Monday , 10 August 2020

 
GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC

GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC

You don’t spend months training for the Absa Cape Epic only to arrive at the start of the world’s most prestigious mountain bike stage race with inferior gear. Although the 2020 e ...

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PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

“Do you know all my passwords?” asked my wife, Joanne, after just less than an hour had passed during the 84km Pursuit Challenge at Buffelsdrift on Tuesday. “If I die on this ride ...

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR FRIEND TO BE A TRAIL DOG

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR FRIEND TO BE A TRAIL DOG

There’s something really cool about a trail dog. They just seem so fit and free and have a great bond with their master. Want to take your dog on some trails with you? Get some ti ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 10

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 10

We’re fortunate to have such a variety of mountain bike trails in South Africa. From inner-city mountain bike parks to remote wilderness trails, from free-to-ride trails on public ...

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NINE OF THE WORLD’S BEST IN ONE AMAZING 11-SECOND VIDEO SHOT!

NINE OF THE WORLD’S BEST IN ONE AMAZING 11-SECOND VIDEO SHOT!

The final shot in Return to Earth required careful coordination of athletes, filmers and support crew in order to capture nine riders coalescing into one frozen moment in time. Th ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – THE FIRST FIVE

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – THE FIRST FIVE

With no racing since March and a hard lockdown of five weeks, South African mountain bike trails have become even more important as mountain bikers seek to ease the Covid-19 drama ...

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THE ONE SIMPLE CHANGE THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR RIDING INSTANTLY

THE ONE SIMPLE CHANGE THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR RIDING INSTANTLY

It may seem complicated, but it isn’t really. When riding a mountain bike there are really only a handful of basics you need to learn; and once they become second nature, you will ...

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THESE SMART CYCLING DEVICES COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

THESE SMART CYCLING DEVICES COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in which to ride a bicycle. Unfortunately, it can be also one of the most dangerous. Whether you’re a road cyclist or a mountai ...

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WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

We have run a number of surveys over the past few years and in every survey that asks which tyres riders are currently using, or favour, Maxxis comes out tops. Our most recent sur ...

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SPECIALIZED EPIC EVO: THE PERFECT BIKE FOR THE IMPERFECT RIDER?

SPECIALIZED EPIC EVO: THE PERFECT BIKE FOR THE IMPERFECT RIDER?

We hinted last week in our initial assessment of the new Specialized S-Works Epic that the new Specalized S-Works Epic Evo, launched at the same time, would likely be a more appro ...

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