This is a guest post by Sara Tabana. Sara is one of our most dedicated riders and the founder of the group Egyptian Female Athletes. Sara is not only an avid mountain biker, but also a trail runner, scuba diver and rock climber! She knows quality outdoor gear when she sees (or in this case, wears) it. Fox is known for their quality high-end forks and shocks, but they have a great line of mountain biking gear and apparel too. Product description from the Fox shop website: Shell: 98% Cotton / 2% Spandex Lining: 95% Polyester / 5% Spandex Inner liner features high performance RIDERead More →

Friends, Avid cyclists know that any self-respecting cycling group should have its own custom cycling jersey 🙂 MTB Egypt is having a limited number of custom jerseys made. The jerseys are fully customized with our own design and logo, which you can see a mock-up above and are made from excellent moisture-wicking and light material. We will only have 15 jerseys made. Final cost is not concrete yet since we have to account for shipping and customs, but should be around $45 (L.E. 250) If you would like to reserve yours, please let me know your size and whether you prefer short or long sleeve.Read More →

Name: Nora Mortagui Age: 27 Where are you from? Raised in Alexandria but currently living in Cairo. What do you do for a living? I work for a multinational in the human resources department. When and why did you start cycling? I started cycling in April, 2009 because I was looking to adopt an outdoorsy activity where I can continuously challenge my body & mind especially in a very male-dominated sport. Road, off-road, or both? So far, off-road, I have only biked on-road twice. But I am not biased to either. Tell us about your bike(s)!: My bike is a hardtail women’s edition 2009 GTwRead More →

This is a short video showing a few sections from a typical ride in Wadi Degla. You’ll have to excuse the choppy, shaky video and the amateurish video editing skills. I used an “improvised” handlebar camera mount that I made using a spare stem, old inner tubes and a mini-tripod. Enjoy!Read More →

So we probably should have announced this a little earlier, but better late than never. Let’s get it together for a day of mountain bike racing fun on December 5th 2009. What are you waiting for! Head over to the race website for more details! P.S. If you missed the first race, the information is archived here.Read More →

The evolution of mountain bike designs: As mountain biking evolved from riding modified cruiser frames downhill into a highly diverse sport with various disciplines, a similar evolution followed in bike designs, frame types and suspension technologies to cater for the various riding styles and disciplines. One of the most interesting aspects of such evolution can be see in in the areas where the riding styles overlap. That is, while purpose-built bikes serve the goal of optimizing frame design, suspension technology and build spec to a very specific type of riding (such as ultralight bikes for endurance racing, burly big-hit rigs for downhill and freeriding), theRead More →

The Specialized FSR XC: This is Specialized‘s line of entry-level full-suspension light trail bikes . It is the Stumpjumper’s little brother and is based on the solid and efficient FSR suspension platform. The FSR XC Comp is third in a line of four FSR XCs that share the same frame and differ in component specs. This is a 4-inch travel (100 mm) bike, which means that both the front fork and rear shock have a maximum travel of 100 mm. How we rode this bike: We rode this bike on a weekly basis for about 18 months, tackling everything from killer climbs, ultra-steep descents, day-longRead More →