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  1. Hi Hubbers Our 2019 CYCLETOUR Specials started today! New products will be added daily. Stock are limited. You can find the specials here - https://www.evobikes.co.za/cycle-tour.html
  2. Cycling is due to benefit from Continental Bicycle tyres, tubes and related accessories now being distributed by Coolheat SA through their purchasing power and additional IBD’s. This will ensure the brand is distributed even more thoroughly throughout SA. Continental has seen good growth in the last year and with Coolheat SA overseeing the brand, the prospect for further road and MTB growth is promising. More than 100 years experience in the development and production of bicycle tyres has made Continental a unique company within the industry. Continental is the only German bicycle tyre manufacturer to produce its tyres in Germany. Knowing this serves as a mighty incentive for our engineers and everyone else involved in the manufacturing process to constantly strive for further innovations. In order to offer the best tyre for any application, Continental relies equally on dialogue with professional racers, hobby cyclists and everyday bike riders. As a global player, Continental also maintains high-tech production facilities outside of Germany, where Continental tyres are produced for you with an equal degree of care and dedication. One thing all Continental bicycle tyres have in common is that they are developed in the technology centre in Korbach, Germany, where they also undergo strict inspection. Their heart and soul is behind the phrase “Handmade in Germany”, with all of its products and technologies.
  3. In our technology and development centre in Korbach, we are constantly developing new revolutionary technologies such as the unbeatable Black Chili compound and the ultimate Vectran™ breaker anti-puncture technology, both used at the top end of race sport. These technologies demand sophisticated processes to ensure our legendary end-product quality, and these innovations as well as the ProTection and RaceSport technology for MTB tires, can only be manufactured in our factory in Germany – “Handmade in Germany”. In order to offer the best tire for any application, we rely equally on dialogue with our professional racers, hobby cyclists and everyday bike riders. As a global player, Continental also maintains high-tech production facilities outside of Germany, where Continental tires are produced for you with an equal degree of care and dedication. One thing all Continental bicycle tires have in common is that they are developed in the technology centre in Korbach, Germany, where they also undergo strict inspection. Our heart and soul is behind the phrase “Handmade in Germany”, with all of its products and technologies. Grand Prix 4000RS Tour de France Limited Edition The high-performance tire in the field. Faster than the standard GP 4000 S II model due to a lighter tread construction. Super light (205g) and faster than the standard Grand Prix 4000 Sll Black Chili Compound. 30% more grip. 26% less rolling resistance 3-ply 330tpi casing with Vectran™ puncture protection Developed for peak high-speed performance Grand Sport Race FoldupRace winning performance and great for leisure riding and touring Conti PureGrip compound for outstanding grip, handling, and extended tyre life NyTech breaker ply for great puncture resistance A premium tyre at an affordable price Grand Sport Race Gatorskin GatorskinSouth Africa’s biggest selling road tyre available in wire bead and fold up The absolute market leader in puncture protection Tread compound specially developed for grip, handling, and greatly extended service life Available in Hardshell version for even greater puncture protection Ultra Sport llBudget price tyres for every day riding but good enough to win races PureGrip compound for great handling and extra long tyre life Colour code your bike from a wide selection of sidewall strip colours Ultra Sport ll Competition tubular Tubular Race TyresConti Competition. Multiple Winners of Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, and Vuelta races Conti Sprinter Gatorskin. Our top seller and the strongest tubby in the market Podium TT. High-speed performance for road or track Giro. Great for training and leisure riding To stay in touch via our social channels, follow and like on: Facebook; and Instagram. If you need the latest information on any Continental tyres or related products, visit www.interac.co.za.
  4. Competition If you would like to be in with a chance to win one of 2 sets of the new generation Conti MTB ProTection tyres or one of 2 sets of the Limited Edition Tour de France Grand Prix 4000RS road tyres, here’s what you have to do. Click on the News section on our website and find our blog of the Pro Cycling Teams who are using Conti tyres in the 2018 Tour de France race. Winners:Casper Du Plessis: Set of GP4000 RS Werner Vogts: Set of GP 4000 RS Mark Drummond: Set of Cross King Protection 2.2 29er Kevin Grenfell: Set of Cross King Protection 2.2 29er Interac was established in 1979 and is one of the longest-serving importers and wholesale distributors to the bicycle and motorcycle trades in South Africa and in 1984 they were appointed as the official South African importer and distributor of Continental 2-wheel tyres. The German company’s program of product development in the bicycle tyre sector resulted in Conti tyres becoming a market leader. This position has remained unchallenged for over 20 years. Race King ProTection Cross King ProTection In 2018 more teams are using Conti tyres in the Tour de France than any other brand. And that’s not all. Conti is the official tyre partner of the Tour and will be for the next 5 years. That is a coup of epic proportions if you consider that Conti was a major sponsor of 3 World Cup Soccer events and they’ve now switched their attention to a race which has the biggest TV viewership of any sports event in any given 4 year period. Sounds far-fetched? Keep an eye on our Conti blog in the next couple of weeks for some eye-opening stats! Grand Prix 4000 S II Grand Sport Race Sprinter Gatorskin To stay in touch via our social channels, follow and like on: Facebook; and Instagram.
  5. Hi Guys, I have a mate that recently got into MTB. He as an XC hard tail and is looking to go tubeless. Can anyone recommend a durable set of tubeless ready tyres on a tightish budget. I personally go for Maxxis UST. They're heavy but durable. But they're also not cheap. Continental-mountain-king is on special for R295 each but I also don't know how durable they are. I seem to remember them getting quite a few sidewall punctures. https://www.evobikes.co.za/continental-mountain-king-pure-grip-tl-26-x-2-2.html Any advice is welcome. I think R1000 or just over would be his max spend, and ideally less if something is a good compromise. Cheers!
  6. Hi Hubbers With Black Friday approaching we will be loading a Black Friday product every day from now until 24 November. Please note that stock quantities are limited and if sold out we might not get more in... Deal 1 - Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29 x 2.25 Snakeskin Dial Compound TL tyre : R450!!! https://www.evobikes.co.za/black-friday-sale/schwalbe-nobby-nic-snakeskin-pacestar-29x2-25-tl-easy-folding.html
  7. I've been meaning to get into road cycling for a while now and, now that I have my own road bicycle, I'm worried about getting flats. I haven't ridden it yet as I've had no time for that. But I've seen these set of tires online that everyone seems to praise due to their resistance to sharp objects such as thorns and broken glass. How well do they work on the roads of South Africa? I ride a lot in the Waterkloof, Pretoria area, for reference.
  8. Dryland’s flagship UCI events, the Momentum Health – Cape Pioneer Trek, Tankwa Trek and Attakwas Extreme – presented by Biogen, are some of the toughest events in the country on bicycle tyres. The rocky Klein Karoo sections of the Cape Pioneer and Attakwas Extreme have provided drama annually when elite riders have punctured. At the Cape Pioneer Trek in 2016 James Reid and Julian Jessop’s third place overall was lost to a puncture on the final stage, while at the 2017 Attakwas Extreme Christoph Sauser had to fight back to victory, from five minutes down, due to a puncture in the opening twenty kilometres. Andrew Stockwell and Dan Fowler, representing Continental Tyres at the 2017 Glacier Cradle Traverse. Photo by Oakpics.com. The Tankwa Trek meanwhile provides more than just a test of durability; the technical singletracks require puncture protection, grip and a low rolling resistance in equal measures. Fortunately as Rae Earl of Interac Distribution, Continental Bicycle Tyre’s South African agents, explains Continental Tyres have that covered: “To date, no other tyre brand worldwide has been able to match Continental’s Black Chili Compound, which reduces rolling resistance by 26% and improves grip by 30%. Black Chili Compound comes standard on all Conti ProTection MTB tyres.” Continental’s ProTection construction ensures superb puncture protection with a patented ProTection casing over four plies of 240 threads per inch (TPI) nylon under the tread and three plies of 180 TPI nylon sidewalls. This is sure to aid riders by ensuring “the lowest rider down-time due to tyre related problems in seriously tough race events like the Attakwas Extreme and the Cape Pioneer Trek” concluded Earl. Interac Distribution and Dryland Event Management have rekindled a partnership which first started in 2009 with the launch of the inaugural Cape Pioneer Trek and even included a Cape Pioneer branded X-King tyre for the fifth edition in 2013. “We’re proud to have teamed up with Interac Distribution and Continental Tyres once again” said Henco Rademeyer of Dryland Event Management. “Most importantly though for our entrants this partnership will mean access to Continental Tyres at a discounted rate at all our mountain bike events and discounts on Continental Tyres outside our events through Dryland’s loyalty programme which we will be rolling out in 2018.” In addition to the partnership with Continental Bicycle Tyres, Dryland have also partnered with Continental Tyre South Africa to keep the growing fleet of Dryland vehicles rolling. With the harsh terrain Dryland’s race routes take in the vehicles need a rugged tyre just as much as the event entrant’s bikes do. So from September 2017 the fleet will all feature General Tire tyres. Dryland recommend a Continental X-King tyre on the front wheel and a Race-King tyre on the rear wheel of your bike, as well as General Tire Grabber AT3 tyres on your 4x4. Photo by Oakpics.com. General Tire has been producing tyres since 1915 and in 1987 was purchased by Continental Tyres. The General Tire Grabber AT3 products, with which the Dryland vehicles are equipped, are a new generation of all-terrain tyres which are locally manufactured in Continental’s Port Elizabeth facility. "General Tire is our adventurous brand” explained Ryan Visagie, Product Communications Manager for Continental Tyres South Africa. “Our slogan ‘Anywhere is Possible’ is a perfect fit for the places that these events will take you. Mountain biking is a sport that plays to the adventurer in all of us, and this is precisely where our General Tire brand likes to play too, enabling the adventure in peoples’ everyday lives." “The durability and integrity that you will find in General Tire products, for your vehicle, is precisely what you will find in the range of Continental tyres for your bicycle,” Visagie added. Entrants to Dryland Event Management’s races will be able to learn more about Continental Tyres at all the company’s mountain biking events from the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, onwards, or by visiting www.interacsa.com, www.continental-tyres.co.za or www.generaltire.co.za. For more information on Dryland Event Management’s mountain biking races visit www.dryland.co.za.
  9. Hi Hubbers Our Cycletour Sale is in full swing so don't miss out! Head over to our Cycletour Sale page for some great deals!! https://www.evobikes.co.za/cycle-tour.html Garmin Edge 520 GPS Bundle - R5 395
  10. Hi Hubbers Our Festive Deals are now on for as long as stocks last. Take a look here at all products available: http://www.evobikes.co.za/festive-deals.html Products to be added throughout the festive period.
  11. Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon 3Cannondale launched the Scalpel Si as a reimagination of the cross-country bike with an updated geometry that acknowledges the increasingly technical nature of cross-country racing, an offset drivetrain, and a general nip and tuck to streamline the frame and suspension. The Scalpel Si Carbon 3 is driven by a mixture of Shimano XTR and XT drive components with a Cannondale HollowGram Si crankset. As you would expect, a Lefty 'fork' does duty up front while a RockShox Monarch XX shock controls the rear travel. Our test bike has a Fox Transfer seatpost but don't expect to see this fitted as standard on retail bikes. Specifications: FrameScalpel-Si, 100mm, BallisTec Carbon, Zero Pivot seatstay, PF30, 1.5 Si head tube, Ai OffsetForkLefty 2.0, 100mm, XLR Isolated Damper Technology with XC+ tune and XLoc Full Sprint remote, 55mm offsetRear shockRockShox Monarch XX, 100mm, Full Sprint remoteRimsStan's Notubes ZTR CREST, 32 hole, tubeless ready, 23mm IDHubsCZero Straight Pull, Lefty 60 front, 39-point engagement rear, 142x12, 28h (Ai Offset dish - Rear)SpokesGrand Forza Double Butted (Ai Offset dish - Rear)TyresSchwalbe Racing Ralph EVO Snakeskin, 29x2.25", folding, tubeless readyCranksetCannondale HollowGram Si, hollow forged, BB30, 32t Ai SpideRingBottom BracketCannondale Alloy PressFit30ChainShimano CN-HG601, 11-speedCassetteShimano XT, 11-42, 11-speedRear DerailleurShimano XTR Shadow Plus, 11-speedShiftersShimano XT, 11-speedHandlebarCannondale CZero flat, Carbon, 760mmGripsCannondale X1 Single Lock GripsStemCannondale C1, 6061 Alloy, 1.5", 31.8, -5 deg.HeadsetCannondale HeadShok SiBrakesShimano XT, 160/160mmSaddlePrologo Zero II STNSeatpostCannondale C2 Carbon, Micro Adjust, 31.6x350mm (S,M) 400mm (L,X)SizesXS, S (27.5") / M,L,XL (29") Specialized Audax shoes Named after the long distance sport of randonneuring, the Specialized Audax shoes are designed to be comfortable during long days in the saddle. The upper is made from a soft synthetic leather with a low profile around the heel and a wide toe box. The shoe is fixed to the foot using a BOA closure system and velcro straps. The outer sole is FACT carbon with a Body Geometry inner sole and footbed. The Specialized Audax shoes retail for R3,499 and are available from your local Specialized dealer. Continental tyres On the mountain bike, we've paired the Continental X-King and Race King. These tyres both feature Continental's BlackChili Compound and ProTection casing. The BlackChili rubber compound claims to provide impressive grip and rolling resistance with low wear over high mileage. The ProTection casing aims to reduce damage and punctures to the tread and sidewalls. We hope it works, as these tyres are set to be tested on the rough trails of Lesotho. On the road, we are testing Continental's GrandSport Race all-round road tyre. This tyre uses Continental's PureGrip compound and NyTechBreaker, a nylon layer just below the tread which claims to reduce the risk of puncturing. The tyres on test are 25C wide and will be ridden using Continental tubes.
  12. First Look Friday is an introduction to the gear that we are currently testing for review. This week we're featuring Cannondale's new Scalpel Si; Specialized Audax road shoes and Continental mountain and road tyres. Click here to view the article
  13. I am looking at changing over from my current 25mm road tyres to 28mm road tyres. I really like Continental Grand Prix 4000's, but can't seem to find any in 28mm locally (I know they do make them in this size as you can get these from CRC). Anyone know of a shop that stocks these or can get these?
  14. I have a hardtail 29er which I use principally for my 14k commute (50/50 trails and road). I currently have Continental X-King Protection tyres set up with tape and sealant to run tubeless. I bought the bike second hand and the tyres have never been completely true - my attempts at taking them off and re-seating them have only made things worse. Both front and back tyres have quite a lot of lateral wobble that I am fairly sure is due to misshapen tyres rather than poor seating or a bent rim. Should I bother to replace the tyres? They seem to run okay, but they bug me quite a bit. Thanks in advance.
  15. Hi Guys Need some input... Of late, I have been doing a bit more riding than usual (road), and I'm getting a bit concerned around the potential wear and tear on my wheels and tyres... Also, if I have a wheel issue or require truing I'll be stuffed. I am currently running a set of Mavic R Sys with the Continental Gp4000s tyres. The replacement cost on the wheels are substantial. I am therefore contemplating getting a training wheel set (Mavic aksiums currently on sale at CWC for R2000 along with a set of Conti Gatorskins. Will probably use the R Sys for longer weekend rides maybe. Would this be a good move? Or am I wasting money. Also considering getting the 25c in the Gatorskins. Your input will be appreciated.
  16. Hi guys after being extremely happy with the full range of Maxxis tyres on my 26ers I have not had much luck with any tyre on my 27.5. I have tried Continentals - sidewalls leak Schwalbe - weak sidewalls several big tears Maxxis Crossmark - I have now lost 5 tyres to small sidewall tears just outside the rim area in about three months where I have really not been riding much. Tyres are inflated to correct pressures and I have taken care to seat and seal them 100% So I am at your mercy here I know many of you swear by contis and most by schwalbe with snakeskins on your 29ers but please if there are any guys or girls out there specifically with 27.5ers let me know what you use that does not 'poof' at the first sight of a few rocks. Also if there are any of you that use or have used the new Onzas please share your experience.
  17. Hi people I currently have a Scott Spark 60 2012 model and need to replace my tires. Currently have 2.1 x 26 Maxxis Larse TT Lust UST Tubeless and I notice that I have to inflate up too 2.3 ~ 2.5bar not to hit the rim when going through rocky trails. So I have two options, loose weight or get wider tires.....thus me looking for wider tires. I was looking at getting Michelin Wild Gripper Tubeless 26 x 2.25 at http://www.evobikes.co.za/tyres/mtb-26-tyres/michelin-wild-gripper-tubeless-26-x-2-25.html going for R500each Any other suggestions or is it a good tire?
  18. Hi Guys Has any one had any experience with Continental GP4000 tubs as I will be replacing my Continental Gator skins next week that came with the wheel set. I will be only be racing with them and looking to save some weight compared to the Gator skins. Do the Continental GP4000 have a good puncher protection vs the Continental Competition, I know they not as light but they are ±1000 cheeper for the set. I know a big part of it comes down to luck just trying to minimise the chances of getting a flat. If its a neither here or there ill obviously go with the Competitions. Any comments will help greatly.
  19. Competition Time at CWC. We are partnering with GU, Garmin, Continental, Look and Oakley for this years Tour de France competition. Log onto our Facebook page. Share this banner and get ready for your chance to win awesome and some limited edition custom prizes. more info to follow...
  20. Hi Hubbers! Our Cycletour Specials page is now live and great specials are available. More are added each day so do not miss out! Stocks are LTD! See specials here: http://www.evobikes.co.za/tour-specials.html Also feel free to add suggestions!
  21. Continental, the German tyre manufacturer, has launched a Cape Pioneer Trek edition tyre in recognition of the international mountain bike stage race’s fifth anniversary edition this year. Click here to view the article
  22. The Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek has some of the most challenging terrain for riders and equipment, a key motivation for Continental to launch a Cape Pioneer Trek edition X-King ProTection model tyre. Photo credit: Oakpics.com The fifth Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek takes place in South Africa’s Western Cape province from 20-26 October. It is a seven-day international mountain bike stage race that covers a total of 549 kilometres and climbs a total of 11 657 metres, covering a wide variety of terrain. “Continental takes a serious interest in mountain biking in South Africa. Our terrain here is very varied and offers some challenging surfaces and conditions for mountain bike tyres,” said Ray Earl of Interac, the South African distributor of Continental bicycle tyres. “The Cape Pioneer Trek is one event that covers probably more surface variety than any other race in the world. Riders using Continental tyres won every stage of both the men’s and women’s open categories without a single tyre failure at the 2012 edition of the race,” added Earl. “Much of the tyre development work was the result of a flow of information on terrain conditions from the Cape Pioneer Trek over the past three years to Conti’s R&D team in Germany. The factory regards South Africa as a key research point due to the high quality of our internationally recognised MTB stage races like the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek.” The Conti X-King 29er 2.2-inch ProTection model will go on sale nationally in South Africa with a “Cape Pioneer” logo on the sidewall. This tyre was chosen due to the surge in demand for this format in recent times and the numerous successes achieved on these tyres both locally and internationally. The Continental X-King ProTection Cape Pioneer tyre. Earl also confirmed that Continental will enter a two-rider team in the 2013 edition of the race. “We’re honoured that Continental, such a major international brand, has chosen to recognise the value of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek in this way. We’ve always said our race offers the most varied terrain of any stage race and is not only a challenge to riders, but to their equipment too,” said Henco Rademeyer of Dryland Event Management, the company that organises the Cape Pioneer Trek. “That Continental is doing a special Cape Pioneer edition X-King tyre, combined with the rising number of international teams entering the race each year, confirms the growing stature of the race.It’s a great way to celebrate our fifth edition,” added Rademeyer. Limited entries are still available. Visit www.capepioneer.co.za for more information.
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