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Massive Appreciation - Mat Wright

We would like to express deep appreciation for the one and only Mat Wright. He has been our one key staff member for the past six years and integral to spreading the Yeti love throughout Aotearoa!  So many of you will know and love Mat from our demo days, events such as Crankworx or with enquiries about Yeti cycles or apparel.  Being a small business, Mat has worn many hats over the years from running the Yeti NZ demo programme, branding, warehousing, operations, ambassador work and handling warranties to the Yeti Development Team Manager.  Mat’s positivity and enthusiasm for bikes and for Yeti Cycles is infectious and it's been such a pleasure to work with him. We are stoked that he is continuing...

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Newly Landed : SB135 and SRAM T-Type Transmissions

The first SB135 frames and T-Type drive chains have recently arrived at Black Seal and are available now from your favourite dealer.  The SB135 brings all the new Yeti tech to the smaller 27.5" wheel category. While the 29er wheels are certainly the most popular these days, some riders still much prefer the snappy and playful feel of smaller wheels.  Here is our first SB135 in the country, which is now on display at Ride Rotorua. You need to see this colour (Cherry) in the flesh to appreciate how nice it is. Its totally stunning !!! This is a Medium. All sizes and models available for special order now. We will just get them airfreighted over and it just takes...

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3 Peaks Enduro 2023

The next race for the Yeti NZ Devo team was the 3 Peaks Enduro. It was a highlight for myself coming back to my hometown, and after organising this race for 10 years, I took the opportunity to race myself for the first time! We were also sponsors of the event, so we helped out here and there, plus Mat helped the new organisers get the BBQ area all setup and looking good.  Bradley's new SB160 was held up, so we offered him our demo 160E E-bike to race for the day for something a bit different. While not official, Bradley ended up getting 3rd overall on the day, just 17sec behind Charlie Murray and Lucas Cole. In U17, Cooper pulled off a 4th...

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We have now moved to Rotorua

After our amazing time spending 10 weeks in Rotorua last year (see blog and photos here) we decided as a family we would make the move permanent. So we recently sold our house and made the move north.  Its been a busy few months since Christmas preparing our house for sale and getting ready for the move. I can't say I rode my bike much there for a few months! Port Chalmers has been our home for over ten years and we will really miss the community.  We got to Rotorua in time for the kids to start school at Lynmore Primary school and they have settled in quickly and having a great time. We were very fortunate to be able...

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Black Friday Sale

For Black Friday we have decided to extend some of our Crankworx sale we put on a few weeks back, plus knock a little more off some 2021 clothing range. It is a great chance to pickup some new threads at discounted prices.  10-30% off casual clothing, hats and socks 30-60% off 2020 clothing 15-30% off 2021 clothing In addition, on the bike front... we have a few 2021 SB140's left in stock. Our dealers can now offer these at 10% off RRP. There is also a last few SB130's (2x SM, 3x MD 1x LG), one remaining SB150 in XL, and a few SB165 in MD. Get in quick. All our 22 bikes keep getting delayed, but everything is on its way...

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