Sunday , 25 October 2020

 
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 geometry. Then e-Bikes. Then electronic shifting. Mountain biking is und ...

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THIS IS WHY SPORTS EVENTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

THIS IS WHY SPORTS EVENTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

How do you make the best mountain bike and trail running events in the world even better? You acknowledge that they’re world class and shift your focus to giving your entrants something back in exchange for their loyalty. A South African events compa ...

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THE SAFFA WORLD’S MEDAL HUNT IS ON

THE SAFFA WORLD’S MEDAL HUNT IS ON

The deep end. That’s what it is. This week a couple hundred of the world’s best mountain bike racers will all jump in the deep end of the most tumultuous year of our time and contest the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Champs. Some will flounder and som ...

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KING PRICE STEPS IN AS NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT SPONSOR

KING PRICE STEPS IN AS NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT SPONSOR

Leading insurer, King Price, has increased its investment in mountain biking by taking on the title sponsorship of some of South Africa’s premier mountain bike events. In a three-year deal (starting in 2021), King Price will take over as the title sp ...

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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. That’s some domination. Why is Specialized so successful in South Afri ...

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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 traction in its quest to meaningfully enhance the lives of adventure-based ath ...

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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 three editions between 30 October and 8 November 2020. “Over recent weeks ...

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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 bicycles soared. But bicycle retailers are heading into a traditionally busy s ...

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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 time, money and energy into preparing for the demanding eight-day race. A ...

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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 to fulfil demands of a certain type of riding. Different bikes for diff ...

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