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Race Report | Torpedo7 Coronet Enduro, Queenstown NZ

Queenstown put on a show for today’s Torpedo7 Coronet Enduro both in terms of the quality of the field and the perfect ‘bluebird’ weather. Day seven of Queenstown Bike Festival 2015 saw a competitive field of mountain bikers tackle a five stage, 13.75 kilometre timed race starting at Coronet Peak base lodge and ending on Read more…

Bikecheck | Stephan Koch’s ROTWILD R.E1 FS 27.5

Pros aren’t the only riders to have fancy bikes, as anyone who works in the bike industry often owns a pretty special ride too. A while back we presented Specialized’s marketing manager Sebastian’s bike [read it here] and this time we’ve drafted in Stephan Koch, one of ROTWILD’s sales reps to take a closer look Read more…

The Review | Giro Alpineduro Clipless Shoes

Giro market their €180 Alpineduro shoes as ‘rugged mountain shoe for the urban adventurer’ and there is certainly a lot that impressed us when we took a first look. We loved the unusual styling, and the fit and comfort were excellent for a clipless shoe built for a hard winter. The inclusion of a Vibram Read more…

Race Report | Absa Cape Epic – Sauser realizes his dream

Meerendal/South Africa – The Swiss cycling legend Christoph Sauser (Investec-Songo-Specialized) has seen success across the full spectrum of mountain biking and what could be a more fitting goodbye to one of the best careers in pro cycling than winning the Absa Cape Epic? Riding with Jaroslav Kulhavy, Sauser has become the first person in history Read more…

Race Report | Absa Cape Epic Stage 6 – It came down to tenths of a second

Wellington/South Africa – “Shortly before the finish I asked Alban what our tactic should be: a truce or a sprint finish? The answer was to sprint, so we did it like true men”, exclaimed an excited Christoph Sauser (Investec-Songo-Specialized) after crossing the finish line of today’s stage at the Absa Cape Epic. Three tenths of Read more…

Race Report | Queenstown Bike Festival six-hour Super D Enduro

The fourth annual Queenstown Bike Festival got underway yesterday with French Enduro Word Series (EWS) riders Rémy Absalon and Fabien Barel mixing it with the Wakatipu’s best in the Vertigo Bikes Super D Enduro. After six hours continuous lapping of a purpose-built track in Queenstown Bike Park, Queenstown’s Jimmy Pollard took the men’s open title Read more…

Adventure | The crossing of Lake St-Jean: Fatbike in the white desert

Thirty-two kilometers. It probably doesn’t sound much but when its on one of America’s largest frozen lakes deep in the heart of Canada with temperatures around -25°C and a continuous 40 km/h lateral wind blowing you off balance – things are a bit different. The figure thirty-two should be written down in big, bold letters. Read more…

News | Lezyne Releases World’s Smallest Cycling GPS Device

There’s no denying it, electronics have become a part of most our lives in some form. Even things like mountain biking can be improved upon with the use of GPS tracking. The ability to challenge yourself and others and track your fitness is useful for the casual user and professional. Legendary accessory company Lezyne has Read more…