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Specialized 2019 Early Release

Specialized has just released a handful of new bikes as part of an early 2019 release, with updated specs, colours and a few new models.

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The New Shape of Speed

The all-new Venge is the fastest bike Specialized has ever created. It's faster and more aerodynamic than the Venge ViAS, yet lighter than the Tarmac SL5.

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Blown Legs and Headgaskets

Round 3 of the SouthernCross CX series was last weekend at Lake Roto Kohatu. We did an edit for every race last year, but just didn't for the first two of this year. Well, we finally got our s*$t together and everyone was out for this race.

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The All-New Stumpjumper

The original mountain bike. Now, the ultimate trail bike. Completely redesigned with a stiff, light and beautiful asymmetric frame, supportive suspension kinematics and the ability to adjust geometry. The new Stumpjumper aims to be the best trail bike available.

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Building a Turbo Kenevo

Here we are building a 2018 Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert, a pedal-assist 180mm travel DH rig. It's quite the bike!

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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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Joe Nation Signs with Specialized NZ

Big news here! Joe Nation has signed with Specialized New Zealand. We're stoked to help him get setup on his new Enduro 29 and started with some kit just in time for the Dodzy Memorial Enduro this weekend.

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Gravity Canterbury Craigieburn Enduro 2018

What an epic day at Gravity Canterbury's Craigieburn Enduro. The weather was warm, but beautiful and the trail conditions were perfect.

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Christmas Do

Darryn treated the team to a day out for lunch, cookies and hot laps in a V8 Supercar. What an experience!

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Gravity Canterbury Port Hills Enduro 2017

This was Gravity Canterbury's first enduro of the year, held in the Port Hills. It was dusty and loose out there, which made for some pretty intense stages, particularly the Gnarly Nun stage.

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2018 Turbo Kenevo

Only just announced a few months ago, we have received our first pre-ordered 2018 Specialized Turbo Kenevo. The Kenevo combines all of the best parts of the Enduro and Turbo Levo into a pedal-assist, 180mm travel, 65° head angle, Ohlins coil DH weapon. This thing is completely nuts.

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MY18 Specialized Bike Demo

We'd like to thank everyone for coming out to last weekend's Specialized demos! Both events had a good turnout, so it was nice to meet some new people and to see some of our good customers, too.

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Timaru 10 Hour

They say you always learn something from every race, I certainly learnt a lot from this one! Guest blog by Jordan Pearson.

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Specialized Bike Demo Soon

This is the big one. Join us at Halswell Quarry on Saturday, 11 November to test ride the 2018 range of mountain bikes from Specialized.

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