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
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
So who better to show us how to ride a Tallboy, but Seb Kemp and his great riding technique......not skidding.
Friday, June 24, 2011
That's why manufacturers go around looking for records to break, in (mostly) bog standard cars, so we can spend our time boring people at the pub that the car we just bought has broken some sort of record.
Which is better than boring them with facts on fuel economy, what colour grey you finally chose, how many cup holders it's got and that you can plug in one of those new USB thingy's and it plays music.
First up, A Subaru WRX STi set a new Isle of Man record, check out the bit where the car get a little sideways at 150mp/h. Don't try this at home, kids....nice driving Mark Higgins (and he's not sponsored by an energy drink, crazy).
Did you know there was a Guinness World record for drifting?.....well there is and Mercedes-Benz just got the record. Mauro Calo drifted for 2308 meters, non stop in a C63 AMG. Another valid reason to really want a C63 AMG and you can get a station wagon version.
Fastest front wheel drive car around the Nurburgring? Well that record was just set by Renault in the Megane 265 Trophy (8min 7.97 seconds).....just in case you were wondering who held the record before.....well it was Renault, in the previous Megane hot hatch, the Renaultsport R26.R.
Righto...that's it for now.....I need to go and work on my ultimate garage plans.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Almost Spring 2011 from Andrew Whiteford on Vimeo.
Happy New Bike Day!!! from PlusSizeBMX on Vimeo.
And here is Santa Cruz Syndicate in Leogang.
Leogang 2011. Another great Santa Cruz SYNDICATE video from John Lawlor from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It's doesn't really matter, because I've got less than a hand full of these lovely frames and I'm keeping one. So there aren't enough to go around at the mo'.
They feel bloody light and look better than my crappy photography will ever show.
We all have to make compromises, I suppose.
Really, I can't wait to get it up and running.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Chris is also pretty good at riding a bike too, for example, he might of smoked the 40+ class of the last Nelson Super D by 30 seconds. Man, the guy who came 2nd must of felt like the first loser.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Now I'm no Porsche Fanboi, but if I win Lotto on Saturday, I would be saying "screw paying the mortgage off, I really NEED a new 911 GT3 RS 4.0". Not sure about the white wheels though.
Now of course, Porsche aren't silly (they wouldn't be one of the most profitable car companies in the world if they were silly). They have an entry level, driver focused car, the Cayman R.....which is a Cayman, which weights less and has a little bit more power (with engine power, more is more). They also revised suspension set up and tweaked it so YOU, the driver, can enjoy driving it, just that little bit more.
They might of taken out the cup holders too (but that's another story).
Now BMW make really good driver's cars too and the M3 models are the cars everyone has an opinion on, all because BMW's first M3, the E30 model.....because no new M3 has been as good as the old E30 (a bit like, I like their old stuff, better than their new stuff).
Anyway, currently, top of the food chain in BMW M3 cars is the GTS version, which is only available in Europe. It's so good, that Vicki from 5th Gear wants to marry it....so it's that good.
Now BMW are another company that are not silly, and they'v been hanging around the internet forums, where people with too much time on the hands have been whinging that the E30 M3 is still the best M3 you can get.....light, agile, driver focused, driver interaction......bla, bla, bla.
Anywho, to show that they care (and maybe give on their Joy marketing campaign).
So here is BMW's affordable real driver's cars, the 1M (there is already a M1) and it really does look like BMW have been listening.
Now, which one is better, the 1M or the Cayman R?
Monkey Harris for Evo magazine say, get the 1M. Click here to see the video, Evo mag have done something tricky and I can't embed their video.
Autocar say get the Cayman R
So in 10 years time, when these affordable drivers cars come into my price bracket, I might have a bit of a decision to make.....so if you get one of these new, don't thrash it too much, think about the guy 10 years down the line who wants to buy it.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Santa Cruz Syndicate Manager
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Right-t-o then, got a couple of these new Santa Cruz Highball frames landing in NZ very soon.
As Santa Cruz say, it was designed to do two things 1) Race, 2) Win.
So if you're just not winning those XC races like you used, probably means you need a really light, big wheeled race bike.....that's got to be the reason.
Important stuff you need to know;
1) It's made from carbon...nice
3) 2.4lbs frame weight
4) Tapered head tube
5) Standard b/b and IS rear brake mounts (so all your old parts still fit on this frame)
6) As per, if you NEED to be first, then you should either bug me or your local dealer.....you'll be back to winning those race's in no time.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
First up, Greg Minnaar wins the Fort William World Cup, with 4 kiwi's in the top 10, you better watch this a few times. Oh yeah, you click the little 'x' in the top RH corner and skip the ad....just saying.
More Mountain Biking Videos
Trying to keep up with Seb Kemp will pass the time away, his blog is very worthwhile and also his posts on NSMB.com, especially the World Affairs stuff.
Of course there is no forgetting 104bronson blog, always informative and entertaining.....really what more could you ask for?
30/30/30 series is great lesson in the 30 years of Ibis with bad haircuts and some great paint jobs.....so they didn't get around to updating it everyday for 30 days in a row......but then again, they've make GREAT bikes and a do a GOOD blog. Which is the way it should be.
Greg at Straitline Components does an amazing job at keeping us informed, there is always something amazing to catch on the facebook page and the blog has so many great clips AND it contain robots and we all love robots.
Of course if you need to win an argument on facebook, MTBR.com or such like, it's always best to get your facts right. Joe's Corner is a great place to start, you'll be up and trolling the forums and winning arguments in no time. FTW!
If you've had enough of looking at your screen, I'm always keen flick through a few magazines or two, the current issue of Spoke still has plenty of stuff to keep you distracted.
Tim Wilding's piece on the Karapoti (The Best of Times and the Worst of Times) is a good read and of course Anka Martin's piece on NZ makes us all remember why we love living here. You can (try and) keep up with Anka and Sven on their blog too.
Harriet Harper almost jumping out of the cover. Makes the mag pretty easy to spot at the supermarket. If you flick through to page 30, you can check out a good write up on the Santa Cruz Coppermine Epic. The article is written by Ewen Robertson of Basic Bikes, it also contains a whole heap of pictures of the event (look out for James Hufflet and Al Crossling in there).
And if you don't want to think about bikes and riding.....I recommend Evo magazine, personally, I think it's the best magazine on the planet......but I would, wouldn't I.
The reviews are well written and after every issue, I have pretty much decided what my next car will be....if I win Lotto. Sure I may never get to power slide the new Mec C63 AMG coupe, but at least I know you can.
You'll also be able to pick up on the stuff I just make up in Petrol Head Friday.
Friday, June 03, 2011
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Just spotted the Queenstown riding advert in the latest NZMTBer (yeah, the one with Harriet on the cover).
Nice to see the my Vitamin P coloured HD in action.
The picture is from the Queenstown 6 hour Super-D, which Tristan and Anja (Tristan's better half) won the mixed class..... rumors are that we might be seeing Anja in some other marketing campaign...nice.