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Bike Wanaka 10 Hr Race

Bike Wanaka 10 Hr Race

 Shockcraft  16 August 2018 12:30:08 pm NZST

Shockcraft is sponsoring Bike Wanaka's iconic 10 hour race at Dean's Bank for 2018.  Get your entry in by August 31st to receive a 20% discount off your entry fee.

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Hayes Are Back | New Shockcraft Website | More Cool Stuff

Hayes Are Back | New Shockcraft Website | More Cool Stuff

 Shockcraft  27 July 2018 2:37:43 pm NZST
Welcome to our upgraded website - cleaner, faster and totally mobile-friendly.

Also in this issue:
•   Hayes Brakes Are Back
•   1 Page Suspension Setup Guide
•   Bike of the Month
•   New Manitou Circus Pro
•   Demo Manitou Forks Now Available
•   Product Update - DVC
•   Customer FeedbackRead More
New Ohlins TTX & BoXXer Fork Tunes

New Ohlins TTX & BoXXer Fork Tunes

 Shockcraft  27 June 2018 11:37:35 am NZST

Two new tunes rolled out the door to ecstatic customers this month - Ohlins RXF TTX fork & RockShox BoXXer.

Also in this issue:
•   Bike of the Month
•   Website Updates & In-stock Manitou
•   Tech Article - Hydraulic Bottom Out
•   Silly Rumours
•   Winter riding inspiration - Video

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We're Hiring, Winter Maintenance & Complete BB Range

We're Hiring, Winter Maintenance & Complete BB Range

 Shockcraft  31 May 2018 1:36:27 pm NZST

Shockcraft is growing rapidly and we need an Engineering Technician. Check out what this involves here.

Also in this issue:
•   Bike of the Month
•   Winter Maintenance & Oils
•   Complete Bottom Bracket Range
•   Morgane Charre

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New Screw-Fit BB, Bike of the Month & Video

New Screw-Fit BB, Bike of the Month & Video

 Shockcraft  4 May 2018 2:06:53 pm NZST

At Shockcraft we now have the full range of bottom brackets, with our new Screw-Fit 41 mm (BB86/BB92) & 46 mm (PF30) having just landed, complementing our existing BSA threaded bottom brackets.

Also in this issue:
•   Bike of the Month
•   The Biggest Slice of British Pie (Video)

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Katy Winton, Bike of the Month & New Tuning Options

Katy Winton, Bike of the Month & New Tuning Options

 Shockcraft  16 March 2018 11:17:07 am NZDT

Recently we had an amazing opportunity, one we may never be able to beat: sorting out the suspension for Enduro World Series #3 Katy Winton.

Also in this issue:
•   High Flow Pistons
•   Vorsprung & SD Components Updates
•   New Fork Tuning Options, incl Ohlins RXF36 STX
•   Bike of the Month

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DVC Review, Motorex & Bike of the Month

DVC Review, Motorex & Bike of the Month

 Shockcraft  2 February 2018 4:34:00 pm NZDT

Rod from TheRodFather has been riding a SD Components DVC in his Boost Pikes the last few months and he's loving it.  Read the full review here.

Also in this issue:
•   Motorex New Products
•   Hot Oils
•   Race Prep Service
•   Bike of the Month
•   1996 Shaun Palmer video

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Welcome to 2018 & Shockcraft

 Shockcraft  10 January 2018 1:34:42 pm NZDT

Shockcraft is now open for 2018 and we've been sending out all orders received over the holidays.  We'll also be working our way through the email queue, so thanks for your patience if you have contacted us while we've been closed.

If you've been riding hard over the holidays and your shock, forks or dropper post need some love, book them in for a Shockcraft service.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

 Shockcraft  21 December 2017 12:17:24 pm NZDT

We wish you lots of great riding & celebrating over the Christmas & New Year period.

Our last day for orders for 2017 is Thursday 21st December.  We will re-open 9th January 2018.  Over the Christmas period we will continue to accept orders through our website and these will be sent out on our first day back.

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Christmas Hours, Air Spring Upgrades & Bike of the Month

 Shockcraft  7 December 2017 4:34:48 pm NZDT

Manufacturers having been telling us for a few years now that their air springs behave like coil springs. That is bollocks.  In this issue we show you how they actually compare and what you can do to improve your ride.

Also in this issue:
•   Christmas & New Year Hours
•   Manitou 2018 forks, shocks & Jacks in stock now
•   Bike of the Month
•   Christmas Ideas

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Luftkappes, Bike of the Month & HSC Tuning

 Shockcraft  14 November 2017 2:54:58 pm NZDT

Vorsprung Luftkappes & Corsets are now available direct from Shockcraft.  Further details available here.

Also in this issue:
•   Bike of the Month
•   6710 bearings back in stock
•   Faux Flange Adapters for Fox shocks
•   Tuning High Speed Compression (HSC) Damping

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DVC, Bike of the Month & How to Tune LSC

 Shockcraft  27 October 2017 12:26:16 pm NZDT

We are stoked to announce Shockcraft will be the exclusive NZ agent for SD Components and will soon have the full DVC range in stock.

Also in this issue:
•   Bike of the Month
•   Now We Are 4
•   Tuning Low Speed Compression (LSC) Damping
•   Manitou Mattoc Boost 160-170 mm

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How to Tune Rebound Damping & Bike of the Month

 Shockcraft  6 October 2017 12:14:55 pm NZDT

Continuing our suspension setup series, this month we take you through tuning of your suspension rebound damping.

Also in this issue:
•   Carbon Corrosion
•   Bike of the Month

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Work at Shockcraft, Seal Press Tools & Bike of the Month

 Shockcraft  22 August 2017 3:05:20 pm NZST

We're hiring (x2) - MTB Suspension Technician & Customer Service/Admin.  For details click here.

Also in this issue:
•   Fork Seal Press Tools
•   Bike of the Month
•   Demo Forks & Shocks
•   Revolution MTB Race
•   Blending Fork Oils

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2018 Manitou Range & Bike of the Friggen Year

 Shockcraft  4 August 2017 1:15:44 pm NZST

In this issue we introduce Manitou's new range for 2018, including Jack, Manitou's first dropper post.

Also in this issue:
•   Bike of the Friggen Year
•   New Low Friction Fork Seals
•   Stickers, Stickers, Stickers

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Volume Spacers, Bike of the Month & Pike Matrix Tune Review

 Shockcraft  6 July 2017 8:10:23 pm NZST

This month we have Dougal's explanation of how and when to use volume spacers in suspension.

Also in this issue:
•   Review of our Pike Matrix Tune
•   Bike of the Month - June 2017
•   New Shockcraft Office & Workshop

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Cane Creek Service, Suspension Setup & Dropper Post Faults

 Shockcraft  30 May 2017 1:54:51 pm NZST

Learn something useful and check out our articles on suspension setup and what can go wrong with your dropper post.

Also in this issue:
•   Cane Creek genuine parts for service
•   Bike of the Month - May 2017

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Custom Built Forks, Free Local Delivery & Manitou Cable Routing

 Shockcraft  12 May 2017 10:40:32 am NZST

If you can't find the fork to fit your bike then we can help. We can custom build forks for difficult combinations of wheel, steerer & axle size.

Also in this issue:
•   Free order drop-off for Alexandra-Clyde customers
•   Manitou cable routing - the right way

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Seatpost Service & Bike of the Month

 Shockcraft  23 April 2017 3:26:28 pm NZST

So the secret's out: we service seatposts.  Check out this issue for info on our dropper post service and to view our Bike of the Month - the Red Flyer.

Also in this issue:
•   Photos & Videos from Hayes-Manitou Test Sessions
•   Manitou IRT - fork upgrade

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Order Your Manitou Mastodon Fat Bike Fork Now

 Shockcraft  22 April 2017 11:10:48 am NZST

Manitou Mastodon

The Manitou Mastodon is a game changer for the Fat Bike market.  Engineered for and tested to work in the extreme cold as well as the warm.  Strong and stiff 34 mm chassis developed from the Manitou Mattoc provides class leading damping, adjustability and now cold weather performance.

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Post-Motatapu Bike Checks, Bike of the Month & Magnum Pro Review

 Shockcraft  10 March 2017 3:19:42 pm NZDT

We have tips for your Motatapu post-race bike checks along with the March Bike of the Month - TheRodFather's Santa Cruz Hightower with Manitou Magnum Pro forks & Manitou McLeod rear shock.

Also in this issue:
•   Christchurch Adventure Park
•   Manitou Magnum Pro Review
•   Shockingly Good - an engineer's take on suspension

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Pike/Lyrik RC Tune, Bike of the Month & Competition Winner

 Shockcraft  27 January 2017 11:51:36 am NZDT

Check out the first 2017 Bike of the Month and find out how you can make your Pike or Lyric RC forks ride better with our Unharsh My Ride tune.

Also in this issue:
•   Winner of Fork ID Competition
•   Machete Review in NZMTBR

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Welcome to 2017 & Shockcraft

 Shockcraft  12 January 2017 5:23:43 pm NZDT

Shockcraft is now open for 2017 and we're sending out all orders received over the holidays.  We'll also be working our way through the email queue, so thanks for your patience if you have contacted us while we've been closed.

If you've been riding hard over the holidays and your shock or forks need some love, book them in for a Shockcraft service.  Don't forget you can win a fork service by entering our Fork ID Competition (competition closes this Sunday).

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Merry Christmas & How to Win a Fork Service

 Shockcraft  19 December 2016 3:22:27 pm NZDT

The team at Shockcraft wishes you lots of great riding and celebrating over the Christmas and New Year period. We will be taking a break and will be closed from the end of Thursday 22nd December 2016 until the start of Thursday 12th January 2017.

Also in this issue:
•   Win A Fork Service
•   Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

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Suspension Fluids Part 3, Bike of the Month & Manitou McLeod Review

 Shockcraft  15 December 2016 10:34:11 am NZDT

Check out the third part of our series on suspension fluids, with information on mineral oils vs synthetics.

Also in this issue:
•   Christmas Hours
•   Bike of the Month - December (& November) 2016
•   Spoke Magazine reviews the Manitou McLeod
•   Slickoleum - simply awesome grease
•   New Headset Bearings

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Suspension Fluids Part 2 (Lubrication) & Bike of the Month

 Shockcraft  28 October 2016 9:28:56 am NZDT

Check out the second part of our series on suspension fluids, with information on selecting the right lubricant for your forks.

Also in this issue:
•   Bike of the Month - October (& September) 2016
•   Meg Bichard - More Podium Finishes
•   New Transition, Trek & Santa Cruz Bearing Kits 

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Shockcraft Now Hiring

 Shockcraft  15 September 2016 12:35:37 pm NZST

We're looking for a Mountain Bike Suspension Technician.

This is a great opportunity to work in the NZ bike industry in an innovative company based in the beautiful Central Otago.

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Suspension Fluids, Mattoc Pro 2 & Bike of the Month

 Shockcraft  22 August 2016 2:45:38 pm NZST

In this issue we have the first part of our series on suspension fluids, with a guide to oil viscosity & classification.

Also in this issue:
•   Mattoc Pro 2 Pre-orders
•   Bike of the Month - August 2016
•   Faux Flo Air Sleeve kits IN STOCK NOW!
•   New Manitou Machete (Boost)

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Faux Flo Air Sleeve Kits Here Now

 Shockcraft  20 July 2016 10:58:39 am NZST

It's been a long journey and lots of hard work.  Shockcraft's  Faux Flo air-sleeve kits are now here and ready to ship.  These have been engineered, designed and tested in house for long service life.  First production run is limited so place your order now.

The Faux Flo kits are a complete air seal kit to fit Fox FLOAT air shocks from 2000 onwards.

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Meg Bichard wins TransBC Enduro

 Shockcraft  14 July 2016 11:46:52 am NZST

Congrats to Meg Bichard from NZ who won all six stages of the TransBC Enduro and took the Open Women category by over 19 minutes!  Shockcraft is Meg's BB sponsor.

Also in this issue:
•   Bike of the Month - July 2016
•   Shockcraft on Instagram
•   Faux Flo Air Sleeve kits - pre-order now
•   Manitou Hexlock SL axles
•   Cold weather oils
•   Manitou NOS Travis & Minute forks

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