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’s packed with awkward crashes that we can all relate to. Well, most of ...

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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 geometry. Then e-Bikes. Then electronic shifting. Mountain biking is und ...

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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 Wednesday, 21 October. The 49-year-old completed the 2150km challenge, ...

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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 end of a gruelling 70km/3500m ascent battle in Grachen, Switzerland. This ...

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THIS IS WHY SPORTS EVENTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

THIS IS WHY SPORTS EVENTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

How do you make the best mountain bike and trail running events in the world even better? You acknowledge that they’re world class and shift your focus to giving your entrants something back in exchange for their loyalty. A South African events compa ...

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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 of a his freehub and his crunching tyres on the soil. Man. Bike. Talen ...

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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 bicycle market segment that actually makes sense. A South African visionary s ...

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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 long after that, over Zoom in May this year, Cannondale launched its 2021 ...

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TWO DOUBLE DOWNHILL WORLD CUPS TO LOOK FORWARD TO!

TWO DOUBLE DOWNHILL WORLD CUPS TO LOOK FORWARD TO!

This pandemic-shaped year has robbed us of many things, including the joy that is watching Downhill World Cup finals - live. Fortunately, things are looking up. We won’t be getting the full three course meal, but we’ll be going straight to dessert as ...

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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 Strauss aren’t expected to contest the medals at the 2020 UCI XCO World ...

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