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The All-New Specialized 2018 Epic

With a Rider-First Engineered design, refined and improved Brain suspension, and a redesigned frame, the new Epic is the fastest, most capable, and best fitting XC bike Specialized has ever created.

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The All-New Specialized 2018 Tarmac

Innovate or die. It's for this reason, the new S-Works Tarmac breaks all the traditions of race bike design to create the fastest bike for all conditions.

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The Future Bike Now

What an interesting time for bikes right now. The noteable features of the S-Works Roubaix being the Future Shock and wireless electronic eTap drivetrain, combination of modern design and engineering not seen in any other current road bike.

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The New 2018 Diverge

The new 2018 Specialized Diverge is a high-performance off-road road bike. It has been redesigned to be more of an adventure bike than a Roubaix, but more of a road bike than a Sequoia. It’s made for commuting, exploring and everything in between. Designed from the bottom-up to be a fully-fledged exploration machine with a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever before.

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SouthernCross CX Round 2 at Spencer Park

A plethora of carnage, how not to wash your bike, a man in a giraffe costume on a bike and an actual giraffe on a bike. These were all a part of yesterday's cyclocross race at Spencer Park.

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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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Dylan McNeice's New S-Works Shiv

Dylan McNeice is a professional triathlete based in Christchurch with some big achievements to his name. He won Challenge Wanaka three times and Challenge Taiwan twice amongst numerous other international podiums.

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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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New Apparel from Troy Lee Designs and Specialized

We have just received the newest 2017 range of clothes from Specialized and are happy to announce that we've taken on Troy Lee Designs, too!

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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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