Friday , 6 August 2021

 

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CELEBRATING WORLD BICYCLE DAY WITH SAPPI

CELEBRATING WORLD BICYCLE DAY WITH SAPPI

The bicycle provides so much inspiration that it’s little wonder it has its very own day dedicated to paying homage to this efficient and beautiful creation on World Bicycle Day on 03 June. We all have extremely happy memories of the first time we ro ...

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SOUTH AFRICA, DARKFEST IS BACK!

SOUTH AFRICA, DARKFEST IS BACK!

It’s the world’s biggest big-jump spectacle. It takes place every year in South Africa. It couldn’t take place in February 2021 because, well, Covid-19. But it’s on again, just a bit later. Find out more about Darkfest 2021 and why it matters to Sout ...

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WHY SUMMERPLACE FARM STAY IS SUCH A BUZZ

WHY SUMMERPLACE FARM STAY IS SUCH A BUZZ

The best way to measure how good the mountain biking is at a specific trails park or venue is after you have left and feel the desire to return to ride there. Our recent trip to the wilderness trails at Summerplace Farm Stay in Limpopo had us plannin ...

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PINKBIKE’S SATURDAY SENDS

PINKBIKE’S SATURDAY SENDS

We’ve all become familiar with Pinkbike’s Friday Fails weekly compilations. Recently, the world’s biggest mountain bike website started a Saturday Sends compilation, showcasing riders successfully executing some impressive sends! Here’s the most rece ...

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A DOG’S TALE

A DOG’S TALE

Celebrating the joys of mountain biking through the eyes of the trail dog, aging Raven takes us from her driveway memories in British Columbia to the high deserts of Utah, to freshly cut South African trails and back again. We meet some of the feisti ...

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MESA 2: THE DESERT SEQUEL

MESA 2: THE DESERT SEQUEL

The Utah desert is widely revered as the freeride mountain bike proving ground. Ethan Nel and Tom van Steenbergen confirm that in Mesa 2, the sequel to Mesa, where they ride and style their way down and over some ridiculously steep gradients and a co ...

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GIRLS GOTTA EAT DIRT

GIRLS GOTTA EAT DIRT

No Lycra, no gloves, no protective padding. Lots of confident, flowy riding, denim shorts and giggles. This six-minute video featuring three riding friends, Avra Saslow, Clare Hamilton and Delilah Cupp, is the best women’s mountain biking video we ha ...

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COVID CANCELLED DARKFEST, BUT THERE’S ALWAYS THIS…

COVID CANCELLED DARKFEST, BUT THERE’S ALWAYS THIS…

Darkfest is a gathering of the world’s best slopestyle and free riders who spend a few days doing some of the world’s biggest jumps. They’re fearless and fantastic. Since 2019, Darkfest, presented by Monster, has been taking place at Hellsend, Stelle ...

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JONKERSHOEK – THE REVIVAL

JONKERSHOEK – THE REVIVAL

I had an opportunity to see the fire damage to Jonkershoek myself this week. It’s worse than I expected. And that’s after a couple of weeks of volunteer clearing work. Here’s some more detail on what I experienced and what’s being done to revive one ...

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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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