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Spring Biker’s Guide

Spring is a coming! Perhaps it’s time to try something new, buy something new, or start new on a clean slate and go all-out with training.

Nothing beats that rush when you zip down single track, dodging those rocks, swinging out on that berm, and getting airborne on that rad jump. So to MTB’ers – just do it – let loose, and have a blast.

Here’s one for the roadies; the suckers for pain. Get those calves burning and beat your Strava records. Catch that need for speed and break your speedometer! (just a figure of speech)

Here’s some gear to help you have fun and go flat-out!



2017 Specialized Camber Comp 29

The Camber is the perfect blend of an XC-bike and trail bike. It’ll go the long distances, but is still light enough for quick and intense races. The bike’s price is pretty decent at R40 000. You’re getting the new FOX shocks design on the rear shock, plus Specialized’s Trail 29 Geometry; what more can a guy ask for!?


Giro Phase

Giro’s got exceptional technology built into their helmets. With the Phase featuring their ROCLOC S adjustability and comfortability technology. Plus, Super Fit Engineering makes the Phase a worth-while helmet for purchasing.


Olympic Bora MTB Shoes

A well-established brand has created a quality pair of mountain biking shoes. The Olympic Bora MTB Shoes start at R950 at most cycling shops. This is a definite best buy! 


Rudy Project Agon

The Agon does cost quite a pretty penny at R3360. However, if you look at the tech you’re getting in the lenses themselves, it’s a worth-while investment.


First Ascent Carbon MTB Shorts

The Carbon MTB Shorts are one of the best MTB shorts in South Africa! We personally love them, as they suit any all rider types from endure to XC disciplines. Plus, they’re fairly priced at R1199.

For Roadies:


Scott Foil 30 Rd Bike

Any bike in the Foil series guarantees awesome technology and most of all, speed! The Foil 30 is not as steeply priced as the top of the range models, but still features a carbon frame, which gives you a light-weight machine to handle.


Specialized Airnet

If you’re looking for a road helmet that’s both functional and aerodynamic then the Airnet is just right for you. At R2299 it’s fairly competitive on the tech side; definitely value for money.


Shimano R540 SPD-SL

Shimano makes solid pedals with some brilliant aerodynamics to the design of the pedal. This pedal is quite affordable here in South Africa, but we recommend getting in-touch with your local dealer for a price check.


Finni Flight 1969 Sky Blue

Brightly coloured socks are all the range this season, and a perfect example of this trend is Finni’s extremely attractively coloured socks. – R150


 Oakley Jawbreaker PRIZM Road

The new Oakley PRIZM range is especially unique and just look so professional. So treat yourself to a pair of these at R2900.


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Built for: Dual Suspension Trail
Year launched: 2022