Tuesday , 29 September 2020

 
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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SAFETY IN NUMBERS – LET’S TRY RIDE TOGETHER

SAFETY IN NUMBERS – LET’S TRY RIDE TOGETHER

The Covid-19 lockdown has thrown our regular riding routines into disarray. No events or organised club rides are permitted, but we are all riding as much as ever, some of us even ...

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NEW SRAM EAGLE OFFERS EASIER GEAR, BUT DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

NEW SRAM EAGLE OFFERS EASIER GEAR, BUT DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

Have you ever thought while you were riding your mountain bike with a SRAM Eagle 1x12 drivetrain: “I definitely need an easier gear?” The overwhelming majority of mountain bikers ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – #13

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – #13

We’re fortunate to have such a variety of mountain bike trails in South Africa. From inner-city mountain bike parks to remote wilderness trails, from free-to-ride trails on public ...

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COLD COMFORT: HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER RIDES

COLD COMFORT: HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER RIDES

In South Africa we are fortunate to have relatively mild winters, and the days usually warm up enough to ride fairly comfortably with only one extra layer, or some arm warmers. We ...

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THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FEMALE AND MALE MOUNTAIN BIKERS

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FEMALE AND MALE MOUNTAIN BIKERS

I started instructing mountain bike skills clinics in 2010. Having taught over 2500 mountain bikers in that time, around 40% of them women, I have learned that female mountain bik ...

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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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COVID-19: THE SA BICYCLE MARKET IS BOTH SHAKEN AND STIRRED

COVID-19: THE SA BICYCLE MARKET IS BOTH SHAKEN AND STIRRED

Well that came out of nowhere! A national lockdown to manage the spread of the Covid-19 virus that’s changed the world and our world. Our world being the South African bicycle mar ...

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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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LAUNCHING TREAD FEMME

LAUNCHING TREAD FEMME

Because TREAD has always had a woman, co-founder Joanne Badenhorst, helping navigate the brand since we launched it in 2009, we have always embraced women as part of the SA MTB co ...

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