Saturday , 24 October 2020

 

Gear

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 geometry. Then e-Bikes. Then electronic shifting. Mountain biking is und ...

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SOUTH AFRICAN ‘GRAVEL’ BRAND FINDS GLOBAL TRACTION

SOUTH AFRICAN ‘GRAVEL’ BRAND FINDS GLOBAL TRACTION

Gravel riding has been gaining popularity over the past five years, largely driven by the United States, where gravel racing has caught on in a big way, stimulating a fresh bicycle market segment that actually makes sense. A South African visionary s ...

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BROKEN BOA SHOE FASTENER? THEN CHECK THIS OUT!

BROKEN BOA SHOE FASTENER? THEN CHECK THIS OUT!

Many mountain bike and road shoes come with the Boa fastening system that works really well in the way that it incrementally tightens (and loosens) your shoes so that you can achieve optimal comfort in any weather conditions. But the Boa system isn’t ...

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SHORT REVIEW: ADIDAS SP0002 COMPETITION EYEWEAR

SHORT REVIEW: ADIDAS SP0002 COMPETITION EYEWEAR

Once a dominant player in cycling (remember the Evil Eye and Evil Eye Pro?), Adidas has shifted its attention to making sports eyewear that’s suited to more than one sport. We spent a few rides wearing the SP0002 Competition. Here’s our take. The fir ...

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SHORT REVIEW: BONTRAGER PEDALS

SHORT REVIEW: BONTRAGER PEDALS

When you think of Bontrager, you don’t automatically think of pedals, but the component brand of TREK Bikes makes a range of pedals for road cycling and mountain biking. We have been riding with the Bontrager Comp MTB Pedals for a couple of weeks. Th ...

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THE LOWDOWN ON SRAM’S DRIVETRAINS

THE LOWDOWN ON SRAM’S DRIVETRAINS

If it wasn’t for SRAM, we’d probably be holding cross-shifting support groups by now. SRAM revolutionised the mountain bike drivetrain and we’ll be forever grateful. Now offering Eagle 1x12 across the spectrum, we figured it would be worth sharing th ...

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REVIEWED: POLAR GRIT X MULTISPORT SMART WATCH

REVIEWED: POLAR GRIT X MULTISPORT SMART WATCH

Polar has never really been a top-of-mind brand for mountain bikers. But the Grit X, a robust GPS smart watch, launched a few months ago, is helping the Finnish brand gain traction in its quest to meaningfully enhance the lives of adventure-based ath ...

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GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC

GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC

You don’t spend months training for the Absa Cape Epic only to arrive at the start of the world’s most prestigious mountain bike stage race with inferior gear. Although the 2020 edition was cancelled, more than 90% of the participants completed the r ...

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SA WHOLESALER SAYS ‘BRING ON THE NEW NORMAL’

SA WHOLESALER SAYS ‘BRING ON THE NEW NORMAL’

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the global cycling industry into disarray. On one hand, creating a mini cycling boom as outdoor exercise becomes more desirable, on the other forcing consumers and cycling businesses to make adjustments both during th ...

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REVIEWED: ROCKIT SMART TRAINER ENHANCER

REVIEWED: ROCKIT SMART TRAINER ENHANCER

If you’ve ridden a smart trainer with some level of consistency, you’ll know that it’s a different kind of ride to that which you experience outdoors. Virtual you, riding in a virtual world, racking up virtual sweat points to buy a virtual new bike. ...

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