So the results are in. After a flat tyre in 2008 and sitting out 2009 37 year old Mark Weir is back in 2010 for the win! Rad Ross Schnell pulled off second, 8 seconds back and last year's winner Adam Craig was relegated to third. Not too sure what that means for the overall all mountain title but as soon as I find out I'll let you know. Nathan Riddle followed up his top four finish at Ashland with fourth at Downieville and Jason Moeschler rounded out the top five. Duncan Riffle performed the best of the downhillers finishing in 6th while Greg Minnaar was just outside of the top ten in 11th, sometime Spoke contributor Dain Zaffke scored a respectable 27th. There's a good XC gallery over on Singletrack.com. If you like the sound of the Downieville make sure you enter New Zealand's premier all mountain event, The Coppermine Epic. Unfortunately there's no break between the gruelling XC climb and the sweet DH descent though, however you can have a beer at the top of the climb.
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Enduro World Series are still a little way off but transfer season is in full swing. We take a look at who's switched teams for 2017.
Public entries for the 2017 Enduro World Series go live less than one week’s time, mark the 25th January in your diary to be in with a chance of racing.
Christchurch Adventure Park will host its first mountain bike event in the form of The Pioneer 7 day stage race, kicking off there in February.
Trek Factory Racing are on the hunt for a full set of stripes across all mountain bike disciplines in 2017. They have just announced the new team and if anything it looks fast!
The syndicate have just signed two new young recruits to their DH ranks for the season and who better to put them through basic training but Sgt Major Peat and Drill Sargent Minnaar...
The all new Downhill Clubs of New Zealand national series kicked off on the weekend at Auckland's 440 MTB Park. Check out all the action and holiday gossip from the riders...