Category: Features

Jess Blewitt racing at Fort Williams

Fort William World Cup Gallery

Round two of the UCI Downhill World Cup went down over the weekend in Fort Williams, Scotland, and as per usual there were some kiwi riders giving it their all in the wet and slippery conditions.

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Trek Top Fuel 9.8 Review

The Top Fuel has been a staple in Trek’s line-up for many years now and its target market has always been those XC racers and enthusiasts wanting a full suspension option. However, the development of the Supercalibre as Trek’s pre-eminent XC race weapon has given the Wisconsin-based brand room to ex- pand the Top Fuel’s horizons and push it into the hotly contested, ‘downcountry’ category.

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Orange Switch 6 RS Review

Halifax in North England lies in the county of Yorkshire. There’s a saying about people from Yorkshire: “they say what they like, and they like what they bloody well say”. And that rings true when it comes to making mountain bikes.

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QUEENSTOWN | THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN BIKE PLAYGROUND

In the late 1980s Queenstown was a sleepy little town with a couple thousand residents. However, the early 90s saw the arrival of Generation X, and their propensity for adrenaline and thrill-seeking changed the face of the town. Skiing, snowboarding, bungy jumping, paragliding, whitewater rafting and mountaineering were perfect fits for the picturesque lake town on the edge of the Southern Alps, and action sports enthusiasts swarmed there to get extreme and hang with like-minded peers.

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ROCKSHOX FLIGHT ATTENDANT

The only automatic suspension system that listens to the rider and responds in real-time. Flight Attendant uses a suite of sensors to read rider and terrain inputs to anticipate the perfect suspension position—enabling you to ride faster, ride longer, and spend less energy adjusting your suspension and more time focusing on what matters most: the unbridled joy of riding.

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INCOMING | We Are One Arrival arrives in New Zealand

No matter what your motive for building a dream bike, it’s comforting to be assured that you won’t encounter multiple clones of your carefully curated new whip at every trailhead. So discerning riders in NZ should be pleased to hear that they now have a new, very rare, hard-to-find and genuinely exclusive option to add to their consideration set.

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Bike Packing the Paparoa Track

The Paparoa Track is Aotearoa New Zealand’s latest mixed-use backcountry ride. It joins the already extremely popular Heaphy Track and Old Ghost Road as prime bikepacking trip destinations.

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Sram HS2 Rotor

The all new HS2 Rotor is a mountain bike specific rotor designed to improve brake performance while reducing noise and increasing heat dissipation.

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Interview: A champ called mops

Melissa Newell, or mops, isn’t a name you have probably heard much about. However she has been making alot of noise on the EWS scene, with a Masters World Champs win under her belt. We caught up with Mops at her home in Wanaka to find out more.

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Where to ride: Kirwan’s Track

Looking for a new place to spend your weekend? Damian Stones give us a run down of the classic kiwi hut experience in the Buller region. Pack your bags, there’s some hills to climb.

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