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Top Tips for eBike Maintenance

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Top Tips for eBike Maintenance

The good news is your ebike doesn’t need anything too different from regular maintenance on a bicycle. Sure, there are a few extra additions that need to be looked after as well, but for the most part, you can just focus on normal cleaning and replacing. You can also take your ebike to most regular bicycle repair shops like Bike Addict for the bulk of the work you might need done on it. This is a relief, because even though ebikes are becoming more and more popular, they aren’t the norm in terms of purchasing options. This means that you...

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What You Need To Know About eBikes

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What You Need To Know About eBikes

In the last few years, sales of ebikes have steadily been on the rise. In fact, in bicycle-mad places like the Netherlands, ebike sales have far surpassed those of traditional bikes. This trend is catching on globally and South Africans are not being left behind. But what makes these bikes so popular and why should you invest in one? What Is An eBike? Let’s start off with looking at what an ebike actually is. The “e” in the name stands for electric, meaning that there’s a battery and motor powered by electricity. Now, this isn’t a motorbike or scooter by...

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Cycle All Year Round With A Smart Indoor Trainer

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Cycle All Year Round With A Smart Indoor Trainer

Smart indoor trainers are in huge demand right now. Be it because of self-isolation, lockdown, or simply the colder weather, cyclists are looking for a way to simulate the real-life feeling of cycling while indoors – and smart trainers are the perfect solution. A smart trainer is an indoor trainer with specific programming that allows you to choose different cycling programmes as you need them. Of course, the fact that they offer smart technology also means that you can enjoy functions like wireless and Bluetooth connections, mobile compatibility,  training software like Zwift and Steephill, and so much more. Some of...

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How to Cycle Safely Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

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How to Cycle Safely Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic is certainly throwing a spanner in the works when it comes to South African cycling. The pandemic continues to spread, causing organisers to cancel the highly anticipated Absa Cape Epic and other major cycling events. You might be wondering what you can do to protect your own health as a cyclist, and how the outbreak could affect your training schedule. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to keep you and your family safe while still enjoying the pastime you love. Exercise If You Are Well If you are feeling healthy and have not...

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Top Tips for Proper Bike Maintenance

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Top Tips for Proper Bike Maintenance

If you are like most of South Africa’s avid cyclists, you will no doubt already own a good quality bicycle. Owning a solid bike of your own gives you access to all of the nation’s best cycling tracks, from roads to mountain trails and more – but how much do you know about keeping your bike in tip-top shape? Today we’ll be exploring regular bicycle maintenance and how you can keep your bike in peak condition over the long term. Here are our top tips to keep you and your precious equipment performing at its best. Tip 1: Regular Servicing...

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