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
213 Dominion Rd, Mt. Eden, Auckland 1024
09 630 6940 planetcycles.co.nz
33 Barry's Point Road, Takapuna, North Shore 0622, Auckland
09 489 5494, 0800 KIWIVELO, firstname.lastname@example.org
K Road, Auckland 1010
09 309 6444, email@example.com
1133 Pukuatua St, Rotorua
07 343 9372, firstname.lastname@example.org, bikeculture.co.nz
Central Bicycle Studio
69 Walding Street, Palmerston North, 4414
06 358 6151, email@example.com, centralbicyclestudio.co.nz
93 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington
04 385 0398, mountainbikingwellington.com
Cnr Rutherford & Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
03 548 4999, firstname.lastname@example.org
206 Wordsworth St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023
03 366 3773, email@example.com, scottybrowns.com
1 Picton Ave & Blenheim Road, Tower Junction, Addington, Christchurch 8011
03 365 2178, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forge Building, Cnr Camp & Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9300
03 409 0409, email@example.com
99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305
03 443 7882, firstname.lastname@example.org, racersedge.co.nz
70 Stuart St, Dunedin 9016
03 474 1211, email@example.com
Friday, July 27, 2007
A course that is described as "The world's most famous freeride downhill trail, the iconoclastic A-Line - the standard by which all other trails are measured. So measure this: 200 of the world's best riders, nearly 100 jumps, game on for Air Downhill gold: bermin', airin', rippin', full stop giviner. "
I'm sure Eddie will be happy with a win! Eddie has a bit of bad luck with the Garbanz Enduro Downhill with a punture after leaving the start gate!
Check out all results here;
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Maybe it's time for a motivational video or two?
A couple of YouTube's from Mark Weir's Pump Track.
Don't you want to rush out and build a pump track in your back yard now?
Kid's please ask your parents first.
I like this one.....caution contains Nomad's!!!!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
A team of 35 New Zealand riders will be heading off to represent NZ at the World Champs and from what I heard, the Fort Williams course's are both fun and challanging. What more could you ask for?
For more info on the NZ Team, check out the BikeNZ website here;
For more info on the Fort Williams World Champs, click here;
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I've tried to extract some info out of them, but they won't tell me anything until after Eurobike, so speculate away........'cause I don't know.
I will continue to harass them and see what happens.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
And where to ride - Makara Peak of course! My previous 2 mtb's were christened on Ridgeline and I saw no reason not to do the same with the Blur. To save some time I headed up the 4WD track and dropped in to the down hill section of Sally Ally, testing the grip of the Larsen TT's I've never ridden before and getting a general feel for the bike.
Oh. My. God! It's lush. It's more than lush - it's plush. If I had to sum it up in one word that word would be Smoooooooth. But then it's also fast like a rocket! And confidence inspiring. My intention had been to take it nice and easy but it just wasn't right. As I boosted out of Sally Ally and in to Missing Link I readied myself for the usual jarring of the first few rocky corners... nothing - where had the rough stuff gone? I could see it, I just couldn't feel it. The RP23 soaks up the bumps like they're simply not there, down and up. And speaking of up, it begs for out of the saddle action and even in the slippery conditions it still stuck to the terrain like glue. I had one minor loss of traction on a muddy switchback and was able to quickly drive the rear wheel back down and recover.
Once at the summit I stopped to smell the roses, or rather the cold winter morning air. To the west Makara valley lay under a fine white blanket of morning frost. Karori had smaller versions of frosty parks and lawns and further north the snow was clear on the Tararuas. Over east was more snow on the Orongoronga's. I looked south hoping to see the Kaikoura's with their helping of white stuff too, but I couldn't, and I didn't much like what I could see - a dark looking wall of cloud. Time for the descent...
Riding up to the high point of Ridgeline everything still seemed easy - the bike is so light and just loves the standing climbs. And those Singletrack bar ends are bliss (thanks Robyn)! Crest the high point, flick through the gears and let's go! My latest technical goal is to master 1-finger braking. Too easy on this bike - Charlesworth, you set that up beautifully :o)
I had been slightly apprehensive about the conditions and how hard I should really push things after yesterday but the bike just soaked everything up and begged for more, so I drove it harder on each turn and through each technical section and it just ate everything up. While everyone else is getting ready for work and sitting in traffic here I am, high on a hill (no goats today) picking my way down it on a machine I'm already in love with. Even after literally hundreds and hundreds of hours on the trails of Makara Peak I still get a sense of freedom and joy every time I'm up there. I would have kept the big open-mouthed grin on all the way down the hill if it hadn't been for the mud flying in to my teeth!
The Blur just kept eating up the trails and before I knew it I was in the crispy, frosty final couple of hundred metres to the car park. I left crunchy tire marks in the grass, did a lap of the car park, discovered the water in the hose was frozen and rode back to the car. When I got off I wasn't even upset to see the Blur covered in mud. I could have happily let that ride go on all day but alas, it was time to clean it up, clean me up and head in to the office.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
First up, a new Chameleon, all I know is that's it's better and now comes with an eccentric bottom bracket. The Chameleon will also finally be available in anodised bronze or red. Nice.
Sand.......that will be new colour for the 2008 season, I can see that fitting right in at Woodhill.
Complete bikes and 'Meal Deals'.
Finally Santa Cruz will offer complete bikes to the NZ market, the Superlight and Juliana will be available out of the box with a D XC kit from August.
The Superlight will have the colour options of Black or Sand, the Juliana in Liquid Blue or White.
The Heckler will be available complete with the D AM kit and RockShox Recon 351 single air fork. Heckler colour options will be Gang Green or Sand.
We'll have to wait until the end of the year before the complete Hecklers will be available.
Meal Deals, that's right, package deals.....a complete Santa Cruz at a better price.
Superlight D XC pc frame w/ Float R, D XC kit, Tora 318 Solo Air 100
Superlight R XC pc frame w/ Float R, R XC kit, 32 F100 R
Juliana D XC pc frame w/ Float R, D XC kit, Tora 318 Solo Air 100
Juliana R XC pc frame w/ Float R, R XC kit, 32 F100 R
Blur XC R XC pc frame w/ Float R, R XC, 32 F100 R
Blur XC SPX XC ano frame w/ Float RP23, SPX XC kit, 32 F100 RLC
Blur XC XO XC ano frame w/ Float RP23, XO XC kit, 32 F100 RLC
Blur XC XTR XC ano frame w/ Float RP23, XTR kit, 32 F100 RLC
Blur LT R AM pc frame w/ Float R, RAM kit, Revelation 426 DA fork
Blur LT X9 AM ano frame w/ Float RP23, X9 AM kit, 32 Float RLC (140mm)
Blur LT SPX XC ano frame w/ Float RP23, SPX XC kit, 32 Talas RLC
Heckler D AM pc frame w/ Float R, D AM kit, Recon 351 SA fork
Heckler R AM pc frame w/ Float R, R AM kit, Revelation 426 DA fork
Heckler X9 AM pc frame w/ Float R, X9 AM kit, 32 Float RLC (140mm)
Bullit R FR 1.5 pc frame w/ DHX 3.0 Coil, R FR 150 kit, Domain 318 UT 1.5
Bullit X9 AM 1.5 ano frame w/ DHX 5.0 Air, X9 AM kit, Lyrik 2 Step Air 1.5
Nomad R AM 1.5 pc frame w/ Float R, R AM 1.5 kit, Domain 302 Coil 1.5
Nomad X9 AM 1.5 ano frame w/ DHX 5.0 Air, X9 AM 1.5 kit, Lyrik 2 Step Air 1.5
All coming soon to your favourite Santa Cruz dealer.
The terrain was unbelievable!!! We ran through everything imaginable, across rocky slope covered in hoard frost, along wide open tussock field, climbing up the roots of great beech forest, trekking through the ankle deep snow along the top McKellar Saddle and down frozen creek and rivers. More than once during trip, I had to pleasure of really putting these socks to the test by dipping my feet into some refreshingly icy water during the countless creeks and stream crossings, partly for experimental purposes, and partly due to muscle fatigue.
13 hours of running/jogging/crawling later we were back at the car. And how did the socks perform? Fantastic!!! These socks kept my feet toasty warm for literally hours and hours. I was very impressed with how well these socks coped with the freezing (and wet) conditions.
These sock are a must have for the winter season, especially if you’re likely to encounter rain, snow or mud in your travels
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