Monday , 9 December 2019

MAINTENANCE, WHAT TO REPLACE/SERVICE – AND WHEN

MAINTENANCE, WHAT TO REPLACE/SERVICE – AND WHEN

Keeping tabs on what is going right, and what is not, on your mountain bike can seem like a full-time job. This bit-by-bit guide on how to keep your bike in tip top condition shou ...

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POLAR M450

POLAR M450

Whatever happened to Polar? Once a dominant heart rate monitor brand in endurance sport and then a slip into relative obscurity for a while. Certainly from a cycling perspective. ...

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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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BIKE WITH SOUL, THE QHUBEKA BUFFALO BIKE

BIKE WITH SOUL, THE QHUBEKA BUFFALO BIKE

We’re in awe of the Qhubeka initiative, which is a project, originally founded by Johannesburg businessman, Anthony Fitzhenry, to help mobilise poor, rural South Africans and impr ...

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BMC SPEEDFOX 02

BMC SPEEDFOX 02

We’ve ridden and enjoyed the BMC marathon/XCO race-orientated bikes such as the short-travel Fourstroke and the softtail Teamelite 01. We were curious as to what this Swiss brand ...

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BMC TEAMELITE 01

BMC TEAMELITE 01

Over the years we’ve tested a few softails – a Cannondale (Scalpel 26-inch design), a Moots and a KHS. All of these designs are from a bygone era. We were surprised to see BMC rev ...

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TRAVEL: CYCLING IN BHUTAN

TRAVEL: CYCLING IN BHUTAN

  But where's Bhutan? Was the most common response I got when I spoke of my next cycling trip. And that's what makes this small kingdom nestled in the Himalayas so special. I ...

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MOMSEN AL529

MOMSEN AL529

We’re seeing a lot of Momsens on the trails these days. The South African brand intends for that trend to continue with updates on its popular models, including the 2014 AL529. ...

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TRAVEL: MAKING MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOUNTAINS

TRAVEL: MAKING MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOUNTAINS

  The Drakensberg is the highest and longest mountain range in Southern Africa. Starting in the south, it spans the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mpumalang ...

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TRAVEL: TIME TO TOUR

TRAVEL: TIME TO TOUR

  You’ve reached saturation point! You’ve done your favourite stage race six times. Oh, and a few years ago you crept out of your comfort zone and tried a few other multi-day ...

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