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  • TEN BURNING QUESTIONS: AMY BETH MCDOUGALL, THE FIGHTER

    TEN BURNING QUESTIONS: AMY BETH MCDOUGALL, THE FIGHTER

    At 1.60m, Amy Beth may be small in stature, but that belies the size of the fight she is able to tap into when racing, as well as a love of riding for the pure joy of it. Starting ...

  • WOMEN’S BIB-SHORTS, THE TREAD TEST

    WOMEN’S BIB-SHORTS, THE TREAD TEST

    It’s a bit of a dilemma for many women – ride in bib-shorts or ride in regular shorts? For more experienced female mountain bikers, it’s bib-shorts all the way. They stay in place ...

  • dear burry

    dear burry

    it’s been five years since you left us so suddenly. we still think about you often. each time we talk about you, we feel a hollowness in our stomachs because you should still be he ...

  • TESTED: BLS EXCLUSIVE VELORACING BAG

    TESTED: BLS EXCLUSIVE VELORACING BAG

    After we tested the BLS VeloRacing Bag and waxed lyrical about it’s modular design and organisational ability, BLS sent us their ‘exclusive’ version for us to test. What’s in a nam ...

TEN BURNING QUESTIONS: AMY BETH MCDOUGALL, THE FIGHTER

TEN BURNING QUESTIONS: AMY BETH MCDOUGALL, THE FIGHTER

At 1.60m, Amy Beth may be small in stature, but that belies the size of the fight she is able to tap into when racing, as well as a love of riding for the pure joy of it. Starting ...

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WOMEN’S BIB-SHORTS, THE TREAD TEST

WOMEN’S BIB-SHORTS, THE TREAD TEST

It’s a bit of a dilemma for many women – ride in bib-shorts or ride in regular shorts? For more experienced female mountain bikers, it’s bib-shorts all the way. They stay in place ...

Read More »
dear burry

dear burry

it’s been five years since you left us so suddenly. we still think about you often. each time we talk about you, we feel a hollowness in our stomachs because you should still be h ...

Read More »
TESTED: BLS EXCLUSIVE VELORACING BAG

TESTED: BLS EXCLUSIVE VELORACING BAG

After we tested the BLS VeloRacing Bag and waxed lyrical about it’s modular design and organisational ability, BLS sent us their ‘exclusive’ version for us to test. What’s in a na ...

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TESTED: BONTRAGER XR TYRES

TESTED: BONTRAGER XR TYRES

When you think of tyres, Bontrager probably isn’t top of your mind. When TREK South Africa sent us three sets of Bontrager tyres, we didn’t rush to fit them to our test bikes. XR1 ...

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INDUSTRY: TREK’S POWERFLY FS 9 RAISES THE E-MTB STAKES

INDUSTRY: TREK’S POWERFLY FS 9 RAISES THE E-MTB STAKES

TREK enters the South African summer with the arrival of its new Powerfly, e-MTB, a refined version of its predecessor (which we overviewed at Trek's launch) that’s sleeker, has m ...

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ATHLETE BLOG: PIKETBOBERG’S THE U STAGE RACE, NIRVANA FOR NICO ZEN

ATHLETE BLOG: PIKETBOBERG’S THE U STAGE RACE, NIRVANA FOR NICO ZEN

On the doorstep of Cape Town the Piketboberg trails have emerged as some of the best technical, fun and scenic riding you can find in South Africa. In one word you can describe it ...

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INDUSTRY: BONTRAGER’S HOT GEAR

INDUSTRY: BONTRAGER’S HOT GEAR

COOL JUST GOT AERO Expect to see an increasing number of the Bontrager Velocis MIPS lids on the heads of committed South African marathon and stage racers over the coming months… ...

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ROOKIE PROJECT: STRAVA–TION, THE ENEMY WITHIN

ROOKIE PROJECT: STRAVA–TION, THE ENEMY WITHIN

A few months back we went undercover and infiltrated the underground networks of Strava Premium. While our operation yielded invaluable intel, we discovered that it didn’t come wi ...

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INDUSTRY: THE SA MOUNTAIN BIKER’S ROAD-TRIP GUIDE

INDUSTRY: THE SA MOUNTAIN BIKER’S ROAD-TRIP GUIDE

Road trips with mountain bikes are the best kind of road trips. There’s always a great sense of anticipation of riding a new trail in a different part of your province, or even in ...

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