Dirty First Look at the Santa Cruz Megatower

I'm going to conveniently ignore the fact I owe you all a long-ish term Rantview on the Nomad 4 and Blur 3 and instead expose your eyes to a full spray down of froth on the newest kid on the block, oh baby, yes...

Karapoti Classic Race Report

It's 1996 and I'm sitting transfixed as rain lashes down on the windshield. This isn't drizzle, this is serious, here for the day, unrelenting, I want to fuck up your bike type rain. There's silence in Lizard's...

EWS100 Rotorua – Dirty Race Report

After a summer of racing & riding that was so Endurogasmic that it almost begs to be turned into a Brian Adams song, there was only a sole endeavour left on the radar to round out the season before it was b...

All Hail Lord Megatron

So... Some rather large news dropped today and no, that's not a pun around reach or travel numbers. Yes, Santa Cruz have dropped what is best described as one of the most highly anticipated machines I can recal...

Pioneer wrap up – Bandito Gear Rant

In wrapping up the Pioneer before a summer of ENDURO kicks back in, let's take a break from talking about our feelings and instead go fully mechanical on it with a Bandito gear geek froth fest the likes never s...

Pioneer Race Report – Part 3

One of the challenges of writing up a Marathon XC stage race is that it's generally relatively same same. The process each day is pretty much the same, the suffering is the same, me declaring a jihad on the Por...

Pioneer Race Report – Part 2

When I was penning and editing Part 1 of the mini-series Pioneer drama race report, I felt an odd frustration that it wasn't really encapsulating the severeness of the challenge that was unfolding before our fi...

Pioneer Race Report – Part 1

Usually when I sit down to pen a race report and organise my thoughts, I'm relying on the memories and moments that have become history to help guide me. However, this time is different, this time I can still v...