Gravel Bikes

3 07, 2024

Giant Bicycles Introduce a New, Sleeker and Faster, Revolt Gravel Bike

By |2024-07-03T11:47:27+02:00July 3rd, 2024|Gear Reviews, News|0 Comments

Giant Bicycles has introduced the newest generation of its Revolt composite-framed gravel bikes, the Revolt Advanced Pro and Revolt Advanced. Both series are built on reengineered framesets that balance race-winning speed and efficiency with Revolt’s characteristic compliance and control. Read more about new bikes on Diverge by clicking here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDotOfi3OJE The framesets are complemented by [...]

13 03, 2024

3T Gravel Bikes to be Raced and Sold in South Africa

By |2024-03-13T23:01:02+02:00March 13th, 2024|News|Comments Off on 3T Gravel Bikes to be Raced and Sold in South Africa

As gravel riding and racing continues to grow, so the cycling market adjusts to embrace a discipline that’s helping increase the numbers as a whole and firmly establish gravel as a sub-category. Phil Buys Sports has been appointed the South African representative of 3T bicycles, an Italian cycling brand that’s achieved global respect. Here’s what [...]

24 07, 2023

Battle Lines Drawn in the Gravel for 2023 B-Well Around the Pot

By |2023-07-24T13:17:18+02:00July 24th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Battle Lines Drawn in the Gravel for 2023 B-Well Around the Pot

The 2023 B-Well Around the Pot, presented by SEESA, is set to take place on Saturday, 29 July. Along with hundreds of enthusiastic and avid gravel riders the event has attracted some of the country’s top gravel racers. The fields are split between the 100 and 200 Mile courses, with riders like Gert Heyns, Pieter [...]

16 12, 2022

Gravel, grimaces and grins at inaugural Stanford 100 Miler

By |2022-12-16T11:04:58+02:00December 16th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Gravel, grimaces and grins at inaugural Stanford 100 Miler

Kelton Miller won the men’s race at the inaugural Stanford 100 Miler gravel bike race in Stanford, near Hermanus on the 10th of December, crossing the line seven minutes ahead of David George in a time of 05:57:09. In the women’s race, Tyla Setzkorn claimed top spot ahead of Mandy Collis with a race time [...]

21 11, 2022

Join the hunt at the Stanford 100 Miler

By |2022-11-21T14:06:31+02:00November 21st, 2022|News|Comments Off on Join the hunt at the Stanford 100 Miler

On 10 December 2022, the discerning gravel bike and mountain bike rider will be (or should be) saddling up for the ultimate gravel hunt at the Stanford 100 Miler. Blow the horn, announce to the world that the hunt is underway and let yourself loose on the tar, district, rural and gravel roads of the Overstrand. [...]

17 10, 2022

Nortje Proves Gravel Pedigree at the Inaugural Prince George Monumental 100 Miler

By |2022-10-17T08:58:21+02:00October 17th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Nortje Proves Gravel Pedigree at the Inaugural Prince George Monumental 100 Miler

The inaugural Prince George Monumental 100 Miler took place on Saturday, 15 October 2022. Tristan Nortje and Yolande de Villiers were crowned the first king and queen of Klein Karoo gravel racing; having raced to victory across the 165 kilometre long course, which started in Prince Albert and finished in George. Nortje was joined on [...]

18 07, 2022

Going in Search of Old Hermon

By |2022-07-18T16:21:57+02:00July 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Going in Search of Old Hermon

Legend has it that in the days of mail trains – long before cell phones, email and social media – Old Hermon pedalled the dusty gravel roads between Wellington and Riebeek West. He alerted the local residents to the weekly mail delivery, with his trusty bugle, at the end of the train track in the [...]

12 11, 2020

Join Le Tour de Gysmanshoek

By |2020-12-21T08:05:21+02:00November 12th, 2020|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Join Le Tour de Gysmanshoek

This January the now semi-annual Diverge summer bikepacking trip (2018 | 2020) will venture into the Langeberge to cross the fabled Gysmanshoek Pass. Possibly the only gravel pass that is still open to the public crossing the mountain range which separates the Western Cape's coastal plains from the Klein Karoo. The pass was forged, in [...]

14 09, 2020

Returning to the Mountains for the 2020 Maloti 100

By |2020-09-14T11:08:26+02:00September 14th, 2020|Mountains & Valleys|Comments Off on Returning to the Mountains for the 2020 Maloti 100

The southern ridgelines of the Drakensberg reach into the Eastern Cape. Breaking the Karoo plains into high mountain slopes and deep valleys. In summer the veld comes alive, emerald green after the rains. While in winter the grass stands tall, brittle and yellow. Nestled on one side of the dragon’s spine is Barkley East. On [...]

8 12, 2019

Chas Everitt Join Petrichor Adventures to Launch Around The Pot 200 Miler

By |2019-12-08T19:42:40+02:00December 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Chas Everitt Join Petrichor Adventures to Launch Around The Pot 200 Miler

Headline sponsors, Chas Everitt, have expanded and extended their involvement in the Around The Pot Overberg 100-Miler for a further three years. That is not the only big news from the Swellendam based race however; event organisers, Petrichor Adventures are set to super-size the race in 2020 by adding a 200 Miler route. The race [...]

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