Spoke was created in 2001 by Caleb Smith and Emma Gee as a response to the vast amount of generic mountain bike magazines available at the time. Spoke strives to bring a fresh and innovative look at mountain biking through original content, bold design and high quality production values. It provides an unbiased look at the lives and activities of mountain bikers in Aotearoa, consistently pushing the boundaries of mountain bike photography and graphic design. Spoke is published five times a year: February, April, June, September and December, and is available throughout New Zealand and online at our web store.
Spoke Issue 61 is in the mailboxes of subscribers and on its way to your local newsstand as we speak. If you’re a subscriber, then thanks, and you’ll be reading all that is on offer already. Such as this:
You may remember a year or so back when Mike Hopkins, Casey Brown and Kelly McGarry loaded themselves and photographer Camilla Rutherford into a couple of restored VW Kombies and trekked around the south island. Well now they’re back (minus Kelly but plus Garret Buehler) and this time hit the treats in the top half of the country.
Greece may not be the first name that comes to mind when planning a MTB getaway, but maybe it should be… there looks to be some amazing riding and scenery on Mount Olympus and surrounds. Word.
Rosara Joseph knows a bit about pay cheques at the top end of the sport. She looks at the issue of pay disparity between the sexes within mountain biking, and how the Pros survive on virtual peanuts in her excellent feature piece Big Hucks, Not Big Bucks.
The Atherton clan loves a bit of NZ summer training, and have been down south again over the last few months. GT Team honcho Gill Harris fills us in on what they’ve been up to and how it sets up their season.
There’s so much more in Issue 61, grab a copy now at the newsagent, online or subscribe and get it before everyone else.