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Visual Blog: Simon trades in his tool belt for MTB life in Queenstown.

Visual Blog: Simon trades in his tool belt for MTB life in Queenstown.

Ever thought about quitting your job, selling your home and moving to Queenstown? Guilty! i think we all have, well Simon did just that.. here's his story

There comes a time in life where you can go with the grain or carve out your own path - Simon has done exactly that - from swinging spanners as an Automotive Technician in Sale, Victoria. Simon realised his time was now to act on his dream of Living in a MTB town and trading careers for satisfaction, He has landed a job with the team at Bikeaholic,...


Ride Trip: We ride Rotorua and 440 Bike Park - North Island, New Zealand

Ride Trip: We ride Rotorua and 440 Bike Park - North Island, New Zealand

In March 2020 we set out on a quick ride trip to New Zealand's north island with Rotorua our main focus - we squeaked the trip in before things escalated with the current Corona Virus and right after crankworks ended (the perfect time for quiet trails) consider this an itinerary with some of our experiences to make it easy if your looking to do something similar in the future!


Photo: Sam Routledge @samroutledgephoto

Day 1 - FourFourty Mountain Bike Park, Auckland:
440 MTB Park is a shuttle driven bike park with as the name...


New: LY100 Wide Vision Goggle (Now Available on the WTR store)

New: LY100 Wide Vision Goggle (Now Available on the WTR store)

The LY100 goggles look great & function just as well!
In the past 5 years MTB goggles have advanced with larger lenses & most goggles designed to suit modern helmets so they are a snug fit inside the face area on full face helmets - This is LY100's Main feature with 10% more surface area (lens area) than most goggles on the market, they offer unobstructed viewing and are comfortable, durable and a real deal for the price (no frame black spots)

We have tested the Wide lens goggles over the past 6 months & have had not one...


Dirt Diaries: Catching up with Cosi

Dirt Diaries: Catching up with Cosi

We recently caught up with WTR supported rider, Robert "Cosi" Hofman chatting about his year so far in 2019, with dreams of qualifying for the 2020 EWS season, here's how things have gone so far.

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WTR: Cosi! It has been a good 6 months since we have checked in to see how the year (2019) is going..how's life in Wollongong, happy with your year of bikes so far?
Cosi: Life in Wollongong has been rad! Just finished my Engineering Degree so now I have way more time to ride bikes and train for the coming year.  This has been...


Dirt Diaries: Shane Freeriding in UTAH

Dirt Diaries: Shane Freeriding in UTAH

Dirt Diaries: WTR Supported freerider Shane Oravsky recently jetted over to the West coast of America for a month long roady/freeride trip with best mate freerider - Aric Duncan. With some pretty famous Utah freeride sites on their map.. we caught up to see how things got on.



WTR:
 Hey Shane! Welcome home, that looked like a really epic trip mate..Tell us a bit about it, what was the plan, where did you go exactly, how did you get around?
Shane: Thanks mate! Yeah was definitely an epic trip, I’d say the best holiday I’ve...