Ride the Rock

Over the weekend of the 7th, 8th and 9th of February 250 riders took on the Cederberg classic, the Isuzu Ride the Rock. While there will be a full ride report in the March issue of Full Sus here are a few highlights form the second of the big tests leading […]

African champ scores solo win in Addo

Recently crowned U23 African cross-country champion James Reid showed his continental class when he soloed to victory in the 80km Extreme mountain bike challenge at The Herald VW Cycle Tour in Addo. Reid, sporting the green and gold band of his national XCO champion’s jersey, broke away from nearest rival […]

LCB Racing…

There’s soon to be a new development team on the South African mountain biking circuit with an Olympic format cross-country focus. Coached by XCOSA’s Pierre Nel, the team will benefit from the sports science input from the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Institute. The aim is to produce world class […]

Epic Team Ups

Speaking of the Epic, you’ll note Mariske Strauss and Hanlie Booyens are on the Final Showdown line-up and if you haven’t heard yet, that’s because the young XCO star is teaming up with Hanlie for a crack at the Epic. Pragma Orange Monkeys is the combo’s team name, and with […]

The Final Showdown

The big MTB event of March is not the ABSA Cape Epic, yip that’s right, it’s a real test of skill and grit which follows the 2014 Epic – it’s the Final Showdown. Hosted at Meerendal Estate, featuring the sumptuous cuisine of David Higgs, the Final Showdown is a fundraiser […]

3 Mountains Challenge

There’s a new race on the Free State MTB calendar and it’s a stage race too! Making it the first stage race to be held exclusively in the OFS. It’s called the 3 Mountains MTB Challenge and it features three stages and a night race prologue in the mountainous area […]

Full Sus Distribution Increases

Full Sus is growing and spreading again, this time into KZN! Yip you read that right, Full Sus will now be available in the trail riding mecca of Mzanzi. To be exact it’ll be available right at the epicentre of trail riding… the amazing Karkloof. From February onwards you’ll be […]

Kargo Pro MTB gets a UCI Licence

The Kargo MTB team has become the first South African team to receive accreditation as a UCI MTB team. Shaun Peschl, the team manager, had the following to say: “We are thrilled by the news that we can now officially call ourselves a UCI mountain bike team for 2014. The […]

Trek Rider’s Club

If you’re looking for added value to your riding experience look no further than the Trek Rider’s Club. It’s free to join, you don’t have to own a Trek bike and offers free mechanical support at all major multi-stage mountain bike events in South Africa (parts are charged – but […]

Xterra Kids

The Xterra series got underway again at the end of January, and if you’re not familiar with the format here’s a reminder. It’s an off-road triathlon series with events on the banks of the Buffelspoort Dam in the North West Province, amongst the fynbos of Grabouw and the plantations of […]