The Munga, are you ready for it ?
The Munga mountain bike race begins in the city of Bloemfontein in South Africa and ends at the Doolhof wine estate in Wellington, a small town in the Cape Winelands. The route will be predominantly off road. The route will be a GPS route so riders will not have to think about navigation. The route is at a little more that 1000kms and covers some of the most beautiful, and barren terrain in South Africa. At Gravel and Tour we have had 3 years of experience in the Munga with Jacques Swart being our in house Munga expert. Gravel and Tour has been a partner of the Munga since 2015 and every year we aim to provide the best quality gear that we have put through the grinder ourselves, curated gear that has been tried and tested.
There are always serious athletes in any cycling or endurance events, i.e.the racing snakes, the wanna be racing snakes, the middle of the pack riders, the riders that "underestimated" the challenge, the fight-to-the-end-finishers, etc.Your racing and or riding strategy differs vastly if you are planning a sub-3 day Munga race versus someone that is planning to ride for 5 days. This is a fact. Ride, Sleep,Packing, Gear, etc. is different for all,even among the Top 10 riders.The idea of this pack is to help ALL riders with ideas to become more self sufficient, pack better, go lighter, have better lighting systems,and ultimately go faster by planning better!The guidelines are guidelines and you need to consider what would work for you. "Remember to listen to everyone but to decide for yourself!"
3 Days of Racing
This gear is for the racing snakes out there who want to be able to handle any situation but still be light enough to put out the watts throughout the grueling conditions of the Munga. This setup consists of the bare minimum needed to complete the Munga. Let's be honest if you are aiming for 3 days there won't be much time for stopping. Your lighting option are either running a light powered by a Dynamo hub or a rechargeable light that can be recharged at the race villages along the route, rather opt for a dynamo light setup to save valuable time at race villages .Gear up and get ready for the challenge that awaits...
4 Days of Racing
The 4 day setup is what most riders are usually use to, this package consists of the same bags as the 3 day package but add's a gas tank for spares and clothing and optional feeding bags to provide extra storage for easy access to Powerbar nutrition that will keep you pedaling for longer. Your lighting option are either running a light powered by a Dynamo hub or a rechargeable light that can be recharged at the race villages along the route, while using a dynamo hub you could also charge your gps and cellphone, if paired with a power converter. The use of a helmet light could be an advantage in technical parts of the night to see farr ahead of you.
5 Days of Racing/Riding
The 5 day setup is for new-comers to the Munga, this gear will help you along your 1000km ride from Bloemfontein to the Cape. This list is same as the 4 day package but adds a saddle bag for all the extra gear you may need, this will offer you more than enough space for anything and everything you need without the need to use a hydration pack that adds unnecessary weight on your shoulders. Your lighting option are either running a light powered by a Dynamo hub or a rechargeable light that can be recharged at the race villages along the route, while using a dynamo hub you could also charge your gps and cellphone, if paired with a power converter. The use of a helmet light could be an advantage in technical parts of the night to see far ahead of you.
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Gravel and Tour will be starting Black Friday on Friday 13 November to kit out the Munga riders and racers in time so that you can still test out your new gear before the race. We will be offering specials on Fizik saddles, Super 8 straps, 1 x Oveja Negra / Rockgeist / Tex Rex Chuckbucket,Rockgeist Snackpack,Backcountry Research Fone Bag, Tube Tarp, Mutherload strap's. On sale now !
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