Sunday , 27 September 2020

 
FACE OFF: TREK SUPERCALIBER 9.8 VS TREK TOP FUEL 9.8

FACE OFF: TREK SUPERCALIBER 9.8 VS TREK TOP FUEL 9.8

When TREK launched the Supercaliber last year, we took one look at the specs and the photos and the videos and immediately decided it was made for TREK’s XCO World Cup racing team ...

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REMEMBERING BURRY’S BIG BREAKTHROUGH

REMEMBERING BURRY’S BIG BREAKTHROUGH

We tragically lost Burry Stander on 3 January 2013. But we will never let his legacy fade. Despite his incredible achievements, at 25, his best years as a bike racer were still ah ...

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THE ONE SHIFTING MISTAKE MOST MOUNTAIN BIKERS STILL MAKE

THE ONE SHIFTING MISTAKE MOST MOUNTAIN BIKERS STILL MAKE

One of the main reasons mountain bikers struggle to maintain a good rhythm during a ride or race is that they find themselves in the wrong gear at a crucial moment and coming back ...

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NISSAN TRAILSEEKER BUFFELSDRIFT BREAKS RACING DROUGHT AND NEW GROUND

NISSAN TRAILSEEKER BUFFELSDRIFT BREAKS RACING DROUGHT AND NEW GROUND

Deprived of racing for more than five months, a star-studded field will eagerly do battle for podium places at the Nissan Trailseeker mountain bike marathon at Buffelsdrift, Preto ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 9

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 9

We’re fortunate to have such a variety of mountain bike trails in South Africa. From inner-city mountain bike parks to remote wilderness trails, from free-to-ride trails on public ...

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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 ...

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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 so ...

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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 s ...

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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 sur ...

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SPECIALIZED EPIC EVO: THE PERFECT BIKE FOR THE IMPERFECT RIDER?

SPECIALIZED EPIC EVO: THE PERFECT BIKE FOR THE IMPERFECT RIDER?

We hinted last week in our initial assessment of the new Specialized S-Works Epic that the new Specalized S-Works Epic Evo, launched at the same time, would likely be a more appro ...

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