Stirling Revolution

Stirling Revolution- Bike geometries part 2

  1 month ago

In a follow-up article, regular contributor Stirling Kotze JNR delves even deeper into the tricky world of mountain bike geometries. So last month we spoke about some of the traditional measurements and geometries we use to judge a modern mountain bike. Check out last month’s article on the Full Sus website or visit Issuu.com Along…

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THE CRAZY WORLD OF MTB GEOMETRIES (PART 1)

  2 months ago

When a new model of mountain bike is released, one of the first topics discussed is the various angles and measurements of the bike. People will make all kinds of predictions and observations about a new bike purely based on these numbers and though many of these numbers are important, they do not paint the…

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STIRLING REVOLUTION: SEEKING ADVICE

  2 months ago

  WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? A year ago I became a dad. It is much more awesome now than it was a year ago. It seems so much easier now that I have some experience, and so much more enjoyable. When I think back a year, I remember how scared I was, how much research I…

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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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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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I cannot believe that it has finally happened…

  8 months ago

“THIS MEANS… RIDE WITHIN YOURSELF, SLOW DOWN FOR BLIND CORNERS, GREET OTHER TRAIL USERS” Sanparks in the Western Cape have opened many of the existing hiking trails in the Table Mountain National Park area to mountain biking. I never thought this day would come. I have been riding on the various Table Mountain trails (including…

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Hooked on E!

  8 months ago

Okay, I’m going to tackle a controversial subject. E-bikes. More specifically, pedal-assist bikes. About three years ago while visiting Austria a group of fit roadies invited me on an Alpine road ride. I declined without hesitation. Not because I didn’t like road riding and not because I didn’t have any Lycra shorts. I declined because…

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Kids and Bikes

  10 months ago

Kids and bikes. Like macaroni and cheese. They go together says Stirling Senior. A kid who grows up without a bike will miss out big time. When he (or she) buys his first grown-up mountain bike and discovers how much he has missed out on he’ll never forgive his folks. It will be the first…

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Your Dream Machine – Part II

  1 year ago

In the May issue of Full Sus the Stirlings got the ball rolling with talking you through the ins and outs of custom speccing your dream bike. This issue they move into the nitty gritty of component choices. And now the real fun begins, picking and choosing all your favourite bits while making a few…

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Your Dream Machine – Part I

  1 year ago

It doesn’t matter how long you have been mountain biking, or how many bikes you have owned, every true Mountain Biker dreams to build up a mountain bike piece by piece, part by part, write the Stirlings.   There are normally three reasons why you would want to build up an inanimate MTB frame into…

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