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New SLX Build Option on all YETI bikes

We have a new build kit option... the Shimano SLX NZ. If you have been searching for a new bike recently you would have realised that the shortages are real. We have also had some pretty major impacts from Covid, with massive delays and big limitations on the number of bikes we are able to get hold of. Unfortunately for 2022 things are not looking worse, not better. 

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5 tips on how to dress for mountain biking in winter

Winter mountain biking can be absolutely incredible, so just because the days are getting shorter and the ground is frozen is no reason to not ride your bike. However one thing you do need to know about, is how to properly dress for the occasion. I'm going to focus on normal trail mountain biking here, so there is no mention of lycra or full face helmets. Read on for some tips on getting the most out of your winter rides Above : Jimmy Pollard showing us how to ride in the sub-zero conditions of Alexandra in mid winter, riding in a Dirtlej Dirtsuit. Tip 1 : Always wear a base layer When I lived and raced in europe, almost everyone wore base layers,...

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Close Up : OPEN Cycles WI.DE Pistache Limited Edition

We recently built this limited edition OPEN WI.DE with mullet Force build kit. I personally love this bike with the 29 x 45mm tires. It makes for a super versatile bike which can be ridden on and off road. The gearing is fine for most occations. You wouldn't want to use it in a high speed road race or big bunch road ride, but other then that there is little downside to the single ring setup. And it is certainly a lot cleaner and simpler to take care of. This bike as seen here is RRP $10800 See more about the OPEN WI.DE here, or if you are interested in learning more about this bike (currently available for purchase. Size Large only)...

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Enve Foundation AM30 vs Enve M730 Review

Mat recently did some riding and compared the new cheaper Enve AM30 wheels to the higher end M730 rims laced to i9 Hydra hubs.   He was doing a crazy January challenge to ride 1000km, which took him 65hrs and he climbed over 22,470m. Yikes. He was riding his SB150 but changed his wheels half way (as we sold his other set). So it was good opportunity to do some real world testing on how the wheels feel. Mat's SB150 Test Mule with the Enve 730 / Hyrdra hub wheels and below the new Enve Foundation series AM30's   Here are the spec's of both wheelsets ENVE M7/ HYDRA  ENVE AM30 Link to details on Wide Open Link to details onWide...

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OPEN WI.DE AXS 1x12 Complete Bikes

While we love seeing all the amazing custom builds on the OPEN frames we sell, it is quite time consuming and expensive to figure out all the options. So we recently got some really nice kits from OPEN with parts to complete a wireless 1x12 setup, with either 27.5 or 29 wheels.   The parts include :  headset Cane Creek 40fork OPEN U-Turnstem Easton handlebar Easton EC 70 SL handlebar grip Fizik Tempo Microtex blackseatpost Easton EC 70, 27,2, 350mmsaddle Fizik Antares R7brakes SRAM Force Etap AXS D1, Rotor 160f/160rshifters SRAM Force Etap AXS D1crank SRAM Force 1 D1 DUB BB SRAM DUB BB 386chainrings SRAM 40front and rear derailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle AXScassette SRAM CS 1275 Eagle 10-50chain SRAM EAGLE-NXwheel DT SWISS...

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