Discovering the Molesworth Muster Trail by bike is a completely different level of experiencing the road less traveled. While you are somewhat at the mercy of the weather, being exposed in turn provides a more interconnected experience both with the environment and a closer shared experience of the early New Zealand settlers, traversing this glorious landscape of the wild and the biggest uninterrupted stretch of farming land in New Zealand.
The Soma Wolverine is the frame for do-it-all on and off-road touring as well as adventure and gravel riding making it the perfect frame option to tackle the terrain of New Zealand.
Our top picks for 5 of the best cycling trails in Christchurch. Make the most of your weekends and get out exploring Little River, McLeans Island, Tai Tapu, and more. Suitable for all kinds of riders, bikes, and fitness levels.
As part of a series of events organised for Biketober, we decided that starting a Christchurch biking community around bike-packing would be a promising idea; most of us should be content staying in NZ knowing we could discover our backyards in new and adventurous ways. Bike-packing is just that, it allows us to discover the backcountry roads and trails while appreciating the simple (if rugged) enjoyment of staying in the great outdoors.
Robert, the Spokes Canterbury’s Treasurer is a long time advocate for cycling and has been the key organiser of the very popular Biketober event in Christchurch. We’ve caught up with him to share with you some of his thoughts about all things cycle.
Bespoke wheel builds from Action Bicycle Club is one of the best upgrade you can make for your bike. Truing and repairs also available.
Often choosing handlebars can be confusing, what’s the difference between Bar A and Bar B? Stores might not stock the complete range and its hard to visualise how it would feel in a multitude of numbers of varying dimensions.
Thankfully, Whats Bars? With its database of popular handlebars and its ability to superimpose graphically one bar over another aids in comparisons and helps us visualise what the details are in a technical graph that is attractive and compelling. Altogether an invaluable aid to making a decision on what bars.
Together with our friends, Alice and Jeremy we organised to spend our Christmas holiday completing the Alps to Ocean in reverse. Predominately as we had heard the views were better and it would be slightly more challenging going uphill. The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand in all its colour and beauty – from our highest mountains, past great lakes and rivers, and down to the ocean. Suitable for all ages, the 9 section bike trail is an easy to intermediate grade, linking the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean.