Monday , 12 April 2021

 

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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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THESE ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP FIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

THESE ARE SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP FIVE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

The inaugural TREAD Top Trails campaign kicked off halfway through 2020. The objective was to showcase the range of amazing mountain bike trails parks in South Africa. We completed the countdown last week (mid-February 2021) and have compiled a summa ...

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CAM ZINK’S BACKFLIP WORLD RECORD – IN HIS BACKYARD

CAM ZINK’S BACKFLIP WORLD RECORD – IN HIS BACKYARD

After becoming used to seeing incredible feats on highly sculpted jump lines over the past couple of years, we were pleasantly surprised at the natural, raw nature of the jumps in Cam Zink’s backyard (it’s a big backyard!), fondly called The Sandbox. ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 3

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 3

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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BEZHOEK: TRAILS, TENTS AND ADVENTURE  

BEZHOEK: TRAILS, TENTS AND ADVENTURE  

I had done the Bezhoek Extreme mountain bike race in 2019 and decided it was the toughest race I’d ever done. The route simply threw everything at me – and more.  So why would I be taking my wife back there to ride when I know she likes the enjoyment ...

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AT THE END OF A DARK YEAR, THIS SHONE THROUGH AT SANI2C

AT THE END OF A DARK YEAR, THIS SHONE THROUGH AT SANI2C

This has been one helluva year! The South African government’s reactions to Covid-19 have been devastating on many levels, affecting the livelihoods - and lives - of millions. Everything is relative and many things are linked. But there has been one ...

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OVEREND VS TOMAC

OVEREND VS TOMAC

This video is five years old now, but we love how mountain bike racing pioneer and the first ever cross-country world champion, Ned Overend, describes his old race bike and the battles that he had with his arch rival, John Tomac in the early days of ...

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