Rising - a series presented by Scott. The series looks at Kate’s rise in the sport of mountain biking, how she trains and seeks to give an inside look at the World Cup action in 2019! Take a look at what elements come together to allow Kate to compete and be at her best. Rising – Ep 1: Roots Join us for the first chapter of Rising as we go to the roots of Kate Courtney’s mountain bike career. Despite her young age of 23, Kate Courtney belongs on the list of the most influenti
To celebrate International Women's Day, we reached out to a wide variety of female racers and women who work in the mountain bike industry to see what their thoughts are on the state of women's mountain biking. From XC to DH, from Product Managers to Marketers, the answers are varied and the number of responses was overwhelming. We asked what the mountain bike community and industry could do to help encourage more women to participate in the sport, who they look up to most, a
I recently heard a great little saying that got me thinking about mountain biking and how we strive to get better as we progress from a newbie to a weekend warrior to a racing bunny and beyond. It went something like this: “You can ride a bike, but do you know HOW to ride that bike?” The sport of mountain biking requires a few key factors which will allow the rider to get better as they progress in their riding journey. Fitness, strength and power all allow you to get faster
Most for better, none for worse, here are 9 common observations (I have made) while on all-women mountain bike rides. #1. SITUATION: Start of a long ride.
OBSERVATION: Discussion amongst group as to who has to pee, who just went pee, how you managed to pee, and where we will all pee again. #2. SITUATION: Road or double track (en route to the trailhead).
OBSERVATION: Two abreast, deep life talks, endurance pace. #3. SITUATION: Shredding singletrack.
OBSERVATION: Louder (yel
South Africa’s most decorated female MTB cyclist. This home-grown talent began her cycling journey on the road and then moved over to the dirt to become a household name on the marathon circuit. Robyn de Groot needs little introduction and her roll of honor runs longer than any other South African female marathon mountain biker. From the ABSA Cape Epic, five time winner of the South African XCM Championship , to competing in World Championships, Robyn has achieved the best
Contracts penned with two new cyclists. Two of South Africa’s most gifted mountain bikers, Carmen Buchacher and Samantha Sanders, will in 2018 ride in the Team dormakaba SA jersey. They will join the current squad members, Nico Pfitzenmaier and Candice Lill, to form a formidable dormakaba team. Announcing the sponsorship, Shaun Frayne, Managing Director of dormakaba South Africa, said the contracts with Carmen and Samantha are of huge value to the team. “We are extremely exci
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I was a fortunate beginner mountain biker. I had a great teacher: he was patient and willing to explain everything to me. Everything. But maybe you don’t have someone right beside you to tell you some of these things… so I’ll be there for you. Here are 10 not-so-obvious tips that you, as a beginner biker, need to know: 1. You do not wear underwear under your lycra shorts. I thought I was the only person who had ever done this. It
My lady mountain-biking friends are some of the most intrepid women I know, but not all of us came by it naturally. Perhaps they were natural risk-takers as kids — but then again, I think most kids are open to taking risks (or none of us would have tried walking, right?). Too bad that the growing-up process often involves dimming or even snuffing out that bright, bold spark that moved us to try new, often risky things. Mountain biking women have managed to keep that spark goi