Author: Revolutionary

Night Riding Fever

There is one night a week (every week) that my wife knows not to make any arrangements. No dinners, no events, no movies. Thursday morning is different. First I check the evening’s weather, not that it matters, but I need

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10 true stories from most LBS

Things that drive bike shops crazy… 10 true stories from most local bike shops. First time biker/prospective buyer comes accompanied by a know-it-all mate who talks rubbish and the salesperson cannot tell him his talking crap because he doesn’t want

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Are you a Rider…

… or a Cyclist? After decades of bicycle riding and seven-plus years of running a Local Bike Shop SJ and I have concluded that are essentially two types of mountain bikers – the cyclist and the rider. Neither one is

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Rear Suspension explained

It is the technology that revolutionised Mountain Biking. Soft tail, Dual Suspension, Full Suspension, no matter what name you call it, having a rear shock paired with our front suspension has allowed us to do crazier, funner, gnarlier, better things

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Buy your bike, buy your shop

When you buy your bicycle you should also ‘buy’ the shop. In other words, your choice of shop and bike brand should be influenced by the shop you feel most comfortable in. Not only are you investing in a bike

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What’s the price YOU pay?

The phone rings. Friendly, enthusiastic greeting. Exchange names. Customer: ‘How much is your Superfast Lightweight Softail XC 2013?’ Me: ‘Good choice. Light as a feather – 9.99 KGS. RRP is R30 000’ Customer: ‘Yeah, I know, but what discount do

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Workshop Bookings Essential

A good bike workshop is a busy bike workshop. Revolution Cycles workshop is BUSY, requiring a week or two weeks e-mail/or telephonic booking. Our workshop gets hectic around big events like the Argus, the Epic, and the Sani. So BOOK

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Drivetrain Wear… it happens

Cranks turn, cogs wear, chains stretch; that is the story with all bicycles. But it is often a misunderstood reality of cycling. Everything the chain touches will wear due to friction. The chain too will wear (stretch) causing the teeth on

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650B’s are Here

The Ins and Outs of 650Bs When we heard about another wheel size just over a year ago (650B or not 650B), we swore, shook our heads and banged our fists. Please, we don’t want to stock more tyres, tubes,

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Predictions for 2014

The biggest prediction for 2014, and this won’t be a surprise to most readers, is the official death of 26ers. The 2 largest bicycle manufacturers have decided to replace their 26er line-up. Along with their current very successful 29er range

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