Friday , 23 August 2019

SA WOMEN’S MTB SURVEY RESULTS: PART 1 – YOU AND YOUR RIDING

SA WOMEN’S MTB SURVEY RESULTS: PART 1 – YOU AND YOUR RIDING

For women, mountain biking can be both liberating and intimidating. It can also be both stimulating and frustrating. Based on our research, we estimate that women make up between ...

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BEERS, BOTHA TAKE STAGE 1 ON DRAMATIC DAY ONE OF RACING

BEERS, BOTHA TAKE STAGE 1 ON DRAMATIC DAY ONE OF RACING

A day of incident-filled racing ended with South African duo Matt Beers and Wessel Botha (Team NAD) overcoming two punctures to finish Stage 1 of the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz with ...

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TESTED: BONTRAGER XR TYRES

TESTED: BONTRAGER XR TYRES

When you think of tyres, Bontrager probably isn’t top of your mind. When TREK South Africa sent us three sets of Bontrager tyres, we didn’t rush to fit them to our test bikes. XR1 ...

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HOW TO FIND MOUNTAIN BIKE SADDLE COMFORT

HOW TO FIND MOUNTAIN BIKE SADDLE COMFORT

No two mountain bikers have exactly the same physiology. We may be similar, but our skeletal structure, body weight, flexibility, quad size, butt size, arm length, torso shape, ri ...

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SOUL PROVIDER: CHANGE IS GOOD.

SOUL PROVIDER: CHANGE IS GOOD.

When I started mountain biking back in 1990, the bikes were very basic. Suspension forks were rare and simple, clipless pedals were just launching, there was never a thought of tu ...

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TRYING TO PEDAL IN CIRCLES? DON’T BOTHER…

TRYING TO PEDAL IN CIRCLES? DON’T BOTHER…

Pedalling techniques – we’re told about peanuts, circles, mashing, pulling up, left/right balance… It’s a lot to think about. How much technique is involved in pedalling and are t ...

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TREAD MOUNTAIN BIKING LAUNCHES UPSKILL SPRING

TREAD MOUNTAIN BIKING LAUNCHES UPSKILL SPRING

TREAD Skills, South Africa’s largest mountain bike skills improvement company, supported by Volvo, the world’s most human-centric motor vehicle company, has launched Upskill Sprin ...

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Is this South Africa’s greatest race?

Is this South Africa’s greatest race?

You’ve probably heard about the Freedom Challenge, the annual non-stop race across South Africa. You’ve probably decided it’s not your thing. But you should probably read this sum ...

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INDUSTRY: SCHWALBE LAUNCHES MTB SPECIFIC TREAD TYRE CUTTER

INDUSTRY: SCHWALBE LAUNCHES MTB SPECIFIC TREAD TYRE CUTTER

Sharp cuts for fine tuning: Schwalbe presented the first tread cutter for MTB tyres at the opening round of the MTB World Cup in Lourdes, France, April 7th to 10th. The tongs, wit ...

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MOMSEN MOUNT GRAHAM TYRE

MOMSEN MOUNT GRAHAM TYRE

  A South African brand tyre – why not? We’ve got South African brands for just about everything else in mountain biking. The folks at Two Wheels Trading, who own the Momsen ...

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