Tech Tips

On the Road

5 min read

According to legend, Jack Kerouac wrote his seminal road trip novel 'On the Road' in just three weeks, on a continuous 36 metre scroll of paper that he cut to size and taped together.

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Layers of Cake

3 min read

The knack to winter riding pleasure is to manage your body temperature with different layers - typically a thermal base layer against your body, a mid-layer of insulation, and an outer shell to top it all off.

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NZ New, One Careful Owner

3 min read

Buying a second-hand mountain bike should save you a wad of cash over a new one- but just like when scouting for a used car you'll want to keep your wits about you so you don't end up with an expensive lemon.

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Seeing the Light

3 min read

Whether you're dodging impatient cars after a hard day at the coalface, spinning the pedals on a mid-winter training ride, or caning your favourite singletrack ... nocturnal missions on the treadly without making the ultimate sacrifice are a constant challenge.

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Dirty Laundry - Rainwear Care

2 min read

I'm not an advocate of spending too much time washing my rainwear - after all it's just going to get filthy again on the next outing, but a trip to the laundromat can be a good thing and it does allow one the opportunity to audition for the next Levis advertisement.

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Flying High

3 min read

Holidaying with your bike can present challenges to even the seasoned traveller, but as always there are tricks to avoid too much grief when heading to places far-away.

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The Art of Food and Bikes

3 min read

Along with a masochistic yoga session, a pint of beetroot juice and a fresh goat - the consumption of large quantities of food is one of Ernie's favourite things (whoops - that sounds dangerously like Julie Andrews).

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Rough and Ready

3 min read

Secrets to tackle very technical trails.

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Airpoints

4 min read

Launching obstacles rather than rolling off them lets you maintain momentum and flow on a sweet trail, helps avoid gnashing your big ring and makes you feel like a demi-god. 

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Power to the Pedals

3 min read

Seat height is determined by pedalling efficiency, and has nothing to do with being able to touch the ground while sitting in the saddle. 

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Brakes Maketh the Mountain Biker

3 min read

Braking often happens in a hurry. When you're on your game, reflexes take over and you intuitively apply the correct amount of front or rear brake to bring your conveyance back under control.

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It's All Downhill

3 min read

How to descend safely, and fast.

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