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We Are Open - 14th September Update

We Are Open - 14th September Update

 Shockcraft & Biken  14 September 2021 9:52:47 am NZST

Shockcraft & Biken are continuing to operate during the current NZ lockdown.  We are shipping items NZ-wide & worldwide.

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Earn A Bearing Bounty

Earn A Bearing Bounty

 Shockcraft & Biken  1 September 2021 2:45:33 pm NZST

To keep growing our list of suspension bearing kits we need your help.  If your bike is not listed in our kit range you can earn a Shockcraft Bearing Bounty.  Simply tell us what your bike is plus what bearings are in the suspension pivots and you can receive 20% of the value of the new bearing kit in store credit.  Learn More

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We Are Open - 1st September Update

We Are Open - 1st September Update

 Shockcraft & Biken  1 September 2021 10:11:25 am NZST

As of 1st September 2021 the area south of Auckland, New Zealand, has moved to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 (Update 7th Sept: Northland is also at Alert Level 3). This means Shockcraft & Biken can continue to operate with sales and service on a contactless basis.  We are also able to ship essential items to Auckland.

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Video - Don't Do This During Lockdown

Video - Don't Do This During Lockdown

 Shockcraft & Biken  18 August 2021 2:17:34 pm NZST
Gee Atherton has just released a new video - The Knife Edge.

"When you’re constantly seeking to go beyond your comfort zone, to do things that nobody has ever done before, sometimes the outcome balances on a knife edge" Dan Atherton
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We're Open for Orders & Service

We're Open for Orders & Service

 Shockcraft & Biken  18 August 2021 12:38:26 pm NZST

New Zealand moved into Covid-19 lockdown at 11.59 pm 17th August 2021.  During this period at Alert Level 4 we are open online but working at a reduced capacity.

We Can Ship Bike Maintenance Products - They Are Essential

Shockcraft and Biken are able to ship essential bike repair & maintenance products & services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Bike of the Month & Newsletter July 2021

Bike of the Month & Newsletter July 2021

 Shockcraft & Biken  31 July 2021 1:13:36 pm NZST
Our July 2021 Bike of the Month is Jen's new Giant Trance X Advanced 29er with Zoom Tuned Fox 36 GRIP 2 forks with Vorsprung Secus & DPX2 rear shock.Read More
Legends Never Die - The New Dorado

Legends Never Die - The New Dorado

 Shockcraft  13 July 2021 9:13:42 am NZST
The longest-standing inverted downhill-specific fork is back, in a big way.  For almost two decades, the Dorado has rewarded riders with unrivaled suspension performance and on-trail precision.  The newest rendition stays true to its heritage with an inverted design, but this is where the similarities end.  Featuring a new 37 mm chassis, fresh internals, and new material options the all-new Dorado is now available in three trim levels, Pro, Expert, and Comp.  Details are over here.Read More
Bike of the Month & Newsletter June 2021

Bike of the Month & Newsletter June 2021

 Shockcraft & Biken  30 June 2021 1:09:46 pm NZST
Our June 2021 Bike of the Month is Erice's new Commencal Meta Ht Junior with a Manitou Mezzer specially tuned by Shockcraft.Read More
Why Buy Suspension from Shockcraft

Why Buy Suspension from Shockcraft

 Shockcraft  28 June 2021 11:16:14 am NZST
Shockcraft takes suspension seriously.  We only sell products that meet our standards for performance and reliability.  We also ensure products match the purpose.  Every fork or shock from Shockcraft is partially stripped and fully checked and prepped before it leaves us.  All our customers receive full pre and after-sales support & setup advice.Read More
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 & Newsletter May 2021

Bike of the Month & Newsletter May 2021

 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?

 Shockcraft  12 May 2021 3:01:07 pm NZST
We're looking for a second Suspension Technician to help with the increasing workload in our suspension workshop.

Shockcraft & Biken 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

 Shockcraft  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

 Shockcraft  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
New Mezzer Expert

New Mezzer Expert

 Shockcraft  22 December 2020 1:43:46 pm NZDT
Manitou Mezzer ExpertManitou's Mezzer Expert is here.⁠ Outstanding performance, stiffness and weight at an even better price point.⁠

Featuring 37 mm stanchions, travel internally adjustable from 180 mm to 140 mm, and Manitou's easy to use VTT-6P damper, the Mezzer Expert is the smart choice for anyone looking to dive into the Enduro Fork market. The Expert can be later upgraded to the same spec as a Mezzer Pro.⁠

At 2030 g this fork is the second lightest option available within the Enduro fork market, second only to the Mezzer Pro of course.⁠

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Christmas Gift Ideas & Vouchers

Christmas Gift Ideas & Vouchers

 Shockcraft  22 December 2020 12:32:58 pm NZDT
The team at Shockcraft & Biken 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 Shockcraft & Biken gift vouchers so your special someone can choose from our full range.  New are our $250 Shockcraft Suspension Service Vouchers.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.  Shockcraft has 20% off selected Manitou forks & shocks & Hayes Dominion brakes.  Simply use discount code HAYESCYBERSALE2020 at checkout to receive the 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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Fox 36 GRIP & GRIP2 Tuning

Fox 36 GRIP & GRIP2 Tuning

 Shockcraft  25 November 2020 2:12:35 pm NZDT
Shockcraft's own Unharsh and Matrix tuning for the RockShox Charger forks (Pike, Lyrik & Boxxer) continues to have resounding success and reviews worldwide, for riders ranging from 40 kg women to those on 120 kg E-bikes.

This program is now extended to cover the Fox GRIP2 dampers found in the F36 since 2018 and now the F34 and F38 too. GRIP dampers found in the mid-range forks will follow.Read More
Want to Work & Ride Here?

Want to Work & Ride Here?

 Shockcraft  18 November 2020 1:59:01 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.⁠

Shockcraft & Biken 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.⁠

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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
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