Themba Hlophe

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Themba Hlophe SA BMX Racing Rider Profile

Personal Details

  • Full Name: Themba Hlope
  • Nick Name: Thembinator

  • Date of Birth: 20 September 1993

  • Height (cm): 

  • Home Town: Alexandra, Johannesburg

  • Profession: 

Racing Details

  • Race or Career no: 939 
  • Province: Gauteng 

  • Club: Alrode BMX Club

  • Team:

  • Years Riding:  11

  • Racing Class: Men Elite

More about "Thembinator" (Themba)


  • Inspiration: The Holdstock and Nhlapo Family


  • Representing my beautiful country at international level
  • Obtaining Elite number 8 in my first year racing Elite at the age of 17
  • Club Elite Champion 3 times
  • Raining National Elite number 3 

Favorite BMX Tracks: 

  • Birmingham England 2012 Worlds Track
  • Alrode bmx Track - Very smooth and fast
  • Bryanston bmx track- The track is challenging and the jumps are big so it suits me and not the majority of  the riders

Most memorable race: Chasing Kyle Dodd head to head in Alberton from start to Finish.

What I least like about BMX Racing:  Not being able to achieve your dreams after reaching your potential subject to financial support.

Regularly visited websites:  Skizo 105SupersportPnetNews 24BMX SA 

How I got started Racing BMX: A very talented BMX friend of mine took me to a race one Sunday and I never looked back.

What do you do when you are not riding: I work out at Gym and keep on training.

Suggestions for anyone starting Racing BMX: If you are racing BMX you are in the right place. Have Fun.


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Bike Setup

 Frame:  Crupi
 Forks:   Sinz Carbon
 Headset:   Crupi
 Stem:  S&M
 Headset Spacers:  Crupi
 Handle Bars:  S&M
 Grips  ODI
 Brake Lever:  Shimano
 Brake Cable:  Shimano
 Rear Brake:  Shimano
 Saddle:  Crupi
 Seatpost Clamp:  Crupi
 Cranks:   Shimano DXR
 Chainring:  Sinz
 Bottom Bracket:  Crupi
 Chain:  Shimano
 Pedals:  Simano
 Rimm's:  Envy
 Hubs:  Chris King 
 Tires:  Powerblock
 Tubes:  Shimano
 Chain Tensioner:  Sinz



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