Category Archives : MTB


Master Cleaning Your Drivetrain

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: […]

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How to change a flat quickly

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 […]


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Review:Marhaba cyle ride march 2013

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 […]


Review:Cape Argus MTB 2013

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 […]

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How to Cycle Uphill

  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. […]