Santa Cruz Bicycles

Tuhoto Ariki-Pene Interview - One Pinned Chiller

Tuhoto Ariki-Pene Interview - One Pinned Chiller

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.

Finn Hawkesby-Brown Interview - Limitless Dreams of a Teenage Downhiller

Finn Hawkesby-Brown Interview - Limitless Dreams of a Teenage Downhiller

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.

Low Key Super D, National Mountain Bike Championship, Crankworx, and EWS Photo Journal

Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon...Carbon Chameleon

Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon...Carbon Chameleon

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.