In our second edition of our Hyperformance Young Gunz interviews we introduce to you, Tuhoto Ariki-Pene. Tuhoto is heading overseas as a second year junior downhill racer. After his 2018 attempt at taking on the UCI world cup he is now well equipped with the experience to take it all the way in 2019. If you met this character on the street you would never guess what he gets up to on two wheels at the weekend.
Juliana Bicycles NZ is stoked to be part of the Spring Challenge all women adventure race again this year as the official bike sponsor. We think everyone who signs up for the Spring Challenge is a legend and we know some of you will be out there again training hard in the cold so we've put together a couple of super Juliana bike deals to help brighten up those winter days.
We recently sat down at the computer to nut out some hard hitting questions to put to our two Hyperformance Young Gun downhill hot shots. Both Finn and Tuhoto are soon to be heading overseas to test themselves against the worlds best juniors in the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup. First up on the interview list is Finn Hawkesby-Brown.
Backroad gravel bashing and single track exploring, roots and rock hopping, tarseal sprinting, curb jumping, queue jumping, hill climb attacking, pothole and rainstorm dodging, pub commuting, zombie apocalypse escaping… did we miss anything the updated Stigmata and the new Juliana Quincy can do?
The new Ripley is here! And it's still the same snappy, flickable, playful, fast, lightweight, and versatile 29" trail bike it's always been, except it's better.
Taking everything learned from the Ripmo, Ibis updated the Ripley with cutting edge geometry, a stiff light carbon fiber chassis, and 120mm of ultra efficient dw-link travel - which means it's equally happy popping off bonus lines as it is crushing all day epics.
It’s not everyday Ibis pro-rider Robin Wallner comes to town, so a bunch of Nelson locals made the most of it and loaded Robin on a shuttle then off into the wilderness to ride the epic Nydia Bay Track. With no rain for months, the trail riding was mint and stoke was high. A stop for lunch at Nydia Bay Lodge was a treat and a chance to share some yarns and tricks among the crew.
The ultimate power-wheeling, bump-chewing sidekick is here.
The Santa Cruz Megatower is the fusion of big wheels and the biggest-hitting suspension system. It’s a modern day brawler, as suited to diehard racers as it is to riders wanting to conquer hometown trails.
Hyperformance Hardware are pleased to introduce to you the 2019 line up of young guns representing the Santa Cruz and Juliana bicycles. These characters are primed to represent this summer in the cross country, enduro and downhill disciplines. Find out who is in the line up and what they are up to this season.
The tin lizard has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully-imagined carbon fiber creature. It’s Darwinism in action.
Santa Cruz took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon but evolved it into a lighter, faster, more advanced species. It’s a do-it-all hardtail that is as happy making the most of backyard booter (mis)adventures as it is fully-loaded with camp gear and a color-matched dangle mug.
Speaking of color-matched, the custom blue Hope hubs and headset on the SE kit make this reptile stand out from the crowd.