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PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

“Do you know all my passwords?” asked my wife, Joanne, after just less than an hour had passed during the 84km Pursuit Challenge at Buffelsdrift on Tuesday. “If I die on this ride ...

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REVIEWED: ROCKIT SMART TRAINER ENHANCER

REVIEWED: ROCKIT SMART TRAINER ENHANCER

If you’ve ridden a smart trainer with some level of consistency, you’ll know that it’s a different kind of ride to that which you experience outdoors. Virtual you, riding in a vir ...

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SEBASTIAN FLYNN – THE LITTLE GUY THAT JUMPS BIG

SEBASTIAN FLYNN – THE LITTLE GUY THAT JUMPS BIG

There aren’t many South African seven-year-olds clearing big gap jumps and landing huge drop-offs. Sebastian Flynn, a Grade 2 learner at SACS Junior in Cape Town is one of them. T ...

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BIKES OF THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC – ALL THE STATS

BIKES OF THE 2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC – ALL THE STATS

Although the 2020 Absa Cape Epic was cancelled 36 hours before the start due to Covid-19, 1274 of the 1372 participants that entered the world’s most prestigious mountain bike sta ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 10

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 10

We’re fortunate to have such a variety of mountain bike trails in South Africa. From inner-city mountain bike parks to remote wilderness trails, from free-to-ride trails on public ...

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NINE OF THE WORLD’S BEST IN ONE AMAZING 11-SECOND VIDEO SHOT!

NINE OF THE WORLD’S BEST IN ONE AMAZING 11-SECOND VIDEO SHOT!

The final shot in Return to Earth required careful coordination of athletes, filmers and support crew in order to capture nine riders coalescing into one frozen moment in time. Th ...

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HIPPY HOP KNEE SLIDE – MUCH HARDER THAN IT LOOKS

HIPPY HOP KNEE SLIDE – MUCH HARDER THAN IT LOOKS

We’re among those that find Danny MacAskill difficult not to like. The incredibly skilled, humble Scotsman has been releasing a series of videos showing his behind-the-scenes stru ...

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THE ONE SIMPLE CHANGE THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR RIDING INSTANTLY

THE ONE SIMPLE CHANGE THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR RIDING INSTANTLY

It may seem complicated, but it isn’t really. When riding a mountain bike there are really only a handful of basics you need to learn; and once they become second nature, you will ...

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THE FUTURE OF SA MTB ACCORDING TO ERICA GREEN

THE FUTURE OF SA MTB ACCORDING TO ERICA GREEN

If we were to choose a First Lady of South African mountain biking, it would be foolish to name anyone other than Erica Green. Today she’s a mum, a business owner and a coach, but ...

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THESE SMART CYCLING DEVICES COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

THESE SMART CYCLING DEVICES COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in which to ride a bicycle. Unfortunately, it can be also one of the most dangerous. Whether you’re a road cyclist or a mountai ...

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