Archive for November, 2009

Around Cape Town

Posted in NEWS on November 30, 2009 by worksrider

I posted a little while back about riding in South Africa and my visit there.  I have now returned after a much needed two week holiday.  It involved a lot of touristy things, as well as a fair amount of riding.

I stuck to the roads during my visit, but that is okay, we are a bunch of cyclists at Ergon, not a bunch of mountain bikers.  We like riding, and that is what I did.  There is good MTBing in South Africa though, it is just that isn’t what my uni friend is into.

I was based in Cape Town, staying with my best friend from my university days.  He is living there for a while, working for an NGO.  His mission in Cape Town, while gaining experience, is to get bike fit.  He is planning duathlons in the near future, so this, combined with running is what he does aside from working.

Riding in the Cape Town area is pretty straight forward.  There are pretty good (not always ideal) roads out to Cape Point, and Chapmen’s Peak has legendary status in the area for its ‘closed road’ status (it is a toll road) and its national park setting.  It is visually incredibly dramatic.

The view down Chapman's Peak

If you continue southwards along the Cape, you will eventually get to the Cape Point National Park.  It is the scenery, the box ticking (having been to the Cape of Good Hope) and the wildlife that attract people here.  On the way, there are Penguins, as I previously mentioned.  There are also Baboons, which are said to be really aggressive.  I touched upon this in the previous post.

Cape Point

Hmmm....  not a sign you see much in the Home Counties of England

Not something you see often in England's Home Counties

How far is it home?

The long winding road below can be seen.  It passes Baboons and Penguins.

The locals

Yesterday I was involved in riding a massive race / sportif, called ‘Die Burger Tour’.  It had 3500 riders, so the peleton was massive.  As soon as the images are available online, I will write more about my experience.  The route map and details are here.




Posted in ERGON PRODUCT on November 27, 2009 by ergonusa

Ready……Set……GO!!!!  Black Friday is here and the madness that is X-Mas shopping has begun!  Make sure to stop into your local bike shop to score those deals on Ergon product.  Can’t make it to a store?  Check out Google Shopping below and the link to our favorite online retailers!

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Posted in ERGON PRODUCT, LIFESTYLE on November 27, 2009 by ergonusa

Another pic sent to us over Thanksgiving via Twitter.  This Colorado based rider got out before stuffing themselves with all the Thanksgiving fix’ns.  Those GX1’s looks awesome on the new Fisher FS bike!


Posted in ERGON PRODUCT, REVIEWS on November 25, 2009 by ergonusa

Click the image to watch the video on the all new TP1 Cleat Tool.


Posted in LIFESTYLE, NEWS on November 25, 2009 by ergonusa

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Ergon USA! May your day be filled with Family, lots of food, and lots of bike riding. We are very grateful for all of our wonderful customers!



Posted in LIFESTYLE, TOPEAK-ERGON on November 24, 2009 by ergonusa


Posted in ERGON PRODUCT, LIFESTYLE on November 24, 2009 by ergonusa

From time to time, we get images sent to us from customers via our social networks. This AM, we found these images attached to a few Twitter replies.

Do you have a image to send in? Email them to us!