Stories of Zane riding his Mountain Bike in New Zealand


Hi, I am Zane and this is my blog about the mountain bike riding I do. I am based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I have been mountain biking since 1987. I used to race and have done a lot of riding here in NZ and have worked as a mountain bike guide around the world for a number of years.  These days I love getting out on epic back country single track and don’t mind a bit of hike-a-bike to access great bits of track. I do some work as a mountain bike skills coach for and love mountain biking.   





10 responses

  1. Hi

    Enjoy reading your blog and love the photos. At first I thought you were local with all the UK place names but alas I’ll not be seeking out your trails during a weekend trip!



    December 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    • mountainbikingzane

      Hi Mike,

      Glad you like the blog! I can see how the names would get confusing. I think the first few boat loads of British were a bit home sick and there are UK place names scattered all over NZ. I would recommend taking at least a month to seek our trails if you wanted to come all the way from the UK!

      December 3, 2009 at 7:45 am

  2. Frank

    Hi Zane

    awhile ago I heard you posted up home made tubeless fluid instructions can you email me the weblink?

    cheers Frank

    May 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm

  3. Brent neilson

    Can you tell me who the guy is on the yellow gearbox bike? I would like to talk to him about the frame.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:23 am

    • Zane

      That would be Richard Goldsbury riding an ASP frame. Alfine hub driven. Made here in Chch.

      March 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm

  4. Hi Zane, odd question perhaps, but I’m interested in talking with the Mr. Goldsbury you mention. I’m interested in building a jackshaft bike similar to his. Here’s a rig I built last year, I am finding I am tired of riding a hardtail, and don’t like all the gear hub weight in the back.

    Would have just messaged you privately but apparently I suck at wordpress.

    September 9, 2013 at 3:54 am

  5. Julien

    Hi Zane,

    With my wife, we are going to ride in new zealand next march. Are agree to give us some advices to find the good trails ?
    We could give goods advices for mountain biking in france… And take you on our trail 😉

    January 18, 2015 at 2:25 am

    • Zane

      Hi Julien. I can give you some advice about where to find some good riding in NZ and may even be able to show you some trails myself. When are you coming here and where are you planning to travel in NZ?

      January 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm

  6. Julien

    Hi Zane,
    We are going to begin our trip in Christchurch march 10th . We will spend 10 days in south Island between Queenstown, Craigie burn forest, Abel tasman park, Nelson, Picton.

    After we are going to ride 10 days in the north (Taupo Rotorua, Bay of islands). We take off from Aukland March 30.

    what could you advice to us ?
    It would be very nice to ride with you !!!!


    January 21, 2015 at 7:47 am

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