Spoke Magazine

Dirt Merchants Enduro Results

0 By on Monday March 2 2015 in Racing

The inaugural Dirt Merchants Enduro, held on Wellington’s Polhill went off with a buzz yesterday, attracting around a hundred riders who sampled three stages of the popular trails in near perfect conditions. Hopefully we’ll get a report and some photos soon, but for now here’s… More ›

POC supports kids mountain biking initiative

0 By on Thursday February 26 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

Leading cycle gear brand POC has teamed up with youth mountain biking not-for-profit WORD to become its official safety partner. WORD director Ash Burgess says the partnership is a great fit for the Wellington region-wide initiative. “Safety is a big priority when you’re taking 7–17… More ›

Through The Lens 2015 call for entries

0 By on Wednesday February 25 2015

From hard-charging edits to parodies and complete mockeries of all things biking, the Summer Sessions Through The Lens movie comp is back at the Queenstown Bike Festival. Designed to showcase the talents of short-term visitors and long-term locals alike, the Summer Sessions have become known… More ›

Specialized have a sense of humour

0 By on Wednesday February 25 2015

Specialized just dropped this short, sweet and pretty funny little clip reminding us that Martin Söderström is frickin’ rad. It also takes a look a look at how his fellow Specialized employees are adjusting to life with their newest co-worker. More ›

Attachment: Species Meeting

1 By on Monday February 23 2015 in Attachment, Exclusives

Vegetable sheep, or Raoulia, are a member of the daisy family, which flowers in December. All outdoors gear makers should examine them, as they bead water like a GoreTex jacket claims, except they do it in an alpine environment, rather than just in the confines… More ›

Exclusive: Mt Buller on Film

1 By on Monday February 23 2015

If you’ve ogled Issue 60’s cover shot and thought ‘I want to ride there’ then you should definitely check out our feature story in the same issue. Caleb, Kev, Rod, Rosara and Jeff headed over with Spoke filmer Ross Mackay for a week of riding in… More ›

2W Enduro report and results (with video)

0 By on Monday February 23 2015 in Racing

Masters ‘smashes it’ to take an upset win. Words and photography by nicklambert.co.nz A capacity field of 400 enjoyed dry and dusty conditions in Rotorua during today’s Giant 2W Gravity Enduro, beating the onset of the forecast rain which arrived at the end of prizegiving. New… More ›

YT release TUES carbon DH bike

0 By on Friday February 20 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

Press Release 02/19/2015 TUES CF – it’s done: YT’s flagship downhill bike now in carbon. In April 2015, Forchheim-based bike manufacturer YT Industries will bring a brand new carbon version of its TUES downhill bike to the market. The heir to the much-acclaimed aluminum version is the result… More ›

Bernard Kerr: Queenstown Living

1 By on Thursday February 19 2015

British downhiller Bernard Kerr has made Queenstown home over summer, stoppy-ing his way around the local trails and parks and getting in a few races as he prepares for the 2015 season. Surrounded by a moto and a heap of mountain bikes, Bernard is taking… More ›

Brett Rheeder’s Groundwaves ft. Ruben Alcantara

0 By on Thursday February 19 2015

From Anthill Films and Sony Action Cam: It would be a lie to say that we aren’t constantly inspired by all forms of biking, whether it’s BMX, slopestyle, freeride, or even road. Last year, Brett Rheeder’s first Dream Capture episode, Airs and Alleys, was heavily… More ›

Dirt Merchants Enduro – Polhill Aro Valley

0 By on Tuesday February 17 2015

Dirt Merchants are proud to present the inaugural Dirt Merchants Enduro! It will have three timed stages starting at the Top of Hawkins Hill and finishing in Aro Valley. But here are five reasons why you should race. 1- All proceeds will go to Brooklyn… More ›

Spoke 60 is on its way!

1 By on Monday February 16 2015 in Exclusives

The holiday season is a terrible time to get anything done. Anything, that is, except getting fat on crap food, good beer and falling off your bike with a hangover. Well, that’s how it played out for the Spoke staff; the result being a less-than-efficient work… More ›