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REPORT: SANI2C- UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1 month ago

To take part in not only the largest but also one of the iconic MTB stage races in SA is an opportunity one can’t afford to miss!  This was my first Sani2C and besides the old hands particularly one forked tongue speaking black mamba (10 Sani’s) putting the fear of God into us, the excitement…

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MATT LOMBARDI AND HIS NEW GIANT TRANCE

  1 month ago

  Q&A with a Pro: Stellenbosch local and enduro ace, Matt Lombardi has qualified for the 2017 Enduro World Series. We caught up with him to chat about his year ahead and his beautiful new Giant Trance Advanced. WORDS & IMAGES BY FRANS LE ROUX Hi Matt, tell us more about yourself and your background….

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JOBERG2C- WHAT AN ADVENTURE

  1 month ago

Words- Doug Bird I’ve done a lot of racing in my time as a multi sportsman. It’s taken me all over the world to places like Austria, Spain, Hungary, Germany and Morocco. It’s taken me to parts of South Africa that one wouldn’t typically visit like Cradock, Bethlehem, Reitz and the Witteberg Mountains in the…

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MERIDA NINETY-SIX 7000: FEEL THE FORCE

  1 month ago

Rudolf Zuidema spent a couple of weeks on the full carbon Merida Ninety-Six racing machine and was completely blown away. Since its introduction the previous 99 has never really stood out among the top contenders as a race bike in our local market. This is largely due to the brand’s position in the local market…

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ELLSWORTH EPIPHANY: BOUTIQUE BLING

  3 months ago

Ellsworth is a relatively unknown brand in SA, but with ASG recently picking up local distribution rights we’re sure to see more of these hand built bikes around. All round mountain bike guru and regular Full Sus tester, Rudolf Zuidema spent a couple of weeks with the Ellsworth Epiphany. We managed to get our hands…

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BIKE FITMENT: THE PERFECT FIT

  3 months ago

  So, you’ve taken the plunge and bought your first mountain bike or you recently decided that an upgrade is needed and your new steed will be arriving shortly. The one thing most cyclist neglect is bike fitment and through the following article we would like to educate our readers on why they should consider…

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E-BIKES – THE RISE OF THE MACHINES

  5 months ago

E-bikes are a very popular mode of transport in Switzerland. Visit the country and you won’t go far before the first electric bike comes flying past you. Because they are seen everywhere over there, most Swiss cyclists don’t even turn their heads anymore, as an 80-year-old overtakes you on a climb as if it were…

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2017 ATTAKWAS EXTREME MTB CHALLENGE

  5 months ago

Some call this the ultimate one-day mountain bike stage race, most call it the toughest day spent in the saddle, all we know is that the Attakwas Extreme is a bucket list race that everyone should attempt.   ERIK KNOETZE What makes the Attakwas Extreme MTB challenge so special? This race is a real challenge…

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CONQUERING THE TOUGH TANKWA TREK

  5 months ago

Stage 1 How do I start describing stage 1 of the Tankwa Trek? I wish I could swea,r as I’m sure a lot of other riders were thinking the same. With no rain in Western Cape the terrain on this year’s Tankwa Trek is well … (INSERT SWEARING). I’m not sure of the number but…

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TRAINING WITH A POWER METER?

  5 months ago

Training with power and the use of power meters have become increasingly popular. Recent price drops in power meters, and the advent of cost effective power meter’s for mountain bikes has caused a big increase in the number of power meters seen on our local trails and in local races. Previously, you would have had…

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