Santa Cruz have reached into their bag of tricks, and conjured up the all new Hightower. A completely revised version of their extremely popular 150mm 29er. We got to get an early ride aboard this beautiful machine on some equally stunning dirt. Here’s the lowdown…
Bosch’s new line up of motors, batteries and apps look set to take Ebiking to the next level
Erice Van Leuven and his mates shredding on the new kids Clash
Forbidden bikes is set to land on the shores of New Zealand at the hands of 3Sixty Sports. The Druid is a 130mm 29er with a high pivot suspension platform, that looks to be your new everyday destroyer.
In a much anticipated move, Shimano release the everyman’s 12-speed, in the form of a XT & SLX Groupset. A whole lot of tech inside for the nerd’s in all of us.
Nukeproof launch their revamped downhill bike, the Dissent 275 & 290.
Mr. Freeride signs with Commencal, in what looks to be a match made in heaven.
Bosch eBike Systems has partnered with Marleen Wholesalers to provide a local servicing option for those with Bosch eBike Systems, which looks set to kick off in the second half of this year. E-Bikes are here for the long haul.
The New ripley is here, still with 120mm travel & 29” Wheels but with a complete makeover. Longer, slacker and more capable than before, while retaining it’s good looks. This could be bang on for the majority of riding around here.
Industry Nine have just released an insane new range of hubs called Hydra, which have a mind blowing 690 points of engagement.
The YT Mob is on the hunt for new juniors to fill its World Cup team through a series of camps. One is at NZ’s own Jentree, so all aspiring juniors this is a great chance to get noticed.
Sram have gone and done it again. A X01 and XX1 wireless, electronic 12-speed groupsets with an electronic dropper to match.. That uses the same battery. Drool within.
After 15 years of Crankworx and milestones in Women’s mountain biking, we look at who are the key contributors and what drives them.
Canyon release their Strive 29” alongside a major revamp of their Shapeshifter tech.
Miranda Miller has officially signed with Kona to headline their Global Enduro Program.
It’s official, Josh Bryceland signs with Cannondale.
After a rough start, with the Port Hill Fire devastation, Christchurch Adventure Park celebrates it’s first full year of operation.
Norco join the world of eBikes with their hot looking Sight VLT, check it out.