Issue 53 features our review of the Transition Klunker, an old school style bike which took Spoke reviewer Leif Roy back to his roots in the most terrifying way possible.
Filmed on Wainui's Spoon Hill trail on a wet slippery day, Leif tests the limits of the bike and his underwear.
Artist - Orgone
Song - Ride My Swing (Feat Fanny Franklin)
Album - New You
Episode 2 of our Summer Mountain Bike Series is here. We pick a perfect morning to take Kelly McGarry, Nathan Rennie and Josh Clark Heli Biking with Vertigo Heli tours, thanks to Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. A 45minute decent down to the Gibbston Tavern; Ex downhill racer Nathan Rennie also gives us a rundown on his new project; Lower45 Bike Camps. Thanks for watching! diariesdownunder.com for more...
Filmed and edited by Ben Ryan / reasonfilms.net
Additional Filming by Tim Pierce / zerosandones.co.nz
Motion Graphics by Cam O'Connell / camoconnell.com
Produced by Rob Lloyd / wintervolume.com
The very first episode of our new summer Diaries Downunder. Queenstown's well and truly kicked off for summer and in this ep we've got a bit of a mixed bag - Lakeside livin', a spot of jetskiing; kenny powers style and of course Mountain Biking at Skyline, Wynyard and The Remarkables. Featuring Josh Clark, Mat Weir and Kelly McGarry. Thanks to Destination Queenstown, Air NZ, Muvi, R&R sport and Teva.
Trail Notes is a collection of stories capturing the lifestyles of passionate mountainbikers from the Southern Hemisphere Mecca of Rotorua New Zealand and the infamous trails of the Whakarewarewa forest. The film follows four unique individuals and showcases their stories of how mountainbiking captivated their lives and what has drawn them to the sport and the intoxicating location of the forest. Each of these interconnected stories creates a tapestry of the local scene that mimics the winding trails. These stories of personal battles, commitment and passion to the sport of mountainbiking, illustrate both the individual and collective culture that these trails breed.
Cadre Productions & Destination Rotorua Present: ‘Trailnotes’ In Association With: Yeti Cycles NZ, Pinkbike.com, Spoke Magazine, Freeload, Nature Valley, Torpedo7.com
A Film By: Nick Stevenson
Produced By: Nick Stevenson & Candice Warren
Featuring: Vanessa Quin, Craig Pattle, Gaz Sullivan & Red McHale
Trailer Music Credit: "Scene 8", Rhian Sheehan
Trailnotes available now on iTunes and DVD globally.
Issue 43 of Spoke features a full review of the Foes FXR. Right here you can check it out in action being ridden by Mark Dangerfield on Jail Break at Wellington's Mirimar Trail Network, NZ. Read Mark Dangerfield's full review in issue 43 out now. spokemagazine.com
Spoke was created in 2001 by Caleb Smith and Emma Gee as a response to the vast amount of generic mountain bike magazines available at the time. Spoke strives to bring a fresh and innovative look at mountain biking through original content, bold design and high quality production values. It provides an unbiased look at the lives and activities of mountain bikers in Aotearoa, consistently pushing the boundaries of mountain…
Spoke was created in 2001 by Caleb Smith and Emma Gee as a response to the vast amount of generic mountain bike magazines available at the time. Spoke strives to bring a fresh and innovative look at mountain biking through original content, bold design and high quality production values. It provides an unbiased look at the lives and activities of mountain bikers in Aotearoa, consistently pushing the boundaries of mountain bike photography and graphic design. Spoke is published five times a year: February, April, June, September and December, and is available throughout New Zealand and online at firstfloor.co.nz