Video: Theo Erlangsen Goes Dust Farming in Cape Town South Africa

Jul 27, 2022
by COMMENCAL bicycles  

Theo Erlangsen and his all South African crew got together after winter to rebuild the COMMENCAL South Africa farm track for his first build & video project. With 8 days and 1 machine, Theo had big ideas and not a lot of time! Local legend and trail builder Duran Van Eden smashed out hours on end in the machine and the boys managed to rebuild around 1022m of trail to completely refresh the mountain!

Filming got underway straight afterwards, with more all-star South Africans. Hayden Brown headed up the videography with Daniel Walsh, Thomas Sandal, Dimitri Vaindirlis and Eric Palmer on photos. What was meant to have been a quick build and shoot project, turned into a bit more of a long story than expected, after Theo had an unfortunate crash ending in a fractured schaphiod and a lightly ruptured spleen and liver. Four months later after mending up, the crew got back together for one last day to finish the project with grand success and no more trips to the hospital!

Hot and dusty trails with an amazing backdrop is a good combo for spectacular viewing. The project is a testament to the talented media, builders and riding that is brewing amongst young South African mountain bikers.

Find out the whole story behind this edit below.

Rider: Theo Erlangsen
Builder: Duran van Eden
Head video and edit: Hayden Brown
Additional Video: Daniel Walsh & Thomas Sandal
Drone: Dimitri Vaindirlis
Production man: Mathew Lombardi
Location: Stark Conde Wines
Photography: Eric Palmer (@AFREAKINERIC)


  • 12 0
 Taking a break from kicking Minnaar's arse.
  • 2 1
 :-) :-) :-)
  • 7 0
 The behind-the-scenes was also sick! What a dude.
  • 6 0
 Lekker video ouens! Sterkte vir die seisoen.
  • 3 0
 JA BOET !!!
  • 4 0
 Rowdy riding with such a great laugh. Definitely watch the behind the scenes video.
  • 2 0
 Notably not on the next generation Commencal Supreme v5, in fact, it would appear Theo is still racing the current gen Supreme on the WCDH too
  • 4 0
 Beautifully shot! Theo you know how to make a bike move
  • 4 1
 Wait, whaaaat? S.A. is more than just XC racing and Cape Epic? Ahh the deception
  • 2 0
 it's a big country, I used to live in the north west where its totally flat and the biggest hills were dunes!
  • 4 0
 Good one guys!
  • 2 0
 You can say whatever you want about commencal, the videos are always really good!
  • 2 0
 You're a bad dude Theo, epic style, beautifully shot, that's an 11/10 from us.
  • 3 0
 Looks dusty
  • 3 0
 Sick video!!
  • 1 1
 I don’t watch a lot of mountain bike videos anymore these days due to over situation but I will watch every single Commencal video 20+ times
  • 2 0
 the land of the GOAT. this makes me wanna ride
  • 2 0
 Brutal rideWink
  • 1 0
 Jonkers is the Dog’s Bollocks!
  • 1 0
 Steezy Boi Theo

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