Bike Reviews

Now this is Special

You’ve seen it here first folks, for the first time in print in South Africa… a review of the epically cool Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie. Words by Karl Ebel, photos by Ashlee Attwood.  The first thing that grabbed my attention when I laid eyes on the Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper […]

Liv(e MTB) Lust

For women’s month we got Debbie Stopforth to put one of the coolest ladies bikes around to the test the Liv Lust Advanced 2. Photos by Ashlee Attwood.  I had the great privilege of test-riding the Liv Lust Advanced 2 ladies specific mountain bike, just as I got back from […]

National Anthem

The Giant Anthem was at one at a point one of the go-to choices for marathon and stage races, but it’s spent the last couple of years drifting from our collective consciousness – no more says Seamus Allardice. Photos by Ashlee Attwood.  While Giant is internationally more focused on the […]

All Mountain Tahr

What make a bike special? Is it the look? Is it the name? Or is it the way it rides? Read on as Seamus Allardice puzzles out what it is exactly about Scott Genius 740 that had him hooked right away.  Normally when I get on a new bike it […]

Four days Solo with the 5010C

Karl Ebel’s first ever experience of the Santa Cruz 5010 was actually some time before actually swinging his leg over one. It also left him with a bit of a question mark hanging in his thought bubble. Photos by Ashlee Attwood. Some months ago I landed up tailing a US visitor, […]

Epic vs Epic

It’s one of the most desired mountain bikes in SA. And one you’ll see a lot of in stage races up and down the country, but which one is better for you, the Specialized Epic or the Specialized Epic World Cup? Seamus Allardice found out. Initially, side by side, the […]

Full Sus Fat Bike Shoot Out

Fad or fabulous? Fat Bikes are the talk of the mountain biking community right now. Full Sus went on a fact finding mission and organised a Fat Bike Shoot Out and Test Day on the trails of Table Mountain – here’s what we found. The Origin Story Fat Bikes as […]

The Axis of MTB Entertainment

If you’re looking to get into this wonderful sport, writes Seamus Allardice, but are overwhelmed by the bike options in the under 15K price range here are a couple of options from Axis. The well specced A30 for those of you wanting to race straight up that mountain and the […]

Introducing a new Era

“OMG – What a bike and what a ride!!! The Specialized S-Works ERA 29 has to date been my best ride on a mountain bike!” gushed Debbie Stopforth as Full Sus pried the test bike out of her grasp. If you want acceleration up the hills, control and comfort down […]