Spoke Magazine

Author: Brett S Kennedy

A day out at the Lyttelton Urban DH

1 By on Tuesday November 25 2014 in Exclusives, Racing

Spoke contributor Ryan Foley was out at the Lyttelton Urban DH on the weekend and sent across a report and photos for us to enjoy… Saturday’s weather was bipolar. Stinking hot till the afternoon, then the southerly came along and down the mercury plummeted, along… More ›

Teaser: Chris Johnston’s Final Shred

3 By on Saturday November 22 2014 in Exclusives

Kiwi half of The Nomads Chris “the courier” Johnston sent us this trailer for an exclusive clip we’ll get to see in a few day’s time. Dubbed ‘The Final Shred’ this is Chris’ last ride before undergoing a second operation on his elbow from a crash… More ›

The Spokesman

0 By on Friday November 7 2014

Think you’ve got too many bikes in the shed? You’ve got nothing on ‘James’, a real collector if ever there was one, with bikes from every developmental phase of the iconic bicycle. More ›

Anka’s Away

0 By on Wednesday November 5 2014

Our favourite South African Kiwi Anka Martin features in this sweet little clip from Juliana Bicycles, showcasing her nomadic lifestyle, awesome riding skills and positive vibes. More ›

Dodzy Memorial Enduro UPDATE

0 By on Friday October 31 2014 in Exclusives

From the DME team comes this important announcement: DME UPDATE includes ENTRY CHANGE ENTRY DATE/TIME We have had some feedback about the entry time. We were going to have a coffee at lunch time and watch the entries flood in, it’s quite exciting, but we… More ›

Always Summer Somewhere

0 By on Thursday October 30 2014

We featured a story in Issue 57 about what the SRAM crew and the Housemartins got up to after the SRAM launch in Queenstown. Now here’s a sweet little video documenting their trip up to Nelson. Makes you want to do it, eh? We always… More ›

Bicycle Safety on Acid

4 By on Wednesday October 29 2014 in WTF?

If you like a bit of surrealism with your community safety videos, this clip from 1963 will trip you out. It features a bunch of kids going for a picnic ride while inexplicably wearing ape masks, a bit of fat shaming, stereotyping and grisly deaths aplenty.… More ›

Incoming: Bell Super 2R

1 By on Friday October 17 2014 in New products

There was a time, a simple time, when one could throw on a pair of Stubbies, a T-shirt and some joggers, chuck a recycled Esky/Chilly Bin on your noggin and go have a ride. You didn’t have to think about it at all. There were no… More ›

Extreme Stop-Motion!

0 By on Monday October 6 2014

This is possibly the best mountain bike video you’ll see this year! Well, it’s at least the most original. Karim Rejab makes amazing stop-motion videos using Playmobil figures and a fecund imagination. The surfing ones are fantastic, with tow-in jet skis, film crews, Coast Guard boats… More ›

Incoming: Yeti SB5c

0 By on Friday October 3 2014 in Exclusives, New products

Kashi Leuchs from Yeti distributor Black Seal breezed through Wellington and popped in to the Spoke office with his spanking SB5c for us to take a look at. By now you’ve probably seen and heard all about the latest incarnation of the Colorado company’s ‘super… More ›

Ground Effect Products That Bombed

1 By on Wednesday October 1 2014 in PRESS RELEASE

Just about every New Zealand mountain biker (and quite a few Aussies too) would own at least one piece of Ground Effect clothing. Over the 20 years that they’ve been pumping out their huge range from their Christchurch digs, there have been a few misses… More ›

Win Sweet Cheeks packs!

0 By on Monday September 15 2014 in Exclusives

Sweet Cheeks products have been gracing the limbs and nether regions of the Spoke staff for a while now, helping us sit in the saddle for long rides in comfort, easing our aging and aching muscles, and healing the scrapes and cuts from the inevitable… More ›