Lakshay Jangid | Rider Interview

Name: Lakshay Jangid a.k.a The Survivor (TEAM- STEELZ SILENCERZ) Age: 23 Home Town: Jaipur Years Riding:7.5 Current Bike: Mongoose Fireball, Dartmoor 26 Player What’s looping on your playlist: Salam India (Mary Kom). Competitions/Contests Entered: International online championship 2014 – 11th position/ 49 riders. International online championship 2015 – 3rd position/68 riders. This is ITT championship Lucknow, India 2015 – 1st position/ 36 riders MTB Stunt Net championship (world) – 1st position / 109 riders MTB stunt grand prix 2017 (extreme bike tour) Wodzislow Slaski, Poland – 1st position / 23…

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August Road trippin’: Indonesia, Caravans, Eurobike

The Drop and Roll Tour will be touring the globe in the upcoming weeks. After having just completed shows at the Belladrum Festival in Scotland at the weekend, Danny MacAskill, Duncan Shaw and Ali Clarkson will be boarding a flight to Indonesia for shows on August 19 & 20. After rocking Asia for the second time since their last trip to the Philippines, the crew will be heading back to Europe for two events. The kick-off of their tour of Germany will be in Düsseldorf at the “Caravan Salon” with their new…

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Mishanya Ogorodnik from Ukraine | Rider Interview

As the mountain bike world is following and re-tweeting all the pro freeriders and racers who get paid to do what they do, there are riders who have no fancy gear, no bike or even a dig crew, who push their riding to new levels, all in the name of FREE Ride glory and chilled beer! Meet Ukrainian freerider Mishanya Ogorodnik, one bad ass mothaf#%ka who knows no limits and has no plans of self preservation. Joined by his equally ill friends, Mishanya made his new video “TIN PLATE 3”…

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Interview with top athletes

INTERVIEW with top athletes regarding the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships 2020 in Saalfelden Leogang The bike region Saalfelden Leogang had reason to celebrate, when the announcement was made that the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships 2020 will be held at Austria’s MTB mekka. The downhill World Champions will be crowned in Saalfelden Leogang for the first time since hosting the World Championships successfully in 2012. As 2020 is also the year of the Olympic Games, the discipline Cross Country will take place in Albstadt, Germany. Saalfelden Leogang is…

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Rohan Gawade | Rider Interview

There’s a rise in the count of quality mountain bikers in India now. All this thanks to availability of good equipment and the supportive mountain biking community of the country. With XC and DH racers gaining speed points and racing continental championships, there’s a small number of riders who still prefer to be out of all the race tape fuss. Meet 21 year old freeride prodigy from Pune City, India – Rohan Gawade. Nick name: RoGa, Thandi Hawaa (Cool Breeze!) Location: Pune Current Bike: Specialized Demo 8 Years Riding: BMX…

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Table talk with Cricket Legend – Jonty Rhodes

Cricket legend Jonty Rhodes is currently the coach for “Mumbai Indians” team. When not on the cricket pitch Jonty has always loved riding bicycles, specially mountain bikes! We caught up with the sports icon in Chennai while on a Surf trip. FRM: How much time do you spend on your bike? JR: This year has seen the maximum time I’ve clocked behind the bars, I’ve been riding more in India than in South Africa. And personally on my bike I wanna be off the streets and into the woods as quick…

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Suman Tamang | Rider Interview

Full Name:  Suman Tamang Nickname: Khatra Hometown: Lalitpur, Bhainsepa Favorite Drinks: Red Bull Music: Acoustic and any relaxing music. FR MTB MAG: When did you start racing? SUMAN: I have been racing since 3 years. My first race was 3rd National Downhill Championship of Nepal in 2013 in which I got 13th position. FR MTB MAG: Who inspired you to get in the world of mountain biking or who are your biggest influences in the sport? SUMAN: My brothers Shyam Limbu, Anuj Adhikary, Rajesh Lama, Sushovit Chaudhary, Suwas Maharjan, Bikash…

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From Throttle to Pedals | Harith Noah

After being one of India’s youngest National Supercross champs, Harith Noah has now taken onto Downhill racing. Racing on the European circuit and cracking into the top 15 in Elite level, Harith is getting ready to chase the international podiums for India. Age: 23 Current Location: Cologne Current Bike: Yt Tues CF Pro Shuttle van: Dacia Dokker Current Sponsors: Psynyde Bicycles & Components, Kalam Boxers. Freerider MTB Magazine: When did you get into MX and how was your journey towards becoming India’s top MX racer? Harith: I grew up in…

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The OG of Indian MTB – Sameer Dharmadhikari

Sameer Dharmadhikari has been riding mountain bikes for more than two decades. He was speeding down trails in Pune and Mumbai when internet and Cable T.V hadn’t arrived in India. A true OG in every sense, Sameer rode basic Indian bicycles and hammered off trails. He’s scouted trails that are still being ridden by young desi riders. His riding style has inspired many Indian mountain bikers to push the sport further. FRM caught up with Sameer to know more about the birth era of Indian mountain biking. Name: Sameer Dharmadhikari Age: 39 Current…

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Ride with Nishant Shah

Full Name: Nitesh Shah Nick Name: Nishant Age: 19 Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal Years Riding: 6 Years Preferred riding style in mountain biking: I like downhill, freeride and enduro riding. Favorite drink: Nepal Ice Beer. FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you? NISHANT: Ever since I started riding bikes I felt free and it gave me a confidence to other things too. It made me feel stronger. There was no looking back ever since. FR MTB MAG: Any riders that inspired you? NISHANT: I started riding on…

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