Friday , 25 September 2020

 
WHY IS SPECIALIZED SO SUCCESSFUL IN SOUTH AFRICA?

WHY IS SPECIALIZED SO SUCCESSFUL IN SOUTH AFRICA?

In South African mountain biking, Specialized is the most popular brand in bikes, helmets, shoes and gloves. Specialized is also among the most popular in tyres, socks and shorts. ...

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THE LOWDOWN ON SRAM’S DRIVETRAINS

THE LOWDOWN ON SRAM’S DRIVETRAINS

If it wasn’t for SRAM, we’d probably be holding cross-shifting support groups by now. SRAM revolutionised the mountain bike drivetrain and we’ll be forever grateful. Now offering ...

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THE MOUNTAIN BIKE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S NEAR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE THIS

THE MOUNTAIN BIKE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S NEAR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE THIS

The two most popular types of mountain bike in South Africa currently are the sub-R15 000 100mm-travel hardtail 29er and the sub-R65 000 100mm-travel full-suspension 29er. But tha ...

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NEVER HESITATE! THE NEW CANNONDALE SCALPEL CHANGES RIDER BEHAVIOUR

NEVER HESITATE! THE NEW CANNONDALE SCALPEL CHANGES RIDER BEHAVIOUR

The quest to develop the 2021 Scalpel began almost three years ago, says Scott Vogelmann, Senior Product Manager at Cannondale. “We already had a great bike and we knew we didn’t ...

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REVIEWED: POLAR GRIT X MULTISPORT SMART WATCH

REVIEWED: POLAR GRIT X MULTISPORT SMART WATCH

Polar has never really been a top-of-mind brand for mountain bikers. But the Grit X, a robust GPS smart watch, launched a few months ago, is helping the Finnish brand gain tractio ...

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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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DOWNHILLER TRIES TO STAY WITH THE MARATHONERS

DOWNHILLER TRIES TO STAY WITH THE MARATHONERS

The Swiss Epic is must be the most scenic mountain bike stage race in the world. The 2020 edition defied the Covid-19 effect on sports events and recently took place under require ...

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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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ANOTHER MAJOR STAGE RACE FALLS VICTIM TO COVID-19

ANOTHER MAJOR STAGE RACE FALLS VICTIM TO COVID-19

The 2020 FNB Wines2Whales mountain bike stage race has been cancelled. The decision was made known on Friday 28 August to entrants of the event, which was due to take place in thr ...

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THE BEST BIKES FOR AMBITIOUS KIDS

THE BEST BIKES FOR AMBITIOUS KIDS

Ambitious kids are daring, adventurous, fun-seekers and risk-takers. Ambitious kids are both challenging and rewarding to parent. Ambitious kids aren’t average kids and they need ...

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