I've been rocking a pair of Giro's high end carbon soled Codes for a while now and raved about them in the current issue of Spoke but at $400+ they aren't for everyone's wallet. The good news is Giro's distributor WH Worrall's have just landed the new lower spec'd version the Privateer. It comes in at half the price of the Code and has a retail of $200. It has a slightly more aggressive sole, but instead of three different sized inner soles it just comes with a medium sized one. It also lacks the ballistic Easton EA90 Carbon outsole, but at the same time its nylon outsole is supposed to be pretty damn stiff and have good power transfer and, like the Code, the supple upper moulds to most feet (although in the US they offer a wider foot model as well). Mark Dangerfield will be putting these through their paces for the next 4-5 months and we will bring you our verdict in issue 46. If you can't wait to hear what we have to say, head to your local Giro dealer now!
After a sneak peak a few weeks back at EWS Whistler we finally get to see the all new Kona Process. There are three frames, two sizes and seven models to choose from and they will be at your local Kona dealer very soon
We take the new Niner RLT 9 carbon gravel bike for a spin around beautiful Mackenzie Country, then home for a month to see how she goes..
An new initiative from Fox suspension hits NZ later this year - Fox Factory Tuning - which lets you upgrade the internals of your fork or shock to the latest and greatest while getting a service
Rumours of an all new carbon Kona Process seem to be true as spy photos of the prototypes emmerge from EWS Whistler
Specialized's E-bike the Levo just got a few upgrades - Carbon frame, new motor and more range making an already great bike into something special (pun intended)
Trek have launched a new proprietary suspension design as part of their partnership with Penske Racing Shocks called RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft check it out...