Keegan Wright is fresh off a status quo-wrecking 2017 season, piling on the enduro podiums and turning plenty of necks by winning the New Zealand Elite Downhill National Championship against a stacked lineup of World Cup movers and shakers. Here, Keegan faces off against some equally formidable characters—a pack of fierce Maori warriors. Their spear-wielding Wero challenge marks the beginning of a ceremonial Powhiri greeting. And passing the test means a ticket to ride. It’s a blessing this New Zealand native puts to good use across Rotorua’s raw, rugged trail systems.
This multipart series has Keegan test-driving his new Spartan across a few favorite trails, while showing you some of NZ’s best riding terrain.