We're excited to announce the launch of Biken Distribution.
Biken has grown from all the brands and products at Shockcraft that aren't strictly suspension, and includes a special focus on quality kids' MTB products.  Visit Biken
 

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Introducing Biken Distribution

Introducing Biken Distribution

 Shockcraft  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
Introducing the Vorsprung Secus

Introducing the Vorsprung Secus

 Shockcraft  5 August 2020 9:09:33 am NZST
For the first time, Vorsprung has created an air spring with a truly better spring rate, everywhere in the travel, than a coil.  The Secus upgrade delivers the first and only single crown air spring system to really come indistinguishably close to the linear spring rate of a coil fork for the entire first 2/3rds of its travel, with the advantage of a gentle end stroke progression to prevent bottoming without the "wall of force" harshness that excessively progressive springs create.Read More
Hayes-Manitou Summer Sale 2020

Hayes-Manitou Summer Sale 2020

 Shockcraft  24 July 2020 1:36:24 pm NZST
Hayes-Manitou "Summer" (NZ Winter) Sale Now on.  20% off full retail price for Manitou forks, rear shocks, dropper posts & Hayes brakes.  Excludes new XC Collection (R7 & Mara). Limited time only, ends 27th July 2020. Orders must be in and paid for by 27th July 2020 to access special pricing.Read More
COVID-19 Update & Online Bike Films

COVID-19 Update & Online Bike Films

 Shockcraft  15 May 2020 11:15:07 am NZST
We are open, shipping orders & servicing suspension & dropper posts.  There are delays with courier and responding to emails.  Check out Brett Cotter's Wheels & Reels Watchlist over here.Read More
We're Open

We're Open

 Shockcraft  29 April 2020 10:25:28 am NZST
During New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert Level 3 we are shipping orders & servicing suspension & dropper posts.  Delivery is via contactless courier delivery.

We will be taking all appropriate public health measures to minimise the risk.  This and reduced courier services will cause delays.

If you need to contact us, please do so by email.  We are answering the phones but may not always be able to pick up.  If you email us we will get back to you as soon as we can.Read More
COVID-19: We're Open for Orders & Service

COVID-19: We're Open for Orders & Service

 Shockcraft  23 April 2020 1:55:36 pm NZST

Service Workshop is Now Open

Dougal has cleared the service queue of forks, shocks & droppers from before the lockdown and our service workshop is open for new service.

You can get your suspension/dropper post in the queue by booking here.  Parts will be serviced in the order they're received with priority given to those with earlier booking dates.

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COVID-19: Shockcraft Current Services as of 9th April

COVID-19: Shockcraft Current Services as of 9th April

 Dougal & Ellen Hiscock  9 April 2020 4:18:35 pm NZST

We Can Now Ship Essential Bike Maintenance Products

The New Zealand Government recently announced that during the COVID-19 lockdown businesses are able to sell essential non-food consumer products online, provided they do so in a way that protects the public and minimises the risk of COVID-19 spreading.  Shockcraft is now registered with MBIE (ref. #MBIEEB-2783) to sell bike repair & maintenance products & services.

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COVID-19: Shockcraft Current Services

COVID-19: Shockcraft Current Services

 Dougal & Ellen Hiscock  26 March 2020 5:11:04 pm NZDT
In case you missed it, New Zealand is currently in lockdown for COVID-19 for at least the next 4 weeks.  Unlike in the UK, the NZ Government does not consider bike maintenance to be an essential service.  It has also been confirmed today that NZ online businesses may not operate and send out orders during the lockdown.  This means we are currently unable to courier orders or receive suspension/dropper posts for service.  We are still accepting orders and service bookings through our website but these will not be able to be sent out or serviced until the current restrictions ease.  The exceptions to this are our virtual products: converters & calculators and Shockcraft vouchers.Read More
UPDATE: Surviving COVID-19

UPDATE: Surviving COVID-19

 Dougal & Ellen Hiscock  24 March 2020 9:07:06 pm NZDT
The way we do business is about to change with the lockdown in New Zealand for COVID-19.Read More
Surviving COVID-19

Surviving COVID-19

 Shockcraft  17 March 2020 3:04:11 pm NZDT
If you've been living under a rock for the last three months: Stay There. Seriously.

Wuhan Flu has been doing the rounds and scaring all the toilet paper right off the shelves world-wide. The short term response is simple, so here's our version.Read More
Fork Oil Selection Charts

Fork Oil Selection Charts

 Shockcraft  13 February 2020 11:32:23 am NZDT
The choice in fork oils is mind boggling. Even one oil brand can have many choices.  We've developed simple charts to help you select the correct one for your fork, your terrain, climate and riding.Read More
Coil Shocks & Shock Conversions

Coil Shocks & Shock Conversions

 Shockcraft  10 February 2020 2:28:32 pm NZDT
We have various options for coil shocks along with our Trek "Deaktiv" conversions.Read More
Carrier Kereru Pickup

Carrier Kereru Pickup

 Shockcraft  10 February 2020 12:33:53 pm NZDT
Need a service but don't have the time to get the parts to us?  We'll send a plus sized carrier Kereru (pigeon) to collect your suspension or dropper post.Read More
Welcome to 2020 & Shockcraft

Welcome to 2020 & Shockcraft

 Shockcraft  14 January 2020 10:26:06 am NZDT

Shockcraft is now fully open for 2020 and we're sending out all orders received over the last week.  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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Gift Ideas & DIY Service

Gift Ideas & DIY Service

 Shockcraft  19 December 2019 11:20:48 am NZDT
Not long to Christmas now.  Check out our last minute gift ideas, including Shockcraft vouchers.Read More
Bikes of the Month September to November 2019

Bikes of the Month September to November 2019

 Shockcraft  30 November 2019 2:29:23 pm NZDT
Check out our August 2019 Bike of the Month.
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Christmas & New Year Hours 2019/20

Christmas & New Year Hours 2019/20

 Shockcraft  29 November 2019 3:30:24 pm NZDT
The team at Shockcraft wishes you lots of great riding and celebrating over the Christmas and New Year period.Read More
Bike of Month August 2019

Bike of Month August 2019

 Shockcraft  28 August 2019 9:00:00 am NZST
Check out our August 2019 Bike of the Month.
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Bike of Month July 2019

Bike of Month July 2019

 Shockcraft  28 July 2019 9:00:00 am NZST
Check out our July 2019 Bike of the Month.
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Bike of Month June 2019

Bike of Month June 2019

 Shockcraft  1 July 2019 9:00:00 am NZST
Check out our June 2019 Bike of the Month.
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Spring Rate Calculators

Spring Rate Calculators

 Shockcraft  30 June 2019 12:00:58 pm NZST
We've just launched two new spring rate calculators.  Both calculators are frequency based and operate in a different way to other spring calculators.Read More
Manitou Mezzer Pre-orders

Manitou Mezzer Pre-orders

 Shockcraft  18 June 2019 9:38:35 am NZST
In May Hayes launched the brand new Manitou Mezzer, a 180 mm fork with 37 mm stanchions which is stiffer, lighter and better performing than everything else.

The Mezzer is ready to ship from Manitou so secure your one now.  Deposit for pre-order is $500.
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Demo Fork Clearout - Manitou Mattocs

Demo Fork Clearout - Manitou Mattocs

 Shockcraft  31 May 2019 2:54:28 pm NZST

It's time to stop hoarding the good stuff. We have ex-demo Manitou Mattoc forks which are begging for new homes.
These are all in perfect working order and freshly serviced, some virtually new, some ex EWS. Includes Boost, non-boost, Dougal tuned, high flow pistons, 27", tapered steerers.

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Bike of Month May 2019

Bike of Month May 2019

 Shockcraft  30 May 2019 9:00:00 am NZST
Check out our May 2019 Bike of the Month.
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Model Specific Fixed Price Service, Upgrades & Tuning

Model Specific Fixed Price Service, Upgrades & Tuning

 Shockcraft  15 May 2019 2:02:49 pm NZST
Find your fork in our Model Specific listings.  It's quick, easy and gives you all the info from identification through fluids, service and upgrades, whether you want to DIY service or book it in with us for the full treatment.

We've completed the Manitou Mattoc series, Dorado family plus Rockshox Pike, Lyrik, Yari and BoXXer.

Just added Fox 36, starting with current models and working back.Read More
What Exactly Is Suspension Service?

What Exactly Is Suspension Service?

 Shockcraft  15 May 2019 11:54:06 am NZST
The best analogy for bike suspension service is getting your car serviced.  The mechanics and techs change the oil, check or change other fluids (coolant, transmission) and any filters or seals which are due.

Your bike suspension is pretty much the same and service is done for exactly the same reasons.  Read on for details on why service is important, types of service & how to know when it's due.Read More
Manitou Mezzer & Mara

Manitou Mezzer & Mara

 Shockcraft  3 May 2019 8:32:00 pm NZST

Manitou asked their team of engineers to take some of the work out of the ride and equip the ride for the good times.  They went to work and cut the weight out of the components and delivered plenty of squish for the ride down.  Less weight and a firm platform for the ride up, 180 mm of travel for the ride down.  Introducing the Enduro Collection from Hayes, Manitou & Sunringlé: the Mezzer fork, Mara shock, and Duroc Pro wheels.

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Bike of Month April 2019

Bike of Month April 2019

 Shockcraft  30 April 2019 2:54:00 am NZST
Check out our April 2019 Bike of the Month.
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JUnit - Premium Performance - Youth Sized

JUnit - Premium Performance - Youth Sized

 Shockcraft  12 April 2019 12:09:39 pm NZST

JUNIT (J-Unit) has launched - a full line of kids' bike components from Hayes that gives the young riders the fit, performance, safety and comfort they need.

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Silent Treatment (De-creaking) & Fork Bushing Burnishing

Silent Treatment (De-creaking) & Fork Bushing Burnishing

 Shockcraft  10 April 2019 11:34:10 am NZST
Shockcraft has two new service options for forks: Silent Treatment and Bushing Burnishing.Read More
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