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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 10

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 10

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 land to privately owned mountain biking gems. Since we launched TREAD ...

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NINE OF THE WORLD’S BEST IN ONE AMAZING 11-SECOND VIDEO SHOT!

NINE OF THE WORLD’S BEST IN ONE AMAZING 11-SECOND VIDEO SHOT!

The final shot in Return to Earth required careful coordination of athletes, filmers and support crew in order to capture nine riders coalescing into one frozen moment in time. The scene took only 11 seconds to film in real-time, but it took hundreds ...

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LOCKED IN HELLSEND – PART 3

LOCKED IN HELLSEND – PART 3

It’s hard to believe that the world’s biggest jump line is right here in South Africa. Hellsend Dirt Compound is what young mountain bikers around the world dream of riding. And a few young senders made sure that’s where they were when the South Afri ...

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CAN AN OLD DOG LEARN A NEW TRICK?

CAN AN OLD DOG LEARN A NEW TRICK?

In February 2020, as my 50th birthday loomed, I rather predictably felt compelled to remind myself that age is just a number. What better way than to learn a new trick on my mountain bike? I had decided on the desired trick, I had a deadline - 25 May ...

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THERE’S A BEAUTIFUL IDIOT IN ALL OF US

THERE’S A BEAUTIFUL IDIOT IN ALL OF US

“When does it start? That thing inside us that tells us to go faster, or further? To get there first, or take the long way around? Is it always there, or do those feelings spark somewhere along the way?” This 15-minute video from 2018 is beautifully ...

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STOKE: THE ART OF BICYCLE MAINTENANCE, PART TWO

STOKE: THE ART OF BICYCLE MAINTENANCE, PART TWO

By Andy Ellis Remember the column in which I exposed myself as a mechanical tit? Probably not. Why would you? It’s not like I’m, ooh, I dunno, Oscar bloody Wilde. So here’s a refresher. At the end of that story I promised a follow-up on how I managed ...

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TOP SA CHEF RIDES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HIS STAFF

TOP SA CHEF RIDES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HIS STAFF

Top South African chef and committed mountain biker, David Higgs, will be doing a 361km ultra-endurance virtual cycle to raise funds for his staff, starting at 15h00 on Friday afternoon, 24 April 2020. David Higgs. Photo credit: ZC Marketing Consulti ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020: #14

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020: #14

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 land to privately owned mountain biking gems. Since we launched TREAD ...

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SPECIALIZED BICYCLES AFRICA STEPS UP TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT BICYCLE RETAILERS AND RIDERS

SPECIALIZED BICYCLES AFRICA STEPS UP TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT BICYCLE RETAILERS AND RIDERS

Amid the chaos and uncertainty unleashed on the economy by COVID-19 Specialized Bicycles Africa has taken significant steps to support their employees, retail partners and customers during this 21 day lockdown period. The steps taken to support Speci ...

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EF PRO RACING’S ABSA CAPE EPIC 2020 VIDEO

EF PRO RACING’S ABSA CAPE EPIC 2020 VIDEO

The trip marked the first time in South Africa for our team, and we’re sure it won’t be the last. From the moment we landed in Cape Town, we felt a warm welcome. Lachlan Morton and Alex Howes spent the first couple of days in South Africa getting rea ...

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