Saturday , 6 June 2020

 

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LOCKED IN  HELLSEND DIRT COMPOUND

LOCKED IN  HELLSEND DIRT COMPOUND

“WELCOME TO THE FARM!” What do you do when you’re locked down on the sickest farm in South Africa? Grab a shovel and get digging! When World Cup slayer, Theo Erlangsen, was lucky enough to get quarantined with young gun, Ike Klassen, on his farm in S ...

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COVID-19: THE SA BICYCLE MARKET IS BOTH SHAKEN AND STIRRED

COVID-19: THE SA BICYCLE MARKET IS BOTH SHAKEN AND STIRRED

Well that came out of nowhere! A national lockdown to manage the spread of the Covid-19 virus that’s changed the world and our world. Our world being the South African bicycle market. Has it been bad for us? Or has it, in a roundabout way, been good? ...

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SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

SHIMANO’S TOP SHOE GETS A NEW COLOUR

Inventor of SPD, the most widely used mountain bike pedal in the world, Shimano is also one of the leading cycling footwear brands, offering a wide range of shoes to suit all levels of rider. The top-of-the range XC9 just gained a new colour option a ...

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SHRED – FOR THE NEW GENERATION OF SA MOUNTAIN BIKERS

SHRED – FOR THE NEW GENERATION OF SA MOUNTAIN BIKERS

The future of mountain biking isn’t quite what you might think. Yes, there’s a competitive element with racing that will always be there in XCO, DH, Enduro and Marathons, but there’s a whole generation of ‘senders’ that are bringing the element of pl ...

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THERE’S A BEAUTIFUL IDIOT IN ALL OF US

THERE’S A BEAUTIFUL IDIOT IN ALL OF US

“When does it start? That thing inside us that tells us to go faster, or further? To get there first, or take the long way around? Is it always there, or do those feelings spark somewhere along the way?” This 15-minute video from 2018 is beautifully ...

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LAUNCHING TREAD FEMME

LAUNCHING TREAD FEMME

Because TREAD has always had a woman, co-founder Joanne Badenhorst, helping navigate the brand since we launched it in 2009, we have always embraced women as part of the SA MTB community. But with the growth of women in mountain biking we’ve decided ...

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CELEBRATING WORLD BICYCLE DAY

CELEBRATING WORLD BICYCLE DAY

The simple act of riding a bicycle is a pleasure that many people have come to fully appreciate during 2020. With the unexpected shock to our personal lives that the Coronavirus COVID-19 has brought, one of the most jarring experiences has been the l ...

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LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3: WHERE YOU CAN RIDE YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE

LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3: WHERE YOU CAN RIDE YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE

After just over two months of government enforced lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, South African mountain bikers will once again be able to ride with the level of freedom they’re used to. Mostly. Here’s a breakdown of where you can ride your mo ...

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HOW THE STRAVA CHANGES WILL AFFECT SOUTH AFRICANS

HOW THE STRAVA CHANGES WILL AFFECT SOUTH AFRICANS

Strava, the world’s largest endurance sport performance tracking app announced some big changes this past week. Second only to the Coronavirus pandemic in its effect on mountain bikers and road cyclists, the Strava changes have evoked passionate, pol ...

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OVERCOMING MY ZWIFT OBSESSION

OVERCOMING MY ZWIFT OBSESSION

Today was the day I decided to end my latest obsession. It’s Day 50 of the South African Coronavirus Lockdown and I have spent the past 49 days making sure I did at least one training session a day on my Tacx smart trainer in the virtual performance ...

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