Regulars

SIZING CUSTOMERS AND OTHER BITS AND PIECES

  2 months ago

After spending many years in the bike retail industry, the Stirling’s have become experts at guessing client’s bodily dimensions. After many years of selling bikes, we have become pretty good at guessing customers’ vital statistics. Mainly weight and height. Both these physical factors can be determined empirically: use a scale or a tape measure. Notwithstanding…

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LIV BEYOND: SUSPENSION- A TALE OF 2 BIKES

  3 months ago

Mountain bikes offer different suspension setups for different types or riders. Regular columnist Kath Fourie recently found out that less travel is not necessarily a bad thing. When I first bought my own bicycle, I had no idea that bikes came with different suspension measurements. However, it didn’t take long for me to find out…

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TRAILS: HOWICK TRAIL NETWORK

  3 months ago

When you get tired of playing smooth operator along the immaculately groomed Karkloof trails, may we suggest you add some grit and hard rock to your next MTB ride by heading onto the Howick Trails network?                                                             – Photographs & Copy: Jacques Marais Local Buzz: Right, you’ve got the Midlands. On one side, there’s a whole…

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THE BONE DOCTOR: COLLAR BONE SEPARATION

  3 months ago

Dr Mike Mulder is back, and our regular Bone Doctor sheds some light on A/C joint injuries. A/C joint injuries or collar bone separation injuries are a common occurrence following an OTB fall. They are painful, and can leave a very prominent deformity of the affected shoulder. However, unlike clavicle fractures, the treatment of these…

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LET’S GET TECHNICAL: PART 1

  5 months ago

As for me and my bike, we’re done with 2016! It’s 31 December 2016, and I’m writing this from a sun lounger next to the pool. Yesterday I planned a riding date at Hemel and Aarde trails with my husband.  When he woke me this morning to go riding I was grumpy. I was flat….

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ACTUALLY, I CAN – REDEFINE LIMITS

  5 months ago

Recently I was scanning through the news online, when an impressive image caught my eye. It was a photograph of a young women in full aqua coloured hijab flying along on a Liv Triathlon bike. Extreme athleticism is not often associated with the Islamic dress code, but one Liv athlete has taken great running, swimming…

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2017 SEASON OFF TO A FLYER

  5 months ago

The season has begun! Finally after months of preparation and procrastination, the local racing scene has kicked off and it started with a bang! Our first event of the season was the opening round of the WP provincial series which was held at the Taal monument in Paarl. This is a special place to me…

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DAGBREEK & LANGBAKEN ROUTE, WILLISTON

  5 months ago

Williston was originally known as Amandelboom, thanks to a big-ass almond tree planted there in 1768 by Johan Abraham Nel to honour his son’s birth … how’s that for some useless info? What you do need to know is that this eccentric little dorp in the Bo-Karoo is well worth a visit. Until quite recently,…

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E-IMPRESSIONS WHY THEY MAKE SENSE

  5 months ago

The world is moving on at an electrifying pace. At home, industry and business electricity has been doing its magic for generations. Solar-panelled experimental cars have students and tertiary institutions from all over the world competing for aerodynamics and efficiency. Battery-powered cars like the BMW i8 are quietly carrying Uber passengers around Cape Town and…

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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS UNDER THE AFRICAN SUN

  5 months ago

I am still amazed how fortunate we are to have the Cape Epic in our backyard, think about it, the biggest mountain bike stage race in the world taking place right under our noses! And through the years it has become so difficult and important to win, we see more and more riders visiting mtb-friendly…

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