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!
Fixing a Chain
A broken chain could end your ride, but with the right tools and know how it should be a quick fix. Follow Team mechanic JP Jacobs’ step-by-step instructions to get you on your way again.
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.
Eating and drinking can be the last things on your mind when you’re racing at full gas around a fast course. Ariane has some tips on how to make it through a race and avoid hitting the wall.
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.
James Reid recently tore through the all-new Cascades course in Pietermaritzburg to claim his second South African Elite Cross-country title. Get some hot tips from our champion on staying fast and smooth when hitting drop-offs.