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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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BIKES AND GEAR STATS FROM THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

BIKES AND GEAR STATS FROM THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

We’ve made a bit a habit out of publishing and analyzing post-Cape Epic statistics. The bike and gear stats are based on feedback from the 1200 participants in the race and provide a good snapshot of what’s currently relevant in the marathon/stage ra ...

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MAINTENANCE, WHAT TO REPLACE/SERVICE – AND WHEN

MAINTENANCE, WHAT TO REPLACE/SERVICE – AND WHEN

Keeping tabs on what is going right, and what is not, on your mountain bike can seem like a full-time job. This bit-by-bit guide on how to keep your bike in tip top condition should give you a better understanding on different service intervals and w ...

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YETI SB4.5c  

YETI SB4.5c  

It took a while for Yeti to get on the 29-inch wheel bus, but man, the American brand is making up for lost time in a big way. We were impressed with the Yeti ASRc Marathon/XC race bike we tested previously and appear to have been swept away by the S ...

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GT HELION 9R CARBON EXPERT

GT HELION 9R CARBON EXPERT

It’s been a while since we rode a GT full-sus 29er. Why? Well, when GT went through a rethink of it’s objectives in 2012/2013, it decided that it wanted to focus it’s full-sus attention on it’s trail, all–mountain and downhill bikes. TREAD Test Crew ...

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