Spoke Magazine

Category: Exclusives

Worsleys trails face temporary logging

4 By on Wednesday January 14 2015 in Exclusives

I guess it had to happen. After months of nervous anticipation since the first notices of intent to extract deadfall from MacVicars/Worsleys surfaced on the Gravity Canterbury site, countless minutes of speculative trail banter and hours of dusty summer laps jammed in to wring out… More ›

Coming Soon: 440 Enduro V2.

0 By on Monday January 12 2015 in Exclusives

After the success of their first ever race event back in November, Fourforty Bike Park are set to throw down the second round of their summer enduro races on the 24/25th Jan. Everyone who hit the last event will attest to the fact that these… More ›

Makara gets new digger built trail

9 By on Friday January 9 2015 in Exclusives

About an hour ago I offended the Kennett Brothers. It wasn’t intentional and I have apologised… But in my offending I learned a couple of things about Makara that I’ve conveniently forgotten over the last 15 or so years. You see, I was going to… More ›

Incoming: 2015 GT Sanction

0 By on Tuesday January 6 2015 in Exclusives, New products

Craig “Cowboy” McGinnity  is not easy on bikes. He’s raced and killed it on the downhill scene, he’s shredded BMX on street and dirt and as anyone who’s ridden with him recently will attest, he absolutely kills it on a trail bike and can carry more… More ›

Eagle vs Shark vs Lisa Horlor

1 By on Monday December 22 2014 in Exclusives

Eagle vs Shark is a cult classic New Zealand movie, released in 2007 and featuring actors Loren Horsley and comedian Jemaine Clement. This movie is not that movie. If you haven’t seen it, well you probably should rent it on iTunes tonight, with your partner…or… More ›

Incoming: Vittoria MTB Tyres

0 By on Monday December 22 2014 in Exclusives

Early last month we brought you a first look at the newly rebranded Vittoria (ex Geax) Goma tyres. Rod’s been putting these to work, and just in time for the new year Vittoria NZ (CycleSport) have just landed two entirely new Vittoria XC / Trail… More ›

Spoke 59 is out Monday!

1 By on Friday December 5 2014 in Exclusives

The wait is over! Yes, Spoke 59 is here with 96 pages of visual and cerebral stimulation. From the stunning cover shot of Emmerson Wilken floating high above a typically epic Queenstown sunset to the mindful musings of the Last Roll, there’s plenty going on… More ›

Don’t Buy This Jacket

4 By on Friday December 5 2014 in Exclusives

Wow! I just read this seriously thought provoking story over on Groundswell.org. Its takes a look at outdoor clothing giant Patagonia’s direction to sell less product. Yup, you read that right, they want to limit growth. Company founder Yvon Chouinard has been quoted as saying… More ›

Underground Super D Round 3 Results

4 By on Wednesday November 26 2014 in Exclusives, Racing

For the third round of the McCashins Underground Super D we mixed things up a bit and headed into the suburbia above Ngaio to ride a fairly unknown trail, the legality of which is sometimes questioned. Thirty-nine riders made their way to the top (well… More ›

A day out at the Lyttelton Urban DH

1 By on Tuesday November 25 2014 in Exclusives, Racing

Spoke contributor Ryan Foley was out at the Lyttelton Urban DH on the weekend and sent across a report and photos for us to enjoy… Saturday’s weather was bipolar. Stinking hot till the afternoon, then the southerly came along and down the mercury plummeted, along… More ›