Gear Reviews

10 10, 2018

Gear: Explore Land Rover’s new Outdoor Phone

By |2018-10-10T15:23:55+02:00October 10th, 2018|Gear Reviews|Comments Off on Gear: Explore Land Rover’s new Outdoor Phone

The Bullitt Group and Land Rover have teamed up to produce an exciting new smart phone designed for the outdoors and adventurers. Seamus Allardice put it through its paces. Set up for 24 hours of adventures and phone testing in the Trans Baviaans ultra-endurance MTB race. Initial Thoughts & Unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTllFswS1pY Who the [...]

4 10, 2018

Squirt Cycling Products Introduce Squirt SEAL Tyre Sealant – the Ultimate Tubeless Tyre Sealant Solution

By |2018-10-04T12:00:53+02:00October 4th, 2018|Gear Reviews|Comments Off on Squirt Cycling Products Introduce Squirt SEAL Tyre Sealant – the Ultimate Tubeless Tyre Sealant Solution

Squirt Cycling Products® is proud to announce the launch of Squirt SEAL Tyre Sealant with BeadBlock®, a tyre sealant for both tubed- and tubeless wheels which provides superior puncture sealing properties while boasting a long lifespan and environmentally non-hazardous formulation. Like all Squirt products, Squirt SEAL Tyre Sealant with BeadBlock® has already been extensively tested [...]

3 09, 2018

Gear: Momsen Vipa Race

By |2018-09-06T11:13:34+02:00September 3rd, 2018|Gear Reviews|Comments Off on Gear: Momsen Vipa Race

The Momsen Vipa first made its debut in 2013 and since then the standard frame has spawned a number of incarnations. The most exciting of these is the Vipa Ultra, which you can read about on Diverge here, but also the Vipa Trail and Vipa Race. Seamus Allardice put the Race 2 through its paces [...]

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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