And here is Mr Weir, making it look easy. So Mr. Weir can outclimb me, descend better than me and he's not shabby at this pump track thing.
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
Sunday, May 31, 2009
So I stumbled across this little movie clip on Vimeo (like YouTube, but cooler, YouTube is so last week).
A BMW 1 series Tii drag racing a new Jag, should be good........but NO, it's not the fast or the furious, more like the, sort of quick and the mildly annoyed.
Did I mention the soundtrack? Not sure what they were thinking there either.
Anyway, it distracted me, so you guy might as well be distracted too.
Long weekends are great.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tim Wilding took his Blur XC Carbon to Wellington, you can read about it here;
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Nice bike, Tim
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
It seems the distractions are everywhere. Isn't the internet supposed to make life easier?
There is a guy who made his own Wolverine claws, I wonder if you can cut soft cheese with them, that would be handy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giS2UAaKFK8
The guy who made his flat look like the inside of the star ship enterprise.
But really, I looking forward to the future, the Microsoft way....oh yeah, I'm not one of those Microsoft haters.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Steve Peat Wins his 17th World Cup DH, Greg Minnaar 3rd. So Syndicate Team hogging the podiums!
A little bit more info here; http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/breaking-news-peat-victorious-in-andorra-21645
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
The Santa Cruz Jackal 09 has arrived and I must say that after test riding it for a couple of days I'm most impressed. The bike seems to have gone back to its grass roots and simplified the concept of a pump track / jump bike. It has gone away from hydroform tubes to a simpler tube set, which makes for a cleaner looking bike.
It's also significantly lighter - about 2 pound lighter. The bike moves a lot more cleanly and has more acceleration through the corners because of the shorter back chainstays, and with the lower standover height it feels like riding a BMX, except you have a big 26" wheelset.
All of this means that the bike is like a rocketship on trail. At the moment I'm learning how to handle the bike, and control and pin it through the corners.
The integrated rear dropout/derailleur hanger to adjust the chain tension is fantastic - you don't have to use any guides which is great for simplicity - and the chain has no tight spots. So the pedalling experience is a lot smoother and more direct.
As for manualling, the bike is a demon in this area. You just have to have half a thought about manualling, and you pull back and rock back on your legs and the bike hits the sweet spot. I'm no king in this area but the bike feels a lot more solid than the previous model, and when hitting rollovers on the pump track it feels smoother and a lot more secure.
The quality of the bike's construction is amazing, and because of its cleaner simpler tube set the bike feels less bulky.
So those are my first impressions of the Jackal 09 and after I ride it for a month or so I'll do some follow-up posts.