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THE SLATELINE WITH GEE ATHERTON

THE SLATELINE WITH GEE ATHERTON

Former Downhill world champion, Gee Atherton, is not afraid of a fresh challenge. After recently conquering the Ridgeline , he turned his focus to a steep, gnarly old slate quarry. Sharp, loose and unpredictable is what slate stone is to ride – and t ...

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MIND THE GAP – PART 4: THE DRESS REHEARSAL

MIND THE GAP – PART 4: THE DRESS REHEARSAL

Since the actual goal is for Cade to clear the big road gap at the end of the Grootfontein Flowline, we headed there to meet Barry Crouse, the guy that’s offered to help Cade (and I) to improve our jumping. It turned out to be an unexpectedly key ses ...

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WHY RBC IS SOUTH AFRICA’S PREMIERE MTB SUSPENSION SPECIALIST

WHY RBC IS SOUTH AFRICA’S PREMIERE MTB SUSPENSION SPECIALIST

Suspension is an integral part of modern mountain bikes. It helps you with control and traction when tackling rough terrain and it delivers comfort over uneven surfaces. Like any moving part, suspension experiences wear and tear and needs attention. ...

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LIVING HER BEST LIFE: KAREN FORTUNE

LIVING HER BEST LIFE: KAREN FORTUNE

Adventure, adrenaline and a new social circle. Just some of the reasons women ride mountain bikes. Durban-based Karen Fortune is a BICP certified mountain bike skills instructor with Dirtschool  KwaZulu-Natal. She’s also an artist that loves hyper re ...

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LIVING HER BEST LIFE: FIONA SMITH WILLIAMS

LIVING HER BEST LIFE: FIONA SMITH WILLIAMS

Freedom, friendship, fun and fitness. Just some of the reasons women ride mountain bikes. Durban-based Fiona Smith Williams is a mountain bike skills coach who also helps women overcome fear. She’s also a Liv ambassador who can be found mostly at Gib ...

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM TEAM

THE SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM TEAM

Three young gravity racers from the Western Cape, Theo Erlangsen, Niko Velasco and Ike Klaassen make up the South African Commencal Team for 2021. They’re planning to race locally and abroad, where their schedule will include some rounds of the UCI D ...

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LIVING HER BEST LIFE: COLLEEN LOUW

LIVING HER BEST LIFE: COLLEEN LOUW

Women ride for different reasons. Women have different challenges. Women want comfort, control and good coffee. Women like co-ordinated colours and appreciate brands that think about them. Liv is the only international cycling brand that’s focussed o ...

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RACING IS BACK! HERE’S A LIST OF EVENTS TO ENTER

RACING IS BACK! HERE’S A LIST OF EVENTS TO ENTER

Finally! Mountain bike racing can resume, albeit in a restricted format, following the shift in South Africa’s Covid-19 restrictions back down to Level 1 from 1 March 2021. Here’s a list of races between now and June 30 2021 to enter! GAUTENG March 7 ...

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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 for delivering that magical flow and consistent singletrack stimulatio ...

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GOING PRO WITH MATT WALKER

GOING PRO WITH MATT WALKER

Matt Walker was a bit of a surprise winner of the 2020 UCI DH World Cup Series. Well, a surprise to most. But this video, shot mostly in Stellenbosch during his December training camp, confirms that his success in 2020 was no fluke. The quality of th ...

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