In the coming months you’ll be able to get your hands on the new PowerControl 8 (PC8).
It is always the simplest of ideas that make the most impact.
Gone are the days when one could drop in at Stan’s Saws and Mowing, after hearing they had your favoured brand in store, and let your budget decide what you would roll out on.
"Self-preservation, and a desire to pedal out yonder, restricts my bike choice to less than 6 inches of travel; enough to have fun downhill but not enough to encourage a huck fest."
Whether I’m snowboarding or mountain biking I prefer to ride with a back pack.
Heli biking combines a helicopter flight and a bike ride! In New Zealand, it’s usually a combination of a scenic flight that drops you and your bike on top of a mountain where you ride back.
The game of mountain bike mechanical roulette is played on a subtle level when riding around the urban mtb environs, and there is generally an easy out if something goes wrong; but when the game heads to the hills the stakes become high.
The knack to riding pleasure in New Zealand's variable conditions is to manage your body temperature with different layers - typically a wicking or thermal base layer against your body, a mid layer of insulation, and an outer shell to top it all off.
"Amongst my workmates I’m odd one out when it comes to pedals, I’ve always been a fan of flat pedals but as I tick off more and more back country rides it seems like those clipless torments may be justified."
Wearing a new pair of cycle shorts for the first time presents an anticipation which is oddly comforting.
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