Reviews

Richmond Outdoor Adventure: ‘n Karoo avontuur

  1 month ago

Die Karoo is propvol pragtige landskappe en die vriendelikste mense. Die Richmond Outdoor Adventure het aan die einde van April plaasgevind en Maritza de Klerk vertel ons meer. Die Richmond Outdoor Adventure is ‘n pretvolle naweek en ’n ideale geleentheid vir familie en vriende om dinge saam te doen. Die betekenis van dié mees suidelike Noord-Kaap dorpie,…

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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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GEAR: FRESH NEW MTB KICKS

  3 months ago

Adding to our bike fitment ‘theme’ we searched for some of the coolest MTB-shoes currently available in South Africa. We specifically opted for entry level or mid-range shoes as prices tend to escalate to over R5k very quickly.  1 SHIMANO XC7 The first shoe on our list is from a world-renowned cycling brand, Shimano. They…

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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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PHILADELPHIA MTB- ‘N LANG DAG IN DIE SAAL

  3 months ago

Die vyfde jaarlikse Fair Cape Dairies Philadelphia MTB het op 1 April in die pragtige klein dorpie langs die N7 plaasgevind. Met meer as ’n 1 000 inskrywings is die dag goed ondersteun deur die publiek. Full Sus-redakteur, Frans le Roux het die lang 76km roete aangedurf. Ek het soos gewoonlik weer te laat wakker geskrik…

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GET YOUR E-GADGET FIX HERE

  5 months ago

1: Topeak Smartguage D2 Struggling with your old pump? Can’t get an accurate reading –  then this nifty little electronic tyre pressure gauge should be on your wish list. The second-generation digital gauge features a rotating SmartHead™ and works seamlessly with Presta and Schrader valves without changing parts. Precision digital gauge reads up to 250…

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ROVAL REFRESHES THEIR RANGE

  5 months ago

If you know Specialized, then you’ve probably heard of their wheel brand, Roval. Specialized own Roval and it has been their go-to wheels for a couple of years now. Roval is currently building towards becoming a more independent brand. For their 2017 range, Roval have updated many of their wheels and released a brand-new Control…

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E-Power: Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo

  5 months ago

There I was powering up a monster, gnarly hill: The skinny guy I dropped nearly face-planted as his jaw hit the floor. The 650b fatties gripped like the proverbial boerewors to the braai grid, the shock performed beautifully and the 140mm Pike soaked up the punishment.  Oh, the bike weighs in excess of 22kg! The…

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Racing the Cape Pioneer Trek

  5 months ago

The eighth edition of the Cape Pioneer Trek can almost be described as a bit of a rebirth of the sevenday stage race in the Southern Cape. It has always been a great event organised by saltof-the-earth individuals in an amazing part of the world, but did they fi nd their perfect stride!? Two major…

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SPECIALIZED S-WORKS CAMBER: WHAT A MACHINE

  5 months ago

For our first review of 2017 we chose the Specialized S-Works Camber –  a pretty serious piece of kit. New editor, Frans le Roux spent of couple of weeks with ‘Black Beauty’ “GOING FROM DESIGNATED SWEEPER TO SURPRISING MY FRIENDS WITH MY NEW-FOUND SPEED AND CONFIDENCE.” When your first ever test-bike for Full Sus involves…

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