Spoke Magazine

Brannigan, Columb win National DH titles

1 By on Sunday February 15 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

Trek World Racing professional George Brannigan pulled out a superb ride to break the three minute barrier and retain his elite men’s downhill title at the National Mountain Bike Championships in Rotorua today, as part of the opening weekend of the annual Rotorua Bike Festival.… More ›

Cooper, Fluker win National XC titles

0 By on Saturday February 14 2015 in PRESS RELEASE, Racing

*Words by Greg Palmer. Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anton Cooper has reclaimed New Zealand Mountain Bike Championship honours after winning the elite men’s cross country race in Rotorua today. In a repeat of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Cooper held off fellow New Zealand representative Sam… More ›

Along For The Ride

0 By on Wednesday February 11 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

In our next issue we have a little story on a fantastic new TV series featuring Wellington presenter, rider and all-round good guy Simon Morton. Called Along For The Ride, it starts this Saturday on TV One. Bike-nut- slash-radio presenter Simon Morton rolls out on… More ›

Dodzy Memorial Wrap Up and Results

1 By on Monday February 9 2015 in Exclusives, Racing

Like the rest of the country, Nelson was suffering an extremely dry summer and Wairoa Gorge which normally attracts its fair share of rain was exceptionally dry. Spirits though were high as riders from all over the country descended onto this garden of paradise. But… More ›

SRAM Blackbox + Jerome Clementz = New Found Speed

1 By on Wednesday February 4 2015

Jon Cancellier has managed the BlackBox Program for the past seven seasons. This includes choosing the athletes, working with them on custom projects, as well as being at the races to make sure they have everything they need. An athlete on the SRAM BlackBox Program… More ›

Hero. Legend. Brother.

0 By on Monday February 2 2015 in PRESS RELEASE

Media Release: Monday February 2 Rotorua mountain biker Lance Tavinor was all those things and more when he took on the solo category in the 24 hours of Nduro in the Whakarewarewa Forest over the weekend. With $5 from every entry going to Kidney Health… More ›

SRAM RockShox Enduro Challenge Results

2 By on Sunday February 1 2015

The first big enduro of the year went down at Mt Buller resort today in Victoria, Australia. Heavy hitters like Jerome Clementz, Jared Graves, Richie Rude, Troy Brosnan and Sam Hill were in attendance, and as you can see from the above podium Jared Graves… More ›

Kyle Strait signs with Commencal USA

0 By on Friday January 30 2015

Who better to represent COMMENCAL USA than an American, born and bred, proud of his roots, holding high the values of his country and not forgetting, an excellent rider? That’s correct! Kyle Strait has joined us for the next two years and will ride our… More ›

Beer goes to good home…

0 By on Wednesday January 28 2015

In Issue 59 we featured a story on Ground Effect’s 20 year anniversary, and like the rad company they are they brewed some special ale to celebrate. Those with an eagle eye and a taste for a good drop would have noticed GE’s offer of a… More ›

XC Nats get epic in Rotorua

1 By on Wednesday January 28 2015 in PRESS RELEASE, Racing

Media Release January 27 (NZST) A head to head battle between New Zealand’s top mountain bikers that may run till the Rio Olympics will be a feature of the 3rd Rotorua Bike Festival in February. At the 2014 New Zealand National Mountain Bike cross-country championships, Te… More ›

Must Watch: Paul Langlands hits The Hills

1 By on Wednesday January 28 2015

Part one of the Ryan McCrae filmed Paul Langland’s series ‘The Hills’ just dropped and it’s a doozy. The journey of this shovel-built, natural terrain set of BMX jumps will not only push Langer’s limits but step him into the next frontier of BMX dirt.… More ›