Video: Funeral BMX – India Tour 2018

Mumbai’s MASCOT BMX gangstas Nikhil Don, Dhroov Rajpal, Sanjay Rajpurohit and Sagar Memane were joined by international 20″ street snipers, Roberto Galiana and Dani Madrid to fire cromoly bullets across India. Here’s how they took over the cities one roof huck at a time!  Songs: Infest – Pliers Blitz – Never surrender Gorilla Biscuits – Biscuit power Jaane ja

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North Quest Challenge Ladakh 2018

The 2nd ‘North Quest Ladakh – Challenge 2018’ wrapped up last week, in the beautiful city of Leh. Boasting of about 250 mountain bike (MTB) riders participating this year, it is the highest accredited MTB race. While talking to the media, Harkirat Singh, who is one of the organizers at the race said,” This is the highest accredited MTB race in the world. This race is accredited by Cycling Federation of India (CFI). Since the last event, we have seen a huge influx of new riders, new clubs coming up.…

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Product Feature: 100% Status Composite Helmet

. Words: Cephas Joseph \\ Photo: Vinay Menon A full face helmet is the best safety gear you can invest in. With the trails getting gnarlier and speeds only gaining, it’s wise to tighten them chin straps well. Build Having used the helmet for a couple of months now and with a few nasty crashes, I can confidently say that the build quality is really good. The helmet feels pretty close to their higher end model, the Aircraft. Though the Status has lesser padding compared to the Aircraft, don’t be deceived!…

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Slade Gomes | Rider Interview

Name: Slade Gomes Age: 21 Mountain biking since: 2015 Profession: Engineering Student Hometown: Mumbai, India Current Location: Pune, India Current Bike: Lapierre Zesty AM 327 650B (2015) Current Sponsors: Parents FRM: How would you describe yourself? Slade: I am the one who has a split personality or I should say , split lifestyle. I spend one half of the day working hard at class and studying my engineering stuff at college like a studious kid While I spend the other half of the day shredding hard on the trails riding downhill…

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Video: Assam Downhill Championship 2018 presented by Spokehub Racing

. Video by: Whacky Talky \\ Photos: Anjan Deka, Gautam Agarwal  The Assam Downhill Championship 2018, was a first of it’s kind in the region, held on the Garchuk hills, Nalapara in Guwahati. The mountain town saw a large number of participants from the northeastern states of India along with strong riders from Himachal Pradesh. Here are the highlights from a weekend of racing and good times.  Assam Downhill Championship is an initiative of Spokehub Racing to promote mountain biking in the Northeast. The current track designed by the team, gives…

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Video: River riding in Meghalaya with Gregory Allya Warjri

Follow Gregory from Shillong, India, as he rides his bike down a river in Meghalaya! This looks fun!  Mountain biking is one sport that I love. Have been riding since I was a kid. Been riding varied terrain in Meghalaya and I always like trying something new.  After tarmac, loose & rocky terrain, this one has to be one of the most exciting and challenging one yet, with it’s slippery slab, deep holes and pools that you might fall into. I’d want to organize a race one day on…

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Product Feature: Dirtlej – Dirtsuit Light Edition

What is the most tiring task after a good mucky day on the trails? It is the cleaning part! Well, here’s an interesting new product from Germany to keep the rider feeling like a clean baby while the sky pours!  Our team recently got their hands on the new Dirtsuit Light Edition. A lighter version of the rowdy “Dirtsuit Classic Edition”. Built for light trail riding, hiking and casual usage, the light edition packs in some efficient protection from the rain/dirt/wind while being low on the weighing scale, at…

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Video: The Trail Beyond | Ft. Rishabh Gowda

Being a professional mountain biker isn’t what most kids at the age of 17 dream of in India. But for Rishabh Gowda, riding bicycles started at a really young age when his mom got him a bike for his birthday. He wasn’t a competitive kid then, unlike today. But as he started losing interest in studies, he knew he had to look for elsewhere to find his calling. And thus began his obsession with mountain biking. Till date he has competed in many races in the country and has accomplished…

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Making country proud – Rinku Thakur

The best and youngest mountain biking weapon of India “Rinku Thakur” has seen enough podiums already and his journey has just started. Currently standing #1 in Asian Enduro Series ranking (Junior Category) Rinku has been regularly making his hometown and country proud. Know more about young lad Rinku in this exclusive interview by Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Rinku Thakur Hometown: Manali Current Bike: Yeti SB6 Years Riding: Riding fulltime since 2013 Current sponsors: Himalayan Mountain Bike Network FR MTB: How did you get into mountain biking? RINKU: I started my…

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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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