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Shifting Your Spring Training Into Higher Gear

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Shifting Your Spring Training Into Higher Gear

Spring is just around the corner, and signs of the approaching season are everywhere. You may have noticed the days getting longer and warmer, and the sky on your early morning rides is thankfully a little lighter. However, there is still a definite chill in the air, and for cyclists, this means training cleverly by following the season and the weather. Read on as we explain how to kick off your spring training regime and get out of your winter hibernation. Starting Slowly There is one key trick to getting started with cycling training in spring: start slow. If you...

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The Nitty Gritty of Mountain Bike Upgrades

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The Nitty Gritty of Mountain Bike Upgrades

When it comes to mountain bike upgrades, there’s a lot of information about what changes riders should make, and what they should prioritise. From small adjustments that promise massive returns to sweeping overhauls that will leave your bike nearly unrecognisable from its original iteration, the options are nearly endless. Let’s take a look at the upgrades you should be making to ensure your best performance. Wheels Often made with lower quality hubs and heavy rims, the wheels that come on most entry level mountain bikes can leave a bit to be desired. The weight of the wheel along with both...

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Choosing an Indoor Cycling Trainer

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Choosing an Indoor Cycling Trainer

If you’re an avid cyclist who wants to be able to train and improve on your own time, having an indoor trainer is essential. These cycling training systems allow you to stay fit, lean and supple while also brushing up on your stamina, and many of them are even portable to allow you to do all of this on the go. However, buying a trainer is not just as simple as picking the first one you come across. There is so much to understand about these systems, the different types on offer, and how they can benefit you, along with...

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Bike Races Not to Miss This July

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Bike Races Not to Miss This July

July is set to be an action-packed month for South African bike racing enthusiasts. With some of the years most highly anticipated events coming up within the next few weeks, fans and participants alike are gearing up fast to get in on the fun wherever possible. Here are three upcoming July racing events that are not to be missed – and if you want to stay up to date with the latest racing events, check out our new Race Calendar too. We will continually update our calendar with all the biggest and best events to attend, and you can also...

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Race report: Blue Ribbon Yzerfontein MTB race

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After the massive #CapeStorm earlier in the week which resulted in a forced taper, 5 Savages arrived on the start line in Yzerfontein on a gloomy winters morning excited about the half gravel, half road challenge that lay ahead. Brendon and Calvin are proper dirt roadies, while Aaron, Waldo and Kevin are more accustomed to MTB racing.Out of the blocks, we cruised through town and down the tar road towards the R 27 before hanging a left onto the gravel road where the speed lifted a touch and guys were scrambling for wheels while trying to avoid getting an eyeful...

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