5 Bike brands that should be launched in India

India has constant increasing number of serious riders who are now investing and who are willing to invest their hard-earned money in high quality bikes (better known as premium bikes here) and components to enhance their riding experience. Similarly, the rising number of mountain bike races which also includes Downhill Mountain Bike racing is spreading like a wild fire across the country. Unfortunately, majority of existing and well-known bike brands in India are not ready to launch their full line-up (Trail bikes, Enduro Mountain Bikes, Downhill Mountain Bikes, Dirt Jumpers…

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15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC – Mass Start

. The 15th National Mountain Bike Championship 2018 conducted by the Cycling Federation of India saw a refreshing new course for the Cross Country discipline, with tech climbs and steep singletrack descents. Not the usual XC course you’d see at the Indian Nationals, the 2018 trail was demanding as well as rewarding, with it’s flow and gradients, said some of the racers. The Giant Starkenn team did an excellent job of putting together a challenging XC track, which surely filtered on the best XC racers of the country. Here’s some action from the Mass-start…

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Video: Mt. Morashen Downhill 2018 – Winning run | Nagaland, India

Benny Metha’s Winning run at the “Mt.Morashen Downhill Challenge 2018 in Doyang, Wokha, Nagaland, India. In-spite of a wash out on the course, Benny managed to take the top spot!  Mt. Morashen DH 2018 featured one of the tougher trails in the region. A “Native Station” initiative, the Mount Morashen Downhill Challenge is part of the Amur Falcon Conservation Week & Festivals in Nagaland.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Apshai Griffith Niangti (@the_griff_008) on Nov 10, 2018 at 7:53am PST   .

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Video: Sam Reynolds spins out the shiny new Polygon XQUARONE DH

. “Go on, just try it for a lap, trust me!” – Sik Mik pestered me every day at team camp to try his new secret prototype downhill bike earlier this year. “Alright… Fine” I finally agreed after a week, even though my flat shoes didn’t really compliment the clip pedals on there. Yet it only took until the end of the first section at the Queenstown bike park to know what he had meant and that this bike was on to something special! Even with close to zero grip…

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Event Alert: Pump Track Attack at Spirit of Mogli – Maharashtra, India

. Coming up on 18th of November is the “Pump Track Attack” by the folks at Spirit of Mogli in Gahunje, Maharashtra. During Pump Track Attack, each participant will get a chance to ride around the dirt track with the idea of covering the distance as quickly as possible. This is a fast and high energy sport and it is even more fun when there is a crowd cheering you on! So bring your family and friends to this event and have an energetic outing to Spirit of Mogli! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________…

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Video: Matt Jones takes his road bike, off-road!

This video was hilarious. I went to my local mountain bike park, and instead of taking my dirt jump or enduro bikes. I took a road bike! It was crazy! The downhill tracks are so bumpy and ridiculous on the road bike. I was so out of my depth on MTB trails but somehow the bike did so good and was insane fun. Some of the jumps were sketchy! shout out to the Marin Gestalt 3. cyclocross is so funny. – Matt Jones 

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Event Alert: The Uprising BMX Jam 2018 – Mumbai, India

. The Long Overdue BMX jam!! Open for all BMXers; Come and ride, meet, challenge other riders to a face off! Prizes to be won; Dress up as a character if you want; best costume wins a prize too. Carry your own water please!! No Disposable plastic Bottles [“bisleri” will not be allowed] VENUE: AB CELESTIAL PIER, BADRA WORLI SEA LINK. Entry by invitation: Please message us to get your invite By attending this event in any capacity, you have agreed to the following : I understand the nature of…

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Danny MacAskill battles his “enduro-self”

Danny MacAskill and Crankbrothers put their heads together in 2018 to develop a new design for the new Stamp 7 MacAskill Edition, but it was the fans, who voted on social media and made the final decision on which of the three design options would be produced. Danny’s new signature pedal comes in a slick black and white design with a minimal profile (11-13mm), which minimizes weight and rock strikes whether you are going for a casual trail ride or shredding the gnarliest freeride lines.  Just like Danny’s alter…

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Sakakibara aims for BMX dominance like Pajón

Australian fifth behind Swiss winner at Red Bull Pump Track World Final. Saya Sakakibara believes that she can achieve the type of BMX dominance that Colombian Mariana Pajón has shown after she starred at the Red Bull Pump Track World Final in Arkansas. Here is all you need to know: – Sakakibara was born in Japan, but moved to Australia at the age of seven with brother Kai who has also gone on to become a professional BMX rider. – After winning national titles, 19-year-old Sakakibara cleaned up on the world junior circuit and moved up to elite level…

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Event Alert: 2nd Mechukha Downhill Championship 2018 – Arunachal Pradesh

. Experience the thrills of downhill mountain biking and let your adrenaline soar as high as the Himalayan ranges surrounding the beautiful Mechukha Valley. . The 2nd Mechukha Downhill Championship 2018 is designed to be a definitive test for mountain bikers, with the focus of creating a great atmosphere, a budding community, strong competition and an adventurous experience.  Offering a slick riding weekend on one of the best terrains available in the region of West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh. This race is also part of the Mechukha Adventure Festival 2018…

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