Mountain Biking in Nagaland

By whatever name people have called this realm, hidden among the mountains of India’s northeast, Nagaland has always evoked a sense of mysticism and awe, intensified by the exquisitely picturesque landscapes, the vibrantly colorful sunrise and sunset, lush and verdant flora, this is a land that represents unimaginable beauty, moulded perfectly for a breath taking experience. For the adventurous and the intrepid, Nagaland is an ideal place for trekking, rock climbing, jungle camping and offers limitless exploration possibilities in its lush and verdant sub-tropical rain forests. Nagaland is sometimes referred…

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Make the fog disappear with AIRFLAPS

Airflaps make the fog disappear and relieve the pressure exerted by the mask on the face. The constraints related to the use of a helmet and a mask in MTB are more present than motorcycle: intense efforts causing excess heat and perspiration, but lower speeds reducing the potential for ventilation in the mask. At the same time, the development of ATV-AE requires helmets that are closer and closer to those used on motorcycles. All these elements persuade us that AirFlaps has a great place to carve itself in the world of…

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Event Alert: 5th Kohima Downhill 2018 – Nagaland, India

. Each year, KOHIMA DOWNHILL goes higher up the mountains. This year you’ll race down the grand Japfu mountain peak above Viswema Village, Kohima, Nagaland. Register here – https://www.nativestation.org/  Native Station‘s Kohima Downhill MTB race is one of the most exciting mountain bike races in India, where professionals from India and abroad race down the mystical mountains of Kohima, Nagaland to win the title of the fastest racer! After a successful downhill race last year, sponsored by one of India’s top startups – Psynyde Bikes , this year’s venue will be on the grand Japfu…

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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: 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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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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