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YETI SB115 - First Ride Impressions

A few weeks ago we got a special delivery of two pre-launch Yeti SB115 bikes from Yeti. So Mat and I decided to hit the trails to test the bikes out and get some shots before the bike launch today.   The bike builds off the success of the shorter travel SB100, but offers a few nice changes.  “We’re always tinkering with the bikes we have at the shop and started to see if we could “lunch ride” the SB100,” said Yeti Product Manager, Ryan Thornberry. “We kept pushing the boundaries of what the SB100 was capable of and we ended up with a bike that accentuates all of the great characteristics found in the SB100 with a touch more travel...

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Level 3 - Bikes are GO

Congratulations NZ !! As we move into level 3 of lockdown, and hopefully soon level 2, we can once again ride our bikes on the trails and bike shops are finding safe ways to service your bikes We are also now starting to ship bikes and all other products from our website. Kia kaha & keep riding Kashi, Mat and Roshni

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A close up look at the Yeti SB165 C-Series C1 Build

 We have recently been asked by a few people for more details and photos on our bikes. Often the ones that get reviewed only show one build kit or colour. So we thought we might start doing a few posts with bikes you don't see very often! Today we are featuring the YETI SB165 C-Series C1 Build in the raw colour. (the same build option is available in the turquoise colour as well) The SB165 is of course the new big daddy, 27.5, mini DH bike from Yeti. While insanly capable, the biggest surprise I personally had when riding this bike was that it still actually pedalled fine (I took it to Tasmania for a 5 days solid riding in...

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Shipping Update

We are now approved to send essential non-food items through our website. This means we can now send  - Bike Parts  & - Cycling Clothing Anything that does not fit into the above categories will be shipped once restrictions on these items lift.  

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Covid-19 Update 27 March

We are now on the second day of lockdown - so far so good NZ - we will beat this thing !!! So yes, as we are now under level 4 restrictions and bike riding products are considered non-essential, so we are not allowed to ship anything... even from home address's.  You may still purchase on our website, but orders will not ship until we are allowed to again. Hopefully not to long now!! We are still working each day and happy to answer any questions you have. Just email on sales@blackseal.co.nz To help with cashflow and because we can't offer demo days, we are now selling our demo fleet here. If you are interested in any of these bikes, please be...

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