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  1. Hi guys, I haven't been in centurion long. I come from Blormfontein where you could cycle +- 30km and end up at a nice view. I find that it's different in Centurion. I have to make an event of it and either go to Big Red Barn or Wolwespruit etc. It feels like I am confined to the city streets during the week. And as a mountain biker, that sucks. Are there any nice (and safe) mtb routes one can give a go before or after work without having to load my bike in my car? Thanks
  2. I would Just like to find out if anyone has ridden at the Hennops Mtb Trail on the R 511 on the Way out to Hartebeesport It is apparantly a 15 or 16 km loop i would like to find out what the trail is like if anyone has a map or anything Thanks
  3. Hi, Has anyone got a good reference on a bike store that can find and sort out a clicking sound when I pedal? I have a 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29 Its been Centurion Cyclery 3 Times now and everytime I get it back its quiet for about 25km and then the sound comes back. Over the last couple of visits and service they replaced the following... Steering Bearings Wheel Bearings (Front and Back) BB New Pedals Checked all FSR Bearings Spokes and yet again today 2 weeks later click is back.
  4. Looking for individuals interested in doing MTB rides in and around Centurion from time to time. For fun not to break records. Normally visit Big Red Barn in Centurion. If interested let me know TJ 0848459057
  5. Hi all, I'm looking to join or form a social road group in Midrand/Samrand/Centurion as I have not given the road bike much love this year (of my 2344km for the year so far, a grand total of 83km is on the road bike). Anybody got anything on the go currently or interested in joining me?
  6. Markus's Numinis is kitted with a full SRAM Eagle XX1 drivetrain featuring a 34 tooth chainring, and a SRM PowerMeter to measure the watts. A Sahmurai Sword has been adapted to fit inside the spindle. Stopping is performed by a set of Magura MT8 Carbon brakes and 160mm Magura rotors. The Numinis is Centurion's range leading carbon cross-country racer, designed around 100 mm of rear suspension. The pro team is sponsored by SR Suntour and they use the company's UNAir shock and Axon fork which features a carbon monocoque crown. Instead of pivot bushing or bearings, the chain stays are designed to flex as the suspension compresses. Weight weenie components include carbon a Procraft handlebar and seatpost, and a custom carbon fork cap. But there are some signs of practicality with a bundle of cable ties fixed to the seatstay and a GoPro mounted to the seatpost for content creation. Markus uses a Sigma Rox 11.0 GPS bike computer to monitor his vital race stats. The Numinis is finished off with Tune Black Burner rims on Tune Kong (rear) and Princess Skyline (front) hubs. The tyres are from Schwalbe with a Rocket Ron on the rear. The front tyre looked very similar to the rear Rocket Ron but was unmarked and the mechanics at Centurion Vaude were unwilling to provide us with any information. A prototype perhaps. Full specification: FrameCenturion Numinis Carbon RCF D 29Rear ShockSR Suntour UnAirForkSR Suntour AxonHeadsetFSAStemProcraft PRC, 100mm HandlebarProcraft PRC, 720mm GripsESI GripsSaddleSelle Italia SLRSeatpostProcraft PRC carbonBike computerSigma Rox 11.0BrakesMagura MT8 CarbonRotorsMagura 160 mmShifterSRAM Eagle XX1Rear DerailleurSRAM Eagle XX1CassetteSRAM Eagle XX1ChainSRAM Eagle XX1CrankSRAM Eagle XX1RimsTune Black BurnerFront HubKong BoostRear HubPrincess SkylineTyresSchwalbe Rocket RonPower MeterSRM
  7. We would appreciate and hope you can help us with some advice and feedback on our plans to buy mountain bikes: My brother and I live in Centurion and are seriously considering taking the plunge and getting a couple of mountain bikes, both for fitness and for fun. We are quite similar in that we are both about 40, overweight (about 100kg when we should be about 75kg), about 1,77m tall with an inside seam of about 76cm, so we are probably looking at medium (about 19'') frames, from what we have been able to gather by reading articles. At the beginning we will be mostly on roads, with some pavement and dirt, in order to get fit. Later, when we are more comfortable and confident, we hope to do more and more trails. From some personal narratives we have read, it seems as if the larger wheels (29ers) will therefore suit our purposes more (although we will welcome any expert opinions). We figure we have a total budget of about R10,000 – R12,000 (though we might be able to push it a little bit). Quite a few people have mentioned Silverbacks, specifically recommending the Solas as great beginner bikes, although the cheapest Solas we saw (Sola 4, 2015 model, new) are in the R10,000 - R11,500 range, which is about double our budget. Some of the online shops advertising Solas were Singletrack Cycles, VBike, Redhub Cycling and Cycle Factory. Although we are scared to buy secondhand since we don't know enough about MTBs to make sure we don't get ripped off, there are a couple of Silverback Solas available secondhand: - A Sola 4 advertised secondhand for R7,000 in Kempton Park (frame size unknown, wheel size unknown) https://www.olx.co.za/ad/silverback-sola-4-ID15Qanc.html#3c5be512b9 - And a Sola 3 (medium, 29er) for R8,500 in Nelspruit https://www.olx.co.za/ad/silverback-sola-3-ID15OgSm.html#3c5be512b9 The entry level Silverback 29ers seem much cheaper. A Spectra Sport (2015) is advertised for R4,999.98 at Cycle Lab, R5,500 at Kyalami Cycles and R5,999.99 at VBike (all online prices). Bearing in mind the cost of accessories like helmets (definitely) and probably gloves, eventually shoes, shorts, etc. will all add up, we figure the advantage of buying new is getting a warrantyso won't have to worry too much about things breaking and paying for repairs and replacements, plus building a relationship with a shop that can help with advice, skills and equipment, but buying secondhand we can save a few bucks plus there is always a chance for a few accessories thrown in to sweeten the deal (although maybe a store would be willing to do the same, since we are buying two bicycles, which seems a pretty good deal for the shop). We would appreciate any advice and recommendations you might have. We are not set on anything as we are complete novices when it comes to MTBs, and plan to go to a few shops in Centurion and maybe Pretoria this Saturday in person to look at bikes and talk to the experts. We understand that the risks are that we buy beginner level bikes and then get hooked and want to upgrade, but our budgets simply won’t stretch that far yet, so we hope to buy decent bikes now that will allow us to upgrade later, as it will be a long, long time before we even consider competitive riding, if ever. So any thoughts on specific bikes, shops, prices, new or secondhand, equipment, accessories or anything else we are not considering or you think we are wrong about – please help and drop a comment!
  8. Read some previous threads which were a bit old and vague. I am new to Centurion and am looking for road cycling routes that I can ride without being murdered, mauled, mugged, trampled, trucked or any of the other uncomfortable things I've been told about road cycling in Gauteng. Specifically looking for a bread and butter 50km loop and also something as long as possible. Any particularly nasty climbs that I could check out? At the moment I'm doing Supersport Park > Botha Ln > Fonteine Circle > Klapperkop and back. Which is great,but need some more help if anyone knows some cool loops. Anything longer that goes through Pta will be awesome, but I'm sometimes out in normal-person hours , and have seen places like Botha Ln get very hairy when traffic picks up. Lastly, where do most other elites do their group rides? I'm looking for the fastest possible company if possible. Thanks so much for the help! Look forward to the sugestions
  9. The Numis XC is based on the Numis Team, a bigger longer travel brother which the Centurion Vaude team rode on some stages in 2015. The Centurion Vaude team are an integral part of the research and development for this and other Centurion bikes and no doubt the demands they've faced at the Absa Cape Epic have strongly influenced the direction of the Numis XC. The Numis XC has seen about 100g shaved off the frame weight and features a more racey 100mm travel front and rear, down from the 120mm design on the version they rode in 2015. The update includes a redesigned suspension platform to accommodate a second bottle cage within the front triangle which is individually designed for each size of the bike. The frame paint job and the decals on the SR Suntour fork and Tune rims are custom for this year's Cape Epic. Specification list: FrameCenturion Numis XCForkSR Suntour AXON WerxShockSR Suntour UNAIRRimsTune manufactured by Bike Ahead CarbonFront HubTune Princess SkylineRear HubTune Kong BoostFront TyreSchwalbe Rocket Ron Snakeskin 2.25Rear TyreSchwalbe Racing Ralph Snakeskin 2.25HandlebarsPRC Procraft CarbonStemPRC AlloyHeadsetTune AlpinBrakesMagura MT8ShiftersSRAM XX1DerailleursSRAM XX1CassetteSRAM X01CranksetSRAM XX1ChainringAbsoluteblack + SRM PowermeterChainSRAM XX1PedalsLook S-Track Carbon TiSeatpostPRC CarbonSaddleSelle Italia Team Edition
  10. German brand Centurion are a little known name in the South African context, but have been producing bikes since 1976. We chatted to one of their engineers about the new Numis XC, a bike specifically designed around the riding format of events like the Absa Cape Epic. Click here to view the article
  11. Good day, I am looking for a running partner based in clubview. I cannot cycle as much as I would want to so I took up running to fill the gaps. I live in Clubview close to Clubview spar. I have just begun running so I am still on the slower side. Please feel free to pm me if you are interested. thanks
  12. Centurion is a German brand with ties to Merida. The Numinis Carbon Team.29 is their flagship cross-country marathon offering. Despite sharing the same name, the components on this pro bike differ significantly from the retail version of the bike. Jochen Kaess rides SRAM's XX1 drivetrain with a SRM PowerMeter. There are some finer design elements to the bike, for example: the SR in SRAM on the crank arm has been coloured to match the harsh red / orange theme of the bike. Enve rims with bright decals are always eye-catchers. The rims are laced to bling gold Tune hubs. Kenda Small Block Eight tyres feature on front and rear. Stopping is performed by super light and shiny Formula R1 Racing brakes. The team uses SR Suntour's Axon Werx fork, which features carbon lowers. Usually a manufacturer associated with entry level equipment, SR Suntour appear to be improving their top end offerings and have achieved some solid results at the Cape Epic and internationally. At the rear, despite SR Suntour being the team's suspension sponsor, a DT Swiss shock is used. The team manager explained that SR Suntour were still working on their race orientated shock but that it will be on the bike as soon as it is ready. The bike features a relatively neat cockpit featuring a Procraft PRC handlebar, GoPro mount, computer mount, two lockout switches, Formula brake levers and SRAM rear shifter. Jochen Kaess favours a racey negative stem angle, with a tubeless repair tool strapped to the top tube. A SRM PowerControl 7 does duty, pairing with the power meter on the chainring.
  13. Hello Guys I have made my return to the road cycling scene after about 6 years away, and boy has it changed!!!!! I use to be scared of bonking mid-ride, now I'm scared of getting stabbed for my bike, phone or even my powerade. Various cycle clubs have group rides on weekends, and that's great, but I was wondering if someone would be interested in doing n group ride in the mornings ( 3+ people ) on weekdays. I do have 2 other people who cycle with me, we average about 27km/h and do a loop that starts at Centurion golf estate down to eeufees using Botha Avenue and back to the golf estate, giving us about 30km.Obviously we could change the route to suit other riders as well. Maybe Mondays, Wednesday & Friday's or any 3 days in the week, leaving enough time to bash some km's on the weekend's. If anybody is interested please contact me, otherwise any ideas or tips would be appreciated, I honestly just want to ride my. Regards Bruere 082 330 9393 bruere@live.com
  14. Hi Guys We are thinking of moving to Pretoria/Centurion and I'm concerned about my cycling. Can anyone suggest a good club and/or some nice routes in the area?
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