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With just one month to go we are all getting excited about the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro. With the all new urban prologue kicking things off on Friday the 6th, before the epic Saturday with 3 massive stages. Its going to be a hoot!
And in anticipation we have also been stocking the shelves with some enduro specific products to ensure that we all have the most fun possible. Check out these sweet products we just got or are about to get in!
MAVIC Enduro Wheels/Tires
Price - $1490 pair, including tires.
Available - 26" in store now, 27.5" arriving soon
Mavic have embraced Enduro head first and it has paid off big time with these amazing new wheels developed by Jerome Clements and Fabien Barel. They are designed for grip and comfort up front with a 21mm rim and 2.4 aggressive tyre. Out back, they a more responsive 19c rim and 2.3 faster rolling tyre. At 1660g for the set, they are far from heavy, yet can stand a lot of abuse.
URGE Archie Enduro
Price - $299 (or 2013 colors $199)
Availability - all sizes/colors in store now
Full face helmets are compulsory for the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro, but that does not mean you need to suffer in a hot and uncomfortable helmet! The Archie Enduro is the worlds only enduro specific full face helmet, designed to be lighter weight, with more breathability and with extra space at the back to give room for a back pack. Plus, great to support the title sponsor of the event!
ROCKSHOX Pike Forks
Price $1290 (Single Air 26" / 27" / 29")
Available - in store now
Rockshox latest fork is set to become legendary. With super stiff 35mm stantions and dampening as smooth as butter, these might well be considered the ultimate Enduro fork right now!
EVOC back packs with back protectors.
Price $229 (16L with back protector)
Availability - in store later this week
Any one watching the EWS this year would have been hard to miss all the EVOC backpacks being ridden by the top pros. With full face helmets compulsory at this years Urge 3 Peaks, it will be a wise idea to have a backpack that can carry your essentials, a second helmet and also protect your back at the same time.... these helmets actually have an integrated back protector on them! Plus on top of that, they come in some great colors, with 3 sizes and mens/women's models designed accordingly
Price - frame from $2720
Availability - many sizes/colors in stock now
Jared Graves has proven that 26" wheels are far, far from dead with his stunning performances both in the Enduro World Series (a win at the Whistler round and finished 2nd overall) and then a stunning bronze medal at the World DH championships this year : all aboard a Yeti SB66.
We have a range of options, from full Alloy to full carbon, For pricing, check out the black seal website here
VAUDE Tracer 15L back pack
Availability - in store now
A great value backpack perfect for Enduro racing, with all the pockets and space you need, including a helmet strap big enough for a full face helmet.
Dunedin Councillor Lee Vandervis recently mis-represented us at on official council meeting while discussing the new update report on cycle-pedestrian safety on the One-Ways. Lee stated that the people at Bike Otago do not support cycle lanes, which is of course completely untrue.
We were just sent this youtube clip from the September 23 Council meeting and we think it would be appropriate to make our opinions publicly known.
If you just watched his performance above, then we are 'those' blokes, the 'seriously heavy duty cyclists' from the cycle shop across the road from the railway station that he is talking about and I am the owner of the shop.
So we would just like to put a little context to what Lee tells the council here. Lee states that we said that cycling lanes actually give cyclists a false sense of security... But what Lee has missed out is the words 'painted on'. For sure, we, like almost all cyclists you ask are against the painted on cycling lanes, similar to what we currently have on our one way system.
What Lee has forgotten to mention is that we are strong advocates for separated, or 'protected' cycling lanes where there is a physical separation between cyclists and motorists. This style of cycling lane has been proven around the world to reduce accidents for cyclists and increase numbers.
What Lee states about intersections not being separable is not something that we would consider hard to fix... it would just take a bit of good planning to ensure everyone can enjoy the roads safely together.
The 'protected' cycle lanes idea has been proven around the world and we passionately support the new initiatives by the current council to examine options for implementing protected cycle tracks on the one-ways for the benefit of all riders.
So clearly Lee Vandervis has misquoted us in order to push forward his own agenda. Not quite the kind of behavior we would expect from a councillor, or what do you think?
I also urge readers to consider the options outlined in the NZTA/DCC report and support the need for separated lanes on the One-ways. SPOKES Dunedin have made it very easy for all Kiwis to do this on their Submission Website.
Owner Bike Otago
We just got these in and they are amazing! $4 per bar and in store now.
The wholefood approach of Boosta Cashew & Manuka Energy Bars makes it an ideal convenient and satisfying fuel to keep your energy requirements and blood glucose levels in check. No added flavours, colours or preservatives here, Boosta just doesn't need them.
If you are after a energy hit, these are tasty and not full of crap! $4.50 per pack and are in the shop now.
Boosta’s optimised formulation provides a sustained endurance energy release. This is achieved from fast, medium and slow release carbohydrates to help maintain constant blood glucose levels. Initial consumption of the Boosta Manuka Energy Cells provides a dose of simple glucose that is quickly absorbed into your blood stream, going to work on replenishing your energy levels. Shortly followed through a different and slightly slower metabolic pathway, the fructose from the Manuka Honey starts to kick in. Finally the longer chain glucose in the form of maltodextrin is metabolised into your blood stream and sent to your muscles.
Key electrolytes, potassium and sodium, keep your cellular fluids balanced and hydration levels stable, whilst neutralising the lactic acid build up in your muscles.
Not only does Manuka Honey provide a natural energy source, it is widely reported to aid digestion and is very easy on the stomach during training and competition. No added flavours, colours or preservatives here - Boosta just doesn't need them.
Our freinds from Silk Body recently borrowed one of our Pedego electric bikes for a photo shoot. The result was quite stunning!
Bike Otago is proud to announce its involvement in another round of the Downhill Southern Series. The event will be held on 28 September 2013.
Details to be announced soon. Keep your eye on the Bike Otago facebook page for updates!
For enquirers, contact Donovan Isted 0274640641
If you are after some serious fun, check out this new electric bike from Pedego. We will have this bike in the shop for the next few weeks, so come in for a try!
48v10ah Battery. 600w (1kw peak) brushless, geared motor (this bike is not road legal)
600w motor Avid BB7 front and rear disc brakes, with 180mm rotors for superior stopping.
(1kw peak power!!) Custom single speed with horizontal rear dropout. Throttle only mode.
Reinforced Alloy frame (5 frame colour options!!) Super wide, heavyduty centremount stand.
Vee Rubber 26 X 4.0 monster tyres with matching superwide, asymetric-spoked rims
Super wide seat with suspension seatpost. Leather padded handgrips
Thanks to everyone that came to celebrate Justin, Greg and Nola Leov and all that they have done for the Dunedin MTB Scene. Over 50 people came and enjoyed the good beer Taste Merchants
To celebrate the passion Justin, Greg & Nola Leov have put into Bike Otago these past 5 years... and to celebrate the continuation of what has become Dunedin NZ's most loved bike shop, we will have a party at the shop. We will provide drinks and hot chips, so please stop by and lets give the Leov's a fantastic final farewell. Costume and Ballons optional...
Where : Bike Otago, 8 Castle Street, Dunedin
When : Saturday 15th June, 7pm