Wednesday, August 26, 2009

World MTB Champs - I'll be there.


Hyperformance Hardware are "Out of the Office". The World Champs is just across the ditch and we'll be there.
Don't worry, we'll be back on the 14th September, I'm sure you'll be able to hang on until then, or contact your local dealer
Make sure you keep an eye out of the Hyperformance Hardware supported riders, George Branningan (Junior DH), Dirk Peters (Junior XC), Kieran Hanbrook (Junior DH) and Harriet Harper (Pro-DH).


Friday, August 21, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Santa Cruz Complete Bikes


For the 2010 season you'll be able to get complete Santa Cruz off the show room floor. Nice.
I am just finalising my first order of complete bikes, no surprises really, most of the completes will be Blur LTc's.

Most popular set up for NZ is; carbon black frame, RP23 rear shock, X9 AM build kit and Revelation 150 with the tapered steerer.

My personal bike will be just like the one in the 2010 Santa Cruz catalogue, steel blue, X0 AM, Rp23 and Rev150 fork. I can't wait.

Don't forget, you can download new 2010 catalogue here; It won't be there forever, so get it now.

Also you can configure your own bike on the Santa Cruz bike builder, click here go on, you know you want to. So many options, which to choose.

Distractions, All About Performance

This one is doing the rounds, but it's bloody funny.

"Gotta word of advice for all of you hipster's, go and get some brakes and some shifters"


Monday, August 17, 2009

Lopes at Crankworkz



Actually he wasn't riding the new Mojo HD, just his current Mojo. According to Chuck,

http://www.chuckibis.com/chuck_spew/?p=984

Anywho, bloody well done.

He will also be racing at the World Champs in Canberra, I'll be lining up to ogle the new bike....and get my picture with Lopes. Be Like Lopes!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Links of the Day!

Brian Lopes, Unstoppable, Wins Air DH at Crankworx for the 4th year in a row.

Check out the nice video here;

Santa Cruz blog is updated and contain some New Zealand content ( Dirk Peters and George Brannigan get a mention and lots of other stuff too,old Ford Transit Van, a woman sun-bathing, quick click here)

Also, download your own copy of the Santa Cruz catalogue here (BIG thanks to Matt at B:Spoke for sorting this out)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Spoke Magazine Reviews the Nomad





You better RUSH on out and purchase the new issue of Spoke Magazine (I'm waiting by the mail box for mine). Other than its a great read, this months issue has a review of the Nomad (generation 2). I've been raving about mine for a long time now, great to see Caleb is raving about his too. If you are good at reading low-res pictures the review is above, but it's lot easier just to go and buy the new issue Spoke.

Go on, it's got to be good for you.

Also (all going to plan) if you click on the banner below, you will go to the spoke readers survey...or you could type http://www.spokemagazine.com/ into your new funky browser that you're using.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

2010 Santa Cruz Catalogue available soon.





Just working with my tech guys to figure out how to let all you guys access it from my blog.
Will post more sample pages soon, looks good eh? Wait till you see the bikes.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Dirk Peters Bromont World Cup Report.

I was feeling very confident with my second place at Mont Sainte Anne and was now keen to try for the win in Bromont. The course was very different from the previous week, it had several rocky sections but not a lot of roots. It also had one main climb containing several really steep pinches and the rest of the course was undulating and had lots of single track. Pre-riding the course I spent a lot of time exploring different lines and getting to know the course as well as possible. It was a great experience riding around with the pros, watching lines they were taking and seeing how they went about their training.

Rain during the week made the track muddy, luckily it had dried out well for our race on Sunday morning. We started right at the bottom of the climb so it was tough for the first part as every one wanted to get to the top of the hill at the front because there wasn't a lot of passing in the second half of the track. I was third after the first lap but I passed and dropped the American rider who had been in second up the climb and set out to try and catch the leader. One of the Canadian riders caught up near the end of the second lap but I went hard up the climb again and opened a gap. He was very fast through the single track but each time we hit the hill I increased the margin. Although I was racing as hard as I could I couldn't catch the leader and after five laps I finished in second place three minutes behind the winner who had repeated his performance in Mont Sainte Anne.

I am pretty pleased with my two second places in Canada and I really enjoyed the experience and had a lot of fun. The trip was worth going on just to watch the men's races as they are amazing to see. Now I am looking forward to fine tuning my training and improving on my weaknesses for the World Championships in Australia in early September.


Thanks
Dirk Peters

Monday, August 03, 2009

Bromont Mtb World Cup - Juniors Brannigan 1st And Peters 2nd

George Brannigan in action (not Bromont, file photo)

Picture of Peters, thanks to pedalmag.com


News from the Bromont MTB World Cup round.

Bromont MTB World Cup - NZ Santa Cruz Juniors Riders Shine, Brannigan 1st (DH) and Peters 2nd (XC)

Quote from Chris Mildon (MTBNZ High Performance Manager) via Vorb, more here

"New Zealand Junior athletes George Brannigan and Dirk Peters dealt with Canada's changeable weather and top World Cup competition at Bromont, Quebec over the weekend to post sparkling results in downhill and cross country. Brannigan (Hawkes Bay) finished as the winning Junior in the Downhill World Cup on Saturday, while Peters (Rotorua) was 2nd in the Cross Country Junior World Cup. "

There's been some serious analysis of the DH result of the Ridemonkey.com, Brannigan result has been notice;

"with Kiwi kid George Brannigan being top junior finisher in his 2nd ever World Cup.....he's won a few Kiwi junior national races this past off season, so could be a tip for Canberra. Youngest rider in the field too."

More here;

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Minnaar takes the Win at Bromont


A close race for round 7 of the world champs in Bromont, Quebec.
More info at Dirtmag.co.uk
A BIG congrats to George Brannigan finishing 41st in his second only world cup event and he's a junior too!