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Video: Bike Stories - Mercer Bikes
06 October 2017 - 11:00 |
The second installment of the Lyne Components Bike Stories series takes a look at local bike builder Mercer Bikes.
Review: Mercer Bikes Hungry Monkey II
16 November 2015 - 07:40 |
The Hungry Monkey 2 is a semi-production mountain bike from Mercer Bikes. Made by hand in the Mercer Bikes workshop in Cape Town, it is available in three sizes – M, L and XL. T...
Best Bike in Africa 2015: #9 MercerBikes Hungry Monkey II
20 October 2015 - 01:00 |
The Best Bike in Africa will be held at the 2015 Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair on 23 - 25 October at St Stithians College, Johannesburg. The competition invites fair visitors...
Hungry Monkey Part 4: The Ride
14 April 2015 - 06:05 |
And so it ends. Or begins. The Hungry Monkey is up and running and all that's left to do is rip trails and contain my laughter and screaming (like a child) while out riding it.
Hungry Monkey Part 3: The build kit
09 March 2015 - 06:00 |
A custom build is always a rewarding project. Part of this is the agonising process of looking for the perfect fit of design and components. For me, the direction of the build g...
Hungry Monkey Part 2: David Mercer on the Hungry Monkey design
26 February 2015 - 04:50 |
One can almost not help but to order a frame from David Mercer. He is as nice as he is enthusiastic and it's plain for all to see that he is a lover of what he does. Talking to...
Hungry Monkey Part 1: The elusive long travel steel hardtail
17 February 2015 - 06:00 |
I've been toying with the idea of a long travel, steel hardtail mountain bike for quite some time. Somehow I've always ended up heading in a different direction but not this time.
First ride: Mercer Bikes - Hungry Monkey
04 November 2014 - 07:05 |
Despite all the high tech wizardry on display at the 2014 Africa Cycle Fair, it was a hand built steel hardtail that got us most excited. On the relatively flat test track at th...
Real Review: Rockshox RS1 - The Ab-crunch edition
27 October 2014 - 02:45 |
We put the RockShox RS-1 fork through its ultimate test, an ab-crunch battle. The two competitors, David Mercer (Mercer Bikes) and Mark Hopkins (Pyga), battle for the ultimate g...
2014 Africa Cycle Fair: Trail Bikes
03 November 2014 - 07:00 |
We were excited to see that the local industry is slowly recognising the demand for longer travel bicycles at the Africa Cycle Fair this year. Along with the increase in trail b...