Bicycling South Africa Magazine - January / February 2024Add to Favorites

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In this issue

Bumper Bike Buyer's Guide / 104 Tips That Will Change The Way You Ride / Plan Your Year / 7 Signs You're Riding Too Hard

6 WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER

TOP TIPS TO KEEP YOU COOLER AND RIDING STRONGER... NO MATTER WHAT THE TEMPERATURE.

6 WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER

3 mins

RAGE AGAINST THE LYCRA

WHY MOUNTAIN BIKING IS WAY MORE SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE THAN BEING A ROADIE.

RAGE AGAINST THE LYCRA

2 mins

6 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT CHAINS

To help you get the most out this crucial drivetrain component, and celebrate just how impressive your loop of metal links really is, we've rounded up six things you might not know about the bike chain.

6 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT CHAINS

3 mins

EVERYONE KNOWS 52X11 IS BIGGER THAN 48X10. EVEN THOUGH IT ISN'T.

\"The human threshold for 'least noticeable difference' is generally on the order of 10 per cent change of a value.\"

EVERYONE KNOWS 52X11 IS BIGGER THAN 48X10. EVEN THOUGH IT ISN'T.

3 mins

A CELEBRATION OF JUNK MILES

\"No longer dreading my next bunch sprint, I felt like I belonged on my bike again\"

A CELEBRATION OF JUNK MILES

3 mins

KONTREI KUDOS

YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRAVEL FAR TO FEEL SOUTH AFRICAN WARMTH. BUT SOMETIMES YOU CHOOSE TO.

KONTREI KUDOS

1 min

THE EASTERN CAPE PASSES ADVENTURE

SOME OF THE HIGHEST PASSES IN SOUTH AFRICA ALL IN ONE HELLUVA RIDE!

THE EASTERN CAPE PASSES ADVENTURE

2 mins

CAFFEINE - THE EXPERT'S PED*

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR EVERY PART OF YOUR RIDE LIFE

CAFFEINE - THE EXPERT'S PED*

3 mins

THE RACES ARE FASTER. ARE THEY CLEANER? AND DOES IT MATTER?

THE LAST TWO EDITIONS OF THE MEN’S Tour de France were among the three fastest.

THE RACES ARE FASTER. ARE THEY CLEANER? AND DOES IT MATTER?

2 mins

Perfect Timing

THE SOUTHERN CAPE IS LITTERED WITH EXCELLENT RIDING AND EVEN BETTER COFFEE.

Perfect Timing

2 mins

SCHOOLED IN LESOTHO

HAVING HEARD RUMOURS OF ALPINELIKE CLIMBING AND SMOOTH, TRAFFICFREE TAR ROADS, AN INTREPID BUNCH OF CYCLISTS SET OFF TO FIND THE MYTHICAL ASPHALT OF THE LESOTHO HIGHLANDS. LUCKILY FOR THEM, THEY HAD... KEITH.

SCHOOLED IN LESOTHO

6 mins

2024 BIKE BUYER'S GUIDE

BIKES, BIKES, BIKES! HERE'S OUR PICK OF THE BEST MOUNTAIN, ROAD, GRAVEL AND ELECTRIC BIKES AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW.

2024 BIKE BUYER'S GUIDE

7 mins

QUICK FIXES FOR NUMB FEET AND TOES

Understanding the causes of numb feet and toes will help you prevent the problem over the long term.

QUICK FIXES FOR NUMB FEET AND TOES

3 mins

WHAT TO RACE IN 2024

WE'RE SPOILED FOR CHOICE IN SOUTH AFRICA HERE'S A COLLECTION OF EVENTS WE WOULD LOVE TO RIDE WITH YOU IN THE 12 MONTHS TO COME.

WHAT TO RACE IN 2024

7 mins

THE BEST CYCLING TIPS FOR RIDERS OF ALL LEVELS

WE PICKED THE COLLECTIVE BRAINS OF OUR RIDERS, STAFF, READERS AND RACERS, FOR THEIR BEST BIKE-RIDING TIPS.

THE BEST CYCLING TIPS FOR RIDERS OF ALL LEVELS

4 mins

THE BEST CYCLING TIPS FOR RIDERS OF ALL LEVELS

WE PICKED THE COLLECTIVE BRAINS OF OUR RIDERS, STAFF, READERS AND RACERS, FOR THEIR BEST BIKE-RIDING TIPS.

THE BEST CYCLING TIPS FOR RIDERS OF ALL LEVELS

4 mins

YOUR SUPER SUMMER

Whether we want to see other spaces, ride more races or win podium places, there are some intrinsic elements to every training programme that will remain common for all of us. Tick these boxes, and we promise you your most fulfilling bike-riding summer yet.

YOUR SUPER SUMMER

10+ mins

E-BIKE RETRO

THERE IS NO ISSUE WITH NEW TECH AND THE OLD FAITHFUL.

E-BIKE RETRO

2 mins

A LIFE IN CYCLING

JOHNNY KOEN BREATHES BICYCLES, AND HAS DONE FOR FIVE DECADES.

A LIFE IN CYCLING

4 mins

SINGLE-LEG DRILLS 101

After expert coach David Lipscomb's hip surgery in March 2023, single-leg drills have become his favourite workout, helping him rebuild his strength and stability.

SINGLE-LEG DRILLS 101

2 mins

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF RIDING AN E-BIKE

The beauty of e-bikes: you still gain many of the health benefits you get from conventional cycling, just with a little boost. Here are all the e-bike health benefits you’ll gain when you start riding with an assist.

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF RIDING AN E-BIKE

2 mins

RECOVER LIKE A PRO

TRAINING I$ AS MUCH ABOUT RECOVERY AS IT IS ABOUT EFFORT. HERE'S HOW THE PRO RIDERS RECOVER AT THE TOUR DE FRANCE.

RECOVER LIKE A PRO

4 mins

THE MASTER

XCO RACING IS AN ARM OF MOUNTAIN BIKING that rewards youthful exuberance, technical derring-do, and the recovery and speed that generally bless younger riders.

THE MASTER

5 mins

CREDIT-CARD TOURING THE CAPE

THIS LOOP THROUGH THE LITTLE KAROO AND THE OVERBERG IS A PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO THE PLEASURES OF BACK-ROAD BIKE TOURING.

CREDIT-CARD TOURING THE CAPE

2 mins

TAKE CHARGE

BICYCLING'S PICK OF THE BEST OUR 14 FAVOURITE E-BIKES FOR BLASTING SINGLETRACK, DAY-LONG TRAIL RIDES, GRAVEL ADVENTURES AND CRUISING THE 'BURBS.

TAKE CHARGE

6 mins

THE BEST BIKE FOR YOU IS...ONE THAT BRINGS YOU JOY

PICKING MY LINE DOWN THE STEEP, rutted double track took more concentration than I expected, as the quickly setting pale November sun created a magical scene on a day that kept getting better.

THE BEST BIKE FOR YOU IS...ONE THAT BRINGS YOU JOY

3 mins

THE INSIDER

What can we learn from a South African Tour de France coach and his riders? Plenty. As well as what it's really like behind the scenes...

THE INSIDER

10+ mins

Everyday Man

JOHN DE BRUYN RIDES HIS BIKE MORE THAN MOST. THIS IS HOW HE DOES IT.

Everyday Man

7 mins

LESS IS MORE

WHY A VINTAGE BIKE WEEKEND WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH CYCLING ALL OVER AGAIN.

LESS IS MORE

7 mins

44 STEPS TO EXPERT CYCLING

You can't get away from it - the most important steps to becoming an expert are still time (lots of it), and experience. But while you're getting there, there are other steps that will serve you well.

44 STEPS TO EXPERT CYCLING

7 mins

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Bicycling South Africa Magazine Description:

PublisherQuickBrownFox (Pty) Ltd

CategorySports

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyBi-Monthly

Bicycling is South Africa's leading cycling magazine and is aimed at both road and mountain biking enthusiasts. Launched in February 2003, it is published 10 times a year, targeting the fast-growing and affluent lifestyle cycling market youngsters, adults, professional as well as casual cyclists. The magazine is filled with the best international and local content for every element of the cyclist's life from training techniques and fitness information to inspiring human interest stories, event news, nutrition and motivation. Bicycling is also South Africa's leading tester of bikes and gear with over 30% of the monthly magazine dedicated to the latest reviews so our readers can make the best choices.

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