Gear Reviews

10 07, 2018

Gear: First Ascent Starlight II Tent

By |2018-07-10T17:53:30+02:00July 10th, 2018|Gear Reviews|Comments Off on Gear: First Ascent Starlight II Tent

The First Ascent Starlight II tent is a light-weight (2.3kg) tent intended for hiking and camping. Seamus Allardice and Zane Schmahl used it while bikepacking the Bikamino recce in late June; by splitting the tent and distributing the weight across two Lezyne Bar Caddy Bags. One carried an aluminum tent pole and the fly sheet, while [...]

30 05, 2018

Gear: The Bike That Set It All In Motion

By |2018-05-30T16:30:59+02:00May 30th, 2018|Gear Reviews|4 Comments

All bicycles are adventure bicycles, but some just prove to be more adventurous. How steel, aluminium, carbon and rubber can combine into a machine which appears to have a wanderlust I can’t explain, but the Specialized Diverge certainly does. The Basics Bike: Specialized Diverge 2016 Model Frame: Aluminium Fork: Carbon Wheels: Alex Elite Disc Tyres: [...]

17 04, 2018

A South African Classic Reborn

By |2018-04-17T18:05:15+02:00April 17th, 2018|Gear Reviews|1 Comment

During the 2018 Absa Cape Epic, five years on from the launch of the original Momsen Vipa, the latest reincarnation of the South African classic was introduced to the mountain biking media. Dubbed the Vipa Ultra the bike is a distinctive machine with, flattened, oversized tubes making up the front and rear triangles. At first [...]

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