Tour Aotearoa is one of the world’s great bikepacking trips: stretching 3,000 km from Cape Reinga to Bluff it follows a combination of cycle trails, tracks, paths and lanes connected by the most enjoyable country roads available.

The Tour Aotearoa route is designed to highlight the best New Zealand Cycle Trail Great Rides, Heartland Rides, and quiet back country roads. The route was/is designed by Jonathan Kennett, a New Zealand cycling guidebook writer.

A Tour Aotearoa Brevet event is also organised in February each year. The 2023 event starts in waves of 100 people per day. Riders are supposed to take no more than 30 days to finish. You can track participants progress down the country at: touraotearoa2023.maprogress.com

Sign up to receive email updates about the Tour Aotearoa Brevet event. Note – signing up for email updates is not the same as entering the event!

Bike Fitting For The TA

Bike fitting for the TA or any long distance cycle touring event is a little different to a standard bike fit

The main difference with cycle touring vs your usual road or mtb event is that you are in the saddle and riding back to back every day meaning the fit has no margin for error. Components we all take for granted such as saddles and shoes can either make you or break you. We have been fitting TA and Bike Packing cyclists for many years and on the run up to the Tour Aotearoa we will be fitting an average of 6-8 riders per week for this particular event. We will run through the following with you during the fit to ensure you can complete the ride pain and injury free.

 

  • The Correct Handlebar and Aerobar Setup including Ergo grips and Bar Ends
  • Correct Shoe and pedal Selection for your Foot Type, Experience and Riding Style
  • Pre Purchase Assessment and an ideal bike list inc sizes and models + a Bike CAD Drawing.
  • Wiva W3-S Saddle Selection Fit + a list of recommended Touring saddles
  • Bike Fit interview + Multi page fit assessment report
  • Body posture check
  • Saddle height adjustment
  • Fore/Aft adjustment
  • Cleat Adjustments
  • Pre and post fit video analysis

OUR TA FIT OPTIONS

ADVANCED TA BIKE PACKING FIT – $299 (2.5 Hours)

Our Advanced TA Bike Packing Fit is is aimed at the person riding the Tour Aotearoa or a similar event and done using our fully adjustable custom fit cycle, The Custom fit cycle is one of the most accurate systems in the world, The Fit Cycle can be fully adjusted to your bodies ideal position creating a custom template for your ideal position.. Your posture is monitored and all your body Angles are fine tuned to the nearest degree making you very comfortable but also extremely powerful. The measurements are then transferred over to your bike one by one.

IDEAL FOR: CYCLE TOURING | BIKE PACKING | TA

Includes:

  • This fit is carried out on our custom size cycle to achieve the most perfect custom setup possible
  • The Correct Handlebar and Aerobar Setup including Ergo grips and Bar Ends
  • Correct Shoe and pedal Selection for your Foot Type, Experience and Riding Style
  • Bike CAD Drawing with a list of bike options
  • Wiva W3-S Saddle Selection Fit + a list of recommended Touring saddles
  • Bike Fit interview + Multi page fit assessment report
  • Body posture check
  • Saddle height adjustment
  • Fore/Aft adjustment
  • Cleat Adjustments
  • Pre and post fit video analysis

STANDARD TA BIKE PACKING FIT – $199 (1.45 Hours)

Our Standard TA Bike Packing Fit is is aimed at the person riding the Tour Aotearoa or a similar event looking for some general improvements to position and efficiency on their bike, we cover everything from the feet to the shoulders. You will be amazed at the difference these adjustments can make to your overall cycling enjoyment.

IDEAL FOR: CYCLE TOURING | BIKE PACKING | TA

Includes:

  • The Correct Handlebar and Aerobar Setup including Ergo grips and Bar Ends
  • Correct Shoe and pedal Selection for your Foot Type, Experience and Riding Style
  • Wiva W3-S Saddle Selection Fit + a list of recommended Touring saddles
  • Bike Fit interview + Multi page fit assessment report
  • Body posture check
  • Saddle height adjustment
  • Fore/Aft adjustment
  • Cleat Adjustments
  • Pre and post fit video analysis

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