Spoke Magazine

Author: Brett S Kennedy

The Tour is mad

1 By on Wednesday July 9 2014

Even if you’ve never thrown a leg over a road bike, it’s hard to ignore the massive spectacle that is the Tour de France. The opening four stages have seen the usual carnage, crashes, beautiful scenery and crazy spectators in Yorkshire. Yep, the race started… More ›

New rubber from WTB

0 By on Monday June 30 2014 in New products

A bunch of new tyres just showed up from WTB’s local distributor KRD Imports. Dave got really excited because he needs some new rubber for his bike, but then was let down just as quickly when he was told that none of these are for… More ›

NZ’s first crowd-funded trail?

0 By on Tuesday June 24 2014 in Exclusives

Great news just in from Jeff Carter at Southstar Trails. Make a donation and see another new trail added to the Redwoods! Rotorua Mountain Bike Club requires your help to build a new 3.5km grade 3 trail, with two entrances: one from the shuttle drop… More ›

The Best Run at Leogang

2 By on Monday June 16 2014

Aaron Gwin manages to ride the whole Leogang DH course faster than most of us ever could… on the rim. If I was Caleb I’d say that this is amazing, and he’d/I’d be right. More ›

Having a Fling

0 By on Friday June 13 2014 in Exclusives

Ever wanted to ride an 11 year-old singlespeed for 550 miles across the Scottish Highlands? No, me either. But old friend of Spoke, Markus ‘Magnus’ Stitz is one crazy ex-Wellingtonian German who did just that recently at the Highland Trail 550, punching out 100 miles on… More ›

Leogang Course Pre-Run with Claudio

0 By on Friday June 13 2014

Claudio Caluori is back with his fantastic helmet cam preview of this weekend’s gnarly World Cup DH course in Leogang, Austria. He brings along Madison/Saracen team manager Will Longden this time, who doesn’t have such a great time… More ›

Ode to Trail Fairies

0 By on Monday June 9 2014 in Exclusives

Conor Macfarlane finds the Trail Fairies and salutes the great work they do…   You know those twisty, bermed, flowy paths that run through the hills all over the world? Well, it’s common knowledge that trail fairies materialise when we’re not around and maintain these paths we… More ›

Medium-specific Trails

3 By on Saturday June 7 2014

Te Miro looks to the future (which is now) and upgrades their trails to Buzzword standard. It’s the place to ride if you’re on medium wheels. Shouldn’t be long before the rest of NZ follows… More ›

Vancouver Island Discs: Brett

1 By on Friday June 6 2014

When this concept of five discs to see you through the long, lonely days on a singletrack-infested island came to fruition, I thought it would be a doddle, a walk in the park to pick a selection worthy of constant high-rotation. How wrong I was.… More ›

Downtime with Stevie Smith

0 By on Friday June 6 2014

Stevie Smith returns to the World Cup circuit this weekend at Fort William after breaking his ankle in Queenstown earlier this year at the SRAM DH launch. His rehab program was a bit out of the ordinary to say the least… More ›

Zerode Needs You!

1 By on Wednesday June 4 2014

  Zerode Bikes DH race team are getting some great results on the Euro circuit, but they need your help to get their Elite racers Rupert Chapman and Fionn Griffith to all of the remaining World Cups and the World Champs. Of course, you get something… More ›