I just heard that the Pro range of parts will be available in New Zealand shops from April. Pro is a premium Shimano offshoot and its Star Series range of... you guessed it... Pro Model parts is what it's all about. The Athertons have been working with Pro for a full line including grips, stems, handlebars, seat posts and saddles. Thomas Vanderham also has a line as well as Triathlete Simon Whitfield, and Tour de France Legend Mark Cavendish is working on a bar and stem combo.
Mons Royale continue to innovate their bike range, and their latest is the ripstop wind jerseys. That are as light and breathable as your regular shirt, however stop that biting cold. Ticks our boxes!
A 170mm 29er built to go fast as hell, and only weighs 14.4kgs with an aluminium frame. Banshee build one hell of a bike, and the new Titan lives up the hype. Get the low down inside
A new Tallboy that redefines it’s image. No longer just an XC trail bike. This thing decend’s as good as it climbs. Maybe better? Get the details inside.
The Meta TR 29, the new 130mm travel beautiful brushed alloy trail rig from Commencal just passed through the office recently. A solid, well-priced build makes this a very good option for a lot of people wanting that perfect blend between fun and pain. The go-everywhere, do-everything Meta in a neat little bundle.
One of the supercars of the modern era, the Pivot Firebird has been on the lips of everyone this past year. With Ed Masters piloting one to all sorts of reults, we got the Rod Bardsley to swing his leg over a Firey Bird and deliver some wise words of his own.
Santa Cruz have reached into their bag of tricks, and conjured up the all new Hightower. A completely revised version of their extremely popular 150mm 29er. We got to get an early ride aboard this beautiful machine on some equally stunning dirt. Here’s the lowdown…