Rewind: Mission impossible made possible

The MTB rider, who hit a top speed of 167.6km/h in Chile in December 2016 to break the speed record for a standard mountain bike, returned to his daredevil ways to clock 106km/h on the notorious Hahnenkamm downhill course in his native Austria. Once again, the 43-year-old stressed it was on a fairly standard bike, although his choice of courses are far from regular. “My goal is to do everything with a regular bike that everybody can buy,” he explained after his latest stunt. “It is a pure way of riding. It is not…

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Gitesh Gupta | Photographer interview

Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh has introduced some of the most talented and hardcore mountain bikers in India. You may have seen a lot of  mountain biking action beautifully documented  from the recent Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival and many other events and wondered, who is the man behind the lens? Meet Gitesh Gupta, well known as Luke CG whose skills are not limited to action sports photography. Get to know more about him in this exclusive interview. FR MTB MAG: A little introduction about yourself. Luke: Hello I am Gitesh Gupta (also…

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Resolutions: Partners in Grime – Quinn Moberg

Quinn Moberg Interview by Mike Berard MB: Do you remember the first time you met Felix? QM: It was around 2012 and we were at a Cycling BC team camp together. It was right before he moved to Quebec and he actually stayed at my house. And we weren’t friends, I had never met him. MB: And so you were both at a high level at that time? QM: For our age, yeah. We weren’t phenomes by any means. MB: You’re grinders? QM: Yeah, closer to that end of the…

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Resolutions: Partners in Grime – Felix Burke

For many, completing post-secondary schooling is a difficult task. For others, training and racing for Canada’s grueling weather is overwhelming. But what about doing both? Victoria, B.C. racers and roommates Felix Burke and Quinn Moberg manage to tackle an ambitious lifestyle consisting of equal parts education and maintenance of a competitive national ranking on Canada’s XC racing circuit. So, what does it take to race hard plus earn an Economics or Kinesiology degree in the off season? Teamwork and resilience. The Rocky Mountain/7Mesh riders know that success means more than…

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Abhijeet Singh | Rider Interview

Name: Abhijeet Kumar Singh Age: 23 Home Town: Patna Years Riding: 6 Current Bike: Commencal Ramones cr Competitions/Contests Entered: Runner Up of MTB-STUNT-NET-CHAMPIONSHIP Mtb Grand Prix 2017  – 4th Mtb Online Stunt Championship  – 10th Mtb Online Championship  India  – 4th Mtb National 2016 Kerala Mtb  National 2015 Giant Starkenn Championship FRMTB: How did Bicycle stunt/freestyle start for you? A : When I was in the 10th grade in school, I started riding. My dad gifted me a cell phone and I started watching videos on YouTube. I was surprised to…

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Bike-Season with the GraVity Card

Thousands of kilometers of trails, six countries and a ton of bike action – thanks to the GraVity Card, the season pass of Europe’s unique bike park union, riders can make the most of the bike season. Ideal for those who don’t want to be confined to just one place, it only takes a few days of park riding for the card to pay off. Katrin (27), Jan (26), Anna (31) and Theresa (28) and Matthias (30) are five of the thousands of users of the ‘bike park flat rate’.…

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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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