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The Pioneer V2.0

The Pioneer V2.0

Take a look back at the 2018 edition of The Pioneer to see what might be in store for 2019! 24 Jun 2019
Santa Cruz NZ Enduro wrap up

Santa Cruz NZ Enduro wrap up

The Santa Cruz NZ Enduro: rain, roots and shenanigans. 18 Mar 2019
Shaw and Wilcox on top at XCO Republic

Shaw and Wilcox on top at XCO Republic

The XCO Republic races give NX races time between the tape, and fund World Championships goals. 25 Feb 2019
Pioneers power over Mt Difficulty

Pioneers power over Mt Difficulty

The penultimate stage for The Pioneer in 2018 looked daunting on paper and on weather apps. But the truth on the trails was a world apart. 29 Nov 2018
Turns of fortune at The Pioneer

Turns of fortune at The Pioneer

Today was the Queen stage at The Pioneer, and the weather and trails turned it on. 27 Nov 2018
Escaping to New Zealand with Haka Tours

Escaping to New Zealand with Haka Tours

Earlier this year we were invited along on a tour of the South Island of New Zealand with Haka Tours. 2 Aug 2018
Everything you need to know about The Pioneer

Everything you need to know about The Pioneer

Signed up for The Pioneer and a little bit worried about what to take, how to prepare and what's ahead? Our Ed gives his insights after completing the first two editions. 2 Jul 2018
Rotorua MTBers fund mental health services

Rotorua MTBers fund mental health services

Rotorua mountain bikers have united to help fund mental health services, locally and nationally. 20 Jun 2018
Wild Wairoa: New Zealand's best-kept secret

Wild Wairoa: New Zealand's best-kept secret

Have you ever ridden a trail that has a legacy that is passed on by whispers? That is so secret only a handful of people have ridden there? That was created as a personal mountain bike playground for a reclusive billionaire? 5 Jan 2018
A trail for all: riding the Otago rail trail

A trail for all: riding the Otago rail trail

An unused rail corridor that stretches from Clyde to Middlemarch has become the perfect 152km playground for cyclists. Come join us as we explore this stunning route. 8 Dec 2017
Rotorua's Singlespeed World Champs!

Rotorua's Singlespeed World Champs!

Last weekend the great unwashed masses of singlespeeders congregated at Rotorua. It was time for a showdown. 21 Nov 2017
All the world's a stage

All the world's a stage

How the gruelling Pioneer and Cape Epic races foster a spirit of adventure that could soon go totally global 7 Aug 2017
Ground Effect: Born in New Zealand

Ground Effect: Born in New Zealand

Ground Effect are one of the oldest mountain biking clothing brands around. Their products are based on designs that have stood the test of time. But who are the people behind the gear? 1 Aug 2017
What's the big deal with Cranworx Rotorua?

What's the big deal with Cranworx Rotorua?

We travel to New Zealand to get the inside scoop on one of the best mountain bike events on the planet 28 Jul 2017
6 months to go until Singlespeed World Champs

6 months to go until Singlespeed World Champs

The first rule of Singlespeed Race Club? If you don’t want the tattoo, don’t win. 24 May 2017
Crankworx: the local touch

Crankworx: the local touch

Crankworx is now a world tour, with stops in Whistler, Les Gets and Innsbruck. The slopestyle, downhill and whip-off champs are at each event, but what make Crankworx Rotorua distinctly NZ? We catch up with a few local companies to find out. 5 Apr 2017
Crankworx AirDH

Crankworx AirDH

What was supposed to open Crankworx ended it instead; the AirDH saw both punters and pros take to the slopes of Mr Black—Skyline's dedicated flow-trail—for a fast and furious run. 2 Apr 2017
Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by iXS: Aussie Domination

Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by iXS: Aussie Domination

There's never a dull moment at the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by iXS, with crashes marring the runs of crowd favourites, and Australian riders punching some strong results in this early season event. 1 Apr 2017
Masters and Ravanel slide to EWS Round 1 victories

Masters and Ravanel slide to EWS Round 1 victories

When rain rolls in, hero dirt turns to mud. The first round of the Enduro World Series tested the world's best, and Tim Bardsley-Smith was there to capture the action for AMB. 27 Mar 2017
Unravelling the path of a Pioneer

Unravelling the path of a Pioneer

7 days 549km 15824m - we've got all you need to know concerning one of the biggest races in the southern hemisphere. 24 Dec 2016
Chat with a Pioneer: Cory Wallace

Chat with a Pioneer: Cory Wallace

The Pioneer was first run in early 2016, bringing a world-class marathon stage race to New Zealand. We spoke to seasoned pro Cory Wallace about his experience there. 23 Sep 2016