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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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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CONTEST – Win a Premium Brew T-Shirt

Here is an easy way to win a “rad looking” “limited-edition” Premium Brew T-shirt by Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. This 100% cotton T-shirt will make you look radical every-time you ride (or not ride) and help you to enjoy mountain bike life while you gulp that beer more efficiently at your favorite bar. Follow 2 simple steps to win: Subscribe to our newsletter. You will see the E-mail subscription option on the right side of our website www.freeridermag.in (Scroll down all the way if browsing from mobile phone). Don’t worry. We won’t…

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Catalonian Pyrenees

Solsonés – Berguedá – Ripollés We have entered into an adventure that will take us to the doors of the Pyrenees, specifically we will stay at his feet, trying to discover the most accessible and spectacular areas of the Catalonian Pre-Pyrenees and Pyrenees. Areas of great scenic richness, with very acceptable slopes and where we will find routes and paths adapted to all levels and publics. We were lucky to have the help of two exceptional guides such as Silvia Rovira (former professional mountain biker) and Jaume Vila (expert mountain…

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Basic skills to be successful in Indian Bicycle Industry

There is a huge range of jobs and opportunities that you can consider if you are a passionate cyclist, or if you are an extraordinary individual with business or technical skills with cycling as a hobby. Bicycle industry in India is rapidly progressing. Famous brands like Shimano, Trek Bikes, Giant Bicycles and more have started to set up their direct base in India and many are studying the market with our assistance too. Here are 5 basic skills and 10 working options in the Indian bicycle industry. 6 BASIC SKILLS…

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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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Discover the true MTB paradise of Val di Sole

Val di Sole is a true paradise for mountain bikers. It may host the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, but it’s not just a playground for pros. Riders of all abilities flock to this MTB Mecca thanks to a huge variety of trails and bike parks. With its network of routes, amenities, lifts and cycle buses, it’s uniquely geared for riders. The 35km long Val di Sole cycle path is the ideal way to get to your starting point. It follows the Noce river through woodland and meadows along the valley…

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Malta in MTB

Imagine a place surrounded by turquoise waters, with an idyllic climate throughout the year and where you can still hear stories of Greek heroes.  Without a doubt an authentic earthly paradise where to go to rest … or maybe just the opposite, go to practice your favorite sport. Its climate is ideal throughout the year, maybe for our sport the summer months are a little hot, but the rest of the year its weather is great for practicing outdoor activities. Also, if you like to dress up your biker…

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Discovering Bormio on an E-Mountainbike

Bormio’s mountain biking trails have been around for decades. They have been ridden by thousands of bikers, old and new, beginners and elite riders alike. Discovering all of the different routes the stunning region has to offer has become as easy, practical and fast as never before: E-Mountainbikes have arrived in Bormio and they have come to stay. The extensive number of trails available in the region can vary greatly in terms of level of difficulty, suiting the taste and skills of a wide audience – from the most demanding…

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