Jeff Carter from Southstar Shuttles and Gary Sullivan from NZO Clothing have collaborated to design this new Southstar riding shirt. The short sleeve shirt is made from the same special synthetic fabric NZO developed for their trail riding shirts and the graphics are sublimated—not screen printed—ensuring they’re not going to wash out or peel off. Jeff said, “I’ve wanted to produce a riding shirt for a while, but struggled to get the right fabric weight and cut for the shirt, so it made sense to work with Gaz. He has so much experience with mountain bike clothing and with sublimation and by working with his Asian suppliers we can produce these awesome shirts for a reasonable price”. The shirt features the New Zealand flag on the left sleeve—a nod to our National Champions race jerseys—and the Rotorua shuttle trail map on the right sleeve (look close you’ll see the newest trail Te-Tihi-o-Tawa). The sky blue colour gradient is a first for these manufacturers, but as Gaz says “they nailed it!” Rotorua Shuttle Manager Kim McVicker is taking pre-orders for the shirts; get your order in by Friday 13th July, and expect six weeks for manufacture and delivery, just in time for spring riding! Price is $95+$pp including GST within New Zealand, and unisex sizes vary from Youth Small to Adult XXL. You can pre-order your limited edition Southstar shirt here.
Sram/RockShox – May 27th, 2022
Our new suspension started from a blank sheet of paper. We set everything aside and started with one question: how can we continue to elevate every ride? The result is a revolutionary system designed
to deliver unprecedented control, muscle, and performance. New chassis designed with industry-first damper technology, reinvented air springs, a host of new technologies to mute trail chatter and win the fight against friction. Suspension that has the confidence to meet the demands of riders today and empower them to take the sport somewhere new tomorrow.