Tuesday , 17 September 2019

INDUSTRY: TREK’S POWERFLY FS 9 RAISES THE E-MTB STAKES

INDUSTRY: TREK’S POWERFLY FS 9 RAISES THE E-MTB STAKES

TREK enters the South African summer with the arrival of its new Powerfly, e-MTB, a refined version of its predecessor (which we overviewed at Trek's launch) that’s sleeker, has m ...

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ROOKIE PROJECT: STRAVA–TION, THE ENEMY WITHIN

ROOKIE PROJECT: STRAVA–TION, THE ENEMY WITHIN

A few months back we went undercover and infiltrated the underground networks of Strava Premium. While our operation yielded invaluable intel, we discovered that it didn’t come wi ...

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STRAVA PREMIUM – IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?

STRAVA PREMIUM – IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?

Everyone loves the prestige that comes with being a VIP. Think of the exclusivity of the blue tick on Twitter, or special access to the reserved lounges at airports. When it comes ...

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HOW TO CONQUER FLOATING BRIDGES

HOW TO CONQUER FLOATING BRIDGES

There are more and more floating bridges taking riders across rivers, dams and river mouths in South African races and also on some trails. Many are hesitant to tackle floating br ...

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YETI SB4.5c  

YETI SB4.5c  

It took a while for Yeti to get on the 29-inch wheel bus, but man, the American brand is making up for lost time in a big way. We were impressed with the Yeti ASRc Marathon/XC rac ...

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HOW TO FIND MOUNTAIN BIKE SADDLE COMFORT

HOW TO FIND MOUNTAIN BIKE SADDLE COMFORT

No two mountain bikers have exactly the same physiology. We may be similar, but our skeletal structure, body weight, flexibility, quad size, butt size, arm length, torso shape, ri ...

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5 REASONS THE TELKOM 947 MTB CHALLENGE MATTERS

5 REASONS THE TELKOM 947 MTB CHALLENGE MATTERS

Once mountain biking started to overtake road cycling in popularity in South Africa, every major road cycling event felt the need to make the most of this and add a mountain bike ...

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TRYING TO PEDAL IN CIRCLES? DON’T BOTHER…

TRYING TO PEDAL IN CIRCLES? DON’T BOTHER…

Pedalling techniques – we’re told about peanuts, circles, mashing, pulling up, left/right balance… It’s a lot to think about. How much technique is involved in pedalling and are t ...

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STEEP CLIMB RESTART

STEEP CLIMB RESTART

We’ve all ground to a halt for some or other reason on a steep climb. Instead of dismounting and pushing your bike up the rest of the climb, here’s a step-by-step instruction from ...

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THE GREAT CHAINRING DEBATE

THE GREAT CHAINRING DEBATE

Truth is, until recently, I wasn’t interested in gear ratios. Actually, nobody was. Except maybe for mechanics and some pro riders. They understood the physics and could talk with ...

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