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Absa Cape Epic Press Release:   Sina Frei and Laura Stigger (NinetyOne-songo-Specialized) won Stage 3 of the Absa Cape Epic in Tulbagh today, continuing their commanding march towards overall glory.   They won everything Stage 3 could throw at them – the Dimension Data Hotspot Sprint on Tulbagh’s 300-year-old Church Street, the race to the top […]


Owing to the COVID pandemic, the sport of cycling (in all its forms) has enjoyed a significant surge in popularity. Best of all, as more people are getting into the habit of riding, they might start thinking about riding multiple times a week. And so, for them, it becomes what it already has for so […]


The pair comfortably won the 98km stage that took riders from Ceres to Saronsberg, Tulbagh in a time of 3:56:02. The stage victory means they remain in the overall yellow leader jerseys going into tomorrow’s 91km stage that features many of Tulbagh’s most famed trails, including the notorious Bone Trail. 


This past year a plethora of new riders have developed a desire to escape and experience riding a mountain bike. Due to this high demand, bikes have been disappearing off showroom floors in record numbers, creating a shortage of new bikes. Fortunately, technology has reached a point where even the most affordable mountain bikes can […]

Custom 2015 Giant Talon

With such a high demand for parts to be manufactured in the current climate of the bike industry, fellow riders (and even the local shop) are hard-pressed to find what is needed. Whether it be new or old, we are going to continue to see shortages across the board. While this is the current status, […]

First Look: Canyon Lux Trail

Canyon expands is Lux cross country line for 2022 with the addition of the Lux Trail models. The new Trail version is based on the speedy version raced by Mathieu van der Poel and the bike that was part of our cross country race bike shootout last year. It is designed to bridge the gap […]

VIDEO: Race Time – Race Ready Episode 4 with Andri Frischknecht

Andri Frischknecht, son of cross country legend and current Scott-Sram Team Director, Thomas Frischknecht knows a thing or two about race prep. In episode 4 of the Syncros Race Ready Series, Andri shares his tips and tricks for marathon race warm up, nutrition and what to carry on the bike.  Although most of the advice […]

Rough weekend at Leogang for Scott/SRAM Team

By Thomas Frischknecht, Team Director, Scott/SRAM MTB Team With all the excitement we had launching our new race weapon, the racing weekend at the World Cup in Leogang hasn’t been crowned by success. However, the team stays positive and focused, knowing that their time will come. For Nino Schurter, tenth place in a World Cup has to be […]

Intense Introduces Their New “951 Series” of Mountain Bikes

Here’s the news release from Intense: Introducing the INTENSE 951 Series Expanding our Southern California Roots 6/11/2021 Temecula, CA – With the current global boom in cycling we see that now more than ever there is a need for high quality, more affordable mountain bikes, so we’d like to introduce you to our ‘951 Series’ […]

World Cup Cross-Country Results from Leogang, Austria

Scroll down to find the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s results. You’ll have to scan down a bit to find the top Americans, Haley Batten , who placed 16th among the women, and Christopher Blevins, who placed 21st among the men. Among those who didn’t race the Leogang XC event were Britain’s Thomas Pidcock and […]

New Bike Day for Nino Schurter

Here’s the word from SCOTT on Nino’s latest bike: Bike – SCOTT Spark RC The ALL-NEW Spark RC is the perfect blend of top-notch carbon engineering, never before seen levels of integration and just the right amount of secret sauce. We wanted to make this platform faster than ever before both up and down the […]