Monday , 12 April 2021

 

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PAARL ALL SET FOR  2021 SA MTB MARATHON CHAMPS 

PAARL ALL SET FOR  2021 SA MTB MARATHON CHAMPS 

After Covid-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of the 2020 South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships, it’s all system go for the 2021 edition, to be held in Paarl, Western Cape on 1 May, where the country’s top racers will gather for a ...

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GIRLS GOTTA EAT DIRT

GIRLS GOTTA EAT DIRT

No Lycra, no gloves, no protective padding. Lots of confident, flowy riding, denim shorts and giggles. This six-minute video featuring three riding friends, Avra Saslow, Clare Hamilton and Delilah Cupp, is the best women’s mountain biking video we ha ...

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SA CYCLING SAFETY SURVEY: THE RESULTS

SA CYCLING SAFETY SURVEY: THE RESULTS

We recently teamed up with Garmin to create the South African Cycling Safety Survey, which we ran digitally for four weeks. A total of 1029 responded to the survey across the spectrum of road cyclists, mountain bikers, triathletes and others. Here ar ...

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IS GRAVEL ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE?

IS GRAVEL ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE?

Unlike 29ers and eBikes, which I have thoroughly embraced, I have always had a negative attitude towards gravel bikes. It was exacerbated by gravel bike developments that mimicked the evolution of mountain bikes. Are we just going backwards or around ...

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VAL DE VIE MTB EXPEDITION: THE CLASSY NEW STAGE RACE

VAL DE VIE MTB EXPEDITION: THE CLASSY NEW STAGE RACE

South African mountain bikers can look forward to an exciting new three-day stage race in May 2021 on a route that incorporates some of the country’s finest mountain bike trails. Based at Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis, in Paarl, Western Cape, The Val ...

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THE SLATELINE WITH GEE ATHERTON

THE SLATELINE WITH GEE ATHERTON

Former Downhill world champion, Gee Atherton, is not afraid of a fresh challenge. After recently conquering the Ridgeline , he turned his focus to a steep, gnarly old slate quarry. Sharp, loose and unpredictable is what slate stone is to ride – and t ...

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MIND THE GAP – PART 4: THE DRESS REHEARSAL

MIND THE GAP – PART 4: THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Since the actual goal is for Cade to clear the big road gap at the end of the Grootfontein Flowline, we headed there to meet Barry Crouse, the guy that’s offered to help Cade (and I) to improve our jumping. It turned out to be an unexpectedly key ses ...

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WIN THIS DT SWISS F232 ONE FORK WORTH R19500!

WIN THIS DT SWISS F232 ONE FORK WORTH R19500!

Want to improve the performance of your 100mm XC/Marathon bike? Then enter this competition and stand a chance to win the DT Swiss F232 One fork as tested by the TREAD team recently. We tested the fork, had it serviced and repacked into its original ...

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NINE SUB-R15K HARDTAILS WE WOULD BUY

NINE SUB-R15K HARDTAILS WE WOULD BUY

“What bike should I buy? I have been riding an old second-hand bike for a while, but I want to buy something more modern that’s reliable and that I can enter some races on. I don’t have a big budget so I can’t afford a full-suspension bike.” We get t ...

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WHY RBC IS SOUTH AFRICA’S PREMIERE MTB SUSPENSION SPECIALIST

WHY RBC IS SOUTH AFRICA’S PREMIERE MTB SUSPENSION SPECIALIST

Suspension is an integral part of modern mountain bikes. It helps you with control and traction when tackling rough terrain and it delivers comfort over uneven surfaces. Like any moving part, suspension experiences wear and tear and needs attention. ...

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