Spoke Magazine

Author: Lester Perry

440 Enduro Series

1 By on Friday August 15 2014 in Racing

The lads at 440 MTB Park have pinpointed what seem to be the only two free weekends in the coming summer and are throwing down a couple of Enduro events. Some fresh track being built at the moment in preparation for these events! Should be good. More ›

Five Ten XVi Clipless Review

5 By on Wednesday March 5 2014 in Exclusives

I’ve been lucky enough to get my mitts on a sample pair of Five Ten’s latest offering, the Impact VXi (Five Ten Innovations) clipless shoe. In the past, Five Ten’s clipless shoes have divided wearers; while some liked them, most complained about their heavy weight and… More ›

440 Bike Park Opens This Weekend!

0 By on Tuesday February 25 2014 in Exclusives

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the 440 Bikepark, the Auckland area’s only dedicated gravity park, and we’re stoked to let you know that they open for business this weekend! Being a shuttle only park there are limited seats available. It will never… More ›

Behind The Veil | 440 Bike Park

1 By on Wednesday February 5 2014

We were lucky enough to be invited to an open day at the 440 MTB Park last weekend to get a preview of what’s to come once the park is open to the public. The brainchild of two dudes, Byron (yes, that Byron) and Aaron,… More ›

Trans-Provence | That’s a wrap!

3 By on Wednesday October 16 2013 in Exclusives, Racing

Trans Provence is a wrap! What a week, what an experience, what an adventure! I don’t even know where to start, or where to finish…. After a jumbled 2 months leading into the event I was slightly nervous, having had injuries that stopped me from doing… More ›

9 Month Countdown Pt. 2

7 By on Tuesday June 11 2013 in Exclusives

It’s been six months since my initial post about my journey to the Trans-Provence race, and boy how time’s flown. With almost four months still to go, I thought it was time to put fingers to keyboard and get another column done on what’s been happening.… More ›

Frankly Thursday | Sam Shaw

1 By on Thursday May 30 2013

How old are you? 20 Where do you live? Rotovegas What do you like best about living where you do? It’s got the best trails around and is just close enough to the surf and snow as well, and a couple of lakes to visit… More ›

Exclusive Triple Crown 2013 race report

2 By on Wednesday May 8 2013 in Exclusives, Racing

“Enduro”. It’s the buzzword that’s taken the world by storm in the last 12 months, even though it’s essentially what we’ve all been doing with our mates for years—cruising uphill and shredding back down. The main difference between what we all do and what we… More ›

Fresh Ingredients on the Trans Provence

1 By on Thursday April 11 2013 in Racing

The Trans-Provence MTB race has become the definitive ‘all-mountain’ mountain bike event: six days, 280km, 9000m elevation gain, 14000m descending with 23 timed singletrack descent stages. Sounds like fun right? Traditionally, enduro racing has been held on ‘blind’ tracks, with no practice held, and course… More ›

Nine Month Countdown

5 By on Sunday January 13 2013 in Exclusives, Racing

Nine months is both a long time and a short time. On one side of the coin, if you’re recently pregnant or have a pregnant wife, girlfriend or secret lover, then nine months will fly by in a whirlwind of nervous excitement, logistical planning, learning… More ›

A Celebration of James Dodds.

1 By on Saturday September 15 2012 in Exclusives

What a day, what a celebration! On Thursday the wider MTB community, MX crew, friends and family of James ‘Dodzy’ Dodds gathered  in Rotorua to celebrate the life of a Legend. At 10am 100+ riders gathered at the Long Mile Road Gate and after some words… More ›

Conor Mac 2010

0 By on Friday May 13 2011

Earlier this week I put the finishing touches on an upcoming profile on Conor MacFarlane for Spoke Magazine, until that drops, above is a look at his ’2010 Promo’. Hammers. More ›

OSM x Vertigo x ZERODE

2 By on Friday May 13 2011

A couple of weeks back we got wind that One Square Meal (OSM, the popular food bars made by Cookie Time) were teaming up with Vertigo bike shop in Queenstown to bring the latest in MTB downhill tech (Zerode) to Queenstown MTB Club members. The… More ›