Spoke Magazine

Incoming: Yeti SB5c

0 By on Friday October 3 2014 in Exclusives, New products

Kashi Leuchs from Yeti distributor Black Seal breezed through Wellington and popped in to the Spoke office with his spanking SB5c for us to take a look at. By now you’ve probably seen and heard all about the latest incarnation of the Colorado company’s ‘super… More ›

Ground Effect Products That Bombed

1 By on Wednesday October 1 2014 in PRESS RELEASE

Just about every New Zealand mountain biker (and quite a few Aussies too) would own at least one piece of Ground Effect clothing. Over the 20 years that they’ve been pumping out their huge range from their Christchurch digs, there have been a few misses… More ›

Rene vs Rampage. Exclusive Finals Photos.

0 By on Tuesday September 30 2014 in Exclusives

Kelly getting the feel of the canyon gap a few hours before finals… But came up a touch short with a massive backfiip over the 72ft gap on his run. Kelly styling above the ridgeline higher up in his run. Gazza star power. Zink… Brandon… More ›

Yoga Pants

1 By on Tuesday September 30 2014 in Beng Kidney

  Beng Kidney is just like you. He makes one to two stools per day and uses a small net to fish them out and give them to the neighbour’s dog for a treat. There’s a little Kidney in us all. – I tried hot-room… More ›

EZI GRIP launch new website

2 By on Tuesday September 30 2014 in PRESS RELEASE

Ezigrip have just tweaked their website and updated the ease with which you can find products as well as retailers. Here at Spoke, we’ve been big fans of the folding modular prong rack and until the below press release showed up I didn’t even realise… More ›


0 By on Friday September 26 2014

DAY 5 /// VALDEBLORE – SOSPEL – Distance: 39.61km D+: 1328m D-: 3076m Tiredness, attrition, wear and tear – day 5 is where it shows. A broken rib, smashed knuckles, most people carrying some kind of grazes somewhere, smooth riders pinch-flatting, and other people mysteriously… More ›


2 By on Thursday September 25 2014 in Racing

DAY 4 /// GUILLAUMES → VALDEBLORE → Distance: 42.71km D+ : 716m D- : 2453m Every day we start our press release with some stats – height gained, height lost, distance covered and for you that are following the racing closely we also have more… More ›

Transition drop possibly the best release video EVER

1 By on Thursday September 25 2014

And it even uses Public Enemy for a song!!! The GiddyUp link is the newest suspension platform from Transition Bikes, and is now featured on four entirely new models in three wheel sizes. Each frame has a very distinctive riding characteristic to suit your style… More ›

MAVIC TRANS-PROVENCE 2014 // Day three

1 By on Wednesday September 24 2014

DAY 3 /// VILLARS-COLMARS → GUILLAUMES → Distance: 39.21km D+ : 1327m D- : 3086m Reprieve!! By most people’s daily mountain bike ride standards if you’d just ridden 40km with the best part of 1500m of climbing you’d probably bandy around the word ‘epic’. If… More ›

Bobby Goldsbury eat your bloody heart out!!!

5 By on Tuesday September 23 2014

Damn and I thought Bobby Goldsbury was rad, but crazy Austrian Johannes Pistrol riding the Steinerne Rinne from Goinger Halt takes the cake, upping the game considerably. The only question I have is why even bother wear a helmet? It’s not gonna do much, right?… More ›


0 By on Tuesday September 23 2014 in Racing

PRADS → VILLARS-COLMARS – Distance: 38.49 km D+ : 1710m D- : 2026m Our illustrious Race Director Ash Smith has kept himself well out of the way for most of today until the final timing station of the day where he, as usual, welcomed in… More ›