Friday , 26 February 2021

 
IBIS RIPLEY

IBIS RIPLEY

  We gave away an R80 000 Ibis Mojo in our first ever subscriber competition back in 2009. We also test rode one and still have fond memories of that bike, which was the firs ...

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SILVERBACK SOLA 1

SILVERBACK SOLA 1

  We thoroughly enjoyed the previous iterations of Silverback’s aluminium hardtail 29er, the Segma Nine and the Vida 1. In fact, they were some of the best aluminium hardtail ...

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SILVERBACK SYNCRA 1

SILVERBACK SYNCRA 1

  Silverback is a dynamic, fast-growing brand that got a good jump ahead of most other bike brands into the 650b (27.5-inch) wheel category. We got to test Silverback’s top-o ...

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BERGAMONT THREESOME SL7.3

BERGAMONT THREESOME SL7.3

  Bergamont is a German brand that’s quite new to South Africa and seems to be making an impact in the mid-price range category. We weren’t sure what to expect when the Three ...

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PIVOT MACH 429 CARBON

PIVOT MACH 429 CARBON

  We thoroughly enjoyed riding the Pivot Mach 429 aluminium version a year ago, so got quite excited when the carbon version arrived. - Photos: Dino Lloyd   THE BIKE Neo ...

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GHOST AMR 2955 (2013)

GHOST AMR 2955 (2013)

  We’ve reviewed a few Ghosts over the years and, looking back at those reviews, have to say that we were always suitably impressed. But those were 26-inch dual suss bikes an ...

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SCHWINN ROCKET 1 650B

SCHWINN ROCKET 1 650B

  The last Schwinn that arrived for TREAD testing went back without a word being written. It was a very entry-level model that gave us too many first-ride concerns to warrant ...

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SPECIALIZED FSR CAMBER COMP CARBON

SPECIALIZED FSR CAMBER COMP CARBON

  We tested the first generation aluminium FSR Camber Comp over two years ago. At the time, the 29er wheelsize was still quite fresh. We got to ride an updated 2013 model ­– ...

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CANNONDALE F29–1

CANNONDALE F29–1

  We haven’t tested many Cannondales over the years, but there’s always a level of anticipation among the test team when one arrives from the innovative American brand. The F ...

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MOMSEN AL529

MOMSEN AL529

We’re seeing a lot of Momsens on the trails these days. The South African brand intends for that trend to continue with updates on its popular models, including the 2014 AL529. ...

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