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South Coast Cycles t/a Giant Toti

SOUTH COAST CYCLES ATHLONE PARK has relaunched and is now trading as GIANT TOTI. It is one of the few GIANT CONCEPT STORES in SA. The store boasts a full workshop, bike washing bay and clothing section. Every Friday GIANT TOTI hosts coffee morning rides where it offers FREE coffee for cyclists. A bonus is you do not have to go home and shower, as GIANT TOTI has a shower for cyclists as well!

Olympic cyclist Alan Hatherly (centre), who represented SA at the Rio Olympics 2016 made an appearance at the relaunch.
Olympic cyclist Alan Hatherly (centre), who represented SA at the Rio Olympics 2016 made an appearance at the relaunch.
SA ladies champion Haley Smith made an appearance at the relaunch of Giant Toti.
SA ladies champion Haley Smith made an appearance at the relaunch of Giant Toti.
Giant Toti sponsored rider, Dylan Chapman (left) with Olympic cyclist Alan Hatherly at the relaunch.
Giant Toti sponsored rider, Dylan Chapman (left) with Olympic cyclist Alan Hatherly at the relaunch.
Andrew Warr, who rides forTEAM Kargo, addresses guests at the relaunch.
Andrew Warr, who rides forTEAM Kargo, addresses guests at the relaunch.

Giant Introduces New MIPS Helmet Collection!!

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Flow: 2017 Anthem Is "A Seriously Great Bike!"

Flow Mountain Bike published a new review today on the 2017 Anthem XC/trail bike, claiming, “this is a seriously great bike!”

Flow editors detailed the updates and new technologies with the new Anthem, including changes to frame geometry, Boost hub spacing, and the new Maestro rear suspension setup with a trunnion mount shock and Advanced Forged composite rocker arm:

“Giant have specced a new trunnion mount rear shock. Mounting on the side of the shock instead of on the end, the frame designers are able to position the shock lower in the frame, freeing up space for a longer stroke shock and thus requiring less air pressure.”

The result? Added suspension travel (110mm rear and 120mm front) and a smoother ride, according to Flow: “The suspension is balanced and efficient, the geometry is playful and fun, and in singletrack and fast descents it feels alive and confident.”

To read the complete review, go to the Flow Mountain Bike website.

"Versatile" New XtC Advanced+/29!

Curious to learn firsthand how the new XtC Advanced+/29 off-road bike performs on the trail, the Global Mountain Bike Network recently put the versatile hardtail bike to the test. In this new video from GMBN, presenter Neil Donoghue talked about what makes the XtC Advanced+/29 unique, and how it feels out on the trail.

Neil noted that while the merits of different off-road wheel sizes are well understood by now, this bike offers something different. “What about people who don’t want to choose just one wheel size?” he said. “That’s where bikes like Giant’s XtC Advanced come in. The same bike can run 27.5-inch plus and 29-inch wheels.”

Neil went on to outline the technologies and innovations in this new off-road machine, including Boost hub spacing, wider rims, and a unique rear dropout design that allows rider to run it as a singlespeed.

In its 27.5+ format, which offers lots of traction and a more forgiving ride with its high-volume tires, Neil said: “This bike is really made for adventures.”

Switch to 29-inch wheels, and the transformation is surprising. “It really feels like the bike’s transformed into a cross-country racing weapon,” Neil said. “Super fast, almost feels like you get further with every pedal stroke.

Summing it up, Neil said: “It just goes to show that a hardtail still can be that great do-it-all bike.”

Liv voted best bike brand

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LIV bicycles have been voted by the readers of Total Women's Cycling as the best bike brand for women's in 2016!
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Tested: Giant Anthem 2

Anthem 2017
What makes the new Anthem so different to the 2016 one?
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GIANT Toti sponsors Warner Beach cyclist

Up and coming road cyclist, Dylan Chapman (18) of Warner Beach has received a year's sponsorship from GIANT Toti in Athlone Park. The sponsorship comprises a bicycle, spares, gear, repairs and maintenance. "I wholeheartedly thank Tracy and Stephen van Rooyen for this amazing opportunity," said Dylan.
 
GIANT Toti thanks Wayne Tarr of the Giant Concept Store in Shelly Beach for fitting Dylan's bike. The cycling bug bit Dylan after he matriculated from Glenwood High School in 2014. "My parents are avid mountain bikers and I joined them. I was mountain biking for about seven months when I heard about road cycling. I got a second-hand road bike and joined Toti Cycling Club." Dylan has been on the road for the last five months and completed his first race, the 106km Amashova in 3:11.
 
"I enjoy the early morning races, camaraderie with other cyclists, the scenery and no cars on the road." The teen is now preparing for the KZN cycling champs, a 91.2km race in Pietermaritzburg, where he will compete in the U23 category.
 
"My goal now is to gain experience." To prepare for the champ, Dylan trains five days a week, cycling on average 50km to 60km a day. Other upcoming races he will be competing in are the Amashova, Toti 69er and Momentum 94.7
 
His future goal is to join a professional cycling team. Currently he is studying electrical engineering and coaches hockey at Amanzimtoti High School.
South Coast Cycles sponsors Warner Beach cyclist
From Left: Stephen, Tracy, Wayne and Dylan