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TESTED: BONTRAGER RALLY MIPS HELMET

TESTED: BONTRAGER RALLY MIPS HELMET

There are so many helmet brands and models available these days. The quality is generally very high in terms of modern lids meeting required international safety standards and the real key areas that differentiate helmets now are comfort, style, colo ...

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HOW SAFE IS YOUR HELMET?

HOW SAFE IS YOUR HELMET?

Nobody rides a mountain bike without a helmet. It’s just not sensible, nor is it safe. But how safe is your helmet really? Is it past it’s protect-by date? Are you really protecting your head or are you just strapping on a piece of gear that’s giving ...

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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: BONTRAGER FLARE R / ION R LIGHTS

TESTED: BONTRAGER FLARE R / ION R LIGHTS

Lights are an important safety feature, not just to see but to be seen. Sadly the ‘be seen’ part is something that’s becoming more important in today’s world with inattentive and/or careless drivers. The reality is that as much as we like to imagine ...

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STRAVA PREMIUM – IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?

STRAVA PREMIUM – IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?

Everyone loves the prestige that comes with being a VIP. Think of the exclusivity of the blue tick on Twitter, or special access to the reserved lounges at airports. When it comes to the Strava community this is no different. Actually, it’s probably ...

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GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2017 SANI2C – ALL THE STATS

GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2017 SANI2C – ALL THE STATS

  With over 4200 participants and nine accumulated days of racing over a total distance of 789km and 11 355 metres of ascent, the KAP Sani2c is the world’s biggest mountain bike stage race. We wanted to know more about the gear and components used by ...

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TESTED: BONTRAGER CAMBION SHOES

TESTED: BONTRAGER CAMBION SHOES

It was love at first sight when we first laid our eyes on the Bontrager Cambion MTB shoes. They are probably the best-looking shoes we’ve ever seen. And we’ve seen (and worn) many… But good looks are one thing, how do these kicks perform on the bike? ...

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TESTED: BLS VELORACING BAG

TESTED: BLS VELORACING BAG

Packing for a ride or race day can be a hit and miss affair, especially when you're in a rush. Then even the neatest packing order goes out the window, especially when packing cycling-specific gear. This is more apparent when using generic luggage, w ...

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GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2017 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE STATS

GEAR CHOICE AT THE 2017 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE STATS

    The Absa Cape Epic is the pinnacle event in mountain bike stage racing. Everything about the event is difficult, especially securing an entry. Once you have the entry though, you have the difficult task of spending a good few months pre ...

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