Salvador Cronje

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Salvador Cronje SA BMX Racing Rider Profile

Personal Details

  • Full Name: Salvador Cronje
  • Nick Name: Salvo

  • Date of Birth: 18 April 2008

  • Height (cm): 

  • Home Town: Johannesburg

  • Profession: Student

Racing Details

  • Race or Career no: 33
  • Province: Guteng

  • Club: Alrode BMX Club

  • Team: Team KD216

  • Years Riding: 2

  • Racing Class: U6 Expert

More about "Salvo" (Salvador)


  • Favorite Food: Pizza and Biltong
  • Favorite Drink: Juice and water
  • Favorite Song / Artists: I like hip-hop and dance music. I like listening to Trace music channel.
  • Inspiration: My family encourage me and I like to talk to God. My top SA rider is Ev-Man Fouche and I also like Dane Morales from the USA.

Goal in BMX: To obtain a World Number and to win my first SA Champs in 2014.


  • 2013 - Alrode club #2
  • 2013 - Grand National #1
  • 2013 - Gauteng #1
  • 2013 - Gauteng provincial colours
  • Awarded a National scroll at school for my blazer

International Evets Attended: 

  • 2014 - UCI BMX World Champs Rotterdam, Denmark

Most memorable race: So far racing at the World Championships in Rotterdam, 2014 has been the one race I can really remember well.

What I least like about BMX Racing: A lot of times you can have bad luck.

Why I enjoy Racing BMX: I like it when I can beat riders that are older than me and we have fun every weekend and you get to meet a lot of friends at the track. Racing BMX on the track is fun!

How I got started Racing BMX: I started riding a 12 inch BMX with no training wheels just before I turned 4. At the age of 4 my dad bought me a 20 inch GT and I started racing. My first race day was at Germiston BMX Track.

What do you do when you are not riding: I love karate and I also do soccer, athletics and hockey at school. So a lot of sport and homework when not riding BMX.

Suggestions for anyone starting Racing BMX: BMX riders are all friendly and we all help each other at this sport. We become friends at the track and it is a cool sport. Come ride and you will see how awesome it is! Start pedaling and don’t be scared of the track. I will help coach you and you will have lots of fun.


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Bike Setup

 Frame:  DK Eliete Mini 
 Forks:   Box- Carbon 
 Headset:   Box 
 Stem:  Box 
 Headset Spacers:  BOX
 Handle Bars:  Answer Carbon 3" Rise  
 Grips  ODI Tangent
 Brake Lever:  LDC
 Brake Cable:  Shimano 
 Rear Brake:  Pro Max 
 Saddle:  Pro Max 
 Seatpost Clamp:  Pro Max
 Cranks:   GT Polished 
 Chainring:  Rennen 
 Bottom Bracket:  Sinz Hollow Titanium 
 Chain:  Sinz 
 Pedals:  Shimano Saint 
 Rimm's:  Sinz White Mini 
 Hubs:  Black Sinz Mini 
 Tires:  Tioga Powerblock 
 Tubes:   Kenda


Salvador and SA Elite Rider Teagan