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, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
|Bob and Mikey 2011 NZ Single Speed Champions, sporting their new tatoo's|
photo thanks to www.fotoengineers.com
All pictures were borrowed from www.fotoengineers.com
nice bike.......a well deserved win for Bob and congrat's the Mikey too....our 2011 Single Speed National Champs.
Monday, April 18, 2011
|Photo from MTBR.com John Shafer|
|Picture from a mtbr.com posting; here|
Friday, April 15, 2011
OK, here's the new Ibis Mojo SL-R, Ibis have spent five years refining the Mojo/Mojo SL, it was time for a full reboot. A sub-5 lbs(2250g) trail bike frame with the proven Mojo/Mojo SL geometry and suspension (140 mm travel).
- Tapered 1 1/8” to 1.5” head tube (Cane Creek ZS44 ZeroStack 1 1/8" top/ Traditional 1.5" bottom). Provides more precise steering control and enables the use of Cane Creek’s AngleSet for customized steering geometry.
- 142 x 12mm Maxle thru-axle rear drop outs. Tie the rear end together providing a stout Mojo HD like swing arm and easier wheel installation.
- Direct mount front derailleur. Using the high direct mount standard drivetrain compatibility for both 2x10 and 3x10 drivetrain. Also, eliminates the “neck-down” of the seat tube improving BB stiffness and frame strength.
- BB92/Press GXP style integrated BB is lighter and stiffer
- FOX RP23 with Genuine Kashima Coat and Adaptive Logic ProPedal shock standard.
- Carbon fiber post-mount rear brake mounts and integrated drop outs
- Four colors: Matte Clear, Lamborine Orange, South Beach White and DB5 Silver
- The new chain suck plate has more coverage
- Same proven geometry of the Mojo SL
- Titanium fasteners abound
- Links interchangeable with Mojo SL links
- Best of all, target weight for the frame is sub 5 pounds (2250g) for a large matte clear.
- Complete bike with XTR in size large 22.4lbs(10.16 kilos) w/o pedals
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The guys at Spoke Magazine get to test a few bikes, they get to give them a bit of hammering over a couple of months......but I thought, a couple of months isn't a really long time....so they should keep it for a bit longer, lets say six months?
Of course I had to send them out a Straitline Silent Guide (dirt 100 winner no less) and Straitline SSC Stem (which really is a nice stem). 1 x 10 is the only way on a Butcher, I mean, you have to bolt something to the ISCG05 mounts.
The idea is that lots of people still by Santa Cruz's as frame only's, so the guys at Spoke have to go out and beg, borrow or steal the rest of the build......which doesn't seem to be a problem for them, so far.
You can check out their progress on Spokemagazine.com
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Scot Nicol is RIGHT NOW presenting to journo's, industry impresarios, etc. the new Ibis at Ibis HQ, I don't know what it is.....that will still be a secret for the next day or two.
|Ibis new bike?|
|Tyler Roemer waiting to take action photos of Ibis's new bike.|
Pretty exciting really.....and now you guys know as much as I do.......well there is a bit of speculation on the old web forums around......but really, not sure if you can trust that. Could be all smoke and mirrors.
Watch this space.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Santa Cruz showed their hand early with the Blur TRc, Tallboy Al and Highball.
The good thing is that people like Bikerumor.com and Bikeradar.com have had a chance to spend some time riding the new bikes and flick out some reviews.
The Blur TRc review at Bikerumor.com can be found here; and the Bikeradar.com review can be found here;
Bikeradar also managed to do review on the Tallboy Al and that can be found here;
Singletrack.com have a first ride review on the highball here;
Singletrack magazine also have the Blur TRc on the cover. Nice.
Can't wait to see what everyone else is releasing at Sea Otter.......I know Ibis are working on some new bike, they've been pretty tight lipped about the whole thing, even though I email them everyday.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Those lucky guys at Evo magazine get to drive the latest really, really hot hatch's and pit it against the Ferrari Enzo.....pretty sure they have one of the best jobs in the world.
I'm anxiously waiting for my latest issue of Evo to turn up in my letter box.
OK, so the guys at Evo have done something tricky and I can't embed the video I wanted to, you'll just have to go here to see the rest of it.
So what's your choice? Impreza Sti, Focus RS or Audi RS3?
Also, Happy 60th Birthday & Respect to Rod Millen. For his birthday he ran the Leadfoot festival.
This was run this on his own property, where his 'driveway' is basically a hill climb stage.
More info and pictures can be found at the NZ Herald
Monday, April 04, 2011
The first section was a nice fresh track built just in time for the race with oh yes, a nice decent jump in the middle of it. After scrubbing a bit of speed on the approach I cleaned it smoothly, released my death grip on the bars, rolled the next two bumps, then did what a XC gimp does best; turn my pedals hard! The next section is basically what we use often in XC races, just in the opposite direction. Apart from almost shoulder charging a tree, this went by all smoothly. Next up the Bomb drop which had been causing all sort of talk for the last week on Vorb.
Unfortunately after some great track work on this section during the week by the Wellington MTB crew, the quicker line was to just ride around it to set up the next rooty section; if that hot line had been blocked off it would have made for a wilder ride. After a smooth run through the roots and ruts around the Bomb drop section, the middle section beckoned; this where I had to make my time up as it was a solid minute of pedalling much to the DH’ers dislike.
With my heart in my hand and fire spreading in the legs I just buried myself over the knoll, along with a motivational cheer from my friend Adrian who reminded me how much money I was racing for: $500! A quick descent back down the other side followed, including a testing roll-over into the football field and more cheers this time from fellow Bushlovers and the girlfriend. Even though I had only been racing for 3 mins I was absolutely smashed by this stage, but luckily it was completely downhill now.
|Another top pic Jordan, too bad I'm not smooth like Hadley|
Instead of finding out how I did the organisers were crafty and hid the results from everyone until prize giving. After a clean run down the hill I was hoping for a top 5, but when Marcus (N-Duro races, did the timing) dropped a hint that I did a good ride hopes raised that I did in fact get a top placing. 5 min’s later and I found out that my run was good enough for 2nd place, 8 tenths of a second too slow for the $500 prize! I’m not going to lie, I’m gutted I didn’t quite do it after coming so close, but to beat a rider like Kurt Lancaster down a hill involves a perfect run that also requires jumping better then a punter XC jey boy.
Will the Mt Vic Super D be on next year? I hope! Will I do more Super D races? Of course! Will I do DH races? Um, think I’ll give that a bit more time.
I really have to thank all the crew involved in the 2011 Mt Vic Super D, from what I saw it was a roaring success. The tracks were mint, the weather was spot on, the organisation was second to none and everyone that rode looked to be enjoying themselves.
Time to go buy a jumps video!
(Ricky, you still need to beat me in DH/Super D race)
Credit to the anonymous photographer, great pic's.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Friday, April 01, 2011
OK, I have stolen the idea for story directly from the EVO magazine website......anywho.....every April 1st, BMW put some tongue in cheek ads that as we say here in NZ....take the mickey out of themselves.
The long winter hours at the BMW factory must just fly by.....trying to think of next years joke.