Best Bike in Africa 2015: Winner of the Pyga Stage

Last week we revealed the results of the 2015 Best Bike in Africa competition held at the Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair. For the second year running PYGA Industries took top honours with the recently launched Pyga Stage.

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The Pyga Stage on the Best Bike in Africa stand at the Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair. // Photo credit: ZC Marketing Consulting.

 

The competition is not only about the industry accolades, but also rewards one lucky voter. Those who voted for the winning bike all go into a draw to win it!

 

Into it’s third year now, we fully appreciate the support that the industry and the public continues to give the Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair. We created the Best Bike in Africa competition to offer another platform where brands can engage with the country’s avid cyclist community. For us as organisers, it’s great to see a local brand like PYGA Industries, who have supported the Fair since it’s inception, be recognised by the public as producing the Best Bike in Africa. Rob Heath - Director, Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair

 

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And the winner is...

 

 

I'm so flipping stoked to have won the Pyga! I would probably never buy a pricey dream bike like this, but now that I have one I'm going to ride it like I stole it. I'm a keen stage racer, having done races like Joberg2C, Sabie Experience and Mankele Three Towers. The Pyga Stage has some features that really appeal to me, such as hydraulic lockouts for front and back suspension, two bottle cages on the frame, and no front derailleur. The finish is also top drawer. Julius Cobbett - Pyga Stage Winner

 

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Congratulations to Julius Cobbett, we are excited to fit him on the Stage and unleash him into the wilderness. Development on this bike has been intense and challenging and we really appreciate the public recognising our work again this year, especially against such stiff competition. We can't wait to see customers on Stages hitting trails and races once they begin to arrive in December. Well done and thanks Jules, see you on the trails! Cliff Beckett - Pyga Industries

 

Specifications:

  • FRAME:FULL TORAY CARBON STAGE 95MM
  • FORK:ROCKSHOX SID XX 120mm
  • REAR SHOCK:ROCKSHOX MONARCH XX
  • HEADSET:CANECREEK 40
  • BOTTOM BRACKET:SRAM BB92 PRESSFIT
  • CRANKSET:SRAM X1
  • STEM:KORE AEROX
  • SEATPOST:KORE AEROX
  • HANDLEBAR:KORE AEROX
  • REAR DERAILLEUR:SRAM X1
  • SHIFTERS:SRAM X1
  • BRAKES:AVID XO
  • SADDLE:KORE FASER
  • WHEELSET:PYGA CARBON MARATHON29
  • TIRES:MAXXIS IKON
  • RETAIL PRICE:R 75,800.00

 

 

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For more details about the Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair visit www.africacyclefair.com or to find out more about the Pyga Stage (or order yours) visit www.pygaindustries.com.






60 Comments

Iwan Kemp, Nov 03 2015 02:02

Fellow Hubber FTW! 

Odinson, Nov 03 2015 02:05

Hub name?

 

Edit: Going to keep my eyes peeled for a new Stage that is going to hit the classifieds very soon.

bored_girl, Nov 03 2015 02:06

Yaaaaaaay!

blondeonabike, Nov 03 2015 02:08

A very merry early Christmas to you!! Congrats! Enjoy :clap:

Zaskar, Nov 03 2015 02:09

Well done Jules!

gummibear, Nov 03 2015 02:10

Congrats Jules :thumbup:  :thumbup:

Stevovo, Nov 03 2015 02:10

Blessed man!! Enjoy it!

bored_girl, Nov 03 2015 02:12

Hub name?

 

Edit: Going to keep my eyes peeled for a new Stage that is going to hit the classifieds very soon.

 

Jules and are you prepared to put money on it?

jcza, Nov 03 2015 02:18

At least we know it will be ridden properly 

Flemish Lion, Nov 03 2015 02:19

Hub name?

 

Edit: Going to keep my eyes peeled for a new Stage that is going to hit the classifieds very soon.

 

It doesn't hurt to actually read the article  :whistling:

TNOSE_E, Nov 03 2015 02:20

Rigged...

Iwan Kemp, Nov 03 2015 02:21

Rigged...

 

I would have been the winner then! 

TNOSE_E, Nov 03 2015 02:24

I would have been the winner then! 

Always Rigged..... if I didn't win.....

awesme, Nov 03 2015 02:39

Lucky bugger.

 

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robsc, Nov 03 2015 02:42

Really really nice , congrats 

Jules, Nov 03 2015 02:52

Hub name?

 

Edit: Going to keep my eyes peeled for a new Stage that is going to hit the classifieds very soon.

 

That's me, and I wouldn't hold your breath mate. 

6th Mass Extinction, Nov 03 2015 02:53

They couldn't have got a better ambassador for their brand than bra Jules :)

Jules, Nov 03 2015 02:54

Thanks everyone. Man, I'm excited to get this bike out on some trails soon. 

Odinson, Nov 03 2015 02:56

That's me, and I wouldn't hold your breath mate. 

 

Just kidding, boet!

 

Many happy miles!

shaper, Nov 03 2015 02:56

Lucky fish !!

NicoBoshoff, Nov 03 2015 02:57

Would sell it and buy a Stumpy :ph34r:  :ph34r: :ph34r:  

 

I kid!  Very jealous!

AlanD, Nov 03 2015 02:59

Congrats dude. Must be so awsome to.be you right now..souch of jealousy😭

awesme, Nov 03 2015 03:02

Welcome to the family.

 

Now we do need pics of your new ride in the Pyga thread.

 

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That's me, and I wouldn't hold your breath mate. 

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem, Nov 03 2015 03:02

CONGRATS, JULES!!! 

 

Ride it like you stole it!

Jules, Nov 03 2015 03:07

Welcome to the family.

 

Now we do need pics of your new ride in the Pyga thread.

 

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Thanks awesme! As soon as I take delivery I'm gonna flood that thread with pics.