Gear

How does mountain bike wheel size really affect performance?

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The debate around the benefits and limitations of mountain bike wheel sizes has been raging for several years, but what are the real-world differences between 26in, 27.5in and 29in wheels? That’s a question  BikeRadar has always wanted to answer, after teaming up on an experiment with Howard Hurst of the University of Central Lancashire, has done just that. The results may well surprise you. ...

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Trek Bicycles team up with Totalsports Xterra

The sporting season has commenced on a high note with Trek Bicycles signing up as the bike partner of South Africa’s largest off-road triathlon, the Totalsports XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.

The sporting season has commenced on a high note with Trek Bicycles signing up as the bike partner of South Africa’s largest off-road triathlon, the Totalsports XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT. “We are excited to welcome Trek Bicycles as the bike partner of the Totalsports XTERRA,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “All XTERRA Lite and XTERRA Full ...

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PureMotion distribute Muc-Off in South Africa

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Muc-Off is proud to have a strong global presence and is continuing to build on this by introducing new partners PureMotion Sports. PureMotion will now be distributing Muc-Off products in South Africa, they have successfully-distributed brands such as POC and ICEdot throughout South Africa and Muc-Off will be a welcome addition to their retailers. PureMotion will also be supporting Muc-Off ...

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Travelling 101: Start With Thule

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Thule will be doing what it does best this December holiday season, and that’s making it safe and convenient for travellers to take their lifestyle along, irrespective of where the road leads them… And to this end they’ve stocked their stores with a range of up-to-the-minute products; including the new Wingbar Black, the Trail roof basket and the Touring luggage ...

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THULE cruises into Sport Strollers market with ultimate quality

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October 2014 – Having researched the international stroller market, THULE has launched their exceptional Sport Stroller range assuring you the quality and comfort known only to this innovative forward thinking brand. Promoting active lifestyles supported by exceptional quality, THULE continues to expand on its “Active with Kids” range with the release of their Sport Strollers this year – the THULE ...

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Put a lid on it – wear your helmet

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If you get into a serious accident, wearing a helmet will probably save your life. According to a 1989 study in the New England Journal of Medicine, riders with helmets had an 85% reduction in their risk of head injury and an 88% reduction in their risk of brain injury. That’s an overwhelming number that’s backed up study after study. Nearly every ...

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Connect and train- take wellness to the cloud

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Home wellness reaches new heights with the Mywellness cloud by Technogym a unique platform that enhances workout experiences and provides health club operators, healthcare professionals and personal trainers with a way to improve their business and stay in contact with their members and clients. Nowadays people are permanently connected to their email, their photos and their documents. Our digital world ...

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Garmin family – vívosmart™

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Meet the latest wearable in the Garmin family – vívosmart™, the activity tracker with smart notifications and hidden display. vívosmart has many of the features you’ll love and that help you stay active and stay connected through your day. This activity tracker alerts you to incoming phone calls and text messages. vίvosmart greets you with a personalized daily goal, tracks ...

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Specialized test aerodynamics of a beard – video

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Video: Chris Yu talks about the aerodynamics of beards With its fancy wind tunnel, Specialized is equipped to answer the big questions of bike and rider aerodynamics – and one of those is the drag coefficient of a beard. It’s a question that keeps us awake at night too. Leaping past the perennial question of whether shaved legs are faster (please, please put that ...

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Alec Riddle: Introducing the first R3m bike

Alec Riddle, pictured here with SA Chief Scout Sibusiso Vilane, of Mount Everest fame, preparing for the Wines2Whales MTB race.

Have you bought the best bike you can afford in order to participate in the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg in November? Chances are you are among the cycling enthusiasts who have treated themselves to a R3m bike. No, not you? You don’t have millions of rands to spend on a bicycle? Think again. As Alec Riddle, an executive financial planner and ...

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