Hailing from Zerode's home town of Rotorua, Sam is one of New Zealand's most exciting young riders. After a an early transgression into XC Sam has brought his energy and focus to enduro. This year he’ll be racing all rounds of EWS but may also been seen poaching the odd XC race in his baggies or showing the triple crown DH boys just how fast and smooth his Taniwha can get down a DH course.
Richie is adventure on two legs. If he's not out in the mountains he is dreaming of them and plotting his next epic adventure. He epitomizes the Zerode ideals of getting out there into beautiful places and just having fun on your bike
He is as renowned for his huge smile and his epic storytelling as he is for his super smooth riding. He aslo takes a pretty mean photo