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HOW HARRIS BROKE DREYER’S FREEDOM CHALLENGE RECORD

HOW HARRIS BROKE DREYER’S FREEDOM CHALLENGE RECORD

Alex Harris fought through high temperatures and sleep deprivation to ultimately break the Race Across South Africa (RASA) record when he crossed the finish line in Wellington on Wednesday, 21 October. The 49-year-old completed the 2150km challenge, ...

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MOUNTAIN BIKING’S GOLDEN AGE

MOUNTAIN BIKING’S GOLDEN AGE

We’ve seen a number of videos launching new bike models in the recent ‘digital media’ years, some of which are good, some of which are predictable, some of which make us wonder who agreed to pay for this poor production? Usually, sticking to the bike ...

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DO YOU LOVE BOOBIES TOO?

DO YOU LOVE BOOBIES TOO?

You can sugar coat names to make people feel more comfortable; or you can cut to the chase and call it what it is. Breast cancer robs us of mothers, sisters, daughters, wives and friends in large numbers every year. ILoveBoobies has aligned with moun ...

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THE ALTERNATIVE TOUR DE FRANCE

THE ALTERNATIVE TOUR DE FRANCE

While the world’s best roadies do battle at the 2020 Tour de France, Kilian Bron has been doing his own interpretation of the Tour de France on his Shimano-equipped Commencal Meta. See some incredible French landscapes that the road event will never ...

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TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 9

TREAD TOP TRAILS 2020 – NUMBER 9

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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WHY PRETORIA IS SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW MTB HOT SPOT

WHY PRETORIA IS SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW MTB HOT SPOT

You probably read that headline twice and then shook your head. With world-class mountain biking gold venues like Karkloof, Mankele, Stellenbosch, Grabouw and Cape Town, the last place you think of as a South African mountain biking hot spot is Preto ...

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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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