Thursday , 13 August 2020

 
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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R190 000 FOR THE NEW SPECIALIZED S-WORKS EPIC! IS IT WORTH IT?

R190 000 FOR THE NEW SPECIALIZED S-WORKS EPIC! IS IT WORTH IT?

There was much excitement earlier this week as the global embargo lifted and the new Specialized S-Works Epic model was officially launched. Lighter, faster and redder than any pr ...

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TACX NEO 2T REVIEW: THE BENCHMARK OF SMART TRAINERS

TACX NEO 2T REVIEW: THE BENCHMARK OF SMART TRAINERS

It was like a perfect storm for the smart trainer market: Lockdown regulations due to Covid-19 forced everyone to say home and then allowed only limited outdoor exercise; and then ...

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COLD COMFORT: HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER RIDES

COLD COMFORT: HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER RIDES

In South Africa we are fortunate to have relatively mild winters, and the days usually warm up enough to ride fairly comfortably with only one extra layer, or some arm warmers. We ...

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THE MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GIRLS AND WOMEN

THE MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GIRLS AND WOMEN

When you consider the health and social benefits it offers, besides being a whole lot of fun, it’s not surprising that there’s a growing number of South African girls and women di ...

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SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

Inventor of SPD, the most widely used mountain bike pedal in the world, Shimano is also one of the leading cycling footwear brands, offering a wide range of shoes to suit all leve ...

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REVIEWED: ICE STANDZ HOME TRAINER STAND

REVIEWED: ICE STANDZ HOME TRAINER STAND

Only if you have spent time on a smart trainer will you know that one of the greatest challenges is finding something on which to firmly place your device (laptop, iPad or smart p ...

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STOKE: THE ART OF BICYCLE MAINTENANCE, PART TWO

STOKE: THE ART OF BICYCLE MAINTENANCE, PART TWO

By Andy Ellis Remember the column in which I exposed myself as a mechanical tit? Probably not. Why would you? It’s not like I’m, ooh, I dunno, Oscar bloody Wilde. So here’s a refr ...

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SPECIALIZED BICYCLES AFRICA STEPS UP TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT BICYCLE RETAILERS AND RIDERS

SPECIALIZED BICYCLES AFRICA STEPS UP TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT BICYCLE RETAILERS AND RIDERS

Amid the chaos and uncertainty unleashed on the economy by COVID-19 Specialized Bicycles Africa has taken significant steps to support their employees, retail partners and custome ...

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RIDDEN AND RATED: CANNONDALE SCALPEL CARBON SI3

RIDDEN AND RATED: CANNONDALE SCALPEL CARBON SI3

The Cannondale Scalpel has become one of the most potent XCO and XCM bikes in the world. We’ve been riding some recent models and have been consistently impressed. But we figured ...

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