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The big Sling ride – titanium gravel biking from Gauteng to Cape Town

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The face of a rider, who is actually enjoying riding the bike he designed, across South Africa. (Photo: Sling Cycles)
The face of a rider, who is actually enjoying riding the bike he designed, across South Africa. (Photo: Sling Cycles)

Branko Brkljac is the kind of guy that sets his cycling goals and chases after them. Brkljac recently cycled from Gauteng to Cape Town on a bike that he conceptualised and put together.

Sling Cycles is a subsidiary of the Sling Aircraft Company, which builds light aircraft locally. These aircraft are designed with adventure in mind. Their new high-wing model recently flew to the world’s biggest air show at Oshkosh, for no other reason than because it can.

Sling believes that aircraft and bicycles perfectly dovetail with each other and complement the wanderlust spirit of their typical customer. This is why Sling developed their own bicycle, made of exotic aircraft materials like titanium and gave it a Zulu name, Tagati.

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