Monday , 10 August 2020

 
BIKES OF THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC – ALL THE STATS

BIKES OF THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC – ALL THE STATS

Although the 2020 Absa Cape Epic was cancelled 36 hours before the start due to Covid-19, 1274 of the 1372 participants that entered the world’s most prestigious mountain bike stage race completed the annual rider survey, which reveals that the value ...

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THE COVID-19 CHANGES YOU CAN EXPECT AT SA’S MTB RACES

THE COVID-19 CHANGES YOU CAN EXPECT AT SA’S MTB RACES

Face masks, smaller race fields, variable start times, virtual race briefings, bigger gaps between start batches, no-touch water points, cattle-spray sanitisers… These are just some of the changes mountain bikers can expect from events that will take ...

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LET’S RACE AGAIN! THESE MTB EVENTS ARE STILL GOING AHEAD IN 2020

LET’S RACE AGAIN! THESE MTB EVENTS ARE STILL GOING AHEAD IN 2020

Government restrictions in reaction to Covid-19 have seen a number of 2020 mountain bike events being cancelled or postponed. But hey, it’s only July! International cycle racing starts in Europe on 1 August. The South African Covid-19 peak is no doub ...

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WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

We have run a number of surveys over the past few years and in every survey that asks which tyres riders are currently using, or favour, Maxxis comes out tops. Our most recent survey had Maxxis tyres at 57.88% as the preferred choice, with the neares ...

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NEW SRAM EAGLE OFFERS EASIER GEAR, BUT DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

NEW SRAM EAGLE OFFERS EASIER GEAR, BUT DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

Have you ever thought while you were riding your mountain bike with a SRAM Eagle 1x12 drivetrain: “I definitely need an easier gear?” The overwhelming majority of mountain bikers we asked this question to in the past few days said ‘No’. So why then d ...

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COVID-19: THE SA BICYCLE MARKET IS BOTH SHAKEN AND STIRRED

COVID-19: THE SA BICYCLE MARKET IS BOTH SHAKEN AND STIRRED

Well that came out of nowhere! A national lockdown to manage the spread of the Covid-19 virus that’s changed the world and our world. Our world being the South African bicycle market. Has it been bad for us? Or has it, in a roundabout way, been good? ...

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HOW THE STRAVA CHANGES WILL AFFECT SOUTH AFRICANS

HOW THE STRAVA CHANGES WILL AFFECT SOUTH AFRICANS

Strava, the world’s largest endurance sport performance tracking app announced some big changes this past week. Second only to the Coronavirus pandemic in its effect on mountain bikers and road cyclists, the Strava changes have evoked passionate, pol ...

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WHY SANI2C CAN’T BE CANCELLED

WHY SANI2C CAN’T BE CANCELLED

Many major cycling events have been cancelled due to the government lockdown and social distancing restrictions that came into effect from mid-March. Not ideal, but understandable. It may not be the ideal time of year (think heat and rain in the KZN ...

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TOP SA CHEF RIDES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HIS STAFF

TOP SA CHEF RIDES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HIS STAFF

Top South African chef and committed mountain biker, David Higgs, will be doing a 361km ultra-endurance virtual cycle to raise funds for his staff, starting at 15h00 on Friday afternoon, 24 April 2020. David Higgs. Photo credit: ZC Marketing Consulti ...

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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 and Alex Howes spent the first couple of days in South Africa getting rea ...

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