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DarkFEST MTB - 2019, Building progress week 1.

BREAKING NEWS: DarkFEST Build Week 1 Report

Jan 202019

Sam Reynolds, joined by Nico Vink and Clemens Kaudela, touched down in South Africa just a little more than a week ago to commence the build for DarkFEST 2019. Arriving at the location just outside Stellenbosch, the boys quickly got to work on the rain rutted and weather beaten course armed with some serious digging machinery. Fast forward five days, they've managed to make some serious headway on the 2019 features that will be sure to get jaws dropping when the first riding footage surfaces. 

The crew from DBNC News stopped by the build site for an exclusive scoop on the first week of the build.

Check it out below! 

No day of building is complete without an evening rip at the Hellsend Dirt Compound, located just a few hundred meters from the DarkFEST line. Sam, Nico and Clemens make light work out the "fun" size jumps during the last light of the day.

Check out some more behind the scenes images from the build site. At this rate it looks like the boys will be able to test their creations really soon so watch this space.

For those of you planning to catch the event LIVE. If you can make it out to Stellenbosch to witness the shredding this year, the farm will be open to the public for two open days on the 8th and 9th of February which you can find out more details on the EVENT PAGE HERE. Limited tickets for the open days are available now in limited quantities so grab those TICKETS HERE.


In the meantime... Stay tuned for the next DarkFEST weekly build update right here on