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LOVE BIKES? NEED AN INCOME? WHY NOT BECOME A BICYCLE MECHANIC?

LOVE BIKES? NEED AN INCOME? WHY NOT BECOME A BICYCLE MECHANIC?

Covid-19 rightfully gets a lot of negative publicity. But the lockdowns and significant changes to our plans and goals have helped many to take stock of what’s really important. T ...

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ONLY ONE BOTTLE CAGE: IS THIS STILL A DEAL BREAKER?

ONLY ONE BOTTLE CAGE: IS THIS STILL A DEAL BREAKER?

In South Africa, where endurance mountain biking still dominates the market, two bottle cages inside the bike’s frame has become a critical feature for many. Some bike brands offe ...

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YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

First it was tubeless tyres. Then disc brakes. Then 29-inch wheels. Then 2x drivetrains. Then 650B and 650B Plus wheels. Then 1x drivetrains. Then Boost-width hubs. Then slacker g ...

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SOUTH AFRICAN ‘GRAVEL’ BRAND FINDS GLOBAL TRACTION

SOUTH AFRICAN ‘GRAVEL’ BRAND FINDS GLOBAL TRACTION

Gravel riding has been gaining popularity over the past five years, largely driven by the United States, where gravel racing has caught on in a big way, stimulating a fresh bicycl ...

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BROKEN BOA SHOE FASTENER? THEN CHECK THIS OUT!

BROKEN BOA SHOE FASTENER? THEN CHECK THIS OUT!

Many mountain bike and road shoes come with the Boa fastening system that works really well in the way that it incrementally tightens (and loosens) your shoes so that you can achi ...

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SHORT REVIEW: ADIDAS SP0002 COMPETITION EYEWEAR

SHORT REVIEW: ADIDAS SP0002 COMPETITION EYEWEAR

Once a dominant player in cycling (remember the Evil Eye and Evil Eye Pro?), Adidas has shifted its attention to making sports eyewear that’s suited to more than one sport. We spe ...

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SHORT REVIEW: BONTRAGER PEDALS

SHORT REVIEW: BONTRAGER PEDALS

When you think of Bontrager, you don’t automatically think of pedals, but the component brand of TREK Bikes makes a range of pedals for road cycling and mountain biking. We have b ...

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THE LOWDOWN ON SRAM’S DRIVETRAINS

THE LOWDOWN ON SRAM’S DRIVETRAINS

If it wasn’t for SRAM, we’d probably be holding cross-shifting support groups by now. SRAM revolutionised the mountain bike drivetrain and we’ll be forever grateful. Now offering ...

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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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GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC

GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC

You don’t spend months training for the Absa Cape Epic only to arrive at the start of the world’s most prestigious mountain bike stage race with inferior gear. Although the 2020 e ...

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