Video: Theo Erlangsen, Ike Klaassen & Niko Velasco Form the New Commencal South Africa Racing Team

Feb 14, 2021
by SandellFilms  


The team consists of 3 members, all based out of Cape Town South Africa. Racing as a privateer from South Africa is a challenging task, so Theo Erlangsen (25), Niko Velasco (21) and Ike Klaassen (17 ) decided to join forces and take on the World Cups together. This was an easy decision as they already ride together on a weekly basis and have been friends for a few years. It also helps that they have 2 private locations between the 3 of them to train on.

Big Trains
Dust was the order of the day in 38 Degree temps on the Commencal South Africa Farm.

Big Trains

Big Trains

Blowing up Berm
Theo running his trail bike as he is still waiting for his Downhill rig due to Covid delays.

Sending the step down hip
It's not just dusty turns. This step-down hip is no joke.

Hanging out with these guys is always a pleasure and I wish them all the best on their first season as a team.

Film/Words: Thomas Sandell
Pictures: Ryan Franklin


15 Comments

  • 16 0
 Reporter: how many race teams do you want?
Commencal: ...
  • 6 0
 Commencal: „yes“
  • 1 1
 Commencal : "Hold my beer! " .
  • 1 0
 Commencal... O I can start another
  • 1 0
 Commencal : There is another...
  • 1 0
 Same awesome looking trail that Brendon ripped a while back. I'd love to ride that thing, looks incredible.
  • 6 0
 Very cool! Big props to commercial for supporting and making this happen
  • 6 0
 Talented guys, make the dream happen!
  • 3 0
 Great Project , Ike you will do really well on the WC Youth scene make sure you document all .>>> best of luck .
  • 3 0
 commencal came to the party with last years frames
  • 3 0
 To be fair I'd be pretty pissed with lot's of free stuff..
  • 3 0
 Lekker! Sterkte vir die jaar????
  • 3 0
 Sterkte vir die jaar!
  • 1 0
 So rad to see Theo and Ike on a team together, those guys rule and Niko looks to be the perfect fit to make up the trio!
  • 1 0
 Good luck lads! RIDE ON !

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