Spoke Magazine

Author: Brett S Kennedy

Vancouver Island Discs: Dain

0 By on Friday January 24 2014 in Vancouver Island Discs

Easton/Giro USA’s Brand Manager Dain Zaffke rates New Zealand as his favourite riding islands, but if he was stuck on Vancouver Island he wouldn’t be too worried either… here’s what he’d take with him in the 5 -disc CD case. The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen… More ›

Get on board the 2W Cardrona Enduro

1 By on Wednesday January 22 2014

Enduro season is in full swing, and if you want to keep the buzz going til the end of the summer, you should check out the Cardrona 2W event on April 13. It promises to be one of the biggest of the year, with truly… More ›

Worship This: Church

1 By on Saturday January 18 2014

This video has been doing the rounds for a few days, but it’s too good not to post up… great filming and amazing riding, makes you want to head to mass right now! More ›

Hey There, Sweet Cheeks

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Chamois cream is an essential part of my riding kit… there’s not a stiff chamois, saddle sore or muddy crack that can’t be tamed with a liberal application of a decent salve. I’ve tried a lot of them over the years, from Vaseline (just don’t)… More ›

Bike Sri Lanka Week 2

0 By on Monday January 13 2014 in Exclusives

Pete and Sophie continue their epic Sri Lankan adventure, arriving in Batticaloa after a week of muscle cramps, a tooth infection, a gigantic thunderstorm, a mixed religion festival, and wild elephants… Follow them here… Help build a preschool here… More ›

A nice little Scandi flick…

0 By on Sunday January 12 2014

While it’s supposed to be summer here, our northern hemisphere friends are enjoying some wet and slippery winter riding. Up in Sweden, the riding around Gothenburg looks pretty technical and fun, even in the rain… The video was shot during December, which turned out to… More ›

Press Release: SRAM licences X-Sync technology

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The narrow/wide chainring market just took an interesting turn, with SRAM deciding to license their ‘X Sync’ chainring technology to other manufacturers, rather than fight them (as was touted a while back but never eventuated). Read SRAM’s statement below… PRESS RELEASE: Since its successful and… More ›

Bike Sri Lanka week 1

0 By on Monday January 6 2014 in Exclusives

Freeskier and adventurer Pete Oswald is on a biking/fundraising mission in Sri Lanka which started on Boxing Day. Before he and cohort Sophie Stevens set off they managed to raise over $4500 to help the Karaveddy Preschool on the East coast in the Batticaloa region of… More ›

First Look: One Up 42t Sprocket

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It’s all about the 1x drivetrain these days, and with the advent of XX1 and XO1 the usable range of gearing range for a 1x system was taken to a level formerly reserved for 2x or even triple-ring setups. For the rest of us, the… More ›

Matt Wragg Photos 2013

0 By on Sunday December 22 2013

If you’ve seen some great race photos in 2013, there’s a good chance a lot of them are from the lens of Matt Wragg. He’s put together a little video photo essay showcasing his amazing work… there’s some corkers in there for sure.   More ›