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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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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Video: Bikepacking the Annapurna Circuit

Nepal’s mighty mountains are mesmerizing. Join Brit mountain biker George and friends as they spin their hubs through the Annapurna region. “Bike packing round the Annapurna circuit in Nepal over a couple of weeks , single speed, self supported , great ride!”

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Project Solo | GuiDe National Geopark – China

Join our team member, Vinay Menon as he rolls in front and behind the cameras in – Project Solo | GuiDe National Geopark – China  Words/Photos: Vinay Menon China has a vast mountainscape that’s still untouched by bikes. One such region is Qinghai in North-West China. GuiDe County hosted the 2nd “TDRY GuiDe Geopark International DH Race” in their unique topography. Team “Trailscapes” from Australia are well known in Asia too, for their raw trails in many bike parks and race courses across the continent. For the 2nd TDRY…

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Video: Revolutionary Jam at Wall Ride Park, Hyderabad – BMX

The Revolutionary Jam was one kick butt gathering at the WallRide Park in Hyderabad earlier this April. Good times, good vibes! Here’s some randomness that floated over the weekend… Video: Kimaya Morye   Video: Eika – Omair Quadri

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Video: Red Bull Pump Track World Championship 2018 | India Qualifier

The WallRide Park in Hyderabad, India was the location for the 4th stop of the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship where India’s best battled it out on the Velosolutions Asphalt Pump Track for their place at the World Championship final later this year.  The WallRide Park in Hyderabad hosted India’s first ever asphalt pump track, built in 2017 as a part of the city’s efforts to support the growing interest in cycling amongst the local community. One year on since its opening, the Velosolutions Pump Track welcomed riders…

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AES Nepal 2018 – Done and Dusted

Asian Enduro Series Nepal 2018, the third edition of its kind organized by Gnarly, successfully concluded in the hills of Nagarkot, along the eastern rim of Kathmandu, Nepal. Almost a hundred international participants and half as many Nepalese riders took part in the heart pumping action on 8 special stages. The race by far is unprecedented in Nepal in terms of foreign participation for a mountain biking stage race. The first two days of AES Nepal were practice, and the second two days were race days, with eight enduro special…

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