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The Trail Master

As Louise Ehret discovered there is much more to trail building that removing rocks and dirt. When the fires in 2011 devastated the very limited existing trails in the Jonkershoek Mountain Reserve, a small group of Stellenbosch individuals initiated a project to restore, maintain and extend the trails across these […]

sani2c by cyclocross

The Nedbank sani2c is known for its manicured singletrack, but as Steve Smith discovered, on a cyclocross bike it’s not as smooth as a plush full suspension 29er makes it feel. I couldn’t see Matt, but looking at the bicycle-shape hole in the sugar cane, I had a pretty good […]

Shimano Electrifies XTR

Shimano has launched the first electronic groupset for mountain biking, the XTR Di2 (M9050). This development is the result of a very extensive testing program and is the moment many mountain bikers have long been waiting for. XTR Di2 comes in addition to the previously announced XTR M9000 mechanical groupset. […]