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
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Managed to land a handful of AMP Pedals, they look great, feel light as and of course, are up to the usual very high straitline standards. Honestly they are a work of art.
So if you're a flat
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
|Mildy setting a scorching top 10 over all time and 20+ seconds faster than everyone else in the 40+ class|
You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but we do have wisdom from experience. KB is the man to beat at the Nelson Super-D series, he's raced as a pro-DH in the US of A and he's not shabby riding up hills as well. But us older folk know, that no matter what your engineering mates tell you, 3 bolts are not enough to evenly distribute the stress of your rotor. Click here for clarification.
Anwho, top fastest times were set by local shreder Derrek Winward and second fastest by Ricky Pincott on his Santa Cruz Nickel. Full results can be found here.
|Boyd G, fastest board member, fastest Mojo SL in Nelson (NZ?) and 3rd in the 30-39 class....so it's his shout today.|
Recovered from his nasty 'mud in the eye' incident.
|Ethan Glover, fastest whipper snapper, 3rd fastest time and just broke the 9min barrier, nice bike too|
thinks he would be faster of a Blur TRc, can't argue with that. Also not a board member (yet), but we will be happy for him to shout us a round.
|Bob, 3rd fastest woman and looking smooth, as per, on her LTc, setting a time quicker than some of the younger folk.|
|Chris Burr, keeping it low and fast.....but not quite fast enough. But real winners come 4th.|
Also, he is recovering from either avian bird flu or giardia, well that's what I reckon and I sell bikes for a living.
|Unknown TRc rider sporting the new Santa Cruz Tech-T|
The Fiat 500 is a great little car, although not selling as well in the USA as expected, I could on for days on why that could possibly be.....but that's another story.
Anywho, JLo is the face of the Fiat 500 in the USA(check out the clip below....man I think I just fell asleep), but for the Abarth 500, they went back to the basic Italian Marketing Formula. Sex Sells.
Now if only they made a Abarth 500 wagon, so I could try to squeeze my bike in the back.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Unfortunately, I was out of town for opening day, so I missed the 7.30am ride in the mist and the speeches and the ribbon cutting and the sausage sizzle.
Here are some photos so we can all live out our lives a little more virtually.
All photos thanks to Murray Drake, "Thanks Murray".
Butcher with red straitline levers (nice)
Also Mr. Kennnett (of Kennett Bros. fame) had this to say about the course
"The uphill is one of the best in the country - gradual and scenic. But the downhill is an unforgettable buzz."
|The beginning of the unforgettable downhill|
|Damian always looks good cornering.|
|Katherine (Mrs. Firepit pump track) making easy work of the perfectly designed corners on her Nickel|
This just in from Nathan Faavae about the 2011 Adventure Racing World Champs. You can find more info here; www.arwc2011.com
Nathan tells me that in general, there were a few levels of disappointment, but mainly with themselves.
The team forgot to take our GPS tracker on the second stage. They knew it was a mistake that they shouldn't make.
The organizers slapped a 4-hour penalty on them, (wow) which pretty much took them out of the race.
Nathan tells me they felt let down that the other competitors didn't support them, traditionally in the sport the top teams have raced with a lot of integrity and stood up for each other, but this race was really cut throat.
In Nathans own words,
"We raced our guts out trying to put the penalty into void, but it forced us into racing to hard, damaged a bike and blew in the process.
We led the race for 51 of the 53 checkpoints, then we had to sit out a 4-hour penalty, 35km road ride from the end."
"2 teams passed us during that time, we ended up 90-minutes behind 1st and 3-minutes off second, settling for 3rd. Gutted."
"We take responsibility though, had we truly raced like world champions, we'd be world champs."
"2012 ... utu."
"The Santa Cruz (tallboy), as expected, was faultless"
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Been waiting on a Santa Cruz Tech-T? They're on their way to your local now.....they look good and they are a nice fit (the medium doesn't look to big on me). Short sleeve riding top's, just in time for summer.....might wear mine at the Super-D tomorrow.
|Good Guys Wear Black...with green or grey.|
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tom was lucky enough to be the recipient of an AMP scholarship too.....nice work....to both Tom and Matty.
Tom Filmer Edit on pinkbike.com
Santa Cruz Bicycles are trying to help Rob Roskopp tidy his office (hell looks better than mine, I haven't been able to get inside my office for about a year...although I do wish I had some Enve carbon wheels just lying about).
So they are running a facebook competition and will give something potentially awesome.....anywho, click here to go to the facebook competition.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
More on Pinkbike.
Friday, November 04, 2011
Pictures thanks to David Chadwick photography.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
One of the first task is to pre-ride the new descent from Coppermine Saddle. The complete loop in now part of the NZ national cycleway, which will also include an extra 6km from the Maitai dam. This should be ready come race day.
But before we did anything hasty, it seemed like a good idea to have lunch at Middy Hutt, which was about an hour and a half of mostly downhill, techy, rooty, rocky single track. Honestly this ride was so much fun, nobody remembered to stop and take photo's.
Back on the bikes, we had a job to do, pre-ride the new descent and get some footage for the Coppermine promotional clip.
Of course all good things come to an end, so all of us who enjoyed our heli-biking outing are recovering from post 'greatest ride for a while' blues.
The other thing that has come to an end, of it's short and sweet life, was my XTR Shadow Plus rear derailleur.
It didn't actually let me down, I made it back to the car, just needed to go easy on the shifting, but as you can see, the cage is busted, it's quite bent and doesn't really work any more. Oh well....at least it has a good story to tell.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Since there is a general election on and everyone is getting into the swing of voting.....you can vote for the bike that we here at Hyperformance Hardware will give away......and there is no MMP here, it's first past the post......unless you want a Nickel with 29er wheels and LT rear swing arm?
The Blur LT rules. Seriously. It has a super-durable and comfortably light aluminum frame with 140mm of VPP suspension travel, featuring grease ports in the lower link, carbon fiber upper link, and big 15mm alloy pivot axles running on adjustable angular contact bearings. Straddling the line between XC performance and all-mountain abuse, the LT is a leggy trailbike that climbs sweetly, throws nicely into turns, and flat hauls ass downhill. If you could only have one bike, this would be a hard choice to beat.
Meet our newest all-round trail bike, the Nickel.
With a long top tube and snappy pedaling manners, it's a climb-happy, nimble bike with sure-footed geometry that begs to go claim some tall peaks in the backcountry. And with five inches of sophisticated APP suspension travel designed to eat rocks and roots and jumps with all the ability of longer travel bikes, it also does a mighty fine job of whipping the descents into shape as well. Does that sound a little schizophrenic? Maybe so.
The Nickel's a perfect bike for those days when you have to flip a coin to decide where you want to ride.
Tallboys have become mighty popular bikes in the relatively short time since we introduced them, and they have been getting rave reviews from the press and, more importantly, from the thousands of riders who’ve rolled off into the sunset aboard them. The pairing of VPP suspension and 29” wheels created a fast rolling, crisp handling, versatile bike that exploits the benefits of big wheels to the best of their advantage, at home anywhere from remote alpine singletrack to crowded jittery start lines. Now the tall can is available in aluminum – same geometry, same lines, same great suspension, teeny bit more weight, whole lot less money.
To vote, you have to rush off the facebook to answer the question......and you go could win your Coppermine entry back.
And of course, to the enter the Coppermine, go to coppermine.co.nz