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SOUTH AFRICAN MTB CRASH SURVEY: THE RESULTS

SOUTH AFRICAN MTB CRASH SURVEY: THE RESULTS

Based on bicycle sales stats from a range of retailers, mountain biking in South Africa is continuing to grow in popularity by the month. But one of the greatest challenges mountain bikers face is crashing. Almost every mountain biker has crashed. An ...

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ROOKIE PROJECT: STRAVA–TION, THE ENEMY WITHIN

ROOKIE PROJECT: STRAVA–TION, THE ENEMY WITHIN

A few months back we went undercover and infiltrated the underground networks of Strava Premium. While our operation yielded invaluable intel, we discovered that it didn’t come without a price. By Paulo Conde   There is no doubt that Strava has ...

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IS IMPROVING MTB SKILL THAT IMPORTANT IN SOUTH AFRICA?

IS IMPROVING MTB SKILL THAT IMPORTANT IN SOUTH AFRICA?

How skilled are you really? And how much does it matter in South Africa? We did a recent survey with participants at the 2017 KAP Sani2c and one of the questions asked participants to rate their skill level on scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being Norman Nov ...

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SIX GOOD REASONS TO TRAIN AT CADENCE CYCLING

SIX GOOD REASONS TO TRAIN AT CADENCE CYCLING

Hundreds of road cyclists, mountain bikers and triathletes train at Cadence Cycling studios around South Africa every week. They each do two one-hour sessions per week and reap rapid, often significant improvements in their racing performances. For t ...

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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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WOMEN’S MTB: FIND YOUR COMFORT ZONE

WOMEN’S MTB: FIND YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Mountain biking is probably one of the most fun ways to become fit, lose weight, spend time with your better half or family, and spend time outdoors. It is also a great stress buster! When you’re comfortable, you enjoy your riding and you want to rid ...

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SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKERS, SHOULD YOU GET A COACH?

SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKERS, SHOULD YOU GET A COACH?

  Races are a big part of the South African mountain bike market. Stage races and marathons/half-marathons dominate an annual calendar that boasts more than 500 mountain bike events. South Africans are naturally competitive, well the males certa ...

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HOW TO MAKE CLIMBING EASIER (AND FASTER)

HOW TO MAKE CLIMBING EASIER (AND FASTER)

The best climbers are smaller and lighter than the average cyclist with around 350g of body weight per centimetre of height (that’s 170cm and 59.5kg!), unfortunately we weren’t all born to be climbers so we have to look at ways of maximising our pool ...

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HOW TO CONQUER FLOATING BRIDGES

HOW TO CONQUER FLOATING BRIDGES

There are more and more floating bridges taking riders across rivers, dams and river mouths in South African races and also on some trails. Many are hesitant to tackle floating bridges, but you needn’t be. Here’s how to conquer them with confidence.  ...

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2017 CAPE EPIC: FAST AND FURIOUS – A ONE-OFF OR THE FUTURE?

2017 CAPE EPIC: FAST AND FURIOUS – A ONE-OFF OR THE FUTURE?

    There’s been much discussion about the increased pace of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. A race that’s traditionally been an endurance test became somewhat of a speed test this year – and it caught many off guard. Their training wasn’t for spe ...

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