Bike Reviews


“ALL IN ALL, THE FRAME QUALITY AND DESIGN IS EXCELLENT, ESPECIALLY WHEN CONSIDERING THIS IS TITAN’S FIRST DUAL SUS BIKE.” You have to be blind not to notice the launch of Titan’s new Sonic Dual Sus bike. One thing that’s immediately clear from the marketing blurb is that Titan knows […]

Left of Centre

The new Cannondale Scalpel Si has not only got heads turning but also tongues wagging.  Rudolf Zuidema puts the mean green machine through its paces and lets us know what he thinks. To understand the Scalpel you have to understand Cannondale. Its is a brand defined by innovation in the […]

National Anthem 27.5

We tested the 29er Anthem Advanced for the June/July 2015 issue and loved it, so Shayne Dowling was keen to see how the it’s 650B boetie goes. Sus the Giant Anthem 27.5 Advanced… Photos by Ashlee Attwood. Small wheels, Big Wheels and “kinda in-between” wheels…  South Africans adopted the 29er […]


The Specialized Stumpjumper is one of mountain biking’s iconic names and the 2016 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR once again taps into the 1981 original’s innovative DNA. Words and photos by Seamus Allardice. 35 years ago the first Stumpy went into production. It was, not only for Specialized, a first – […]

Race Fuel

For four months we patiently waited for this, the opportunity to test the all new Trek Top Fuel – Trek’s marathon and cross-country race weapon piloted by the likes of Emily Batty. When the first Project One Top Fuel landed in SA, Seamus Allardice was pretty much first in line […]

The African Lynx

Seamus Allardice took BH Bicycles’ trail/marathon/all-rounder, the Lynx 4.8 Carbon 29er 9.9, into the mountains where he was blown away by its cat-like balance and poise. Photos by Ashlee Attwood. First impressions as we all know, count. And the BH Lynx, especially in its top-end build spec with a 2 […]