Spoke Magazine

Author: pieter

The Trail Dog Standard

5 By on Wednesday May 20 2015

Standards are coming and going so fast these days that it seems like we should rename them as “fleeting specifications”… what’s next? They haven’t messed with brakes for a while; maybe they could change the way they are mounted to the frame and fork and… More ›

Dirt Merchants Enduro – Polhill Aro Valley

0 By on Tuesday February 17 2015

Dirt Merchants are proud to present the inaugural Dirt Merchants Enduro! It will have three timed stages starting at the Top of Hawkins Hill and finishing in Aro Valley. But here are five reasons why you should race. 1- All proceeds will go to Brooklyn… More ›

Dirty Electric Dreams

4 By on Wednesday July 2 2014 in Hey Mate

Hey Mate, can I share a dirty little secret with you? Ever since I saw this video on the internet, I just can’t stop thinking about it. I lie in bed at night dreaming about riding one, owning one and what I would strap… sorry,… More ›

Ten years of the sickest backyard setup

0 By on Friday June 6 2014

Over the last couple of years there has been a debate over when it is the ten year anniversary of the Bowenvale dirt jumps in Christchurch. I know that it is this year, because I had just turned twenty two when Andrew Costain, Andrew Ireland,… More ›

Flats vs Clipless

8 By on Wednesday June 4 2014 in Exclusives, Hey Mate

The last thing that went through Barry’s head as he crashed, should have been the words of Larry saying “I told you so”. But it wasn’t. What really went through his head, apart from rotten logs, was a little more basic and with a whole… More ›

Helmets and Condoms

1 By on Monday April 7 2014 in Exclusives

Isn’t life just grand and peculiar? The way that two very different things can seemingly have nothing in common but on closer examination have more in common than expected. In the case of helmets and condoms it would be easy to say that they have very little… More ›

Training Day

1 By on Tuesday March 25 2014

We all train for different reasons, some of us have races coming up and want to complete or beat our time from the year previous. For some it isn’t about racing, but getting fit for a holiday. If you spend a lot of money getting… More ›

Enduro Music

13 By on Monday March 17 2014 in Exclusives

Enduro, it’s so hot right now, and I’m all over it, how can you not be? I got the 140mm travel trail bike, I got the dropper seatpost and I got the attitude to match, it’s all about Enduring. Although sometimes I want to Enduro… More ›