Saturday , 24 October 2020

 

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  • PINKBIKE’S FRIDAY FAILS

    PINKBIKE’S FRIDAY FAILS

    Pinkbike, the world’s most popular cycling website, publishes a compilation of mountain bike fails every Friday. It’s difficult to watch. Not really. It’s easy to watch because it’ ...

  • YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

    YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

    First it was tubeless tyres. Then disc brakes. Then 29-inch wheels. Then 2x drivetrains. Then 650B and 650B Plus wheels. Then 1x drivetrains. Then Boost-width hubs. Then slacker ge ...

  • HOW HARRIS BROKE DREYER’S FREEDOM CHALLENGE RECORD

    HOW HARRIS BROKE DREYER’S FREEDOM CHALLENGE RECORD

    Alex Harris fought through high temperatures and sleep deprivation to ultimately break the Race Across South Africa (RASA) record when he crossed the finish line in Wellington on W ...

  • CAN SOUTH AFRICA END 2020 ON A MEDAL HIGH?

    CAN SOUTH AFRICA END 2020 ON A MEDAL HIGH?

    In 2019, Robyn de Groot became the first South African woman to win a UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships medal when she scooped the bronze in a sprint finish at the end ...

PINKBIKE’S FRIDAY FAILS

PINKBIKE’S FRIDAY FAILS

Pinkbike, the world’s most popular cycling website, publishes a compilation of mountain bike fails every Friday. It’s difficult to watch. Not really. It’s easy to watch because it ...

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YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

YOU DON’T NEED A DROPPER SEATPOST. HERE’S WHY…

First it was tubeless tyres. Then disc brakes. Then 29-inch wheels. Then 2x drivetrains. Then 650B and 650B Plus wheels. Then 1x drivetrains. Then Boost-width hubs. Then slacker g ...

Read More »
HOW HARRIS BROKE DREYER’S FREEDOM CHALLENGE RECORD

HOW HARRIS BROKE DREYER’S FREEDOM CHALLENGE RECORD

Alex Harris fought through high temperatures and sleep deprivation to ultimately break the Race Across South Africa (RASA) record when he crossed the finish line in Wellington on ...

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CAN SOUTH AFRICA END 2020 ON A MEDAL HIGH?

CAN SOUTH AFRICA END 2020 ON A MEDAL HIGH?

In 2019, Robyn de Groot became the first South African woman to win a UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships medal when she scooped the bronze in a sprint finish at the en ...

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JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL…

JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL…

In less than two minutes, Brandon Semenuk , winner of the 2019 Redbull Rampage, will blow your mind with a series of tricks performed at an abandoned mine to the simple soundtrack ...

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SOUTH AFRICAN ‘GRAVEL’ BRAND FINDS GLOBAL TRACTION

SOUTH AFRICAN ‘GRAVEL’ BRAND FINDS GLOBAL TRACTION

Gravel riding has been gaining popularity over the past five years, largely driven by the United States, where gravel racing has caught on in a big way, stimulating a fresh bicycl ...

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TESTED: 2021 CANNONDALE SCALPEL CARBON 3

TESTED: 2021 CANNONDALE SCALPEL CARBON 3

It wasn’t that long ago that we published our last  Cannondale Scalpel bike test. It was on the 2017 version of the edgy American brand and it was generally very positive. Not lon ...

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SA WOMEN TO MAKE A STATEMENT AT XCO WORLD CHAMPS

SA WOMEN TO MAKE A STATEMENT AT XCO WORLD CHAMPS

To have one woman from a non-European country competing at the highest level in mountain bike racing is a gift. South Africa has three! Candice Lill, Cherie Redecker and Mariske S ...

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MOUNTAIN BIKING’S GOLDEN AGE

MOUNTAIN BIKING’S GOLDEN AGE

We’ve seen a number of videos launching new bike models in the recent ‘digital media’ years, some of which are good, some of which are predictable, some of which make us wonder wh ...

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HATHERLY JOINS THE WORLD CHAMPS MEDAL HUNT

HATHERLY JOINS THE WORLD CHAMPS MEDAL HUNT

It’s been eight years since South Africa won an Elite Men’s XCO World Championship medal, but two strong rides at Nove Mesto last week have put South Africa’s Alan Hatherly in wit ...

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