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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?

 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.⁠

Photo credit: @ben.outside_aliveRead More
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
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