Lance Branquino

News writer

Lance Branquino

Position: News writer

Height: 5ft 8in (178cm)

Weight: 76kg

Born Namibian. Childhood in Africa.

Fascinated by anything that has wheels, since being the backbencher on many family Safari trips. Two decades as a media professional on adventure journeys, nightshift digital newsrooms and technology trends.

Manager of an accidentally eclectic bike fleet, with a monster cross Cotic 26in single-speed in the starring role, supported by a Pyga 160mm aluminium prototype 650b enduro bike.

Eyes not so great anymore, so prefer open terrain with rocky descents, as opposed to dappled light in dense forest singletrack. Most of my miles roll by at the Contermanskloof and Helshoogte trails.

Classic Fairclough

After crashing in Switzerland last month, Brendan Fairclough could never have imaged it would cost him his slot at this year’s Rampage.

SCOR 4060

BMC has a new enduro bike brand, with SCOR. And its first bike, the 4060, looks like a winner from the get-go, with two travel options.

Kona Honzo ESD

Hardcore hardtails are all the rage agina and Kona has updated the Kona Honzo ESD, the 150mm forked steel 29er, that can ride down anything.