Sunday , 15 September 2019

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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BIKE WITH SOUL, THE QHUBEKA BUFFALO BIKE

BIKE WITH SOUL, THE QHUBEKA BUFFALO BIKE

We’re in awe of the Qhubeka initiative, which is a project, originally founded by Johannesburg businessman, Anthony Fitzhenry, to help mobilise poor, rural South Africans and impr ...

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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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BMC TEAMELITE 01

BMC TEAMELITE 01

Over the years we’ve tested a few softails – a Cannondale (Scalpel 26-inch design), a Moots and a KHS. All of these designs are from a bygone era. We were surprised to see BMC rev ...

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SPECIALIZED ATLAS XC PRO AND SWAT BIB SHORT

SPECIALIZED ATLAS XC PRO AND SWAT BIB SHORT

SPECIALIZED ATLAS XC PRO SHORT The range of quality baggy riding clothing in South Africa has traditionally been quite limited, so we were pleased to see Specialized is now going ...

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GIANT ANTHEM ADVANCED 27.5 1

GIANT ANTHEM ADVANCED 27.5 1

Giant didn’t just embrace the 650b (27.5) wheel size, it built its entire mountain biking future around the wheel size, eliminating all 26-inch adult models and trimming its 29-in ...

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SCOTT PREMIUM SHOE

SCOTT PREMIUM SHOE

  The one area you can always improve efficiency is in your shoes. Unless you already have a top-end shoe. Top-end shoes have a very stiff outer sole and are extremely light. ...

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SAFE-T ST BRAVO PERSONAL TRACKING DEVICE

SAFE-T ST BRAVO PERSONAL TRACKING DEVICE

  Mountain biking is high risk; of that there’s no doubt. But it’s damn fun! So in order to keep the fun coming, we have to manage the risks – ride on safer trails or with a ...

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RYDER AIRPLUS FLOOR PUMP

RYDER AIRPLUS FLOOR PUMP

  The one piece of equipment every mountain biker should own, is a floor pump. Optimal tyre pressure is essential in order to get the most out of your bike and the trails tha ...

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MOMSEN MOUNT GRAHAM TYRE

MOMSEN MOUNT GRAHAM TYRE

  A South African brand tyre – why not? We’ve got South African brands for just about everything else in mountain biking. The folks at Two Wheels Trading, who own the Momsen ...

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