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THE TWO TREK BIKES THAT WE JUST HAD TO RIDE

THE TWO TREK BIKES THAT WE JUST HAD TO RIDE

On August 2 and 3, Trek Bikes South Africa held it’s 2018 launch at the Avianto sports complex at Muldersdrift, just north of Joburg. Dubbed as ‘#MyTrek18’ the launch showcased a range of Trek bikes for test-riding on a 5.5km test loop in the Avianto ...

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KAP SANI2C RIDERS STATS – THE 2017 REVEAL

KAP SANI2C RIDERS STATS – THE 2017 REVEAL

If you haven’t yet done the annual Sani2c, you at least know someone that’s done it. In terms of participant numbers (over 4000), it’s the world’s biggest mountain bike stage race. We wanted to know more about the riders at the 2017 edition, so we cr ...

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TESTED: MOMSEN VIPA TWO

TESTED: MOMSEN VIPA TWO

We’ve spent the past couple of months charging around on the Momsen VIPA TWO. Charging around is what this bike was designed for – aka racing. At a time when XC/marathon bikes are going through a phase of change, does this South African brand still s ...

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FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW SPECIALIZED EPIC

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW SPECIALIZED EPIC

The most successful XC/Marathon bike in the world, the Specialized Epic, has just been redesigned. We’ve not seen one in the flesh yet and we’re not sure when we’ll get to test-ride one, but here are the five most important things you need to know ab ...

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TESTED: TREK PROCALIBER 9.6

TESTED: TREK PROCALIBER 9.6

Is it a hardtail or is it a softtail? That is the question. No; that is A question? THE question really is: How does it ride? Our test team spent a few weeks putting the TREK Procaliber 9.6 through its paces to see just what kind of rider in the Sout ...

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BIKE STATS OF THE 2017 KAP SANI2C

BIKE STATS OF THE 2017 KAP SANI2C

  Since 2005, the Sani2c three-day stage race has given South African mountain bikers an annual dose of trail-riding fun. Yes, it’s grown to become the country’s largest mountain bike stage race. Yes, it’s an exceptionally important event for th ...

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TESTED- TREK FUEL EX 9.8

TESTED- TREK FUEL EX 9.8

TREK overhauled its entire performance mountain bike range for 2017, some models such as the Top Fuel were completely renewed and others were tweaked, such as the Fuel EX. Some get confused between these two models which both share ‘Fuel’ in their na ...

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TESTED: TREK TOP FUEL 9.8 SL 

TESTED: TREK TOP FUEL 9.8 SL 

TREK revived the Top Fuel model two years ago to be the brand’s high performance XC/marathon race model, replacing the Super Fly 100. We got to spend a few weeks getting to know the current version of the brand’s storied racing model that has already ...

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BIKES OF THE 2017 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE STATS

BIKES OF THE 2017 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE STATS

  The annual Absa Cape Epic is considered by many to be the ultimate proving ground for bikes, gear and riders. It’s not only the distance, the terrain, the conditions and the weather; it’s the pressure that makes the bike stats from this race r ...

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SCOTT GENIUS 720 PLUS

SCOTT GENIUS 720 PLUS

The Plus wheel size is still finding it's feet, but we still believe it is becoming a permanent category because of the advantages it offers. We got to test the Genius 720 Plus in mid 2016 on very familiar trails in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, which o ...

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