SA’s MTB Experts Reveal Their Favourite Gear

South Africa's top mountain bikers reveal their favourite riding gear


Thaaqib Daniels |

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

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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 SAR12 890, Bike Addict.

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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

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