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Yeti Ambassadors Emma Olofsson and Robin Goomes take to the air aboard their SB140's and SB165's show what the New Zealand summer is all about, Shredding and kicking it with friends. Film by TiltShift Studios    

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Development Team Launch

We are setting up a new enduro focused development team with a long term vision of supporting NZ's talented young riders get onto the world stage. We will focus on Enduro racing and we want to work with riders who show true passion, open to learn and work hard. We will provide event support at the major enduro races and guidance/mentorship. We have different support levels each offering different discounts or provided equipment available for riders depending on their level. So we are now accepting applications. If you or someone you know is young, ambitious and keen to know more, then please reach out to mat@blackseal.co.nz and we will send you more details + a link to the application form. We will review...

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Wellington's Hot Spots

Don't let the city vibes fool you, Wellington has some totally sick trails and many of them are riding distance from the CBD.    There are trails weaving around many of the vast hills that surround the city and the locals have a huge variety of different types of terrain to hit. Riding with a local is always a good idea, as navigating can be a bit tricky at first.  There is a buzz in the air at the capital right now thanks to a new Trails Trust that formed to act as a bigger voice for the MTB community. The council are onboard and together they are doing more maintenance and building more new trails such as Polhill (Waimaphihi), Mt...

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Who is Ronja Hill Wright? I am someone who loves to get out and enjoy life in the outdoors with friends especially when its on bikes Where are you from and where do you live now? I am originally from Canberra, Australia but moved to Rotorua, New Zealand in 2015 for the riding and community hereHow did you start mountain biking? I started mountain biking because one of my close friends growing up had started so I figured why not give it a go, I did start riding XC but soon realised I wasn't too fond of racing up hill and turned to gravity pretty quick.Who are your sponsors? Yeti Cycles NZ, Dharco clothing, Mountain Bike Rotorua, Polynesian Spa, Ride 100%, Maxxis and Ride Concepts What bike(s)...

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