Spoke Magazine

Author: Brett S Kennedy

ANZAC Singlespeeds this weekend

1 By on Monday April 20 2015 in PRESS RELEASE, Racing

Young gun v old hand. It’ll be a battle between one of the legends of singlespeed racing in New Zealand and a young gun at the Anzac Singlespeed Championships in Rotorua, this Sunday. Think of the physically demanding discipline of one-geared mountain biking and Garth… More ›

Shimano releases 11 Speed Deore XT Groupset

0 By on Friday April 17 2015 in New products

OSAKA (April 16, 2015) – With DEORE XT M8000, Shimano has elevated the performance level and options of the industry’s original mountain bike component group to accommodate limitless riding adventures. With DEORE XT M8000, Shimano delivers XTR-level features, premium performance and value. Now 11-speed, the… More ›

Is This The End?

0 By on Thursday March 26 2015 in Exclusives

Pete McGnarly’s entry into the Through The Lens film comp looks at his recovery from the nasty crash in January that saw him break his pelvis. But jeez, Wyn has really let himself go in the off-season. More ›

Trans NZ Enduro full video!

0 By on Tuesday March 24 2015 in Racing

The Trans NZ Enduro wrapped up a couple of weeks back, and it looks like a must-do for next year’s calendar if this 18 minute video is anything to go by. We’re definitely pencilling this one in. Video: Jason Beacham 208 Media facebook.com/pages/208medianz Arial footage… More ›

Going Underground

0 By on Monday March 23 2015 in Exclusives

Sebastian Doerk and Rob J Heran just came back from a somewhat unusual trip for the off season. Instead of flying to New Zealand, South America or somewhere else warm it took them to freezing cold Kentucky, USA. We haven´t been the first ones underground but everyone… More ›

Through The Lens Summer Sessions

0 By on Monday March 23 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

TTL Winner 2015 – Johanna Lundgren & Lucie Vodrazkova Through the Lens Summer Sessions powered by SRAM/RockShox Back for 2015, this time with the support of industry heavyweights SRAM/RockShox headlining the act, the Summer Sessions again proved why they are becoming known as the hottest… More ›

Vertigo Bikes Super D

0 By on Monday March 16 2015

While the NZ Enduro was getting all the attention on the weekend, there was another rad event going down in Queenstown with the Vertigo Bikes Super D keeping the good times rolling for six hours! The fourth annual Queenstown Bike Festival got underway yesterday with… More ›

Graves x Kootenays x Proven Here

0 By on Monday March 16 2015

On this bit shit Monday morning when Cyclone Pam is rendering riding impossible for a lot of us, this video is a good tonic to get you through the gloom. Jared Graves rips up the awesome terrain of BC’s Kootenays… There are core experiences that… More ›

The Nomads coming in hot in Chile

0 By on Thursday March 12 2015

The Nomads Chris Johnston and Dylan Wolsky tackle the four day Andes Pacifico Enduro race in Chile. Featuring first hand experience and interviews from riders during this unique adventure from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. This was an amazing race to kick of 2015… More ›

Manuel Gruber gets loose on Skyline

0 By on Wednesday March 11 2015

Words and photos by Sam Flanagan. Trippin’ presents you with the Austrian pocket rocket, Manuel Gruber. This guy is loose; it wasn’t half an hour into filming before he tried rugby tackling his way through a tree trunk. Sam and Josh thought the day over… More ›

The NZSSC is getting closer

1 By on Monday March 9 2015

One of the most entertaining events on the New Zealand mountain bike calendar is returning to Rotorua, where it all began in 2008, on Sunday April 26. This year’s New Zealand Singlespeed Championships will also mark an important anniversary in the history of the country.… More ›

Wet start for Trans NZ Enduro

0 By on Saturday March 7 2015 in PRESS RELEASE, Racing

Trans NZ Enduro, Race report day one Words by Gary Campbell “We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin’ rain…..and big ol’ fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come up straight from underneath.” New… More ›

The Wellington Way

0 By on Friday March 6 2015

Wellington is a pretty good place to ride in my experience. If you do the right thing then drivers are pretty courteous on the whole. But there is still plenty of work to do to smooth driver/rider/pedestrian relations and reduce the amount of conflict and aggro that… More ›