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  1. My father-in-law has recently purchased a holiday house in Pringle Bay, I can see myself spending a good few weekends there, any trails worth checking out in the area?
  2. So i discovered an issue with my thule euroway bikerack yesterday. My flippen stupid long cotic rocket (-1350mm wheelbase) is impossible to mount to it securely. It fits on the rack at the wheels when it’s stretched to its max, but the design flaw in the rack is the fixed points for the wheel straps, so where they end up and where they need to be to fix the wheels in place are worlds apart. A strap about 2x the length of the stock one should solve the issue i guess. The only way i could get it mounted was to invert the fork at the front to effectively shorten the wheelbase by enough to get the straps to reach…but even then I can only manage to get them to go one notch/click in by compressing the tyres. Has anyone else with longer geo trail/mtbs figured out how to mcgyver this? Its such a dumb issue, how they could not foresee this issue in the age of longer slacker bikes is beyond me. edit: i guess this is the solution: https://www.thule.com/en-za/bike-rack/towbar-bike-rack-accessories/thule-xxl-fatbike-wheel-straps-_-985000
  3. I'm looking for recommendations for a pair of super grippy and good quality shoes to be used for trail/enduro mountain biking in conjunction with flat pedals! Five Ten seem to be the gold standard, but sadly are no longer available in SA it seems. My budget is ideally R1500+-
  4. A couple of weeks ago I bought a pristine condition used large Silverback Slade Trail, but it really is miles too big for me. I've been looking for a used small trail hardtail build for a while now but haven't had much luck, and used small frames seem even more difficult to come by. The Slade I bought came with really nice components (for a new rider anyway) so I'm considering keeping the components and looking at just replacing the frame. I've looked at the following: Commencal Meta HT (a bit too pricey and no small size available on their site) Trek Roscoe (may consider this depending on how much I can get for my Slade frame) Momsen STR/STF (doesn't support the 140mm fork I have already) Rapide Tigre (no small size) Any suggestions as to what else I could look at in that category? I'm 1.66m and would like a bike I can throw around quite easily so I'd prefer not to upsize if I can avoid it. Many thanks!
  5. I heard that the bridge to enter hennops is flooded, can you still ride there?
  6. I'm transitioning more and more into the trail / enduro (if you could call anything Enduro in GP) side of riding, and as a result I'm looking at getting some new kit to offer me a bit more protection from flora and my weekly meetings the ground (I love me a good front-wheel washout!). I'm currently using: Old bib shortFitted lycra road/XC type shirtNormal casual cargo short over bib While this doesn't work too bad, there are a few annoyances with this setup. The cargo short gets soaked with sweat pretty quickly that doesn't want to evaporate and rides down continuously as I transition between sitting and standing. Also, the toight XC shirt looks a bit dof with the baggy short and is pretty flimsy (easily gets caught on branches / shrubbery and offers no protection). Now, I've been scouring online shops and bike shops, but can't justify spending R1200+ on a short and shirt that I wear once / twice a week (****, I can't justify it even if I wore it every bloody day), that is most likely going to get damaged / dirt stained pretty quickly. Any suggestions on cheap alternatives to "proper" mtb kit? I've got a few pairs of bibs that I'm happy to wear with a second layer of clothing on top, so don't need to really worry about shorts being padded. Open to suggestions / opinions. TL:DR How do you look like this: With a budget of this:
  7. Hey guys im racing an enduro race this weekend at Grootfontein bike park and im doing it on a Silverback stratos al 3 so basically 120mm front suspension and 115mm rear. I have jumped the bike over the famous road gap (9m gap) and its my first enduro race. Any tips to make my bike feel better racing it downhill? The max tires I can fit is a 2.2 if I remember correctly
  8. So I've been wondering if you could buy your dream SA built bike, but being realistic in terms of price.... Titan Racing Pyga Signal Momsen Silverback - Thanks for the suggestions Mecer - Thanks for the suggestions What would it be? Mine would be the PYGA Stage Max GX set. Which has a great all round setup, great 130mm for a good pop, it allows for relative "easy" climbs, great session down the trails and can also be used in some marathon events even. Would be really interested to hear what other hubbers think or WISH. Cheers
  9. The guys at Drecaso Guest Chalets are making a real effort to establish Bonnievale as a destination for mountain biking. We stayed there over the weekend and rode some amazing trails they have built. Here is a link to a Google Map of the Drecaso MTB Trail Network. The farm is described as follows, "Drecaso self-catering chalets and conference venue is the ideal destination for your family weekend getaway or business brainstorming. The farm began as a break-away for four Cape Town families, offering their children and businesses a taste of country living, close enough to be used on a regular basis. The abundance of fynbos and renosterveld, as well as the natural beauty of the farm, were deciding factors in choosing the location of Drecaso. You will experience unsurpassed views of the valley’s vineyards and orchards, with the Langeberg mountains on the horizon. The proximity to world class wine estates is, of course, an added bonus!" ...and now they have more than 30kms of mountain bike trails!
  10. Seeing as there are no Maxxis DHR II or Agressor tyres in 29er 2.3" in the country I'm looking for feedback on the following two tyres as a rear tyre on an enduro/trail bike! I'm also open to other recommendations! Most of my riding is done on dry hard pack, rock gardens, loose rocks and roots. Predominantly in Tokai as well as Hoogekraal, Contermanskloof, Jonkershoek etc. Grip is important but I still want the tyre to roll fast! I'm currently running a DHF upfront! I was looking at the Specialized Eliminator 29x2.3" with a grid trail casing and T7 rubber compound as well as the Schwalbe Hanz Dampf 29x2.35" in a super trail/super gravity casing and the addix soft rubber compound! Would love to hear your experiences and feedback with these tyres?
  11. I'm looking for either a Maxxis Minion DHR II or Aggressor for a 29" rim, it must be the 2.3" wide tyre in a Double Down (DD) casing, I have tried most of the shops I could think of in the Southern Suburbs/CBD in Cape Town. Please let me know of stores elsewhere which have a wide range of Maxxis trail/enduro tyres!
  12. Join The Practice Coaches for their next MTB Skills course on the 14th November. More info at: https://www.koedoeslaagte.com/ Looking forward to seeing you there
  13. I'm looking at getting a pair of the Crankbrothers Stamp 2 metal flat pedals for MTB. I'd love to get some feedback on them or recommendations of other brands in the R1000 region that are better suited/comparable!
  14. What are the opinions of using a Rook One or Scout on trails? https://rookcycles.com/
  15. We have worked really hard to raise funding and in turn to build a mountain bike trail in Hout Bay. The trail is just over the hill from Constantia Nek and is ideally placed for riders doing the green belts to get some technical riding in. We want people to try the trail out. If you like what you see and would like to see the trail develop, then you can buy a permit valid for 1 year from purchase at R60. The pin point is the entry to the trail. Please visit the Vlakkenberg MTB Trail for more information about access and permits. "Bicyclegear.co.za is proud to announce the establishment of the Vlakkenberg MTB Trail. The trail has been built on private land above the Constantia Nek Estate in Hout Bay. It features a 900m cross country loop that will eventually become a 2.5km course, that will run all the way down Constantia Nek. Please be aware that the trail is being developed all the time. We are open to feedback that we might add, change or correct to the trail. The Vlakkenberg mountain bike trail is named after the mountain on which it is built. Positioned on a beautiful piece of land, the trail has amazing views into Orangekloof. The lay of the land means the trail is technical and challenging through all its A-lines. For the less experienced we have created a B-lines, which means the trail can be enjoyed by all. The area is safe and far from the traffic which means families can park at Constantia Nek and ride to the trail, off-road. Powered by Private Client Holdings, Pedal Power Association and Bicyclegear.co.za, the vision of the trail is to increase riding skills through a maintained and safe cross country mountain bike trail. It is open and accessible to all riders, the only requirement is that you register and pay R60 to use the trail and ride with a trail number plate when using it. The permit is valid for one year from the date of purchase."
  16. For 2015 Giant builds on the foundation it has laid for it's Trance in 2014. The latest model makes a worthy claim at being the true do-it-all trail ripper that it's always promised to be. Click here to view the article
  17. There has been a lot of talk about the Garden Route Trail Park lately, so much so that Monster Energy Cape Town decided to take a road trip to find out first hand what it’s like. After a long drive, we were finally greeted by a sign letting us know we were in the right place. Click here to view the article
  18. Being new to MTB and entering my first winter rides, not quite sure about this so putting it out here for some guidance.. I read somewhere (think a US mtb forum) that one should wait 24 hours for every inch of rainfall before heading back to the trails as not to cause damage to them. Is there any truth to this? I assume to some degree there is as the trails turn to mud that will then have tracks left in them after the ride and when dried be ruts of sorts, but isn't that the nature of the sport. Again, not entirely sure, so was just wondering as here in CPT it has been raining a lot for a few days and want to head for a ride later...
  19. http://enduro-mtb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Enduro-Magazin-www.enduro-mtb.com-corratec-hz10-prototype-2015-780x520.jpg The rear shock features a small elastomer at the frame mount to absorb small bumps. Looks kinda cool, I think it could work quite well. http://enduro-mtb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Enduro-Magazin-www.enduro-mtb.com-corratec-hz10-prototype-2015-4-780x520.jpg http://enduro-mtb.com/en/first-look-a-new-revolutionary-suspension-system-by-corratec/
  20. Wowiez!!!! This is GOOD news. Hows about a Monarch Plus for your Stumpy? But WHY the hell only for the Evo models? Maybe time will tell? http://enduro-mtb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Rockshox-2015-Enduro-Magazine-4-von-6-780x470.jpg I want one for my non Evo Stumpy FSR............ Check article here http://enduro-mtb.co...nd-trek-mounts/
  21. Previously know as the Namaqua MTB challenge - only better!!! Get ready to race and have some fun.Come see the Namakwaland flowers in full bloom. More details to follow.
  22. I recently noticed some mountain biker riding around inside the CSIR Pretoria grounds. That started me wondering if there are any MTB routes / trails inside the grounds or are they following the same loop as the road cyclists. Is anybody out there that can shead some light on the matter?
  23. Hi hubbers, I've recently gotten into the MTB scene. My 1st event was a very wet and muddy Gravel Travel, but I loved every second of it! I currently ride a large 09 S-Works Stumpjumper. I love the bike, but I'm looking to get something newer before the value of this 26er depreciates completely. There are also days when I don't feel as if the bike is "mine" as I bought it second hand and it hasn't been set up to my spec as of yet. Being 191cm and 103kg I also feel the large frame isn't as comfortable as an XL. So here's my question. I'm looking for something that I can ride XC races on as well as the odd gravity enduro. I do a lot of riding in Jonkershoek, Eden and G-spot seeing as I study in Stellies. Factoring that in obviously means I'm on a student budget. I've thought about it a lot and when describing a good climbing bike that is also a decent descender, one tends to revert straight back to the stumpy. It is the benchmark, but for some reason I just want something different. I've looked at various options and the ones that stand out are the Giant Trance 650b and the Santa Cruz heckler. I love the sound of the heckler, but just curious as to availability within South Africa. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, Regards, Gareth
  24. Yes, your dream has come true. I've got my hands on a team entry for the Sani2C trail. Please contact the following to secure: Justin Moyes: 0724390445.
  25. Hi all I'm going to hit the spruit tomorrow morning with a buddy was hoping somebody could suggest which is the best stop along the route for cuppa! Thanks Kevin Edit: We riding from sunninghill through to botanical gardens.
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