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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Mongoose Ritual Street (2012)

Words & Photography: Vineet Sharma Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine Rating: 3/5 | Also Fetaured in ISSUE 10 – July 2012 Mongoose Ritual Street is built on bomb proof 4130 Chromoly frame with Manitou Circus Comp fork and features 28 x 12t singlespeed drivetrain with 48-spline tubular chromoly cranks. Though not as light as Trek Ticket Stub, but this bike is not going anywhere for the rest of the life. The horizontal dropouts are solid and come with a hanger if you wish to hook up gears. The bike feels smooth…

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Trek Ticket Stub (2012)

Words & Photography: Vineet Sharma | Rider: Jeewan Jeet Singh. Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine Rating: 4/5 | Also Featured In ISSUE 10 – July 2012 First thing we noticed about this bike was the super light weight and then we realized what’s making Cam McCaul and Brandon Semenuk busting more big back flips, sick tail whips and wicked front flips. Now you can rip up the dirt jumps and do unique tricks as Trek Ticket Stub is now available in India through Firefox bikes. Ticket Stub has got lot of…

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Mafia Bikes Clip2 (2012)

Rider: Kabir Dhillon | Words & Photography: Vineet Sharma Also featured in ISSUE 11 – Sept 2012 Mafiabikes is the brain child of Stomp Racing LTD, a UK company formed in 2004 & now holding various in house brands for off road motorcycles & bicycles with a clear emphasis on extreme sports. Two years ago, Managing director Marc Brotherton noticed a clear gap in the market for a quality entry level BMX that looked & performed like a high end complete/custom bike.  The only bikes available in the lower end of the…

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