The EAI Cycling Team consists of two of South Africa’s top Mountain Bikers, renowned for the consistent performance, dedication to the sport and exception qualities as brand ambassadors.

Johann Rabie and Gawie Combrinck are all passionate cyclists, each with their own unique pedigree and proven track record as esteemed mountain bikers. All the guys have competed professionally in various different disciplines under the mountain biking umbrella, demonstrating their agility to whatever the race requires.

EAI Cycling Team will focus primarily on the most prestigious stage racing events for 2014, with a strong presence in one day events such as the National Series as well.

Read more about each of the riders under the team section and get to know your favourite rider, these guys are addicted to speed, dirt and most of all…crossing the finish line first!


EAI Cycling is proud to wear Fox Apparel while we are off the bike and in many cases on the podium! The Fox brand has for many years been synonymous with action sports and its unique quality and durability make it a perfect fit for the stage racing scene in South Africa.

Fox remains a family owned and operated business, with the second generation working full-time at the company. During the last three decades, Fox Racing has become an international leader in the youth lifestyle clothing market with its famous Fox Head logo seen worldwide. In doing so, the family has held steadfast to Geoff Fox’s original goal of making the best motocross products money can buy. Constant research, development, and fine-tuning goes into Fox race apparel and performance gear. Through the guidance and feedback of Fox’s championship-winning athletes, the company continues to lead the charge by utilizing the best technology and design talent available to enhance and optimize the quality, comfort and performance of all of its products. It is through lessons learned through relationships with the best athletes in the world that Fox will continue to create and offer the finest lines of apparel and clothing available today.

Team bikes

The EAI Cycling Team is very proud to be riding Merida bikes for the 2014 season. To date, these incredible machines have performed superbly in the demanding environment that professional stage racing.

For more information on Merida bikes, have a look at for all that latest in their technology and what this premium brand has to offer for all riders from amateurs to professionals.

Riding Gear

Giro is the sponsor of all the riding gear for the EAI Cycling team including, helmets, gloves and shoes.

Giro has a fantastic reputation in the cycling industry for producing products that are comfortable and durable. The EAI Cycling team is very proud to be associated with the brand, and we appreciate the recognition of our potential to place the Giro name on the podium in major stage races around the country.

Riding clothes

EAI is very proud to have concluded an agreement to ride in Panda Sports Wear for the remainder of the year.

Roberto and the team from Pandasports have done an amazing job of making our guys look good while on the bike in their high performance and durable cycling bibs and shirts!

Check out Pandasports at