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Ben Haselden

Ben Haselden

I'm an outdoor mad, adventure seeker who has ridden bikes, played with bikes, modified and fixed bikes. I've been around bikes since I was a child through racing, crashing and enjoying them.

Industry fallout

As I write this I find myself sitting in my lounge during another nationwide lockdown and stay at home orders. It's been 482 days since we were last in a hard lockdown, so we can consider ourselves pretty lucky in

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Pumped up

At near 40, I’ve managed to discover a new riding style and bike that I feel has refreshed my enthusiasm for riding like I was 16 again. Most 40 year olds these days seem to be loudly proclaiming the

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Trail Builder Diaries - Round 1

As promised, this series showcases the talents of our many trail builders around New Zealand and as you'll see too, the world. Unlike the latest Youtube trends with failing ratings on MTB channels who, have resorted to buying vans then

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Finding things out, the hard way

As unsponsored, weekend Mountain bikers, we've all googled how good is the quality of Chinese carbon products?. As a result, we've learn't about many a "mountain biker's" response in the internet forums describing their experience as positive and couldn't see

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