Spoke Magazine

Category: Reviews

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 ›

Bottle Rocket

0 By on Monday April 7 2014 in Exclusives, New products

Here at Spoke we are definitely loving having freed up our backs on shortish rides, and to that end Brett, Rod and myself are all rocking bumbags/fanny-packs/enduro-hip-packs and we aren’t really looking back. Although some bumbags do take bladders, nothing beats the simplicity of a… More ›