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Feb 7, 2020

Getting with the programme

  One of our mates has started a ‘training programme’. He has a ‘coach’. He is thinking about his entry in a ‘rac...

Feb 7, 2020

No School like the Old School

The other day we went for an unorchestrated spin in the woods. We had a plan, it went out the window. Our mate had ...

Jan 30, 2020

Three will do, thanks

  Summer is still the flavour down here. We have been getting out on the bikes even more than usual, and I am rea...

Jan 30, 2020

Growing MTB Parks

  Last week we delivered a run of custom stuff for a special crew. They were happy with how it came out, we were...

Jan 21, 2020

2020 and the state of the sport

  During the festive season a mate penned a couple of articles for the local paper. These got us thinking about t...

Dec 10, 2019

Trees / No Trees / New Trees

In Rotorua, most of our riding is done in a ‘working forest’. It is a very complex scenario - the land is owned by it...

Nov 19, 2019

White Line Fever, and the antidote

This time of year I am usually doing different versions of the same thing: cramming in some road miles, trying to ge...

Nov 5, 2019

It happened here

In Rotorua we are in the middle of the hottest, driest spring since records began, or at least as long as we can rem...

Oct 22, 2019

Intergenerational bike shorts

E-bikes! Love them or hate them. Or both.  For me, it depends whether I am riding one at the time. When I am doin...

Oct 8, 2019

The big question

We get a lot of emails asking various questions, and among the most frequent is “what should I order, Dobies or Sift...

Sep 13, 2019

Scratching Your Itch

Mountain biking is one of the few sports where the participants can create their facility. In many places, they have ...

Sep 6, 2019

Nzo Sifters Summit New York

If we can make it there, we can make it anywhere — right? I was pretty stoked to hear from an Nzo fan in the states ...
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