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CHIMERA 35⌀ adjustable stem by Huck To Flat

CHIMERA 35⌀ adjustable stem by Huck To Flat

The Chimera stem is an adjustable 35ø (Mountain Bike) stem that allows you to have 35mm/40mm/45mm (and even 50mm) stem lengths without switching the stem. We catch up with Jonno from HTF and find out all the details behind the latest serving from the Brisbane components company.

WTR:
First of all Chimera, what does Chimera mean?

HTF: Continuing on the mythological theme started with the Odin flat pedal, the Chimera is a mythological animal that is a hybrid of parts from a number of animals. In a more modern sense the term can be used to describe a combination of ideas...


Inside look: Frame Protection

Inside look: Frame Protection

WE THE RIDERS | FRAME PROTECT

We have teamed up with the legendary West Oz moto graphics company WestEffex. They have been in the game for a while and have a bunch of full bike wraps and frame protection kits already, so it was a no brainer to lean on their expertise and have WestEffex print and manufacture the new WTR frame protection kits. The idea is a universal kit to cover all frame models and sizes in the high impact/areas. The skins are easy to install and also easy to modify if your frame has some...


Brisbane Components Company: Huck to Flat

Brisbane Components Company: Huck to Flat

Jonno, Congratulations on the launch of the HTF Components brand! We've been riding on the ODIN flat pedals for a little while now and so far very impressed with the quality and feel. Having the option to tune the pedals with different pin lengths is a game changer - they are the most grippy flats we have ever used.

WTR: Starting a components company seems like a tall order for most, What is your background and what inspired the HTF brand?

HTF: Like most guys obsessed with mountain biking, I have been riding bikes since...


Simon trades in his tool belt for MTB life in Queenstown (2020)

Simon trades in his tool belt for MTB life in Queenstown (2020)

Ever thought about quitting your job, selling your home and moving to Queenstown? 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, Queenstown -  Although the Covid had...


Pre Covid - We ride Rotorua and 440 Bike Park, NZ.

Pre Covid - We ride Rotorua and 440 Bike Park, NZ.

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 Crankwork's ended (early March 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!

Feel free to ask us any questions about the trip - contact@wetheriders.com.au


Photo: One last lap of the lower jump line after a big day...