Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Actually he wasn't riding the new Mojo HD, just his current Mojo. According to Chuck,
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
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
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
Friday, August 07, 2009
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.
Monday, August 03, 2009
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. "