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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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This Week in Bikes

We've seen some beautiful new bikes come through in the past week, with the new 2018 Specialized models starting to become available. The white background product photos never do the colours any justice, they always look better in person. Let's take a look.

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MY18 Specialized Retailer Event

We flew from Christchurch to Auckland to check out the new 2018 Specialized range at this year's Retailer Event. Here's our video of the day and more detailed info/updates on 2018 bikes.

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The 2018 Stumpjumper Range

It's 22° today! With temperatures up, trails open and Daylight Savings starting in just a few weeks, everyone is getting real excited for summer. It's also time for new model year bikes to start showing up. Today, we'll look at the 2018 Stumpjumper range.

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