Tag: Shayne Dowling


Publisher and founder of Full Sus MTB, SHAYNE DOWLING reflects on what has been a rollercoaster five years of South Africa’s largest cycling publication’s journey.   50 issues – wow! Full Sus’ first issue was in April 2013 and reading the editorial again I was reminded about those early days, […]

Readers Go Bike Testing

The first Full Sus Reader Bike Test Day was a huge success. Hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Delheim Wine Estate the day was an intimate affair, with riders at times reaching frenetic levels of excitement at the opportunity to ride spectacular bikes on the awesome loop prepared by Dirtopia. […]

Die Regte Resep

Soos Shayne Dowling se goeie pel Emile Joubert sê: “As jy Mosbolletjies gaan bak gebruik mos, nie druiwesap nie!” met ander woorde, om die resep reg te maak moet jy die regte bestanddele hê. Johan en Gerda Kriegler het sonder kwessie al die regte bestanddele en as ’n  gevolg het […]

The perfect all-rounder

Sus Shayne Dowling’s review of the Specialized MTB Comp 2015 mountain bike specific shoes. These are the second pair of Specialized MTB Comp shoes I have owned.  The first pair was pretty incredible, I still have them, they are my back-up for rainy multi-day rides and despite hundreds of km […]

It’s a jungle out there!

I have started writing this piece a number of times now. I’ve been struggling with finding a way to be politically correct in conveying my sadness at the loss of life of two of our young sports stars as well as complete contempt and disgust at how they died – […]

Crime moves off-road!

So I thought I would start with the weather… again.  In case you haven’t noticed it’s Spring! Now for you folk around the country who have summer rainfall or if you’re in KZN and have pretty much the best winters anywhere, this may not be as an auspicious occasion as […]

Overhaulin’ your ride!

Shayne Dowling’s best mate was looking a little worse for wear – he and Big Orange had done a lot of mileage together and it was time to look at a few options… Big Orange… a bright orange, 2011 carbon Santa Cruz Tallboy, which I had bought second hand, the […]