Last night saw the final round of the third year of the Wellington Underground Super D series. The no swapping bikes rule was flaunted this year as all top three overall finishers (Richard Leacock 1st, The Hippy 2nd and Tryfan 3rd) changed bikes. The top five overall was rounded out by Jono B in 4th and me in 5th. Last night's Rata Ridge was really hard and I had a nightmare of a run (so glad I didn't take the WFO9), but I wasn't the only one. Leif managed to beat half the field (including Rod, Mark and myself) on his full rigid DMR with 1.9" semi slicks and no chain for the last kilometre! Leacock took the win followed by Hadley Boyce in 2nd and his old flatmate Cowboy in 3rd. Jono had just bought a camera so we actually have photos this time. Thanks Jono.
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...