Wednesday , 3 March 2021

 
THESE ARE SA’S MOST POPULAR MOUNTAIN BIKE GEAR BRANDS

THESE ARE SA’S MOST POPULAR MOUNTAIN BIKE GEAR BRANDS

In the final of our four part reveal of the results of the 2020 South African Mountain Biking Survey, presented by Garmin, we examine gear choices. A total of 3128 took our 50-que ...

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SOIL SEARCHING: THE QUIET CRAFTSMAN

SOIL SEARCHING: THE QUIET CRAFTSMAN

We’ve just named Karkloof as No. 1 in our TREAD Top Trails of 2020. If you’ve ridden Karkloof, you’ll know just how special the experience is. The man that’s primarily responsible ...

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MIND THE GAP PART 3: GETTING HEIGHT AND CONFIDENCE

MIND THE GAP PART 3: GETTING HEIGHT AND CONFIDENCE

Once Cade had learned the importance of speed, it was onto learning how to get height. Quite fortuitously, a guy named Matt Barnett had spent his 2020 Lockdown on building a jump ...

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THESE ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST POPULAR MOUNTAIN BIKE BRANDS

THESE ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST POPULAR MOUNTAIN BIKE BRANDS

In Part 2 of our four-part reveal of the 2020 South African Mountain Biking Survey, presented by Garmin, we focus on the bikes. A total of 3128 took our 50-question survey in Dece ...

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OVEREND VS TOMAC

OVEREND VS TOMAC

This video is five years old now, but we love how mountain bike racing pioneer and the first ever cross-country world champion, Ned Overend, describes his old race bike and the ba ...

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MIND THE GAP: JUMPING PART 2 – THE IMPORTANCE OF SPEED

MIND THE GAP: JUMPING PART 2 – THE IMPORTANCE OF SPEED

After having got some elementary stuff under the belt in Part 1, we set about practising what our jump coach, Barry Crouse, had taught us. For me, this was relaxing more and letti ...

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MIND THE GAP: THE QUEST TO LEARN HOW TO JUMP

MIND THE GAP: THE QUEST TO LEARN HOW TO JUMP

There are two kinds of mountain bikers – those that can jump and those that can learn to jump. Jumping a mountain bike is one of the coolest things to do. It feels good and it loo ...

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MOUNTAIN BIKING’S GOLDEN AGE

MOUNTAIN BIKING’S GOLDEN AGE

We’ve seen a number of videos launching new bike models in the recent ‘digital media’ years, some of which are good, some of which are predictable, some of which make us wonder wh ...

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HATHERLY JOINS THE WORLD CHAMPS MEDAL HUNT

HATHERLY JOINS THE WORLD CHAMPS MEDAL HUNT

It’s been eight years since South Africa won an Elite Men’s XCO World Championship medal, but two strong rides at Nove Mesto last week have put South Africa’s Alan Hatherly in wit ...

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WHY IS SPECIALIZED SO SUCCESSFUL IN SOUTH AFRICA?

WHY IS SPECIALIZED SO SUCCESSFUL IN SOUTH AFRICA?

In South African mountain biking, Specialized is the most popular brand in bikes, helmets, shoes and gloves. Specialized is also among the most popular in tyres, socks and shorts. ...

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