Sunday , 17 November 2019

IS IMPROVING MTB SKILL THAT IMPORTANT IN SOUTH AFRICA?

IS IMPROVING MTB SKILL THAT IMPORTANT IN SOUTH AFRICA?

How skilled are you really? And how much does it matter in South Africa? We did a recent survey with participants at the 2017 KAP Sani2c and one of the questions asked participant ...

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MTB SKILLS: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN

MTB SKILLS: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN

  As much as we like to see improvements in gender equality in mountain biking in South Africa, there remain differences between males and females that are simply unlikely to ...

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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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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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LEARN HOW TO POP A WHEELIE

LEARN HOW TO POP A WHEELIE

It’s advanced for some but a piece of cake for others. Either way it’s a skill worth mastering, both in terms of being able to ride more smoothly when you need to lift your front ...

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INDUSTRY: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING

INDUSTRY: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING

Rocky Mountain, the iconic Canadian brand that designs and builds high-performance mountain bikes, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2016. Founded in Vancouver in 1981, Rocky ...

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Women’s MTB, Find your Freedom

Women’s MTB, Find your Freedom

I am a runner. For the last ten years, at least three times a week, I have pounded my way along pavement, trail, district road or beach. I am au fait with running jargon. Speciali ...

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VOLVO INVESTS IN MOUNTAIN BIKING SAFETY

VOLVO INVESTS IN MOUNTAIN BIKING SAFETY

Volvo, the Swedish motor brand known to make safety a priority in its cars, has invested in the safety of South African mountain bikers by becoming the new title sponsor of TREAD ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY – THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF OUR RACE

CAPE EPIC DIARY – THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF OUR RACE

  I returned from the Cape Epic to a month of massive workload and family commitments. I don’t think I was the only one. The Cape Epic is an eight-day race, but it’s a 10-day ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY: MY BIKE AND GEAR CHOICES

CAPE EPIC DIARY: MY BIKE AND GEAR CHOICES

  So over the past six months I’ve put in hundreds of hours and thousands of kilometers of training and racing in preparation for the 2015 ABSA Cape Epic. I’m fortunate in my ...

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