We're well into March now and most people (and their bikes) have recovered from the Karapoti Classic and Iron Man events. Both were held under tough conditions, so congratulations to all who completed these. Steve and Phil both had minor mechanical issues with their bikes due to the gruelling conditions, which lead to longer than expected times. Others though, including Rebecca's partner Rob, acheived a personal best time.
The Oceania Mountain Bike Champs have just taken place in Oz, and the kiwis have excelled again, with local rider Matthew Waghorn coming in 2nd in Under 19 men, less than a minute down on Kiwi pocket rocket Anton Cooper. Matthew would appear to be a strong contender for the Kiwi squad for the World Champs again, so we wish him all the best. For a report and results, see Cycling News.
This year, one of our classic road rides takes on true classic status with the Country Road Manawatu Cycle Classic.
It follows the challenging "Apiti Loop" with a climb up Valley Road thrown in for good measure.
Crank It Cycles have been right behind this event from day one and are a major sponsor, giving away a Specialized road bike and one of the hill climb prizes.
There are Elite and recreational categories as well as relay options.
See the website for more information and to enter.
up to 60% off Serfas Lights!
Get ready for the end of Daylight Saving.
usually $19.90 for a 5 LED rear light now $9.90
usually $24.90 for a 5 LED front light now $9.90
So a complete light set with batteries is only $19.80.
That's right, the Specialized Demo fleet is coming to Palmerston North. A chance to get the Specialized full suspension off-road experience on local tracks! There will be Cambers, Epics and Stumpjumpers in 26" and 29" versions in a variety of sizes to try in real trail conditions.
The fine print (there is always fine print...) Bring photo ID or your credit card for security. You might even be tempted by one of the on-the-day specials! No ID, no ride.
Venue to be advised
Congratulations to Dave Edhouse, the winner of the prize draw for February, a pair of Injini performance toe socks, valued at $29.90. They are made of CoolMax fabric with seamless construction, so wick moisture away efficiently and eliminate blistering between the toes.
Read more about the Injini range here: http://www.injinji.com.au/tetratsok/performance.htm
We appreciate your business and would like to offer you a 20% discount on any socks for the month of February. Just mention this message when you visit to claim your discount.
Everyone who makes a purchase this month can enter the draw for a pair of stylish Oakley Dispatch casual sunglasses, valued at $199.
Crank It Cycles are an Oakley Sport Dealer and stock all the most popular styles. We can also do custom orders, just ask any of the staff or create your own online and bring it in to us.
Don't forget to keep an eye out on our Specials page and Facebook page - most of our weekly and one-off specials are posted on both.
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