Spoke Magazine

Category: Reviews

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 ›

Culture Shock with Russell, Chris and the RockShox RS-1

0 By on Friday April 4 2014 in New products

Culture Shock _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Words: Joe Parkin Photos: Adrian Marcoux If you’re Russell Finsterwald, and collecting your paycheck involves lining up alongside a hundred or so of the world’s fastest riders and pushing your heart to its rev-limiter for a couple of hours, then pre-dawn wakeup… More ›

Worn: Scott Mythic Helmet

1 By on Wednesday March 26 2014 in Exclusives, New products

A while back we brought you news of Scott’s new trail/AM styled helmet, the Stego. Caleb brought one back from the Scott launch in Switzerland, and was impressed by its fit and features, including the MIPS liner. Now, the non-MIPS version of the helmet, the… More ›

SRAM’s new Guide brake is here!

3 By on Wednesday March 26 2014 in New products

At the SRAM Trail House in Queenstown SRAM chose not to introduce us to the new Guide brake (saving it for last week’s Trail House in Moab), pretty much because we were at a DH launch and this was an all mountain brake. That’s not… More ›