Now in its fifth year, the South African Mountain Biking Survey, presented by Garmin, reveals the preferences of mountain bikers when it comes to racing, riding, bikes, clothing, components, gear, performance measurement and more… It takes a few minutes to complete the survey. Four lucky respondents will win incredible prizes from Garmin, Oakley and Ciovita!

The prizes are:

  • Garmin Varia Radar RCT 715 & UT800 Smart Headlight worth R12 600!
  • Oakley Encoder Performance Eyewear worth R3 640!
  • Ciovita Apparel voucher worth R2500 x 2!


Garmin Varia Radar RCT 715

Garmin’s Varia Radar has improved cyclist safety with its technology that warns of motor vehicles approaching from behind. The updated model incorporates a camera that records what’s happening behind you while you ride.

It delivers an early visual and audio warning of approaching vehicles from behind that allows you to ride more aware and also potentially save your life, as well as those you are riding with.

Garmin has opened compatibility, so that users of other GPS brands that have the Radar feature, can connect to others in the same riding bunch using the Garmin Varia.

We reviewed the original Garmin Varia Radar in 2021. Here’s the link.

Garmin Varia UT800 headlight

The Garmin Varia UT800 headlight is a smart headlight that works with or without a Garmin GPS device. It’s a headlight that can be attached to handlebars or helmet. If it’s paired to your Garmin Edge device, it senses your speed and reduces brightness at lower speeds and increases brightness at higher speeds, thus ensuring up to six hours of battery charge. It delivers up to 800 lumens at full brightness.

Here’s an indepth review of the Garmin Varia UT800 smart light

Oakley Encoder

With a light-weight, minimalist frame and high-contrast rimless Prism lens, the Oakley Encoder is the ideal performance eyewear for mountain biking and gravel racing.

More product information here.

Note: Prize pair may differ slightly from pictured pair.

Ciovita Apparel

Ciovita is the leading cycling performance apparel brand in South Africa. The official apparel partner to the Absa Cape Epic and several of the world’s leading stage races and ultra-endurance events, Ciovita has made a global impact for its quality, range and price.

Find out more about Ciovita here.

We kicked off the annual South African Mountain Biking Survey in 2019 and Garmin has been our presenting partner each year. After a tough year in terms of the South African economy, we’re keen to find out more about you and your mountain biking in 2023.

We use the annual survey to gauge preferences, track trends and get an overall picture of the South African mountain biking consumer market. We break the reveal into four categories – You and Your Riding; Your Bike; Your Gear and Your Performance Measurement. But all the questions are in this survey which should take less than 8 minutes to complete.


Note: Prizes will be allocated via a random draw. Prize-winners will be notified via email. Should we not get a reply within 48 hours we reserve the right to re-draw for that prize. Prizes will be delivered to a day-time delivery address given by the prize-winners. Delivery by take up to 14 days. Prizes are not transferrable and may not be exchanged for cash.