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 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Worth a watch, even if you've used all you 10GB of broadband allocation and now have dial up speeds........like me.
Peaty's 50th Podium, nice, I think I might into double figures now, but I probably shouldn't count all of mine.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Bromont next week and then he'll be ready for the World Champs.
Well done Dirk!
Bad scan from the Daily Post, Rotorua, the only picture I could find, sorry.
Results can be found here; http://tinyurl.com/m77zxf
Already a Race Winner
Brian Lopes spent the last week in Vars France, getting ready for and then competing in the Enduro Trophy des Nations. This is an enduro style race, becoming quite popular in Europe these days, where riders compete in a number of stages over a two day period with "beaucoup" downhill. This particular event had 10 stages over two days and featured over 10,000 M of descending. If you're bad at math (or don't like the metric system) that's 32,808.4 feet of descent. Or 6.21 MILES straight down, measured vertically! This race also had a bonus stage at 10PM on saturday night that didn't count for the overall time, but the winner got an extra 500 Euros of party money.Brian teamed up with WTB's Mark Weir and Jason Moescheler to form Team USA 1. Brian notched the first win for his prototype Mojo HD on its first day of racing by winning one of the stages on Saturday, propelling the team to second overall on Saturday night.
Brian is very happy with the bike, and told us a couple things in text messages received over the weekend.
"bike is awesome"
OK, we understand typing is not that easy on a Blackberry.
"The Enduro race was a lot harder than I expected. The toll it took on everything: wheels, tires, brakes, suspension, the body, and of course the frame were beyond what I imagined. The new "HD" Ibis never missed a beat. For only getting the frame one week ago & with only one ride on it before packing it up for this race, it couldn't have gone through any more of a test than the abusive one I gave it here in France. With 10 demanding races, 3 of which ended with flat tires, the French won all but one race (which I won!). It was hard to beat them on course they knew better than all the rest, basically they were on their home track at times, where knowing the course saved them time. It's hard to believe that this bike isn't much heavier than the standard mojo, as it was eating up courses that were worthy of full-on DH rigs. The added travel, stiffness, clearance for larger tires and a 8" rotor allow you to take on the toughest terrain you can throw at it, but it's still efficient and light enough to pedal up any hill. Another weapon is added to the ibis line up...
Wow, so there you go. The only non-French winner of any stage was Brian. We think that's pretty impressive. Without further fluff, here's a bit more about the bike.
· Price and delivery date are both to be decided.
· 160mm of rear wheel travel.
· DW Link Suspension.
· 26" Wheels.
· Target weight for the frame and shock: 6.2-6.5 lbs. (we're not there yet but are fine-tuning the layup).
· 67 degree head angle with a 160mm fork (Brian was running a 170mm fork this weekend, you can also run a 180mm).
· Chain Stay Length: 17.125".
· Top Tube Lengths are the same as regular Mojos.
· 12 x 135mm Maxle rear axle.
· Post mount magnesium left dropout, carbon right dropout.
· Compatible with the new tapered steerer standard: 1 1/8th hidden upper, 1.5 traditional lower.
· Compatible with both Chris King InSet and Cane Creek Frustum headsets.
· If you want to run your current straight 1 1/8" fork, we've got you covered too. We will have an adapter available, and you will be able to use a King headset top and bottom.
· 2.35"-2.5" rear tire depending on brand and height of cornering knobs.
· Dual row angular contact bearings in the front of the lower link that have less play than standard sealed bearings. Preload adjustment is not necessary. Large 28mm x 15mm x 7mm radial bearings in the rear for stiffness and long wear.
· The leverage ratio, like the Mojo and Mojo SL is designed for air shocks. The Mojo HD comes with a 8.5" x 2.5" Fox RP23. A DHX air will work on all but the small size. A coil shock is not offered because the linkage rates weren't designed for it. We lowered the top tube to get slightly better standover than the regular mojo while having a higher BB because of the longer travel (we managed to retain the DHX air compatibility in 3 of the 4 sizes).
· The Bottom Bracket height is 13.8"-14" depending on tires.
· Chain guide development is well on its way, we'll announce compatible brands soon. The frame will not have ISCG mounts so it will not be Hammerschmidt compatible.
· The HD runs full cable housing. Rear brake and rear deraileur run on the down tube, with hidden swingarm housing for the rear derailleur.
· Front derailleur (if you use one) and adjustible seatpost housing (if you use one) run along the top tube.
· And once again, just to make sure you got it, price and delivery date are both yet to be decided. Stay tuned for more.Ibis
Friday, July 24, 2009
Well that heading should get my google search count up, so if you googled to my blog expecting to see something else, sorry.
Decided how to build your one up yet?
Thursday, July 23, 2009
We've been hinting about a 29" bike on our blog for a while, and now that we're getting the thing closer to finalized, we're ready to show a little more skin. So to speak. We have photos that are absolutely how the bike will look in final trim, and we've got geometry charts, and we've got some final prototype mules that we've been kicking around. The basic nuts and bolts of the Tallboy have been getting massaged into place for over a year now, and the big wheel beast has taken shape into something we're really happy with:
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
1) Build Quality, the forks are an amazing piece of kit. Well engineered, no plastic bits, they look really nice too.
2) Usable tuning, for example, some forks offer rebound tuning that has 20 clicks of tuning but in all honesty you only use 2 or 3 clicks, because the rest of the tuning is way too slow or too fast to use. The Bos fork is small incremental adjustments that are not too stupid fast or slow at the outer ends of tuning
3) Open oil bath and a coil spring, for those of you who have never ridden an open oil bath, coil spring fork. You don't know what you are missing.
4) Really low stack height. 1 1/8 steerer tube means I can run a zero stack headset and gives me more options for the ride height of the bike. Most of the time you can't get the front end of the bike low enough (that's why those DH guys run flat bars).
5) Reliability, well after a few hours riding, I can't prove that. But I did email Nathan Rankin about what he and his team thought about the forks (Nathan is sponsored by Bos), he said the team all loved them and they were super reliable. The forks are handling their world cup racing easily. Low maintenance is a good thing.
Friday, July 17, 2009
The yellow one in my brothers bike, this is the first of the 'off the shelf' Santa Cruz built bike. The sea bright Driver 8 is Richard, a customer of Bicycle's in Wellington.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Medium Ano green Nomad, mmmmmm, I think I am keeping this one, got a new Nomad project in mind. WTF are those forks? Where did they come from?
You don't like seabright? Well maye a red Driver8 would suit you a little better, probably look good with a set of black forks. That would be my pick.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
For those of you who are still reading (wow!) these are my new forks for the Driver 8
Want to know more, better send me an email