SA’s MTB Experts Reveal Their Favourite Gear
This summer, it’s you, two wheels and a trail. Get the most out of every pedal stroke with biking gear recommended by the experts.
Specialized SL Pro Bib-Shorts
“A comfortable pair of riding shorts with a chamois pad is crucial for comfort during long afternoons in the saddle.” – James Reid, SA Olympic MTBer. R3 000, freewheel.co.za
Blackburn Airstick SL Mini Pump
“Small, compact and with a solid construction, my Airstick is the perfect companion for training and racing.” – Matt Beers, Team Cannondale Red-E. R190, Bike Inn
Titan Elite 29er
“With 11 speed gearing, ZTR wheels and tubeless ready tyres the Elite 29er is race-ready out of the box and great value for money.” – Oliver Munnik, Former Gear Editor at Bicycling SA. R12 890, Bike Addict.
Shimano M530 SPD
“Once you’re comfort-able, upgrade to clip-less pedals. I’ve been using Shimano SPDs for over 15 years and have never had them fail.” – Dan Dobinson, MTB guide and skills coach. R368, Bike Inn
Bell Zephyr Helmet With MIPS
“Never ride without a helmet, Bell’s new Zephyr includes MIPS technology, an additional layer of protection which reduces rotational forces in a crash.” – John Wakefield R4 899, BuyCycle.co.za