Zombie Archive: 2016

Joe Simpson Top Fives

Joe Simpson Top Fives

Over the years we’ve run a series of top fives with different riders around the country, keeping that tradition alive we have a new set of Top Fives on the site. This time with Taupo’s very own Joe Simpson, and we’re doing things a bit different this time with a few people contributing to spice things up — Joe’s shredder and one good dude so I’m stoked to bring you his Top Fives,

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The George Bolter Bike Check

The George Bolter Bike Check

It’s been in the works for a while, I guess good things do take time, so here it finally is, the George Bolter bike check! Enjoy!

Describe your bike for us… What are some preferences for your bike set up?
Fast, roomy and ready to Roast! 33-9 gearing to go fast,

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Tim Whites Old School S&M Holmes

Tim Whites Old School S&M Holmes

We caught up with owner of T.Whites Bikes Tim White to check out his latest Old School S&M Holmes build. Enjoy!

Alright Tim White, so this bike is somewhat a replica of what you use to shred in the 90’s, what made you decide to build this bike?
Well, it’s my full time job restoring bicycles,

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Liam Marshall – Mini Interview

Liam Marshall – Mini Interview

Name, age, years riding and where you’re from?
Liam Marshall, age 21, riding 10 years, from West Auckland.

How long have you been riding for Colony?
I got on Colony start of 2012 so 4 years now.

What to you is special about Colony,

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Richard Hill’s Fungus Bike Co Seta

Richard Hill’s Fungus Bike Co Seta

Frame: Fungus Bike Co Seta 20.9TT (ED black)
Fork: Odyssey Race (black)
Headset: Fungus Bike Co integrated (black)
Stem: S&M Lil Redneck (yeah go on… its black)
Bars: Fungus Bike Co Ape Hanger 9” Rise (ED black)
Grips: Fungus Bike Co V1  (black)
Lever: Dia-Compe DJ77 (black)
Cable: Colony linear (laser Fungus green)
Caliper: Odyssey Springfield (black)
Seatpost clamp: Built in
Seatpost: Fungus Bike Co pivotal (sandblasted ED black)
Seat: Bone Deth Vibrator slim (leopard print)
Cranks: Premium 48 spline 175mm (black… and over ten years old)
Pedals: Primo Josh Stricker alloy (black… one pinless side on left pedal for dem grinds)
Chainwheel: Madera spline drive 25T (graffiti print)
Chain: KMC (chrome and also old!)
Rear wheel: Profile Mini 9T (S &

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Summer Ritual: The Wallrides

Summer Ritual: The Wallrides

Its become a ritual every summer to make a visit to The Wallrides which are nestled deep in the bush on the outskirts of Auckland City. With summer soon to disappear the call was made to make the journey out on the weekend just been. A small crew of Auckland riders got together along with two riders from Portland,

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Gorge Road Trails Jam Photos

Gorge Road Trails Jam Photos

Nathan Beddows shot a bunch of photos at the recent Queenstown Gorge Road Trails Jam, and being the rad guy he is he sent through a bunch to share here on Zombie. Cheers Nathan!

The Etnies and Fox NZ Road Trip – Part 1

The Etnies and Fox NZ Road Trip – Part 1

The Etnies and Fox NZ crew are busy road tripping to the prestigious Farm Jam event in the South Island.

They have legendary photographer, Nathan Beddows Documenting the trip with them. They have so far hit up Wanaka and QT bowl and will be smashing Gorge road and the Frew farm over the next few days!

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Permasummer

Permasummer

Permasummer is a Zine 5 years in the making from North America. It’s made of 80 pages of warm colour with over 40 contributors from around the globe including New Zealand.

“Theres this thing that goes on when you’re a certain age, your thoughts run amok, you go on trips, trips take you,

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Craig Stevens T-1 Barcode

Craig Stevens T-1 Barcode

Describe your bike for us… What are some preferences for your bike set up?
I ride a T1- Barcode littered in Profile components with a splash of bicycle union Peppering. Its classic geometry on a classic bike, built to go really fast and really high. Nothing Twitchy or gimmicky about it. Its the sort of bike that you can roll up to any session on and tell people to Shut up and sit down!

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New Year New Edits..

Welcome back & welcome to 2016!

It’s hard to believe it’s 2016.. which means it’s been 12 years of blogging here on Zombie and over 3000 post, what the hell! who would have thought we’d make it that far? I for one sure as hell did not! Anyway lets hope we make it another year!

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