Greg Minnaar is a three-time Downhill MTB World Champion from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He's widely recognized as one of the smoothest and most consistent downhill racers on the professional circuit.
Greg first started racing BMX at 4 years of age. He soon moved over to motocross and raced for 11 years before his parents bought a bicycle shop and his path to DH stardom began. He began getting recognized at the age of 17, racing select World Cups on a local shop team. Greg was initially inspired by the rivalry between Nico Vouilloz and Steve Peat. He eventually earned his way onto the Santa Cruz Syndicate team and was able to ride alongside his childhood heroes.
Minnaar, who currently has 19 World Cup race wins (and counting!), currently races for the Santa Cruz Syndicate based out of Santa Cruz, Calif.
- 3x UCI MTB Downhill World Champion
- 2x NORBA Points Series Champion
- 19x UCI MTB Bike Downhill World Cup Race Winner
Santa Cruz, Oakley, Fox, ONeal, CrankBrothers, FiveTen, Ergon, Kabuto Helmets, Gamut
Surfing, motocross and stepping off a plane