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  1. At the risk of beating a dead donkey with a stick....does anyone know if ASG sports are still open for business? Been trying to source a set of replacement sole inserts for my Sidi Dragons from them for nearly a year now. I have repeatedly emailed all the usual perpetrators, but barring a promise to check up and revert back to me about 6 months ago, the silence has sadly been somewhat deafening & as of late their online store seems a little bit low on product. Any other means of sourcing Sidi spares in SA?, or do I have to go through the whole overseas sourcing and SAPO lottery delivery system....
  2. From left to right: Heinrich Dannhauser (ASG Ceo), Tony Ellsworth (Founder & Designer), Claudio Fantin (ASG Marketing Strategist). "ASG have been distributing Ellsworth mountain bikes in South Africa for a couple of years now", said Heinrich Dannhauser, Group CEO of ASG. "From the outset, we’ve been impressed by the quality, craftsmanship and performance of Ellsworth products, especially with the latest models. The acquisition reflects our effective diversification strategy across the cycling industry and with the deal concluded, we will now concentrate our efforts on building upon the heritage that the Ellsworth brand has already built in the United States, South Africa and Europe.” Tony Ellsworth, founder of Ellsworth in 1991, will stay on with the company as Head of Design and will continue to fulfil his passion for designing the best bikes on the planet. Tony has been spearheading mountain bike design and MTB suspension technology for almost three decades. He lives and designs by his mantra that Ellsworth riders must go further, faster, with less fatigue. Claudio Fantin, International Marketing Strategist of the ASG Group, was quoted as saying: "The Ellsworth brand has enormous potential and is ... simply beautiful! We are ready and excited to take on this new challenge because the Ellsworth brand fits our corporate DNA perfectly – never stop having fun, never stop innovating, never stop breaking the rules.“ Alongside bikes, ASG will invest in the development of a range of Ellsworth lifestyle products and apparel to compliment this iconic brand. Mike Chapman will take over the reigns as CEO and brings with him a wealth of strategic leadership experience that will no doubt serve the business well. Ellsworth will operate from its new facility in San Diego, California as a subsidiary of ASG North America. ASG will also distribute other in-house brands through the USA from this location, including SCICON (a market leader in the manufacturing and distribution of bike bags).
  3. So I go after the bargains and order a high end pair of SIDI shoes at 50% off. A great deal, but the service that has followed is absolutely atrocious. The order was placed on Tuesday 10 Oct, and on the 17th still no feedback or status update. Three calls later, every time I'm told they will call me back within 5, 30 and 60 minutes, but alas. This is officially the worst service I have received from an online SA cycling store. Never again!!! Am I the only one who has had this experience?
  4. We are giving you the chance to help us create the BEST Online store in SA We are asking you to help us upload products that you would like to see on the Online Store. Just say the product or brand below and we will try our best to make it happen NB* We can't upload any competing brands to our products of ASG, So for instance no other nutrition brand ASG ONLINE
  5. Entries are now open for the 2017 Bestmed Jock Tour and Classique. The One-Day, 3-Stage Bestmed Jock Classique takes place on 15 July 2017 while the 3-Day, 3-Stage Jock Tour takes place over the weekend of 15-17 September 2017. ASG Events is offering a 15% early bird entry discount for riders who enter for either event before 30 November 2016. The individual entry fee for the 2017 Jock Tour is R4 100, which means early birds will pay R3485. The Amateur Teams entry fee (teams of 8 riders) for the 2017 Jock Tour is R32 800, which means early birds will pay R27 880 Jock Tour riders also have the option of doing a budget entry, which includes meals but excludes all race pack items. The budget entry cost is R2 800, which means early birds will pay R 2380. The entry fee for the 2017 Jock Classique is R885, which means early birds will pay R752. The Jock Classique will be limited to 800 riders while the Jock Tour will have a rider limit of 500. Click here to view the Jock Tour entry package Click here to view the Jock Tour budget entry package The Jock Classique package consists of the following: Jock long sleeved shirtBreakfast and lunchTog bag vehiclesHigh 5 nutritional supplements FOR EVERY JOCK MEDAL WORN AGAIN A CYCLIST IS BORN!
  6. Just completed the ASG / Liberty Winelands event at which self-adhesive PVC stage profiles were issued. The stickers proved so tough, and yes sticky, that portion of my Scotts carbon fibre top-coat peeled off the frame along with the sticker when I removed it. (Spark Carbon Pro 2012) Evidently the stickers arefar more 'aggressive' than any other stage race decal I have used which have generally been low-tack and easy to remove. Damn I'm annoyed. Has anyone else had similar experience?
  7. The Emperors long MTB event was marketed and sold as a 50 km event. The actual distance however was only 42 km. I am suspicious that ASG in the interest of financial gain intentionally misled the public; knowing full well that had it been marketed as a 42km event it may have had an adverse effect on the number of entries. The event is very well organised therefore I don't believe it was a mistake.
  8. Are you ready for the Cape Town Cycle Tour If not... We have some items that will get you ready for that sub 3 Sidi Ergo 4 WAS: R5499 Now: R3995 Sidi Genius 5 Fit Was: R3299 Now: R1995 BUY NOW!
  9. Buy any of our Scicon Bike Bags (Aerocomfort 2.0 or MTB) and you will receive a voucher for your bike to be picked up from your Home/Office and delivered to your hotel or the start line of the event you are participating in SA It will also be collected after the event and delivered back to your home. Buy Now! T's & C's Apply
  10. For today we will be running a few specials for this lovable day. Today we will give you 10% off various products Sidi, Rudy Project and High 5 Please use Code "LOVECYCLING" at checkout BUY NOW
  11. So are you one of those people for forgets their shoes, jersey or even helmet at home? Then this is for you! For today only we will be running a promo on the Scicon Race Bag. So you will never forget your things again. WAS: R1800 Now: R999.99 BUY NOW
  12. Entries for the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which takes place in the Western Cape from 6-10 March 2017, will close on Friday 3 February 2017. The five-day tour, which is South Africa’s premier road stage race, takes the rider contingent on an unforgettable 5-stage journey through the Cape Winelands and boasts riding categories for both professionals and amateurs. Riders who would still like to enter can go to www.tourofgoodhope.co.za to secure their entry. “It genuinely feels like we’re building something really special. Now only in its second year of presentation, the tour already constitutes South Africa’s premier stage race,” said event convenor, Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events. “The success of the Tour is underpinned by the formula which sees amateurs being afforded the opportunity to ride in a tour alongside the pros and experience everything the pros do – a leader’s jersey, KOM competition, team competition and daily lunches and spoils at the race village.” “It’s also excellent preparation for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, which happens two days after the Tour. Without exception, every open/seeded rider who has taken part in the Tour rides their best Argus ever. “This year we have seen many mountain-bikers enter. The Absa Cape Epic starts two weeks after the tour and they see it as the perfect opportunity to sharpen up. “We’ve already confirmed the participation of Karl Platt, Christoph Sauser and Sam Gaze. Even veteran mountain-biker Mannie Heymans is getting in on the act – he’s bringing a Namibian team to ride in the Tour.” According to De Villiers, because the event takes place at a time when temperatures in Europe haven’t quite warmed up yet, the Tour of Good Hope has become an attractive proposition for European based pros and amateurs. “We have more than 100 amateur riders from Europe who have entered in the individual open/seeded category.” Paarl is a half hour drive from Cape Town on the N1, which has seen many Cape Town Cycle Tour riders elect to extend their stay in the Western Cape by a week to take part in the event. The race format comprises a central race village hub at the beautiful La Paris Estate just outside Paarl and five stages covering a total of 490km and 5218m of vertical ascent. The first stage is largely flat and fast and a nice leg loosener while stage 2 presents a 25km time trial. Riders entered in the Amateur Teams competition complete a Team Time Trial while solo riders do an individual race against the clock. Stages 3 and 4 are the Tour’s queen stages which traverse Franschhoek Pass, Du Toits Kloof Pass and Bains Kloof Pass. Both stages are presented over 140km respectively and are the major challenges of the 5-day Tour. The 5th stage is flat and fast, apart from the final ascent up to the Iconic Taal Monument finish on the Paarl Mountain. FOR ALL THE ROUTE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE Through basing itself in the Paarl/Franschhoek valley, costs and logistical hassles are kept to a minimum. Travelling and accommodation have been simplified while the incorporation of some of the best and most famous cycling routes and mountain passes in the Western Cape has really distinguishes the event. Further event info at www.tourofgoodhope.co.za. Get live updates on Facebook and Twitter.
  13. Rudy Project Zumax WAS: R2330 NOW ONLY: R999 Buy Now
  14. Get this pair of Get this pair of Rudy Project Rydon ImpactX 2 Black lenses worth R3780! Auction starts NOW and ENDS TODAY at 23:00 T&C's · 1 pair Rudy Project Rydon ImpactX 2 Black lenses will be auctioned off today · There will be a reserve price of R900 - not be reached the"Product" will be auctioned off the next day. · The highest unique bid today will be the winning bid and will be contacted MONDAY morning. · Should the winning bidder not go through with the deal, the second highest bidder will be contacted. · Free shipping anywhere in SA · Posts that have been "edited" will be voided immediately. (Please re-post your new amount should you have edited your post) START BIDDING @ R900 worth R3780!
  15. From today until the 21st December we will be posting 1 deal a day... So make sure you wright your little letter with your wishlist to Santa and maybe you get what you ask for. Or if you haven't been on the bike a while expect a piece of charcoal Post your requests (start with "Dear Santa") Lets start with this! Rudy Project Zumax Helmets Was: R2230 Now: R999 use code "DEARSANTA" at checkout
  16. The ASG Store, which will specialise in bikes and accessories, will have a soft opening in Paarl on November 21. Photo: Supplied. Managed by well-known South African professional cyclist Hanco Kachelhoffer, the store will give customers access to the broad range of bikes and cycling accessories distributed by ASG in South Africa. “By definition, a concept store offers shoppers multiple types of items with one centralised theme,” said Kachelhoffer. “Our main focus will be to showcase the brands we distribute ourselves, such as Pinarello, Ellsworth, Wilier, Rudy Project, F-Tech, High5 and Sidi.” In addition, he said they would provide specialist knowledge of the ASG distributed products as well as exceptional after-sales support. “Our mission is to offer cyclists a unique experience and to give them access to top-class cycling expertise. “We have some of the country’s top riders on hand to help with advice, bike setups and coaching.” He said his wife, An-Li, the SA women’s road champion and Rio Olympian, would add massive value to cyclists in the region and nationally by putting her knowledge and experience into the ASG Bike Club. “From riding with club groups to coaching riders, she will be as busy off the bike as on it.” Kachelhoffer added that professional and first-rate servicing of bikes was a priority. “In Leon Nel and Paul Gibbings we have two of the country’s most respected, experienced and qualified bike technicians. “Leon is well-known among top professional riders. He has done several Cape Epics and understands the detail behind keeping top-end bikes in perfect condition.” He added that Gibbings had vast international experience. Professional cyclist Hanco Kachelhoffer will manage the ASG Store opening next week in Paarl. The outlet will specialise in bikes and accessories, as well as providing expert advice for customers. Photo: Supplied. Kachelhoffer and pro colleague HB Kruger will do bike setups using the German Smartfit Q5 system – the most technologically advanced product in the world. An extension of ASG, Kachelhoffer said it had been a long-time desire to create a space where their top-end brands could be showcased in an exclusive way. “With ASG Events already located in Paarl, it made sense to create the concept store here, without detracting from ASG’s distribution to many cycling shops around the country. “In fact”, continued Kachelhoffer, “we encourage all store owners to bring their customers to help them decide between the bike brands and accessory options that are available from ASG.” Kachelhoffer said ASG Group chief executive Heinrich Dannhauser felt the concept store was a natural progression in the ASG business model. “The cycling industry globally is going through some testing times and as a group we are trying to find the best response to these challenges.” He said other brands had opened concept stores in the Western Cape, but ASG would take the approach of trying to do things differently. “We will always have limited edition bikes, shoes, glasses and more on display.” Kachelhoffer said that although their main focus would be on showcasing ASG’s brands, they would offer a wide range of items to cater for cyclists’ complete needs – on and off the bike. He said there would also be an in-store coffee bar where “coffee is free and made with a smile”. Kachelhoffer said he felt he had landed his dream job. “I’ve always been involved in the business side of cycling, even as a pro. I love bikes, I know the industry and I have a great team from ASG that makes this all work smoothly.” He felt the expertise he had gained from being involved in cycling in all its aspects would add considerable value. “It goes without saying that having a professional in-store to provide expert advice is invaluable. “I have done most races in South Africa, on and off-road, and I understand what it takes to be a good rider, manager and mechanic. “I know most brands and have done bike setups since 2006, so I think this sort of knowledge will help cyclists make informed decisions.” Kachelhoffer said they were situated at the Laborie Centre, from where they would also offer weekly rides through the ASG Bike Club.
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  19. Entries are now open for the 2017 Bestmed Jock Tour and Classique. The One-Day, 3-Stage Bestmed Jock Classique takes place on 15 July 2017 while the 3-Day, 3-Stage Jock Tour takes place over the weekend of 15-17 September 2017. ASG Events is offering a 15% early bird entry discount for riders who enter for either event before 30 November 2016. The individual entry fee for the 2017 Jock Tour is R4 100, which means early birds will pay R3485. The Amateur Teams entry fee (teams of 8 riders) for the 2017 Jock Tour is R32 800, which means early birds will pay R27 880 Jock Tour riders also have the option of doing a budget entry, which includes meals but excludes all race pack items. The budget entry cost is R2 800, which means early birds will pay R2 380. The entry fee for the 2017 Jock Classique is R885, which means early birds will pay R752. The Jock Classique will be limited to 800 riders while the Jock Tour will have a rider limit of 500. Click here to view the Jock Tour entry package Click here to view the Jock Tour budget entry package The Jock Classique package consists of the following: Jock long sleeved shirtBreakfast and lunchTog bag vehiclesHigh 5 nutritional supplements FOR EVERY JOCK MEDAL WORN AGAIN A CYCLIST IS BORN!
  20. You can now save up to 50% off on anything on our ASG Clearance website. Sidi Strada (Size 42) WAS: R2400 NOW: R1120 Most Selle Italia Carbon Saddle Was: R2299 Now: R1500
  21. Its that time of the year where we decided to clean out some of the older stock in our warehouse and thus decided to give you prices hard to believe! We will be clearing products from Sidi, Ftech, Rudy Project, FSA, High 5 and many more. The sale is open to the public so you can come and have a look at our offices. http://www.asgsport.co.za/index.php/contact/map/ We will also be posting the some of the sale items here.. So watch this space Please note guys this is a clearance sale. So there might only be 1 size available. so first come first serve.
  22. The South African cycling fraternity has received a boost with leading global sport and cycling industry player ASG announcing they have attracted a significant strategic investment from South African Enterprise Development (SAED). "This investment will see us fast-track our growth and international expansion," ASG founder and CEO Heinrich Dannhauser said after the news broke today. "We welcome SAED on board as our strategic partner as we broaden our product offering and events to the ever growing cycling market." He said as a trusted cycling brand in South Africa, ASG operated through subsidiaries ASG Sport Solutions, ASG Events and Italy-based ASG International. Besides distributing top brands like Pinarello, Rudy Project, SIDI and High5, they also own and stage some of the country's leading cycle races – among them the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Through ASG International, they own custom cycling clothing brand F-tech and global bike transportation solution Scicon, which is distributed in more than 60 countries. SAED managing director David Pimstein said ASG had developed strong relationships with international distributors and provided a full and differentiated distribution solution. "They are however not just distributors, but brand owners with an exciting vision to grow their business in Italy, South Africa and globally." Pimstein said the combination of capital, experience in designing and manufacturing premium consumer goods and a dynamic team would take the business to the next level. "We look forward to partnering with this passionate company for many years to come." SAED is a specialised investment company that provides expansion capital to entrepreneurial companies with high growth potential. In addition to providing capital, by partnering with SAED, portfolio companies have access to the broad relationships and business networks of SAED. SAED also provides advice, mentoring and a strong sounding board to entrepreneurs to help unlock and capacitate a high growth strategy for their businesses (www.saenterprise.co.za). Dannhauser said the early results of the growth investment were already evident with the imminent launch of leading American mountain bike brand, Ellsworth, in SA. The ASG executive management team, which include Steyn du Plessis (ASG Sport), Wynand de Villiers (ASG Events) and Massimo Fantin at ASG International in Bassano, will remain unchanged.
  23. TransCape participants traverse some of the most scenic and rugged mountain biking terrain in South Africa. Photo: Jacques Marais The seven-day event across the width of the Western Cape will be added to the company’s repertoire of partnership events, which include flagship races such as the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, Liberty Encounter Series and Sanlam MTB Invitational. ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers said they were looking forward to building on the success story of the 675km endurance event. “It fits in nicely with our current offering for high net worth individuals in the mountain bike stage race sphere. “We believe strongly it will set the benchmark for seven-day stage races on the African continent.” With stages ranging between 70 and 130km, the event targets riders who have a measure of technical ability and who are looking to enjoy the experience. De Villiers said the route took in some of the most scenic but notoriously rugged and challenging mountain biking terrain South Africa has to offer. “It really is an incredible journey that will test your limits.” He said the TransCape was a full-service tour, which meant participants’ on and off the bike needs would be met throughout. “This includes on-road nutritional, technical and medical support, three meals a day, hotel and guest house accommodation and transfers between stages.” Race founder Lenore Collett said she started dreaming of a mountain bike event that would capture the incredible journey through what she termed “the most spectacular corner” of the country. “My vision was to create a premium event that delivers a stern challenge on the bike and a luxury experience off it. “We are proud of what we have achieved with our first two events, but we realised that we needed to partner with likeminded businesses to take our vision to the next level. “This is why I’m excited about the partnership with ASG. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in event management and share our vision for the future. “I have no doubt that the TransCape is now well positioned.” The race, which starts in Knysna and finishes in Franschhoek, takes in the Garden Route, Klein Karoo, Overberg and Winelands regions. For more info, go to http://www.transcapemtb.co.za.
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