On June 1st, the Santa Cruz Blur and Juliana Wilder appeared across news sites and social feeds around the world. If you pay attention to global cross-country racing, you probably weren’t that surprised. With French star Maxime Marotte joining a new Santa Cruz World Cup team. You don’t roll into the World Cup sphere if […]
What bike for the Crocodile Trophy?
It’s a fair question: what bike should I take to the Crocodile Trophy? Unfortunately there isn’t a one word answer. Like any mountain bike stage race, the Crocodile Trophy has its own unique challenges. And each rider has their own unique requirements. But let’s break down the kind of choices to make, and what might […]
Buying the right bike for marathon and stage racing
What bike should I buy for marathon racing? Or, what bike should I buy for… *enter a massive stage race here*? These are not uncommon questions for bike shop staff, and one that we get sent via email or social media quite frequently. The range of bikes continues to expand, as does the type and […]
Specialized teams dominating the Cape Epic
With day 6 and stage 5 of the 2015 Cape Epic in the books, it’s clear that the leading teams in the men’s and women’s classification are in a class of their own. Is it their bikes, professionalism, genetic make up, drive to perform – or just their preparation and experience that put them ahead? […]