With the launch of the Dirty Daisies ladies MTB series Full Sus decided to give a few ladies a call and find out why and what they love about mountain biking. Oh, and give a few of you on the fence a bit of a prod to get you into […]
Every now and then, someone gets the bright idea to ride up Sani Pass. In fact there is even an event now, The Sani Transfrontier Epic, which means more than a few people think it’s worth doing. Those more than a few people include Dave Drummond and Kathryn Fourie.
We all want that full carbon, super light do it all bike with the latest and greatest in bicycling technology. But it comes at a price… With the exponential growth of mountain biking, more and more people are finding that they need to take out a loan to get themselves […]
Here are David Bristow’s thoughts on trees… (Bearing in mind that the first time he got his paraglider airborne, on a mountaintop in KwaZuluNatal, he flew straight into a big pine tree and it took his mate Donald the best part of an hour to help him out, he was […]
Last month Full Sus launched its guide to buying your first bike by discussing the hard-tail 29er options for the new mountain bike rider. With the recreational mountain bikes out the way, let’s take a closer look at the bikes in the R10 000 to R15 000 – because if you choose […]
After the grand splendour of a perfectly hosted UCI XCO World Championship has worn off, it will serve us well to do a realistic post mortem on the performance of the South African riders that participated, writes Pierre Nel.
There is a particular magic triangle that exists in South Africa, created by tar roads that join the South Coast, the Wild Coast and the Southern Berg. Somewhere in the middle of this green and fertile triangle, we find the farming town of Kokstad. Most South Africans know Kokstad because […]
“We mountain bikers just love new stuff, don’t we?” asks David Bristow. The makers of stuff know this and love us for it. Why ride a 26” bike when a 29” is so much better…. Ah, hold on, 27.5” is even better. And off we go like lemmings and suck […]
When Full Sus went to speak to Specialized’s Bobby Behan about the work being done building trails in the build-up to the Origin of Trails Bobby was keen to talk about the need for a world class XCO course in Stellenbosch too. And here is why…
Endurance is a funny word isn’t it? It has a lot of implications, writes Kath Fourie. For example, it can imply that if you are an ‘endurance athlete’ you can handle working out for a long time. It can also imply that you are able to endure something, like pain. […]