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Supporting Journeys Central Otago

Supporting Journeys Central Otago

 Shockcraft & Biken  2 June 2021 11:04:39 am NZST

Journeys Central OtagoJourneys Central OtagoWe're very excited to support Journeys Central Otago, with a $500 donation towards their new vertical bike racks.

Journeys is a grassroots charitable trust which empowers girls through adventure in their local wild places.  They have a welcoming and supportive female only environment so that girls feel safe and can have a go at new challenges.

This is an awesome programme which introduces young girls to mountain biking & the outdoors.  They only have 14 days left to raise the funds needed for their new bike racks, which will allow 50 girls, 13 female instructors and others in the community to get out and adventure around Central Otago on mountain bikes. Journeys is currently at 64% of their fundraising target.

Help us make sure they get to 100%, otherwise all the money goes back to their supporters.

Information and details on how to donate are over here.

Bike of the Month May 2021 & Newsletter

Bike of the Month May 2021 & Newsletter

 Shockcraft & Biken  27 May 2021 1:51:39 pm NZST
Our May 2021 Bike of the Month is Dave's Specialized Status with Manitou Mezzer supplied by Shockcraft.Read More
Want to Work & Ride Here?

Want to Work & Ride Here?

 Biken  12 May 2021 3:05:31 pm NZST
We're looking for a second Suspension Technician to help with the increasing workload in our suspension workshop.

Biken & Shockcraft are based in Central Otago, NZ. The Central Otago mountains and schist are an excellent test of suspension and the harsh climate results in stunning scenery and world class riding terrain.⁠
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Click here for job details and to apply.⁠

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Bike of the Month March

Bike of the Month March

 Biken  8 April 2021 11:55:17 am NZST
Our March Bike of the Month is Ellen's freshly painted Norco Range.Read More
Which Suspension Brands Use Motorex Oils?

Which Suspension Brands Use Motorex Oils?

 Shockcraft & Biken  31 March 2021 2:36:43 pm NZDT
Motorex have been doing suspension oils for a long time, with the most famous associations being KTM, WP and Husquarna.

For 2021 two of the big brands in suspension have started using Motorex fluids in their forks & shocks.Read More
Junior Rider Bike Check

Junior Rider Bike Check

 Biken  25 February 2021 2:42:40 pm NZDT
Check out Duncan Montgomery's custom built rig kitted out with the best components on the market for Junior Riders. We are able to supply all of the JUnit Manitou product on our Shockcraft website and all of the Hayes, Sunringle and ProTaper product on our Biken website.Read More
Video - When Hayes Dominion Brakes Are Awesome

Video - When Hayes Dominion Brakes Are Awesome

 Biken  22 December 2020 2:00:26 pm NZDT
Check out Remy Metailler (behind camera) riding Hayes Dominion brakes down some very steep lines. Full video available here.Read More
Christmas Gift Ideas & Vouchers

Christmas Gift Ideas & Vouchers

 Biken  22 December 2020 12:32:58 pm NZDT
The team at Biken & Shockcraft wishes you lots of great riding and celebrating over the Christmas and New Year period. Click here to check our Christmas Hours.

We've put together some gift ideas for Christmas. We also have our Biken & Shockcraft gift vouchers so your special someone can choose from our full range.Read More
Bike of the Month & December Newsletter

Bike of the Month & December Newsletter

 Shockcraft & Biken  22 December 2020 11:33:23 am NZDT
This month's Bike of the Month is Shockcraft's ex-testrig - a 2015-18 Bergamont Encore Team. For four seasons this bike has worked hard; testing four different rear shocks and at least 6 different front fork platforms, testing pre-production suspension and developing Shockcraft tuning schemes for Rockshox Pike, Lyrik, Boxxer, Ohlins RXF, Manitou Mattoc, Mezzer, Dorado and Fox F36 forks.

Click Read More to find out more and to read our December newsletter.
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Hayes Bicycle Cyber Sale

Hayes Bicycle Cyber Sale

 Shockcraft  26 November 2020 3:57:28 pm NZDT
Hayes Bicycle's Cyber Sale 2020 is now on until 6th December 2020.  Biken has 20% off Hayes Dominion brakes and selected ProTaper handlebars, grips & stems and SUNringlé rims & hubs. Simply use discount code HAYESCYBERSALE2020 at checkout to receive the 10% dealer discount.Read More
Bike of the Month & November Newsletter

Bike of the Month & November Newsletter

 Shockcraft & Biken  25 November 2020 2:20:26 pm NZDT
Our November newsletter's Bike of the Month is Blair's Norco Sight VLT. This e-bike came with a RockShox Yari on the front and Super Deluxe on the back. It wanted to go fast but at 120 kg with rider the suspension could not keep up.⁠

We took Blair through all the options. He went for the full Supercharged fork package and matching shock tune.⁠
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Want to Work & Ride Here?

Want to Work & Ride Here?

 Biken  18 November 2020 2:15:42 pm NZDT
We're looking for a Product Specialist (Tech Sales & Support) and Assistant Suspension Technician. These roles can be tailored to suitable candidates, with training provided.⁠

Biken & Shockcraft are based in Central Otago, NZ. The Central Otago mountains and schist are an excellent test of suspension and the harsh climate results in stunning scenery and world class riding terrain.⁠
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Click here for job details.⁠

Photo credit: @ben.outside_aliveRead More
Welcome to Biken

Welcome to Biken

 Biken  3 September 2020 3:52:51 pm NZST
At Shockcraft we have access to a massive range of quality product that either isn't quite suspension or has absolutely nothing to do with suspension. We needed a new home for all these products. So we built one and it has taken years.Read More
Wheel Building

Wheel Building

 Biken  1 September 2020 4:08:36 pm NZST
Wheels are everywhere.  Every unicycle has one and every bicycle has two.

From the outside they're simple: a hub, a rim and wire spokes holding them all together and apart.  But from there the options start to expand like a scene from The Matrix.Read More
JUnit Youth Shredders (Video)

JUnit Youth Shredders (Video)

 Biken  1 September 2020 3:52:51 pm NZST
The JUnit range was born when the Hayes product development team couldn't find high-quality components for their kids.  They developed a legit line of performance youth products.

JUnit components feature youth sized 20” and 24” suspension from Manitou, SUNringlé wheels, hydraulic brakes from Hayes with smaller levers, and a unique handlebar/grip system from ProTaper, specifically tailored for youth-sized hands.

Check out the video to see the JUnit range in action.Read More
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