05 DecREVIEW | Ciovita's trail riding MTB baggies and Adventure shirt
How good are South African-made mountain bike garments? We've been riding Ciovita's All Range baggies and Adventure long-sleeve shirt, testing them on local trails.
Wynand Basson's MTB journey from superbikes to building Banhoek singletrack
From Tzaneen to one of the Boland's most inspiring valleys, trail builder Wynand Basson loves shaping singletrack and bridges in the...
Greg Minnaar auctions his kit for Rhino conservation – raising R109k
Mountain biking’s most bankable rider proves his worth as Greg Minnaar raised funds with auctions in Cape Town, Johannesburg and...
Titan Racing's Valerian is an aero road bike that’s more stable in crosswinds
Aero road bikes are desirable, with their slick looks, but they can be tricky to ride in windy conditions. Titan’s new Valerian, is aero...
Wine Lands trail permit expands to 12 amazing MTB venues
If you want the best value from your Boland mountain biking experience, it must be the updated Wine Lands trail permit. And there's...
Belgium’s Ridley bikes now available in SA – with custom colours
One of Europe’s foremost bike brands is bringing its road, gravel and mountain bikes to South Africa. And you can choose the finishing...
CAPE EPIC 2023 | Why you need some gym time
During a Cape Epic event, your body will be pushed beyond pure cycling cadence endurance. And that's where gym strength, can save you...
Living Colour proves there's more to off-road riding – than racing
Remote South Africa is worth the journey. And more off-road cyclists are discovering the joy of riding instead of racing.
Most mountain bikers ride Shimano SPD pedals – why?
There are a few things designed in the 90s that remain popular today. But mountain biking has a 1990 component design, which still...
Avalanche Bicycles celebrate three decades in South Africa
One of South Africa’s legacy value cycling brands is now offering a more convenient way to buy bikes, as part of its thirtieth birthday...
How a furniture maker made his first custom steel bike frame
Can furniture building skills transfer to making that first bicycle frame? Cape Town's Cameron Barnes discovered the answer as a steel...
Snakes and singletrack - the reality of summer mountain biking SA
We explore the dynamics between South African mountain bikers and the country's diverse snake population, often a nightmare encounter for...
This is the reason why cyclists are so obsessed with their socks
Ever noticed how cyclists wear socks that are an uncool length? There's a good reason why and it has nothing to do with fashion...
Master MTB trail builders - meet the Ace of Spade's Bennet Nel
All mountain bikers have one thing in common. They owe their riding joy, to those individuals who build trails. We meet one of the...
How Trail Angels changed women's mountain biking in South Africa
It can be intimidating for women to start their mountain biking journey. Trail Angels make it a lot more welcoming.
How to make the best of your Wines2Whales mountain bike 'play day'
Day two of any Wines2Whales race is known among mountain biking insider's as 'play day'. But why? And how do you get the most out of it?
Specialized's Diverge STR claims to ride 20% smoother on dirt roads
Gravel bikes are amazing for Karoo exploration, but they can be punishing to ride on corrugated roads. Specialized's Diverge STR is...
Why riding mountain bikes at night is so good for mental health
The experience of night riding on mountain bike trails challenges your senses in a unique way, and the social element has great value too.
REVIEW: Titan Racing's Cypher RS Carbon Dash 100mm MTB
Can a local brand offer stellar value and appropriate specification for demanding South African stage racing riders? We ride Titan...
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