TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2018 – call for entries

Designers, manufacturers, and distributors across all the sectors of the bike industry are invited to enter their innovative design in the competition, bring home the trophy and shine at the Taipei Cycle Show 2018 (31st October to 3rd November 2018). Until 31st August 2018, entries can be submitted in the following categories: 1 – Bicycles 2- Components + Parts 3 – Peripherals + Accessories 4 – E-bikes + Pedelecs 5 – IoT Applications in Cycling Complete details here: https://ifworlddesignguide.com/cmsmdblive/11780.pdf The TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards was launched six years ago to…

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Event Alert | 14th State Mountain Bike Championship Mysuru

Mysuru District Cycling Association is organizing 14th State Mountain Bike Championship From September 8th to September 9th, 2018. The venue of the event will be near Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysuru (Helipad Ground ) and the event schedule is as follows: • UNDER 14 Years (Male & Female) (born in 2004 – 2006) • UNDER 16 Years (Male & Female) (born in 2002 – 2003) • UNDER 18 Years (Male & Female) (born in 2000 – 2001) • Elite Men (born in 1999 & before) • Elite Women (born in 1999 & before)…

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Video: Melon Optics crew shred Cape Town

Skids, bum whips, banana eating, and a lot of rain!! Here’s what happened when Melon Optics crew took over South Africa to shred the gnar!!  Ben Deakin, Adolf Silva, and Joel Anderson shred with SA National Champ Theo Erlangsen. Following on from the epic team trip to the Melon HQ base of Bali in 2017 was always going to be a challenge, but when you bring the Deakinator, Adolf Silva and Joel Anderson together you can be guaranteed good the times are going to roll! The crew began the…

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Making country proud – Rinku Thakur

The best and youngest mountain biking weapon of India “Rinku Thakur” has seen enough podiums already and his journey has just started. Currently standing #1 in Asian Enduro Series ranking (Junior Category) Rinku has been regularly making his hometown and country proud. Know more about young lad Rinku in this exclusive interview by Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Rinku Thakur Hometown: Manali Current Bike: Yeti SB6 Years Riding: Riding fulltime since 2013 Current sponsors: Himalayan Mountain Bike Network FR MTB: How did you get into mountain biking? RINKU: I started my…

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Find out why La Clusaz should be your next trip

An all-encompassing mountain bike resort with a range of trails for all, and a great atmosphere. Written by: James McKnight | Photography: Ben Winder La Clusaz, a French ski resort known for its famous resident, Candide Thovex, its regular appearances in the Tour de France and, most importantly (if you ask a local) its Reblochon cheese, is now embracing mountain biking in a big way. The riding Three summertime lifts (Beauregard, Crêt du Merle and Crêt du Loup) on two mountains are open late from June to early September, and take…

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5 fire-fuelling tips to get the most out of the MTB riding season

Our top five tips to get you out on your bike and riding faster and better than ever over the coming months. Here’s our guide to the top five things to give your riding mojo a kickstart. 1. Buy a new bike OK, so it’s a drastic first measure but the simple fact of the matter is that nothing makes you want to go riding like having a new bike. Granted, it’s an expensive move, but new season, new bike – it makes sense, doesn’t it? Aside from actually dropping…

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Video: Bikepacking the Annapurna Circuit

Nepal’s mighty mountains are mesmerizing. Join Brit mountain biker George and friends as they spin their hubs through the Annapurna region. “Bike packing round the Annapurna circuit in Nepal over a couple of weeks , single speed, self supported , great ride!”

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