Spoke Magazine

Author: Brett S Kennedy

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 ›

Why This World Should End… and The Cure

0 By on Saturday September 13 2014

Enlightenment comes in many forms, and music is one of the best mediums to make you think about the way the world works, either in a light, uplifting way, or with the brutal reality of all that is unjust and wrong with this planet. This… More ›

Spoke 58 out this week!

1 By on Monday September 8 2014

Issue 58 will be in shops Thursday and could be in your letterbox now! Here’s what’s in it for you… First up, check out that cover. It’s a bit of a different look for Spoke, and we love it! Graeme Murray delivers the goods again… More ›

Palmer Returns

1 By on Wednesday September 3 2014

Shaun Palmer, much like punk, is not dead. No doubt this guy changed mountain biking, especially on the downhill side of things. Now he’s coming back to the sport, to where he started, with Intense Cycles. He’ll be developing up-and-coming riders, whether that means teaching… More ›