Author: FS Online Ed


The Specialized Stumpjumper is one of mountain biking’s iconic names and the 2016 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR once again taps into the 1981 original’s innovative DNA. Words and photos by Seamus Allardice. 35 years ago the first Stumpy went into production. It was, not only for Specialized, a first – […]

Earthworks in the GRTP

There’s something big on the go in the Garden Route Trail Park. The Pure Darkness crew of Sam Reynolds and Matt MacDuff are back building onto the world’s biggest step-up and this time it won’t just be a straight roll-in. Under the watchful eye of the GRTP’s owner Rob Dormehl, […]

Sus The True Grit Bike Park

“If you love cycling, running, great coffee and a great atmosphere off the beaten track, then this will be your new favourite venue” says True Grit Bike Park owner Ivan Ruthven-Bruijns. Situated within the Knorhoek Estate, on the slopes of the Schapenberg Mountains, near Sir Lowry’s Pass Village the park […]

Liberty Encounter Series

In December ASG Sport and MTB Adventures launched the first multi-stage racing series in South Africa, the 2016 Liberty Encounter Series. Speaking at the launch, series coordinator Wynand de Villiers said organisers were thrilled to introduce the concept. “Multi-stage races have proliferated over the past five years, with almost 50 […]

John Ntuli Wins The Munga

John Ntuli, of the RMB Change a Life MTB Academy, claimed a historic victory at the inaugural The Munga from Bloemfontein to Wellington in December. Ntuli completed the 1 070km single stage event in an amazing 69 hours and ten minutes, holding off Grant Usher, who finished just over four […]

#1BikeShootout Continued

We must apologise to Silverback Bicycles for incorrectly placing their ultimate race bike in the #1BikeShootout feature in the previous issue of Full Sus. We would also like to apologise for any misconception our introduction for Silverback may have caused. The bike suggested by Silverback in our last issue was […]

Race Fuel

For four months we patiently waited for this, the opportunity to test the all new Trek Top Fuel – Trek’s marathon and cross-country race weapon piloted by the likes of Emily Batty. When the first Project One Top Fuel landed in SA, Seamus Allardice was pretty much first in line […]