Friday , 20 September 2019

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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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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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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MOMSEN VIPA 29

MOMSEN VIPA 29

This is our second Momsen VIPA on test, the first being the 650b (27.5) wheel size, which we had mostly our women riders review due to the sizing. Momsen makes Small frames with 6 ...

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CONTRABAND ROGUE 650b/29r

CONTRABAND ROGUE 650b/29r

  This young South African brand is focussed on steel hardtails. The concept of the Rogue intrigued us in that Contraband claims it is equally efficient as a 29er or a 650b ( ...

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SCOTT SPARK 920

SCOTT SPARK 920

  After Specialized, the long-time most popular Cape Epic bike brand, SCOTT was the highest climber in terms of brand popularity for the 2014 ABSA Cape Epic. We rode the SCOT ...

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BIANCHI METHANOL 29  FS2

BIANCHI METHANOL 29 FS2

  Bianchi is that legendary Italian road bike brand isn’t it? What is it doing in the mountain biking category then? Is it making a token toe-dip in the off-road pool, or is ...

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