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Category: Exclusives

Eagle vs Shark vs Lisa Horlor

1 By on Monday December 22 2014 in Exclusives

Eagle vs Shark is a cult classic NZ movie, released in 2007 featuring actors Loren Taylor 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 your Mum.… 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 2 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 ›

Teaser: Chris Johnston’s Final Shred

3 By on Saturday November 22 2014 in Exclusives

Kiwi half of The Nomads Chris “the courier” Johnston sent us this trailer for an exclusive clip we’ll get to see in a few day’s time. Dubbed ‘The Final Shred’ this is Chris’ last ride before undergoing a second operation on his elbow from a crash… More ›

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 ›

Incoming: Kona Process 153

4 By on Tuesday November 11 2014 in Exclusives, New products

This may be a strange post for me since I have publicly sworn off full suspension bikes for 12 months, but as the saying goes, never say never. The Kona Process range launched last year received widespread positive feedback for its smart angles and outstanding… More ›