Your drivetrain is made up of some of the costliest components on your bike. They’re also some of the neediest – demanding regular lubrication to keep them running smoothly, which means they’re a magnet for grit and grime. Here’s how to de-crud the crevices, for a more efficient ride and longer-lasting parts. You will need: […]
You can spend months prepping for an event, then have your effort quashed by a flat. Don’t freak. Fix the flat quickly. Here’s how to get rolling in 5 to 10 minutes. 1. Shift to the smallest cog for rear wheel flats For rear-wheel flats, make sure you shift the rear derailleur down to the […]
Ever had a puncture but no Tyre levers ? Well there is another way.
Azaadville Cycling Club had teamed up with Marhaba Madressa(school) for the 3rd consecutive year to raise monies for a worthy cause to fund the destitute within the Azaadville and surroundings communities. Sunday, March 17 had been earmarked for this event to be hosted for kids and adults, starting at 8.30am at the Azaadville Park. Since […]
The 2013 MTB cape Argus proved a challenge for the riders both in the 35 km and 52 km. Thankfully all riders finished the race. The top rider from the club doing the 55km came in at 3 and a half hours.Riders than shortly followed in with the slowest time being a 4:30 due to […]
Lean slightly forward on your bike. One of the problems when climbing uphill is a loss of traction from the front wheel. By leaning forward, you put more weight on the front wheel, which gives you better traction. Come up off the seat and lean in toward the handlebars to climb extremely steep hills. […]
I will start this by stating I have heard many positive experiences using tubeless tyres. But just to confuse things, I will also have to state that I can’t say the same for the rest of the mountain bike test crew’s tubeless tyre experiences. Why all the confusion? Well, in our case it is from […]
If your bike was muddy or wet and requires a more extensive cleaning, here is how to do it. First, you need to use a hose and a bucket with a sponge or cloth and some soap. You can use bicycle soap or car soap you would use to clean your vehicle. Hose down […]
It’s an interesting question because of spinning’s popularity and the fact that many serious riders enter spinning classes frequently in the winter season. I believe most people can benefit from spinning classes. Spinning bikes are different to ride than regular mountain- or road bikes, but the physiological adaptations are so close to adaptations from road […]
Learn how to bleed your hydraulic brake system with a video from avid.