Product Feature: 100% Status Composite Helmet

. Words: Cephas Joseph \\ Photo: Vinay Menon A full face helmet is the best safety gear you can invest in. With the trails getting gnarlier and speeds only gaining, it’s wise to tighten them chin straps well. Build Having used the helmet for a couple of months now and with a few nasty crashes, I can confidently say that the build quality is really good. The helmet feels pretty close to their higher end model, the Aircraft. Though the Status has lesser padding compared to the Aircraft, don’t be deceived!…

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Slade Gomes | Rider Interview

Name: Slade Gomes Age: 21 Mountain biking since: 2015 Profession: Engineering Student Hometown: Mumbai, India Current Location: Pune, India Current Bike: Lapierre Zesty AM 327 650B (2015) Current Sponsors: Parents FRM: How would you describe yourself? Slade: I am the one who has a split personality or I should say , split lifestyle. I spend one half of the day working hard at class and studying my engineering stuff at college like a studious kid While I spend the other half of the day shredding hard on the trails riding downhill…

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23rd Asian MTB Championships 2017 | DH Finals

The 23rd Asian MTB Championships 2017 Downhill Finals saw Japan’s Yuki Kushima on top of the podium. With a blazing time of 2:09.723 on the 1.3km steep and slidy course, the Japanese warrior destroyed the competition with style! A post shared by Freerider MTB MAG (@freeridermtb) on May 14, 2017 at 3:42am PDT Nepal’s Rajesh Magar fought well to keep up his speed on an enduro bike and grabbed a 16th place finish with a crazy save half way down the gnarly course. An upswing from last year’s 20th.

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3rd Kohima DH 2016

The biggest indigenous festival of India, Hornbill Festival in Kohima, Nagaland now has a new age sport in the mix, Mountain Biking. For the 3rd year, Native Station put together a downhill race for the knobby tired youth! This year’s race was supported by Nagaland Tourism Department and the prizes by Giant Starkenn bikes. The event saw around 35 riders hailing from different parts of India and even from Nepal & Britain. The race blazed on in a quite village of Phesama located at a distance of 8km’s from Kohima…

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Video: Moving Mountains – Teaser

A pair of wheels can take you places. Checkout two mountain fanatics power out a new zone located on the outskirts of urban war land Mumbai. The Crew: Riders: Vinay Menon and Piyush Chavan Production House: Milestone Films Producer: Pria Mundra Director : Suraj Wanvari DOP : Varun Dutt Additional Camera: Sarthak Johar Editor: Aneesh

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Video: unReal | Mind the Gap – Episode 3

Glaciers, crevasses and… mountain bikes? Ep. 3 of Mind the Gap: The Making of unReal takes us to an unlikely destination… The Pemberton Ice Cap in B.C.’s backcountry. Cam McCaul, James Doerfling, and Graham Agassiz put their bike handling skills to the test as they battle the elements in an unfamiliar territory. unReal is co-produced by Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films. Written, directed and edited by Anthill Films. Presented by Sony in association with Shimano and Trek. Additional support for the film is provided by the Whistler Mountain Bike…

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Video: Mind the Gap – The Making of ‘unReal’ – Episode 2

On June 25th, 2014, while shooting with Anthill Films and Teton Gravity Research, Tom van Steenbergen landed the biggest front flip in mountain bike history… but it almost didn’t happen. unReal is co-produced by Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films. Written, directed and edited by Anthill Films. Presented by Sony in association with Shimano and Trek. Additional support for the film is provided by the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Evoc and PinkBike.com. Starring: Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Tom van Steenbergen, Steve Smith, Graham Agassiz, Brook MacDonald, James Doerfling, Thomas Vanderham, and…

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Video: Himachal Downhill MTB Trophy – 2014

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Cotic Rocket (2012)

Photography: Duncan Philpott Also Featured in ISSUE 10 – July 2012 Steel hardtail bike specialist Cotic recently launched their second full suspension bike that combines a Reynolds 853 chromoly front triangle with an aluminium swingarm. The 150mm full travel frame is packed with grace, durability, clean lines, fun, interactive feel and attention to detail that Cotic put into all their frames and added a whole truckload of speed and rock pounding performance. On the Rocket, Reynolds 853 delivers a fantastically robust front end with incredible stiffness at the seat tube and…

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Kona Blast (2012)

Words & Photography: Vinay Menon Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine Review: 5/5 | Also Featured in ISSUE 9 – May 2012 Kona Bicycles are well known for their downhill / freeride rigs since ages. They aren’t new to the mountain biking business. Being one of the most influential names in freeriding and having a cult following all over the globe, Kona Bicycles have been sliding out quality bicycles since the late eighties. Not following the regular path in mountain bike designs and concepts, Kona Bicycles carved a niche for themselves in…

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