Welcome to Nzo!

Nzo Dobies - "a signature piece of kiwi mountain biking kit"

That is what Spoke magazine said about the product that put us on the map.

Nzo's completely unique design - if we have a trademark product, this is it. 

Unbelievable comfort in a short that can be used in a variety of ways to suit the ride and the conditions. Dobies are a unisex light padded trail short. LEARN MORE 

Don't try this at home

When Nzo got started we had a shop of our own. It was a long shot, there were nowhere enough mountain bikers to support that idea at the time, but we learned a lot. One of the very good things aboutRead more

Big, fat, and under control

Here is a thing that happened on the weekend which I did not expect. Back-story: I have a beloved bike called a Surly Krampus. It is a steel-framed thing with no suspension, and big tyres on 29”Read more

Adjustments on the fly

On Sunday I met my mate G and we headed up into the forest for a couple of hours. That day there was a huge Enduro event in the forest, the local club’s ‘2W’, which sells out the 650 placesRead more

Jeff is a treasure

One of the key figures in the Rotorua bike scene has suffered a medical event that has put him out of action for a while, and we are all sending positive energy his way for a good recovery. JeffRead more

Etiquette for passing...not

It was so hot on Tuesday we shot out to the Blue Lake for a dip after work, and I took the opportunity to test out one of my Forest Loop variants. I was rolling along on my return voyage when IRead more

Nzo's Black Friday!

It’s Black Friday week! Well, we think it is. A quick wiki confirmed Black Friday as any Friday that falls on the thirteenth of the month. Apparently there is always one per year, but some unfortunRead more

The History of Dobies

While fossicking through some archive folders in a search for something - I don’t remember what - I found two interesting relics from prehistory. One is the original drawing outlining what wouldRead more

Ma Te Wa

Last night I even went for the season’s first after-work ride. Unlike some of my after-work efforts, this one started outside of what normal people consider to be working hours. The goal was to ridRead more

Every order plants a tree!

We are excited to be teaming up with Rotorua organisation TipuWai to plant native trees on behalf of our customers! We have been thinking about ways to offset the environmental costs of what we do Read more

Five thousand kilometres is a fair innings

I had an entertaining exchange a few weeks ago with an Nzo customer. He was writing to enquire about the fabrics we use in our shorts, and whether we had improved what we use since he ordered theRead more

Cold turkey

We all agree 2020 was a weird year, hard to top for strangeness. 2021 nudged me in the ribs and said “hold my beer”. Right at the outset, I got notified I had a health problem. It is fixable, andRead more

The Big Question!

We get a lot of emails asking various questions, and among the most frequent is “what should I order, Dobies or Sifters?”  The question usually includes a fairly detailed explanation of theRead more
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