First up sorry about the worst post title ever! Anyway Matt from Netti stopped by the Spoke office yesterday to drop off a few goodies for us to sample. For 2010 the winter range of the Australian based label is looking pretty sweet. There's a good selection of MTB stuff and a huge selection of road wear, you can check it all out here on their website. If you are in Auckland Bike75 have the FULL range of Netti products in store and lots of space to try them all on so head down there and check it out, otherwise you should just hassle your local dealer. We have a few items to test, for starters the super comfortable (and warm, these puppies are lightly lined) 3/4 Super Capris Lycra shorts, which are all class and also a pair of Equaliser shorts with a non removable liner. And we also have a couple of pairs of Netti's new windproof winter riding glove the Titan as well as the standard full fingered Training glove.
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…