Capita Neo Slasher Splitboard
Adventure is yours if you’re ready to put in a little work to get your fresh tracks. The Capita NEO Slasher Splitboard is the powder-thirsty carbon-infused splitty that dreams are made of, crafted for human-powered fresh tracks and out-there moments that make you go, “woah, dude”— and for the sickest performance up and down the hill. Its sintered Hyperdrive™ Base hates to waste snow and gravity, with special additives that make this base one for the ages.
Retail Sizes: 158, 161
Burton FT Stick Shift
Quick and nimble, yet loose and playful – it’s all about balance with the Family Tree’s first super short pow surfer designed specifically for women. Shorter, wider, and boasting a mid-range flex, the Stick Shift is great for speeding around every inch of the mountain, and slashing up a storm in the backcountry. Directional Flat Top delivers a loose, yet stable feel, while an early rise in the nose combines with a unique directional shape to deliver effortless float in fresh snow.
Full Suspension KONA PROCESS 153 AL 27.5
The Process has a long history of dominating the descents, and in its most recent iteration, it now has climbing manners more commonly attributed to shorter-travel bikes. No switches to flip, just pedal up efficiently, and then smash the descent. With a 160mm RockShox Yari fork and Deluxe RT shock, a SRAM 11-speed drivetrain, dropper post, WTB i29 rims, and tubeless-ready Maxxis Minions, the Process 153 will let you get out there and dominate from day one.
Niseko is fast becoming a popular destination for mountain biking, and we highly recommend the Process 153 for riding the Grand Hirafu MTB park. Thanks to its super plush suspension, ultra powerful brakes and other off-road features that will help increase confidence for any rider.
We are proud to offer a dedicated backcountry section at both Rhythm Summit and Rhythm Hakuba, offering a large selection of the latest backcountry equipment.
If you intend to access the backcountry terrain in the Niseko or Hakuba region then you are going to need the right backcountry gear. Niseko and Hakuba offer some of the best backcountry skiing in the world, from wide open bowls to perfectly spaced trees, the area has been blessed with perfect deep powder terrain. The resorts have easy to access “side country” areas so when the inbound fresh is all used up, it’s easy to find endless fresh turns accessed by touring skis with skins or snow shoes for the boarders. We always recommend using a local guide, such as Evergreen in Hakuba, or Black Diamond Tours in Niseko, to ensure your safety and also that you get to ride the best areas.
We stock the latest and greatest in backcountry gear and accessories, from well known brands, our images are just a sample of backcountry gear we sell in our stores, availability isn’t guaranteed so make sure you chat to our staff about what’s currently available. Remember, we also stock a full range of backcountry gear to rent.
Shovel Brands: BCA, Pieps
COMMENCAL ABSOLUT (DIRT JUMP BIKE)
Commencal’s Absolut Pike Dirt Jump Bike is a renowned bike that has given generations the joy of discovering of all types of terrain and learning the basics of riding a bike. The Absolut is strong, lightweight and has an aluminium frame with a unique geometry. Its recognised components make up an ultra-modern, contemporary bike that’s essential to have at the back of one’s garage.
Niseko is fast becoming a popular destination for mountain biking. We have the perfect bikes to cater for those who wish to ride either the cross-country trails, flow trails or for anyone hitting the Grand Hirafu MTB Park.
This bike is highly recommended for those riding the Rhythm Pump Track, and for established riders looking to ride the local Flow Trail.