Saturday , 24 October 2020

 
YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

First it was tubeless tyres. Then disc brakes. Then 29-inch wheels. Then 2x drivetrains. Then 650B and 650B Plus wheels. Then 1x drivetrains. Then Boost-width hubs. Then slacker g ...

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JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL…

JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL…

In less than two minutes, Brandon Semenuk , winner of the 2019 Redbull Rampage, will blow your mind with a series of tricks performed at an abandoned mine to the simple soundtrack ...

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SOUTH AFRICAN ‘GRAVEL’ BRAND FINDS GLOBAL TRACTION

SOUTH AFRICAN ‘GRAVEL’ BRAND FINDS GLOBAL TRACTION

Gravel riding has been gaining popularity over the past five years, largely driven by the United States, where gravel racing has caught on in a big way, stimulating a fresh bicycl ...

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THE 12 TYPES OF SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

THE 12 TYPES OF SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

Mountain bikers are generally a kind and sympathetic lot. Generally. From time to time you come across mountain bikers that will treat other mountain bikers with disdain, criticis ...

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8 SELF-DEFENCE TIPS FOR FEMALE MOUNTAIN BIKERS

8 SELF-DEFENCE TIPS FOR FEMALE MOUNTAIN BIKERS

We find ourselves in an unfortunate situation in South Africa. The very high unemployment rate has accelerated the incidence of both petty and violent crime. And it’s increased du ...

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BROKEN BOA SHOE FASTENER? THEN CHECK THIS OUT!

BROKEN BOA SHOE FASTENER? THEN CHECK THIS OUT!

Many mountain bike and road shoes come with the Boa fastening system that works really well in the way that it incrementally tightens (and loosens) your shoes so that you can achi ...

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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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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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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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