- If you need to know about about Ibis Cycles, go to http://www.ibiscycles.com/
- Need to read some reviews, there are some on my blog and some here;
- Scot Nicol (founder of Ibis Cycles) has sort of a blog here, but it's called 'Chuck Spew'.
- You can be friends with Ibis Cycles on facebook here
- You can follow Ibis Cycles on twitter here (only one tweet so far, less is more as they say)
- Ibis sponsor Brian Lopes (all round fast guy), you can follow his tweets here
- Need to know more, just email or call me (my details are at the top of my blog)
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, email@example.com
K Road, Auckland 1010
09 309 6444, firstname.lastname@example.org
1133 Pukuatua St, Rotorua
07 343 9372, email@example.com, bikeculture.co.nz
Central Bicycle Studio
69 Walding Street, Palmerston North, 4414
06 358 6151, firstname.lastname@example.org, centralbicyclestudio.co.nz
93 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington
04 385 0398, mountainbikingwellington.com
Cnr Rutherford & Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
03 548 4999, email@example.com
206 Wordsworth St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023
03 366 3773, firstname.lastname@example.org, scottybrowns.com
1 Picton Ave & Blenheim Road, Tower Junction, Addington, Christchurch 8011
03 365 2178, email@example.com
The Forge Building, Cnr Camp & Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9300
03 409 0409, firstname.lastname@example.org
99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305
03 443 7882, email@example.com, racersedge.co.nz
70 Stuart St, Dunedin 9016
03 474 1211, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sue is a bit of a fan Ibis bike and she's a pretty good rider too (which really is an understatement).
So since Sue got the first Mojo HD up and running in NZ, I asked her to flick me an email after her first ride to tell me what she thought.
First ride on bike today and it’s nothing short of fantastic to be honest. The frame is amazing – heaps of travel, light as, but also super stiff laterally. Really easy to flick around and extremely nimble for a relatively long travel slackish head-angled bike.
So the brunt of that is it will be a few weeks before I can get out on it again which I’m gutted about! Still, my unicycle is going to get a little more use – always knew there was a use for the stupid thing!
Thanks Sue, great the review and hopefully you'll heal fast.
Or you could read this again;
Don't forget Tim Wilding won the national SS champs in 2009 and Anja McDonald won the 2010 on Tranny's.
Best not to do too much googling on the word 'tranny' either, it may or may not be what you expect.
Click here (not for the faint hearted, this is a tranny swap!)
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Good work to Cam, Blinky and J Lo.......keep it up guys.
Greg Minnaar WINS - June 20, 2010 - Leogang, Austria from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010; Racer Bikes Cup -Champery, Switzerland
Our accommodation for the race was a Swiss Youth Hostel in the beautiful town of Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva. The Youth Hostel was right down by the lake which was good but unfortunately two railway tracks passed right by and at night it sounded like the trains were going to come crashing through the wall.
The weather, which up until Friday had been very average, decided it was time for summer and the temperature rocked up to 27 degrees with bright sunshine till 10 at night. It felt good to be riding without jackets and thermals on.
We had plenty of time to get a few laps in of the Champery track that afternoon and we were very impressed. It’s only short lap at 4.5km, but it is very technical and has a couple of nasty climbs that really test the legs especially later on in the race. Exposed roots and rocks litter the course and in particular the flatter parts where there are a couple of tricky sections that are very hard to ride without losing traction. Not to be out done the descents are steep, literately are chutes straight down the hill side with their share of treacherous roots and rocks and tight off chamber corners.
It’s a true test, you've got to have the skills as well as the legs to do well at Champery.
The build up for the race wasn't my best. We had all been sick, probably caught a bug on the plane and jet lag had made it hard to get a good night sleep. Come Sunday we were into it, 6 full laps plus a start lap was the order of the day.
It was very exciting to be lining up in the same race as riders like double Olympic and multi World Champion Julian Absalon and I was more nervous than I have been before a race in a long time as I warmed up. Call up to the start line was a bit tricky, my German isn't very flash so I had to suss out rider number 45 (I was number 46) and follow him up to the line. The gun went off and I suddenly found out what its like racing against the best riders in the World in Elite Men. It was easily the most intense race I have ever done. I moved up through the field into the top 30 after the first 3 laps but didn't advance much further from there finishing in 28th place. I found the pace very tough and dropped off losing a lot of time on the last couple of laps. At the finish I was absolutely shattered but pleased to have got the first race under my belt.
It's a really good read and with the Single Speeds worlds coming up....well if I said anything else, you guys would just think that I'm trying to sell you a new bike. So I won't say anything.
I'm going to build one up as a super light weight pump track bike......will update you when I start the build.
Still waiting on some parts and deciding on colours.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Anja McDonald Reports on the Round Tekepo
It's been a bit over a week, since the event, but it's taken that long for the sensation to return to my fingers so I can type. Over Queen's Birthday weekend I entered the Round Tekapo 90km race. I've done it before, and it was exactly how I remember it - long and very, very cold. So cold you lose all dexterity, the ability to change gears and the power of speech.
It's a lot like an off-road road race with the added fun of falling snow, recently graded gravel roads and a face full of fine wet grit. Despite wearing glasses, I got enough grit in my eyes to cause a sort of temporary blindness and to seize the grip-shift on my wee Chameleon.
Tristan however, didn't get off so lightly and managed to get a larger bit of grit in his eye that scratched the surface causing immense pain. A trip to the urgent doctors and he was diagnosed with a corneal abrasions and was sent on his way adorned with a new pirate's eye patch.
This race pays out cash for the first-place-getters, and I'm mighty glad too. I reckon we deserved a bit of treasure after all that drama and discomfort.
Full results on the event website here
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Straitline Silent Guide: Sunshine Coast from Fault Line TV on Vimeo.
Great video featuring Kids of 88 sound track, a little late for NZ music month, but hey, better late than never.
Talk you your friendly dealer if you NEED a Straitline Silent Guide, just fitting mine.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Did you see our Straitline advert in Spoke?
A big thanks to Greg at Straitine for all his help and input, but we decided against going with his one, we thought we go for one that Caleb came up with.