Saturday , 31 October 2020

 
YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

First it was tubeless tyres. Then disc brakes. Then 29-inch wheels. Then 2x drivetrains. Then 650B and 650B Plus wheels. Then 1x drivetrains. Then Boost-width hubs. Then slacker g ...

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HATHERLY JOINS THE WORLD CHAMPS MEDAL HUNT

HATHERLY JOINS THE WORLD CHAMPS MEDAL HUNT

It’s been eight years since South Africa won an Elite Men’s XCO World Championship medal, but two strong rides at Nove Mesto last week have put South Africa’s Alan Hatherly in wit ...

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WHO SAID RACING IS ONLY FOR WEEKENDS?

WHO SAID RACING IS ONLY FOR WEEKENDS?

The 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season has been all but crushed by the Covid-19 pandemic and its resultant lockdowns and restrictions. But humans are resilient, smart and ada ...

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REMEMBERING BURRY’S BIG BREAKTHROUGH

REMEMBERING BURRY’S BIG BREAKTHROUGH

We tragically lost Burry Stander on 3 January 2013. But we will never let his legacy fade. Despite his incredible achievements, at 25, his best years as a bike racer were still ah ...

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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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NEW SRAM EAGLE OFFERS EASIER GEAR, BUT DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

NEW SRAM EAGLE OFFERS EASIER GEAR, BUT DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

Have you ever thought while you were riding your mountain bike with a SRAM Eagle 1x12 drivetrain: “I definitely need an easier gear?” The overwhelming majority of mountain bikers ...

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SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

Inventor of SPD, the most widely used mountain bike pedal in the world, Shimano is also one of the leading cycling footwear brands, offering a wide range of shoes to suit all leve ...

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THE LUKE MOIR LOCKDOWN REGIME

THE LUKE MOIR LOCKDOWN REGIME

With a fifth place at the 2019 Junior Men’s XCO World Champs and the UCI No.1 ranking at the start of 2020, his final year as a Junior, Luke Moir is in lockdown, but his ambition ...

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FIVE FEATURES THAT MAKE THE GARMIN EDGE 530 THE MTBER’S NEW BFF

FIVE FEATURES THAT MAKE THE GARMIN EDGE 530 THE MTBER’S NEW BFF

When the folks at Garmin launched their new Edge 530 and 830 models a few months back (late 2019), they gave mountain bikers five reasons to be even more cheerful. At least five r ...

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SOUTH AFRICAN CYCLIST RANKED NO.1 IN THE WORLD

SOUTH AFRICAN CYCLIST RANKED NO.1 IN THE WORLD

The latest of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) (the world governing body of cycling) World Ranking, Capetonian and SACS student, 17-year-old Luke Moir is officially ra ...

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