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SOUTH ISLAND MTB PERFECTION

SOUTH ISLAND MTB PERFECTION

TREK rider Emil Johansson got stuck in New Zealand during the Covid-19 lockdown. Naturally, one of the world’s best Slopestyle riders made the most of this opportunity and teamed up with Hunt Cinema to make this remarkable video. The slow-mo shows ju ...

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REMEMBERING BURRY’S BIG BREAKTHROUGH

REMEMBERING BURRY’S BIG BREAKTHROUGH

We tragically lost Burry Stander on 3 January 2013. But we will never let his legacy fade. Despite his incredible achievements, at 25, his best years as a bike racer were still ahead of him. What made him so successful? Mostly his desire to be the be ...

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MINNAAR’S HOMETOWN WORLD TITLE

MINNAAR’S HOMETOWN WORLD TITLE

It’s seven years to the month since, Greg Minnaar won his third UCI DH World Championship in his home town of Pietermartizburg. It was an incredible performance under significant pressure. After his win in 2012, it was also a rare world title defence ...

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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. That’s some domination. Why is Specialized so successful in South Afri ...

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ON FALLING

ON FALLING

We’ve all fallen. Some of us hard. It’s a fine line - owning a trail or groaning on your back next to a trail. This New Yorker documentary examines falling through the experiences of three competitive female mountain bikers. It’s not your average mou ...

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THESE TWO EIGHT-YEAR-OLDS RIDE BETTER THAN YOU!

THESE TWO EIGHT-YEAR-OLDS RIDE BETTER THAN YOU!

Whistler A Line in Canada is one of the world’s most famous mountain bike trails. It’s a flow line that can be ridden by almost anyone. However, it can only be ridden with real style if you’re skilled. These two eight-year-olds, Sophie and Lyon, are ...

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2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

2020 ABSA CAPE EPIC: ALL THE RIDER STATS

The 2020 Absa Cape Epic was cancelled just 36 hours before it was due to start because of precautions relating to the Covid-19 virus. Over 1300 riders invested huge amounts of time, money and energy into preparing for the demanding eight-day race. A ...

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CYCLING COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO CALL TO SUPPORT STRICKEN MOUNTAIN BIKER

CYCLING COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO CALL TO SUPPORT STRICKEN MOUNTAIN BIKER

In a show of generosity and solidarity, the South African cycling community has rallied to assist fellow mountain biker, Abri Kuhn, who experienced a rapid descent from feeling mildly ill to ending up on life support in ICU within a few days. By Sean ...

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ADVICE FROM DOWNHILL RACING’S G.O.A.T

ADVICE FROM DOWNHILL RACING’S G.O.A.T

“You’ve got to switch off to switch on.” That’s one of Greg Minnaar’s bits of advice in this GMBN video, shot recently in conjunction with Oakley, where he’s relaxing at home in Pietermaritzburg and acing the world-class trails at Karkloof. ...

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PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

“Do you know all my passwords?” asked my wife, Joanne, after just less than an hour had passed during the 84km Pursuit Challenge at Buffelsdrift on Tuesday. “If I die on this ride, you’re going to need to know all my passwords,” she said as we made o ...

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