Saturday , 18 January 2020

HELMET, SCOTT CENTRIC PLUS

HELMET, SCOTT CENTRIC PLUS

What more can you do to improve a mountain bike helmet? Good question. It’s a question SCOTT asked and the answer, after four years of development, is the Centric Plus. SCOTT’s ob ...

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GT HELION 9R CARBON EXPERT

GT HELION 9R CARBON EXPERT

It’s been a while since we rode a GT full-sus 29er. Why? Well, when GT went through a rethink of it’s objectives in 2012/2013, it decided that it wanted to focus it’s full-sus att ...

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CRANK BROTHERS M17 MULTI-TOOL

CRANK BROTHERS M17 MULTI-TOOL

There are so many multi-tools out there. What to choose? What to choose? Well, Crank Brothers is known for making some of the finest money can buy – the lifetime warranty kind of ...

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NORTHWAVE NIRVANA SHOES

NORTHWAVE NIRVANA SHOES

Although it’s not new to South Africa, Northwave isn’t a very common shoe brand in the country. The Italian brand, which also makes gloves, helmets, eyewear and clothing, is one o ...

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PYGA STAGE

PYGA STAGE

It was just a matter of time before South African brand, Pyga Industries, delivered a marathon and stage-race specific model. And it was just a matter of time before we got to put ...

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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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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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