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IS IMPROVING MTB SKILL THAT IMPORTANT IN SOUTH AFRICA?

IS IMPROVING MTB SKILL THAT IMPORTANT IN SOUTH AFRICA?

How skilled are you really? And how much does it matter in South Africa? We did a recent survey with participants at the 2017 KAP Sani2c and one of the questions asked participants to rate their skill level on scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being Norman Nov ...

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SIX GOOD REASONS TO TRAIN AT CADENCE CYCLING

SIX GOOD REASONS TO TRAIN AT CADENCE CYCLING

Hundreds of road cyclists, mountain bikers and triathletes train at Cadence Cycling studios around South Africa every week. They each do two one-hour sessions per week and reap rapid, often significant improvements in their racing performances. For t ...

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STRAVA PREMIUM – IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?

STRAVA PREMIUM – IS IT WORTH THE MONEY?

Everyone loves the prestige that comes with being a VIP. Think of the exclusivity of the blue tick on Twitter, or special access to the reserved lounges at airports. When it comes to the Strava community this is no different. Actually, it’s probably ...

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WOMEN’S MTB: FIND YOUR COMFORT ZONE

WOMEN’S MTB: FIND YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Mountain biking is probably one of the most fun ways to become fit, lose weight, spend time with your better half or family, and spend time outdoors. It is also a great stress buster! When you’re comfortable, you enjoy your riding and you want to rid ...

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SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKERS, SHOULD YOU GET A COACH?

SOUTH AFRICAN MOUNTAIN BIKERS, SHOULD YOU GET A COACH?

  Races are a big part of the South African mountain bike market. Stage races and marathons/half-marathons dominate an annual calendar that boasts more than 500 mountain bike events. South Africans are naturally competitive, well the males certa ...

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HOW TO MAKE CLIMBING EASIER (AND FASTER)

HOW TO MAKE CLIMBING EASIER (AND FASTER)

The best climbers are smaller and lighter than the average cyclist with around 350g of body weight per centimetre of height (that’s 170cm and 59.5kg!), unfortunately we weren’t all born to be climbers so we have to look at ways of maximising our pool ...

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HOW TO CONQUER FLOATING BRIDGES

HOW TO CONQUER FLOATING BRIDGES

There are more and more floating bridges taking riders across rivers, dams and river mouths in South African races and also on some trails. Many are hesitant to tackle floating bridges, but you needn’t be. Here’s how to conquer them with confidence.  ...

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2017 CAPE EPIC: FAST AND FURIOUS – A ONE-OFF OR THE FUTURE?

2017 CAPE EPIC: FAST AND FURIOUS – A ONE-OFF OR THE FUTURE?

    There’s been much discussion about the increased pace of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. A race that’s traditionally been an endurance test became somewhat of a speed test this year – and it caught many off guard. Their training wasn’t for spe ...

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CAPE EPIC 2017: HARD RACE OR SOFT RIDERS?

CAPE EPIC 2017: HARD RACE OR SOFT RIDERS?

Was the 2017 Absa Cape Epic particularly brutal, or were many of the riders that started it under prepared? It’s a question that’s been raised regularly since the decision by the organisers to shorten Stage 2 from 102km to 62km due to predicted extre ...

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THE ONE THING THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR SPEED INSTANTLY

THE ONE THING THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR SPEED INSTANTLY

We teach hundreds of South African mountain bikers at our TREAD Skills Clinics each year. For many, confidence and speed are secondary to just trying to stay upright and avoid crashing or stopping at every obstacle. But there’s one simple thing that ...

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