Wednesday , 3 June 2020

 

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  • SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

    SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

    Inventor of SPD, the most widely used mountain bike pedal in the world, Shimano is also one of the leading cycling footwear brands, offering a wide range of shoes to suit all level ...

  • REVIEWED: ICE STANDZ HOME TRAINER STAND

    REVIEWED: ICE STANDZ HOME TRAINER STAND

    Only if you have spent time on a smart trainer will you know that one of the greatest challenges is finding something on which to firmly place your device (laptop, iPad or smart ph ...

  • THERE’S A BEAUTIFUL IDIOT IN ALL OF US

    THERE’S A BEAUTIFUL IDIOT IN ALL OF US

    “When does it start? That thing inside us that tells us to go faster, or further? To get there first, or take the long way around? Is it always there, or do those feelings spark so ...

  • CELEBRATING WORLD BICYCLE DAY

    CELEBRATING WORLD BICYCLE DAY

    The simple act of riding a bicycle is a pleasure that many people have come to fully appreciate during 2020. With the unexpected shock to our personal lives that the Coronavirus CO ...

THE LUKE MOIR LOCKDOWN REGIME

THE LUKE MOIR LOCKDOWN REGIME

With a fifth place at the 2019 Junior Men’s XCO World Champs and the UCI No.1 ranking at the start of 2020, his final year as a Junior, Luke Moir is in lockdown, but his ambition ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020: #14

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020: #14

We’re fortunate to have such a variety of mountain bike trails in South Africa. From inner-city mountain bike parks to remote wilderness trails, from free-to-ride trails on public ...

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SPECIALIZED BICYCLES AFRICA STEPS UP TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT BICYCLE RETAILERS AND RIDERS

SPECIALIZED BICYCLES AFRICA STEPS UP TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT BICYCLE RETAILERS AND RIDERS

Amid the chaos and uncertainty unleashed on the economy by COVID-19 Specialized Bicycles Africa has taken significant steps to support their employees, retail partners and custome ...

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EF PRO RACING’S ABSA CAPE EPIC 2020 VIDEO

EF PRO RACING’S ABSA CAPE EPIC 2020 VIDEO

The trip marked the first time in South Africa for our team, and we’re sure it won’t be the last. From the moment we landed in Cape Town, we felt a warm welcome. Lachlan Morton an ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020: #15

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020: #15

We’re fortunate to have such a variety of mountain bike trails in South Africa. From inner-city mountain bike parks to remote wilderness trails, from free-to-ride trails on public ...

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RIDDEN AND RATED: CANNONDALE SCALPEL CARBON SI3

RIDDEN AND RATED: CANNONDALE SCALPEL CARBON SI3

The Cannondale Scalpel has become one of the most potent XCO and XCM bikes in the world. We’ve been riding some recent models and have been consistently impressed. But we figured ...

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EBIKES ARE HEAVY. YES, BUT THEY’RE STILL AGILE

EBIKES ARE HEAVY. YES, BUT THEY’RE STILL AGILE

We know eBikes are heavier. Santa Cruz’s Heckler weighs just over 21kg, on the lighter end of most ‘regular’ eBike weights, but still a bag and a half of dog cubes heavier than a ...

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SANTA CRUZ HECKLER: THE LAUNCH AND THE BACKLASH

SANTA CRUZ HECKLER: THE LAUNCH AND THE BACKLASH

On 11 February 2020, Santa Cruz launched its first eBike, the Heckler. The move says a lot about Santa Cruz; the polarised reception says a lot about Santa Cruz’s (largely US) mar ...

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ABSA CAPE EPIC DAY TRIPPERS EXPERIENCE AWAITS SPORTS SCIENCE BOSS

ABSA CAPE EPIC DAY TRIPPERS EXPERIENCE AWAITS SPORTS SCIENCE BOSS

Phathokuhle Zondi is the CEO of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), where world-class progress in Sports Science happens on a daily basis, including the coaching ...

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NICOLE CAPPER TO GET A TASTE OF THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

NICOLE CAPPER TO GET A TASTE OF THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

Former Mrs South Africa and Survivor runner-up, Nicole Capper, is on a mission to conquer more mountains in 2020, including some of the rugged slopes of the Absa Cape Epic. The ke ...

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