Saturday , 11 July 2020

 
SHRED PROFILE: KARLA STUMPF

SHRED PROFILE: KARLA STUMPF

You wouldn’t be the first to double-take when you see this rider with long blonde hair confidently sending the jumps on the Delta Park jump line in Johannesburg. Karla Stumpf has ...

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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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EBIKES ARE HEAVY. YES, BUT THEY’RE STILL AGILE

EBIKES ARE HEAVY. YES, BUT THEY’RE STILL AGILE

We know eBikes are heavier. Santa Cruz’s Heckler weighs just over 21kg, on the lighter end of most ‘regular’ eBike weights, but still a bag and a half of dog cubes heavier than a ...

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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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SANTA CRUZ FILLS XC CATEGORY WITH THE NEW BLUR

SANTA CRUZ FILLS XC CATEGORY WITH THE NEW BLUR

The one mountain bike category Santa Cruz has left vacant for some time, is now filled. The California-based brand today announced the launch of the all-new Blur, a light-weight X ...

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INSIDE GWIN’S THREEPEATER AT LEOGANG

INSIDE GWIN’S THREEPEATER AT LEOGANG

The Austrian Alps are an awe-inspiring place; shafts of rock thousands of meters high threaten the sky itself as bands of cloud slip across their snowfields. Lower down, the late ...

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GREG MINNAAR ON THE PROS (AND CON) OF 29-INCH DH WHEELS

GREG MINNAAR ON THE PROS (AND CON) OF 29-INCH DH WHEELS

This past weekend, South African Greg Minnaar became the first rider to win a Downhill World Cup race on a 29-inch wheel bike. Not surprisingly, his record-extending success has b ...

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MINNAAR MADE OF STONE, BEHIND THE SCENES

MINNAAR MADE OF STONE, BEHIND THE SCENES

There are few relationships in mountain biking such as that between veteran downhill racer Greg Minnaar and the imposing grey hell of Fort William. This year, that legend was to g ...

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HANNAH, MINNAAR STRIKE GOLD AT FORT WILLIAM DH WORLD CUP

HANNAH, MINNAAR STRIKE GOLD AT FORT WILLIAM DH WORLD CUP

Australia’s Tracey Hannah and South African Greg Minnaar won their respective races at round two of the UCI DH World Cup hosted at Fort William, Scotland this weekend.    The ...

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