Video: Enduro Bike Thrashing at New Zealand’s Newest Bike Park

Sep 5, 2020
by Josh Birkenhake  

bigquotesWith no racing at the moment, my buddy and I went to check out New Zealand’s newest bike park “Middle Hill,” which opened at the end of last year in Kaikoura. With it being winter here, the park has stunning views of snowy mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. On top of that amazing trails which were perfect to show off what the Norco Sight was all about and truly capable off. Nils Heiniger

Nils doin Nils things
Nils' bike of choice, whether riding for fun or racing on the Enduro World Series, is the Norco Sight.

Nils doin Nils things

Nils doin Nils things
Nils doin Nils things

Nils doin Nils things

Nils doin Nils things

Nils doin Nils things
Photos: Josh Birkehake



57 Comments

  • 32 0
 That was insanely fast.
  • 2 0
 No kidding....talk about full attack....On that last jump even the rider thought he over cooked it from the sound that came out of him!
  • 11 0
 Well ridden, nice style !

So...

Nelson
Marlborough to pick up some wine
Kaikoura
Christchurch
Otago to pick up some more wine
Queenstown
and back

Sounds like a plan ?
  • 4 0
 Yeah buddy. I feel we need a PinkBike 'Kiwi Tour' of bike parks as soon as the borders re-open, just want to ride bikes abroad ASAP
  • 3 0
 @2pi theres a some good riding in marlborough to be had to my friend. But..... The wines not too bad either hahah
  • 2 0
 Good ciders and craft beers in Nelson too, and Wairoa Gorge bike park which was build on land donated by a billionaire to the local mtb club
  • 3 0
 Don't forget the Old Ghost road, Heaphy (if you're around in winter) and The Paparoa Trail.
  • 3 0
 @isaacfx: man even the billionaires are cool in NZ. Can't you just once be uncool at one thing? Just once?
  • 1 0
 @GruntaNZ: Good to know ! And then there's Rotorua and more. All that combined with Tasi would make a hell of an epic bike trip Smile
  • 1 0
 @TobiasHandcock: Old ghost road is awesome, don't forget about dunners and Alex some good riding there too!
  • 1 0
 Yeah don't forget the craft beer!
  • 1 0
 Be sure to hit up Wanaka! And visit the knife-making with Steve in Barrytown near Punakaiki. He has great moonshine to end the day too!
  • 1 0
 @jpwilbur9: yes sticky forrest and glendu bay bike park in wanaka are some of the best tracks iv ridden and iv been everywhere around new zealand

a very underated place the tracks are world class
  • 11 1
 So what we're saying is, I need to go back to NZ?
  • 9 5
 yea. good luck dosent sound like the gov has any plans to open the border any time soon.
  • 2 0
 @Jabbatan thankfully we get a chance to change that in a month or so!
  • 9 0
 Norco, No gloves, I just need hucking off a toyota corolla and I've got a line in Kiwi Bingo
  • 7 0
 Stupid fast.
  • 4 0
 Flat out, effortless style and that last step down to near-flat was crazy. Great riding and filming/editing.
  • 5 0
 Holy moly felt like a Semenuk video. Very well done and very good riding.
  • 5 0
 Rapid
  • 5 3
 lol. seem weird that he is riding a norco when it is near impossible to get a norco in nz thats not on the shop floor. the nz norco distributor can't get anything for you.
  • 3 0
 They are useless. My local shop had to order mine direct from canada.
  • 1 0
 @panaphonic: what shop is this?
  • 1 0
 @Jabbatan: Was Kiwivelo.
  • 2 0
 It's because they have just changed distributor and the new company is terrible
  • 1 0
 @panaphonic: oh yea you in welly?
  • 1 0
 @Jabbatan: no I'm in Christchurch, but the old company that did them, Marleen wholesalers, were based here in chch. But they are now distributed by an large australian company that are nowhere near as good
  • 1 0
 I thought 99 bikes have them, looks like in stock, bikes just in short supply.
  • 2 1
 @blackapturphoto: of coarse it wold be an aussie company smh
  • 2 0
 @blackapturphoto: the norco customer service is shit
cannot get in touch with them and neither can 2 dealers i have talked to
  • 4 0
 Ah... I miss NZ especially that Fat Bastard from BurgerFuel Lol!
  • 3 0
 Have seen this guy gapping gaps not meant to be gapped at Christchurch bike park. Guy knows how to ride a bike!
  • 2 0
 Wow, super fast riding and beautiful scenery. Need to check out NZ one day and become a pro enduro rider ????
  • 2 0
 That last step down at 1.35.... crazy speed! Love it! Makes me wanna pin it somewhere. Well done.
  • 3 0
 Middle hill bike park is epic!
  • 2 0
 That bar hump skid at the end though
  • 3 0
 Ok now I need to go ride
  • 3 0
 Oh my god he was hauling
  • 2 0
 Guy with style goes fast as f
  • 2 0
 Best video I've seen in weeks!
  • 4 3
 Just open the boarders to us Aussies please!!!!!
  • 13 52
flag Jabbatan (Sep 5, 2020 at 2:00) (Below Threshold)
 ask lord horse teeth (Jacinda Ardern)
  • 16 4
 @Jabbatan: I stood at the waters edge of the golf coast and shouted JACINDA! But neigh, she did not reply
  • 6 0
 Beat the AB's in Rugby and they'll let you in....
  • 3 1
 Yeah nah.
  • 2 0
 Once you can sort Victoria out maybe...
  • 1 0
 @BenSandle: haha. Victoria is no longer part of Australia.
  • 4 0
 @Jabbatan: bro i love how you have 52 downvotes, no doubt they are all from people from other countries that have read the news and thought the bich saved us all
  • 4 0
 @Curse-of-the-foot-long-sub: yep. spot on! 100% agree
  • 1 0
 Hows the riding on it? Siiiik fast.
  • 2 0
 final huck was massive!
  • 2 0
 On. The. Gas!
  • 1 0
 That was so damn quick. Impressive!
  • 1 0
 Dude is Pinned
  • 1 0
 Yeah, Middle Hill!!
  • 3 4
 yay better go check this out. just gotta pop down on the ferry

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