Specialized Mountain Bike up for grabs at FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events

Specialized Bicycles, the official bicycle partner of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be giving away a 2018 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon mountain bike to the value of R59 000 at all three events:  Adventure, Ride and Race.

According to Johan Badenhorst, Marketing Manager of Specialized Bicycles Africa, FNB W2W is South Africa’s pinnacle three-day MTB Stage Race.  “We pride ourselves on being involved with world class events that promote an active lifestyle, while supporting the local community and its trail builders.  These are key factors in our decision to be the official bike partner to the FNB W2W.  The events tick all the boxes.”

“We’re excited to be giving away three bikes (one per event) in 2017,” continues Badenhorst.  “This year we chose the 2018 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon.  Ideal for stage racing in South Africa, this model is a full carbon bike with updated geometry that features two bottle cages.  The Epic Comp Carbon is the perfect introduction to the world of cross-country (XC) riding and racing.”

“The bike giveaway competition will take place on Instagram and is open to all 2017 FNB W2W MTB entrants,” confirms Badenhorst.  “The exact competition details will be shared closer to the time.  Be sure to monitor our social media platforms.  In addition to entering a number of teams into the 2017 events, Specialized will also have a spectacular display in the race village where riders can view our latest range.  We look forward to catching up with all riders at the Adventure, Ride and Race.”


Starting in the Winelands of Somerset West, riders will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus!

  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure: Friday, 27 October 2017 – Sunday, 29 October 2017
  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride: Monday, 30 October 2017 – 01 November 2017
  • FNB Wines2Whales MTB Race: Friday, 03 November 2017 – Sunday, 05 November 2017

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For more information on the FNB Wines2Whales MTB events contact Chris on 083 760 3158, e-mail race@wines2whales.co.za, adventure@wines2whales.co.za or ride@wines2whales.co.za or visit www.wines2whales.co.za

About FNB Wines2Whales:

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth are proud to be the title sponsors of the annual FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events.

The sponsorship forms part of FNB’s ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle and show the potential to grow. The sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through a sport that continues to grow in popularity as one of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar. The annual FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events are aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and this is one of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.


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