Jono Church from Wide Open is a machine. He built all the Turners for the Wide Open product launch, maintained them, pulled my Nomad apart and then built up what had to be the second raddest bike at the SSWC and then photographed up a storm. The bike in question was my steed for the SSWC, one sexy Turner Sultan, 125mm of DW Link Turner goodness with the YESS ETR-D tensioner (which was also on the raddest bike too) and a whole bunch of 2011 FSA bits and pieces and then my Rock Shox Reverb to ice the proverbial cake. On the trail this thing was AMAZING, not that the smooth trails of Rotorua are the most rigorous testing ground, but it just ate up everything, bumps, roots, drops, rotten logs and water bars, if anyone tells you 29ers are slow to turn they are lying, this thing was lightning fast (the three people I overtook could attest to that).
Round three of the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro contained six of the best Rotorua trails. Keegan Wright was the fastest man on the hill and Ronja Hill-Wright, the quickest lady.
The Santa Cruz Coppermine Epic in Nelson hit its 10th Anniversary this year, we went along for the ride and checked out this addictive race.
Jerome Clements and Tracy Moseley take the wins at the 2017 Andes Pacifico Enduro, the day four and five edits are right here.
All the dusty action from Round 5 of the DHCoNZ national series from the Christchurch Adventure Park on the weekend
The Andes Pacifico Enduro stayed in the mountains for day 3, on trails high above Chicureo. Moseley increased her lead and Clementz stays a minute up on the men's field.
The Pioneer seven day stage race finished in Queenstown on Saturday with Kiwi teams topping many of the various podiums...