Friday , 30 October 2020

 
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 ...

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LEG DAY FOR DANNY

LEG DAY FOR DANNY

More than 1.5 million had already viewed Danny Macaskill’s latest jaw-dropping, smile-generating, feel-good video after just three days. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out h ...

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‘DIVE IN; STEER OUT; LET IT DANCE…

‘DIVE IN; STEER OUT; LET IT DANCE…

If you haven’t already seen it, you’re missing out. And if you have, you’ll never be able to watch it enough… Bryn Atkinson gives a masterful display of how to flippen ride a bike ...

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OPINION: SA MOUNTAIN BIKING TOO ENDURANCE OBSESSED!

OPINION: SA MOUNTAIN BIKING TOO ENDURANCE OBSESSED!

Throughout the last couple of years, mountain biking events, specifically marathons (XCM) and multi-stage (STG) races, have taken South Africa by storm. The culture of endurance s ...

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HOW TO CONQUER FLOATING BRIDGES

HOW TO CONQUER FLOATING BRIDGES

There are more and more floating bridges taking riders across rivers, dams and river mouths in South African races and also on some trails. Many are hesitant to tackle floating br ...

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THE ONE THING THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR SPEED INSTANTLY

THE ONE THING THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR SPEED INSTANTLY

We teach hundreds of South African mountain bikers at our TREAD Skills Clinics each year. For many, confidence and speed are secondary to just trying to stay upright and avoid cra ...

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MASTERING MUD

MASTERING MUD

Because most of us seldom head out to ride when it’s really muddy, we’re usually caught by surprise when we’re faced with a muddy ride or race. As an obstacle, mud can vary in dep ...

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SKILL: SMOOTH SWITCHBACK DESCENTS

SKILL: SMOOTH SWITCHBACK DESCENTS

They may not be too common on your local trail, but you can bet you’ll be faced with switchback turns on a descent in a race at some time. Here’s how to ride them smoothly. First ...

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TRYING TO PEDAL IN CIRCLES? DON’T BOTHER…

TRYING TO PEDAL IN CIRCLES? DON’T BOTHER…

Pedalling techniques – we’re told about peanuts, circles, mashing, pulling up, left/right balance… It’s a lot to think about. How much technique is involved in pedalling and are t ...

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STEEP CLIMB RESTART

STEEP CLIMB RESTART

We’ve all ground to a halt for some or other reason on a steep climb. Instead of dismounting and pushing your bike up the rest of the climb, here’s a step-by-step instruction from ...

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