With the popularity of downhill mountainbiking continually growing in South Africa and our local hero Greg Minnaar taking the number one spot in the world, it is always good to see independent events growing from strength to strength and catering to the riding community. Just like 4th annual Avis Van Rental Downhill Challenge to be held in Paarl next month… (more…)
It’s Max and Greg doing what they do best – Max asking da leading questions and Greg talking from the heart and answering those questions with real feeling……. WAIT a minute …It turns out it Greg asking the questions and Max running with it, what a turn around – this is something new. Cycle Fest 2013 – any thing can happen – Ride it like you stole it.
With the UCI DH World Cup race results list slowly filling up with local downhill riders it is a very welcome sight to see local pros Andrew Neethling and Greg Minnaar taking time to spend some riding time and general interactions with their fans… (more…)
The key to ensuring the longevity of any sport or activity is exposure. More events, more participation and more media coverage all play a big role in creating awareness amongst the general public. GRAVITY – a downhill movie by KZN film student Jared Hinde is doing just that… (more…)
The all new, all carbon, Santa Cruz V10c is now the lightest and strongest downhill bike in the World.
Honed from years of refinement through brutal testing by the Santa Cruz Syndicate, the V10c is now identical to the bikes Minnaar, Peaty and Bryceland race.
Proprietary carbon molding techniques deliver a sub 7 lb frame that’s nearly 2 lbs lighter than before, yet stronger than ever.
As far as relatively unknown independent DH races go, I am confident in saying that it doesn’t really get any better than this past weekend’s Malelane TOYOTA KTM DH Challenge which sported the likes of DH world Champ Greg Minnaar, 2nd place iXS cup rider Johann Potgieter and SA Champ Tiaan Odendaal… (more…)
The 2012 Malelane TOYOTA KTM DH Challenge took place this past weekend on what is probably the most gnarly DH track in the country and delivered on the promise of top class downhill racing. The upset came when Pottie snatched the victory from 2012 DH World Champion Greg Minnaar by 4.1 seconds… (more…)