Saturday , 11 July 2020

 
WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

WHY ARE MAXXIS TYRES SO DAMN POPULAR IN SOUTH AFRICA?

We have run a number of surveys over the past few years and in every survey that asks which tyres riders are currently using, or favour, Maxxis comes out tops. Our most recent sur ...

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LOCKED IN HELLSEND – PART 3

LOCKED IN HELLSEND – PART 3

It’s hard to believe that the world’s biggest jump line is right here in South Africa. Hellsend Dirt Compound is what young mountain bikers around the world dream of riding. And a ...

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SANTA CRUZ GETS PLAYFUL WITH 5010 LAUNCH VIDEO

SANTA CRUZ GETS PLAYFUL WITH 5010 LAUNCH VIDEO

Santa Cruz is a relatively small bike brand that lets its bikes do the talking. Some years it launches no new models and other years its launches a whole bunch. Just a couple of m ...

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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 ...

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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 ther ...

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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 s ...

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SANTA CRUZ HECKLER: THE LAUNCH AND THE BACKLASH

SANTA CRUZ HECKLER: THE LAUNCH AND THE BACKLASH

On 11 February 2020, Santa Cruz launched its first eBike, the Heckler. The move says a lot about Santa Cruz; the polarised reception says a lot about Santa Cruz’s (largely US) mar ...

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DARKFEST LIGHTS UP SOUTH AFRICA

DARKFEST LIGHTS UP SOUTH AFRICA

DarkFEST 2020 had the biggest man-made jumps ever jumped by mountain bikers. You might have seen incredible photos and POV video clips rolling through your Instagram timeline. Tru ...

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HOW THEO ERLANGSEN TAMED THE DARKFEST JUMPS

HOW THEO ERLANGSEN TAMED THE DARKFEST JUMPS

Théo Erlangsen was one of three South Africans that featured at DarkFEST 2020. Neil Evans had a quick chat to him during practice. Photo: Eric Palmer ‘Down to earth’ isn’t ne ...

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DARKFEST 2020 THE BIGGEST LINE IN FEST SERIES HISTORY

DARKFEST 2020 THE BIGGEST LINE IN FEST SERIES HISTORY

DarkFEST 2020 is officially in the dust with the event having been one of the biggest and most successful in FEST series history. The world’s best freeride mountain bikers, invite ...

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