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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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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 pr ...

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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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SPECIALIZED INTRODUCES ANOTHER HAND POSTION ON S-WORKS MODELS

SPECIALIZED INTRODUCES ANOTHER HAND POSTION ON S-WORKS MODELS

Specialized, one of the world’s most innovative performance bicycle brands, has further improved its offering in its flagship S-Works model range of mountain bikes with a new hand position option for improved rider comfort. Although the new hand posi ...

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FABRIC CHAMBER MULTI-TOOL

FABRIC CHAMBER MULTI-TOOL

Multi-tools – we’ve used a few in our time. But none has been as impactful, visually, as the Chamber from Fabric. The cylindrical polished aluminium tool, which weighs a surprisingly low 162 grams, really is a standout product, both aesthetically and ...

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ASSOS T.EQUIPE S7 BIB-SHORTS

ASSOS T.EQUIPE S7 BIB-SHORTS

If a pair of bib-shorts fits you properly and is well made with good quality materials, you should be a happy rider. Or racer. But boy, just experience some discomfort or pain that’s linked to your bib-shorts and you can become a miserable, jibbering ...

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5 HOTTEST UPGRADES THIS SUMMER

5 HOTTEST UPGRADES THIS SUMMER

Ah, the South African summer! Long, hot days and coastal, bush or mountain holidays. There are mountain bike trails just about everywhere you go in the country these days. What a time to be a mountain biker!  Most of us will be relieved to ride into ...

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