Monday , 10 August 2020

 

Gear

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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THESE SMART CYCLING DEVICES COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

THESE SMART CYCLING DEVICES COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in which to ride a bicycle. Unfortunately, it can be also one of the most dangerous. Whether you’re a road cyclist or a mountain biker, there’s a perennial threat of danger on the tar or the trail. ...

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GEAR REVIEW: THULE ROUNDTRIP BIKE DUFFEL

GEAR REVIEW: THULE ROUNDTRIP BIKE DUFFEL

Being a women and cyclist, finding a bag that is practically perfect in every way, was never going to be easy. Some are too small, there is no possible way to fit all your cycling gear plus extra necessities. Some are too flimsy, they simply don’t ho ...

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WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

We have run a number of surveys over the past few years and in every survey that asks which tyres riders are currently using, or favour, Maxxis comes out tops. Our most recent survey had Maxxis tyres at 57.88% as the preferred choice, with the neares ...

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NEW SRAM EAGLE OFFERS EASIER GEAR, BUT DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

NEW SRAM EAGLE OFFERS EASIER GEAR, BUT DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

Have you ever thought while you were riding your mountain bike with a SRAM Eagle 1x12 drivetrain: “I definitely need an easier gear?” The overwhelming majority of mountain bikers we asked this question to in the past few days said ‘No’. So why then d ...

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TACX NEO 2T REVIEW: THE BENCHMARK OF SMART TRAINERS

TACX NEO 2T REVIEW: THE BENCHMARK OF SMART TRAINERS

It was like a perfect storm for the smart trainer market: Lockdown regulations due to Covid-19 forced everyone to say home and then allowed only limited outdoor exercise; and then winter arrived. We got very familiar with the Tacx Neo 2T over the pas ...

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COLD COMFORT: HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER RIDES

COLD COMFORT: HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER RIDES

In South Africa we are fortunate to have relatively mild winters, and the days usually warm up enough to ride fairly comfortably with only one extra layer, or some arm warmers. We do get some seriously cold snaps though, which send us rummaging throu ...

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SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

Inventor of SPD, the most widely used mountain bike pedal in the world, Shimano is also one of the leading cycling footwear brands, offering a wide range of shoes to suit all levels of rider. The top-of-the range XC9 just gained a new colour option a ...

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