We had the opportunity to ride the new Turbo Creo SL, the latest e-bike from Specialized. It's a performance road bike that's lively, lightweight and capable. It's a proper road bike first, with just the right amount of power to help you up the hills.
We're excited to announce the all-new 2019 Turbo Levo! We had the opportunity to test ride the new Levo with Specialized NZ a week ago at Craigieburn and it was an epic ride. Blue skies, perfect dirt and a ripper crew.
Looks like the boys had a little adventure this weekend. They left after work Friday, zipped out to Hanmer Springs in the car and got on the bikes and rode out to St. James that night.
It's been an extra wet and muddy winter this year in Christchurch. With the trails closed so much, it's been hard to get out. But, this past weekend was beautiful with two good days of riding.
Kerry and I rode the northern end of The Old Ghost Road, which starts in Seddonvile. Parking at the Rough and Tumble Lodge, we rode up to Specimen Point Hut and then on to the Mokihinui Forks Hut before coming back. It's about 42km with 1200m of climbing for a full day out.
The Pipeline rips! Rocky Mountain's trail geometry is spot on with a decently slack head angle and the 2.8" Rekon is wide, but not too wide to have that vague, floaty feel that plus bikes can sometimes have.
With the recent Port Hills fire closing most of Christchurch's mountain bike trails, now is a good time to get out and explore places we don't often ride.
I set my alarm for 5:30 am this morning. After a quick coffee, I was off to meet August and Aaron at the bottom of the Rapaki Track by 6 am. The plan was to take the Turbo Levos out and smash out a good lap of the Port Hills before work.
The Old Ghost Road is 80-odd km of fantastic riding and constantly evolving, movie-set level scenery. It's like Peter Jackson waved a magic wand over the whole area.