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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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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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