Spoke Magazine

Author: Brett S Kennedy

Crankworx release rider roster

1 By on Wednesday March 4 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

ROTORUA March 4, 2015 – The invites are out for the first Slopestyle event of the Crankworx World Tour, launching the quest to secure the Triple Crown of Slopestyle in its inaugural year. The coveted Triple Crown has been created to recognise the perfect trifecta… More ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Brannigan, Columb win National DH titles

1 By on Sunday February 15 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

Trek World Racing professional George Brannigan pulled out a superb ride to break the three minute barrier and retain his elite men’s downhill title at the National Mountain Bike Championships in Rotorua today, as part of the opening weekend of the annual Rotorua Bike Festival.… More ›

Cooper, Fluker win National XC titles

0 By on Saturday February 14 2015 in PRESS RELEASE, Racing

*Words by Greg Palmer. Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anton Cooper has reclaimed New Zealand Mountain Bike Championship honours after winning the elite men’s cross country race in Rotorua today. In a repeat of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Cooper held off fellow New Zealand representative Sam… More ›

Along For The Ride

0 By on Wednesday February 11 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

In our next issue we have a little story on a fantastic new TV series featuring Wellington presenter, rider and all-round good guy Simon Morton. Called Along For The Ride, it starts this Saturday on TV One. Bike-nut- slash-radio presenter Simon Morton rolls out on… More ›

Hero. Legend. Brother.

0 By on Monday February 2 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

Media Release: Monday February 2 Rotorua mountain biker Lance Tavinor was all those things and more when he took on the solo category in the 24 hours of Nduro in the Whakarewarewa Forest over the weekend. With $5 from every entry going to Kidney Health… More ›

Beer goes to good home…

0 By on Wednesday January 28 2015

In Issue 59 we featured a story on Ground Effect’s 20 year anniversary, and like the rad company they are they brewed some special ale to celebrate. Those with an eagle eye and a taste for a good drop would have noticed GE’s offer of a… More ›