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WHY IS SPECIALIZED SO SUCCESSFUL IN SOUTH AFRICA?

WHY IS SPECIALIZED SO SUCCESSFUL IN SOUTH AFRICA?

In South African mountain biking, Specialized is the most popular brand in bikes, helmets, shoes and gloves. Specialized is also among the most popular in tyres, socks and shorts. ...

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REVIEWED: POLAR GRIT X MULTISPORT SMART WATCH

REVIEWED: POLAR GRIT X MULTISPORT SMART WATCH

Polar has never really been a top-of-mind brand for mountain bikers. But the Grit X, a robust GPS smart watch, launched a few months ago, is helping the Finnish brand gain tractio ...

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ANOTHER MAJOR STAGE RACE FALLS VICTIM TO COVID-19

ANOTHER MAJOR STAGE RACE FALLS VICTIM TO COVID-19

The 2020 FNB Wines2Whales mountain bike stage race has been cancelled. The decision was made known on Friday 28 August to entrants of the event, which was due to take place in thr ...

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SA BICYCLE INDUSTRY FACES UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGE

SA BICYCLE INDUSTRY FACES UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGE

Covid-19 gave the South African bicycle industry it best winter ever, with a number of bicycle stores surpassing peak December sales in normally quiet months as demand for bicycle ...

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2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

The 2020 Absa Cape Epic was cancelled just 36 hours before it was due to start because of precautions relating to the Covid-19 virus. Over 1300 riders invested huge amounts of tim ...

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WHY THE TOP FUEL IS TREK’S SUPREME ALLROUNDER

WHY THE TOP FUEL IS TREK’S SUPREME ALLROUNDER

There was a time when your mountain bike did everything because there was just ‘the mountain bike’. Now, there are subcategories of subcategories of mountain bikes, each designed ...

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BIKES OF THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC – ALL THE STATS

BIKES OF THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC – ALL THE STATS

Although the 2020 Absa Cape Epic was cancelled 36 hours before the start due to Covid-19, 1274 of the 1372 participants that entered the world’s most prestigious mountain bike sta ...

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THE COVID-19 CHANGES YOU CAN EXPECT AT SA’S MTB RACES

THE COVID-19 CHANGES YOU CAN EXPECT AT SA’S MTB RACES

Face masks, smaller race fields, variable start times, virtual race briefings, bigger gaps between start batches, no-touch water points, cattle-spray sanitisers… These are just so ...

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LET’S RACE AGAIN! THESE MTB EVENTS ARE STILL GOING AHEAD IN 2020

LET’S RACE AGAIN! THESE MTB EVENTS ARE STILL GOING AHEAD IN 2020

Government restrictions in reaction to Covid-19 have seen a number of 2020 mountain bike events being cancelled or postponed. But hey, it’s only July! International cycle racing s ...

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WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

We have run a number of surveys over the past few years and in every survey that asks which tyres riders are currently using, or favour, Maxxis comes out tops. Our most recent sur ...

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