Traveling Nz 3 Months Were To Mtb

Postby kenny888 on Wed 15/Feb/17 11:10am

hi traveling from Scotland over to nz for mountain biking and backpacking for 3 months

were are the best places to go trail centers and natural xc
renting bikes any advice can i take my spd pedals
is it best to take my bike over?

THANKS in advance
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Re: Traveling Nz 3 Months Were To Mtb

Postby RJD on Wed 15/Feb/17 11:15am

The Christchurch Adventure park is hot right now
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Re: Traveling Nz 3 Months Were To Mtb

Postby Velocipedestrian on Wed 15/Feb/17 11:39am

RJD wrote:The Christchurch Adventure park is hot right now

Ooh, too soon.


Renting bikes gets expensive, and yours is probably more fun for you to ride. (no idea what it'd cost you to bring it over)

Rotorua, Queenstown, Nelson and wellington have high concentrations of tracks near town.
Look at trail forks for general info.

Also, give us more detail about your preferred riding. Tech or flow? Easy or hard? Wheels up or down?
It's a small country, but the roads are long so good planning will reward you.
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Re: Traveling Nz 3 Months Were To Mtb

Postby kenny888 on Wed 15/Feb/17 11:47am

xc and enduro style and all day epics. will hit Auckland next month.
been looking at old ghost road. time split between cycling and backpacking around so think hauling own bike around will be out the question.
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Re: Traveling Nz 3 Months Were To Mtb

Postby dwgknz on Wed 15/Feb/17 1:53pm

kenny888 wrote:xc and enduro style and all day epics. will hit Auckland next month.
been looking at old ghost road. time split between cycling and backpacking around so think hauling own bike around will be out the question.


Hiring bikes is expensive. Starts at about $100 a day for a decent trail bike and drops to about $50 for longer rent periods. Also might be difficult to find a decent bike for where you're at.
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