Spoke Magazine

Category: Reviews

Incoming: Banshee Spitfire

0 By on Wednesday June 18 2014 in Exclusives, New products

A few months ago we posted news that 3Sixty Sports had picked up the distribution of Banshee Bikes in New Zealand. In that post we gave you a glimpse of the 160mm travel Rune All Mountain/Enduro bike. 3Sixty have now sent us a Banshee Spitfire… More ›

Spy Shot: Avanti 2015 Torrent?

5 By on Wednesday May 14 2014 in Exclusives, New products

I’d already planned on visiting Avanti this week, but when MTB product manager Brent Burrows dropped this pretty interesting looking teaser on his Instagram feed on Sunday, well it made my trip yesterday all the more exciting. Spoke Facebook engineers have already had a guess… More ›

Lizard Skins DSP Grip Review

7 By on Friday May 9 2014 in Long Term Tests, Reviews

A lot of my riding buddies rave about the benefits of the slide on foam grip versus the more popular lock-on variety. They have more material between hand and bar, they’re lighter, they have better cushioning blah blah blah, but I always viewed them as… More ›

SRAM trickle down 1X and release X1

1 By on Monday May 5 2014 in New products

So here’s the deal. XX1 and its slightly cheaper sibling XO1 are rad, but they’re expensive, there’s no doubt about that; the XX1 is NZ$1874 and the Xo1 NZ$1677. Every press release that drops has people complaining about price. Well it seems with the weekend… More ›