&R Dunedin are the new edition to our dealer network. A big HELLO, the gang at R&R Dunners. Still reading this? Why aren’t you rushing down to R&R Dunedin?

A BIG thanks!
Again, a really big thanks to everyone who has been part of the Hyperformance Hardware family, we couldn’t do it without you all. Have a bloody good Xmas, eat, drink, be Merry and we’ll catch up with you all in the New Year.

Mike & Sandra.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ok, I just found this on youtube.com. The Syndicate Team in New Zealand at the World Champs, I would say the video was take by Kathy Sissler, team manager.

Seems like only yesterday we were all in Rotorua for the world champs, when are the next ones?

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Santa Cruz riders on the Podium

The mountain bike race season is heating up, with many quality events turning up and the nationals around the corner.

NIDH Rotorua
First up Roto-Vegas, round 6 of the NIDH series, which I think is the final, I did get this wrong before.
200(ish), hope full competitors showed up to do the old nationals course.

Jenna Makgill had a great race to WIN the open women's category against some very strong competition.
Eddie Masters had a great finish, with a 4th placing in one of the biggest U19 field, I've seen for a while.
As per, check out www.NZRide.com for more info.

Riverhead, Auckland XC final: NO RAIN!!!
Well it's almost unheard of, the Auckland XC final in Riverhead was basically dry. With a motor bike race being held on Saturday, helping remove any puddles, Auckland club were treated with a dry course.
All the feed back I have got, is that this is a fantastic course was technical, hard, fast and fun. You'd be nuts to miss this one from the nationals series.
Well done to Amanda Davies, 3rd place and she also marked the course on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Also worth a mention is Jamie Till, first year racing and riding a XL Root beer Heckler, Jamie came in 2nd in the Vet1 class on the day and 3rd in the series.
I'm sure they'll be more info on www.aucklandmtb.co.nz very soon.

Canterbury, Arrowsmith Thee Ride, Lake Heron
Run on the same day as the "Teva, big day at the office multi-sport race", was the Arrowsmith Thee Ride. A 42km XC race that seemed to turn out to be very challenging.
Craig "Phelps" Phillips took out the the event, even with two punctures.
Jason Blair, first race on his new Blur XC, say him finish 2nd in the open class and 4 punctures.

So another good day at the office for the team, well done!

Coffee News
Best news is that my espresso machine is working again. It needed new seals and it took me a while to figure out how to get the new ones on. Still needs some fine tuning to extract the perfect espresso, but I'm sure I'll get there.
As you can see my early 60's Faema Lambo lever arm machine is handy to all life's necessities

Friday, December 08, 2006

Bike Magic give Mojo a "big thumbs up" too

Just in case you think it's just me raving about the Ibis Mojo, well Bike Magic think it's very, very, very good too.

You can read the review here

Also, here's a picture of the Mojo painted which will be available in the not so distant future and some advice from Ibis



Thursday, December 07, 2006

STOP THE PRESS, T-REX TO RIDE FOR HYPERFORMANCE HARDWARE



That's right, Tim Wilding will be riding a Santa Cruz mountain bike and a very large 61cm Ibis Silk in the new season.

We at Hyperformance Hardware are very pleased and excited to announce that Wilding as part of the team for the upcoming 2007 season. We're "pulling out the stops" to sort Wilding out and he will be getting the new 2007 Superlight as his racer. A brand new bike for a brand new team member.
Wilding is a multi-talented rider and has got some amazing results show in XC, Road and Xterra racing. "Welcome to the team Tim".

Wilding had this to say about joining the team;
"Having learnt so much during three happy seasons riding for Aunt Betty's, its a thrill to be joining the Santa Cruz team. The bikes are incredible, the people are great, I can't wait to start racing! For the time being, I'm stuck in summer school finishing my degrees right now and so i won't be joining the national series until National Championships race in Nelson. In the meantime I'll console myself with long lonely road rides; just me and my Ibis Silk..."

More news on team line up in the not so distant future.




Tuesday, December 05, 2006

One Hundred Thousand New Blogs Created Everyday And This Has Been One Of Them

Firstly, a BIG welcome to any new readers on my blog.

The blog has been very successfully and I’ve had my fair share of daily readers. I’m quite surprised how many hits we are getting from overseas too, Canada, Finland, USA, UK, Ozzie, France, Italy, Germany etc.

Anyhow, this is the best place to get everything you need to know about the team, race results, Santa Cruz, Ibis and Aireal.

Again, BIG thanks to Jeff Lyall, for all his set up work and Tama Easton, for linking my blog on www.vorb.org.nz. Thanks guys!

Monday, December 04, 2006

More Racing, Results and MBA 2007 Superlight Review

Aaah, Summer, you've gotta love it.
The amount of quality races that is available is just fantastic.

So lets get the road racing out of the way. Christchurch Festival of Summer attracted lots of entrants in the 75km harbour ride.
Josh Barley (the man with the fastest Santa Cruz road bike), finished in a very respectable 27th place, with some very stiff competition. Interestly, if you look at the results and "click" on "print certificate", it will credit Josh's bike for the result, not Josh. But we all know better.

Hanmer Hammerhead, one of my favourite race's and the entry fee goes back to the club to pay for more wonderful single track. These results are unofficial, but I'm pretty sure they are "on the money".
George Bennett's first race on his new Superlight resulted in a win in his class, good on ya George.
Craig "Phelps" Phillips, piloted his Blur XC to 3rd place, in the very competitive 35 - 49, Vet1 class.
I came in quite some time after him to slip into a 5th place finish.

That's the weekends round up.

Oh yeah, the new 2007 Superlight review by Mountain Bike Action is now available on the Santa Cruz website or you can just click here