Thursday , 13 August 2020

 
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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GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC

GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC

You don’t spend months training for the Absa Cape Epic only to arrive at the start of the world’s most prestigious mountain bike stage race with inferior gear. Although the 2020 e ...

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SA WHOLESALER SAYS ‘BRING ON THE NEW NORMAL’

SA WHOLESALER SAYS ‘BRING ON THE NEW NORMAL’

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the global cycling industry into disarray. On one hand, creating a mini cycling boom as outdoor exercise becomes more desirable, on the other forc ...

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PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

“Do you know all my passwords?” asked my wife, Joanne, after just less than an hour had passed during the 84km Pursuit Challenge at Buffelsdrift on Tuesday. “If I die on this ride ...

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REVIEWED: ROCKIT SMART TRAINER ENHANCER

REVIEWED: ROCKIT SMART TRAINER ENHANCER

If you’ve ridden a smart trainer with some level of consistency, you’ll know that it’s a different kind of ride to that which you experience outdoors. Virtual you, riding in a vir ...

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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 sta ...

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FIVE REASONS THE PURSUIT CHALLENGE MATTERS

FIVE REASONS THE PURSUIT CHALLENGE MATTERS

You might have seen some social media posts around the Pursuit Challenge. Or you might not have. Either way, it launched officially today (30 July 2020) with Round 1 in South Afri ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 10

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 10

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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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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