Kleinhans Muesli

KLEINHANS MUESLI: THE IQELA HIDDEN GEMS

  1 month ago

Long-time friend of Full Sus, mtb-pro and regular contributor Erik Kleinhans shares his thoughts on which races he prefers and why. It doesn’t seem like there is a change in the growth or passion for mountain bike events in South Africa and even though the Masgcor Cederberg 100-Miler and the Gravel and Grape are already…

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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS UNDER THE AFRICAN SUN

  5 months ago

I am still amazed how fortunate we are to have the Cape Epic in our backyard, think about it, the biggest mountain bike stage race in the world taking place right under our noses! And through the years it has become so difficult and important to win, we see more and more riders visiting mtb-friendly…

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THE TIME TO REFLECT

  8 months ago

I love this time of the year! After the last race for the season, which is normally the FNB Wines2Whales, it is a time to rest, to reflect and to plan for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, we were bowled a curve-ball three days before the start of the Wines2Whales when my teammate, James Reid had…

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To the Lowveld, up the Berg and through the Bush

  8 months ago

Traveling is part of the game if you ride bikes for a living. It can get a little too much every now and again especially after a very long season, but there is no way I will miss the fun and exciting races at the end of the SA racing season. Over the last few…

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When in the Alps, why not cross the Alps!

  10 months ago

In his first season with German team Topeak Ergon Erik Kleinhans experienced an extended European racing trip this South African winter. This is what he’s been up to. This year can for sure be marked as the biggest change in my cycling expedition. With what seems to be a totally new racing calendar playing the…

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Winter is Coming!

  1 year ago

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”. It is a saying pretty well-known in the cycling community, and from Erik Kleinhans’ first-hand experience, it rings 100% true. When the sun rises late and sets early, it quickly becomes a difficult task to stay motivated and make the time to keep the…

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Fighting the Spanish Armada

  1 year ago

Erik Kleinhans has had a busy start to the year. Following hot on the heels of the Simonsberg Contour, he jetted off to Spain for the amazing looking Andalucía Bike Race. Read on, maybe your next stage race will be in Europe after all… Luckily it wasn’t a real battle, nor did we have to…

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The Fire Ride

  1 year ago

In February Erik Kleinhans took part in the inaugural Fairtree Capital Simonsberg Contour which was dubbed the #FireRide after the devastating Simonsberg fire which decimated the trails just a week before the event. The Simonsberg Mountain is my favourite around Stellenbosch. When you look at it on certain times of the day, it seems like…

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A Change is as good as a holiday

  1 year ago

For Erik Kleinhans there’s a big change on the bike in 2016; gone are the blacks and yellows of RECM, now you’ll see him on the trail sporting the yellow and green of Topeak Ergon. I guess that in most of these scenarios, you normally feel when the time is ripe to move on, but…

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Loving the Lowveld

  2 years ago

You’ve got to feel a little jealous reading about Erik Kleinhans’ latest races. He recently spent a couple of weeks in the Lowveld racing the York Enduro MTB Rally and arguably the stage race with the best trails on the calendar – the Isuzu 3 Towers.  If you’ve ever wondered why the Lowveld riders like…

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