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Riding the Turbo Creo SL

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.

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Introducing the All-New Turbo Levo

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.

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Cardrona Bike Park

Stunning day! This was our first time at Cardrona Bike Park and it was excellent. The conditions were perfect for some beautiful, slightly chilly laps in the highest ski resort in New Zealand.

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Overnighter at the Rainbow Station

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.

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Summer is Coming

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.

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Overnighter on the Heaphy Track

Hope everyone had a good Queen's Birthday weekend. We spent some time with family in Westport and made time for an overnighter on the Heaphy Track. We were lucky to get the ride done just before the weather really turned bad that Sunday night on the coast.

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Day Trip on the Old Ghost Road

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.

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A Weekend in Hanmer Springs

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.

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Queen Charlotte Track

One by one and two by two the guys arrived in Picton. The call had gone out from Camp Dad months earlier to assemble for the mission on the Queen Charlotte Track.

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We Ride Wharfedale (again)

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.

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The Power to Ride More Trails

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.

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Wharfedale Track

The Wharfedale is always a great day out and such a relaxing and rewarding ride. Set in the Canterbury foothills 45 minutes from Christchurch, it is the most accessible Beech forest singletrack in Canterbury.

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Clarky Rides The Old Ghost Road

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.

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Christchurch to Akaroa

It was a windy, but beautiful day for a gravely road ride from Christchurch to Akaroa. Take a look at some photos that Aaron, Will, Darryl and Bobby brought back from the day.

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