Tag Archives | mountain biking

Five easy ways to maintain your MTB

Maintaining your mountain bike is ultra important if you want to enjoy the sport and not be stuck with a mechanical on the side of the trail. Here are five easy ways to maintain your MTB.

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Karkloof Classic gears up for yet another bumper MTB weekend

South Africa’s largest mountain biking festival, the Sappi Karkloof Classic MTB Festival, is fast approaching and many of the country’s leading mountain bikers as well as thousands of MTB enthusiasts of varying ages and abilities are all gearing up for another bumper adventure weekend in the Karkloof area from 19-21 April. Having recently welcomed on board new title sponsors Sappi, the land owners through which much of the hugely popular route flows, the event hopes […]

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Sauser and Kulhavy crowned 2013 Cape Epic champions

The final stage of the 2013 Absa Cape Epic was short with only one major climb at the halfway mark. Riders left Stellenbosch along the mountainside through Coetzenberg and Eden Forest, then worked their way into the Stellenbosch Winelands. The trail climbed up through the vineyards, opening up spectacular views of False Bay, as far as Cape Point, and back to Table Mountain and Durbanville, where the journey started seven long days ago. Having mastered […]

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Third Epic stage win for Sauser and Kulhavy of Burry Stander – Songo

The fifth day was like a bonus day – short, sweet and, most importantly, great fun! Riders already had a taste of the Bain’s MTB Trails at Welvanpas on the day before. It was a fantastic purpose-built network of singletrack, perched between the Wellington vineyards and the slopes of Bain’s Kloof. The relatively short distance of 75 kilometres offered more singletrack than any previous Absa Cape Epic stage, featuring some amazing cross-country terrain and lots […]

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Cleaning sunglasses with sound

Eyewear takes a hammering at an event like the Absa Cape Epic. Mountain bikers are in the saddle for hours upon hours every day, for eight days straight. After yesterday’s stage 2, the longest stage of the 2013 Cape Epic, Oakley-wearing participants were able to add one extra thing to their post-race routine – a deep cleanse and hydrophobic treatment. This is a free service to Oakley eyewear owners, the cleaning treatment takes just a […]

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Captivating Contermanskloof

A mountain biking hotspot just outside Cape Town The rolling hills of Durbanville are home to a staggering 80km of grin-inducing trail. Dedicated efforts by the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club have been instrumental in gaining access to the land and building beautiful, flowing singletrack through vineyards, grasslands and Renosterveld. Contermanskloof falls in the middle of the trail network and is privately built and managed by Robert Starke of Contermanskloof Farm. The trailhead overlooks a fishing […]

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Shimano Unizen

Shimano is one of, if not the most well-known brand in world cycling. They’re mainly known for their huge range of components, but now they’re getting into the rider equipment game with clever products such as the Unizen hydration pack. It aims to rethink pack design in an effort to make it less restrictive and more comfortable. The typical hydration pack features straps that loop over your shoulders and under your arms. Shimano says this […]

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }