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
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Hurry, this competition will finish at the end of the month.....but it's easy as one, two, three.
1) Go to the Coppermine Epic facebook page.
2) Post a picture of your Santa Cruz Bicycle....you're allowed to be in the picture too.
3) Post why you just bloody love your Santa Cruz Bicycle, e.g......"I love my Jackal because it just rails the pump track"......as seen in the above picture.
4) Yeah, the free entry will go to a current Santa Cruz owner, but who knows, maybe we have another competition next month, maybe we won't....although I do have an idea for the next competition already...but it might be really hard.
SMALL PRINT, we, the Coppermine People will decide on the free entry, we'll take bribes, but it might not help your cause....but then again, you'll never know until you try.
Did I miss anything?
Firepit dirtpark spring jam 2011 from bikeworks on Vimeo.
Firepit dirtpark spring jam 2011
Santa Cruz pump track enduro
Pump track King and Queen flying lap
Straitline Whip off
- Straitline components - http://www.straitlinecomponents.com/
- Santa Cruz Bicycle - http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/home/
- Hyperformance hardware - http://hyperformancehardware.blogspot.com/
- Spoke - http://spokemagazine.com/
Friday, October 21, 2011
No prizes for guessing which advert I prefer.
Yeah, you need email access in your car....and that's still not a big dog.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
|Chris Burr bought all the beers last time....third fastest time overall too.|
If you haven't heard of the Trans-Provence, best you click on the link and school yourself up. It's a 7 day AM race around Europe with some very technical sections.
It's also limited to 55 people, not many......on ya 'to do' list yet?
Ben Warrick was lucky enough to be one of this years entrants...below is his report and there is a great write up on Anka Martin's blog too.
Trans Provence Day 3 from Trans-Provence on Vimeo.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
With a couple of assignments due by Friday, I've been coming up with new and exciting ways to procrastinate. Walking, spending more time a'strumming my geetar - even housework! The logical progression of things sees me now performing a 'review' of sorts, of nothing other than a Santa Cruz Highball.Now, I'm no Richard Cunningham (although I am laterally stiff, yet vertically compliant) so bear with me.
I picked up a Highball frame courtesy of some mean hooking up from Stylie and Bicycle as a replacement for my previous carbon 29er. Starting with a bare frame is always heaps of fun, and lets the new owner spec the machine out just 'so'.
I've popped a bunch of XTR on my Highball (Brakes, shifters, derailleurs, pedals), with an Easton cockpit, some HOT (but wonky, and mockery inducing) Rotor cranks, Fox suspension, and some plastic wheels. Bike weight is ~9.4kg with no unreliable components - the only weight weenie part being the Tioga saddle, which has more recently made way for my preferred Fi'zi:k Aliante XM.
Build aside, I was particularly interested in the way the Highball frame handled the rigors of the varied riding and terrain I intended to throw at it, and how it compared to my previous steed. The numbers are different on paper, but sometimes going from frame to frame they make an imperceptible difference to the ride, handling and general "feel" of a bike.
The geometry of the Santa Cruz is only a little different from the Niner - it's slightly slacker in the head angle, with a lower BB. This part of the equation seems to add up for me - the Highball feels more stable, and I instantly felt a little more comfortable on the descents. The lower BB feels like it keeps the bike more 'planted' when the going gets steep or rough - with these two subtle but important geo differences, the Highball feels fantastic to descend on. Yes, it's still a carbon hardtail, so will punish poor line choice where a fully might allow more ploughing and gnar-steamery. On familiar trails where line choice isn't an issue the Highball certainly gets down to business.
Another thing I really liked about the Highball frame was the standard threaded BB shell - while it may be retro, it was lovely to be able to fit the quality bottom bracket I already had, not having to worry about pressfit (and the associated "standards"). The Highball takes a mixed inset headset - Chris King call it the "type 3" (now with split ring!), which are now fairly easy to find. Also, the chainstay clearance seems fantastic with regard to newer two chainring setups - I haven't heard of any issues running the range of systems available, from the "trail" XTR (26/38T rings) through to the race XTR, with 28/40 rings. I'd assume the same could be said for the Truvativ cranks. Rear tyre clearance is pretty good too - I'd imagine a 2.4 would be a little toight, but anything around a 2.0 - 2.2 is great.
For me, it strikes a very good balance between a bike that feels snappy at "race" pace on singletrack, yet encourages a bit more fun and enthusiasm when descending. The low weight is an added bonus.
I've deliberately neglected to mention how fricking AWESOME this frame looks too btw - I'm a matte fan myself, but the Black/Red gloss is also cool (if you're into that sort of stuff).
So, who is the Highball made for? I reckon it's a pretty versatile wee beast - with the setup I'm running it's probably tailored more towards the XC racing side of things, but as I've said, it's comfortable on long rides too. Throw on a 120mm fork and a slightly burlier build, and you've got a very capable and versatile hardtail that still weighs less than most bikes on the start line of your local XC race. I'd recommend the Highball to anyone looking for a high-end 29er hardtail, but doesn't fancy the all-out XC geo of most of the other offerings, but instead wants something a little more fun - that's what it's all about (yeah!), and the Highball delivers.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
Now check out the Stig doing what he does best with the new M5.
Good to see that things have progressed for the better.
More M5 testing
Want one yet?
And hopefully the new one will come out with an estate (station wagon)
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Here's Hannah's report.
BC Bike Race 2011