Thursday , 9 April 2020

 
ASSOS T.EQUIPE S7 BIB-SHORTS

ASSOS T.EQUIPE S7 BIB-SHORTS

If a pair of bib-shorts fits you properly and is well made with good quality materials, you should be a happy rider. Or racer. But boy, just experience some discomfort or pain tha ...

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POLAR M450

POLAR M450

Whatever happened to Polar? Once a dominant heart rate monitor brand in endurance sport and then a slip into relative obscurity for a while. Certainly from a cycling perspective. ...

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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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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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ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRAILHEAD 950

ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRAILHEAD 950

Strangely, we always thought Canadian brand, Rocky Mountain, only made mid-to-high-end priced bikes. Turns out we were wrong. Their entry-point hardtail is the Trailhead, which co ...

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MOMSEN AL529

MOMSEN AL529

This South African brand continues to refine it’s range of 29ers to the South African market. Taking into account the tighter economic situation and the fact that we still have la ...

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