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  1. Hi everyone, I am looking to join people on mountain bike rides around East London.
  2. Hi. I am interested in starting to ride. Particularly for daily campus commute in the city and it would be nice to use the same bike for leisure otherwise (not too hard trails etc). I've seen the Raleigh Volt 24" e bike on sale and yet I've seen people saying not to buy raleighs or bikes from makro/game on this website? I used to ride when I was a kid (had one of those BMX bikes with reverse brakes for many years...a raleigh which held up well). Since then it's only been hiring bikes on holiday once in a while. I am not fit at all but I am young and do quite a bit of walking. I am about 60kg and 175-180cm tall (and wear size 11s...dk if that affects bike riding). Not fit at all (7 minutes of indoor football has me finished). It's a major reason I'd prefer an e bike. Campus is about 5km away...it's a 40 min walk and a 10-15 min drive. It is near the city centre so regardless of the bike safety is an issue. I'm also an unemployed student. Both these reasons have me wanting a bike that is cheaper. Also I might be carrying heavy textbooks in a backpack/on a rack at the back so weight might increase even above 80kg. I wanted to know if the Raleigh Volt 24" e bike is a worthwhile buy. Both for my size/weight and long term use. Daily commute plus occasional trails. There's another Raleigh e bike called the Glide (29") that's usually cheaper but rn the Volt 24" is on sale. Anyone used Raleigh e bikes? (these 2 and Volt 29" as they seem to be of similiar build and are the only ones available in SA...there's much nicer ones overseas) . I've seen people talking quite negatively about them on this forum but I don't think they've even used them. If anyone has ridden them or knows of someone who has please tell me if I will be wasting my money or is it a worthwhile investment. I'd love for it to last me years but honestly I'd be content if it holds up perfectly for over a year of daily use. I'd also need it to be comfortable enough especially with added textbook weight and not give me any problems to fix. Please assist.
  3. Marin Bikes are Made For Fun 🔥 Since the first mountain bikes bearing the Marin Bikes name debuted in 1986, the brand has been dedicated to enriching the lives of our riders by making fun, high calibre bicycles, which provide years of riding enjoyment. We operate a business based on hard work, fueled by passion, and fulfilled by the satisfaction of bringing the joy of cycling to riders across the world………and now to SOUTH AFRCA! Whether your idea of fun involves riding rugged trails up in the Drakensberg, pinning on a race number and entering your first race, taking the long way home, bikepacking to that remote campsite, or just exploring the neighbourhood bike paths, Marin brings the fun to your ride. It’s the principle that guides us when developing new bikes, from long-travel, trail-devouring machines that are at home in some of the world’s most challenging race circuits to the multi-surface capable pavement collection. Each model is designed to be playful and to maximize the opportunities for two-wheeled fun. We plan our offering around being able to supply excellent quality bikes at the best prices! Hello South Africa, welcome to the fun, welcome to MARIN BIKES! Our range is available at leading bike retailers! Get in touch with us for more information on the range available and find your nearest retailer 076 970 7708
  4. Guys watch out i think the stealing of Roof racks from vehicles is at an all time high.... Parked my vehicle for about 20min at the hospital only to return and my roof rack together with the bicycle rack gone.. Literally forced off with a crow bar or something, so its never tight on the vehicle. Even the car guards just useless..
  5. ON AVERAGE, WHAT DO YOU SPEND ON: Cycling Jersey Bib short Im doing some market research on cycling apparel, the reason for this is, I love riding with nice fitting & high quality gear, but these do come at a price. I just received a order from a major brand and to be honest, it was disappointing because i paid a premium for this item and expected great quality from them, so i want to see if there is a price range that my fellow cyclists are willing to pay for epic quality, a realistic price point. Im on a mission to see if a solution is possible to make great quality gear accessible to most riders.
  6. Any group rides happening in PE at the moment? Keen for both Road and Mountain Biking. Just moved here from East London Doing a bit of triathlon training and would love to join anyone doing long rides on the weekend
  7. Hi guys, I have relocated to Summerstrand, PE (Qhebergha!?!) this week and am keen to get riding! I spend most of my time on my MTB but like getting out and joining groups on the road as well for training. Now that I'm in PE I'm basically compelled to do another IM as well in the near future I am looking for suggestions on where to ride, nice training routes and groups that I could potentially join for training rides etc. This will be for weekday and weekend rides. Thanks in advance
  8. Any regular morning group road rides in JBay? I am here on holiday and want to do 50-100km. Also looking to perhaps just get a few other riders together, safety in numbers
  9. Hi everyone, Was just wondering if there is perhaps a mtb group I can join for weekend rides in and around PE? I am based in EL but travel to PE one or two weekends a month to visit family. I did contact Fat Tracks and there isn't a dedicated group for weekend rides, everyone forms their own subgroups within the club. Only looking for short rides (<15km) as my time is quite limited when I'm there. Thanks!
  10. Event Name: Express Petroleum Kwelera 2 Kei 2019 When: 23 November 2019 Where: Crossways Village - East Coast Resorts, East London, Eastern Cape Category: MTB SA's biggest FESTIVE MTB FUNRIDE. Relaxed 70km, East London to Kei Mouth. Plenty food, drinks & music along the route. After-party at Kei Mouth Go to Event Page
  11. Hi All. I'm looking for group rides and safe road routes that are often used by people in Port Elizabeth. I'm rather new to the road cycling here and don't know many safe areas for riders. Thanks for the Help.
  12. Hi Guys Going to be spending some time at the Fish River and am contemplating taking the MTB along. Anyone have some insight into trails in that neck of the woods?
  13. Hi guys I want to do an overnight bike packing trip. Thinking of starting in Jeffreys Bay or St Francis and spending the night somewhere at a B & B /self-catering spot. Route must be mostly off-road and about 70-80km the first day and about 50-60km the second day. A round trip would be awesome. A group of us did the Elands River Road from Off Camber to Patensie, spent the night just outside Patensie and then went through to Jeffreys the next day. Was loads of fun and really want to do something similar. Any suggestions?
  14. The Transkei Slowride is a five day fully catered mountain bike trail opening in March 2016, and can be ridden any time of the year. The 350 km route starts in the Drakensberg Mountains, near Naudes Nek (the highest road in South Africa) and descends through the grassy uplands of the Eastern Cape, through the spectacular Mzimvubu Valley to Port St Johns on the Wild Coast. The route takes riders through numerous unique landscapes in one of the most beautiful and rural parts of South Africa. Each day consists of 50-100 km of riding, with overnight camps in spectacular locations along the trail. The trail costs R7,500 per person and is fully catered (dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch) with accommodation provided. Bookings before January 2016 will receive a discounted rate of R5,000 per person. Check out www.slowridemtb.com or www.facebook.com/TranskeiSlowride
  15. Hi, Looks for other road riders, in the Kouga (Jbay, Jeffreys Bay, St Francis, Humansdor) area who are keen on group rides in the area? I am new to the area and keen to find some like minded training buddies. Cheers.
  16. If you guys haven't heard of this yet, it's worth checking out. The PwC Great Zuurberg Trek is a three-day mountain bike race in the Zuurberg mountains, which includes the national cross country course at Hayterdale. I was privileged enough to join a small group of invitees on a dry run of the Queen stage this weekend and was astounded for more than one reason. Firstly, the huge drop (not unlike sani2c's Umkomaas) on a horse trail into the valley and, secondly, the climb out of it (which made me think of my one and only Epic). Word is that stages one and three are all about fun. Stage two, in my opinion, balances that out and is not for the faint-hearted! Check out from last year's event. I didn't see any of the district road on the dry run . . .
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