Tuesday , 17 September 2019

INDUSTRY: GIANT INTRODUCE NEW ANTHEM 29 RANGE

INDUSTRY: GIANT INTRODUCE NEW ANTHEM 29 RANGE

When it was first introduced in 2005, the Giant Anthem expanded the limits of what cross-country bikes could do. With its lightweight frame and groundbreaking Maestro Suspension t ...

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GREG MINNAAR ON THE PROS (AND CON) OF 29-INCH DH WHEELS

GREG MINNAAR ON THE PROS (AND CON) OF 29-INCH DH WHEELS

This past weekend, South African Greg Minnaar became the first rider to win a Downhill World Cup race on a 29-inch wheel bike. Not surprisingly, his record-extending success has b ...

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MONGOOSE SALVO 9R EXPERT

MONGOOSE SALVO 9R EXPERT

It’s been a long, long time since we last rode a Mongoose mountain bike (the Teocali for a TREAD review back in 2010 – Issue 7). Primarily a BMX brand in this country, Mongoose co ...

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THE REAL REASON NINO SCHURTER SWITCHED TO 29-INCH WHEELS

THE REAL REASON NINO SCHURTER SWITCHED TO 29-INCH WHEELS

Nino Schurter’s very recent switch to 29-inch wheels seems to be paying off. The 30-year-old Swiss ace won his fifth Elite Men’s XCO World Championship title at Nove Mesto, Czech ...

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MOMSEN VIPA 29

MOMSEN VIPA 29

This is our second Momsen VIPA on test, the first being the 650b (27.5) wheel size, which we had mostly our women riders review due to the sizing. Momsen makes Small frames with 6 ...

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CONTRABAND ROGUE 650b/29r

CONTRABAND ROGUE 650b/29r

  This young South African brand is focussed on steel hardtails. The concept of the Rogue intrigued us in that Contraband claims it is equally efficient as a 29er or a 650b ( ...

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SCOTT SPARK 920

SCOTT SPARK 920

  After Specialized, the long-time most popular Cape Epic bike brand, SCOTT was the highest climber in terms of brand popularity for the 2014 ABSA Cape Epic. We rode the SCOT ...

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BIANCHI METHANOL 29  FS2

BIANCHI METHANOL 29 FS2

  Bianchi is that legendary Italian road bike brand isn’t it? What is it doing in the mountain biking category then? Is it making a token toe-dip in the off-road pool, or is ...

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IBIS RIPLEY

IBIS RIPLEY

  We gave away an R80 000 Ibis Mojo in our first ever subscriber competition back in 2009. We also test rode one and still have fond memories of that bike, which was the firs ...

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SILVERBACK SOLA 1

SILVERBACK SOLA 1

  We thoroughly enjoyed the previous iterations of Silverback’s aluminium hardtail 29er, the Segma Nine and the Vida 1. In fact, they were some of the best aluminium hardtail ...

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