Spoke Magazine

Author: Lester Perry

Frankly Thursday: Brian DeZiel

0 By on Friday November 21 2014 in Exclusives, Frankly Thursday

The bike industry is full of interesting people, doing interesting jobs, and most of them have some interesting tales to tell. Brian DeZiel is one of these people, as Trek’s ‘International Regional Manager’, boy he’s got some stories to tell (many of which we couldn’t post… More ›

440 Enduro Post-Race

0 By on Tuesday November 18 2014 in Exclusives

Rain rain go away, come again another day. Well, it did go away then came again that same afternoon. Riders from all over the North Island had nervously eyed the weather maps for a week, everyone making their own assumptions about what may play out… More ›

Woodhill Demo Day 23rd November + Extra Bulldog

0 By on Thursday November 13 2014

Every year the bike industry gather at the country’s largest sand pit for a sand castle building competition public demo day, offering punters the chance to test the newly released bikes. This year there’s a host of brands involved so kick on down to check… More ›

440 race this weekend!

0 By on Thursday November 13 2014

If you’ve been lagging on entering or sitting on the fence, there are a few entries left for the Fourforty Gravity Enduro this weekend. Lots of big names will be in attendance and with some new tracks on the menu it’s going to be an… More ›

440 Bike Park re-opens Saturday!

3 By on Thursday October 9 2014 in Exclusives

440 MTB Park is set to re-open for the 14/15 summer season this Saturday 11th October. This season the boys have tweaked the way their shuttle system works; for the new season you can now pay by the run or get concession cards for six or ten… More ›

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 ›