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BIKES OF THE 2018 ABSA CAPE EPIC – ALL THE STATS

BIKES OF THE 2018 ABSA CAPE EPIC – ALL THE STATS

  The Absa Cape Epic is seen globally as the ultimate test in mountain bike stage racing. A combination of the world’s best racers, the potential for extreme weather conditions, rugged terrain and the high pressure that comes with a UCI HC race ...

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2018 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

2018 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

The Absa Cape Epic is a race, not a ride. It’s eight days of pressure, not pleasure. It’s not a point-to-point event, but it is a journey – of discovery. Every single participant at the 2018 Cape Epic, whether he/she finished or not, discovered somet ...

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SANTA CRUZ FILLS XC CATEGORY WITH THE NEW BLUR

SANTA CRUZ FILLS XC CATEGORY WITH THE NEW BLUR

The one mountain bike category Santa Cruz has left vacant for some time, is now filled. The California-based brand today announced the launch of the all-new Blur, a light-weight XC-race 29er with 100mm of VPP travel.  We’ve known about the arrival of ...

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INDUSTRY: TREK’S POWERFLY FS 9 RAISES THE E-MTB STAKES

INDUSTRY: TREK’S POWERFLY FS 9 RAISES THE E-MTB STAKES

TREK enters the South African summer with the arrival of its new Powerfly, e-MTB, a refined version of its predecessor (which we overviewed at Trek's launch) that’s sleeker, has more intuitive pedal-assist control and is better looking. We got to tes ...

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INDUSTRY: WHY MTB RIDES ARE TOUGHER FOR YOUR KIDS

INDUSTRY: WHY MTB RIDES ARE TOUGHER FOR YOUR KIDS

We derive so much joy from riding our mountain bikes and most of us wish we’d discovered mountain biking at a much younger age. So it’s natural for us to want to introduce our kids to mountain biking early on. But as anyone that’s taken their young o ...

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INDUSTRY: FINDING THE RIGHT MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR YOU

INDUSTRY: FINDING THE RIGHT MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR YOU

Pedal along flowing trails or scenic gravel roads; feel the wind in your face; appreciate the warm sun on your back and ride into a place where your mind is cleared and your soul fulfilled. Sounds great. But first you need a bike. There are so many b ...

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INDUSTRY: MOMSEN TURNS UP THE TRAIL BIKE HEAT

INDUSTRY: MOMSEN TURNS UP THE TRAIL BIKE HEAT

Following the success of its VIPA XC/marathon race bike, Momsen Bikes has expanded its VIPA range with the introduction of the VIPA Trail, an extension of the brand’s commitment to delivering bikes that are fun to ride, easy to maintain, sensibly spe ...

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TESTED: KTM SCARP SONIC

TESTED: KTM SCARP SONIC

It’s been eight years since we last tested a KTM. Eight years! Back then 26-inch wheels and triple chainrings were the norm and hydraulic disc brakes were just starting to appear on mid-range bikes. Mountain biking has changed significantly in that t ...

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A (BRIEF) STROKE OF GENIUS: RIDING ANDREW NEETHLING’S PERSONAL BIKE

A (BRIEF) STROKE OF GENIUS: RIDING ANDREW NEETHLING’S PERSONAL BIKE

It’s not often you get to ride a pro bike racer’s personal bike, so I didn’t hesitate to offer to ride Andrew Neethling’s personal Genius 700 Tuned from Bloemendal to the Protea Hotel, Durbanville via Majik Forest. By Sean Badenhorst   Sure, it ...

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SCOTT GENIUS 2018: THE INEVITABLE SURPRISE

SCOTT GENIUS 2018: THE INEVITABLE SURPRISE

It was inevitable that SCOTT would relaunch its Genius after radically redesigning its Spark last year. The industry-wide incorporation of Boost width in wheels has given new possibilities to engineers from a frame design perspective. So while not un ...

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