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 ...

GIRO BRAVO LONG-FINGER GLOVES

GIRO BRAVO LONG-FINGER GLOVES

  Giro’s Bravo gloves offer generous padding for those that like that bike contact point a little on the soft side. As with Giro’s other gloves, they’ve been constructed with ...

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TRAINING: FRESH PERSPECTIVE – STRAVA

TRAINING: FRESH PERSPECTIVE – STRAVA

  Facebook and twitter, online communities that have become a part of our daily lives. After hearing the mention of Strava more and more often, I decided to create a profile ...

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BONTRAGER RXL SHOES

BONTRAGER RXL SHOES

  White mountain bike shoes are simultaneously impractical and audacious. And when you first ride in them, you cringe a little when you hit the first section of mud. But then you ...

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CLUTTER: WHEEL SIZE – THE LOWDOWN

CLUTTER: WHEEL SIZE – THE LOWDOWN

  The arrival of the 27.5 (650b) wheel size has added further debate to an already dynamic industry and confusion among consumers is at an all-time high. We break it all down ...

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A BEER WITH: DIRK OERLEMANS

A BEER WITH: DIRK OERLEMANS

  Such has been the rapid growth of mountain biking over the past few years that bike servicing and repair has earned itself a category all of its own. It’s gap in the market ...

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SPECIALIZED FSR CAMBER COMP CARBON

SPECIALIZED FSR CAMBER COMP CARBON

  We tested the first generation aluminium FSR Camber Comp over two years ago. At the time, the 29er wheelsize was still quite fresh. We got to ride an updated 2013 model ­– ...

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TRAVEL: FEMALE ESCAPE, WARTRAIL TOUR

TRAVEL: FEMALE ESCAPE, WARTRAIL TOUR

  As we neared the top of the climb to Lunden’s Nek Pass at 2 162 metres above sea level, each rider had that look of determination etched across their face. They could see t ...

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BURRY STANDER TRIBUTE: FAREWELL TO A LEGEND

BURRY STANDER TRIBUTE: FAREWELL TO A LEGEND

Photo: sven martin/cape epic/sportzpics “love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening. but no matter how hard death tries, it can’t separate people f ...

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BURRY STANDER MEMORIAL RIDES ROSTER

BURRY STANDER MEMORIAL RIDES ROSTER

  On 3 January this year, South African cycling great, Burry Stander, lost his life when he collided with a minibus taxi as he was completing a training ride. Burry was just ...

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AFTERTHOUGHT: WHEN CULTURES COLLIDE

AFTERTHOUGHT: WHEN CULTURES COLLIDE

  Steve Forster wrote this some time back for his buddies. We related to it and thought it should be shared… Time to report on what it is like to be a mountain biker on a 5am ...

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