Tuesday , 22 September 2020

 
MINNAAR’S HOMETOWN WORLD TITLE

MINNAAR’S HOMETOWN WORLD TITLE

It’s seven years to the month since, Greg Minnaar won his third UCI DH World Championship in his home town of Pietermartizburg. It was an incredible performance under significant ...

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THE MOUNTAIN BIKE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S NEAR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE THIS

THE MOUNTAIN BIKE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S NEAR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE THIS

The two most popular types of mountain bike in South Africa currently are the sub-R15 000 100mm-travel hardtail 29er and the sub-R65 000 100mm-travel full-suspension 29er. But tha ...

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ON FALLING

ON FALLING

We’ve all fallen. Some of us hard. It’s a fine line - owning a trail or groaning on your back next to a trail. This New Yorker documentary examines falling through the experiences ...

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THESE TWO EIGHT-YEAR-OLDS RIDE BETTER THAN YOU!

THESE TWO EIGHT-YEAR-OLDS RIDE BETTER THAN YOU!

Whistler A Line in Canada is one of the world’s most famous mountain bike trails. It’s a flow line that can be ridden by almost anyone. However, it can only be ridden with real st ...

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ADVICE FROM DOWNHILL RACING’S G.O.A.T

ADVICE FROM DOWNHILL RACING’S G.O.A.T

“You’ve got to switch off to switch on.” That’s one of Greg Minnaar’s bits of advice in this GMBN video, shot recently in conjunction with Oakley, where he’s relaxing at home in P ...

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SEBASTIAN FLYNN – THE LITTLE GUY THAT JUMPS BIG

SEBASTIAN FLYNN – THE LITTLE GUY THAT JUMPS BIG

There aren’t many South African seven-year-olds clearing big gap jumps and landing huge drop-offs. Sebastian Flynn, a Grade 2 learner at SACS Junior in Cape Town is one of them. T ...

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LET’S RACE AGAIN! THESE MTB EVENTS ARE STILL GOING AHEAD IN 2020

LET’S RACE AGAIN! THESE MTB EVENTS ARE STILL GOING AHEAD IN 2020

Government restrictions in reaction to Covid-19 have seen a number of 2020 mountain bike events being cancelled or postponed. But hey, it’s only July! International cycle racing s ...

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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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JOBURG TEEN CONQUERS THE BACKFLIP!

JOBURG TEEN CONQUERS THE BACKFLIP!

Dirt jumping is a sub-category of mountain biking that most love to watch, but few can ever hope to do. Dirt jumping is gradually growing in South Africa and, predictably, it’s th ...

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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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