Sunday , 15 September 2019

TEN BURNING QUESTIONS: AMY BETH MCDOUGALL, THE FIGHTER

TEN BURNING QUESTIONS: AMY BETH MCDOUGALL, THE FIGHTER

At 1.60m, Amy Beth may be small in stature, but that belies the size of the fight she is able to tap into when racing, as well as a love of riding for the pure joy of it. Starting ...

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TESTED: BLS EXCLUSIVE VELORACING BAG

TESTED: BLS EXCLUSIVE VELORACING BAG

After we tested the BLS VeloRacing Bag and waxed lyrical about it’s modular design and organisational ability, BLS sent us their ‘exclusive’ version for us to test. What’s in a na ...

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CAPE EPIC 2018 ROUTE: A RETURN TO ITS ROOTS

CAPE EPIC 2018 ROUTE: A RETURN TO ITS ROOTS

The 2018 Absa Cape Epic route was launched in Sandton, Johannesburg on Tuesday. It will start on the slopes of Table Mountain and end at Val de Vie in Paarl eight days later. In o ...

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HAKAHANA ENDURO 2, THINGS ARE HEATING UP

HAKAHANA ENDURO 2, THINGS ARE HEATING UP

Doubling up as the Gauteng regional series, Round 2 of the Bike Market Hakahana Enduro saw a strong turnout of rider numbers. Probably due to one of two, or both reasons; a break ...

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GREG MINNAAR ON THE PROS (AND CON) OF 29-INCH DH WHEELS

GREG MINNAAR ON THE PROS (AND CON) OF 29-INCH DH WHEELS

This past weekend, South African Greg Minnaar became the first rider to win a Downhill World Cup race on a 29-inch wheel bike. Not surprisingly, his record-extending success has b ...

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TESTED: BONTRAGER CAMBION SHOES

TESTED: BONTRAGER CAMBION SHOES

It was love at first sight when we first laid our eyes on the Bontrager Cambion MTB shoes. They are probably the best-looking shoes we’ve ever seen. And we’ve seen (and worn) many ...

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TESTED: BLS VELORACING BAG

TESTED: BLS VELORACING BAG

Packing for a ride or race day can be a hit and miss affair, especially when you're in a rush. Then even the neatest packing order goes out the window, especially when packing cyc ...

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SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKERS, SHOULD YOU GET A COACH?

SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKERS, SHOULD YOU GET A COACH?

  Races are a big part of the South African mountain bike market. Stage races and marathons/half-marathons dominate an annual calendar that boasts more than 500 mountain bike ...

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HOW TO MAKE CLIMBING EASIER (AND FASTER)

HOW TO MAKE CLIMBING EASIER (AND FASTER)

The best climbers are smaller and lighter than the average cyclist with around 350g of body weight per centimetre of height (that’s 170cm and 59.5kg!), unfortunately we weren’t al ...

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HIPPO HOLLOW MTB CHALLENGE – THE NEW RACE NEAR KRUGER PARK

HIPPO HOLLOW MTB CHALLENGE – THE NEW RACE NEAR KRUGER PARK

  With a packed racing calendar full of choice, it takes a special kind of event to make an impact from the inaugural edition. The 2017 Vodacom Hippo Hollow MTB Challenge has ...

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