Well, round 1 of the Wellington Underground Super D is in the bag. 23 people showed up at the top of Makara Peak, and Tryfan and Jim put on a sweet event as per usual. The course was Zacs, North Face, Smokin, Magic Carpet and Live Wires. Richard Leacock (who didn't even know the race was on) took the win with a time of 12:45; Bicycle's Ryan Williams was second with a time of 13:16, Banga was third with 13:31 and Spoke reviewer Mark Dangerfield and NZMTBR editor Carl Patton drew for fourth with a time of 13:41. I was OTA. Next Wednesday is set for 7pm at the Radar Dome on Hawkins Hill.
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.
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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...
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