Tag: Singletrack

Enduro Racing in the MTB Motherland

The first Dirtopia Enduro of 2015 took place in the hills around the picturesque town of Wellington, on the epic Welvanpas trails. And one of SA’s top photographers, Ewald Sadie, was there to capture the action.  Welvanpas is nothing short of being the mountain biking motherland. Plus with the trails […]

Capital MTB Trails

With the mountain bike industry growing at a phenomenal rate, there are trails and parks popping up right across Pretoria like never before! In their first Gauteng based contribution for Full Sus, Armand du Toit and Jaco Ferreira take a look at a few new and existing trails in and […]

Surprises in Store for the 2015 Dr Evil Classic

The fourth edition of the Garden Route’s most spectacular stage race, the Dr Evil Classic, will take place from 17-19 September 2015. Entries are open and master route designer Leon Evans has guaranteed that his signature event will once again be one to remember. Each stage of the three-day event […]

Easter Mountain Bike Adrenalin in Wellington

Have you heard about Enduro mountain bike events?  What is it and can anyone take part? It is geared for real mountain bikers that enjoy singletrack and are fit enough to ride uphills, but more importantly like riding downhills fast!  Therefor more adrenalin junkies like downhillers enjoy this discipline of […]

Spectacular Singletrack Ahead

Now for an interesting mix – a balance between tough climbing, fast sections and some great singletrack. First there are a few climbs to negotiate:  at about five kilometres a shortish and particularly nasty one that has concrete strips for traction (followed by a tricky descent), and then on to […]

Mennen’s Epic Epic Journey

Germany’s Robert Mennen seems destined to have an interesting relationship with the Absa Cape Epic.  In 2013 he was forced out of the race when he hit what he described as “a peeg” as he descended on singletrack during Stage 1 near Citrusdal.  The pig, it turned out, was a […]

Origins of Ice-cream and Beer Racing

Erik Kleinhans calls November Ice-cream and Beer Season and it seems the Stillwater Team largely agree as the second Pennypinchers Origin of Trails stage race was geared towards fun as Seamus Allardice discovered. The first edition of the Origin of Trails drew a bit of flak for being too difficult […]