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  1. SRAM have released their most powerful brake to-date: the Maven (pun intended). Dialled for gravity riding and e-bikers, Maven produces nearly 50% more power than the SRAM Code, while requiring 32% lighter force at the lever to generate the same amount of stopping power: reducing fatigue and boosting control. get all the details in the full press release below. Press Release Maven is the absolute most powerful brake we’ve ever made. Usable power for efficiency and tunability. Extreme power for elevated speed and control on ever-more demanding terrain. More Power Maven produces nearly 50% more power than one of the […] View full article
  2. While KAP sani2c has always been popular with the top South African marathon mountain biking teams, the addition of a Prologue and Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) status for the KAP sani2c Race in 2024, is set to raise the bar and make the event even more compelling for professional riders. Founder of KAP sani2c, Glen […] View full article
  3. With the ever-growing number of flow trails that incorporate technical features, Titan Racing has set out to create a hardtail for those looking for a mountain bike that incorporates the fun factor of a trail dual suspension bike, and the “direct” and connected feel of a hardtail. A. bike that is just as happy to climb all day long as it is shredding trails. Reminiscent of a simpler time in our lives, the Cerberus has been conceived to put the smile back on your face, and the fun back in hardtails. Chasing the longer, slacker, and lower trend blindly, is […] View full article
  4. Press Release Cannondale introduces the lightest, full-power, electric mountain bike ever made* – the brand new Moterra SL. Packing up to 85Nm of torque, 600+ watts of peak output, and 601Wh of battery power yet weighing as little as 19.5 kilograms, this is an eMTB that defines its own class. Delivering agility and playfulness with power and range, the Moterra is a bike like no other – turning every trail into a non-stop, high-speed flow session. Moterra SL’s high power/low weight combination demands a melding of engineering feats. Creating a lightweight, 150mm-travel frame is only possible thanks to pioneering carbon […] View full article
  5. Set in the mighty Hawequa mountains surrounding the Western Cape town of Wellington, The Imbuko BIG 5 in partnership with Canetsfontein is a mountain bike marathon that challenges riders like no other with 3000m of elevation gain across the technical 80 km course. The climbs are gruelling yet they reward you with descents that are beyond spectacular. This is world-class mountain bike racing unlike you’ll find anywhere else in South Africa, as confirmed by comments from the visiting international riders. “The downhills are amazing, it is one of the nicest marathon races that I’ve ever ridden.” said Filipo Colombo of […] View full article
  6. For those in the know, Eroica South Africa is a classic steel bicycle celebration held each year in the picturesque town of Montagu. There are 3 routes to choose from, 2 that can only be ridden on classic frames : the Hero (173 km) and the Classic (68 km). And a race for modern gravel bikes too, the NOVA (173 km). Not only is the weekend a very social event, but it’s a pretty tough ride too. Nick McIntyre travelled from Ireland to Cape Town to ride the 170 km Eroica Hero route in April 2023. Here he reminisces about […] View full article
  7. World Tour tested, and proven in the “Swiss-army knife” category of road race bikes, Factor’s Ostro VAM offered a deadly combination of aerodynamic performance, low weight and comfort. The new bike maintains the original OSTRO VAM’s responsive ride feel while delivering unmatched aerodynamic gains at a lower weight. Check out the full press release below: Engineered For Riders That Demand The Best Factor Bikes has announced the next generation of the OSTRO VAM. Designed and developed for all-round speed, the new model has been shaped around precisely managed aerodynamic gains while offering riders an uncompromised and highly responsive racing bike. […] View full article
  8. Share the love of riding with your partner*. Bike Hub has partnered with the Old Mutual go2berg to offer some happy loving couples* the chance to ride together with added luxury. Enter www.go2berg.co.za before 29 February, and put “Bike Hub” under the field “reference” on your entry, to qualify for your free upgrade to a Luxury tent at Emseni Camp for two nights. Emseni is the overnight stop on day 4 and 5, on the banks of the Tugela River. The event takes place from 13-19 September 2024. Berms and conditions apply. *Partner and couples could mean your bestie, your […] View full article
  9. Toyota Specialized rolled across the lawns of Kaleo Guest Farm to claim the team’s second successive Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, victory on Sunday, 11 February. Matt Beers backed up his 2023 winning effort, by securing three stage victories en route to the 2024 title, alongside new teammate Alex Miller. The South African/Namibian combination were joined beaten to the line, on the day, by KMC-Ridley while Imbuko Pro Cycling the Bulls Mavericks stood alongside Toyota Specialized on the general classification podium. Beers and Miller had got the race off to a perfect start on Thursday, 8 February, […] View full article
  10. Candice Lill and Mona Mitterwallner secured the 2024 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, in emphatic fashion on Sunday, 11 February. The Cannondale Factory Racing pair won the final stage, adding Stage 4 to their Stage 1 and 2 victories, taking their final margin of victory to nearly 9 minutes. The South African and World Marathon Champions were joined on the stage and general classification podiums by KMC-Ridley and Efficient Infiniti Insure. Cannondale Factory Racing’s near perfect trip to the Koue Bokkeveld began with victory on Stage 1, on Thursday. The opening day’s next most decisive moment of […] View full article
  11. The Queen Stage of the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, featured South African mountain biking’s most infamous climb, the Merino Monster. The ascent to 1 799 meters above sea level, challenged the teams to 1 000 metres of elevation gain over 20 odd kilometres. The victors on the day were also the teams who claimed the King and Queen of the Mountain hotspot prize, team Toyota Specialized and the KMC-Ridley women.  Along with the Merino Monster the stage took in 96 kilometres of racing, with 2 200 metres of accumulated ascent. It was a day which suited the mountain goats […] View full article
  12. Cannondale Factory Racing and Toyota Specialized doubled up on their Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, success with stage victories on Friday, 9 February 2024. The wins are both the UCI women’s and men’s category leaders’ second of the race. This sees both Candice Lill and Mona Mitterwallner, as well as Matt Beers and Alex Miller extend their overall advantages. Stage 2 was a technical 88 kilometre affair, with 1 700 metres of climbing, in the Witzenberg Valley. Famed for its challenging singletracks and arduous climbs, the course provided the terrain for the strongest teams to gain from […] View full article
  13. Toyota Specialized and Cannondale Factory Racing got the 2024 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, off to a winning start on Stage 1; on Thursday, 8 February. Matt Beers and Alex Miller slipped away to win taking a 37 second advantage into Stage 2. Mona Mitterwallner and Candice Lill benefitted from a crash by Annie Last, who had been in second just behind the leaders, and ended the day with a 1 minute and 6 second buffer to ⁠Efficient Infiniti Insure. The 26 kilometre opening stage was raced at a lightning fast pace and Toyota Specialized controlled proceedings […] View full article
  14. MyCycleLife is giving away a R450,000 to 5 lucky members, on 1 March 2024, in its Summer Jackpot draw. Come Spend your rewards at CYCLE LAB before the 29th of February 2024 to be eligible to cash in BIG this Summer! MyCycleLife, South Africa’s only free cycling rewards programme, makes available approximately R25 Million in rewards to its 200,000 members every year, and in an unprecedented move in the South African cycling industry. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our members. I encourage them all to log into their profiles at mycyclelife.co.za to check if they are in the Summer […] View full article
  15. Outer Cycles is a homegrown bike brand brought to you by the team at Lyne Components. We have been working on this project behind the scenes since 2020 and are excited to finally launch it. We are super passionate about the innovation behind producing and selling cycling products and are really excited to be developing and retailing complete bikes. We have taken a nonconformist approach with this brand, hence the name ‘Outer Cycles’. Whilst the bike industry of late has adopted a ‘more is more’ attitude, our goal is rather to offer a small, focused range of high-quality and high-performance […] View full article
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