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    Visiting NZ North Is. in Feb 2011

    I will be in NZ in Feb, 2011. I am debating wether or not to ship a mtb bike out... a single speed Ibis Tranny or a Santa Cruz Blur LT. Or just hire a bike. Suggestions?

    Additionally I would appreciate any information on suggested rides. I'll be staying at Mt. Maunganui for a month and I will have a car. What about club rides in the area or with in driving distance. Thanks.

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    If you are staying at Mt Manganui for a month then definately ship your bike over, would go with the Blur LT personally.

    Rotorua is only like 45 mins away by car, so is really easy to do every weekend, and just another hr on from Rotorua is Taupo which has some nice riding as well. Although once you have done Rotorua you will probably just keep coming back.

    Over 100km of single track, awesome.

    Web links for interest.
    http://www.riderotorua.com/index.php
    http://www.biketaupo.org.nz/componen...page/Itemid,1/
    Lots of videos on you tube as well http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...in+biking&aq=4

    Hope this helps, let me know if you need / want anymore info

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    I'm in Tauranga

    Yes if your here for that long & are able to get lots of riding time You might want your own bike.

    I'm in Tauranga approx 10 km from the Mt & go to Rotorua often,It is like Heaven to MTBers you could come over with us & we could show you around.

    Also if you have good lights bring them,night rides in the redwoods is fun.

    There is also a bit you can do in Tauranga that I could show you but to be honest if I was only going to be here for a month I would do as much riding in Rotorua as you can.

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    My .02 cents is bring the bike and go ride in Vegas

    It's pure heaven

    The Blur would be the best choice but as you might know the World Singlespeed Champs were in Rotorua yesterday so it's freak bike friendly if you have the legs.
    An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. Pliny the Younger (62 AD - 114 AD)

    Brian

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