Tuesday , 22 September 2020

 
THE ALTERNATIVE TOUR DE FRANCE

THE ALTERNATIVE TOUR DE FRANCE

While the world’s best roadies do battle at the 2020 Tour de France, Kilian Bron has been doing his own interpretation of the Tour de France on his Shimano-equipped Commencal Meta ...

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SHORT REVIEW: ADIDAS SP0002 COMPETITION EYEWEAR

SHORT REVIEW: ADIDAS SP0002 COMPETITION EYEWEAR

Once a dominant player in cycling (remember the Evil Eye and Evil Eye Pro?), Adidas has shifted its attention to making sports eyewear that’s suited to more than one sport. We spe ...

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SHORT REVIEW: BONTRAGER PEDALS

SHORT REVIEW: BONTRAGER PEDALS

When you think of Bontrager, you don’t automatically think of pedals, but the component brand of TREK Bikes makes a range of pedals for road cycling and mountain biking. We have b ...

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MINNAAR’S HOMETOWN WORLD TITLE

MINNAAR’S HOMETOWN WORLD TITLE

It’s seven years to the month since, Greg Minnaar won his third UCI DH World Championship in his home town of Pietermartizburg. It was an incredible performance under significant ...

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THE ONE SHIFTING MISTAKE MOST MOUNTAIN BIKERS STILL MAKE

THE ONE SHIFTING MISTAKE MOST MOUNTAIN BIKERS STILL MAKE

One of the main reasons mountain bikers struggle to maintain a good rhythm during a ride or race is that they find themselves in the wrong gear at a crucial moment and coming back ...

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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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