New Zealand’s independent bike shops have a new go‐to supplier for Salsa Cycles. In a new distribution arrangement effective October 16th, 2014, Salsa Cycles will be distributed to the New Zealand market exclusively through Cycletech New Zealand Ltd of Paraparaumu. Salsa Cycles has built its brand by creating products built for adventure, and inspiring their customers to reap the rewards of amazing bicycle experiences. Salsa Cycles functions under the umbrella of Quality Bicycle Products of Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. Cycletech New Zealand has been a part of the New Zealand bicycle industry landscape for over 25 years and has helped shape the development of bicycling in this world‐class bicycling destination.

According to Cycletech owner, Alastair Woodfield, “This is a really exciting time for Cycletech and cycling in New Zealand. We are on the cusp of a new era of cycling in this country. The NZ Cycle Trails program offers New Zealanders of all ages an adventure trail network to get out and explore New Zealand. The success of events like the Kiwi Brevet are proof that Kiwis are looking for more than a 2‐4 hour bike race or ride. Kiwis want to explore their country further by bike and Salsa brings a wide range of bikes to facilitate this exploration. Cycletech, with Salsa and our retail partners, will have the bikes and accessories to help Kiwis make the most of their adventures.”

The move also gives New Zealand dealers complete access to the full Salsa product line.

“Salsa is dedicated to keeping the spirit of adventure alive in bicycling,” says Benton Hunt, Salsa Global Sales Manager. “Cycletech has a long history and a solid reputation in the New Zealand bicycle market. They are passionate about Salsa and our promise of Adventure by Bike. We’re excited to partner with Cycletech to bring adventure cycling to a new level and to continue to add value to independent shops in New Zealand.”

New Zealand dealers interested in partnering with Cycletech and Salsa should contact Craig Madsen at Cycletech for further details: telephone: +64‐42988367, email:

About Salsa Cycles
Salsa Cycles is a privately owned, Minneapolis‐based company that has built a reputation on exceptional bicycling frames and related products. Salsa is dedicated to keeping the spirit of adventure alive in bicycling. Find Salsa on the web at For
more information contact Salsa marketing manager Mike Riemer at 952‐229‐5043, extension 1369, or via email:


2 Responses

  1. This is great news. Earlier this year I picked myself up an El Mariachi (and as there was no NZ distributor for Salsa at the time I imported it from the US myself, which was by no means cheap).

    I bought it primarily for rides like the Kiwi Brevet but it gobbles up the singletrack too. And having rocker dropouts, swapping the gears for singlespeed is a cinch. Such a capable and versatile bike. I love it.

    Salsa make some top notch kit. Nice one Cycletech.

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