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Review: Camelbak Volt LR Hydration Pack
03 August 2015 - 10:00 |
Camelbak’s Charge was one of the manufacturers most popular bike packs when first introduced. It featured a unique low mounted reservoir, which centred the water weight over a r...
Review: Scott Genius 740
20 July 2015 - 07:30 |
Scott's Genius range of bikes have formed part of their line-up for more than a decade and has undergone numerous refinements since its introduction. In 2013, the Genius was lau...
On Test: Giant Propel Advanced 2
01 June 2015 - 03:00 |
Giant first entered the aero road bike game in 2013 with the launch of their Propel Advanced SL. Tests showed that, at 40 kph, the Propel Advanced SL saves 12-36 seconds over 40...
Review: American Classic Wide Lightning wheelset
11 May 2015 - 06:00 |
Although not the first to launch properly wide rims, American Classic's Wide Lightning were the first to offer extra width in a light and strong rim. Billed for anything from XC...
On Test: Silverback Signo Tecnica 279
23 April 2015 - 06:00 |
Born out of a desire to explore, the Silverback Signo Tecnica combines the roll over traits and bigger contact patch of a 29" front wheel with the quicker accelerating, more agi...
On Test: American Classic Carbonator wheels
16 April 2015 - 05:00 |
Following the success of their Wide Lightning wheels launched a couple of years ago, American Classic set out to design and build a carbon version.
Review: Vee Crown F tyres
07 April 2015 - 08:00 |
The Vee Tire Co. Crown series features three new enduro/all-mountain tyres, designed with the help of former BMX and downhill world champion Mike King. Vee Tire Co. have been ma...
Review: Easy Motion NEO pedal assist e-bike
13 April 2015 - 06:00 |
Although this was not the first pedal assist bike we've ridden, it was the first that we've taken out on proper trails. As a result, I approached the Easy Motion with a bit of a...
Hungry Monkey Part 4: The Ride
14 April 2015 - 06:05 |
And so it ends. Or begins. The Hungry Monkey is up and running and all that's left to do is rip trails and contain my laughter and screaming (like a child) while out riding it.
Review: 2015 Silverback Sprada 2
26 March 2015 - 07:00 |
Silverback's Sprada is in it's third year and subtle tweaks following feedback from their test riders have seen it mature over the years into the trail 29er it is today. With Jo...
Hungry Monkey Part 3: The build kit
09 March 2015 - 06:00 |
A custom build is always a rewarding project. Part of this is the agonising process of looking for the perfect fit of design and components. For me, the direction of the build g...
Hungry Monkey Part 2: David Mercer on the Hungry Monkey design
26 February 2015 - 04:50 |
One can almost not help but to order a frame from David Mercer. He is as nice as he is enthusiastic and it's plain for all to see that he is a lover of what he does. Talking to...
Exclusive: 2016 Momsen VIPA Trail Prototype
09 February 2015 - 06:00 |
Planned as a 2016 Model, the VIPA Trail has been in development for several months and a couple of running prototypes have started to hit our trails for feedback and further des...
Review: Momsen Mount Graham tyre
24 February 2015 - 06:00 |
Momsen teamed up with Arisun to launch a South African specific Mount Graham casing under the Momsen Bikes banner, specifically designed for our XC and Marathon race conditions.
Review: 2015 Giant Trance 2
12 January 2015 - 06:00 |
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 prom...
Review: Merida One-Forty 1-B
03 December 2014 - 05:30 |
Once in a while a bike comes along that exceeds my expectations and reminds me why I enjoy riding. The 2014 Merida One-Forty 1-B has been one of these bikes.
Long term review: Five Ten Impact Low
17 November 2014 - 06:00 |
Five Ten and their Impact Low flat pedal shoes need little introduction. They have been the benchmark flat pedal shoe since 2005, when the Impacts returned to the market. In the...
Review: 2014 Trek Superfly FS 9
10 November 2014 - 11:15 |
Thanks to the friendly folk at Cycle Factory, the opportunity to ride Trek's 2014 Superfly FS 9 came my way. I only had the bike for a week so what follows is a quick ride review.
Review: Spank Spike pedals
16 July 2014 - 10:00 |
When Spank set out to create the Spike flat pedals, they aimed to create a thin, lightweight platform pedal that could still withstand the kind of abuse dished out by amateurs a...
Single speed build project: Final build
04 July 2014 - 09:25 |
What feels like an eternity is finally coming to a close: My Momsen STR29 Single speed is ready to ride in all it's Gulf Oil racing colors glory. Looking back at all the install...
Review: Lezyne Port-a Shop Tool Kit
30 June 2014 - 10:20 |
Lezyne's Port-a Shop Tool Kit has been designed as a cycling specific tool kit that is small enough to take traveling, yet functional enough to use in the garage.
Review: Topeak JoeBlow Mountain floor pump
17 March 2014 - 02:15 |
The idea behind designing and manufacturing a floor pump seems simple. Build one that will inflate a wheel and have a reliable, trustworthy gage. You only have to look at Topeak...
Single speed build project: The build kit part 1
03 March 2014 - 10:50 |
I am finalising my Single speed build kit and have been finding it more difficult than what I had anticipated.