When trouble hits on the trail-side, stay calm and fix the problem effectively and efficiently with these handy tips supplied by our local bike shop guru, Stirling Junior. Snapped, bent or jammed chain: A clean break can easily be fixed with the correct masterlink, just make sure that you thread […]
The Stirling Revolution column is penned by the father and son, LBS owning, pair of Stirling “Snr” and Stirling James (SJ) “Jnr” Kotze. With years of industry insider knowledge, they’re your, and our, link to the retail side of bicycle trade – and while they might upset the odd sensitive reader their insights prove invaluable time and time again.
Any rider who has ridden for a few years knows that bike mechanics sometimes do make mistakes. Conversely, all bike mechanics know that customers often blame them for faults the customers themselves caused. And Stirling Senior knows that mechanics and customers are reluctant to admit to their mistakes (sounds like […]
For all of you feeling the years in your limbs and hindquarters, here’s some light relief gleaned from the pages of Stirling Kotze’s diary. Penned on the morning after a tough ride, it’s a walk down MTB technology memory lane.
Not only is it the title of this publication, it is the technology that revolutionised MTB writes SJ Kotze. Soft tail, dual suspension, full suspension, no matter what name you call it, having a rear shock paired with front suspension has allowed us to do gnarlier and more fun things […]
After decades of bicycle riding and seven-plus years of running a Local Bike Shop, Stirling Senior and SJ have concluded that are essentially two types of mountain bikers – the cyclist and the rider.