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. […]
If you’re picking this up as you peruse your first mountain bike purchase, in what is to become your local bike shop, this article is especially for you. Get them to make you a coffee and put your feet up as you read the Full Sus guide to purchasing an […]
The aim: to bring 100 000 bicycle based tourists a year to the Western Cape within ten years. The implementation: Full Sus spoke to Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism in the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and while WC Government is putting the structures in place, they need you […]
Trail fairies are the sprites which miraculously fix and build trails while the rest of us are sleeping – dreaming in single track. They cut berms, sculpt features and even construct bull and chicken runs to accommodate a variety of skills. These hard working imps are very real but not […]