Spur Sizzling Skillz: Episode 11

Cornering

Cornering at speed and with confidence is one of the best ways to make up time on a mountain bike course. Watch as Olympian James Reid explains the key skills to staying smooth and fast in corners. Get practicing, the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League National Finals are almost here!

Raid Evolenard: Ariane’s Swiss XCM Title Race

It was jaw-droppingly beautiful. A true privilege to traverse the precipitous valley walls, handing Ariane her water bottles and carrying spare wheels in case of mishaps at Raid Evolenard. Ariane planned her race to perfection, and rewarded our hard work with a superb win and her second Swiss XCM national title. Check out the magical Alpine terrain in this dramatic video the organisers put together.

Spur Sizzling Skillz: Episode 8

Trackstand

Sometimes it’s not about being the fastest! Trackstanding is an essential skill to master on the trail. It’ll help you climb and descend better when the trails get really steep. Besides, it’s impressive to watch and fun to learn this balancing technique with friends. South African Mountain Bike Champion James Reid shows you how to focus on staying in one place.

Spur Sizzling Skillz: Episode 6

Bottle Handovers

Bottle handovers have become an essential part of lap racing and are fun to practice. Our Five-time Absa Cape Epic winner and Swiss Marathon Champion Ariane Kleinhans relies on Team Spur’s Brent Botha for a seamless and skillful bottle transfer. Watch for a closer look at the rules and technique…

Spur Sizzling Skillz: Episode 5

Fixing a Flat

South African Mountain Bike Champion James Reid has been known to plug a tyre, inflate it, and get racing again in under 20 seconds! Here he takes you through the basics of this essential trailside mechanical skill.

 

Spur Sizzling Skillz: Episode 4

Climbing

Ariane Kleinhans is known for her climbing powers, and while her incredible fitness gets her to the top quickly, it’s her strong technique that provides the greatest advantage. Let the Swiss Marathon Champion show you how to speed up hills!

 

Spur Sizzling Skillz: Episode 3

Starting Fast!

South African Cross-country Mountain Bike Champion James Reid has spent years honing his mass-starting technique. Here he shows you how to make sure you’re the first rider into that first singletrack section!