Tuesday , 18 December 2018

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TESTED: KTM SCARP SONIC

TESTED: KTM SCARP SONIC

It’s been eight years since we last tested a KTM. Eight years! Back then 26-inch wheels and triple chainrings were the norm and hydraulic disc brakes were just starting to appear ...

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TESTED: MOMSEN VIPA TWO

TESTED: MOMSEN VIPA TWO

We’ve spent the past couple of months charging around on the Momsen VIPA TWO. Charging around is what this bike was designed for – aka racing. At a time when XC/marathon bikes are ...

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TESTED: TREK PROCALIBER 9.6

TESTED: TREK PROCALIBER 9.6

Is it a hardtail or is it a softtail? That is the question. No; that is A question? THE question really is: How does it ride? Our test team spent a few weeks putting the TREK Proc ...

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TESTED- TREK FUEL EX 9.8

TESTED- TREK FUEL EX 9.8

TREK overhauled its entire performance mountain bike range for 2017, some models such as the Top Fuel were completely renewed and others were tweaked, such as the Fuel EX. Some ge ...

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TESTED: TREK TOP FUEL 9.8 SL 

TESTED: TREK TOP FUEL 9.8 SL 

TREK revived the Top Fuel model two years ago to be the brand’s high performance XC/marathon race model, replacing the Super Fly 100. We got to spend a few weeks getting to know t ...

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SCOTT GENIUS 720 PLUS

SCOTT GENIUS 720 PLUS

The Plus wheel size is still finding it's feet, but we still believe it is becoming a permanent category because of the advantages it offers. We got to test the Genius 720 Plus in ...

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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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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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ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRAILHEAD 950

ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRAILHEAD 950

Strangely, we always thought Canadian brand, Rocky Mountain, only made mid-to-high-end priced bikes. Turns out we were wrong. Their entry-point hardtail is the Trailhead, which co ...

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MOMSEN AL529

MOMSEN AL529

This South African brand continues to refine it’s range of 29ers to the South African market. Taking into account the tighter economic situation and the fact that we still have la ...

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